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.

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.

Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

education) wasn’t nearly as strong. As some of you may know, I work at a university (in addition to my Event Garde role), so I live and breathe higher education. But with credentialing programs, MOOCs, conferences and other online offerings, associations can fill the skills gap.

Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

education) wasn’t nearly as strong. As some of you may know, I work at a university (in addition to my Event Garde role), so I live and breathe higher education. But with credentialing programs, MOOCs, conferences and other online offerings, associations can fill the skills gap.

Buying Association Management Software in 2019? Start Here.

Delcor

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?

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.

Are Association Management Companies (AMCs) Jacks of All Trades or Masters of O-N-E?

Association Leaders

Some people think of Association Management Companies (AMCs) as just that – Jack’s of all trades but masters of none. Association’s that hire their own employees as staff (especially small to mid-sized associations) tend to ask their employees to be more “generalists” in association management than “specialists”. Or they may answer the phones and also be asked to develop educational content.

Compare Association Management Software Platforms

GrowthZone

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 Disruption: What’s your Educational Moonshot?

.orgCommunity

How grand is your association’s vision for your educational programs? Thinking small isn’t going to turn your association into a market leader and innovator, but an educational moonshot will. Can you think of a wicked problem in society that your association could solve?

Association Management Alert - The EXODesk is Coming

Association Subculture

For anyone obsessed with education, this video is a mind-blower. The debate about association education needs to take a quantum leap forward if we are planning on staying competitive in this new arena. education knowledge

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).

Continuing Education Offerings: 5 Engagement Strategies

Higher Logic

What I didn't realize then was that education never really ends. Continuing education is key to professional development, and some professions even mandate it, like the healthcare and teaching industries. That’s why this audience requires a unique approach to continuing education.

Creating an Educated Workforce in Three Phases

Eric Lanke

Two weeks ago, I posted about an upcoming panel discussion I was asked to participate in -- a panel on how associations are successfully working to develop a better educated workforce for the industries they represent. How does your association manage all of this activity?

Association Management Lessons from Twinkpocalypse 2012

Association Subculture

I wonder if there is a lesson here for associations. Later, they appreciated the fact that associations were there for them when they were down. Maybe some of us are irrelevant because we stopped doing the things we do best - educating, getting people jobs and protecting those jobs.

2015 Association Management Trends and Important News from YM

YourMembership Blog

It’s only the first week of the New Year and we are already off to an exciting start as YourMembership proudly announced this week the acquisition of Digital Ignite and that we will be adding its Learning Management System to YM’s expanding suite of products. Membership Management

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). education. (1).

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).

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?

Education Is Not Enough

Eric Lanke

I just finished reading the latest white paper from Elizabeth Weaver Engel of Spark Consulting, this one written with Shelly Alcorn of Alcorn Associates Management Consulting, entitled "The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm." Associations Innovation

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? What they describe is certainly what I associate with The Book of Mormon. I often think about how to manage/facilitate the "in between" in learning experiences, be it a conference or an individual workshop. It is such a simple but powerful device for building intention into what your association does.

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?

Follow the leader for ideal upgrades to your association management software

Nimble AMS

What associations can learn by following the leading CRM, Salesforce. Does your AMS follow the ideal product upgrade model set forth by Salesforce, the leader in customer relationship management? The benefits of included product upgrades for associations. Member Management

How Much Does an Association Management System Really Cost?

Aptify

If your organization is in the market for a new Association Management System (AMS), or if you’re comparing different membership software systems, the first question you’re asking is, “ How much does it cost? Learn the six factors of pricing, and get a ballpark estimate of what you can expect to pay for a new Association Management System with our ultimate pricing toolkit. The same applies to implementation costs and in-house project management.

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Salesforce or Microsoft: What’s the Right CRM Platform for Your Association Management Software?

Nimble AMS

In the past few years, there has been a noticeable push by associations to leverage enterprise constituent relationship management (CRM) platforms from Salesforce or Microsoft as the platform for their association management software (AMS). and associations.

Rambling Thoughts About Association Management

SCD Group

I posted all three presentations -- all topics valid for most association members -- on Slide Share. The conference included a trade show, educational sessions and lunches. If I didn’t know better, it looked like an association event.

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).

Association Management - Building a Vision for Your Conference

Association Subculture

Association Management - Building 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. The good news is, I evolved with the help of some of awesome peers and thinkers out here in our association community (Yeah, @jeffhurt , @velchain , @JoanEisenstodt , @jcufaude , @ginsut , @mbobrow , @steveswafford , @asegar - Im looking at you!)

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).

From FSAE’s Education Expo: Inbound Marketing for Associations

MembersClicks

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend the Florida Society of Association Executives’ ( FSAE ) 2016 Education Expo, and even more exciting - speak! I spoke about inbound marketing for associations - what it is and how to get started.

Announcing New Educational Partnership with CalSAE - IDEAL

Association Subculture

Alcorn Associates Management Consulting has partnered with the California Society of Association Executives (CalSAE) to begin a new learner-centric educational program called IDEAL. IDEAL stands for In-Depth Education Association Laboratory. education

Adopting education strategy to jump-start member engagement

Aaron Wolowiec

ET, I’ll have the pleasure of delivering a webinar titled, “Adopting Education Strategy to Jump-Start Member Engagement.” This session is presented by Young Association Professionals, Aggregage , Association Universe and Infinite Conferencing as part of The New World of Member Engagement Webinar Series. . In a nutshell, the interactive webinars help association professionals think differently to drive member engagement. On Wednesday, Jan.

10 keys to creating and growing a customer service culture at your organization.

YourMembership Blog

What does a culture of accountability look like at your association or nonprofit? Here’s a guest blog article from Abila‘s Director of Client Success Jessica Lane who answers the question. As we have seen, time and time again, word of mouth can make or break a company’s reputation.

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. I started meeting other executives and association professionals who were/are in my age group. association. (25).

MCI Education @ ASAE Toronto

GlowGlobally

Build Medical Education in China: Strategy and ROI. Medical education and international exchanges is a long-standing collaboration between the US and Chinese associations. Florence Chua, Director Association Management and Consulting, MCI Group.

Guest Post: Bridging the Education-to-Employment Gap

MembersClicks

It explains how associations are uniquely suited to bridging the growing education-to-employment gap. association management association leadership Small Staff ChatterThe following blog post was written by Elizabeth Weaver Engel, M.A.,

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. Permanent Link View more entries tagged with: Association Management , Emergency Plan. 7, 2012 - RE: Seven Snowy Lessons in Association Management.

Association Professionals: Are Your Educational Sessions “Diverse” Enough?

MembersClicks

Education is likely one of your association’s biggest offerings. But here’s a question: Are your educational sessions diverse enough for attendees? association management event planning ASAE member engagement Small Staff Chatter