15th Anniversary Thank You!

Mariner

In January 2002, Peter and I opened the doors of Mariner Management. It started on a dare. Could we – a married couple with three sons to raise – open a business to create a new option for small, chapter based membership organizations and succeed? Heck why not? While I won’t say the sailing has always been smooth, it has always been an exciting ride

Lucky 13!

Mariner

Mariner is celebrating 13 years of growth and success, moving from our humble roots as a professional association management company begun in 2002 to becoming national (and international) recognized experts on association management, volunteer engagement, and leadership development The first month of 2015 certainly got by us quick. Or should I say … the first month of our 14th year has flown by! That’s right.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Webinar Recap: Talent Generation: An Important and Unexpected Role for Associations

Blue Sky eLearn

We’ve had a fluctuating, uncertain economy since 2002. Did you miss the live webinar? Read the recap here! We are at the end of an era. This has influenced consumerism and membership. Rapidly changing technology. We have had more technology developed in the past 5-10 years than the 50 years before that. We are currently experiencing the largest shift in human capital in history. In comes the workforce crisis. It is global. It is the most prominent and ignored crisis of our time.

Marking 18 years of supporting Associations

Mariner Management

We opened Mariner at the start of 2002. It was a bold new year’s resolution. We set out to build a business that catered to association chapters and their volunteers. Offering management services and project help, we launched into a new business and new year. It’s another new year – 18 fabulous years later. Our bold new year’s resolution is to reimagine chapters, volunteer programs and learning opportunities for association professionals working with chapters and volunteers.

Interview with an Expert: Beth Hayson, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Blue Sky eLearn

Since I began working at AAOMS in 2002. Beth Hayson has been working in education at associations for the past 20 years, with 14 of them being with AAOMS. Beth is the Associate Executive Director of Continuing Education, Meetings and Exhibitions at the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. She’s been working with AAOMS for the past 14 years and has spent 20 years working in education in some capacity at associations. How long have you been involved with eLearning?

Getting Married to Membership May Require Engagement First

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Wednesday, June 13, 2012.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Pre-Qualifying Volunteers

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Sunday, June 17, 2012. Pre-Qualifying Volunteers.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Rethinking 80-20

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Monday, May 21, 2012. Rethinking 80-20. 20% of the people do 80% of the work.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Authenticity: 10 Favorite Quotes

Idea Architects

Newsweek , March 11, 2002, p. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Monday, May 07, 2012.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Refreshing Opportunities

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Wednesday, June 06, 2012. Refreshing Opportunities.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Why Fixers Often Fail

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Wednesday, May 02, 2012. Why Fixers Often Fail.

The Wooden Hanger Theory of Productivity and Satisfaction

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Wednesday, July 11, 2012.

Associations Raise Concerns Over Sale of.Org Domain to Private Equity Firm

Associations Now

Last week, Public Interest Registry—a nonprofit entity established by the Internet Society that has managed the.org domain registry since 2002—said it had reached an agreement to be acquired by Ethos for an undisclosed price. The nonprofit sector is urging the Internet Society to stop the sale of the.org domain to Ethos Capital LLC, citing fears of significantly higher domain-name renewal fees in the future.

Price 61

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: A Dozen Favorite Quotes About.

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Monday, February 27, 2012. A Dozen Favorite Quotes About Community.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Clarifying Intention To Focus.

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Clarifying Intention To Focus Attention.

Why The Structure You're Staffing is Stifling Progress

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Monday, June 11, 2012. Why The Structure Youre Staffing is Stifling Progress.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: The One Rule for Public Speaking.

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Sunday, April 29, 2012. The One Rule for Public Speaking Success.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: The Power of Purpose

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Wednesday, January 18, 2012. The Power of Purpose.

Leadership Limerick: More than Just the Letter of the Law

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Monday, November 28, 2011.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Achieve Resolution; Don't Just.

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Tuesday, December 27, 2011. Achieve Resolution; Dont Just Make Them.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Watch Out for Unintended.

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Sunday, March 11, 2012. Watch Out for Unintended Consequences.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Water Your Ideas Like a Garden

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Wednesday, January 25, 2012. Water Your Ideas Like a Garden.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Instead of Training, Try Talking

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Monday, June 04, 2012. Instead of Training, Try Talking.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Beware of Binders Becoming.

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Monday, April 16, 2012. Beware of Binders Becoming Blinders.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Beware of Functional Fixedness

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Monday, May 28, 2012. Beware of Functional Fixedness.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Leadership Limerick: The Whole.

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Monday, December 19, 2011. Leadership Limerick: The Whole and My Role.

Facilitation Friday #6: Balance Content and Process, Ideas and Action

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Friday, February 10, 2012.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: My Simple Business Blueprint

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Tuesday, May 08, 2012. My Simple Business Blueprint.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Rest is Not the Answer

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Rest is Not the Answer.

6 Simple Ways to Facilitate Conference Connections

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Monday, February 20, 2012. 6 Simple Ways to Facilitate Conference Connections.

Leadership Limerick: Innovation Requires Many Contributions

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Monday, December 05, 2011.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Leadership Limerick: Time for.

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Monday, November 14, 2011. Leadership Limerick: Time for Hybrid Highs.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Facilitation Friday #18: Authenticity.

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Friday, May 04, 2012. Facilitation Friday #18: Authenticity Matters.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: The Benefit of the Doubt

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Wednesday, May 30, 2012. The Benefit of the Doubt.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: What Informs Your Efforts?

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Monday, January 30, 2012. What Informs Your Efforts?

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Feeding Off the Energy

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Wednesday, February 01, 2012. Feeding Off the Energy.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: To Earn More Trust, Be More.

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Monday, April 09, 2012. To Earn More Trust, Be More Trustworthy.

Facilitation Friday #4: Help Make Connections and Meaning

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Friday, January 27, 2012.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Seven Questions to Move Things.

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Wednesday, October 26, 2011. Seven Questions to Move Things Forward.

Conferences Aren't Serious About Networking Unless

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Monday, July 02, 2012. Conferences Arent Serious About Networking Unless.