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Don Corleone’s Guide to a Strong Network

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By John Ricco, MPA, CAE. Convention season is about to kick into high gear. Now that in-person meetings are a “thing” again, many of us will attend events where we hope to create and cultivate relationships.

WELCOME TO 2022!

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By Bennett Napier, CAE. At Partners in Association Management, we instinctively follow the SMART goal system. S Specific M Measurable A Achievable R Realistic T Time Limited.

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5 Financial Topics all Association Professionals Must Understand

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5 Financial Topics all Association Professionals Must Understand. By Rachel Luoma, MS, CAE. . If you have read any of my previous blogs, then you may see a theme amongst many of them – financials. Since I was a little kid, numbers just made sense to me.

Got Quality Control?

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By Rachel Luoma Quality Control – I hear this term all the time in association management. We try to build quality control into every aspect of our work. From double checking member data entry to checking name badges before meetings, to ensuring financials are correct.

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The State of Business Intelligence in 2022

Speaker: Howard Dresner & Chandrashekar (a.k.a. LSP)

In this session, Howard Dresner will examine the latest end-user trends surrounding the business intelligence and analytics market, cutting through the hype to focus on what's really happening and why it matters. This interactive session will cover BI drivers, targets, and success factors, as well as the increasing importance of data leadership.

Tips on Managing a Grant and Scholarship Program

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By: Lindsey Rowan Now that you’re an expert in launching a new grant or scholarship after reading my previous blog four years ago, I suspect you have quite a few to manage.

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A Better You in ‘22

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By John Ricco. It’s that time of year. Thanksgiving is over, Christmas is here and we wonder where the year went.

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Lessons Learned – Key Clauses in Post-Pandemic Meetings Contracts

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Lessons Learned – Key Clauses in Post-Pandemic Meetings Contracts. .

NETWORKING. The Challenge and Its Comeback

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By Christina Neuhauser, SHRM-SCP Networking was challenging enough before the pandemic, and now networking in the traditional sense is almost non-existent.

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Singing, Doodling, and Other Unexpected Skills: Bringing More “You” to Work

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By Christina Neuhauser, SHRM-SCP Often, we get so caught up in trying to get through the day that it can be difficult to step back and look for ways to change the routine and shift our focus.

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Content Creation & Curation: The Missing Link Between Sales & Marketing

Speaker: Pam Didner - B2B and Tech Marketing Consultant

Content plays a vital role in creating a symbiotic –– and successful –– relationship and alignment between your sales and marketing teams. Join Pam Didner to learn how to create and curate great content to support your sales and revenue goals!

The 4 C’s of Effective Advocacy During COVID-19

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During a conversation last week with veteran lobbyists about how COVID-19 will impact advocacy, it became clear that there are four keys to effectively advocating your member’s concerns in 2021 and beyond: Contacts, Conciseness, Coalitions, and Communication.

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COVID-19 – A Time for Refresher on Basic Board Member Duties

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By Bennett Napier, CAE 2020 as we all know has been a “test” for not for profit organizations. The short and long term impacts of COVID-19 on traditional revenue streams, membership needs and program delivery has created some interesting dynamics relative to board staff/roles.

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Working From Home: AKA, How to Keep Your Cat out of your Zoom Meeting

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Ahhh, working from home. It sounds so dreamy, and it’s portrayed on TV as the most easily executable task there ever was. Picture it: the kids are off to school. The kitchen is sparkling clean from the previous night’s family dinner, where afterwards you enjoyed a nice card game as a family.

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APIC Episode 14 – Ensuring Quality through QC

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New Ways to Reach, Influence, and Close More Deals with Intent Data

Speaker: Ardath Albee, B2B Marketing Strategist and CEO of Marketing Interactions

Acting on intent data when applied to buyer context can be a game-changer for gaining attention by increasing relevance, which drives purposeful engagement toward purchase. But all intent data is not the same. In this webinar, learn the difference between interest and intent, and the best ways to use the right data.

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Working with a Graphic Designer. A Q&A with Shelly Joines, Partners in Association Management, and Elizabeth Babski, Babski Creative Studios.

VIRTUAL CONFERENCES – THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAIL

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By Christina Welty 2020 has been a year none of us will forget. It has affected all of us differently, but one thing is for sure – we’ve all had to adjust and adapt in many ways.

