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The Impact of Gas Prices on Associations and Their Members

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The Impact of Gas Prices on Associations and Their Members. Associations, like every other type of business, are feeling the impact of rising petroleum prices. The effect of high gas prices will be felt for the forseeable future. As frightening as the rapidly-escalating price of energy is, it provides us with an opportunity to think about new ways to do business. Labels: environment , gas prices , social changes. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2).

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

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When driving with my son in the Dallas area a couple of weeks ago, I discovered that Texas is tearing out toll booths. Technology at work. As new, disruptive technologies emerge, what jobs within associations are similar to a toll booth worker? You know, those jobs that we used to need but that have been replaced (or can be replaced) with technology? Using the cost savings to pay for upgraded technology?

CMI's Association Management Blog: Everybody Knows

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thursday, May 6, 2010. Everybody Knows. Everybody knows the dice are loaded. Everbody rolls with their fingers crossed. Everybody knows the war is over. Everybody knows the good guys lost. Everybody know the fight was fixed, The poor stay poor, the rich get rich. Thats how it goes. Everybody knows.*.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Get It in Writing

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, October 20, 2010. Get It in Writing. Get it in writing.". It sounds so cold and mistrusting.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Dropping the Ball.on Your Foot

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, October 20, 2009. Dropping the Ball.on Your Foot. There are untold numbers of reasons I could give, but the core, truth-be-told, horribly embarrassing reason for my failure to post here lately is that I have allowed myself to believe my own lies. Ive been too busy." Client conferences took all my time." "I

CMI's Association Management Blog: After the Election

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Friday, November 7, 2008. After the Election. The election of Senator Barack Obama as President-Elect of the United States will result in a massive amount of gnashing of teeth and tearing of hair in associations across the land. The same would have happened had Senator John McCain won the election.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Association Meetings.

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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. Fuel prices are climbing sky-high, making it exceptionally expensive to travel, whether by plane, car, boat, or train. And, technology is going beyond "hey, this is neat," to "hey, this is phenomenol!" Labels: meetings , technology solutions. gas prices. (1).

CMI's Association Management Blog: Mission Critical

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, April 1, 2008. Mission Critical. Associations that do not pay attention to their mission statements risk losing the support that led to the drafting of those mission statements. Its important for an association to regularly remind its members about what the organizations mission is.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Imminent Danger

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thursday, January 3, 2008. Imminent Danger. Organizations that do not take seriously the different preferences of their various constituencies are at risk of becoming irrelevant. When Netflix emerged in 1998, Blockbuster was the king of home video. There was no match, no comparison, no threat. But Netflix changed that.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Successful Associations.

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, December 19, 2007. Successful Associations Require Staff Intensity. Thats right, successful associations require intensity. There must be intensity in the underlying purpose of the association and in its mission and vision and objectives. There must be intensity in its volunteer leadership.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Forecasts: Brave the Worst of.

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Association executives, and the boards of directors to which they report, would do well to regularly read and consider the predictions offered by rational, intelligent people who either: 1) carefully watch their businesses or professions or 2) make it their business to pay excruciatingly close attention to economic, social, political, scientific, and technological trends. CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1).

CMI's Association Management Blog: Creativity in Volunteers and Staff

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They searched for and implemented free technology tools that enabled them to harness the power of other members to "spread the word." CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Friday, August 28, 2009. Creativity in Volunteers and Staff.

Networking.Social and Otherwise.Associations Need to Catch On

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I see signs that associations are opening up to using technologies to enable and to support social and professional networking. In fact, at least one such social network is geared toward educating association staff about the value of these technologies. CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, July 8, 2008.

CMI's Association Management Blog: The Power of Associations, for.

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Laws in the United States that work to prevent collusion, restraint of trade, price-fixing, and any number of other breaches of trust and good will by associations were not passed in anticipation of bad deeds. CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, March 4, 2008. The Power of Associations, for Good or Bad. At heart, Im an optimist.

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CMI's Association Management Blog: The Contemplative Sciences

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, May 12, 2009. The Contemplative Sciences. Association management is, in and of itself, an odd profession (if, indeed, it is a profession, which I question).

CMI's Association Management Blog: Training for Performance

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, February 9, 2009. Training for Performance. Occasionally, I will use this blog to admit guilt. This is one of those occasions. And my admission today is this: I am guilty of saying one thing and doing quite another. I am a hypocrite, a dissembler, a sophist, a charlatan, a poser, an impostor and a phony.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Dealing with the Recession

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, January 6, 2009. Dealing with the Recession. Every. The economy is tanking. Automobile manufacturers are on the verge of bankruptcy.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Lessons from an Economic.

