What Are 3 Main Take Aways From 2021? – Ask JP #098

Moery Company

The post What Are 3 Main Take Aways From 2021? What did you think of the last year? Three things come to mind.

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Take a Peak Behind Our (Virtual) Main Stage Curtain!

Smooth The Path

The post Take a Peak Behind Our (Virtual) Main Stage Curtain! Early in February, Arianna Rehak at Matchbox Virtual Media and I embarked on a big audacious goal. We wanted to find out if virtual networking could, well – work!

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Catering and Innovation – Main Event

Association Navigator

Nancy Goodman and Joel Thevoz, the married business partners at Main Event Caterers in Arlington, Virginia have created an aquaponics system for growing vegetables and raising fish – in their warehouse! There’s a fascinating feature in the current Washington Business Journal about gourmet catering and small business innovation.

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Maine Principals Adopt Policy for Transgender Athletes

Associations Now

Maine became the fourth state to approve a program that allows transgender high school student-athletes to play for sports teams that match their gender identity. The Maine Principals’ Association last week approved a new policy allowing transgender athletes to play for high school sports teams that match their gender identity. The only thing that hasn’t been determined is what locker room the transgender athlete would use, according to a Maine television news report.

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Maine Tourism Group Launches Service to Help Members Find Employees

Associations Now

The Maine Tourism Association is casting a wide net to help its members find workers during the state’s busy season. In some ways, Maine’s tourism industry might be a victim of its own success—so many people come to the state each year to enjoy its natural wonder that hiring people to support that tourism industry is a major challenge. Fortunately, the Maine Tourism Association is ready to help.

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Maine Tourism Association Grapples With Employee Theft

Associations Now

The potential for embezzlement threatens many organizations , and in the case of one association in Maine, it will likely lead to jail time for a former employee. Ronald Brann, who worked at the Maine Tourism Association (MTA) between 2010 and 2012, was caught after an employee raised questions about charges on a corporate credit card as Brann was leaving the position, according to The Morning Sentinel.

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Maine Group Takes on Governor’s “Misleading” Comment About Nonprofits

Associations Now

“The work that nonprofits do in Maine is critical,” he wrote in the questionnaire. “These nonprofit organizations are comprised of amazing volunteers, supporters, and staff that provide exceptional services and programs to the people of Maine.” ” After Maine Gov. The comment may have been an aside from a prominent politician basking in the glow of a successful reelection campaign, but for nonprofits in Maine, it felt more like a broadside.

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Maine Associations Join Forces Under Management Company

Associations Now

The Maine Innkeepers Association and the Maine Restaurant Association are streamlining their efforts by starting a company to jointly manage the groups. When the longtime head of the Maine Restaurant Association (MRA) decided to retire later this year, it meant the group would face a leadership gap. The post Maine Associations Join Forces Under Management Company appeared first on Associations Now

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Main Thing, Engagement & Problem Solving: Key Ideas for Association Executives

SCD Group

Remember Stephen Covery’s “ The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing ”?). Today’s association executives face a myriad of problems. Changing demographics. Increasing competition. Defining income sources. Adapting to diverse media and technology. Merging with millenials as members and leaders. Understanding these and more. Three seemingly disparate articles provide context for discussions with your association leaders and association staff professionals.

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Maine Lobstermen Soften Shell of Longstanding Antitrust Regulations

Associations Now

The Maine Lobstermen’s Association says a decades-old consent decree regulating the group is out-of-date and limits the group’s ability to advocate for its members. The regulations that manage Maine’s iconic lobster industry. In other words, a lot of potential advocacy efforts, or even fishery management efforts, have been off-limits to the Maine Lobstermen’s Association (MLA).

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5 Post-Pandemic Conference Program Design Changes

Velvet Chainsaw

Double-down on the main room This is where you can have the biggest impact. Instead of a general session in the morning and breakouts all day, some organizers are considering bookending each day with a main-room gathering.

Small Towns, Big Gesture: Bar Associations Push Law Students Back to Main Street

Associations Now

The post Small Towns, Big Gesture: Bar Associations Push Law Students Back to Main Street appeared first on Associations Now In an effort to bring more lawyers to communities in need, the Nebraska State Bar Association has launched a program to place law clerks in small-town practices across the state. The American Bar Association is footing part of the bill through a grant. The bright lights of big cities are a big draw for many law students.

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New Association To Serve As Voice For ‘Main Street’ Investment Banks

Associations Now

The American Securities Association formed late last month to serve as a voice and leadership platform for the investment banks, broker dealers, banks, and wealth managers that serve “Main Street.”. According to Investment News , Main Street investment banks have complained about additional regulatory burdens imposed after the crisis in 2008, especially given the fact that it was big banks that were responsible for the subprime mortgage crisis that led to the economic downturn.

