New Article Posted

Effective Database

I’ve posted a new article on managing volunteer data. Click here to read the rest of the article… New articleClick here to read it. One thing that distinguishes associations from almost all of their for-profit competitors is volunteers.

New Article Posted

Effective Database

Click here to read more … New articleOver the course of my 20 years of consulting to associations, I’ve run into several situations where the association is moving from a completely custom system (often designed by someone on staff) to an off-the-shelf (OTS) system. (

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The Top Articles of 2018

Association Success

We followed the data and found the articles that were the biggest hits! That is why our articles are not intended to be rhetorical, but rather are starting points for much bigger conversations within our community. So with that, I’ve rounded up the most popular articles that we’ve published in the last year, as it is our hope that it has sparked meaningful discussion.

Two new articles

Effective Database

I’ve posted two new articles to my site. Click the link on each to read the article. New articleWhat Causes Project Overruns Expressed Interest vs. Implied Interest.

12 Top Association Articles from 2016

Socious

Remember Cliffs Notes, the popular synopses of required reading and classic literature? For some of us, they were a go-to back in high school. They condense a tome like War and Peace into 25-30 pages, giving you the highlights along with a few symbolic references that high school English teachers eat up. Association Member Engagement Conference Management Social Media Tips

5 articles to influence your culture and online presence

Association Success

Every week, we pull five articles our audience liked most from our newsletters to keep up with what’s trending. We look at the most-read articles from subscribers to our personalized twice-weekly newsletter.

Two new articles posted…

Effective Database

In case you missed it, I’ve published two new articles on my site. New articleDon’t overlook the progress made when moving to a new system and Flexibility is the key to a succesful implementation.

12 Top Association Articles from 2016

Socious

Just think of all those industry blog posts and articles that fill your inbox daily. So here goes – your summary of the best association articles on the web for 2016. Article #1) 20 Guerilla Marketing Tactics to Promote Your Next Event. This article from Event Manager Blog has a lot of great ideas to help your next event stand out. Article #2) 3 Ways to Bring Entertainment to Your Attendees. Article #3) Evacuation Procedures: How Can Your Association Prepare.

See the top 10 articles from AssociationSuccess.org in 2019

Association Success

And while we were pulling all of these articles together, by looking at our web traffic, social media referrals and newsletter data, one thing became clear: Our association industry professionals are looking for new ways to tackle the problems they see at work every single day.

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The 10 Most Popular Member Engagement Articles of the Year

Socious

Association Management Member Engagement Online Community Management

Changing the Publication Game: The C4 Article

Association Success

Author’s Note: The American Journal of Transplantation (AJT) recently embarked on an experiment in crowdsourcing called The C4 Article. Surveying their standard review articles, the AJT Editorial Board noticed that the topics that most mattered were often covered by the same thought leaders, or systematically reviewed by a limited number of people. The C4 article offers a collaborative and experimental way to write a manuscript through crowdsourcing.

New article posted: Understanding Queries

Effective Database

Read the rest here… Of course, if you’re already on my announcements list , you would have received notice of this new article right in your email box. New article

The Most Impactful Articles of 2017

Association Success

Which articles made the biggest difference in the community? The original plan for this particular publication was to round up our most popular articles of 2017 and write curated blurbs on them, just like we did last year. This information is ready available à la analytics by looking for the most clicked articles. Why don’t you try and round up the most impactful articles?”. Her article gave me that ‘reflective pause’ that I spoke of on our call this week.

Two new articles on the site

Effective Database

I’ve added two new articles to my website: Improvement by Subtraction and Another Missive from the Trenches. To get these articles as soon as they are available, subscribe to my monthly newsletter here

New articles posted

Effective Database

I’ve posted two new articles on my site: Fewer demos are better than more. Find out why here ! What can you do to get your users to trust your database? Here are a few suggestions

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4 ways nonprofits are changing, and other top read association articles this week

Association Success

Every Friday, we pull five articles our audience liked most from our weekly newsletter to help us all keep up with what’s trending. We look at the most-read articles from subscribers to our personalized biweekly newsletter, which is powered by rasa.io.

The Top Customer Engagement Articles for the Week of February 28, 2016

Socious

Every week we aim to make your life easier by compiling the best customer community articles of last week right here on our blog. This week, our favorite articles focus on providing our readers with tips to increasing their customer engagement. Nominate an article, video, or blog post for next week’s Socious Top Ten by tweeting us at @SociousSoftware. The Socious Top Ten for the Week of February 28, 2016.

