Who’s That Man With the Package In Your Lobby?

Association Adviser

This month’s Corner Office Spotlight focuses on Frank Rudd, President & CEO of the Florida Society of Association Executives (FSAE) which will join forces with the Tallahassee Society of. From the Corner Office Leadership association management communication clutter Florida Society of Association Executives Frank Rudd TSAE

From #FSAE2016: 9 Steps to Elevate Your Customer Experience


A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the Florida Society of Association Executives’ ( FSAE ) 2016 Education Expo. And here’s why: association management association leadership member retention Small Staff Chatter

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From FSAE’s Education Expo: Inbound Marketing for Associations


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.

Taking Time Off Benefits You and Others

SCD Group

It started Saturday morning when my wife and I volunteered to help the Children’s Network of Southwest Florida 5K walk here at Pelican Preserve. association management Children''s Network of Southwest Florida SCD Group Six Mile Slough Cypress Preserve

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.

Symphony, Football and Associations: Teamwork Wins the Day

SCD Group

The other night my wife and I joined another couple at the Southwest Florida Symphony’s performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in D Minor Ode to Joy. These symphony and football stories can be an example for associations. Trust between the association board and the association staff. Trust between the association management and professional staff. You nurture your association board and help establish their culture.

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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].

Sharing our Great Ideas

Aaron Wolowiec

The event focuses on creative approaches to everyday issues in association management and is built around the sharing of – you guessed it – great ideas. Scott Oser, president, Scott Oser Associates. Hyatt Regency Orlando, Florida A.

Association Disruption: What’s your Educational Moonshot?


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?

Is Syncing Your AMS and Accounting Software Necessary?

Association Adviser

One of the largest operating inconveniences associations would like to change is the inability to track revenue and expenses within their financial software system and sync that information with the membership information stored in their association management software system.

Paul Mengert to Address Management Convention


President of One of North Carolina's Leading Homeowner and Condominium Association Management Companies - Paul Mengert to Address Annual Convention on Community Management. For more information on the Community Association Institute, please visit www.caionline.org.

Marketing 3.0: How Associations are Creating a Faster Path to Innovation & Results

SCD Group

The four panelists are involved in managing more than 124 associations. Greg Schultz of The Sherwood Group will discuss how the Association of University Technology Managers created a low-cost, fun resource for members developed by members.

8 Points Associations Can Learn from Ohio State’s Marching Band

SCD Group

The hugely successful Ohio State University Marching Band incorporates several practices for associations and nonprofit organizations. I gleaned ideas from band director Jonathan Waters’ presentation and discussion with the Ohio State Alumni Club of Southwest Florida.

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6 Things that Go Boo in the Night for Association Execs

SCD Group

Here are six things that can spook association executives. A key employs embezzles association funds. both as an association exec and as an AMC owner. And, despite warnings, we’re seeing far too much embezzlement in associations and nonprofits.

Associations and Newbies

SCD Group

As part of our relocation to Fort Myers, Florida, we’ve been looking for a church. Our experience helps me realize what it must feel like to be searching for an association to join and/or what it is like to be a first-time conference attendee. What about your association?

Poll/Survey Results: Advocacy or Knowledge for Associations?

SCD Group

Conducting and releasing polls or surveys is a great tool to advance your association’s profession/industry and/or the issues it is advocating. Note: you may want to review my post on this topic: Should associations use faux research to advocate a cause?

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. After leaving, we looked at each other and wondered why the Post Office is surprised, after all snowbirds in Florida is an annual event.

What do we do about apathetic association boards?

SCD Group

Back on September 12, I posted a blog “ 9 reasons to fire your association board members.” Thackwray Driver, Chief Executive Officer, The Energy Chamber of Trinidad & Tobago If the Board members are apathetic about the association you need new Board members.

Can Disruptive Innovation Benefit Associations?

SCD Group

Associations representing industries or professions should be scanning the environment to discover any disruptive innovations that might impact that industry or profession. Interestingly, Topgolf management views their centers as a means to help turn the corner of “regular golf.” The 50,000-square-foot center is much more of a multi-use entertainment attraction than what keglers at other Southwest Florida bowling locations have experienced.

Where are the YPs?

Spark Consulting

Associations Now recently profiled an initiative by the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association focused on exactly this: recruiting young people into the industry. I’d guess that PHCC and my client aren’t the only associations struggling with this.

Xperience 2019: Discover Exciting Keynotes


Xperience is the preeminent live technology show for associations, nonprofits, and schools. That’s why we’ve lined up some inspiring orators to be our keynotes at Community Brands upcoming user conference Xperience , set for November 10 through 13 in Orlando, Florida. .

Hot Association Jobs – Week of August 9


Public Affairs Manager , Florida Municipal Electric Association – The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA), a statewide trade association, seeks a Manager of Public Affairs. Director, Association Management and various committees.

Mortgage Broker Group Launches an AMC Subsidiary

Associations Now

The National Association of Mortgage Brokers will offer association management services to its affiliates around the country—and already has three state-level organizations under its belt. The National Association of Mortgage Brokers is getting into the AMC business in a big way.

