Tips for Remotely Managing Your Team

Moery Company

We have been heavy users of texting, Slack, Microsoft Teams, and other teleconferencing tools such as video conferencing. I think it’s really good, in this time, to stay connected with your teams. This is how you can do that: regular virtual face-to face-in meetings that replace your team being at the office. Set really clear expectations for your team members. I trust my team, I call them at any time of the day, they know that we’re ready to go 24/7/365.

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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. But to do this effectively, you need to have a system in place for gathering, organizing, and accessing the member information that provides you with insight into their goals and preferences: an association management system, or an AMS. Already use an AMS for your association? Facilitate event registration and management.

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Association management: Does Your Marketing Team Have the Right Skills?

HighRoad Solution

Associations exist because we know that we’re stronger when we’re part of a team. Good things happen when talented people come together to share knowledge, compare best practices and make connections, which is why associations work so hard to acquire members. Association Management

6 Association Management Tips from Steve Jobs

Socious

Associations can learn a lot from Steve Jobs and his vision to create an enjoyable user experience and brand culture. 6 Pieces of Association Management Advice from Steven Jobs. This is true in the association space as well. Talk them over with your team.

Compare Association Management Software Platforms

GrowthZone

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)?

The Mark of Cain on Association Management

Reid All About it

The last few nights I’ve watched news stories about Herman Cain and the National Restaurant Association (NRA). I can’t help thinking about the whole ugly situation through an association management lens. Imagine, instead of the NRA, this is your association. Crisis management. Above all, it’s a story about crisis management and communication. I’m sure the HR and executive teams are in constant meeting mode. Brand management.

Association Management Companies: Your Dream Team?

AMR Management Services

In his book Dream Teams , author Shane Snow sets out to illustrate why some diverse teams excel and some do not. His early chapters emphasize perspective and how the addition of new and different

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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. We’ve put together a summary of the most notable association management ideas and recommendations that each speaker addressed during their presentations. Understanding, adapting, and knowing when to let go, in today’s increasingly competitive environment, are the keys to your associations’ success.

Best Association Management Software | Our Top Picks

Fonteva

The best association management software, or AMS, solutions are specifically designed to meet the unique needs of associations just like yours. That way you’ll get a clearer sense of the particular balance of specificity, utility, and ease-of-use that will best suit your association’s needs. Overview of this Association Management Software. Powerful event management features. Plus, your members have the ability to form and manage their own groups!

Buying Association Management Software in 2019? Start Here.

Delcor

Before embarking on an association management software (AMS) selection this year, get clear on two things: Why you want a new AMS. Why is your organization considering new association management software? Is your association starting a new line of business? A common pitfall for associations is investing in a new AMS simply because they think it’s time or they fall for some new cool technology. Is your association’s culture ready for that?

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. There’s no getting around the fact that new technology, tools and management techniques are coming at us faster and faster these days leaving little time to effectively evaluate and choose between alternatives.

6 signs your association management software may be a dinosaur

Nimble AMS

Six signs your association management software may be outdated. . Is your association failing to keep up with technology? Just as your association grows and evolves, technology changes too. Here are six signs that your association management software (AMS) may be outdated or obsolete: 1. Most associations looking for a new system are doing so because their current software has fallen behind. It’s newer to the nonprofit and association world.

NAHB Association Management Conference is Coming Up

GrowthZone

#NAHBAMC kicks off this week and the GrowthZone team is looking forward to connecting with HBA professionals in Denver! with the Association Networking Tip Sheet. See More: A Critical Marketing Tool for Association Conferences . The post NAHB Association Management Conference is Coming Up appeared first on GrowthZone. Be sure to stop by the GrowthZone booth in the Resource Pavilion. Take our 5-question survey and we’ll give you a $5 Starbucks card.

Best Association Management Tools: What Combination of Technologies Do You Need?

HighRoad Solution

If you’re a tech leader at an association, you probably find yourself struggling with the same questions over and over. Questions like: How do I support the unique organizational structure of an association? How can the tech stack support the lead generation goals of the marketing team? Association ManagementHow do we increase engagement and boost retention? Are we making the most of the tools we have? Is it time to add new elements to our tech stack?

5 People You Need on Your Association's Online Community Management Team

Socious

Regardless of how talented your community managers are, it takes more than community professionals to create a sustainable community that provides consistent engagement and value. According to research from The Community Roundtable , “investing sufficiently in community teams so that the community is integrated across functional areas of the organization” increases both visibility with, and value to, the organization.”.

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Stop throwing money at your old association management software

Nimble AMS

It’s the same with legacy member management software. It’s the same with your legacy association management software (AMS). Besides the fact that your old software might not be keeping pace as your association grows, it’s likely costing more than modern software in ways you haven’t even thought about. Nimble AMS is the only enterprise-level association management system to offer continuous delivery.

Thanks For Playing: Always the Last to Know: Archive Team

Thanks For Playing

Seeking community in associations since 2008. Always the Last to Know: Archive Team. Archive Team to the rescue. To quote from their website: Formed in 2009, the Archive Team (not to be confused with the archive.org Archive-It Team) is a rogue archivist collective dedicated to saving copies of rapidly dying or deleted websites for the sake of history and digital heritage. Association blogger and general troublemaker. Top association management Blogs.

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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).

“Legos” for your Association Management Software: A Framework First Approach

Nimble AMS

Your association must keep pace with the rapidly changing business world around you to remain relevant and effective in the eyes of your members. At the same time, you need association management software (AMS) that can adapt to meet your evolving needs. Using this approach, we make the product as adaptable as possible to meet your association’s needs today and as your organization evolves.

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. Finzel says ideally, an association executive should identify and mentor their successor. An executive leadership transition is a great way to propel an association forward, reflecting the updated goals of the governing board.

There is no “I” in Team

Association Leaders

Remember the old saying “There is no ‘I’ in Team”? I love this saying – in other words, for teams or organizations to succeed it takes more than one successful person. This is a team that has defined success in the National Football League for many years. This year, with one major change to their team (their quarterback is out for the season) they aren’t just under-performing, they are FAILING. Make sure your team WINS!

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The Future of Association Management Systems

SocialFish

This seems to be the question that has haunted association execs for more than 25 years when the initial association management system hit the not-for-profit marketplace. This team was moderated by the quick-witted David Gammel, CAE, Executive Director of the Entomological Society of America. Associations are notorious for ignoring the fact that training is an ongoing expense that has to be accounted for when budgeting and planning professional development.

Great Leaders Know How to Utilize Their Team’s Talents

Association Leaders

They recognize hidden talents others don’t see and harness those talents to the benefit of the team. So, here is an article I recently read that gives a few ideas for identifying and harnessing the hidden talents of your team. What tools do you use to harness the special talents of your team? Association Management Companies CM Services Leadership Volunteerism

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8 ways to cut the cost of new association management software

Nimble AMS

A new association management software (AMS) system is a major investment in your organization’s future. The key to keeping AMS pricing manageable is following best practices. Be open to change when your implementation team suggests a best practice. This might mean you’ll need to prompt those in senior management to accept something new. Managing scope creep is one of the biggest ways to keep costs down.

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How Much Does an Association Management System Really Cost?

Aptify

If your organization is in the market for a new Association Management System (AMS), or if you’re comparing different membership software systems, the first question you’re asking is, “ How much does it cost? Learn the six factors of pricing, and get a ballpark estimate of what you can expect to pay for a new Association Management System with our ultimate pricing toolkit. The same applies to implementation costs and in-house project management.

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Follow the leader to ensure your association management software’s code is covered

Nimble AMS

Understanding what code coverage is and what associations can learn from Salesforce. Here’s an overview of what it is and why your AMS should follow the code coverage guidelines set forth by Salesforce, the leader in customer relationship management. When you think about your association management software (AMS) , you likely think about how it helps in the day-to-day activities of managing memberships.

Content Marketing for Associations: Who Do You Need on Your Team?

HighRoad Solution

It seems easy, but it calls for a host of creative and technical skills within your marketing team. Association ManagementContent marketing is one of the most widely-used tactics in the digital age.

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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!)

Follow the leader for ideal upgrades to your association management software

Nimble AMS

What associations can learn by following the leading CRM, Salesforce. Does your AMS follow the ideal product upgrade model set forth by Salesforce, the leader in customer relationship management? Organizations often struggle with the costs and risks involved with upgrading their association management software (AMS). So, it’s easy to understand why many associations are moving to cloud-based AMS systems that include continuous upgrades. Member Management

Association Staff Stretched to the Limit? How to Get More for Your Association Without Breaking Your Team

Association Adviser

What can association professionals do to make the most of the resources they have without leading to staff burnout? Slightly more than half of respondents to the 2018 Association Communications Benchmarking Survey reported feeling understaffed. Whatever the reason for feeling understaffed, there are steps you can take to address the gap and keep your association on the right track. One way to fill that gap is by working with an association management company.

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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? Out-of-the-box functionality allows you to tailor many aspects of the product yourself or through the AMS vendor’s services team or partners to meet your needs. What this means to your association.

3 Sports Cliches for Association Management

SCD Group

Ok, I admit it: I like sports and I recognize the lessons from sports can positively guide association executives. Three cliches can guide association professionals: 1. Some teams get a lead and then change how they play as a strategy not to lose. It sometimes leads teams to keep doing the same thing. even though the other team has made adjustments. Lesson for Association executives: Keep improving. Lesson for Association executives: Don’t be defensive.

Get Support for Your Association’s Community Strategy: How to Align with Your Board and Executive Team’s Priorities

Socious

Employees got a great laugh at watching a stranger suggest to their manager that they should cluck like a chicken, and got even bigger laughs when the manager did it on stage in front of everyone. Association Management Association Executives Member EngagementA few years ago, comic hypnotists were a big draw on the corporate speaking circuit. Many companies hired them at retreats, conferences, annual meetings, and the like.

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10 Reasons to Use an AMC (Association Management Company) To Manage Your Association

SOS Association

As SOS-Association Management Solutions has worked with trade, professional and charitable nonprofit associations over the past 25 years, we have become convinced that an Association Management Company (AMC) is one of the most cost effective solutions for associations. Many stand-alone associations have high overhead and infrastructure costs which eat up a lot of revenue. 4) Membership Management. 7) Mundane Management.

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SBI Events Team Earns Virtual Event & Meeting Management (VEMM) Credential

SBI

While the pandemic may have slowed us down at the onset while in-person events were rapidly canceled or postponed, we are now moving full steam ahead in the virtual event space, and are proud to share that our entire Events team has completed the Virtual Event & Meeting Management Certification.

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How the Right Team-Building Experience Can Build Stronger Bonds

Associations Now

New research found that team-bonding activities improved creativity, productivity, and employee retention. Team bonding can help employees be more creative, more productive, and less likely to leave for another organization, but new research finds that the frequency and type of activities your association uses can determine whether it reaps those benefits. Researchers found that most employees favored regular team-bonding experiences, with 31.4

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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? What could your association do if you could simplify what you do while simultaneously amplifying your volume? Shelly, this is exactly what our team is doing right now. Very simple association business model. association. (25).

10 Reasons to Use an AMC (Association Management Company) To Manage Your Association

SOS Association

As SOS-Association Management Solutions has worked with trade, professional and charitable nonprofit associations over the past 25 years, we have become convinced that an Association Management Company (AMC) is one of the most cost effective solutions for associations. Many stand-alone associations have high overhead and infrastructure costs which eat up a lot of revenue. 4) Membership Management. 7) Mundane Management.

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Successfully Embracing Change is a Team Effort

Association Adviser

We recently caught up with Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE, chief executive officer of the National Business Officers Association , the only national association focused exclusively on supporting independent school business officers and business operations staff, and fostering financial and operational excellence among independent PK-12 schools. Association Adviser: Tell us a little bit about your career background and how you became the head of NBOA.

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Successfully Embracing Change is a Team Effort

Association Adviser

We recently caught up with Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE, chief executive officer of the National Business Officers Association , the only national association focused exclusively on supporting independent school business officers and business operations staff, and fostering financial and operational excellence among independent PK-12 schools. Association Adviser: Tell us a little bit about your career background and how you became the head of NBOA.

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