Understanding the ABCs of Association Management Credentials

Association Success

This is especially true when attempting to navigate the alphabet soup of credentials and certifications geared towards association management professionals. Association/nonprofit management: Certified Association Executive (CAE).

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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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.

Best Association Management Software | Our Top Picks

Fonteva

The best association management software, or AMS, solutions are specifically designed to meet the unique needs of associations just like yours. Overview of this Association Management Software. Powerful event management features. Program management tools.

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.

Volunteer management: I gotta feeling

Aaron Wolowiec

Like many of you, I’ve been known to juggle a handful of volunteer roles in addition to my nine-to-five job at any given point in time during my association management career. Above all, people who volunteer for associations expect to be involved effectively.

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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

Attracting More Association Members: A Q&A

Blue Sky eLearn

An association’s success is dependent on how happy and fulfilled its members are. The more meaningful experiences and learning opportunities your association offers , the more likely you can get membership renewals and even attract new members.

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.

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

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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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.

Serve Your Members and Grow Non-Dues Revenue With These Online Career Center Tips

Protech

An association’s mission is to serve members, and right now, your members might be experiencing the need for new employment. . With that in mind, Dawn urged associations to think beyond job boards. . Managers? . Next, find out how members use your association’s website.

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.

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.

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.

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

Social Learning: Creating Community Around Learning

Fonteva

It’s easy to talk about the benefits of wrapping social features around more traditional courses and education initiatives but how does it all really work? Basing groups on users who are engaged in a course or attended an educational event is a great way to kick things off.

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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.

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.

The One Question You Don't Want New Members Asking

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. Associations. Management Team. Membership Management. Associations. YourMembership.com® | The Complete Online Member Community® | Membership Management Software | Membership Software Solutions. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Pricing. Company. News + Press. Customers. Technology.

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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.

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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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.”.

How to Handle Negative Event Feedback: 4 Tips

MembersClicks

We talk a lot about the importance of surveying your association’s membership , particularly following events. What should your next course of action be? Here are a few tips: association management event planning membership management Small Staff Chatter

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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.

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.

5 Signs It Might Be Time to Invest in an AMS

MembersClicks

So you know you’re abnormally busy, and you know there’s technology out there designed to help you, but you keep putting off the idea of an association management system for one reason or another - time (or lack thereof), budget (or lack thereof), your board’s approval (or lack thereof), etc.

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Survey: Nearly Half of Association Executives Say They’re Using Zoom for Virtual Conferences

Protech

After shifting away from an in-person customer celebration due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Protech Associates’ Fusion 2020 Customer Conference surpassed all previous attendance records for the event. So, how do you find event technology that best fits your association’s virtual conferences?

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.

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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Dealing with Unhappy Members: 5 Tips

MembersClicks

As an association professional, you work in the people business. It can be rewarding, of course, but also, occasionally difficult. Take a look at these five tips: association management association leadership Association Views

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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.