Posts for Association Management

7 Things Every Association Leader Needs to Know about the Belgian Association Law Reform

Wednesday, 13th June 2018

Belgian association law is about to change significantly, and the impact of this reform cannot be overestimated. Given the extensive upcoming changes, the new Code will affect every single company and association based in Belgium in various ways. All associations will need to review their statutes and governance processes in light of the challenges arising and opportunities created by the new reform. Here are seven key facts you need know to prepare. Read more...

Belgium: Attractive for European and International Associations

Friday, 04th May 2018

Belgium is considered a very attractive jurisdiction for setting up associations and other non-profits. Roughly 110,000 NPO exist; 2,000 of them being international NPOs (“Associations internationales sans but lucratif”). While administration is substantial, a law enacted on 2 May 2002 has greatly simplified the legal regime of the NPOs, e.g., re: accountancy and donations made to the NPOs. Below is a brief overview of what European and International associations can expect when establishing roots in Brussels. Read more...

Associations Need to Start Preparing Now for 2019, A Year of Change at the Heart of the EU

Tuesday, 24th April 2018

The countdown to the European Parliament elections in May 2019 is a good time for associations to take stock and audit their advocacy approach before a new wave of MEPs and Commissioners set the policy agenda for 2020 and beyond. In his recent article for HQ, The Association Magazine, Richard Steel, Senior Associate, Interel EU, provides insights into what action EU associations need to take in preparation for the turbulent year ahead in 2019. Read more...

About U.S. Associations: How Interel Supports Associations in Advancing their Interests

Friday, 20th April 2018

In general, an association is a group of persons banded together for a specific common purpose. Associations are a means or method of bringing people and/or businesses together voluntarily to do for themselves collectively, the things they cannot do individually. In the report, "About U.S. Associations: How Interel Supports Associations in Advancing their Interests," Interel US Chairman, Bruce Wardle, CAE, discusses the roots of associations both internationally and in the U.S., and how association management companies like Interel can help advance association interests.
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Structuring Your Government Affairs Program

Monday, 16th April 2018

Many components comprise the framework of a government affairs program of an association. Ultimately, a strong formal structure will help ensure an organization is optimizing its resources as well as following association best practices. Here are the three essential areas you should focus on when structuring your government affairs program. Read more...

The Most Valuable Business Commodity: Trust

Wednesday, 28th March 2018

Interel's Ryan Wall, Vice President of Business Development, shares the secret to being a successful leader, and no it's not tact or talent (although you need those as well), the secret weapon of any great leader is trust. Trust should be prioritized in every leader's arsenal. Here Ryan shares how trust differentiates the good leaders from the great, and ten habits demonstrated by leaders who earn our trust. Read more...

Myth: People Read on the Web – How to Increase Your Engagement

Tuesday, 13th March 2018

The Creative Design studio of Interel, winner of two awards in Graphic Design USA’s 2017 American Graphic Design Awards competition, has this to say about verbose web content: "No one reads." Interel's Creative Design studio's multi-service capabilities provide clients with the value of impact — creating eye-catching work that engages the attention of audiences without inundating our shortening attention spans. Creative Director, Teresa Gutsick, explains why people are reading less web content, and how you can optimize your content for increased engagement.
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Term Limits for Board Members and Committee Chairs – Careful What You Wish For!

Thursday, 08th March 2018

About 10 years ago the American Ambulance Association (AAA) changed its Bylaws to implement term limits. There were a number of reasons for the change including little movement or change in leadership as well as a lack of candidates for AAA President (few were willing to go from committee member or Director to President-Elect). There are certain committees in our trade association that are quite powerful (government affairs and Medicare regulatory are two of them) and we had Chairs in place for over a decade. And while term limits did indeed mitigate those two problems, there were some unintended consequences. Read more...