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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.27.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… The Virtual Conferences Survey from Tagoras comes at an opportune time since virtual events are on everyone’s mind.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.20.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Is it over yet? Wow, has this been the longest week ever or what? I’ve got more to share than usual—I think that might be a pattern for a while. Virtual strategy meetings.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.29.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Will I see you at ASAE TEC next week? For me, TEC is like a reunion, camp and retreat combined in one. If we haven’t met and you see me walking around, please introduce yourself, I’d love to meet you.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.3.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… I never thought my livelihood could be legislated away but if California’s AB 5 becomes a model for legislation in my state—as it has been in New Jersey, which Gwen Moran addresses in this article for Fast Company —or it becomes the model for federal regulation, I’m in trouble—as are thousands and thousands of freelance professionals like me. In trying to address serious gig economy labor issues, legislators are destroying the professional lives of freelancers, like me, who choose to work for themselves. It’s just another example of politicians passing poorly written legislation and wreaking havoc with people’s lives. AB 5 must be amended, and this type of legislation should never be allowed to pass in other states without carving out exceptions for freelance creatives and professional service providers. Just this week, I read about two companies that went out of business because they were unable to recover financially from ransomware attacks. Stories like these remind us how important it is to educate chapters about cybersecurity risks. In the fourth post in their “chapters in crisis” series, Billhighway provides advice for helping chapters prevent cybersecurity attacks. Okay, let’s lighten the mood a bit with these ten emerging trends that will unbreak your workplace in 2020 , according to work futurist Dominic Price at Atlassian. Many trends lists are predictably meh, but this is a good one. #4 on Price’s list: “Your ability to focus will determine your success.” You can start honing your concentration muscle by reviewing these 16 strategies from WBT Systems for finding more time to focus on deep work. Just one quick hit this week because I haven’t been reading much beyond fiction lately: 20 great books for content marketers published in 2019 (and one in 2020). (Ann Gynn, Content Marketing Institute ). Lots of good eats to share this week—skip down to the list of free webinars etc. if you’re not into cooking: Smoky sweet potato and black bean casserole makes an excellent meatless dinner—but you could add ground turkey and/or chorizo as I did—or a fantastic breakfast foundation for fried eggs. Need a really quick dinner? Grab a rotisserie chicken and make one-pan chicken alfredo tortellini. Satisfying. Another comfort food meal: beef tips with gravy , don’t forget the mashed potatoes. I’m adding this recipe to my Christmas cookie list from now on: dark fruitcake cookies. We’re enjoying them still along with Russian teacakes (made with almonds this time) and coconut macaroons. On Christmas Eve, we served a cheddar and chive cheese ball along with smoky savory fire crackers —but I had to make additional spicy butter to cover all the crackers. For dinner, shrimp scampi —the golden elixir (aka homemade shrimp broth) makes all the difference. Dessert on Christmas Eve included the aforementioned cookies as well as this excellent cannoli dip —it made way too much so unless you’re feeding a crowd, cut the recipe in half. I also made Nigella Lawson’s spruced-up vanilla cake. Yes, it was worth buying the special tin, but the unmolding was quite the nervous moment. Kitchen hack: brush your pan with melted shortening and sprinkle all over with granulated sugar, and let the cake cool before attempting to unmold. I’ve been looking for a recipe that comes close to the stollen at Pastries by Randolph (Arlington VA), which, back in my day there, bought more butter than any other kitchen in the DMV. This almond stollen recipe from Red Truck Bakery comes pretty darn close. I made this tater tot ham and cheese breakfast casserole for Christmas and New Year’s mornings but the second time, I used regular ham instead of country ham, a big improvement since I thought the first version was too salty. I also added poblano pepper and garlic to the mix. On New Year’s morning, I also served bacon cranberry crack. I detest the name, but this recipe is easy to throw together with crescent rolls plus maple syrup, brown sugar, pecans, bacon, dried cranberries and cinnamon. Don’t follow the recipe amounts, they’re way off, just trust your intuition, you’ll need less than what the recipe suggests. You don’t need to bake it as long the recipe says either. For New Year’s dinner—also Jim’s birthday dinner—we enjoyed his favorite: roasted corned beef alongside a cabbage sauté with bacon, red bell and poblano pepper, carrot, garlic and chicken broth. I follow the Pioneer Woman method for cooking the corned beef but use a bunch of dried ground spices (allspice, mustard, coriander, Aleppo red pepper flakes, clove, black pepper, cardamom, ginger and cinnamon) as the rub on top instead of just black pepper, plus several bay leaves. Here are the educational events scheduled for next week. If you have any free webinars or events coming up, please send me the link. I’ll be happy to feature it as long as it’s not product-centric. Mon 1/6 at 1 p.m.* – The Keys to Professional Confidence: Chatting with Agnes & Cecilia. This series of 15-minute videos cover hot topics and issues related to 501c organization management. A new episode is posted every Monday by 1 p.m. More info. Guest: Cathy Pales, Executive Leadership Coach. Hosts: Cecilia Sepp, CAE, CNAP, principal and founder, Rogue Tulips LLC. Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman. *All times are Eastern Standard Time unless otherwise noted. Tue 1/7 at 12 p.m. – Using Artificial Intelligence to Connect with Members. This opportunity is for association professionals who are responsible for reporting analytics to leadership, Boards of Directors, and other stakeholders, to come together in a free-flowing environment to share their lunchtime and discuss topics such as using AI to connect with members. Conversations will include presentations and attendees discussing challenges and key points on each topic. 1 CAE credit. More info/register. Organizer: Association Data Analytics Brown Bag. Tue 1/7 at 2 p.m. – Association Chat on Twitter (#assnchat). The original #assnchat Twitter chat is back. Join an online tweet chat with fellow association professionals by following the #assnchat hashtag on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. More info. Host: KiKi L’Italien, founder, Amplified Growth. Wed 1/8 at 12:00 – The Journey to Creating Effective Boards & Committee (Association Insights, Alexandria VA). Hear about the importance of good governance for an association management professional in any role and at any level. This session will emphasize and demonstrate how solid structure and appropriate volunteer leadership development provide the right path for a successful journey to creating effective boards and committees. 