Understanding the ABCs of Association Management Credentials

Association Success

This is especially true when attempting to navigate the alphabet soup of credentials and certifications geared towards association management professionals. Association/nonprofit management: Certified Association Executive (CAE).

Sneak Peek: The Essential Guide to 2017 Association Management Trends.

YourMembership Blog

Your association staff always needs to stay on its toes—ready for any new technology, changing member preferences, differing generational values, among other shifts. The post Sneak Peek: The Essential Guide to 2017 Association Management Trends. Membership & Marketing Industry TrendsBy keeping an eye on the latest trends, it helps move your organization forward and remain valuable to your members.

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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.

Sneak Peek: The Essential Guide to 2017 Association Management Trends.

YourMembership Blog

Your association staff always needs to stay on its toes—ready for any new technology, changing member preferences, differing generational values, among other shifts. The post Sneak Peek: The Essential Guide to 2017 Association Management Trends. Membership & Marketing Industry TrendsBy keeping an eye on the latest trends, it helps move your organization forward and remain valuable to your members.

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. The model is relatively new, and there are still many trade associations and non-profits that could benefit from the efficiency and flexibility of association management. Verto Solutions Association Management.

Paradoxes in Association Management

Eric Lanke

In it, she wonders which members association staff should pay the most attention to: those most or those least actively engaged in the association's activities. These members are the professionals who will help us make our industry or profession better. In my tweet, I called it one of the paradoxes of association management, meaning that inherently inclusive organizations needed to embrace a certain level of exclusivity in order to be successful.

Association Management Software (AMS) vs. Marketing Automation Software

HighRoad Solution

If you’re new to the world of associations, you may not be familiar with the kind of software that’s commonly used in this industry. Association Management

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. Crisis management. Above all, it’s a story about crisis management and communication. Brand management. What other association management lessons are you seeing in this story?

[Guest Post] You Might Need an Association Management Company If…

SBI

Perhaps you’ve heard the term “AMC” before, short for association management company. Well, according to the AMC Institute , an AMC is “a for-profit business that manages associations to help them grow and prosper.”. You need help staying on top of industry trends.

Top 5 Association Management Takeaways from Xperience2014

YourMembership Blog

Petersburg, FL, provided an Xcellent platform for YourMembership.com customers, employees and industry thought leaders to connect, engage, and grow. Throughout the show our guests had the opportunity to attend sessions focused on business, marketing and association management best practices. We’ve put together a summary of the most notable association management ideas and recommendations that each speaker addressed during their presentations.

Best Association Management Software | Our Top Picks

Fonteva

The best association management software, or AMS, solutions are specifically designed to meet the unique needs of associations just like yours. That way you’ll get a clearer sense of the particular balance of specificity, utility, and ease-of-use that will best suit your association’s needs. Overview of this Association Management Software. Powerful event management features. Plus, your members have the ability to form and manage their own groups!

Don?t let legacy association management software be your legacy

Nimble AMS

How will the technology decisions you make today affect your association’s future? Make sure your association doesn’t pay the price for outdated software. When you think about the software that helps you manage your association, it can be tempting to keep using the same old legacy association management software (AMS) you’ve been using and continue inefficient processes you’ve been practicing for years and years.

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. There’s no getting around the fact that new technology, tools and management techniques are coming at us faster and faster these days leaving little time to effectively evaluate and choose between alternatives.

Industry Buzz: 3 Key Takeaways from #MCLIVE18

MembersClicks

there were a number of breakout sessions covering a variety of industry-related topics: how to work with a difficult board (yeah, we’ve all been there), how to improve the member experience, how to more effectively manage your organization’s data - all that good stuff.

Questions to Ask When Hiring an Association Management Company

Association Adviser

Wendy Weiser, WJ Weiser and Associates. For small- and medium-sized associations, taking on new projects or initiatives often means taking on more work than your staff can reasonably handle. With the first two options, your association saves money, but your staff and/or volunteers run the risk of burnout. The third option eases everyone’s burden, but costs money that your association may or may not have in the budget. What is your management style?

