What your Association can Learn from a 2003 Technology Forecast

Association Management

It inspired me to look up an article to see what we thought the future held back in 2003. I found a great one on CNN/Money - What’s Hot for 2003 As usual, the tech life is getting better, faster, cheaper–and more confusing. . Technology Association Board

What fundraisers Need To Know About Next Era of Digital Technology

Beth Kanter

Are these aspects of the DNA from 2003 still the same? I keep coming back to a decade old quote from Clay Shirky, “When the technology becomes boring, it becomes socially interesting.” We need to get to that point of more adoption. Credit: Festival del Fundraising.

The Cruft Challenge: When It’s Time to Disrupt Your Own Technology

Associations Now

We all have software like United Airlines’ flight-tracking system, software that definitely needs the occasional upgrade, that is built from technology that predates some of your own employees.

[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?,” We still have significant externalities that impact organizations’ ability to take advantage of technology.

Writing the Financial Policy : Off Stage

Off Stage

May 30, 2003. Technology. 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.

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. Eventually, my love of eLearning brought me to the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as the organization’s first Director of Instructional Technology. Radiologic technology is a very hands-on, visual profession.

6 Simple Ways to Facilitate Conference Connections

Idea Architects

Simple technologies allow us to more easily find, connect with, and tap into the brain trust of a much larger group of individuals than before. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3).

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. And, of course, for consumers to become aware of and embrace new technologies as part of their daily lives.

Oakland Warehouse Fire: Sprinkler Group Pledges Renewed Legislative Push

Associations Now

The Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act, first introduced in Congress after a deadly 2003 blaze at The Station, a Rhode Island night club, would allow building owners to deduct costs of installing sprinklers—up to $125,000 in a single year.

[Cool Infographic Friday] How VR and AR will change the way we shop


As the CEO of the largest social network, accounting for 50% of social referrals to eCommerce websites, Zuckerberg spoke about the progress VR and AR technologies have shown recently (Facebook’s Oculus VR headset started to ship on March 28). Allow me to geek out for a moment.

How are association publishers building new and existing revenue streams?


Association publishers are continually challenged to find new ways to leverage technology, assets, and markets to expand revenues. Since 2003, the Foundation has released four groundbreaking studies, including Web 2.0: IMPORTANT – THIS JUST IN.

Seek Local Opportunities Linked to Your Association’s Industry

Associations Now

Several other organizations focused on life sciences and technology innovation recently held meetings in Indianapolis. CICP launched BioCrossroads in 2003 as the first of six sector initiatives.

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.” Labels: conferences , leadership limerick , meetings , technology. 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: Books and Quotes for Rethinking.

Idea Architects

Here's another book for your reading list (if you're anything like me you'll already have a bunch of stuff queued, but still.): "The Digital Workplace: how technology is liberating work" (www.digitalworkplacebook.com). Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2).

Consumer Groups Cheer After FCC Restricts Robocalls

Associations Now

On Thursday, June 18, the FCC approved technology that will allow consumers to block robocalls. Back in 2003, the commission set up a national “Do Not Call” registry. ” The surge was driven by changes in both strategy and technology by corporations.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Five Lessons from the Road

Idea Architects

Use of any new technology should be considered in light of the character of the relationship an organization (or individual) wants to have with their members, customers, and stakeholders and how to reflect that and their core values and personality in doing so with the new technology.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Seen Elsewhere: Crowdsourcing.

Idea Architects

The premise: while modern management is one of humankinds most important inventions, it is now a mature technology that must be reinvented for a new age.". 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: The Importance of Being Part of the.

Idea Architects

One of the best parts of mobile technology and social media is how they enable individuals to share stories in real-time with their communities. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3).

Why Could Online Marketing Get More Onerous? Blame Canada.

Associations Now

Canada’s measure shares some things with the 2003 law that regulated the spread of unsolicited emails in the United States —both, for example, prohibit harvesting addresses, require unsubscribe mechanisms, and impose hefty fines for noncompliance.

Facilitation Friday #25: Five Keys to Strategy Discussions

Idea Architects

Technologies such as IdeaScale enable us to more easily crowdsource such input and manage advance discussions and obtain feedback as suggested next. Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3).

Printing Trade Group ‘Right-Sizes,’ Restructures as Industry Faces Major Change

Associations Now

The printing industry has been hit hard by advances in technology over the past decade—there’s no denying that. Employment in the industry has fallen off by more than 200,000 since 2003, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

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

Idea Architects

How do they use technology in their environment? If virtual, what technology will be used? Oct 2003 (1). Sep 2003 (2). Aug 2003 (1). May 2003 (2). Apr 2003 (1). Mar 2003 (1). Feb 2003 (3). Jan 2003 (2).

