4 readings for association management

SCD Group

That last item may not be your top-of-mind association, but the truth is that the agricultural industry, though under the radar, comes up with fresh, forward-thinking campaigns. The four campaigns are: Cheese & Burger Society—Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. of associations have a plan in place to engage the next generation. Nearly 84% of associations report that getting members involved with advocacy efforts is a major challenge.

You’re Never Too Young to Conquer New Challenges

Association Adviser

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.

Eric Lanke: Things I've Learned from Being a Board Member

Eric Lanke

Association executive and author. Ive recently accepted the nomination to move onto the Executive Committee of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. Things like: Association staff are pulled in too many different directions. Association Executive Management.

The Hourglass Blog: Real-World Innovation for Associations

The Hourglass Blog

Real-World Innovation for Associations. I accepted an invitation from a national professional society to present the information we have developed on innovation in associations at their Board retreat, and help them determine how it applied to them and what specific steps they should take.

The Hourglass Blog: What's Your Innovation Readiness? Part 3

The Hourglass Blog

The Innovation Task Force of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (which I chair), is trying to develop an assessment tool for association executives to use in determining the "innovation readiness" of their associations. Association Management.

The Hourglass Blog: What's Your Innovation Readiness? Part 2

The Hourglass Blog

The Innovation Task Force of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (which I chair), is trying to develop an assessment tool for association executives to use in determining the "innovation readiness" of their associations. Association Management.

The Hourglass Blog: The Innovation Hub for Associations

The Hourglass Blog

The Innovation Hub for Associations. Ive been blogging about my work with the Innovation Task Force of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives for a while now. Through these posts Hourglass readers got a sneak peek at the Innovation for Associations white paper we authored ( here , here and here ) and the assessment tool we developed for association executives to use in determining the innovation readiness of their associations ( here , here and here ).

The Hourglass Blog: Association Advantages for Innovation

The Hourglass Blog

Association Advantages for Innovation. Heres part three of the "innovation for associations" white paper Im helping to write while chairing the Innovation Task Force for the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. Part two discussed some barriers to innovation in the association world --obstacles that associations need to overcome if they are going to embrace the principles. Association Management. Management.

The Hourglass Blog: The Role of Trust in Innovation

The Hourglass Blog

If you didnt see it, Maddie Grant asked me to do a guest post on her SocialFish blog last week, and I shamelessly used it as an opportunity to promote the innovation project Im spearheading for the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. If youre following @hourglassblog on Twitter than you already know that I recently attended (and participated in) a session on innovation with ASAE’s Jennifer Blenkle at the Council for Manufacturing Associations Leadership Meeting.

Three Things To Do Now To Prepare For Next-Gen Members

Associations Now

Talking about young professionals and what they mean to associations is as hot a trend as windbreakers and butterfly clips were in the ‘90s. This may be the most important step that every association needs to take before taking any action.

Don't Be Misled By the Concentric Circles of Diversity

Eric Lanke

A few weeks ago I mentioned that Spark Consulting was out with another white paper -- this one on the sometimes challenging topic of diversity and inclusion -- and that it was another thought-provoking read for association CEOs. Associations Member Engagement

Friday Buzz: Brewing Good Business, Together

Associations Now

Bob Sutton, a management science and engineering professor at Stanford University, told Brown the reason this model works so well for breweries is because of their need to unify against larger companies. What are the roadblocks facing associations looking to grow globally?

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. First, it's good to see Joe Gerstandt getting some love in the association community.

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Member Engagement and Association Building Blocks

Eric Lanke

Here''s the story I told: One of the realities we all face in the world of association management is that some members want to direct their own volunteer efforts. Before joining the board of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives, I was just a member.

Don’t Forget Your Members are People

Associations Now

Here are a few reminders about the human side of association membership work. The human side of membership is vital because so much of success in association management rests on relationship building. And, of course, what are you, as the community manager, trying to accomplish?

The Hourglass Blog: Innovation = Creativity x Execution

The Hourglass Blog

Its also something Ive realized as part of my work with the Innovation Task Force of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. Association Management. Management. Association Subculture. Next Steps for Association Innovation.

The Hourglass Blog: The World Database of Innovation--CLOSED!

The Hourglass Blog

This is exactly the kind of resource I need to tap to help build the model of innovation for the association community Ive been discussing on this blog and leading on behalf of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. Association Management. Management.

The Hourglass Blog: Jumpstarting an Essential Conversation

The Hourglass Blog

If you dont know Jeff, he has been talking about the need for associations to embrace innovation for as long as I can remember, which means hes probably been talking about it even longer than that. Why is innovation critical to the future of associations? Association Management.

The Hourglass Blog: Generational Herd Mentalities

The Hourglass Blog

I went to the University of Wisconsin in the late 1980s. Association Management. Management. Association Subculture. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thursday, September 9, 2010. Generational Herd Mentalities.

The Hourglass Blog: Who Will Change the Workplace?

The Hourglass Blog

Maybe in my little corner of Wisconsin, but certainly no farther than that. I think command and control is still alive and well, but see much more diverse organizational management in play than this statement would suggest. Association Management. Management. Association Subculture. Next Steps for Association Innovation. Managing by Collaboration. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, November 9, 2010. Who Will Change the Workplace?