6 Association Management Tips from Steve Jobs

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Associations can learn a lot from Steve Jobs and his vision to create an enjoyable user experience and brand culture. 6 Pieces of Association Management Advice from Steven Jobs. This is true in the association space as well. Association Management Best Practices Takeaway.

Tips for Managing Millennials - from a real, live millennial!

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Management is about coping with complexity. that it dawned on me that I belong to the dreaded Millennial Generation. In a Fortune Magazine article entitled Everything you need to know about your Millennial co-workers , Katherine Reynolds Lewis. Association Management Managemen

Rambling Thoughts About Association Management

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I posted all three presentations -- all topics valid for most association members -- on Slide Share. This reminds me of a point that Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant make in their new book, When Millennials Take Over. If I didn’t know better, it looked like an association event.

Is It Time to Ax Your Young Professionals Group?

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Association Management Member Engagement MillennialsDo you remember sitting at the kiddie table? I do, and it’s a memory that brings up mixed feelings. I loved the kiddie table when I was five, but by 14 I was tired of all the screaming children.

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Millennial Member Engagement: 6 Little Hacks to Try

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While the takeaways were boundless (and the insights fascinating), there were a few little hacks (related to Millennial member engagement) that I found particularly interesting. association management member engagement membership management Association ViewsA few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend Membership2020 , a one-day learning event centered around next-gen recruitment and retention strategies.

6 Articles for Associations and Millennials

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Millennials Will Become The Majority In The Workforce In 2015. More than half of the hiring managers agreed that it was difficult to find and retain millennial labor. Nearly 80% of the millennials surveyed say they would consider quitting their existing jobs and working for themselves in the future. As it turns out, how millennials work and what they want from their work environment is not drastically different than what Generation Xers and baby boomers want.

Pay attention to what matters most

Aaron Wolowiec

This probably won’t come as a surprise to many of you, but it seems associations and their members aren’t always on the same page. According to a recent report by Abila , what members want from associations vs. what associations think members want don’t always align.

Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

The answer may lay in associations, according to Elizabeth Weaver Engel , chief strategist for Spark Consulting , and Shelly Alcorn , principal for Alcorn Associates Management Consulting , who just released, “ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm.”.

Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

The answer may lay in associations, according to Elizabeth Weaver Engel , chief strategist for Spark Consulting , and Shelly Alcorn , principal for Alcorn Associates Management Consulting , who just released, “ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm.”.

Meet the Millennials: Young Professionals Are Pushing Associations Forward

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Want to get a glimpse into the minds of millennial employees and members? Each day this week, young professionals from around the association industry will share their perspectives in their own Associations Now guest blog series.

Scouting for Talent within Your Association Membership

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What does baseball have to do with association membership? Great associations need to follow baseball’s example. Talent development doesn’t happen by accident—your organization needs a member management strategy, to develop talent systematically.

You’re Never Too Young to Conquer New Challenges

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Christina McCoy, AMPED Association Management. Do you remember how you started working in associations? This month’s Corner Office professional, Christina McCoy, CAE , landed her first association job literally hours after taking her last college exam.

5 Things Associations are Doing Wrong and How to Fix Them (Part 1)

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Associations and other member-based organizations are facing a new set of challenges. These challenges have been blamed on a myriad of things including social media, the economy, and even millennials.

SCD Group: Millennials, Multitasking and Associations: What Can.

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AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Millennials, Multitasking and Associations: What Can We Do at Work. This work style suited me and had positive results when I was a reporter at the Associated Press. So, what are association executives to do?

Mobile Messaging Wildfire

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Notably absent, however (our bad) was text messaging, though Virtual has used it in its own association communications mix. Meanwhile, association management communications are still largely rooted in store-and-forward email technology first developed more than 40 years ago.

The Hourglass Blog: Millennials Are the New Slackers

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Millennials Are the New Slackers. In this case, the blogger is Andrew McAfee and his target is the "entitlement mentality" of many Millennials. Its horrific, McAfee says, and he goes on to detail out how Millennials should be acting in this dismal economy. Association Management.

The Hourglass Blog: We're All Millennials Now

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Were All Millennials Now. Its about the multi-generational workplace, and how some organizations are experimenting with management models based on democracy--giving workers of all generations an equal vote in how things are run--to better balance and leverage the talents of all.

5 Things Associations are Doing Wrong and How to Fix Them (Part 1)

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Associations and other member-based organizations are facing a new set of challenges. These challenges have been blamed on a myriad of things including social media, the economy, and even millennials.

A Little Something About 20-somethings

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For over a decade, I have been attending standards and technology-focused events sponsored by client associations as well as forums hosted by venerable U.S. In general, millennials are not “joiners” in the same way that baby boomers have been, either socially or for business purposes.

What will 2016 bring for associations?

Aaron Wolowiec

From memberships to learning to partnerships, software and services provider Abila just released its predictions for associations in 2016. One of the most valuable resources you have is your association’s e-learning content,” Abila wrote in its whitepaper. It’s a new year.

The Technological Divide: Leap or Fall?

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Gen Y or Millennials. On the other hand, boomers’ Gen Y/millennial children formed perceptions that cause them essentially to “work to live,” and they are much more aware of work-life balance than their parents tend to be. ” Gen Y/millennials grew up with computers, cellphones, iPads and notebooks, and they expect tech companies to innovate even more than they already do. appeared first on Association Adviser. Tom Hubler.

Does Your Association Have a Private Online Social Community?

