3 steps to drive student membership growth.

YourMembership Blog

Strategies to expand your association’s younger membership base. Do you have a strategy in place to grow your association’s pipeline of younger members?

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8 Points Associations Can Learn from Ohio State’s Marching Band

SCD Group

The hugely successful Ohio State University Marching Band incorporates several practices for associations and nonprofit organizations. I gleaned ideas from band director Jonathan Waters’ presentation and discussion with the Ohio State Alumni Club of Southwest Florida.

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5 ways your members can up their odds of getting hired from a job board.

YourMembership Blog

The article originally appeared on the blog site of the Ohio State Bar Association. Career Centers Member Engagement + Retention Revenue Solutions association management career center job board member engagemeen member retention professional development professional education

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What 3 things will your association do well this year?

YourMembership Blog

As association executives, we all know we must evolve our business models to remain relevant. That’s why at The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA), we’re “focusing on focusing,” a not-so-strategic term for being more […].

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From the Corner Office: Scott Wiley, CAE

Association Adviser

Scott Wiley, CAE, head of the Ohio Society of CPAs , and newly elected Chair of the ASAE board, shares his thoughts about advocacy, millennials, member engagement and the importance of financial literacy in an exclusive Association Adviser interview. .

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7 Secrets from a Hugely Successful Marching Band

SCD Group

The other day, Jonathan Waters, director of the highly rated Ohio State University Marching Band, shared ideas about the traditions and innovations of the band. During the fall of 2013, the Ohio State Marching Band hit the big time: 20 million people have seen us on YouTube; six billion media exposures worldwide. association communications association executives association management Ohio State University Marching Band TBDBITL

Will MOOC’s Impact Association Educational Offerings?

SCD Group

As I read a news story about 300,000 people enrolling in an environmental course, I wonder how exposure to massive open online courses will impact educational offerings of associations and professional societies.

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How Do You Replace an Association Legend?

SCD Group

That was the question facing The Ohio State University Alumni Association board during my last year as a director back in 2003. We hired Archie Griffin, an Ohio State icon. After professional football, he had returned to Ohio State and, at the time of his hire, was serving in the Athletics Department. As Boomers continue retiring at huge rates, many associations will face this question.

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Sense of Belonging Should Power Associations

SCD Group

When I wear my Ohio State hat in my travels, I find these types of connections. to others wearing Ohio State apparel. If so, what is your association doing to create a sense of belonging for its members? Knowing Your WHY creates a sense of belonging.

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The New Normal Began in the 1920s

SCD Group

The National Grange was the dominate farm associations and the Grange Hall the prominate social meeting place for farmers and others in rural America. When I went to Ohio State, Woody Hayes coached football. So, what does all this have to do with associations and association management?

Why Aren’t Associations Creating Walking Billboards?

SCD Group

Back in October 2012, I posted Are You Using Identity as Association Marketing Strategy. Why don’t we seek association gear promoting an industry or profession? It included talking a local Hi Vee grocery store manager into allowing his staff to wear a cause tee shirt.

Associations and Urban Myths for the Holidays

SCD Group

And, if it impacts your association or your members, it spells problems. Disproven years ago by Ohio State research, the myth persists. First, your association should have a crisis communications plan. that is needed for associations today. Some stories stick.

Can Associations Incorporate The Neighborly Wave?

SCD Group

Growing up in rural Ohio, I grew accustomed to the “friendly wave” when passing folks on their front porch, a farmer plowing his fields or the driver of an oncoming car on a rural road. Makes me wonder if our associations have something similar to the rural wave? Do our association cultures incorporate that sense of family/community/neighborliness. Shouldn’t we encourage our staff and members to go out of their way to ensure friendly neighborliness within our associations?

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Mobile, Agile & Hostile: Operational Strategies for Associations?

