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. If I didn’t know better, it looked like an association event.

Three Things To Do Now To Prepare For Next-Gen Members

Associations Now

Talking about young professionals and what they mean to associations is as hot a trend as windbreakers and butterfly clips were in the ‘90s. This may be the most important step that every association needs to take before taking any action.

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The Glamourous Life

Eric Lanke

I've been traveling on business since I started my career in association management -- twenty-four years now. Getting back and forth between Milwaukee and Nashville on the same day was a challenge given the meeting time and flight schedules, so I booked it as an overnight.

Don’t Forget Your Members are People

Associations Now

Here are a few reminders about the human side of association membership work. The human side of membership is vital because so much of success in association management rests on relationship building. And, of course, what are you, as the community manager, trying to accomplish?

Cracking the Culture Code: Professional Development

Jamie Notter

This is a guest post from Eric Lanke , the CEO of the National Fluid Power Association. How does an association executive build and sustain the culture of his organization? But associations, like all organizations, are systems.

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” Elizabeth Engel , Director, Marketing and Sponsorship, the National Association of Childrens’ Hospitals, Washington, DC. ” John Stepper , Managing Director, Deutsche Bank, New York City, NY. Yet we, too, struggle with language to describe the future of management.

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