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Association Management

White Paper
Jan 01
Carol Blattau

An association management company (AMC) is a professional firm providing specialized administrative and strategic business services to associations.

Case Study
Dec 20
Carol Blattau

We take a look at an association that saw a troubling trend that drove them to look closely at member engagement, member components and volunteerism.

Blog
May 13
Peggy Hoffman

Adhocracy is a term for volunteers coined by (some say by Nancy Macduff of Volunteer Today) about the late 80s for a trend towards episodic volunteering – that is volunteering in short, one-up stints.

Blog
Apr 24
Peggy Hoffman

Yesterday in the closing hours of National Volunteer Week I had a conversation with one of our best volunteers, June Ring, president of the ISES DC, during which she told me how much she and the board appreciated Mariner. Her year is coming to a close and she thanked us. But it is us who should thank her – and her board. They have been extraordinary volunteers!

Blog
Mar 03
Peggy Hoffman

When your association surprises you - in a good way - they've remixed their membership.

Blog
Feb 24
Peggy Hoffman

The conversation started with a daring confession posted on ASAE’s listserv: an association at a loss what to do with a standing PR committee.  The exec asked if anyone had eked out a meaningful role for their PR committee. I won’t disclose the association because it could be any of us. Nearly every association I’ve met could make that confession.

Blog
Feb 22
Peggy Hoffman

As the snow melts (slowly!), you might expect the conference memories too as well. At least that's what usually happens about 2 weeks after you've returned from a conference. Not so with #UnTech10. We're still living the spirit. Afterall my CafePress tee just arrived!

Blog
Feb 01
Peggy Hoffman

I paid my dues on-line today to continue my membership in ASAE & The Center. No, it's not cause to alert the media or sound the trumpets.

Blog
Jan 26
Peter Houstle

Bruce Butterfield's question and Peggy's earlier post on the comparison of associations to newspapers begs a fundamental question ... is that all there is?”

Blog
Jan 18
Peggy Hoffman

Two-dimensional thinking by newspapers has put them in a precarious spot. They aren't the first industry to be in this same spot. In fact, they have reported on the many before them.

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