Verto Solutions, ASAE & the Association Management Advantage

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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.

Four Become One: Fruit Associations Merge Operations in Washington

Associations Now

In an effort to consolidate operations and create a single voice for their industry, four associations joined forces and formed the Washington State Tree Fruit Association earlier this month. More than 90 percent of voting members of the Washington Growers Clearing House Association approved the plan; it was unanimously approved by board members of the other organizations. “If Each of the four associations had a history dating back more than 70 years.

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Transparency in Association Management : Off Stage

Off Stage

20, 2009 - Transparency in Association Management. One of my favorite Washington insiders, Chris Dorobek , is a blogger and commentator whom I follow regularly. and the accompanying issues are affecting government policy and workings, and – by extension – what lessons we, as association managers, can learn from what’s happening in Washington. But in brief it means that as an association executive you must embrace the following: 1.

Protected profession: Few managers seeing employment impacts from COVID-19

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Community association managers remain largely protected from the employment impacts, such as furloughs and layoffs, that have affected so many other Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Managers are performing essential services for their clients, guiding communities with operational support and advice that affects the health, safety, and welfare of homeowners and residences. Management companies, however, haven’t been immune from the pandemic.

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From MMCC 2016: 5 Steps to Creating an Inbound Marketing Strategy

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at ASAE’s Membership, Marketing & Communications Conference in Washington D.C. Our session was titled “5 Steps to Creating an Inbound Marketing Strategy,” and we chose that topic because we believe that association professionals are SO equipped to practice the inbound marketing methodology. association management association leadership member engagement member retention Small Staff ChatterLast week, we had the opportunity to attend (and present!)

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What Would Jeff Bezos Do If He Took Control of Your Associations?

SCD Group

Would Jeff Bezos keep your association''s CEO as he did with the executive editor of the Washington Post. I thought of these (and other questions) as I read comments about Jeff Bezos and his first meeting with the staff of The Washington Post. They are similar to what associations face, right? In the former, associations take months or years to make a decision that a nimble organization can do in 17 minutes. Or, your association CEO?

Association Leadership: Stepping Into Chairs Role

SCD Group

Guest Post by Russ Lemieux, The Kellen Company Name of Association: International Transportation Industry Trade Organization Description of Organization: 400 member companies, including transportation companies and vendor companies; 50% based in the US, 25% in Europe and 25% in Asia and South America. These are largely middle management professionals and the culture of the industry is that they change responsibilities and jobs frequently.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Anger: It's No Way Out

Observations on Association Management

I was moved by it and believe it holds a lesson for all of us.including association staff and volunteers. We are angry about “Washington.” ” We are angry about our government, about our leadership and about our representation in both houses of Congress. I’m no psychologist, and I’m no expert on anger or its management, but I do know that anger is nothing more than a feeling, and that feelings by definition are fickle things.

Don’t Nickel-and-Dime Members: Ideas to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

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Associations have traditionally used membership “as an excuse to sell more stuff at discounted prices to members,” said Garth Jordan , senior vice president of corporate strategy at the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). Their new membership model includes unlimited access to certifications, online education, newsletters, industry analyses, and communities—the “ pay-to-play ‘extras’ in most association business models.”.

Is Syncing Your AMS and Accounting Software Necessary?

Association Adviser

One of the largest operating inconveniences associations would like to change is the inability to track revenue and expenses within their financial software system and sync that information with the membership information stored in their association management software system. Associations like having a picture of their membership’s actions that accurately reflects the state of their bank account.

What Association Executives Can Learn From St. Louis Cardinals

SCD Group

Louis Cardinals celebrate beating Washington Nationals in Game 5 of NLDS. With a 2-out, 6-run come-from-behind win over the Washington Nationals in the 2012 baseball playoffs, the St. Louis Cardinals’ wild card slot and momentum toward the 2012 World Series, manager Mike Matheny said this about his team, “They believe they can do it, and that’s hard to stop.”. Jack Welch, (former) CEO of General Electric, uses this idea in his leadership.