SCD Group

When I played hockey at Ohio State, my coach -- with his fine Canadian accent -- once told me, “Drake, you’d be a lot better hockey player if you were mobile, agile and hostile.”. I’ve shared their issues before: • Will Your Association Face a Kodak Moment ? •

Association Boards, CEOs and Talented Association Staff

SCD Group

Spence noted that “the future of your association is directly tied to the quality of the talent you attract and keep.”. The late Woody Hayes (former Ohio State football coach) said, “ You win with people.”. I remember once visiting a large national association.

Symphony, Football and Associations: Teamwork Wins the Day

SCD Group

As I studied the performance, I realized there were similarities between the symphony and the story behind Ohio State’s national champion football team. During the season and even now, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer talks about building a culture of trust and leadership. These symphony and football stories can be an example for associations. Trust between the association board and the association staff.

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Associations and Urban Myths

SCD Group

If the myth negatively impacts your association or your members, it spells problems. Disproven years ago by Ohio State research, the myth persists. First, your association should have a crisis communications plan. that is needed for associations today. Some stories stick.

NFL. Rams. Association Governance.

SCD Group

All association professionals need to remember this mantra: “It’s their organization not yours!” An association colleague (St. The association staff (me/Roger Goodell) gave an important matter regarding one of the league's members over to a committee of members (NFL Relocation Committee). Louis), the NFL staff stepped in at the 11th hour and got involved to manage the process. Just the nature of the associations.

Hockey Feud Shows What Happens When Associations Forget about Their Members

SCD Group

I played varsity hockey at Ohio State. As a hockey fan, the current “lock-out” shows hockey leaders (management and players union) are the dumbest “association” going. Associations and nonprofits are not immune from similar feuds. I’m a huge hockey fan.

The Perfect Storm

Spark Consulting

Over the next week, I’ll be blogging about and sharing excerpts from The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm , the eighth white paper in the ongoing Spark collaborative series. Maryland Association of CPAs. National Association of Licensed Practical Nurses. Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. Getting to the “Good Stuff”: Evidence-Based Decision Making for Associations (co-authored with Peter Houstle), available at [link].

5 Passion Busters within Associations

SCD Group

Passion grows associations. This showed in Ohio State’s drive for the national championship in college football and was evident in Saturday’s celebration which drew more than 50,000 people to Ohio Stadium on a cold Saturday morning. Passion drives success.

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Monday Buzz: The Challenge of Following Association Legends

Associations Now

Is your association ready for when its top exec departs? Look around at those who occupy the leadership positions of many associations, and take note of their office accessories. The value of ‘Do the right thing,'” she told Ohio State Alumni magazine editor Mary Alice Casey.

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Solutions Day Speakers Chart Paths to Success in Uncertain Times

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And, the best and brightest colleagues in the association community—that was Solutions Day.orgCommunity’s year is book-ended by two signature events. It challenges me to think differently about association management and keeps me eager to investigate new ideas that can revolutionize our industry.orgSource has been helping associations through our consulting work for over a decade. Ohio Credit Union League for DoYourDiligence.com an online review site.

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Robert Gates, Donald Stern and Association CEOs

SCD Group

So, what caught my eye is the hiring strategies of two large associations. who has no association management experience. His appointment – along with a number of other “big name” hires of associations – begs a number of questions for association professionals.

Lessons from the Moon Walk

SCD Group

Front Page of the Wapak Daily News; Steve interviewing Mrs. Armstrong 45 years ago today (7/20/14), I was a young Associated Press reporter covering astronaut Neil Armstrong’s parents while he walked on the moon. Some of the lessons I learned translate to association management.

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The Double-Edged Sword of “Young Professional”

Associations Now

At the end of the day, I don’t know that it matters what we call ourselves or what our associations call us. … The term is limiting: “It’s not inclusive to those new in the profession,” said Scott Wiley, FASAE, CAE, president and CEO, Ohio Society of CPAs.

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Keys to Association Career Success

Association Adviser

So, why don’t more people follow Bloomberg’s mantra, whether they’re working in the association world, the corporate world or the not-for-profit world? Advancing one’s career may be the member’s responsibility, but associations that mentor, guide and connect members are amply rewarded at dues renewal time. They’re working harder than you think and even teens can school associations. Advantages of association employment. Hank Berkowitz, Naylor, LLC.

