For Manufacturers, For-Profit: Jason Moss of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance Supports Members through Networking and Education

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Jason Moss, founder and CEO of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance can, and he might take you out to dinner if you can, too. Jason Moss, Georgia Manufacturing Alliance. Get out a pen and a piece of paper, and let’s make a list of products you know are created here in Georgia.”

Meet “Transaction Alley”: New Payment Processors Group Shows Georgia Pride

Associations Now

The American Transaction Processors Coalition, a new association focused specifically on transaction processing companies located in Georgia, hopes to raise the profile of the industry, which generates $30 billion in revenue per year in the state.

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From the Corner Office: Gabriel Eckert, BOMA Georgia

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September 2012 -- Leadership This month, the Corner Office spotlight shines on Gabriel Eckert, CAE, executive director of the Building Owners and Managers Association of Georgia (BOMA Georgia). By Association Adviser staff

High School Football: Georgia Group Tackles Heat Risks on Practice Field

Associations Now

Athletic organizations like the Georgia High School Association are hopeful that football players will stay safe this summer as coaches adhere to heat and humidity guidelines on the gridiron.

Royalty is Crowned and an Association Shines in the Annual Ms. GHCA Pageant

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If you attend the Georgia Health Care Association’s annual Ms. Georgia Health Care Association (GHCA) Pageant, you’ll find many of these beauty pageant hallmarks – but the participants will be mostly sexagenarians or older! Georgia Nursing Home Pageant in May 1976.

From the Corner Office: Wendy Kavanagh, CAE, Georgia Society of Association Executives

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May 2011 -- Leadership This month, the Corner Office spotlight shines on Wendy Kavanagh, CAE, president of the Georgia Society of Association Executives (GSAE) , the Atlanta-based organization devoted to enhancing the careers of association leaders who live and work in the Peach State.

Don’t feed the attendees: 10 insights for your next food function

Aaron Wolowiec

They are taken to an undisclosed location that I only imagine to be near B218 – the furthest possible room from our present location in the Georgia World Congress Center. The bag of trail mix that served as my lunch during the closing general session of #ASAE13.

What Associations Can Learn from Bumper Stickers

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Most of your association members are in your corner, but don’t ever take them for granted. Like a bumper sticker, they can peel away fast. The post What Associations Can Learn from Bumper Stickers. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

Ways Your Association Can Promote Videos to Members

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Marketing & Communications Membership Revenue Technology Aaron Weisberg ACPA American Society for Quality ASQ College Student Educators International email Georgia Society of Association Executives GSAE MHEDA Michael J. Last month, we explored the power of adding video to your current communication strategies and how MHEDA, WRLA and other associations are using video to increase member engagement and retention and. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

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Extreme trends or the new normal?

Aaron Wolowiec

3-6 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, ASAE will engage and connect members – even if they can’t attend physically. An online engagement center at the 2012 ASAE Annual Meeting. Photo courtesy of ASAE on Flickr.

Members Were My Mentors: Building Consensus Among the Folks Who Build

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After more than three decades at the helm of various AGC chapters, Michael Dunham, CEO of the Associated General Contractors of Georgia, Inc. Michael Dunham, AGC Georgia. Association Adviser: Mike, tell us a little about AGC Georgia.

Associations Using Grants More Frequently to Strengthen the Association Community and Inspire Big Ideas

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Features Revenue American Society of Association Executives annual conference ASAE association community association grants Florida Society of Association Executives FSAE Georgia Society of Association Executives grants GSAE Innovation internship training volunteersHow associations are leveraging grants to inspire innovation, encourage professional development and expand the association community. The post Associations Using Grants More Frequently to.

Non-Dues Revenue Is Alive and Well

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From advertising and sponsorships to grants, affinity programs and strategic partnerships, always keep the 3Ws of non-dues revenue in mind. The post Non-Dues Revenue Is Alive and Well appeared first. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

Five Keys to a Successful Internship Program

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Features From the Front Lines association internships Georgia College and State University intern internships young professionalsWhat advice would an intern give to organizations looking to hire them? Here are five things to consider if your association is considering starting, or expanding, an internship program. The post. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

What’s trending?

Aaron Wolowiec

6 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Associations Meetings Professional Development Aaron Wolowiec American Society for Association Executives ASAE Atlanta Cheryl Ronk Donna Oser Event Garde Facebook Georgia World Congress Center Instagram Learning Michigan Society of Association Executives MSAE networking OrgPro Radisson Hotel at Kalamazoo Center Skype social media Susan Robertson Twitter Vital Associations

If You Don’t Know the Answer, Find the Answer

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From the Corner Office Leadership Atlanta Apartment Association careers Georgia Apartment Association leadership member communication membership National Apartment Association Russ Webb volunteer volunteeringAtlanta Apartment Association vice president Russ Webb shares his thoughts about the need for constant innovation, accountability and fun in the modern association era. The post If You Don’t Know. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

The Meetings Report: Five game-changing tactics redefining education strategy and success

Aaron Wolowiec

In December 2012, I was pleased to finally release Event Garde’s first research project. In a nutshell, The Meetings Report strives to describe the state of the Michigan association meetings industry.

Don’t Be Afraid to Experiment – Even with Scared Cows (Like Your Trade Show)

YourMembership Blog

I just returned from the Georgia Society of Association Executive’s Grand Tradeshow Experiment at the Georgia International Convention Center, and from a vendor perspective, I found it to be a curiously refreshing take on the traditional trade show offering I have experienced over the years.

How Associations Are Leading the Post-Pandemic Response

Moery Company

For example, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) released suggested guidelines on April 22, while the state of Georgia – one of the first states to re-open – did not release suggestions until April 23, just 4 days before reopening the state’s restaurants.

