Kids Skate Free: Association-Managed Cause Marketing Campaign

SCD Group

Kids Skate Free represents a great example of a locally-initiated, association-managed cause marketing campaign that benefits a struggling industry. It demonstrates how associations can use cause marketing to enhance their members while benefitting a cause.

Lucky 13!


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

Thinking and thriving

Aaron Wolowiec

As I wrote last week, this month I’ll be exploring some shifts in association management that some might say are extreme. Simply doing more of what your association has always done definitely is the wrong answer,” De Cagna said. “It

Seen Elsewhere: Resources for Trend Scanning, Gaming, Productivity

Idea Architects

In one of my volunteer roles, I write a feature in the ASAE Executive Management Section IdeaLink newsletter called Seen Elsewhere. Summary: A selection of thought-provoking websites from beyond the association management realm that offer new ideas for association executives.

What Does the Process of Chapter Restructuring Look Like?

Chapter Chat

When your association and chapters don’t have a true partnership, you each spend time focusing on things and fixing things you shouldn’t. Another association that decided to restructure their chapter model was the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Seen Elsewhere: Building Creative.

Idea Architects

In one of my volunteer roles, I write a feature in the ASAE Executive Management Section IdeaLink newsletter called Seen Elsewhere. Summary: A selection of thought-provoking content from beyond the association management realm that offers new ideas for association executives.

How to Produce Association Rock Stars for 100 Years and Beyond

Association Adviser

Wendy Kavanagh, Georgia Society of Association Executives. The Georgia Society of Association Executives is celebrating its 100 th anniversary this year. Association Adviser: GSAE has existed for 100 years this year.

Stronger by Association: Engle Earns Meeting Planner Certification

AMR Management Services

AMR MANAGEMENT SERVICES. – AMR Management Services is proud to announce Will Engle has earned his designation as a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP). Engle started with AMR in 2011 after serving in a variety of positions within in the association industry since 2000.

SCD Group: Associations: Those who own the future are the ones.

SCD Group

AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Associations: Those who own the future are the ones who create it. Have you experienced that as you attempt to re-energize struggling association programs? What are you and your association doing to create the future?

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Writing the Financial Policy : Off Stage

Off Stage

Writing An Association Financial Policy (Reprint) By Judith Lindenau, CAE, RCE. Many AEs spend a great deal of time writing and revising association. Associations spend significant. area of association management, even though significantly few of us have. Off Stage.

Game Plan 2014: Seeing Around the Corners

Association Adviser

We’re not recommending a life on the lam for 21 st century association leaders. Associations and their boards need to develop clearer and better researched priorities—then make sure they have the right staff or outsource partners to execute. “Most associations are slow to change.

Grow International Meeting Registration & Sponsorships in an Era of.


global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. Here is a story of one association who developed an event strategy that helped it grow attendance in 5 years by 68%, expand its sponsor program, and reached new levels of delegate satisfaction.

Big Data: Big Headache or Big Opportunity for Associations?

Association Adviser

Hank Berkowitz, Association Adviser. It seems you can’t go to an industry or association conference these days without seeing Big Data somewhere on the agenda. READER NOTE: Association Adviser is in the final stages of preparing the 2014 edition of the annual Association Communication Benchmarking Study. Those in the association world are a little less blunt about the information gathering process. Associations tend to forget that part, Drake said.