Marlis Korber, President & CEO

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So far Marlis Korber, President & CEO has created 19 blog entries.

[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.  […]

Building Leadership Capacity of Committee Chairs and Potential Board Leaders

There is no doubt that the roles of the committee chair and board leaders are pivotal in any organization. They help to structure, organize, and carry out the mission of the organization. One would only imagine, then, that a great deal of planning and preparation goes into selecting the people who will step into these very important roles. Would you be surprised to know that nearly half of the people who have held these positions did nothing specifically to prepare for the role of board or committee chair? In fact, many of them hadn’t even held a lower position before taking a leadership role. With that in mind, it is clear that many nonprofits have not given these leadership roles the attention they deserve. Let’s examine how association leaders can work to build the leadership capacity of committee chairs and board leaders. […]

Tips to Ensure the Board Fulfills its Governance Responsibilities

Effective governance by the Board of Directors is fundamental to the success of any nonprofit association. Effective governance greatly assists the organization, is efficient, allows for a respectful conflict of ideas, is focused, and leads to good outcomes. The primary role of the board is to establish policies, make significant and strategic decisions, and steward the health of the organization. Here are a few tips that will ensure that the organization’s board fulfills these governance responsibilities.  […]

How to Keep Your Association’s Board Focused on Strategic Direction

It is important for any non-profit association to have a strategic plan in place to help the organization achieve its mission. The staff and board should work together and commit to working toward measurable goals, implementing new strategies, and revisiting their strategic plan on a regular basis as the organization’s environment changes. Unfortunately, research suggests […]

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