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National Volunteer Week April 15-21, 2018

One third of Americans are part of an association community. Every year millions of people donate personal time and resources to make the world a better place. As we celebrate National Volunteer Week, I encourage all association professionals to reflect on the dues dollars, countless hours away from their families and the intellectual property that […]

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Jane A. Svinicki, CAE to receive 2018 Governor’s Trailblazer Award

Milwaukee, WI (April 4, 2018) – Jane A. Svinicki, CAE, President, Svinicki Association Management Inc., (SAMI), is among 17 women selected for 2018 Wisconsin Governor’s Trailblazer Awards for Women in Business. Trailblazer Awards honor the rich legacy and economic impact of women’s business ownership in Wisconsin’s economy. Jane A. Svinicki, CAE, along with two others, will […]

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Social Media Management on the Go

Social media is constantly evolving. The landscape of social media has changed drastically over the years to match the needs of its users and stakeholders. As social media platforms have changed to adapt to user’s needs, the number of users has also increased. Facebook alone has over 2.13 billion monthly active users. With so many […]

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First Time at ASAE

I have been in the Association Management world for just under a year, and one question is always constant: What is Association Management? Friends and family ask when I tell them my job title, and even experts with years of experience in this field still wonder the depths and many paths within it. With the […]

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Four Ways to Overcome Procrastination

We live in the age of procrastination. There are so many distractions at our fingertips on our computers and phones that it can overwhelm us during our work time. We all encounter projects that are difficult to start or that we try to avoid at all costs. Here are some steps you can take to […]

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If it Was Easy, Everyone Would See It!

It had been on my ‘bucket list’ for a while – the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights.  But like many things that are wondrous to see, they take some effort to find and observe. The Aurora Borealis occurs in a circular pattern over the arctic and sub-arctic.  Sure, they occasional occur far south, including in […]

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How to Plan for the Unexpected

As a meeting planner, there will always be unexpected situations that occur at any given outing, meeting, reception, etc. They can range from something as small as a speaker breaking their glasses to full-blown AV shut down. Like Murphy always says: anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. How can you plan for the […]

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Surveys

Feedback is one of the most important things for me. I like to know personally where I can improve and where I am succeeding (I am a millennial after all). Compliments and criticism are critical to growing and moving forward in one’s career. Without hearing from supervisors and peers where you can grow, you will […]

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