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  • Five Tips for Leading Ad Hoc Teams

    Wired 4 Leadership
    Kerry Stackpole
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:31 am
    How do you lead ad hoc teams to do great things? If you asked five people from different divisions or departments within your organization to come together to launch a strategic event involving your CEO, department heads, multiple vendors, outside groups, and unique media demands with three or four days notice, could they do it? … Continue reading Five Tips for Leading Ad Hoc Teams → You are reading Five Tips for Leading Ad Hoc Teams from the Wired 4 Leadership blog.
  • Simple Business Rules Make for Easier Data Management

    Effective Database Management » Blog | Effective Database Management
    Wes Trochlil
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:06 am
    Over the years of working with hundreds of clients, I’ve discovered that one of the biggest challenges associations have with data is self-inflicted: overly-complex business rules. For example, one group I worked with had the following business rule: If five people from the same organization attended the same event, the fifth person could attend for free (“Buy four, the fifth is free!”). In addition, this applied no matter when the five people registered. So that meant that the association would have to keep track of all registrants and when a fifth person from the same…
  • The Future Conference Is About Increasing Attendees’ ROI

    Velvet Chainsaw | Midcourse Corrections
    Jeff Hurt
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:42 am
    The future conference is not about the environment, the furniture, the venue, the audio visual or the technology. The future conference is about increasing the paying attendee’s ROI. The future conference is about helping the attendee transfer and apply their conference learning to their job. Actually, the fundamental job of future conferences is threefold: To facilitate and guide the social process of attendee’s learning, To help paying attendees remember their new learning and To assist attendees in the application of that learning on the job. It’s only when the three steps above…
  • Maximizing the Value You Deliver to Members

    Membership Marketing Blog
    14 Aug 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Delivering products and services to members involves choices.  How much of your budget, staff time, and promotional efforts should go into any given product or service?   What products and services attract new members and help to keep them?  Understanding this defines value.One method to help make these decisions is to ask members and staff to rate offerings through two questions. How important is a given product or service? And how well does the organization deliver these offerings?Benefits that are important and well delivered need to be promoted.  Benefits that are…
  • The Learning Walk, Continued

    Mission to Learn - Lifelong Learning Blog
    Jeff Cobb
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:07 am
    A while back I wrote a post called The Learning Walk: A Primer which proved to be quite a bit more popular than I expected. A recommend reading it – everything I say in it still holds true – but the main idea is that walking is a simple habit that can contribute significantly to learning. Since that time, I’ve come across any number of articles and studies that confirm the benefits of walking. For the purposes of this post, I thought I’d highlight two: one that addresses the mental health benefits of walking and one that highlights its impact on creativity. The Power…
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  • Simple Business Rules Make for Easier Data Management

    Wes Trochlil
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:06 am
    Over the years of working with hundreds of clients, I’ve discovered that one of the biggest challenges associations have with data is self-inflicted: overly-complex business rules. For example, one group I worked with had the following business rule: If five people from the same organization attended the same event, the fifth person could attend for free (“Buy four, the fifth is free!”). In addition, this applied no matter when the five people registered. So that meant that the association would have to keep track of all registrants and when a fifth person from the same…
  • Have you tested your backups?

    Wes Trochlil
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
      I recently spoke with a small association about the possibility of them acquiring a new data management system. In the course of the conversation, I mentioned that their website design was quite good, and the design itself looked very fresh. “Oh,” replied the executive director, “that’s because it IS new. We had to redesign it when the last website crashed and there was no backup.” “No backup?!?!” I responded in shock “Yes,” she said. “They thought they had a backup of the site but when they went to retrieve it, nothing was…
  • Two New Articles Posted – What could possibly go wrong during selection and implementation?

    Wes Trochlil
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:50 am
    What could possibly go wrong during the selection and implementation phases of a new AMS project? Plenty. You can read about which issues to watch for during the selection phase here. And here are some key stumbling blocks during the implementation phase. Of course, if you’re already on my announcements list, you would have received notice of this new article right in your email box. Not signed up yet? Click here to sign up.
  • New Article Posted – Association Data Management Trends for 2015

    Wes Trochlil
    18 Jun 2015 | 9:46 am
    Over the course of the past 16 years of consulting, I’ve had the opportunity to work with hundreds of associations, ranging in size from zero staff (all volunteer) to over 700. Clients and colleagues often ask me what the trends are in associations these days, especially as they relate to data management. Here are the trends I see across all sizes and types of associations. Click here to read the rest of the article. Of course, if you’re already on my announcements list, you would have received notice of this new article right in your email box. Not signed up yet? Click here to sign up.
  • Annual Informz Email Benchmark Report Now Available

    Wes Trochlil
    21 May 2015 | 6:26 am
    My clients always ask me about how they’re doing on email as compared to other associations. Ask no longer! Informz has released their annual email benchmark report, which you can receive by clicking this link.
 
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    Velvet Chainsaw | Midcourse Corrections

  • The Future Conference Is About Increasing Attendees’ ROI

    Jeff Hurt
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:42 am
    The future conference is not about the environment, the furniture, the venue, the audio visual or the technology. The future conference is about increasing the paying attendee’s ROI. The future conference is about helping the attendee transfer and apply their conference learning to their job. Actually, the fundamental job of future conferences is threefold: To facilitate and guide the social process of attendee’s learning, To help paying attendees remember their new learning and To assist attendees in the application of that learning on the job. It’s only when the three steps above…
  • Helping Sponsors Turbocharge Through Activation

    Dave Lutz
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:26 am
    Activation (or leverage) is the most misunderstood, yet most critical, success driver for sponsorship ROI. Savvy marketing professionals totally get activation. But most of our profession doesn’t. This is why many of us continue to sell non-emotional promotional opportunities and incorrectly call them sponsorship. We need to capitalize on this golden opportunity. Consumer events are kicking are butts. Yet most professional conferences have a leg up on target market concentration and buying power. Sponsorship Activation Defined According to Kim Skildum-Reid, author of The Sponsorship Seekers…
  • Conference Connexity: Deliver Your Networking Promise Webinar September 9

