Association Management Software: Giving You Your Day Back

YourMembership Blog

I’ve made it my business to stay on top of the latest and greatest additions to association management software – things that we’ve added and things the competition did. I’ve worked for a software company for nearly half a decade.

Lessons in Association Management: How to Communicate Your Group’s Vision

Association Management

When it comes to association management, vision is paramount. But having a vision is only half the battle for associations. Help members make the connection between your association programs and the broader vision.

Association Management and Board Reports: “Done is Better Than Perfect

Association Navigator

Good regular communication between quarterly in-person meetings with your board is critical to the success of any association executive. The association executives at Verto Solutions even have different names for them.

ORGPRO 2013: Learning and networking just like Apple

Aaron Wolowiec

Donna Oser, founder of Vital Associations and chair of the ORGPRO Task Force It’s no secret Michigan’s economy is suffering. Even associations. But what if associations took a risk? Association and supplier leaders will staff the Genius Bars during refreshment breaks.

Count Down to National Volunteer Week April 21-27, 2013


April 18, 2013. Blog Association Executives Association Volunteers Develop Leaders Engage Volunteers Association Management iVolunteer Leadership Volunteering National Volunteer Week is just around the corner (April 21st)!

Top Six Things to Look for in an Association Management Company

Association Management

Uncategorized Association Management Company Experience Launching an Association Leadership Management Starting an AssociationAt Virtual, half of our business is organizations we helped launch. And the other half comes to us from another AMC.

Verto Solutions, ASAE & the Association Management Advantage

Association Navigator

Association management is in the spotlight again. ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership just published a special supplement to Associations Now that focuses on the advantages of association management.

True Professionalism at an Association Management Firm

Association Navigator

Originally published in 1997 and still relevant today, it is the single best guide I’ve found so far to managing a professional services firm like Verto Solutions. Uncategorized Association Management leadership Non-Profit Management Small Business Operations

Association Management Alert - The EXODesk is Coming

Association Subculture

The debate about association education needs to take a quantum leap forward if we are planning on staying competitive in this new arena. We are all aware of the inherent tension in any association between serving members today and trying to position them to move into the future.

Reads of the Week: March 8, 2013

Reid All About it

He was heading to TEDActive (the live Palm Springs simulcast) where he anticipated learning about association management from a dolphin researcher. Steal this idea from Association Media & Publishing: sponsored small group dinner discussions.

My Top 5 Blog Posts of 2013

Eric Lanke

image source As we end another year, here''s a look back at the five posts on this blog that received the most page views in 2013. In laying out the guidelines that govern our activities, I realize that only one term makes any sense--association management. Associations

Scouting for Talent within Your Association Membership

Association Management

What does baseball have to do with association membership? Great associations need to follow baseball’s example. Talent development doesn’t happen by accident—your organization needs a member management strategy, to develop talent systematically.

Why Your Professional Association Needs a Strategic Plan…Right Now

Association Management

What’s an eight-letter word for association management? And even though it should be the driving force behind your professional association’s agenda, strategic plans are often lacking in their most basic elements—including the imperative to stay current.

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility!

YourMembership Blog

Categories: Association Management , Member Engagement + Retention , Membership Management , Social Media and Business Trends For you Spiderman fans out there, you will remember this sage advice given to Peter Parker by his Uncle Ben.

Association Finance: How Much Cash Should You Have in Reserve?

Association Management

Okay, this is a strange segue into a key association finance topic, but as an association management company our clients do frequently ask us how much of a cash reserve they should have on hand. s 40 or so current association clients, cash reserves range from a high of 19.4

3 Things to Do Before Your Professional Association Achieves Its Mission

Association Management

Your professional association has met and surpassed all of its original goals. For standards groups, that often means putting the standard in the public domain or in the custody of another group, and shutting the professional association down.

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ASAE 13 Follow Up - Gaming in Association Management

Association Subculture

Wow, my schedule has been nuts ever since Atlanta and I am just now getting around to sending follow ups and resources out to everyone who was able to attend the session as well as my readers here at the Association Subculture. Associations can''t fail to take advantage of this trend. My interview with Personify about my session at ASAE 13 in Atlanta, GA - [link].

Jeff De Cagna to deliver keynote at CESSE 2013 Annual Meeting

Principled Innovation

Jeff De Cagna , chief strategist and founder of Principled Innovation, has been selected as the opening keynote speaker for the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE) 2013 Annual Meeting. Jeff’s keynote talk, which will take place on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at the Omni Providence Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island, will focus on themes and ideas shared in his provocative free e-book, Associations Unorthodox: Six Really Radical Shifts Toward the Future.

Techno-Social Learning 2023


March 4, 2013. Blog Association Executives Association Volunteers Engage Volunteers Grow Member Communities Association Management Chapter Community Innovation

Customer service essential for association management success

SCD Group

Association members are the association’s customers. It is time associations treat members as customers. Since his wife was at work, he called the customer service number of the association management firm. Is your association prepared to help.

