Funding Industry Innovation

Potomac Core

Associations who are Funding Industry Innovation can position themselves as essential partners in helping members achieve business outcomes. Once an organization reaches this point they move to what’s becoming a new trend where Associations are funding Industry Innovation. Marching To Innovation . In several cases nontraditional associations have already partnered with their boards to begin their march toward innovation. Funding Industry Innovation.

Thanks For Playing: Happy Birthday, America!

Thanks For Playing

Happy Birthday, America! Happy Birthday, America! The Grassroots Innovation Leader. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thanks For Playing. Seeking community in associations since 2008. 04 July 2012. Independence Day seems like a great time to refresh ones memory on our founding documents. For your reading pleasure, the first ten amendments to the US Constitution, aka The Bill of Rights: Amendment I.

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Data Driven Innovation

Potomac Core

They also suggest that “America’s strength in technological progress needs to help accelerate productivity.” If member companies introduce more innovation to drive more profitability, is your association positioned to respond with equal or greater amounts of innovative solutions? It’s all about “knowledge sharing” and creating innovative opportunities for different member segments to contribute their expertise in a collaborative manner. Data Driven Innovation.

What Makes the Association D+I Environment Unique?

Spark Consulting

The Entomological Society of America has created a strong code of conduct for their events that not only aims to reduce instances of harassment at events but also provides a concrete action plan for dealing with them appropriately when they do occur. The Geological Society of America has responded creatively to the dual imperatives to recruit more people into the field and to increase the diversity of those recruits. In short, relationships.

Include Is a Verb

Spark Consulting

We know that increased diversity and real inclusion produce increased innovation, better decision-making, faster and more creative problem-solving, better outcomes, and an improved bottom line. Innovate the Lean Way: Applying Lean Startup Methodology in the Association Environment (co-authored with Guillermo Ortiz de Zarate ), available at [link].

SCD Group: Chicken, Bus, Holland America & Associations: How do.

SCD Group

Chicken, Bus, Holland America & Associations: How do you treat your members? Last month, our Holland America (@HALcruises) tour bus broke down while we were driving the Top of the World highway (TOTWH) from Chicken, ALaska, to Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada. Holland Americas response with this unexpected delay made me think about how our associations treat members when the unexpected happens. Holland Americas emergency system took over. Pages. About. Contact.

Nonprofits struggling to meet demand

Aaron Wolowiec

According to the Meals on Wheels Association of America , many senior nutrition programs receive federal funding through the Older Americans Act, which took a huge financial hit as a result of the sequestration. Last week’s post focused on the economy, and here I am writing again about it. But I want to foster discussion on Nonprofit Finance Fund’s 2014 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey , the results of which it released on April 7. NFF is a community development financial institution.

Eric Lanke: Dear Older Generation: It's Not Just Your America

Eric Lanke

Innovation. Dear Older Generation: Its Not Just Your America. But, dammit, America is no longer the America I grew up with. That America, "my America," no longer exists.and we need to get it back! Decisions are beginning to be made that you disagree with, priorities are changing, and it honestly looks to you like the America you grew up with no longer cares what you think. The America you know, love and understand doesnt exist any more.

Thursday Buzz: Conference Badge Innovation

Associations Now

The Outdoor Advertising Association of America decided to make its badges smart in more ways during its OAAA/Geopath National Convention + Expo in New Orleans this week.The badges included both near field communication (NFC) chips and radio-frequency identification (RFID) antennas, allowing for interactivity in multiple ways. The post Thursday Buzz: Conference Badge Innovation appeared first on Associations Now

Is Sequestration Killing Innovation?

Associations Now

This all comes as foreign countries have demonstrated a new commitment to innovation and R&D. ” While spending on innovation in the United States has remained flat to slightly down over the last 10 years, Steff said, advancing nations such as China and South Korea have significantly increased it. Make no mistake, it isn’t just corporate America that’s struggling with sequestration’s effects. The post Is Sequestration Killing Innovation?

