How Data Analysis Helps Create Better Events

Associations Now

Lend a Helping Hand Data analysis firms like Bear Analytics are quickly gaining popularity in the association space, but if you’re not working with a big budget it might be a challenge to hire an outside firm. Selling data analysis to the board?

Buzz-Worthy Advice for Member Engagement and Market Analysis

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Does Rigorous Data Analysis Thwart Effective Storytelling by Non-Profits?

Beth Kanter's Blog

Her most controversial point was: “Rigorous data gathering and analysis can get in the way of effective storytelling by non-profits.”. Earlier this month I co-facilitated the “ Impact Leadership Track ” at the NTEN Leading Change Summit with John Kenyon, Elissa Perry, and Londell Jackson.

Breaking: Demographic Analysis of Your Instagram Audiences Is Now Possible

SocialFish

Analysis of people tagging photos with #trumpyourcat reveals 70.1% Demographics Pro has just launched their new Instagram analytics tool. Unlike other analytics tools, this one provides deep demographics (see my bold below) – not just number of followers and basic engagement metrics.

Cheap and Cheerful Audience Analysis for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter's Blog

Even more importantly, what motivates them. So, was delighted when Darren Barefoot asked if he share a guest post about how to do audience analysis. Cheap and Cheerful Audience Analysis for NGOS by Darren Barefoot. But not all kinds of audience analysis are evil.

Association Hunger Games: Victory or Defeat?

Aaron Wolowiec

Conduct a SWOT analysis. Even conducting a simple SWOT analysis when freshening up your conference plan can really improve implementation. I had the pleasure of presenting this year at the ASAE Annual Meeting and Exposition in Nashville.

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Four Questions to Answer before Setting a Membership Growth Goal

Membership Marketing

Cost of Wrong Strategy Economics Marketing Channels Marketing Planning Potential AnalysisThe late, great Yogi Berra once said, “If you don’t know where you are going, you might end up someplace else.” His thoughts certainly hold true in membership marketing. Everyone likes a catchy phrase. A leader may have stated a goal like, “20,000 members by the year 2020.”

10 tactics to ensure your strategic plan addresses member learning

Aaron Wolowiec

Conduct a full SWOT analysis to identify learning gaps and priorities, environmental cues and organizational capacity. Explore opportunities for the application of web-based, virtual and hybrid programs based on survey analysis and market research.

Learning plans for the New Year

Aaron Wolowiec

To determine what should comprise a learning plan for you or your team, consider the following three-step approach: Organizational Analysis. Performance Analysis. January has nearly come and gone. It’s hard to believe.

Google+ is here. What now?

SocialFish

As you can imagine, we’re exploring Google+ and reading a lot of analysis about what its effects will be, for individuals and eventually for businesses. Bonus: A really good list of the most useful analysis blog posts out there by Shel Holtz, and, below, the G+ theme.

Data for Good – from the Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Wild Apricot Blog

Great advice and tips on measurement and data analysis for non-profits. Here''s the June Nonprofit Blog Carnival round-up on "Data for Good". data nonprofit blog carnival

Strategic Planning for Life

NonProfit University Blog

Articles BHAGs Clara Barton nonprofit strategic plans SWOT analysis

How to Calculate the Impact of Online Community Engagement on Your Business

Higher Logic

You show your executive team a regression analysis. What is a Regression Analysis? A regression analysis is a statistical model illustrating the relationship between two variables. At its core, a regression analysis is a relationship tool. You slave over your community.

How high is high and how low is low? Steady State Analysis is your "Early Warning Advisor"

Experts in Membership Marketing

The formula is called 'Steady State Analysis' and is one of the most important, foundational, formulas you can use to assist you in developing your member acquisition and member retention strategies. Steady State Analysis defines the equilibrium of total membership where members gained will equal members lost. Here are a few examples of how to calculate Steady State Analysis: Annual New Member Input: 1,000 Lapse Rate: 20 1,000/.20

Why Employee Engagement Should Be Part of Your HR Strategy

Association Management

With behavioral interviewing, the questions are designed to evaluate competencies that proper job analysis reveals are indicative of successful job performance. Perform a thorough job analysis. We’ve all had them.

R is for Open Source Statistical Analysis Programming Language

High Context

I read in the New York Times today about an open source programming language and environment for conducting statistical analysis. The story indicates it is easier to use by non-programmers who want to do custom analysis. R, the Software, Finds Fans in Data Analysts : R is also the name of a popular programming language used by a growing number of data analysts inside corporations and academia.

What We Love About the New Business Impact of Online Communities Study

Higher Logic

This brings the new data full circle, because we’re given new data analysis, a new framework to benchmark our performance, and then a new “to-do” list for any community to get started.

Plexus Consulting Group?: Strategy for Unpredictable Times

Plexus Consulting

A traditional approach for organizational strategy is based on the view that with sufficient analysis, organizations can make reasonable assumptions about their markets, financial and human resources, technology and customer services, and be successful. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Plexus Consulting Group® For health, education, workforce, finance and other non profit and public service organizations that want to leverage resources and strategically plan for U.S.

Plexus Consulting Group?: Strategy for Unpredictable Times

Plexus Consulting

A traditional approach for organizational strategy is based on the view that with sufficient analysis, organizations can make reasonable assumptions about their markets, financial and human resources, technology and customer services, and be successful. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Plexus Consulting Group® For health, education, workforce, finance and other non profit and public service organizations that want to leverage resources and strategically plan for U.S.

Plexus Consulting Group?: How to Define Success?

