6 Association Management Tips from Steve Jobs

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Association Management Association Executives InnovationIt’s hard to believe it’s been half a decade since Steve Jobs’ passing. Many of us early adopters still remember his live announcement/unveiling of the iPhone and the immediate, burning desire to own one.

Why Did Socious Create a New Association Management Software Platform?

Socious

Association Management Company News Membership Management Association TrendsSome people think we are crazy.

What will 2016 bring for associations?

Aaron Wolowiec

From memberships to learning to partnerships, software and services provider Abila just released its predictions for associations in 2016. In fact, Abila predicts certification revenue will surpass membership revenue in 2016. It’s a new year. New predictions. New trends.

What Will Association Management Software Look Like in 5 Years?

Socious

Mobile Engagement Membership Management Software AMS SoftwareFlying cars. Meals that spontaneously appeared after a machine was given an order. A shower that dressed you. These are things I grew up expecting.

What is Association Management?

Association Navigator

This summer I’m looking for opportunities to explain association management and share how we do it at Verto Solutions. One of my earlier blog posts included a basic overview of association management. Verto Solutions Association Management.

6 Association Management Tips from Steve Jobs

Socious

Associations can learn a lot from Steve Jobs and his vision to create an enjoyable user experience and brand culture. 6 Pieces of Association Management Advice from Steven Jobs. This is true in the association space as well. Association Management Best Practices Takeaway.

Paradoxes in Association Management

Eric Lanke

In it, she wonders which members association staff should pay the most attention to: those most or those least actively engaged in the association's activities. Here I'm talking about "program" committees, those formed to help the association conduct its programs.

Our Most-Read Association Management Blog Posts of 2016

MembersClicks

The good news: When it comes to association management, there’s a lot of great content out there. The bad news: When it comes to association management, there’s a LOT of great content out there - sometimes, too much to keep track of!

7 Association Management Services You’ll Actually Use

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Association Management Association Executives Member Benefits Membership ManagementMost of us have accepted being overly busy as just another unfortunate fact of life today. Emails on your phone, meetings with staff and members halfway around the world, taking your laptop home from work, not quite getting to that extra member program you wanted to start.

The Top Customer Engagement Articles for the Week of February 28, 2016

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The Socious Top Ten for the Week of February 28, 2016. Association Management Social Business Customer EngagementEvery week we aim to make your life easier by compiling the best customer community articles of last week right here on our blog.

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What Do Your Customers Expect from You in 2016 & Beyond? A Guide Map

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Association Management Social Business Customer Engagement Customer ExperienceYour customers are logging into websites more frequently, signing up for new online services, and trying new apps every day.

The Best Customer Engagement Tips from the Week of February 21, 2016

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The Socious Top Ten for the Week of February 21, 2016. Association Management Customer Engagement SocialBusinessSocious has some great news! Call it a late new year’s resolution if you will, but we have decided to bring back the “Socious Top Ten”.

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What Will Association Management Software Look Like in 5 Years?

Socious

Download Your Free Report of 9 Consumer Trends That Affect Associations. But what does that mean for association management software? Download Your Free Report of 9 Consumer Trends That Affect Associations. It’s an exciting time in association management software.

The Best Customer Engagement Tips for the Week of March 13th, 2016

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Association Management Social Business Customer EngagementEvery week we aim to make your life easier by compiling the best customer engagement articles from around the web right here on our blog.

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The Top Online Community Management Tips for the Week of March 6th, 2016

Socious

Every week we aim to make your life easier by compiling the best community management articles from around the web right here on our blog. This week, our favorite articles focus on providing our readers with tips for online community management.

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Association Management Basics: Successful Leadership Transitions

Association Navigator

The transition to a new senior association executive presents a great opportunity for an organization to grow and innovate, but transitions that aren’t handled well can set an organization back for years Finzel says. Uncategorized Association Leadership Mobile New Orleans transitions

2016: An Association Blogging and Podcasting Odyssey

Spark Consulting

I’ve been blogging about association management since 2008 – and I was far from the first one into the pool. I remember participating in my first bloggercon at ASAE in a sunny plaza in San Diego in 2008, shortly after I’d launched Thanks For Playing, the precursor to the Spark blog, with about 30 other association professionals, sharing our thoughts about how to use this new platform to strengthen our industry and our community.

Which Association Learning Trends Predictions Came True in 2016?

WBT Systems

Which trends will be relevant to the associations attending ASAE Tech 16, looking to enhance or revise their learning technologies? Which association learning trends will still be important as we move forward into 2017? Learning Content Curation for Association Member Education.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2016 (Association Edition)

MembersClicks

Check out our 2016 holiday gift guide below! association management association leadership membership management Small Staff ChatterIt seems like December just started, and yet Christmas is only two weeks away! Where did the month (and year) go?!

