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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)?

Meetings 5.0: Five Ways to Improve Your Events

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This week I’m speaking on a panel at the New England Society of Association Executives Annual Meeting. And if you’re in the Boston area, swing by NE/SAE on Thursday and Friday the 16 th and 17 th.

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Winning Lessons from the World of Sports

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In Boston sports, these are “the good old days.” In honor of Boston sports, here’s what our four teams can teach associations: From the Red Sox: “Know your role.” When a ball is hit up the middle in baseball, you never see the shortstop and second basemen collide as they both go for it.

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Nonprofit: Just a Tax Status

Association Management

Here in Boston, we have some nonprofits that are pretty well run. Organizational Development Association Management Company

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Where have we been?

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Helped PCI SSC General Manager Stephen Orfei kick butt in his testimony before the House Financial Services Committee. Worked with the Boston Estate Planning Council on their annual Gala dinner. Association Management Companies

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The Association Scoreboard

Association Management

Every day, the Boston Globe sports section brings me a seemingly unending array of stats. Just like in sports, there’s no end to the statistics that you can look at, but here’s my top three gauges on the association dashboard.

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Changing Your Address or Responsible Party Could Get You in Hot Water with the IRS

Association Management

Better weather here in Boston. Association Management FinanceSpring brings so many good things. Spring training for baseball. And for me, as a financial expert, the fun of tax time. As our clients approach tax time, I typically get questions like, “What’s new with the IRS?”

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Lessons from The Boss

Association Management

His recent show in Boston was three and a half hours long, and included the 66 - year - old Springsteen crowd - surfing during " Hungry Heart " and simply never taking a break from the first song to the last. Association Management MeetingI love my job. And I love my family.

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Why These Four “P’s” Add Up to Successful Event Marketing

Association Management

Particularly when you consider that this photo represents the state of the art in computing the year that Kottler wrote his seminal textbook “Marketing Management.”. helps attendees feel that an event is more than just an association meeting—it’s a happening. Disastrous events.

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November 1963 Through the Lens of the Internet Age

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A critical break in the Boston Marathon bombing case came from the examination of footage from the cameras outside Lord and Taylor’s department store. Mobile Technology Association Management Company Experience Leadership Walk past a newsstand and you can’t escape it.

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Trust is key to success

Association Leaders

At CM Services we have six core values (values we believe allow us to achieve great partnerships with our associations and our employees). A friend (and association partner Board member) recently sent us the following story by Zig Ziglar. Several years ago the Forum Corporation of Boston, Massachusetts, conducted a study of two groups of salespeople. Association Management Companies CM Services Leadership Uncategorized Volunteerism

Perspective makes a difference!

SCD Group

And, so part of me is focused on this years World Series which pits the Cardinals against the American League champion Boston Red Sox (who happen to hold Spring Training about 6 miles from my new office!). So, what does this mean to association managers?

The Technological Divide: Leap or Fall?

Association Adviser

Tom Hubler is president of Hubler for Business Families and a founding member and Fellow of the Family Firm Institute in Boston, a professional organization serving the needs of family-owned businesses. appeared first on Association Adviser. Features Technology association management communication generations millennials technology Tom Hubler.

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news May edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Q & A with Gina Sutherland , director of education and events, California Society of Association Executives. A: As an education and events director for fellow association professionals, my tendency toward being an extreme learner is perhaps the best way I can better my industry.

What’s the difference between an AMS query and an AMS report?


One of the most befuddling concepts for new users of association management systems (AMS)—and customer relationship management (CRM) software too—is query vs. report. Updated from original March 2016 publication.

Friday Buzz: How McDonald’s Scored Big With Its Corporate Event

Associations Now

Also: An association management pro looks to his hometown sports teams for inspiration. Association management advice, courtesy of our Boston sports teams [link] #assnchat #redsox #bruins #patriots #celtics. Being Boston-based, it only makes sense that Virtual, Inc.,

Friday Buzz: What’s Separating Your Association From Younger Members?

Associations Now

One association marketing expert suggests that a value gap might be at play when it comes to getting younger members to join. Also: You gotta see what this snow sports association is doing at Fenway Park. It’s crazy,” Farrell told the Boston Herald.

Leveraging the Link Between Workplace Positivity and Productivity

Associations Now

The internet has made on-the-job distraction all the more easy, so how do association managers motivate their staff to stay on track? The post Leveraging the Link Between Workplace Positivity and Productivity appeared first on Associations Now

Have you written your Humanize review yet?


” Elizabeth Engel , Director, Marketing and Sponsorship, the National Association of Childrens’ Hospitals, Washington, DC. ” John Stepper , Managing Director, Deutsche Bank, New York City, NY. Yet we, too, struggle with language to describe the future of management.

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Member Services From Top Down to Local First

Associations Now

Michael Collins is a relative newbie when it comes to association management and leadership. Today, he’s 18 months into a job as chief marketing officer at the CFA Institute, a large global associations of investment professionals.

Is Association Technology at a Turning Point?

Associations Now

A recent deal in the association technology space raises some interesting questions about the state of the sector and what’s next. What’s holding associations and their vendors back, and what needs to happen to push things forward? The post Is Association Technology at a Turning Point?

Why wait for an Association's Monthly Newsletter?

SCD Group

When sharing information for your association’s members, why wait for a “Monthly Newsletter?”. I love ASAE’s digital Associations Now , the daily electronic newsletter providing valuable information for association professions.