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Which Candidates Deserve Your Support?

January 1, 2010: 

They’re Democrats and Republicans; they’re liberal independents and Tea Party conservatives. The people we elect to make laws affecting our communities are as varied as the places we call home. But when it comes to gaining the backing of REALTOR® associations, candidates must have one thing in common: support for the REALTOR® organization’s political positions.

Briefing: AE news, Fall 2010

January 1, 2010: 

A Push to Green the MLS
There may not be a rush of home buyers asking about the “carbon footprint” of a property, which includes its water and energy usage, carbon dioxide emissions, and indoor air quality, among other things. But according to the U.S. Green Building Council and others, such information soon will be in high demand.

Right Vendor, Right Price

January 1, 2010: 

Economic uncertainty has driven most associations to embrace the mantra “do more with less,” which makes this the perfect time to re-evaluate vendor relationships and ensure that you are getting the best, at the best value. The best way I’ve found to select the right service vendor is through the request for proposal (RFP) process. Although it is most often associated with government procurement procedures, don’t let the idea of an RFP put you off.

Contents Summer 2010

January 1, 2010: 



Yes, Anyone Can Innovate
Learn to meet more demands with fewer resources, adapt old offerings to serve new needs, and use your existing organization to lead a changing industry.
By Masha Zager

Game Changers Program Profiles
Breakthrough product & service ideas for an industry in which the game will never be the same.
By Carolyn



Chair Report
Motivation, key to creativity
By Dave Phillips, RCE, CAE, AEC


A Tale of Two CEOs

January 1, 2010: 

Association executive Jim was on a rare vacation, enjoying a break from the rain and snow of New England with his family in Hawaii. Then his cell phone rang on Jan. 2. The chair of his board needed to meet with Jim that Thursday; it was important, Jim’s assistant explained. So he left his family and flew East.

Expertise Builds Trust

January 1, 2010: 

Expertise Builds Trust

by Melynn Sight

One of the most effective things you can do to develop trust as an association executive is demonstrate a personal commitment to your own ongoing education and professional development. You want your members, leadership, and staff to think of you as an AE who is on top of the latest strategies, trends, and technology in association management.