Taking over an Association Term Position

By |2020-10-14T16:17:09-05:00January 2nd, 2020|

Being hired for any new position with an association management firm can be nerve-racking. But, temporarily replacing someone who will be returning from a leave of absence only adds to the anxiety. Association term positions are like trying to jump onto a moving train and then jumping right off [...]

Introducing New Association Member Benefits

By |2020-11-12T11:03:27-06:00December 12th, 2019|

Do you have a rewards card in your wallet? How about a mileage plus credit card for your favorite airline? A points system at the local grocery store? The world is full of rewards programs, and everyone is part of at least one of them. Association memberships are similar [...]

Capturing Millennials Using your Association’s Social Media

By |2020-11-17T14:55:48-06:00November 28th, 2019|

In today’s day and age, having a strong presence on social media for your organization is crucial to staying relevant in your industry; this is no exception to associations. Associations must create and maintain a social media presence in order to capture their current and potential association members. Considering [...]

How to Prepare for your Association’s Annual General Meeting

By |2021-04-26T08:17:43-05:00October 3rd, 2019|

All associations are required by law to hold an annual meeting of members, or Annual General Meeting (AGM) yearly. The AGM is to be held within six months of the association’s year end. The purpose of the AGM is for the membership to approve the financial statements of the [...]

Tips for New Association Member Onboarding

By |2020-10-14T14:34:28-05:00September 12th, 2019|

A new member’s first interaction with an association can make a lasting impression. There are a variety of different ways that you can onboard your members. It is important to personalize your member initiation to the particular needs of the new member based on what their expectations are. Every member relationship [...]

The Importance of a Standard Operating Procedures Manual in Association Management

By |2020-10-21T15:14:18-05:00September 5th, 2019|

One of the key ingredients to an association’s success is having policies and procedures set in place. In order to maximize client and member satisfaction, it is important to ensure that policies and procedures capture the necessary information and are kept up to date. Imagine a scenario where an [...]

Introducing a new Membership Category to your Association

By |2020-10-21T15:14:28-05:00August 29th, 2019|

Associations often offer multiple membership categories to cover various backgrounds, entrance requirements and preferences within the association’s structure and membership base. Membership categories could be based on professional and/or educational backgrounds, years in the profession and working status among other criteria. Depending on the association’s structure and goals, membership [...]

Less is More: Facilitating Association Board Meeting Productivity

By |2020-10-14T14:45:12-05:00July 23rd, 2019|

As an association leader, have you ever been asked to make a decision, but you were provided with too many options to choose from? This can happen in everyday life too. Whether it be choosing a dish from a multi-paged menu or selecting a new show to watch on [...]

Managing Internal Client Expectations

By |2020-10-14T15:22:40-05:00July 4th, 2019|

As an Event Manager, I plan and execute many events for association and non-profit clients. Most of the time, I am working with individuals, fellow staff members or committees who represent the client, which means I am always working with new people. Working with a senior staff member from [...]

The Evolution of the Modern Association: From Then to Now

By |2020-10-14T15:38:57-05:00May 23rd, 2019|

If you work for an Association Management Company (AMC), you are sure to work closely with at least a handful of associations every day. Some of these associations may have been around for several years, some for decades. But have you ever wondered how associations came to be, and [...]

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