Let's Stay the Course

Eric Lanke

I continue to put the necessary pieces into place for our annual strategic Board retreat. This week it was a discussion with our outgoing and incoming Board chairs about the strategic conversations we want to build an agenda around.

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APSP University Announces Course Lineup at Expo

NonProfit University Blog

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals announces its certification courses and training scheduled for pool and spa builders, designers, service providers and retailers at the 2018 International Pool | Spa| Patio Expo Oct. ALEXANDRIA, Va./ July 31, 2018 (STL.News).

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Tips for Marketing (Online Courses) To Your Association Members  

Web Courseworks Associations

Planning and effective execution of marketing concepts for services, such as online courses, requires a different approach to be successful. When marketing online courses or events to members, identify the best platforms for reaching them simply by asking.

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LONDON | Documents: Trump golf course damaged protected sand dunes

NonProfit University Blog

President Donald Trump’s family business has “destroyed the vast majority” of an environmentally sensitive area of sand dunes near its golf course north of Aberdeen in Scotland. Continue reading LONDON | Documents: Trump golf course damaged protected sand dunes at STL.News.

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ST. LOUIS | The Latest: PGA exec takes subtle shot at USGA course setups

NonProfit University Blog

Kerry Haig of the PGA of America took what some considered a subtle shot at the USGA when he said Tuesday his goal in setting up courses for the PGA Championship is to let the players be the stars. LOUIS | The Latest: PGA exec takes subtle shot at USGA course setups at STL.News.

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Nonprofits That Stray Off Course

Reid All About it

An organization loses its way, goes off course and what does it get? “D” This week I read about a nonprofit accused of losing sight of its mission and those it serves. The story reminded me of another nonprofit I read about months ago in similar straits.

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How to Get Useful Student Feedback on Online Courses

WBT Systems

When you collect useful student feedback on online courses, you can confidently assess and improve the effectiveness of your e-learning programs. Good feedback gives you the data you need to improve courses yourself and to make a case for hiring professional instructional designers to develop courses. 7 ways to get student feedback on online courses. Also, by the time the course ends, some students will be eager to put it behind them and won’t complete the evaluation.

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How to Validate an Online Course Idea

WBT Systems

New players in the online learning market are bringing fresh ideas to online course development and marketing. They’re making millions of dollars in revenue, so they’re doing something right, for example, knowing how to validate an online course idea. If your online course doesn’t meet a market need, it won’t succeed. You’re looking for proof of market—evidence that will validate your online course idea. Prepare for the Course Validation Process.

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CARNOUSTIE, Scotland  | Mild breeze, fast course for start of British Open

NonProfit University Blog

They faced a course that was more yellow than green because of the unusually dry summer in Scotland. Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | Mild breeze, fast course for start of British Open at STL.News.

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CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: Rose ties Open course record at Carnoustie

NonProfit University Blog

Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: Rose ties Open course record at Carnoustie at STL.News. CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 1:30 p.m.

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Association eLearning vs Free Online Courses

WBT Systems

There are a multitude of blogs and articles outlining the benefits of taking free online courses for professional development to advance your career, but do these courses actually deliver the value and opportunity they profess to provide to adult learners?

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3 Minute Mini-Course for Association Professionals: Better Member Experiences with Imaginative Empathy

Smooth The Path

Learn about imaginative empathy and test it out in this 3-minute mini-course: Is this embedded video not working for you? The post 3 Minute Mini-Course for Association Professionals: Better Member Experiences with Imaginative Empathy appeared first on Smooth The Path.

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Amateur Radio Group Builds Awareness, Membership with Licensing Course

Associations Now

The Fort Herkimer Amateur Radio Association is offering a licensing course that it hopes will continue to grow engagement within the association and industry. . The post Amateur Radio Group Builds Awareness, Membership with Licensing Course appeared first on Associations Now

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Following Harvey, Meetings Change Course to Give Back

Associations Now

The post Following Harvey, Meetings Change Course to Give Back appeared first on Associations Now Hurricane Harvey severely affected residents and businesses in Houston and other areas of southeast Texas.

