- Cover Story: Top Five Association Tech Trends
By: Dean Takahashi Keeping up with technology's breakneck pace isn't easy—but associations are meeting the challenge by adopting five of the industry's most important advances. (Titled "Are You Wired?" in the print edition.)
- Healthcare Associations After the Affordable Care Act
By: Mark Athitakis The Supreme Court has settled the fate of healthcare reform. But plenty of questions—and opportunities—remain for healthcare associations. (Titled "A Clearer Diagnosis" in the print edition.)
- Cut Programs With Less Pain
By: Christine Umbrell With limited resources, launching new products and services means cutting old ones, which has never been associations' forte. Here's how to prioritize programs and jettison the dead weight. (Titled "All The Right Cuts" in the print edition.)
The A List
- Ask the CEO: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
Lucinda Maine, CEO, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, answers questions from AACP member Amy Franks.
- My Workspace: Honoring Dad
By: Julie Shoop Michael DiFrisco's unlikely path to his father's profession.
- Building Community in Mexico
By: Mark Athitakis Andamos Mexico brings management knowhow to the country's association leaders.
- Comings and Goings
A roundup of new hires and other personnel moves in the association industry.
- Executive Hiring, Now With Video
By: Mark Athitakis How YouTube helped one association make a web- and people-savvy hire. (Titled "Screen Test" in the print edition.)
- 3 Lessons: Schooled in Management
Classroom experience gave Julie Stelter a model of association leadership.
- CEO to CEO: How Members React to Change
Association CEOs share their most recent big change and how it went over with their members.
Money & Business
- IRS Program Helps Settle Classification Problems
By: Laura Kalick Organizations that have misclassified employees as independent contractors can set things right through the IRS Voluntary Classification Settlement Program. (Titled "Working Classes" in the print edition.)
- The Fix: Your Website on Wheels
By: Katie Bascuas How should associations adapt their email marketing efforts to keep members engaged online?
- Idea Bank: Scan to Engage
By: Rob Stott Using QR codes to connect speakers and meeting attendees.
- Data Nugget: Cashflow at Small Nonprofits
In a recent survey, more than 40 percent of small nonprofits say they're feeling the pinch.
- Associations USA: Washington
Associations are everywhere. Here's a snapshot from the Evergreen State.
- Cloud Accounting Eases Financial Reporting
By: Katie Bascuas How one small-staff association aggregated its complicated financial reporting process using the cloud. (Titled "Silver Lining" in the print edition.)
- Beware the Bleeding Edge
By: Katie Bascuas American College of Healthcare Executives CIO Kimberly Mosley, CAE, on how to vet new tech tools.
- The Consultant to the CIOs Breaks Down Tech Issues
By: Dean Takahashi David Coriale, president of DelCor Technology Solutions, shares his insight into how technology has evolved—and where it's going—in the association industry.
- I Can't Live Without My ... Doodle App
This handy apps allows users to schedule and track meetings.
- Data Nugget: IT Outsourcing
What are the top five IT functions that associations are outsourcing?
- Making First-Year Members Feel Welcome
By: Joe Rominiecki The California Dental Association created a staff position for a member concierge, whose role is to reach out personally to each and every new member of the association. (Titled “Concierge Calling” in the print edition.)
- Smart Marketing, or Just Luck?
By: Erik D. Schonher Membership recruitment and renewal: the good news and bad news.
- Best Benefit Ever: Listservers
For many association members, access to the best minds in the business is worth the price of admission.
- Convention Centers Take Locally Grown to a New Level
By: Samantha Whitehorne How convention centers are serving attendees food grown onsite. (Titles "Local Flavor" in the print edition.)
- Destination: Detroit
By: Samantha Whitehorne The Great Lakes State's largest city mixes the old with the new.
- Books: The Magic of Makers
By: Kristin Clarke How a new global force called the “Maker Movement” will radically change every industry and profession.
- Market to Your Most Connected Customers
By: Kristin Clarke Tech author Brian Solis on catching up with today's three customer segments. (Titled "Connected Customers" in the print edition.)
- Build Your Career Presence With Social Media
Advice from career coach Cheryl Palmer, professional resume writer and founder of Call to Career. (Titled "Go Social" in the print edition.)
- All Eyes on Tax Reform
By: Chris Vest Will scrutiny of charities extend to associations?
- How Hard is Your Credentialing Program?
By: Rob Stott A recent study from the ASAE Foundation and North Carolina State University shows that members find greater value in a difficult credentialing program. (Titled "Rigor Matters" in print edition.)
- To RFP or Not to RFP?
By: Jeff Waddle Many consultants say they no longer respond to traditional RFPs. A less formal search—or more targeted, thoughtful RFPs—may help you find the best partner for your project.