6 Association Management Tips from Steve Jobs
OCTOBER 5, 2016
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.
What is Association Management?
JULY 13, 2016
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.
Association Management - FIX IT
OCTOBER 2, 2012
I'm starting to wonder if we, myself included, might be making the question "how do we move associations forward into the future" a little too complicated. That somehow we are flying our associations into a mountain we can't see. "It's really very simple Seth.
Why Did Socious Create a New Association Management Software Platform?
JUNE 1, 2016
Association Management Company News Membership Management Association TrendsSome people think we are crazy.
Association Management Software: Giving You Your Day Back
JULY 3, 2013
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.
Should You Consider an Association Management Company (AMC) in 2017?
JANUARY 9, 2017
If you’ve been in the association space for a while (or perhaps even just a short time), you’ve probably heard the term ‘AMC’ thrown around, which stands for association management company. And better yet, could it be a good fit for your association?
7 Association Management Services You’ll Actually Use
JUNE 2, 2016
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.
Association Management Lessons from Twinkpocalypse 2012
NOVEMBER 20, 2012
I wonder if there is a lesson here for associations. Later, they appreciated the fact that associations were there for them when they were down. I knew there would be a number of tribute videos on YouTube for the Twinkie. I just knew it.
Beware of Dogfooding in Association Management
JUNE 13, 2013
One of the things we struggle with in associations is the development of new programs and services. Just a fun video that everyone has already seen, but it''s totally worth a re-watch.
Association Management Alert - The EXODesk is Coming
JANUARY 14, 2013
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.
Association Management and Board Reports: “Done is Better Than Perfect
JULY 29, 2013
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.
Lessons in Association Management: How to Communicate Your Group’s Vision
NOVEMBER 27, 2013
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.
Rambling Thoughts About Association Management
MARCH 15, 2015
I posted all three presentations -- all topics valid for most association members -- on Slide Share. If I didn’t know better, it looked like an association event. Thus, this corporate-sponsored event competes with association conferences that the attendees could have attended.
Association Management - Building a Vision for Your Conference
FEBRUARY 13, 2011
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!)
Our Most-Read Association Management Blog Posts of 2016
DECEMBER 28, 2016
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!
5 Little-Known Secrets to Getting More Out of Your Association Management Software
AUGUST 22, 2016
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.
Creativity in Association Management - Are You the Roadblock?
OCTOBER 18, 2011
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.
7 vows to marry AMS tech and your association mission.
APRIL 12, 2017
Here’s a model to identify where your association management software comes up short and what to do if it does. Successful association management software is like a well-constructed wedding cake.
Nimble AMS is the First Salesforce Lightning Ready Association Management Software
JANUARY 18, 2017
This makes Nimble AMS the only Association Management Software that has met this certification. . The professional and trade associations that use Nimble AMS will have additional tools to help their staff be more productive and drive their mission forward faster. .
Introducing SocialLink mobile app to transform your member experience.
MARCH 9, 2017
It’s the association industry’s first online community and social mobile app built into an association management software. Your association membership is boosted by your members seeking credibility, professional development, competitive advantages and ways to give back.
Association Management Lessons from Harley Davidson
JULY 23, 2012
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).
Top Six Things to Look for in an Association Management Company
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
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.
The 10 Most Popular Member Engagement Articles of the Year
DECEMBER 17, 2015
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The Illusion of the Right Answer in Association Management
Smooth The Path
JULY 10, 2016
Overwhelming, ambiguous options plague associations. Smoothing the path to try something new at your association. The post The Illusion of the Right Answer in Association Management appeared first on Smooth The Path.
An AMS to optimize your association’s financial operations.
APRIL 6, 2017
We’ve been busy at YourMembership, enhancing our technology solutions to improve your association members’ experience, streamline your operations and processes, and help your organization grow. YourMembership’s AMS now integrated with QuickBooks Online and Great Plains.
True Professionalism at an Association Management Firm
JANUARY 16, 2013
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 Subculture: Innovation in Association Management
SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
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).
Accurate association member data drives better engagement + revenue.
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
Data management and data integrity is a demanding job for you and your association. Your association is only as good as your member data, and it’s a big task to keep it clean. Updated profile data is more than just getting current email address information.
The Mark of Cain on Association Management
Reid All About it
NOVEMBER 4, 2011
The last few nights I’ve watched news stories about Herman Cain and the National Restaurant Association (NRA). I can’t help thinking about the whole ugly situation through an association management lens. Imagine, instead of the NRA, this is your association.
4 steps to develop association member personas.
FEBRUARY 23, 2017
Let’s get personal with 1:1 association marketing. This is especially true for associations. The term “persona” may sound like highfalutin jargon.
Questions to Ask When Hiring an Association Management Company
MARCH 11, 2016
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.
Top Association Management Predictions for 2017
DECEMBER 2, 2016
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.
What My New Apple Watch Made Me Think About Standards Groups
JUNE 25, 2015
An association management company like Virtual can help. Association Management Association Management CompanyI love a new toy. That’s why I was so excited to get my Apple Watch last week.
3 Sports Cliches for Association Management
NOVEMBER 1, 2015
Ok, I admit it: I like sports and I recognize the lessons from sports can positively guide association executives. Three cliches can guide association professionals: 1. Lesson for Association executives: Keep improving. Lesson for Association executives: Don’t be defensive.
ASAE 13 Follow Up - Gaming in Association Management
AUGUST 26, 2013
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].
An Association Management Company: What is it?
MARCH 28, 2016
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.
Association Management - Simplicity + Volume Might Do the Trick
SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
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.
5 reasons everyone at your association needs to go to #Xperience17.
JANUARY 26, 2017
As an association leader, you have a great case for going to Xperience 2017. #leadership #inspiration #learning #innovation #technology – all in one place. It’s a chance to grow your skills in leadership.
4 Ways Association Executives Can Reduce Staff Stress
JULY 15, 2016
Association Management Association Executives Employee ProductivityWhat costs employers $300 billion per year? Workplace stress.
2015 Association Management Trends and Important News from YM
JANUARY 8, 2015
It’s only the first week of the New Year and we are already off to an exciting start as YourMembership proudly announced this week the acquisition of Digital Ignite and that we will be adding its Learning Management System to YM’s expanding suite of products. Membership Management