Writing the Financial Policy : Off Stage

Off Stage

May 30, 2003. communication than one that is constantly re-inventing itself in. Off Stage. 29, 2009 - Writing the Financial Policy. Writing An Association Financial Policy (Reprint) By Judith Lindenau, CAE, RCE. Many AEs spend a great deal of time writing and revising association. personnel manuals, and checking for the complicated compliance issues. that surround this subject area. Associations spend significant.

Bringing Credibility to the Conversation: Katie Butler, IIABA

Association Adviser

Our featured professional this month is Katie Butler, vice president of communications for the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA). Katie has served IIABA since 2003 and has helmed the communications department since communications since 2004. Association Adviser : What did your path to VP of Communications for IIABA look like? Over the years I had opportunity to be promoted to Vice President of Communications.

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Are You Boring Your Association’s Members?

SCD Group

if I looked at your association’s convention program for 2013 and 2003, would I see any differences other than dates and names of speakers? SCD Group association management association conferences association executives association communications association leadership association marketing ASAE Think about it. if I looked at your website today and three years ago, would its look have changed? Would I find (under the news section) news releases from 2009?

Two ads define storytelling for associations

SCD Group

The ad features “the little room over the pizza place at 315 Chestnut Street,” where TripAdvisor began in 2000, the “modest first-floor bedroom in Tallinn, Estonia,” where Skype was started in 2003 and the “second floor above the strip mall at Roble and El Camino,” where Shutterfly began in 1999. Apple ASAE association communications association executives association marketing association membership association storytelling Dell iPAD New York Times SCD Group

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

Idea Architects

The proposed work involves having a consultant do individual interviews and offer recommendations, lead some training on interpersonal communication, and maybe provide some ongoing process consultation. The best communication skills training is not doing role plays, but actually communicating with others about how you play your role in the workplace, how you feel you contribute, what support you might need from them, and where you are unsure of what to do. Oct 2003 (1).

Why The Structure You're Staffing is Stifling Progress

Idea Architects

And because the volunteers currently in leadership positions have to manage the existing programs, communications, and other efforts, they struggle to also reinvent their officer structure and put new systems in place to manage a larger network of help. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Leadership Limerick: Time for.

Idea Architects

As Harvard economist Ed Glaeser notes, "Communications technology and face-to-face interactions are complements like salt and pepper rather than substitutes like butter and margarine.” Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Facilitation Friday #18: Authenticity.

Idea Architects

facilitation, his own communication style, and his own beliefs about. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2). 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: To Earn More Trust, Be More.

Idea Architects

Frequency, timeliness, and forthrightness of communication: Do you freely share information with others and operate in the spirit of transparency or do you selectively disclose what you know, brokering information as a source of power and control? Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas.

Flipped Volunteering: The Better Way to Invite and Engage

Idea Architects

How can we best communicate/connect with you? Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts.

SCD Group: Does print still work for association marketing.

SCD Group

Does print still work for association marketing & communications? As you know by now, I’m an advocate of many of the new digital communications tools. “We see a strong future for the catalog, with this being one of many ways that we communicate with our customer.” Although the percentage might seem small, it has tripled since 2003. Pages. About. Contact. Causeaholic. AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Wednesday, August 29, 2012.

The Long Road to Standards Adoption

Association Management

With its much-anticipated announcement this week, Apple became the latest and the last of the leading smartphone vendors to adopt Near Field Communication or NFC technology. For those who are not as familiar with Near Field Communication technology as, say, Bluetooth, which has become pervasive over the past 16 years, NFC is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that enables some pretty cool and useful applications.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Facilitation Friday #17: Reminders.

Idea Architects

Communicate with participants: socialization and orientation to session. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2). 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: Leadership Limerick: Gratitude, Not.

Idea Architects

So we need to be even more intentional when trying to communicate with the masses. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community.

A Pioneer of the Virtual Frontier

Association Success

Back in 2003, I started working virtually before it became a relatively common practice. Some people weren’t comfortable with using video, but it was a necessary part of our communication culture so I encouraged people to relax into it. How did one association professional forge her own virtual path? For some people, remote or fully virtual work is a shock to the system.

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: When the Professional is Also.

Idea Architects

Im guessing most organizations communicate those moments of non-acceptance purely in professional terms: "Thank you very much for submitting an Annual Meeting proposal. Its one thing to use language that appeals to the head; its quite another to communicate in a way that honors the heart. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2).

