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).

Leadership Lists

Association Leaders

I’m talking about the tenets of leadership lists. I love reading other people’s tenets of leadership lists. I’m constantly working on my tenets of leadership list – I hope you are too. However, I encourage you to read two other recent blog postings I’ve read to see what others think are important leadership tenets. Absolutely critical in leadership. So, what are some of my leadership tenets? We’ve all seen them.

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6 Association Management Tips from Steve Jobs

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The kind of leadership that Steve Jobs practiced not only inspires admiration, but motivates action. 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.

Association Management Basics: Successful Leadership Transitions

Association Navigator

This book is nearly 20 years old, but it includes some timeless advice for leaders, with a particularly good chapter on successful leadership transitions. The transition to a new senior association executive presents a great opportunity for an organization to grow and innovate, but transitions that aren’t handled well can set an organization back for years Finzel says. Finzel says ideally, an association executive should identify and mentor their successor.

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. 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. Here I'm talking about "program" committees, those formed to help the association conduct its programs.

The Horrors of Association Management (And How to Rise Above)

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Yup, we’re talking about the horrors of association management. association management association leadership membership management Small Staff ChatterHalloween is right around the corner, and as you know, things can get a little spooky. Haunted houses, scary costumes, suspenseful thrillers - yikes! But you know what’s really scary? The horrors that don’t go away! What are those horrors, exactly? And more importantly, how can you overcome them?

Do Smartphones Hurt Your Leadership Ability?

Association Leaders

Association Management Companies CM Services Leadership Uncategorized association management leadership I’ve often wondered if I could be a better leader if I was less connected to email, google, news feeds and apps through my smartphone. I try not to be rude about my smartphone use. I try hard to not check it during business meetings or when I’m in a conversation with someone else.

Leadership Lessons from the Military

Association Leaders

Being in the association business, we often see professional speakers who talk about management, change, people, leadership, and more. The article talks about a few new(er) business consulting firms that have been formed by retired military leaders who are now teaching the military leadership principles they used to succeed on the battlefield to business leaders. One in particular, the Afterburners, are well known on the association speaking circuit.

The Waning Days of Leadership in Association Management

Association Subculture

The Waning Days of Leadership in Association Management. The days of leadership are waning. The debate about "servant leadership". or "innovative leadership". or "visionary leadership". I am so over leadership. But one more blog post about the nature of leadership and Im going to hurl. Is the gold standard of "practicing leadership" still relevant? Leadership skills are necessary and even fun to study and practice.

Top 5 Association Management Takeaways from Xperience2014

YourMembership Blog

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. Understanding, adapting, and knowing when to let go, in today’s increasingly competitive environment, are the keys to your associations’ success.

Rejuvenate Your Leadership

Association Leaders

Find a way to rejuvenate or re-birth your leadership. Association Management Companies CM Services Leadership Uncategorized VolunteerismSpring is a time of rebirth and rejuvenation. Flowers and plants begin to bud after a (usually) long cold winter; America’s favorite past-time, baseball, begins; College students from around the country travel to warm weather and beaches to celebrate; Christian and Jewish faithful celebrate Easter and Passover.

Leadership is entirely about Character

Association Leaders

While General Schwarzkopf is best known for being the Commander of Operation Desert Storm in the early 1990′s, his leadership skills were developed through his years at West Point as well as years spent rising through the ranks in the U.S. Those of you who remember General Schwarzkopf, may remember he had many sayings about leadership. My favorite is “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character.

