What’s in store for 2014?

Aaron Wolowiec

I asked her to speculate on what 2014 might bring for the meetings and events industry. I hope you’ve had the chance to read our Winter 2014 issue , and I hope you’ll send me your feedback on what you read (or didn’t see and would like to.). Happy 2014!

Lessons in leadership from 2014

Aaron Wolowiec

So, what did we learn in 2014? However, I don’t want to close out 2014 with a resounding “Bah! In 2014 the ASAE Foundation released research revealing that many U.S.-based This guest blog post by Mark Athitakis , a contributing editor for Associations Now, originally ran Dec.

2014 Internet Report

Spark Consulting

This is a DENSE and long slide deck, but it’s worth checking out the whole thing: Mary Meeker’s 2014 Internet report from dmccarthy104. It’s 2014, people. It’s the annual awesomeness from Mary Meeker. My top takeaways include: Although growth is slowing in other areas, mobile and tablets continue to grow at an exponential pace. What is your association doing to respond? (Oh Oh – and much as I love my iPhone, Android devices are KILLING IT.).

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2014 Year End

Jamie Notter

I wasn’t expecting 2014 to be a real transition year (I thought that’s what I had last year, actually, when I went back out on my own), but as soon as Maddie and I decided to launch a joint consulting firm together ( Culture That Works LLC ), our new directions picked up steam.

CalSAE Association Executives Name 6 Big Trends for 2014

Association Subculture

Recently we sat down and spent five hours digging through 2014 trends, running a context map exercise and coming up with what these awesome association executives think are the top 6 association trends for 2014. Big Trends for 2014 in the association community.

Veteran's Day 2014

SCD Group

It''s been 44 years but I still remember my boot camp "call letters" at Fort Jackson: E-9-2. Here''s to all who served. Bless you and Thank you! ASAE SCD Group Veterans Day

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Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business 2014

Jamie Notter

I am proud to have made it as #68 in the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy business for 2014. This list is generated by an organization called Trust Across America-Trust Around the World , and they’ve been compiling the list for several years now.

My slides from CHASE 2014 – Generational differences

Optimist Consulting

I was delighted to present a workshop at CHASE 2014 on generational differences and what membership bodies need to do about it. You can download my slides here - OC CHASE 2014 generational differences seminar FINAL Feb 2014. Do contact me if you would like to know more about this issue and how I can help your organisation meet the challenge of the different generations. Membership

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Software News September 2014 – iPhone App Launched

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are details on the launch of our new Wild Apricot mobile app and our long-term mobile roadmap. Wild Apricot

My Top 5 Blog Posts of 2014

Eric Lanke

As we end another year, here''s a look back at the five posts on this blog that received the most page views in 2014. The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey and Jim Huling A newcomer to these lists, this one was originally posted in May 2014, and summarizes my takeaways from the book The 4 Disciplines of Execution. I''m Not Building a Navy SEAL Team Another newcomer to the list, originally posted in October 2014.

Best 2014 Blogs from Our Association and Alliance Management Company

Association Management

Your interests always drive the conversation, so here’s a list of our best blogs from 2014, based on your readership: Bad Board Members: Fighting Fury with F.I.R.E We’re not surprised this blog was among our most popular in 2014. Happy New Year!

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2014 is done. Bring on the New Year!

YourMembership Blog

Goodbye 2014. So as a final toast to 2014, we look back at some of the ideas and strategies we shared with you the past 12 months. Forget the Polar Vortex, Ignite Your 2014 with These Tips and Resources. The post 2014 is done. Put it in the books.

My slides from MemCom 2014

Optimist Consulting

I was delighted to be asked to talk about sports membership bodies and using social media to engage members at MemCom. MemCom combines a conference with the only UK membership awards ceremony. You can download my slides here. If you would like to know more about my services or if you would like me to speak at your event please contact me. Membership Social media

Top 15 Blog Posts In 2014

Wild Apricot Blog

Here''s a look at the top 15 most popular blog posts on the Wild Apricot Blog during 2014. Wild Apricot

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ASAE 2014 Kicks Off in Music City

Association Adviser

The ASAE 2014 Annual Meeting kicked off Saturday, Aug. Events ASAE 2014 ASAE Annual Meeting CalSAE GSAE Nashville 9 with performances by musicians from the TV show "Nashville" and by Dierks Bentley. The Association Adviser team has enjoyed meeting up with.

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3 surprising facts from PARN’s Professional Body Sector Review 2014

Optimist Consulting

I was delighted to attend the launch of PARN’s 2014 ‘ Professional Body Sector Review ’last week. It was hosted by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in its 5 th floor conference suite; the views over the Thames were amazing.

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24 Non-profit Webinars for September 2014

Wild Apricot Blog

Summer is almost over and school is back in session - with 24 free non-profit webinars scheduled for September. webinar

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Software News June 2014

Wild Apricot Blog

In this issue of Software News, we offer an overview of some of the "onboarding" initiatives and enhancements we''re looking at across all of our Wild Apricot teams. Wild Apricot

2014 Small Membership Survey Highlights

Wild Apricot Blog

Our Small Membership Survey report is now available. Here''s a look at some of the highlights. Small Membership Survey

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Free Non-profit Webinars for January 2014

Wild Apricot Blog

We''ve rounded up 28+ free non-profit webinars that are available this January - check them out. webinars

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Presentation Materials for the 2014 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report

Membership Marketing

2014 Benchmarking Survey Often I hear that readers of this blog use statistics from the Benchmarking Report for board and volunteer presentations. To make presenting this information easier, I have uploaded a presentation ready copy of the report. Feel free to use it. My only request is that you provide attribution with any data from the report that you present. The Membership Marketing Blog is written by Tony Rossell, Senior Vice President of Marketing General, Inc.

