Cultivating Community Management with Missouri REALTORS®

Higher Logic

Higher Logic has helped Missouri REALTORS ® with building community since April 2012 — that’s when the organization launched its original community, THE LANDING. Since then, Missouri REALTORS ® has watched its member community grow and evolve. We went from over 400 to 200 communities (most of which were for Missouri REALTORS ® various committees). An ambassador program has been a dream of mine since I started working with Missouri REALTORS ® three years ago.

“Right to Farm” Amendment Stirs Up Passions in Missouri

Associations Now

The amount raised by groups for and against Missouri’s Amendment 1 since January 1, according to the St. Supporters such as the Missouri Farm Bureau have raised $1 million through the Missouri Farmers Care umbrella group. A proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution that’s up for a vote on Tuesday sounds a little odd: It would codify the right to farm and ranch in a state known for farming and ranching. $ 1.5M


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Union Station Turns Red to Support Joplin, Missouri ?Red Tie? event.

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

Missouri Healthcare Associations Issue Guidelines To Curb Painkiller Abuse

Associations Now

Six healthcare associations in Missouri released new guidelines last week to assist their members in reducing the number of pain medications they are prescribing. Missouri doesn’t have a comprehensive policy to address opioid misuse and abuse,” said Christopher Howard, board chair of the Missouri Hospital Association, one of the associations that contributed to the guidelines, told the St.

Missouri Protests Show Need for Chief Diversity Officer on University Campuses

Associations Now

Student-led protests at the University of Missouri regarding mismanagement of racial issues on campus led to the resignation of President Tim Wolfe and changes in university policy. Following Wolfe’s resignation, Cupps announced the board had created a series of initiatives to be implemented within the next 90 days, including the appointment of the University of Missouri system’s first-ever chief diversity, inclusion, and equity officer.

May 23 - KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

Culture Slides

Jamie Notter

Thanks to the Kansas City Society of Association Executives and the Kansas Society of Association Executives for bringing Maddie and me out to both Missouri and Kansas (my first ever trip to Kansas) to speak to their members. My part of the presentation was about Organizational Culture in the 21st Century, and my slides are embedded below for your viewing pleasure ( click here if you can’t see them). Announcements Culture

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How to ensure you’re using updated software to run your association

Nimble AMS

A case in point: Missouri State Teachers Association Case Study. Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA) had an AMS that didn’t meet its growing needs and expectations. Do you want the latest in technology advances for your association? .

[GUEST BLOG] If Everyone Goes Left, Go Right


The third example is Chris Russell with the Nixa, Missouri Chamber of Commerce. by Frank Kenny. There is a real problem in the chamber industry. It’s conformity. Just about every chamber offers networking events, member promotions, business training, member-to-member discounts, etc.

Better Because You Were There

Velvet Chainsaw

This was shortly after the killings of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, in 2012, and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014.

Moving forward: Communities reflect on the pandemic’s lasting changes


At Sienna Associations in Missouri City, Texas , many former in-person processes will stay online, including handing out ID cards for the fitness center, modification requests, and the option for committee members to join virtual meetings when needed. .

Getting involved: How a community manager benefits from volunteering


Lisa Cox, CMCA, AMS, LSM, PCAM, community manager at Sienna Associations in Missouri City, Texas, knows firsthand the impact that getting involved and volunteering can have on a career. Part of a series about women in leadership roles during Women’s History Month.

Mental Health Groups Focus on a Fragile Ferguson

Associations Now

With the impact of the grand jury decision in the police shooting of Michael Brown still fresh for residents of Ferguson, Missouri, mental health groups are offering support and counseling to community members dealing with anger and grief. Continuing to reel from a death felt around the nation, emotions have been running high in Ferguson, Missouri, for nearly four months now. A week before the decision, Missouri Gov.

Why your association needs to adopt a flexible IT budget

Nimble AMS

I can now spend that money on value-added things…That was impossible in our old system,” says Bruce Moe, Executive Director of the Missouri State Teacher Association and Nimble AMS customer.

LMS 101

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.2.21

Reid All About it

Len Toenjes, CAE, President of AGC of Missouri. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Peer advisory groups. When I worked at NAHB, I always thought the Builder 20 clubs were such a great idea. WBT Systems does too.