From the Corner Office: Tino Mantella, TAG

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Tino Mantella, Technology Association of Georgia. This month’s Corner Office spotlight shines on Tino Mantella, president and CEO of the 19,000 member Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). Our ultimate goal is to make Georgia a Top 5 state for technology by 2015.

Need More Non-Dues Revenue?

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Tino Martella, Technology Association of Georgia. Features Revenue MACPA non-dures revenue revenue Technology Association of Georgia Hank Berkowitz, Editor-in-Chief. How often do hear comments like these around the office or at industry gatherings? “Younger people aren’t joiners.”

March udpdate

Wild Apricot

In just under 3 weeks our user conference will kick off in Savannah, Georgia, April 7-10. The countdown to PersoniFest 2019 is on! It’s going to be packed with product training, sessions on marketing and growth , and of course cocktail hours, networking

Meet Amber Hulsey - Sales Development Representative


Meet Amber Hulsey, a Georgia native and die hard Bears and Cubs fan who recently joined our MemberSuite team as a Sales Development Representative. Learn more about her background in this month's Employee Spotlight

The Big Picture: If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It

The Big Picture

Georgia’s new economic development and tourist promotion logo was unveiled at a tourism conference in Valdosta. And Georgia is now a classic marketing example for the "If it aint broke, dont fix it" textbook. Ray Charles "Georgia On My Mind" has been the state slogan since 1979. Initial media reports had indicated the new slogan would replace the beloved “Georgia On My Mind” (rather than adding to it, as it is purported now to do). The Big Picture.

From GSAE: 3 Major Trends Impacting Associations


Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the Georgia Society of Association Executives’ ( GSAE ) monthly luncheon, where John Graham, President and CEO of the American Society of Association Executives ( ASAE ) spoke about major trends impacting associations.

Advancing association meetings via brain science

Aaron Wolowiec

For more, view the keynote and deep dive slides presented April 15 for the Georgia Society of Association Executives (GSAE). Whether you’re a planner, a CEO, a supplier or whether you fill some other role, think back to the very first conference for which you selected/hired a speaker.

True North

Golden's Rules for Association

The following is adapted from remarks delivered at the National Society of Professional Engineer’s House of Delegates General Assembly, July 22, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. As NSPE ends one fiscal/program year and starts a new one, it would be typical to talk about the past year’s activity. That is worth doing: we have a good story to […]. The Nature of Associations business strategy culture membership models

13 Fall Fundraising Ideas Worth Trying


Now it may not feel like fall yet (depending on where you live), but trust us, even if temps are still in the 90s (which they are in Georgia, by the way), people are eager and excited for that seasonal change. Pumpkins, sweaters, apple cider, oh boy! Fall is OFFICIALLY here!

GSAE Raises Thousands for Host Cities through its Pay the Pig Raffle

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Through their signature “Pay the Pig” fundraiser, the Georgia Society of Executives (GSAE) has raised more than $12,000 since 2015 for charities beloved by the cities […]. You might have had a pink piggy bank when you were a kid. But did you manage to stuff it with $12,000 – and then give every penny away?

From GSAE: Understanding Change at Your Association


I attended a webinar held by the Georgia Society of Association Executives (GSAE) where Dr. David Renz , Director of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, spoke in great detail about successfully leading change initiatives.

From GSAE: Creating Member Services That Add Value


The Georgia Society of Association Executives (GSAE) recently shared a video regarding member services that add value.

[From GSAE] 3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Seeking an Intern


A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a webinar hosted by the Georgia Society of Association Executives (GSAE).

Conference Circuit: Highway Safety

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Hundreds of highway safety leaders from across the country are headed to Georgia to discuss how states can work with the federal government, industry partners, and others to advance traffic safety. Then, Georgia Gov. Rundown Attendees: 600 plus. Exhibitors: 60 plus.

Social Media Post Ideas for November


Georgia Pecan Month. The start of the holiday season signals one of the busiest times of year. Give yourself a break; plan your social posts in advance to allow yourself time to focus on family and fun.

November Social Media Post Ideas for Associations


Georgia Pecan Month. November kicks off one of the busiest times of year for social media. Plan ahead with these holiday and event ideas for your November posts: MONTHLY: Health. National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Diabetes Month. National Epilepsy Awareness Month.

How Do You Use Non-Dues Revenue?

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Two Georgia associations explain how they choose to creatively allocate their non-dues revenue to enhance the experiences of their members and future members, and serve the communities in which they live, work and play. November 2011 -- Features Raising non-dues revenue can be hard work. Spending it is not.

3 Organizations Using Creative Social Media in Light of COVID-19

Association Success

Tensions run high as the world deals with the effects of COVID-19. Not letting this tough time control or ruin their spirits, these organizations took to social media to entertain, engage and connect with their audiences. .

Conference Circuit: Fruits and Veggies

Associations Now

The Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference will take place in Savannah, Georgia, during the first week of January. Associations: Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association and the South Carolina Peach Council. Location: Savannah, Georgia.

Convenience Store Group Joins State Agencies in Human Trafficking Fight

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Last year, in a similar partnership, the Georgia Association of Convenience Stores and the nonprofit In Our Backyard sponsored a campaign focused on identifying and assisting trafficking victims around the Super Bowl in Atlanta.

From GSAE: Creating a Young Professionals Group at Your Association


Fortunately, the Georgia Society of Association Executives hosted a webinar a couple of weeks ago centered around this very topic. It was one of the biggest topics (and challenges) of 2017. And in 2018, we’re STILL talking about it. The topic? Engaging young professionals. You know as well as we do, it’s not easy! You’ve probably read a lot about it, and maybe even tried a few new tactics in the past couple of years.