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

Association Adviser

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.”

From the Corner Office: Gabriel Eckert, BOMA Georgia

Association Adviser

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

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

Association Adviser

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.

What Associations Can Learn from Bumper Stickers

Association Adviser

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.

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

Association Adviser

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.

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

Association Adviser

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.

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.

The Leadership “Advantage”

The Membership Blog

At a recent meeting of the Georgia Society of Association Executives (GSAE) I attended a break-out session on membership communications. It’s the leadership advantage . If you want to regain that unique benefit you can offer your members and prospects, that competitive advantage , invest in leadership development, and make sure your members know about it. When your organization invests in leadership development, a lot of things – all of them good – happen for you.

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.

From GSAE: 3 Major Trends Impacting Associations

MembersClicks

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.

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). Leadership.

From GSAE: Understanding Change at Your Association

MembersClicks

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

MembersClicks

The Georgia Society of Association Executives (GSAE) recently shared a video regarding member services that add value. association management association leadership member engagement membership management Small Staff Chatter

Putting Your Reputation on the Line

Reid All About it

Earlier this month I read a post in the Daily Dish , Andrew Sullivan’s blog at The Atlantic, about a megachurch pastor in Georgia, Jim Swilley, who decided to publicly come out of the closet. Tagged: Leadership , Personal Branding , Public Relations.

From GSAE: Creating a Young Professionals Group at Your Association

MembersClicks

Fortunately, the Georgia Society of Association Executives hosted a webinar a couple of weeks ago centered around this very topic. association management association leadership member engagement membership management Small Staff ChatterIt 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!

Association Leaders Weigh in About Member Challenges, Millennials, Talent Development and Pivoting for the Future

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Note: Full text of this thought leadership roundtable can be found in the 2016 issue of Association Adviser magazine – coming soon. AA: Do you have any special networking and leadership development programs for your young members? Betsy Monseu, chief executive officer of the American Coal Council (ACC) : The Tomorrow’s Leadership Council has been a very popular program. Mike Dunham, AGC Georgia.

How to Design a Successful Mentoring Program

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For organizations, mentoring programs encourage member engagement and retention, facilitate career progression, support development of leadership capacity and break down cross-company silos. Eryn Underwood, Naylor Association Solutions.

Wise Words from the Corner Office

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Becoming a member of that community and gaining access to that professional network and source of leadership knowledge is so valuable. Those are key to leadership success. Wendy Kavanagh, Georgia Society of Association Executives.

What It Takes to Cultivate Leaders

Associations Now

Interested in expanding leadership development opportunities within your organization? A recent Associations Now article on leadership development programs posited that leaders are made, not born. Despite such investment, many organizations are struggling with leadership development.

Wise Words from the Corner Office

Association Adviser

Becoming a member of that community and gaining access to that professional network and source of leadership knowledge is so valuable. Those are key to leadership success. Wendy Kavanagh, Georgia Society of Association Executives. Wendy Kavanagh, CAE, executive director of the Georgia Society of Association Executives: Our desired future accomplishments revolve around supporting emerging and less experienced professionals.

From the Corner Office: Rob Sumner, CAE, Esq.

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An association lawyer for nearly 20 years, Sumner has more than 24 years of experience in association management and has been an active member of the Georgia Society of Association Executives (GSAE) since 1981. Rob Sumner, CAE, Esq.

Use Sponsored Grants to Strengthen Your Membership and Events

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Encouraging more young professional involvement early on in their careers helps ensure that FSAE’s future leadership will be strong and sustainable. “I The Georgia Society of Association Executives refocused its foundation grants program to fund paid internships.

Membership and Chapter Growth is a Team Effort at AGC of America

Association Adviser

Our leadership at all levels recognizes that AGC membership is a stronger pitch to industry when we fully tie together national and local membership benefits and work together to build a complementary membership recruitment and retention program.

How Your Association Can Succeed in Social Media

Association Management

For instance, when the Technology Association of Georgia wanted to spark conversation about the state’s tech-rich community, Twitter provided the ideal platform for a tech talk tournament. In fact, success in social depends on translating your thought leadership into engaging dialogue.

Poll: Association Boards Larger Than You Might Think

Association Adviser

Our board has a big representation due to all the different segments we serve,” noted Michael Dunham , CEO of the Associated General Contractors of Georgia, Inc. Early results of our unscientific reader poll show that association boardrooms won’t be downsizing any time soon.

