I'm a blog reader too, and here's more practical advise from other association executive bloggers ...
1. Ask your members to develop content for an "idea" program on a wiki (Kevin Holland);
2. Save money on business travel (David Patt);
3. If you put any letter in with your dues bill, don't be surprised when payment held up (Kevin Holland);
4. Consider your own personal oath for reducing waste and/or acting with more social responsibility at your association (Kristin Clarke on ASAE Acronym)