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Thanks For Playing: Always the Last to Know: Nicira's Network.

Thanks For Playing

skip to main | skip to sidebar. One of the main flaws with the construction of the Internet has always been that it was made to prefer stability (as in, the whole thing wont go down) to security (as in, your network wont get hacked). Thanks For Playing. Seeking community in associations since 2008. 14 May 2012. Always the Last to Know: Niciras Network Virtualization Platform. OK, this weeks ATLTK is REALLY geeky, I admit, but this is worth it.

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The Big Picture: The Forest and the Trees

The Big Picture

« Study Reveals High Levels of Twitter Use at Conferences | Main. But when I clicked, I was just brought to the main page of a site, not the story itself. The Big Picture. A big-picture view of issues and trends affecting associations - in Mississippi and nationally. Shawn on Facebook. Shawn on Twitter. Shawn on Google+. Shawn on Pinterest. Shawn on LinkedIn. Integrating social media into the association communication mix » January 31, 2012. The Forest and the Trees.

4 Crucial Tips for Improving Your Association’s Website

Wild Apricot

Your association’s website is the main touchpoint for members and prospects. Make sure it’s providing the right experience with these easy-to-implement strategies

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Associations Now Cover Story on #Humanize

Jamie Notter

In case you missed it, I got the cover on the September/October issue of Associations Now magazine with an article about the main concepts in Humanize. Consulting. Speaking. About. Contact. Generations. Humanize. Books: Jamie Notter. Leadership insight.right when you need it. Associations Now Cover Story on #Humanize. Posted October 21, 2011. in Books and Reading , Humanize - 1 comment. Tweet.

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SCD Group: Become a Hero to Your Association Members: 5 Ways.

SCD Group

My main thought is: Why is this a question? Pages. About. Contact. Causeaholic. AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Sunday, June 17, 2012. Become a Hero to Your Association Members: 5 Ways Content Management Can Add Value to your Association’s Members. Content marketing & management represent a growing strategy for association executives. Steve Rosenbaum recently posted the question” Will Associations Become Filters for Digital Overload?

Sponsorship As An Alternate Revenue Stream

Wild Apricot

If your nonprofit relies on membership dues, grants, and individual donations as main sources of revenue, you’re off to a great start. However, there’s another way to raise much-needed funds that you may not be taking advantage of: sponsorships. fundraising

Reflections After My First Time Back

Spark Consulting

My MAIN takeaway was that it was very good to see friends and colleagues in the industry who, for the past two years, have appeared only as small rectangles on my computer screen. This week, I attended the ASAE Technology Exploration Conference, my first in-person event since January 2020.

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PODCAST | Association Hustle – Episode 212: What’s in Your Membership Toolbox

Moery Company

Listen in as JP Moery, president of The Moery Company, explains the three main items you should focus on for successful membership recruitment and management. There is a handful of fundamental “items” that need to be in your association’s membership toolbox.

Complete Guide: How to Raise Funds on Facebook (with examples)

Wild Apricot

In this article, I will provide an up-to-date overview of the 5 main ways you can leverage Facebook’s suite of free fundraising tools to drive donations to your nonprofit. Facebook

Leadership ? Continued discussion 2/18/10 ? on Leadership ? by.

on Leadership

Sharon D’Orsie, an assistant professor of environmental safety and health at the University of Southern Maine, in a August 2004 article in Professional Safety , provides clarification. on Leadership … by Steven Davis, CAE. Leadership … an Ongoing Discussion. « Leadership … Continued discussion 1/29/10. Leadership … Continued Discussion 2/24/10 » Leadership … Continued discussion 2/18/10.

Association 141+: Is Easy a Bad Word?

Association 141+

In it two of the main characters (Josh and Tobey) are talking to a man from the mid-west who was taking his daughter to visit colleges. Association 141+. Monday, October 3, 2011. Is Easy a Bad Word? I was watching an old episode of one of my favorite shows - The West Wing - when a quote from a scene caught my attention. In the midst of conversation, the father expresses concern about being able to pay for college and says: "It should be hard. I like that its hard.

Engagement: What About Scoring?

Spark Consulting

One of the other main topics we discussed was Engagement Scoring.

Stronger by Association: How to Create a Content Marketing Strategy

AMR Management Services

While Pulizzi’s presentation was more than 200 slides, his main objective was simple. Pages. CONTRIBUTORS. AMR MANAGEMENT SERVICES. Monday, July 25, 2011. How to Create a Content Marketing Strategy. Joe Pulizzi did an excellent job of breaking down the meaning of content marketing and how to maximize your organizations content during The Drake Forum. Your organization should be “the trusted, expert resource in your niche wherever your customers are at online.”

