It’s Easy to Be Excited About Your Work When You Work for Good People

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From the Corner Office: Andy Curliss, North Carolina Pork Council. This month, Association Adviser sat down with Andy Curliss, chief executive officer of the North Carolina Pork Council (NCPC), to chat about a job he was tapped for in November 2016 after 20 years of working as an investigative reporter and editor for The News & Observer (Raleigh) and as a division head for Gelia, Wells & Mohr, Inc., Andy Curliss, North Carolina Pork Council.

Leadership Lists

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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. I have always liked North Carolina basketball.

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The Elephant Climbs up on the Table : Off Stage

Off Stage

I was asked by the North Carolina AEs to be a featured speaker at a ‘Fireside Chat’: the AEs submitted questions and I (retired and “experienced”) responded with shoot-from-the-hip answers. I hope the AEs found it useful—it was certainly helpful to me as a review of past issues and still-meaningful concerns in association management. What does that mean for us as real estate trade associations? Financial Management.

Lessons Learned from March Madness

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As his North Carolina Tarheels found themselves down with the clock running out. However, before allowing North Carolina to inbound the ball and try their last desperation play, the referees reviewed “the tape” After that review, they determined the clock operators started the clock late allowing more time than they should have AND when the referees eventually recognized Coach Williams was calling a timeout, there shouldn’t have been any time left.

How to Manage Social Media with Hootsuite and Buffer

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This article was originally published in the Association Executives of North Carolina’s Success By Association magazine, February 2016 issue. ~~~. But how do you find time to manage it? Since many of the people in my association network live outside North Carolina, I only have the chance to be with them “in real life” at the few conferences I attend each year.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.24.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Zoom fatigue—or is it? I’m reading a lot about “Zoom fatigue” these days, which concerns me because associations are relying on Zoom (and other web-conferencing platforms) to educate and connect members to each other. If you’re in North Carolina, I hope you’ll support the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. Jeff Cobb, Managing Director, Tagoras.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.22.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… New member onboarding. Does your association have a new member onboarding, orientation or welcoming program? The goals they discuss are thought leadership, meeting leads and decision-makers, product showcasing and brand awareness. Steve Cernak at the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section took their conference from in-person to virtual in one month —slackers!

Blogging Elsewhere: August 2011

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While the association community flies this weekend to St. Louis for the annual ASAE conference, I’ll be driving a few hours to spend a week with lots of family and friends at beautiful Ocean Isle Beach here in North Carolina. Every week I write a blog post for my client Avectra , an association management software and online community platform vendor. Be the Host with the Most: Twitter Chats for Associations. Virtual Work in the Association World.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.12.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… How are associations using learning technologies? If you work for a membership organization, please participate in the Association Learning + Technology survey. I love this post by Cecilia Sepp, CAE on AssociationSuccess.org about the screwed-up (my words, but I bet she’d agree) membership model used by most associations. Association Chat). Host: Association Headquarters.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.24.17

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If you’re an association leader, please participate in the Association Leadership 2020 governance model survey. Your contribution will help association executives and elected officers better understand what governance models are being used, what’s working and what’s not, what’s the ‘tipping point’ for governance change, and who’s a resource if you want to learn more about specific models and ideas. Organizer: Association Networking Group.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.24.17

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If you’re an association leader, please participate in the Association Leadership 2020 governance model survey. Your contribution will help association executives and elected officers better understand what governance models are being used, what’s working and what’s not, what’s the ‘tipping point’ for governance change, and who’s a resource if you want to learn more about specific models and ideas. Organizer: Association Networking Group.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.9.18

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… As a history major, I’ve been waiting for virtual reality (VR) to shake up the way history is taught and it’s finally happening—or maybe it’s been happening and I just haven’t noticed. Derek Ham, a North Carolina State University professor, asked: “What was it like to be there? Now for the main event: upcoming free professional development events for the association community.

Organize and Visualize: Turning Member Numbers Into Knowledge

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The North Carolina Association of CPAs undertook a year-long project to get its member data both centralized and accessible via interactive dashboards. Until earlier this year, it took staff at the North Carolina Association of CPAs as long as 16 hours—two solid business days—to generate a complete report of its key membership statistics, pulled from its association management system and compiled in Excel.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.3.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Sponsorships. Please participate in a short survey on the impact of COVID-19 on association conference sponsorships. He says, “Association leaders, the time to experiment is right now.”

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.17.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Crisis overwhelm. WBT Systems found out how they managed to pull that off so quickly. Associations are scrambling to virtually resurrect their canceled conferences. Leadership decisions.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.21.18

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… What a whirlwind of a couple of weeks. Our tree-surrounded home was spared because the storm ended up hovering over eastern North Carolina before veering south. Association Chat).

Is Your Association at a Crossroads?

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Tremendous insight, vision and leadership capabilities despite being introverts, according to Susan Cain , best-selling author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Thanks to mobile, members are dictating their experience with associations, not the other way around. The 21st century [association] leader will have a skill set that is based on collaboration, listening and nurturing, rather than command and control.

Jumping Ship : Off Stage

Off Stage

On January 19, 2011, Inman News carried a feature article by Matt Carter with the headline, “South Carolina real estate brokerage drops Realtor affiliation: Company maintains MLS membership. metro area has dropped its Realtor association membership, saying too many of its agents balked at paying $431 in annual dues in December 2010.” And NAR bylaws state that the Realtor-broker is responsible for the dues of those of associates who do not which to become Realtors.