    Sarah Michel
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:02 am
    We spend the majority of our day in front of screens and media (digital, print & TV) says eMarketer. No wonder we are starved for face to face interactions! Your organization can help satisfy our cravings for community and connections by delivering conference experiences that foster connexity. Connexity is more than speed networking. It is more than just an evening reception or party. It is a tech term for the merging of community and connections. And it is one of the main reasons people attend your conference. Face to Face Interactions Are A Premium As you plan your conference, you have…
  • Seven Conference Early Shatterpoints To Measure Immediately

    Jeff Hurt
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:08 am
    How financially sustainable is your conference? Too often the metrics we use for our conferences are lagging indicators—inputs and outputs. We measure our P&L, attendance, sponsorship, exhibitors and attendee satisfaction. But that is not enough! We need to measure leading indicators. The VCC team gets asked repeatedly how to know if a conference is successful or not. And conference organizers ask us what metrics they should measure. Here’s a modified repost of seven metrics you should measure immediately to see if you’re conference’s warning sign is blinking. Conference…
  • Devastatingly Deranged Unhealthy Structures To Your Mission

    Jeff Hurt
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:25 am
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/twcollins/2299141636/ Is your current structure stifling your mission? Do you have metaphorical tollbooths for your staff and volunteer leaders? Those tollbooths serve as permission-withholding stops and starts where every staff member and leader must get authorization and agreement to move an idea forward. Tollbooths are usually embedded in your organization’s governance structure—the bylaws, constitution, committees and SOPs that spell out all the procedure that must be followed and enforced. Structures do matter because the either serve or hinder your…
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  • Maximizing the Value You Deliver to Members

    14 Aug 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Delivering products and services to members involves choices.  How much of your budget, staff time, and promotional efforts should go into any given product or service?   What products and services attract new members and help to keep them?  Understanding this defines value.One method to help make these decisions is to ask members and staff to rate offerings through two questions. How important is a given product or service? And how well does the organization deliver these offerings?Benefits that are important and well delivered need to be promoted.  Benefits that are…
  • Free Download: 2015 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report

    29 Jul 2015 | 8:46 am
    Once again, I am pleased to share the just released 2015 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report with you.This is the seventh consecutive year that Marketing General Incorporated (MGI) has produced this research which explores the membership marketing initiatives and outcomes of 914 participating associations.  The purpose of this study continues to be the development of meaningful benchmarks by which the leadership of associations can evaluate their own membership marketing strategies and tactics.This year’s membership outcomes can best be described as “moderate” as opposed to…
  • Cleaning and Enhancing Data for Better Membership Marketing

    19 May 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Perhaps one of the most talked about topics in membership marketing today is data.  Topics range from cleaning data to appending third party information to member and customers records.  The reason for this increased focus is that good data empowers more efficient marketing and leads to better targeting and results.Poor data is a major problem.  The USPS estimates that “almost 25% of all mail pieces have something wrong with the address -- for instance, a missing apartment number or a wrong ZIP Code.”  And 17 percent of Americans change their address annually.But there…
  • Adding Remarketing to Your Membership and Conference Marketing Mix

    15 Apr 2015 | 1:48 pm
    In most cases, all of your marketing efforts drive members and customers to your website to join, register, or purchase an item.  But the reality is that once a prospect comes to your website many do not complete their transaction on the first visit. For example, very often potential attendees visit an association’s website to find out the date, location, or cost for a conference.  However, these prospects rarely register right away.  They may need to check their calendar, the cost of flights, or get budget approval to attend.Similarly, one organization that we serve has…
  • On Target Membership Marketing

    4 Mar 2015 | 8:52 am
    Recently, I had the opportunity to present a session for ASAE on membership marketing. I shared the following three steps to building a strong and sustainable on target membership program.1. Get Ready – Establish a knowledge foundation by tracking your organization’s key membership statistics and looking at industry benchmarks.2. Take Aim – Build an economic model for membership that is based on sound principles and helps you set realistic and achievable goals.3. And Fire – Develop and implement a segmented, high frequency, multi-channel, track-able, and test driven…
 
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  • The Learning Walk, Continued

    Jeff Cobb
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:07 am
    A while back I wrote a post called The Learning Walk: A Primer which proved to be quite a bit more popular than I expected. A recommend reading it – everything I say in it still holds true – but the main idea is that walking is a simple habit that can contribute significantly to learning. Since that time, I’ve come across any number of articles and studies that confirm the benefits of walking. For the purposes of this post, I thought I’d highlight two: one that addresses the mental health benefits of walking and one that highlights its impact on creativity. The Power…
  • The Future and Learning – Connecting the Dots

    Jeff Cobb
    4 May 2015 | 6:08 am
    The learning landscape continues to evolve in very interesting ways. I’ve noticed lately, for example, that artificial intelligence (AI) seems to finally be getting significant traction. Enough so that numerous notable figures like Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk have expressed concern concerns about how it might run amok. On a more prosaic level, a recent report suggests that more than half of current jobs may be made redundant within 20 years, largely by the rise of AI. Jobs that can be categorized as “routine” have been disappearing for some time, and advances in AI…
  • How to Remember What You Hear – A Simple, Research-Based Tip

    Jeff Cobb
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:28 am
    Do you ever get frustrated because you listen to a story, presentation, or lecture, but later – sometimes as little as a few hours later – can recall little to nothing about it? Call it self awareness – or, perhaps more accurately, call it aging – but for whatever reason I have become increasingly conscious of the fact that I forget a tremendous amount of what I hear, even when I am listening with the intent of learning. As a result, I’ve been looking for solid, research-based tips on how to remember what you hear. One approach that seems both highly promising…
  • New Study: Those Expecting to Teach Learn Better

    Jeff Cobb
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:59 am
    It’s conventional wisdom that “the best way to learn something is to teach it,” but a new study suggests that the mere expectation of teaching may be enough to boost learning significantly. The study (full text here), which was recently published in the journal Memory & Cognition, is based on a set of experiments in which university students were asked to read and recall key ideas and details from two relatively length text passages. Participants in one group of students were told that they would be tested on the passages while participants in a second group were told…
  • Fish Really is Brain Food, New Study Confirms

