Lindsay Jennings, Vice President of Business Development

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About Lindsay Jennings, Vice President of Business Development

Lindsay oversees business development and serves as Managing Director of the International Ombudsman Association. As a Seattle native, she has been involved with local non-profits for many years and is inspired on a daily basis by SBI’s awesome, hardworking team. Lindsay loves her work in onboarding new clients and enjoys the opportunity to build relationships with and learn from so many passionate volunteers and expert vendors in a wide variety of industries.

SBI Announces New Association Executive

SEATTLE, WA, October 9, 2020 — SBI Association Management (SBI), a Seattle-based association management company (AMC), is pleased to announce Felicia Kenan as its newest Association Executive.

Kenan is an accomplished Association Executive with more than seventeen years of association experience, working for associations in both the stand-alone and AMC models. She has earned a Master’s […]

AMC Institute Releases New Research and Resources for Associations

The AMC Institute, which represents over 180 association management companies (AMCs) that collectively provide full-service management to over 1,800 associations and provide project support to 900 additional associations, has released new research and resources for associations and AMCs. This includes a new microsite and resource center for best practices, case studies, proprietary research, and business tools […]

Three Ways Your Association Can Build and Strengthen a Certification Program

When it comes to credentialing and certification programs, there are many advantages awarded to both the association and the professionals who pursue them. In fact, American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) researchers report benefits to associations that sponsored or administered a credential include: reinforced value of the association, increased visibility of the association to the […]

SBI Events Team Earns Virtual Event & Meeting Management (VEMM) Credential

At SBI, we pride ourselves on providing innovative services and solutions to help nonprofits thrive. While the pandemic may have slowed us down at the onset while in-person events were rapidly canceled or postponed, we are now moving full steam ahead in the virtual event space, and are proud to share that our entire Events […]

The Key to Succession Planning for Associations

In Associations, Leadership is All About Finding Your Replacement
What does a leader do when they reach the summit after a long, hard climb?

They turn around, extend their hand, and help the next climber join them on the peak.

In association management, board and committee chairs can institutionalize this important aspect of leadership by taking a serious […]

Hone Your Professional Skills in a COVID-19 World

One Way to Ensure Your Skills Stay Sharp During Quarantine? Volunteer for Your Association.
No one likes to admit it, but months of COVID-19 induced lockdowns have left many professionals feeling disconnected from their jobs and their industry. While spending all day in your yoga pants or avoiding public transportation has its advantages, professional isolation can […]

COVID-19 Changed Your Association’s Plan.

Now it’s Time to Create a New One.
COVID-19 has affected every professional and trade association in the world and unless you sit on the board of an association for toilet paper manufacturers, that impact has likely been negative.

We know COVID-19 changed your association’s plan, but that does not mean your association has to experience a […]

5 Tips to Help You Successfully Work from Home

With easier access to technology, updated equipment, the right procedures, and enough time to incorporate them all into a plan, working remotely can be easy to accommodate. At SBI, we even have several team members who work remotely full time.

However, the COVID-19 pandemic found many organizations, associations, and companies abruptly forced into uncharted territory. Now […]

How Your Board Can Strengthen Its Relationship with Members

Your Association Has an Opportunity to Demonstrate Its Value. Here Is What Your Members Need to Hear from Their Board of Directors.
Trade associations and professional societies face challenges and uncertainties they haven’t experienced in at least ten years—if ever. That’s the bad news.

The good news?

Associations have an incredible opportunity to prove their value to members.

At […]

Association Event Cancelled? Take These Next Three Steps.

Like many, your association just canceled your event. Here’s what you should do now.
Because of COVID-19, many associations face financial uncertainty. As a board leader, it can be tough to know where to go from here.

Here’s the truth: The economic impact of COVID-19 was felt first and hardest by trade associations and professional societies, especially […]

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