Compare Association Management Software Platforms

GrowthZone

Could an Association Management Software (AMS) solution be the answer to the inefficiencies that plague your association? This article will help you evaluate ten association software options. What is Association Management Software (AMS)?

Pitching Your Association’s Online Community Strategy: How to Overcome Common Objections

Socious

Think, Zune circa 2006 (you can go ahead and look that up on your iPod touch). Association ManagementWhenever you are trying to do something innovative, you can rest assured there will always be haters.

The Hourglass Blog: Daring to Lead 2011

The Hourglass Blog

I blogged a bit about their 2006 study , so thought I would give the 2011 update a read as well. In the 2006 study, there was a lot more angst about the crushing inevitability of time, and concerns that the new group of younger leaders were not prepared for their positions and (shockingly!)

Association Subculture: Suicide and Generation X - The Association.

Association Subculture

Suicide and Generation X - The Association Management HR Dilemma. However, in 2006, rates of suicide among persons aged 45--54 years in the United States surpassed those for persons aged ≥80 years. Labels: association , Gen X , human resources. association. (25).

Inability to Scale Biggest Mistake in Trying to Grow Globally.

GlowGlobally

global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. As this recent story in Fast Company illustrates, globalization creates some fascinating challenges and opportunities for associations. Association Management. GrowGlobally.org.

The Applied Knowledge Gap in India ? GrowGlobally.org

GlowGlobally

global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. I learned from Kiran Karnik, President of NASSCOM (India’s leading ICT association) that India’s university system has fallen behind its private sector (see chart above).

The Safest Time in Human History

Association Management

In 2006, a coup d’etat in Thailand forced a last-minute change of winter meeting venue to Montreal, where nighttime temps plunged to a frigid 30 degrees F. Yet our experience shows that many associations are still slow to adopt collaboration and social networking tools.

Cool Association Jobs This Week – December 8

SocialFish

RGI is an AMC Institute Accredited Association Management Company. We provide association management, event planning and consulting services for dozens of non-profits, trade associations and professional societies.

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.

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.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Seen Elsewhere: Crowdsourcing.

Idea Architects

In one of my volunteer roles, I contribute content for a feature in the ASAE Executive Management Section IdeaLink newsletter called Seen Elsewhere. Summary: Three thought-provoking websites, from beyond the association management realm, that offer new ideas for association executives. In this edition, explore examples of crowdsourcing in action, experiments in new forms of management, and a case of learning driven by a behind-the-scenes look at conference planning.

7 Reasons Associations, Chapters AND Members Love Auto-Renewal Membership Plans

Chapter Chat

Is it time for your association to become part of the subscription economy? Members already pay for monthly subscription services in their personal and professional lives – why not give them the option to pay for their association membership the same way? But, associations benefit too.

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Association Subculture: NO Neutrality on Net Neutrality

Association Subculture

Back in 2006 the Daily Show did a classic bit with Jon Hodgman referenced above that is still good for a chuckle albeit a nervous one when contemplating what it really means. I cant print 10,000 yard signs, but I can get involved online and so can my associations members. association.

The Hourglass Blog: It's Not Innovation If It Only Serves You

The Hourglass Blog

Association Management. Management. Daring to Lead 2006. Association Subculture. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, December 26, 2011. Its Not Innovation If It Only Serves You. At the end of this year I will no longer be posting here at The Hourglass Blog.

The Hourglass Blog: The Season of Innovation

The Hourglass Blog

Thats certainly what it feels like with the ASAE Annual Meeting next week and the WSAE-sponsored National Summit on Association Innovation five short weeks after that. Association Management. Management. Daring to Lead 2006. Association Subculture.

The Hourglass Blog: Learning Innovation from the Mayo Clinic

The Hourglass Blog

Its worth a full read, but here are two that resonate the most with me and our effort to better define innovation for the association space. It seems that more and more of the typical associations products and services are being outsourced these days. Association Management.

