By Kristi Spargo, CAE
Like gazillions of others around the globe, as of late I have spent some (aka way too much) time binge-watching TV. I subscribe to a variety of streaming services and recently selected a potential new addiction. After the first somewhat engaging episode, the little black box popped up in the corner and informed me, ‘120 seconds until the next episode’ and even included a clock politely counting down. I said aloud with disgust to no one else in the room, “Are you serious right now?” Continue reading “Seriously?”
By Kim Barclay
Why should your company consider any sponsorship? There are more reasons than you think. Everyone knows that sponsorships give you brand visibility. Whether it be at an in-person event or an on-line presence, being a sponsor will get your company seen. But it’s much deeper than that. A sponsorship should be seen as an investment. Yes, one expects return on that investment and to get the most bang for the buck, but most times there is not an immediate, tangible ROI. Sponsorships need to be thought of as a foundation to build on. Building relationships with organizations and individuals in your target market. Being a sponsor can give you credibility, and a positive reputation and perception from your audience. Continue reading “Peeling Back the Layers of Successful Sponsorships”
Our latest conversation with everyone’s Nerdy Best Friend, Beth Ziesenis, about technology and tech tools to help make your job (and life) a bit easier! Association Peeps in Cubicles Drinking Coffee! #5
Our latest outreach and education effort is a new video blog that addresses issues of importance and hot topics in the association and nonprofit communities. We encourage you to check it out and hope you enjoy it! Association Peeps in Cubicles Drinking Coffee
By: Dee Kring, CAE, CMP
The Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors (EBPHI), a 501(c)(6) not for profit organization, is one of Partners’ newer clients, joining us in September, 2016. EBPHI will always be extra special to me as they were the first organization I would serve in the role as Executive Director.
EBPHI is not a traditional association. They are governed by a 13-member volunteer board of directors, they have no membership, and they do not hold conferences or offer continuing education. They are also not a certification body. What is it, then, that they do? Continue reading “EBPHI – Maintaining a National Standard”
By: John Ricco, CAE
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”
By: Bennett Napier, CAE
The lead off organization being featured is actually the company’s longest term client, the Florida Life Care Residents Association (FLiCRA). I started as their Executive Director twenty six years ago, and they transitioned with me as our first client association, when our AMC formally opened. Continue reading “Florida Life Care Residents Association (FLiCRA) – A Good Example of Grassroots in Action”
By: Dee Kring, CAE, CMP
What is the first thing you would do if your organization were faced with a lawsuit? I’m not an attorney, nor an insurance agent, so it may seem strange for me to answer this question. However, I’ve learned a few lessons in my association management career that I’m compelled to pass on to other association professionals because many of us (perhaps in a state of panic) would answer the question with “call an attorney”. I will save you the call and tell you the first question an attorney will ask you: “what type of insurance do you have?” Continue reading “YOU’VE BEEN SERVED”
Column originally published in the Tallahassee Democrat, September 2017 on Notes on Non Profits (http://www.tallahassee.com/story/life/causes/2017/09/10/find-new-ways-invigorate-your-organization/647385001/)
Question Posed to the Column:
“Many nonprofits are membership based and rely on dues and conference revenue to survive. For example, I am active in a national association about to celebrate its 35th anniversary. Our membership is aging out and young professionals are not joiners. And as travel funds disappear, they do not attend conferences anymore. I know this is a universal concern for many professional organizations. Your thoughts and advice?” Continue reading “Find New Ways to Invigorate Your Organization”
By: Shelly Joines
Being an Association Management Company (AMC) staff member and attending a client’s annual conference is like killing two birds with a single stone. It allows me to apply our best practices to benefit the client while learning from this event and sharing with our other client associations.
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of assisting with one of our client’s annual conferences in Orlando. I have in depth experience in the dental laboratory industry in my almost 9 years at PIAM and it’s exciting to carry knowledge and experience from this to one of its state component members. Continue reading “AMC Model Benefits Clients During Conference Season”