15th Anniversary Thank You!

Mariner

Could we – a married couple with three sons to raise – open a business to create a new option for small, chapter based membership organizations and succeed? In January 2002, Peter and I opened the doors of Mariner Management. It started on a dare.

What Does Resiliency Really Mean for Nonprofit Leaders and Their Organizations?

Beth Kanter

These three characteristics hold true for resilient organizations as well.…Resilient The World Health Organization identifies workplace stress as the “ global health epidemic of the 21st century.” How do you ensure that your organization is building its resiliency muscle?

Getting Married to Membership May Require Engagement First

Idea Architects

It used to be that you had to pay to play: join an organization and then you can get involved. community that people value and that our organizations market. That can be easily overlooked by those leading the organizations, both staff and volunteers. Dec 2002 (6).

Flipped Volunteering: The Better Way to Invite and Engage

Idea Architects

Amazingly, very few associations or other nonprofit organizations do that. In fact, many if not most know next to nothing about the talents, interests, and experiences of their members and how those might connect to volunteer opportunities within their organization. Dec 2002 (6).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Why Fixers Often Fail

Idea Architects

Very few individuals or organizations want to be talked about as if they need to be fixed. Worse yet is when an organization or community feels like an outsider is approaching them much in the way a flipper deals with a house in foreclosure. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4).

Why The Structure You're Staffing is Stifling Progress

Idea Architects

Speaking at a leadership conference for volunteers this weekend, I was reminded why some organizations struggle to get volunteers. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4).

What Is Your Transparency Architecture?

SocialFish

Rice [from Prudential] says that in every organization he’s seen, most employees think the home office doesn’t get it. In 2002 it was 11 percent… “The branches went from being outposts to being actively engaged in the company.&#. The Social Organization

Small Groups Of Friends Are The Key To Influence Not Swaying Influential People

Velvet Chainsaw

Malcolm Gladwell first described The Law of the Few in his 2002 book The Tipping Point. Adams says that we are at the beginning of a cycle where organizations will shift from focusing on influencers and instead focus on marketing to small connected groups of close friends. Tweet.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: 10 Tips for Engaging A Volunteer.

Idea Architects

Organizations would be well served to inventory all of the work that is done and to systematically identify the pieces volunteers are best or uniquely positioned to do and the pieces where it would be easy and/or desirable to tap into volunteer contributions. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4).

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: There Really Is a Simpler Way

Idea Architects

a simpler way, the wonderful book co-authored by Margaret Wheatley and Myron Kellner-Rogers, continues to guide my thinking about organizations. Discarding a mechanistic perspective means embracing some alternative beliefs about people and organizations. Dec 2002 (6).

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

Idea Architects

Without looking at the poster on the wall or the wallet card you are probably carrying, what’s the mission and vision of your organization or company? Are you passionate about the mission/purpose of your organization and the work you do? Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Facilitation Friday #11: Who Should.

Idea Architects

The organization that pays your salary? What about the community (world) impacted by your organization and its products and services? Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4).

Webinar Recap: Talent Generation: An Important and Unexpected Role for Associations

Blue Sky eLearn

We’ve had a fluctuating, uncertain economy since 2002. The workforce crisis is a result of the growing gap between industrial era 20 th century managed organizations and post-industrial 21 st century raised workers. Too few organizations have shifted away from the Industrial era workplace practices. It’s become imperative that organizations be able to engage younger generations. You will know if you are working for an organization that is rooted in the past.

Facilitation Friday #29: Six Questions for Decision-Making

Idea Architects

Participative decision-making forms like quality circles have become mainstays in many organizations. 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.

Leadership Limerick: One Ending is Another Beginning

Idea Architects

Smart individuals and organizations disrupt their own routines before others determine they have devolved into a rut. 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: Leadership Limerick: The Whole.

Idea Architects

To help contribute to the success of a team, project, or organization, individuals must possess a clear understanding of their specific roles and how their efforts connect with others efforts, as well as contribute to the overall results. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Participative decision-making forms like quality circles have become mainstays in many organizations.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: We Are All Emerging Leaders

Idea Architects

organizations establishing emerging leaders programs, and Ive been invited to help design them or speak during one of their sessions. in the given profession or organization; or (3) hold more entry-level or intermediate positions within an organization’s hierarchy. What happens all too often in organizations is that graduates of. organization; or (3) hold more significant positions within an. organization’s hierarchy. Dec 2002 (6).

