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AssociationExecs.com
» AssociationExecs.com

With profiles of more than 45,000 association executives and 16,000+ organizations, AssociationExecs.com is your best choice for making contact with the associations community.

 
 
Association TRENDS
» Association TRENDS

Association TRENDS, a national newspaper for association executives and suppliers, provides the latest news, information and trends in association management for the professional staff of international, national, state, regional and local voluntary organizations.

 
 
 
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» Association Executive Mailing Lists

Choose from over 51,000 association executive mailing contacts. Customize your list by location, budget, industry and more!

 
 
 
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Association Webinar Training Pass
» Association Webinar Training Pass

Training for your staff is vital but costly and time consuming! Now, Association TRENDS is delivering the training your staff needs without the hassle and excess cost. Get expert training in ONE place … without ever leaving your office for one low price.

 
 
BYOD for 501(c)s:Pros and Perils of “Bring Your Own Device”April 3, 2014 • 2:00 PM -3:30 PM ETQualifies for 1.5 CAE Credits
» BYOD for 501(c)s:
Pros and Perils of “Bring Your Own Device”
April 3, 2014 • 2:00 PM -3:30 PM ET
Qualifies for 1.5 CAE Credits

Are you thinking about letting volunteers and employees use their own mobile devices to share and access your organization’s information?

Careful: The money you save may be nothing compared to potential legal costs.  Even well-intentioned use of personal devices can trigger everything from data and privacy breaches to harassment and overtime pay disputes, expense reimbursement, and even intellectual property lawsuits.  

Before you join other nonprofits by implementing “Bring Your Own Device,” make sure you have the policy, procedures and safeguards in place to prevent disasters.  

 
 
Focus on Nonprofit Employee Misclassification:Are Your Workers "Employees," "Volunteers" or "Contractors?"April 30, 2014 from 2:00-3:30 ESTQualifies for 1.5 CAE credits
» Focus on Nonprofit Employee Misclassification:
Are Your Workers "Employees," "Volunteers" or "Contractors?"
April 30, 2014 from 2:00-3:30 EST
Qualifies for 1.5 CAE credits
Many nonprofits use independent contractors and volunteers to supplement their regular employee workforces, but not all of them pay enough attention to the legal definitions of “employee,” “independent contractor,” and “volunteer.” Nonprofits who are caught misclassifying workers could find themselves making the wrong kind of headlines and paying significant penalties.
 
 
Savings without Sacrifice:Secrets for Cutting Back Office Costs at Your NonprofitMay 8, 2014 from 2:00-3:30 pm ET
» Savings without Sacrifice:
Secrets for Cutting Back Office Costs at Your Nonprofit
May 8, 2014 from 2:00-3:30 pm ET

Even if your organization is on solid ground, it’s smart management to cut back-office expenses. If you’re on shaky ground, it’s critical.

But all too many organizations – especially nonprofits – get it wrong.  They wind up targeting expense reductions that reduce the organization’s ability to serve its members and its mission, deliver value and grow. Now an expense reduction expert will take the guesswork out of how back-office cost management can benefit the entire organization.  

 
 
Succession Planning:Strategies for Leveraging a Multigenerational WorkforceJune 5, 2014 2:00 PM -3:30 PM ESTQualifies for 1.5 CAE Credits
» Succession Planning:
Strategies for Leveraging a Multigenerational Workforce
June 5, 2014 2:00 PM -3:30 PM EST
Qualifies for 1.5 CAE Credits

With nearly 10,000 Baby Boomers reaching retirement age each day, you must have a strong succession plan in place in order to keep your organization moving forward.

 
   
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Meeting Membership Benchmarks:Strategy for Successful Recruitment and Retention
» Meeting Membership Benchmarks:
Strategy for Successful Recruitment and Retention
Membership dues account for the highest source of revenue for associations across the board. With employers no longer paying for association memberships on the scale they were once paying for them, and individuals are not finding the value justifies the investment. Associations continue to indicate that meeting membership benchmarks is continually an area of focus and frustration. This 90 minute audioconference will address member recruitment and retention to help associations meet their membership goals.
 
 
 
Hotel Meeting Contracts:Navigating Legal Issues for Successful and Profitable MeetingsRecorded on September 18, 2013
» Hotel Meeting Contracts:
Navigating Legal Issues for Successful and Profitable Meetings
Recorded on September 18, 2013

There’s very little wiggle room in today’s meeting and events budgets. That’s why you can’t afford to sign a hotel contract that doesn’t represent your best interests. You don’t need to be a legal expert, but you DO need to be 100% proactive in negotiating better room rates, weeding out hidden fees and converting overly restrictive cancellation policies into more fair and flexible terms. Get the step-by-step guidance you need to master the “legalese” and turn better contracts into better events.

