Tag Archives: Association Management

Learning about Soyfoods, a Book Review

The Skinny on Soy By Marie Oser Learning about soyfoods is on the top of my list these days.  I was recently tapped to lead the Soyfoods Association of North America (SANA), the trade group which represents soyfoods manufacturers, soy … Continue reading

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What is Association Management?

This summer I’m looking for opportunities to explain association management and share how we do it at Verto Solutions. One of my earlier blog posts included a basic overview of association management. The model is relatively new, and there are still … Continue reading

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The Year Without Pants and How to Replace Email

The Year Without Pants and the future of work is Scott Berkun’s account of his year working for Automattic, Inc. the company behind WordPress, the online, open source website creation software that many consider the easiest and most powerful blogging and … Continue reading

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What is Strategy?

Perhaps you’ve noticed that strategy is the most overused word in the corporate lexicon.  Not just for-profit corporations, but non-profits too, and it’s also frequently used by military leaders. So I was comforted by the definition offered by Harrison Coerver … Continue reading

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Association Management and Board Reports: “Done is Better Than Perfect”

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s recent book Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead is in my stack to read.  My wife was inspired by it and quickly passed it on to a friend.  Doug Conant, former CEO of … Continue reading

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Speaking to Alabama Law Students about the Association World

I’m excited to again speak to University of Alabama law students about opportunities in the association world.  The discussion is next week at the Washington offices of Hogan Lovells.  Partner Mike House is the organizer of Alabama’s government relations program … Continue reading

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A Library of Event Checklists

I’m just back from a successful and well-executed client meeting at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Nigel in Dana Point, California.  Verto’s event planner Jane Reynolds deserves the credit for amazing food, good logistics, and no surprises.   Jane and I have … Continue reading

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