Association Management Systems (AMS): 5 Software Strategies

Higher Logic

Your association provides your members with many different opportunities to develop as professionals and grow in their careers. As you get larger or want to offer more advanced programming, managing your membership through spreadsheets or disconnected databases just won’t cut it.

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Delegate, Presenter, Speaker, Sponsor.

Robert M Barnes

The Associations Forum CEO & Chair Symposium has been on my schedule for years – first as an attendee then as a presenter when I worked with Fitness Australia. In 2016 I was pleased to attend as both sponsor … Continue reading → Association Stuff #CEOChair16 Association Management Associations Culture

Attended, Presented, Sponsored #CEOChair16

Robert M Barnes

Associations Forum is the ‘association’ for associations in Australia. I … Continue reading → Association Stuff #assnchat @robertmbarnes Aptify ASAE Association Management Associations CultureI have enjoyed a close working relationship with them for a decade now and most recently had the opportunity to sponsor and speak at the 2016 CEO & Chair Symposium.

Making a Great Presentation

Association Leaders

One of the things all leaders must do is make great presentations. Sometimes that means giving a speech to a large audience; other times it means delivering a presentation to a smaller group; still other times its effectively communicating one on one with an employee. I read a blog post today providing eight steps that must be followed to make an effective presentation. What tools do you use to be a great presenter?

Resolve to Maximize Your Association Management Software This Year

Association Adviser

This disconnect can be especially true for smaller-staffed associations, as it can be a struggle to balance a desire for sustainable growth with real-world restrictions on staffing and budgets. Nate Brown is a director of business development for SaaS solutions at Naylor Association Solutions.

Top 5 Association Management Takeaways from Xperience2014

YourMembership Blog

Throughout the show our guests had the opportunity to attend sessions focused on business, marketing and association management best practices. Associations are finding themselves in an environment that is increasingly diverse, unstable, and competitive.

Association Management Basics: Successful Leadership Transitions

Association Navigator

The transition to a new senior association executive presents a great opportunity for an organization to grow and innovate, but transitions that aren’t handled well can set an organization back for years Finzel says. Uncategorized Association Leadership Mobile New Orleans transitions

Association Subculture: Innovation in Association Management

Association Subculture

Innovation in Association Management. Why do you think your association is immune to those same forces? Your association - unassailable? Ive seen the wreckage left behind after an association flies into a mountain. association. (25). management. (3).

Association Subculture: Diversity in Association Management - the.

Association Subculture

Diversity in Association Management - the Association Subculture Weighs In. Associations arent a particularly diverse workforce. I just interviewed 200 association executives in my most recent research project. I respect everyone involved in this particular little controversy and nobody in their right mind would think that any one of them has done anything intentional or isnt somehow vested in changing the composition of our associations. association. (25).

Association Subculture: Lessons for Association Management from.

Association Subculture

Lessons for Association Management from South Park Creators. What could we do with this pattern if we put it into our association culture? What they describe is certainly what I associate with The Book of Mormon. I often think about how to manage/facilitate the "in between" in learning experiences, be it a conference or an individual workshop. It is such a simple but powerful device for building intention into what your association does.

The Waning Days of Leadership in Association Management

Association Subculture

The Waning Days of Leadership in Association Management. Think of a time when accusations regarding perceived leadership "vacuums" in your association were bandied about. Or did the system itself conspire with outside circumstances to leave your association adrift?

Awards Presentations Cues from the Golden Globes

Associations Now

Associations enjoy giving awards, but all too often their ceremonies are lackluster, awkward, and even boring. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association coproduced the star-studded, boozy affair, which since 1944 has recognized excellence in film and television.

Rambling Thoughts About Association Management

SCD Group

I gave three presentations last week at a Green Industry Conference near Milwaukee. First, I LOVE giving presentations on generational tendencies and social media! I posted all three presentations -- all topics valid for most association members -- on Slide Share.

Association Subculture: Association Management - Branding Efforts.