Switchtasking into 2013: confessions of an association professional

SCD Group

The December issue of Associations Now featured a short piece from Elizabeth Weaver Engel, CAE, titled Switch Off. Despite sitting in on a dozen or more productivity and/or time management seminars, I am who I am. Despite all the “time management” classes I’ve attended, I am who I am.

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Leverage Technology; Don’t Be a Slave to IT

Association Adviser

But that’s the approach many associations seem to be following when it comes to taming the technology beast. To help your figure out where to devote your tech energies for 2014 and beyond, we reached out to some of the association world’s best technology minds for guidance. Digital has changed everything,” observed Michael Hoehn , a vice-president at healthcare association management firm CM-Innovators. Hank Berkowitz, Naylor, LLC.

Seen Elsewhere: Resources for Trend Scanning, Gaming, Productivity

Idea Architects

In one of my volunteer roles, I write a feature in the ASAE Executive Management Section IdeaLink newsletter called Seen Elsewhere. Summary: A selection of thought-provoking websites from beyond the association management realm that offer new ideas for association executives.

Successfully Embracing Change is a Team Effort

Association Adviser

Eight years ago, however, NBOA was a much smaller association of 700 members whose primary focus was a consulting service that served an average of 10 schools per year. Association Adviser: Tell us a little bit about your career background and how you became the head of NBOA.

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SCD Group: Does print still work for association marketing.

SCD Group

AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Does print still work for association marketing & communications? I’m also a strong proponent that associations need to determine distribution platforms based on their target audience(s). Go Mobile Association.

SCD Group: Associations: Those who own the future are the ones.

SCD Group

AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Associations: Those who own the future are the ones who create it. Have you experienced that as you attempt to re-energize struggling association programs? What are you and your association doing to create the future?

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Seen Elsewhere: Building Creative.

Idea Architects

In one of my volunteer roles, I write a feature in the ASAE Executive Management Section IdeaLink newsletter called Seen Elsewhere. Summary: A selection of thought-provoking content from beyond the association management realm that offers new ideas for association executives.

What Will You Learn at #ASAE19? Here’s a Preview.

Associations Now

Thousands of association professionals are heading to Ohio this weekend for the 2019 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition , which kicks off in Columbus Saturday night and continues through Tuesday. Attend: “Managing Global Teams: The Future of Work,” 4 p.m.

SCD Group: Is Your Association Prepared for Your Etch-a-Sketch.

SCD Group

AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Is Your Association Prepared for Your Etch-a-Sketch Moment? A 5-step Association Newsjacking PR Strategy During the Republican primary season, a Mitt Romney aide told CNN when fall comes, “everything changes. Pages.

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Successfully Embracing Change is a Team Effort

Association Adviser

Eight years ago, however, NBOA was a much smaller association of 700 members whose primary focus was a consulting service that served an average of 10 schools per year. Association Adviser: Tell us a little bit about your career background and how you became the head of NBOA.

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SCD Group: Become a Hero to Your Association Members: 5 Ways.

SCD Group

AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Become a Hero to Your Association Members: 5 Ways Content Management Can Add Value to your Association’s Members. Content marketing & management represent a growing strategy for association executives.

Successfully Embracing Change is a Team Effort

Association Adviser

We recently caught up with Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE, chief executive officer of the National Business Officers Association , the only national association focused exclusively on supporting independent school business officers and business operations staff, and fostering financial and operational excellence among independent PK-12 schools. Association Adviser: Tell us a little bit about your career background and how you became the head of NBOA.

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Seen Elsewhere: Crowdsourcing.

Idea Architects

In one of my volunteer roles, I contribute content for a feature in the ASAE Executive Management Section IdeaLink newsletter called Seen Elsewhere. Summary: Three thought-provoking websites, from beyond the association management realm, that offer new ideas for association executives. In this edition, explore examples of crowdsourcing in action, experiments in new forms of management, and a case of learning driven by a behind-the-scenes look at conference planning.