Association Management Systems (AMS): 5 Software Strategies

Higher Logic

Your association provides your members with many different opportunities to develop as professionals and grow in their careers. As you get larger or want to offer more advanced programming, managing your membership through spreadsheets or disconnected databases just won’t cut it.

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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.

NAHB Association Management Conference is Coming Up


with the Association Networking Tip Sheet. See More: A Critical Marketing Tool for Association Conferences . The post NAHB Association Management Conference is Coming Up appeared first on GrowthZone. Events and Conferences

Buying Association Management Software in 2019? Start Here.


Before embarking on an association management software (AMS) selection this year, get clear on two things: Why you want a new AMS. Why is your organization considering new association management software? Is your association starting a new line of business?

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)?

The Mark of Cain on Association Management

Reid All About it

The last few nights I’ve watched news stories about Herman Cain and the National Restaurant Association (NRA). I can’t help thinking about the whole ugly situation through an association management lens. Imagine, instead of the NRA, this is your association.

Association Management - Building a Vision for Your Conference

Association Subculture

Association Management - Building a Vision for Your Conference. Recently, I saw that ASAE had a program where they were discussing setting 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. You have to start with "producing" a conference and "theme" and "standard room set crescent rounds" aint gonna get er done.

Top 5 Association Management Takeaways from Xperience2014

YourMembership Blog

The Xperience2014 Customer Conference, held March 31 – April 1, 2014, at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort in St. Throughout the show our guests had the opportunity to attend sessions focused on business, marketing and association management best practices.

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).

The Future of Association Management Systems


This seems to be the question that has haunted association execs for more than 25 years when the initial association management system hit the not-for-profit marketplace. Associations should budget appropriately for AMS training, especially beyond implementation.

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Beware of Dogfooding in Association Management

Association Subculture

One of the things we struggle with in associations is the development of new programs and services. Just a fun video that everyone has already seen, but it''s totally worth a re-watch.

Association Subculture: Innovation in Association Management

Association Subculture

Innovation in Association Management. Why do you think your association is immune to those same forces? Your association - unassailable? Ive seen the wreckage left behind after an association flies into a mountain. association. (25). conferences. (2).

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).

Questions to Ask When Hiring an Association Management Company

Association Adviser

Wendy Weiser, WJ Weiser and Associates. For small- and medium-sized associations, taking on new projects or initiatives often means taking on more work than your staff can reasonably handle. This can be a cost-effective option for associations that need an extra pair of qualified hands.

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? How about a conference? What would change in our narrative about conference if we shifted from Continental Breakfast "and then" Breakouts "and then" Lunch "and then" What they describe is certainly what I associate with The Book of Mormon. Creativity in Association Management - Are You the Roadblock?

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Association’s Event

Blue Sky eLearn

For an association, hosting events like conferences, networking meetups, and learning sessions is an effective way to bring people who share a common goal or passion together. Plus, events are one of the ways that your association can raise non-dues revenue. . Data management.

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The Waning Days of Leadership in Association Management

Association Subculture

The Waning Days of Leadership in Association Management. Think of a time when accusations regarding perceived leadership "vacuums" in your association were bandied about. Or did the system itself conspire with outside circumstances to leave your association adrift?

Rambling Thoughts About Association Management

SCD Group

I gave three presentations last week at a Green Industry Conference near Milwaukee. I posted all three presentations -- all topics valid for most association members -- on Slide Share. Third, Reinders – a large, regional distributor – hosts this Green Industry Conference.

Association Management and Corporate Management: How Do They Diverge?

Association Success

Transitioning from the corporate to the association space was a steep learning curve. Coming from the corporate world, when I first started working in an association 27 years ago I thought the job of an association executive would be a walk in the park. I am involved in at least three other associations, one of which I founded: the Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE).

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 - 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).

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. Second - I went to a thought leader session led by Nadira Hira at the ASAE Annual Conference in San Diego.

Conference Services: How They Can Improve Your Association Events

Association Management

Today’s remote conferencing tools and virtual events are great for going green and reducing travel spend—particularly if your working groups, association executives, or Board members are geographically dispersed. What’s the value of conference services?

