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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)?

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.

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You’re Never Too Young to Conquer New Challenges

Association Adviser

Christina McCoy, AMPED Association Management. Do you remember how you started working in associations? This month’s Corner Office professional, Christina McCoy, CAE , landed her first association job literally hours after taking her last college exam.

3 Strategies to Recruit Members Through Association Software

Blue Sky eLearn

When it comes to recruitment for your association, you have to walk a thin line. So how can your association put this theory into practice? Try these strategies, all made possible with the right association management software solution: Increase exposure to your membership program.

Thinking Outside Of The Box

Moving through the Association World

One example is the recent certification exam I have been prepping for. One of the exam’s given requires an extensive review of the applicant by a committee. Everyone in association management knows this can be difficult as committee members are spread out, so virtual meetings are a must. Certification General Technology association management Go Daddy Joe Sapp Outside the Box

Yes, You Can Restructure Your Association Governance Model!

SCD Group

Guest Post by Marilyn Jansen, Association Management Center Name of Association: A certification board in healthcare Description of the Organization: Currently 1000 certificants; 7 member commission, with 3 Task Forces/3 members each; $400,000 budget The Problem: A top-heavy governance structure for a small organization was too complex, preventing strategic decisions and making it challenging for the group to grow.

5 Reports No Association Should Live Without


Your association management software is the lifeblood of your organization. It contains all key contact information, annual billing, past transactions, related individuals and companies, events management, committees, certifications and much more.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.3.20

Reid All About it

This series of 15-minute videos cover hot topics and issues related to 501c organization management. Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman. Organizer: Association Data Analytics Brown Bag.

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. We have been hard at work finishing our ANSI Accreditation Application for our certification program. 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.

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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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SCD Group: 30 Marketing Tips for Associations: Highly Rated Ideas.

SCD Group

AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. 30 Marketing Tips for Associations: Highly Rated Ideas from ASAE12. 3 Consistent brand messaging from the National Pasta Association via the Kellen Company. #4 Farmers & Ranchers Alliance via AMR Management Services. #8

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Best Cloud-Based AMS and MMS Features for Organizations


Association Management Software (AMS) offers associations, as well as other member-based organizations, the tools to run their day-to-day operations and provide services to their members. A powerful AMS offers the following features: CONTACT MANAGEMENT. CERTIFICATION.

What You Need to Know About AMS User Experience (UX) During System Selection


Digital transformation has completely altered how associations use technology to interact with and deliver value to members and customers. Joining your association. Managing their CE credits and certification status.

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Keeping Your Members Involved: A Helpful How-To Guide

Blue Sky eLearn

Your association is most effective when you’ve created a strong community of members who value opportunities for professional development. When it comes to keeping your association’s members engaged, your software solutions are your secret weapon.

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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.

What You Need to Know About AMS User Experience (UX) During System Selection


Digital transformation has completely altered how associations use technology to interact with and deliver value to members and customers. Joining your association. Managing their CE credits and certification status.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.6.16

Reid All About it

That’s why we need articles like this one from Brianna Lawson at Naylor Association Solutions: Kick Your Association’s Webinar Promotion Up a Notch. Association or company, in this case the same rules apply. The Secret to Better Performance Management.

Hear That Sound? It’s the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Engaging Members from Day One

Association Adviser

Since becoming Director, Membership for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in 2013, Mike Skiados, CAE has enjoyed a 98 percent member retention rate. Association Adviser: Tell us how you got into working for associations. MS: We’ve got a great association.

Hot Association Jobs – Week of August 9


Public Affairs Manager , Florida Municipal Electric Association – The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA), a statewide trade association, seeks a Manager of Public Affairs. Director, Association Management and various committees.

Lunchtime Links: Build a Clan Of Loyal Volunteers

Associations Now

How to staff a committee of volunteers while letting them take the lead. Plus: Make sure you’re selling members on your association’s value. Let them lead: Supporting and staffing a committee of volunteers can prove both rewarding and challenging.

Use Sponsored Grants to Strengthen Your Membership and Events

Association Adviser

Kelly Clark, Naylor Association Solutions. Did you know that associations are using grants to encourage seasoned professionals to continue their professional development or to help young people interested in their industry find internships?

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.

10 Unconventional Ways to Get More Value from Your Association’s LMS

WBT Systems

If your association’s learning management system (LMS) is only used by staff in the education department, you’re not taking full advantage of its potential. An LMS can do so much more than help you manage online courses, certification and accreditation programs, digital badges, and webinars. Quarterly live webcasts on a hot industry or career advancement topic with time for a Q&A session about the association.

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Segmenting Members Leads to More Relevant Communications – and More Memberships

Association Adviser

Last year’s survey results revealed that associations are communicating with members more frequently and via more channels than at any time since we began this survey in 2011. Just two percent of people surveyed think their association is overstaffed. Committee membership.

Stronger by Association: Who Should Manage Your Organization.

AMR Management Services

AMR MANAGEMENT SERVICES. Who Should Manage Your Organization? Industry Experts vs. Association Experts. This battle royale will decide who should be the next executive director for your association. Please give it up for -- the Association Manager! Pages.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.11.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Dave Lutz of Velvet Chainsaw Consulting says conferences are missing the boat by offering mostly novice or intermediate content. Does your association have a blind spot on this one?

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When Your Superpower is Member Development and Revenue Generation: Tamela Blalock, CAE, CMP, DES

Association Adviser

The SoWH is a special interest affiliate of the American Physical Therapy Association that strives to expand the role of physical therapy in women’s (men’s and gender non-conforming people’s) health across their lifespan. I appreciate that nuance of being an association executive!

Association 141+: Member Orientation: A Personal Connection

Association 141+

Association 141+. Basic Premise: Members who are new to an association often are only aware of their subjective point of entry. If they joined through certification, they may not be aware of conference opportunities. Associations Should Start Making Music Videos.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.18.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Here’s one for the accidental project managers. Sites like ReviewMyAMS and ReviewMyLMS are certainly popular in the association community. Association Chat on Twitter (#assnchat).

Rethinking Membership As A Global Engagement Model


. The following article was written by Nikki Walker, MCI’s Global Vice President, Association Management & Consulting. No longer can associations continue with their traditional “one size fits all” approach to membership.

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Spillover: Heartbleed’s Big Lessons, One Drop at a Time

Associations Now

The idea is that you only need to know one password—the one that protects your password manager—and it creates new ones for all your other accounts. It even used the opportunity to encourage users to hack on its SSL certificate to see if they could break it.

Stronger by Association: AMR Promotes Two, Hires Policy Analyst

AMR Management Services

AMR MANAGEMENT SERVICES. – AMR Management Services promoted Ele Moreland and Kristy Brown, as well as hired policy analyst Chris Record. All three will support the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO). Stronger by Association delivered to your inbox.

Building the Foundation, Strategic Planning part 3 : Off Stage

Off Stage

In the last blog entry I talked about understanding an associations competitive advantage. In Realtor-dom we gather together in Board Forums and listen to newly minted association leadership discuss concepts which may have little real history or fact behind them. Trade show management?