 
 
Achieving Record Attendance:7 Strategies for Optimal Turnout
» Achieving Record Attendance:
7 Strategies for Optimal Turnout

You’ve tried to boost event attendance, sponsorships, and dues revenue. But if you’re not seeing results (or you’re not seeing record results) there are seven strategies you haven’t tried.

 
 
Money for Your Mission:A Case Study in Strategic Fundraising
» Money for Your Mission:
A Case Study in Strategic Fundraising

With growing costs and memberships that continually expect new and enhanced benefits, associations must develop innovative strategies to raise the funds they need to achieve their mission goals. 

Today’s most successful associations have already begun implementing a new style of strategic fundraising to provide the backing they need. Now you can use their example to develop your own plan for 2013.

 
 
Association and Nonprofit Mergers and Strategic Alliances:Risks, Rewards, Strategies & Best Practices
» Association and Nonprofit Mergers and Strategic Alliances:
Risks, Rewards, Strategies & Best Practices

In the struggle to meet growing needs with diminishing funds, nonprofit leaders and association board members are increasingly exploring strategic alliances and mergers with other groups.

Could an alliance help your organization improve services, increase funding, acquire new program expertise or expand its reach?  Unfortunately, the answers rarely come without the costs of consulting attorneys, accountants and HR and Association experts.


Now there’s an webinar that cuts these costs for you.  Join us to explore the risks and rewards of forging your own alliances.

 
 
Benchmarking & Best Practices in Association Social Media Use:How Does Your Association Measure Up?
» Benchmarking & Best Practices in Association Social Media Use:
How Does Your Association Measure Up?

Register now for Benchmarking Social Media: How Does Your Association Measure Up? In this 90-minute inarweb, you’ll use the results of the 2013 Association Social Media Survey to evaluate where your own social media program stands. Then, you’ll explore association best practices tips you can use right away to build your social media plan — and turn vibrant interaction into bottom-line results.

 
 
Achieving Email Marketing Success:Tactics & Best Practices for Improving Deliverability
» Achieving Email Marketing Success:
Tactics & Best Practices for Improving Deliverability

Ready to send an email campaign? Stop! Unless you’ve built deliverability into your strategy, all your hard effort is likely to go straight to junk mail, along with your organization’s reputation.

What’s the secret to getting through spam filters?  How can you keep subject lines from sinking your open rate? And what needs to change about your content?

Start putting the answers to work on your very next email campaign.

 
 
Protecting Your Association's Intellectual PropertyA webinar on best practices & new safeguards Recorded on September 25, 2013
» Protecting Your Association's Intellectual Property
A webinar on best practices & new safeguards
Recorded on September 25, 2013
Associations that lack strong intellectual property protections stand to lose more than assets: they stand to lose control over their image, reputation and message.
 
So, exactly what does it take to safeguard your original content? How can you prevent your association from be devalued or defamed? How can keep what you share from being improperly re-shared? And who owns the photos, text, designs and ideas you republish on the Web and in conferences, email, videos or other venues?
 
 
Tools for Effective Benchmarking:How to Properly Measure Your Association’s SuccessRecorded October 2013
» Tools for Effective Benchmarking:
How to Properly Measure Your Association’s Success
Recorded October 2013

Are your current benchmarking practices really better than plain guesswork? For many associations, they’re not. The association environment has changed drastically over the last year. If your benchmarking tools and methods haven’t kept pace, you might not be getting the apples-to-apples comparisons and the accurate, meaningful data that you need. And without them, can you be confident about what to prioritize and where to invest to drive growth? Using today’s smartest benchmarking tools and tactics is a must.  Here’s how to find – and use – them.

 
 
Associations’ Use of Sub-Brands and Micro SitesA webinar to help you launch and leverage new assetsRecorded October 2013
» Associations’ Use of Sub-Brands and Micro Sites
A webinar to help you launch and leverage new assets
Recorded October 2013

Have you ever thought about creating a micro website and sub-brand to market your association’s products, services and secondary businesses?

You’re not alone. Nearly 50% of today’s associations support a micro site.  The challenge is that just creating a micro site and sub-brand isn’t enough.  In fact, if you don’t know the right way to launch -- and leverage -- one, the online exposure could actually weaken your main brand.