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

Blue Sky eLearn

Since I began working at AAOMS in 2002. How will these trends impact organizations? Beth Hayson has been working in education at associations for the past 20 years, with 14 of them being with AAOMS. Beth is the Associate Executive Director of Continuing Education, Meetings and Exhibitions at the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

New data: Volunteerism at an all-time low

Aaron Wolowiec

This figure is the lowest since the bureau started the survey in 2002. Religious organizations took the top spot for volunteering, followed by schools, sports groups or other youth extracurricular groups.

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#ASAE19 Game Changers: Leading With Purpose

Associations Now

Successful organizations thrive on their ability to come up with new ideas. Jeni and Joe in Person Jeni Britton Bauer and Joe DeLoss will speak together at their ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition Game Changer session, “Purpose Takes Over,” on Sunday, August 11, at 2 p.m.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Pre-Qualifying Volunteers

Idea Architects

The time has come for any organization using volunteers to pre-qualify them with self-guided virtual tutorials they can take to amass the basic information required for effective involvement. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3).

What Blocks your Capacity to Innovate and What You Can do About it

The Demand Networks

But growth today is based on an organization’s capacity for constant innovation. I often wonder if there has been any significant progress in the innovation capabilities of the kind of organizations I have worked with for over two decades now.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Authenticity: 10 Favorite Quotes

Idea Architects

Newsweek , March 11, 2002, p. “To live with courage in any work or in any organization, we must know intimately the part of us that does not give a damn about the organization or the work. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3).

The Wooden Hanger Theory of Productivity and Satisfaction

Idea Architects

Designers also like to organize books on shelves by color which seems totally wrong to me, but I get their intention. Guess I need to shut up about that designer book organizing. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Refreshing Opportunities

Idea Architects

What other opportunities would you find refreshing if offered by one of your community or professional organizations? 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: Rethinking 80-20

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Participative decision-making forms like quality circles have become mainstays in many organizations. Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects.

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. Aerial of downtown Detroit Riverfront Photo Credit: Vito Palmissano.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: A Dozen Favorite Quotes About.

Idea Architects

When partnerships, management teams, and organizations build communities, they tap into a greater and deeper reservoir of courage, wisdom, and productivity.” Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Clarifying Intention To Focus.

Idea Architects

Im increasingly convinced that what plagues many individuals and organizations is not an Attention Deficit Disorder. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4).

Sword Swallowing? Yes, There’s an Association for That.

Associations Now

Sword Swallowers Association International, which launched in 2002, is the only organization of its kind in the world.

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Beware of Binders Becoming.

Idea Architects

I am a huge believer in the value of record-keeping in volunteer organizations and regularly preach the power of checklists as a vital tool in project management (you have read The Checklist Manifesto , right?). Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3).

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.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Watch Out for Unintended.

Idea Architects

The autonomy granted to chapters to foster innovation at the local level yield some components disconnected from the (inter)national organization and the direction of the profession or industry? Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3).

Leadership Limerick: More than Just the Letter of the Law

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Participative decision-making forms like quality circles have become mainstays in many organizations. Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Instead of Training, Try Talking

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Participative decision-making forms like quality circles have become mainstays in many organizations. Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Beware of Functional Fixedness

Idea Architects

Right now you have something in your home, in your office, in your organization that is not being used to its full potential because of your functional fixedness. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Water Your Ideas Like a Garden

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Participative decision-making forms like quality circles have become mainstays in many organizations. Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects.

Facilitation Friday #6: Balance Content and Process, Ideas and Action

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Participative decision-making forms like quality circles have become mainstays in many organizations. Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects.

6 Simple Ways to Facilitate Conference Connections

Idea Architects

Organize your registration area not alphabetically, but by local affiliates, states, or some other demographic that makes standing in line a potential networking opportunity. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: My Simple Business Blueprint

Idea Architects

Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Participative decision-making forms like quality circles have become mainstays in many organizations. Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects.