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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Lessons in Association Management: How to Communicate Your Group’s Vision

Association Management

When it comes to association management, vision is paramount. But having a vision is only half the battle for associations. In a world full of multi-modal learners, don’t restrict the communication of your vision to any one mode—just a written statement, for example.

Resolve to Maximize Your Association Management Software This Year

Association Adviser

This disconnect can be especially true for smaller-staffed associations, as it can be a struggle to balance a desire for sustainable growth with real-world restrictions on staffing and budgets. Nate Brown is a director of business development for SaaS solutions at Naylor Association Solutions.

6 Examples of Thriving Communities That Community Managers Can Learn From During the Holidays

Socious

Association Management Social Business Online Community Online Community ManagementAll year long, we talk about building community and the impact that active communities can have on our organizations.

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. For example, using?

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. For example, using?

Association Subculture: Diversity in Association Management - the.

Association Subculture

Diversity in Association Management - the Association Subculture Weighs In. For example - here is a great post from Melissa Harris-Perry - American History Lessons. Associations arent a particularly diverse workforce. I just interviewed 200 association executives in my most recent research project. We have to be free to raise issues in this association community which I believe truly values conversation. association. (25). management. (3).

Follow the leader to ensure your association management software’s code is covered

Nimble AMS

Understanding what code coverage is and what associations can learn from Salesforce. Here’s an overview of what it is and why your AMS should follow the code coverage guidelines set forth by Salesforce, the leader in customer relationship management.

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

3 Sports Cliches for Association Management

SCD Group

Ok, I admit it: I like sports and I recognize the lessons from sports can positively guide association executives. Three cliches can guide association professionals: 1. Lesson for Association executives: Keep improving. Lesson for Association executives: Don’t be defensive.

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).

Healthy By Example: How Trucking Execs Are Promoting Well-Being

Associations Now

At its annual meeting this week, the American Trucking Association is keeping track of several industry executives—their steps, that is—as part of a Healthy Trucker Challenge, aimed at promoting healthy lifestyle habits in trucking.

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!)

Introducing STIAL: an example of association rebranding

SCD Group

Louis Society of Association Executives (SLSAE) celebrated with style and welcomed a more relevant and meaningful membership into the St. Louis Institute for Association Leadership (STIAL). Celebrate today with STIAL – and Make Your Association Stronger!

Kids Skate Free: Association-Managed Cause Marketing Campaign

SCD Group

Kids Skate Free represents a great example of a locally-initiated, association-managed cause marketing campaign that benefits a struggling industry. It demonstrates how associations can use cause marketing to enhance their members while benefitting a cause.

Made to Stick: Examples for Associations

SCD Group

The other day I received the following email from an association management colleague: “In case you are not aware, you are quoted in a new book by Nina Teicholz called “The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet”.

3 Examples of Why Associations Should Staff Appropriately for Conventions

SCD Group

Over the last 35 years as an association executive, I’ve had eight or nine boards question why we had so many staff at the board meetings and/or conventions. Here are three examples that help answer the board’s questions from the eyes of a possible attendee.

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. Financial Management. Managing Volunteers.

Scouting for Talent within Your Association Membership

Association Management

What does baseball have to do with association membership? Great associations need to follow baseball’s example. Talent development doesn’t happen by accident—your organization needs a member management strategy, to develop talent systematically.

3 Things to Do Before Your Professional Association Achieves Its Mission

Association Management

Your professional association has met and surpassed all of its original goals. For standards groups, that often means putting the standard in the public domain or in the custody of another group, and shutting the professional association down.

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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.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Dealing with the Recession

Observations on Association Management

That philosophy (perhaps without the whimpering poverty) is just as applicable to associations as it is to for-profit businesses. It is precisely at times like these that associations should take measured, well-conceived risks to help lead their members out of the weeds. Now is the time when associations should look carefully at how the association can help the member bridge the gap between panic and prosperity. Associations can shine in bad times.

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. Happy New Year!

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CMI's Association Management Blog: Lessons from an Economic.

Observations on Association Management

The reason I write about all of this in a blog intended to address association management topics is the fact that many associations have jumped on the bandwagon of blame, while simultaneously doing all they can to look out after their members self-interests, even while ignoring broader national interests. I wont name names because it wont do any good, but if you look around carefully (or not so carefully), you can find examples of the behaviors to which I am referring.

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.

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.

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.”.

Pay attention to what matters most

Aaron Wolowiec

This probably won’t come as a surprise to many of you, but it seems associations and their members aren’t always on the same page. According to a recent report by Abila , what members want from associations vs. what associations think members want don’t always align.

Social Media Revolution Vs 2 | Old Clayburn Association Management

Old ClayBurn Association Management

Old Clayburn Association Management. Working with the world's top professional associations. Erik Qualman, the creator of the original viral video, "Social Media Revolution", has done it again with his latest video, "Social Media Revolution 2" The need for the video to be revised just 10 months after its original debut is an example of the speed at which social media is developing, growing, and improving constantly. association events.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Small Associations Can.

Observations on Association Management

Small Associations Can Perform "Big". Small associations often lament the fact that they do not have the resources to perform as well as their larger brethren. While it is indeed true that larger associations with big budgets and large numbers of dedicated staff members may have an easier time of "performing" than smaller, leaner organizations, small associations can behave like the big guys. Your association can look big, no matter its size!

CMI's Association Management Blog: Volunteer-Managed.

Observations on Association Management

Volunteer-Managed Associations: Avoiding Traps. I see one of the most visible results of associations being completely volunteer-managed almost every time I encounter such an association: the organization has, either in the past or at present, lost its standing to do business in the state in which it is incorporated (and, therefore, in other states). They will come back to bite the Association, and can do it with a vengenance. Challenge Management, Inc.

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.

SCD Group: Example of Engaging Your Prospects: A Great Idea for.

SCD Group

AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Example of Engaging Your Prospects: A Great Idea for Association Marketers. What is your association doing to create engagement steps in your prospect to member/donor process? 6 Articles for Association Executives.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Tough Topics

Observations on Association Management

So, the safest and best route for association executives is to stay away from those topics, right? Granted, there are some situations in which it is best to avoid both subject areas, but generally speaking, association executives should be leaders in conversations about areas that are sensitive. And tolerance of divergent views is the cornerstone of any truly successful association and any truly successful association executive. Challenge Management, Inc.

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].

The evolution of member benefit priorities throughout the career journey

Aptify

Is your association ready to meet their changing needs? As an association professional, you likely think about how your members prioritize the benefits your association provides them. Leverage association-specific technology. For example, Aptify AMS – a?membership

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Association Subculture: Susan G. Komen was a Failure at the Board.

Association Subculture

As Catherine the Great is credited with saying, "If you cant be a good example, you will just have to be a horrible warning.". Seasoned association professionals know this entire episode was a result of failed leadership at the highest levels within the Susan G. association. (25).

Association Subculture: Associations.Meet Google Glasses

Association Subculture

Associations should take note of Google Glasses. This is only one of a million examples as to why we feel like we are standing still. Shelly kept up the fast pace by diving head-long into her career in the world of association management. association. (25).

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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