Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: The Cost of Not Being You

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The Cost of Not Being You. "We William Stafford , " An Introduction to Some Poems " In his wonderful post , Joe Gerstandt asks if youve recently paid the cost of being you, of bringing your whole self into your relationships and making the contributions that only you can make. When we stand out from the crowd, when we do not conform to others expectations, we often have to pay a cost. Id suggest that when we choose to do the opposite the cost may even be greater. "If

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Leveraging strategy to amplify education initiatives

Aaron Wolowiec

In an article I wrote in June 2002 for Associations Now , I encouraged readers to take a break from the daily firefighting we’ve come to expect and instead approach tasks with more reflection, strategy and collaboration. But when specifically asked during a recent NACEDA prep session, leaders added travel, opportunity costs, value proposition and marketing to their list of challenges. Aerial of downtown Detroit Riverfront Photo Credit: Vito Palmissano. On Oct.

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Membership Marketing Blog: Your Membership Value Equation

Membership Marketing

Value = Benefits / Costs = (Functional benefits + Emotional benefits) / (Monetary costs + Time costs + Energy costs + Psychic costs) 1. Philip Kotler, Marketing Management, Prentice Hall; 11 edition (May 2002). There are five options according to logic and Kotler -- raise benefits, reduce costs, raise benefits and reduce costs, raise benefits by more than you raise cost, or lover benefits by less than you raise costs.

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Interview with an Expert: Beth Hayson, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Blue Sky eLearn

Since I began working at AAOMS in 2002. It could be a member benefit to stay up-to-date with technology and trends as well as provide tailored unique education, especially if it was cost-effective and streamlined. Use data whenever possible to make decisions on timing, content, relevance, cost, and marketing. Beth Hayson has been working in education at associations for the past 20 years, with 14 of them being with AAOMS.

ASAE Urges Government to Halt Sale of.Org Registry

Associations Now

In a letter to the Justice and Commerce departments and the Federal Trade Commission this week, ASAE said the sale of registry to a for-profit firm risks exposing nonprofit organizations to drastically higher costs to maintain their online presence. Public Interest Registry has managed domain registry since 2002.

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Associations Raise Concerns Over Sale of.Org Domain to Private Equity Firm

Associations Now

Associations and other nonprofit organizations are concerned about increased online costs after the recent sale of domain to the private equity firm Ethos Capital LLC. Last week, Public Interest Registry—a nonprofit entity established by the Internet Society that has managed domain registry since 2002—said it had reached an agreement to be acquired by Ethos for an undisclosed price.

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Conferences Aren't Serious About Networking Unless

Idea Architects

Here are a few woefully obvious, yet still underutilized, tactics for doing so that cost next to no time or money. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community.

Diabetes Group Launches Campaign Over High Insulin Prices

Associations Now

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is taking stock of a troubling trend—one that’s costing patients dearly. Last week, the association released a resolution speaking out against the rising cost of insulin and released a companion petition to drive public interest in the issue. “No one in need of lifesaving insulin should ever go without it due to prohibitive costs,” Desmond Schatz, MD, ADA’s president of medicine and science, said in a news release. “We

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Facilitation Friday #9: Build Capacity to Accomplish More

Idea Architects

Facilitators see structure as a means to an end not as the end itself or a turf to be protected at all costs. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Seen Elsewhere: Crowdsourcing.

Idea Architects

If youre interested in trying this approach, two free or low-cost online software options are IdeaScale and Skild. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Mission, Vision, Values: Catalysts.

Idea Architects

In 2002, the American Society of Association Executives Foundation identified Meaning Matters as one of the seven emerging issues affecting associations. Structure and strategy are merely tools to accomplish mission and vision, not things to be preserved at all costs. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects.

Group Offers Benchmarking Benefits Through Tiered, Online Program

Associations Now

The TCA Profitability Program, run using the inGauge online platform, is an outgrowth of the organization’s Best Practice Groups, which were established in 2002 to connect eight to 14 peer companies and allow them to share their successes and challenges to help each other improve. The cost of joining the program depends on the tier members choose as well as the size of the company’s truck fleet.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Making Sponsorship Special Again

Idea Architects

reduced cost courtesy of others’ doing the underwriting. As a result, the registration fee or product cost individuals have been paying hasn’t had to carry the full value proposition of the event or product itself. need to pass on more of the real cost and finding members and customers. need members and customers to pay a greater percentage of the real costs of a product or program so we can more accurately assess the market’s. Dec 2002 (6).

California Association Turns Farm Workers Into Farm Owners

Associations Now

Historically, field workers like Murillo have faced difficulty transitioning and prospering because of language and cultural barriers, the high cost of land, lack of resources, and institutional exclusion, ALBA says. Since 2002, 90 ALBA graduates have begun their own independent farms off-site and are doing well. An organic farming association in Northern California trains immigrant field workers how to manage their own farms.

