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Fully Developing Your Volunteer Workforce


#FSAE17 is the first of 3 stops this summer to share what we discovered. in the ASAE Foundation research on optimizing association volunteerism. through mutually beneficial programs. Here's a look at what we're. sharing


Developing a Culture of Innovation

Jamie Notter

Guest post, by Amanda Kaiser. Kodak, a once a $10 billion dollar company, failed. Just when they needed to innovate the most, they focused on optimization instead. Innovation and optimization are at either ends of the spectrum. It’s hard to do both.

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4 steps to develop association member personas.

YourMembership Blog

Let’s get personal with 1:1 association marketing. The term “persona” may sound like highfalutin jargon. But, really, it’s just the latest term for what always has been Marketing 101: Know your audience, and deliver what’s interesting and relevant to it. This is especially true for associations.

Emerging Leaders Need More than Leadership Development

Beth Kanter's Blog

The project, which combined peer learning and mentoring together with an online “ Emerging Leaders Playbook ,” offered a new and entirely virtual approach to leadership development. Emerging Leaders Need More than Leadership Development. Flickr Image – ImageGroup.

Designing Professional Development for the Distracted Learner

Beth Kanter's Blog

Bersin by Deloitte’s infographic “ Meet the Modern Learner ” is an excellent summary of the challenges facing trainers who need to design and deliver professional development for nonprofit professionals. Bersin by Deloitte’s infographic “Meet the Modern Learner”.

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Tapping Training and Development For Top Talent

Associations Now

A new study sheds light on how much employees value training and development programs. While by no means a scientific study, and one that encompasses a relatively small sample size of 1,000 respondents, the survey does suggest the importance of employee development programs.

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Experiential Leadership Development

Beth Kanter's Blog

I’ve just returned from week-long leadership development program in Israel called “ Reality Storytellers ” hosted by the Schusterman Foundation. ” I like the way leadership development ideas were integrated into the program.

Seven Professional Skills Community Managers Should Consider Developing

Higher Logic

Over the past decade, I’ve watched community management go from something that was primarily self-taught to a discipline with a wide variety of professional development opportunities. Because of this, there are lots of other professional development opportunities that we can benefit from.

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Credit Union Group Develops Interactive Virtual Classrooms

Associations Now

The new format also helps CUES develop additional education content and bolster its existing content—which is central to its mission to educate and develop credit union CEOs, directors, and future leaders.

Investing in Yourself: Professional Development for Community Managers

Higher Logic

Our guest blogger Rachel Happe co-founded The Community Roundtable to support business leaders developing their community and social business strategies. It's so easy to put professional development on the back burner. Professional development networks.

Brief Professional Development Models for Event Planners

Cvent Association Tips

With many organizations cutting back on training due to difficulties in releasing employees from the job for long stretches of time, it's increasingly important to come up with new models for professional development.

Cracking the Culture Code: Professional Development

Jamie Notter

Just about every association offers professional development opportunities to its staff members. Culture Individual Development This is a guest post from Eric Lanke , the CEO of the National Fluid Power Association.

New Fitness Group Looks to Develop Women Leaders

Associations Now

Associations are instrumental in developing their industries’ workforces. While WIFA will also offer in-person meetings, webinars, and networking opportunities, other benefits will give members opportunities to develop or practice new leadership skills.

Ten Meeting Professional Resolutions For Personal And Professional Development

Velvet Chainsaw

10 New Year’s Resolutions To Increase Your Professional Development. If one of your goals or New Year’s resolutions is to increase your personal and professional development, here are a few ideas that you might want to consider.

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How to: Develop an Advanced Understanding of Social Media


Check out some of these courses that can help you to develop a more complex understanding of your fellow social media user.

How Developing a Gaming Mentality Can Help Your Association

YourMembership Blog

To be considered a gamer you must invest a considerable amount of time in game play (more precisely, video games). Gamers pride themselves on their

Study: How Can You Make Professional Development More Meaningful for Members?

Associations Now

The report notes that more than half of all those surveyed among three different age groups—millennials, Gen Xers, and boomers—valued high-quality content above all else when it comes to professional development.

Monday Buzz: Developing Trust with Testimonials

Associations Now

The post Monday Buzz: Developing Trust with Testimonials appeared first on Associations Now Make the most out of your member testimonials by asking these key questions. Also: Check out some of the interesting slides we’ve seen so far at ASAE’s Annual Meeting & Exposition.

Membership Development Plans 101


By creating a membership development plan, associations will understand their growth potential and how they can achieve it. One of the most inevitable aspects of life is growth. It’s something you do every day without even realizing it.

What is the best way to deliver professional development to nonprofit emerging leaders?

Beth Kanter's Blog

Note: This guest post was published on the Packard Foundation OE Blog reflects what was learned from designing and delivering leadership development for emerging nonprofit leaders. Flickr Photo by Flower Factor.

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Professional Development vs. Career Management

Association Adviser

Why it’s important to distinguish between professional development and career management, and how your association can work the distinction to your membership and revenue advantage.

