Category Archives: Non-profits

3 Ways to Avoid Convention Staff Burnout – At Conference

By Jessica Garrett, Conference Manager Burnout: It happens to all of us. The longer hours put in before the conference lead up to even longer hours on-site. Multiple site visits mean not sleeping in your own bed along with changes … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Avoid Being an Email Offender

By Whitney Thweatt, Account Manager With so many emails flooding our inboxes each day, it’s important to follow some email etiquette to keep our communications meaningful for the reader. Before you hit “send” next, check out this list of 5 … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Avoid Convention Staff Burnout – Pre-Conference

By Jessica Garrett, Conference Manager Burnout: It happens to all of us. The longer hours put in before the conference lead up to even longer hours on-site. Multiple site visits mean not sleeping in your own bed along with changes … Continue reading

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Automatic Renewals for Associations

By Linda Owens, CAE, owner, President “Sign-up and Receive Automatic Renewal Member Perks!” We’ve all received promotions like this to reward automatic renewal. No longer do companies exclusively focus on the incentive of saving time on future purchases; they instead … Continue reading

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TED Talks for Associations

By Rachel Owen, Communications Manager Looking for new and different inspiration for your associations? Check out a TED Talk. If you haven’t heard of them yet, TED Talks are Technology, Entertainment, and Design presentations under the concept of “Ideas Worth … Continue reading

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How to Improve Your Association’s Finances

By Anna Morris, account associate The Association Management Companies Institute just rolled out a report that spell$ big new$ for the a$$ociation management industry. Err… sorry, appears the “s” key on our keyboard is broken, but we’ll just replace it … Continue reading

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How to Get the Most Out of Professional Development

By Rachel Owen, Communications Manager Whether it’s a one hour webinar, a conference, or a certification program, professional development is an important investment of our time, resources and attention. How do you make sure you are getting the most out … Continue reading

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Make An Impact with Membership Materials

By Jalene Bowersmith, Account Manager These ideas are inspired by the session “Making an Impact with Your Membership Materials: What Works, What Doesn’t” at the ASAE Annual Meeting on August 10, 2014, presented by Denise Gavilan, Walter Kim, Theresa Kramer-Burgess … Continue reading

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Race for Relevance

By Whitney Thweatt, account manager As an association management professional, I find myself constantly wondering how to improve the association and member benefits. In an age of almost limitless free resources available online, associations are faced with the daily challenge … Continue reading

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Loose Lips Sink Ships … And Client Relationships

By Stevie Kernick,  owner emeritus, account manager No matter what your generational representation, you have likely heard the phrase, “Loose Lips Sink Ships,” coined during World War II as part of a general campaign of American propaganda to warn servicemen … Continue reading

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