    Jeff Cobb
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    Wondering how to beef up your brain, not only to boost your learning power but also to protect against the risk of age-related brain diseases like Alzheimer’s? Read on for the latest news about the powerful impact regular fish consumption may have. I write often about the relationship between diet and learning on Mission to Learn. If you want to be an effective learner, both day-to-day and over the long haul, you need to consistently eat in a way that supports both your physical and mental health. Among other things, that means making sure there is some good brain food in your diet.
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    Reid All About It

  • ASAE Annual Exhibitors Miss Another Opportunity

    deirdrereid
    22 Aug 2015 | 11:59 am
    Yesterday, one of my friends started a conversation on Facebook about all the post-show emails sent by ASAE Annual exhibitors. We’re not receiving nearly the deluge of emails that go out before the show, but, once again, many of these emails are missing the mark. Segment your list. You scanned badges. You know the names of the attendees who visited your booth during the show. Right? So why are you telling someone who didn’t come to your booth: “Thanks so much for stopping by our booth at ASAE in Detroit. We enjoyed visiting with you.” How do you think an email like that goes over with…
  • The ASAE Annual Exhibitor Email Deluge

    deirdrereid
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:59 am
    Every year, when I register for the ASAE Annual Meeting, I check the box to receive emails from exhibitors. As a writer/marketer, I like seeing how vendors in my community use email marketing. Some of them do it well, but some, oh boy, they really blow it. The list ASAE provides to exhibitors includes association execs and staff as well as consultant members like myself. Ideally, an exhibitor would scrub and segment this list because it includes people with a variety of job titles and needs. For example, a meeting planner has no interest in a learning management system. The association…
  • Finding the Right Language (and Mindset) for Dealing with Our Stuff

    deirdrereid
    11 Apr 2015 | 7:37 am
    While organizing my notes for my book on small home living, I kept running up against a word that bothered me—downsizing. I have pages of notes about downsizing. 13 pages—and I haven’t even explored the topic as much as I would like. It’s an important chapter because if you’re moving from a large home into a smaller one, you can’t take all your stuff with you. Or, if your home is crammed full of stuff, “cozy” can quickly become “cluttered.” But, the word “downsizing” is so demotivating. The word conjures up, for me anyways, feelings of loss.
  • Embrace the Loss of Control

    deirdrereid
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:31 am
    You’re proud of your work. You do it well. And, you do it your way. Then, one day, someone walks into your office, or into your space, and says, “From now on, we want you to do it this way because…” Because whatever blah blah blah, you weren’t really listening for a few seconds because what the hell?!?! You’re bristling inside. You’re trying to keep your face under control as you refocus on the conversation. Control. Ah, that’s the rub, isn’t it? You just lost control. Now you have to do it his or her way. There’s no question about it, they’re the boss. Confession time.
  • Writing with Gusto

    deirdrereid
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:39 pm
    If you’re looking for me, check out my food blog, Grabbing the Gusto. I write several times a week over there. You can also find me online writing on the blogs of some of the best technology vendors in the association market, but I’m doing that undercover in collaboration with some of the best brains in the industry. I’m also helping them with case studies, white papers, tip sheets and articles. And now for my exciting news: I just signed a contract with a publisher to write a book about strategies for living in small spaces. This opportunity fell into my lap, or, more…
 
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  • How Are Associations Using Learning Technologies?

    Maddie Grant
    3 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    HELP TAGORAS OUT!  How are YOU using learning technologies in your organization?  Their annual survey is aimed at any organization that provides educational products and experiences for its members, whether online or off, more or less formal. Their goal is to understand both whether and how organizations are using learning technologies. Jeff Cobb says they “define “learning technologies” broadly. It can include more traditional tools like learning management systems and Webinar platforms, but also social and mobile tools, community platforms, etc.” From Tagoras: If…
  • Should your online community be open or closed?

    Ben Martin
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. We partner with OCR on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. ———— Open or Closed—Who Can Participate? If your community is completely open, anyone can see everything, post anything, and participate as a full member of the community. If your community is completely closed, only people with special permission may see or post content and participate. In most cases, private online communities operate best when they have a mixture of open and…
  • A Millennial Approach to Mentoring

    Maddie Grant
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog, where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community.  I’m excited to share them here for you over the next few months! Check out the other good stuff over on Higher Logic too.  And don’t forget that Higher Logic clients can have access to our Essentials of Online Community Management program at a special discount. Contact me for details! ———- Mentoring has been around since the dawn of time, and it certainly has been a central tenet within associations. Many of us can think of…
  • So did you GO to #ASAE15?

    Maddie Grant
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    By Adele Cehrs, CEO of Epic PR Group and Author of SPIKE Your Brand ROI ———— You’re here, you went, you made sure you didn’t
  • Association Social Media: Kelli Windsor, Food Marketing Institute

    Maddie Grant
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    I had the great pleasure of moderating a panel of fabulous association social media managers at an Association Trends breakfast last month, where results were shared (and we opined on them) from the Association Social Media Benchmark Survey.  Here’s a snippet of my conversation with just one of several great association social media folks.  Don’t forget, if you do social media for an association or nonprofit and would like to be interviewed for SocialFish, contact me anytime.  We love to hear about what you guys are up to. ——— Please introduce yourself and…
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  • Channeling the Futurist in You (& Your Association) | #ASAE15

    11 Aug 2015 | 6:07 am
    I think you’d have to be asleep at the wheel not to be aware of three current trends that Sheryl Connelly shared at #ASAE15 annual conference. So the aha in Ford Motor Company’s manager of global trends and futuring’s Game Changer session wasn’t trends but how to channel your inner futurist.
  • Road Trip to Norfolk has some surprises

    4 Aug 2015 | 10:30 am
    How can a quick road trip to do a quick conference session result in a blog post? When it’s full of adventure (some good, some not so good) and one great AHA moment all rolled together.
  • The Chapter is "Alright"!

    8 Jul 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Latest from Grammar Girl is question about using "alright" versus "all right." Of course, there is no debate among grammar experts and usage guides alike … “alright” is not all right to use.
  • You Say Ad Hoc, I Say Micro

    2 May 2015 | 2:21 pm
    We in associations need our definitions don’t we? All humor aside, one important indicator that the association world is beginning to accept a new concept or way of doing things is when the conversation bubbles up around two elements: definition and policy.
  • The List: Micro & Ad hoc Volunteer Jobs in Associations

    2 May 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Looking for a list of jobs that can offer members micro and ad hoc volunteering? We're curating a list right here! If you have a job to add, add a comment or send it to info[at]marinermanagement.com.
 
