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!

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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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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

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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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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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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Daily Buzz: Set Chapter Leaders Up for Success

Associations Now

CbA contributor Tirza Austin explains what you can do to avoid burnout and increase productivity in your community as a “team of one.” But that number is probably higher for nonprofits, Tirza Austin writes on Community by Association.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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Daily Buzz: How to Reengage Audiences During Your Presentation

Associations Now

Tirza Austin explains why you should see your online community as one of the onboarding vehicles to your association. To facilitate growth, you have to nurture members, says Tirza Austin on Community by Association. Writing an engaging speech is one thing; delivery is another.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Daily Buzz: Define Your Community Manager’s Role

Associations Now

In a post on Community by Association , American Society of Civil Engineers Senior Coordinator of Online Community Tirza Austin describes five areas that community managers typically have some responsibility for.

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.

We Asked, You Answered: Practical and Tactical Event Strategies

Associations Now

If we’re in Austin, Texas, there will be great Tex-Mex food and a killer band. Not every “wow”-worthy gesture at an event has to be bold—sometimes, it just has to be supremely useful. Here are a few smart ways associations impressed their attendees and exhibitors.

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.

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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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.21.19

Reid All About it

Iggy Pop talking with Anthony Bourdain, via Austin Kleon ).

Make a Splash With Micro-Influencers

Associations Now

In 2017, ACS created a marketing campaign targeting nonmembers at the famed South by Southwest conference (SXSW), the annual gathering in Austin, Texas, focused on technology, arts, and pop culture. “I Influencers on social media don’t always have millions of followers.

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.

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.

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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Diversity Out Front: Political Science Group Brings All-Female Team to Academic Journal

Associations Now

Wright Austin, a professor of political science and director of African American studies at the University of Florida, will serve as one of the 12 editors starting next year.

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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.

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.

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.

New Healthcare Group Aims to Fight Social Media Misinformation

Associations Now

The group is led by Austin Chiang, a Harvard-trained gastroenterologist who, fittingly, has a large social media following.