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Measures That Matter

A research-based residency to help pools  understand, measure and communicate the value of pooling. 

Member pools will access materials to help them frame and communicate their most meaningful value proposition for members and guidance to adopt measures that matter. Your pool’s approach will be your own based upon the expert inputs and experience of our residency resources.

  • Learn about six distinct, research-backed dimensions of value commonly provided by pools

  • Identify pool metrics meaningful to the six dimensions of value

  • Develop language and supportive visualizations to communicate the value of pooling to your governing body, members and other stakeholders

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    Digital Transformation

    An ongoing expert residency to help pools advance their learning in and capabilities for digital strategy and leadership.

    Resources will help pools cement a long-term legacy as well as meet current expectations around technology and digital innovation.

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      Succession Planning

      Resources to help pools preserve and transfer vision, skills and knowledge in the event of executive or staff turnover.

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        Resources to help pools and their members respond to the many social dynamics surfacing within communities.

        • Learn how to elevate pool governance through inclusivity by watching our four-part video series.
        • Use our Inclusive Leadership workbook to better understand inclusivity, tap into cognitive and demographic diversity at your pool, and create a customized inclusivity plan.
        See our other inclusion resources​.

        Generational Foresight

        Resources to help pools consider the impact of a multi-generational environment and implement practical steps to engage all generations.

        • Use our Generational Training for Pools workbook to grow awareness and respect for workplace and membership generational issues, appreciate the benefits of generational diversity, and leverage generational benefits at your pool and among your members.

        See our other generational foresight resources.

        Strategic Foresight

        Resources to help pools create future-forward organizations.

        • Use our guide to strategic foresight to implement strategic foresight efforts in your pool. Follow six important steps: frame the domain, scan for trends, forecast scenarios, envision the future, backcast and implement.

        See our other strategic foresight resources.


        Financial Benchmarking Initiative

        The Financial Benchmarking Initiative (FBI) is an analytic tool for member pools that allows users to compare their financial results with nationwide pool statistics and a customizable cohort of peers.

        Request login credentials to access your pool’s financial ratios. Or contact us at to learn more about the FBI.

        Compensation and Benefits Analysis

        Our Top Pool Executive Compensation and Benefits Analysis is conducted every two years. In Nov. 2021, the most recent report was released only to pools whose top executives participated in the accompanying survey.