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  • The Flaws You'll Find in Fundraising for Your HOA

    28 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    In this week's tip, we weigh whether you should consider fundraisers to cover HOA expenses. Short answer: Our experts have concerns. But it's not out of the question. The idea comes from a blogger who advocates holding fundraising events like holiday display tours; knitting, gardening, or car maintenance seminars with owners who have a particular expertise serving as instructors; neighborhood sales; and hosted dinners after which guests can leave donations.
  • HOA Need Repairs? Have a Fundraiser! Or Not.

    28 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    Trying to avoid spending money or raising assessments? One blogger advocates hosting fundraising events to help pay for HOA expenses. Examples: Holiday display tours; knitting, gardening, or car maintenance seminars with owners who have a particular expertise serving as instructors; neighborhood sales; and hosted dinners after which guests can leave donations.
  • This HOA May Cut Its Water Bill in Half. Could Your HOA Do the Same?

    21 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    In this week's tip, we reveal how an Arizona HOA has racked up tens of thousands in savings on its water bill. Crystal Gardens is an Avondale, Ariz., association with more than 900 homes on 72 acres. Its board and manager declined to comment for this article, referring questions to its vendor, Chris Husband, the owner of Phoenix-based Liquid Technologies LLC, which focuses on water conservation for commercial properties, HOAs, and other clients.
  • Is This HOA Board's Insurance Policy Fair to Owners?

    17 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    A Colorado lawyer recently blogged about a condo association that has a $50,000 per-unit deductible on its insurance for water-related incidents, and its policy is to require owners to cover those deductibles. Here we weigh many questions, including whether this is smart in the first place and whether it actually saves the condo much on its insurance premiums.
  • California Court Hands HOAs a Big Win on Rule Enforcement

    14 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    In this week's tip, we discuss a California court case that our experts are universally calling really, really good news for HOAs. In The Villas in Whispering Palms v. Tempkin, an appellate court OK'd a board's "resetting" of its enforcement of a pet rule.
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  • You Might Be An Association Professional If…

    3 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    Association professionals, you’re one of a kind. You have your own unique set of challenges and love to meet others like yourself. In fact, you might be an association professional if… 
  • Navigating the Choppy Waters of Online Member Engagement

    2 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    Ok, we’ll say it: Online member engagement is hard. You have a website and you have a social community…but what are you supposed to do next? How do you really leverage the full potential of those platforms? Well, we can help. We’re here to break down the top four engagement platforms (websites, social communities, social media, and emails) and provide you with a few best practices for each. Take a look!
  • Get Your Game Face On! Four Lessons Associations Can Learn from Football

    1 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    Football season is upon us, and for many fans (including myself), it couldn’t come soon enough. But while football season is wildly entertaining, there are also many important lessons that associations can learn from the game. Take a look:
  • 6 Sure-Fire Ways to Step Up Your Organization’s Social Media Game

    31 Aug 2015 | 5:23 am
    Navigating the social media landscape may not require a big budget, but it does require some time and effort. Need help playing the field? Here are six sure-fire ways to step up your organization’s social media game:
  • Futurist Thoughts

    27 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Recently, I’ve been listening to audiobooks by Jules Verne and H.G. Wells on my way to and from work, and they were the first thing that came to mind when I saw that there was a “How to Think Like a Futurist” session at ASAE Annual this year. Sheryl Connelly was absolutely wonderful, and she gave me a view into how the great authors of the past must have predicted the things that they did, and how everyone can use the same theories to be a little better prepared for what may come in their own lives. 
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  • Key Findings from Year 2 ASAE Global Growth Study – Interview with Nikki Walker

    Peter Turner
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:40 pm
                        Nikki Walker Discusses Insights from Recent Global Study The first phase of ASAE’s Global Management Series, culminating with the report Achieving Global Growth: Establishing & Maintaining Global Markets, examined the practices of associations growing globally, but it left a number of questions unanswered. How do associations build strategies around these practices? What are the potential roadblocks? What’s required in terms of research, governance, and member relations, and what other factors are important to…
  • IMEA – Combining Fabulous Wealth & Potential You Need to Put on Your Radar

    Peter Turner
    19 Aug 2015 | 1:36 pm
    This article was written by Ms. Sumaira Isaacs, Chief Operating Officer, IMEA Region (India, Middle East, Africa) for  MCI Group.  Since 2001, emerging markets have become the world’s economic engine. As companies fiercely compete for market share, professional and trade associations are also seeking to penetrate these rapidly growing economies, with many looking to build and grow chapters by defining locally relevant member value. India, the Middle East & Africa (IMEA), a region where hyper-growth and huge local investments exist alongside well-documented social and political…
  • New ASAE Study Offers Lessons from “Growers” on Expanding Your Global Business

    Peter Turner
    7 Aug 2015 | 6:20 am
    “It’s not a decision to be global, it’s a decision not to be.” – Healthcare Association Executive The latest ASAE Foundation research on global growth strategies and operations sponsored by MCI Group is now available for access today.  The report  represents the second year of a partnership to provide a common roadmap for associations as they plan, execute, or refine their global efforts. This year we brought together a diverse group of association leaders all of whom participated in the Year 1 study and had indicated that their associations were experiencing global…
  • Chronic Diseases in China: An Opportunity for Standardized Education Programs and Enhanced Collaboration

    Peter Turner
    4 Aug 2015 | 10:18 am
                          A recently released report “2015 Situation of Nutrition and Chronic Diseases of Chinese Residents,” indicates the incidence and mortality of chronic diseases continue to increase and have become the main causes of death in China with 79.4% of total mortality due to chronic diseases.  According to statistics, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and respiratory disease have become the top four of major threats to China’s public health. The report stated that the relative low quality of treatment and lack of…
  • China’s New National Plan for Health Service System – An Opportunity for US Healthcare Associations?

