Trends in Clubs

Value Your Values

When developing their Strategic Plans, most club leaders quickly tune into the process of developing their Mission and Vision. It is a long recognized part of the direction-setting process and generally gets the thoughtful attention that it deserves. Ok, some directors still have to be pulled kicking and screaming into the discussion, but that is…

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How “Third Places” Drive Club Success

In building on Ray Oldenburg’s premise that nothing beats a good “third place” for fostering friendships and meaningful human interactions, we must make each of our clubs “great third places”. That is, if our clubs are to reach their full potential. In properly positioning our so-called “third places”, the home is first and work is second. However, when we aren’t at home or work,…

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Who’s Doing What?

Experience trumps theory and what works in one industry does not in another, even if both appear similar in the face. You learn a lot over the years. Notably, experience trumps theory and what works in one industry does not in another, even if both appear similar in the face. In our experience developing strategic plans for member-owned private clubs, we’ve found…

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