The Keys to High-Functioning Committees and Task Forces

By AMC

Highly functional committees and task forces are equally as important to organizations as a high-functioning board. Both depend on the other to govern well. And both can suffer if there is discord or lack of direction. Read this new article by AMC Senior Consultant Erin Volland for insights into why and how you can ensure your committees and task forces are functioning as effectively as possible so they can advance your organization’s strategy and serve your mission.

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Amy Sherwood, CAE, Joins Association Management Center as Executive Director of the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses

By AMC

We are pleased to announce that Amy Sherwood, CAE, has returned to the company as executive director of the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON). In this role, Amy oversees all administrative and program responsibilities for APHON including its strategic plan, operations management, resource development, business planning, membership and marketing, and partnership with its board of directors.  

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Virtual Governance: What Boards must Do

By Mark Engle, DM FASAE CAE

Jerald Jacobs, practice leader at Pillsbury Nonprofit Organization, author of Association Law Handbook, and past general counsel of ASAE, and Mark Engle dive deeper into association bylaw processes during COVID-19. Listen to Jerald’s recommendations of the ways boards might change how they delegate responsibilities and the methods and frequencies of how they meet, especially given that multiple virtual meetings generate various levels of engagement.

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Bylaws in Virtual Governance—Friend or Foe

By Mark Engle, DM FASAE CAE
 

In this vlog, Mark Engle speaks with Jerald Jacobs, who is the Pillsbury Nonprofit Organization’s practice leader, author of the Association Law Handbook, and past general counsel of ASAE. Tune in for Jerald’s legal insights about the ability of nonprofit boards to delegate authority and amend bylaws, particularly during time of crisis, along with how well association have adapted to the new normal of operating remotely.

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Virtual Governance: Trust and Board/Staff Partnerships Take on a Greater Meaning with Arlene Pietranton, CEO of the ASHA

By Mark Engle, DM FASAE CAE

In his latest vlog, Mark Engle talks with Arlene Pietranton, PhD CAE, CEO of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), about how being intentional about instilling a culture of trust between the ASHA board and staff from the beginning has been instrumental in helping them to make decisions quickly during this time of crisis.

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"Recruit the Right Board" Offers a Research-Proven Guide for Developing a High-Performing Board

By AMC

AMC Principal Mark Engle, DM FASAE CAE, has released a new book titled Recruit the Right Board: Proven Processes for Selecting Critical Competencies. Written with researcher Will Brown, PhD, of Texas A&M University, from their ground-breaking ASAE Foundation governance research, Recruit the Right Board explores case studies of associations with high-functioning boards of directors, identifies the competencies needed for highly effective board members, and provides a detailed framework for how to select the right board members to optimize performance.

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New Podcast Hosted by Steve Smith and Christina Rowe Offers Advice for Growing a Career in the Association Field

By AMC

AMC is pleased to announce the release of a new podcast focusing on career development in the association industry. Created in partnership with The Collaborative, a coaching, consulting, and education partner for associations. “Conversations by Association,” is a first-of-its-kind podcast that offers guidance and best practices from successful association and nonprofit professionals about career pathways, career advancement, mentoring, leadership, risk taking, job transitions, and leadership tracks. This professional development resource is ideal for anyone working in the association field who wants to advance their career or for those who just want to know more about the industry in general.

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AMC CEO Scott Engle to Transition Role in April 2020

By AMC

scott engle Scott Engle, AMC CEO, will transition out of his role as CEO in April 2020 and assume a new role as chair of AMC’s Board of Directors. Scott, whose parents Art and Dagny Engle founded AMC in 1974, has been serving as CEO and leader of AMC’s Leadership Team since 2017. The Leadership Team, composed of 10 senior-level executives with decades of experience in association management, leads the strategic direction and growth of AMC and its client partners.

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Introducing AMC’s Leadership Team

By AMC

As AMC looks to the future, we have formed a Leadership Team to guide the strategic direction and growth of AMC and its client partners. Composed of senior-level executives with a diverse range of expertise in the field of association management, the Leadership Team will collaboratively lead AMC in achieving business goals while also ensuring our clients realize their missions and visions. We are pleased to formally introduce this team and how their new roles will support our clients and AMC in the years to come.

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AMC to Host August Governance Event

By AMC

Board Performance: Practice Meets Strategy

Join us at the second session of AMC’s three-part Governance series for nonprofit staff executives, where two key strategists will share corporate lessons learned and how their experience translates into organizational performance in the association community. Panelists from the corporate and association worlds will contribute to a robust and engaging discussion.

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Welcome!

By Bruce Hammond

It’s an exciting time for AMC—we’ve launched our redesigned website!

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