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Making Culture Work (White Paper)

Jamie Notter

My next challenge was to boil that down further so I could get a White Paper version! I am pleased to announce that the White Paper is now ready. Titled, Making Culture Work , it is the third in my Making it Work white paper series (the previous two were on Conflict and Performance Management), which began in early 2013. Download the free white paper today!

[White Paper] The Peer to Peer Fundraising Technology Landscape


Check the paper out here. by Mark Becker, Founding Partner, Cathexis Partners. ————-. As the Internet and technology have continued to evolve, peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns have become more sophisticated. Plus, nonprofit staffers, such as Jeff Gordy, former IT director at the Kidney Cancer Association, went on to co-found NeonCRM. Engagement capabilities.

White Paper: Making Performance Management Work

Jamie Notter

This year I’m launching a new White Paper series that takes some of the key ideas in Humanize and gets practical and concrete with them. Let’s take these ideas and make them work. I am writing this series of White Papers with that in mind. In the paper I talk about how we can do that (with examples). So please download and share the white paper freely.

ROI and the Impact of Social CRM [NEW WHITE PAPER]


Our latest white paper is out! This paper is the second in our Social CRM series. The first paper in the series, Social CRM for Associations , has had close to 2000 downloads to date)! The first paper defined the concept of social CRM and the key technologies and basic work involved in building a social CRM practice inside your association. Download now! Feature

New Must-Read White Paper on Lean Startup for Associations

Jamie Notter

Elizabeth Engel from Spark Consulting LLC has a great new white paper out on applying the Lean Startup methodology in the association environment. And Elizabeth and her co-author, Guillermo Ortiz de Zerate, do a great job of laying out the core principles behind this important idea in a brief white paper. It doesn't matter that you're not a startup.

The State of Community Management 2014


Content Strategy From the Trenches Industry Insider Open Community Potluck Useful Data White Paper You know, it, it’s that time again! From the Community Roundtable comes the awesomest comprehensive report on communities. Appetite whetted? Read the report here. The State of Community Management 2014 from The Community Roundtable. ————-. photo credit).

Education: The Key to Member Growth and Loyalty

Wild Apricot Blog

White-Paper Education Shelly-Alcorn Elizabeth-Weaver-EngelIf your association targets recent graduates, young professionals, and those looking to gain more employable credentials (or would like to), you may be familiar with the current educational landscape.

True Customer Engagement: the Leap Beyond User Experience


Debunking the Hype Demand Perspective Featured Humanize Social CRM and ROI Social, In Theory White PaperThe reason for this disparity? “ The mystery shouldn’t be a mystery ,” the author concludes. Designing a great device is not the same as designing a great user experience. Designing a great user experience is not the same as designing greater engagement.”. They do.

The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm


Guest post from Shelly Alcorn, Principal, Alcorn Associates – Download her excellent paper with Elizabeth Engel here. ————– I am very pleased to announce the publication of the white paper I co-authored with Elizabeth Weaver Engel, MA, CAE, “ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm.” White PaperNo Feeds Found.

Eric Lanke: The Mind of the Community

Eric Lanke

At a recent WSAE meeting I was asked to explain what we meant in our white paper on Innovation for Associations when we referred to the "mind of community." Had I had a copy of the white paper with me, I could have quoted from it directly. The added emphasis is mine, not the white papers. Eric Lanke. Association executive and author. Pages. Leadership.

Is your social media going in the right direction?


Featured SocialFish News White PaperAre you an association or nonprofit whose been doing social media work for a while?  Do you need a “gut check” to make sure you’re on the right track?  Do you need recommendations for growth or infrastructure improvements?  Do you need data to backup future requests for more staff or resources? SocialFish can help. photo credit ).

Membership Marketing Blog: The Membership Lifecycle Turns Five

Membership Marketing

Way back in 2007, I developed a white paper around a concept that I called the Membership Lifecycle. White Paper. (4). Membership Marketing Blog. Membership marketing – acquiring, engaging, upgrading, and renewing members – is the cornerstone for associations and relationship driven organizations. Speaking Engagements. Speaking Engagements. Publications.

[NEW ICF Whitepaper] Are You Game? The Future of Consumer Engagement in Healthcare


Featured SocialFish News Useful Data White Paper Download this new ICF International whitepaper —and put your gamification knowledge to the test. Examine examples of healthcare gaming, explore key market drivers, and predict gaming trends in achieving healthier populations. Gamification— an unlikely word that’s made its way to the forefront of the modern healthcare dialogue.

Avoiding the False Positive

Wild Apricot Blog

In this guest post, Elizabeth Engel and Peter Houstle introduce their newly released white paper, Getting to the “Good Stuff”: Evidence-Based Decision Making for Associations One of the biggest problems we encounter in decision-making is the problem of asking the right question.


