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.

Paradoxes in Association Management

Eric Lanke

Last week I tweeted this post by Amanda Kaiser of the Smooth the Path blog. 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. Associations Leadership

Our Most-Read Association Management Blog Posts of 2016

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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!

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.

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).

Association Management Lessons from Twinkpocalypse 2012

Association Subculture

Harvard Business Review published a smart blog entitled, " The Day Twinkies Became Cool Again ," that examines the relationship between brands and how we can still stay hooked to them even when they become irrelevant. I wonder if there is a lesson here for associations.

Association Subculture: Diversity in Association Management - the.

Association Subculture

Diversity in Association Management - the Association Subculture Weighs In. Associations arent a particularly diverse workforce. I just interviewed 200 association executives in my most recent research project. I respect everyone involved in this particular little controversy and nobody in their right mind would think that any one of them has done anything intentional or isnt somehow vested in changing the composition of our associations. association. (25).

Association Subculture: Lessons for Association Management from.

Association Subculture

Lessons for Association Management from South Park Creators. What could we do with this pattern if we put it into our association culture? What they describe is certainly what I associate with The Book of Mormon. I often think about how to manage/facilitate the "in between" in learning experiences, be it a conference or an individual workshop. It is such a simple but powerful device for building intention into what your association does.

The Waning Days of Leadership in Association Management

Association Subculture

The Waning Days of Leadership in Association Management. But one more blog post about the nature of leadership and Im going to hurl. Think of a time when accusations regarding perceived leadership "vacuums" in your association were bandied about. association. (25).

Association Subculture: Association Management - Branding Efforts.

Association Subculture

Association Management - Branding Efforts Gone Wrong. If the first step your association takes in a re-branding initiative is to call a graphic design firm, you are making a huge mistake. This is a deep dive into who you are as an association. association. (25).

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.

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!)

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.

Association Management - Truthiness and Lies, Lies, Lies

Association Subculture

Association Management - Truthiness and Lies, Lies, Lies. Or maybe an admission in a conference registration brochure that says, "Our association focuses on community but we dont always get it right. Labels: association , marketing , transparency. association. (25).

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.

Best 2014 Blogs from Our Association and Alliance Management Company

Association Management

And we’ve really begun to make headway as a technology-focused alliance management company—capable of supporting open-source technology associations , standard-setting alliances, and IoT consortia, in addition to our other practice areas. Happy New Year!

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Guest blog: Beyond the RFP.

YourMembership Blog

by Erin Fuller, FASAE, CAE, President | MCI USA Association Management & Consulting & Member | AMCI’s Board of Directors. The email came out of the blue, from a really strong association executive that I interviewed a few months back who wasn’t the right fit for the professional society leadership role I tried to fill. Now, the association he still served in a senior position decided to explore the AMC option, and he was put in charge of identifying the right fit.

4 readings for association management

SCD Group

By Shannon Neeser via Allee blog When you’re a small business and don’t have a highly recognizable brand already established, a tagline is a great way to let people know who you are and what you’re all about. That last item may not be your top-of-mind association, but the truth is that the agricultural industry, though under the radar, comes up with fresh, forward-thinking campaigns. of associations have a plan in place to engage the next generation.

Association Management Gen Xer Meme - Right Here, Right Now

Association Subculture

Association Management Gen Xer Meme - Right Here, Right Now. I entered the association workforce and found myself surrounded for the most part with Boomers. I started meeting other executives and association professionals who were/are in my age group. association. (25).

Seven Snowy Lessons in Association Management : Off Stage

Off Stage

7, 2012 - Seven Snowy Lessons in Association Management. But the association manager in me never is quiet. Permanent Link View more entries tagged with: Association Management , Emergency Plan. 7, 2012 - RE: Seven Snowy Lessons in Association Management.

Association Basics: Blogging Tips for Non-Writers

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association management member engagement Small Staff ChatterFor some people, writing comes naturally and effortlessly. But for others, it can feel more like nails on a chalkboard. Fret not! If you’ve always described yourself as a “non-writer,” let’s change the script. Take a look at these four basic tips to get you started on writing for your industry and becoming a thought leader!

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Kids Skate Free: Association-Managed Cause Marketing Campaign

SCD Group

Kids Skate Free represents a great example of a locally-initiated, association-managed cause marketing campaign that benefits a struggling industry. It demonstrates how associations can use cause marketing to enhance their members while benefitting a cause.

Unclogging Your Blog

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Membership Software Association Management Software. Associations. Management Team. YourMembership.com Blog. Unclogging Your Blog. Eighty-percent of companies (who start blogs) never post more than five blog entries. Abandon ship and simply leave the blog out there as a reminder of their own lack of follow-through, manpower and/or strategy. What is so incapacitating about a blog? Before growing tired of your blog consider: .

