Lessons in Association Management: How to Communicate Your Group’s Vision

Association Management

When it comes to association management, vision is paramount. But having a vision is only half the battle for associations. Why not produce a two-minute video about your vision? Help members make the connection between your association programs and the broader vision.

Technology Trend Alert: Association and Nonprofit Engagement [Video]


Conversations around technology in the world of associations and nonprofits are constantly evolving. We recently spoke with Tom Lehman of Lehman Associates, a technology, strategy, and research firm. Tom has over 25 years of research experience in the association and nonprofit markets.

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Association Management - FIX IT

Association Subculture

Here is the link if you can't see the embedded video. I'm starting to wonder if we, myself included, might be making the question "how do we move associations forward into the future" a little too complicated. That somehow we are flying our associations into a mountain we can't see.

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?


The Internet, mobile phones and video cameras that you didn’t have to be a bodybuilder to carry, and free long distance. Download Your Free Report of 9 Consumer Trends That Affect Associations. But what does that mean for association management software? Flying cars.

How Private Member Communities Create Value For Your Association Members [Video]


Socious has been involved with ASAE, the "association of association executives," for over 12 years. The book investigates the deficit that exists within a lot of associations when it comes to membership management. Every association had the same goals and questions.

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What Makes Virtual a Special Place to Work [VIDEO]

Association Management

Watch the video and get to know us! The post What Makes Virtual a Special Place to Work [VIDEO] appeared first on Professional Association Management Company | Virtual Inc.

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Association Management Lessons from Twinkpocalypse 2012

Association Subculture

I knew there would be a number of tribute videos on YouTube for the Twinkie. I wonder if there is a lesson here for associations. Later, they appreciated the fact that associations were there for them when they were down.

Association Management Alert - The EXODesk is Coming

Association Subculture

For anyone obsessed with education, this video is a mind-blower. The debate about association education needs to take a quantum leap forward if we are planning on staying competitive in this new arena.

Getting Started with Video at Your Association


I went to Hubspot’s annual marketing and sales conference a few weeks ago (better known as INBOUND ), and the one theme I heard over and over and over again was the importance of video. In fact, one speaker suggested 50 percent of organizational content next year be video.

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Creating Basic Videos For Your Association: 101


Looking to expand your marketing efforts by introducing video to your event campaigns? Video is one of the best ways to promote your association to a new audience as well as to remind your members of the value that you provide to your industry. However, learning new technologies can be an intimidating experience, especially when you’re going to use those results to publicly market your association.

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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?

The Power of Video for Associations

Association Navigator

ASAE is the American Society for Association Executives, also known as ASAE – The Center for Association Leadership. Kevin Alloca, trends manager for You Tube says that 48 hours of video is uploaded to You Tube every minute. Sergey Kamshylin / Shutterstock.com.

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It's Conference Time; Share the Excitement with Video

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. Associations. Management Team. It’s Conference Season: don’t forget video. If you’re blogging about your pre-conference adventures, consider a video blog leading up to the event as well.

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Online Community Management: 3 Steps for Getting Members to Engage [Video]


Association Management Member Engagement Social Business Customer EngagementOne of the greatest challenges that organizations face when increasing customer or member engagement is figuring out how to get their members to engage with one another within the ir online community. After all, a lot of the value that people get from your online customer or member community depends on these interactions.

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Rambling Thoughts About Association Management

SCD Group

I posted all three presentations -- all topics valid for most association members -- on Slide Share. After my session – which included talking about the importance of using photos and videos – one person came up and told me he had “tons” of photos from his work.

How to Use Events & Conferences to Increase Activity in Your Online Community [Video]


Association Management Member Engagement Social Business Online Community ManagementAttending conferences and industry events can be very exciting experiences for customers or members who are looking to network with people in your organization, their peers, and other experts. Live events can deliver a lot of enthusiam for your cause, company, or product.

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Association Subculture: Association Management - Branding Efforts.

Association Subculture

Association Management - Branding Efforts Gone Wrong. Except for the newly boarded up Hollywood Video, this stretch of road has been the same. 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.

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!)

Association Videos: Do This, Not That


Have you heard within five years, Facebook will be primarily video? But if that’s the case, where does that leave your association? If you’re not currently producing videos, you may want to start. That’s what Mark Zuckerberg seems to think.

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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).

Creating a Video Strategy? Answer These 4 Questions First


As we have fewer moments in the day to consume massive amounts of information, videos are super easy for an audience to ingest, process and act upon. As an industry that is—often unfairly—characterized as slow to adopt technology and innovation, associations might actually be one of the biggest beneficiaries of communicating through video. Think it may be time to adopt a video strategy? association management member engagement membership management Small Staff Chatte

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Twitter Launches Live-Video Feature (And It Could Be a Game-Changer)


But Twitter’s latest update could be a real game-changer, particularly for association’s social media. The popular social media network recently announced that users can now broadcast live video directly from the app.