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WARSAW, Poland  | The Latest: Poland reverses course on disputed Holocaust law

NonProfit University Blog

WARSAW, Poland — The Latest on Poland reversing course on a disputed Holocaust speech law (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | The Latest: Poland reverses course on disputed Holocaust law at STL.News.

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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | USGA apologizes for unfair course in 3rd round of US Open

NonProfit University Blog

Yet the USGA admitted the course got out of hand Saturday in the third round of the U.S. USGA apologizes for unfair course in 3rd round of US Open at STL.News. Sports 3rd round of US Open Southampton TodayNews USGA apologizes for unfair courseSOUTHAMPTON, N.Y.

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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | US Open begins on old course with a new look

NonProfit University Blog

Open has begun on a century-old golf course with a new look. US Open begins on old course with a new look at STL.News. Sports new look Southampton TodayNews US Open begins on old courseSOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — The U.S.

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Did You Know? Despite Living in a Tech Age, Association Members Still Prefer In-Person Courses

Association Adviser

Online courses? Half of respondents told us their members prefer in-person courses: There could be several reasons for choosing an in-person continuing education course over other forms of professional learning.

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NEW YORK | US stocks reverse course and surge as Italy worries ease

NonProfit University Blog

Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks reverse course and surge as Italy worries ease at STL.News. General Banks and energy companies Dow Jones Italy worries ease TodayNews US stocks reverse course

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DALLAS | Leishman shoots 61 in debut of new course at Byron Nelsonr

NonProfit University Blog

Leishman shot a 10-under 61 on the links-style Trinity Forest course to take the first-round lead Thursday and was eight shots clear of hometown star Jordan Spieth in the event that returned to Dallas after 35 years at the TPC Four Seasons in suburban Irving.

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Freelancers Union Changes Healthcare Course

Associations Now

” The post Freelancers Union Changes Healthcare Course appeared first on Associations Now 53M The estimated number of freelancers in the U.S., according to a recent study by Freelancers Union and Elance-oDesk, Inc.

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A Big Course From a Small Association

Associations Now

For Jan Grimes, it’s meant building a lot of partnerships and putting together a must-attend online course. But ultimately the job of coordinating all the course has fallen to Grimes. The post A Big Course From a Small Association appeared first on Associations Now

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Marriott Reverses Course on WiFi Blocking

Associations Now

Even though it was switching course, the company still wants the FCC to rule on its petition, Re/Code reports. ” The post Marriott Reverses Course on WiFi Blocking appeared first on Associations Now

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Free New Mini-Course: Use Facebook Ads to Increase Your Membership

Wild Apricot Blog

This Mini-Course will show you how to execute a successful Facebook Ad campaign sure to grow your membership. mini-courseYou probably sign into Facebook every day to see what your friends are up to, but are you using it to grow your organization?

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UpStream! Series #1 Charting the Course to Satisfaction

Portage Group

Following are some of the trends we are seeing behind the numbers: Members Aren’t Charting the Course Member influence, direction and priorities of their association is a significant source of dissatisfaction for many not-for-profits. Shhh!! Listen closely! Do you hear that?

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Mini-Course for Association Professionals: Proving Value in the First 3 Emails to New Members

Smooth The Path

The post Mini-Course for Association Professionals: Proving Value in the First 3 Emails to New Members appeared first on Smooth The Path. Association Value Online Course association solutions email member communications member problem member value

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Exploring #Humanize: A Collision Course

Jamie Notter

Exploring #Humanize: A Collision Course. The rest of the book, of course, talks about how we can create more human organizations moving forward. Exploring #Humanize: A Collision Course | Humanize | Scoop.it. Consulting. Speaking. About. Contact. Generations. Humanize. Books: Jamie Notter. Leadership insight.right when you need it. Posted September 27, 2011. in Humanize - 1 comment. Tweet.

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12 Ways to Add Extra Value to Your Online Courses

WBT Systems

Besides offering high-caliber curriculum and instructors, how can you add extra value to your online courses and ensure they stand out from the pack? Make sure your marketing copy includes a description of these additional course benefits. 1 – Provide pre-course resources. Understand the obstacles students must overcome before registering for an online course. Provide a review of the basics or refreshers of prerequisite courses.