1 CAE credit. Location: Alexandria VA. More info/register. Organizer: Association Insights ASAE Collaborate group. Presenter: Donte Shannon, CAE, CEO of the Association of Equipment Management Professionals. Thu 1/9 at 2 p.m. – 2020 Hospitality Marketplace: Everything You Need to Know. Hear the current industry outlook and critical forecasts that dictate behavior in the meetings industry, including methods to optimize your relationships with hotels, skills you need to thrive in the coming market, and myth vs. reality in today’s meeting environment. More info/register. Host: Smart Meetings. Presenter: Mike Dominguez, CEO, ALHI. Wed 1/15 at 3 p.m. CST – The Pros and Cons of Having Corporate Partners (Chicago, IL). Sometimes associations and not-for-profit organizations have a “love-hate relationship” with corporate partners. This session will delineate the advantages and disadvantages of having corporate partners. Then we’ll discuss how to accentuate the advantages and overcome the disadvantages. Join us for an informative discussion followed by a networking reception. 1.5 CAE credits. Location: Chicago IL. More info/register. (free for Association Forum members). Hosts: Partnership Professionals Network and Association Forum. Association Brain Food Weekly is published Friday mornings. If your organization offers free professional development for the association community, please send me the link via email or Twitter before Thursday afternoon. Follow Blog via Email. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Follow. Creative Commons image by Paulius Dragunas via Unsplash. Associations & Nonprofits Brain Food

AMC-Managed Organizations are More Stable than Standalone Organizations

Why do organizations managed by Association Management Companies outperform standalone organizations? This paper seeks to answer that question through the results of a study examining the rates of change in the length of chief staff executive tenure and changes in office locations of membership-based organizations between 2009 and 2015.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.10.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… As many in my family can tell you, I’m not always good at noticing someone’s sent me a text, so I’m not in need of a digital detox.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.13.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… I just bought a wreath at the farmers market and I’m listening to the Christmas Cocktail Jazz playlist on Spotify. I’m getting in the Christmas spirit.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.14.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… This got me thinking and maybe it will get you thinking too… How do you measure progress in your career? Nilofer Merchant says, “Money is a shitty metric for work. Only you can find the right one.”

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.18.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Maddie Grant and Jamie Notter have a new book coming out, The Non-Obvious Guide to Employee Engagement.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.17.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Association exec Mark Golden explains why a future-focused profession needs full participation from all people to reach its potential—the reason diversity, equity and inclusion cannot fall off an association’s strategic agenda. He also addresses unconscious bias and privilege: “We need to see and acknowledge the costs and missed opportunities that the biases at work in our personal, professional, and societal lives impose before we can address them.” Well worth a read and reflection. Synchronicity in my Twitter stream this week with two posts—one from Beth Kanter and one from Amanda Kaiser —discussing the need for introspection and reflection routines. Another pair came to mind—Celisa Steele and Jeff Cobb of Tagoras—because they often discuss reflection as part of the learning process. Make time soon to reflect upon the tasks and processes that eat up your time every day , says MemberSuite. They provide advice for identifying and eliminating the pesky chores that take your focus away from more important work. WBT Systems shares 11 issues that should be on every association’s radar in 2020 and beyond , especially those offering online learning programs, including learner self-reliance, market expansion, competition, learning pathways and more. Chapter websites can be an embarrassment and, even worse, a crisis the national association must handle. Billhighway describes how to prevent several chapter website disaster scenarios. I like looking outside the association world for examples of communities that deliver value to their constituency. Here’s one you might not know much about but could find of interest: online fan fiction learning communities. “They’re finding community, establishing identity, and exploring new trends that have not yet found mainstream acceptance.”. Quick hits before we get to the list of this week’s free education: 3 tips for a better museum visit. ( Austin Kleon ). 100+ icebreaker questions. ( Career Contessa ). Gen X women get less sleep than any other generation. What’s keeping them up? (Ada Calhoun, Time ). Good eats—skip down to the list of free webinars if you’re not into cooking: I wish I could eat pasta every night. Sigh. This pasta al limone from Bon Appetit reminds me of a dish I had for lunch one day in a restaurant in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. Bright and comforting, so good to have that flavor experience again. Another excellent Bon Appetit recipe, peanut noodles with ground pork and collard greens. I doubled the peanut butter, increased the soy sauce and vinegar, used linguine instead of rice noodles and palm sugar (simply because I had it) instead of white sugar. Another keeper, especially with all the collards I buy. One of my other favorite sources of recipes, besides Bon Appetit, is the New York Times. I pay for a subscription just so I have access to their recipes. This spicy white bean soup with kale (instead of broccoli rabe) from Alison Roman was excellent. I added chicken chorizo because my feller loves his meat, and used parmesan instead of feta. Having the leftovers tonight and you know how leftover soup or stew is even better the following days. Looking for more ways to use up a big block of feta, I made baked shrimp with fennel, tomatoes and feta from Fine Cooking. I’ve made something like this before—the combo is spot on. I think I subconsciously let bananas sit around so I can freeze them to make banana bread later. I decided to try this banana bread recipe from Bon Appetit because why not, all their recipes are so good and I had all the ingredients already. This might be my go-to recipe from now on, although next time I may add some whole wheat flour to the mix. So good especially with fancy (read, expensive) salted butter. I had one large purple and one large orange sweet potato hanging around so I chopped and tossed them in olive oil along with broccoli stems, red onion, bacon, garlic and salt. Roasted them on a sheet pan at 400 and served them with runny fried eggs. Now that’s a breakfast! Here are the educational events scheduled for next week. If you have any free webinars or events coming up, please send me the link. I’ll be happy to feature it as long as it’s not product-centric. Mon 1/20 at 12 p.m.