Let's Rock, Rattle and Roll at AUDC in Austin!

Higher Logic

We’re heading out to Austin, TX this Thursday and Friday for the annual Abila Users & Developers Conference (AUDC), one of our favorite tradeshows of the year. Round up your colleagues and “roll on over” to one of the newest bars in Austin’s popular West Sixth Street District, Rattle Inn.

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Meet WBT Systems in Austin for PersoniFest 2018!

WBT Systems

In just five days, we will be returning to sunny Austin, TX to sponsor PersoniFest 2018! The post Meet WBT Systems in Austin for PersoniFest 2018!

YMCA of Austin Gets Buy-In, Results With “Big Data” Push

Associations Now

The YMCA of Austin, Texas, boosted by the tech savvy of its hometown, has learned to embrace the use of big data in its day-to-day work. The post YMCA of Austin Gets Buy-In, Results With “Big Data” Push appeared first on Associations Now

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After Uber and Lyft Leave Austin, Tech Scene Rallies Behind Nonprofit Alternative

Associations Now

One of the firms hoping to fill it in Austin is doing something unusual for an app of its nature: organizing itself as a community-driven nonprofit. The failure of a ballot measure backed by Uber and Lyft led the two companies to leave the market in Austin, Texas.

4 readings for association management

SCD Group

Four Agri-Marketing Campaigns Any Marketer Can Learn From By Doug Austin via Marketing Profs.com When someone says the word "agriculture," what comes to mind? Allee blog; Shannon Neesere Stan Phelps XYZ University MarketingProfs 9" Marketing Doug Austin Retention vs. Acquisition: Do You Focus on the Funnel or Fix the Leaky Bucket? By Stan Phelps Via 9" Marketing Answer: Retention is Fast Becoming the New Acquisition/Satisfaction Drives Loyalty. More importantly, it drives retention.

We Have Exciting News: Wild Apricot Has Been Acquired by Personify

Wild Apricot Blog

We are thrilled to announce that Wild Apricot has been acquired by Personify, an Austin-based constituent management software company that shares our mission of serving and empowering membership and constituent-focused organizations. Read all the details here. Personify

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Meet Outside the Box: Food Tourism for Team Building

Associations Now

That’s where food tour operators can be useful, says Andy Potter, owner and operator of Austin Eats Food Tours in Austin, Texas. This series is brought to you by Visit Austin. Learn more at visitaustin.org/why-austin.

Meet Outside the Box: Aligning Locale & Attendees’ Identity

Associations Now

For its 2018 annual conference, the organization selected Austin, Texas and hosted a block party for 1,800 attendees on the city’s historic Rainey Street. This series is brought to you by Visit Austin. Learn more at visitaustin.org/why-austin.

Meet Outside the Box: Apply Your Knowledge to a New Business

Associations Now

Gold Rush Vinyl in Austin, Texas is an example of a business that also functions as a venue for professional development. This series is brought to you by Visit Austin. Learn more at visitaustin.org/why-austin.

Marfan Foundation: Life Will Go on for Would-Be NBA Star

Associations Now

While an NBA career isn’t in the cards for Isaiah Austin, the Marfan Foundation says the basketball league may have saved his life by testing him for the genetic disorder. The foundation is using Austin’s situation to draw attention to the potentially fatal disease.

PhilanthroTech: How Nonprofits Are Using Crowdfunding

Beth Kanter's Blog

Note from Beth: I’m headed down to Austin, TX for SXSW where I will have the pleasure of facilitating a workshop on measuring social media with KD Paine with case studies by David Neff and Carie Lewis. Austin is hosting its own giving day, called Amplify Austin , on March 4, 2013.

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Five Things You Missed at Wild Apricot’s First User Conference

Wild Apricot Blog

The conference took place between April 8 - 10, in downtown Austin, Texas. Last week we hosted our first ever Wild Apricot User Conference as part of Personify’s Annual user conference, PersoniFest. Here are the highlights

Meet Outside the Box: The Experience Economy

Associations Now

Amy Brown, director of sales at Visit Austin, is part of a contingent of destination marketers working with event planners to harness the uniqueness of their cities. This series is brought to you by Visit Austin. Learn more at visitaustin.org/why-austin.

ICYMI: Key Takeaways From Our 2018 Super Forum Keynote Speakers

Higher Logic

Also, fun fact - Jackie identifies as a One-Percenter for the Pittsburgh Steelers, so she created a community for fanatics like her.who also live in Austin, Texas. What’s the connection between customer loyalty and Lady Gaga? Why are many Generation Z-ers best friends with their parents?

How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic]

Velvet Chainsaw

Here’s an infographic from the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (at the University of Texas at Austin) that can help. Most of us turn to the internet when we are looking for resources to use for a presentation, report or article.

Conference Circuit: Getting Analytical

Associations Now

The American Psychoanalytic Association’s 106th Annual Meeting is set to start in Austin, Texas, next week. Venue: Austin Hilton Hotel. City: Austin, Texas. Rundown Attendees: 500 plus. Scientific Sessions: 50. Exhibitors: 20 plus.

Following Harvey, Meetings Change Course to Give Back

Associations Now

In the meetings sector, convention centers in Houston and Dallas, along with Austin, have been turned into shelters , and numerous hotel brands have also offered lodging and monetary support to those affected.

