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.” 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?

Reid All About it

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. 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. 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. The Association Law Handbook is a great reference tool.

MCI Sessions @ ASAE in SLC in August


Many “global” associations have no formal global strategy, are conducting little local marketing, and are disappointed with the results of their international partnerships. Florence Chua , Director – Association Management and Consulting, MCI China.

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.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Seen Elsewhere: Building Creative.

Idea Architects

In one of my volunteer roles, I write a feature in the ASAE Executive Management Section IdeaLink newsletter called Seen Elsewhere. Summary: A selection of thought-provoking content from beyond the association management realm that offers new ideas for association executives.

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. Why are you thinking about interim association managers?”

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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