Writer and programmer, Daniel Keys Moran, summed up one of the key dilemmas facing associations today when he said “… you cannot have information without data.”Read More
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Do you remember that Android commercial from last year? It was full of animal friends, from rhinos and sheep walking together to a parrot stealing pasta from a waiting dog. The animals were different, but they were friends working together to have fun or snag a tasty meal.Read More
A watched pot may never boil, but that’s the only way to build a thriving online community. Until your online community is established and has regular contributors, it is your job to prompt members to participate. You need to stir your community’s proverbial pot and provide interesting, valuable discussions and content for your members.Read More
Imagine that there was a radical shift in legislation in your industry and your members have to change the way that they do their jobs. They need to learn the new rules and how to follow them, and they need to do it quickly. So your association comes to the rescue with a cutting-edge training program to get your members up to speed.Read More
Cell phones, electricity, water. All essential, or nearly essential, utilities. For associations, AMS software could be placed in the same category. AMS software often runs the majority of an association’s business tasks, and is a crucial link between the association, its employees, and their members. To keep relationships between all three groups strong, it’s vital for association employees to know how to use the AMS properly.Read More
Crickets. An enjoyable sound if you’re out camping for the night, but not what members want to hear from an association that they paid money to be a part of.Read More
Back in grade school, teachers would ask for volunteers and hands would shoot up around the room. Everyone wanted to do the teacher a special favor by running an errand down the hall or helping hand out pamphlets.
How eager we all were back then.Read More
Event planning is a sexy career filled with all the glamour of fancy dresses, cocktail parties, and worldwide travel, right? Not quite. Those exciting perks are just a few of many common misconceptions in the event planning industry.Read More
Do you remember the last job interview you had? Sitting in the hot seat, trying not to fidget as you were asked questions about your experience and what you could contribute to the company?
I remember my last interview, and there were a few questions that stumped me. What did my interviewer want me to say? How could I explain that I was qualified and ready to help the company?
Mind-reading would have been a nice skill to have at that moment.Read More
Association members are like business customers, they come to your organization for help. They want to solve a problem, to learn, to grow in their industry, or to find ways to contribute to a cause. And, similar to a business, that’s what your association is built to do – help members by providing benefits.Read More