Combining Innovation & Cooperation for Meeting Success

Associations Now

To put on the premier scholarly event in radiology, the American Society of Neuroradiology looks for a host city that’s as innovative as the delegation it serves. And in keeping with Vancouver’s commitment to sustainability, the convention space is thoroughly eco-friendly, with double LEED Platinum certification and the largest non-industrial green roof in North America. The post Combining Innovation & Cooperation for Meeting Success appeared first on Associations Now

Do Associations Really Get Technology?

Association Adviser

Features Technology 2016 AGC of America APCO International Blue Sky Blue Sky Broadcast California Association of Health Facilities Innovation Maryland Asoscition of CPAs naylor technology TimberlakeThere are two things you can count on this time of year: One, tech will be at the center of the last-minute holiday shopping blitz; and two, many of the latest tech tools and gadgets will be on the. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

Western Growers’ Incubator Focuses on High-Yield Innovation

Associations Now

The agricultural trade group, which launched its incubator last year, hopes not only to drive innovation in its industry but also to give the incubator’s home base of Salinas, California, a major boost. Last December, the trade group opened its Center for Innovation and Technology in Salinas, California, with the goal of turning it into a major hub for solving some of the industry’s toughest problems and providing a way for entrepreneurs to work with local growers.

Innovation Saves: BIO Attempts to Shift Conversation on Drug Prices

Associations Now

That’s the case the Biotechnology Innovation Organization is making with its latest marketing campaign. That complaint is a hard one to combat, but the Biotechnology Innovation Organization is ready to try. This week, BIO launched a new ad campaign, “Innovation Saves,” to highlight the value of innovation in the biopharmaceutical space. That’s why biopharmaceutical innovation not only helps to save lives, but also saves money.”.

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SCD Group: Do "Best Practices" prevent association innovation?

SCD Group

Do "Best Practices" prevent association innovation? Under Armour’s race to discover innovative fitness. Do "Best Practices" prevent association innovation. Chicken, Bus, Holland America & Associations: How. Pages. About. Contact. Causeaholic. AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Thursday, August 9, 2012. My dad was a pioneer in AI. No, not artificial intelligence but artificial insemination. He was in the "bull business."

Associations Say Renegotiated NAFTA Needs All of North America

Associations Now

In a recent blog post , Institute for Policy Innovation President Tom Giovanetti wrote that any changes should help bolster the agreement’s existing protections. The post Associations Say Renegotiated NAFTA Needs All of North America appeared first on Associations Now As word of a tentative new trade pact between the U.S. and Mexico surfaced Monday, several associations urged the White House to keep Canada in the agreement too.

SCD Group: Under Armour's race to discover innovative fitness gear.

SCD Group

Under Armour’s race to discover innovative fitness gear: a model for associations? And, that can stifle our innovation. Labels: association executives , association leadership , association management , innovation , SCD Group , STIAL , Under Armour , USA Today. Under Armour’s race to discover innovative fitness. Do "Best Practices" prevent association innovation. Chicken, Bus, Holland America & Associations: How. Pages. About.

Motown magic continues to attract business

Aaron Wolowiec

Why should businesses continue to believe in the promise of America’s automobile capital? Innovation Meetings Professional Development American Society of Association Executives ASAE bankruptcy Cobo Center Comerica Park CVB Detroit Detroit Free Press Detroit Metro Airport Detroit Metro CVB diversity Greektown innovation John Graham Larry Alexander marketing meeting planners Michigan Motor City Motown reinvention U.S. Detroit’s Cobo Center.

Walking Your Talk on D+I

Spark Consulting

It includes interviews with a DELP mentor/scholar team (Shawn Boynes and Desirée Knight) and with Cie Armtead, the current chair of ASAE’s D+I committee; sidebars from noted D+I experts Jessica Pettitt, Joan Eisenstodt, and Joe Gerstandt; and case studies of three associations that are doing outstanding D+I work for the audiences they serve (the Association for Women in Science, the Entomological Society of America, and the Geological Society of America).

