Resolve to Maximize Your Association Management Software This Year

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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.

What is Association Management?

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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.

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 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.

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.

Four 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.

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!)

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?

1+1+1 = 5

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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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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.

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

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” 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?”

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].

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

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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The Paperless Association

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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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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.

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

Association Law Essentials

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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.

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

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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.

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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How Birthday Cake and Reserved Parking Spots Can Increase Productivity

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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.

Solving association problems may mean stepping back.

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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.

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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What do we do about apathetic association boards?

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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

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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.

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

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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.

When a plan comes together

Moving through the Association World

It was about a year ago when I started my current position as a certification manager at an organization that tests and certifies professional construction managers. The second level exam requires more than just a simple online registration, each candidate has to submit references and other documentation to verify their work experience or education background. Certification General Small Staff Work association management customer service Joseph Sapp

Listening to Elephants: 6 great reads for association executives

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Then he referred us to this blog post. john Haydon association leaders AMA blog SCD Group association management association executives SEOMOZ ASAE The Power of Listening By Doug Dickerson via Leadere’s Beacon For leaders, there is nothing quite as important as listening. In fact, according to a report in Business News Daily it ranks as one of the top reasons why employees hate their bosses – they do not listen.

3 Reasons to Trash Your Office

AE on the Verge

Liability: Your attorney and CPA can confirm that it creates liability for your association to keep too many years of information you are not required to keep or "notes" from meetings that already have final minutes. If you've ever been subpoenaed, or know an association executive who has, it's the notes on the minutes that are as big a problem (if not a bigger problem) than the minutes themselves. association management tips

AE on the Verge: The Black Swan, starring the Association CEO

AE on the Verge

Association management, meetings and mania. The Black Swan, starring the Association CEO. It’s possible that everything in life is not a metaphor for association management, but I really cannot get “ The Black Swan ” out of my head. But it doesnt work that way in "Swan Lake" or in associations – the CEO has to be the Black Swan too. Whether ballet or association management, what did it take to get to that moment?

Executive Connections: Adding Value

Executive Connections

While the staff works to implement a new Association Management System (AMS), our leaders and committees are making great progress on the activities occurring in 2008 and beyond, and I have been traveling to some very interesting conferences and meetings. Noticing a lot of people coming to your reference desk requesting information on genocide in Darfur? Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Adding Value : Comments. Executive Connections.

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.

Learning Along The Way: Preparing a Budget? Have You.

Learning Along the Way

Ive once again set out on the CAE journey and Im currently reading the recommended materials for domain #1-Strategic Management. In the third chapter of the Professional Practices in Association Management, 2nd Edition , John B. Wikipedia did however refer me to a page on "scenario analysis". Labels: CAE , Finance , Strategic Management. |. Strategic Management. Association to launch my own business. association, s. Association Inc.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.8.17

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events for the association community… It’s the most wonderful time of the year. But I’m going to talk about another type of list—a list of requirements for a new association management system (AMS) , you know how I love a good AMS post.

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