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Launching a Technical Consortium: Your Checklist for Success

Posted by Andy Freed on 6/23/16 4:10 PM

You’ve just spent months navigating the formalities of incorporating a new consortium and all the associated legalities and growing pains that will allow you to work with industry peers.

Now it’s time to begin the real work of identifying annual goals and objectives. Your chances for success will be much higher if you build a strong foundation.  Here is a handy checklist you should have before you begin to operate. Most of this checklist is also relevant for other associations seeking a blueprint for operational success.

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Topics: Consortia, Technology, starting a consortia, Launching an Association, Tech Consortia

Fifteen Minutes of Privacy

Posted by Andy Freed on 11/13/14 7:00 AM

Andy Warhol famously said that in the future everyone will have fifteen minutes of fame. 

Nowadays, it seems like in the future everyone can aspire to fifteen minutes of privacy. 

And whether it’s illicit photos of Kate Upton showing up online or my kids living their lives out loud on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, we no doubt have less privacy now than ever before. 

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Topics: Consortia, Association Management, Communications

3 Things to Do Before Your Professional Association Achieves Its Mission

Posted by Andy Freed on 10/16/13 5:00 AM

Your professional association has met and surpassed all of its original goals. Now you’re operating on cruise control, right? Not so fast…

Sometimes success can bring about unforeseen challenges. An organization that accomplishes its main mission is often faced with the “what now?” syndrome.

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Topics: Operations, Consortia, Association Management, Membership, Success of Professional Associations, Hiring an Association Management Company

Mission Accomplished! (Or maybe not…) – Part II

Posted by Greg Kohn on 3/7/13 7:42 AM

In my last post, I wrote about some business-related issues associations and consortia should consider before they publish a specification. In this post, I'm going to cover the same topic, but from the perspective of looking at some things to consider on the technical side of an organization:

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Topics: Working Groups, Consortia, Technical Specifications, Membership, Life Cycle, Association, Training

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