Association Subculture

Association Management - Branding Efforts Gone Wrong. If the first step your association takes in a re-branding initiative is to call a graphic design firm, you are making a huge mistake. This is a deep dive into who you are as an association. association. (25).

Association Management - Building a Vision for Your Conference

Association Subculture

Association Management - Building a Vision for Your Conference. If you think about it, your conference may be the most important asset your association has both in terms of member connection, financial benefit and goodwill. I even recall (back in the day) asking presenters to massage their session descriptions to reflect key components of theme. Production must center on solid, innovative content presented with the best of adult learning techniques.period.

Creativity in Association Management - Are You the Roadblock?

Association Subculture

Creativity in Association Management - Are You the Roadblock? We talk so much about creativity and innovation in the association sphere but we know so little about how to actually facilitate their achievement. Sometimes Shelly, I wish you would stop looking into my association.

The Law of Probability and Association Management

Smooth The Path

Or the path many keynoters follow starting on hundreds of very small stages, giving presentations for free until they make it to the big stage. Related: Change-ready associations exhibit these signs. Is it Day 1 or Day 2 for associations? 5 Skills association staff need.

Association Management - Simplicity + Volume Might Do the Trick

Association Subculture

Association Management - Simplicity + Volume Might Do the Trick. What if your association stopped creating so many services? What if, when someone asked what your association did, you could answer in less than ten minutes? Very simple association business model.

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).

What Prince can teach us about association management – the movie

Association Advocacy Chick

Each speaker brought a passion to their topic that’s rarely seen during a presentation. We all put a lot of time and effort into our presentations and it showed. In the meantime, here’s my presentation on lessons on association management from the artist currently known as Prince. During ASAE11 in August, I had the honor of participating in one of the two Ignite sessions. Preparing for Ignite was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do.

Association Management Gen Xer Meme - Right Here, Right Now

Association Subculture

Association Management Gen Xer Meme - Right Here, Right Now. I entered the association workforce and found myself surrounded for the most part with Boomers. I started meeting other executives and association professionals who were/are in my age group. association. (25).

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Association’s Event

Blue Sky eLearn

For an association, hosting events like conferences, networking meetups, and learning sessions is an effective way to bring people who share a common goal or passion together. Plus, events are one of the ways that your association can raise non-dues revenue. . Data management.

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Personal Reflections on 15 Years in Association Management – Guest Post by Shawn Boynes, CAE

Association Advocacy Chick

I’m so thrilled and honored to present my first guest blogger of Association Advocacy Chick, Shawn Boynes, CAE. In this post, he explores the lessons he’s learned during his career as an association executive. . Several months ago, my dear friend and colleague, Stefanie Reeves (or better known here as Association Advocacy Chick), asked me to be a guest blogger.

Transparency in Association Management : Off Stage

Off Stage

20, 2009 - Transparency in Association Management. 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. Managing Volunteers.

The Beauty of Istanbul | Old Clayburn Association Management

Old ClayBurn Association Management

Old Clayburn Association Management. Working with the world's top professional associations. ← Social Media Panel: The How & Why for Your Association. This entry was posted in Travel and tagged association events , events , istanbul , Travel.

Meetings 5.0: Five Ways to Improve Your Events

Association Management

This week I’m speaking on a panel at the New England Society of Association Executives Annual Meeting. Presentations are shorter. Remember that presentations should enhance what the speaker is saying—they shouldn’t be what the speaker is saying.

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CMI's Association Management Blog: Seizing Opportunities vs.

Observations on Association Management

My association management company is almost always actively seeking new clients, both associations seeking full-service management and organizations looking for help managing or executing programs. In the case of my company, our business model is to make the best strategic use of our staffs talents in furthering the objectives of our client associations. Many associations are not looking for the kinds of talents we bring to the table.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Volunteer-Managed.