Conference Circuit: Healthy Schools

Associations Now

Venue: Georgia World Congress Center. The Kelly brothers will describe the individual and shared experiences that have shaped their views on teamwork and leadership and helped them to face and overcome adversity. Rundown Attendees: 6,000. Exhibit Booths: 850.

Best of the Web: May 2013

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Leadership Lessons From Moving. Moving apartments illustrated three big lessons about leadership: Get help, discard frequently, and design and flow matter. Georgia Society of Association Executives Annual Meeting. Best of the Web.

Best of the Web: April 2014

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Association Leadership. Georgia Society of Association Executives Annual Conference. Posts We Like: Managing Print Profitably. Deciding whether to contain costs, invest—or both—in legacy products in the age of digital. Bill Mickey. FOLIO.

Why CEOs Shouldn’t (Always) Embrace Their Staff Cultures

Associations Now

CEOs need to be aware of the organization’s culture and adjust their leadership styles accordingly.”. This pattern of relationships suggests that organizational culture can be a substitute for leadership.

Are Association CEOs More Important Today Than Ever?

Associations Now

As the face of an organization, the chief executive officer gets the bulk of the praise and criticism for how an organization performs under his or her leadership.

Electronic Billboards: The Rise of a Digital Emergency Tool

Associations Now

” Already, the billboards have come in handy during Boston’s heavy snowfall earlier this year, in Georgia during an ice storm last year, and in New Mexico during a gas shortage. Look up: That flashy electronic billboard may be important to your safety.

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How to Produce Association Rock Stars for 100 Years and Beyond

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Wendy Kavanagh, Georgia Society of Association Executives. The Georgia Society of Association Executives is celebrating its 100 th anniversary this year. We’re also putting together an eBook of leadership profiles from GSAE luminaries.

Groups Focus on Health and Safety as Students Go Back to School

Associations Now

School safety remains a hot-button issue after the shootings in Newtown , Connecticut, last December and other gun-related incidents, including one at an elementary school in Georgia just last month. NASSLEO will host the first annual School Safety Leadership Symposium in November.

Best of the Web – March 2013

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12 Most Out of This World Leadership Lessons from Star Wars. R2D2, Princess Leia and Han Solo can teach us a thing or two about leadership. Check out this blog post from Michelle Mazur featuring the 12 most out-of-this-world leadership lessons from Star Wars, and may the force be with you. Georgia Society of Association Executives Annual Meeting. Best of the Web.

Why Social Media Takeovers Can Work for Your Association

SocialFish

Instead, analyze your membership and consider who might be a good fit for the position – someone with a leadership position who’s been heavily involved for years, for example. This post originally appeared on MC Talks. Have you ever seen a takeover on social media?

Best of the Web: March 2014

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Association Leadership (Texas Society of Association Executives). Georgia Society of Association Executives Annual Conference. Posts We Like: Need a Good Mentor? Here’s How to Find One. Nicole Fallon. Business News Daily. Infographic: 3 Ways Brands Cane Use Snapchat. Kristin Piombino. Ragan.com. Stealth Creativity. Nancy Napier. The Idaho Statesman. Never Heard of Graymail? Here’s What You Need to Know. Corey Eridon. HubSpot. What Do I Do? What I Do Shapes America.

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Moose to MOOCs and 3 other articles for association executives

SCD Group

Coursera, a Silicon Valley-based company, is announcing today that it will partner with university systems in Colorado, Georgia, New York, Tennessee and Texas to develop and evaluate the potential of technology that is fueling dramatic changes in how higher education is designed and delivered.

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How Smart Associations Grow Membership

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That’s what Balko and his leadership team share with the board, which he said has historically looked only at membership. There is an emotional connection to Athens [Georgia] for a lot of our young agents who went to school there.” Hank Berkowitz, Editor-in-Chief.

Lunchtime Links: Rap Genius, Annotated

Associations Now

The lesson for you, as associations: Sometimes, dynamics change, and a sign of effective leadership is the ability to adapt with the times.

You’re Never Too Old to Learn Something New

Association Adviser

I spoke with CEO of AGC Georgia Michael Dunham the other day about association leadership, career development and mentoring (see his Corner Office profile). Leadership skills that may surprise you. Hank Berkowitz, Association Adviser.