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About Sara Spivey

Sara is responsible for leading the executive management team and positioning the company for future growth. Previously, Sara held executive management positions at Convio, rPath, Advanced Micro Devices, and Quantum. She has extensive experience in growth strategy, marketing, and sales operations in large, global companies as well as start-ups. Sara serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Girlstart, an Austin, TX based nonprofit organization whose mission it is to empower girls in Stem (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of California, Davis and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
24 09, 2014

Must See Six: September

By | 2017-09-14T07:53:05+00:00 September 24th, 2014|Blog, Financial, Healthcare, Legal, Online Continuing Education, Professional Association CE|0 Comments

This month we thought to take a look and see what our partners have and been blogging about and saw that all of them, in one way or another, have been focused on change. Whether it is why change is necessary, strategies for change, or how to successfully implement change in your association, you’ll find [...]

27 08, 2014

Must See Six: August

By | 2016-09-16T15:58:45+00:00 August 27th, 2014|Blog, Professional Association CE|0 Comments

Inspired by the events we’ve attended in the last month, and knowing that many of you are gearing up for your annual meetings and other large events, this month’s Must See Six is focused on event tips. 6 Ways to Create a Must-Attend Conference Meetings and conferences are a large percentage of non-dues revenue for [...]

24 07, 2014

Must See Six: July

By | 2017-09-14T07:53:05+00:00 July 24th, 2014|Blog, Financial, Healthcare, Legal, Online Continuing Education, Professional Association CE|0 Comments

This month, we thought we’d shake things up and set up our Must See Six a little differently. We’ve found a great infographic of the Association for Talent Development that walks you through the 5 steps on creating a knowledge sharing culture, and then found an article that expands on each of the five steps. [...]

18 07, 2014

Sticky Note Wisdom

By | 2016-09-16T16:31:44+00:00 July 18th, 2014|Financial, Online Continuing Education, Professional Association CE|0 Comments

I just returned from a few days at the annual AICPA Interchange Conference. This annual event brings together the leaders of state CPA societies for informative and educational sessions on issues facing their industry. Tom Hood, the CEO at the Maryland Association of CPA’s and its subsidiary the Business Learning Institute, held a fabulous general session that focused on [...]

7 07, 2014

What to Look for in an Online Education System

By | 2016-04-08T22:07:14+00:00 July 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Previously, we talked about why you should consider bringing your onboarding, training and continuing education programs in-house and online. For many people it stops at talk, since the search for the right system can become daunting. The alphabet soup of TMS (Talent Management System), LMS (Learning Management System) and CEMS (Continuing Education Management System), and [...]

29 06, 2014

Must See Six: June

By | 2017-09-14T07:53:05+00:00 June 29th, 2014|Blog, Financial, Healthcare, Legal, Online Continuing Education, Professional Association CE|0 Comments

Recently a customer of ours, Texas Medical Association, was interviewed in an Association Now piece on Big Data. That got us wondering how Big Data can impact the world of continuing education, and some of the industries our customers serve. Big Data in Education: Big Potential or Big Mistake? Read about Big Data’s impact on the [...]

27 05, 2014

Must See Six: May

By | 2017-09-14T07:53:05+00:00 May 27th, 2014|Blog, Online Continuing Education, Professional Association CE|0 Comments

After our recent webinar with Avectra, an Abila company, we got to thinking more about engaging members and what that really means and how to effectively do it. Here’s a selection of articles to read as you consider what engagement means for your association. What We’re Scoring When We’re Scoring Engagement A tool for tracking [...]

24 04, 2014

Must See Six: April

By | 2017-09-14T07:53:06+00:00 April 24th, 2014|Blog, Online Continuing Education, Professional Association CE|0 Comments

Let’s face it—the times, they are a’changing.  Currently, Millenials make up a third of the workforce, and by 2020 they’ll be in the majority. Not to mention, they’re an interesting bunch to employ, engage and retain. Here’s a great round-up of articles to begin learning what makes this newest generation tick. Meet the Millennials: The [...]

19 03, 2014

The Networking Effect

By | 2017-09-14T07:53:06+00:00 March 19th, 2014|Blog, Online Continuing Education, Professional Association CE|0 Comments

There’s an old technology riddle about the power of the networking effect.    It goes something like this: What’s the value of one fax machine?  Zero. What’s the value of many fax machines?  Infinite. The network effect basically says the more network “nodes”, the more valuable the network, and it is NOT a linear equation, it’s [...]