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Five reasons why membership is killing association business models: Part I

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As a result, most associations tend to offer only “pay-to-play” membership relationships, even though current and future stakeholders often have free or low-cost access to a variety of “good enough” and superior alternatives for building networks, retrieving information and pursuing learning. Membership is perhaps the most sacred tenet in all of association orthodoxy.

Five reasons why membership is killing association business models: Part III

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Associations must do more to honor their stakeholders’ expectations– When they were the only credible source of professional or industry information, networking and learning for their stakeholders, associations could determine the degree and pace of new value creation based solely on organizational needs. Membership is perhaps the most sacred tenet in all of association orthodoxy.

Join Jeff for P.I./TMA Resources Executive Breakfast on March 6 in Alexandria, Virginia

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Detailed directions to NSBA, including information about public transportation, can be found here. TMA Resources , located in Vienna, Virginia, provides member-centric organizations with the software solutions, services and partners that help keep their members and other constituents returning to them to find information, collaborate, learn and communicate with their communities. Join Jeff De Cagna of Principled Innovation on Wednesday, March 6 for the P.I./TMA

Asking different questions: MMCC 2013 edition

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For stakeholders with abundant access to a wide variety of information resources, network connections and learning opportunities that can help them succeed, ordinary approaches are not nearly good enough. “Is the association model broken?” ” “What does ‘member’ mean to you?” ” “Do we need a new membership model?” ” “Is membership dead?”

Jeff De Cagna to deliver keynote at CESSE 2013 Annual Meeting

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CESSE, which was incorporated in 1977, is an informal, not-for-profit international organization of chief executive officers and mid-to-senior level staff members of scientific and engineering societies. Jeff De Cagna , chief strategist and founder of Principled Innovation, has been selected as the opening keynote speaker for the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE) 2013 Annual Meeting.

Jeff De Cagna to speak at ASAE12 in Dallas

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The schedule of Jeff’s formal and informal sessions is below: On Sunday, August 12 from 1:30 pm-5:30 pm CDT, Jeff will present a four-hour workshop, “ Making Innovation Happen: An Executive Learning Experience for Association CEOs ” in Room D161 of the Dallas Convention Center. Jeff De Cagna, chief strategist and founder of Principled Innovation, will be one of the speakers at ASAE’s 2012 Annual Meeting (ASAE12) in Dallas, Texas next month.

Jeff De Cagna joins ATA Board of Directors

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When I first developed my condition in college, I reached out to ATA for information and education and they responded. ” For more information on ATA or tinnitus, please visit the ATA website at Jeff De Cagna FRSA FASAE, chief strategist and founder of Principled Innovation LLC, has been elected to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA) Board of Directors.

Your Conference Needs To Offer Transformational Learning Not Informational Learning

Velvet Chainsaw

Informed or transformed? The Best Learning At Conferences For me, I want to be more than just informed. I can be informed by reading information online. I don’t need to travel to a conference to become informed. It’s similar to becoming a compendium of information.

Building Community: Real Towns Inform Online Spaces

Higher Logic

Inform your community. Starting an online community can seem like a daunting task at first. It’s easy to think that you need experience with other online communities to build a successful one for your own organization.

Your Members Need Help With Information Overload

Associations Now

Are you helping your members with managing all the information that’s thrown at them or just piling on? By walls, I mean the filter you use to keep out all the useless information in the world, particularly online.

Is Your Conference Churning Out Junk Information?

Velvet Chainsaw

We over consume information from a variety of sources. We have content farms that churn out junk information. Unhealthy Information Consumption Diets. Information overconsumption is a serious challenge for many in the United States. That’s a lot of information.

Sharing Information Helps You Think

Eric Lanke

I last wrote about this two weeks ago, in The Case for Sharing Information. Having asked everyone else in the organization to do the same, I decided I would lead by example and chose the following behavior: We share information openly and proactively, demonstrating an understanding that our actions impact others. And it may embarrass me to say it, but this may the only place this kind of information is actually written down.

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6 basics of member re-engagement: Part 1.

YourMembership Blog

Industry News + Trends Member Engagement + Retention Membership Management Product Information association members email marketing member engagement member re-engagement membership marketing

5 benefits of video-based learning.

YourMembership Blog

eLearning Industry News + Trends Member Engagement + Retention Product Information elearning learning management system LMS member engagement member experience online learning professional development professional education video based learning video content

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Why Data Informed VS Data Driven?

Beth Kanter's Blog

One of the questions I was asked, ”Why Data Informed? ” Being data-informed is something very different from a data-driven culture. Data-informed cultures are not slaves to their data. A data-informed culture uses measurement to continuously improve.

Google Knowledge Graph Adds Nonprofit Information

Associations Now

A new feature in the search giant’s repertoire prominently displays organized, quick-hit information about nonprofit organizations. Over time, we’ll continue to work on bringing more nonprofit information into your search experience.”.

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Online #learning exams and assessments.

YourMembership Blog

Why learners embrace them and associations are best qualified to deliver them. I cringe at the thought of my dreaded experiences as a youth with standardized Scantron Tests and the small answer bubbles.

3 ways career centers increase member engagement.

YourMembership Blog

Your career center is another way to engage members and ensure they understand the benefits of your association. Are your association members passing by your website more often than you’d like? Maybe your last onsite networking event didn’t have many attendees.

Conferences Need To Focus More On Learning Design And Less On Information Transfer

Velvet Chainsaw

Recent research shows that conference organizers should focus their conference education efforts more on learning design and less on delivery of information. Their focus is completely on the content and the delivery of the information. Learning Design Trumps Delivery Of Information.