Effort Empowers Kansas City Women To Effectively Negotiate Salaries

Associations Now

Its goal: Close the gender pay gap by training 1 million women across Kansas and Missouri in salary and benefits negotiation. This latest push in Kansas City will play an important role in reaching this goal, as AAUW hopes to instruct 1 million women across both Kansas and Missouri. Currently, in Missouri, women earn 78 cents for every dollar men are paid, and in Kansas, a woman is paid 77 cents for every dollar a man earns.

Why use an AMS system in which all clients are on the same version?

Nimble AMS

Here’s a real-world example: Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA) is a professional association. Software upgrades can be a costly and time-consuming hassle. .

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California’s Plastic-Bag Ban Could Be on the Ropes

Associations Now

Missouri, Compromised? The next state to watch on the plastic-bag front is shaping up to be Missouri, where a Republican state representative, Dan Shaul, has introduced legislation barring cities from passing local plastic-bag bans. Shaul also is the state director of the Missouri Grocers Association, which means the bill could represent a conflict of interest, although Shaul disputes this.

How David Lynch Can Make Your Research Better


Depth sounding to establish safe passage for water travel was a measurement taught to us in my Missouri grade school due to its connection to the state’s beloved writer Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain). . Life is full of odd happenstances.

What Birthdays Mean at 38-Years-Old

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

Margaux lost another tooth this weekend and while she sleeps upstairs with her winnings tucked securely in her stuffed crocodile, my mother who is visiting from Missouri, is sleeping next to her.two of my favorite people in the world asleep in the same bed. I woke up this morning at 3 a.m. with a surge of energy and a house full of sleeping family members.

Pennsylvania Legislation Threatens Private Certification, ASAE Says

Associations Now

Last year, ASAE and the Institute for Credentialing Excellence cofounded the Professional Certification Coalition after bills limiting private credentialing emerged in Louisiana, Missouri, and several other states. A bill introduced in the Pennsylvania legislature is the latest in a series of state-level measures that threaten certifications offered by associations and other private organizations, according to ASAE and the Professional Certification Coalition.

15 highlights from Xperience 2022

Nimble AMS

The Missouri State Teacher Association (MSTA) shared an inspiring story on how they used Nimble AMS to re-engage members to sign up for auto-renewing memberships.

Top 10 re Why Industry Insiders Fail as Associations CEOs

SCD Group

Dave Drennan Executive Director Missouri Dairy Association. Guest Blog by Dave Drennan. In response to your July 9 post Should the CEO be an Industry Insider or Association Professional , I want to add my thoughts/experiences. Industry insiders don''t last long in Association Management/CEO jobs because (in no particular order) as Dave''s Top Ten: They can''t stand board oversight and get fed up. They are used to doing what they want and when they want without a board decision.

Hospital Associations Leverage Data For More Transparency In Healthcare

Associations Now

The Missouri Hospital Association is making hospital pricing and quality data publicly available to Missourians. The Missouri Hospital Association (MHA) has a new tool to help consumers make more informed decisions when choosing a hospital. Many of those not participating are from the Kansas City metro area, where some hospital systems have facilities in both Missouri and in neighboring Kansas.

After Unrest, Mizzou Alumni Association Revives Black Alumni Network

Associations Now

The University of Missouri’s alumni association announced last week that it was working to reinstitute its Black Alumni Network in response to numerous requests made in the weeks after racial tensions exploded on the school’s campus. After all of the challenges and complicated situations the University of Missouri has faced in the last few weeks, it’s probably good that one element was a bit of a no-brainer.

Convention Center Hotels: If They Build It, Will You Come?

Associations Now

As it turns out, the one thing Kansas City, Missouri, was missing in its effort to boost its convention business was a bunch of hotel rooms. Missouri’s largest city is far from the only municipality that’s investing in hotels as a way to win new event business. Cities looking to expand their convention presence are finding that the missing link to more event business is the number of available hotel rooms.

A decade of Nimble AMS: A flashback of favorite things

Nimble AMS

In 2013, Missouri State Teachers Association ( MSTA) was the first Nimble AMS client to login and start the conversation. . “ Nimble AMS is celebrating 10 years and our 30th upgrade release. As our founder said, “There is nothing that cannot be made better. Period.” .

Death of a Road Warrior


The suitcase represented new opportunities, adventure, and an escape from what everyone else was doing in rural southwest Missouri. A gift from my father. When I graduated from high school, my father bought me a suitcase. He was excited about it, I could tell.

