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Do you want to survive, or do you want to thrive? Leading your association into the future means understanding that the rules have changed.
In his 25+ years of working as a partner to both associations and some of the biggest, most forward-thinking for-profit companies, author James E. Meyers has seen all sides of the strategic planning spectrum: organizations that face the future by hiding in the corner, hoping it'll all go away, and those that careen headfirst into a fail-fast approach. For many associations, success comes in the gray area in between.
To be truly future-focused, you need your members to think about you as providing a service they need, one that they are unwilling to do without.
How do you do that? You make your association essential to your members' lives--and that means positioning yourself differently than you ever have.