ASAE Installs New Officers and Directors for Fiscal Year 2021 to Begin September 1st

AssociationChat

WASHINGTON— New officers and directors for the ASAE and ASAE Research Foundation Board of Directors were installed during ASAE’s Virtual Annual Meeting & Exposition held August 10-12. Caldeira, president and CEO, Household & Commercial Products Association; Chair-Elect/Chair of ASAE Research Foundation Steven C. ASAE has redoubled its advocacy efforts on behalf of associations,” Caldeira said. “We National Golf Course Owners Association. Washington, DC.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.16.18

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Does anyone on your staff have the association CIO mindset ? Find out how learners and associations benefit from microlearning programs. Location: Washington DC.

How Do You Get to The Executive Director Position? Listen, Question and Learn

Association Adviser

That relentless curiosity and desire to learn from other association professionals is what has driven Robinson, president of Eisenman & Associates, Inc. and executive director of the Virginia Society of Association Executives (VSAE) from a job answering phones for an association to one of the top positions for a state SAE. Along the way, he has internalized several lessons about association leadership that he shared with Association Adviser during a recent chat.

Lessons from NAPA : Off Stage

Off Stage

Washington blogger Chris Dorobek reports today thatThe National Academy of Public Administration’s Collaboration Project has issued a new report titled “Enabling Collaboration: Three Priorities for New Administration.” Hence the prolonged Realtor association battle over a national property data base and the elimination of ongoing barriers to association membership by other key stakeholders in the real estate industry. Financial Management. Off Stage.

Listen up and pay attention. Please!

SocialFish

Got home last night after several hours yesterday discussing personnel issues with my staff and ED, and by a crazy coincidence, saw this article as the main headline in the Washington Posts' Metro Section. (My One in three respondents aspires to become the head of a nonprofit organization, but only 4 percent said they were being groomed for top leadership positions. Tags: associations management leadership

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When Your Superpower is Member Development and Revenue Generation: Tamela Blalock, CAE, CMP, DES

Association Adviser

The SoWH is a special interest affiliate of the American Physical Therapy Association that strives to expand the role of physical therapy in women’s (men’s and gender non-conforming people’s) health across their lifespan. I appreciate that nuance of being an association executive!

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.18.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Association marketing. That’s why it’s a good time for your association to promote your certificate, microcredential and certification programs. Host: Association Success.

Xperience 2019: Discover Exciting Keynotes

Aptify

Xperience is the preeminent live technology show for associations, nonprofits, and schools. Susan O’Malley, Former President, Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards. As the first female president of a professional sports franchise, she’ll call upon anecdotes and lessons learned from her life of unprecedented success, as she outlines her “rules” for leadership and life and shares insider stories about entertainment, hockey, and basketball.

Stronger by Association: AMR Management Services Announces.

AMR Management Services

AMR MANAGEMENT SERVICES. AMR Management Services Announces Acquisition of Drake & Company. 6, 2011) – AMR Management Services (AMR), a full-service association management company (AMC) serving national, regional and local client partners, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Drake & Company (DrakeCo), an accredited AMC based in Chesterfield, Mo. AMR also provides government affairs support out of a satellite office in Washington, D.C.

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: 2.9.18

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The weekly list of free educational events for the association community… Ernie Smith at Associations Now provides really smart advice on SEO (search engine optimization) for your website and blog based on Google algorithm changes over the last few years. They discuss each of these familiar-to-associations challenges and provide “a focused set of reinforcing practices to jump-start change.”. Tue 2/13 at 12 p.m.* – Chapter Roundtable in Washington DC.

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SBI Events Team Earns Virtual Event & Meeting Management (VEMM) Credential

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While the pandemic may have slowed us down at the onset while in-person events were rapidly canceled or postponed, we are now moving full steam ahead in the virtual event space, and are proud to share that our entire Events team has completed the Virtual Event & Meeting Management Certification.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.30.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… The latest cybersecurity threat rampaging around the world is a cyber weapon , not ransomware, says the CEO of security awareness training firm KnowBe4. Should your association or company be concerned? Ed Schipul, CEO of AMS firm Tendenci, found FBI testimony confirming that NGOs and associations are indeed targets of Russian hackers. Host: Association Forum.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.2.18

