By: Daniela Restrepo
For the first part of your life, there’s one very concrete thing you know: school. If you go to this magical place, they claim you’ll be successful and happy and that all of your dreams will come true. A couple of years pass by in a blur of childhood, strange adolescence, and coming of age until they finally decide to stick a black cap on your head and tell you to go and do something with your life. The “school” thing flies out the window and you’re left alone with your thoughts, aspirations, and a very flimsy piece of paper. Continue reading “The Undergrad’s Journey from Diploma to Data Entry”
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: Bennett Napier, MS, CAE
September 11, 2001.
For those of a certain age, it’s our Pearl Harbor, or for others, it mirrored the day President Kennedy was shot. Time stops. Continue reading “A Time for Reflection – 9/11 – An Association Story”
By: Danielle Jessup, CMP
The National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) joined Partners in Association Management in January of 2017. On June 29, 1933, the association became a reality under the name, The National Home Demonstration Agents’ Association. After a handful of name changes, and as a result of the evolution of the profession, the Association changed its name one final time in 1995, to The National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Continue reading “National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences – Helping Families”
By: Danielle Jessup, CMP
I have had the pleasure of working with the Florida Ground Water Association (FGWA) since 2012. I started off as their Program Manager and just a few short years later, became the Executive Director. This association was formed and chartered in 1935 by a group of well drilling contractors who wanted to further the principles of the industry and protect Florida’s water resources. FGWA officially became a 501(c)(6) not for profit organization in 1979 and has been managed by Partners in Association Management since 2006. Continue reading “FGWA – Protecting and Managing Florida’s Groundwater Resources”
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 Christina Welty
My husband and I enjoy watching Good Bones on HGTV. We originally started watching because it takes place in my husband’s hometown of Indianapolis, but it’s refreshing because the mother-daughter team of Karen and Mina are candid about the hard work required to renovate homes. Even though they are the stars of the show, the entire team who helps make the renovation(s) possible is shown throughout each episode. Even Mina’s favorite catch phrase is “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work”.
This idea made me think about our company and all of the people responsible for our successes over the years. One of the aspects our company focuses on is teamwork. Continue reading “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work”
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”
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”
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”