Updates

Association of Northeast Extension Directors (NEED) names Ali Mitchell as Executive Director

Ali Mitchell brings renewed energy to the Association of Northeast Extension Directors The Association of Northeast Extension Directors (NEED) is pleased to welcome Ali Mitchell to the position of Executive Director. Ali will lead NEED’s Board of Members to coordinate, develop, and execute cross-cutting regional cooperative extension programs while advocating for regional priorities on the […]

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Advantages of an Association Management Model

The results are in – AMC-management model generated more consistent operating surpluses and grew reserves to a greater extent between 2006 and 2015 than did the non-AMC-model (i.e., directly employed staff and full financial responsibility for occupancy and capital costs)…. Link to full report [here].

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What Makes a Membership Organization Successful?

I was recently asked to speak about the success factors of a successful membership organization. I prepared by reflecting on my own experiences over the last two decades, speaking to other association colleagues and researching the topic. Here are the common attributes of a successful membership organization: Effective communication. Regularly zero-in on what information it […]

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National Marina Day

National Marina Day is all about taking a step back from business and really focusing on why we love what we do. It is a celebration of marinas, boaters, and the wonderful communities that support them. The Association of Marina Industries has been supporting National Marina Day –in one form or another—for over twenty years. […]

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A Virtual Lunch Session

Lighthouse Consulting will be moderating a panel on onboarding new staff. If your association management company is hiring; if you’re looking for ideas for improving your onboarding process; or if you’re just interested in learning what other Association Management Companies (AMCs) are doing, join us on Thursday, November 9th, 2017 for this virtual lunch session, presented by […]

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Onboarding New Staff: Lessons From AMC Leaders

A Virtual Lunch Session Lighthouse Consulting will be moderating a panel on onboarding new staff. If your association management company is hiring; if you’re looking for ideas for improving your onboarding process; or if you’re just interested in learning what other Association Management Companies (AMCs) are doing, join us on Thursday, November 9th, 2017 for this […]

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SAIL AMERICA CONFERENCE REACHES NEW HEIGHTS

The biennial Sail America Industry Conference (SAIC) wrapped up a productive two days in Milwaukee last week, leaving over one hundred attendees excited about the industry and engaged with each other. “With sailing, learning, brainstorming, and laughing, what was the best part of the Sail America Industry Conference?” asked Jim Abel, Regional Vice President, West […]

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We are looking for a program assistant to join our team.

Individual will work on a dynamic team to support the day to day operations of several client trade associations.  The individual must possess a strong administrative aptitude, organizational and logistical capabilities and excellent customer service and response skills. Individual must be a clear thinker and have the interpersonal skills that are required to be successful […]

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Lighthouse AMC hiring event coordinator

We are hiring for a full time Event Coordinator. This person will be responsible for co-coordinating a range of events including industry trade shows, networking events, and training programs. Coordination includes venue management, organizing content, budget management, day-to-day task management and overall leadership.  We are an association management company based in Warren, RI that delivers […]

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Work planning: a critical component for associations

Working planning is an integral part of the Lighthouse Association Management approach to partnering.   So many times we have found associations conducting their business without an annual work plan- no road map to measure progress or success.  No agreed upon priorities or thoughtful allocation of tasks against capacity.   The Lighthouse team uses work plans as […]

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IMBC Updates

Sail America Updates

Strictly Sail Pacific Updates