    Peter Turner
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:44 pm
        This article was written by Maria Tong, senior director, association management and consulting from MCI Beijing office. On October 29, 2014, China released a draft of the National Plan for Health Service System, featuring the country’s goals and priorities on developing the public health framework in the next five years. The plan aims to adjust the layout of the medical and health resources, improve the service ability and the resources use efficiency. There are a few findings from the plan that may be interesting to the US healthcare associations. The plan set a goal to…
 
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  • Five Tips for Leading Ad Hoc Teams

    Kerry Stackpole
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:31 am
    How do you lead ad hoc teams to do great things? If you asked five people from different divisions or departments within your organization to come together to launch a strategic event involving your CEO, department heads, multiple vendors, outside groups, and unique media demands with three or four days notice, could they do it? … Continue reading Five Tips for Leading Ad Hoc Teams → You are reading Five Tips for Leading Ad Hoc Teams from the Wired 4 Leadership blog.
  • Independence Day #239

    Kerry Stackpole
    4 Jul 2015 | 4:46 am
    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” It’s Independence Day in these United States of America.  A celebration and remembrance of the day Americans absolved their allegiance … Continue reading Independence Day #239 → You are reading Independence Day #239 from the Wired 4 Leadership blog.
  • A Lesson for Aspiring Leaders

    Kerry Stackpole
    22 Mar 2015 | 12:26 pm
    A Parable for Aspiring Leaders . . . The young woman nervously held the three white envelopes in her hand. As the newly appointed non-profit CEO, she was about to meet with the entire Board of Directors for the first time. Her predecessor–a longtime nonprofit executive–had warned her the Board could be contentious at times. … Continue reading A Lesson for Aspiring Leaders → You are reading A Lesson for Aspiring Leaders from the Wired 4 Leadership blog.
  • Culture Made Me Do It

    Kerry Stackpole
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:13 am
    “Has culture become a legitimate basis for avoiding responsibility?” The concept of corporate culture burst on to management’s radar in 1982 with publication of Terrence Deal and Allan Kennedy’s groundbreaking book, Corporate Cultures: The Rites and Rituals of Corporate Life. The notion that financial results were not completely tied to financial planning, HR policies, or … Continue reading Culture Made Me Do It → You are reading Culture Made Me Do It from the Wired 4 Leadership blog.
  • Six Ways to Attract Engaged Members in 2015

    Kerry Stackpole
    6 Jan 2015 | 7:22 am
    Will “Castle and Moat” Strategies Help You Win Engaged Members? Active, engaged members remain the number one challenge for associations and professional societies. Why do so many nonprofits end up leaving them stranded? There are great strategies for assuring success in recruiting, retaining and engaging members if you’ll commit the time and resources to making … Continue reading Six Ways to Attract Engaged Members in 2015 → You are reading Six Ways to Attract Engaged Members in 2015 from the Wired 4 Leadership blog.
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    Latest Buzz - The Membee Blog

  • Getting Answers Fast! Membees Enhanced Help System

    DAB
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Just have time for the short version? Watch the video below (remember to view “Full screen”) to get an overview of Membee’s redesigned Help system. Keep reading for the back story. We always enjoy hearing the praise of Membee’s resources dedicated to helping our users maximize their use of Membee. We dedicate our best resources to producing the very best help materials possible and they include: A knowledge base that is always 100% current containing the “how to” answers for even the newest of Membee’s features 7+ hours of video Relevant examples Detailed step-by-step…
  • Generate Non-Dues Income With Your Member Directory

    DAB
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Membee’s Directory widget is full of features specifically designed to increase the visibility of your members. Whether its members searching for fellow members with certain skills, services, or backgrounds in a private member directory or a public directory promoting your industry members or your supplier/associate members, promoting members is what it is all about! If your members see value in your promotion of their products and services then Membee’s directory provides three straightforward ways to cash in on that perceived value and increase your organization’s non-dues income by:…
  • 4 Tips for Success With Your Next Major Event

    DAB
    30 Apr 2015 | 4:08 pm
    We hear all the time how Membee’s Events functionality makes it possible for organizations to increase the number of revenue generating events executed successfully in year. Sometimes, the member event business is a volume game where the benefit to your organization and to your members comes through the sheer number of events you offer to your members. But when it comes to that one major event, the one your organization hangs its reputation on, a slightly different approach can push success to a whole new level. Here are four straightforward tips for setting up your major event for the…
  • Guest Post: An Invitation From A Membee Users Group

    DAB
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:47 pm
    This week, we’ve handed over the controls of the Latest Buzz over to Kathryn Newell, volunteer chairperson of Membee’s most active user group who has some pretty cool news. Take it away Kathryn! Greetings All, Our group was formed nearly 14 years ago with simple objectives: To maximize our use of Membership Manager (Membee’s predecessor way back in 2001) To address the growing list of challenges faced by our organizations To positively support each other in becoming better professionals as we lead through example within our organizations and communities To provide constructive input…
  • Sometimes, You Just Can't Beat a Spreadsheet

    DAB
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    Since the creation of the first electronic spreadsheet for the PC (VisiCalc) way back in the early eighties, one could easily argue that for certain things, you simply can’t beat a spreadsheet as the best tool for a wide range of data manipulation tasks. A spreadsheet's ability to display data in a meaningful, visual manner while providing the ability to quickly run down a column and update values (either manually or via a formula) has stood the test of time and survived the birth of the Internet, to remain an indispensable tool in the modern office. Our time-tested pal, the…
 
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    The Chamber Pros Community

  • Are Member Ethics Chamber Business?

    Christina Green
    4 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    On the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook there are often questions that come up about allowing “questionable” albeit legal, businesses to become members. This is a new and broadening frontier as former illegal businesses now may operate legally as well as questions of personal ethics falling under national scrutiny. These are complicated times. […] The post Are Member Ethics Chamber Business? appeared first on The Chamber Pros Community.
  • Would You Use a Chamber Volunteer Who Refused to Go to Meetings?

    Christina Green
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    Chambers are recognizing the member is expecting more personalized attention. Offerings have evolved from a parental idea of what members need to accommodating what members want. Providing value, from the member’s perspective, is the best way to ensure they will renew next year. How Far Does Accommodating Members Go?   This is not a question […] The post Would You Use a Chamber Volunteer Who Refused to Go to Meetings? appeared first on The Chamber Pros Community.
  • Are These Chamber Content Mistakes Getting in the Way of Shares?