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12 Top Association and Business Articles from the Last 12 Months

Socious

That’s why we’ve put together our 12 top articles from 2016. These articles will give you a head start on 2017, covering topics from member engagement to business management. With exploding phones, a divisive election, and major international news, 2016 certainly kept up on our toes. But through all the turmoil, we found that associations and businesses remained focused on what they do best – serving their customers and members.

New Article Posted: How Cognitive Biases Can Affect Data Management

Effective Database

Of course, if you’re already on my announcements list , you would have received notice of this new article right in your email box. New articleAnyone who has ever taken an intro level course on psych (or just reads a lot) has probably encountered the concept of cognitive biases. In a nutshell, a cognitive bias is a mental shortcut, or heuristic, for helping humans make decisions.

New Article Posted – 80% is Good Enough

Effective Database

Click here to read the rest of the article. Of course, if you’re already on my announcements list , you would have received notice of this new article right in your email box. New articleIn order to be successful with your AMS selection, there are two key points to keep in mind: . No system can provide everything that you’ve identified as a functional need. (If If such a system DID exist, I would own it, and be VERY rich!).

New Article Posted – The Data Friendly Association

Effective Database

Of course, if you’re already on my announcements list , you would have received notice of this new article right in your email box. New articleFor the past 18 years, I’ve been consulting with associations of all sizes on their data management issues. One thing I’ve observed over the years is that those associations that are most successful with their data management are those where all the staff, from the CEO or executive director on down, is highly engaged with the data.

How to pivot away from old and bad data, and other top read association articles this week

Association Success

The COVID-19 pandemic has really shaken things up, so it’s no wonder this week’s Friday 5 is full of articles helping to navigate some important topics on change. We look at the most-read articles from subscribers to our personalized twice weekly newsletter.

How advocacy fits into your organization’s fundraising strategy, and other top read association articles this week

Association Success

Every Friday, we pull five articles our audience liked most from our weekly newsletter, which helps us all keep up with what’s trending. We look at the most-read articles from subscribers to our personalized twice weekly newsletter.

The Most Popular Community Management Articles from the Last 12 Months

Socious

That’s why we’ve put together our 12 top articles from 2016. These articles will give you a head start on 2017, covering topics from member engagement to business management. Top 3 Member Engagement Articles. Article #1) How to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Association’s Member Engagement Tactics. Article #2) 3 Types of Association Members and How to Engage Them. Article #3) 5 Myths About Measuring Member Engagement. Top 3 Online Community Articles.

New article – What’s Good in Data Management

Effective Database

Here are just a few examples drawing on my experiences as a database manager with my past association employment: Read the rest of the article here. I recently read the book Factfulness , which highlights ten things about the world that are better than most people think. ( The book is a fascinating read and I highly recommend it. In fact, I think it should be required reading for all high school students!).

New Article Posted – What do associations think of their AMS?

Effective Database

You can find out here, in my latest article: What Associations Think of Their AMS. Of course, if you’re already on my announcements list , you would have received notice of this new article right in your email box. New articleNot signed up yet? Click here to sign up.

My new Associations Now article is now live!

Principled Innovation

My brand new Associations Now article on boards and business models is now available online. The magazine has given the article the title, “Trapped in The Past,” although I refer to it as “Five Reasons Why Boards Are Killing Association Business Models.” ” In addition to the article, I hope you will check out the companion piece I wrote as web extra on “Five ‘Next Practices’ for Board Business Model Stewardship.”

The 10 Most Popular Online Community Management Articles of the Year

Socious

As 2015 draws to a close, many organizations are busy gathering data to create strategies for 2016. Because online customer communities make real impacts on areas like customer retention, customer support, product development, etc., it’s just as important that you spend some time developing a strategy for your community going into 2016. Association Management Social Business Customer Communities Online Community Management

New Article Posted – Sales is NOT a Dirty Word

Effective Database

Click here to read the rest of the article. Of course, if you’re already on my announcements list , you would have received notice of this new article right in your email box. New articleEvery association is in the sales business. Whether you’re selling membership, event registrations, products, or certification programs, the fact is, you’re selling.