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

Idea Architects

How does the association continue to communicate with them and involve them? " An additional thought is helping the volunteer communicate this to their bosses to get their bosses to support their volunteer activities, ie, give them time to work on projects, let them share the experience with their co-workers, etc. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2).

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Facilitation Friday #25: Five Keys to Strategy Discussions

Idea Architects

Review next steps with particular attention to timeframes, accountability, ans communications. And one of those steps simply must be identify the output from the strategy conversation that needs to be communicated, how and when that will occur, and who is responsible for that sharing. The answer to that question needs to reflect a coordinated communication approach, not individual session participants preferences. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: I Won't Be Changing the World in.

Idea Architects

I think I still hold on to that vision about 1 person at a time communicating. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community.

Monday Buzz: Spam Is Fading. Threats Are Not.

Associations Now

percent—the first time it’s gotten below 50 percent since 2003. For some perspective on how long ago that was in internet years: In 2003, Gmail didn’t even exist.). “The most important tip that all nonprofits should remember for monthly giving is that communication is key,” Gauss adds. Why you shouldn’t let your guard down just because a new report suggests a drop in spam email.

How are association publishers building new and existing revenue streams?

SocialFish

The Angerosa Research Foundation —a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the association publishing and communication professions through industry research—is gathering data on diverse sources of media-related nondues revenue at associations across the country. Since 2003, the Foundation has released four groundbreaking studies, including Web 2.0: IMPORTANT – THIS JUST IN.

Surfing Alone: How More Time Online Cuts Into Everything Else

Associations Now

According to new report on online usage trends, we’re giving up more time—and a lot of real-world activities, like in-person communication—when we spend our time surfing the web. The Tech Policy Institute’s Scott Wallsten has analyzed information from the American Time Use Survey (ATUS) from 2003 through 2011, which looks at online usage.

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

Idea Architects

What are the communication norms in their organization? Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts.

Best of the Web: February 2013

Association Adviser

MySpace in 2003? May 29-31, 2013 ASAE 2012 Marketing Membership & Communications Conference. Contact us today for an assessment of your current communications plans and non-dues revenue strategies. @bluehornetemail : With every email, you’re earning the right to make the customer feel good about opting in to your emails. eec13. B2Community : Mobile SEO in 2013: 5 Things You Need to Know goo.gl/fb/bpwFz. fb/bpwFz.

What fundraisers Need To Know About Next Era of Digital Technology

Beth Kanter

Are these aspects of the DNA from 2003 still the same? Communication. And, while automation has enabled early adopter fundraisers with the right database tools to pinpoint donor segments and customize communication, it is not the same thing as 1:1 engagement at scale. I just loved this article that imagines how AI can build capacity for skills like human empathy, creativity, self-awareness, and cross cultural communication. Credit: Festival del Fundraising.

Monday Buzz: The Challenge of Following Association Legends

Associations Now

Association consultant and SCD Group president Steve Drake was faced with that challenge in 2003 , when a CEO of 30 years decided to leave Ohio State University’s (OSU) Alumni Association. If you missed the 2015 Engaging Associations Forum , then catch up with this recap by rising association management professional Kait Solomon , who details a particularly interesting session on “how to communicate the WHY of an association.” All leaders eventually leave.

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FCC Robocall Ruling Could Hurt Pollsters

Associations Now

While last week’s ruling by the Federal Communications Commission to rein in the use of robocalls was considered a big win for consumers, pollster groups have suggested that the decision could damage a necessary part of the democratic process. Last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruled Americans had the right to use technology that could block automated robocalls.

Today’s Conference Education Model Was Created For An Economy That No Longer Exists

Velvet Chainsaw

In 2010, the American Management Association (AMA) asked 2,100 small, medium and large businesses their views about critical thinking, communication, collaboration, innovation, problem solving and creativity. More than 70% said they measured critical thinking, communication and collaboration in annual employee performance reviews. More than 75% said they assess critical thinking, complex problem solving and communication when hiring new employees.

The Big Picture: RNC Names eCampaign Director

The Big Picture

Patrick Ruffini will return to the RNC where he previously served as Deputy Director of Online Communications until June of 2003. He has been at the forefront of innovative political communications and he will enable the Republican Party to become even more effective at communicating our positive vision for the country.”. Communications. The Big Picture. A big-picture view of issues and trends affecting associations - in Mississippi and nationally.