When an Online Community No Longer Works

Associations Now

The lesson: If you’re dealing with an online community, especially at scale, you must be willing to invest in both the people and technology that makes it work.

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

Beth Kanter

Writing and Blogging: I’ve kept a regular publishing schedule for Beth’s Blog, something that I’ve done since 2003! Digital Transformation: Digital transformation is about how nonprofits organizations and the way they work is being transformed by technology.

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FCC Robocall Ruling Could Hurt Pollsters

Associations Now

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruled Americans had the right to use technology that could block automated robocalls. While pollsters were actually exempt from the ‘Do Not Call’ registry list in 2003, the FCC recently voted not to repeat that exemption.

Best of the Web: February 2013

Association Adviser

This technology may not be far off. One of the most difficult decisions in talking about the history of any aspect of computing, or even of technology as a whole, is to decide when it started. MySpace in 2003?

FCC to Wireless Group: Unlock Phones Voluntarily, or Else

Associations Now

” Wheeler’s tough letter to Largent might come as a bit of a surprise to some in the association space: The FCC head was the leader of CTIA and was replaced by Largent in 2003.

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

Associations Now

The IT department has to come to the user, and match its approach to technology usage and workflow—not the other way around. In other words, the IT department has to come to the user, and match its approach to technology usage and workflow—not the other way around.

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

Velvet Chainsaw

The Skill Content of Recent Technological Change: Am Empirical Exploration.” Levy and Murnane, Quarterly Journal of Economics 118 (2003). Conference education has not kept pace with 21st Century workforce demands.

Advocacy Group: Information and Influence Boost Google’s Power

Associations Now

This growth in lobbying muscle was sudden: Google was the 68th-largest spender on lobbying in 2010, and back in 2003, it spent only $100,000 on lobbying. A new Public Citizen study argues that the search giant’s growing influence over the political sphere is worth raising the alarm over.

40 Years of the Cellphone: Key Moments in Mobile History

Associations Now

And with such technologies as cloud computing and trends such as bring your own device , the take-anywhere phone, launched with a gloat from one engineer to another, isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Engineering Group: Cellphones Need Better Repairability

Associations Now

And a 2003 IEEE study shows that increasing the lifespan of a cellphone from one year to four decreases its environmental impact by as much as 40 percent. How does your IT department balance having the most recent technology with the need to upgrade devices?

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.

Sift Skills: The Value of Big Data for Associations

Associations Now

As technology becomes more affordable, organizations are harnessing “big data” to improve member engagement. The technology out there is so much more sophisticated now,” says Peter Houstle, CEO of Mariner Management and Marketing and Engel’s white paper coauthor.

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Trainer’s Notebook: Finding Inspiration and New Ideas for Facilitation Techniques

Beth Kanter

My colleague, Dirk Slater , has written about how he applies Gunner’s techniques in his own technology/activist trainings.

Bringing Credibility to the Conversation: Katie Butler, IIABA

Association Adviser

Katie has served IIABA since 2003 and has helmed the communications department since communications since 2004. Katie Butler: I joined IIABA in 2003 as editor-in-chief of Independent Agent (IA) Magazine , the flagship publication of IIABA. While associations still have a leg up on the credibility side and the ability to connect members, we should be using technology and data to do that better than anyone else.

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Four Important Things We’ve Learned During Our First Year

Associations Now

A few months ago, there was this great image floating around sites such as BuzzFeed and Reddit that starkly illustrates technology’s quick growth. It’s 2013, and the way people work is enormously different from the way they worked in 1993 or even 2003.

One to watch: nice strategic alliance!


Since 2003 NOSI has provided the nonprofit sector with information and education designed to help nonprofits leverage the benefits of using free and open source software (FOSS) in their work. From the press release : " San Francisco, CA - Aspiration ["better tools for a better world"] and NOSI [Non Profit Open Source Initiative] announced today that NOSI will become a project of Aspiration.

Executive Connections: Why This Is the Right Name

Executive Connections

In addition to their expertise in organizing, categorizing, cataloging, classifying, and disseminating information, many of our members are proficient in new and emerging communications technologies, knowledge management, competitive intelligence and other practical uses of information. Ramin & Carol: That approach was tried in the past (2003, I believe). David Midyette: Back in 2003, the majority of the membership voted in favour of a name change. Executive Connections.

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals To Begin 2018 with Clarity

Beth Kanter

Writing and Blogging: I’ve kept an active publishing schedule for Beth’s Blog, something that I’ve done since 2003! I facilitated workshops with volunteers from Bay Area technology companies and we worked with more 50 women’s rights organizations in the region.