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


I was watching a movie from 2001 recently and one of the main characters had a laptop. In 2001, a laptop was a prized possession. 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.

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Work Doesn’t Have to Suck

Jamie Notter

Despite nearly two decades of efforts to improve employee engagement, the Gallup numbers have only gone from 30% “highly engaged” back in 2001 to 34% in 2018.

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3 Ways to Make Your Schedule Work for You

Principled Innovation

When I was appointed to my first CEO role in 2001 I had no idea how I was going to keep up with the demands. I had many direct reports, a Board of Directors to report to and everyone wanting a piece of you. There had to be a way to get control of what was going on in my life. I dug deep into learning ways to control my schedule and not let it control me. We all have the same amount of time. There is always time to get things done and have some fun.

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Make the Seemingly Impersonal Personal for Your Members

YourMembership Blog

HAL 9000, 2001: A Space Odyssey. The image of a world driven by technology has long been portrayed by Hollywood and the Sci-Fi world as cold, impersonal, inhuman, disconnected – you know, soulless computers, cyborgs, dystopia and the like. It can be a little stressful to imagine.

You’ve Got to Read This: January 18, 2011

Reid All About it

Manila protest January 2001 ~ flickr photo by M.a.c.a.r.o.n.i. Clay Shirky ’s Foreign Affairs article, The Political Power of Social Media (registration required), is a fascinating read that rebuts and shreds Malcolm Gladwell’s view about the power of social media to facilitate change.

LeveLLingUp Life in 2018 - Part 2

Principled Innovation

2 - Get Published In 2001, we were newly arrived in New Zealand for my first CEO job and had with us our first born son. It is November 2017 and I am boarding a flight home from a conference in the USA. I was tired and feeling like s**t. It had not been a great year at work, in my own head and physically and psychologically I was not in a great place. I spent most of the year not caring about what I ate or drank; whether I exercised or not; and, feeling like I was going in circles.

Associations Reflect, Assist on 9/11 Anniversary

Associations Now

With public service and remembrance increasingly becoming intertwined with the anniversary of September 11, 2001, groups around the country are doing their part to reflect upon and build from the events of that day.

Successfully Tailoring Educational Programs to Europe and Beyond – a LIVE Webinar Jan 23rd @10am Eastern


He recently retired as Director of SAE International’s Professional Development division, a position he held since 2001. Recently presented at the ASAE Annual Meeting in Chicago, Ms. Annemarie Weise, Senior Business Development Manager for MCI Benelux and Mr. Kevin Perry, Ed.D,

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.

Going Paperless

Association Adviser

Naylor didn’t go “paperless” until 2001. Everyone at Naylor works with a computer, if not more than one computer. But this hasn’t always been the case.

We Remember: Organizers Expect 40 Million to Join 9/11 Day of Service

Associations Now

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act—an extension and expansion of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 —is set to expire in two steps: the health program in October 2015 and the compensation program in October 2016.

Association Wants You to Hold Your Lawyer Jokes for a Day

Associations Now

Launched in 2001, just a year after ALPIA was formed, the national commemorative day encourages people to do something nice for the lawyers who represent them in life’s difficult moments.

#ASAE18 Closing Keynote: Focus on Potential

Association Adviser

It was a long road with many lessons learned along the way – how to let go of fear and the expectations of others, how to be comfortable with failure – but after years of training among the best in the world, Lindley became the 2001 Triathlon World Champion. At the age of 23, Siri Lindley set a seemingly impossible goal for herself: She wanted to be the best in the sport of triathlon. The problem: She’d never done a triathlon, and she didn’t know how to swim.

Interview with an Expert Series: Associate Executive Director, Myke Kudlas

Blue Sky eLearn

I first took an interest in eLearning in 2001, but became more involved in 2003, when I was the Program Director for the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville Radiography Program. Myke Kudlas is the Associate Executive Director of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and has been a champion of eLearning for over 15 years. How long have you been involved with eLearning?

What’s All This about Emerging Markets?


Fast forward to 2001, the year that has become the West’s 1830 when the emerging markets overtook Western economies in economic growth. Join MCI & A Panel of Association Execs from ACP, MDRT, PMI, and SLAS.

Refocusing on Jobs and Education in 2015

YourMembership Blog

million (the most since January 2001). At the beginning of 2014 we started a conversation on the importance of a career center strategy for associations, especially in light of social networking giant LinkedIn’s aggressive efforts to become the leading online job board aggregator.

The Safest Time in Human History

Association Management

When we started implementing online collaboration solutions in 2001, they were expensive. This is the safest time in human history. So says Steven Pinker, experimental psychologist, cognitive scientist and popular science author.

The Latest Smithsonian Museum Fulfills an Association’s 100-Year Dream

Associations Now

Bush, in 2001. The journey behind the creation of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, in Washington, DC, is one that spans more than 100 years. That journey started with an association’s advocacy work.

You will not believe this - The WayBack Machine.


This is my home page in 2001 Here it is in 2003 (obviously some of the links don't work now) And this is my homepage now. OMG!!! We have come SO FAR. Check this out. Plug your association's web address in and click on a date near the beginning of when your site was created. You will be amazed at how far you have come in a few short years, I will bet money on it. I am still continously trying to improve it so there's a whole lot I can still do, but holy moly!