* – Community Integration into the Total Organization Ecosystem. Take a closer look at some of the community trends identified for 2020. This trend represents a movement wherein online communities are recognized by departments within organizations to play a central role in achieving their business goals. More info/register. Host: Vanilla. Presenter: Todd Nilson, Founder and Digital Strategist at Clocktower Advisors. *All times are Eastern Standard Time unless otherwise noted. Mon 1/20 at 1 p.m. – Chatting with Agnes & Cecilia. This series of 15-minute videos cover hot topics and issues related to 501c organization management. A new episode is posted every Monday by 1 p.m. More info. Hosts: Cecilia Sepp, CAE, CNAP, principal and founder, Rogue Tulips LLC. Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman. Tue 1/21 at 12 p.m. – Maximize Your Advocacy Efforts by Aligning your Policy Positions and PAC Giving. What happens when your association is ready take a very public position on a key issue? Are you prepared to be in the spotlight? If you move forward, everything about your organization will be under intense scrutiny—from your membership, to your positions on other important issues to your political action committees. Are you supporting candidates whose platforms align with your association’s values? How will this affect your overall advocacy efforts? 1 CAE credit. More info/register. Host: ASAE Government Relations and Advocacy Professionals Community. Presenter: Dr. Jeremiah Schuur, Chair, Emergency Medicine, Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School. Tue 1/21 at 12 p.m. – Community Goes Green. Take a closer look at some of the community trends identified for 2020. The green trend will see the collective and unified effort of online communities and community professionals make changes in how they conduct business in 2020. More info/register. Host: Vanilla. Presenter: Tim Falls, Director of Community at Digital Ocean. Tue 1/21 at 2 p.m. – Association Chat on Twitter (#assnchat). Join an online tweet chat with fellow association professionals by following the #assnchat hashtag on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. If you’re interested in moderating a future #assnchat, contact KiKi. More info. Host: KiKi L’Italien, founder, Amplified Growth. Tue 1/21 at 2 p.m. – Why Your Association Needs a Mentoring Program in 2020. Get insight from a first-hand account of the Grant Professionals Association’s experience with rebuilding their mentoring program. Learn the benefits of starting a mentoring program at your organization, find out the steps behind laying the foundation of a successful program, and hear about the real-life experiences and results from an association living the process. More info/register. Host: Higher Logic. Presenters: Barb Boggs, Events and Volunteer Relations Manager, Grant Professionals Association. Calista Rollogas, Senior Customer Success Manager, Higher Logic. Tue 1/21 at 2 p.m. – Four Gates to Peak Team Performance. Recent discoveries in neuroscience illuminate what differentiates high-performing teams from the rest. Learn how safety, inclusion, purpose, and belonging create the necessary conditions for true collaboration and team excellence. This groundbreaking approach will give your learners new tools and strategies they can implement immediately to consistently create peak-performing teams. More info/register. Host: Britt Andreatta Training Solutions. Presenter: Dr. Britt Andreatta, CEO, Britt Andreatta Training Solutions. Tue 1/21 at 3 p.m. – The Culture of Lean Innovation: Small Changes, Big Impact. Join us for a conversation about how we can make small changes to create big shifts in how we work. Let’s talk about how to develop the right approaches, policies, and processes to create deep value and impact for our members and all our stakeholders. Three nonprofit/government leaders—who’ll tell us how they adopted Lean Innovation and achieved powerful outcomes by changing the way they work—will lead the conversation. More info/register. Hosts: Associations Catalyzing Entrepreneurship (ACE) and Scott Oser Associates. Presenters: Heather Hiscox, co-founder of Pause for Change. Johanna Hernandez, administrator in the Office of Innovation & Strategy at the office of the city manager, Tucson, Arizona. Joe Buehrle, vice president of organizational planning for Social Advocates for Youth, San Diego. Wed 1/22 at 12 p.m. – Nonprofits and Elections in 2020 (online and Washington DC). This month’s webinar will focus on how 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), and 501(c)(6) organizations and their leaders can be involved in election-related activities. By attending, you will learn how to be involved in the process without tripping over IRS or federal, state, or local campaign finance rules. Location: online and Washington DC. More info/register. Host: Venable LLP. Presenters: Janice M. Ryan, Partner, Venable LLP. Meg Rohlfing, Co-Chief Corporate Counsel, ACLU. Wed 1/22 at 12 p.m. – Rise of the Branded Community Over Social Media . Take a closer look at some of the community trends identified for 2020. Social media platforms aren’t the best place to build a long-term, controlled and engaged online community, and in 2020, this trend will be increasingly realized by organizations. More info/register. Host: Vanilla. Presenter: Sophie Bujold, Founder of Cliqueworthy. Wed 1/22 at 1 p.m. – The Business of Customer Education – How to Cultivate Sustainable Growth. Educating members and nonmembers about your professional development programs is not just good business. It’s also profitable business. They’ll put your products to use faster and more effectively. Speed counts because successful customers are more likely to buy again from you and recommend you to others. Learn what it takes to build a successful customer education program, the kind of structure that will scale well with your business, and how you can win executive approval for this approach. 1 CAE credit. More info/register. Host: Talented Learning. Presenters: John Leh, Lead Analyst, Talented Learning. Khalid Shaikh, Head of Customer Learning Services, DataStax. Bill Cushard, Director of Marketing, ServiceRocket. Wed 1/22 at 1 p.m. – Mentoring Programs – The Secret to Member Engagement. Get expert tips for starting and growing a mentoring program at your association. Hear a fresh perspective on the impact of mentoring and its benefits, steps and considerations for starting a mentoring program at your association, and insights for growing your mentoring program if your association currently has one. More info/register. Host: MCI Group. Presenter: Lauren Harley, Assistant Director of Education and Certification, MCI Group. Wed 1/22 at 2 p.m. – How to Craft RFPs That Make Your Events More Profitable. Learn how to craft a concise RFP that illustrates the total economic value your event will have to the venue and destination. Get tips on how to cut costs and negotiate better amenities (i.e. better room block terms). Understand how to track and control overall event spend and demonstrate ROI. 0.5 CMP credit. More info/register. Host: MeetingsNet. Presenters: Laura Puglisi, Director, Venue Sourcing & Partnerships, and Paulina Curto, Manager, Meetings & Events Team, Cvent. Wed 1/22 at 2 p.m. – How to Train and Manage Your Booth Staff. Learn how to train and manage an effective booth staff that