Tag Archives: Association Management

Association Law Essentials

The newest edition of Associations Now has a good article on basic association law issues.  The article was written by Jerry A. Jacobs, dean of the association legal community.  Jerry’s book, Association Law Handbook, is in the Fifth Edition.  I … Continue reading

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True Professionalism at an Association Management Firm

I’ve just completed David Maister’s True Professionalism.  Originally published in 1997 and still relevant today, it is the single best guide I’ve found so far to managing a professional services firm like Verto Solutions. The most concise part of the … Continue reading

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Do You Need to Spend Big Money to Get Great Speakers?

Finding great speakers for your association or non-profit meeting without spending big bucks can be challenging.  Sometimes I just wish I could dial-up a speakers’ bureau, flip through their glossy catalogue and pick a star.  But it’s rewarding when you … Continue reading

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Global Color Conference 2012

Congratulations to the International Association of Color Manufacturers (IACM) for hosting a great conference this week in Chicago.  Early September in Chicago was beautiful and IACM created a great event for color manufacturers and user companies. The Global Color Conference 2012: … Continue reading

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We’re All In Sales Now

Let me repeat, we are all in sales now. This is the title of a great article in the new issue of Associations Now about Daniel Pink’s forthcoming book.  The article touches several of my favorite subjects: sales, marketing, and effective … Continue reading

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The Power of Video for Associations

I’m a presenter at ASAE’s Annual Meeting in Dallas, August 11-14.  ASAE is the American Society for Association Executives, also known as ASAE – The Center for Association Leadership. I have two co-presenters for our Sunday afternoon session, Video as an … Continue reading

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What is Association Management?

There are two primary association operation models used today.  The newer model, association management is generally more flexible and effective for associations of any size, but particularly those that are small to medium-size.  This includes associations as large as those with $6 … Continue reading

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