    Christina Green
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    Some content is more shareable than others. For instance business content shared to my personal Facebook stream (which is predominated by mommies and techies, not sure why but most of my friends fall into those categories), doesn’t go very far. They simply don’t need information on how to market a small business. Imagining one of my […] The post Are These Chamber Content Mistakes Getting in the Way of Shares? appeared first on The Chamber Pros Community.
  • Is It Time for Flying Cars at Your Chamber Events?

    Christina Green
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    The members of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook share some amazing ideas with one another. This event theme worked on so many levels it simply had to be shared. Hats off to the Strathroy & District Chamber of Commerce. This will undoubtedly be an amazing event. A Memorable Event Starts with a […] The post Is It Time for Flying Cars at Your Chamber Events? appeared first on The Chamber Pros Community.
  • Starting an Educational Foundation at the Chamber

    Christina Green
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook asked: We have established an Education Foundation. We are looking for creative ways to enhance the Foundation especially in the areas of fundraising, community involvement, programming, etc. I appreciate your input! There are a number of ways to develop educational foundations that strengthen your […] The post Starting an Educational Foundation at the Chamber appeared first on The Chamber Pros Community.
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    XYZ University

  • How helicopter parents changed the workforce

    Sarah Sladek
    19 Aug 2015 | 10:59 am
    It’s back to school time, and as you prep your little darlings for another year of education, take some time to reflect on your own school experiences. Chances are, if you were born before 1982, you walked to school (up hill both ways), ate mystery meat in the cafeteria, suffered through bullying, and wrote letters to pen pals with a No. 2 pencil – in cursive, of course! But if you were born in 1982 or later, you were part of the most protected and supervised generation in history. The Millennials. Gen Y. Which means you were probably shuttled to school and countless other…
  • Gen Z and Your Business: BFFs or SnapChat?

    Sarah Sladek
    14 May 2015 | 7:15 am
    Just as companies are coming to terms with the wave of Gen Ys, another generation is creeping up behind them. Generation Z — the oldest who are turning 19 — are moving en masse into entry-level jobs, colleges, and internships. Born in the late 1990s and early 2000s they make up a quarter of the population and have little in common with their Gen Y predecessors. Here’s what you need to know about Z. Texting Fifty percent of Generation Zs send at least 50 texts each day. Seriously. Fifty texts a day. Another amazing stat: a whopping 93 percent of Zs use YouTube to view,…
  • Knowing Y in Holland

    Sarah Sladek
    6 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    Generation Y. Millennials. Echo Boomers. Trophy Generation. Regardless of how you refer to them, organizations worldwide are really perplexed by the generation of young adults now moving into the majority of the workforce and consumer spending. On March 25 and 26, I traveled to Holland to present at the VM Spring Conference on the topic of my latest book, Knowing Y: Engage the Next Generation Now. During my visit, I was present for the announcement of De Nederlandse Associatie—a new association for association executives, which is launching this fall. I also had the opportunity to meet with…
  • The World’s Aging Workforce and What Your Business Should Do About It

    Sarah Sladek
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:09 am
      XYZ University publishes Scary Stats each Halloween, and this latest stat just might be the scariest of 2015: Despite projected growth in the global population from 6.9 billion to 7.6 billion in 2020, the working-age population is expected to decline. In fact, aging will likely add 360 million older people (Baby Boomers) to the world’s pool of those not participating in the labor force. There are few exceptions to this aging trend. India’s workforce is getting younger with one-third of the country’s population under the age of 15. Other developing market economies with young…
  • Rookie Talent: Avoiding a Kodak Moment

    Sarah Sladek
    7 Jan 2015 | 2:07 am
    During most of the 20th century Kodak held a dominant position in photographic film, and in 1976, had an 89% market share of photographic film sales in the United States. Kodak began to struggle financially in the late 1990s as a result of the decline in sales of photographic film and its slowness in transitioning to digital photography. In 2012, the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The Kodak name became synonymous with a resistance to change, but it’s not just innovation the company lacked. In 2011, Kodak made the list of Top 10 Fortune 500 Employers With Older Workers,…
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    Event Garde Blog with Aaron Wolowiec

  • Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – September edition

    Kristen Parker
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:55 am
    Cora Geujen, director of event planning, Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa Q & A with Cora Geujen, director of event planning, Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa Q: If you could live someone else’s life for a day, who would it be, and why? A: Princess Catharine’s, of course. For the hair and wardrobe. Q: What’s your spirit animal, and why? A: The first animal that popped into my mind was a tigress; I’m fierce when needed, protective of my team and always in the background to keep informed of what’s going on with my team. But of course I had to take an Internet quiz and it…
  • 60 Minutes to Sponsorship Growth

    Kristen Parker
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:29 am
    Editor’s Note: This is Event Garde’s busiest time of the year, so we’ll be back to original content soon. In the meantime, we’re happy to share a guest blog post by Hank Berkowitz, Association Adviser eNews moderator and chief, who reported on a breakout session from ASAE’s annual conference earlier this month. David Lutz, managing director of Velvet Chainsaw The session “60 Minutes to Sponsorship Growth” featured David Lutz, who is managing director of Velvet Chainsaw, and Sandra Giarde, executive director of the California Landscape Contractors Association. The session aimed…
  • Don’t be an Association Hoarder: Use Professional Organizer Techniques to Revamp Your Programs

    Kristen Parker
    17 Aug 2015 | 6:28 pm
    John Ricco, vice president, Partners in Association Management This month’s guest blog post is by John Ricco, vice president, Partners in Association Management. It originally ran on Partners Preceptors, a blog by Partners in Association Management. Boxes. In the association world, we know boxes – literally and figuratively. We check them off our to-do lists; we’re encouraged to “think outside” them; and we pack them full for conventions and meetings. The problem with association hoarders is that we often hold those boxes (both the literal and figurative ones) as sacred objects not…
  • New report: Association marketing has a ways to go

