Understanding the ABCs of Association Management Credentials

Association Success

This is especially true when attempting to navigate the alphabet soup of credentials and certifications geared towards association management professionals. Association/nonprofit management: Certified Association Executive (CAE).

Association Management: COVID-19 and Human Resources


The Center for Disease Control recently shared interim strategies for employers to use to manage the COVID-19 impact on their businesses. UPDATE] Amid Coronavirus, ASAE Urges White House to Support Associations.

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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.

Compare Association Management Software Platforms


Could an Association Management Software (AMS) solution be the answer to the inefficiencies that plague your association? This article will help you evaluate ten association software options. What is Association Management Software (AMS)?

What is Association Management?

Association Navigator

There are two primary association operation models used today. The newer model, association management is generally more flexible and effective for associations of any size, but particularly those that are small to medium-size. Let’s discuss your association’s needs.

Five things to consider when choosing new association management software

Nimble AMS

As you evaluate association management software, it’s important to think about your organization’s needs today. But don’t forget about how your decision will affect your association in the future. The AMS you choose today impacts the next generation of staff and members.

What Will Association Management Software Look Like in 5 Years?


Download Your Free Report of 9 Consumer Trends That Affect Associations. But what does that mean for association management software? I’m referring to it as a “mobile device” and not a cellphone because who knows what new devices we will have in five years. Flying cars.

Association Management and Corporate Management: How Do They Diverge?

Association Success

Transitioning from the corporate to the association space was a steep learning curve. Coming from the corporate world, when I first started working in an association 27 years ago I thought the job of an association executive would be a walk in the park. I am involved in at least three other associations, one of which I founded: the Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE).

Configure versus Customize: Which option is best for your association management software?

Nimble AMS

Association management software (AMS) systems typically include out-of-the-box functionality to support most of the organization’s basic processes. But what do you do when your association has a unique need that can’t be addressed through basic setup?

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. The good news is, I evolved with the help of some of awesome peers and thinkers out here in our association community (Yeah, @jeffhurt , @velchain , @JoanEisenstodt , @jcufaude , @ginsut , @mbobrow , @steveswafford , @asegar - Im looking at you!)

Attracting More Association Members: A Q&A

Blue Sky eLearn

An association’s success is dependent on how happy and fulfilled its members are. The more meaningful experiences and learning opportunities your association offers , the more likely you can get membership renewals and even attract new members.

1+1+1 = 5

Association Management

In many cases, they’re referring to the cost savings they expect to be realized as the previously discrete organizations’ operations are combined. The post 1+1+1 = 5 appeared first on Professional Association Management Company | Virtual Inc. Association Management

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The truth IS out there and your association is definitely needed (or should be)!

YourMembership Blog

” A little X-Files reference for all you sci-fi fans out there. The post The truth IS out there and your association is definitely needed (or should be)! “Mulder…where is the truth?”

CMI's Association Management Blog: Thinking Across Time in.

Observations on Association Management

Experienced association executives, as well as less-experienced but no less committed people who are relatively new to the field, frequently talk about what it takes to be "successful" in association management. My first reaction to the question usually is that the success of an individual generally depends on the collective intelligence of the boards with which they work.the smarter the board, the more likely the association executive will be successful.

How to Create a Formal Membership Retention Plan


If not, you may want to consider creating one, particularly so you and your staff have something concrete to reference (and improve upon) throughout the year. association management member retention membership management Small Staff Chatter

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CMI's Association Management Blog: Lessons from an Economic.

Observations on Association Management

The reason I write about all of this in a blog intended to address association management topics is the fact that many associations have jumped on the bandwagon of blame, while simultaneously doing all they can to look out after their members self-interests, even while ignoring broader national interests. I wont name names because it wont do any good, but if you look around carefully (or not so carefully), you can find examples of the behaviors to which I am referring.

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

Association Management

Thus, managing collaboration, inputs and the overall budget schedule are critical in developing and completing an accurate and realistic budget. Use your budget as a point of reference, not a static document. Association Management Management Finance Budgeting

Fifteen Minutes of Privacy

Association Management

So what does this mean for associations and consortia? But these policies can quickly become out of date (clue on this: does your policy reference MySpace or Friendster?). Consortia association management communications

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].

Digitization Is Not Digital Transformation


For the past twenty years or so, almost every association that is still in existence today has been focused on digitizing their businesses. In her words : " Digitization involves standardizing business processes and is associated with cost cutting and operational excellence.". "A

Five LMS Content Strategies to Attract, Engage and Support your Learners


Refer to your association or organization’s style guide for these standards or read more about style guides here. The post Five LMS Content Strategies to Attract, Engage and Support your Learners appeared first on Salesforce Membership Management Blog.

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How to publish a book and why you should care

Aaron Wolowiec

As a featured association management blogger on Alltop , I was recently given the opportunity to receive and review an advance copy of a new book written by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch titled, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur—How to Publish a Book.

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Member Engagement Strategies: A Guide for Associations


Association memberships are rewarding experiences and unique in the way that members pay dues in order to continue to be a part of the organization. Engagement secures your association’s relevance and fuels healthy member retention. Association member engagement strategies.