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Best Benefit Ever: Critical Advocacy Intel

Associations Now

One example: the passage of the Private Security Industry Act in 2001, after more than 10 years of lobbying. A British security industry giant underscores the importance of legislative lobbying and member education on public policy issues. What’s the benefit?

After Scandal, Psychological Association Changes Stance on Interrogations

Associations Now

The American Psychological Association will no longer allow its members to participate in national security interrogations, whether on U.S. or foreign soil.

Start the Churn Predictions, Hal

Association Success

When we think of artificial intelligence, our first thoughts tend toward Hal in Stanley Kubrick’s classic 2001: A Space Odyssey. Moving AI beyond prediction and towards prescription.

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Browser Wars Redux: If You See a Fork in the Road, Take It

Associations Now

Launched in 2001 to coincide with the release of Windows XP, Internet Explorer 6 stayed in purgatory for more than five years, with Microsoft failing to keep up with the most recent web trends—in particular, the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) standard (IE’s implementation of CSS was flawed).

Challenge of Expanding & Managing Chapters in Emerging Markets – Middle East Case Study


In 2001, advanced economies dominated the world economy, contributing around two-thirds of global GDP. This article was developed from a presentation made by Ajay Bhojwani, deputy managing director MCI Middle East at the CESSE Annual Meeting in 2013.

Happy (Belated) Birthday! A Look Back at 30 Years of “.org”

Associations Now

The Wikimedia Foundation launched the open-sourced online encyclopedia wikipedia.org on January 13, 2001. 4.2 % The share of total websites that use the.org domain, the third-largest generic top-level domain. It ranks behind only.com (50.9 percent) and.net (5 percent).

Conferences Are Providing Inferior Education Through Lectures

Velvet Chainsaw

At least that’s what 2001 Physics Noble Price recipient, Stanford professor and former director for science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Carl Weiman says regarding lectures.

Business Transformation – The Black Swan Dilemma


know how to simplify a complex world into a single, organizing idea – the kind of basic principle that unifies, organizes, and guides all decisions.” – Jim Collins (2001).

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Getting to the Heart of Association Success


I’ve been consulting to associations since 2001 and even did a stint at an association management company for a few years where (in addition to my consulting) I served as an Executive Director for a couple of different associations.

Mobility Matters: IEEE Provides App-Building Resource for Nonprofits

Associations Now

Leveraging the mindshare of the IEEE community to provide technical support and education to CGI member organizations can have a great impact on their humanitarian efforts around the globe.

Compare Association Management Software Platforms


has been building web applications since 2001 and launched Wild Apricot in 2006. Could an Association Management Software (AMS) solution be the answer to the inefficiencies that plague your association? This article will help you evaluate ten association software options.

Amid Rural Broadband Weak Spots, Nonprofits Offer Last-Mile Help

Associations Now

SCTCA’s Tribal Digital Village program has been active since 2001 and has connected more than half of tribal lands in San Diego County to broadband. A More Controversial Proposal Ideas for better rural broadband are coming from the for-profit space as well.

Realtors Join Forces With Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Associations Now

In 2001, NAR launched the Realtors Relief Foundation to “provide housing-related assistance to victims of disasters” according to its website.

What Staples Can Teach Associations in a Recession

Guilt by Association

Chief executive Ron Sargent told the Globe that during the 2001 recession, he focused on three things: Take care of the customer. During the 2001 recession, Staples closed 31 unprofitable stores.

The Realities Time Replaces

Idea Architects

2001 was when I last spent significant time exploring Seattle. I haven't worked a minimum-wage job since 1980. I haven't been a renter for the past 15 years. I last supervised a full-time staff more than a decade ago. So do my memories of the way it was for each of these circumstances have anything to do with the way it is now and the way it will be in the future ? The present often calls on us to offer observations, make decisions, and share opinions.

The Association That Helped Revamp the White House Visitor Center

Associations Now

The visitor center, first established in 1995, was built to allow the public to purchase tickets for White House tours, but the increased security of the presidential mansion since September 11, 2001, has made it much more difficult for the public to obtain tour tickets.

What a “Grexit” Would Mean for Associations

Associations Now

Unlike Argentina—which went bankrupt in 2001 and is drawing comparisons to the current Greek situation—Greece doesn’t have commodities and raw materials to export and help itself recover.

The Transformative Power Of Peerology

Velvet Chainsaw

A 2001 Harvard School of Education study found that: People learn most effectively when they interact with others (peerology) about a specific topic. In the world of conference education, the future is not necessarily about the next technology gadget or innovative session format.

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


I was watching a movie from 2001 recently and one of the main characters had a laptop. In 2001, a laptop was a prized possession. 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. They said the word “laptop” with the same reverence of someone talking about the “goose that laid the golden egg.”

Love in the Time of Naylor

Association Adviser

“I started at Naylor in 2001 as an ad copywriter. Naylor’s 50 years hasn’t been all business and no fun. Many people who have worked for Naylor have found love in addition to a career, or have found a great place to work as an already-established family.

Arizona Wildfire Tragedy Worst Since 9/11, Says Fire Protection Group

Associations Now

The National Fire Protection Association responded rapidly to the loss of 19 firefighters who died battling a wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona, on Sunday, providing data and resources to media covering the story.