Five Millennial-Friendly Benefits to Offer Your Team

Associations Now

From free food to a commitment to student loans, organizations looking to hire younger workers are learning to boost their millennial-friendly benefits, and when the time is right, let loose. When it comes to attracting millennials or generation Y, a lot of it comes down to added flexibility that gives them a degree of added control or freedom over their destinies. Of course, organizations that go the extra mile with leave for both mothers and fathers can really stand out. (

Millennials Are Lazy?

Eric Lanke

The Hourglass Blog came to an end for a variety of reasons, but one was clearly how, even in 2012, the focus of all generational conversations in the workplace was increasingly on the Millennials. How to deal with those crazy (and lazy) Millennials in the workplace was fair game (to my way of thinking, at least), since they were infiltrating the workforce in greater and greater numbers. Millennials are lazy. In fact, they are among the hardest working people on my team.


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Daily Buzz: Attract Millennials and Gen Z to Meetings

Associations Now

What millennials really want is more digital integration and to be included in all aspects of a meeting, says Jason Dorsey, president of The Center for Generational Kinetics, in an interview with BizBash. The best way to reach millennials is to create the foundation for a great event before the event happens,” he says. How big should your communications team be? The post Daily Buzz: Attract Millennials and Gen Z to Meetings appeared first on Associations Now

When Millennials Take Over by Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant

Eric Lanke

Well, they are the things that Millennials look for in the workplace. Indeed, as the provocative book title suggests, they are not just the things Millennials look for, they are the way Millennials will shape and run things when they are in charge. It is the way Millennials are used to being treated online, and the example they will follow when moving into the business world. But here’s the paragraph from When Millennials Take Over that sparked my biggest takeaway.

ICYMI: Key Takeaways From Our 2018 Super Forum Keynote Speakers

Higher Logic

A bold move in the home state of “America’s Team,” but she found her people! Baby Boomers, when you hear your Millennial members talk about the importance of work-life balance, do you roll your eyes? Millennial employees, do you wonder why your Gen X employer feels distant? Of course, there are good and bad occurrences in every generation – but instead of focusing on the negative, Kim urged us to try to understand and appreciate the perspective of other generations.

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Creating fun & appreciation to help recruit members and employees

SCD Group

As part of a generational issues session I led at last week’s Syngenta Business Institute (SBI) for selected golf course superintendents, I asked small groups of participants to come up with solutions for three key questions: How to create fun in your work place? association executives association membership Generation Y golf course superintendents Millennials SBI Wake Forrest Get your staff out of the office and create some fun?

Eric Lanke: Should Committees Report to the Board?

Eric Lanke

Of course they should. I think having volunteer SME's assisting on projects, and being part of volunteer project teams is is essential, but I personally think it is time for us to completely re-evaluate the governance model that has standing committees and look to more the corporate open management models of team/project leaders. Task forces and volunteer project teams are often a better way to go, especially when framed in the model I just described above.

The Technological Divide: Leap or Fall?

Association Adviser

Countless theories, articles and study courses have been devoted to analyzing and understanding these dynamics. Gen Y or Millennials. Emphasize the need for their input for team success; discuss actions and plans together. Differences become irritants that can lead to battles that engulf a family business or work team and can ruin their social as well as business life. Features Technology association management communication generations millennials technology

The Importance of Access (Culture 401 Series)

Jamie Notter

This post is part of a new series investigating workplace culture at a more advanced level (hence the “401” moniker, like you only get access to this course your senior year…), digging into what we see emerging as the “essentials” of culture in the 21 st century. One of the most common (and unsupported) complaint against Millennials is that they are spoiled, coddled, and otherwise unable to deal with the real world. And that issue—access—goes way beyond Millennials.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.14.21

Reid All About it

This week, WBT Systems shared a swipe file of marketing blurbs for association conferences, courses and credentialing programs —have at it! The team at Event Farm has been hosting a series of webinars about the safe return to in-person events.

The Hourglass Blog: Talking to Members Counts as Research, Too

The Hourglass Blog

Especially this piece about the drive to gather data through research before deciding on a course of action. Its just that most of these efforts are resource constrained, and its clear that teams will get more bang for their buck talking to customers, developing prototypes, sharing those prototypes with customers, filling key leadership team gaps and so on, than they will from rigorous data. Developing Millennial Leaders. Millennials.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.21.20

Reid All About it

5 Tips to Engage Gen Z and Millennial eLearners in 2020 and Beyond. Learn how to level up your existing learning strategy to meaningfully engage your Millennial and Gen Z learners. Find out how to foster collaboration between SMEs and education teams using five simple principles.

