2016: An Association Blogging and Podcasting Odyssey

Spark Consulting

I remember participating in my first bloggercon at ASAE in a sunny plaza in San Diego in 2008, shortly after I’d launched Thanks For Playing, the precursor to the Spark blog, with about 30 other association professionals, sharing our thoughts about how to use this new platform to strengthen our industry and our community. What are your favorite tools for creating content? Why did you start creating and sharing content? How does content creation evolve over time?

Association Weekly Wrap-Up for February 8th!

YourMembership Blog

A study conducted by the Center for Creative Leadership in San Diego found Millennial employees have about the same level of organizational commitment as other generations. Well, things are changing: the economy, technology, social media tools and paradigms for using them, generation shifts. Don’t: Use blanket “Like Us” messages to drive people to your social media pages.


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BIO International Convention 2020: Taking an International 17,000 Attendee Conference Virtual in Under 8 Weeks


This year’s convention was scheduled to take place in San Diego, June 8-11, 2020. That event was eventually cancelled, and on March 2 nd , a San Diego Visitors and Convention Bureau representative contacted BIO and told them that due to federal mandates issued in response to the COVID outbreak, they were cancelling all events until June 1 st. They also cross promoted their suggestions via social media.

Carole Baskin is killing it in marketing: How the non-profit in ‘Tiger King’ dominates digital strategy

Association Success

And while most of my friends are obsessed with whether this so-called “Mother Theresa of Cats” fed her husband to the tigers (I will let Carole defend herself on that one), I was fascinated by how her nonprofit organization used digital and social media to expand its reach, raise money, attract visitors, and lobby Congress well before most of us had ever heard of it. Well, how about this: The San Diego Zoo is literally the No.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.17.20

Reid All About it

This pasta al limone from Bon Appetit reminds me of a dish I had for lunch one day in a restaurant in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. Joe Buehrle, vice president of organizational planning for Social Advocates for Youth, San Diego. Rise of the Branded Community Over Social Media .

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Join Me at SXSW, 14NTC, and Other March Conferences

Beth Kanter

There are many nonprofit, social media, and technology conferences all year long. What Social Media Analytics Can’t Tell You I’m thrilled to be on a panel organized by Alexandra Samuel, Vision Critical , along with Jeremiah Owyang and Colby Flint. The session will share the results and insights from research studies that combining social media analytics with survey data. Photo by George Galanais.

Association Subculture: Winning by Failing Big

Association Subculture

This clip might be old news for everyone, but it shows a new vantage point on the epic failness from the San Diego fireworks show of 2012. Yes, the San Diego fireworks display this year did not go as planned. She worked her way up from receptionist to executive director, switched directions to passionately pursue developing her skills as an educational content specialist and is now a consultant. social media. (3). skip to main | skip to sidebar.

How California’s Gig Economy Law Could Reshape Your Freelancer Pool

Associations Now

The result is that freelancers who might have done far more than three dozen works in a entire year for a single client—whether in the form of content marketing, magazine articles, or other editorial projects—suddenly find themselves severely limited in the amount of work they can do for that client. While Gonzalez defended the limits set in the law and cited concerns about media outlets that would misclassify writers, she faced criticism.

AI for Nonprofits and Social Good: Link Roundup

Beth Kanter

Allison Fine and I have been actively researching and writing about AI for Social Good and Nonprofits with an eye towards our next book. We are tracking the conversation and resources about AI and Nonprofits and social good. They also published this “ AI for Good Guide ,” intended to help nonprofits and social enterprises learn how to apply artificial intelligence and machine learning to social, humanitarian and environmental challenges. Social Change.

Expanding the Hive: Beekeeper Group Welcomes New Bees

Beekeeper Group

Katarina also assisted in the development, launch and monitoring of client-specific social media platforms, both building and maintaining their overall social media presence. Leslie Carlson , Account Manager , previously worked as the Communications Manager of Sister to Sister: The Women’s Heart Health Foundation, she managed social media pages, created content for the website, drafted fact sheets and newsletter items, and helping develop sponsorship proposals.

Hold Judgement: 9 Questions Speakers Must Ask Their Association To Begin Healing

Holly Duckworth

Last Wednesday, 1200 members of the National Speakers Association (the other NSA) met in San Diego for PERFORM, the 2014 national conference. A“big” announcement was brewing on social media and in the hallways. Almost immediately after the announcement my social stream started inquiring for my thoughts on the announcement. NSA Vision: Every expert who uses the spoken word to present content to an audience for a fee belongs to NSA.

10 Secrets of Online Course Design from Award-Winning MOOCs

WBT Systems

Typically, a MOOC features a course syllabus, in this case, a ten-week lesson plan with assigned reading (poems), instructor-created video content, discussion forum, peer-reviewed writing assignments, and quizzes. Social media participation is not required, but it helps students feel like they’re learning together as part of a poetry community, not just an online course. 8 – Chunk content. She believes in the pedagogical power of chunking content.

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Catching Back Up with Shirky - BlogClump


Content is just something to talk about." At ASAE Annual, many were talking about their social media strategy and what to do. Focus on facilitating conversation, not just content generation. The Fun Stuff in San Diego. Thoughts from ASAE Annual in San Diego. How Big is Your Social Network? skip to main | skip to sidebar. BlogClump - Blogging About Associations From a Gen Xer.

On new meeting formats.


As you may remember, Jeff de Cagna and I did a Pecha Kucha session at ASAE's annual meeting in San Diego. One thing that would have pushed it higher would have been some helpful hints on how to implement this type of learning too much emphasis on social media, Best thing about this session was it gave me the opportunity to reflect and put on paper my key learning. I've been following this interesting discussion on Acronym about different meeting formats.

Association Management Gen Xer Meme - Right Here, Right Now

Association Subculture

I was recently tagged in Maddie Grants Social Fish Xer Meme and am happy to have been invited to play. It puts a lot of years on you when you are sponging media off of any generation that comes in contact with you. Second - I went to a thought leader session led by Nadira Hira at the ASAE Annual Conference in San Diego. The magical world of social media accelerated the hunt. social media. (3). skip to main | skip to sidebar.