If You’re Looking for a Job, Look Inland, Lists Say

Associations Now

The Midwest is likewise heavily represented on Glassdoor’s list, with three Ohio cities in the top 10, and four others in Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee. Two new reports suggest that Midwestern and Southern cities have a better balance of job openings and cost of living than their coastal counterparts. If you’re in the job market, you might want to head to Pittsburgh—especially if you’re just starting out in your career.

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Associations Launch Coalition to Support Professional Licensing

Associations Now

The issue, which last year led associations into legislative battles in Louisiana and Missouri , reflects a situation where highly credentialed professions are being caught in the crosshairs of a broader movement intended to prevent the use of overly arduous licensing, ARPL members say. With a variety of fields represented, the new Alliance for Responsible Professional Licensing aims to speak up in state legislative battles over credentialing, which have picked up in recent years.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.9.21

Reid All About it

Len Toenjes, CAE, President of AGC of Missouri. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Training programs.

Do I Still Belong In The Association Space?

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

I still remember moving to Bethesda, Maryland, from Joplin, Missouri, starting my first job in associations - working for the Parenteral Drug Association. What does the future hold in store for me? The picture isn''t clear. I never anticipated becoming an association executive. What was an association and how could I explain it to my family?

Can Real-Time Public Relations Analysis Help Association Marketers?

Associations Now

After studying what happened, Yang Cheng, an assistant professor at North Carolina State University, and Glen Cameron, a colleague at the University of Missouri, developed an approach that can give real-time insight into public perceptions.

Associations Boost Aid Efforts Amid Nebraska Flooding

Associations Now

The storm caused major flooding around the Missouri River Basin, leading most of Nebraska’s counties to call for a state of emergency. Organizations throughout the Cornhusker State are hosting fundraisers and offering aid in response to the “bomb cyclone” that slammed Nebraska and neighboring states this week. The “bomb cyclone” that hit a number of midwestern states had a devastating effect on Nebraska in particular.

American Library Association’s Ferguson Memorial Damaged

Associations Now

A tree planted in Ferguson, Missouri, in memory of Michael Brown—the teenager fatally shot last year by a local police officer—was ripped in half last weekend the day after it was planted. Instead, it has become a symbol of the most trying divisions in Ferguson, Missouri. The Black Caucus of ALA, which donated the tree, said it would not be deterred by vandalism. The memorial tree was intended to represent new life and growth after a difficult period.

Post-Ferguson, Police Groups Work to Protect Military Surplus Access

Associations Now

The heavily armed police response to protests after a racially charged police shooting in Missouri drew widespread attention to the acquisition of military hardware by local authorities. The images that came out of Ferguson, Missouri, in August were disturbing to many Americans, including some on Capitol Hill. And one of Missouri’s most prominent politicians, Sen. $ 5.1B The amount in military surplus that the U.S.

Why Aren’t Associations Creating Walking Billboards?

SCD Group

Several years ago, I was on a panel with a marketing person from Missouri Kids First (prevent, intervene and treat child abuse) who told a fascinating story about her efforts to build a Go Blue branding to expand awareness of the organization. Back in October 2012, I posted Are You Using Identity as Association Marketing Strategy. Sitting in the airport last Saturday, I noticed a huge number of people wearing logoed clothing that identified themselves with their team, cause, city, company.

How to Win Friends and Influence People: Three Lessons for Community Managers

Higher Logic

There’s a reason this book, written by a poor Missouri pig farmer’s son turned writer, has stayed relevant all these years. I’m sure you’ve heard of it, but have you actually ever read Dale Carnegie’s book, “ How to Win Friends and Influence People ”? If not, you probably should -- it’s an important read for anyone, but especially community professionals.

Hackathons Helping Nonprofits: The Overnight Website Challenge Offers Pro Bono Redesigns

Associations Now

Paul, Minnesota; Chicago; Kansas City, Missouri; and Phoenix. The Nerdery’s Overnight Website Challenge, which the Minneapolis-based agency has done in multiple cities for nearly a decade, is designed to give local nonprofits the chance to succeed with the help of some talented creators burning the midnight oil. Hackathons have gained a lot of currency over the years as a tool for companies to experiment and build out new ideas.

Top Stories of 2014: Here’s What You Read and Shared From Associations Now

Associations Now

4. “Right to Farm” Amendment Stirs Up Passions in Missouri. A proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution that was up for a vote in August sounded a little odd: It would codify the right to farm and ranch in a state known for farming and ranching. From Ebola to drones to cybersecurity, it’s been an exciting year in association news. We looked back to see what grabbed and held your attention and what you shared most with other association pros.