The Waning Days of Leadership in Association Management

Association Subculture

Friday, September 17, 2010. The Waning Days of Leadership in Association Management. Think of a time when accusations regarding perceived leadership "vacuums" in your association were bandied about. Labels: association , change , leadership. association. (25).

Association Jam: Top Links for September 2010

Wild Apricot

By category, here’s a look at the most popular links submitted to “AJam” in September 2010: Membership What's Keeping You Awake At Night Part 1: AE's Riding Out the Current Economic Storm.But Bigger Clouds on the Horizon Carol Anne Moutinho | Association Resource.( Tags: Associations Non-profit technology nptech Association Jam association association management

Wild Apricot Software News - December 2010

Wild Apricot

association management software association management software system association management system memberership website software nptech software surveys Wild ApricotI was recently talking to a friend and he was complaining to me that online reviews for his business were are not so great on average - because people who are negative and like to complain are much more likely to fill out reviews/surveys than people who are satisfied.

Association Subculture: Association Management - Branding Efforts.

Association Subculture

Friday, December 10, 2010. Association Management - Branding Efforts Gone Wrong. If the first step your association takes in a re-branding initiative is to call a graphic design firm, you are making a huge mistake. This is a deep dive into who you are as an association.

Association Jam: Top Links for October 2010

Wild Apricot

Here’s a look at the most popular links submitted to Association Jam in October 2010, by topic category: Membership Are you a membership based nonprofit? Tags: association Association Jam association management association marketing Associations Non-profit technology nptech

Association Jam: Top Links for August 2010

Wild Apricot

Events came in close behind, as association professionals were all geared up for ASAE10. Here are the most popular links at “AJam” in August 2010.( Tags: Associations Non-profit technology General non-profit interest nptech online community Non-profit Communications Association Jam association management Blog posts and articles on Leadership and Social Media topped the active topics at AssociationJam.org last month.

Association Jam: Top Links for November 2010

Wild Apricot

Blog posts and articles on Membership and Leadership led the links tally at AssociationJam.org this month, in terms of the numbers of submissions, views and reader votes, followed by Fundraising and Social Media , among other topics of interest for associations and nonprofits. Tags: association association fundraising Association Jam association management association marketing association websites Associations

Association Subculture Word for 2010 - Authenticity

Association Subculture

Monday, January 11, 2010. Association Subculture Word for 2010 - Authenticity. And blog about in 2010. One I hope to see in more association discussions. Ive been inspired by the idea of picking a word (or series of words) to define actions to focus on in 2010.

Personal Reflections on 15 Years in Association Management – Guest Post by Shawn Boynes, CAE

Association Advocacy Chick

I’m so thrilled and honored to present my first guest blogger of Association Advocacy Chick, Shawn Boynes, CAE. In this post, he explores the lessons he’s learned during his career as an association executive. . Several months ago, my dear friend and colleague, Stefanie Reeves (or better known here as Association Advocacy Chick), asked me to be a guest blogger. 15 years ago, I was the first African-American man hired by the association I worked for at the time.

Association Subculture Salute to the Blogosphere Thankfest 2010

Association Subculture

Wednesday, November 24, 2010. Association Subculture Salute to the Blogosphere Thankfest 2010. I know things have been quiet lately here at Association Subculture. Shelly kept up the fast pace by diving head-long into her career in the world of association management.

Association Management Lessons from the Public Sector : Off Stage

Off Stage

3, 2010 - Association Management Lessons from the Public Sector. Often the public sector is motivated by consensus building, not problem solving—and thats a problem thats common in membership associations as well. Financial Management. Managing Volunteers.

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)?

Association Management Lessons from Harley Davidson

Association Subculture

Association Management Lessons from Harley Davidson. If I remember correctly, at one point their senior leadership mentioned that their major marketing goal was to take a mid-level manager from Hewlett-Packard and make them feel like a bad-ass on the weekend. association. (25).

Association Subculture: Suicide and Generation X - The Association.

Association Subculture

Monday, October 4, 2010. Suicide and Generation X - The Association Management HR Dilemma. Some of these folks are your senior managers and their loss, with the economic and psychological toll that takes on the workplace, must be directly addressed. association. (25).