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Now think about the members of your association who have already opted into a community of common interests and mutual benefit. Aside from contact at association meetings and conferences, how do they interact with each other? social media association management Technology

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Can Associations Thrive in a Crowded Marketplace?

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Associations used to have similar monopolies in their industries. That made association life pretty comfortable. Associations no longer have the advantage of a relative lack of competition. Download Your Free Report of 9 Consumer Trends That Affect Your Association Today.

The Most Popular Community Management Articles from the Last 12 Months

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But through all the turmoil, we found that associations and businesses remained focused on what they do best – serving their customers and members. These articles will give you a head start on 2017, covering topics from member engagement to business management. 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. Top 3 Association Management Articles.

The Trick to Innovating with Gen Y

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Membership Software Association Management Software. Associations. Management Team. How Do You Innovate With Millennials? Innovating with millennials sounds like a no-brainer. Millennials aren’t thinking years in the future. Associations.

3 Tips to Transform New Graduates into Association Members

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It’s that time of the year where newly-minted millennials are ready to hit the workforce. It’s important for associations to understand the motivators for this generation and understand what methods will attract this new talent.

The Great Generational Shift: Is Your Association Ready?

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First it was Millennials, now - Generation Z. And the real question is, is your association ready? As an association professional, you have to think about those generational shifts from two perspectives: first, from a workforce perspective, and second, from a membership perspective.

FACT: Using social media will help you attract Millennials.

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Instead, a lot of people wanted to know how you manage the "maintenance" of your social media initiatives once you get started - how you allocate staff time, how you know how often to post to a company blog, how you can (or should) maintain "office hours" in a space where people expect immediate responses. We were sitting with a few other people, including the only Millennial in the room - a student from the University of Maryland.

Branson Experience Parallels Most Associations

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Wow, that’s the same dilemma most associations are experiencing.” In the past 50 years, most “legacy associations” were built by and for Boomers, their needs and interests. what happens when members “age-out” of their associations. Perhaps association executives and board members don’t care because they too will age-out and won’t be around when the association crumbles because it hasn’t adapted to a huge new generation with differing needs, tastes and interests.

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Is Your Website Appealing to Young Professionals?

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As more and more Baby Boomers start to retire, engaging the next generation - Millennials and Gen Z-ers - becomes more and more important. It’s the gateway to membership, so to speak, and your biggest and best tool for really “selling” your association.

Understanding Generation X: A Guide for Associations

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You hear a lot about Baby Boomers, Millennials, and as of late, Generation Z. Well, they’re the folks born between 1961 and 1980 - and they play a BIG part in your association’s membership. But there’s one generation missing in there: Generation X. Who’s Gen X, you ask?

[Guest Blog] Include Is a Verb: Moving from Talk to Action on Diversity and Inclusion

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Association executives know that the Millennial generation, which will soon be the majority of our workforce and membership base, is the most diverse generation we’ve ever had in the US. association management association leadership membership management Small Staff Chatter

Association Professionals: Don’t Forget Your Baby Boomer Members!

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Everywhere you look, it seems like there’s a new article explaining how to engage Millennial members. And now, articles are starting to pop up explaining how to engage Generation Z members.

From GSAE: Creating a Young Professionals Group at Your Association

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But if you’re still struggling to engage Millennial members (and Gen Z members, for that matter), you’re not alone. Fortunately, the Georgia Society of Association Executives hosted a webinar a couple of weeks ago centered around this very topic. Well that’s certainly true, but how do you create an effective young professionals task force at your association (particularly when you’re already struggling to engage young professionals)?

Membership Monday: Attracting Young Professional Members to Your Association

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It’s the question that gets asked over and over and over again: How can we attract young professional members to our association? As more and more Baby Boomers enter retirement, and more and more Millennials and Gen Z-ers enter and move up in the workforce, in order for associations to remain relevant (and in existence), they have to start appealing to those younger generations. association management member engagement Small Staff Chatter

Moore’s Law and Association Development

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It will be upon this wall that millennials will climb their careers against almost-unimaginably quick, complex and ever-changing competition. Millennials face one of the greatest opportunities any generation has ever known: to completely remake the world through boundless digital technology.

Libraries like associations facing challenges of generational differences

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What happens when your association or nonprofit seeks to modernize to a wired organization but powerful forces within your organization oppose the transformation. SCD Group association management associations AP libraries association executives ASAE

The Hourglass Blog: Truth and Equality in the Workplace

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A couple of posts ago I mention a post from HBRs Andrew McAfee about how the connected habits of Millennials are benefting organizations. Well, a week after that one, McAfee posted another , this one about what goes wrong when Millennials take their connected habits too far. Management.

Is Your Association at a Crossroads?

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Thanks to mobile, members are dictating their experience with associations, not the other way around. The 21st century [association] leader will have a skill set that is based on collaboration, listening and nurturing, rather than command and control. Debra McGuire , CEO of the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians , advised taking a cultural snapshot of your members, volunteer leadership, management and staff. Hank Berkowitz, Editor-in-Chief.

Innovation, Freeloaders, Mistakes & 3 Other Reads for Association Executives

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We Are All Becoming Millennials By Darcy Jacobsen via Globoforce It’s hard to read anything about business today and not trip over references to millennials, and the changes they are bringing to the workplace. I’ve been surprised that millennials do not differ from the workforce at large in as many areas as you’d think. Getting Rid of the Freeloaders in Your Association: Is it Realistic? When Amy Wrzesniewski, an associate professor at Yale, and Jane E.