Funding Industry Innovation

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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.

Data Driven Innovation

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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.

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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. Risk: The Missing Link Connecting Strategy to Implementation (co-authored with Jamie Notter and Leslie White ), 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

Other strategies: cutting funds and changing the business model. 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.

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 strategy, notes OAAA Chief Marketing Officer Stephen Freitas, highlighted the kind of technology that out-of-home (OOH) advertising is now capable of.

Legal Issues That Are Important To Any International Strategy.


global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. « The Face of Innovation from the East. Legal Issues That Are Important To Any International Strategy. 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. Missteps in this process could completely derail an association’s best global strategy!

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.

Driverless Associations

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

SCD Group

Do "Best Practices" prevent association innovation? Strategy | Content | Discovery. 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.

Smart Idea: Auto Coalition Eyes Intelligent Transit Strategy

Associations Now

The Smart Transportation Innovation Coalition, a new organization that includes a number of automotive associations, hopes to rev up the regulatory framework that will eventually give intelligent vehicles their shape. Last week, a group called the Smart Transportation Innovation Coalition announced its launch in a letter to members of Congress. ” The post Smart Idea: Auto Coalition Eyes Intelligent Transit Strategy appeared first on Associations Now

Monday Buzz: New Membership Strategies for the Class of 2016

Associations Now

One of the biggest changes the associations are making is to their virtual meeting and media strategies, which both AICPA and APA have restructured, according to interviews with Folio magazine. Learn about this year’s hottest marketing trends, with Epsilon’s Chief Digital Officer Tom Edwards’ list of five of the biggest marketing and tech innovations featured at SXSW 2016 , via VentureBeat. Two associations share their plans for succeeding with younger members.

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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. Strategy | Content | Discovery. Under Armour’s race to discover innovative fitness. Do "Best Practices" prevent association innovation. Pages. About. Contact. Causeaholic.

“Lights! Cameras! Interaction! 5 Internet TV Strategies for a New Era of Member Engagement

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Despite growing access to web broadcast channels and video platforms, one might conclude that our industry’s approach to video strategy has been somewhat primitive at best. Below are some strategies to help you get started: 1) Develop Channel Segments: Just as we define membership segments, it is equally important to define the key audiences you would like to reach. Innovation Managing Change Social Media Volunteer Strategy Web 2.0

Members Hire Constant Transformation

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Have Fearless implementation in their DNA – Fast moving culture with energized staff in a time of innovation and rapid change. Some leaders already acknowledge that relevance by itself can’t be a winning strategy in a dynamic business environment. Works with the Coalition for America’s Future to Advocate for deployment of driverless cars and trucks. Have Fearless implementation in their DNA – Fast moving culture with energized staff in a time of innovation and rapid change.

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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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Price Your eLearning Right

Blue Sky eLearn

Licensing: The corporate training industry (this excludes associations) represents over 160 Billion in North America alone. By shedding the event-based registration blinders and embracing continuous learning, you’ve got innovative revenue generating options for pricing at your disposal. She’s a thought leader in education strategy and learning experience design. Rethinking Event-Based Pricing.

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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. Strategy. 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.

Positive Association Disruption

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For Jeff Morgan, Chief Executive Officer at the Club Managers Association of America, CMAA , it was all about understanding what challenges the members were facing and how the association could play a role in creating positive association disruption. Forward thinking associations continually find new and innovative ways for members to contribute knowledge, learn from others, and build solutions critical to their profession and to their industry.

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The Big Picture: Obsessive Branding Disorder

The Big Picture

Branding is the self-help industry of corporate America. Innovation. Strategy. 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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.27.20

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They suggest strategies for making the case for investing in online learning programs. Risking innovation. Future Forward: Innovation and Resilience. Lori Pugh Marcum, CMP, CMM, HMCC, CED, Head of Meeting Innovation, Meeting Professionals International.

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


Associations have traditionally used membership “as an excuse to sell more stuff at discounted prices to members,” said Garth Jordan , senior vice president of corporate strategy at the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). The Public Relations Society of America leverages its job board for content partnerships with recruiters and PR agencies. Michelle Brien is VP of Marketing & Product Strategy at WBT Systems and a member of.OrgCommunity.

Members Hire Strategic Solutions

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Factors including Coronavirus Disease , supply chain disruptions , political polarization , innovative technologies, cyber threats, trade policy, shifting consumer attitudes, & workforce shortages all complicate markets. Building nimble and cost-effective strategies to address challenges and position the Industry for a clean energy future. The Smart Electric Power Alliance and the Club Management Association of America energize their Boards and do big things.

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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.

Is Your Association at a Crossroads?

Association Adviser

IT should be part of your overall business strategy; it’s not just a department or cost center. 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. Hank Berkowitz, Editor-in-Chief. What do Albert Einstein, Warren Buffet and J.K. Rowling have in common?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.13.20

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It also assesses 76 challenges across nine association strategy domains, including membership, meetings, advocacy and education. McKinley Advisors describes how they helped the Infectious Diseases Society of America by starting at the top with governance and leadership development.