properly engages and qualifies attendees. Hear how to qualify an attendee, engage in effective conversations, select motivated staffers, and find staff training resources and worksheets. More info/register. Host: Skyline Exhibits. Presenters: Sofia Troutman, Sr. Digital Marketing & Product Innovation Manager, and Danny Pace, Services Product Manager, Skyline Exhibits. Wed 1/22 at 3 p.m. – Nonprofit Technology Trends Round Table: 2020. Join an “ask the experts” free-wheeling discussion–a nonprofit technology trends roundtable 2020 on trends we expect to deliver new impact this year, including cybersecurity, implementation projects, cloud computing, and IT management strategies and budgeting. More info/register. Host: Community IT Innovators. Presenters: Community IT Innovators’ CTO cybersecurity expert Matt Eshleman, Chief Operating Officer Johanny Torrico, Director of IT Consulting Steve Longenecker, and President and CEO Johan Hammerstrom. Thu 1/23 at 11 a.m. – Right Sizing Reserves – More Important than Ever Before. Learn about the history behind reserve funds, from the “why’s?” to the “how much?”; the importance of “bucketing” reserve funds; using Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) to identify risks and opportunities unique to your organization; and how one association (NCARB) used ERM to ‘right size’ its reserves. 1 CAE credit. More info/register. Host: ASAE Finance and Business Operations Professionals Advisory Council. Presenters: Christian Spencer, RSM audit partner. Rob Dickinson, Vice President of Finance at National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). Thu 1/23 at 12 p.m. – Shift Towards Executive Interest in Community. Take a closer look at some of the community trends identified for 2020. It’s predicted that in 2020, we will finally see a solid shift in how executives view online community and the value that they have on organizations. More info/register. Host: Vanilla. Presenter: Marjorie Anderson, Founder of Community by Association and Manager of Digital Communities at Project Management Institute. Thu 1/23 at 1 p.m. – LMS Selection: Mastering the Process, Avoiding the Pitfalls. Hear about a time-tested process for selecting a learning management system and the pitfalls to avoid. Get a clear understanding of how to lead your organization in choosing the right learning technology. 1 CAE credit. More info/register. Host: Tagoras. Presenters: Celisa Steele and Jeff Cobb, co-founders of Leading Learning and Tagoras. Fri 1/24 at 12 p.m. – Privacy and Data Management. Take a closer look at some of the community trends identified for 2020. Privacy and data management will be top of mind for most communities in 2020 and will not only shape how communities operate, but also how members view the community as a whole. More info/register. Host: Vanilla. Presenter: Nicole Banks, Community Manager at Synopsys’ Software Integrity Group. Fri 1/24 at 1 p.m. – Unlocking the Member Voice: An All New Member Benefit and Revenue Generator. You can help your members make smarter buying decisions, give them a place to voice opinions on products and services they use at work all while creating a new unexpected source of non-dues revenue for your organization. Learn how to use a review site to elevate your organization and industry. 1 CAE credit. More info/register. Host: Matrix Group. Presenters: Matrix Group CEO Joanna Pineda. 100Reviews Co-Founder Teri Carden. Tue 1/28 at 2 p.m. – Knowledge Management in Practice (Arlington VA). Join a discussion about ways that organizations are using SharePoint to share information. We will have broad insights across multiple associations as well as an insider view of one association’s knowledge management journey. We will also consider what technologies and approaches work when associations want to share information with members, and how content modelling helps tie different data sources together. Location: Arlington VA. More info/register. Host: Association Women Technology Champions. Presenters: Lisa Quirk, PMP, Director of Technology and Electronic Information Resources, NALP. Liz Rumsey, CAE, Director of Information Strategy & Business Analysis, SFN. Mukta Kori, MS, System Analyst, ATS. Moira Edwards, MS, CAE, President, Ellipsis Partners. Thu 1/30 at 8:30 a.m. – New Year, New Digital Strategy (Coffee Talk, Alexandria VA). 1 CAE credit. Location: Alexandria VA. More info/register. Host: Results Direct. Thu 1/30 at 2 p.m. – Association Data Summit (Washington DC). I normally don’t share events with registration fees, but this fee is affordable even if you’re paying out of pocket. Led by association professionals who do this every single day, this intensely practical how-to event will explain how to gather and act upon data-driven insights. Learn how to operationalize your data assets in a single afternoon. 2.5 CAE credits. Location: Washington DC. More info/register (fee). Host: Gravitate Solutions. Presenters: Galina Kozachenko, Managing Director, Strategy, Analytics & Technology, Association of Financial Professionals. Vidya Gadang, PhD, Senior Data Analyst, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Fri 1/31 at 3 p.m. – Small Staff Association Book Club: The Power of Moments. Join a discussion of the book, The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact , by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. This book explores “why certain brief experiences can jolt us and elevate us and change us—and how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our life and work.” During book club, we’ll explore how we can apply the book’s lessons to our work. For example, how can you ensure the opening reception at your conference is memorable, not just ho-hum? More info/register. Host: ASAE Small Staff Association Professionals Community. Association Brain Food Weekly is published Friday mornings. If your organization offers free professional development for the association community, please send me the link via email or Twitter before Thursday afternoon. Follow Blog via Email. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Follow. Creative Commons image by Wendy Garner via Unsplash. 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Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.7.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… What do you do at the end of a long, stressful day at the office? Work out? Binge watch TV? Open a bottle of wine?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.31.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Marketing General Inc.’s s (MGI) 2020 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Survey is open. If you received an email from MGI with a personal link, please use that.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.11.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… It’s time for Marketing General Incorporated’s (MGI) 11 th annual Membership Marketing Benchmarking Survey.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.12.