The Looming Retirement Crisis

Spark Consulting

Much like we hear today in regards to Millennials, in the early/mid-90s, associations were freaking out about Gen-X not joining. Coming up behind Gen-X is the even larger than the Boomers ( 80+ million ) Millennial generation. The good news is, due to various generational characteristics (like their team orientation, interdependence, connectedness, and community-mindedness), the future looks pretty good for civic and professional engagement, volunteering, networking, involvement.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.21.21

Reid All About it

Hear about the findings from our Virtual Networking Incubator, which brought 150+ association professionals together six times over the course of 12 weeks to explore virtual networking and its potential. Nonprofit Cybersecurity: Balancing Best Practices, Budget, and Team Productivity.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.27.21

Reid All About it

Teri Carden—founder of ReviewMyAMS and AMS Fest—is bringing both groups together for a day of learning and sharing on September 23, plus some fun, of course, the night before. So, in Psyche , Cort Rudolph says, “Quit the millennial bashing!”.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.26.18

Reid All About it

Attracting millennial/young professional supporters. WBT Systems explains what to do if one of your online courses fails , how to identify the problem and what to do about it. The Millennial Generation: A Demographic Bridge to America’s Diverse Future (Washington DC). The millennial generation, now 44% minority, is the most diverse generation in American history.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.7.16

Reid All About it

Class Central has reviewed and compiled a list of The Best Intro to Programming Courses for Data Science. This list is part of their Data Science Career Guide , a six-part series recommending the best online courses and MOOCs for people entering the data science industry. What online courses (including your own) and MOOCs would you recommend to people entering (or thinking about entering) your industry or profession? Host: Association CareerHQ and Millennial Week DC.

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Associations and the Vision Thing

YourMembership Blog

They wrote, “A true BHAG is clear and compelling, serves as unifying focal point of effort, and acts as a clear catalyst for team spirit. LinkedIn had previous announced they were partnering with, Coursera and Microsoft to ramp up an offering to provide online learning service, but altered their course with the acquisition of, who has been in the space for almost 20 years.

Sizzling Summer release from Nimble AMS

Nimble AMS

After a year of over-the-top value, reimagined events, and new programming, your team deserves some rest and relaxation. Today, Gen Z is your student and early careerists, Millennials are your mid to late careerists.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.8.16

Reid All About it

Pave a clear pathway to building better eLearning programs for your association with this free, monthly webinar series from iCohere Academy, a worldwide professional community of practice dedicated to the evolution of webinars, web meetings and courses, and hybrid/virtual conferences. the chat topic is: How Associations are Attracting Millennial Members.

6 Digital Tactics to Keep Association Members Engaged

Blue Sky eLearn

With advances in association management systems (AMS), associations are attracting millennials , as well as other high-priority groups of professionals. Choose a functional CMS that is easy for your team to keep updated, even if they have little to no coding experience. Of course, one of the most effective digital tools you can use to grow your association is online event services. In today’s world, associations are growing and evolving at a rapid pace.

Staff Culture: More Than Just a Trend

Association Success

Its principles define its culture, and of course it is one of the most successful companies in the world. They set the tone and then get the team on board with it. A millennial wrote a letter to the editor at a national publication a couple of years ago that generated a lot of controversy. Yes I am a cash strapped millennial who appreciates free lunch. Are associations doing enough to create their ideal culture? Culture has become a hot topic as of late.

Pokémon Go -- The Community for Everyone

Higher Logic

Hidden or obscure landmarks suddenly come to life when they’re branded as Pokéstops or Gyms, where players battle members of rival teams—virtually, of course—for control. Pokémon never really left, but for many millennials, they are associated with a very specific joy from our childhoods (or teenagehood, for weirdos like me). But this game isn’t just for millennials reminiscing on a far-off childhood. Have you heard about this new game, Pokémon Go?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.21.16

Reid All About it

Check out the course description if you’re interested in joining them. Crash Course in Visual Design (Managing eLearning Thought Leader Series). Learn how to get started with relationship marketing; how to divide and track your audience, from basic segmentation to defined personas; and the importance of relationship marketing to attract, engage, and nurture millennials. The PD section team will help you solve it.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.15.20

Reid All About it

Yet many boards of directors and leadership teams find it challenging during a crisis to shift their focus from reacting to adapting for a new environment, and planning for longer term sustainability and risk management. And development teams are rushing to respond.

Digital Transformation: It’s All About Culture

Leading Learning

The transformation of learning is, of course, very often a part of larger digital transformation efforts, and research by our colleagues Maddie Grant and Elizabeth Engel highlights just how important culture is to digital transformation. Recruit your team.

