What will 2016 bring for associations?

Aaron Wolowiec

From memberships to learning to partnerships, software and services provider Abila just released its predictions for associations in 2016. In fact, Abila predicts certification revenue will surpass membership revenue in 2016. It’s a new year. New predictions. New trends. New goals.

What Really Worked in 2016?

Spark Consulting

Beth Brodovsky, who hosts the Driving Participation podcast (and if you haven’t checked it out yet, what are you waiting for?) recently asked a bunch of her former guests this insightful question for a year-end episode.

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Our Favorite 2016 Summer Community Resources

Higher Logic

State of Community Management 2016 (eBook). The 2016 report is based on extensive research from 339 community programs surveyed. Summer is a hectic time for everyone, crammed full of vacations, kids’ summer camps, conferences and work (when you can fit it in).

CES 2016 Final Thoughts

Association Management

After a few days of walking the floor at CES , many things start to look alike. That’s because they are. There were dozens of quadcopter drones from different manufacturers. A sea of 4k televisions all with great pictures. And enough virtual reality glasses to make them stop being a novelty.

CES 2016 Report

Association Management

Yesterday I spent my day at the events that are held in advance of the floor opening for the Consumer Electronics Show—some research sessions and a keynote by the CEO of Intel. Some interesting things afoot for the world of technology: 1. Farewell to the upgrade cycle.

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Six Social Media Trends Expected in 2016

Higher Logic

Social media continues to evolve, and if you want to leverage social media for your organization, you need to be aware of the current trends for 2016. Here’s a closer look at some of the top 2016 social media trends to watch throughout the year.

Focus in 2016

Robert M Barnes

2016 will be all about FOCUS. Doing less and doing it more deeply and meaningfully than ever before in an attempt to make an impact on things that matter. An impact that helps others make significant progress in their personal … Continue reading → A Dangerous Mind

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Further Election 2016 Association Industry Responses

Spark Consulting

ASAE has posted further clarification of their position on the incoming administration. While I am heartened to see ASAE specifically mention “…work[ing] with the new administration in a manner consistent with our commitment to diversity and inclusion…,” I believe it to be, overall, an inadequate response. I should note that ASAE’s response was published before the Letter to John Graham and Scott Wiley came out on Monday, November 21.

My Top 5 Blog Posts of 2016

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 2016.

Customer Engagement Takes Center Stage at INBOUND 2016

Socious

“This is going to be very unusual advice from a guy who runs a sales and marketing software company, but take dollars from sales and marketing. Put it in products and services and customer delight.” – Brian Halligan, CEO and Founder of HubSpot.

Are Chapters Worth The Effort: 2016 Chapter Benchmarking Report

Mariner

According the 2016 Chapter Benchmarking report , associations lean on chapters for member engagement, leadership development, membership. recruitment, marketing/communications and local resources – rating these elements as 'absolutely essential' to 'essential' roles.

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12 Top Association Articles from 2016

Socious

Remember Cliffs Notes, the popular synopses of required reading and classic literature? For some of us, they were a go-to back in high school.

Harnessing the web 2016 conference – early bird offer

Optimist Consulting

I am a supporter of Harnessing the web 2016 conference in October, the premier digital conference for the membership sector. About Harnessing the web 2016. Harnessing the web 2016 is the membership sector’s leading annual conference focused entirely on the web.

2016: An Association Blogging and Podcasting Odyssey

Spark Consulting

I’ve been blogging about association management since 2008 – and I was far from the first one into the pool. I remember participating in my first bloggercon at ASAE in a sunny plaza in San Diego in 2008, shortly after I’d launched Thanks For Playing, the precursor to the Spark blog, with about 30 other association professionals, sharing our thoughts about how to use this new platform to strengthen our industry and our community.

PREVIEW: Key Findings from the 2016 Community Benchmarking Study

Higher Logic

I recently previewed our 2016 Community Benchmarking Study, and the overarching theme is clear: effective community management can positively influence member behavior. The average EBS for the 2016 study is 79, up 19 points from 2015.

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The communications struggle continues

Aaron Wolowiec

Fast forward: Naylor recently released the results of its 2016 Communications Benchmarking Study. While under staffing remains a top concern among associations, especially in the communications department, some positive trends emerged in the 2016 survey.

Digital Marketing Design Lookbook 2016

Informz

The post Digital Marketing Design Lookbook 2016 appeared first on Informz. Let’s be honest. Looks matter. They certainly aren’t everything but they sure do encourage people to look further.

Experience Salt Lake City: You Can't Miss ASAE Annual 2016

Higher Logic

What You Can't Miss for ASAE Annual 2016. ASAE Annual is one of the biggest events we participate in every year, and we wouldn’t dream of missing it. It’s a great opportunity to join thousands of attendees to learn and collaborate on how to improve the association landscape.

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29 Free Non-Profit Webinars for April 2016

Wild Apricot Blog

expert-webinars free-webinars 2016 april webinars expert freeApril means spring, and what better way to celebrate spring than with free education? There is no better way! So, it's a good thing I've put together this super list of free educational webinars for nonprofits and associations.