From the Corner Office: Scott Wiley, CAE

Association Adviser

Associations advance America’s economic competitiveness through research and innovation agendas, workforce development initiatives and global thought leader communities. . Associations must continue to advance America’s economic competitiveness through a renewed research and innovation agenda, through workforce development initiatives and the creation of global communities that invite and embrace diverse people, ideas and opinions.

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Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – July edition

Aaron Wolowiec

I would rather check out all the sacred Native American sites in America or camp in Yellowstone or tour all of America’s national parks! Filed under: Innovation Tagged: Allison McClintick , Event Gardeian of the Month , FlightLead Consulting. Innovation Allison McClintick Event Gardeian of the Month FlightLead ConsultingAllison McClintick, CEO/leader development specialist, FlightLead Consulting.

Driverless Associations

Potomac Core

These innovations help capture consumer imaginations, elevate company operating performance, and grow market share. Innovative Organizations who reach outside the box to help their member’s develop growth solutions can transform themselves into Driverless Associations. In 2015 modest economic performance, disruptive innovation and record merger and acquisition s redefined the scope and purpose of Associations. Ring in the age of Driverless Associations.

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Legal Issues That Are Important To Any International Strategy.


« The Face of Innovation from the East. No question the world is shrinking as associations and non-profits are realizing the importance of looking outside the borders of North America for growth. global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. About. Channels. MarCom. Market & Biz Plan. Meetings. Membership. Products. Public Affairs. Services. Victory for Egypt’s Professional Class? » Feb.

Peace Sells.But Who's Buying - Association Membership?

Association Subculture

Of the United States of America? Pay to play" is stifling innovation, undermining progress and damaging our democracy. Its the reason our political system is populated with only those who have the funds to run, the reason brilliant minds are locked out of the "right" educational institutions and the reason why corporate America is winning the fight on even the most basic of regulations in spite of their roles in the recent financial disaster. innovation. (6).

The Big Picture: Management Believes Public Relations Contributes.

The Big Picture

When asked if top management believes public relations contributes to moving the organization forward, respondents to a new survey from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and Bacon’s Information Inc. Innovation. The Big Picture. A big-picture view of issues and trends affecting associations - in Mississippi and nationally. Shawn on Facebook. Shawn on Twitter. Shawn on Google+. Shawn on Pinterest. Shawn on LinkedIn. « Breakthrough Ideas for 2007 | Main.

The Big Picture: Obsessive Branding Disorder

The Big Picture

Branding is the self-help industry of corporate America. Innovation. The Big Picture. A big-picture view of issues and trends affecting associations - in Mississippi and nationally. Shawn on Facebook. Shawn on Twitter. Shawn on Google+. Shawn on Pinterest. Shawn on LinkedIn. « Before You Write: Your 10-Point Checklist | Main. CMOs Creativity Survey Results » September 28, 2005. Obsessive Branding Disorder.

Thanks For Playing: What I'm Reading

Thanks For Playing

Uber, DC, and the innovation model versus the permission model. Labels: blog roundup , Copyblogger , Facebook , Harvard Business Review , innovation , Jason Lauritsen , Joe Gerstandt , life in DC , Mashable , Shelly Alcorn. Happy Birthday, America! The Grassroots Innovation Leader. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thanks For Playing. Seeking community in associations since 2008. 18 July 2012. What Im Reading.

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Moery Industry Partners

Moery Company

Grocery Manufacturers of America. Independent Community Bankers of America. Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation. Surety & Fidelity Association of America. Many businesses utilize partnerships with trade associations as a way to build relationships with end users and position their company as an ally to the industry.

Don’t Nickel-and-Dime Members: Ideas to Increase Non-Dues Revenue


The Public Relations Society of America leverages its job board for content partnerships with recruiters and PR agencies. Having a strong non-dues revenue program gives your association the freedom to experiment with new membership models and other innovation projects. __. Uncategorized #membership association growth association management association sponsorship innovation partnership revenue WBT Systems

Eric Lanke: The Mind of the Community

Eric Lanke

Innovation. At a recent WSAE meeting I was asked to explain what we meant in our white paper on Innovation for Associations when we referred to the "mind of community." All organizations serve a community in one form or another and innovative organizations have developed mechanisms that provide a keen understanding of what’s on their community’s mind. Labels: Innovation. Innovation. (15). Principled Innovation. Eric Lanke.

