How Do You Get to The Executive Director Position? Listen, Question and Learn

Association Adviser

From the Corner Office: Brandon Robinson, CAE, Virginia SAE. The VSAE Board of Directors takes a break outside at their 2015 Board “Advance” in Lynchburg, Virginia. Read on: Association Adviser: Tell us about your path into association leadership.

Meditated Momentum: Sniper Executed

Elipsis Partners

On associations, technology, parenting, people, meditation, and America. When he was shooting people in Maryland, DC, and Virginia, I was six months pregnant with Conor. Association management professional interested in living life and working work with compassion, wisdom and understanding. ASAE - American Society of Association Executives. American Manangement Association for great management training Meditated Momentum.

Global Color Conference 2012

Association Navigator

Congratulations to the International Association of Color Manufacturers (IACM) for hosting a great conference this week in Chicago. The Global Color Conference 2012: Food & Beverage Color in Today’s Global Market , is the latest in a series of accomplishments for IACM, the leading association of food & beverage color manufacturers and users. IACM is a Verto Solutions association and their Executive Director is Sarah Codrea.

Association Staffing and the End of Toll Booth Workers: 3 Lessons for Association Executives

SCD Group

I was thinking about this and associations the other day. As new, disruptive technologies emerge, what jobs within associations are similar to a toll booth worker? As you may recall, I posted a story ( When will associations move to “dynamic pricing?” Lesson from Black Friday ) about dynamic pricing and associations last month. So, what can we as association executives learn from changes in highway management?

Connecting Associations in Person and Online: The Evolution of Naylor AMS

Association Adviser

Timberlake Membership Software was founded in 1998 in Fairfax, Virginia by Brian Choate. Timberlake Membership Software offered associations an efficient way to organize and track member data, manage member dues, communicate with members and more.

What’s Your Favorite Mars Product?

Association Navigator

Here’s what I find interesting: Mars’ headquarters is in McLean, Virginia, the DC suburb where I live. Don’t miss the great article in the new Fortune magazine about Mars – Inside Mars, one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For , by David A. Kaplan.

Handwriting, Creativity & Associations

SCD Group

A University of Washington study led by Dr. Virginia Berninger determined that the brain and the hand working together to execute the strokes of individual letters activates the areas of the brain dedicated to thinking, memory and language. It is a vital part of the management equation

Why Association Boards Must Step Back from Strategy: Part I

Association Adviser

In this column, we will consider why associations are long overdue to bring the era of strategic planning to an end, and why limiting board involvement can facilitate the shift to strategy as a process of learning. 3 reasons associations must think different about strategy.

Friday Buzz: What Motivates Your Blogging?

Associations Now

Be sure to check out her full list, which also addresses the value of asking questions, leaving your desk, and managing criticism. (ht Another writing tip worth considering comes from Association Executive Management’s David M. appeared first on Associations Now

Marketing Resources for Associations and Small Businesses

Association Navigator

Here are some good marketing resources for your association or professional services firm. I’ve been a regular reader of Smart CEO for years, and this year they recognized the Verto Solutions management team.

SCD Group: Why are competency-based association boards an.

SCD Group

AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Why are competency-based association boards an anomaly? Or, rather than an anomaly, is it just associations Ive experienced? Challenged Association — Remaining Relevant Requires More Than Cosmetic Change.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.11.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Dave Lutz of Velvet Chainsaw Consulting says conferences are missing the boat by offering mostly novice or intermediate content. Does your association have a blind spot on this one?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.18.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Here’s one for the accidental project managers. Sites like ReviewMyAMS and ReviewMyLMS are certainly popular in the association community. Association Chat on Twitter (#assnchat).

The Hourglass Blog: The GenX Bridge

The Hourglass Blog

In my first post of 2011 I issued a kind of challenge to GenX association professionals. I’ve seen these attitudes recently in one of the associations I work with. This association has a couple of different challenges to face. Really, association? Management.

Membership Marketing Blog: What are the Biggest Impediments to.

Membership Marketing

Membership marketing – acquiring, engaging, upgrading, and renewing members – is the cornerstone for associations and relationship driven organizations. So this year we asked association executives in our Membership Marketing Benchmarking research to tell us.

Membership Marketing Blog: Pricing Your Product, Service or.

Membership Marketing

Membership marketing – acquiring, engaging, upgrading, and renewing members – is the cornerstone for associations and relationship driven organizations. I'm a mid-level membership manager for a young society and I read your articles all the time. association dues. (2).

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Membership Marketing Blog: When Cutting the Budget is No Longer.

Membership Marketing

Membership marketing – acquiring, engaging, upgrading, and renewing members – is the cornerstone for associations and relationship driven organizations. In these tough times associations have looked to improve their efficiency and do more with less. in Alexandria, Virginia.

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The Correlation of Social Media Usage and Membership Growth

Membership Marketing

Membership marketing – acquiring, engaging, upgrading, and renewing members – is the cornerstone for associations and relationship driven organizations. First of all, there has been an explosion of the use of social media in associations. in Alexandria, Virginia.