Just Do Not Quit

Don't Quitby Anonymous When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you're trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit Rest if you must, but don't you quit....more

10 Tips for Better Board Meetings

I recently had the rarest of all association management experiences -- a productive, downright inspirational, board meeting. Having sat through hundreds of board and committee meetings at this point, it made me think about what contributes to a positive board meeting experience for board members and staff alike. Here is my list, but please contribute yours: ...more
For new Board chairs, it's helpful to attend training in parliamentary procedure (even if you ...more

Is the Junior League relevant?

As volunteer groups diversify with the addition of men and fundraising goes viral with the click of a key, where does that leave female-only charitable organizations like the Junior League?  Founded over a hundred years ago by young debutantes with time on their hands, its relevance is called into question in this age of equal pay, mommy-blogs and hip young professionals flocking to Arts organizations. ...more

Small Business Tip: Free Small Business Security Guide

How secure is your business computer system? October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and there is a special offer for SBTV.com viewers and small business owners from  the National Institute of Standards and Technology.  ...more

Cook Up a Revolution for Women's Rights!

Mama Cash is an international women's fund known for its support of daring women's human rights initiatives worldwide. Since 1983, Mama Cash has granted over 35 million Euros to approximately 6,000 women's organisations fighting for safety, economic justice and full participation for women in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Middle East, and Latin America and the Caribbean. Right now, Mama Cash is hosting the first-ever global dinner party for women's rights, and you are invited. ...more

Holiday Gifts? Buy Women for Women

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Will Baby Boomers Reinvent Retirement?

America's concept of retirement is on the brink of a sea change, some say. Traditionally workers retire at or around 65, quitting their jobs and heading to warmer climes with golf courses aplenty. The next big wave of retirees are the 78 million baby boomers--the first ones turn 65 in 2011--but nothing about them has ever been traditional. ...more