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Productivity Gadgets & Gizmos
03/23/2021

Author: Easton Kuboushek, MPA

Around the Kuboushek house, we’re all about efficiency. For example, my wife loves how efficient I am when it comes to reducing loads of laundry by using the 3-Basket System®...

Tags: Productivity

Not All Databases Are Created Equal
03/23/2021

Author: Kelly Kipping

In the past 25 plus years of working with associations, I have seen many different databases and trust me — they are not all created equal. From multiple leading online...

Tags: Association Leadership

“Hey Coach, Where’s Left Field?”
03/16/2021

Author: Kirk Leeds

When my kids were younger, I spent 10 years coaching Little League softball and baseball. Spending time with my kids was certainly a primary motivation for the incredible number of...

Tags: Association Leadership

Priority Pivot
03/02/2021

Author: Heather Tamminga, CAE

It has been a year since the pandemic flipped the script on the business of associations. With the loss of face-to-face events, income, member engagement and strategic momentum, it can...

Tags: Databases Information Technology

Do Your Systems Play Nice?
02/16/2021

Author: Darcy Watson, CAE

Don't you love that feeling when everything is working in sync? Like a fine-tuned, Swiss watch. Like a college basketball team executing plays effortlessly and swishing basket after basket. Everything...

Tags: Association Leadership

Meaningful Gift Ideas for Departing Board Members
02/09/2021

Author: Lynn Harkin, CAE

Tired of the same old walnut wood, bronze plated, gavel glued on a plaque for your recognition ceremonies or annual meeting? Do you have outgoing leadership or staff who is...

Tags: Association Leadership

Achieving the CAE: Covid-19 Edition
02/02/2021

Author: Kailah Schmitz, CAE

Kailah Schmitz, Certified Association Executive. Those three words following my name have been a goal of mine since the very start of my career in association management and I knew...

The Power of Association-Driven Data Analytics
01/26/2021

Author: Easton Kuboushek, MPA

At Amplify, we believe associations have the power to impact entire industries. Big surprise, right? Traditionally non-profit and trade associations elevate their industry through advocacy, education, certifications and (or) events...

Tags: News Release

Amplify Achieves Fourth AMC Institute Accreditation
01/05/2021

Author: Easton Kuboushek, MPA

ANKENY, Iowa ­­— Amplify Association Management has recently been awarded re-accreditation by AMC Institute representing more than a decade of association management industry best practices. Among 500-plus Association Management Companies...

Tags: Association Leadership

5 Tips For Writing A President’s Message
01/04/2021

Author: Heather Tamminga, CAE

President’s Message Due. These are often the three most dreaded words by every leader when it’s time to send the member newsletter — but it doesn’t have to be. As...

Tags: Association Leadership

How Old Are We?
01/04/2021

Author: Kirk Leeds

All associations, just like individuals and other organizations in the private and public sector have five stages in their life. Birth, a time of great excitement and high expectations. Teenage...