6 Association Management Tips from Steve Jobs

Socious

Associations can learn a lot from Steve Jobs and his vision to create an enjoyable user experience and brand culture. 6 Pieces of Association Management Advice from Steven Jobs. This is true in the association space as well. Association Management Best Practices Takeaway.

What to Do If Your Association’s Online Course Failed

WBT Systems

You really thought you had a great idea for an online course. But when the course launched: crickets. After you and your colleagues put so much effort into it, how do you explain to your boss and committee chair why your online course failed? Learn why your online course failed. Is there really a market for this course? Employers told you they need people to develop the skills taught in the course. Develop a webinar based on a portion of the course.

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Five things to consider when choosing new association management software

Nimble AMS

As you evaluate association management software, it’s important to think about your organization’s needs today. But don’t forget about how your decision will affect your association in the future. The AMS you choose today impacts the next generation of staff and members.

Four things to consider when choosing new association management software

Nimble AMS

As you evaluate association management software, it’s important to think about your organization’s needs today. But don’t forget about how your decision will affect your association in the future. The AMS you choose today impacts the next generation of staff and members.

A Big Course From a Small Association

Associations Now

One executive at a state association has taken the lead on educating healthcare workers on a pressing national issue via a MOOC. How do you get more attention for your association? But ultimately the job of coordinating all the course has fallen to Grimes.

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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. Of course the line was busy. And of course, the faulty execution of a solution leads to the inevitable: Lesson 7: Maintain reserves. Blog Manager

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, a relative new golf course owner (Bob Griffioen) has determined to face the issue with some creative options for golfers. Now, let’s focus on similar challenges for associations.

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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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. Of course, the corollary is:weed out what doesnt work.

A Crash Course in Landing Pages : Off Stage

Off Stage

5, 2011 - A Crash Course in Landing Pages. No matter whether you own a website as an association, MLS, or brokerage, if you don’t know about landing pages for your web site, you’re missing a huge marketing opportunity! Here’s an example: your association has taken a position on a local political initiative—let’s say the county wants to establish a new real estate transfer tax. 17, 2011 - RE: A Crash Course in Landing Pages. Blog Manager

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. Managing Volunteers.

Doing Battle Against RFPs

Association Management

Correct Course. The post Doing Battle Against RFPs appeared first on Professional Association Management Company | Virtual Inc. Association ManagementAnalyze. Even in the Middle of Action.

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1+1+1 = 5

Association Management

Of course, that kind of synergy is important. The post 1+1+1 = 5 appeared first on Professional Association Management Company | Virtual Inc. Association ManagementIt happens every time businesses join forces. The leaders talk about “synergies.”

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Coming soon to association learning: gamified learning and microcredentials

Aaron Wolowiec

Tagoras recently released its much-anticipated 2016 Association Learning + Technology Report , which contains a wealth of information about associations’ efforts to incorporate technology into their educational programs and platforms. Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele, co-founders of Tagoras.

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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.

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.

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.

4 Ways to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Web Courseworks Associations

Do you currently manage an eLearning department at an association? Association content and development can vary. If you are purchasing a learning management system, do you have an LMS administrator?

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.

Don’t be an Association Hoarder: Use Professional Organizer Techniques to Revamp Your Programs

Aaron Wolowiec

John Ricco, vice president, Partners in Association Management. This month’s guest blog post is by John Ricco, vice president, Partners in Association Management. It originally ran on Partners Preceptors, a blog by Partners in Association Management.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Customer Service Matters

Observations on Association Management

One of our client associations is very deeply involved in measuring customer experience and its role in companies profitability or lack thereof. I was not interested in going to my office to make the call, of course. Challenge Management, Inc. Return to Challenge Management Website. About Challenge Management. Challenge Management, Inc. Challenge Management, Inc. CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

The answer may lay in associations, according to Elizabeth Weaver Engel , chief strategist for Spark Consulting , and Shelly Alcorn , principal for Alcorn Associates Management Consulting , who just released, “ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm.”.

Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

The answer may lay in associations, according to Elizabeth Weaver Engel , chief strategist for Spark Consulting , and Shelly Alcorn , principal for Alcorn Associates Management Consulting , who just released, “ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm.”.

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. Of course, it’s not all about us.