Best of Association Jam: Association Links for February 2010

Wild Apricot

Leadership and Membership management stories were the hot topics at AssociationJam.org this month, in numbers of submissions, views and votes. Here’s a look at the most popular “AJam” links, by subject category, for February 2010: Membership Scarlet Letters of Association Management Judith Lindenau.( Tags: Associations Non-profit technology CSAE and ASAE nptech Association Jam

What is your organization’s “digital IQ?”

Wild Apricot

association management software association management software system association websites Best practices memberbership software nonprofit non-profit nptech web based softwareIf your wondering how your organization measures up in the online world, you might find the Digital IQ Index: Public Sector (PDF) study interesting.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Get It in Writing

Observations on Association Management

Wednesday, October 20, 2010. XYZ Association Treasurer Joe Jones has instructed staff to sell all remaining shares of Microsoft owned by XYZ Association. Challenge Management, Inc. Return to Challenge Management Website. About Challenge Management.

My Favorite Twitter Chats

Reid All About it

Yes, I realize that hashtag may be considered “not safe for work,” but those of us in the association community have come to love it. Started in the spring of 2009 by Jeff De Cagna for the association management community, #assnchat is moderated by Kiki L’Italien.

Association Subculture: Innovation in Association Management

Association Subculture

Innovation in Association Management. Why do you think your association is immune to those same forces? Your association - unassailable? Ive seen the wreckage left behind after an association flies into a mountain. association. (25). management. (3).

Association Subculture: Diversity in Association Management - the.

Association Subculture

Diversity in Association Management - the Association Subculture Weighs In. Associations arent a particularly diverse workforce. I just interviewed 200 association executives in my most recent research project. I respect everyone involved in this particular little controversy and nobody in their right mind would think that any one of them has done anything intentional or isnt somehow vested in changing the composition of our associations. association. (25).

Great Partnerships are Built on Values

Association Leaders

Uncategorized association management CM Services management partnershipThere are many kinds of partnerships in life – friendships, marriages, customer-supplier relationships, employee-employee relationships and more. All of these “partnerships” can be complicated. For these partnerships to be successful, certain values must be present in both parties. I think those values are: 1. Trust each other. Be committed to each other.

Virtual Meetings Haven’t Taken Over Yet

Association Leaders

Several years ago, shortly after the internet was invented, the association and hospitality industries were very worried they would become dinosaurs because people no longer needed to meet in person. We certainly are utilizing advances in technology to connect more often with members of our association partners through webinars, virtual committee meetings and more. Association Management Companies CM Services Meetings Uncategorized

Association Subculture: Lessons for Association Management from.

Association Subculture

Lessons for Association Management from South Park Creators. What could we do with this pattern if we put it into our association culture? What they describe is certainly what I associate with The Book of Mormon. I often think about how to manage/facilitate the "in between" in learning experiences, be it a conference or an individual workshop. It is such a simple but powerful device for building intention into what your association does.

Creating a Culture of Trust

Association Leaders

Association Management Companies CM Services Uncategorized VolunteerismIn a response to a previous blog about Consensus, I was asked about how organizations can reach consensus on controversial issues. My answer was the parties involved in the decision making process need to TRUST each other. That is not to say that trust alone guarantees parties will reach consensus on all issues. However, without trust it is certain the parties will never reach consensus.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Anger: It's No Way Out

Observations on Association Management

Tuesday, March 2, 2010. It originally appeared at The Buddha Diaries on March 1, 2010. I was moved by it and believe it holds a lesson for all of us.including association staff and volunteers. Peter Clothier is the author, most recently of "Persist: In Praise of the Creative Spirit in a World Gone Mad with Commerce" (Parami Press, 2010), available at Amazon.com. Challenge Management, Inc. Return to Challenge Management Website. About Challenge Management.

Can Online Functionality Increase Member Engagement?

Wild Apricot

association association management software association website Best practices event management event registration event software events member communication memberbership software memberership website software nonprofit non-profit Non-profit Communications nptechAs the calendar year winds down many organizations are looking for time-saving online applications to help juggle the busy event, holiday and renewal period.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Everybody Knows

Observations on Association Management

Thursday, May 6, 2010. Some of the brightest board members and association executives Ive ever worked with make it a point to keep members thoroughly "in the loop," even risking telling them more than they wanted to know.just to be sure members have every opportunity to know whats being talked about, whats being decided, and how to make their views known if they disagree with decisions being made on their behalf. Challenge Management, Inc. About Challenge Management.

