Geospatial Analysis and Predicting the Future

Association Success

All of this (combined with the knowledge of what type of members go to conferences and how far members and customers travel to conferences) enables us to do some fancy analysis and predict our attendance at an event and how much revenue it will bring in—even if we are planning years ahead.

Daily Buzz: How Trend Analysis Can Benefit Associations

Associations Now

The post Daily Buzz: How Trend Analysis Can Benefit Associations appeared first on Associations Now Your organization might not engage with every viral trend, but you should pay attention to what fads show about human behavior. Also: how boards can help new leaders.

A Century-Old Association Committed to Online Community and Data Analysis

Higher Logic

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is more than a century old, but that doesn’t mean it relies on old technology.

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?

Breaking: Demographic Analysis of Your Instagram Audiences Is Now Possible

SocialFish

Analysis of people tagging photos with #trumpyourcat reveals 70.1% The post Breaking: Demographic Analysis of Your Instagram Audiences Is Now Possible appeared first on Social Fish Demographics Pro has just launched their new Instagram analytics tool.

Cheap and Cheerful Audience Analysis for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

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.

Analysis: Lobbying Spend Increases in 2017, but Lobbyist Numbers Drop

Associations Now

A new analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics and The Hill found that lobbying spending was at a five-year high for the first half of 2017. The post Analysis: Lobbying Spend Increases in 2017, but Lobbyist Numbers Drop appeared first on Associations Now

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

Beth Kanter

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.

Data in Action: Acquisition and Analysis

Association Success

Using what we learned and continue to learn, I have put together a guide to successful data acquisition and analysis. A foolproof guide to getting the most out of your association’s research. When exploring new markets as an association, whether that be in new geographical regions or new types of services, it is imperative that you have a map to guide you. You can acquire the information you need before diving in and investing in a project through careful research and data analytics.

Guidestar Analysis: Gender Pay Gap Still Significant at Large Nonprofits

Associations Now

The nonprofit reporting firm’s analysis of nearly 100,000 nonprofit 990 forms found that salaries have rebounded nearly to pre-Great Recession levels. But even in an improving salary environment, the gender pay gap persists, especially in large organizations, the analysis found.

Buzz-Worthy Advice for Member Engagement and Market Analysis

Associations Now

The post Buzz-Worthy Advice for Member Engagement and Market Analysis appeared first on Associations Now

eBooks and Associations: Anatomy of an analysis

SCD Group

The Wall Street Journal recently ran a column by Nicolas Carr (author of The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains) headlined Don't Burn Your Books—Print Is Here to Stay. The e-book had its moment, but sales are slowing. Readers still want to turn those crisp, bound pages.

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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.

Big Data and Predictive Analysis: What Every Small Business Needs to Know

Wild Apricot

Big data is not just for the big companies. Big data has been around for quite some time, but it may seem like an elusive jargon to you. With explosion of real-time data applications, it is but obvious that a huge amount of data is accumulated in various applications. Large businesses were quick to realize the value of this treasure trove and deployed various data analytics techniques to discover trends and gain insights

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Conference Attendance Growth Realized Through Group Plans

Velvet Chainsaw

Exhibitors, staff, vendors and speakers are often eliminated from the list to base the analysis on “true” attendees. Four out of five times, this analysis is gold. Uncategorized attendance analysis conference best practices meeting best practices

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.”

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.

Your Trade Show Attendees: What Do They Really, Really Want?

Velvet Chainsaw

Attendance Marketing attendance analysis attendance marketing attendees behavioral data conference best practices engagement Trade show marketing

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.

Web Analytics Association Sets Measurement Standards - TypePad

The Big Picture

At SES San Jose this week, the Web Analytics Association (WAA) released 26 standard definitions for Web site traffic measurement and analysis , aimed at eliminating the confusion around the most basic Web analytics terms. 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. « Happy Birthday, PowerPoint! Main. |

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.

100% Attendance, Part 2 : Off Stage

Off Stage

Part 2 of my Online Meeting discussion is a brief analysis of some of the available tools which association staff can utilize to support volunteers doing committee work and attending information sessions. Off Stage. 28, 2010 - 100% Attendance, Part 2.

The Hourglass Blog: Internalizing the Externalities

The Hourglass Blog

In all the coverage about the mismanagement behind the Gulf oil disaster and the corporate and governmental response to it, this analysis by Gregory Unruh on the Harvard Business Blog really stands out. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Sunday, July 11, 2010. Internalizing the Externalities. For me , his last line says it all. Internalize the externalities yourself, or society will internalize them for you, at much higher cost.

Membership Basics - Experts in Membership Marketing

Experts in Membership Marketing

What is the difference between reporting and Business Intelligence anyway?

Membersuite

These two analysis tools serve different purposes. Don't get left behind. Find out how Business Intelligence can help you

LMS Selection: 7 Features Associations Need

Web Courseworks Associations

Assessment Authoring and Analysis. When choosing an LMS for your association, be sure both assessment authoring and analysis are possible. Assessment Analysis. Remember: analysis leads to data-driven decisions, which leads to a stronger education program in the long run.

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Don’t Fear the G-word: Understanding Your Organization through Colorful Maps

Association Success

The words “geospatial analysis” sound intimidating. Despite its pretensions, “geospatial analysis” simply means using maps, graphs and statistics to visualize and understand member and customer behavior across geographic locations and make better business decisions.

Wild Apricot Software News November 2013

Wild Apricot

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

Data for Good – from the Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Wild Apricot

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

3 Marketing Resources for Association Planning

GrowthZone

How to Conduct a SWOT Analysis: Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats assessment tips. Taking time to regularly analyze these factors is an important part of strategic non-profit planning and analysis.

6 Must-Haves for Association Planning and Success

GrowthZone

For associations to progress, they must adopt best practices for planning, execution, and analysis. A SWOT Analysis is used by successful organizations to determine if a project or strategy can be successful and/or is worthwhile.

This is the safest time in human history.

Association Management

His claim is based on a statistical analysis of deaths by violence throughout human history. This is the safest time in human history. So says Steven Pinker, experimental psychologist, cognitive scientist and popular science author.

Justifying your Learning Management System with Outcomes Reporting

Web Courseworks Associations

need to meet funders’ and accreditors’ demands for activity impact analysis and outcomes evaluations. It includes an analysis of content knowledge, learner course evaluations, and skills and performance analyses.