Nikki Walker is the Vice President of MCI Group – the largest global association management and consulting company in the world. We discuss the recently released results of their first year of a multi-year series, produced in collaboration with ASAE, looking at how successful North American associations are growing globally.Continue Reading …
Amy Sample Ward is the thought-leading CEO of NTEN, where the nonprofit technology community meets. We discuss some truly fascinating aspects of the current state of social media and how associations are starting to move beyond Social Media 101 and tackle innovative and strategic approaches to these communication channels.
Mary Byers is a return guest to Association Mavens and we dig into her latest book that she co-authored with Harrison Coerver titled Road to Relevance. Some really interesting things are happening with the evolution of associations and Mary shares some of those stories and insights during our discussion.
Also, be sure to check out our past interview about Race for Relevance.
The leaders we select to lead us are crucial. As associations grapple with changing technology and demographics, boards are putting greater focus on finding key executives to help lead them through the 21st century. At the helm, is Lorraine Lavet of Korn/Ferry—a leading international executive recruitment firm. Lorraine specializes in the recruitment of senior-level executives for trade associations, professional societies and other non-profit organizations—spending more than two decades in association leadership positions. You won’t want to miss out on the insights that she shares in our discussion!
Tom Morrison, CEO of the Metal Treating Institute, talks with me regarding ways that his association has gotten their members fully engaged (with a baby boomer board). Plus we discuss how and why MTI has embraced the idea that they are not in the membership business, but rather the value-creation business.