Association Subculture: Remember - It's Just a Ride

Association Subculture

Wednesday, December 29, 2010. I know I said I had posted my last post for 2010. Shelly began her career in change management at the age of 5 when she was enrolled at what was to be the first of the eleven schools she would attend prior to graduating from high school.

Greg Behrendt Gave Me the Best Compliment EVER

Association Subculture

Tuesday, December 21, 2010. As we headed out to the parking lot for the Great Cracker Exchange of 2010, I was schlepping along in usual anti-fashion fashion, avoiding eye contact, trying desperately to blend into the crowd and not appear "groupie-esque.". December 22, 2010 5:23 AM.

Why Association Mergers aren't the Easy Answer : Off Stage

Off Stage

15, 2010 - Why Association Mergers aren’t the Easy Answer. “Why don’t the small associations just merge?” ” fumed one Realtor association leader. We only need a couple of associations in this state anyway. “We merged three associations.

Association Subculture: Lessons for Associations From a Peeved.

Association Subculture

Wednesday, August 11, 2010. Lessons for Associations From a Peeved Advertising Genius. Nonprofit trade and professional associations have a lot to learn from different sources “outside" of our normal circles. August 12, 2010 1:03 AM. August 12, 2010 9:11 AM.

Association Subculture: NO Neutrality on Net Neutrality

Association Subculture

Friday, April 30, 2010. I cant print 10,000 yard signs, but I can get involved online and so can my associations members. Recently, on April 6, 2010, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Comcast and against the Federal Communications Commission. association. (25).

Your People -- Managing Contact Information for Members, Supporters, Attendees and Donors

Wild Apricot

Lamees Abourahma of Webbright Services is one such partner, and she recently did a great post on her blog about our association member and contact database functions. Tags: association management software association management software system association marketing database management software as a service web based software web software Wild Apricot

Association Subculture: Walking the Generation X Talk

Association Subculture

Saturday, June 19, 2010. I have come to believe it will take a combined effort from individual volunteer and staff leaders calling in assistance and support from the outside to cause large scale, practical innovation and change in the association community. June 19, 2010 9:58 PM.

Creativity in Association Management - Are You the Roadblock?

Association Subculture

Creativity in Association Management - Are You the Roadblock? We talk so much about creativity and innovation in the association sphere but we know so little about how to actually facilitate their achievement. Sometimes Shelly, I wish you would stop looking into my association.

Association Management - Building a Vision for Your Conference

Association Subculture

Association Management - Building a Vision for Your Conference. If you think about it, your conference may be the most important asset your association has both in terms of member connection, financial benefit and goodwill. The good news is, I evolved with the help of some of awesome peers and thinkers out here in our association community (Yeah, @jeffhurt , @velchain , @JoanEisenstodt , @jcufaude , @ginsut , @mbobrow , @steveswafford , @asegar - Im looking at you!)

One of the Largest Marketing Opportunities in History : Off Stage

Off Stage

18, 2010 - One of the Largest Marketing Opportunities in History. Because in my thirty years as a Realtor Association Exec and MLS manager, a large part of my job was protecting the Realtor® brand. Financial Management. Managing Volunteers. Personnel Management.

Association Subculture: Guest Post - Open Community - Citizens Vs.

Association Subculture

Wednesday, November 17, 2010. I’m taking part in the virtual book tour Maddie Grant [on Twitter @maddiegrant] and Lindy Dreyer [On Twitter @lindydreyer] are doing to explore concepts from Open Community: a little book of big ideas for associations navigating the social web.

The Elephant Climbs up on the Table : Off Stage

Off Stage

24, 2010 - The Elephant Climbs up on the Table. I hope the AEs found it useful—it was certainly helpful to me as a review of past issues and still-meaningful concerns in association management. What does that mean for us as real estate trade associations? Off Stage.

Association Management - Simplicity + Volume Might Do the Trick

Association Subculture

Association Management - Simplicity + Volume Might Do the Trick. What if your association stopped creating so many services? What if, when someone asked what your association did, you could answer in less than ten minutes? Very simple association business model.