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Timing Associations and NCAA Basketball Games: How much learning time in your conference?

SCD Group

The NCAA national basketball championship plays out tonight (4/8) with Michigan facing Louisville. Most associations promote the learning value of their conferences and conventions. Association business sessions (annual meeting).

Grow Globally: Finding Ways to Reach New Customers and Members

GlowGlobally

Avinash Chandarana and Nikki Walker from MCI facilitated the annual CESSE Management Institute at the CESSE Annual Meeting this week in Louisville.

Do You Want to Get Rocked? - Association 141+

Association 141+

Association 141+. Association Marketing: Do You Want to Get Rocked? So we may not have a Super Bowl as a draw in the association world, but that doesnt mean we cant try to make our own marketing approaches memorable and something the customer comes back to again and again.

Association 141+: Working in the Association World - Love It.

Association 141+

Association 141+. Working in the Association World - Love It. Check out the Association World! Anyone who is working for an association is contributing to making the world a better place by making professionals better in their profession. Association Subculture.

Association 141+: Mission: Volunteer Leader Training Part 1

Association 141+

Association 141+. Where would associations be without volunteer leaders? Volunteers are essential to a successful association. for associations to commit more resources to managing this precious. development skills and sessions that any association can plan and run.

Association 141+: The Grassroots Innovation Leader

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Association 141+. On a recent association chapter visit to southern California, a chapter president I met described a unique volunteer that he had on his board. For growth, vibrancy and longevity this is what our associations and components need. Association Subculture.

Association 141+: Innovation Right Before Your Eyes

Association 141+

Association 141+. Often innovation is the ability to take a new look at a problem or a structure and be able to suggest and implement a new method or initiative that exists elsewhere, but is new to that association. Labels: Associations , Innovation , Perspective , Stereograms.

Association 141+: Stop with the Surveys.No Really.Stop

Association 141+

Association 141+. Again, having a voice in what material is presented not only gives me greater incentive to attend, but is also appreciated as I can hear from a broader association voice on their thoughts as well. Associations Should Start Making Music Videos.

Association 141+: The Annual Conference Time Warp

Association 141+

Association 141+. You can see it coming - your associations annual conference. Annual conferences are typically the star of an associations year. For many associations this is just fait accompli. Labels: Annual Conference , Associations , Members , RHPS , Time Warp.

Association 141+: The Power of In Person

Association 141+

Association 141+. As associations trim travel budgets, and forge full steam ahead with virtual-only approaches, I believe there is a major opportunity lost. Labels: Associations , Leadership , Relationships , Virtual. A Recipe for Association Success.

Association 141+: Mission: Volunteer Leader Training Part 2.

Association 141+

Association 141+. While leadership training programs and educational opportunities for volunteers remain outside of budgetary scope for many associations, there are a number of steps we could take that only require our own time, commitment, and caring. Association Subculture.

Association 141+: Volunteers at the Center

Association 141+

Association 141+. Associations rely heavily on the work of volunteers to successful achieve their goals year after year. Labels: Associations , volunteer , volunteer-centric. Maybe they can "tell" your association's story in a guest blog post.)

Association 141+: Member Orientation: A Personal Connection

Association 141+

Association 141+. Basic Premise: Members who are new to an association often are only aware of their subjective point of entry. Content Outline: Each department within the association (conferences, certification, education, publications, etc.) Association Subculture.

Association 141+: Is Easy a Bad Word?

Association 141+

Association 141+. Though the conversation revolved around paying for college, I think it is just as relevant to many of us and our everyday lives in the association world. The work associations do is important and ever growing and changing. Association Subculture.

Association 141+: Guest Appearances

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Association 141+. After reading The End of Membership as We Know It and discussing future membership model iterations, I think that there is a sweetspot where associations have the chance to take a step back and explore what membership would be if there were no limitations.

Association 141+: A Recipe for Association Success

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Association 141+. A Recipe for Association Success. From my own experience, I believe it is just as important that we do the same in the association world. Reading Race for Relevance this summer, I believe our associations are in the same place. Association Subculture.

Association 141+: Volunteer Acceleration Curve

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Association 141+. Gammels curve constructs a model where associations can incorporate their activities, products, offerings and involvement opportunities in a single measure that runs from low-value/commitment to high-value commitment. For associations who are trying to connect the dots of offerings and opportunities and the united value they connote, this is a great strategy to take. How to Manage Social Employees, Social Media at Events, and Car Talk.

Association 141+: Challenge Accepted: Make the World a Better Place

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Association 141+. For the association world: Collaborate. I am talking about associations working together to work together. Labels: association , Associations , Collaborate , Improve World , Maddie Grant , Polite , Socialfish. Association Subculture.

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Association 141+: Don't Ask the Members, Talk to Them

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Association 141+. Want people to stop following your associations twitter account? What if we showed some praise and virtual love to association volunteers - from board members to badge stuffers - giving them a social media shout out. Association Subculture.

Association 141+: Associations Should Start Making Music Videos

Association 141+

Association 141+. Associations Should Start Making Music Videos. Last week I was reading a great post by Jay Daughtry about what the association world can learn from Regis Philbin as he retired from television. So should associations put marketing funds into a music video?

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Association 141+: 2012 Resolutions

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Association 141+. One of my favorite posts this week is from Shelly Alcorn on Association Subculture - Five Terms for 2012. Labels: 2012 , Association Subculture , Associations , Better Technology , Celebrate , Listening Skills , Resolutions , Shelly Alcorn , Smile , Top 5.

Association 141+: Job Transition: A Bittersweet Symphony

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Association 141+. Today is my last day of work at my current association. Labels: association , beginnings , endings , transition. Working in the Association World - Love It. How to Manage Social Employees, Social Media at Events, and Car Talk.

Association 141+: You've Got to Know When to Hold 'Em

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Association 141+. Good advice - except do associations really excel at deciding to hold steady? Waiting May Not Easily Compute in the Association World. For a number of reasons, I think this concept is harder for associations to digest. Association Subculture.

Association 141+: Membership Renewal Should be More Than a.

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Association 141+. The network and community I am a part of, the volunteer opportunities and ways to give back to the association world I have discovered – all of it makes my continued relationship with ASAE as a member a no-brainer. Association Subculture.

Association 141+: Life After CAE

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Association 141+. I am confident that I would like to become a CEO of an association someday. My studies for the CAE have given me insight into aspects of the association world that, simply, never crossed my mind before. Labels: association , CAE , Growth , Reflection.

Seen Elsewhere: Resources for Trend Scanning, Gaming, Productivity

Idea Architects

In one of my volunteer roles, I write a feature in the ASAE Executive Management Section IdeaLink newsletter called Seen Elsewhere. Summary: A selection of thought-provoking websites from beyond the association management realm that offer new ideas for association executives.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Seen Elsewhere: Building Creative.

Idea Architects

In one of my volunteer roles, I write a feature in the ASAE Executive Management Section IdeaLink newsletter called Seen Elsewhere. Summary: A selection of thought-provoking content from beyond the association management realm that offers new ideas for association executives.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Seen Elsewhere: Crowdsourcing.

Idea Architects

In one of my volunteer roles, I contribute content for a feature in the ASAE Executive Management Section IdeaLink newsletter called Seen Elsewhere. Summary: Three thought-provoking websites, from beyond the association management realm, that offer new ideas for association executives. In this edition, explore examples of crowdsourcing in action, experiments in new forms of management, and a case of learning driven by a behind-the-scenes look at conference planning.