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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.17.17

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Wine comes in at the mouth. And love comes in at the eye; That’s all we shall know for truth. Before we grow old and die. I lift the glass to my mouth, I look at you, and I sigh. Happy St. Patrick’s Day. That lovely poem is A Drinking Song by W.B. Yeats, one of my favorite poets.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.12.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… How are associations using learning technologies? Don’t you want to know? If you work for a membership organization, please participate in the Association Learning + Technology survey.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.17.17

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A month ago, I shared an article about morning routines and mentioned making changes to my own. I’m happy to report my mornings are more productive now – and I haven’t suffered. The biggest change is not going on the web until around noon. Seems so obvious in hindsight.

4 Truths about the Future of Associations

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“Innovation” is such a buzzword now that I wouldn’t blame association execs for tuning out when they hear it. But I like Jim Carroll’s slant on it: “Innovation is all about adapting to the future.” Now, that’s something we can work with.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.4.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… For the first time in several years, I’m not attending ASAE Annual. Instead, in case you’re dying to know, I’m heading to Massachusetts for a family gathering.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.25.17

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The weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… Amanda Kaiser (aka Smooth the Path) has partnered with Dynamic Benchmarking on the association community’s first benchmark survey on new member onboarding.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.9.18

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The weekly list of free educational events for the association community… Ernie Smith at Associations Now provides really smart advice on SEO (search engine optimization) for your website and blog based on Google algorithm changes over the last few years.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.18.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… It drives me nuts when I hear about associations that don’t give their employees a decent professional development budget. Short-sighted. Hypocritical too.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.14.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… Last week, after a day of hiking in Capitol Reef National Park, I got on Facebook to share some photos and learned about the consolidation of Aptify, Abila, and YourMembership under the new Community Brands umbrella.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.31.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community…and this time it covers the next two weeks. It’s a double whammy this week, folks. I’m heading to southern Utah with my guy and two sisters-out-law for a week of hiking amidst the red rocks we love so much.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.21.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… Yesterday I went on an ebook buying rampage thanks to BookBub.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.9.16

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year …Christmas, Hanukkah, frosty nights, comfort food, warm fires, cozy slippers, wool sweaters, and ASAE Tech. One of those things doesn’t belong, you say? Well, it does in my world and the world of my fellow association tech geeks – you know who you are.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.7.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… Many of us, after enjoying a four-day weekend, now have to reconcile ourselves to the usual two-day affair. Luckily, you can make your weekend feel longer than it really is by seeking out newness.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.12.18

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The weekly list of free educational events for the association community… Now that holiday feasting and festing is over (sad face), if you’re like me, you’ve recently renewed your commitment to a healthier lifestyle. What throws me off is attending conferences.

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ASAE Annual Exhibitors Miss Another Opportunity

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Yesterday, one of my friends started a conversation on Facebook about all the post-show emails sent by ASAE Annual exhibitors. We’re not receiving nearly the deluge of emails that go out before the show, but, once again, many of these emails are missing the mark. Segment your list.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.10.17

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My Valentine wish: Love reign o’er all of you. Before we get to the upcoming week’s webinars and learning events, here are a few of my favorite reads and some news from this week. In her work with associations, Amanda Kaiser has talked with hundreds of members about their conference experience.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.17.17

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A month ago, I shared an article about morning routines and mentioned making changes to my own. I’m happy to report my mornings are more productive now – and I haven’t suffered. The biggest change is not going on the web until around noon. Seems so obvious in hindsight.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.26.18

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The weekly list of free educational events for the association community… The world wants you just as you are—you are enough. This message is from one of the best pieces I read this week. Thanks to Jeffery Cufaude for sharing his wisdom with us.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.2.18

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The weekly list of free educational events for the association community… Amanda Kaiser (aka Smooth The Path) and Dynamic Benchmarking just published the New Member Engagement Study.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.30.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… The latest cybersecurity threat rampaging around the world is a cyber weapon , not ransomware, says the CEO of security awareness training firm KnowBe4. Should your association or company be concerned?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.16.16

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I believe. Who else is getting excited about Christmas? Now that I’m back from the ASAE Technology Conference & Expo , it’s time to get festive. Although, thanks to the good cheer of ASAE attendees and exhibitors, I’ve been feeling pretty festive these past few days.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.5.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… “I’ll do that but not right now.”. How many times do you say that? What usually happens? Right, you never do it. You don’t schedule it. You don’t make time. You forget. Months go by….