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… If you’re at the digitalNow conference next week and see me wandering around, please let me know you read Association Brain Food, you’ll make my day, plus I’d love to meet you if we’re not already acquainted. Association professionals, please consider participating in the 2019 Association Communications Benchmarking Survey. Now in its eight year, the results from this Naylor Association Solutions survey will highlight association communications best practices and identify improvements and challenges associations continue to face with member communications. Mike Guerrieri at DelCor Technology Solutions shares his observations and advice from two years of association technology assessments. In this post, he focuses on data management and digital strategy. To make many of the changes Mike suggests, you need more than technology, you need staff with an innovation mindset. WBT Systems identifies ten traits of an innovation mindset to cultivate at your association if you want to turn innovative ideas and strategies into reality. CB Insights reports on 20 industries that 5G will transform. 5G is a huge advance in technology that will affect all our lives in the coming years. It’s 100 to 250 times as fast as 4G but with low-latency (delay), which means it will enable all kinds of technologies that rely on real-time interaction. MemberSuite shares membership marketing tactics to use before, during and after your event to recruit non-member attendees. Public philosopher Roman Krznaric says we need to reinvent democracy for the long-term. Read his BBC Future article through the lens of association strategic planning, and then ask yourself, what do we owe future members? Here’s a little piece I did on microvolunteering —one of my longtime soapbox topics—for my state association’s newsletter. Some quick hits before we get to next week’s free webinars: Five ways to get more people to your content. (Tom Whatley, Content Marketing Institute ). Here’s a good Instagram follow: the vigilante shaming influencers for bad behavior in national parks. (Gabrielle Canon, The Guardian ). When you see someone in a bar being creepy to guests or staff, the worst thing you can do is nothing. (Haley Hamilton, Eater ). Why you should write an intimidation list. (Jacqueline McElhone, Career Contessa ). Now for the educational events scheduled for next week. If you have any free webinars or events coming up, please send me the link. I’ll be happy to feature it as long as it’s not product-centric. Tue 4/16 at 8:30 a.m. CDT – Reducing the Loss of Corporate Sponsors/Partners (Partnership Professionals Network Idea Exchange – Rosemont IL). How are associations losing corporate supporters? Let me count the ways: not renewing; key contact person leaves; company merges or is acquired; company “goes dark” and doesn’t activate benefits; company “goes rogue” and arranges its own event for members during the association’s conference. Location: Rosemont IL. More info/register. Facilitator: Dan Kowitz, Founder & CEO, JSB Partnership Consultants. Organizer: Bruce Rosenthal, Partnership Professionals Network. *All times are Eastern Daylight Time unless otherwise noted. Tue 4/16 at 12 p.m. – How to Lead Enterprise Agile. Leaders often understands the value of Agile and agrees to implement it in their organization, yet fall short of adopting it fully themselves. Learn how to identify and adopt different leadership styles for successful Agile implementation, employ decision-making strategies to empower your team, approach with iterative and incremental roll out strategies, model behaviors that sets up the organization for success, and create an Agile Center of Excellence. More info/register. Host: xScion. Presenters: Bhavani Krishnan, Agile expert, and Mason Chaudhry, COO, xScion. Tue 4/16 at 1 p.m. – How Nonprofits Can Raise More Money Through Crowdfunding. Learn the basics and best practices of crowdfunding. Find out the difference between peer-to-peer fundraising and crowdfunding—and how you can use both in your fundraising campaign simultaneously, how to set up your nonprofit crowdfunding page, the power of social media to increase crowdfunding for your cause, and how to thank your crowdfunding donors and fundraisers and inspire them to continue to give and fundraise for your cause. More info/register. Host: Nonprofit Tech for Good. Presenter: Gary Wohlfeill of CrowdRise by GoFundMe. Tue 4/16 at 2 p.m. – Creating Extraordinary Events with AR and VR Tech. The latest augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) tech is all about human involvement, so it can amp any event to the next level. Organizations are using this reality tech to develop event education and engagement. AR and VR are proving to be amazingly effective tools for participant engagement, simulations, practice-makes-perfect, and just-in-time learning. See, hear, and experience some of these solutions first-hand while also finding out how you can begin to leverage these technologies to create something out of the ordinary. 1 CMP credit. More info/register. Host: PCMA. Presenter: Tyler Gates, President of the VR/AR Association, DC Chapter and Managing Principal at Brightline Interactive. Wed 4/17 at 2 p.m. – Amplify Education Experiences Through Social Learning. Increasingly LMS platforms are moving from a course catalog approach to a home where ideas are shared by learners and interaction in an important element to the online education experience. Learn about strategies to incorporate idea sharing and interaction into your organization’s online education experience, and how social learning extends the value of online education. 1 CAE credit. More info/register. Host: CommPartners. Presenters: Richard Finstein, CEO, CommPartners. Bobby Kaighn, Director of Partnerships, Higher Logic. Wed 4/17 at 2 p.m. – Measure What Data Actually Matters for Your Event. Dive deep into the critical points in measuring ROI so you can avoid overwhelming analysis paralysis. Learn what data is needed to accurately gauge ROI that will empower event professionals to strategize effectively. More info/register. Host: Hubb. Presenter: Dax Callner, Agency Leader & Strategic Planner. Thu 4/18 at 1 p.m. – Unlocking Revenue by Driving Learner Engagement. Explore what learner engagement is and identify specific approaches to increasing engagement with adult learners. Consider how engagement correlates with strategic and business goals and identify the engagement-centered practices organizations need to embrace to support the long-term success of their learning business. 1 CAE credit. More info/register. Hosts: Tagoras and BenchPrep. Presenters: Celisa Steele and Jeff Cobb, co-founders of Tagoras. Thu 4/18 at 1 p.m. – AV Smackdown: In-House vs. 3rd Party Audiovisual Companies. Find out the pros and cons of in-house versus 3rd party audio-visual companies so you can choose the best solution for your next event using the scope of the event rather than only using price. Find a community of practice and resources where you can find other eventprofs who have or who are trying to make the same kinds of decisions that you’re facing. 1 CMP credit. More info/register. Host: Pathable. Presenters: Brandt Kruger and Will Curran. Thu 4/18 at 2 p.m. – 10 Reasons to Rebroadcast Now! Associations have been recording their sessions for on-demand viewing for years. Data is revealing that professionals want to learn with others, so rebroadcasting, instead of on-demand viewing, is becoming more and more popular. Learn the different techniques and formats that your organization can adopt to guarantee both growth in membership and an engaged community. 