5 reasons everyone at your association needs to go to #Xperience17.

YourMembership Blog

#leadership #inspiration #learning #innovation #technology – all in one place. As an association leader, you have a great case for going to Xperience 2017. It’s a chance to grow your skills in leadership.

Introducing SocialLink mobile app to transform your member experience.

YourMembership Blog

It’s the association industry’s first online community and social mobile app built into an association management software. Your association membership is boosted by your members seeking credibility, professional development, competitive advantages and ways to give back.

5 learning tech trends for 2017.

YourMembership Blog

A snapshot from one expert of what associations can expect from learning management systems. At the start of every new year, Talented Learning CEO John Leh offers his take on learning technology trends to watch.

7 steps to select the right LMS for your association, part 2.

YourMembership Blog

eLearning Industry News + Trends Product Information Thought Leaders elearning learning management software learning management system learning technology selection LMS online learning

Member Communications & Information Overload - Finding Balance

Wild Apricot Blog

One of our readers asked some great questions in a comment to a recent post about getting started with social media: What will people find interesting and useful? Will they find excessive messaging annoying? How does an organization find a balance? Since many membership and non-profit organizations may be asking themselves these very questions in terms of their member communications, we offered some ideas on how you can begin to answer these questions.( read more ).

7 lucky reasons to attend Xperience 2017.

YourMembership Blog

A golden pot of educational and association industry-building opportunities await leaders and their staff in Orlando.

Attention Nonprofit #datanerds: Data-Informed Fundraising!

Beth Kanter's Blog

We may need to start wearing these here! RT @ kanter what every #datanerd needs in their wardrobe – I Love Data T-shirt QlhMt4. Mission Measurement (@MissionMeasure) September 5, 2012.

Accurate association member data drives better engagement + revenue.

YourMembership Blog

Updated profile data is more than just getting current email address information. Data management and data integrity is a demanding job for you and your association. But, it has to be done. Your association is only as good as your member data, and it’s a big task to keep it clean.

The Case for Sharing Information

Eric Lanke

The behavior I chose is: We share information openly and proactively, demonstrating an understanding that our actions impact others. And sharing information openly and proactively is definitely something I could improve upon.

5 questions to better market your career center.

YourMembership Blog

Nothing promotes a career center like putting relevant, niche jobs in front of professionals. When it comes time to look for a new job, professionals turn first to associations, which are among the best places to start.

How An Informal Nonprofit Employee Champion Program Can Benefit A One-Person Communications Dept.

Beth Kanter's Blog

He created an informal employee champion program. He launched the informal employee champions program with a fellow interning at his agency. Are you an one-person communications department?

Helping Speakers Move From Dispensers Of Information To Facilitators Of Learning

Velvet Chainsaw

This change moves speakers from tellers of information to facilitators of learning. Adequate time is also spent developing contemplative and challenging questions that require attendees to reflect, think, consider and process information with higher order thinking skills and critical thought.

Mizz Information: 5 Cool Pinterest Tools

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Mizz Information. Wednesday, March 21, 2012. 5 Cool Pinterest Tools. Source: via Maggie on Pinterest.

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4 steps to develop association member personas.

YourMembership Blog

Industry News + Trends Member Engagement + Retention Membership Management Product Information Thought Leaders association management association management software association member personas association members member engagement membership data membership marketing

How Leaders Can Get the Information They Really Need

Associations Now

A good rule of thumb is to ask yourself, “What’s the most likely way I could fail to get the right information in this situation?” A good first step to avoiding that problem is to mix up the people who you meet and draw on for insight and information.

Alright stop: collaborate + listen, part 4.

YourMembership Blog

While email is an important tool in staying up-to-date on the most influential discussions, push notifications tied to a native mobile app allow for instant updates and make it easier for members to have direct access to information without constantly sifting through an inbox.

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The Problem: Information Overload

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From my new whitepaper, Attention Doesn't Scale: The Role of Content Curation in Membership Associations : The concept of information overload was originated by futurist Alvin Toffler in his 1970 book Future Shock as part of his depiction of a world in which the rate of change would accelerate to the point that governments, society, and individuals would be unable to keep up – would, in fact, be “future shocked.”

Mizz Information: Klout Still Suggesting Users Invite Minors

Mizz Information

Mizz Information. Tuesday, December 6, 2011. Klout Still Suggesting Users Invite Minors. So remember when I wrote about how Klout had created a profile for my 13 year-old son? And how the story made it to the New York Times ?

Changes In The Information Cycle Are Driving Conference Education Reform

Velvet Chainsaw

Conferences (and associations) used to be the go-to source for information and content about a profession or industry. While not everyone wants to be a content creator, everyone has an interest in organizing and packing information in their own, unique way.

Alright stop: collaborate + listen, part 2.

YourMembership Blog

They are the thought leaders, setting the tone and pace for how information is shared and consumed by your members. Industry News + Trends Product Information Social Media and Business TrendsStep 1: Ambassadors. Editor’s note: This is the second in a four-part series looking at member engagement at associations and the importance of implementing a social networking platform equipped with the right tools to ensure early adoption and consistent engagement.

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Mizz Information: Book Giveaway: Humanize!

Mizz Information

Mizz Information. Friday, December 2, 2011. Book Giveaway: Humanize! What better way to kick off the holiday season than with a giveaway? And not just any giveaway--an awesome one.