Funding Industry Innovation

Potomac Core

Associations who are Funding Industry Innovation can position themselves as essential partners in helping members achieve business outcomes. Once an organization reaches this point they move to what’s becoming a new trend where Associations are funding Industry Innovation.

Industry Hiring Managers: Reach & Recruit Only the Best Candidates

YourMembership Blog

Niche job boards, recruitment advertising and sponsorship solutions make it easier than ever for associations to bring value to their industry and members. YM enables them to collaborate and become the recognized industry leader to match talent with jobs.

Association Industry Response to the Election

Spark Consulting

While we, as an industry, do need to remain engaged in the political process regardless of who is leading it, these actions are intended to ensure we remain true to our core principles at the same time. Many of you will agree with us, but, because of your position in our industry or because of the industry your association represents, will not feel that it’s appropriate for you to sign on to the letter – and that’s OK too.

Seeking Volunteers For an Association Industry Campaign

Association Success

I work in the association industry.”. This is the fifth time you’ve been asked to explain the association industry, and it’s just not worth going over again. When you think about it, why is that the association industry isn’t understood as such?

Further Election 2016 Association Industry Responses

Spark Consulting

ASAE has posted further clarification of their position on the incoming administration. While I am heartened to see ASAE specifically mention “…work[ing] with the new administration in a manner consistent with our commitment to diversity and inclusion…,” I believe it to be, overall, an inadequate response. I should note that ASAE’s response was published before the Letter to John Graham and Scott Wiley came out on Monday, November 21.

Meetings Industry Moves Forward With Safety Initiative

Associations Now

During the 2016 edition of IMEX America, stakeholders announced steps to further safety endeavors within the meetings industry through the launch of a new council. The council extends the events industry’s ongoing collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security.

Crowdfunding Industry Group Launches Expert Community

Associations Now

CfPA is promoting the community as a member benefit, with the goal of connecting crowdfunding professionals with entrepreneurs, investors, and others interested in the industry. The post Crowdfunding Industry Group Launches Expert Community appeared first on Associations Now

Industry Initiative Touts The Benefits of Tile

Associations Now

The Tile Council of North America teamed up with other industry groups to answer that question—and to extol tile’s benefits. The post Industry Initiative Touts The Benefits of Tile appeared first on Associations Now Why tile?

2017 Association Industry Research Results


The post 2017 Association Industry Research Results appeared first on GrowthZone. GrowthZone surveyed over 1,000 association professionals across the U.S. and Canada. We found out everything from their Top 5 recruitment methods to their most utilized member benefits.

2018 Topics: Association Industry Predictions From Seasoned Pros


To kick off the new year, we asked a couple of association industry professionals about what they see coming for the industry in 2018 - and I have to say, it’s pretty thought-provoking stuff! What do you think? Agree? Disagree? Have thoughts on other topics? Let us know in the comments! association management Small Staff Chatter

Associations Share Industry Predictions for 2017

Associations Now

As a new year begins, associations reveal their predictions of what’s to come in their respective industries in 2017. According to Cruise Lines International Association’s 2017 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook [PDF], the number of worldwide cruise passengers is projected to rise from 24.2

Marine Groups Launch Industry-Wide Career Center

Associations Now

A group of marine industry organizations created a career center to reduce the labor shortage by connecting hiring dealers and job seekers. Industry professionals can access the center through any of the partner organizations’ websites.

Scavenger Hunts and Industry Knowledge, Part 2

Eric Lanke

If we are going to do the job we''ve been asked to do--representing this industry and helping it grow--the more we know about how it interfaces with one of its primary customer markets the better. + + + This post was written by Eric Lanke, an association executive, blogger and author.

Plastics Group Simplifies Name to Reflect Industry Evolution

Associations Now

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association has changed its name to the Plastics Industry Association—PLASTICS, for short—to better represent its members and build stronger connections within the industry. As the plastics industry grows and evolves, the audience expands.

Getting the Most from Industry Contributors

Association Adviser

This is not only a great way to get relevant, on-topic content from industry thought leaders, but could also be a great way to simultaneously promote the conference and session in one or more of your publications leading up to the event.

Trucking Industry Mixed on Speed-Limiter Rules

Associations Now

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Plastics Industry Project Aims to Boost Automotive Recycling

Associations Now

A demonstration project from SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association will test how well recyclers recover plastic car parts to promote better recycling processes, greater plastic resale and reuse, and more sustainable auto design.

Associations Should Associate with Industry Celebrities

Smooth The Path

Each industry has well-known and well-respected experts. Here are some ideas for getting your industry’s celebrities out in front. Or catch industry celebrities at the conference and ask to shoot a 30-second video testimonial. There may be industry celebrities on the board.

Five Tech Tools that Every Association Needs to Be a Leader in Their Industry


Over the past decade technology has changed at lightning speed. Systems are more intuitive and user friendly than ever before, as sites like Slack and Twitter continue to garner mass use with simplicity.

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Does Your Industry Need a Well-Considered API Strategy?

Associations Now

The financial industry group NACHA is working with dozens of industry stakeholders to create a long-term plan for introducing an API strategy for the ACH network. Thinking of building an API for your industry’s needs?

