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.

The Technological Divide: Leap or Fall?

Association Adviser

Gen Y or Millennials. In spite of how smart I think I am, it has taken me a long time to adjust to all the technology inventions. In order to make the leap into the 21st century, I’ve had to work with several Gen X technology consultants. And, central to this article, they are often uncomfortable with technology and slow to adjust to it. The technological dynamic of instant and ubiquitous access to the Internet has caused what I would call a great technological divide.

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.”.

New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

Back at the office, this process is paralleled as the new year kick-starts strategic planning sessions to set goals for association management, covering everything from membership growth and retention to updating education and certification programs. New Year, New Goals, New Technology.

Meet the Millennials: Young Professionals Are Pushing Associations Forward

Associations Now

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.

Mobile Messaging Wildfire

Association Management

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.

A Little Something About 20-somethings

Association Management

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.

Does Your Association Have a Private Online Social Community?

Association Management

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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The Hourglass Blog: We're All Millennials Now

The Hourglass Blog

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.

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 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.

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 Trick to Innovating with Gen Y

YourMembership Blog

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

Branson Experience Parallels Most Associations

SCD Group

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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FACT: Using social media will help you attract Millennials.

SocialFish

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.

Is Your Association at a Crossroads?

Association Adviser

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. Technology. Hank Berkowitz, Editor-in-Chief.

Moore’s Law and Association Development

SCD Group

Wall Street Journal technology columnist Michael S. It will be upon this wall that millennials will climb their careers against almost-unimaginably quick, complex and ever-changing competition. So, perhaps are the basic nature of associations which started developing 100 years ago.

Five Essential Takeaways from #AskJP

YourMembership Blog

Here are the five essential takeaways you should know: Shifting requires accommodating the millennials entering the workforce. Without question, associations are interested in connecting with millennials as both members and leaders.

Can Disruptive Innovation Benefit Associations?

SCD Group

Rather than sitting around and talking about negative trends or "fussing" about Millennials, two businesses within these industrie shave refocused and created innovations designed to re/engage participants and recruit new ones. Associations representing industries or professions should be scanning the environment to discover any disruptive innovations that might impact that industry or profession. If you represent publishers/printers, how are you adjusting to digital technology?

Daily Buzz: Make Membership Affordable for Young Professionals

Associations Now

Making membership worthwhile for millennials and Generation Z starts with value—but ends with affordability. Before embarking on an association management software selection this year, get clear on two things: why you want a new #AMS and what you want in one.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.2.16

Reid All About it

If you’re going to the ASAE Technology Conference, like me, and agreed during registration to receive emails from exhibitors, then you’re probably getting several of them a day. Out of the Mouth of Millennials. Millennials are the largest generation in U.S.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.2.16

Reid All About it

If you’re going to the ASAE Technology Conference, like me, and agreed during registration to receive emails from exhibitors, then you’re probably getting several of them a day. Out of the Mouth of Millennials. Millennials are the largest generation in U.S.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.22.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… I was all excited to share a must-read article from ASAE (members-only) by Kaihan Krippendorff about how your association can lead your industry in the blockchain revolution.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.30.16

Reid All About it

In the fourth installment of the Managing eLearning: Thought Leaders Series, Clark Aldrich, one of the top educational simulation designers in the world, will discuss what lies beyond multiple choice questions in the eLearning environment. Tue 5/31 at 2 p.m. – Association Chat on Blab.

Friday Buzz: Get Ready for Gen Z

Associations Now

“Here’s the funny thing about gen Z and even millennials; if it looks like you’re trying too hard it won’t work,” Lo told the publication. Find the language around association management systems confusing?

The World of Opportunities for AMCs: A YM Perspective

YourMembership Blog

We are proud to be the Platinum Sponsor for AMCi, because Association Management Companies (AMCs) have always been an important part of our success. It was our opinion that these associations were in the greatest need of the help the technology we were building could provide.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.4.16

Reid All About it

If your organization offers professional development for the association community, please send me the link via email or Twitter. General Counsel, National Association for the Education of Young Children. Presenter: Amy Sample Ward, CEO, NTEN – The Nonprofit Technology Network.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.4.16

Reid All About it

If your organization offers professional development for the association community, please send me the link via email or Twitter. General Counsel, National Association for the Education of Young Children. Presenter: Amy Sample Ward, CEO, NTEN – The Nonprofit Technology Network.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.2.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages transitioned into a benefits-based membership model. When you’re shopping for new technology, look beyond what the software does.

Build a Journey to Yes Using Marketing Automation

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Technology creates paradoxes that are as upside down as Alice’s adventures in Wonderland. Mine the invaluable data in your association management system. Personas are the characters in your association’s story.

Associations and the Vision Thing

YourMembership Blog

I am writing from Xperience2015 , YM’s second annual customer conference, where we’re spending three days with more than 300 association leaders and staff. Everybody knows that the transformations facing us—social, political, technological, economic—render obsolete the lessons of the past.”.

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Chose Your Dimensions of Diversity and Get Started

Eric Lanke

Spark Consulting is out with another white paper -- this one on the sometimes challenging topic of diversity and inclusion -- and it's another thought-provoking read for association CEOs. Millennials are more focused on "cognitive diversity, or diversity of thoughts, ideas, and philosophies."

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Trends Impacting eLearning Solutions for Associations in 2017

WBT Systems

With so many blog posts and articles, how do you wade through all the predictions to uncover what trends will directly impact your association’s learning technology strategy this year? Trends Impacting Associations Right Now. Trends Associations Should Prepare For.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.9.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… As a history major, I’ve been waiting for virtual reality (VR) to shake up the way history is taught and it’s finally happening—or maybe it’s been happening and I just haven’t noticed.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.15.17

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… We’re all Equif*cked. too—I think it will help shape the future of associations. WBT Systems has a solution associations can implement to solve that problem: a post-conference learning plan.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.5.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… When I was in charge of getting a new AMS back at my old association, I had no idea how to approach selection and implementation. What does this mean for associations?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.9.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events for the association community… Ernie Smith at Associations Now provides really smart advice on SEO (search engine optimization) for your website and blog based on Google algorithm changes over the last few years.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.18.16

Reid All About it

Before I get to OIB, I’m attending the Association Executives of North Carolina’s Annual Meeting in Williamsburg VA where I get to spend time with several speaker friends from across the nation. Identify potential project management solutions. Host: Association Networking Group.