Best of Association Jam: Association Links for May 2010

Wild Apricot

Here are the most popular links for May 2010 in each “AJam” category – Membership, Events, Leadership, Volunteers, Fundraising, Social Media, Technology, Other, and Fun: Membership What Would Reverse Innovation Look Like in Your Not-for-Profit? Carol-Anne Moutinho | Association Resource Center Reverse Innovation.(

Best of Association Jam: Association Links for January 2010

Wild Apricot

What will you do in 2010 that you've never done before to help your associations thrive? And appropriately enough, Association Jam's overall top-voted story for the first month of 2010 was Jeff De Cagna's Top Ten 2010 Trends for Associations at Principled Innovation Blog : Not predictions, he says, but "informed estimates of emerging issues" most likely to shape the business environment for associations through the.(

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Does the Future of Membership Live at 501 Mission Place?

Reid All About it

Tagged: Association , Community , Innovation , Membership , Networking , Nonprofits , Professional Development , Web and Social Media. Associations & Nonprofits Association Community Innovation Membership Networking Nonprofits Professional Development Web and Social MediaYesterday Chris Brogan sent out an email and published a blog post announcing a new membership group, 501 Mission Place. The “501” in the subject heading caught my eye.

Association Subculture Word for 2010 - Authenticity

Association Subculture

Monday, January 11, 2010. Association Subculture Word for 2010 - Authenticity. And blog about in 2010. Ive been inspired by the idea of picking a word (or series of words) to define actions to focus on in 2010. After much reflection on what word or words I would choose for myself, and by extension this blog, to focus on in 2010 (and whether I even should) Ive picked a word. Lets see what we can do to change that in 2010. January 11, 2010 8:16 PM.

Association Subculture Salute to the Blogosphere Thankfest 2010

Association Subculture

Wednesday, November 24, 2010. Association Subculture Salute to the Blogosphere Thankfest 2010. innovation. (6). Principled Innovation LLC. ▼ 2010. (24). skip to main | skip to sidebar. See Lainie, this is all we need. A couple of smokes, a cup of coffee and a little bit of conversation. You and me and five bucks.". Its been a while since the movie Reality Bites hit the screens but it still holds a special place in the hearts of many a Gen Xer like me.

TEDx Raleigh: Local Ideas Worth Spreading

Reid All About it

Innovative engineering, architectural and construction techniques — like pointed arches, ribbed vaulting and flying buttresses (ah, memories of art history!) — were used. Tomorrow I’m spending the morning at TEDx Raleigh , an independently organized TED event. TED’s annual conferences in California and Oxford UK are “riveting talks by remarkable people” with “ideas worth spreading.”

Blogging Live from TEDx Raleigh

Reid All About it

Dean Hering , OVO Innovation, Chief Innovator at NetCentrics. Convergence is happening between for- and non-profit organizations to solve big problems in innovative ways. I’m live blogging from TEDx Raleigh this morning. I’ll be posting notes as each speaker finishes. I’ve never done this before and will probably get distracted, so bear with me. TEDx Raleigh is an independently organized TED-like event.

Back to The Future: Associations in 2010

Portage Group

I found this article from Carol-Anne dating back to 2010 where association professionals were asked to weigh in on what they think a successful association would look like five-to-six years into the future. Social media will be a great tool for the innovative association looking to recruit, retain and engage. The Associations 2025 Summit is coming up next week!

Happy Hundred: Looking Back at the Top 5

Reid All About it

Although it focused on how to make the volunteer experience more enticing and meaningful for volunteers, it really was about kicking associations into the 21st century, making them more social, diverse, innovative and appealing. This is the 100th blog post on Reid All About It. Woo hoo! In honor of this milestone, I’m revisiting my five most popular posts, and wondering why. The Natives Are Restless – How Do You Respond. I wrote this post not long after I started blogging.

What is your organization’s “digital IQ?”

Wild Apricot

Conducted by George Washington University School of Business and L2 (a think tank for digital innovation), the study "measures and ranks the digital competence of 100 organizations across four dimensions: effectiveness of an organization's site, digital marketing, social media, and mobile." If your wondering how your organization measures up in the online world, you might find the Digital IQ Index: Public Sector (PDF) study interesting.

Where in the World are the Innovators? ? GrowGlobally.org

GlowGlobally

Where in the World are the Innovators? This interactive map separates Asian, European, and North American cities who demonstrate both growing momentum and diversity of innovations as well as tracking those losing ground. McKinsey groups what they call “innovation clusters” according to their dynamicism: Dynamic Oceans – the most vast and deep (e.g. GrowGlobally.org.

