To be more than cheerleaders for innovation in their industries, associations can draw some inspiration from the successes of business incubators and coworking spaces.
Conventions and expos are hard work. But the people who perform these logistical miracles make it look easy. Welcome to three days in the life of one of the greatest shows on earth.
A behind-the-scenes look at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' annual meeting.
On Day 3 of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' annual meeting, attendees took a stroll around the Phoenix Zoo. Check out the highlights from the event.
From interactive events to the people who keep things moving, check out these photographic highlights from Day 1 of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' annual meeting.
How well do nonprofits stand up for themselves?
Why Dan Pallotta wants the nonprofit industry to rewrite the way it does business.
The trends that have given rise to coworking spaces are changing the traditional workplace, too.
What people are saying in association social spaces: Including issues of return on investment, making people feel wanted at a new job, and … uh, Lady Gaga.
The International Franchise Association gives returning vets a boost in business.
A roundup of new hires and other personnel moves in the association industry.
Enid Borden left the Meals on Wheels Association of America to fulfill its vision—and her own.
The Executive Director of the Michigan Township Association in Delta Township, Michigan, tells us his goals for the New Year On my desk right now August issue of Associations Now (keep intending to read the Carville/Rove interview but never seem to get to it). If I weren’t doing this, I’d … … do philanthropic work. […]
Richard Yep, FASAE, CAE, executive director and CEO, American Counseling Association, answers questions from ACA member Chris Roseman.
Consultant-blogger Maddie Grant is hooked on her colorful office mate. Meet Jules. The bright-red betta fish keeps the mood relaxed and conducive to creativity in the office of Maddie Grant, CAE. “Most of my work is writing, so I believe that my workspace needs to be very zen,” says Grant, a social media strategy consultant […]
Why the Association of YMCA Professionals cut the size of its board members in half.
We ask association CEOs: What unique marketing tactics is your organization employing? Debra L. Wentz, Ph.D. CEO, New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, Inc., Mercerville, New Jersey The best marketing has been, and remains, word of mouth. The New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, Inc., catalogs positive feedback from […]
Spark Consulting's Elizabeth Weaver Engel, CAE explains why occasional unplugging from technology is a job requirement for association executives.
A solid employment agreement should cover five key topics, says lawyer Eileen Morgan Johnson. No two employment agreements are exactly the same. But whether you’re the hiring organization or the candidate for an executive position, you’ll want the contract sealing the deal to include these five critical components. A detailed position description should outline what […]
Have tradeshows? The Drug Information Association has valuable lessons about how to expand your reach, gain new members, and generate new revenue.
Who says welcoming a new member has to be a one-time thing? What’s the great idea? Deliver your welcome-kit materials over three months instead of all at once, using different formats and points of contact. Who’s doing it? The Licensing Executives Society of USA and Canada. What’s involved? New LES members receive a welcome email […]
Should independent contractors working for your association be covered by your employment-practices liability insurance?
DSK Solutions CEO Debbie King on how shifts in technology and business intelligence will affect IT staff roles.
A technology executive explains the value of Snagit, a tool he says makes his life much easier.
Looking to build an online community for your association? Check out these dos and don'ts.
How the American Association of Museums completely relaunched its image, brand, logo and membership structure.
What people are saying in social spaces about association membership topics.
The National Education Association helps its members find the right car with its Auto Purchase Advantage Program.
The National Council of University Research Administrators shows how clear roles and simple opportunities can boost a volunteer base.
The perks of having an association conference in Providence, Rhode Island.
Should association staff wear matching shirts to events? Pros and cons.
Advice from Pegotty Cooper, IOM, MBA, FASAE, certified leadership and career strategy coach at Career Strategy Roadmap.
Event strategist John Parke asks two questions to help a meeting rebranding effort.
Georgetown University Assistant Professor Cal Newport offers four new rules that challenge common career-development assumptions.
ASAE’s upcoming education lineup includes leadership, customer service and membership events.
Last spring’s conference scandal still threatens public-private sector collaboration.
ASAE’s new interactive tool helps associations measure progress on D&I.
In sometimes surprising ways, associations play direct and indirect roles in bringing the products, services, and activities of daily life to people around the world. Each issue, find out how.