Board Dysfunction – Know How to Use It

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020  |  Categories: Board Productivity, Chapter Leadership Turnover  

Board personality differences can help you meet the mission of your chapter if you know the source of dysfunction and can figure out how to use it to your advantage.

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Fast Track Your Board’s Decision-Making With Affirmations

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020  |  Categories: Board Productivity, Board Overload  

Repeating a positive affirmation before important conversations can make decisions happen faster.

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Stagger Your Board Transitions to Improve Continuity and Decrease Stress

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020  |  Categories: Board Productivity, Board Overload  

Staggering your board transition makes the transition much easier to manage and less stressful for all of your board members, existing and new board, as well as your chapter at large.

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Keep Your Chapter Running Smoothly When Facing a Board Vacancy

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020  |  Categories: Board Productivity, Board Overload  

Down a board position? A vacancy can disrupt the balance of your board and lead to backlogs and frustrations as you try to get everything done. There are things you can do, to make things run smoothly while you’re recruiting.

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A Website Checklist Helps Your Members as Much as Your Volunteers

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020  |  Categories: Board Productivity, Inconsistent Branding  

A website checklist provides your volunteers with a structure and a process. Work on your website gets completed at the same level of quality, no matter who does it.

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Interviews Are a Must for Board (and Chapter) Success

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020  |  Categories: Board Productivity, Chapter Leadership Turnover  

An open board position doesn’t mean you hire the first person that raises their hand. Taking the time to interview the candidate(s) will help ensure you get the best person for the job.

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5 Ingredients for Chapter Success

Updated: Aug. 6, 2019  |  Categories: Board Productivity  

What’s your plan for keeping your chapter successful? Here are some ideas to add to your planning that can make your chapter stronger and more effective than it is currently.

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The 4A’s: Creating the Pink Goldfish to Influence Your Growth

Updated: Aug. 6, 2019  |  Categories: Board Productivity  

Stan Phelps discusses the four steps organizations should complete to determine the “weirdness” that can grow their organization.

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Use Your Summer to Plan Better Board Meetings

Updated: Jul. 9, 2019  |  Categories: Board Productivity  

Are your board meetings productive in reaching objectives, or are they frustrating? Having more effective board meetings doesn’t have to be a tough process.

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Board Job Descriptions: Why You Need Them

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020  |  Categories: Board Productivity, Chapter Leadership Turnover  

Without board job descriptions, members can’t easily decide if they want a board role. Chapters may also have stressed board members ill-prepared for their jobs. Or both. Written board job descriptions deliver tangible benefits.

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Who Knew You’d Need to Know How to Sell?

Updated: May. 8, 2019  |  Categories: Board Productivity  

Selling a change to your board, isn’t as hard as it sounds. By incorporating techniques used by effective sales people, you can get your point(s) across.

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Is your Admin Moving your Chapter Forward?

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020  |  Categories: Board Productivity, Too Many Systems to Manage  

If membership isn’t growing, meeting numbers are stagnating, and sponsors are leaving, is your admin the problem? They might just need tools that make their job easier, transparent, and effective.

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3 Steps to Making Chapter Changes Successful

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020  |  Categories: Board Productivity, Outdated Processes  

Change can be challenging. Following a clear change structure can help you and those you’re asking to change better prepare for, implement, and accept that change.

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The Do’s and the Don’ts of Bringing on New Board Members

Updated: Mar. 13, 2019  |  Categories: Board Productivity  

On-board new board members correctly and they’re engaged and excited. Do it wrong and you could lose them before they start. Here are some tips for ensuring new board members start off on the right foot.

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What’s your Plan for When a Key Team Member Leaves?

Updated: Sep. 17, 2019  |  Categories: Board Productivity  

To ensure your chapter’s continued survival, you need to know your SPoFs. You also need a plan to avoid single points of failure and to decrease the stress brought on by the departure of an individual critical team member.

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Increase your Chapter’s Reach in Unprecedented Ways with Association Management Software

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020  |  Categories: Board Productivity, Too Many Systems to Manage  

An Association Management System (AMS) allows you to update and streamline your chapter’s processes while decreasing the amount of manual work involved, the number of people required, and the time you spend.

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Strategy Sessions to Consider for Summer Review

Updated: Oct. 12, 2018  |  Categories: Board Productivity  

We’re continuing along our back to board basics series with a concentrated look at four key strategic areas to include in your summer review: board continuity, your membership structure, finances, and special programming.

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Summer Checklist to Prepare for Getting Back to the Board Basics

Updated: Oct. 12, 2018  |  Categories: Board Productivity  

Summer. A time known for fun in the sun and vacations. While we definitely encourage having some fun over the summer, we also recommend making time to prepare to get back to the board basics to set your chapter up for fall success.

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Chapter Leadership Succession for the Win

Updated: Oct. 12, 2018  |  Categories: Board Productivity  

3 considerations for the successful transition of your chapter’s next healthy board.

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Keys to Board Dynamics

Updated: Oct. 12, 2018  |  Categories: Board Productivity  

Team dynamics are key to the success of your board. We’ve outlined 3 things that could be causing disconnect and how to get your chapter back on track.