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages transitioned into a benefits-based membership model. At Association Success, Howie Berman said they created membership packages with different levels of benefits “to give members a meaningful choice, and to provide them with value for their dues. Tue 3/6 at 2 p.m.* – The Influencer Economy (Association Chat).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.16.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… If your association plans to get a new association management system (AMS) in the next few years, or you want to learn more about AMS selection and implementation, or you just have an abnormal interest (hello!) Teri Carden, founder of ReviewMyAMS , puts on an enlightening and enjoyable event for association execs, AMS providers, consultants, and uncategorizable people like me.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.10.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… “5G, when fully implemented, is poised to be a very big deal, a far bigger transformation in mobile technology than any previous generational shift. He writes about a functional requirement that associations often overlook during association management system (AMS) selection: user experience. Presenters: Meg Fasy, founder, FazeFWD, a sponsorship management company.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.7.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… When’s the last time you talked to your AMS vendor? Wes Trochlil explains why you should meet with your association management system partner at least once a year. WBT Systems shares tips for building a moonshot culture at your association and an educational moonshot of your own. MemberSuite recommends a member-first approach to your association’s email strategy.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.27.16

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Enough of my kvetching, here’s the list of webinars and other events for the association community for the week of June 27. Innovation today is moving at light speed and to deliver a world class member experience your association needs to be able to leverage a strong platform to take you there. Presenters: Johanna Kasper and Eric McDonald, Engagement Managers, Aptify. Host: ASAE Greater Washington/National Capital Community. Host: Association Success.

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Synergy in the Boardroom: From Chaos to High Functioning

SCD Group

Guest Post by Russ Lemieux, Kellen Company Description of the Organization: The Research Chefs Association is a 2,000 member professional society of chefs and food scientists working in R&D in food industry. The Problem: Early in its existence, the association was served well by a very entrepreneurial Board of Directors. Although the association had a strategic plan, association programs were developed and managed in silos with little or no mapping to the organization’s mission.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.15.17

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The weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… We’re all Equif*cked. Dave Coriale at DelCor Technology Solutions isn’t one to use that kind of language in public but he did share 12 steps association CEOs can take to avoid becoming the next Equifax —and avoid getting the axe. too—I think it will help shape the future of associations. WBT Systems has a solution associations can implement to solve that problem: a post-conference learning plan.

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!

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.5.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… When I was in charge of getting a new AMS back at my old association, I had no idea how to approach selection and implementation. If only I had read a post like this one from the DelCor team about buying association management software. What does this mean for associations? Ruud Janssen, CMM, DES, Managing Partner, Event Design Collective, Oberdorf, BL, Switzerland.

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. Expand how your association thinks about sponsorship: partner with companies whose sponsorship and involvement will add value to your online learning programs. webinar and Washington DC).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.18.16

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Here’s how dedicated I am to this conference for association execs. Here’s the webinar line-up for the association community this week…. Learn what companies are doing in the association management community to recruit high performers with positive attitudes and how to build a loyal, high performing team resulting in higher retention rates for your AMC. Vicki Loise, CMP, CAE , Vice President, Association Management, Kellen.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.18.16

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Here’s how dedicated I am to this conference for association execs. Here’s the webinar line-up for the association community this week…. Learn what companies are doing in the association management community to recruit high performers with positive attitudes and how to build a loyal, high performing team resulting in higher retention rates for your AMC. Vicki Loise, CMP, CAE , Vice President, Association Management, Kellen.

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Meditated Momentum: It's about the People

Elipsis Partners

On associations, technology, parenting, people, meditation, and America. The course started with accounting and finance, and moved on through topics such as strategy and leadership. Working for an association, I really like that we can say that out loud. At the same time, I was responsible for bringing in millions of dollars in revenue for an association. Labels: association , motivators , people. Washington, DC, United States. Meditated Momentum.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.2.18

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The weekly list of free educational events for the association community… Amanda Kaiser (aka Smooth The Path) and Dynamic Benchmarking just published the New Member Engagement Study. This report explains why every association should have a new member onboarding or orientation program, what you should expect from your program, how to launch the best program, and how to improve your existing program. What does it mean for your association? Location: Washington DC.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.18.16

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Before I get to OIB, I’m attending the Association Executives of North Carolina’s Annual Meeting in Williamsburg VA where I get to spend time with several speaker friends from across the nation. Here’s the list of webinars and other events for the association community for the weeks of July 18 and July 25. Innovation today is moving at light speed and to deliver a world class member experience your association needs to be able to leverage a strong platform to take you there.