Get Your Copy of the 2014 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report

Membership Marketing

It is my pleasure to announce the release of the 2014 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report. The 2014 Report includes new questions related to social media usage, email frequency and open rates, and who pays membership dues (individuals or companies). 2014 Benchmarking Survey

20 Free Non-profit Webinars for June 2014

Wild Apricot Blog

We''ve rounded up 20 free non-profit webinars for June 2014. Topics include: Smarter Email Marketing; the Future; Getting Your Donors to Fall In Love With You; and much more. nonprofit webinar

Snapshot of Small Membership Organizations in 2014

Wild Apricot Blog

Here is a look at the state of small membership organizations, based on the findings of our 2014 Small Membership Survey. Small Membership Survey

Nonprofits struggling to meet demand

Aaron Wolowiec

But I want to foster discussion on Nonprofit Finance Fund’s 2014 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey , the results of which it released on April 7. And only 11 percent of respondents thought 2014 would be easier. I’d like to write more about this topic as 2014 unfolds.

28 Free Non-profit Webinars for February 2014

Wild Apricot Blog

Here''s a round-up of 28 free non-profit webinars scheduled for February 2014. webinar

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26 Free Non-profit Webinars for October 2014

Wild Apricot Blog

We’ve have found 26 fantastic free webinars for non-profits this October. Topics include: “identifying online ambassadors”; “getting started with video”; “Facebook ads for year-end campaigns”; “Generation Gems” and much more. webinars

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2014 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Wild Apricot Blog

Curious about how other nonprofits will communicate in 2014? Here are highlights of the 2014 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. nonprofit-communications

Free Non-profit Webinars for March 2014

Wild Apricot Blog

We''ve found 28 free webinars on great topics for non-profits this March - check them out! nonprofit webinar

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22 Free Non-profit Webinars for December 2014

Wild Apricot Blog

It''s Black Friday and you won’t find a better deal than the 22 free non-profit webinars in our monthly round-up! nonprofit webinar

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The State of Community Management 2014

SocialFish

The State of Community Management 2014 from The Community Roundtable. Lessons From The 2014 State of Community Management Report. You know, it, it’s that time again! From the Community Roundtable comes the awesomest comprehensive report on communities.

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Big Trends Impacting Events in 2014

Wild Apricot Blog

Here''s a look at some of the big trends that will impact events in the coming year. events

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Top Stories of 2014

Association Adviser

We review the top stories of 2014 as they relate to associations. When it comes to association topics like technology, leadership, membership or social media, what''s on association leaders'' minds? For more about this topic, click on the headline. Features 2015 advocacy Big Data careers data and metrics events leadership membership non-dues revenue social media technology young professionals

The 2014 State of Digital Transformation

SocialFish

Slides] The 2014 State of Digital Transformation by Altimeter Group from Altimeter Group Network on SlideShare. Lots of good stuff in this Altimeter report on Digital Transformation. Jamie Notter and I have a whole chapter on Digital in our forthcoming book.

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Goodbye e-learning

Aaron Wolowiec

So when I came across “Association Learning + Technology 2014,” a recent report by Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele , founders of consulting firm Tagoras , imagine my delight! As a former journalist, I love data. And trend data are even better.

21 Free Non-profit Webinars for July 2014

Wild Apricot Blog

School''s out, but the non-profit webinars continue. Here''s our round-up of 21 free non-profit webinars. webinar

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23 Free Non-profit Webinars for November 2014

Wild Apricot Blog

This month''s free non-profit webinar round-up offers 23+ topics, including: Mission-Driven Volunteering (our first Expert Webinar); online campaigns; donor databases; do-it-yourself PR and much more! webinar

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On screen or in a chair?

Aaron Wolowiec

Last week, consulting firm Tagoras released Association Virtual Events 2014 , a survey of associations’ use of virtual conferences, trade shows and other events. Most of us would agree there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. The email inbox is always full.

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Music City, Our Thought Leadership Team, and a Memorable 2014

YourMembership Blog

In 2014 the emphasis turned to video and webinars. We covered topics ranging from online communities, the 2014 job market, gamification and Gen Y, and a try before you buy membership model, just to name a few. Social Networking, Mission Creep, and the 2014 Job Market – The Potential Risks and Rewards for Your Association with Rick Rutherford. Looking Forward 2014: Critical Factors for Associations and their Members Today and Beyond with Dean West, FASAE.

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That’s so…2013

Aaron Wolowiec

We’ll be watching for who’s up next in 2014. Associations Innovation Learning 2013 2014 advocacy associations Associations Now brands conferences Julie Shoop Meetings micro-volunteering rebranding technology trends Volunteers workplace workplace culture