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7 lucky reasons to attend Xperience 2017.

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A golden pot of educational and association industry-building opportunities await leaders and their staff in Orlando. The luckiest of all days is upon us, and if you haven’t yet registered, it’s just your luck I’ve put together 7 reasons why you should make your travel plans today to attend Xperience 2017—A Conference for Everyone. This […]. patrick's day

Let’s Get Headless: A New Way to Consider Content Management

Associations Now

A recent trend in content management systems is something called the “headless CMS,” which separates the management of the content from the main website. Here’s why that trend is one that associations should look into—especially those with a large content footprint. Your association has a lot of content, and it has to go into an increasing number of places. Losing Your Head.

How to Increase Participation in Your Online Community Using Social Psychology

Higher Logic

I’m miserable at all types of computer coding, but I learned basic HTML at my first job out of college – not because I wanted to learn, but because all my colleagues knew HTML. They thought I should too and every day they’d remind me to try Codecademy for free lessons. I gave in and started studying. A few months later, my new HTML skills led to a raise. That’s social psychology at work. FOMO).

The Association Value Trigger Point Explained by New Member Background

Smooth The Path

When I speak about a way to engage new members early in their membership by using an Association Value Trigger Point (AVTP), association professionals often ask me if their association should have just one AVTP or should we have many for our different members? However, how your AVTP takes shape does depend very much on how similar or how diverse your new members are. Here is an example.

Learners and Your LMS: If you build it, will they come?

WBT Systems

Working with many associations over the years, we have listened to many organizations describe the reasons why their members do not use their existing Learning Management System (LMS) and why they are looking for a new learning solution to re-engage their learners. Here we share four of the most common reasons associations seek to change their LMS platform. Maybe, maybe not.

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Coalition Steps Up to Spur Innovation in Florida

Associations Now

To pave the way for stronger entrepreneurship, better coordination, and more networking, Launch Florida is bringing together disparate groups that share a stake in the state’s innovation economy. A coalition called Launch Florida is bringing together innovation leaders, tech organizations, coworking spaces, and start-up communities that will work together to advance Florida’s innovation economy.

Atlanta Ad Agencies Play Up Diversity With New Coalition

Associations Now

Four Atlanta-based advertising agencies are joining forces in the Advertising for Change coalition, which aims to boost diversity in the advertising world’s ranks. The agencies are working closely with 4A’s on a program looking to draw a diverse set of interns to the city. That history is driving four of Atlanta’s ad agencies—JWT Atlanta, 22squared, Fitzgerald & Co.,

Tuesday Buzz: Trends Shaping the Events Industry

Associations Now

Find out how events may be changing in the near future. Also: Here’s what members actually want to hear from you. Meetings are a vital part of the association space, so it’s important that event professionals keep up with the latest technology and upgrades. shares three trends that are transforming the events industry. He also says virtual reality may have a greater impact on tradeshows.

Indie Music Nonprofit Wants to Build a Family of Donors

Associations Now

CASH Music, a group focused on offering technical assistance to independent musicians in the internet age, launched a new crowdfunding effort to help fund its future. The group will be working with some well-known rock stars to support the endeavor. If you’re into indie music, this might be just the crowdfunding campaign for you. Those who spend $5 or more per month get access to the feed.