What Associations Can Learn from Rapid Growth Startups


The white paper, “ Innovate the Lean Way: Applying Lean Startup Methodology in the Association Environment ,” written by Guillermo Ortiz de Zarate and Elizabeth Weaver Engel, hit the association world back in October of last year and if you haven’t had the chance to read it, you need to. Association Management Social Business

2017 New Idea Search: #7 Meeting the Education Challenge


A good friend and colleague sent me her latest white paper to read. Do you want to believe in associations' ability to change the world? Do you want to help be part of innovating education for all? Are you just a little curious about how a couple of associations are rewriting their approach to education

How to Grow Your Base of Support Online


Read this white paper to discover how to engage nonprofit supporters in a committed, lasting online relationship. The white paper includes a checklist of best practices for developing online supporter relationships. Download the white paper to learn: The benefits of moving offline supporters online. FREE RESOURCE for ya! Brought to you by Salsa Labs.

The Perfect Storm

Spark Consulting

Over the next week, I’ll be blogging about and sharing excerpts from  The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm , the eighth white paper in the ongoing Spark collaborative series. The white paper also features sidebars by Tracy Petrillo , EdD, CAE, Chief Learning Officer, EDUCAUSE (and recent recipient of ASAE’s Professional Performance Award ), discussing Competency-Based Education, and by Polly Siobhan Karpowicz ,MBA, CAE, ASAE Research Committee, on new research the ASAE Foundation is undertaking in this area. Total student debt in the U.S.

5 Free Non-profit Reports and Resources

Wild Apricot Blog

Here is a round-up of five free reports, white papers and e-books offering insight on fundraising, resource-raising and mobile phone usage.( read more ). Donor management E-mail marketing Fundraising research

Innovating the Lean Startup Way

Eric Lanke

Elizabeth Weaver Engel of Spark Consulting has another white paper out. You should read the white paper if you're interested. They turn into advantages because, as the white paper says, the lean startup method "favors experimentation over elaborate planning, customer feedback over intuition, and iterative design over tradition 'big design up front' development.

New White Paper: 10 Tips to Develop and Effectively Use Components in Membership Marketing

Experts in Membership Marketing

Written by two respected leaders in the field of association and membership marketing, Erik Schonher, CeM MBA,VP Marketing General, and Trevor Mitchell, CAE, Executive Director Member Programs & Services ARMA International, the purpose of this white paper is to act as a primer and provide association executives with an appreciation of the growing importance of components in the development and delivery of membership value and how to take the initial steps necessary to develop and integrate a component strategy into an association’s overall membership marketing plan.

Does Your Association’s Structure Stifle Success?

Associations Now

In a white paper titled “ Innovate the Lean Way ,” Spark Consulting’s Elizabeth Weaver Engel, CAE, and National Council of Architectural Registration Boards information systems director Guillermo Ortiz de Zarate point out that boards will pay lip service to high-risk initiatives without actually making them happen. A startup mentality can help an association generate new ideas.

Humanize Worksheets

Jamie Notter

You can now also download the free White Papers I’ve written from the site as well. I find it hard to believe that it was three years ago this month that Humanize was released. As As a companion piece to the book, we created four different worksheets–one each for the four human elements covered in chapters six through nine (open, trustworthy, generative, and courageous).

Catch Spark at #ASAE16

Spark Consulting

In this unsession, we’ll share a preview of our soon-to-be released whitepaper, The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm (yep, the next Spark white paper is about to drop, y’all!). I’ll be presenting two sessions at the upcoming ASAE Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City in a few weeks: Unsession: The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm, Sunday, August 14.

Four Trends Tradeshow Organizers Need to Know Now

Associations Now

An updated International Association of Exhibitions and Events white paper includes new tradeshow trends affecting the industry. And the latest to enter the fray is the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), which released an updated version of its 2013 white paper, Future Trends Impacting the Exhibitions and Events Industry , earlier this week.

Apply Psychology to Meet Attendee Needs

Associations Now

A new white paper says that meeting planners and marketers can apply Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to engage attendees on a deeper level. They are, according to a new white paper from brand experience agency Freeman XP. To accomplish this, the white paper suggests providing them a place to contribute after the event ends. But, guess what? For good.”.

How Do Associations Need to Adapt in 2017?

Associations Now

In a new white paper outlining its 2017 predictions for the association sector, the technology firm Abila says associations need to adapt their strategies to new, faster environments and changing member expectations. Or download the white paper over this way. What should associations double down on? “Membership of Things”? ” Evolution of learning.