Should Your Next Conference Have a Plant-Based Menu?

Associations Now

For example, a North American market research study published late last year found that 35 percent of millennial guests are looking for more vegetarian options on menus. This year’s Golden Globes served an entirely plant-based menu for the first time.

Building Buy-In for an Online Community at Your Association

Higher Logic

You don't have to be a hypnotist or a master of persuasion to build support for an online community among your association’s board and executive team. How to Align with Your Board and Executive Team's Priorities.

Seeing Systems (Culture 401 Series)

Jamie Notter

This post is part of a new series investigating workplace culture at a more advanced level (hence the “401” moniker, like you only get access to this course your senior year…), digging into what we see emerging as the “essentials” of culture in the 21 st. Oshry and his team found that no matter what your background coming in, when you got put in one of those roles, you most likely would end up acting the way that role is supposed to act.

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Five Questions to Ask Before You Hire an Association Management Company


Is your association struggling to connect with Millennial and Gen Z members? Of course, that is one reason why selecting an association management company has so many advantages. How long has the AMC’s leadership team worked together?

Daily Buzz: 2020’s Big Meetings Trend? Sustainability

Associations Now

It’s driven by news coverage of climate change but, more importantly, it’s supported by the next generation of travelers—the millennials who are poised to become the biggest group of business travelers globally from 2024 onwards, and the centennials who are right behind them.”. Gathering accurate member information is essential to every aspect of association management,” writes the Higher Logic team on its blog. Use your online courses to make a name for your brand , says Classy.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.12.18

Reid All About it

In fact, any organization that wants to effectively use its data needs this person on their team: the analytics translator. Hear an overview of the Lean Startup concept, learn about barriers to adoption, and get a crash course in core Lean Startup methods and tactics. Gen Z, Millennials & Gen X: Exploring Generations and Online Reviews.

Association Brain Food: 5.20.22

Reid All About it

As NACE intentionally transitioned to a fully remote team, Shawn knew updated policies and processes were critical to ongoing remote success. Leaders often ask their teams to “make the business case for diversity” without fully grasping the concept.

Book Review: Leadership and Self-Deception

Jamie Notter

And in the course of business, we are often not aware of how those deeper, ego-based psychological drives end up distorting our reality and generating behavior that really doesn’t work. We all deeply want to see ourselves as a good employee, a good boss, a good team-mate, and even a good parent, or a good spouse. Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box. by the Arbinger Institute. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

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6 Association Management Tips from Steve Jobs


Talk them over with your team. Employee turnover, problems attracting millennials, and upgrading benefits to fit today’s technology can put so much pressure on your association that your mission slips onto the back burner. There’s too much information to squeeze into your educational courses, too many pages in your website, too many members to contact. It’s hard to believe it’s been half a decade since Steve Jobs’ passing.

Association Weekly Wrap-Up for February 8th!

YourMembership Blog

Happy Friday and Welcome to the Weekly Wrap Up brought to you by the team at! 3) Millennials on the Job: All They Really Want Is a Little Appreciation by Christina Pope. Do Millennials care about “length of service” recognition? 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. Knowledge alone, of course, is not a motivator.

For One Planner, Innovation Means Thinking Like Attendees

Associations Now

international travelers to get to Orlando, and of course, nothing beats the warm weather in. We see a lot of creativity from millennials and Gen Z—they are always wanting to push the envelope and try new ideas.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.18.16

Reid All About it

Get a sneak peek of this radically shifting landscape of learning and generational trends, staff management and business competencies driving the CAE Commission to chart the future course for the credential. From Millennials to Boomers: Connecting with Members at Every Age. Learn how to increase member/client satisfaction, improve team efficiency, and boost member/client engagement using the AFTERS technique. Ah, the beach. Between you and me, I prefer the mountains, sssh.

Why “Bleisure” Matters for Leaders

Associations Now

And, of course, the association’s leader has a big role to play in managing that. Of course, staff work at a conference isn’t designed to be fun. Some of that work can be done before everybody on your team checks in for their flights. Letting your staffers explore a conference city can be more than just a good time for them. It’s an under-used opportunity to help them better serve your members and attendees. Great conferences are mostly about happy attendees.

Supercharge Member Loyalty & Power Community Engagement

Spark Consulting

But hopefully you – or someone else on your staff – are getting to know them at least a little during the course of their volunteer service, so you’ll have some insight into their personalities, hobbies, and key issues. That’s a model that’s much more common in service organizations, like your local Food Bank, where they likely have a whole team of people whose entire job is to recruit and work with volunteers. “Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.”.