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Top 3 Strategies to Engage Your New Board Members

When board members are truly engaged, they become your nonprofit’s biggest ambassadors and advocates. That said, if you want your board members to perform at their best, it’s important for executive directors to provide them with the tools and structure necessary for them to succeed. Here are three strategies for engaging your new board members […]

Top 3 Tips for Keeping Your Members

Many non-profit associations agree that member retention is vital for your organization, and it’s one of the hardest things to accomplish. All too often, organizations place most of their focus on gaining new members and forget about the importance of retaining the ones they already have. Member retention will always present a challenge for any organization that operates around a membership model, but it doesn’t have to result in the loss of members. Here are three great things non-profit associations can do to retain their members for the long-haul.  […]

Five Tips to Improve Your Association’s Website

As a nonprofit association, your website is often the first point of contact for potential members, and leveraged as a value proposition for existing members. Yet, many associations don’t have a process in place for maintaining this valuable marketing and engagement tool.

A lack of fresh and updated content on your website can leave visitors wondering “Is anybody […]

New Research Finds Associations Managed by AMCs Are Financially Strongest

AMC Institute DETROIT – August 9, 2015 – During the ASAE Annual Meeting, the AMC Institute released new research confirming the immense value Association Management Companies (AMCs) bring to their clients.

As illustrated in the below infographic, key findings from the study indicate that, on average, AMC-managed associations experience more than three times the growth in net assets […]

As featured in Puget Sound Business Journal: SBI handles the chores so nonprofits can do their thing

We are thrilled to be featured in the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Sound Strategies. The story by Steven Goldsmith highlights our recent growth, in large part due to six new contracts with national associations, and the aquisition of another local association management company. Read the full article.

Don’t be THAT person — 5 tips for rocking your next networking event

SBI plans more than 200 meetings and events annually for our nonprofit association clients – from Board meetings to monthly business luncheons to multi-day national conferences and tradeshows.

One measure of success for these meetings is the quality of face-to-face interactions – that magical energy and buzz that is in the air when you are […]

Growing Pains: How to successfully manage an association during rapid growth

Although it’s a good problem to have, it can be challenging to manage an association during a time of expansion and growth. You’re dealing with membership numbers that are up, companies that want to exhibit, and volunteers who appear at every turn. While exciting, it requires that you step up as your association’s leader to […]

Behind the Curtain: Get to know our ever-evolving expert Event Team

When Terry Onustack started at SBI, he never could have guessed how quickly the earth would begin to move under his feet. 28 clients and 25 major events later, it’s safe to say that his hands and his Outlook calendars are full. Like 11,000 emails coming through his inbox kind of full.

The Event Team is […]

How Executive Directors can advance a nonprofit’s mission by outsourcing services

As the Executive Director of an association, the demands on your time never end. Are there enough hours in the day to attend to all of the items on your “to-do” list?

You have prioritized the list. You have delegated as many of the tasks as possible. But with a limited number of employees, who else […]

How your competition can become your best friend

It’s often a little odd when you are interacting with your competition. You can be friendly, but how do you get over that feeling of competition, of envy, of insecurity?
I found out first-hand last April when the owner of a local competitor of ours was collaborating on a project SBI was taking the lead on. […]

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