Engage Your Membership with Social Technology [Case Study]

Higher Logic

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) was ready to take member engagement to the next level. As its member base grew, the association needed to adjust member communications to match. Bringing association executives together.

Data Informs Decisions: ASAE and Association Analytics Aim to Predict Engagement [Case Study]

Higher Logic

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) uses multiple systems—AMS, email marketing, and online community, among others—to collect member data, but it couldn’t compare or analyze valuable member activity across systems. The Future of Association Data is a Culture Shift.

Management Case Study : Off Stage

Off Stage

12, 2010 - Management Case Study. Our Committee has been meeting for a year to discuss revisions to our association website. An open house program for the association was, after all, an idea the group theoretically discarded. ” AE means Association Enforcer ?

Part Two: The Interim AE--A Case Study : Off Stage

Off Stage

16, 2011 - Part Two: The Interim AE--A Case Study. I hate leaving the association high and dry, but." To make matters worse, the association was in the middle of a strategic planning activity. How would the association replace his knowledge and leadership?

21st Century Collaboration in Action: The Path To Belgium’s First AMC

SocialFish

Guest post by Marc Mestdagh, ceo 2Mpact, Executive Director of BSAE (Belgian Society of Association Executives) – follow him at @2Mpact. Imagine discovering a business model to provide professional services for associations. Case Study

The World of Opportunities for AMCs: A YM Perspective

YourMembership Blog

We are proud to be the Platinum Sponsor for AMCi, because Association Management Companies (AMCs) have always been an important part of our success. It was our opinion that these associations were in the greatest need of the help the technology we were building could provide.

AE on the Verge: Fire Up that Laminating Machine

AE on the Verge

Association management, meetings and mania. At a training session this week, 3-4 sentence case studies were printed on laminated index cards. Id never seen case studies laminated. Association Executive, seasoned, more well rounded than anyone thinks.

Back to basics: Education programs

Aaron Wolowiec

I recently facilitated two sessions on meeting planning and professional development for the Michigan Society of Association Executive’s (MSAE) Academy of Association Management. Significant percentages of association memberships attend annual meetings or trade shows.

The Hourglass Blog: What's Your Innovation Readiness? Part 1

The Hourglass Blog

Regular readers of The Hourglass Blog know that Im chairing the Innovation Task Force for the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. So, when it comes to assessing the innovation readiness of your association, we believe there are three basic questions you need to ask yourself.

Was Machiavelli Right? Are the Best Leaders Situational or Steadfast?

Association Leaders

However, over the years I have met many people whom I would characterize as “Machiavellian” – incorporating the values (or lack thereof) described by Machiavelli in his work ‘The Prince’ So the writer of the article makes his claim that Machiavelli’s theories are alive and well today in leaders who practice “realism” or “situational leadership” He goes on to describe a study he conducted of business school students.

Blockchain for Associations

Spark Consulting

In the spring of 2018, I had the opportunity to attend one of my favorite conferences in the association year: digitalNOW. Two things quickly became apparent to me: one, it was an emerging trend associations should pay attention to and two, nobody seemed to really understand it all that well.

A Lesson in Staying Relevant from America’s Independent Bookstores

MembersClicks

But here’s an interesting case study: Between 1995 and 2000, the number of independent bookstores in America, unsurprisingly, plummeted. association management Small Staff ChatterTechnology is constantly changing how we live our lives. We can order products online and expect them on our doorstep no more than two days later. We can purchase and pick up groceries without ever having to go in a store.

Thanks For Playing: Reaching Detente With Your Chapters

Thanks For Playing

Seeking community in associations since 2008. One of the truisms of association management is that national/chapter relationships are often.fraught. The national wants to switch to an "account executive" model, dividing the country into regions and locating a regional chapter support manager in each of them. In this case study, why not exempt those chapters with staff of their own from the account executive support unless they wish to have it?

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Association Growth Strategy: 6 Tech Tools to Drive Member Recruitment + Retention

Higher Logic

For associations focusing on strategically attracting new members (and keeping them engaged for the long haul), it’s important to package your tech stack for ample growth and retention. Barb Boggs, Events & Volunteer Relations Manager, Grant Professionals Association.

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Dueling Boards for One Nonprofit: Would You Do this for Your Association?

SCD Group

As an association professional, I think the organizational structure unveiled about “vital big five” St. Louis Zoo-Museum District represents a case study on how NOT to structure organizations. SCD Group association management Race for Relevance St.

Where are the YPs?

Spark Consulting

Associations Now recently profiled an initiative by the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association focused on exactly this: recruiting young people into the industry. I’d guess that PHCC and my client aren’t the only associations struggling with this.

3 Add-on Tools to Drive Association Revenue + Amplify Member Engagement

Higher Logic

Is your association leveraging technology to its fullest potential? You can elevate the success of your online community and marketing automation activities by integrating solutions that fuel long-term engagement , like data collection, mobile apps, and volunteer management programs.

Recruit the Whole Person

Spark Consulting

Last week, I was teaching the volunteer management course for ASAE’s Association Management Week with the smart and talented Andrea Rutledge (Executive Director of the National Architectural Accrediting Board), and she and I got chatting about membership recruitment. What they discovered in all cases was that the Decision to Join was not an individual one. In short, “that’s nice, but doesn’t reflect the reality of my association.”

