Illinois Hospitality Groups: Restore “Choose Chicago” Funding

Associations Now

Three Illinois associations spent $50,000 on an ad campaign asking state lawmakers to restore funding for Choose Chicago, which is being affected by a budget stalemate. million it had budgeted for the year has not only jeopardized 40 percent of Choose Chicago’s $33.1

Association Innovation Delivers Growth

Potomac Core

What capabilities should your association have in order to deliver revenue growth and strong retention? Collaboratively they determined their industry’s strategic business outcomes and developed an innovation focused strategic plan to drive worldwide top line growth.

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Education in Healthcare: the Next Fundraising Goldmine


Recently presented at the ASAE Annual Meeting in Chicago to over 100 association executives, Mr. Lieven Mariën, external relations manager for MCI Benelux, repeated his popular session last week in a LIVE Webinar.

Why Share the Wealth through Membership Recruitment?

Membership Marketing

This past weekend, I was in Chicago doing some membership presentations and spoke with members of one group who asked, “Why should I recruit members for the organization? A bigger and better organization helps heighten the image and awareness for the entire industry.

From the Corner Office: Tino Mantella, TAG

Association Adviser

Georgia has 20,000 tech companies generating $13 billion in revenue and accounting for 17 percent of the state’s GDP. We’re not just championing our industry, but our regional economy as well. AA: Which part of the technology industry do you come from?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.25.19

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Event Technologists: The New Role Taking Over the Events Industry: Who Are These People and Why Are They So Powerful? Not a geek, not an administrator, this leadership role is now one of the most critical in the event industry. Hosts: Talented Learning and Thought Industries.

When COVID-19 cancels your event days before it’s supposed to begin

Association Success

Let’s let him tell the story: We called ahead that morning before our flight from Chicago to San Diego and got the green light about the conference being held, so some of us left in advance. We’ve taken all this revenue in, and now some are asking for it back.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 04.19.19

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Rob Miller, CAE, Senior Vice President of Revenue, Gravitate. – Beneath the Surface: Unearth Hidden Non-Dues Revenue. CDT – Virtual Chapters & Online Communities: Should We or Shouldn’t We (Chicago IL). Location: Chicago IL.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.26.18

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Some quick hits before we get to the list of next week’s webinars: Eight industries being disrupted by Elon Musk and his companies. ( Sexual Harassment: Concerns for the Associations and Meetings Industries (Association Chat). CST – Chapter Roundtable in Chicago IL.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.21.17

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CDT – Billhighway Chapter Roundtable (Chicago). Location: Chicago. Being Chuck Fazio on Life, Art, and the Meetings Industry Fund (Association Chat). Chuck Fazio is the award-winning photographer at every big association and meeting industry event.

Report: Meetings Bring More Than Money to Host Cities

Associations Now

A new report from Meetings Mean Business and Skift shows that along with money, meetings bring fresh ideas and inspiration to their host cities, which have long-term impacts on shaping their economies and industries.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.9.18

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While we’re on the topic of Creative Commons images, the Art Institute of Chicago opened up their collection. Discover what’s next in terms of filling the gaps for better data adoption in the industry. CST – Mapping the Journey to Long-Term Member Engagement (Chicago IL).

Successfully Tailoring Educational Programs to Europe and Beyond – a LIVE Webinar Jan 23rd @10am Eastern


Recently presented at the ASAE Annual Meeting in Chicago, Ms. Annemarie Weise is Senior Business Development Manager at MCI Group where she is responsible for strategically growing global associations especially through developing new products and revenue channels.

American Medical Association Shutters News Magazine

Associations Now

The challenge that we faced with transitioning to a digital model is that 90 percent of our revenue is coming from print. The print and online news publication of the American Medical Association is closing its doors due to declining ad revenue and an unsustainable business model.

ASAE Reveals 2020 Gold Circle Awards Winners


The awards are sponsored by HighRoad Solutions, an association-specific digital marketing agency that helps associations leverage email marketing and marketing automation to gain greater insight on how to grow revenue. “On

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.27.17

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Learn the basics of monetizing your learning and explore strategic and creative ways to maximize your education revenue. SURGE 2017 is a virtual summit with a thesis: By joining together thousands of association professionals, we can collectively innovate and push our industry forward.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.24.17

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WBT Systems explains how learning pathways benefit your industry, association, and learners , and how to get started. Understand the details of these new regulations and what’s driving the medical device industry to put them in place. CST – Chapter Roundtable (Chicago).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.12.17

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Hear from tech leaders in the industry and get ready to talk about the evolving expectations of the CIO 3.0 – Maximize Your Revenue with Conversion Optimization: Website Best Practices. Save the dates: Wed/Thu June 7-8 – AMS Fest in Chicago. Location: Chicago IL.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.19.17

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It’s fascinating how associations are reexamining business and membership models and value propositions, yet the newspaper industry has been copying those very same models. Save the dates: Wed/Thu June 7-8 – AMS Fest in Chicago. Location: Chicago IL.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.14.17

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Being Chuck Fazio on Life, Art, and the Meetings Industry Fund (Association Chat). Chuck Fazio is the photographer at every big association and meeting industry event. Hear about Chuck’s unique views on life, art, and the Meetings Industry Fund.

