Salesforce or Microsoft: What’s the Right CRM Platform for Your Association Management Software?

Nimble AMS

In the past few years, there has been a noticeable push by associations to leverage enterprise constituent relationship management (CRM) platforms from Salesforce or Microsoft as the platform for their association management software (AMS). and associations.

Navigating Change for Associations

Moery Company

Figuring out how to home school our children while simultaneously leading an association. Our company partners with over two dozen trade associations and we are helping our associations manage through these unchartered times.

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Association Management - Truthiness and Lies, Lies, Lies

Association Subculture

Association Management - Truthiness and Lies, Lies, Lies. Or maybe an admission in a conference registration brochure that says, "Our association focuses on community but we dont always get it right. Labels: association , marketing , transparency. association. (25).

Field Report (March 18, 2020)

Moery Company

Another update for you guys, I’m trying to give you real time information about what we’re seeing out in the association industry and in the field. Transcript: Hi, friends, it’s what is it Wednesday the 18th?

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Back to basics: Education programs

Aaron Wolowiec

I recently facilitated two sessions on meeting planning and professional development for the Michigan Society of Association Executive’s (MSAE) Academy of Association Management. Significant percentages of association memberships attend annual meetings or trade shows.

Free is a strategic option for some associations

SCD Group

Years ago, Charles Rumbarger, CAE, told one of my groups “everyone in your industry is a member of your association, just some of them ain’t paying member dues.”. A few years after I left, the association sold the magazine to generate cash.

Thanks For Playing: Always the Last to Know: Readz

Thanks For Playing

Seeking community in associations since 2008. Does your association have a magazine or newsletter? Association blogger and general troublemaker. Top association management Blogs. Snow White & Risk Management. Alltop Association Management. How to Manage Social Employees, Social Media at Events, and Car Talk. Association Subculture. Association Management Lessons from Harley Davidson. Association 141+.

Association Staff Stretched to the Limit? How to Get More for Your Association Without Breaking Your Team

Association Adviser

What can association professionals do to make the most of the resources they have without leading to staff burnout? Slightly more than half of respondents to the 2018 Association Communications Benchmarking Survey reported feeling understaffed. Magazines 16%.

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Do you adapt or reject ideas for your association?

SCD Group

So, when you are stumped about association membership or association publishing or association governance, look around. association magazines association membership association PR SCD Group association management association executives association leadership ASAE

Eye Chart

Association Management

One recent study referenced in Time magazine showed that people spend more than 2/3 of their time “below the fold” in web sites. association management One of the best things about having a great staff is that I find that I’m wrong more than I’m right.

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Digitization Is Not Digital Transformation


For the past twenty years or so, almost every association that is still in existence today has been focused on digitizing their businesses. In her words : " Digitization involves standardizing business processes and is associated with cost cutting and operational excellence.". "A

Volunteer management: I gotta feeling

Aaron Wolowiec

Like many of you, I’ve been known to juggle a handful of volunteer roles in addition to my nine-to-five job at any given point in time during my association management career. Above all, people who volunteer for associations expect to be involved effectively.

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Tips for Managing Millennials - from a real, live millennial!

Association Management

Management is about coping with complexity. Now, as a Program Manager, I’m beginning to think about how this change in the workforce affects the organizations I manage and how those organizations can benefit from recruiting and keeping my peers satisfied in their jobs.

Keys to Long Term Partnerships

Association Leaders

The Association Partnership Company, has focused its entire business model on developing long term partnerships with associations. I recently read an article from Entrepreneur magazine that caught my eye. Association Management Companies CM Services Leadership Uncategorized VolunteerismMy company, CM Services, Inc. We’ve been doing this for more than thirty five years.

November 1963 Through the Lens of the Internet Age

Association Management

The 50 th Anniversary of JFK’s assassination is on the cover of every magazine from Time to People. Mobile Technology Association Management Company Experience Leadership Walk past a newsstand and you can’t escape it.

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A Library of Event Checklists

Association Navigator

Meetings & Conventions magazine has a great library of checklists that will help you in planning a wide range of events. Uncategorized Association Events Association Management Event PlanningRitz Carlton Laguna Nigel – Courtesy of Ritz Carlton.

The Association World in China ?


global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. « A Guide to the Association Market in China. The Association World in China. The concept of associations as we know it in the west does not exist in China.

Stronger by Association: Make 2012 "The Year of Better Content"

AMR Management Services

AMR MANAGEMENT SERVICES. At the start of the year, Forbes magazine predicted that 2012 would be "the year of content," declaring that content and social media marketing should a part of every brands marketing plan. Too many associations focus on content as the end result. Pages.

What’s the Big Idea?

Association Adviser

High performing companies and associations are realizing that the ultimate goal is not coming up with great ideas or being the first to market. ” Last summer, I sat in on a panel discussion about innovation for association professionals. appeared first on Association Adviser.

Stronger by Association: Battle for Relevance: How Twitter, Harvard.

AMR Management Services

AMR MANAGEMENT SERVICES. Army Impact Associations (Part 2 of 2). Coming from the media world I often see parallels between magazines and associations. This should sound familiar to associations struggling with membership and sponsorship.). Pages. CONTRIBUTORS.

Good Meeting Strategy Reduces Risk Abroad ?


global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. Previously appearing in the December 2008 issue of Association Meetings magazine. What if that company or association tried to conduct business in another currency other than your own?