Observations on Association Management

Volunteer-Managed Associations: Avoiding Traps. I see one of the most visible results of associations being completely volunteer-managed almost every time I encounter such an association: the organization has, either in the past or at present, lost its standing to do business in the state in which it is incorporated (and, therefore, in other states). They will come back to bite the Association, and can do it with a vengenance.

3 Strategies to Recruit Members Through Association Software

Blue Sky eLearn

When it comes to recruitment for your association, you have to walk a thin line. So how can your association put this theory into practice? Try these strategies, all made possible with the right association management software solution: Increase exposure to your membership program.

Social Media Revolution Vs 2 | Old Clayburn Association Management

Old ClayBurn Association Management

Old Clayburn Association Management. Working with the world's top professional associations. So how are YOU using this explosive tool to reach your association market? Social Media Panel: The How & Why for Your Association. What We’re Talking About association blog. association events. associations. association technology. Presenting a case solution at #SMEI CME class in Beijing. Association Management Software.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Association Meetings.

Observations on Association Management

Association Meetings: Dinosaurs? The advent of video conferencing was going to be the downfall of association meetings. Then, webinars were going to cause the demise of association meetings. So, when someone suggests that technological advances that take advantage of the Internet are going to put a crimp on association meetings, we tend to dismiss it as another bad prediction. Challenge Management, Inc. Return to Challenge Management Website.

5 Innovative Ways Businesses Are Using Online Community Platforms


The organization hatched the idea, grew it, and presented it all on its own timeline. Growth, engagement, and even the creation of ideas themselves is now fueled by faster processes and the closer interactions between companies and their customers, partners, and professional associations. Association Management Social BusinessIn the past, organizational innovation came from the spark of an idea applied to a well-funded research and development panel.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Branding Your Association

Observations on Association Management

Branding Your Association. Whether you consider your associations marketing initiatives to be components of your branding efforts or not, the fact is that is exactly what they are. That having been said, here are some ideas you can use to help ensure that your associations brand is maintained, nurtured, and made to thrive. Excel in at least one area : Even if your association is small and poor, devote your limited resources to an area of performance at which you can excel.

5 Innovative Ways Businesses Are Using Online Community Platforms


The organization hatched the idea, grew it, and presented it all on its own timeline. Growth, engagement, and even the creation of ideas themselves is now fueled by faster processes and the closer interactions between companies and their customers, partners, and professional associations. Association Management Social BusinessIn the past, organizational innovation came from the spark of an idea applied to a well-funded research and development panel.

Speaking to Alabama Law Students about the Association World

Association Navigator

I’m excited to again speak to University of Alabama law students about opportunities in the association world. Many association professionals will admit that they stumbled into association work after doing something else first; this was certainly true for me. courtesy of [link].

The Most Important Things to Consider When Creating Your Association’s Annual Budget

Association Management

Plenty of time should be allowed for preparation, internal and external review, revision and presentation to the Board of Directors for approval. Thus, managing collaboration, inputs and the overall budget schedule are critical in developing and completing an accurate and realistic budget.

Sharing our Great Ideas

Aaron Wolowiec

The event focuses on creative approaches to everyday issues in association management and is built around the sharing of – you guessed it – great ideas. Scott Oser, president, Scott Oser Associates. Together, Donna and I will present: The Solution Room: Burning Issues Resolved.

Virtual: A Day in the Life – Events Planner

Association Management

Q&A with Brittney Burns, Events Manager at Virtual. At Virtual, I manage events for a technology-focused, non-profit association management company. Virtual’s event planning team plans numerous of Board of Directors and association working group meetings every year.

Lessons from The Boss

Association Management

Suffice it to say, a Springsteen show and a presentation at a meeting of a Board or Working Group have very little in common. In fact, if you watch The Boss closely, you can garner a few lessons for presentations of all kinds. Remember that when you’re presenting. I love my job.

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Keep your Board members off email (at least during your meetings)

Association Management

Having as many directors as possible take the “lead” on presenting or guiding discussion on various agenda topics can help keep the meeting fresh and ensure enough variance in the cadence of the meeting. meetings association management Board

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