Let's Stay the Course

Eric Lanke

Our Board meets only three times a year, including this retreat, and the other two meetings are typically of shorter duration, so the retreat is often the only time when we have the freedom and flexibility to pull our heads up out of the business of the organization and take a deliberate look around.

Course 130

What to Do If Your Association’s Online Course Failed

WBT Systems

You really thought you had a great idea for an online course. But when the course launched: crickets. After you and your colleagues put so much effort into it, how do you explain to your boss and committee chair why your online course failed? Learn why your online course failed. Is there really a market for this course? Employers told you they need people to develop the skills taught in the course. Develop a webinar based on a portion of the course.

Course 111

Nonprofits That Stray Off Course

Reid All About it

Wikipedia , sourcing the organization’s tax forms, says MADD spent more than half its income on salaries in 2008. An organization loses its way, goes off course and what does it get? “D”

Course 213

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

Wild Apricot

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

Course 155

Frozen Food Group Creates Course Materials to Educate Kids About Food Waste

Associations Now

The “ No Taste for Food Waste ” program—which has been introduced to 65,000 educators nationwide—includes lessons for middle-school and high-school students in family and consumer science, environmental science, and health courses.

UpStream! Series #1 Charting the Course to Satisfaction

Portage Group

On the whole, the trend among the associations in this study suggests that association members are reasonably satisfied with the organizations that represent them.but they aren’t blown away. Shhh!! Listen closely! Do you hear that?

Course 130

Exploring #Humanize: A Collision Course

Jamie Notter

Exploring #Humanize: A Collision Course. The way we manage our organizations is very stuck. The rest of the book, of course, talks about how we can create more human organizations moving forward. Creating More Human Organizations. 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.

Course 138

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.

Course 125

Freelancers Union Changes Healthcare Course

Associations Now

Dropping Freelancers Insurance Company—though not its healthcare ambitions, as the organization will continue to run its primary care facilities —comes with some perks for those currently under the plan: It would lower premiums for seven of the nine plans it currently offers.

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.

Mooc 102

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. Grimes says a MOOC can help spread the word about important issues in the field, and bring the messages of multiple organizations under one umbrella.

Course 113

Following Harvey, Meetings Change Course to Give Back

Associations Now

The destruction left behind by Hurricane Harvey has led to an outpouring of support and donations from individuals, organizations, and industries. The post Following Harvey, Meetings Change Course to Give Back appeared first on Associations Now

Build a Better Organization with Community

Higher Logic

But will community help your entire organization? When your organization fully embraces an online community, bringing every single customer into the fray, the beneficial effects of community trickle down into ever aspect of the organization.

3 eLearning Examples to Spark Innovation

Blue Sky eLearn

Creating online courses that not only educate learners but captivates and leaves them full of curiosity is a difficult task. Most people will agree that the quality of the content is the most important aspect of any educational course.

[You need this!!] 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.

Course 108

MC LIVE!: A Refreshing Learning Event for Member Organizations

MembersClicks

We welcomed over 350 attendees in Indianapolis for three days of learning industry insights and trends in technology, camaraderie with staff from other member-based organizations, and SO much fun. Well you’re invited, of course!

A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills

Beth Kanter

How do we help individuals and organizations make that internal shift in mindset as well as structure for working to be effective? For the rest of the morning, we learned about design thinking by doing it through “ A Crash Course in Design Thinking.”

Course 101

Is your Association a Learning Organization?

WBT Systems

Is your association a learning organization? A learning organization becomes more like a community that members can feel a commitment to. Is your Association a Learning Organization. My organization invites people to contribute to the organization’s vision.

Don't Let Ego Kill Innovation in your Organization

YourMembership Blog

If you are satisfied with your organization’s success there’s no reason to innovate. You’ve even talked to other membership organizations and your numbers trump theirs a million times over. Stay the course, right?

How Toxic Employees Affect Organizations

Associations Now

Workers who are seen as negative to company culture represent an interesting conundrum—they end up costing organizations money and poisoning other workers, but they’re often good at getting themselves promoted. Even in the happiest organizations, unhappy people can wreak havoc.

Best Benefit Ever: A Crash Course for Payroll Professionals

Associations Now

The online courses are divided into five modules covering topics from tax and statutory payments to employee rights, auditing, office management, and beyond. ” The post Best Benefit Ever: A Crash Course for Payroll Professionals appeared first on Associations Now

How Social Is YOUR organization?

SocialFish

Some trivia for you: our first book, Humanize , was originally set to be titled “The Social Organization.” So take a look at your organization today. But are you a social organization? This will tell you if you really have a social organization.

