Summer Update

Moving through the Association World

Earlier this year I stepped in to Chair the Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executive’s Education Committee. This left me tasked with developing the content and program for our Mid-Year Meeting, which was held way back in April at Philadelphia. Part of that was implementing a new policy/document management system. Formalizing our processes through a policy management software has been good for us, but it has been work both in implementation and practice.

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Association Chat to feature authors of "Leading Engagement from the Outside-In" on July 14th

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

Associations have always been “about” engagement, and in the past several years, we’ve had a renewed focus on engaging our members and other audiences. Elizabeth speaks and writes frequently on a variety of topics in association management.

Internship Intel

Aaron Wolowiec

My colleague, Aaron Wolowiec , founder of Event Garde , posted on Collaborate , a private social network for members of the American Society of Association Executives , that I was looking for examples of successful internship programs. Todd Von Deak, president of TVD Associates.

Deep Dive Emerging Markets Session Video Recap & Annoucement of ASAE/MCI 5 Year Global Research Initiative


James Ott, SVP, International Programs, American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, PA. Tarnbir Kaur, Director, Association Management and Consulting, MCI Group- MENA and India. Nikki Walker, Global Vice President, Association Management and Consulting, MCI Group.

Survey: Size Matters When Running An Association Today

Associations Now

70 % The amount of mid-size and large associations that reported now is a good time to be running a membership organization, according to Virtual, Inc. In comparison, 52 percent of small associations reported an optimistic outlook. Technology Management.

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Let Your Member Data Show You the Way

Spark Consulting

Last week, Associations Now did a story on my awesome client NICSA and the new membership model project we worked on together last summer. How one association unbundled some of its benefits and packaged them around “clusters of behavior” in its member engagement data.

Marketing Resources for Associations and Small Businesses

Association Navigator

Here are some good marketing resources for your association or professional services firm. I’ve been a regular reader of Smart CEO for years, and this year they recognized the Verto Solutions management team. They also have editions covering Baltimore and Philadelphia.

Let Your Member Data Show You The Way

Associations Now

How one association unbundled some of its benefits and packaged them around “clusters of behavior” in its member engagement data. Such a drastic change in membership structure was accompanied by the adoption of a new association management system, Liston says.