Our Most-Read Association Management Blog Posts of 2016

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The good news: When it comes to association management, there’s a lot of great content out there. The bad news: When it comes to association management, there’s a LOT of great content out there - sometimes, too much to keep track of! Here are our most-read association management blog posts of 2016: association management association leadership membership management Association Views

Leadership Lessons from Abraham Lincoln

Association Leaders

We have explored leadership in many of these blogs. We have discussed leadership qualities, leadership characteristics and leadership do’s and don’ts. I recently saw this post emphasizing four lessons learned from Lincoln about leadership: 1. If you have suggestions on additional leadership qualities demonstrated by Abraham Lincoln, please share them here. Association Management Companies CM Services Leadership Uncategorized Volunteerism

Leadership is a Lifestyle

Association Leaders

Great leaders enact their leadership style into every aspect of their life (business and personal). Whether they are running their business, participating in their industry association, leading their family, or teaching or coaching children, they are LEADING. Then again, no one ever said LEADERSHIP was easy. The next time you’re struggling with some aspect of your life, apply your business leadership principles to it and you’ll succeed.

Leadership Lessons from Walt Disney

Association Leaders

Association Management Companies CM Services Leadership Uncategorized Volunteerism Walt Disney is widely regarded as having been a great leader. Having never met Mr. Disney, I certainly cannot speak directly to that. However, the business he created is still thriving today – largely because of the ideals he instilled in his business and his employees.

Association Management and Board Reports: “Done is Better Than Perfect

Association Navigator

Good regular communication between quarterly in-person meetings with your board is critical to the success of any association executive. The association executives at Verto Solutions even have different names for them. One association receives a “Monthly Board Report” while another gets a “Headquarters Update.” Whatever you call it, it is critical to publish a regular (monthly is best) update on association activities for your board to review.

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.

Can Bad Leaders Teach Good Leadership?

Association Leaders

An interesting question I’ve often considered is ‘Can we learn good leadership skills or traits from bad leaders?’ Author, James daSilva thinks, like I do, that we can learn both good and bad leadership skills and traits from bad leaders. Since leadership is about motivating a group of people to act toward achieving a common goal, we can learn about the art of leadership from both bad and good leaders.

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?

Top Six Things to Look for in an Association Management Company

Association Management

Uncategorized Association Management Company Experience Launching an Association Leadership Management Starting an AssociationAt Virtual, half of our business is organizations we helped launch. And the other half comes to us from another AMC. This gives me a bit of a jaded view of other AMCs—after all, no one would be looking to switch if they’re current AMC was doing a great job. But it has given me [.].

True Professionalism at an Association Management Firm

Association Navigator

Originally published in 1997 and still relevant today, it is the single best guide I’ve found so far to managing a professional services firm like Verto Solutions. Uncategorized Association Management leadership Non-Profit Management Small Business OperationsI’ve just completed David Maister’s True Professionalism.

Leadership Lessons from Times of Crisis

Association Leaders

However, are there leadership lessons that can be learned from tragedies like this? Certainly the stories we are hearing about the actions of some of the people affected by this tragedy are remarkable and many of them are examples of leadership. Association Management Companies CM Services Leadership Uncategorized Volunteerism

Association Management Lessons from Harley Davidson

Association Subculture

Association Management Lessons from Harley Davidson. If I remember correctly, at one point their senior leadership mentioned that their major marketing goal was to take a mid-level manager from Hewlett-Packard and make them feel like a bad-ass on the weekend. Associations could learn a thing or two from Harley. Shelly kept up the fast pace by diving head-long into her career in the world of association management. association. (25).

“Hard to Say I’m Sorry” – And Other Leadership Anthems

Association Leaders

What does this have to do with Leadership? It’s simple, the ability to see a mistake, apologize for it and take corrective action is a true leadership quality. Association Management Companies CM Services Leadership Uncategorized Volunteerism apology leader leadership sorry Remember that song by the seemingly timeless band Chicago?

Association Subculture: Diversity in Association Management - the.

Association Subculture

Diversity in Association Management - the Association Subculture Weighs In. Associations arent a particularly diverse workforce. I just interviewed 200 association executives in my most recent research project. I respect everyone involved in this particular little controversy and nobody in their right mind would think that any one of them has done anything intentional or isnt somehow vested in changing the composition of our associations. association. (25).

