Going Virtual: What We’ve Learned Supporting 2000+ Virtual Events in 6 Months Part I

Blue Sky eLearn

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Going Virtual: What We’ve Learned Supporting 2000+ Virtual Events in 6 Months Part II

Blue Sky eLearn

In Part II of our Going Virtual: What We’ve Learned Supporting 2000+ Events in 6 Months series, we spoke with David Ditker, CEO of the Assistive Technology Industry Association came to talk to us while in the midst of preparing for his virtual conference. (If


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Book Review: The Knowing-Doing Gap

Jamie Notter

Consulting. Speaking. About. Contact. Generations. Humanize. Books: Jamie Notter. Leadership insight.right when you need it. Book Review: The Knowing-Doing Gap. Posted January 10, 2012. in Books and Reading - 3 comments. Tweet. As authors Pfeffer and Sutton point out, there are nearly 2,000 books published each year, just in the “Business” category.

Why is disengagement happening at associations?

YourMembership Blog

The year was 2000. Millennials and generation Y just feel they don’t belong. The startup that launched in 1998 had outgrown the garage, relocating to a nondescript building in an office park a couple of miles off the highway. Outside that building, on an asphalt parking lot, yellow police tape marked off an area where. The post Why is disengagement happening at associations? appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Member Engagement Millennials

Hone in on what your virtual conference is telling you.

HighRoad Solution

And not because she did the 60s style purple sunglasses and cream-colored boa right in the year 2000 Almost Famous film. Kate Hudson was onto something. Rather, in the same film, she coined the phrase, "It's all happening.". That's what comes to mind when I think of virtual event shift.

Associations Live: Don't laugh - I was being frugal

Associations Live

My home desk top in 2000. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Associations Live. Connecting MSAE members and a world of ideas! Monday, August 23, 2010. Dont laugh - I was being frugal. I bought my home lap top in 1997. They have both been working, sort of. Just got a new lap top - took all the info from the other two, combined it, bought a new wireless router. Wow, what a difference. Fast, clean, organized, better. It took some time, cost some money - but I can be much more productive.

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Associations Live: World record

Associations Live

We filed with the state in February 2000 - changed from Minnesota to Midwest. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Associations Live. Connecting MSAE members and a world of ideas! Tuesday, April 20, 2010. World record. Going for the world record - in changing the association name. Changed the mail, changed the bank, checks, stationary, IRS, paychex. Thought we had it all done. Have found out that one department of the IRS doesnt sync with the part of the IRS that handles the pensions.

4 Elements of a High-Engagement Association Website


In the grand scheme of the digital age, thank goodness the 90’s and early 2000’s are behind us. Don’t get me wrong, we wouldn’t be where we are today without GeoCities, America Online, and MySpace. However, I’m very glad that we have moved away from the notion that every organization needs a website, just to have a website. Today, your website is your number one marketing asset. It’s the first place people look to learn about your organization and take advantage of all that you offer.

What’s Next? 6 Membership Trends to Watch in 2017


It seems like only yesterday we were worried about what would happen when the computers hit the year 2000. Now it’s nearly 2017 and a lot has changed. Just think about technology. I was watching a movie from 2001 recently and one of the main characters had a laptop. They said the word “laptop” with the same reverence of someone talking about the “goose that laid the golden egg.” In 2001, a laptop was a prized possession.

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How does your social media activity measure up?

Optimist Consulting

The survey was completed by over 2000 marketing professionals. It was interesting to see the latest results of the Chartered Institute’s Social Media Benchmarking survey recently. It is cross-sector, so it takes into account the views of private sector organisations which typically have larger budgets/teams than non-profit organisations. Yet there is still a sense that everybody is learning and hoping to improve their use of social media. See the inforgraphic from the survey below.

Employee Spotlight: Lynn Dubit, Finance & Administration 


While working in Finance & Administration, Lynn has been with the team for many of the company’s major milestones, including the introduc tion of Microsoft Dynamics CRM to the association marketplace in the early 2000 s. . By The Protech Team .

Is Your Sales Commission Plan Working Against You?

Association Success

When asked what the rate was for an online ad, she indicated that it was $2000. Then I asked her to do the math: 20% of $8000 = $1600; 20% of $2000 = $400. And isn’t the association better off keeping 50% of $2000 rather than 80% of $0? Some radical recalculations could speed you towards your revenue goals. I was recently speaking with an association publisher who told me that she was considering replacing the advertising representative firm she had been using with another.

Why Was Boxwood Technology Called “Boxwood Technology”?

Association Adviser

It’s the year 2000: Colored sunglasses are in, the last Peanuts comic strip runs in newspapers, and the first crew arrives at the International Space Station. Our job board software has received similar nurturing attention since its introduction in 2000, and we are proud to offer this robust product that is foundational to many associations’ career resource portfolio.