The Hourglass Blog: Principles of Innovation

The Hourglass Blog

Saturday, July 17, 2010. Principles of Innovation. The fourth meeting of the WSAE Innovation Task Force was held on July 16, 2010. For those of you new to this conversation, Im heading up an effort for my state society to define an evidence-based model of innovation for the association community. Weve now examined enough case studies where we feel ready to start writing a "white paper" on innovation for the association community. Innovation.

Global MegaTrends to Rock Your World ? Part 1 ? GrowGlobally.org

GlowGlobally

As we enter the 2010 Holiday Season, what is clear to us at MCI’s global Association Management & Consulting Practice is that US-based associations need to redouble their efforts to strengthen their positions in emerging markets. In 2010, our clients have asked us to better define some possible options to help grow their brands, membership, and product demand outside home markets. Megatrend #3 – Commercialization of Innovation in the Age of Austerity.

The Hourglass Blog: Innovation = Creativity x Execution

The Hourglass Blog

Sunday, November 14, 2010. Innovation = Creativity x Execution. This is a fantastic post on innovation from Vijay Govindarajan , co-author of the new book, The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge. In it, he really drives home the point that the hard part of innovation is not the creativity, the coming up with innovative ideas; but the execution, the translating the ideas into action. Labels: Innovation , WSAE. Innovation.

Reaching Out To Global Markets Through Meetings & Events.

GlowGlobally

« Where in the World are the Innovators? The following post was written by Ajay Bhojwani, MCI director of association management, consulting and congresses for MCI Middle East in Dubai and published in ASAE’s Global Link newsletter, July 2010. In an era of uncertainties, we are forced to think of innovative ways to tackle new obstacles every day of the week. GrowGlobally.org.

Association Subculture: Suicide and Generation X - The Association.

Association Subculture

Monday, October 4, 2010. October 27, 2010 11:24 AM. October 27, 2010 11:54 AM. innovation. (6). Principled Innovation LLC. ▼ 2010. (24). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Suicide and Generation X - The Association Management HR Dilemma. I never realized I was spread too thin. Til it was too late and I was empty within. Cuz Im losing my sight. Losing my mind. Wish somebody would tell me Im fine. Losing my sight. Losing my mind.

What ASAE10 meant to me

Association Advocacy Chick

We talk about innovation. The catalyst for this blog came from my experiences at ASAE’s annual meeting in LA. Here are some of my professional and personal takeaways from this meeting. Technology and social media continues to improve the annual meeting experience. Following the ASAE10 Twitter feed gave me a chance to learn what was going on in sessions I couldn’t attend. I made new Facebook friends and gained new people to follow on Twitter.

The Hourglass Blog: The Bedrock of Innovation

The Hourglass Blog

Saturday, November 20, 2010. The Bedrock of Innovation. I think it was way back in August 2010. Failure of course is always a possibility with any attempt at innovation. Indeed the bedrock of innovation is failure. Unpacking the history of most innovative products and services will reveal a long track record of failure where innovators attempted many different (failed) ideas and approaches on their way to create high-value solutions. Innovation.

Roger and Don – and Innovation

Guilt by Association

innovation management web strategyThe blogger Dan Blank last week used a scene from this season’s great final episode of Mad Men to illustrate the tensions in media today – and he could have been talking about associations, too. To recap Mad Men … for those not yet smitten … it’s 1963, just weeks after JFK’s assassination. As we know from our vantage point, the world is poised to change.

The Hourglass Blog: Association Advantages for Innovation

The Hourglass Blog

Saturday, August 28, 2010. Association Advantages for Innovation. Heres part three of the "innovation for associations" white paper Im helping to write while chairing the Innovation Task Force for the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. Part one of the white paper focused on the principles of innovation we identified from the case studies--organizational traits that are necessary to create a true culture of innovation. Labels: Innovation , WSAE.

The Waning Days of Leadership in Association Management

Association Subculture

Friday, September 17, 2010. or "innovative leadership". It is the fact that they are practicing "leadership" in an old school way and actively preventing large scale innovation in favor of smaller, more incremental change. Given the right choices, environments and resources individuals and groups, even those on the bleeding edge of innovation or advocating radical changes, dont usually make suicidal decisions. September 18, 2010 7:59 AM. innovation. (6).

