Leveraging strategy to amplify education initiatives

Aaron Wolowiec

Despite bad press, Detroit offers countless examples of what’s working. 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.

Incorporating Text Polling at Your Next Live Event

Association Adviser

As this video explains , high-performing organizations are always looking for ways to incorporate technology for the sake of evolution and better execution. Text polling could be one such technology that makes sense for helping you grow engagement at your events. Dana Plotke, Naylor.

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Associations at Odds Over Proposed Massachusetts Ban on Noncompete Clauses

Associations Now

61 % The increase in court decisions regarding noncompete agreements between 2002 and 2012, according to a study conducted for the Wall Street Journal by the law firm Beck Reed Riden LLP.

Email Marketing Trends: What’s Hot in 2017

Associations Now

A number of major media outlets, finding the process of making emails cumbersome and limited as far as data goes, have invested in significant amounts of technology. You pay for the ease of use that comes with Mailchimp and Campaign Monitor, for example.

What Does the Process of Chapter Restructuring Look Like?

Chapter Chat

Since 2002, Peggy Hoffman and Peter Houstle at Mariner Management have been talking about the need for associations to take a hard look at their chapter model. For example, let’s say vacant chapter leadership positions have become a pervasive issue.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Seen Elsewhere: Crowdsourcing.

Idea Architects

In this edition, explore examples of crowdsourcing in action, experiments in new forms of management, and a case of learning driven by a behind-the-scenes look at conference planning. IDEO, one of the worlds most successful product design and innovation firms, offers an excellent example of the thinking and input stages required to involve large numbers of individuals in crowdsourced thinking, at Open IDEO. Other examples include M y Starbucks Idea and Dells IdeaStorm.

Blockbuster’s Failure: Not Necessarily a Show-Stopper for Rentals

Associations Now

Blockbuster is often cited as a clear example of a company whose business model was disrupted completely, leading to its eventual demise. And changes in technology quickly left the brand behind.

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Moderating Discussions in the Modern World

Association Adviser

For example, if you expect to get rampant participation from readers of your blog, you’d better be prepared to respond and carry on a two-way dialogue when someone actually posts a relevant comment. Dana Plotke, Naylor.

How to Produce Association Rock Stars for 100 Years and Beyond

Association Adviser

Our goal is to have people take the storytelling skills they learn at the meeting and teach their peers and colleagues not just about GSAE and the work it does or about their career path as an association professional, but about the technology they could use to share such stories.

The Importance of Getting Lots of Little Things Done Well Every Day

Association Adviser

Christine Smith, Boxwood Technology. This month’s Corner Office spotlight shines on Christine Smith, president of Boxwood Technology , a leading provider of online career centers and career-related services to more than 1,100 associations.

Big Data: Big Headache or Big Opportunity for Associations?

Association Adviser

” For example, your surveys may indicate that 63 percent of members want “bigger meetings,” but does that mean you go out and rent a bigger venue for your next conference and get more floor space for the exhibit hall? If you’re taking shortcuts due to staffing, technology or financial resources, then don’t pretend what you’re doing is scientific. Hank Berkowitz, Association Adviser.