1 CMP credit. More info/register. Host: PCMA. Presenters: Jim Parker, Digitell, Inc., President. Anna Schnayder, WOCN, Chief Operations Officer. Brian Summers, CFMA, Vice President, Operations. Leslie Wingler, PCMA, Education Manager. Fri 4/19 at 10:30 a.m. – Creating Impact using Social Flow. Learn about the Social Flow process – a counter-intuitive framework to pitch clearly, connect with anyone and unlock your power with people. If you care about confident communication, building community and creating impact in the world, Andrew has a message you’ll want to hear. More info/register. Host: KiKi L’Italien, founder, Amplified Growth. Guest: Andrew Horn, co-founder, Tribute.co. Fri 4/19 at 11:45 a.m. – Embracing Disruption and Doing Cool Sh*t. Association Chat has an amazing interview coming up with disruptor entrepreneur Miki Agrawal. KiKi will be recording with Miki live from Miki’s home in Brooklyn, NY. More info/register. Host: KiKi L’Italien, founder, Amplified Growth. Guest: Miki Agrawal, author of DISRUPT-HER, Do Cool Sh*t, and the founder of THINX and hellotushy.com. Wed 4/24 at 11 a.m. – Uncovering the Secrets for Innovation and Growth: IT & Digital Maturity. Hear the powerful secrets of DelCor’s IT Maturity Model that can help you unlock the power of your technology and digital presence and transform it into your greatest strategic asset. Find out what the IT Maturity Model (ITMM) is, and how it can help transform your tech and organization. Learn how to inventory your technology and assess where it is on the maturity model. Discover how restrictive tech can hurt your organization’s productivity, morale and innovation; and how the opposite is true: strategic tech can empower your staff and organization. Learn how to get to there, if you’re not there—the essential elements for successfully pursuing IT maturity. Find out where associations struggle most with their technology, and which associations are getting it right with their digital approach. More info/register. Host: Matrix Group. Presenters: Dave Coriale, President, DelCor Technology Solutions. Joanna Pineda, CEO, Matrix Group. Thu 4/25 at 1 p.m. – Next-Level Live Online Events: Strategies from Successful Associations. Live online events expand your organization’s reach and leave a lasting impact on member engagement and satisfaction. Learn how to develop a compelling theme and programming, choose delivery methods that fit your audience, showcase timely topics while serving long-term professional interests, and select the right tools and technology. Hear about considerations for balancing educational quantity and quality, and factors that drive effective content selection and creation. 1 CAE credit. More info/register. Host: Talented Learn. Presenters: John Leh, Lead Analyst and CEO at Talented Learning. Julia K. Weaver, Website Manager, Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Nora Murphy, Online Learning Manager, Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research. Jessica Lane, Director of Client Success, Freestone LMS, Community Brands. Wed 5/1, Thu 5/2 and Fri 5/3 from 12 to 4 p.m. – SURGE Co-Creation. SURGE is a free virtual conference assembling association professionals from around the world to have productive conversations around innovation and change. As the sessions play, a chat runs simultaneously, where attendees can interact with each other as well as the speakers. It’s our strong belief that the best way to solve industry problems is through collective knowledge, and SURGE is about coming together to learn from each other. More info/register. That’s it for now. If you can’t attend a live webinar, go ahead and register if the topic interests you. Most webinar hosts send registrants a link to the recording. Association Brain Food Weekly is published Friday mornings. If your organization offers free professional development for the association community, please send me the link via email or Twitter. Follow Blog via Email. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Follow. Creative Commons image by Jochen Schaft via Pixabay. Associations & Nonprofits Brain Food

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.24.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Is social media about paying attention … or getting it? For me, it’s primarily about paying attention. Twitter is a serendipitous source of good reads and inspiration. LinkedIn has its moments.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.3.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… View from our campsite in the Superstition Mountains Wilderness east of Phoenix.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.20.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Your plans for the holiday season are probably like mine: feast. We’re the lucky ones. Many of your neighbors, including children and seniors, won’t have enough to eat during the holiday season.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.6.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Starting to feel a little holiday stress? You’re not alone. MemberSuite suggests ways you can help your members (and yourself) deal with holiday stress. Note to self: it’s all doable. Breathe.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.4.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… If your association has chapters or geographic components (sections, affiliates, local networking groups), please participate in the Chapter Benchmarking Study.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.14.18

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… It’s the most wonderful time of the year… (sing it with me). Some of us get to take time off during the holidays.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.4.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… If, like me, you’re sick of all the negativity around, you’ll appreciate this article by Wes Trochlil of Effective Database Management about what’s good in data management —yes, data management, we’ve come a long way, baby! Dan Lautman of DelCor Technology Solutions did something that many people only talk about: he unplugged for a month. Follow along as he describes life with a dumbphone and lessons from his experiment. When you’re selecting technology, like a learning management system (LMS), there’s so many ways you can botch the decision, mostly because you don’t know what you don’t know. WBT Systems suggests ten factors you should consider while developing requirements for your new LMS. MemberSuite shares the secret to retaining new members. It’s a secret worth spilling about what members are really seeking and how to help them find it. For my marketing friends: Nico Prins at Content Marketing Institute explains how to use Google Search Console to increase traffic to your site. Quick hits before we get to next week’s free webinars: Not surprisingly, new research from Adobe finds email is very much holding its own among newer channels and technologies. (Giselle Abramovich, CMO by Adobe ). In case you were wondering… the complete beginner’s guide to TikTok. ( Matt Schlicht ). Americans are spreading their book consumption across several formats, and the use of audiobooks is on the rise. (Andrew Perrin, Pew Research Center ). Book summaries for busy people who want to quickly understand the key concepts of best-selling nonfiction books. ( Ivaylo Durmonski ). Good eats this past week: We spent a weekend with our niece and her family who live just north of Carolina Beach. The Intracoastal Waterway is at the end of their street so we went crabbing on Saturday and enjoyed a big bucket of them for happy hour(s). Later, I made shrimp scampi for everyone. Homemade shrimp broth takes any shrimp dish to a whole new level—it’s the golden elixir, especially when you have shrimp heads in the mix. Vietnamese-style pork meatballs , a recipe from the New York Times, came together quickly for a weeknight meal. We made tacos, serving the meatballs in flour tortillas with Vietnamese pickled daikon and carrots and Sriracha. Here are the educational events scheduled for next week. If you have any free webinars or events coming up, please send me the link. I’ll be happy to feature it as long as it’s not product-centric. Mon 10/7 at 1 p.m.* – Chatting with Agnes & Cecilia. Check out this 15-minute web series covering hot topics and issues related to 501c organization management. A new episode is posted every Monday by 1 p.m., or subscribe for updates. More info. Host: Rogue Tulips LLC. Presenters: Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman. Cecilia Sepp, CAE, CNAP, principal and founder, Rogue Tulips LLC. *All times are Eastern Daylight Time unless otherwise noted. Tue 10/8 at 12:30 p.m. – Looking at the Mindset, Model, and Measures of a New Member Onboarding Program. You’ve worked your a** off to recruit new members and you’ve successfully brought them aboard. Now the real work begins. Converting new members (i.e., getting them to renew for the very first time) is crucial to increasing retention rates. Learn about a blueprint of a model onboarding program that will drive new members to renew. 0.5 CAE credit. More info/register. Host: The Next Steps LLC. Tue 10/8 at 1 p.m. – LMS Success: Keys to Building Participation and Revenue. Hear about strategies to create and evolve your LMS to ensure it becomes a strong foundation to grow your online education. Learn about platform strategies, content strategies, design and workflow. Find out how to leverage your ecosystem of applications to support your online education goals. 1 CAE credit. More info/register. Host: CommPartners. Presenters: Sam Hirsch, Account Manager, and Arianne Urena, Client Success Manager, CommPartners. Tue 10/8 at 1 p.m. – How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online. Learn how to leverage your social media accounts to raise money and strengthen relationships with donors so they give again. Topics discussed include: trends in the social media landscape that nonprofits need to understand; choosing the correct social media platforms for your small nonprofit; building up momentum on social media to launch a successful social media fundraising campaign; and tips and examples of simple ways to use the major platforms to raise money and build community. More info/register. Host: Nonprofit Tech for Good. Presenter: Julia Campbell of J Campbell Social Marketing. Tue 10/8 at 2 p.m. – Anticipatory Intelligence (Association Tweetchat #assnchat). Join an online tweetchat on ASAE’s research with Foresight Works and “Anticipatory Intelligence” as a driver of change. Big data, AI, predictive analytics…what does all of this mean for associations? Follow the #assnchat hashtag on Tuesday at 2 p.m. More info. Host: KiKi L’Italien, founder, Amplified Growth. Tue 10/8 at 2 p.m. – Anatomy of a Nonprofit Website: Why Your Donors Aren’t Giving More Online. Explore what makes for a successful nonprofit website, from content to user flow to donation thank you pages. Get a Website Self-Evaluation Kit to help you identify current website challenges and understand how to fix them. Learn how to write clear hero messages that encourage donors to engage with you; how not to create confusion through your messaging, user experience and/or donation form (and how to fix those areas), and tips for quick website fixes that result in immediate improvements. More info/register. Hosts: Mighty Citizen and The NonProfit Times. Presenter: Rachel Clemens, Chief Marketing Officer, Mighty Citizen. Tue 10/8 at 2 p.m. – Data Analytics for Association Marketers. Associations are enjoying spectacular results in the very first year of using data analytics to craft messages and offerings that resonate with ever-changing member segments. See how modern data analytics can elevate the efforts of your marketing department. Learn how to dissect and target the latest member and non-member interest clusters; identify your most and least engaged members; identify member interest trends with data snapshotting; and link data analytics to your existing email and social marketing systems. More info/register. Host: Gravitate Solutions. Tue 10/8 at 3 p.m. – Tech Talk: Collaboration Tools (Washington DC). Slack, MS Teams, Basecamp, Smartsheet, Dropbox, Confluence, Jira—these are tools we love (and hate). Now more than just “cool tools,” collaboration tools are becoming critical, enterprise systems for communicating and getting work done. Join this interactive tech talk where panelists will share their experiences with selecting, implementing, and maintaining all sorts of collaboration tools. We’ll cover how they work, things to watch out for, and some tips and tricks. Location: Washington DC. More info/register. Host: Association Women Technology Champions. Tue 10/8 at 5:30 p.m. – Association Women Technology Champions Happy Hour (Washington DC). Join AWTC for happy hour right after the meet-up. Location: Washington DC. More info/register. Wed 10/9 at 10 a.m. – International Government Relations and Advocacy Best Practices. Join a virtual panel discussion about international government relations and advocacy best practices and how they can positively impact how associations advance the interests of their members across the globe. 1 CAE credit. More info/register. Organizer: ASAE International Associations Advisory Council and the ASAE Government Relations and Advocacy Professionals Advisory Council. Presenters: Tommy Goodwin, Head of Government Relations, Project Management Institute. Alfons Westgeest, Managing Partner, Kellen. Magdalena Mook, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, International Coach Federation. Emily Reineke (moderator), Managing Director, International Technology Law Association. Wed 10/9 at 1 p.m. – 3 Strategies to Future-Proof Your Association. Hear leading association industry technologists and association executives discuss various technological breakthroughs in mobile, eMarketing, data analytics and membership management that help associations transform their business and serve members more intelligently and profitably. Bring your ideas and experiences and be ready to contribute to this engaging discussion on how to future-proof your association. More info/register. Host: Impexium. Wed 10/9 at 1 p.m. – Creating Sustainable Food Experiences. Learn this year’s hottest trends in sustainable food and service, how to lighten the carbon footprint of your menus, and how to negotiate menu items to save on your budget. More info/register. Host: Meetings Today. Presenter: Nancy J. Zavada, president of MeetGreen. Wed 10/9 at 2 p.m. – Sustainability: Busting the Myth and Moving the Needle on Food Donations. There is a prolific myth in the hospitality industry that organizations cannot donate prepared food without substantial liability risk. With 40% of food in the U.S. going to waste and a hunger rate that ranges from 12% to 24%, discarded food from events represents a significant opportunity to generate positive social and environmental returns. Learn how to educate your suppliers on donation liability protection, share best practices, and build a business case for food donation. 1 CMP credit. More info/register. Host: PCMA. Presenter: Dr. Aurora Dawn Benton, Astrapto LLC. Thu 10/10 at 12 p.m. – How to Accelerate Stalled Agile: Part 1. Your organization has gone Agile. You’ve invested a significant amount of time, effort and money on training and implementation, but you’re not seeing the ROI you expected. This 4-part webinar series will cover the biggest strategic and tactical roadblocks to achieving the ROI you want. Agile Ceremonies are an integral piece of the Agile journey and part of every Agile team’s daily routine. When they are done incorrectly or compromised, your teams can suffer. Learn about 5 key ceremonies, common issues that keep these ceremonies from working, and tips you can start implementing immediately to see improved results. More info/register. Host: xScion. Presenters: Bhavani Krishnan, Agile Expert, and Mason Chaudhry, COO, xScion. Thu 10/17 at 2 p.m. – Data, Data Everywhere, and There Is A Lot to Drink. Learn how constituent and members data can be enriched by collecting demographics from your website or third-party vendors. Based on defined demographics, data AI can then be used to define best matching constituents and members for targeting sales campaigns around events, membership, fundraising, and product sales. More info/register. Hosts: ReviewMyAMS, Higher Logic and benel Solutions. Presenters: El Mehdi Marhoum, President & CEO, benel Solutions. Mikhail Opletayev, Vice President, Software Engineering and Data Services, Higher Logic. Fri 10/18 at 7:30 a.m. – Association Component Exchange (CEX). The only conference designed exclusively for component relations professionals (CRPs), CEX is a one-day forum for association professionals who manage, nurture, and work with chapters to share successes, struggles, strategies, and innovations with your peers. 8 CAE credits. Location: Washington DC. More info/register. Hosts: Billhighway and Mariner Management. <Yes, this is a paid event. I’m breaking my rule because I’m going. I went last year and it was well worth the time and the drive on 95. If you work with components, you will be among your people and will definitely get your time and money’s worth.> That’s it for now. If you can’t attend a live webinar, go ahead and register if the topic interests you. Most webinar hosts send registrants a link to the recording. Association Brain Food Weekly is published Friday mornings. If your organization offers free professional development for the association community, please send me the link via email or Twitter before Thursday afternoon. Follow Blog via Email. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Follow. Creative Commons image by Lukasz Szmigiel via Unsplash. Associations & Nonprofits Brain Food

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.16.18

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Does anyone on your staff have the association CIO mindset ? David DeLorenzo at DelCor says you don’t necessarily need a CIO on staff but you do need a technology leader with the CIO mindset.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.21.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Maggie McGary shares insights from the Community Roundtable’s 10th Annual State of Community Management report and cross-references them with findings from MGI’s Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.28.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… WBT Systems encourages associations to provide educational programs for vendor members —you may call them affiliate, associate, or supplier members, I like to think of them as industry partners.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.7.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… When’s the last time you talked to your AMS vendor? When you wanted to b h about something? No bueno.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.31.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Since reading is the first step in the professional development journey, wouldn’t your association want to encourage members (and others in your audience) to develop a reading habit?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.1.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… I’m a Squiggle, what are you?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.24.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Billhighway asks, “ Do your chapter awards spark joy? ”

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.30.18

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… If you’re going to the ASAE Technology Conference next week and see my name badge walking toward you, snap me out of my daze, I mean, big thoughts, and say hello.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.17.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Superstition Mountains Wilderness, AZ. Colleges isn’t the only path to success these days.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.10.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… “5G, when fully implemented, is poised to be a very big deal, a far bigger transformation in mobile technology than any previous generational shift.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 04.26.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Millennials and Gen Z are joiners but only if they believe the ROI your association offers is worth the short-term sacrifice to their budget.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 04.19.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… If you haven’t already, you must read New Member Engagement Study , a collaboration between Kaiser Insights, Dynamic Benchmarking, 12 research partners and 160 association professionals.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.5.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… When I was in charge of getting a new AMS back at my old association, I had no idea how to approach selection and implementation. Even worse, I didn’t even know how clueless I was.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.21.18

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Reading and learning may be the last things on your mind right now. But after a few days of holiday relaxation, your brain could be ready for a bit of exercise—or, brain food.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.22.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… In a two-part series ( part 1 and part 2 ) on Association Adviser , Jeff De Cagna, FRSA, FASAE, executive advisor for Foresight First LLC, writes about building a future-ready association.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.8.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Don’t keep your association’s technical savvy and systems all to yourself.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.7.18

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… How do you manage if you’re an education department of one ? How does any association professional juggle everything on their to-do list?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.9.18

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… If you use Creative Commons photos from Flickr for your blog, keep an eye on this developing story from Ernie Smith at Associations Now.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.22.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… I was all excited to share a must-read article from ASAE (members-only) by Kaihan Krippendorff about how your association can lead your industry in the blockchain revolution.