If advocacy is important to your association, a Capitol Hill Day event is a great way to generate excitement, unify and engage your members, and promote your association’s legislative priorities. Here are some tips for executing a successful Hill Day event that will take your association’s advocacy to the next level.
I recently attended an informative webinar by Kay Allison Crews, CPP, PRP, President of the American Institute of Parliamentarians on how to conduct a great business meeting. Here are some tips that apply directly to an association board meeting.
If you’ve ever attended a bad meeting, you will always remember it. Maybe there was no agenda. Or maybe the meeting was called with no true purpose/mission. Even worse, the meeting started late, so it ended late as well. These are just some of the ways that meetings are ineffective and the truth of the matter is that those you invite to a meeting have a right to an effective meeting. So, how can you make that happen?
The inability to attract and recruit volunteers to step into leadership positions is a common challenge for associations. The same, small number of volunteers tend to do the heavy lifting and when their terms expire, the association finds itself struggling to identify candidates who have the necessary skills, commitment and desire to fill those roles.
At AH, we wanted to delve deeper into aspects of association leadership, with the goal to learn what leadership practices nurture great boards as well as the skills association leaders need to be most effective.