The Hourglass Blog: Same Goes for Board Agendas

The Hourglass Blog

But upon further reflection, I came up with something more practical for the current association leader: "Same goes for Board agendas." With apologies to Hugh, I would paraphrase his sentiment as: "You dont set Board agendas to manage your association. Association Management.

The Hourglass Blog: Recipes for Innovation

The Hourglass Blog

Possible opportunities for adaptation to association management, maybe? Association Management. Management. Daring to Lead 2006. Association Subculture. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, September 5, 2011. Recipes for Innovation.

Automatic Renewals: Realistic or Too Good to Be True?

Associations Now

Associations appear optimistic that automatic-renewal billing could boost retention rates and reduce workloads, but a variety of hurdles may make broad adoption hard to attain. Association membership, on the other hand, is a more discretionary purchase.

The Hourglass Blog: The Strategic Corporal

The Hourglass Blog

Does this describe the staff people in your association? Association Management. Management. Daring to Lead 2006. Association Subculture. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, April 11, 2011. The Strategic Corporal.

The Hourglass Blog: Careful What You Complain About

The Hourglass Blog

The same is true, I think, about association staff and what they say about association members. And guess what, association professionals? Sure there are situations where associations and association members should part ways. Association Management.

The Hourglass Blog: Commander's Intent

The Hourglass Blog

If you were to consciously use Commanders Intent for a specific situation in your association, what would it be? They start measuring their success by their numbers and not by the objectives of the association hosting the meeting. Labels: Association Management , Leadership.

The Hourglass Blog: Taking a Bullet for Your Association

The Hourglass Blog

Taking a Bullet for Your Association. Theres a really critical lesson for association professionals in this guest post on Hugh MacLeods blog from Kathy Sierra. Reading the post made me think about my own association and my members. Association Management.

The Hourglass Blog: Don't Wall Yourself Off From Your Community

The Hourglass Blog

This is part two of my reaction to Jeff De Cagnas excellent article on business model innovation for associations in the April 2011 issue of Associations Now. Associations should be really good at this. Association Management. Management. Daring to Lead 2006.

The Hourglass Blog: The Bedrock of Innovation

The Hourglass Blog

These failures are a necessary on the path of innovation and executives and managers need to build an organizational culture that has a high tolerance for failure so that that their staff dont second guess big risky ideas and instead propose incremental bets. Association Management.

The Hourglass Blog: Innovation Does Not Happen Online

The Hourglass Blog

Association Management. Management. Daring to Lead 2006. Association Subculture. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, December 19, 2011. Innovation Does Not Happen Online. At the end of this year I will no longer be posting here at The Hourglass Blog. To see my reasons why click here. To keep following me on my new blog, go here. A new post, "Innovation Does Not Happen Online" has just gone up there. Posted by Eric Lanke. at 7:00 AM. Labels: Innovation.

The Hourglass Blog: The Sad Paradox of Board Governance

The Hourglass Blog

Does the same paradox apply to the association world? I think every association professional reading this blog could probably tell one or two stories that support one or both of those scenarios. I think the same paradox works in reverse when it comes to associations. Management.

The Hourglass Blog: What Race for Relevance Inadvertently Taught.

The Hourglass Blog

Association Management. Management. Daring to Lead 2006. Association Subculture. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, December 12, 2011. What Race for Relevance Inadvertently Taught Me About Committees. At the end of this year I will no longer be posting here at The Hourglass Blog. To see my reasons why click here. To keep following me on my new blog, go here.

The Hourglass Blog: Calling Everyone (Not Just Boomers): Which.

The Hourglass Blog

Association Management. Management. Daring to Lead 2006. Association Subculture. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, December 5, 2011. Calling Everyone (Not Just Boomers): Which Battle Are You Fighting? At the end of this year I will no longer be posting here at The Hourglass Blog. To see my reasons why click here. To keep following me on my new blog, go here. A new post, "Calling Everyone (Not Just Boomers): Which Battle Are You Fighting?"

