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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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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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!

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.

Membership Hack: Microvolunteering for Content Creation

Associations Now

At the Austin chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events, creating engaging content is everyone’s responsibility. NACE Austin members are eager to get involved in small but meaningful ways, and Chavez says microvolunteering is helping to fill the leadership pipeline.

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1-On-1 With Connor Finnigan: Managing a Board of Forty

Wild Apricot

Here are highlights of our 1-On-1 interview with Connor Finnigan of the Young Men''s Business League of Austin. leadership-technology

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Meet Outside the Box: Bringing the Destination to Attendees

Associations Now

Austin House is a case study in creating a relaxed, but experience rich area featuring storied local businesses, food and artists together in one place for attendees to easily visit as part of their professional development and networking. This series is brought to you by Visit Austin.

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.

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Meet Outside the Box: Teaching Veterans in a Novel Setting

Associations Now

It’s not enough to have sessions or events outside of the convention center,” says Rachel Paisley, vice president of business development at Red Velvet Events, a destination management firm in Austin, Texas. This series is brought to you by Visit 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.

ASAE Joins Tourism, Business Groups to Oppose Texas “Religious Refusal” Bill

Associations Now

ASAE joined business and tourism leaders in Austin on March 27 in opposing Senate Bill 17 , a pending bill in the Texas Legislature that would weaken LGBTQ rights in the state.

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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: Getting Outside for Team Building

Associations Now

There is such a high demand for it,” says Lindsay Rohler, general manager of Rowing Dock, which provides tours and activities on Lady Bird lake in Austin, Texas. This series is brought to you by Visit Austin. Learn more at visitaustin.org/why-austin.

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Daily Buzz: Relaunch Your Online Community

Associations Now

Tirza Austin from the American Society of Civil Engineers writes on Community by Association that the first step to a successful reintroduction of your online community starts with a solid rebranding initiative. Don’t go back to the angry members to say, ‘Look, it’s new,’” Austin says.

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.

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.

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

Wild Apricot

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

PhilanthroTech: How Nonprofits Are Using Crowdfunding

Beth Kanter

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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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.

Groups Concerned Pending Texas Bill Could Weaken LGBTQ Protections

Associations Now

But six major Texas cities—Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Plano and San Antonio—have their own nondiscrimination protections in place.

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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 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.

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.

Meet Outside the Box: Connections on the Race Track

Associations Now

Circuit of The Americas, or COTA, located in Austin, Texas, is one of three purposely built Grand Prix Formula 1 race tracks in the world and the only one in the United States. This series is brought to you by Visit Austin. Learn more at visitaustin.org/why-austin.

Get Member Thinking on Nondues Revenue Projects

Associations Now

During last year’s ONA Conference in Austin, a few members who have experience working as public radio producers launched ONA On Air , which shared edited content from some of the conference sessions. When your association designs new products and services, do you tap your members for input?

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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


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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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.”

Bring the Great Outdoors Into Your Meetings

Associations Now

Meanwhile, in January, the Event Service Professionals Association took advantage of its venue’s new outdoor space in Austin by holding a “winter BBQ”-themed networking lunch. A new report reveals that attendees and planners have an increased interest in outdoor spaces being used at meetings.

SXSW Scholarships for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

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