Reviewing Association Management Products : Off Stage

Off Stage

4, 2009 - Reviewing Association Management Products. One of the services I think can help Realtor AEs as well as other association managers of my non-profit clients is a product review site. RSS Blog Feed. Financial Management. Managing Volunteers.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Get It in Writing

Observations on Association Management

XYZ Association Treasurer Joe Jones has instructed staff to sell all remaining shares of Microsoft owned by XYZ Association. The reason for the sale is to generate funds to purchase a new state-of-the-art membership management system for the Association.".

CMI's Association Management Blog: Connections

Observations on Association Management

She has been active with one of our client associations and was president of that association a few years back. In addition to her service as president of that association, she was the driving force for forming another organization, an organization dedicated to fostering mentoring among women to help members find their strengths and empowering them to use those strengths. Ive been in association management for long enough to know thats what its all about.

CMI's Association Management Blog: The Contemplative Sciences

Observations on Association Management

Association management is, in and of itself, an odd profession (if, indeed, it is a profession, which I question). When one is employed as a direct staff member of an association, one becomes engaged in a business in which financial profit takes a back seat to many other objectives. Instead of focusing ones energy on that one bright target.profit.ones objectives in an association management environment are spread over several targets. Challenge Management, Inc.

My Top 5 Blog Posts of 2018

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 2018. In laying out the guidelines that govern our activities, I realize that only one term makes any sense--association management. Associations Books Read

Seven Keys to Running a Successful Meeting

Association Leaders

Meetings are necessary to achieve consensus – especially in associations. should be a facilitator, not a dictator This is very important and is often a difference between for profit corporate leaders and successful association leaders. See our blog on achieving consensus for more information. If you follow these seven simple steps your meetings will be efficient and will lead to successes for your association.

Blogging Elsewhere: August 2011

Reid All About it

While the association community flies this weekend to St. On my Grabbing the Gusto blog, there are three new chicken recipes to check out – blueberry chipotle , Milanese and rosemary walnut. Meaty Blog Posts. Be the Host with the Most: Twitter Chats for Associations.

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.

Golf Offers Lessons for Association Management

SCD Group

Now that I’ve “taken up” golf and have done some consulting work for golf course superintendents, I’ve discovered that golf and associations share common issues. See more details at my January 3rd blog: Golf’s Multi-Generational Marketing Efforts Suggest 7 Questions for Associations. Now, let’s focus on similar challenges for associations. Think back to the first time you attended an association event (not as a staffer).

CMI's Association Management Blog: Seizing Opportunities vs.

Observations on Association Management

My association management company is almost always actively seeking new clients, both associations seeking full-service management and organizations looking for help managing or executing programs. In the case of my company, our business model is to make the best strategic use of our staffs talents in furthering the objectives of our client associations. Many associations are not looking for the kinds of talents we bring to the table.

Membership Database Selection Blog Series

Wild Apricot

One of the issues facing small membership organizations identified in our Blog Reader Survey was finding ways to better manage membership databases. So in response, we’re creating a blog series to help organizations identify your membership database requirements; understand the various options available; and help you determine the best solution for your specific needs.(

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CMI's Association Management Blog: Everybody Knows

Observations on Association Management

Some of the brightest board members and association executives Ive ever worked with make it a point to keep members thoroughly "in the loop," even risking telling them more than they wanted to know.just to be sure members have every opportunity to know whats being talked about, whats being decided, and how to make their views known if they disagree with decisions being made on their behalf. Challenge Management, Inc. Search This Blog. Return to Challenge Management Website.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Training for Performance

Observations on Association Management

Occasionally, I will use this blog to admit guilt. Suffice it to say that a lack of adequate training can be cataclysmic to an association. Challenge Management, Inc. Search This Blog. Return to Challenge Management Website. Previous Posts on this Blog. About Challenge Management. Challenge Management, Inc. Challenge Management, Inc. CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

101st Blog Posting – Am I a Good Communicator?

Association Leaders

It’s hard to believe this is my 101st blog posting – but it is. When I first began this blog, I was unsure and a little fearful. I thought blogging would become an important communications vehicle and I thought it might be a way to connect with people I otherwise might not have the fortune of connecting with. Typically this blog focuses on leadership issues. Association Management Companies CM Services Leadership Uncategorized Volunteerism

Association Management Lessons from the Public Sector : Off Stage

Off Stage

3, 2010 - Association Management Lessons from the Public Sector. Often the public sector is motivated by consensus building, not problem solving—and thats a problem thats common in membership associations as well. RSS Blog Feed. Financial Management.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Thinking Across Time in.

Observations on Association Management

Experienced association executives, as well as less-experienced but no less committed people who are relatively new to the field, frequently talk about what it takes to be "successful" in association management. My first reaction to the question usually is that the success of an individual generally depends on the collective intelligence of the boards with which they work.the smarter the board, the more likely the association executive will be successful.

Transparency in Association Management : Off Stage

Off Stage

20, 2009 - Transparency in Association Management. and the accompanying issues are affecting government policy and workings, and – by extension – what lessons we, as association managers, can learn from what’s happening in Washington. RSS Blog Feed.