Imagine it’s 1890; you want to exchange ideas with your trade and professional colleagues. Time, money, and distance determine when and how you meet. Meetings are run by written rituals; hierarchies are demonstrated in the roles of officers. Today, you can attend meetings and classes, visit with like-minded professionals, read the latest news, and vote–at your convenience with people from all over the world. Does your association know it is the 21st century?
- Introduction: A Brief History Of Clubs And Organizations
- The Key Idea: How Are Associations Changing?
- What Are The Goals Of Your Association?
- How Do You Measure Success? Will That Change?
- Question The Traditional Tools, Such As Minutes And Elections
- How To Meet In Cyberspace
- Endgame: Is It Time To Close Your Doors?
- Take better advantage of technology to run the organization.
- Attract more, younger, active members.
- Focus more on outcomes rather than elections and status.