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.19.18

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The weekly list of free educational events for the association community… It’s that time of year again. Marketing General Inc. is inviting associations to participate in their 10th annual Membership Marketing Benchmarking Survey.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.22.17

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The weekly list of free educational events for the association community… I heard the bells on Christmas day. Their old familiar carols play, And wild and sweet the words repeat. Of peace on earth, good will to men. . Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.18.16

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Ah, the beach. Between you and me, I prefer the mountains, sssh. But since my family is spending next week at Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina, I will savor my time with them on the beach.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.28.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… Every association should be figuring out how they can use Alexa and her cousins to deliver value to members. Buzzfeed is introducing a morning news briefing on Alexa —can you?

The ASAE Annual Exhibitor Email Deluge

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Every year, when I register for the ASAE Annual Meeting, I check the box to receive emails from exhibitors. As a writer/marketer, I like seeing how vendors in my community use email marketing. Some of them do it well, but some, oh boy, they really blow it.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.20.17

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Monday, January 23 is Community Manager Appreciation Day (#CMAD). If your association has a community manager, I know you already appreciate him or her because your online community would likely fail without their attention.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.5.18

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The weekly list of free educational events for the association community… You’ve almost made to the end of your first week back, hang in there! I spent the holidays weeks coughing, sniffling, and reading books, not blogs, so I don’t have much in the way of reading to share this week.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.8.17

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The weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… “Discomfort is the price of admission to a meaningful life.” It sure is. I heard these wise words from Susan David on an episode of The Good Life Project podcast.

VOC Leaders: How Hermes delivers success by measuring the entire customer journey

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Hermes is a leading parcel courier in the United Kingdom and is committed to always being the first choice among U.K. consumers. Doing so requires a deep focus on improving. The post VOC Leaders: How Hermes delivers success by measuring the entire customer journey appeared first on ForeSee.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.11.17

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Look out associations, now that LinkedIn is owned by Microsoft, you can expect it to become a professional development and networking behemoth.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.2.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… Countdown time to AMS Fest!! I’m looking forward to spending a few days next week talking and thinking about association technology. Ah, the geeky pleasures of life.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.6.17

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The weekly list of free professional development events for the association community… Only 10% of Americans love cooking. Sure, “love” is a tougher bar to reach than “like,” but that stat still surprises me, probably because I love cooking, usually.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.9.16

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year …Christmas, Hanukkah, frosty nights, comfort food, warm fires, cozy slippers, wool sweaters, and ASAE Tech. One of those things doesn’t belong, you say? Well, it does in my world and the world of my fellow association tech geeks – you know who you are.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.22.16

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“ I’ve got the sweetest hangover, I don’t want to get over… ”. Not that kind of hangover. I’ve got the post-ASAE Annual buzz.

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My Advice for Emerging Association Professionals

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Here’s a post I wrote for MemberViews Monday, a collaboration of bloggers in the association world who have teamed up to share their experiences and knowledge with other association professionals.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.28.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… If you’re not heading to ASAE’s Marketing Membership & Communications Conference (aka MMC) next week, glom onto the hashtag #MMCCon like the rest of us and follow along on Twitter.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.15.17

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The weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… We’re all Equif*cked. I swiped that word from TechCrunch —it’s a gem.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.23.16

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The only way to thrive in our ever-changing world is by sharpening old skills, learning new ones, and deepening your knowledge. That’s why I provide this list every week—so it’s a little easier for you to do that. Change and fear go hand in hand. Do you ever think about fear? Your fear?

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