Marlis Korber, President & CEO

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So far Marlis Korber, President & CEO has created 22 blog entries.

Three Things Boards Need to Do to Ensure a Smooth Transition Between AMCs

The transition from one association management company (AMC) to another can be one of the biggest challenges an association’s board of directors will ever face. Even when the transition goes smoothly, replacing one staff team and headquarters with an entirely different one in a relatively short timeframe is always going to be difficult.

But while transitioning […]

Five Questions to Ask Before You Hire an Association Management Company

Hiring an association management company (AMC) is like conducting a job interview—with a lot more at stake.

If the association’s board of directors makes the wrong decision, correcting the mistake can be far more expensive and harmful to the organization than simply terminating an employee. The same is true for AMCs who choose to work with […]

Three Signs You Need to Rethink Your AMC

2020 has been one of the most difficult—if not the most difficult—year many associations have ever faced. While there is hope on the horizon in the form of multiple effective COVID-19 vaccines, the coming year will still be a challenging one. Large gatherings and a return to anything resembling a normal conference or trade show […]

[Guest Post] You Might Need an Association Management Company If…

The following blog post was originally published on the MemberClicks blog.
Perhaps you’ve heard the term “AMC” before, short for association management company. But what is an AMC? Well, according to the AMC Institute, an AMC is “a for-profit business that manages associations to help them grow and prosper.”

Sounds great, you might be thinking. But how do I know if […]

SBI Announces New Client Partnership with the Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO)

Seattle, WA – July 1, 2019

SBI, a Seattle-based association management company, is proud to announce the Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO) as its newest full-service association management client.

WACUBO provides business officers in the western region opportunities to develop professionally, to identify solutions for issues affecting higher education, and to share their expertise with […]

SBI Announces New Client Partnership with the International Ombudsman Association (IOA)

Seattle, WA – January 2, 2019

SBI, a Seattle-based association management company, is proud to announce the International Ombudsman Association (IOA) as its newest full-service association management client.

As the largest international association of professional organizational ombudsman practitioners in the world, IOA represents nearly 900 members and supports organizational ombudsmen from the United States and worldwide working […]

How to Ensure a Smooth Transition to a New Executive Director

How to Ensure a Smooth Transition to a New Executive Director

The transition from one Executive Director to the next can be a stressful and challenging time for an association. Associations often have many moving pieces and complexities, and the knowledge of all of these parts must be seamlessly transitioned to new leadership. To make the […]

How to Form Lasting Relationships with Partner Organizations

Forming strong partnerships among a diverse group of organizations is key step in creating a successful nonprofit association. This initiative reflects broad-based community involvement. Developing and maintaining these relationships can be a challenge, so it is important that nonprofits work to inspire their partners to get involved and stay involved. Here are a few things that can be done to elicit the support of outside organizations and foster strong relationships.  […]

How to Inspire Members to Become Advocates

Want to get people talking about your association and make headway in improving the lives of your members? Advocacy efforts are important because they allow your organization to shine a light on real community needs and lead to increased awareness about your mission. Here are a few ways your organization can inspire members to become advocates. […]

Never Lose Sight of the Members Your Association Serves

For most board members the job description is clear: they have a responsibility to serve as a community ambassador, advocating for the organization while cultivating relationships with stakeholders. However, some boards fail to make that important connection with their members and other supporters. They tend to get lost in the logistics and financial challenges they face and lose sight of the people they are there to serve. This can be detrimental to nonprofit associations because the primary focus of the board needs to remain on the members they are serving as well as those who are financial contributors.  […]

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