Facilitation Friday #25: Five Keys to Strategy Discussions

Idea Architects

Facilitation Friday #25: Five Keys to Strategy Discussions. When was the last time you were in a session intended to produce good strategy that actually did so? Too often strategy conversations are anything but strategic. A tactic or a strategy? Oct 2003 (1).

Flexibility Is Key: Why the Top-Down Strategy Is Fading

Associations Now

It may seem quaint these days, but in 2003, there was an emerging technology that drew the same kind of skepticism that cloud computing or BYOD draws today in some corners of the IT sector. Flip your Top-down Strategy.

Using Stories to Advance Your Strategy: Quotes and Questions

Idea Architects

Using Stories to Advance Your Strategy: Quotes and Questions. Labels: questions , story , strategy. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2).

Governance and Strategy: Steps from Administrative Management to Strategic Leadership

SCD Group

The Solution: The society was volunteer-managed until 2003, then contracted with a firm for administrative support. Guest Post by Greg Schultz of The Sherwood Group, Inc.

Writing the Financial Policy : Off Stage

Off Stage

May 30, 2003. keep in sync with its changing strategies and assure its membership that. Off Stage. 29, 2009 - Writing the Financial Policy. Writing An Association Financial Policy (Reprint) By Judith Lindenau, CAE, RCE.

Interview with an Expert Series: Associate Executive Director, Myke Kudlas

Blue Sky eLearn

I first took an interest in eLearning in 2001, but became more involved in 2003, when I was the Program Director for the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville Radiography Program. Learning Strategies Learning Technologies Online Learning Success Stories Uncategorized association association LMS elearning expert interview with an expertMyke Kudlas is the Associate Executive Director of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and has been a champion of eLearning for over 15 years.

Overcoming These Six Barriers To Audience Resistance To Participation

Velvet Chainsaw

Forsyth (2003), B. Education adult learning adult learning principles adult learning strategies brain science education brain-friendly conferences conference best practices conference education learner-centric meeting planning best practices participant-centric presentation best practices

Why Audiences Detest Presenters That Abuse Or Avoid PowerPoint [Revisted]

Velvet Chainsaw

Author and consultant Dave Paradi has researched what audiences dislike about PowerPoint presentations since 2003. Presentations conferences presentation best practices presentation strategies speaker tips

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Getting Married to Membership May Require Engagement First

Idea Architects

How would you adjust your recruitment and involvement strategies to capitalize on this potential shift? Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2).

To Theme or Not to Theme?

Associations Now

Last month, the American Historical Association announced that its 2020 annual meeting will not a have a theme —for the first time since 2003. Associations often theme their conferences to provide direction to those submitting session proposals.

Leadership Limerick: More than Just the Letter of the Law

Idea Architects

Every Monday, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. 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: Watch Out for Unintended.

Idea Architects

Your dashboard indicators or balanced scorecard become not just metrics for gauging progress, but also mantras by which all strategy and tactics are determined? Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1).

Leadership Limerick: Innovation Requires Many Contributions

Idea Architects

Every Monday, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2).

What fundraisers Need To Know About Next Era of Digital Technology

Beth Kanter

Are these aspects of the DNA from 2003 still the same? We must embrace the concept of ‘ CoBoting ” is not part of the strategy. Credit: Festival del Fundraising.

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.). ” Is the membership economy a strategy that charitable nonprofits should start looking into?

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Timeless Questions, Timely Tactics

Idea Architects

Over the years, Ive developed a dozen questions to draw on during strategy conversations, ones that while timeless in nature almost always can generate new and timely responses. Labels: facilitation , questions , strategy. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1).

12 Simple Ways to Unleash More Creative Thinking

Idea Architects

Invite “wild cards,” to participate in your meetings and strategy sessions. A great deal of research validates the value of not focusing on the issue at hand as an effective strategy for generating new and powerful ideas. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Leadership Limerick: Gratitude, Not.

Idea Architects

Every Monday, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2).

Daily Buzz: The Benefits of Regulating Email Marketing

Associations Now

Then in 2003, Congress passed the CAN-SPAM Act, which outlined new nationwide standards. Fifteen years after CAN-SPAM, email still makes up a large part of many organizations’ marketing strategies.

