Dean West, FASAE will address the California Society of Association Executives Annual Meeting (ELEVATE) this May. The program, titled “Crafting the Future Proofed Association” introduces the  results from the company’s industry leading environmental scan of the association strategy environment and discusss the implications on the association business model. The study assessed more than 50 environmental factors in five domains and more than 50 implications on association strategy. From workforce and technology to economic implications and the changing role of government, participants will learn about the most substantial factors impacting association members and how these changes are influencing association membership, meetings, education and government affairs strategy. For the first time ever, sector-wide data was collected on more than 30 strategies associations are implementing to successfully adapt to a changing environment to improve Mission-based and business outcomes. Review what your peers in associations believe is essential to success and to position
Association Laboratory’s Nicolette Haton will be presenting to the Florida Society of Association Executives Thursday, March 28th, 2019 Associations are faced with the challenge of adapting to a complex and rapidly evolving business environment. Many organizations look inward for solutions or limit their view to their particular sector or profession. In doing so, they are missing out on ideas and insights from other industries that are grappling with the same challenges. Attendees will learn from the findings of Association Laboratory’s Looking Forward™ 2018, the nation’s most comprehensive environmental scan of the association business environment. This one-of-a-kind opportunity shares how the association sector is creating new opportunities, new revenue streams and what your peers believe drives growth. Those in attendance will learn to: 1. Identify and understand six thematic solutions to association growth strategy 2. Learn about applicable examples from real associations3. Use the solutions and examples to formulate objectives and action
When: January 14th, 2019, 3-5 PM Where: Association Forum, 10 S Riverside Plaza, Ste. 800, Chicago LIMITED ATTENDANCE AVAILABLE You are cordially invited to join on January 14th for a brief presentation and open discussion about how your Association can expand its outreach into India and the Middle East. CIMGlobal has been assisting US-based organisations to grow in these markets for the past 20 years Prasant Sah, CEO – CIMGlobal, Alex Dmamico, Managing Director-CIMGlobal USA, and Dean West, Association Laboratory Founder and President, will be available to answer all your questions about these dynamic growth opportunities and how they are already working for other US Associations. RSVP below for an insightful conversations on Association outreach to India and the Middle East. Beverages and hors-d’oeuvres will be served immediately after the event. We hope you can join us and look forward to seeing you. RSVP Now!
November 15, 2018 – Association Laboratory has launched its annual association environmental research project, “Looking Forward 2019,” a collaborative research effort conducted with leaders of the association management profession.   This year, Association Laboratory is expanding its outreach by including state association executives from Ohio, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, California, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Iowa.  Also participating will be AAMSE (American Association of Medical Society Executives ) and National Association of Manufacturers.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                       ASSOCIATION LABORATORY RELEASES LOOKING FORWARD 2018 ANNUAL ASSOCIATION ENVIRONMENTAL SCANNING PAPER    June 25, 2018 – Association Laboratory has once again released its annual association environmental scanning paper, “Looking Forward 2018,” a collaborative research effort conducted with leaders of the association management profession. Looking Forward 2018 is the nation’s longest running and most comprehensive environmental scan of the association strategy environment. This year, more than 300 association trade and professional association CEO’s and senior staff assessed fifty-two different factors impacting association members and fifty-one different implications on association strategy.  Combining this year’s research with eight years of bench marking data makes this year’s paper the most relevant research publications in the industry. “Looking Forward 2018 Association Industry Business Environment and Strategy
By Nicolette Haton – MBA, CAE  and Analyst for Association Laboratory   Every member is a potential volunteer, and every volunteer, on their first day or at their first activity, is a potential future board member.  In recent research through Association Laboratory, participants were asked to identify what they believed were success factors important to creating and sustaining volunteer and strategic leadership.. Two of the top factors included….(Click below to Read More) FSAE Source Article – Building the Leadership Pipeline