The Hourglass Blog: The Clinic of Innovation

The Hourglass Blog

Tuesday, December 14, 2010. The Clinic of Innovation. Heres another fascinating post about innovation from the HBR blog. It describes the first-of-its-kind "Clinic of Innovation" at Oslo University Hospital--an internal unit within the hospital that is set-up to work like an outpatient health clinic. Its an interesting approach and the post contains a lot of thoughtful suggestions for designing a successful innovation process. Labels: Innovation.

Association Subculture: What Associations Can Learn from the.

Association Subculture

Tuesday, November 30, 2010. What Associations Can Learn from the Reinvention Summit 2010. Imagine my surprise and delight at running across the Reinvention Summit 2010 , Twitter hashtag #story10. November 30, 2010 10:24 AM. November 30, 2010 1:57 PM. December 1, 2010 11:13 AM. December 16, 2010 12:12 PM. innovation. (6). Principled Innovation LLC. ▼ 2010. (24). skip to main | skip to sidebar.

Association Subculture: My Father Gave Me A Name - Then Walked.

Association Subculture

Thursday, May 27, 2010. Innovation. We live and breathe innovation because of our irreverence, rejection of traditions we didnt get to keep anyway and our sincere belief that it is up to us to make things better because nobody else is going to. innovation. (6). Principled Innovation LLC. ▼ 2010. (24). skip to main | skip to sidebar. My Father Gave Me A Name - Then Walked Away - Gen X and Associations. Father of mine. Tell me what do you see?

The Hourglass Blog: Next Steps for Association Innovation

The Hourglass Blog

Friday, November 26, 2010. Next Steps for Association Innovation. This is an exciting time for the WSAE Innovation Task Force. First of all, our white paper on association innovation is nearly finished. Second, we are currently working on a new online community dedicated to innovation for associations. Speakers on innovation in the for-profit and non-profit sectors are envisioned, with a majority of the time spent in targeted breakout and discussion sessions.

Association Subculture: Remember - It's Just a Ride

Association Subculture

Wednesday, December 29, 2010. I know I said I had posted my last post for 2010. innovation. (6). Principled Innovation LLC. ▼ 2010. (24). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Remember - Its Just a Ride. The world is like a ride in an amusement park and when you choose to go on it, you think its real because thats how powerful our minds are.dont be afraid, EVER - its just a ride.Bill Hicks.

Greg Behrendt Gave Me the Best Compliment EVER

Association Subculture

Tuesday, December 21, 2010. As we headed out to the parking lot for the Great Cracker Exchange of 2010, I was schlepping along in usual anti-fashion fashion, avoiding eye contact, trying desperately to blend into the crowd and not appear "groupie-esque.". The bottom line is, if you want creativity and innovation you have to accept those parts of you that dont fit in. I thought it would be a good post to end 2010 on. December 22, 2010 5:23 AM. innovation. (6).

European Association Execs View the Need to Redefine Value in.

GlowGlobally

Constantly innovate. GrowGlobally.org. global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. About. Channels. MarCom. Market & Biz Plan. Meetings. Membership. Products. Public Affairs. Services. « Global MegaTrends Part 4 – Rise of Sustainability, Venture Capital Flow, R&D Investment Stalls. When Will China and India Surpass the West? » Dec. European Association Execs View the Need to Redefine Value in Changing World.

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Association Subculture: Lessons for Associations From a Peeved.

Association Subculture

Wednesday, August 11, 2010. August 12, 2010 1:03 AM. August 12, 2010 9:11 AM. innovation. (6). Principled Innovation LLC. ▼ 2010. (24). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Lessons for Associations From a Peeved Advertising Genius. Nonprofit trade and professional associations have a lot to learn from different sources “outside" of our normal circles.

The Hourglass Blog: The World Database of Innovation--CLOSED!

The Hourglass Blog

Thursday, December 2, 2010. The World Database of Innovation--CLOSED! I first stumbled across The World Database of Innovation in this HBR blog post from a few months ago. The blog post is by Uri Neren , and it says: The World Database of Innovation we are compiling, as a collaborative effort between my firm, Generate Companies, and several universities, represents over 20,000 hours of work to date. Five thousand two hundred and eight tools for innovation!

Association Subculture: Association Management - Branding Efforts.