    Kristen Parker
    10 Aug 2015 | 6:55 pm
    Marketing is much more difficult than most people think. It requires creativity, strategic planning, vision and data analysis. Marketers have a vast skill set, and that’s why they should have a seat at the decision-making table. That’s according to a new benchmarking study on association marketing by Demand Metric and HighRoad Solution. “The State of Association Marketing,” unveiled this week during ASAE’s annual conference in Detroit, summarizes the marketing efforts of 373 survey respondents, mostly comprising membership associations. Key findings: 73 percent of survey respondents…
  • Bonus Content – Event Garde e-news – August edition

    Kristen Parker
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:04 am
    Heidi Letzmann, education and programs manager, American Association of Law Libraries Q & A with Heidi Letzmann, education and programs manager, American Association of Law Libraries Q: If you had to choose another career path, what would it be, and why? A: My mom always tells me I missed my calling as a meteorologist since I’m endlessly fascinated by the weather. Q: What movie best sums up your life, and why? A: Whoa – I’m not prepared to “sum up” my life just yet, but themes of whimsy, courage and destiny really appeal to me in “Amélie,” “Antonia’s Line” and…
 
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    GrowGlobally.org

  • Key Findings from Year 2 ASAE Global Growth Study – Interview with Nikki Walker

    Peter Turner
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:40 pm
                        Nikki Walker Discusses Insights from Recent Global Study The first phase of ASAE’s Global Management Series, culminating with the report Achieving Global Growth: Establishing & Maintaining Global Markets, examined the practices of associations growing globally, but it left a number of questions unanswered. How do associations build strategies around these practices? What are the potential roadblocks? What’s required in terms of research, governance, and member relations, and what other factors are important to…
  • IMEA – Combining Fabulous Wealth & Potential You Need to Put on Your Radar

    Peter Turner
    19 Aug 2015 | 1:36 pm
    This article was written by Ms. Sumaira Isaacs, Chief Operating Officer, IMEA Region (India, Middle East, Africa) for  MCI Group.  Since 2001, emerging markets have become the world’s economic engine. As companies fiercely compete for market share, professional and trade associations are also seeking to penetrate these rapidly growing economies, with many looking to build and grow chapters by defining locally relevant member value. India, the Middle East & Africa (IMEA), a region where hyper-growth and huge local investments exist alongside well-documented social and political…
  • New ASAE Study Offers Lessons from “Growers” on Expanding Your Global Business

    Peter Turner
    7 Aug 2015 | 6:20 am
    “It’s not a decision to be global, it’s a decision not to be.” – Healthcare Association Executive The latest ASAE Foundation research on global growth strategies and operations sponsored by MCI Group is now available for access today.  The report  represents the second year of a partnership to provide a common roadmap for associations as they plan, execute, or refine their global efforts. This year we brought together a diverse group of association leaders all of whom participated in the Year 1 study and had indicated that their associations were experiencing global…
  • Chronic Diseases in China: An Opportunity for Standardized Education Programs and Enhanced Collaboration

    Peter Turner
    4 Aug 2015 | 10:18 am
                          A recently released report “2015 Situation of Nutrition and Chronic Diseases of Chinese Residents,” indicates the incidence and mortality of chronic diseases continue to increase and have become the main causes of death in China with 79.4% of total mortality due to chronic diseases.  According to statistics, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and respiratory disease have become the top four of major threats to China’s public health. The report stated that the relative low quality of treatment and lack of…
  • China’s New National Plan for Health Service System – An Opportunity for US Healthcare Associations?

    Peter Turner
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:44 pm
        This article was written by Maria Tong, senior director, association management and consulting from MCI Beijing office. On October 29, 2014, China released a draft of the National Plan for Health Service System, featuring the country’s goals and priorities on developing the public health framework in the next five years. The plan aims to adjust the layout of the medical and health resources, improve the service ability and the resources use efficiency. There are a few findings from the plan that may be interesting to the US healthcare associations. The plan set a goal to…
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    MultiView Blogs | True Stories from a Life in Digital Media

  • B2B best practices for ILS with MultiView Targeted Campaign Account Manager – Tyler Huckabee

    M Blogs
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    By Tyler Huckabee, Targeted Campaign Account Manager at MultiView Learn how to gain more inbound leads with ILS    To effectively utilize ILS, it needs to be placed on the company website as well as any additional landing pages or company blogs. This will allow all efforts to instantly become lead generators, listing the visiting companies as well as their engagement.  If you leave ILS off of page, you may miss out on important trends and lose valuable page flow data. However, not all visitors to your site are opportunities to expand your business. To cut through the irrelevant and obtain…
  • Wanted: B2B sales leads

    M Blogs
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:21 am
    By Tyler Huckabee, Targeted Campaign Account Manager at MultiView With the B2B market becoming continually more competitive, B2B sales leads are in higher demand than ever. It is important for your brand to stand apart. Arm your marketing and sales teams with the tools they needs to make the most of their lead gen efforts. Get the who, what, when and where for your lead gen. Who – Which companies are frequenting your site? What – What, specifically are they reading? When – When are they visiting your site, and for how long are they on your site? Where – Where are these companies…
  • Why B2B must think outside of demographics

    M Blogs
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    By Benjamin Irvin, Sr. Behavioral Marketing Data Analyst Technology is bringing a revolution to the world of advertising. Big data continues to produce new insights in audience targeting and Web analysis, all the while making everything more automated. A primarily data-driven approach to digital marketing is inevitable, and it’s being promoted through the use of programmatic technologies. As programmatic channels continue to increase their market share in the digital marketing realm, B2B advertisers are tasked with finding the most efficient targeting techniques using a decidedly…
  • 3 Must know B2B behavioral targeting techniques 

    M Blogs
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:24 pm
    By Robbie Miracle, Behavioral Marketing Data Analyst These days, B2B marketing managers drink from a firehose of data and information. How do we determine what is important, and what is not? We will walk you through three targeting techniques used by the experts to wade through the waters of big data and find your customers online. In the modern advertising marketplace, the amount and granularity of data that an advertiser can find is both a blessing and a curse. While it’s nice to be able to micromanage your targeting, it can simultaneously be very difficult to decide exactly what is…
  • In B2B digital marketing, form follows function