5 Little-Known Secrets to Getting More Out of Your Association Management Software

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Training Chapter Management Membership Management Software AMS SoftwareAt this moment, you’re staring at a screen. You’re scrolling through this article on your smartphone, or your tablet, or your laptop. An hour ago, yesterday, and last week at this same time, chances are pretty good that you were also staring at a screen, taking advantage of technology to find information or get some work done.

MemberClicks’ Year in Review: Highlights from 2016

MembersClicks

Is it just us or did 2016 FLY by? In fact, here are some of our favorite moments and memories from 2016: association management small staff association membership management Small Staff ChatterWe can’t believe another year is almost gone.

My Top 5 Blog Posts of 2016

Eric Lanke

As we end another year, here's a look back at the five posts on this blog that received the most page views in 2016. In laying out the guidelines that govern our activities, I realize that only one term makes any sense--association management. Associations Books Read

Top Downloaded Membership Management Content of 2016

MembersClicks

If you follow our blog regularly, you probably know that we touch on a variety of topics - everything from remembering names at networking events to shopping for association management software. We were curious, so we checked our vault, and found the top downloaded content of 2016.

Why Associations Need to Take Back Control of Their Websites Today (And How to Do It)

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Member Benefits Marketing Strategy Association Management Services Membership Management SoftwareTry to count how many websites you visited yesterday. Or even today – just this morning. Do you know? Or have you already lost count?

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How to Address the 6 Biggest Problems in Engagement in Your Association

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Association Management Member Engagement Online Community ManagementWhen I was in high school I was invited to one of those coveted boy-girl parties. It was a friend’s birthday and she was making a big deal of everything, renting out an entire church hall for the event.

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An Association Management Company: What is it?

Association Adviser

If you haven’t spoken to or worked with an AMC lately, you may be surprised by the endless opportunities an AMC can provide to associations. The post An Association Management Company: What is it? Features AMC Association Management Company association staffing financial management management staffingFor more about this topic, click on the headline.

Questions to Ask When Hiring an Association Management Company

Association Adviser

Wendy Weiser, WJ Weiser and Associates. For small- and medium-sized associations, taking on new projects or initiatives often means taking on more work than your staff can reasonably handle. This can be a cost-effective option for associations that need an extra pair of qualified hands.

Can Associations Thrive in a Crowded Marketplace?

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Association Management Online Community Member Benefits Association TrendsWhen my family played Monopoly, whoever got those two blue properties (Park Place and Boardwalk) usually won.

4 Little-Known Services from Your AMS Software Vendor that Will Save You Time and Money

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Membership Management Association Management Services AMS SoftwareWhy is the image of a frazzled intern fetching coffee so ubiquitous?

How to Lead Your Association Through Difficult Times

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Association Management Association Executives Change ManagementWhen it rains, it pours. And man, is it pouring. It seems like every few hours we hear another piece of crummy news from the media, our friends, or our coworkers.

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How to Define, Track, and Increase Member Engagement [Webinar]

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Association Management Member Engagement SocialBusinessData from a recent report makes me think that there are a lot of executives that are losing sleep these days.

4 Steps to Assessing Your Membership Management Software Needs

Socious

In a less dramatic sense, if you’ve worked for an association or membership organization, selecting membership management software can feel the same way. Association Management Employee Productivity Membership Management Software

2016: The API’s Breakthrough Year?

Associations Now

Could APIs potentially be a revenue path for associations down the road? Here’s a fun fact you probably didn’t know about Visa or MasterCard: At different points in their history, the credit card processing giants were organized as associations.

3 Types of Association Members and How to Engage Them

Socious

Association Management Member Engagement Member Benefits Membership MarketingNovelists, marketers, and psychologists like to lump people into groups.

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Top Association Management Predictions for 2017

Membership Marketing

For the upcoming year, Aptify just released a report titled, Top Association Management Predictions for 2017. In 2017, membership will continue to be the glue that enhances networking, information distribution, and sales for associations.

4 Ways Association Executives Can Reduce Staff Stress

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Association Management Association Executives Employee ProductivityWhat costs employers $300 billion per year? Workplace stress.

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Modernize your association with an integrated, cloud-based solution.

YourMembership Blog

As associations evolve, they sometimes do not have the time or resources to think long term about scalable management software and business productivity solutions. Leverage mobile capabilities to access member information anytime, anywhere.

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The 5 Most Common Mistakes of Association Onboarding Programs

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Association Management Member Engagement Email CommunicationAh, the honeymoon stage. White sand beaches, a gentle breeze, drinks with the little tiny umbrellas. It’s great, until someone makes a mistake and overbooks your hotel or cancels your flight.

Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

The answer may lay in associations, according to Elizabeth Weaver Engel , chief strategist for Spark Consulting , and Shelly Alcorn , principal for Alcorn Associates Management Consulting , who just released, “ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm.”.

Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

The answer may lay in associations, according to Elizabeth Weaver Engel , chief strategist for Spark Consulting , and Shelly Alcorn , principal for Alcorn Associates Management Consulting , who just released, “ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm.”.