Customers for Life: Meet the Zenoss TechZen User Community [Case Study]

Higher Logic

Zenoss debuted its new community in April 2017 at its annual conference, GalaxZ, complete with an updated brand and a new crowdsourced community name, courtesy of its Austin roots: TechZen.

Compare Association Management Software Platforms

GrowthZone

Headquartered in Austin, TX with other locations in Chicago, IL, Maitland, FL, McLean, VA, Atlanta, GA, Boston, MA. Petersburg, FL with offices in Groton, CT, Austin, TX, Lombard, IL, UK, Philippines. Offices located in Austin, TX, Herndon, VA, Chicago, IL.

How Associations are Making Their SXSW Imprints Felt

Associations Now

Associations, big and small, are all over the annual education, interactive, and music festival, which is getting even more attention than usual, thanks to President Obama’s appearance in Austin this year.

Alright, Alright Alright!

YourMembership Blog

While I was watching the Academy Awards the other night along with the 43 million other fans of all things Hollywood, I was struck by Matthew McConaughey’s acceptance speech for his Best Actor Award.

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Investing in Yourself: Professional Development for Community Managers

Higher Logic

Many cities have monthly meet-ups including Boston's Community Manager Meet-up , Octribe in San Francisco and Austin's Community Manager Breakfast.

[IMPORTANT] Big changes at SocialFish

SocialFish

photo credit - ABC Austin newsroom, not our new office, just to be clear ). Deep breath. We have very exciting news to share – and no, it’s not baby news yet. (We’re

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Subscription Box Association Launches to Deliver Tips on Business, Sustainability

Associations Now

Unveiled last month at the first Subscription Summit , in Austin, Texas, SUBTA welcomes box builders, thought leaders, supply chain members, and marketing partners.

Thursday Buzz: How SXSW Convinced the Obamas to Speak

Associations Now

The premier technology, film, and music festival in Austin, Texas, convinces the first couple to headline this year’s edition of SXSW. Plus: Check up on your expert speaker.

ASAE Joins Business, Hospitality Groups to Oppose Texas ‘Bathroom Bill’

Associations Now

Saying that a bill introduced in Austin last week would discriminate against the LGBT community and hurt business in Texas, ASAE and others in the hospitality, meetings, and association industries announced a joint campaign to oppose it.

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White House Brings SXSW Vibe to South Lawn

Associations Now

The event is being put on with the help of the Austin-based SXSW team. South by Southwest (SXSW) is known for a lot of things, but an East Coast location isn’t one of them—it’s an Austin, Texas, festival through and through.

Monday Buzz: SXSW Becomes the New Front in Uber’s Campaign

Associations Now

But this year, the plugged-in Austin, Texas, conference found one of its licensed vendors—the popular ride-sharing service Uber—disrupting the city itself. Austin has strict limitations on transportation options , barring services like Uber from operating in lieu of standard taxis.

SXSW Scholarships for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter's Blog

SXSW Interactive – The mega event for the social media industry in Austin, TX – March 8-11th.

The Single Most Important Asset That Nonprofit Leaders Need To Protect To Ensure Success

Beth Kanter's Blog

Earlier this month, I caught up with long time colleague, Vincent Stehl, Media Impact Funders in Austin, TX during the the Nonprofit Technology Conference. Original Photo: Flickr - Flood_G.

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15 Books to Jumpstart Your Creative Mojo

Idea Architects

A Whole New Mindmap by Austin Kleon A Whole New Mind by Daniel H. Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon Show Your Work! She leaned across the table and whispered to me in the most conspiratorial tone, "I''m suffering from a bit of creative ennui."

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.10.17

Reid All About it

Presenters: Amanda Marijanovic (moderator) with panelists from PCMA, Freeman, the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the Austin Convention Center. My Valentine wish: Love reign o’er all of you.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.10.17

Reid All About it

Presenters: Amanda Marijanovic (moderator) with panelists from PCMA, Freeman, the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the Austin Convention Center. My Valentine wish: Love reign o’er all of you.

New Research and a Welcome Surprise from Foundation CEOs

Beth Kanter's Blog

By Lindsay Austin Louie. Lindsay Austin Louie is a Program Officer for the philanthropy grantmaking program, which sits within the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Effective Philanthropy Group. New Research and a Welcome Surprise from Foundation CEOs.

Why You Should Be Using Customer Reviews in Your Social Media Marketing Strategy

SocialFish

Erin Vaughan currently resides in Austin, TX. Interested in this topic? Join the Review Society to dig into it more. . The stars of the social media world are all corporate B2C brands: businesses like Airbnb and GoPro are killing it with user-generated content.

Shadowing To Learn Web Video: DoGooder Awards Voting

Beth Kanter's Blog

The winners will be announced at the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference in Austin in March.

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Living in the Golden Age of Disruption

YourMembership Blog

I saw a new commercial this week promoting same day delivery in Austin, TX on 28,000 items available exclusively to Amazon Prime customers.

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Destinations: Create a Social Media Strategy Just for Meeting Planners

Associations Now

But it does set apart the Austin (TX) Convention and Visitors Bureau as “an exemplar of social media marketing success.”

Reboot Yourself: Take A Digital Detox Day

Beth Kanter's Blog

If you find yourself in Austin, TX for SXSW on March 13th, please join us for the workshop.

What to Do When Membership Is Booming?

Associations Now

There are so many innovations, like collaborative robots and vision technologies, in more places, what I call robotics clusters—Pittsburgh, Boston, Silicon Valley, San Diego, and Austin, to name a few,” he says. “A