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Got Quality Control?

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By Rachel Luoma. Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay. Quality Control – I hear this term all the time in association management. We try to build quality control into every aspect of our work.

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Tips on Managing a Grant and Scholarship Program

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By: Lindsey Rowan. Now that you’re an expert in launching a new grant or scholarship after reading my previous blog four years ago, I suspect you have quite a few to manage.

The Essential Guide to the Buying Experience of the Future

The ultimate value proposition is an impactful buying experience that guides people to the best possible decision. But how do you prepare your sales teams to do that? Read "The Essential Guide to the Buying Experience of the Future" to find out how to empower your customer-facing teams and thrive in modern selling environments.

Conducting a Virtual Board Orientation Using Zoom Polls

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By Dee Kring, CAE, CMP. Now that the summer is winding to a close, many organizations have held their big annual meetings and elected new leadership which means it is time for the annual board orientation.

A Year of HorroR

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Human Resources deals with a lot on a normal basis. Staff management, compensation and benefits, training and development, compliance with all federal state and local HR laws and rules, workplace safety…the list goes on and on. But during the Covid-19 pandemic, that list became even longer.

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APIC Episode 13 – Sponsorships That Work!

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NETWORKING. The Challenge and Its Comeback

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By Kim Barclay. Networking was challenging enough before the pandemic, and now networking in the traditional sense is almost non-existent. We as business professionals have become more flexible and creative when it comes to sales, networking and just interacting with colleagues and people in general.

Roadblocks to Delivering a Competitive Buying Experience

Why are buyer-facing teams struggling and what can be done about it? Bigtincan teamed up with Heinz Marketing in a recent research study to discover the roadblocks revenue-generating teams encounter in preparing buyer-facing teams for today’s market. Click here to learn what you can do today to prepare!

Singing, Doodling, and Other Unexpected Skills: Bringing More “You” to Work

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By Christina Neuhauser, SHRM-SCP. Often, we get so caught up in trying to get through the day that it can be difficult to step back and look for ways to change the routine and shift our focus.

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Strategic Thinking During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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By Rachel Luoma, MS, CAE Back in January when I decided to write this blog, my intended topic was staff training and on-boarding. Given the current climate with COVID-19, however, and the fact that many organizations had to furlough or lay people off, the topic just doesn’t feel relevant.

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APIC Episode 12 – Top Notch Customer Service

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Success with Your Valuable Volunteers

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Danielle Jessup, CMP Many organizations around the world are changing due to COVID-19. Potentially the organization structure has changed but the workload has increased. Now is the time to enhance your organization’s volunteer program.

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Connecting the Consultative Experience

Many B2B businesses have come to believe that there is an asymmetric relationship between the company and its buyers. But what research has discovered is that many of today’s B2B buyers are NOT empowered and they have little interest in being so. Download the eBook to find out why.

CMP: A Dedication to the Meeting Profession

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By Kristyn McCauley, CMP There are many acronyms in the association world, especially when you work for an association management company, and one of those acronyms you may see pop-up is CMP. Most often spotted after someone’s name, the acronym “CMP” stands for Certified Meeting Professional.

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(Team) Building Better Boards Outside the Board Room

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Seriously?

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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.

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Association Peeps in Cubicles Drinking Coffee – Episode #6

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The latest episode of Association Peeps in Cubicles video blog is out talking about the importance of Strategic Planning for your organization. Check it out here! link]. Association Management strategic planning Uncategorized

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The Definitive Guide to the Top 4 Sales Enablement Metrics

See what metrics matter to increase productivity and revenue and your organization. This guide will help you stay data-driven while avoiding data overload.

Association Peeps in Cubicles Drinking Coffee – Episode 7

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Episode 7 of Association Peeps in Cubicles Drinking Coffee is out, titled “Fundraising in Tough Times”, featuring a discussion between Partners owner, Bennett Napier, CAE, and Mickey Moore of Moore Business Strategies. Check it out here! link]. Business Practices fundraising Leadership

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How to Keep your Laptop Safe in a Car

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How to keep your laptop safe inside your car. By Amy Napier. It’s a habit. We get in the car. We put our water bottle in the cup holder. We put our purse/bag, lunch, and other items on the seat. We buckle our seatbelt. We strap in our dogs.

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