    Mariama Holman
    6 Aug 2015 | 9:44 am
    What is under the hood of your B2B digital marketing strategy?  Good digital marketing follows the principle of form before function. Don’t be fooled. Digital marketing is not all about flashy creative or generating social media buzz – but actual utility. Marketing’s purpose is to feed new leads into your sales department, nurturing new relationships that create revenues for the rest of the company. Is your priority creating demonstrable ROI, or doing marketing just for marketing’s sake? Drive your brand’s presence farther than you ever thought possible by building a…
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    Association Adviser

  • Keys to Being a Better Leader

    Hank Berkowitz
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    To paraphrase the great Albert Einstein, “You can't solve new problems with the same thinking that created them.” But that can be tough at not-for-profit organizations in which collaboration, board... For more about this topic, click on the headline.
  • Promoting and Leveraging Your Meeting Content

    Phil Forte
    23 Aug 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Tight budgets and growing competition are prompting associations to squeeze extra value out of their conferences. Web-based libraries of digitized abstracts and recorded sessions are dramatic value... For more about this topic, click on the headline.
  • John Graham on the “New Normal” for Associations

    Association Adviser staff
    18 Aug 2015 | 9:58 am
    ASAE The Center for Association Leadership, which supports the interests of more than 22,000 association executives and industry partners representing 10,000 organizations worldwide, demonstrated at... For more about this topic, click on the headline.
  • Booth Visitors Need Time to Unpack Before You Follow Up

    Association Adviser staff
    18 Aug 2015 | 8:58 am
    We may live in a 24/7 instant-gratification world, but when it comes to following up with show attendees who visit your booth, don’t jump the gun. Sure, much has been said about exhibitors dropping... For more about this topic, click on the headline.
  • Resume Database: A Double Gold Mine

    Peter Weddle
    17 Aug 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Resume databases are often viewed as a repository of the long-term unemployed, but a new study demonstrates that those who have been out of work for a lengthy period of time are just as productive... For more about this topic, click on the headline.
 
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    Smooth The Path

  • Member Networking Made Easier [Cartoon]

    Amanda Kaiser
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:26 am
    Related: What members really want from professional development and networking Association professionals – we are missing the connection piece The big benefit associations are not providing enough of The post Member Networking Made Easier [Cartoon] appeared first on Smooth The Path.
  • How Big or Small Do Association Conferences Make Members Feel?

    Amanda Kaiser
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:46 am
    We all want to be seen. We all want to matter. We all want to feel worthy. We all want to feel confident. We all want to feel smart. We all want to feel loved. Did you know… that conferences… can be the surest way… to shatter…. the way we all want to be and […] The post How Big or Small Do Association Conferences Make Members Feel? appeared first on Smooth The Path.
  • Association Professionals – We are Missing the Connection Piece

    Amanda Kaiser
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:23 am
    The conference can have the best speakers, food and hotel but if the staff is aloof we’ve missed a connection. The membership brochure can be printed on the best paper but if the copy is all about the association we’ve missed a connection. Our website can be responsive, be integrated well with our AMS and […] The post Association Professionals – We are Missing the Connection Piece appeared first on Smooth The Path.
  • Exhibitors are not as Satisfied as They Once Were

    Amanda Kaiser
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:37 am
    Exhibitors have caught on that the price of their booth subsidizes other parts of the conference. Depending on the conference, the attendees and sometimes even the show organizers treat exhibitors as second-rate citizens. Exhibiting is time consuming, both the planning and the attending, complicated and expensive. Having a booth in the expo hall has lost some […] The post Exhibitors are not as Satisfied as They Once Were appeared first on Smooth The Path.
  • The Step-by-Step Process We Take To Keep Our Associations Relevant

    Amanda Kaiser
    20 Aug 2015 | 2:16 am
    Related: The problems we solve for association members Member strategy, marketing is innovation is not… How do associations attract younger members (or IEDO’s innovation process) The post The Step-by-Step Process We Take To Keep Our Associations Relevant appeared first on Smooth The Path.
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    A Blog by Partners in Association Management

  • 5 Tips on Planning your First Meeting

    partnersinassociationmanagement
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:21 pm
    By: Amanda Carey Meeting planning can be stressful, even if you’re planning a small meeting.  Although assisting with other meetings can help prepare you, nothing can give you a better experience then jumping head first into planning YOUR first meeting.  When I was given the task to take the reins on my first meeting, I … Continue reading 5 Tips on Planning your First Meeting →
  • Back to School or Too Cool for School?

    partnersinassociationmanagement
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:40 am
    By: Shelly Sobol Our office has a wonderful mix of staff. We have employees that are currently enrolled through Florida State University, working towards additional degrees. There are also staff members currently shipping their youngsters and teenagers off to school the past few weeks. And if you’re like me, caught in between those milestones, then … Continue reading Back to School or Too Cool for School? →
  • Tricks for Microsoft Excel

    partnersinassociationmanagement
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:08 pm
    By: Deborah Mandel I love Microsoft Office products, and one of my favorites is Microsoft Excel. For the general user, it is easy enough to figure out and allows you to view and sort data, create simple formulas, format cells, and more. For the advanced user, there are over 400 functions and formulas to help … Continue reading Tricks for Microsoft Excel →
  • Tallahassee – An Association Haven

    partnersinassociationmanagement
    20 Aug 2015 | 2:04 pm
    By: Beth Evarts Tallahassee is the capital of the State of Florida.  Tallahassee is the 126th largest city in the United States.  Tallahassee is known for rolling hills, oak-canopied roads, plantation homes, and genuine Southern hospitality. It also is home to Florida State University, Florida A&M University and, of course, Florida’s Legislature. One of the city’s claims … Continue reading Tallahassee – An Association Haven →
  • Association Meeting Planners – It’s a Sellers’ Market Out There : 2015 Update

    partnersinassociationmanagement
    18 Aug 2015 | 12:17 pm
    By: Bennett Napier, CAE I recently attended an event cohosted by the American Society of Association Executives, http://www.asaecenter.org/ and the AMC Institute, www.amcinstitute.org. AMCs Engaged is a pre event held in conjunction with the ASAE Annual Meeting. One of the most important sessions was led by Michael Dominguez, CHSE, Senior Vice President and Chief Sales … Continue reading Association Meeting Planners – It’s a Sellers’ Market Out There : 2015 Update →
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