Don’t risk it!  Here’s what you need to know about branding and micro sites to help your entire organization grow.

 
 
Rethinking Nonprofit Real Estate DecisionsFinance and board strategies for 2014Recorded on December 10, 2013
» Rethinking Nonprofit Real Estate Decisions
Finance and board strategies for 2014
Recorded on December 10, 2013

How should (c)3s, (c)4s, (c)6s and other nonprofits be thinking about real estate?

For starters, you should start developing a strategy for 2014.  Now is a critical time to take a fresh look at tools like tax tax-exempt financing, debt-financed rents, and how you present your real estate decisions to your board. It is vital that you understand the benefits and pitfalls before making crucial real estate decisions in 2014.

Bottom line: it’s time to start thinking seriously about your real estate strategy.  Here are the experts who can help you get it right.

 
 
Boosting Association Ad Revenue:Updating your sales model for 2014 and beyondRecorded on December 17, 2013
» Boosting Association Ad Revenue:
Updating your sales model for 2014 and beyond
Recorded on December 17, 2013

If you are not evolving your advertising placement opportunities, sponsorship and sales strategies, you stand to lose much more than revenue. You risk losing relationships with key players and denying members the information they need to make smart purchasing decisions.

This 90-minute webinar shows you how to boost advertising and sponsorships by combining a new, consultative sales model with innovative advertising options, vehicles, and trends.

 
 
Meeting Membership Recruitment Benchmarks:Strategies to Maximize RecruitmentRecorded on January 9, 2014
» Meeting Membership Recruitment Benchmarks:
Strategies to Maximize Recruitment
Recorded on January 9, 2014

When it comes to recruiting members, are you promoting the wrong value proposition?

If your association is still talking about benefits and ROI the way you always have, you may never reach your membership benchmarks. A fresh approach is needed in an environment where fewer employers paying for membership dues, and individuals having to justify their own out-of-pocket investment. It is absolutely crucial to zero in on the right messages and the right ways to communicate them, effectively and on budget.  Here’s where to start.

 
 
Setting & Enforcing a Social Media Policy in Associations:Best Practices and StrategiesRecorded on February 4, 2014
» Setting & Enforcing a Social Media Policy in Associations:
Best Practices and Strategies
Recorded on February 4, 2014

On one hand, social media can generate good press, brand recognition, and new membership. On the other, it could get you into serious legal trouble. Requests for employees Facebook passwords became a human relations issue large enough to reach Congress.  Because the legal and regulatory landscape around employers' rights, employee free speech, and social media is still evolving, employers need to be up-to-date on the latest developments, and carefully craft social media policies that protect the company's reputation but will also stand up in court and before regulatory officials.

 
 
Nonprofit Financials: What Your Board Needs to KnowA webinar for all nonprofit Board members & leadership staffRecorded on February 25, 2014
» Nonprofit Financials: What Your Board Needs to Know
A webinar for all nonprofit Board members & leadership staff
Recorded on February 25, 2014

    
Dedicated people make great nonprofit Board members. But meeting fiduciary responsibility takes more than dedication–it takes serious financial know-how.

But what if your Board members aren’t CPAs? What if they don’t understand your financial structure? What if they don’t know how to use due diligence, cash flow strategies and other financial and accounting practices to keep your nonprofit in the black?

Having an unprepared board is frankly not an option. In light of today’s challenges, what your Board doesn’t know can hurt you. Here’s how to get everyone up to speed – fast

 
 
Issues in Nonprofit Executive Compensation:Setting and Defending Pay RatesRecorded on March 12, 2014
» Issues in Nonprofit Executive Compensation:
Setting and Defending Pay Rates
Recorded on March 12, 2014
The IRS makes no secret of the fact that it is scrutinizing executive compensation in tax-exempt organizations.
 
Nonprofits found to be offering excessive compensation or benefits can lose their tax-exempt status. Plus, the executives and insiders who receive – or approve – excess benefits can face substantial personal monetary penalties.
 
But for executives who know the letter of the law, it’s not only possible to handle reporting and governance issues, but to defend compensation levels even if they’re higher than the position average. Here’s what you must know.
 
 
Better Association e-Newsletters: Secrets to Enhancing Metrics, Design, and DeliveryRecorded on March 25, 2014
» Better Association e-Newsletters:
Secrets to Enhancing Metrics, Design, and Delivery
Recorded on March 25, 2014

e-Newsletters are not off-the-cuff “extras.”  They’re serious business for associations. 

