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Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.25.17

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The weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… Amanda Kaiser (aka Smooth the Path) has partnered with Dynamic Benchmarking on the association community’s first benchmark survey on new member onboarding.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.4.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… For the first time in several years, I’m not attending ASAE Annual. Instead, in case you’re dying to know, I’m heading to Massachusetts for a family gathering.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.18.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… It drives me nuts when I hear about associations that don’t give their employees a decent professional development budget. Short-sighted. Hypocritical too.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.15.17

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The weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… We’re all Equif*cked. I swiped that word from TechCrunch —it’s a gem.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.9.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… My friends at DelCor Technology Solutions have kicked off their 15th Annual.org Community Food Drive to support the Capital Area Food Bank.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.19.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… You can buy everything except time–our most precious resource. I enjoyed watching this short video of Warren Buffet and Bill Gates talking about time in an interview with Charlie Rose.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.21.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… Yesterday I went on an ebook buying rampage thanks to BookBub.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.17.17

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A month ago, I shared an article about morning routines and mentioned making changes to my own. I’m happy to report my mornings are more productive now – and I haven’t suffered. The biggest change is not going on the web until around noon. Seems so obvious in hindsight.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.7.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… Many of us, after enjoying a four-day weekend, now have to reconcile ourselves to the usual two-day affair. Luckily, you can make your weekend feel longer than it really is by seeking out newness.

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4 Truths about the Future of Associations

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“Innovation” is such a buzzword now that I wouldn’t blame association execs for tuning out when they hear it. But I like Jim Carroll’s slant on it: “Innovation is all about adapting to the future.” Now, that’s something we can work with.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.14.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… Last week, after a day of hiking in Capitol Reef National Park, I got on Facebook to share some photos and learned about the consolidation of Aptify, Abila, and YourMembership under the new Community Brands umbrella.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.28.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… Every association should be figuring out how they can use Alexa and her cousins to deliver value to members. Buzzfeed is introducing a morning news briefing on Alexa —can you?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.31.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community…and this time it covers the next two weeks. It’s a double whammy this week, folks. I’m heading to southern Utah with my guy and two sisters-out-law for a week of hiking amidst the red rocks we love so much.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.18.16

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I was wondering why there are so few webinars next week, and then it dawned on me – it’s Thanksgiving week! Already? I’m glad I figured that out before scheduling work for myself on Thursday.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.30.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… The latest cybersecurity threat rampaging around the world is a cyber weapon , not ransomware, says the CEO of security awareness training firm KnowBe4. Should your association or company be concerned?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.11.17

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Look out associations, now that LinkedIn is owned by Microsoft, you can expect it to become a professional development and networking behemoth.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.9.16

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year …Christmas, Hanukkah, frosty nights, comfort food, warm fires, cozy slippers, wool sweaters, and ASAE Tech. One of those things doesn’t belong, you say? Well, it does in my world and the world of my fellow association tech geeks – you know who you are.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.10.17

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My Valentine wish: Love reign o’er all of you. Before we get to the upcoming week’s webinars and learning events, here are a few of my favorite reads and some news from this week. In her work with associations, Amanda Kaiser has talked with hundreds of members about their conference experience.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.17.17

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A month ago, I shared an article about morning routines and mentioned making changes to my own. I’m happy to report my mornings are more productive now – and I haven’t suffered. The biggest change is not going on the web until around noon. Seems so obvious in hindsight.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.5.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… “I’ll do that but not right now.”. How many times do you say that? What usually happens? Right, you never do it. You don’t schedule it. You don’t make time. You forget. Months go by….

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.1.17

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The weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… This week’s photo is a preview of my weekend, but without the chair—can’t fit a chair like that in my backpack. We’re heading out on Sunday for our first backpack camping trip, the first of many, if all goes well.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.16.16

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I believe. Who else is getting excited about Christmas? Now that I’m back from the ASAE Technology Conference & Expo , it’s time to get festive. Although, thanks to the good cheer of ASAE attendees and exhibitors, I’ve been feeling pretty festive these past few days.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.2.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… Countdown time to AMS Fest!! I’m looking forward to spending a few days next week talking and thinking about association technology. Ah, the geeky pleasures of life.

ASAE Annual Exhibitors Miss Another Opportunity

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Yesterday, one of my friends started a conversation on Facebook about all the post-show emails sent by ASAE Annual exhibitors. We’re not receiving nearly the deluge of emails that go out before the show, but, once again, many of these emails are missing the mark. Segment your list.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.20.17

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Monday, January 23 is Community Manager Appreciation Day (#CMAD). If your association has a community manager, I know you already appreciate him or her because your online community would likely fail without their attention.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.23.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… Peggy Hoffman says we have to get rid of the “V” word: volunteers. What the what? She makes three (if I remember correctly) insightful arguments to back up that statement on a recent episode of Association Chat.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.18.16

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Ah, the beach. Between you and me, I prefer the mountains, sssh. But since my family is spending next week at Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina, I will savor my time with them on the beach.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.28.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… If you’re not heading to ASAE’s Marketing Membership & Communications Conference (aka MMC) next week, glom onto the hashtag #MMCCon like the rest of us and follow along on Twitter.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.14.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… Evidence, not ego, must drive digital transformation , says Gerry McGovern.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.26.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… Earlier this week, I finally read the new white paper from Elizabeth Engel and Sherry Marts, Include Is a Verb: Moving from Talk to Action on Diversity and Inclusion. Don’t be fooled, this is not a wonky paper.

The ASAE Annual Exhibitor Email Deluge

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Every year, when I register for the ASAE Annual Meeting, I check the box to receive emails from exhibitors. As a writer/marketer, I like seeing how vendors in my community use email marketing. Some of them do it well, but some, oh boy, they really blow it.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.9.16

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year …Christmas, Hanukkah, frosty nights, comfort food, warm fires, cozy slippers, wool sweaters, and ASAE Tech. One of those things doesn’t belong, you say? Well, it does in my world and the world of my fellow association tech geeks – you know who you are.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.24.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… The next time you find yourself procrastinating, take a moment to think about the task you’re avoiding. What’s its purpose?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.10.17

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My Valentine wish: Love reign o’er all of you. Before we get to the upcoming week’s webinars and learning events, here are a few of my favorite reads and some news from this week. In her work with associations, Amanda Kaiser has talked with hundreds of members about their conference experience.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.27.17

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My power went out for several hours yesterday afternoon – the wind knocked a tree down on the lines in our neighborhood. I had just returned from a committee meeting and was ready to start working when…darkness.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.22.16

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“ I’ve got the sweetest hangover, I don’t want to get over… ”. Not that kind of hangover. I’ve got the post-ASAE Annual buzz.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.6.17

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“Our achievements are simply the by-products of our ability to realize the potential of the present moment.”. Is that not the best remedy for procrastination? It’s from Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates, a daily reader for yoga practitioners and one of my “desert island” books.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.21.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… My world is still buzzing with the news about the Community Brands/YourMembership takeover/consolidation/call-it-what-you-will of Aptify and Abila.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.23.16

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The only way to thrive in our ever-changing world is by sharpening old skills, learning new ones, and deepening your knowledge. That’s why I provide this list every week—so it’s a little easier for you to do that. Change and fear go hand in hand. Do you ever think about fear? Your fear?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.16.16

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I believe. Who else is getting excited about Christmas? Now that I’m back from the ASAE Technology Conference & Expo , it’s time to get festive. Although, thanks to the good cheer of ASAE attendees and exhibitors, I’ve been feeling pretty festive these past few days.