Thinking and thriving

Aaron Wolowiec

After serving as an association executive for more than 10 years, De Cagna launched his company in 2002 to challenge association boards, CEOs and executives to build their organizations to thrive in an uncertain future. Meanwhile, their employers are trying to control costs, leaving fewer dollars to attend meetings, and those budgets are always among the top targets for reduction or elimination. Jeff De Cagna, founder of Principled Innovation LLC.

Cargo Plane Crash Revives Pilot Fatigue Questions

Associations Now

Civil Aviation Authority showed that the rate of fatal cargo plane accidents around the world was eight times higher than that for passenger airlines from 2002 to 2011. The FAA, which estimated that imposing similar restrictions on cargo airlines would cost the industry $550 million over the first 12 years, reconsidered the fatigue rules for cargo pilots but eventually rejected the union’s requests.

Advocating from Afar: Virtual and Remote Grassroots Advocacy

Beekeeper Group

The Dirksen, Hart, and Russell Senate Office Buildings and Ford and Longworth House Office Buildings weren’t cleared for entry until the end of January 2002, three months later! Or, perhaps airfare and hotel rates during fly-in season are cost prohibitive. From the Grassroots Professional Network LinkedIn page: COVID-19 suddenly canceled the conference and fly-in plans for advocacy organizations across the country.

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Email Marketing Trends: What’s Hot in 2017

Associations Now

But this is where things get interesting: A number of startups are offering front-end interfaces to SES, giving them the sheen of MailChimp without the cost. Building emails, as I’ve written before , is effectively like designing websites with technology only available before 2002. Long neglected as part of the communications conversation, emails have become more essential than ever in 2017. But the ground is still messy.

PSA To Nonprofits: GDPR May Apply to You


Unfortunately, the cost of wrongly assuming that GDPR will not impact you could be steep. The cost of noncompliance is not only monetary but reputational. Public Interest Registry was founded by the Internet Society ( ) in 2002 and is based in Reston, Virginia, USA. Guest article by Beth Bacon, Director of Policy and Privacy, Public Interest Registry.

Labor Tensions Cause Port Headaches for Retail, Manufacturing Industries

Associations Now

The projected cost, per day, of a 10-day port shutdown on the West Coast, according to an estimate supplied by global management consulting firm Kurt Salmon on behalf of the National Retail Federation and the National Association of Manufacturers. In 2002, after a 10-day work stoppage at the ports, President George W. $ 2.1B

How to Produce Association Rock Stars for 100 Years and Beyond

Association Adviser

What other exciting, cost-effective and accessible electronic formats are out there that will show how GSAE is a nurturing environment that provides the skills professionals need to be better at their jobs? Wendy earned her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in June 2002. Wendy Kavanagh, Georgia Society of Association Executives. The Georgia Society of Association Executives is celebrating its 100 th anniversary this year.

Expos Returning to Philadelphia After Labor Contract Changes

Associations Now

The prior agreement, passed in 2002 and extended in 2013, had raised concerns for organizations holding events, many of which had given the convention center low marks. The new customer satisfaction agreement is meant to do two things: rein in the high labor costs associated with the venue and drum up new convention business.

Opening the Door to Government Members

Associations Now

In 2002, NIDA set a goal to bulk up government membership by piloting a free, three-year government membership category with the option to renew as a dues-paying member. For government and some universities, our membership categories had nothing to do with cost, and everything to do with how membership was packaged.”.

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It's good to step back every now and then

Idea Architects

Looking back If I judged my success since founding Idea Architects in 2002 by business volume alone, it’s been a nice decade for the most part. For the cost of bringing in one outside speaker for a conference, organ iz ations can now have professionally developed curriculum they can use in perpetuity, tapping into their own staff and volunteers as pre senters. It’s been awhile.

Let The Sunshine In: Groups Leverage Sunshine Week’s Bright Light

Associations Now

Sunshine Week— which started as Sunshine Sunday, conceived by the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors in 2002 —was launched by ASNE in 2005. This week, EFF is hosting the Foilies awards , which highlight failed attempts to access relevant materials due to reasons such as excessive costs, lack of digitization, or—in one case—flood.

Big Data: Big Headache or Big Opportunity for Associations?

Association Adviser

Thanks to Michael Lewis’s best-seller Moneyball (later turned into a film starring Brad Pitt), many of you know the story of how the 2002 Oakland A’s baseball team used research and advanced analytics to find highly productive, but underpaid players that would allow them to compete with the richest teams in Major League Baseball for a fraction of the payroll. Hank Berkowitz, Association Adviser.

Why Komen Was Destined to Clash with Social Media


Since 2002, the Komen has grown from $92.6 Avoid risk at any cost (Antidote: Be Courageous ). This is a guest post by Kami Watson Huyse, CEO of Zoetica Media and editor of the Communications Overtones blog.