23 Free Nonprofit Webinars for October 2016

Wild Apricot Blog

Lots of learning on volunteering this month, so if you’re looking for volunteer strategies, you’ve hit the jackpot of webinars! nonprofit webinar webinars

29 Free Nonprofit Webinars for November 2016

Wild Apricot Blog

If your organization is struggling to fill events, looking for #givingtuesday tips, or building a corporate sponsorship strategy, this month’s free nonprofit webinars can give you a hand. november webinars nonprofit free

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CMAD 2016: It’s the Year of Community Management

Higher Logic

The community management industry is making great strides and growing rapidly into 2016, thanks to innovative content and collaboration amongst community managers. We'd also like to send a big (virtual) round of applause and congratulations to the CMAD 2016 Community Manager award winners.

The Four Writing Tics You Must Leave Behind in 2016

Higher Logic

Writing. We all need to do it -- in community postings, in email, and in the documents we create. Writing is like walking -- it’s so automatic that you don’t think about it. But you ought to.

Website Accessibility at the 2016 ASAE Annual Meeting and Expo

Higher Logic

Have you finally caught up on email, sleep and the deluge of new networking opportunities from this year’s ASAE Annual Meeting and Expo? It’s one of the biggest association events we participate in every year - we wouldn’t dream of missing it. First - a few thank you's.

12 Top Association Articles from 2016

Socious

So here goes – your summary of the best association articles on the web for 2016. The Association Industry’s Best Articles for 2016 Takeaway. Remember Cliffs Notes, the popular synopses of required reading and classic literature? For some of us, they were a go-to back in high school.

Associations Respond to the 2016 Election Results

SocialFish

A post-election message from AIA’s CEO and 2016 President from AIA Content Team on Vimeo. AHA Statement in Aftermath of 2016 Election.

The communications struggle continues

Aaron Wolowiec

Fast forward: Naylor recently released the results of its 2016 Communications Benchmarking Study. While under staffing remains a top concern among associations, especially in the communications department, some positive trends emerged in the 2016 survey.

24 Free Nonprofit Webinars for June 2016

Wild Apricot Blog

Choose from among these 24 free webinars for June 2016. Looking to continue your non-profit education? We've got you covered. june free webinar

Association Brain Food: Week of February 1, 2016

Reid All About it

The strong will survive, the smart will thrive. Even busy professionals must set time aside for reading, listening, and learning. Schedule it. Maybe 20 minutes a day, maybe an hour or two a week.

KiKi's Unofficial ASAE Annual 2016 Party List (a.k.a. How to Never Be Alone at #ASAE16)

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

Here is my Unofficial ASAE Annual 2016 Party List. Every year, for the past several years, I make it a point to attend the ASAE Annual Conference. This conference is where anyone involved with associations and nonprofits can connect with others working in that space. Because it is the best way to catch up with the "Who's Who" of the association world. To be sure, ASAE Annual promises opportunities in learning and networking. It also promises a ton of parties in all shapes and sizes.

Just Released: The 2016 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report

Membership Marketing

I am pleased to announce the release of the 2016 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report. The 2016 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report also includes comments from participants on their successes and challenges in membership marketing. 2016 Benchmarking.Survey

Globalization isn’t a ‘one-size-fits-all’ strategy for associations

Aaron Wolowiec

Filed under: Associations , Meetings , Membership Tagged: 2016 Association Growth Global Trends Survey Report , associations , events , global business strategy , globalization , Globalstrat , international , Meetings , membership , networking opportunities , social media.

Globalization isn’t a ‘one-size-fits-all’ strategy for associations

Aaron Wolowiec

Filed under: Associations , Meetings , Membership Tagged: 2016 Association Growth Global Trends Survey Report , associations , events , global business strategy , globalization , Globalstrat , international , Meetings , membership , networking opportunities , social media.

Community Takeaways We Loved from the State of Community Management 2016 Report

Higher Logic

Shared value is the name of the game in The Community Roundtable’s State of Community Management Report 2016 (SOCM 2016). Here are three big takeaways from the SOCM 2016 for minding the gap and bringing everyone together: 1.

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The Top Customer Engagement Articles for the Week of February 28, 2016

Socious

The Socious Top Ten for the Week of February 28, 2016. Every week we aim to make your life easier by compiling the best customer community articles of last week right here on our blog.

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Your Event Guide for the 2016 Political Conventions!

Beekeeper Group

We’re excited to bring you Convention Buzz 2016 — your go-to resource to view and post events taking place at the National Political Party Conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia. The post Your Event Guide for the 2016 Political Conventions!

Holiday Gift Guide 2016 (Association Edition)

MembersClicks

Check out our 2016 holiday gift guide below! It seems like December just started, and yet Christmas is only two weeks away! Where did the month (and year) go?! Now we hate to bring it up, but…how’s your holiday shopping coming? If you still have a few (or more) gifts to grab, let us help!

2016 Benchmarking Study Reveals Association Communication Hurdles Remain

Association Adviser

While the 2016 study uncovered promising new trends, data revealed that associations face the same primary challenges that they faced in 2011, and the approach to tackling those challenges has not necessarily improved. Jill Andreu, Naylor Association Solutions.

2016’s New Years Resolutions for Association Websites

Vanguard Tech

It’s time for cookies hit the trash, fresh bodies to swarm the gym and for us all to take a reboot to make ourselves better. But instead of wading through the (temporary) crush of bodies at the gym… let’s make some different resolutions.

What Do Your Customers Expect from You in 2016 & Beyond? A Guide Map

Socious

Your customers are logging into websites more frequently, signing up for new online services, and trying new apps every day. The well-documented consumerization of business product users is putting increasing pressure on companies.