Use Sponsored Grants to Strengthen Your Membership and Events

Association Adviser

Kelly Clark, Naylor Association Solutions. Did you know that associations are using grants to encourage seasoned professionals to continue their professional development or to help young people interested in their industry find internships?

2 Top Errors in Web Content

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. Associations. Management Team. Petersburg, Florida will attract a very different crowd than one in St. 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.

It’s a Great Time to Be a Young Association Professional: Erin Sevitz on Working Hard, Being Agile and Leaving Your Mark

Association Adviser

This month’s Corner Office features Erin Sevitz, director of communications for the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). Together, they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services.

Associations Improve Bottom-line with Non-Dues Based Revenue

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. Associations. Management Team. March 20th, 2012 | Posted in Membership Management. Should associations charge dues? Membership Management. Associations.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.27.17

Reid All About it

Consultant Sheri Jacobs, CAE, takes a look at “five consumer trends associations shouldn’t ignore and raises some questions to consider as you plan for the future.”. Presenters: Jessica Ek, social media engagement manager, American Nurses Association. Ecommerce for Associations.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.27.17

Reid All About it

Consultant Sheri Jacobs, CAE, takes a look at “five consumer trends associations shouldn’t ignore and raises some questions to consider as you plan for the future.”. Presenters: Jessica Ek, social media engagement manager, American Nurses Association. Ecommerce for Associations.

Your Member Recruiting Campaign Will Fail Without This

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. Associations. Management Team. I recently attended a job fair and asked a job hunter if he thought about joining an association in his chosen industry to help him find a job and network since he was new to Florida. ” His answer surprised me but we continued talking about what YourMembership.com does and our involvement with associations, membership management and online community.

If You Build the Tech Internally, You Own it

Associations Now

But on the other hand, Univision has benefited significantly from the merger in one sense: It was well-known that Gawker Founder Nick Denton had spent millions of dollars building Kinja , an internal content management system (CMS) for Gawker Media’s sites.

Shaking Things Up With Transparent Reviews: An Interview With Teri Carden of ReviewMyAMS.com

Association Mavens

Teri Carden is behind a new online resource called ReviewMyAMS.com and we talk about the reason why she started the site, what the response has been from the association industry—plus a ton more about the need for such a review site. This is Bryan Kelly from Association Mavens, the place to get direct access to some of the foremost thinkers and teachers in the association industry. Welcome to Association Mavens. That’s from the association professional side.

Lunchtime Links: Ensure Your Staff “Gets It” Before the Event

Associations Now

Everyone in the association space has an opinion on their association management system (AMS), and considering it’s such a huge investment for many groups, it’s good to have well-considered feedback before you jump in with both feet.

Why People Love This Association’s Membership Mascot

Associations Now

At the Kentucky Pharmacists Association, Roamey the Gnome is popular guy. There’s a saying in association management that “we wear a lot of hats.” Post by Kentucky Pharmacists Association.

AUDC 13 Recap: Community and Innovation for Association Websites & Technology

Vanguard Tech

Technology is now part of every facet of your association and is part of every transaction and interaction between your association staff and membership. New memberships, events, email, association website content, organizing volunteers and even generating support for a new program.

Some Especially Great Ideas From Great Ideas 2014

Associations Now

From thinking differently about workspace to expanding reach via pop culture, the 2014 Great Ideas Conference brought out plenty of concepts worth taking to your staff and board—even if you weren’t in Florida this week.

Members Were My Mentors: Building Consensus Among the Folks Who Build

Association Adviser

After more than three decades at the helm of various AGC chapters, Michael Dunham, CEO of the Associated General Contractors of Georgia, Inc. Association Adviser: Mike, tell us a little about AGC Georgia. I knew very little about running an association.

Stronger by Association: 9 Ways to Become a Better Board Member.

AMR Management Services

AMR MANAGEMENT SERVICES. Educate yourself on both your industry and your association: Too many board members don’t even know all the programs and services their association offers. Frankel, President of Ideas for Action, LLC, in Boca Raton, Florida. Pages.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Seen Elsewhere: Crowdsourcing.

Idea Architects

In one of my volunteer roles, I contribute content for a feature in the ASAE Executive Management Section IdeaLink newsletter called Seen Elsewhere. Summary: Three thought-provoking websites, from beyond the association management realm, that offer new ideas for association executives. In this edition, explore examples of crowdsourcing in action, experiments in new forms of management, and a case of learning driven by a behind-the-scenes look at conference planning.

Trade Association CEO Support: The Benefit of Networking

Trade Association CEO Blog

Trade Association CEO Support. The role of association CEO is diverse and whether youre a volunteer or a paid staff executive director this blog is the starting line for concepts and ideas to solve your leadership challenges. The Role of Association CEO. Whether your association budget is large with many staff or your budget is small with few or no full-time staff, the responsibilities of the CEO are common and many. Event Management. (1). Management. (4).