Thanks For Playing: Happy Birthday, America!

Thanks For Playing

Seeking community in associations since 2008. Happy Birthday, America! Association blogger and general troublemaker. Top association management Blogs. Process Killed the Association Star. Happy Birthday, America! Alltop Association Management. How to Manage Social Employees, Social Media at Events, and Car Talk. Association Subculture. Association Management Lessons from Harley Davidson. Association 141+.

Association Subculture: Diversity in Association Management - the.

Association Subculture

Diversity in Association Management - the Association Subculture Weighs In. I am not going to get into a huge discussion about race relations in America. Associations arent a particularly diverse workforce. I just interviewed 200 association executives in my most recent research project. We have to be free to raise issues in this association community which I believe truly values conversation. association. (25). innovation. (6).

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SCD Group: Chicken, Bus, Holland America & Associations: How do.

SCD Group

AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Chicken, Bus, Holland America & Associations: How do you treat your members? Last month, our Holland America (@HALcruises) tour bus broke down while we were driving the Top of the World highway (TOTWH) from Chicken, ALaska, to Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada. Holland Americas response with this unexpected delay made me think about how our associations treat members when the unexpected happens.

SCD Group: Do "Best Practices" prevent association innovation?

SCD Group

AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Do "Best Practices" prevent association innovation? This is an agricultural term defining that he was manager of an artificial breeding cooperative that provided bull semen so its members (dairy farmers) could artificially inseminate (AI) their cows. His response offered pretty good advice for associations: "If you are satisfied with what you have, cloning is great,” he said. Go Mobile Association.

Don’t Nickel-and-Dime Members: Ideas to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

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Associations have traditionally used membership “as an excuse to sell more stuff at discounted prices to members,” said Garth Jordan , senior vice president of corporate strategy at the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). Their new membership model includes unlimited access to certifications, online education, newsletters, industry analyses, and communities—the “ pay-to-play ‘extras’ in most association business models.”.

What would our Founding Father’s think of us now?

Association Leaders

However, associations are a major focus of my professional life and the main topic of my weekly blog. Associations (groups of people or companies with similar interests, similar professions or similar industries) are part of the backbone of America. In fact, trade associations are specifically excluded from a published list of types of organizations that can extend invitations to government employees. No America – you cannot do that anymore.

Happy Birthday to Us

Association Management

As we mark America’s birthday, there are a few other birthdays that the team at Virtual, Inc. We’ve had a good run, sticking to our roots as a technology-focused association management company. PICMG is a great example of a standard-setting organization that has never sat on its laurels and continues to bring innovation to market. Technology success of professional associations Association Management Company

From the Corner Office: Scott Wiley, CAE

Association Adviser

Scott Wiley, CAE, head of the Ohio Society of CPAs , and newly elected Chair of the ASAE board, shares his thoughts about advocacy, millennials, member engagement and the importance of financial literacy in an exclusive Association Adviser interview. . Associations advance America’s economic competitiveness through research and innovation agendas, workforce development initiatives and global thought leader communities. .

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Legal Issues That Are Important To Any International Strategy.

GlowGlobally

global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. « The Face of Innovation from the East. No question the world is shrinking as associations and non-profits are realizing the importance of looking outside the borders of North America for growth. An article appeared recently in the ASAE Association Law and Policy section e-newsletter by Jefferson C. Association Management. GrowGlobally.org.

Peace Sells.But Who's Buying - Association Membership?

Association Subculture

Peace Sells.But Whos Buying - Association Membership? Of the United States of America? And maybe its time associations did something about it. I really like the discussion that has been occurring on the topic of eliminating membership dues in associations. To read more check out these blog posts - RIP: Membership by Scott Briscoe from ASAEs Acronym and to prove the idea has been around for a while check out a great post from Jason Della Roca - Free Association.

Thanks For Playing: What I'm Reading

Thanks For Playing

Seeking community in associations since 2008. Uber, DC, and the innovation model versus the permission model. Labels: blog roundup , Copyblogger , Facebook , Harvard Business Review , innovation , Jason Lauritsen , Joe Gerstandt , life in DC , Mashable , Shelly Alcorn. Association blogger and general troublemaker. Top association management Blogs. Process Killed the Association Star. Happy Birthday, America! Alltop Association Management.

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Reaching Out To Global Markets Through Meetings & Events.

GlowGlobally

global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. « Where in the World are the Innovators? The following post was written by Ajay Bhojwani, MCI director of association management, consulting and congresses for MCI Middle East in Dubai and published in ASAE’s Global Link newsletter, July 2010. In an era of uncertainties, we are forced to think of innovative ways to tackle new obstacles every day of the week.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.27.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… . . If your board (or C-suite) hasn’t accepted the fact that your association must offer online education to your members and market, then you’ll want to read this post from WBT Systems.

Is Your Association at a Crossroads?

Association Adviser

Thanks to mobile, members are dictating their experience with associations, not the other way around. Jeff DeCagna , chief strategist of Principled Innovation , agreed you need to have a balance of both personality types on your staff and on your board. The 21st century [association] leader will have a skill set that is based on collaboration, listening and nurturing, rather than command and control. Innovation. Hank Berkowitz, Editor-in-Chief.