The Paperless Association

Association Management

Decades after some unnamed publicist coined the term “the paperless office,” paperless association operations are at hand. At least that’s the case for many technology industry associations. References to the paperless office soon morphed into “the less-paper office.”

Why Associations Need to Take Back Control of Their Websites Today (And How to Do It)


Everything I do, from research to keeping up with association and software news, leads me to a different website. Even if they’re referred to you, people likely receive their first significant contact with your association through its website, which is also how they judge you.

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AMS Platforms: A Comprehensive Guide for Associations


Running an association can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Without the right capabilities in your association management software , it can be very difficult for your team members to navigate your association’s wealth of data in order to make the best possible strategic decisions.

Maintaining Your Business Continuity in the Event of a Man-Made or Natural Disaster

Association Management

For any association, consortium or standards - setting organization (or , for that matter, just about any other type of group or business), having such a strategy to rely on in a crisis is essential, yet it’s also often overlooked. Association ManagementIt’s 3 a.m.

Association Law Essentials

Association Navigator

The newest edition of Associations Now has a good article on basic association law issues. Jacobs , dean of the association legal community. Jerry’s book, Association Law Handbook , is in the Fifth Edition. The Association Law Handbook is a great reference tool.

Why Measuring Member Engagement for Unions is More Important Now than Ever Before


As a result, unions need to start adapting and thinking more like non-profit associations and clubs. As a result, unions need to start adapting and thinking more like non-profit associations and clubs. Managing Your Data. Association Management

I Hate My AMS – But Would Never Think About Changing It

Association Adviser

Dave Bornmann, Naylor Association Solutions. “I This is a direct quote from an association executive at a focus group I recently attended. Back in the day, an association management software system (AMS) focused on the basics of helping an association manage its membership data – things like contact records, member types, member applications, accounting and reports. Specialized association software grows popular. Photo by Jacob Miller on Unsplash.

How Birthday Cake and Reserved Parking Spots Can Increase Productivity

Association Adviser

Knowing your employees on an individual basis is the only way to know how to manage and recognize their accomplishments effectively. Keep this list on file and reference it when looking for reward ideas. Feature them in your association newsletter. Source: Association Adviser and Naylor, LLC. This type of culture is everyone’s responsibility, but it starts with you, the manager, CEO or executive director. Tara Ericson, Naylor.

Association Law Blog: The IRS, Private Inurement and Non-Profit.

Association Law

This blog focuses on legal issues of interest to association leaders, including executives, volunteers and members. It is NOT intended to provide legal advice, but rather to share my informal thoughts on legal issues commonly faced by trade and professional associations, as well as foundations and other charities. This blog does not focus on homeowners associations or religious organizations. The IRS, Private Inurement and Non-Profit Association Management.

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AE on the Verge: New word: Thank-a-thon

AE on the Verge

Association management, meetings and mania. Last week, two association execs participating in a twitter chat used the term in reference to efforts to thank members. Labels: association management tips. BTW, it take an association exec to know a fellow AE was responsible for the setup. Association Executive, seasoned, more well rounded than anyone thinks. association management tips. AE on the Verge.

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Solving association problems may mean stepping back.

SCD Group

Have you ever faced a major issue in your association and realized that the more you focus on it the less focused it becomes? When it comes to association problem solving, Chip Heath and Dan Heath refer to this as the curse of knowledge.

What do we do about apathetic association boards?

SCD Group

Back on September 12, I posted a blog “ 9 reasons to fire your association board members.” Thackwray Driver, Chief Executive Officer, The Energy Chamber of Trinidad & Tobago If the Board members are apathetic about the association you need new Board members.

7 Takeaways for Associations and Association Executives

SCD Group

A couple of stories in the last week seem to offer lessons for association executives and their not-for-profit organizations. There’s no reason why CPI didn’t invent Instagram,” he said, referring to the photo-sharing service.

Operation and Business Models in China


This interview is with Florence Chua, Director, Association Management and Consulting, MCI China during the 2014 ASAE Annual Conference in Nashville. Florence refers to the 2014 ASAE MCI study on Achieving Global Growth Study here.

Innovation, Freeloaders, Mistakes & 3 Other Reads for Association Executives

SCD Group

We Are All Becoming Millennials By Darcy Jacobsen via Globoforce It’s hard to read anything about business today and not trip over references to millennials, and the changes they are bringing to the workplace. Getting Rid of the Freeloaders in Your Association: Is it Realistic? When Amy Wrzesniewski, an associate professor at Yale, and Jane E.

3 things your association should know before purchasing a new AMS

Nimble AMS

Here are three things I would want to know before buying a new association management system. In my experience working with many associations, as organizations look for their next association management software (AMS) , that’s one of the first questions they ask.

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AE on the Verge: Time for the Urban Dictionary

AE on the Verge

Association management, meetings and mania. An online post included a reference to "open a can of whoop ass" and since I wasnt sure if it was okay or not, deleted it. Association Executive, seasoned, more well rounded than anyone thinks. association management tips. AE on the Verge. Monday, June 15, 2009. Time for the Urban Dictionary.

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