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Meet The Association Management Expert Episode 1 – Advocacy

By Lindsay Overall / October 16, 2019

In this episode of Meet the Expert, Meredith Ward, NASCIO’s Director of Policy and Research, shares why Advocacy is important to associations.

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Returning to Why

By Molly Marsh / September 9, 2019

When is the last time you looked at – and I mean REALLY looked at – your association’s mission statement? Regardless of whether it gets prime real estate on your website, is a header for your operational documents or, perhaps, even buried somewhere in old files, in many cases it can get lost in the…

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Content Marketing: Time Well Spent

By Molly Marsh / August 19, 2019

The Challenge:I am sure this particular story is a familiar one for many associations! Content is developed for conferences, professional development programs, online resources, webinars, then when the event or initial announcement is done, it’s done! Associations generate a significant amount of valuable content to support their members and industry communities. Much of that information…

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AMR IdeaCON – Collaborative Problem-Solving Six Months Later

By Molly Marsh / August 7, 2019

It’s difficult to believe, but we’re coming up on six months since the AMR internal professional development conference; IdeaCON. The results were wonderful, with 82.6% of participants indicating the event made them feel more connected to their peers and 73.9% responding that they learned new skills or information about association management. The qualitative feedback was…

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Conference Engagement Hacks: Breaking the Ice without Breaking the Bank

By Kaitlyn Wilde / June 12, 2019

Face-to-face connection time with other members is likely one of your association’s top conference value propositions. So, what do you do to spice up the traditional icebreaker session without breaking the bank? Earlier this year AMR held its inaugural event: IdeaCON. At this event AMR staff showcased several lively and economical ideas to bring a fresh face…

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