Association Subculture: Words Make Worlds - Part 6 - Advocacy vs.

Association Subculture

Godwin at Case Western - Positive Organization Development: Innovation-inspired Change in an Economy and Ecology of Strengths. This paper is a MUST READ for anyone interested in innovation in our association community. We often attempt to think innovatively while not recognizing the common terminology we use can work to block us in. I have long believed that associations have a critical role to play in any democratic system. association. (25).

SCD Group: 30 Marketing Tips for Associations: Highly Rated Ideas.

SCD Group

AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. 30 Marketing Tips for Associations: Highly Rated Ideas from ASAE12. At the ASAE annual meeting Sunday (8/12/12), five panelists from five accredited association management companies shared 30 Marketing Tips in the Social Media Age. Integrated Marketing #1 Step 1 Start with your desired outcomes (goal), your audience and your messages, then build your campaign via Association Management Center (AMC). #2

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ASAE Announces Passing of CEO John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE

Associations Now

The longtime association chief executive died over the weekend after a battle with cancer. Whatever our personal journeys have been—however we came to embrace associations as our life’s work—we can take great pride in the advancement of this profession. Graham was a transformative leader for ASAE and a mentor to many in the association community. Before joining ADA, Graham served the Boy Scouts of America for nine years.

Stronger by Association: AMR Management Services Announces.

AMR Management Services

AMR MANAGEMENT SERVICES. AMR Management Services Announces Acquisition of Drake & Company. 6, 2011) – AMR Management Services (AMR), a full-service association management company (AMC) serving national, regional and local client partners, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Drake & Company (DrakeCo), an accredited AMC based in Chesterfield, Mo. The combined company will be one of the 10 largest association management companies in the industry.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.13.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Looking forward. The Association Laboratory Research Alliance invites association executives to participate in the Looking Forward 2021 study. Ernie Smith, Associations Now ).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.20.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Your plans for the holiday season are probably like mine: feast. Tis the season to support your local food bank—you can find yours on this map from Feeding America (where you can also search by zip code). I love Alison Roman so imagine my delight when I see Samantha Whitehorne writing at Associations Now about meeting planning lessons based on Roman’s recent cookbook, Nothing Fancy.

Moving from Talk to Action on Diversity and Inclusion

GrowthZone

Association executives know that the Millennial generation, which will soon be the majority of our workforce and membership base, is the most diverse generation we’ve ever had in the US. We are also aware of the expanding number of studies showing that increased diversity and authentic inclusion produce more innovation, better decision-making, faster and more creative problem-solving, better outcomes, and an improved bottom line. SEE ALSO: How to Survey Association Members.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.16.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… If your association plans to get a new association management system (AMS) in the next few years, or you want to learn more about AMS selection and implementation, or you just have an abnormal interest (hello!) Teri Carden, founder of ReviewMyAMS , puts on an enlightening and enjoyable event for association execs, AMS providers, consultants, and uncategorizable people like me.

Personal Creativity Tips from Disney

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Gert Garman, Global Creative Development Manager for Disney, visited my local Triangle chapter of the American Marketing Association last week to share Disney’s secrets to innovation. I’ve been thinking about creativity a lot because it’s ASAE’s Innovation Talks Week in the association management world. Maybe that’s why I became a restaurant manager after college. When will the rest of America figure that out?

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Public Relations Society Eyes New Strategy Framework

Associations Now

In its new three-year framework, the Public Relations Society of America doubles down on collaborations and thought leadership as it aims to better serve its member base—one it hopes to grow in the years ahead. More members, better professional development, and stronger thought leadership: The Public Relations Society of America has some big plans for the years ahead. “PRSA is changing in an energetic, innovative way and this strategic plan captures that shift.

Thanks For Playing: We Are STILL Doing It That Way

Thanks For Playing

Seeking community in associations since 2008. Ive been thinking a lot about the long-term prospects of associations recently. For those of you who arent familiar with it, a group of "Five Independent Thinkers" (whose names you probably recognize) got together in 2007 to address the pressing need for change in associations. Manage. I think most associations are now involved in social media at least to some degree, even if not very effectively. Association 141+.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.22.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… New member onboarding. Does your association have a new member onboarding, orientation or welcoming program? Steve Cernak at the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section took their conference from in-person to virtual in one month —slackers! It’s exciting to see associations move so quickly. Host: Mariner Management. Jeff Cobb, Managing Director, Tagoras.

Thanks For Playing: What I'm Reading

Thanks For Playing

Seeking community in associations since 2008. Dealing with the pain of innovation. Labels: Acronym , Barbara Ehrenreich , blog roundup , branding , Copyblogger , Eric Lanke , Harvard Business Review , innovation , John Haydon , PRSA , Shelly Alcorn. Association blogger and general troublemaker. Top association management Blogs. Process Killed the Association Star. Happy Birthday, America! Alltop Association Management.

Thanks For Playing: Get Your Ideas Here!