The Illusion of the Right Answer in Association Management

Smooth The Path

Let’s say we ask, how can we host a better conference? We might think about how to translate all their conference learning into action at the end. Overwhelming, ambiguous options plague associations. Smoothing the path to try something new at your association.

Helping Your Members Justify Conference Attendance


You likely put a lot of work into your conference marketing - explaining the benefits to get your members to attend. To help your members out, consider putting together a few collateral pieces they can use to pitch your conference to their bosses.

From #ASAE17: 4 Barriers to People Attending a Conference


Year over year, is your conference attendance down? For many associations, the answer is yes. million conferences every year. So if people are still attending conferences overall, the real question is, why are they not attending your conference?

7 Learning Styles to Incorporate at Your Next Conference


We all know that running a conference takes a lot of time, money, and energy. But running your conference so that you’ll get maximum engagement is a whole other level. You need to remember to tailor your conference so it’s not a “one-size-fits-all” for your attendees!

How to Use Events & Conferences to Increase Activity in Your Online Community [Video]


Attending conferences and industry events can be very exciting experiences for customers or members who are looking to network with people in your organization, their peers, and other experts. Association Management Member Engagement Social Business Online Community ManagementLive events can deliver a lot of enthusiam for your cause, company, or product.

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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. Conference fees and expenses were also under pressure. Membership and/or conference attendance can be intimidating for newcomers.

Personal Reflections on 15 Years in Association Management – Guest Post by Shawn Boynes, CAE

Association Advocacy Chick

I’m so thrilled and honored to present my first guest blogger of Association Advocacy Chick, Shawn Boynes, CAE. In this post, he explores the lessons he’s learned during his career as an association executive. . Several months ago, my dear friend and colleague, Stefanie Reeves (or better known here as Association Advocacy Chick), asked me to be a guest blogger. 15 years ago, I was the first African-American man hired by the association I worked for at the time.

Meetings 5.0: Five Ways to Improve Your Events

Association Management

This week I’m speaking on a panel at the New England Society of Association Executives Annual Meeting. A few years ago, wi fi was a luxury at conferences, today its expected. The same will be true in the coming year with conference apps.

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4 Ways to Engage Your Conference Attendees


Planning a conference is one thing. Here are four, in particular: association management event planning member engagement Small Staff ChatterBut then, there’s the execution. And while a lot of little details are somewhat in your hands - what food you serve, what music you play, what topics are covered during educational sessions, etc. there are some things that just.aren’t.

[Guest Post] The Problems Attendees Experience at Conferences


Members love to talk about their conference experience during in-depth interviews with me. We spend a lot of time talking about their conference experience because the conference is where most members get the most value. Looking at the responses across more than three hundred interviews, of mostly very engaged members, a handful of typical weak spots in association conferences emerge: association management event planning membership management Small Staff Chatter

The Benefits of Hosting a Virtual Conference at Your Association


That said, is an online event, such as a virtual conference, something your association should consider? What exactly are the benefits of hosting a virtual conference versus a traditional, in-person event? It’s no secret that in this day and age, everything’s going digital.

Global Color Conference 2012

Association Navigator

Congratulations to the International Association of Color Manufacturers (IACM) for hosting a great conference this week in Chicago. The Global Color Conference 2012: Food & Beverage Color in Today’s Global Market , is the latest in a series of accomplishments for IACM, the leading association of food & beverage color manufacturers and users. IACM is a Verto Solutions association and their Executive Director is Sarah Codrea.

The Beauty of Istanbul | Old Clayburn Association Management

Old ClayBurn Association Management

Old Clayburn Association Management. Working with the world's top professional associations. ← Social Media Panel: The How & Why for Your Association. This entry was posted in Travel and tagged association events , events , istanbul , Travel.

5 reasons everyone at your association needs to go to #Xperience17.

YourMembership Blog

As an association leader, you have a great case for going to Xperience 2017. #leadership #inspiration #learning #innovation #technology – all in one place. It’s a chance to grow your skills in leadership.

5 Unique Networking Events To Try Out For Your Next Conference


Check out five unique networking events that we think might surprise your event attendees at your next conference. association management event planning member engagement membership management Small Staff Chatter