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Digital Governance is Critical for Digital Transformation

Delcor

Associations are generally experts in governance. As Lisa Welchman explains in her book, Managing Chaos: Digital Governance by Design , “Digital governance is a discipline that focuses on establishing clear accountability for digital strategy, policy, and standards. Product Management.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Diversity: Not Just An.

Observations on Association Management

I spent the early part of this week with a group of other association executives. Were all members of a board of directors of a professional association of association executives, so the information and ideas we shared were especially relevant to our day-to-day work lives. While we discussed many issues of substance, the one that I found particularly appealing was one that has been challenging associations for years: diversity. And associations do those things, too.

Evaluating Committee Success (Before It's Too Late)

MembersClicks

Does your association or chamber of commerce have committees in place? What happens if a deliverable doesn’t get done and the committee has run its course? association management Association Views

CMI's Association Management Blog: Successful Associations.

Observations on Association Management

Successful Associations Require Staff Intensity. Thats right, successful associations require intensity. There must be intensity in the underlying purpose of the association and in its mission and vision and objectives. One of the things Ive felt passionate about during my career in association management is that staff members must develop an intensity, a firey passion, about the business or profession of the associations with which they work.

Can associations bridge the skills-gap for their members?

YourMembership Blog

Jack is the inventor of Knowledge Direct ® - a robust learning management system (LMS) used by dozens of trade associations and professional societies including the Emergency Nurses Association, the Direct Marketing Association and the American Society of Clinical Oncologists, among others.

A Powerful Mission Statement, in Two Words or Less

Association Management

Of course it is! Of course, not every organization will have the good fortune of such a compellingly simple call to arms. Association Management Mission Statement

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CMI's Association Management Blog: Branding Your Association

Observations on Association Management

Branding Your Association. Whether you consider your associations marketing initiatives to be components of your branding efforts or not, the fact is that is exactly what they are. That having been said, here are some ideas you can use to help ensure that your associations brand is maintained, nurtured, and made to thrive. Excel in at least one area : Even if your association is small and poor, devote your limited resources to an area of performance at which you can excel.

8 things your association’s online career center should do

Aptify

Provide member value and job opportunities to your association’s members. One of the top benefits an association provides for its members is job opportunities. The post 8 things your association’s online career center should do appeared first on Aptify by Community Brands.

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Speaking to Alabama Law Students about the Association World

Association Navigator

I’m excited to again speak to University of Alabama law students about opportunities in the association world. Many association professionals will admit that they stumbled into association work after doing something else first; this was certainly true for me. courtesy of [link].

Goodbye e-learning

Aaron Wolowiec

So when I came across “Association Learning + Technology 2014,” a recent report by Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele , founders of consulting firm Tagoras , imagine my delight! Offer facilitated online courses, gamified learning, virtual conferences and at least some mobile learning. •

Facing Your Fears

Association Management

So, of course, yesterday I climbed the Sydney Harbor Bridge. association management success of professional associations I hate heights. My sister is still mad that we never made it to the top of the Statue of Liberty in 1974, because I froze up on the stairs.

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Association Marketing: 4 Ways to Promote Your Professional Association Wins

Association Management

I’m always amazed how many professional associations do great things and then forget to tell anyone about it. Good news is inspiring, and your audiences—stakeholders, association members, future members—will want to share in the moment.

Demonstrate member value by frustrating your members

Association Management

it made me think about delivering membership value in associations. If the answer is that they’d be about ready to storm your association’s offices to demand access, then you probably have a benefit worth keeping. association management companies membership value

CMI's Association Management Blog: Forecasts: Brave the Worst of.

Observations on Association Management

Association executives, and the boards of directors to which they report, would do well to regularly read and consider the predictions offered by rational, intelligent people who either: 1) carefully watch their businesses or professions or 2) make it their business to pay excruciatingly close attention to economic, social, political, scientific, and technological trends. Thats how I look at association boards, too. Challenge Management, Inc. About Challenge Management.

WJ Weiser and Associates Grows into the Largest AMC for U.S. Healthcare Associations

Association Adviser

I started WJ Weiser and Associates in 1988. Prior to that, I worked for Baxter Healthcare in their physical therapy (PT) department as a finance manager. My first client was a national association that was losing money and members.

Does Your Association Have a Private Online Social Community?

Association Management

The legendary Augusta National Golf Club is home to the annual Masters Golf Tournament, and it’s one of the finest golf courses in the world. Now think about the members of your association who have already opted into a community of common interests and mutual benefit.

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