Can associations bridge the skills-gap for their members?

YourMembership Blog

Jack is the inventor of Knowledge Direct ® - a robust learning management system (LMS) used by dozens of trade associations and professional societies including the Emergency Nurses Association, the Direct Marketing Association and the American Society of Clinical Oncologists, among others.

Five Easy Tricks to Writing Killer Subject Lines

YourMembership Blog

Categories: Association Management Tags: email , subject line Looks like from yesterday’s purchase of Exact Target, email is not dead. Association Management email subject line

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4 readings for association management

SCD Group

That last item may not be your top-of-mind association, but the truth is that the agricultural industry, though under the radar, comes up with fresh, forward-thinking campaigns. of associations have a plan in place to engage the next generation. Nearly 84% of associations report that getting members involved with advocacy efforts is a major challenge. Retention vs. Acquisition: Do You Focus on the Funnel or Fix the Leaky Bucket?

Association Marketing: 4 Ways to Promote Your Professional Association Wins

Association Management

I’m always amazed how many professional associations do great things and then forget to tell anyone about it. Good news is inspiring, and your audiences—stakeholders, association members, future members—will want to share in the moment.

ASAE2013: Mental Mountain Dew for Associations

YourMembership Blog

There are the fun association parties. The post ASAE2013: Mental Mountain Dew for Associations appeared first on News association management software associations conference

Association Board Advice: 3 Rules for Strategic Service and Less Stress

Association Management

But whatever the motivation, the reality is the same: in addition to attending dozens of monthly association Board meetings for Virtual’s clients, when the day is done I sit on several Boards myself. Membership Operations Association Management Company Experience Leadership

Simple Truths about Strategic Planning for Your Professional Association

Association Management

Too many professional associations function without a strategic plan. There are some very simple strategic planning methodologies that professional associations can follow. And you shouldn’t let your professional association take a journey without them either.

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Communication Secrets of Successful Associations

YourMembership Blog

In our work with associations over the past decade and a half, we’ve found several communication “secrets” (best practices really) that the most successful of our customers have in common. Association Management Software association communication

The Paperless Association

Association Management

Decades after some unnamed publicist coined the term “the paperless office,” paperless association operations are at hand. At least that’s the case for many technology industry associations.

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Salesforce or Microsoft: What’s the Right CRM Platform for Your Association Management Software?

Nimble AMS

In the past few years, there has been a noticeable push by associations to leverage enterprise constituent relationship management (CRM) platforms from Salesforce or Microsoft as the platform for their association management software (AMS). and associations.

AMCI St. Petersburg Treasure Hunt!

YourMembership Blog

Pete, AMCI 2013 attendees!!! Social Media and Business Trends #amci2013 AMCI association management company conferences st. The team has created a fun treasure map infographic for the #AMCI2013 attendees to explore the St.

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Golf Offers Lessons for Association Management

SCD Group

Now that I’ve “taken up” golf and have done some consulting work for golf course superintendents, I’ve discovered that golf and associations share common issues. See more details at my January 3rd blog: Golf’s Multi-Generational Marketing Efforts Suggest 7 Questions for Associations. Now, let’s focus on similar challenges for associations. Think back to the first time you attended an association event (not as a staffer).

National Volunter Week Pre-Reading


April 19, 2013. Blog Association Executives Association Volunteers Develop Leaders Engage Volunteers Association Management iVolunteer Volunteering

5 Things Associations are Doing Wrong and How to Fix Them (Part 1)

YourMembership Blog

Associations and other member-based organizations are facing a new set of challenges. The irony is that in a time when everyone seems to want to be a part of a community/social network, many associations are struggling with [.] ( Read more. )

Why can’t chapter affiliation agreements be as simple?


May 7, 2013. Blog Association Executives Build Chapters Manage Associations Association Management Chapter Component

My 5 Terms for 2013

Association Subculture

And that is kind of what I think about 2013. So for 2013 I am keeping Zeitgeist and Democracy. Zeitgeist because it helps me use a bigger frame when thinking about problems that affect associations and potential solutions coming from larger social trends.

How to publish a book and why you should care

Aaron Wolowiec

As a featured association management blogger on Alltop , I was recently given the opportunity to receive and review an advance copy of a new book written by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch titled, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur—How to Publish a Book.

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13 best association blogs of 2013

SCD Group

Based on a review of reader numbers, here are my top 13 association blogs of 2013. Sounds as though association professionals have a great deal of interest in dealing with association boards? So, starting in 2013, my intention is to post only three times a week.

Conference Services: How They Can Improve Your Association Events

Association Management

Today’s remote conferencing tools and virtual events are great for going green and reducing travel spend—particularly if your working groups, association executives, or Board members are geographically dispersed. Associations are natural “conveners.”

The Hardest Task You Have as an Association

YourMembership Blog

The hardest part of growing your association membership is getting people to remember you’re there. The post The Hardest Task You Have as an Association appeared first on If they don’t think of you, they won’t volunteer.