Best Benefit Ever: Two Memberships Are Better Than One

Associations Now

The overlap between their memberships is obvious, as both include professionals tackling the technological and financial challenges of the hospitality industry. HOPSA has an extensive database of industry insights via EBSCO.

The Association Helping to Drive Fantasy Football’s Rise

Associations Now

Quick: Name an industry that brings in $1.2 billion in revenue each year, employs more than 4,000 people, and had a double-digit percentage of growth every year from 2007 to 2012, according to one research firm.

Lunchtime Links: What Meetings Mean for the Economy

Associations Now

Meetings and events continue to bring in more attendees and create jobs and revenue, according to a new study. The events industry has a big impact—and here’s some research to prove it.

Pop-Up Events: The Next Trend for Associations?

Associations Now

Some familiar brands have found they’re a great way to not only generate buzz and revenue (between $ 45 billion and $50 billion annually , according to a study conducted by Chicago-based marketing firm PopUp Republic) but also introduce and test new products.

Real Estate Association Debuts Startup Accelerator

Associations Now

What does it mean for the real estate industry? Each of these startups brings unique potential to serve the real estate market and beyond, underscoring our commitment to supporting the very best companies and technology that can benefit our industry and our membership.”.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.5.19

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Host: Events Industry Council. Presenter: Josh Hinman, Events Industry Council’s Certification Coordinator. Organizers want everyone to feel welcome at their events, but LGBTQ+ attendees face challenges that are often not understood or even addressed by the industry.

The Association That Brings Stock Footage Back to Life

Associations Now

The Association of Commercial Stock Image Licensors, a trade group representing firms that sell historic stock imagery or footage, is seeing its industry quickly expand in an age when online video consumption is reaching a peak.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.12.19

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Content Lifecycle: 3 Ways to Generate Non-Dues Revenue Year-Round. Learn strategies to extend the life and revenue of your highly valued events. CDT – Partnership Professionals Network Idea Exchange (Chicago IL). Location: Chicago IL.

A Membership Checkup for Associations

Associations Now

Even as the healthcare industry continues to change, a new report offers six recommendations to boost engagement that associations in all sectors can learn from. a consulting firm based in Chicago.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.20.20

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As the new COVID-19 reality descended upon us, Lowell Aplebaum was in Chicago to facilitate a strategy session. What actions can help association leaders lead effectively in industries of all kinds? The spread of COVID-19 has had a strong impact on all industries.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.27.18

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Find out how webcasts, livestreaming, and virtual conferences can extend your reach, revenue, and impact. CST – Chapter Roundtable in Chicago IL. Location: Chicago IL.

Personal Relationships and Big Goals Keep AHE’s Sponsorship and Education Programs Healthy

Association Adviser

How do you grow third-party partnerships and revenue in an industry that is continually growing in relevance but shrinking your traditional membership pool at the same time? You helped grow the revenue it brings in by 350 percent in three years.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.20.18

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Join this Coffee Talk to share strategies to leverage Google Analytics to meaningfully measure success, generate revenue, and improve your users’ experiences. CST – Chapter Roundtable in Chicago IL. Location: Chicago IL.

Silver Line Puts DC Closer to “Seamless Mobility” Goal

Associations Now

Trade groups say that once a connection is made, the benefits for the area’s meetings industry could be significant. Convention hubs such as Las Vegas and Orlando don’t have end-to-end access, while Atlanta and Chicago do.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.26.18

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An Association Advisor interview with Tamela Blalock, CAE , reveals her superpowers: member development and revenue generation. CDT – Chapter Roundtable in Chicago IL. Location: Chicago IL.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.23.18

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Hear how one association used inspiration from the retail industry to accelerate event registrations by 25% and drive over $72,000 in event revenue. How a Microlearning Program for Your Members can Boost Non-dues Revenue and Member Engagement. Location: Chicago IL.

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Changes at Encyclopaedia Britannica Provide Lessons for Association Executives

SCD Group

Truth is, most associations’ overall structures tend to be fairly rigid: Familiar governance and membership models, familiar nondues revenue streams, and familiar big concerns in the C-suite. "So But in our Chicago offices this wasn’t an occasion to mourn.

Secrets to Market Share and Product Sales Growth ?


Expectations for a consistent, “global” customer service experience from consumers whether they are located in Chicago, Rio, or Mumbai. global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. About. Channels. MarCom.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.13.18

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Chatbots and Events: Can an Industry That’s All About People Embrace the Virtual Assistant? Using Lean Innovation to Identify New Revenue Streams and Increase Member Engagement (Alexandria VA). CST – Chapter Roundtable in Chicago IL. Location: Chicago IL.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.21.18

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Presenters: SongDivision CEO Andy Sharpe and leading music rights organization BMI’s Executive Director of Industry Relations, Jessica Frost. From pre-event promotions to year-round programs, uncover how to leverage your content to generate revenue. Location: Chicago IL.