40 Years of the Cellphone: Key Moments in Mobile History

Associations Now

Read on for our look back at 40 years of the cellphone: The first commercial call: Soldier Field, the NFL’s longest-operating stadium, might be better known as the home of the Chicago Bears, but it also played a key role in the history of wireless communications, as it was the place where the first commercial cellphone call was made on October 13, 1983, between insurance executive David Meilahn and the granddaughter of Alexander Graham Bell, who was located in Germany at the time.

FCC to Wireless Group: Unlock Phones Voluntarily, or Else

Associations Now

In one of his first moves as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler has asked CTIA: The Wireless Association to come up with a voluntary plan to allow for the unlocking of phones. On Thursday, newly appointed Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler sent a letter to Steve Largent, the president and CEO of CTIA-The Wireless Association, asking the group to come up with a voluntary plan to allow for the unlocking of phones.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.13.20

Reid All About it

Hear our tips, tricks, and best practices for working remotely, including communication tools we love – Slack, Zoom, Google Hangouts, and more; our favorite collaboration tools and managing documents in the cloud; our governance and policies for remote work; tips on how to thrive as a remote worker; and strategies for effectively managing your team. – Crisis Communications: Coronavirus Edition. Organizer: ASAE Communication Professionals Advisory Council.

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Consumer Groups Cheer After FCC Restricts Robocalls

Associations Now

Advocacy groups such as Consumers Union are cheering a rule change by the Federal Communications Commission that will allow consumers to block pesky robocalls. What does the Federal Communications Commission get contacted about the most? Back in 2003, the commission set up a national “Do Not Call” registry. However, a major telecom group says technical limitations remain. Robocalls, says Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.

Overcoming These Six Barriers To Audience Resistance To Participation

Velvet Chainsaw

Even when you’ve adequately communicated the transition from passive attendee to active participant, some audience members will still resist. Forsyth (2003), B. You’re challenging their comfort zone of passively sitting in a lecture. You are now asking them to engage on a different level which requires being fully present and doing something. And you’re challenging their past school years. Six Common Attendee Complaints To Participation.

Email Marketing: Time to Rethink What’s Possible

Associations Now

Some companies use Outlook 2003′s annoyingly out-of-date email interface, and they make life heck on the people who have to send these emails. Rethinking the nature of our email communications: Quite often, we use emails to focus on messaging, to tell members about news relevant to the industry, or to simply remind people that we exist.

When an Online Community No Longer Works

Associations Now

The company pledged to create new communication tools for its users, but ultimately ceded the conversation to other social media outlets. Sometimes an online comment system or forum no longer makes sense for your organization’s needs, potentially due to a glut of “trolls”—an issue the Amazon-owned IMDb is currently dealing with.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.6.20

Reid All About it

Learn how nonprofits can create a research-focused community, communicate effectively with participants about upcoming surveys, and develop best practices around messaging and program development. Lessons Learned from Toronto’s 2003 SARS Outbreak. In 2003, Toronto experienced two deadly SARS outbreaks resulting in a travel warning from the World Health Organization that heavily slowed tourism and disrupted the event and convention business.

Texas Court Rejects Claim That Association’s Lawyer Represents Members

Associations Now

Bland cited a 2003 federal district court decision [PDF], also involving TADA, that rejected an implied attorney-client relationship between association counsel and a member. In a decision involving the Texas Automobile Dealers Association, a state appeals court rejected an argument that the association’s general counsel had an attorney-client relationship with a member embroiled in a lawsuit.

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What I Learned About Philanthropy, Fundraising, and Social Impact at IFCAsia in Bangkok

Beth Kanter

These are two photos of me and Tharum Bun , a Cambodia blogger I met via our blogs back in 2003. Tharum has served as a communications director for a number of international NGOs based in Cambodia, but recently launched his own communications agency.

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Sift Skills: The Value of Big Data for Associations

Associations Now

And even after the organization hired a $6,000-a-week consultant in 2003 to learn about making data-based business decisions, Dorman wasn’t convinced it would lead to any long-term benefit. “At She advises associations to use a five-step approach to a data project: determine the scope, collect, clean, analyze, and communicate. “If Associations are good at collecting data, but they’re less adept at analyzing it or knowing what to do with the gold mine of information they have.

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