Improving knowledge transfer in your organization in 3 stages

Aaron Wolowiec

Learning transfer is challenging because it’s difficult to predict how each person will respond to a course. The insights you gain from a training needs assessment will help you design e-learning courses with relevant content that helps learners perform well in their jobs.

Improving knowledge transfer in your organization in 3 stages

Aaron Wolowiec

Learning transfer is challenging because it’s difficult to predict how each person will respond to a course. The insights you gain from a training needs assessment will help you design e-learning courses with relevant content that helps learners perform well in their jobs.

The Link Between Community Managers and Community Organizers

Higher Logic

There’s one crossover we need to add: Community organizing. You are a modern-day community organizer. While online community management is new, community organizing has a long, storied history. How are community management and community organizing similar?

Making Conflict Work for Your Organization

Jamie Notter

I started my career twenty years ago in the conflict resolution field, and to this day it surprises me how bad our organizations are at dealing with conflict. My second White Paper in the “Making it Work” series is out! Click here to go to the download form and get it for free.

5 Things Your Organization Should Do to Improve Website Accessibility

Associations Now

These problems happened even though WordPress has a sizable team dedicated to accessibility and a heavy focus on the issue that many organizations do not. Accessibility isn’t just a moral imperative, of course; it can also be a legal one.

A Crash Course in Landing Pages : Off Stage

Off Stage

5, 2011 - A Crash Course in Landing Pages. The organization can do one of two things: it can direct the public to its website homepage and let the visitors find and click on the appropriate link, or it can create a landing page. “Lots of information on ethics, reasons to use a professional, and why your organization is great. There are excellent informational videos on YouTube: one is by an organization called NextLevel Profits. Off Stage.

3 Ideas to Help Make Your Organization More Transparent

Jamie Notter

Inside organizations, this means that employees are expecting more information to be shared, more of the time. For many years, for example, Whole Foods has shared its salary and bonus data internally with everyone in the organization.

Social Organizations Care About Personal Development

SocialFish

I’ve been writing the Social Organization column here for a year and a half. So in case the obvious has escaped you, let me make an important point here: Social organizations are hard work. I said in my very first post on this blog that social organizations need to be more human.

Don’t Fear the G-word: Understanding Your Organization through Colorful Maps

Association Success

But let’s be honest: the ability to look at an organization’s work across the country or around the world is pretty powerful. Geospatial analysis can tell us where we need to be on the ground for our next membership promotion and where we should host our upcoming conferences and courses.

Don’t be an Association Hoarder: Use Professional Organizer Techniques to Revamp Your Programs

Aaron Wolowiec

But do not be afraid to hoist your boxes overhead and with a casual tilt, dump the contents for a fresh perspective on your organization’s programs and services. The dumpster items (What programs have run their course and no longer deliver value?).

Organic Group Turns Checkoff Failure Into Opportunity

Associations Now

The Organic Trade Association, which had tried and failed to get the federal government to back a checkoff program for organic foods, will instead launch a voluntary program of its own—with member assistance, of course.

The Organization Behind the Emoji’s Growth

Associations Now

There was, of course, a ( somewhat poorly reviewed ) animated movie about emoji last year, and they’ve become a common feature both in every social network and in TV shows. The post The Organization Behind the Emoji’s Growth appeared first on Associations Now

Best Benefit Ever: For Golf Course Managers, New Association Brings Renewed Perks

Associations Now

Now that the International Golf Course Equipment Managers Association has dissolved, its members will reap the benefits of their new affiliation with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.

Monitoring What Others Are Saying About Your Organization

SocialFish

Part of managing your organization’s brand is being consistently aware of what others are saying about it. You can’t engage your audience or your market base if you can’t see your organization through their eyes. However, unless you monitor your organization, you won’t be able to react.

Coming soon to association learning: gamified learning and microcredentials

Aaron Wolowiec

But some new types of learning are also emerging: massive open online courses, flipped classes, gamified learning, microcredentials and microlearning, which has the highest rate of adoption. Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele, co-founders of Tagoras.

Class 176

Volunteer management: I gotta feeling

Aaron Wolowiec

Little to no direction from staff/organization. In addition to committees and councils, volunteers support our organizations as board members, SMEs and speakers (many of whom are uncompensated). Align the group’s scope with the organization’s strategic plan.

Course 212

Life goes on…and so does learning

Aaron Wolowiec

Organizations need to get more adept at using these tools, testing new ideas quickly and moving to full implementation with decisiveness.”. So now I’m wondering, where do Massive Open Online Courses fit into this equation?

Mooc 200

The Avengers: A Model Organization

ChatterBachs

Nick Fury : There was an idea to bring together a group of remarkable people, so when we needed them, they could fight the battles that we never could… Fury is talking about The Avengers, of course. Let’s take a closer look to see what the lessons are for us and our organizations.