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
You’re Having WHAT at the Conference?
The South Atlantic JUBILEE is a convention and tradeshow that started in 1955 in Carolina Beach, South Carolina and they joined Partners as a new client in 2012. Attendees are comprised of many family owned businesses in the water well industry and have a long history of attending this event. Exhibitors and sponsors are the companies that provide heavy equipment, products and services to the industry. Continue reading “South Atlantic JUBILEE – Bringing New Ideas to the Convention and Tradeshow”
By Jill Jackson, CMP
After being involved in RFP’s, contracting and event management for over 15 years, you definitely learn many valuable tips along the way. Some cause new and exciting enhancements to your events while others cause sleepless nights, chest pains and new wrinkles!
I would like to share seven important items I believe will save the twitching eyes, lost hours of sleep and bring a sigh of relief knowing these important items have been covered. Continue reading “CONTRACTS, RFP’S AND BEO’s… IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS!”
By: Jillian Heddaeus, CMP, IOM
Each day I transition back and forth from being a coach, athlete and business professional. While each comes with its own set of goals, tasks and challenges; the process used to work through them is the same. As an athlete and coach, I want to WIN; as a business professional, I want SUCCESS. Below are three principles to use to help your team achieve success. Continue reading “THREE PRINCIPLES ATHLETES CAN TEACH BUSINESS LEADERS”
By: Danielle Jessup
Do you have a vested interest in enhancing your skills and advancing in the association industry? Just as other industries require a license, the association industry has a handful of certifications to allow you to demonstrate a firm understanding of industry standards and possess the ability to put them into practice. These two certifications are specific to our industry and could be beneficial to your career: Continue reading “Certification Is Current”
By: Shelly Sobol It’s not that I’m asking for some cheese to go with my ‘whine’, it’s just that lately I’ve learned more about event planning than I ever thought possible in a short amount of time. I’ve been working at Partners for 7 years this July and while I’ve never directly planned a board meeting, annual conference or training. I’ve sat by and listened; listened intently to everything that can and will happen when planning an event. I’ve quietly collected this knowledge for the time that I’ll need to use it. And that time is now! Continue reading “One Bride, Two Events”
By: Jillian Heddaeus, CMP
Athletic Coaches and Business Leaders have several things in common. Generally, they manage teams, carrying out projects, tasks or skills and they have a Coach or Leader to guide them in the direction where they can perform to their highest potential.
Just as the elite coaches of today, business leaders generally have obtained their position through experience and extensive knowledge of their industry. Athletes and employees turn to these individuals to provide them with the “how to” and provide all the answers to success. Continue reading “Coaching Principles Applied to Leadership”
By Rachel Luoma, MS, CAE
Let’s face it – if I say policies and procedures, most people will stop reading this blog, another group will yawn or shudder and a few (albeit very few) people get excited.
If you are one of those people who likes details, organization and facts, then this blog is for you. If you are one of those people that prefers the big picture and doesn’t fancy structure, then this blog is a must read. Below are some things that are extremely important to ensuring that your association has crucial policies in place that will guide your leadership and staff and may help prevent issues with the IRS or other government agencies. Continue reading “Precision Policies Can Protect Your Association/Non-Profit”
By Jill Jackson, CMP
Whether we are working together professionally to achieve a common goal, to complete a project or just trying to succeed personally, is it always teamwork that brings success? As much as we all believe we can do anything and everything on our own, we must realize that reaching a goal or accomplishing a project usually has a positive outcome and great benefit through working with others.
“Teamwork” is defined as a cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group of persons acting together as a team or in the interests of a common cause. “Success” is the favorable outcome of something attempted. At Partners In Association Management, we serve and manage many clients, all who have different aspects, challenges, memberships and teams. Through our various management teams, contracted vendors, and internal policies and procedures, we successfully manage every aspect of our associations. Continue reading “TEAMWORK EQUALS SUCCESS ~ A PLAN TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!”
By: Rachel Luoma, MS, CAE
Navigating your way through any career can pose significant challenges. I have always subscribed to the adage – you don’t know what you don’t know. As an emerging association/non-profit professional I have learned through experience some of the skills that are needed in order to build upon my career. I wanted to share some of the things that I have learned in my almost 10 year association career that have made me a better-rounded professional.
Volunteering for Marriott/Renaissance Kids Against Hunger
Continue reading “3 Tips for Building a Career in Associations/Non-Profits”