The Future of Association Management Systems

SocialFish

This seems to be the question that has haunted association execs for more than 25 years when the initial association management system hit the not-for-profit marketplace. You get a different answer depending on who you speak with, but put on the spot were 5 of the industry’s leading AMS provokers for a panel discussion at ASAE’s 2014 Technology conference held in December at the Gaylord National Harbor just outside of Washington DC. What’s the future of AMS?

SOS-Association Management Solutions Achieves AMC Institute Re-Accreditation

SOS Association

SOS-Association Management Solutions has recently been awarded re-accreditation by AMC Institute, the global trade association representing the Association Management industry. Among 500-plus Association Management Companies (AMC) worldwide, only 81 have achieved AMC Institute Accreditation , demonstrating the commitment and the ability to deliver the highest level of professional management services to association and not-for-profit clients.

Introducing SocialLink mobile app to transform your member experience.

YourMembership Blog

It’s the association industry’s first online community and social mobile app built into an association management software. Your association membership is boosted by your members seeking credibility, professional development, competitive advantages and ways to give back. But, one of the primary reasons members join your association is for networking opportunities.

2018 Topics: Association Industry Predictions From Seasoned Pros

MembersClicks

To kick off the new year, we asked a couple of association industry professionals about what they see coming for the industry in 2018 - and I have to say, it’s pretty thought-provoking stuff! association management Small Staff ChatterWhat do you think? Agree? Disagree? Have thoughts on other topics? Let us know in the comments!

Five Tech Tools that Every Association Needs to Be a Leader in Their Industry

Socious

Innovative association professionals understand the importance of keeping an eye on technology because ultimately it is a cost-effective way to streamline daily operations and keep members engaged. Association Management Member Engagement Membership Database Association TrendsOver the past decade technology has changed at lightning speed.

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Association Management Alert - The EXODesk is Coming

Association Subculture

The debate about association education needs to take a quantum leap forward if we are planning on staying competitive in this new arena. This is one more example of how education, (in terms of technology as well as what we are learning about how learners learn) , is changing at an exponential rate, while many associations are still debating whether or not members will "find value" in attending a webinar. For anyone obsessed with education, this video is a mind-blower.

How to Compete for the Same Members in Your Industry

MembersClicks

While it’s a win for your industry for any newcomers to join an association in your space, wouldn’t it be nice if they ultimately picked yours? If you’re looking to stand out from amongst the crowd, take a look at a couple of ways you can impress anyone looking to join your association!

7 vows to marry AMS tech and your association mission.

YourMembership Blog

Here’s a model to identify where your association management software comes up short and what to do if it does. Successful association management software is like a well-constructed wedding cake. Imagine a traditional wedding cake: There are several layers, with the bottom portion the largest and each layer gets smaller as you reach the top […].

Accurate association member data drives better engagement + revenue.

YourMembership Blog

Data management and data integrity is a demanding job for you and your association. Your association is only as good as your member data, and it’s a big task to keep it clean. Updated profile data is more than just getting current email address information. But, it has to be done. While you regularly communicate […].

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. When you think about your association management software (AMS) , you likely think about how it helps in the day-to-day activities of managing memberships.

4 steps to develop association member personas.

YourMembership Blog

Let’s get personal with 1:1 association marketing. This is especially true for associations. Industry News + Trends Member Engagement + Retention Membership Management Product Information Thought Leaders association management association management software association member personas association members member engagement membership data membership marketingThe term “persona” may sound like highfalutin jargon.

6 basics of member re-engagement: Part 2.

YourMembership Blog

This is the second of a two-part series from Real Magnet looking at best practices for re-engaging your association members. In March, we shared the first three basic best practices for re-engaging your association members. For a refresher, read part 1 here. Now, here’s the other three. Remember, as an email marketer, your list of […].

An AMS to optimize your association’s financial operations.

YourMembership Blog

We’ve been busy at YourMembership, enhancing our technology solutions to improve your association members’ experience, streamline your operations and processes, and help your organization grow. Last month, we revolutionized the member experience with SocialLink, YM’s online community and social mobile app built into our association […]. YourMembership’s AMS now integrated with QuickBooks Online and Great Plains.

Configure versus Customize: Which option is best for your association management software?