But publishing an e-newsletter that delivers ROI for brand visibility, ad revenue and member loyalty requires different tactics in 2014 than it did even a year ago.

Here’s how to use a brand new approach to metrics, design, and delivery to achieve higher open rates and click-throughs starting with your very next issue.

 
 
 
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» Associations/Non-Profits
 
   
» Directories
 
 
National Trade and Professional Associations Directory
» National Trade and Professional Associations Directory

Membership … meetings … budgets … contact information … records on all 7,800+ associations, professional societies and labor unions and their 20,000+ association executives.

 
 
Association Meeting & Event Planners CD Directory
» Association Meeting & Event Planners CD Directory
Face-to-face meetings are on the rise at associations nationwide. With that in mind, no one has to tell you that associations will spend billions of dollars THIS YEAR on shows, member meetings and educational conferences.
 
The 2013 Association Meeting & Event Planners CD edition is the most powerful meeting planner lead generation database available today! You’ll have instant access to more association meetings and more contact information than have ever been covered before so you'll have more opportunities to go after new business. 
 
   
» Reports
 
 
The Compensation Report:A National Survey of Association and Nonprofit Compensation
» The Compensation Report:
A National Survey of Association and Nonprofit Compensation
Produced and prepared by experts with over 30 years of conducting regional nonprofit compensation studies, this annual salary survey is designed specifically for nonprofits and associations. With 100 nonprofit job descriptions, you won't just match titles, you'll match actual job content. 
 
 
The Compensation Report:An analysis of DC area nonprofits
» The Compensation Report:
An analysis of DC area nonprofits
Produced for over 30 years, this annual salary survey is designed specifically for nonprofits and associations. * Formerly the Cordom Survey. Prepared by compensation experts, it is the fastest and easiest-to-use salary survey available. With 100 nonprofit job descriptions, you won't just match titles, you'll match actual job content. 
 
 
Association Social Media Report:Adoption and Activity Levels, Rankings and Best Practices
» Association Social Media Report:
Adoption and Activity Levels, Rankings and Best Practices
Social media has the potential to revolutionize your association’s impact with member communications, event marketing, advocacy and networking. It also promises to make outreach less expensive. Unfortunately, if you make the wrong choices about channels and practices, social media also has the potential to be an endless pit of wasted time and resources for your association and your staff.
 
 
The Advocacy Handbook:<br> A Practitioner's Guide to Achieving Policy Goals Through Organization Networks
» The Advocacy Handbook:
A Practitioner's Guide to Achieving Policy Goals Through Organization Networks
With a landslide of policy initiatives churning through Washington, the states and local governments, you can’t be everywhere at once.  Still, even one phrase in a bill can have a profound impact on your organization's policy goals.
 
If you’re starting fresh with advocacy or trying to catch up with organizations that already have highly motivated networks in place, the handbook helps you plan and implement a comprehensive program.  Or, simply zero in on specific aspects of your existing plan, like shoring up HLOGA compliance, creating multi-level networks, or dealing with opponents.
 
   
» Meeting/Event Planners
 
 
Association Meeting & Event Planners CD Directory
» Association Meeting & Event Planners CD Directory
Face-to-face meetings are on the rise at associations nationwide. With that in mind, no one has to tell you that associations will spend billions of dollars THIS YEAR on shows, member meetings and educational conferences.
 
The 2013 Association Meeting & Event Planners CD edition is the most powerful meeting planner lead generation database available today! You’ll have instant access to more association meetings and more contact information than have ever been covered before so you'll have more opportunities to go after new business. 
 
   
» Public Affairs
 
   
» Directories
 
 
Citizens in Action
» Citizens in Action
In Citizens in Action, Stephanie Vance, the “Advocacy Guru,” takes the controversial position that it is possible to get heard on the Hill, that not all politicians are corrupt (OK, a few are), and that citizens can “get things done” from Washington, D.C. to their city council.
 
 
The Advocacy Handbook:<br> A Practitioner's Guide to Achieving Policy Goals Through Organization Networks
» The Advocacy Handbook:
A Practitioner's Guide to Achieving Policy Goals Through Organization Networks
With a landslide of policy initiatives churning through Washington, the states and local governments, you can’t be everywhere at once.  Still, even one phrase in a bill can have a profound impact on your organization's policy goals.
 
If you’re starting fresh with advocacy or trying to catch up with organizations that already have highly motivated networks in place, the handbook helps you plan and implement a comprehensive program.  Or, simply zero in on specific aspects of your existing plan, like shoring up HLOGA compliance, creating multi-level networks, or dealing with opponents.