Moore’s Law and Association Development

SCD Group

Moore published an article titled Cramming more components onto integrated circuits in Electronics magazine. Associations may want to review this anniversary and contemplate its impact on its members and the future of the association.

Association Boards Road to Relevance: 5 Strategies for The Competitive Association

SCD Group

Today's Guest Bloggers are Harrison Coerver and Mary Byers, CAE Associations today are confronted with unprecedented levels of competition. Failure to adapt to this competitive threat puts an association’s relevance in jeopardy. Today's Associations Are Vulnerable.

Hawaii Five-O & Monopoly Show Associations How to Engage Members

SCD Group

So, what does this have to do with associations? Many associations have been around 50 or more year. Most associations are seeking ways to engage members, renew members and recruit new members. Some members see their associations as the “same old thing,” almost boring.

What I Learned From Dunder Mifflin and The Office

SCD Group

So now, as I prepare to visit Scranton one last time, I’m reflecting back on what “The Office” has taught me about organizational management, careers and life in general. Kathy Deters is a senior writer and social media manager for St.

Association Media Relations: Two Scoops are Always Better than One

SCD Group

I currently work as a senior writer and social media manager for an online magazine in St. Plus, as a writer for a magazine that covers family destinations, the best way to determine whether a destination is kid-friendly is, of course, to bring the kid.

Tips & Exercises to Tweak Association Messages

SCD Group

As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog, the CEO of a national association asked me for suggestions on helping a “messaging task force” develop key messages for her association. have them “think back” to the questions they had about your association when they first joined.

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Part 2 - Helping Your Association Establish a Credible Reputation with the Media

SCD Group

Though it’s helpful to identify a single person who will serve as the lead spokesperson for your association, it’s also a good idea to provide some basic media training for anyone in your association who wants it. Lesson for Associations.

Invisible Tasks Produce Visible Results for Golfers and for Associations

SCD Group

All this reminds me of our work in associations: conferences, membership, publications, etc. Producing a great magazine or website. In the association world (as in the rest of society), good enough is not enough.

Helping Your Association Establish a Credible Reputation with the Media

SCD Group

But for the association leaders that make the time and effort to build themselves as credible media experts in their fields, the benefits can be numerous. Nurturing a strong relationship with the news media helps ensure that when your association has good news to share, someone is listening.

Are associations stuck?

SCD Group

We’re not able to operate associations as we did 20 years ago. In recent visits with association executive directors, the conversations with two stick in my mind. The first association executive director. This is a large national association. Guest Blog by Tom Shay.

Will “Subscription Economy” Impact Association Memberships?

SCD Group

Two recent stories outline changes in the economy that might impact association membership strategies. The question is will either of these impact association memberships and what, if anything, associations can learn from the media.

Are podcasts returning as an association communications tool?

SCD Group

I wondered how many associations use podcasting as part of their content delivery tools. Have you thought about how your association might employ podcasts as part of your overall content (knowledge) strategy? Provide excerpts in your newsletters or magazines.

AE on the Verge: Business Travel: Hotel Room Safety Tips

AE on the Verge

Association management, meetings and mania. In the August 2011 Marie Claire magazine, ESPN reporter Erin Andrews includes these safety tips for protecting yourself, and your privacy, in hotels : 1. Association Executive, seasoned, more well rounded than anyone thinks. association management tips. AE on the Verge. Tuesday, July 26, 2011. Business Travel: Hotel Room Safety Tips.

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Effective communication: 5 simple tips for preventing conflict in your community


Communication is an integral part of every successful community association’s operations. In addition to an association’s effective communication strategy, communities should be encouraging their residents to connect with one another.  COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION CIVILITY PLEDGE.

AE on the Verge: Don't have these 4 Association Conversations in.

AE on the Verge

Association management, meetings and mania. Dont have these 4 Association Conversations in Public. I was a forgettable presence in my jeans, fleece, Oprah magazine and reading glasses. Here are 4 association conversations that should not be done in a restaurant or other public location: (includes conversation on cell phone in public location) 1. Labels: association management tips. association management tips. AE on the Verge.

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AE on the Verge: Best Definition of Transparency in Associations

AE on the Verge

Association management, meetings and mania. Best Definition of Transparency in Associations. a great definition about transparency in associations. by Dave Phillips , in his Chairmans article in REALTOR AE magazine (Winter 2010): [emphasis mine] "The first step is to understand what transparency means in an organizational context. Labels: association management tips. Association Executive, seasoned, more well rounded than anyone thinks.

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Balancing Traditional and Trending Member Communications

Association Adviser

This year’s Association Communications Benchmarking Study showed us that traditional forms of member communication – live events and print media – continue to be popular among associations and their members. Don’t think that your association has to adopt every new platform available.

Starring….Your Association Publications

Association Adviser

Okay, perhaps this is not exactly how association communication awards presentations really go down. However, the recognition and pride that communications awards bring to associations are no less than Oscar-worthy. What Association Awards Contests Should My Association Enter?

AE on the Verge: How to Not Ruin Black Pants

AE on the Verge

Association management, meetings and mania. Real Simple magazine (Nov. Association Executive, seasoned, more well rounded than anyone thinks. association management tips. 9 Ways to Find Association Member Twitter Users. What Associations Can Learn from Blog Action Day. AE on the Verge. Sunday, October 25, 2009. How to Not Ruin Black Pants.

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