[RESOURCE] Creating a Culture of Innovation – 8 Ideas That Work at Google


Receive Your Complimentary White Paper NOW ! “ Creating a Culture of Innovation “ Eight ideas that work at Google. We don’t have a secret formula for innovation, but we do like to share our eight guiding principles and show how we apply them inside Google. Collaborate easily. Use data to make the best choices. Get your Google for Work perspective now. photo credit ).

Bridging the Education to Employment Gap: Where Can I Learn More?

Spark Consulting

Download  The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm  white paper. Remember: Now that you’ve had a chance to learn a little bit about the disruption affecting education, the changes in the employment market (both in the US and world-wide), the “wicked” problem that perfect storm has created, and how Shelly Alcorn and I think associations are uniquely positioned to respond, what if you’d like to learn more? We’ve got you covered. Remember: it’s free! The webinar also provides 1 CAE credit.

Do NOT Make this Mistake Around Member Engagement


We are currently writing a white paper about How To Define Engagement And Do Engagement Scoring Right which will contain a valuable template and how-to’s for both creating the definition that works for your association, and how to score engagement touchpoints so that they are meaningful and drive action. Engagement has a LOT of attention in the association world today. Metrics!

Making Conflict Work for Your Organization

Jamie Notter

My second White Paper in the “Making it Work” series is out! Download the paper to get the full story, which includes tips for building your company’s capacity for dealing with conflict at three different levels: skills, structure/process, and culture. Click here to go to the download form and get it for free. You’d think we’d know better by now.

Integrating social media into the association communication mix

The Big Picture

 One Orange Feather recently released a  free white paper with primary research, statistics, and case studies. The Big Picture. A big-picture view of issues and trends affecting associations - in Mississippi and nationally. Shawn on Facebook. Shawn on Twitter. Shawn on Google+. Shawn on Pinterest. Shawn on LinkedIn. Download a copy here. Reblog (0). TrackBack. Sign Out.

Focus on Decisions

Jamie Notter

Elizabeth Engel, Leslie White, and I put out a White Paper last week on risk, strategy, and implementation. Although not in the title of the white paper, conflict is a big piece of what we write about. Towards the end of the paper, we offer four quick tips on how to move through conflict conversations more effectively. Want the other three tips?

How Associations Can Lead on Education

Associations Now

Associations have the infrastructure to help remake the education industry, according to a new white paper. In the paper, Engel and Alcorn lay out the various ways associations can play a major role in training. In the paper, they point to a handful of associations that have ramped up and broadened their education efforts. But what if they already are?

Social Media Roundup: How to Evaluate a Constituent Management System

Associations Now

A new white paper offers pointers on picking a new membership and donor management system. So in today’s Social Media Roundup, we highlight a new white paper geared specifically to explaining membership software. You can access the white paper by signing up with ASI right here. Also: A social media celebration of our second birthday. Who wants cake?

Member Engagement: It’s Not About You (Guest Post)

Jamie Notter

The following is a guest post from Anna Caraveli and Elizabeth Engel, CAE, who have also written a very nice White Paper on engagement (link at the end). The white paper offers the stories of 11 different organizations that are on the path to reconfiguring their member relationships for greater engagement and financial success and identifies eight keys to becoming truly engaging. It could be a relationship, a volunteer activity, a community, an idea, an experience, a hobby. It was probably something you were pretty passionate about, right? Why not?

How Can Better Tech Improve Our Hotel Experiences?

Associations Now

“Harnessing Technology to Improve Business Traveler Hotel Experiences,” a new white paper from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation, ponders this question through a series of interviews with experts in the travel space. Pretty much every hotel has wireless access now— much of it available for free. So what’s next for improving the experience?

National Association of Realtors Analyzes Blockchain’s Potential

Associations Now

Last month, the group released a white paper on the technology [PDF] and its potential benefits for real estate firms, which it says go far beyond the financial arena. The real estate trade group, in a series of recent reports, is starting to make the case that blockchain database technology, traditionally associated with currency, could have important uses in the housing sector.

Culture Change for Bottom Line Results

Jamie Notter

Next week is the ASAE Great Ideas Conference , and I am delivering a session on Tuesday morning titled, “Culture Change for Bottom Line Results.” You’ll walk away with ideas you can start applying to strengthen the culture at your organization. When: Tuesday, March 11, 10:45am to 12:00pm. Where: Hyatt Regency Orlando (Plaza F), Great Ideas Conference. Announcements Change Cultur

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The Mission Driven Volunteer

Eric Lanke

image source I was interviewed and my association is featured as one of the case studies in the new white paper--The Mission Driven Volunteer--from Mariner Management & Marketing and Spark Consulting. Well, according to the white paper itself. What is mission-driven volunteering? It''s a concept that strongly resonates with me. Associations Member Engagement