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.

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? Think about it.

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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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.

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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.

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.”

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. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2).

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).

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.

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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.

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.). Why you shouldn’t let your guard down just because a new report suggests a drop in spam email.

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).

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.

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.

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, 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, 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.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Leadership Limerick: The Whole.

Idea Architects

Sometimes its a matter of different communication styles (think Myers-Briggs or DiSC); sometimes it is assuming people connect the dots on their own more than might be the case. 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: 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.

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: 10 Tips for Engaging A Volunteer.

Idea Architects

How does the association continue to communicate with them and involve them? 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.

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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. All leaders eventually leave. Is your association ready for when its top exec departs?

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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.

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.

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.

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. Levy and Murnane, Quarterly Journal of Economics 118 (2003).

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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40 Years of the Cellphone: Key Moments in Mobile History

Associations Now

One of the earliest industry standards, the European-built Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), was first used for phone calls by the prime minister of Finland in 1991— using a Nokia device —a moment captured for posterity in the video above. (By

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. It’s easy to look at something that’s long been consistent and reliable—such as email marketing—and think you’ve mastered it.

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.

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.

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[Research] Data on Nonprofit Cloud Computing: Anywhere, Anytime Technology for Social Change

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: Back in 2003 when most people in the nonprofit sector were asking, “What the heck is a blog?,” It also requires the ability to connect, to share, to communicate – in real time.

Four Important Things We’ve Learned During Our First Year

Associations Now

You do great things for your member community—but with so many communication platforms available, you can tell great stories to audiences you may have never been able to reach before.

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

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