You’ve Got to Practice Leadership

Association Leaders

Leadership is the topic most addressed in this blog. Leadership is certainly an important topic. All this interest is because I am on a journey – a leadership journey. Are you on a leadership journey? Feel free to share some of the leadership lessons you are learning with the folks reading this blog. Association Management Companies CM Services Leadership Uncategorized Volunteerism

Association Subculture: Lessons for Association Management from.

Association Subculture

Lessons for Association Management from South Park Creators. What could we do with this pattern if we put it into our association culture? What they describe is certainly what I associate with The Book of Mormon. I often think about how to manage/facilitate the "in between" in learning experiences, be it a conference or an individual workshop. It is such a simple but powerful device for building intention into what your association does.

Verto Solutions, ASAE & the Association Management Advantage

Association Navigator

Association management is in the spotlight again. ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership just published a special supplement to Associations Now that focuses on the advantages of association management. The trend toward association management is significant, with more and more non-profits, trade groups, and professional societies turning to professional management companies to run their increasingly sophisticated operations.

The Law of Probability and Association Management

Smooth The Path

Related: Change-ready associations exhibit these signs. Is it Day 1 or Day 2 for associations? 5 Skills association staff need. The post The Law of Probability and Association Management appeared first on Smooth The Path. Association Innovation Association Strategy association change association innovation association leadership association strategy change agent change management forward-leaning staff innovation mindset innovation practice

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.

Association Subculture: Innovation in Association Management

Association Subculture

Innovation in Association Management. Why do you think your association is immune to those same forces? Your association - unassailable? Ive seen the wreckage left behind after an association flies into a mountain. Shelly began her career in change management at the age of 5 when she was enrolled at what was to be the first of the eleven schools she would attend prior to graduating from high school. The Waning Days of Leadership in Association Management.

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!)

Who Should Be in Charge of Your Association Management Software (AMS)?

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During pitch and kickoff meetings, clients and prospects often ask me, “Who should be in charge of my Association Management Software (AMS)?” Because at its core, any association management software … Continue reading Who Should Be in Charge of Your Association Management Software (AMS)? → Association Management Software AMS AMS implementation leadership

SOS Association Management Solutions to Provide Association Management Support to the National Pharmaceutical Association

SOS Association

SOS Association Management Solutions (SOS) has been selected by the National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA) to provide association management services. SOS will provide management support in all areas, including event planning, financial management, board support, membership, and communications. “We We are excited to begin this new partnership with SOS Association Management Solutions.”. “We

SOS Association Management Solutions to Provide Association Management Support to the National Pharmaceutical Association

SOS Association

SOS Association Management Solutions (SOS) has been selected by the National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA) to provide association management services. SOS will provide management support in all areas, including event planning, financial management, board support, membership, and communications. “We We are excited to begin this new partnership with SOS Association Management Solutions.”. “We

Virtual Meeting Etiquette (Best Practices for Conference and Video Calls)

Association Leaders

Associations, companies and other organizations have been using conference and video calling to meet and conduct business for many years. Association Management Companies CM Services Conference Calls Leadership Meetings Video Calls Virtual Meetings Volunteerism meeting etiquetteMost of us are very experienced with the process and have developed methods to be productive and polite when holding these “virtual” meetings.

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Seven Keys to Running a Successful Meeting

Association Leaders

Meetings are necessary to achieve consensus – especially in associations. should be a facilitator, not a dictator This is very important and is often a difference between for profit corporate leaders and successful association leaders. If you follow these seven simple steps your meetings will be efficient and will lead to successes for your association. Association Management Companies CM Services Leadership Meetings Uncategorized association management

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.

The Illusion of the Right Answer in Association Management

Smooth The Path

Overwhelming, ambiguous options plague associations. Smoothing the path to try something new at your association. The post The Illusion of the Right Answer in Association Management appeared first on Smooth The Path. Association Innovation Association Strategy answer anticipating changes association change association innovation association leadership association strategy beta testing change management context problem solving problem solving process trends