With Eye On Professional Development, CompTIA Relaunches IT Group

Associations Now

Comprehensive, long-term professional development. The post With Eye On Professional Development, CompTIA Relaunches IT Group appeared first on Associations Now

Professional Development for Millennials (and Everyone Else Too)

Association Adviser

According to a 2016 Gallup survey, “How Millennials Want to Work and Live,” 87 percent of millennials say professional development is important to them in a job. The post Professional Development for Millennials (and Everyone Else Too) by Sarah Sain first appeared on

Wednesday Buzz: Leadership Development Through Experiments

Associations Now

Companies may invest big bucks in leadership training, but many have fallen into the practice of teaching potential managers with a “leadership development ‘equation,'” by which they cultivate their skills and then expect these execs to more efficiently achieve goals.

Workforce Development Key for Senior Living Industry

Associations Now

Though it wasn’t a surprise workforce development was a priority for members, Argentum President and CEO James Balda told Associations Now he was shocked by the volume of employees the industry needs to attract in the next decade. The senior living industry has 10 years to find 1.2

The Missing Link Between Membership and Professional Development

Associations Now

Clearly, professional development is one of the biggest drivers of people to associations, if not the biggest. Looking back at ASAE’s 2007 study The Decision to Join , this value placed on professional development is not necessarily surprising.

Would You Swap Jobs for Your Professional Development?

Associations Now

Taylor Strange, director of special programs at the Center for Nonprofit Advancement in Washington, DC, has plans to incorporate a job-exchange program into her professional development later this year. Have you ever participated in a job exchange to further your professional development?

Capacity Building: A New Way to Think About Leadership Development

Wild Apricot Blog

The newest article in our Membership Knowledge Hub – A New Way to Think About Leadership Development – explains that membership-based organizations need to empower their volunteers and volunteer leaders by strengthening and building their leadership capacity.

Half of CIOs Think Mobile App Development Takes Too Long, Study Says

Associations Now

New research suggests a lack of strategy as the reason why mobile apps may take up to a year to develop. Find out how CIOs are trying to create more efficient development processes. ” Why is mobile development so time-consuming?

The Tremendous Untapped Opportunity of Professional Development

Smooth The Path

Just like there are two sides to networking there are two sides to professional development. The problem is, our conference, our webinar, our professional development, all of the knowing in the world doesn’t matter if our members don’t take action.

All Hail the Development Director

NonProfit University Blog

No diversified, comprehensive development plan and tactics are needed; you just knock on doors and sell your product. It would shock that board member, and so many like him, to hear me say that one of the dumber conversations I hear repeatedly is that among boards and executive director pondering whether to have a dedicated development person. Every nonprofit that wishes to be sustainable needs a dedicated development person. View image |

Develop An Organization That Succeeds Through A Culture Of Learning Infographic

Velvet Chainsaw

Modern organizations need to develop a learning culture… …If they want to survive in the rapidly changing world in which we now live. A learning culture is a work environment that supports all employees constantly learning, unlearning and relearning.

Developing a Successful Student Membership Strategy

Membership Marketing

Developing a strategy on how to reach them, serve them, retain them and building a foundation that makes economic sense is time well spent for any membership organization focused on a sustainable future.

Fresh Ideas for Member Development

Wild Apricot Blog

If you are brainstorming member development ideas for the new year, here are a few tips and fresh approaches to consider. membership member recruiting

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Live with JP Moery: Developing Large Accounts for Association Sales - Moery Company

The Moery Company

Join JP Moery for a Webinar on developing large accounts for association sales and tips on using CEOs for association sales growth. The post Live with JP Moery: Developing Large Accounts for Association Sales appeared first on Washington DC Association Consultant.

Game Developers’ Group Sees Positive, Negative Employment Trends for Industry

Associations Now

The number of female game developers has doubled in the last five years, according to a new survey by the International Game Developers Association. It’s been a while—five years to be exact—but the video game development industry is once again taking a closer look at itself.

Developing a Thought Leadership Mindset

Associations Now

You’re sharing thoughtful ideas with those who need them for their professional development. But developing that idea to the point that the entire industry follows suit can make you a thought leader. Becoming a thought leader takes time, discipline, and innovation.

Best Benefit Ever: Professional Development for Virtual Assistants

Associations Now

Through IVAANet, members can speak with each other about industry news and best practices while forming a network that will help fuel professional development. Other benefits: Professional development and the establishment of qualifications is just one part of the virtual-assistant equation.

The Talent Development Pipeline: Putting People First in Social Change Organizations

Beth Kanter's Blog

Terry and Rusty Stahl have just published a new book, “ The Talent Development Platform ,” that provides strategic and practical information to help nonprofits guide, nurture, and strengthen the next generation of nonprofit leaders. Source: Talent Development Platform.

Monday Buzz: Good News for Cloud Computing Developers

Associations Now

But these cuts might be more appealing for developers and IT departments. The post Monday Buzz: Good News for Cloud Computing Developers appeared first on Associations Now Amazon and Google ratchet up their cloud computing price cuts. Also: The man behind #FollowFriday.

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