How to be a World Changing Leader

Association Leaders

I remember watching great UT football teams in the 1970′s and again in the 2000′s. My brother-in-law graduated from the University of Texas. I’ve often thought fondly of UT. My oldest son has been a HUGE UT fan since he was very young. One wall of his room is painted burnt orange and the skull of a Texas Longhorn hangs on it. Recently, my brother-in-law sent me a copy of the text of the University of Texas 2014 Commencement speech given by Naval Admiral William H.

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Re-energize your career center.

YourMembership Blog

Our average attention span has fallen from 12 seconds in 2000, or around the time the mobile revolution began, to now eight seconds. Reach more job seekers with the power of social networking. Technology doesn’t just change how we do our jobs; it redefines the skills needed to do them. Technology also makes it increasingly more difficult to find the most qualified job applicants.

Virtual Named to the Inc 5000 List for the Third Year

Association Management

In fact, my quick scan of the top 500 found only 20 companies formed prior to the year 2000. Magazine has released their annual “ Fasting Growing Private Companies in America ” edition. And for the third time in recent years, Virtual was right there on the list, nestled among some pretty cool companies. It was interesting paging through the edition—it helped me realize a few things about the nature of growing companies and the state of the economy.

Friday Top 5

Thanks For Playing

Don't feel like wading through a 2000 page bill? In case you've been, I don't know, in a coma for the last 24 hours, SCOTUS voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act. Even more amazingly, Chief Justice Roberts was the deciding vote (and whoever had that in their office pool just made a MINT). Top 5 Best Things About ACA: Children can no longer be denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions. Starting in 2014, ADULTS can no longer be denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions.

3 surprising facts from PARN’s Professional Body Sector Review 2014

Optimist Consulting

per year during 2000 – 2013. I was delighted to attend the launch of PARN’s 2014 ‘ Professional Body Sector Review ’last week. It was hosted by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in its 5 th floor conference suite; the views over the Thames were amazing. The report provides an overview of the sector, mixing research data with case studies. I thought I’d share three interesting facts from the report: 1) Chartership is on the rise.

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The Importance Confidence Plays In The Workplace with Susan Marshall of The Backbone Institute

Association Mavens

Published in 2000, it has been translated into multiple languages and is particularly popular in Asia. She led a successful turnaround of a privately held marketing firm in the mid-1990s and has served as an adjunct faculty member for University of Michigan Professor Noel Tichy’s executive leadership programs since Fall, 2000. [link]. In this Association Maven’s episode, Josh Studzinski interviews Susan Marshall on how confidence plays a critical role in our jobs.

Five Areas of Focus for Association Leaders During a Crisis – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 229

Moery Company

I’m not sure if folks will be willing to come out to a 2000+ person meeting you used to have.

The Myth of Generation Z

Jamie Notter

Wait, also 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, or sometime between 2000 and 2006. I see a lot written these days about this mysterious new generation that follows the Millennials, often called Generation Z. Yes, just when you thought you had figured out the “kids these days,” now you have to start all over again with a whole new generation! Or do you?

Having Trouble Planning a Vacation? Use This Tool

Associations Now

days but well below the 20.3-day average that was common between 1978 and 2000, according to the association [PDF]. The U.S. Travel Association has created an interactive PTO-planning tool in honor of Tuesday’s National Plan for Vacation Day.

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Interview with an Expert Series: Tracy King

Blue Sky eLearn

Paul liberal arts university back in 2000. Education is a lifelong passion for Tracy. Throughout her early career she was repeatedly asked to develop and deliver training – so she decided to pursue her masters and become an instructor. Fresh out of graduate school, she realized she was a subject expert but had a lot to learn about learning. Her first day in the classroom she could see before her eyes when her methods succeeded or epically failed.

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A Lesson in Staying Relevant from America’s Independent Bookstores


But here’s an interesting case study: Between 1995 and 2000, the number of independent bookstores in America, unsurprisingly, plummeted. Technology is constantly changing how we live our lives. We can order products online and expect them on our doorstep no more than two days later. We can purchase and pick up groceries without ever having to go in a store. We can order a rideshare service and visibly see how far away the vehicle is from our location. Pretty remarkable stuff.

Going Paperless

Association Adviser

Pam suggested going paperless with insertion orders in 2000. On the 2000 cruise, my suggestion was that we create a paperless ad insertion order system. Everyone at Naylor works with a computer, if not more than one computer. But this hasn’t always been the case. Naylor didn’t go “paperless” until 2001.

Using Personalization to Stop Choice Overload

Association Success

There is a famous study from 2000 that found that choice can actually paralyze the consumer, or in our case, a member. The question of how to get the best out of a database has been plaguing associations for years. We see some organizations treating their data like precious storage, while others see it more as a playground. . I think your database is like your garage. You wouldn’t want everything just thrown in there haphazardly that it makes it too difficult to find what you need later.

Introducing the 2020 Community Movers + Shakers

Higher Logic

Patrick has been managing online communities since 2000 and is the author of Managing Online Forums, a practical guide to managing online communities and social spaces. Online communities are powerful.