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). strategy. (5).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.12.20

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Presenters: Graham Harvey, Chief Strategy Officer, Matchbox Virtual Media. Participants will discuss and learn strategies to identify and work through emotions elicited by our current reality, effective communication techniques for dialogue and increased understanding across differences, and our individual responsibilities for moving forward with intention and purpose. Presenters: Michael Wigent, Americas Manager, Global Protective Service, Cisco Systems.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.11.20

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Lewis Flax of Flax Associates says, “Innovative sponsorship options exist way beyond pasting logos anywhere and everywhere.” Her family pays the price for America’s chicken dinners. Explore the many ways associations are innovating to keep students involved in a time of pandemic.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.16.17

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If you’re in the IT department, you have to walk the fine line between saying “no” to some ideas while not shutting down your staff’s innovation muscle. DelCor explains how to both encourage innovation and reject ideas with no future. Tue 6/20 at 12 p.m.* – Driving an Innovation Strategy. Associations must innovate or become obsolete. Dan Stark, director of product strategy, NimbleUser. Digital Strategy Meets Reality (Association Chat).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.15.20

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They provide advice for revisiting your marketing personas and strategies and creating the right type of messaging for this moment. Presenters: Antonia Cardone, Americas Lead of Total Workplace, Cushman & Wakefield. Hear about a strategic approach to governance despite disruptions, membership strategies that optimize cash flow, diversifying revenue streams including virtual events, and what to consider as you lead in “the new normal.”.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.5.20

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I’ve also started watching this PBS documentary series, Reconstruction: America After the Civil War written and presented by Henry Louis Gates Jr. Kit” (innovation in a box) and then crowd-sourcing the most impactful tools that people use throughout the Disruptor League. Future of Meetings: Creative New Strategies from Hotels, AV Companies & Design Agencies. Presenters: Lori Pugh Marcum, CMP, CMM, HMCC, CED, Head of Meeting Innovation, Meeting Professionals International.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.22.20

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Presenters: Graham Harvey, Chief Strategy Officer, Matchbox Virtual Media. How have event strategies changed in the last 45 days and what does the future hold? Joe Post, Vice President Strategy, Adage Technologies. Presenters: Lori Pugh Marcum, CMP, CMM, HMCC, CED, Head of Meeting Innovation, Meeting Professionals International. They’ll share lessons learned and strategies for adapting during this time. Getting America Safely Back To Work.

Members Hire Associations, Members Fire Associations

Potomac Core

Cyber & nuclear threats, disruptive innovation, and increasing competition for market share will continue to reshape how members view their memberships. In several cases, Association CEO’s are assessing strategies, products, & services as for profit executives do at global enterprises. He is most well known for creating the theory of Disruptive Innovation. Club Managers Association of America. Strategy alignment (internally/externally).

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Facebook Live: A Tool for Parent Mobilization and Engagement in Diverse Communities

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: Momsrising continues to forge ahead with innovative and effective ways to use social media for engagement and results. We’ve successfully done this for over a decade through our unique, powerful parent mobilization strategies – including our ever-evolving innovative use of social media. Enables the development of innovative partnerships with media, influencers, and community leaders, and. ? Guest Post Strategy

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.1.20

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Find yours on the Feeding America website. America’s artisan cheese industry is struggling to survive without restaurants. Presenters: Graham Harvey, Chief Strategy Officer, Matchbox Virtual Media. Learn the basics of conducting usability testing and how to use the results to drive your online strategy. Monetizing Virtual Events: Building Sponsorship Strategies. Associations were desperate for non-dues ideas and exposure to innovative people and products before.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.3.20

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Forget White Fragility : here are ten books America should be reading about race. Presenters: Graham Harvey, Chief Strategy Officer, Matchbox Virtual Media. Hear about communication strategies that top crisis managers deploy to deal with the unplanned and get out of the news when it occurs. Anthony Gad, National Director of Research, State Innovation Exchange. Contract Strategies for the Evolving Marketplace.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.24.20

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And the crisis has generated a tremendous opportunity to experiment with new strategies and get rid of things that have not provided value for many years.”. Find yours on the Feeding America website. The strategy is to reimagine the usual in-person agenda, energize participants differently, and use the tools to cultivate what the internet is best for – co-creation. Presenters: Graham Harvey, Chief Strategy Officer, Matchbox Virtual Media.

Post Brexit Associations

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In the PWC 19 th Annual Global CEO Survey, 90% of CEO Survey Participants note that “customers have the biggest impact on strategy.” For example, both before and following the great recession, ABA has engaged in long term strategy to accelerate its alignment and positioning with the Baking Industry. Being the industry convener and collaborator means that an association connects the industry with each other and with research, new market solutions, and innovations.

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