New Association Represents Estate Sales Industry

Associations Now

The newly formed National Estate Sales Association aims to promote best practices among estate sales companies and increase transparency and awareness around the industry. The post New Association Represents Estate Sales Industry appeared first on Associations Now

Associations Work to Tackle Industry Workforce Shortages Head-On

Associations Now

Industries from tech to the trades are struggling with workforce shortages in their industries. Over here at Associations Now , we hear from a lot of associations about how their industries are facing workforce shortages.

Thursday Buzz: Celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day

Associations Now

Global Meetings Industry Day honors the positive impact of meetings on communities. Today marks the second annual Global Meetings Industry Day to showcase the significant impact that meetings and conferences have on local economies and the world.

Workforce Development Key for Senior Living Industry

Associations Now

The senior living industry has 10 years to find 1.2 million new recruits, according to a new roadmap report from industry group Argentum. To attract and retain employees, particularly young professionals, the industry is rolling out new education initiatives.

Lessons for Associations From the Service Industry

Association Success

How do you go about communicating the bigger picture? Ari Weinzweig is co-founder of the massively successful Zingerman’s Community of Businesses. They are world-renowned for their outstanding customer service, which has been engrained in the company culture. So how was such a culture established?

Is Your Association a Skunk Works for Your Industry?

Eric Lanke

Are there any of those associations out there who position themselves as the skunk works of innovation for the industry or profession it represents? But those that do will bring tremendous rewards to the industry and its association.

Greeting Card Industry Shifts Over Millennial Taste

Associations Now

Millennials have eschewed sending greeting cards, so the industry has gotten edgier in response—making room for different voices and different kinds of cards. Greeting cards reflect society, and the industry needs to speak in the voice of the consumer,” Doyal added in his statement.

Friday Buzz: Convention Industry Council Refreshes Brand

Associations Now

Now the Events Industry Council, the organization’s new name and logo came about thanks to member feedback. As the event industry evolves, so, too, does one of its well-known organizations. The Convention Industry Council has rebranded itself as the Events Industry Council (EIC).

Become an Advocate (Not Just a Leader) in Your Industry


To keep up with your ever-changing industry, you have to move beyond the traditional “business leader” position and adopt the role of “industry advocate.”. You’ll earn the respect and appreciation of others in your industry. What Is an Industry Advocate?

Tuesday Buzz: Trends Shaping the Events Industry

Associations Now

shares three trends that are transforming the events industry. The post Tuesday Buzz: Trends Shaping the Events Industry appeared first on Associations Now Find out how events may be changing in the near future. Also: Here’s what members actually want to hear from you.

New Writers Room Fellowship to Diversify TV Industry

Associations Now

The Writers Guild of America, East, and two New York City agencies opened a new writers room fellowship to better include women and minority groups in the television industry. The post New Writers Room Fellowship to Diversify TV Industry appeared first on Associations Now

2015 Customers, Social Media And The Hospitality Industry [Infographic]

Velvet Chainsaw

As the debate continues, take a look at how social media customer service may evolve over the next year within the hospitality industry. Social Media hospitality industry social media and customer service Does customer service belong on social media or not?

Establishing Industry Leadership

AMR Management Services

AMR helps position its client-partners as the voice of the their respective industries by leveraging our expertise in policy analysis, public relations and content marketing.

Organic Trade Group Steps Up to Prevent Industry Fraud

Associations Now

In response to recent fraud incidents in the organic food industry, the Organic Trade Association is upping its advocacy efforts to stop violations. So I think the industry has taken very seriously these recent allegations and incidents of fraud.”.

Power of Play Revealed on Revamped Toy Industry Website

Associations Now

Last week, the Toy Industry Association relaunched The Genius of Play website, another piece of a research-backed campaign aimed at getting kids to play more. The post Power of Play Revealed on Revamped Toy Industry Website appeared first on Associations Now

Irish Whiskey Association Shares New Industry Vision

Associations Now

Counting prominent brands like Jameson and Bushmills in its cabinet, the Irish Whiskey Association hopes to expand its industry’s market share by 300 percent worldwide in the next 15 years. The goal is momentum—something that the industry finally has but wants to maintain.

Healthy Food Trend Hits Pet Industry

Associations Now

Last week’s announcement that the Food and Drug Administration has decided to ban trans fats from foods doesn’t translate to animal feed or similar foods— a decision that earned praise from the American Feed Industry Association, a trade group for animal-feed producers.

3 Dramatic Changes that Could Hit Event Industry in 2018

Association Adviser

Attendees at the California Society of Association Executives (CalSAE) Seasonal Spectacular opening session were given a heads-up about event changes coming in the industry that could impact how they plan meetings in the coming year. Photo credit: Steve Pate-Newberry.

3 Dramatic Changes that Could Hit Event Industry in 2018

Association Adviser

Attendees at the California Society of Association Executives (CalSAE) Seasonal Spectacular opening session were given a heads-up about event changes coming in the industry that could impact how they plan meetings in the coming year. Photo credit: Steve Pate-Newberry.

How the Outdoor Industry Found Its Lobbying Voice

Associations Now

More organized than ever, groups like the Outdoor Industry Association have started to make inroads on the advocacy front, thanks to two big factors: the ability to get disparate voices at the table, and the support of industry advocates at the state level.

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