What Smart Associations Do Differently

Association Adviser

Technology is not synonymous for innovation; some associations are having breakthroughs by going back to old tech. “Every member has a story about how they got into the business,” related Kristen Hartman, director of member experience for the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Also keep in mind that you can innovate by using old technology, too. Features association growth demographics Innovation membership millenials non-dues revenue technology

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Members Hire Strategic Solutions

Potomac Core

Factors including Coronavirus Disease , supply chain disruptions , political polarization , innovative technologies, cyber threats, trade policy, shifting consumer attitudes, & workforce shortages all complicate markets. Jeff Morgan , President & CEO, Club Management Association of America ( CMAA ), leads an organization who helps club professionals and clubs become more successful in a time of uncertainty and generational change. Breaking news.

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Is Your Association at a Crossroads?

Association Adviser

Jeff DeCagna , chief strategist of Principled Innovation , agreed you need to have a balance of both personality types on your staff and on your board. Get a sense of “how open they are to change and innovation,” and work within those parameters. Innovation. Stephen Lieber , CEO of the Healthcare Information Management Association (HIMSS) , said his organization uses three types of cycles for innovation and new product development: 1.

Association Subculture: Words Make Worlds - Part 6 - Advocacy vs.

Association Subculture

Godwin at Case Western - Positive Organization Development: Innovation-inspired Change in an Economy and Ecology of Strengths. This paper is a MUST READ for anyone interested in innovation in our association community. We often attempt to think innovatively while not recognizing the common terminology we use can work to block us in. Preserving the status quo is antithetical to innovation and progress. innovation. (6). Principled Innovation LLC.

Advocacy Alert from ASAE – Climbing the Hill: New Op-ed from ASAE President & CEO, Susan Robertson, CAE…


It is not news to our community that we need relief now, but Susan makes the case: “America’s nonprofit associations are struggling in a big way. [from ASAE’s Public Policy Department].

2018 Construction Trades and Building Association Momentum Awards Competition


The competition celebrates and showcases enterprising building and construction trades associations across North America. The competition encourages innovation by recognizing programs, events, and ideas that challenge the status quo. GrowthZone is excited to announce the launch of the 2018 Construction Trades and Building Association Momentum Awards Competition. Entries are judged on creativity, industry impact, value to organization, value to members, and replicability.

What If Your Fitbit Could Also Track Your Environmental Footprint?

Beth Kanter

Last evening, I attended an innovation lab or “idea jam” hosted by Greenpeace Innovation Labs and expertly facilitated by Michael Silberman. After a welcome by US Director Annie Leonard , the mini-innovation lab started off with each of the 6 campaign directors offering an overview of a campaign they were thinking about and a brainstorming question. Innovation Walking Here is pic of super cool blue band @fitbit that CEO @parkjames wears.

ASAE Announces Passing of CEO John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE

Associations Now

During his tenure, which began August 1, 2003, ASAE more than doubled its membership and developed a wealth of innovative products and services to benefit association professionals and their partners. Our organizations comprise an incredibly innovative, vibrant, and diverse sector, and we see innumerable examples every day of how associations effect positive change—not just for the industries or professions they serve, but for society at large.

How to pitch

Association Success

Our blog is dedicated to drawing connections between the association industry and the worlds of business, innovation and entrepreneurship. How the Romance Writers of America responded to racism accusations — and how you can learn from them.

Statement On The Release Of The Section 512 Report By The Copyright Office


Copyright Office: “We’re living in a golden age of content thanks to online platforms and America’s balanced copyright system, including Section 512. The law fosters a balanced, innovation-oriented copyright system that protects the interests of an array of stakeholders, by providing rights holders, creators, internet companies, technology industries, and consumers helpful tools to protect their rights in an online environment.

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