The Association CEO Handbook by Paul A. Belford

Eric Lanke

The subtitle here is “A Personal Guide to Leadership and Career Fulfillment in Association Management.” This comes near the end of Belford’s book, after he has walked the reader through numerous bugaboos of the association industry and the essential elements of being an effective staff executive. You’ve been the CEO of the American Widget Manufacturers Association for four good years, and loving every minute of it… and the name comes, Leigh Smith!

New Employee Orientation: What’s on Your Agenda?

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I fell into the association world. I bet many of you accidentally landed in associations. We were promoted or moved to another association. We learned that despite some similarities, each association is unique. Even if you’re an association veteran, you still need to get oriented to your new one. Orientation shouldn’t only entail filling out forms and signing the employee handbook. What should associations teach new staff?

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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. Hopefully my presentation will make the students more aware of associations and non-profits so that when a door opens they will be more inclined to pursue an association opportunity. courtesy of [link].

Association Law Essentials

Association Navigator

The newest edition of Associations Now has a good article on basic association law issues. Jacobs , dean of the association legal community. Jerry’s book, Association Law Handbook , is in the Fifth Edition. I first met Jerry at an ASAE legal workshop years ago and he is always responsive when I have a tough association legal question. The Association Law Handbook is a great reference tool.

MCI Sessions @ ASAE in SLC in August

GlowGlobally

Many “global” associations have no formal global strategy, are conducting little local marketing, and are disappointed with the results of their international partnerships. Learn from several associations that formalized a global business strategy, focusing their efforts on China and the key elements required for growth. Florence Chua , Director – Association Management and Consulting, MCI China. Michael Stewart , CFO, American Association for Cancer Research.

10 Unconventional Ways to Get More Value from Your Association’s LMS

WBT Systems

If your association’s learning management system (LMS) is only used by staff in the education department, you’re not taking full advantage of its potential. An LMS can do so much more than help you manage online courses, certification and accreditation programs, digital badges, and webinars. For each membership segment, identify their reasons for joining, problems they want to solve, resources they need, and how your association can help them achieve their membership goals.

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Last in the Series: The Interim AE Job Description : Off Stage

Off Stage

I recently attended a meeting of several association execs and MLS CEOs where we spent a couple of days brainstorming and fantasizing about our jobs, our roles in organized real estate, and the state of the industry in general. What I can share is some practical knowledge and a perspective that comes from the outside looking in on the association’s daily management activities. Why are you thinking about interim association managers?” Financial Management.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

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Not only will this report help you benchmark your association’s membership marketing efforts against nearly 1,000 other associations, but you’ll pick up ideas for improving recruitment and retention tactics. Here’s a great idea for associations: a Talent Council. I read about NIGP’s “HR arm” in a thread in ASAE Collaborate’s Executive Management Section (see message #13). The council manages leadership recruitment, candidate evaluation, and nominations.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

Reid All About it

Not only will this report help you benchmark your association’s membership marketing efforts against nearly 1,000 other associations, but you’ll pick up ideas for improving recruitment and retention tactics. Here’s a great idea for associations: a Talent Council. I read about NIGP’s “HR arm” in a thread in ASAE Collaborate’s Executive Management Section (see message #13). The council manages leadership recruitment, candidate evaluation, and nominations.