Your Website is (Likely) Non-Compliant

Aaron Wolowiec

Can someone get from your main event page all the way through the registration process without barriers? Is your website ADA compliant? How do you know? Run your website - either your association, organization or event site through a free online accessibility tool.

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Three Challenges – Three Opportunities

Spark Consulting

As we look to 2021, I see three main membership challenges for associations: Remember that membership is a lagging indicator. Per Marketing General’s annual Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report , the Q4 2007 economic crash didn’t fully show up in association metrics until 2009.

The Ask Matters

Spark Consulting

Each person watching was given $100 to distribute as she saw fit across the city’s six main budget “buckets.” About two weeks ago, DC’s mayor, Muriel Bowser, held a series of virtual budget engagement forums to share her draft budget for FY2022.

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Mitigate Risk for In-Person Events This Year

Association Adviser

The association industry is asking one main question about event risk management: How do we navogate the new “normal” for holding in-person events?

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AE on the Verge: Educating Via Quickie Twitter Contest

AE on the Verge

An association executive in Maine is doing clever thing with Twitter - including a Wednesday quiz. Win 1lb box of Maine-made premium chocolate. Ask 5 questions in a row -- heres the second one] mainemerchants Question 2: What will have a higher Maine sales tax in Jan 10: Maine chocolates or nationally produced cupcakes? Give all 5 answers in a row - heres the second one] mainemerchants Question 2 answer: Maine chocolate will have an 8.5% AE on the Verge.

5 Tips for New Entrepreneurs – Association Field Report (November 26, 2021)

Moery Company

They just ran a series of side hustles, and in fact they continue to do that so much that their main job became a side hustle too. You might have other people helping you out on sales and they may take it as a main responsibility.

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AE on the Verge: Say it in 90 Seconds

AE on the Verge

Yesterday, 28 associations met with our Governor-Elect to give ideas about what could improve the business climate in Maine. AE on the Verge. Association management, meetings and mania. Wednesday, December 1, 2010. Say it in 90 Seconds. What if you needed to describe what matters most in 90 seconds ?

What You REALLY Need to Sell Membership

Moery Company

Here are my 3 main takeaways: Know your audience – Recognize the diversity of your industry to deliver more valuable content. As someone who focuses on operations, I have the unique perspective of watching and learning directly from our sales’ team daily experiences.

JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 179: Why Associations Need “Association Hustle”

Moery Company

During this episode, he touches on five main topics – membership, sponsorship, sales, communications, and advocacy of which readers will find actionable takeaways to help strengthen their associations. During this episode, he touches on five main topics – membership, sponsorship, sales, communications, and advocacy of which readers will find actionable takeaways to help strengthen their associations.

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Association Management Software (AMS) vs. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) System

HighRoad Solution

When an association installs new technology, they usually have two main goals: to acquire new members and to improve engagement and retention of existing members. Association Management

AE on the Verge: Council versus Counsel

AE on the Verge

and the reporter was quoting Linda Gifford, Legal Council of the Maine Association of Realtors. AE on the Verge. Association management, meetings and mania. Monday, June 21, 2010. Council versus Counsel. Another association management word confusion. Council is a group or body of government. Counsel is an attorney, person or advice. Posted by. Cindy Butts. at 8:49 PM. Labels: trends and trivia. 1 comment: AEBev said. This just occurred last week in the Bangor Daily News.

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Interesting Piece about Free - BlogClump


skip to main | skip to sidebar. link] t The main comparison the author gives is that Windows is trouncing Linux as a PC/Laptop OS. When it comes to Free, the main model is to use it to help sell something else: service, upgrades, another product entirely. BlogClump - Blogging About Associations From a Gen Xer. A Gen Xer giving his thoughts and opinions on the Association world. Sunday, October 18, 2009. Interesting Piece about Free.

Membership Q&A: Online Communities?

Spark Consulting

When Facebook first started breaking out from being just a place where college kids and young adults went to “poke” each other and play FarmVille, associations went big on the platform, investing time and resources in developing our organizational pages, and getting good results – fans, likes, driving traffic back to our main websites. No, I’m not going to get into which white-label platform you should use – for that, we have ReviewMyCommunity.

How to Attract Gen Z to Your Next Event


Between personal insight and some industry research, I’ve compiled three main tips that will give you a little glance into the minds of Gen Z-ers: event promotion event experienceWhat can grab an eight-second attention span?

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