“Crisis triggers need to join forces"

Article in Sectorlink Magazine

The economic crisis has caused many businesses to go bankrupt. In Belgium, a record number of bankruptcies were recorded again in 2012. Berenschot consultant, Tim van der Rijken, gives Belgium tips and advice on how to deal with the consequences of the economic crisis from his experience in the Netherlands.

As a result of companies' financial problems, membership of their professional association or sector organisation also comes under discussion from time to time. Are the professional associations in danger as a result of the crisis? How do you retain your members in times of crisis and how do you respond to the economic crisis as a sector or professional association?

Van der Rijken looks at new business models and the method of the strategic dialogue in this. He also discusses using more volunteers as a solution.

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Author
Josefien D'Haene in gesprek met Tim van der Rijken

Title
"Crisis triggert behoefte om te verenigen". Verenigingen mogen leden niet als klanten zien, ook niet in tijden van crisis.

Source
Sectorlink Magazine, maart-mei 2013, nr. 3

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