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The Savvy Association Shopper’s Guide to AMS Success


Budget season is upon us! Or, if you’re one of the lucky few who’ve already completed your FY17 budget, you’re starting to figure out exactly how you’re going to spend those precious allocated dollars. 

Whether your association is shopping for new technology, or just eager to learn what’s available in the market, you’ll discover there’s purpose-built, …

Shifts in Association Knowledge Management


In 2014, ASAE conducted a study in conjunction with the Institute for the Future that focused on changes in learning management in the association sector. Didn’t hear about it? That’s because after the study was conducted, no one really knew what to do with it.

Associations weren’t really ready for change, and learning management and continuing …

Ready, Set, Disrupt! The Latest Association Trend from ASAE Annual 2016


As I attended sessions and talked to colleagues, presenters, and attendees at this week’s 2016 ASAE Annual Conference & Expo, an underlying message was consistently brought up. Disruption. From the opening keynote to the conversations I heard and participated in, the time for change is now.

The opening keynote was amazing and literally shot the audience …

5 Sessions to Look Forward to at ASAE 2016


Your flight and hotel are booked. Salt Lake City, here you come! The ASAE Annual Meeting &  Exposition is arguably the biggest conference for those in the association sector, bringing together thousands of your peers, industry experts, and plenty of vendors vying for your attention and business.

For me, however, the biggest draw is the opportunity …

Discovering Super Members: 4 Steps to Measure Member Engagement


The evolution of technology, coupled with the massive amount of data to which organizations have access, can make any association staffer’s head spin. Your members are expecting you to understand them on a much deeper level than ever before, while your data continues to pile up to the point that analyzing it seems to be …

Onboarding New Members in 10 Simple Steps


Members are the backbone of any association – they’re the reason your organization exists. In many professions, membership to an association is mandatory, but the majority of association members out there join for networking, access to industry publications, status, or for discounted continuing education from a trusted source.

It’s becoming increasingly important for associations to demonstrate …

Next Generation Credentialing: Programming for the Future


It’s no secret the association eLearning environment is experiencing its own form of global warming. The climate and atmosphere of online learning, certification, and credentialing are heating up, and changing rapidly. Association professionals need to embrace this change rather than ignore it just to keep pace with competitors like Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), free courses from educational …

Are You Onboarding for New Member Success?


A new member joins your association – great news! She’s probably joined for any number of reasons: networking opportunities, industry news and highlights, certification and credentialing, or maybe membership to your organization is a prerequisite for her job. Whatever the reason, she is now a part of your association, and you have a limited window of …

Creating Impactful Credentialing Programs with the Right Systems and Processes


What do you get when you combine 15 years of association sector experience with 19 years of laughs and love? The powerhouse duo of Keith and Adrienne Segundo. Partners in business and life, Keith Segundo, President/CEO, and Adrienne Segundo, Chairman/COO are the brains and brawn behind Limitless Association Solution Resource, a consulting firm helping associations …

Be a Virtual Survivor: How to Effectively Manage Telecommuters and Virtual Teams


The Abila User and Development Conference (AUDC 2016) ended on a high note this year, wrapping with what was definitely the most interactive, engaging, and fun session I attended the entire week, “Virtual Survivor – Keeping Your Team Working Together After They’ve Left the Island!” Rebecca Achurch of Achurch Consulting, Kelly Hansen with Association Engine, …