Here It Is: Another Article About Millennials

Associations Now

A lot of these articles speak of [millennials] in terms of this weird, dehumanized, alien phenomenon.”. The post Here It Is: Another Article About Millennials appeared first on Associations Now If you’ve heard one story about those weird, wacky millennials, you’ve heard them all, right? Well, this one is a little different—it points out the growing distraction of college students by digital devices—a matter meeting professionals in particular should be ready to tackle.

5 articles for Association Executives

SCD Group

Generational Differences Are Real By Jamie Notter via JamieNotter blog In case you were wondering, there is actual historical theory that explains the generations. Before you write anything that declares generations to be a hoax, please read Generations, by William Strauss and Neil Howe. Okay, it's a huge book, so at least read their appendix devoted specifically to theory. Why Are Some Words Better for Your Marketing? By Andy Crestodina via Orbit Media Studios Choose them carefully.

New Article Posted: You Can’t Just Plan, You Must “Do”

Effective Database

Of course, if you’re already on my announcements list , you would have received notice of this new article right in your email box. New articleThere’s a book by David Maister, one of the preeminent consulting gurus, entitled “Strategy and the Fat Smoker: Doing What’s Obvious But Not Easy.”. The premise of the book is simple. Most of us know what to do (e.g., don’t smoke, eat better) but most of us don’t actually DO what we know should be done.

New Article Posted: You Can’t Just Plan, You Must “Do”

Effective Database

Of course, if you’re already on my announcements list , you would have received notice of this new article right in your email box. New articleThere’s a book by David Maister, one of the preeminent consulting gurus, entitled “Strategy and the Fat Smoker: Doing What’s Obvious But Not Easy.”. The premise of the book is simple. Most of us know what to do (e.g., don’t smoke, eat better) but most of us don’t actually DO what we know should be done.

SCD Group: 6 Articles for Association Executives

SCD Group

6 Articles for Association Executives. Here are six articles for association executives: Top 3 Ways to Increase Association Membership By Michelle via ExpertReferrals.com #1 – Ask for a referral #2 – Make it “stupid simple” #3 – Tell the story for them Breathe New Life into Your Home Page, Gain Loyal Readers By Mark Sherbin via Content Marketing Institute A truly engaging home page keeps visitors hungry for more material. Pages. About. Contact.

New Article Posted: Seven Things You Should Do in Your AMS

Effective Database

Click here to read the rest of the article. Of course, if you’re already on my announcements list , you would have received notice of this new article right in your email box. New articleGiven how advanced and thorough the modern association management software (AMS) system has become, there are many opportunities for your organization to leverage it. Here are seven ways I believe every association should be using their AMS.

Artificial Intelligence for Good: A Few Good Articles To Read #AI4Good

Beth Kanter

The article includes list of proposed best practices for use of AI in development and other social good fields. Find The Human-Technology Balance To Champion Your Customers This article is written primarily for small business owners, but it speaks to a point that nonprofits should also consider. Allison Fine, my co-author for the Networked Nonprofit , and I are actively researching the use of AI for Good, in particular to scale giving and spread generosity.

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10 Most Read Articles of 2011

Association Adviser

We present a list of our most popular articles from the past year. December 2011 -- Features Association Adviser readers are hungry for answers about technology, member communication, non-dues revenue and peer benchmarking. By Association Adviser staff

New Article Posted – The Cycle of Doom vs. the Cycle of Virtue

Effective Database

Click here to read the rest of the article. Of course, if you’re already on my announcements list , you would have received notice of this new article right in your email box. New articleIt is said that if an organization is not growing, it is dying. In other words, there is no such thing as stasis. Either you are moving forward, or you are moving backward, but you are always moving. The same can be said for data management.

6 Articles for Associations and Millennials

SCD Group

Millennials Will Become The Majority In The Workforce In 2015. Is Your Company Ready? Via FastCompany Next year, people born between 1981 and 1996 are poised to become the new workforce majority and will eventually remake the workplace in their own image. That means office culture is in for big changes. As a new survey shows, this generation is already chafing at today''s traditional company structures.

New Article Posted – It’s time for your association to create a data records manager position

Effective Database

Click here to read the rest of the article. Of course, if you’re already on my announcements list , you would have received notice of this new article right in your email box. New articleSeveral years ago, I suggested to a client of mine that they needed to add a new position to their staff, a position I called the data records manager. What I meant by this was someone responsible for making sure all the data within the organization was being managed appropriately.