Thanks For Playing

Seeking community in associations since 2008. Theyre an opportunity to learn from other association professionals and share your knowledge. The program mixes professional development, networking with peers, and great conversation in the association community. What’s Your Association’s “O” Strategy? Making it Rain: How to Drive Non-Dues Revenue with Michele Klecha, Club Managers Association of America and Scott Oser, Scott Oser Associates.

Thanks For Playing: Sections Instead of Breakouts

Thanks For Playing

Seeking community in associations since 2008. On the one hand, associations want to recognize the expertise and knowledge our members hold and give them a platform to shine and a chance to share that knowledge and expertise with their peers. Labels: call for presentations , conferences , innovation. An expert would deliver material and a facilitator (a different person - with no bias) would manage discussion. Association blogger and general troublemaker.

Why Tech Marks the Spot When it Comes to Meeting Planning

Associations Now

Meeting planners are turning to cities that are attracting new business sectors and investing in innovation. You have a choice: You can hold your conference in a city that is building a culture of innovation in a bid to attract startups and cutting-edge industry, or one that’s not. Meetings and conventions are a part of this innovation mix. 1 in Canada—and 15th in the world—for business and technology innovation.

Thanks For Playing: A Recipe for Social Media ROI

Thanks For Playing

Seeking community in associations since 2008. The metrics are confusing - there often arent a lot of up front costs, doing it well requires a significant time investment (and most of our organizations dont properly allocate staff costs), and its hard to know how to place a precise dollar figure value on a members increased sense of connection to an association. Association blogger and general troublemaker. Top association management Blogs. Association 141+.

What is an Association Executive’s Depth?

Association Success

There are five key attributes to being a successful and effective association executive. In North America and Europe, I have long known that there is a professional term called, “association executive”. At that PCAAE launch, I asked the over 200 participants from different associations in the country who amongst them used the term, “association executive” when writing about their work and, not to my surprise, only one stood up!

Can associations keep pace in the tech race?

Aaron Wolowiec

This month’s guest blog post is adapted from an original by Hank Berkowitz , moderator in chief of Association Adviser eNews. Hank Berkowitz, moderator in chief of Association Adviser eNews. About 60 percent of respondents to our latest unscientific reader poll said they’ve encountered more surprises in technology over the past 12 months than in any other area of association management.

Thanks For Playing: Why Are We Still Doing Annual Performance.

Thanks For Playing

Seeking community in associations since 2008. Labels: innovation , management , professional development , staff development. Association blogger and general troublemaker. Top association management Blogs. Process Killed the Association Star. Happy Birthday, America! Alltop Association Management. How to Manage Social Employees, Social Media at Events, and Car Talk. Association Subculture. Association 141+.

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Thanks For Playing: Always the Last to Know: KDP

Thanks For Playing

Seeking community in associations since 2008. Association blogger and general troublemaker. Top association management Blogs. Process Killed the Association Star. Happy Birthday, America! Alltop Association Management. How to Manage Social Employees, Social Media at Events, and Car Talk. Association Subculture. Association Management Lessons from Harley Davidson. Association Advocacy Chick.

Thanks For Playing: Friday Top 5

Thanks For Playing

Seeking community in associations since 2008. Association blogger and general troublemaker. Top association management Blogs. Process Killed the Association Star. Happy Birthday, America! Alltop Association Management. How to Manage Social Employees, Social Media at Events, and Car Talk. Association Subculture. Association Management Lessons from Harley Davidson. Association Advocacy Chick.

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Thanks For Playing: Always the Last to Know: Kickstarter

Thanks For Playing

Seeking community in associations since 2008. Association blogger and general troublemaker. Top association management Blogs. Process Killed the Association Star. Happy Birthday, America! Alltop Association Management. How to Manage Social Employees, Social Media at Events, and Car Talk. Association Subculture. Association Management Lessons from Harley Davidson. Association Advocacy Chick.

Thanks For Playing: Friday Top 5

Thanks For Playing

Seeking community in associations since 2008. Association blogger and general troublemaker. Top association management Blogs. Process Killed the Association Star. Happy Birthday, America! Alltop Association Management. How to Manage Social Employees, Social Media at Events, and Car Talk. Association Subculture. Association Management Lessons from Harley Davidson. Association Advocacy Chick.

Thanks For Playing: The Mom Test

Thanks For Playing

Seeking community in associations since 2008. Association blogger and general troublemaker. Top association management Blogs. Process Killed the Association Star. Happy Birthday, America! Alltop Association Management. How to Manage Social Employees, Social Media at Events, and Car Talk. Association Subculture. Association Management Lessons from Harley Davidson. Association Advocacy Chick.

Thanks For Playing: Always the Last to Know: The PT Pen

Thanks For Playing

Seeking community in associations since 2008. So if youve been reading The Back of the Napkin for the association chat book club, youre probably all jazzed about the concept if expressing ideas with hand-drawn pictures. Association blogger and general troublemaker. Top association management Blogs. Process Killed the Association Star. Happy Birthday, America! Alltop Association Management. Association Subculture.