Nimble AMS

Association management software (AMS) systems typically include out-of-the-box functionality to support most of the organization’s basic processes. But what do you do when your association has a unique need that can’t be addressed through basic setup? Do-it-yourself configurability makes this a cost-effective option for associations, especially when tailoring complex processes. What this means to your association.

SOS-Association Management Solutions Achieves AMC Institute Re-Accreditation

SOS Association

SOS-Association Management Solutions has recently been awarded re-accreditation by AMC Institute, the global trade association representing the Association Management industry. Among 500-plus Association Management Companies (AMC) worldwide, only 81 have achieved AMC Institute Accreditation , demonstrating the commitment and the ability to deliver the highest level of professional management services to association and not-for-profit clients.

7 lucky reasons to attend Xperience 2017.

YourMembership Blog

A golden pot of educational and association industry-building opportunities await leaders and their staff in Orlando. The luckiest of all days is upon us, and if you haven’t yet registered, it’s just your luck I’ve put together 7 reasons why you should make your travel plans today to attend Xperience 2017—A Conference for Everyone. This […].

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. Lesson for Association executives: Be flexible. Pay attention to what is happening within associations, within your organization’s profession or industry, within society at large.

Rambling Thoughts About Association Management

SCD Group

I gave three presentations last week at a Green Industry Conference near Milwaukee. I posted all three presentations -- all topics valid for most association members -- on Slide Share. Third, Reinders – a large, regional distributor – hosts this Green Industry Conference. If I didn’t know better, it looked like an association event. Thus, this corporate-sponsored event competes with association conferences that the attendees could have attended.

10 Reasons to Use an AMC (Association Management Company) To Manage Your Association

SOS Association

As SOS-Association Management Solutions has worked with trade, professional and charitable nonprofit associations over the past 25 years, we have become convinced that an Association Management Company (AMC) is one of the most cost effective solutions for associations. Many stand-alone associations have high overhead and infrastructure costs which eat up a lot of revenue. 4) Membership Management. 7) Mundane Management.

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10 Reasons to Use an AMC (Association Management Company) To Manage Your Association

SOS Association

As SOS-Association Management Solutions has worked with trade, professional and charitable nonprofit associations over the past 25 years, we have become convinced that an Association Management Company (AMC) is one of the most cost effective solutions for associations. Many stand-alone associations have high overhead and infrastructure costs which eat up a lot of revenue. 4) Membership Management. 7) Mundane Management.

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4 readings for association management

SCD Group

That last item may not be your top-of-mind association, but the truth is that the agricultural industry, though under the radar, comes up with fresh, forward-thinking campaigns. of associations have a plan in place to engage the next generation. Nearly 84% of associations report that getting members involved with advocacy efforts is a major challenge. Retention vs. Acquisition: Do You Focus on the Funnel or Fix the Leaky Bucket?

Modernize your association with an integrated, cloud-based solution.

YourMembership Blog

As associations evolve, they sometimes do not have the time or resources to think long term about scalable management software and business productivity solutions. eBooks Industry News + Trends Member Engagement + Retention Membership Management association management software business productivity solution cloud-based technology data and security free ebook integrated solution member engagement member retention membership growth

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3 steps to drive student membership growth.

YourMembership Blog

Strategies to expand your association’s younger membership base. Do you have a strategy in place to grow your association’s pipeline of younger members? Industry News + Trends Member Engagement + Retention Membership Management Thought Leaders association management software association members association membership growth member engagement member recruitment membership growth membership marketing OSCPA The Ohio Society of CPAs young professionals

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3 Real Ways to Improve Your Membership Marketing Program

YourMembership Blog

To successfully attract and keep association members, continually remind yourselves membership marketing is a process. Many associations struggle to improve their membership growth and retention. Industry News + Trends Member Engagement + Retention Membership Management Thought Leaders association management software association members member recruitment membership data membership growth membership marketing membership retention

5 questions to better market your career center.

YourMembership Blog

When it comes time to look for a new job, professionals turn first to associations, which are among the best places to start. That’s because they know employers savvy enough to recruit via their relevant association channels are looking for […]. Nothing promotes a career center like putting relevant, niche jobs in front of professionals.