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

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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.

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17 Popular Association Management Software (AMS) Options

Wild Apricot Blog

If you’d like to know more about how association management software can save your association time and money, read on. Association-Management-Softwarwe amsI’ll explain exactly what it is, what to consider when evaluating options, and 17 of the most popular options to choose from.

Association Management - FIX IT

Association Subculture

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?

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

The Heart Rending Truth About Association Management

Association Subculture

association membership mission vision Sloe gin, sloe gin Tryin'' the wash away the pain inside Well I''m sick and I''m all done in I''m standing in the rain And I feel like I''m gonna die. I''m so damn lonely, ain''t even high.

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.

Association Management Lessons from Twinkpocalypse 2012

Association Subculture

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.

Should You Consider an Association Management Company (AMC) in 2017?

MembersClick

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?

Beware of Dogfooding in Association Management

Association Subculture

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

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.

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.

Rambling Thoughts About Association Management

SCD Group

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.

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 - 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!)

Our Most-Read Association Management Blog Posts of 2016

MembersClick

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!

The Law of Probability and Association Management

Smooth The Path

Related: Change-ready associations exhibit these signs. Is it Day 1 or Day 2 for associations? 5 Skills association staff need. The post The Law of Probability and Association Management appeared first on Smooth The Path. Why do some guys get all the girls?

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.

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.

Nimble AMS is the First Salesforce Lightning Ready Association Management Software

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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. .

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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).

7 vows to marry AMS tech and your association mission.

YourMembership Blog

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.

Introducing SocialLink mobile app to transform your member experience.

YourMembership Blog

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.

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.

The 10 Most Popular Member Engagement Articles of the Year

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10 keys to creating and growing a customer service culture at your organization.

YourMembership Blog

What does a culture of accountability look like at your association or nonprofit? Here’s a guest blog article from Abila‘s Director of Client Success Jessica Lane who answers the question. As we have seen, time and time again, word of mouth can make or break a company’s reputation.

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 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).

The Illusion of the Right Answer in Association Management

Smooth The Path

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.

6 basics of member re-engagement: Part 2.

YourMembership Blog

This is the second of a two-part series from Real Magnet looking at best practices for re-engaging your association members. In March, we shared the first three basic best practices for re-engaging your association members.

The Mark of Cain on Association Management

Reid All About it

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.

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.

Accurate association member data drives better engagement + revenue.

YourMembership Blog

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.

An AMS to optimize your association’s financial operations.

YourMembership Blog

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.

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.

4 steps to develop association member personas.

YourMembership Blog

Let’s get personal with 1:1 association marketing. This is especially true for associations. The term “persona” may sound like highfalutin jargon.

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].

3 Sports Cliches for Association Management

SCD Group

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.

What My New Apple Watch Made Me Think About Standards Groups

Association Management

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.

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.