Creating The 24/7 Small-Staff Association Online Conference

Photo by CharlieGentle

Join me July 13-15, 2010, for ASAE’s Online Conference for Small Staff Associations (nonprofit associations with ten or few staff).    

2010 Small Staff Association Online Conference Topic:

With the rise of social media, mobile technology, and a very vocal blogosphere, it sometimes feels like your members never sleep. How can you engage them nonstop without sacrificing your own shut-eye? More importantly, how can you accomplish this with limited staff and resources? If these issues are literally keeping you up at night, you cannot afford to miss ASAE & The Center’s latest online conference, Creating the 24/7 Small-Staff Association. Learn the essentials that will help you manage an ever evolving landscape with this conference designed specifically for organizations with 10 or less staff members.  

Online Conference Sessions And Presenters

July 13, 11 am – 12 pm ET
Finding Focus in the 24/7 Networked Environment (This is the session I’m presenting.)
While small staff associations have to focus on results, it seems that the demands of managing an organization never stop. Your members communicate with each other around the clock, and you feel you have to stay on top of all those conversations in addition to everything else on your list. Can you find time for Twitter, Facebook, and all the rest while still getting your work done? Seasoned association executives and staff are having a challenging time shifting from the industrial age mindset of logic, certainty and confined restraints to the network gestalt of interaction, self-organization, unlimited potential and unpredictability. The secret to success is having a strategy of doing the right things rather than doing things right and embracing a networked mindset. Knowing your goal will help you to channel your energies on what’s most important to your industry, your organization, and your members.  

July 13, 3 – 4 pm ET
A Staff of One for a Cast of Thousands: Create and Nurture Online Communities  


Marjorie Bynum (left) and Peggy Hoffman (right)

Marjorie Bynum, senior director education & communications, Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals International (left)
Peggy Hoffman, CAE, president, Mariner Management and Marketing LLC (right)  

July 14, 11 am – 12 pm ET
Mobile Technology Essentials for Small-Staff Organizations  

Ron Wille

Presenter: Ron Wille, MBA, coCEO, NimbleUser, TBD Association Executive  

July 14, 3-4 pm ET
Free and Low-Cost Tools YouCan’t Live Without 

Beth Ziesenissm

Presenter: Beth Ziesenis, Avenue Z Writing Solutions  

July 15, 11 am – 12 pm ET
Virtually Together: How to Operate Your Association Remotely

Gretchen Jaspering (left), Jay Karen (center), Kevin Meade (right)

Gretchen Jaspering, president, Bailiwick Communications
Jay Karen, CAE, president & CEO, Professional Association of Innkeepers International
Kevin Mead, CAE, president, IGAF Worldwide  

July 15, 3-4 pm ET
Leverage the Voice of Your Association

Bonnie Fedchock (left) and David Harrison

Bonnie Fedchock, executive director, NACE National Association of Catering Executives
David Harrison, president, Harrison Communications   

What’s Involved

Each day, you’ll have two sixty-minute live Webinars. Each Webinar is followed by a sixty-minute online chat with content leaders and peers held within ASAE’s branded small-staff association online conference eCommunity. You’ll also have access to resources, handouts, reference materials and recorded materials for up to one-week after the event.  

Here’s what you need to participate in the online conference:

  1. Telephone for audio
  2. Internet connection for visual
  3. Registration

For more information about the online conference, topics and presenters.  


  • $295 for ASAE Members
  • $495 for Non ASAE Members

Questions about the online conference?


Brian Kirkland or 202.326.9528  

Mark Milroy at or 202.326.9509  

Hope to see you online during this conference.

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