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HIGHLIGHTS | MaY 2018

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COVER STORY:
SERVING MINNESOTA'S SENIORS

LeadingAge Minnesota is Shaping Services and Support for an Aging Population.

MEMBER IN MOTION:
ERIN MURRAY, MN ELECTRICAL ASSOCIATION

Get to know industry movers and shakers.

Featured sponsor:
AVEX

Get to know this issue's featured sponsor who is helping Associations North advance associations and Move Professionals Forward.

BOARD CULTURE TRUMPS STRUCTURE and process

When looking back at the evolution of governance over the past 25 years or so, there’s been an interesting and marked progression from a structural focus in the early days to a recognition that board work processes also have a significant impact on good governance. More recently, there’s been a recognition that board culture is the third, perhaps most important, leg of the governance stool.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICIES & PRACTICES FOR ASSOCIATIONS

With sexual harassment dominating the headlines in 2017, sexual harassment policies and trainings are the top of employers’ minds in 2018. There’s good reason for employers to be worried. Up to 85% of women reported being sexually harassed at work in a 2016 EEOC survey, and almost 7,000 claims of sexual harassment were filed with the EEOC in 2015.

11 member details associations need to track for better engagement

Do you really know what’s happening in your membership? What your members are truly interested in, or what topics make them tick? Can you easily see what events they have the attended in the past year, what their engagement levels are, and why they stay?

New ways to pay everywhere

Zelle, Bitcoin, Venmo and Ripple - what’s it all mean and do I really need to know? Every way your association interacts with members and vendors will change due to new payment systems and blockchain technology. Credit cards are rapidly going out of style because they are fraud prone and checks are rarely used. As a result member renewals, product sales, contract negotiation and other transactions will be handled with Apple Pay, Venmo, Ethereum and dozens of other new tools.

choosing the right retirement program for your association

In today’s competitive talent market, the type of benefit program offered by your association is becoming increasingly important and top of mind for your prospective candidates. Offering a benefit program that appeals to your talent demographics but still aligns with your association’s budgetary and operational needs can be a challenge. There are several retirement programs that are currently available to associations, ranging in complexity and cost, that can aid in talent recruitment and retention.

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