The Edge of 17 – Celebrating a Strong Partnership

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By: Rachel Luoma, MS, CAE

As Partners in Association Management celebrates our 20th anniversary in 2018, we are looking back over the last 20 years as a way to help us learn from the past and navigate the future.  For anniversaries, a 20th is often celebrated as it marks a major milestone. When it comes to age, 18 is usually a big celebration as it means the transition from child to adult.   But oftentimes, celebrating a 17th anniversary is overlooked – that ends today!  Continue reading “The Edge of 17 – Celebrating a Strong Partnership”

How to Attract Millennials

By: Justin Mischler

Social Media platforms are the quickest and easiest way for people searching for employment to get a sneak peek of what your company is about. With this new wave of technology and the convenience of doing everyday tasks online from the comfort of your home, it is extremely important for companies to make an impression through their social media platforms.

As a millennial, I understand what our generation is looking for in terms of content, design, and overall attractiveness within a company website. Roughly 88% of 18-29 year olds use some kind of social media platform. This number shouldn’t be surprising to most, but this presents a challenge because this demographic is constantly using social media to inform them of the world around them. Continue reading “How to Attract Millennials”

Culture is King

By: John Ricco, CAE

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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past decade you’ve probably read about, heard about, and seen entirely too many PowerPoint presentations about organizational culture.  The articles, books and discussions focus on both corporate culture as well as the culture in not for profit (NFP) organizations.  One might argue that in the NFP community, culture plays an even more important role due to the passion and “all-in” commitment of those associated with promoting their chosen industry or cause.

Partners takes culture very seriously — both ours as “the Partners team” and the way that culture integrates with the cultures of the organizations we serve.  While each association has its own distinct values and beliefs, we like to think our organization’s culture infuses that of the associations we manage Continue reading “Culture is King”

Finding Calm in Chaos

By: Kristi Spargo

I am not a trendsetter. I am not even a trend follower. I’ve been known to quit listening to bands once they become popular and although it’s 2018, I still haven’t gotten over my fear of Facebook. There is one trend, however, that has completely captivated me: mindfulness through meditation. I understand that the vast majority of our readers are Type A meeting planners, executives and generally speaking, people that might not picture themselves taking a 10-minute break in the busy association world to seek their Zen. But before commencing the hippie talk requisite eye roll, at least consider the legitimacy of this trend. Continue reading “Finding Calm in Chaos”

Florida Dental Laboratory Association (FDLA) -Weathering the Storm and Coming Out Stronger

By: Jillian Heddaeus

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The Florida Dental Laboratory Association (FDLA), founded in 1964, is PIAM’s second longest term client.  While I have not served as their Executive Director for their entire duration, I have been fortunate to witness the remarkable turn of events they have provided for themselves and their membership. Continue reading “Florida Dental Laboratory Association (FDLA) -Weathering the Storm and Coming Out Stronger”

Tips for the Job Searcher:  How is your First Impression?

By: Ricki Sexton

The very first impression that you will give to any potential employer, is of course, your resume.  There are many things that make a resume stand out to a potential employer, and if you have a great resume, chances are good, you will get an interview and a chance to showcase yourself and your skills in person.  Here are a few tips to polish and shine your resume to stand above the crowd! Continue reading “Tips for the Job Searcher:  How is your First Impression?”