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, October 20, 2008. Lessons from an Economic Crisis. It has been three weeks since the Dow sharply reminded us of the severity of the financial crisis in which the U.S. is embroiled.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Small Associations Can.

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Labels: technology solutions. CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Sunday, January 27, 2008. 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.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Anger: It's No Way Out

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, March 2, 2010. Anger: Its No Way Out. The following post is published with permission. It originally appeared at The Buddha Diaries on March 1, 2010. I was moved by it and believe it holds a lesson for all of us.including association staff and volunteers.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Seizing Opportunities vs.

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, August 6, 2008. Seizing Opportunities vs. Embracing Burdens. The difference between success and failure sometimes can be the simple difference between seizing an opportunity and embracing a burden.

CMI's Association Management Blog: A Good Concept for all.

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Friday, February 22, 2008. A Good Concept for all Associations: Operating Surveys. Operating ratio surveys and reports tend to be considered only for trade associations. That makes sense, because Quick Ratio, Current Ratio, Average Debt Collection Period, Debt to Asset Ratio, and various liquidity ratios, etc.

Fiduciary Responsibilities of Members of Boards of Directors

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thursday, February 14, 2008. Fiduciary Responsibilities of Members of Boards of Directors. Almost anyone who has been elected or appointed to an associations board of directors has been told that they have "fiduciary responsibilities" to the organization and its members.

CMI's Association Management Blog: The New Age of Association.

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thursday, February 7, 2008. The New Age of Association Education. The era of talking heads is over, at least for a little while. Associations are beginning to understand that adults do not learn as quickly nor as well from listening to speeches, no matter how articulate or intelligent the speaker.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Volunteer-Managed.

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, January 7, 2008. Volunteer-Managed Associations: Avoiding Traps.

CMI's Association Management Blog: We're All Human, Don't You.

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Food prices are skyrocketing worldwide and food riots are taking place all over the globe. CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, April 29, 2008. Were All Human, Dont You Think? Recently, almost all of the financial news that has come across my desk, television, or computer screen has been bleak. The dollar is weak almost to the point of collapse.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Tough Topics

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Friday, January 4, 2008. Tough Topics. Politics and religion can be dangerous topics in mixed company. Its hard to know who believes what and what comments might offend people. So, the safest and best route for association executives is to stay away from those topics, right? Emphatically , no!

CMI's Association Management Blog: A Socio-Political Economic Rant

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I find it simultaneously interesting and deeply depressing to hear both Democrats and Republicans try to blame one another for the rising prices of energy. No, they want the government to step in and cut prices, while punishing the bad energy giants. CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, July 22, 2008. A Socio-Political Economic Rant.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Crisis Preparedness is a.

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, December 19, 2007. Crisis Preparedness is a Business Imperative. The principal difference between most associations and most "normal" businesses is the organizational imperative: make a profit for most "normal businesses" versus advance the interests of the industry/profession for most associations.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Branding Your Association

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Hold title to one really big idea : Wal-Mart rolls back prices; we know that because they tell us every time we see a commercial or an ad. CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, February 19, 2008. Branding Your Association.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Diversity: Not Just An.

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Friday, November 21, 2008. Diversity: Not Just An Economic Imperative. I spent the early part of this week with a group of other association executives.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Thinking Across Time in.

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thursday, July 2, 2009. Thinking Across Time in Foreign Languages. Let me explain the title. Or maybe I wont. Maybe well see whether—after you read what I have to say—its as obvious to you as it is to me.

The Micromanaging Board and the Consolidator of Executive Power

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, March 11, 2008. The Micromanaging Board and the Consolidator of Executive Power. Almost nothing is more annoying to the association executive responsible for managing the day-to-day affairs of an association than a volunteer who believes it is the volunteers role to manage the association.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Customer Service Matters

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, July 1, 2009. Customer Service Matters. One of our client associations is very deeply involved in measuring customer experience and its role in companies profitability or lack thereof.

Association Directors and Officers Liability Insurance

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Friday, February 8, 2008. Association Directors and Officers Liability Insurance. First, let me say that, with this post, Im not offering legal advice, nor am I holding myself out as an expert in insurance. Im simply sharing my opinions and the information I have gained during my career in association management.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Connections

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thursday, April 9, 2009. Connections. I had lunch with a colleague recently, a woman who Ive known for several years. She has been active with one of our client associations and was president of that association a few years back.