Science Group: Without Action, Extreme Heat Could Go “Off the Charts”

Associations Now

Between 1971 and 2000, “off the charts” days only happened in two states, Arizona and California. Between 1971 and 2000, only about 1,900 people nationwide, on average, had to deal with five days in a row of an off-the-charts heat index. In a new report, the Union of Concerned Scientists says that deadly levels of heat could emerge nationwide throughout the 21st century if nothing is done to counteract climate change. In most of the country, it’s pretty hot outside this week.

Reclaiming Twitter for Conversation

Reid All About it

Sure, scores of tweets passed through my stream from the nearly 2000 accounts I follow, but either I couldn’t think of anything to say or the tweets were automated. Something unusual happened to me yesterday. I had a conversation on Twitter. You might be surprised to hear that, after all, I’ve been a Twitter resident for a long time. But somehow the magic between me and Twitter has faded over the years.

The Vital Association

Potomac Core

In 2000, the organization changed its name to the Solar Electric Power Association. In an evolving and complex world , is it possible for associations to become vital to the industries they serve? Today’s norm means slow or uncertain market growth , member expectations of direct return on engagement , and an emerging view that an association either drive or facilitate market disruption. As organizations consider these factors, is becoming a vital association too tall an order to fill?

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Get Your Intellectual Exercise

Reid All About it

Here’s one about the findings of a study that followed 2000+ students through four years of college. “. You know those news stories that cause your mouth to fall open? large numbers (of students) didn’t learn the critical thinking, complex reasoning and written communication skills that are widely assumed to be at the core of a college education.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.18.20

Reid All About it

Going Virtual: What We’ve Learned Supporting 2000+ Virtual Events in 6 Months. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Association marketing.

Including Outsiders

Jamie Notter

” They proclaimed that to be the official philosophy of the city back in 2000, but you see evidence of it everywhere. I just spent a few days in Key West, Florida on vacation. I can’t say enough good things about Key West; it’s a fabulous place to vacation. But you know me, even on vacation I end up thinking about organizational issues! And the issue that showed up loud and clear on this vacation was inclusion.

Motown magic continues to attract business

Aaron Wolowiec

In fact, the number of young professionals in the city has increased by 59 percent since 2000, and 97 percent of downtown Detroit’s and 95 percent of Midtown’s rental apartments are occupied. Detroit’s Cobo Center. I’m sure I can speak for my fellow Michiganders: We’ve watched with heartbreak as Detroit, once the most prosperous city in the country, has struggled to financially support its declining population.

The Young Professional – Tracking down the Future Leaders of Your Association

Association Adviser

If you’re not a millennial – loosely defined as people born between 1980 and 2000 (ages 18 to 38 years old today) – you may feel that you are unqualified to understand what motivates them. Part 4 of our 2017 Association Communications Benchmarking Study series. Acknowledging a challenge is the first step to finding a solution. This year, more than 50 percent of associations said that engaging young professionals is one of their Top 5 communication challenges.

Bye Bye land-line?

Associations Live

The former Ma Bell said in the filing that land line use had dropped 42% from 2000 to 2008. AT &T recently asked the Communications Commission for relief from regulations that require it to maintain an analog wired network. Just wondering when I will have to give up my land line? My DSL is tied in with it. I would have to switch my internet connection to cable, and I am hesitant about that, since they seem to raise their rates every other day.

A new face, a new format and all things ORGPRO

Aaron Wolowiec

Likewise, Kristen is a 2000 graduate of MSU’s journalism program. Kristen Parker Digital Communications Manager. It’s every blogger’s worst nightmare. You have the ideas, the insights and the expertise to share, but your “day job” prevents you the necessary time to sit down and actually write the posts. And, as we know all too well, the world around us isn’t so forgiving.

Association Blasts Medicare for Paying Unlicensed Prosthetics Providers

Associations Now

A report in Modern Healthcare details the controversy, which came to a head when AOPA released a study last month [PDF] indicating that the number of Medicaid patients receiving equipment from providers who aren’t certified had not changed, despite congressional and regulatory efforts in 2000 and 2005 to reduce the number of claims paid to such vendors.

No Smoking on Planes: Lung Association Reflects on Major Legislative Win

Associations Now

By 2000, the law was expanded to include international flights to and from the United States. A quarter-century ago, the American Lung Association successfully made the argument to Congress that smoking shouldn’t be allowed on planes. This week, the association celebrates the anniversary of that achievement—and looks forward to the steps it hopes to take next. Before we got rid of smoking in restaurants, we got rid of smoking on airplanes.

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ORGPRO 2013: Learning and networking just like Apple

Aaron Wolowiec

A loyal Spartan, Kristen graduated from Michigan State University’s journalism program in 2000, and now works as a media communications manager for the university’s public relations office. Donna Oser, founder of Vital Associations and chair of the ORGPRO Task Force It’s no secret Michigan’s economy is suffering. In fact, nearly every industry feels the effects. Even associations.