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