Compare Association Management Software Platforms


Could an Association Management Software (AMS) solution be the answer to the inefficiencies that plague your association? This article will help you evaluate ten association software options. What is Association Management Software (AMS)? In a nutshell, an AMS provides membership-based organizations an all-in-one member management system. Association Software 10 1. Popular Association Software Platforms. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Federation of China Trade Associations & Chambers of Commerce CEO to present on “Future Trends for Chinese Associations” at ASAE in Atlanta


On August 4, from 3:15-4:30pm, ASAE welcomes Mr. Liu Youqian, the CEO of Federation of China Trade Associations & Chambers of Commerce, to speak about the “Future Trends for Chinese Associations” at the ASAE Annual Meeting in Atlanta. If your association is interested in establishing or growing your business in China market make plans to attend this session. Discover the role of Chinese associations in the development of their meeting industry.


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ASAE 13 Follow Up - Gaming in Association Management

Association Subculture

My interview with Personify about my session at ASAE 13 in Atlanta, GA - [link]. 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.

SCD Group: Build for the Future: Expand the reach of your.

SCD Group

AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Build for the Future: Expand the reach of your associations convention content. This Tweet grabbed my attention: SHRM Atlanta 2: Malcolm Gladwell on Why Millennials Are So Very Different. Second, because it is a great example of the power of content marketing for association conferences. It showcases your association beyond your membership. Great job SHRM-Atlanta. Reverse Mentoring and Associations.

How Birthday Cake and Reserved Parking Spots Can Increase Productivity

Association Adviser

Knowing your employees on an individual basis is the only way to know how to manage and recognize their accomplishments effectively. Whether it is a new employee’s first time achieving a certain sales goal, a veteran marketer recording the highest attendee registration at a trade show, or a manager’s successful direction of an important project, letting employees know that their hard work is appreciated will encourage them to continue to achieve. Tara Ericson, Naylor.

Integrated Marketing in the Digital Era

SCD Group

I’m facilitating an awesome panel focused on marketing in the digital era at the ASAE annual meeting in Atlanta this Monday afternoon (8/5). The panel of four top association marketing executives at association management companies includes: Russ Lemieux, Group Vice President, Kellen Company. Laura Davis, CAE, Director, Marketing & Membership, Association Management Center. Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) #5 AHH… Tweet Success!

Can Disruptive Innovation Benefit Associations?

SCD Group

Associations representing industries or professions should be scanning the environment to discover any disruptive innovations that might impact that industry or profession. Interestingly, Topgolf management views their centers as a means to help turn the corner of “regular golf.” You have to go to Atlanta or Dallas (or another major city) to find a building that has all these pieces." Yes, HeadPinz and TopGolf are NOT associations.

Summer Update

Moving through the Association World

Earlier this year I stepped in to Chair the Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executive’s Education Committee. Part of that was implementing a new policy/document management system. Formalizing our processes through a policy management software has been good for us, but it has been work both in implementation and practice. Earlier this month I headed out to Atlanta for the ASAE Annual Meeting. Atlanta was a great host and the conference was top-notch.

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ASAE Concludes First-Ever Hybrid 2021 ASAE Annual Meeting


More than 500 attendees participated in the in-person Pop-UPs, hosted by the Atlanta CVB; Visit Charlotte; Choose Chicago; Destination Cleveland; Experience Columbus; Visit Dallas; Destination DC; Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB: Discover The Palm Beaches; and Discover Puerto Rico. Atlanta CVB.

The Glamourous Life

Eric Lanke

I've been traveling on business since I started my career in association management -- twenty-four years now. It was Atlanta, if memory serves. It's just the way the work gets done. + + + This post first appeared on Eric Lanke's blog , an association executive and author. Associations LeadershipThose of you who are seasoned travelers, you might want to skip this one.

Why Attend An Association Convention?

SCD Group

If you are like a lot of associations, you have a significant number of “aging Boomers” attending your annual convention. Well, I’m in Atlanta attending another annual meeting of ASAE: the Center for Association Leadership. This gives me a chance to share my thinking because it is probably similar to the thought process your members go through when deciding whether to attend your association’s annual conference.

How to Produce Association Rock Stars for 100 Years and Beyond

Association Adviser

Wendy Kavanagh, Georgia Society of Association Executives. The Georgia Society of Association Executives is celebrating its 100 th anniversary this year. Association Adviser: GSAE has existed for 100 years this year. What are some of the biggest accomplishments the association has achieved in the past 100 years? Kavanagh : GSAE, along with other societies of association executives around the country, has made big strides in professionalizing association management.

Recent Changes in UAE Laws Expand Association Business Opportunity


Until recently, if you wanted to open your own commercial operation as an association in the Middle East you were treated like any for-profit corporation. Local UAE officials began to see they could achieve a stronger position among the world’s association community by lowering barriers to establishing regional HQ nonprofit operations in Dubai to serve the UAE, GCC and MENA. An opportunity to be part of the Dubai association and corporate community. Attending ASAE in Atlanta?

Synergy in the Boardroom: From Chaos to High Functioning

SCD Group

Guest Post by Russ Lemieux, Kellen Company Description of the Organization: The Research Chefs Association is a 2,000 member professional society of chefs and food scientists working in R&D in food industry. The Problem: Early in its existence, the association was served well by a very entrepreneurial Board of Directors. Although the association had a strategic plan, association programs were developed and managed in silos with little or no mapping to the organization’s mission.

Thinking and thriving

Aaron Wolowiec

As I wrote last week, this month I’ll be exploring some shifts in association management that some might say are extreme. After serving as an association executive for more than 10 years, De Cagna launched his company in 2002 to challenge association boards, CEOs and executives to build their organizations to thrive in an uncertain future. Simply doing more of what your association has always done definitely is the wrong answer,” De Cagna said. “It

Association Leadership: Stepping Into Chairs Role

SCD Group

Guest Post by Russ Lemieux, The Kellen Company Name of Association: International Transportation Industry Trade Organization Description of Organization: 400 member companies, including transportation companies and vendor companies; 50% based in the US, 25% in Europe and 25% in Asia and South America. These are largely middle management professionals and the culture of the industry is that they change responsibilities and jobs frequently.

Members Were My Mentors: Building Consensus Among the Folks Who Build

Association Adviser

After more than three decades at the helm of various AGC chapters, Michael Dunham, CEO of the Associated General Contractors of Georgia, Inc. Association Adviser: Mike, tell us a little about AGC Georgia. We’re the leading, statewide professional trade association representing 550 top commercial construction companies industry in Georgia. I knew very little about running an association. AA: What do you like best about working in the association world?

Is Your Association at a Crossroads?

Association Adviser

Cain, a former corporate lawyer and negotiations consultant who delivered the opening keynote presentation at the ASAE 2013 Annual Meeting & Expo in Atlanta, said that American business and American culture—even parents of young American children—tend to value extroverted personalities more than introverted personalities. Thanks to mobile, members are dictating their experience with associations, not the other way around. Hank Berkowitz, Editor-in-Chief.