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.

The Hourglass Blog: Film Directing Lessons in Innovation and.

The Hourglass Blog

Association Management. Management. Daring to Lead 2006. Association Subculture. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, November 28, 2011. Film Directing Lessons in Innovation and Leadership. At the end of this year I will no longer be posting here at The Hourglass Blog. To see my reasons why click here. To keep following me on my new blog, go here. A new post, "Film Directing Lessons in Innovation and Leadership" has just gone up there. Posted by Eric Lanke.

The Hourglass Blog: Things I've Learned from Being a Board Member

The Hourglass Blog

Association Management. Management. Daring to Lead 2006. Association Subculture. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, November 21, 2011. Things Ive Learned from Being a Board Member. At the end of this year I will no longer be posting here at The Hourglass Blog. To see my reasons why click here. To keep following me on my new blog, go here. A new post, "Things Ive Learned from Being a Board Member" has just gone up there. Posted by Eric Lanke. at 7:00 AM.

The Hourglass Blog: Which Committee Are You On?

The Hourglass Blog

Association Management. Management. Daring to Lead 2006. Association Subculture. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, November 14, 2011. Which Committee Are You On? At the end of this year I will no longer be posting here at The Hourglass Blog. To see my reasons why click here. To keep following me on my new blog, go here. A new post, "Which Committee Are You On?" has just gone up there. Posted by Eric Lanke. at 7:00 AM. Labels: Leadership.

The Hourglass Blog: Secrets of Innovation

The Hourglass Blog

Association Management. Management. Daring to Lead 2006. Association Subculture. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, November 7, 2011. Secrets of Innovation. At the end of this year I will no longer be posting here at The Hourglass Blog. To see my reasons why click here. To keep following me on my new blog, go here. A new post, "Secrets of Innovation," has just gone up there. Posted by Eric Lanke. at 7:00 AM. Labels: Innovation. 0 comments: Post a Comment.

The Hourglass Blog: Race for Relevance is a Negotiating Position

The Hourglass Blog

Association Management. Management. Daring to Lead 2006. Association Subculture. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, October 31, 2011. Race for Relevance is a Negotiating Position. At the end of this year I will no longer be posting here at The Hourglass Blog. To see my reasons why click here. To keep following me on my new blog, go here. A new post, "Race for Relevance is a Negotiating Position," has just gone up there. Posted by Eric Lanke. at 7:00 AM.

The Hourglass Blog: The Sand Has Run Out of the Hourglass

The Hourglass Blog

Association Management. Management. Daring to Lead 2006. Association Subculture. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, January 2, 2012. The Sand Has Run Out of the Hourglass.

The Hourglass Blog: Association Innovation as Brand Strategy

The Hourglass Blog

Association Innovation as Brand Strategy. When someone sees you tapping away on your iPad, drinking your Starbucks coffee, or wearing your REI gear, they have an impression of the kind of person you are that is closely associated with those brands. Association Management.

The Hourglass Blog: You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had

The Hourglass Blog

This is the fourth and final part of my reaction to Jeff De Cagnas excellent article on business model innovation for associations in the April 2011 issue of Associations Now. For most association leaders, this is a hugely radical, even dangerous, idea. Association Management.

The Hourglass Blog: Do You Want Your Members to Be "Smart" or.

The Hourglass Blog

Are association members generally "smart" or "stupid"? Well, using Schrages definitions, Id have to say most in my experience have been "stupid," in the sense that they generally dont know the true cost of the association products and services that they access and use. Management.

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The Hourglass Blog: Surprising Barriers to Membership

The Hourglass Blog

Shelly Alcorn interviewed me last Friday for her Association Executives: Provocative Proposals for Future Change project. I surprised myself (and her, too, I think) with my answer to: What barriers are keeping your association from achieving 100% membership market penetration?