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Board Room “Rules” To Live By

It is vital to the meeting and the organization to create a set of guidelines to abide by at every Board, committee or other meeting.

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Board Getting Bogged Down and Off Track at the Board Table – Take Back Control

Keeping a Board on track during a meeting is an art form and even the best facilitator sometimes needs other tools to control a Board that has gone “off the rails.”

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Barbecuing the “Sacred Cow” In Your Organization

In our nonprofit organizations, how do we effectively minimize these psychological biases and not ignore the true need of eliminating a program?

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The Essence of an Association

Essence means a core nature or indispensable quality, especially something abstract that determines its character.

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When the Board Meeting Ends

Everyone has good intentions. But the pressures of competing priorities and limited time often put organizational work on the back burner.

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The Struggle to Maintain Momentum

There is a constant struggle to maintain momentum and the excitement and energy in that room at that moment.


Coalition Building 101, It’s All In The Details of the Merger or Partnership

Building the right coalition model is understanding the outcomes being sought as well as what can your organization do with another organization that it can’t do by itself.

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The Case for Annual Board Orientation

By Bill Pawlucy, CAE and Bob Harris, CAE Click Here – Board Orientation Powerpoint Final Imagine starting a new job with a gamut of responsibilities and there is no orientation or manual.  Volunteers accept a role but may not understand their duties as trustees and a fiduciaries on behalf of the membership. The best relationship…

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Freedom to Associate – July 4 – Independence Day

Freedom to Associate, as defined by Wikipedia, encompasses both an individual’s right to join or leave groups voluntarily, the right of the group to take collective action to pursue the interests of its members, and the right of an association to accept or decline membership based on certain criteria. Very few countries have the public policies similar to those that support a network of…

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A Dozen Articles for Board Development

Here are a dozen articles for you to download to further develop the Board.   Download Here – Dozen Articles for Board Development Spring 2018

Your Gavel Is Not a Magic Wand, Crown, Or Crystal Ball

Excellent article by Bob Harris, CAE. To download the PDF, click below. Gave Magic Wand National Chamber Review 7-15[1]


Positioning Your Association in The Face of Declining Revenue Streams

Membership Nexus by Pawlucy FSAE 11-13 Improving non-dues revenue streams serving a dynamic membership de-mographic and keeping associations relevant is at the heart of all organizations looking top increase member value. On September 26th & 27th, 25 association executives sequestered themselves over one and a half days to examine these issues. This group o f…