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MOOC as Promotion: Brewers Association Launches Beer Course

Associations Now

In an effort to draw attention to beer’s culinary role, the Brewers Association announced a five-day course on how to best pair the popular beverage with food. The first four days of the course are open to the public.

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Online Course Marketing Tactics from Six-Figure Digital Entrepreneurs

WBT Systems

When digital entrepreneurs—those who make their living selling online products and services—see a need in their market, they design a revenue-generating online course to meet that need. They also use online course marketing tactics that help them become millionaires in the process. Amy Porterfield , who teaches online marketing to aspiring digital entrepreneurs, is one of many digital entrepreneurs whose courses have put them in the six-figure club.

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US Army reverses course on discharging 1 immigrant recruit

NonProfit University Blog

Continue reading US Army reverses course on discharging 1 immigrant recruit at STL.News. The U.S. Army has reversed its decision to discharge an immigrant recruit who was booted from the military after enlisting with a promised path to citizenship. Brazilian immigrant Lucas Calixto filed a lawsuit against the Army last month, saying the Defense Department hadn’t given him a chance to defend himself or appeal when he was discharged.

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Mini-Course for Association Professionals: The Optimization Trap Many Associations Face

Smooth The Path

Learn how to avoid this trap in the newest mini-course for association professionals: If the embedded YouTube video is not working for you go directly to YouTube. Associations tend to lean toward optimizing. Optimizing can become a trap.

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How to Build Spaced Learning into Your Online Courses

WBT Systems

Introduce them to the concept of spaced learning and provide suggestions on how they can build it into their course design. If you offer prep courses for designation or licensing exams, don’t offer cram courses. Provide study tips at the beginning of the course that include guidance about spaced learning. Build spaced learning into course design. Courses designed for spaced learning are also mobile-friendly—as long as your LMS is responsive.

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Leadership Qualities on the Golf Course

Association Leaders

The golf course is one of those places. It never ceases to amaze me where simple but effective lessons in leadership are found. Golf is a game of man against hiimself. How can leadership be present without someone to lead? I contend the qualities the game of golf emphasizes are leadership qualities that can be applied in any setting. Here are my top golf qualities: 1. Honesty. Integrity. Humility. Generosity. Do you have any to add? Uncategorized CM Services leadership trust

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FLORIDA | Fish and Wildlife Conservation approves new course requirements for airboat operators carrying passengers for hire

NonProfit University Blog

At its June 19-20 meeting in Sarasota, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved new course requirements for airboat operators carrying passengers for hire.

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10 Secrets of Online Course Design from Award-Winning MOOCs

WBT Systems

If you want to see engaging, transformative online course design in action, add a little poetry to your life. An online Coursera course, Modern American Poetry , aka ModPo, is one of the 50 most popular MOOCs of all time. 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.

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How to Use Webinars as Lead Generation for Your Online Courses

WBT Systems

What does it take to make a seven-figure income from online courses? Her free webinars act as lead generators for her paid online courses. Even better, free webinars lure prospective customers into the top of your marketing funnel and nudge them along that funnel toward one of your paid programs, like an online course. Webinars help Porterfield’s audience get a sense for what it would be like to participate in one of her online courses. Promoting your online course.

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NEW! Essentials of Online Community Management On-Demand Course

SocialFish

I’ve partnered with Ben Martin of Online Community Results to offer an on-demand, crash course on the Essentials on Online Community Management (EOCM). We designed this course for community managers (full or part-time) and the executives who oversee community management.

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Social Media Marketing All-in-One Video Training Course

SocialFish

This 90 minute training course shows you how to build your strategy, tips for Twitter and Facebook, and how to measure your results. Take the Social Media Marketing All-in-One For Dummies Video Training Course and reach more customers, make more sales, boost your bottom line today!

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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y | Tough course or easy, Brooks Koepka repeats as US Open champ

NonProfit University Blog

Open on any course. Continue reading SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y | Tough course or easy, Brooks Koepka repeats as US Open champ at STL.News. SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) AP) — Brooks Koepka has the game to win a U.S. One year after Koepka overpowered the wide fairways of Erin Hills in a U.S.

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