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

Idea Architects

Every Monday, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. ” Smart conference designers are thinking about the virtual and face-to-face components that complement their overall strategy and that their participants will compliment. 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: Leadership Limerick: The Whole.

Idea Architects

Every Monday, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. 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: Mission, Vision, Values: Catalysts.

Idea Architects

How that is accomplished—the structure and strategies used—should be flexible and ever-improving, not shackled by rigid plans and inflexible procedures. Structure and strategy are merely tools to accomplish mission and vision, not things to be preserved at all costs.

Leadership Limerick: One Ending is Another Beginning

Idea Architects

Every Monday in 2011, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2).

Tapping Into Attendee Expertise For Community Service Projects

Associations Now

In addition to giving local educators a refresher on statistics fundamentals, these volunteers also provide suggestions for lesson plans and teaching strategies. They work year-round with the Veterans History Project and, since 2003, have transcribed more than 4,000 interviews.

After a Big Supreme Court Win, Freedom to Marry is Winding Down. Its Momentum Lives On.

Associations Now

“Freedom to Marry was created as a campaign to drive a needed strategy to attain a specific big goal. The organization, which was founded in 2003, built on Wolfson’s work as one of the earliest figures to argue in favor of same-sex marriage.

Facilitation Friday #29: Six Questions for Decision-Making

Idea Architects

Labels: decisions , facilitation , facilitationfriday , strategy. 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.

Making the Most of the In Between: Facilitation Friday #30

Idea Architects

Instead of thinking of a workshop as an isolated learning experience, a committee meeting as a freestanding discussion, or a strategy session as a distinct and separate event, we need to design and facilitate them as a part of a longer chain of events, conversations, and meaning. Oct 2003 (1).

Facilitation Friday #22: Conversation Detours, Not Roadblocks

Idea Architects

Strategy sessions are about the future. 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: People Are Starved for Real.

Idea Architects

Ill be doing so in the following new effort: Refresh Strategy Labs. 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.

Making a Difference in a World that Seems Different

Idea Architects

Organizations would be wise to copy this strategy, building in a commitment to more thoughtful reflection on an ongoing basis. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2).

What Kids Can Teach Us About Charitable Giving

Associations Now

Don’t discount the young when it comes to your fundraising efforts and strategy. To determine how charitable kids are, the study followed the same group of 903 children over two time frames—2002 to 2003 and 2007 to 2008—and asked them to report their giving in each period.

Political Black Swans: Ignore Them at Your Association’s Peril

Association Success

In 2003, widespread protest broke out around me in Azerbaijan, a country formerly part of the Soviet Union. We hear a lot about risk management these days, but when most organizations develop strategies for international growth or enter an international market, they tend to ignore political risks— the ways in which decisions by government or political actors in a country influence the organization’s activities. Beware of political risks when exploring new global markets.

Facilitation Friday #19: Resisiting Resistance is Futile

Idea Architects

A strategy session with only staff feels different than one including both staff members and board members or other volunteers. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2).

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals to Build Resilience

Beth Kanter

Here’s what I learned from looking over my 2018 professional journal: The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: I published “ The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout ,” with co-author Aliza Sherman in 2016. Flickr photo by Geoff Livingston.

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Five Lessons from the Road

Idea Architects

When we get sloppy with words like strategy, vision, mission, diversity, and many others, we do a real disservice to the deep meaning and full potential they represent. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Making Sponsorship Special Again

Idea Architects

Sue: Love the powerful way you framed this: becoming an agency for the sponsor and helping develop a strategy for them to realize their relationship goals. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1).

Best of the Web: February 2013

Association Adviser

9 Marketing Strategies You Must Stop Using—Now. Kent Lewis from iMedia Connection says you must stop using those (and seven other) ineffective marketing strategies, and focus your energy on what really works. MySpace in 2003?

What Is Your Transparency Architecture?

SocialFish

Way back in 2003, Don Tapscott (of Wikinomics fame) and David Ticoll wrote a book called the Naked Corporation , and they have some good examples of companies that embraced transparency (without it necessarily being about salaries).

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. But what if other strategies might be more effective in certain cases?

When an Online Community No Longer Works

Associations Now

But investing in both strategies to minimize those issues (via a sophisticated commenting, social management, or forum system) and people to help soothe the pain is very much a way to help solve those pain points.