The Perfect Storm

Spark Consulting

Over the next week, I’ll be blogging about and sharing excerpts from The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm , the eighth white paper in the ongoing Spark collaborative series. We also share case studies of organizations doing excellent work preparing their audiences for the future of employment: HR Certification Institute. Maryland Association of CPAs. National Association of Licensed Practical Nurses.

Reaching Out To Global Markets Through Meetings & Events.

GlowGlobally

global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. As an association, where funds are prudently spent, it is important to invest in the right strategy that would allow you to grow. Case Studies. Association Management.

Build a Journey to Yes Using Marketing Automation

.orgCommunity

You can strengthen anecdotal information with research such as member needs surveys, white papers and case studies. Mine the invaluable data in your association management system. Personas are the characters in your association’s story.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.23.16

Reid All About it

The tools to minimize time and maximize impact are housed in your association management system (AMS) and learning management system (LMS). Learn how hybrid meetings and virtual events can benefit associations and how to monetize them. Host: ASAE Association Career HQ.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.4.16

Reid All About it

If your organization offers professional development for the association community, please send me the link via email or Twitter. General Counsel, National Association for the Education of Young Children. Registration is limited to association CEOs and team members they bring along.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.4.16

Reid All About it

If your organization offers professional development for the association community, please send me the link via email or Twitter. General Counsel, National Association for the Education of Young Children. Registration is limited to association CEOs and team members they bring along.

3 Topics for Medical Society Execs to Watch

Web Courseworks Associations

The medical society and association landscape is ever-changing. We turn to the American Association of Medical Society Executives to learn from leaders in this space and hear their experiences adopting to change. Trucil, MA, MPH , Communications Manager, American Geriatrics Society.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.14.16

Reid All About it

Eastern* – Project Management Techniques for Non-Project Managers (Association Chat on Blab). Project management…it’s an art and a skill. Rebecca Achurch joins Association Chat to make project management more…er, manageable.

Your Community Platform Checklist

Higher Logic

There is a distinct parallel between these new community add-ons popping up in customer and member management systems, and the pre-existing social media platforms – both of these offers are just not enough. Forrester predicted branded communities were going to be “the next big thing” in 2015.

Moving from Talk to Action on Diversity and Inclusion

GrowthZone

Association executives know that the Millennial generation, which will soon be the majority of our workforce and membership base, is the most diverse generation we’ve ever had in the US. SEE ALSO: How to Survey Association Members. A Guest Blog by Elizabeth Weaver Engel.

Survey Says: Top 10 Reasons Why Boards Fail

SCD Group

As I posted back on June 29, our panel at the upcoming ASAE Annual Meeting (#ASAE14) will present case studies on Why Boards Fail and How to Fix Them. 140 association executives responded! But, it gave us a good reading on what the association community is thinking.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

“ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm ”, a recently published whitepaper, outlines the potential for Associations to lead a much needed change in the current education industry. But they ask – are associations ready to lead this change?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.27.17

Reid All About it

Consultant Sheri Jacobs, CAE, takes a look at “five consumer trends associations shouldn’t ignore and raises some questions to consider as you plan for the future.”. Corralling the Chaos: A Case Study in Harnessing the Power of a Social Media Storm. Ecommerce for Associations.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.27.17

Reid All About it

Consultant Sheri Jacobs, CAE, takes a look at “five consumer trends associations shouldn’t ignore and raises some questions to consider as you plan for the future.”. Corralling the Chaos: A Case Study in Harnessing the Power of a Social Media Storm. Ecommerce for Associations.

Succeed in association business innovation by seperating it from “the pack” in the developmental phases

Association 20/20

How can well-reasoned innovative ideas and new association business models survive the gravitational forces of tradition and marginalization? In association terms, why not create a special incubator with the right composition of people who embrace the vision and goals behind the well-reasoned innovation to do the foundational and developmental work with adequate spacing from the influence of tradition.

Open Source LMS: Hidden Costs for Associations

WBT Systems

Many associations have, at some point, considered the benefits of choosing an open source LMS for delivering their education programs. This is especially true of associations that may be considering implementing an online learning platform for the first time, or those with a limited budget.

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Happy Fabulous Five, Spark!

Spark Consulting

Back in late 2011, I was working for the Children’s Hospitals Association. At the time, I was thinking it would be my first CEO position, leading a small association. Today marks five years since I launched Spark Consulting.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.22.16

Reid All About it

– Social Media 201: Content Curation, Time Management and Audience Engagement. What I Know For Sure About Leadership (Association Chat on Huzza). Planning and IT Project Management for Nonprofits. Association Brain Food Weekly is published Friday mornings.

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5 Questions to Ask Before Jumping Ship on Your AMS

Higher Logic

An effective association management system (AMS) helps your association improve functionality, streamline operations, empower your members, and increase growth rate. If this sounds familiar, trust us, your association is not alone in contemplating a switch.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.18.16

Reid All About it

Here’s how dedicated I am to this conference for association execs. Here’s the webinar line-up for the association community this week…. Speakers: Jodi Araujo, CEM (Moderator), Entrepreneurial Industry & Corporate Segment Leader, Association Headquarters.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.18.16

Reid All About it

Here’s how dedicated I am to this conference for association execs. Here’s the webinar line-up for the association community this week…. Speakers: Jodi Araujo, CEM (Moderator), Entrepreneurial Industry & Corporate Segment Leader, Association Headquarters.

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Inbound Marketing’s Potential for Membership

Associations Now

Is your association ready to make the leap? There’s just so much potential for associations, because we’re so good at creating relevant content and have been for years and years. Associations need to think that way,” Martin says.