How are association publishers building new and existing revenue streams?


The Angerosa Research Foundation —a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the association publishing and communication professions through industry research—is gathering data on diverse sources of media-related nondues revenue at associations across the country.

Leadership ? Continued Discussion 8/17/09 ? on Leadership ? by.

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In this post I want to visit a quote from Abigail Adams, in a 1780 letter from her to her son John Quincy Adams (as it appeared in the introduction to the 2003 revised edition of Warren Bennis’ On Becoming A Leader ). Today’s economy is a fine example … how leaders respond to declining revenues, a declining customer or membership base, and the need to economize uncomfortably will separate true leaders from those who are would-be or pseudo leaders.

Infrastructure Group Warns of Slow Repairs to Nation’s Broken Bridges

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ARTBA says federal funding declined by 20 percent between 2003 and 2017. The American Road & Transportation Builders Association says 38 percent of U.S. bridges are in need of repair, and many—including several of the most famous bridges in the country—are structurally deficient.

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Report: Nonprofits Continue Growth, But With Deficits

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The findings, which were revealed in The Nonprofit Almanac, 2016: The Essential Facts and Figures for Managers, Researchers, and Volunteers , showed that nonprofits are maintaining their growth, but at the cost of deficit totals of between 4 and 8 percent of revenue each year.

Don’t Let Your Tech Resiliency Fall by the Wayside

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But a lot of music disappeared from the internet after the social network MySpace revealed that it had lost all of the music uploaded to its site between 2003 and 2015. A recent report found that many IT departments have struggled to prioritize upkeep, with innovation often winning out.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: My Simple Business Blueprint

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I dont try to get a certain # of clients or hit certain revenue targets. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects.

Political Black Swans: Ignore Them at Your Association’s Peril

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In 2003, widespread protest broke out around me in Azerbaijan, a country formerly part of the Soviet Union. We always have to remember that the probability of black swan events will be exceedingly small, depending on the country being assessed, but the magnitude of potential revenue losses and increased costs make the risk from a black swan enough to be considered in a country analysis. Beware of political risks when exploring new global markets.

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

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How Secure is Your Professional Development Revenue Stream? Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects.

Engagement Scoring: Big Benefit or Big Brother?

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It might be easy to forget that it wasn’t until 2003 that American consumers were legally granted access to their own credit reports. Associations, though, exist in a hybrid state where their members could respond in both ways, both demanding change and deflating revenue.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Making Sponsorship Special Again

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in order to generate extra revenues. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas.

Best of the Web: February 2013

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MySpace in 2003? Contact us today for an assessment of your current communications plans and non-dues revenue strategies. @bluehornetemail : With every email, you’re earning the right to make the customer feel good about opting in to your emails. eec13.

Times are hard. Associations make the world better.


By putting nurses’ success above the organization’s revenue goals through their No Pass, No Pay CPN Certification Program. And the National Industries for the Blind is tackling the 70% unemployment rate among people who are blind through their Business Leaders Program, which has impacted more than 6,000 people since 2003. Maddie and I attended the ASAE Summit Awards Dinner a few days ago. It’s a beautiful event held annually in Washington, DC.

When Members Vote on Dues

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Associations don’t typically grant members voting power on dues increases, but one association that does has found a formula that keeps members happy and revenue growing.

Serve Versus Sell: How to Negotiate Associations’ Dual Roles

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These nonprofit organizations aim to prepare disadvantaged individuals to re-enter the workforce by employing them in a for-profit economic operation, from which the revenues are used to support training and rehabilitation services for those employees.

Association Law Blog: The IRS, Private Inurement and Non-Profit.

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Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code provides for the exemption of business leagues, chambers of commerce, real estate boards, boards of trade, and professional football leagues, which are not organized for profit and “no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual.” An outline of inurement principles is available in the IRS publication “ Exempt Organizations – Technical Instructions Program for FY 2003.”

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