2015 Association Management Trends and Important News from YM

YourMembership Blog

It’s only the first week of the New Year and we are already off to an exciting start as YourMembership proudly announced this week the acquisition of Digital Ignite and that we will be adding its Learning Management System to YM’s expanding suite of products. Membership Management

Thanks For Playing: What I'm Reading

Thanks For Playing

Seeking community in associations since 2008. Do you do press releases? Association blogger and general troublemaker. Top association management Blogs. Process Killed the Association Star. Alltop Association Management. How to Manage Social Employees, Social Media at Events, and Car Talk. Association Subculture. Association Management Lessons from Harley Davidson. Association Advocacy Chick.

MemberClicks Acquires WebLink, an Association Management Software Company

MembersClicks

As you may have heard, MemberClicks acquired WebLink , an association management software company located in Indianapolis. Read the full press release here.]. Association ViewsWe announced some very exciting news yesterday! You may have some questions, so we want to provide you with a few answers. Take a look!

Association Marketing: 4 Ways to Promote Your Professional Association Wins

Association Management

I’m always amazed how many professional associations do great things and then forget to tell anyone about it. Good news is inspiring, and your audiences—stakeholders, association members, future members—will want to share in the moment. 3. Take advantage of press releases.

Membership Management Software News: YourMembership.com and Affiniscape Combine

YourMembership Blog

To learn more about this exciting time, please read our recent press release. The post Membership Management Software News: YourMembership.com and Affiniscape Combine appeared first on YourMembership.com.

Daily Buzz: 2020’s Big Meetings Trend? Sustainability

Associations Now

The sustainability of the meetings and events industry, in fact of the entire travel industry, is at the forefront of companies’ and planners’ minds in 2020,” said Derek Sharp, senior vice president and managing director at CWT Meetings & Events, in a press release. “It’s

40 Employee Perks, Morale Builders and Rewards

AE on the Verge

Association Executive Jim Haisler compiled this list of employee perks, morale builders and rewards from a bunch of colleagues. 4) Rotate extra holidays: Rotate giving staff a day off on each of the holidays that the association is still open - Martin Luther King, Presidents Day, etc. This works with gift cards the Association might receive or earn as well. Don’t forget to issue press releases that the Association does things for the community.

Chicagoland Association Group Launches New Benchmarking Tool

Associations Now

When an association adopts a structured and rational process for analyzing benchmarking and comparison data, that often serves as a vehicle for breakthrough thinking. That’s the idea behind InSight EZ , a new benchmarking tool released by the Association Forum of Chicagoland this week.

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Less Gates, More Golden Tickets

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. Associations. News + Press. Management Team. Membership Management. Associations. YourMembership.com® | The Complete Online Member Community® | Membership Management Software | Membership Software

When Gut Instinct Reigns

Associations Now

Relying on gut instinct proved enormously valuable for Jason Della Rocca while serving as executive director of the International Game Developers Association several years ago. The post When Gut Instinct Reigns appeared first on Associations Now

The NEW Internet Landscape: A Primer for Realtors and MLSs : Off.

Off Stage

By now the news is out: earlier today the names of applicants for new top level domains (or TLD, the name that follows the dot in an internet address) was released. NAR members received notice this week that their association has indeed made application for three top level domains.

Four Steps to a Better Member Toolkit

Associations Now

Toolkits are one of the best ways to deliver value to your members by showing them how to make good use of the programs, products, and services your association offers—whether the purpose is to raise awareness of a new campaign, describe a benefit, or teach an important skill or process.

Sponsorships: What Do Meeting Organizers and Exhibitors Want?

Associations Now

Many association meetings wouldn’t be successful without sponsors. Most of you already know that associations generate a lot—if not the majority—of their nondues revenue from meetings, tradeshows, and conferences. appeared first on Associations Now

Five Big Lessons From ASAE’s Tech Conference

Associations Now

From content strategy to video to AMSes, five useful insights you can take back to your association from National Harbor. Consequently, the association is planning to maintain its old site during a transition period as it launches a new one.

