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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Where Do We Go From Here? How COVID-19 Hit One Small Company and How They Are Hitting Back

AssociationChat

I talked with Austin Childers, Community Manager for Map Dynamics, and Alexis Simoneau, account manager for Map Dynamics, to find out more. The year 2020 has been dedicated to change.

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.

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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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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Raising spirits: How a Texas community is engaging residents during COVID-19

Ungrated

Residents have donated money, food, snacks, and water to staff at hospitals and clinics in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, says Page Austin, Harvest’s lifestyle manager. A group of residents has been organizing the donation collections and drop-offs, notes Austin.

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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.

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: 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.

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.

Daily Buzz: Flip the Script on Mentoring

Associations Now

Associations should give members the power to choose their own mentorship experience , argues Tirza Austin on the Community by Association blog. They are relevant,” Austin says. What works for one partnership will not work for all of them,” Austin says.

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.

How Associations Are Using Community to Support Their Members During COVID-19

Higher Logic

Tirza Austin, their online community manager, said: “We have made our forums available to non-members.

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.

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.

Starting Chapters? In 2019?

Mariner Management

They launched new chapters in six focus regions: Austin, Birmingham, Detroit, Piedmont North Carolina, Tulsa, and Dallas/Fort Worth. According to the 2019 Chapter Benchmarking Study , the trend looks more like it’s about closing chapters.

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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.

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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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: 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: 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.

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: 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.

10 virtual event tools you can use to move your meetings online

Association Success

As the world grapples with coronavirus, the massive impact the virus poses to events, meetings and conferences as medical officials urge social distancing is reverberating throughout the association industry. .

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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.

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.

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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Associations Prep and Debut Virtual Conference Options

Associations Now

According to the group, all CoSN2020 participants will be automatically enrolled in the virtual opportunity and provided with a $200 credit toward any CoSN learning opportunity in the next 12 months, including registration to CoSN2021 in Austin, Texas.

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.

Beer Groups Find Common Ground to Promote All Kinds of Brews

Associations Now

The “Beers to That” campaign, which will initially target the Austin, Texas, market, started earlier this month and will feature events through December 10. $ 79.1B

[GUEST POST] How Associations Are Using Community to Support Their Members During COVID-19

Protech

Tirza Austin, their online community manager, said: “We have made our forums available to non-members. Guest Post By Higher Logic .

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.

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.

Daily Buzz: Spruce Up Your Website in a Hurry

Associations Now

Tirza Austin shares tips in Community by Association on being successful in this role. These small tuneups can quickly improve the user experience. Also: Don’t give up on your new job, even if you don’t like it at first. Does your website need a little something extra?

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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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.