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Becoming Brand Advocates Should Start with the Board

Updated: Oct. 12, 2018  |  Categories: Member Communications, Board Productivity  

Six rules to maximize the success of your chapter’s brand advocacy efforts.

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How Your Chapter’s Board Can Win Big with Lessons from Corporate CEOs

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: Membership, Board Productivity  

The 4 top-performing CEO behaviors that your board should emulate for success.

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Part 3: Becoming a Leader in Your Chapter

Updated: Jun. 6, 2018  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Volunteers, Membership, Board Productivity  

Part 3 of a 3-part series exploring the life cycle of a member. Part 3 provides a deeper look at active member’s transition into leadership and the corresponding engagement levels.

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Chapter Management Perfection is Overrated

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Membership, Board Productivity  

Our 5 tips to achieve chapter success without the pressure of perfection

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The 6 Tools Every Chapter Should Use

Updated: Oct. 5, 2020  |  Categories: Board Productivity, Lack of Single Source Support  

Volunteer leaders can rely on these 6 tools for their quest for chapter growth in any industry or location

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Giving the Gift of Appreciation

Updated: Jun. 6, 2018  |  Categories: Member Communications, Volunteers, Meetings/Events, Board Productivity, Website  

Read these 9 tried and true ways to express gratitude to your members.

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3 Keys to Success Every Chapter President Should Know

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Volunteers, Board Productivity  

Here is a 3-part model to shape the leadership style of incoming presidents aimed at realizing chapter success.

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The StarChapter Checklist for Successful Board Transitions

Updated: Feb. 14, 2018  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Volunteers, Board Productivity, Announcements  

If your board’s term is reaching its end and a new leadership is about to take over, follow the StarChapter Checklist for Successful Board Transitions.

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The Importance of the End of Year Review

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Surveys, Goal Setting, Board Productivity  

A look at how the End of Year Review is an important tool in the shaping of your chapter’s success.

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Introducing the Member-Sponsor Model

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Member Communications, Volunteers, Membership, Board Productivity  

5 ways a member-sponsor model can empower the next generation of leaders while growing your chapter.

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The Board Refresher Every Chapter Needs

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Volunteers, Goal Setting, Board Productivity  

The board experience drives the chapter – take a look at this refresher aimed at ensuring a successful chapter experience.

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How to Ensure Board Transition - New Article on GetApp

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Volunteers, Goal Setting, Board Productivity, StarChapter News  

StarChapter was featured on GetApp! Check out the latest article about how to ensure board transitions.

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The Power of Your Board

Updated: Aug. 30, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Volunteers, Goal Setting, Board Productivity  

Revisiting 5 key actions for successfully improving board effectiveness and fulfill chapter mission and goals.

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Train Top Talent, Shape the Chapter’s Future

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Volunteers, Goal Setting, Board Productivity  

Get the scoop on the Who, What, When, and Where of developing top chapter talent through training.

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4 Ways to Prepare Now for the End of the Year

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Volunteers, Goal Setting, Board Productivity  

2016 is just around the corner. Start tackling these tasks to have a stress-free year-end

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Start Your Next Board Transition Now

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Volunteers, Goal Setting, Board Productivity  

Why it is never too early to start training your board members’ successors?

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How to get Members Excited about Meetings?

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Meetings/Events, Board Productivity  

Sometimes even the smallest changes can make a big difference in the interest level of members. Here are some ideas for bringing some excitement into meetings.

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A 3 Ingredient Recipe for Effective Communications

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Member Communications, Responsive Communication, Goal Setting, Board Productivity  

Successful member communication strategy has 3 parts. Read this post to check out what they are.

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Avoid the Board Transition Pitfalls

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: Volunteers, Board Productivity  

Board transitions are unavoidable, and carefully preparing for the next generation of leaders will ensure your organization will survive for years to come. Read this for the reasons and risks of an unsuccessful board transition

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Succession Planning

Updated: Feb. 14, 2018  |  Categories: Volunteers, Board Productivity  

How do you prepare the organization you manage for the day you step out of your leadership position? The 4 Do’s and Don’ts of successful succession planning.

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Meet PMI Oklahoma City, StarChapter of The Month

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: Membership, Board Productivity, StarChapter Successes  

With a 6.5% membership growth in the last year, PMI Oklahoma City chapter is already preparing for the next big thing: celebrating the chapter’s 15th anniversary! We spoke with the board and learned their method of getting more members to volunteer

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Who Are Your Members?

Updated: Mar. 7, 2018  |  Categories: Member Communications, Surveys, Membership, Board Productivity  

5 steps to learn all about your members and how surveys can help you

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Meet Duval County Medical Society, StarChapter of The Month

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: Member Communications, Membership, Revenues, Board Productivity, StarChapter Successes  

Meet Duval County Medical Society, the local Floridian medical society that learned their prospects and is now The StarChapter of The Month.

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Make or Break? The Unmotivated Board

Updated: Feb. 14, 2018  |  Categories: Member Communications, Meetings/Events, Revenues, Board Productivity  

7 signs that your board is not involved enough with managing the chapter

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What is The Secret of Converting Your Prospects to Paying Members?

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: Membership, Meetings/Events, Board Productivity  

There's a secret to turn your chapter's prospects to paying members and it's hidden beyond the numbers.

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