Association Subculture

Friday, December 10, 2010. December 11, 2010 5:57 AM. December 11, 2010 9:48 AM. innovation. (6). Principled Innovation LLC. ▼ 2010. (24). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Association Management - Branding Efforts Gone Wrong. Sweet little princess. Let me introduce his frogness. You alone can get him singing. Hes all puffed up, wanna be your king. Oh you can do it. Cmon [x6]. Lady kiss that frog.Peter Gabriel. The Short of It.

Association Subculture: NO Neutrality on Net Neutrality

Association Subculture

Friday, April 30, 2010. Recently, on April 6, 2010, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Comcast and against the Federal Communications Commission. As recently as May 3, 2010 he was quoted as saying he may be abandoning plans to reclassify broadband. innovation. (6). Principled Innovation LLC. ▼ 2010. (24). skip to main | skip to sidebar. NO Neutrality on Net Neutrality.

The Hourglass Blog: Barriers to Innovation in the Association World

The Hourglass Blog

Thursday, July 29, 2010. Barriers to Innovation in the Association World. In one of my last posts I shared the principles of innovation weve drafted as part of the "innovation for associations" white paper being written by the WSAE Innovation Task Force. Its part of an effort by my state association executives society to define an evidence-based model of innovation for the association community. Labels: Innovation , WSAE. July 29, 2010 4:59 PM.

Association Subculture: Lessons From #ASAE10

Association Subculture

Friday, September 3, 2010. September 15, 2010 4:24 PM. innovation. (6). Principled Innovation LLC. ▼ 2010. (24). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Lessons From #ASAE10. Shes so mean but I dont care. I love her eyes and her wild wild hair. Dance to the beat that we love best. Heading for the nineties. Living in the wild wild west. The wild wild west. Escape Club, Wild Wild West. The Short of It. ASAE10. Wasnt there. Lurked online. Surfed blogs. Got ideas.

The Hourglass Blog: What's Your Innovation Readiness? Part 1

The Hourglass Blog

Wednesday, September 15, 2010. Whats Your Innovation Readiness? Regular readers of The Hourglass Blog know that Im chairing the Innovation Task Force for the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. The task force met again on September 10, and one of our tasks this time was to create a tool that would allow association executives to assess the "innovation readiness" of their organizations. Does your leadership embody a true culture of innovation?

Association Subculture: Walking the Generation X Talk

Association Subculture

Saturday, June 19, 2010. I have come to believe it will take a combined effort from individual volunteer and staff leaders calling in assistance and support from the outside to cause large scale, practical innovation and change in the association community. June 19, 2010 9:58 PM. June 20, 2010 10:05 AM. June 20, 2010 10:15 AM. June 20, 2010 10:20 AM. June 21, 2010 6:51 AM. June 21, 2010 7:52 AM. innovation. (6). ▼ 2010. (24).

Secrets to Market Share and Product Sales Growth ? GrowGlobally.org

GlowGlobally

Since 2001, emerging market countries have replaced the US, EU and Japan as the economic leaders for growth globally, but few people appreciate they are also overtaking Western markets as hotbeds of business innovation. GrowGlobally.org. global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. About. Channels. MarCom. Market & Biz Plan. Meetings. Membership. Products. Public Affairs. Services. « The Association World in China.

The Hourglass Blog: The Role of Trust in Innovation

The Hourglass Blog

Tuesday, August 10, 2010. The Role of Trust in Innovation. If you didnt see it, Maddie Grant asked me to do a guest post on her SocialFish blog last week, and I shamelessly used it as an opportunity to promote the innovation project Im spearheading for the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. Like the SocialFish commenters, we spent some time there talking about trust in associations, especially as it relates to creating and sustaining a culture of innovation.

Association Subculture: Guest Post - Open Community - Citizens Vs.

Association Subculture

Wednesday, November 17, 2010. innovation. (6). Principled Innovation LLC. ▼ 2010. (24). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Guest Post - Open Community - Citizens Vs Members. I’m taking part in the virtual book tour Maddie Grant [on Twitter @maddiegrant] and Lindy Dreyer [On Twitter @lindydreyer] are doing to explore concepts from Open Community: a little book of big ideas for associations navigating the social web.

How the Mighty Fall - Associations at Risk - Part 2 of 5

Association Subculture

Wednesday, February 24, 2010. Executives who express too many concerns are sometimes replaced by executives who are perceived as “more innovative” and willing to take bigger risks. innovation. (6). Principled Innovation LLC. ▼ 2010. (24). skip to main | skip to sidebar. How the Mighty Fall - Associations at Risk - Part 2 of 5. This is the second in a five-part series and a break from my normal format.