Plexus Consulting

The beginning of each year is often a time of analysis and planning for many non-profit organizations. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Plexus Consulting Group® For health, education, workforce, finance and other non profit and public service organizations that want to leverage resources and strategically plan for U.S. or international market expansion. Monday, December 19, 2011. How to Define Success? By Virgil Carter.

The Data Approach to Community

Higher Logic

Anyone can dive into data analysis, and everyone should – it’s information that will pay off in the long-run. Here’s my favorite comparison: you can bring Amazon or Netflix-like features into your community data and analysis. Find data analysis tools that fit your goals.

Wild Apricot Software News November 2013

Wild Apricot Blog

Here’s a look at some of the initial groundwork that our design and analysis team has begun for future versions beyond 5.0. news Wild Apricot

How an AMS-LMS Integration can Create Value for You and Your Members

Membersuite

Change-makers are disrupting the status quo by positioning both components as equal partners and are giving the same investment in their analysis of LMS alternatives as its AMS counterpart

Friday Quote: God Was A Mathematician

Jamie Notter

In Chapter 5 of Humanize , we actually go back a few centuries in our analysis, pointing out that the entire western world has been looking at the universe in a very mechanistic way since the 1600s, and we have Sir Isaac Newton and his contemporaries to blame.

Best Practices for Boards and Working Groups

Association Management

A take-home message of our analysis is that the dissenting voice should be welcomed. Sometimes you can find information for best practices for Boards and working groups in the most unusual of places.

Top 5 essentials for your membership marketing strategy

Optimist Consulting

SWOT analysis: Analysis of your organisation’s internal s trengths, w eaknesses and the external o pportunities and t hreats to your organisation. I was delighted to recently present at CHASE about how to develop your membership marketing strategy.

Quick Tips and Ideas – The Role of Market Research and Data Analysis in Recession-Proofing Your Association

Association 20/20

Develop “X-Ray” Vision through Market Research and Data Analysis . Gather and maintain a 360 degree view of the direct and indirect opportunities and threats to your association by observing, measuring and monitoring trends and developments through market research and data analysis.

Why Online Communities Still Aren’t a Top Business Strategy (And How to Change That)

Higher Logic

Embrace continuous learning by finding a mentor, taking an online class and reading avidly about measurement, metrics and data analysis. Dear online community professionals, We have work to do.

We’re Not As Good As We Think (Friday Quote)

Jamie Notter

One of the most enduring conclusions that I drew based on the research and writing of Humanize was the idea that when it comes to leadership and management, we have no idea what we’re doing. Seriously, most of our “best practices” are completely made up.

New Report Reveals What Agile Finance Leaders Look Like

Associations Now

Expertise in digital technologies, such as big data analytics and artificial intelligence, allows an organization’s financial planning and analysis role to be more predictive and generate important insights, the report says.

The Future is Flatter

Jamie Notter

I’m always happy to see research that supports what we wrote about in Humanize. The lastest comes from an article in MIT’s Sloan Management Review about success Nestle had with a social media campaign.

Positive Association Disruption

Potomac Core

Utilizing member interviews, financial analysis, and survey results, Morgan established a “Core Focus” somewhat similar to the “Profit from the Core” approach developed by Bain and Company’s Chris Zook.

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Tips for Forecasting Membership Growth in the New Year

Membership Marketing

It is called a Steady State Analysis. To do a Steady State Analysis with membership, you use a simple calculation based on current new member input and the organization’s lapse rate (non-renewal rate).

What 15 Year-Olds Can Teach Organizations About Content Strategy

Higher Logic

Content analysis can be as simple as comparing open and click rates, reading and discussing online comments or talking with members in person about your communications. This guest post is by Jill Andreu, Naylor’s vice president of content strategy and development.

Techniques and Tools: How To Visualize Your Network

Beth Kanter's Blog

You can do a whole network analysis. Using the analysis steps below, it can help you be more intentional with online networking, learning, and building thought leadership. He did an analysis of his Facebook friends to explore the connections that consist among them.

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Can You Measure the Impact of Capacity Building for Nonprofits?

Beth Kanter's Blog

To answer the questions, they conducted a landscape analysis of existing research on the impacts of capacity building on organizational strength and social impact. Capacity building is about improving organizational (or network) effectiveness.

You Might Be An Association Professional.

Association Subculture

If you find yourself running a SWOT analysis on someone you just started dating.you might be an association professional. Just for fun today.couldn''t help myself. If you offer your husband a cup of tea and you ask him if he''d like lemon or constant contact.you might be an association professional. If you find yourself discussing the "policy" regarding borrowing the car on Friday night with your teenager.you might be an association professional.

Maintaining Your Business Continuity in the Event of a Man-Made or Natural Disaster

Association Management

Perform a Business Impact Analysis! Business Impact Analysis (BIA) – Your BIA involves identifying the potential effects a disaster will have upon the business. It’s 3 a.m. and you’re awakened by the sound of your cell phone ringing on your nightstand.

Bill MacDonald Joins the Velvet Chainsaw Team

Velvet Chainsaw

We’re excited to welcome Bill MacDonald, Vice President, Analysis & Insights to the Velvet Chainsaw Consulting team starting November 2, 2015. Getting this right, requires a foundation of thorough analysis and deep insight.

The Best Thing You Can Do to Set Your 2017 Up Right

SocialFish

Results delivered via a multi-layered Workplace Genome Report, plus a digital dashboard for deepening your analysis (access to the dashboard extends for a full year). Do you care about workplace culture?