New data: Volunteerism at an all-time low

Aaron Wolowiec

This figure is the lowest since the bureau started the survey in 2002. Data were collected through a supplement to the September 2013 Current Population Survey, sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service. You can ask people to take a poll or short survey.

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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. Survey your membership and specifically those who attend your eLearning programs to provide relevant learning experiences. 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.

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Volunteer. It’s Good for You!

Associations Now

Census Bureau data from 2002 to 2012, unemployed people who volunteered were 27 percent more likely to land a job regardless of race, gender, age, ethnicity, location, or job market conditions. Two new studies show that volunteering can improve your health and make you more employable.

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Tips For Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Associations Now

adults surveyed by Marist Poll last month [PDF], the most common New Year’s resolutions were to lose weight and exercise more. And a recent Marist Poll survey [PDF] of 1,140 American adults found that 41 percent did not keep their 2014 resolution. Good Intentions Among the 1,140 U.S.

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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. Jeff De Cagna, founder of Principled Innovation LLC.

Report: Terror Risk Tops Safety Concerns for Business Travelers

Associations Now

According to GBTA’s survey of business travelers for Risk on the Road , 45 percent of respondents ranked terrorism as their top concern, above street crime (15 percent), illness or disease outbreaks (13 percent), and property crime or theft (12 percent).

4 Stories about Association Membership

SCD Group

Fully 67 percent called it their top membership priority, according to a survey by Marketing General, a membership consultancy. Almost 9 out of 10 ranked it “very critical” in a survey by Tate & Tryon, a Washington accounting firm that specializes in non-profits. million since 2002. Managing the Membership Journey via Silverbear Member Solutions As with any journey in life, the membership journey has a beginning, a middle and an end.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: People Are Starved for Real.

Idea Architects

These full-day labs (preceded by significant pre-work and surveying and post-event coaching and support) will use design thinking and user experience principles to help lab participants imagine and rapidly prototype new possibilities to immediately execute. 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.

Facilitation Friday #25: Five Keys to Strategy Discussions

Idea Architects

We survey members. 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.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Facilitation Friday #2: Behavior is.

Idea Architects

Think about the design and contents of the materials involved in this effort: the agenda, pre-reading, any advance homework or surveys, name badges or nameplates, and items you might have on tables to engage participants (toys, markers, notepads, Post-It’s). Dec 2002 (6).

Incorporating Text Polling at Your Next Live Event

Association Adviser

While real-time audience surveys have been around for a while, text polling is one of the fastest growing and most popular ways to take the pulse of your members or attendees. Dana Plotke, Naylor.

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Big Data: Big Headache or Big Opportunity for Associations?

Association Adviser

” Melia said never waste an opportunity to get good feedback from your members, but do it in short digestible bites, such as by adding a question to your dues bills, product shipments or annual conference surveys. “We do lots of very short surveys, but just one annual member feedback survey. They just roll out big surveys to their full membership without testing the questions in a small group to see if there’s respondent confusion or biased questions.

Why Komen Was Destined to Clash with Social Media


Then at the end of February, the organization, in an effort to assess the level of the damage to its reputation, sent out a survey that tested messages rather than looking at a more organic approach to restore trust. Since 2002, the Komen has grown from $92.6

Membership Marketing Blog: Your Membership Value Equation

Membership Marketing

Philip Kotler, Marketing Management, Prentice Hall; 11 edition (May 2002). 2009 Benchmarking Survey. (12). 2010 Benchmarking Survey. (14). 2011 Benchmarking Survey. (9). 2012 Benchmarking Survey. (7). dues increase survey. (8). Membership Survey. (5). Membership Marketing Blog. Membership marketing – acquiring, engaging, upgrading, and renewing members – is the cornerstone for associations and relationship driven organizations.

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

Association Adviser

Some organizations also use their career center to promote other relevant association fee-based products, such as salary surveys, continuing education, “enterprise level” memberships, etc. Christine Smith, Boxwood Technology.