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5 learning tech trends for 2017.

YourMembership Blog

A snapshot from one expert of what associations can expect from learning management systems. At the start of every new year, Talented Learning CEO John Leh offers his take on learning technology trends to watch.

ASAE 13 Follow Up - Gaming in Association Management

Association Subculture

Wow, my schedule has been nuts ever since Atlanta and I am just now getting around to sending follow ups and resources out to everyone who was able to attend the session as well as my readers here at the Association Subculture. I hope you enjoy some of these videos, websites and books! v=KyamsZXXF2w - Tom Chatfield - 7 ways video games engage the brain. Associations can''t fail to take advantage of this trend.

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. video.

5 Realities of Association Management System Implementations: Interview with Wes Trochlil of Effective Database Management

Association Mavens

Association Management System implementations can make even the toughest of association executives cringe. Wes Trochlil, founder of Effective Database Management is a trusted advisor to many associations looking to change their AMS. Your browser does not support the video tag. Click here to view the video. I asked Wes to sit down with me to discuss the 5 realities of an AMS implementation that he’s observed over 20 years in the industry.

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. Erik Qualman, the creator of the original viral video, "Social Media Revolution", has done it again with his latest video, "Social Media Revolution 2" The need for the video to be revised just 10 months after its original debut is an example of the speed at which social media is developing, growing, and improving constantly. video.

The Top Customer Engagement Articles for the Week of February 28, 2016


Nominate an article, video, or blog post for next week’s Socious Top Ten by tweeting us at @SociousSoftware. Association Management Social Business Customer EngagementThe Socious Top Ten for the Week of February 28, 2016.

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Ad Hoc Learning – 7 Trends Pushing the Popularity of Simplified Web Video-Based Education and Learning in Associations

Association 20/20

While we uncovered the opportunities presented by ad hoc volunteer roles, including increasing levels of loyalty and personal investment, we also learned that the formal governance structure of associations needed to become better equipped to leverage the potential of ad hoc volunteers.

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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. If you dont have a video camera mounted on your computer, you will very, very soon.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Imminent Danger

Observations on Association Management

When Netflix emerged in 1998, Blockbuster was the king of home video. And for quite some time after Netflix introduced its new model of video delivery, Blockbuster behaved as if Netflix posed no danger. But Blockbuster finally recognized that some of its customers really liked home delivery of videos and it began t0 emulate Netflix business model. Challenge Management, Inc. Return to Challenge Management Website. About Challenge Management.

Best 2014 Blogs from Our Association and Alliance Management Company

Association Management

And we’ve really begun to make headway as a technology-focused alliance management company—capable of supporting open-source technology associations , standard-setting alliances, and IoT consortia, in addition to our other practice areas. Happy New Year!

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The Best Customer Engagement Tips from the Week of February 21, 2016


Nominate an article, video, or blog post for next week’s Socious Top Ten by tweeting us at @SociousSoftware. Association Management Customer Engagement SocialBusinessThe Socious Top Ten for the Week of February 21, 2016. Socious has some great news!

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CMI's Association Management Blog: Small Associations Can.

Observations on Association Management

Small Associations Can Perform "Big". Small associations often lament the fact that they do not have the resources to perform as well as their larger brethren. While it is indeed true that larger associations with big budgets and large numbers of dedicated staff members may have an easier time of "performing" than smaller, leaner organizations, small associations can behave like the big guys. Your association can look big, no matter its size!

Non-Dues Revenue: Like it or Not, Cash is King

Association Adviser

Features Revenue Aaron Weisberg AMS Association management system Brian Choate career centers Caren Kelly events Exchange Events Karl Ely Kelly Donovan Clark Liz Richards MHEDA Michael Pennington NDR non-dues revenue social media sponsored content sponsorships Timberlake AMS Solutions video WRLA Jack Welch, the former hard-charging CEO of General Electric, was famous for boiling down business strategy into basic terms. Take one of his favorites:, “Cash is king.”

Simple Truths about Strategic Planning for Your Professional Association

Association Management

Too many professional associations function without a strategic plan. There are some very simple strategic planning methodologies that professional associations can follow. And you shouldn’t let your professional association take a journey without them either.

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Association 141+: Associations Should Start Making Music Videos

Association 141+

Association 141+. Associations Should Start Making Music Videos. Last week I was reading a great post by Jay Daughtry about what the association world can learn from Regis Philbin as he retired from television. So should associations put marketing funds into a music video?

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Organizational Development in Only 22,366 Steps

Association Management

Heck, I have a still camera, video camera, Flip Cam, camera phone, water proof camera for the beach, Go Pro camera for my surfboard and even a new “collar cam” for Buster the silky terrier. Uncategorized Association Management Metrics Organizational Development

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