Hot Association and Nonprofit Social Media Jobs This Week – April 5

SocialFish

Marketing Specialist , Marine Retailers Association – The Marine Retailers Association is seeking a dynamic, motivated marketing specialist who can be a leader for our highly energetic team’s marketing efforts.

Lunchtime Links: Invest in New Technologies That Matter

Associations Now

Project success: Despite associations’ many contributions to society, some struggle with projecting success. President Andy Freed asks in a recent post on his firm’s Association Management Blog. How to evaluate new technologies.

Apps for Happier Attendees, Planners, and Travelers

Associations Now

As you’re reading this post, I should already have landed in Hong Kong to attend ASAE’s 2016 Great Ideas in Association Management Asia Pacific Conference. Some associations are giving the app a try. Lots of mobile apps are launched every day.

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?

How to Generate Association Revenue Through Grants – It’s Easier Than You Think

SocialFish

Breaking grant writing down into achievable steps will help pave the way for your association. Find Funding on Your Own: Sit down with your work associates and/or board members and make a list of answers to these questions: Who are our vendors? By Amy Gitchell, GrowthZone AMS. “We

Stronger by Association: How to create a memorable recognition.

AMR Management Services

AMR MANAGEMENT SERVICES. How to create a memorable recognition and awards program for your association. An association will want to keep top of mind how to publicize the program in order for the association and the award recipients to gain the most benefit. Pages.

Spillover: Heartbleed’s Big Lessons, One Drop at a Time

Associations Now

We tend to give our good press a spit-shine and bury the bad news in a press release that few people will ever see. The idea is that you only need to know one password—the one that protects your password manager—and it creates new ones for all your other accounts.

A Crash Course in Landing Pages : Off Stage

Off Stage

No matter whether you own a website as an association, MLS, or brokerage, if you don’t know about landing pages for your web site, you’re missing a huge marketing opportunity! Here’s an example: your association has taken a position on a local political initiative—let’s say the county wants to establish a new real estate transfer tax. ” Many associations (and brokerages, for that matter) never ask this question as they design their web pages.

The Answer Site: a Social Media Tool for Successful Real Estate.

Off Stage

They do this with public facing websites, publishing market trends, issuing press releases to local media outlets and hosting real estate related events. And a cooperative community is what a trade association is all about. Financial Management. Managing Volunteers.

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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Trade Association CEO Support: Balancing the Board-CEO.

Trade Association CEO Blog

Trade Association CEO Support. The role of association CEO is diverse and whether youre a volunteer or a paid staff executive director this blog is the starting line for concepts and ideas to solve your leadership challenges. The Role of Association CEO. Whether your association budget is large with many staff or your budget is small with few or no full-time staff, the responsibilities of the CEO are common and many. Labels: Governance , Management.

AE on the Verge: Say it in 90 Seconds

AE on the Verge

Association management, meetings and mania. Yesterday, 28 associations met with our Governor-Elect to give ideas about what could improve the business climate in Maine. Everyone following only said their name, business, and association - and got instantly into the issue.

Trade Association CEO Support: Event Planning Checklist

Trade Association CEO Blog

Trade Association CEO Support. The role of association CEO is diverse and whether youre a volunteer or a paid staff executive director this blog is the starting line for concepts and ideas to solve your leadership challenges. The Role of Association CEO. Whether your association budget is large with many staff or your budget is small with few or no full-time staff, the responsibilities of the CEO are common and many. Labels: Event Management. Event Management.

The Hourglass Blog: Culture Change is Hard Work

The Hourglass Blog

At one point in my association career I worked with medical specialty societies. Association Management. Management. Association Subculture. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Culture Change is Hard Work.

Implementing a Successful Cause Marketing Campaign

AMR Management Services

AMR MANAGEMENT SERVICES. Jill Mahoney and I were the project managers. We put together an informational folder to give to the manager/owner of each business. Having the folder was also useful to leave behind when the manager or business owner was not available. A press release about the project. One way to boost involvement and participation is to provide an incentive for associates. Stronger by Association delivered to your inbox. Pages.