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How to Create a Great Mentoring Program in Your Online Community

Higher Logic

Through mentoring, employees get the chance to learn vital skills and increase competency in ways that boost morale and job satisfaction – something that’s improving with technology. How to Create a Great Mentoring Program. Mentors are a vital part of any industry.

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How to Design a Successful Mentoring Program

Association Adviser

Benefits for mentees range from a boost in self-confidence to life-long positive professional impacts, such as learning how to speak up and be heard and understanding how to accept feedback. Recruiting. Should I run a pilot program to test the waters?

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What Associations Need to Know About Technology

Association Adviser

” Thanks to social media, 4G, iProducts, broadband, wireless, the cloud, Big Data, Skype and apps, we’re now more connected than ever. You don’t have to be the first to market or the earliest adopter of new technology. Technology cuts both ways.

How to Build a Case for and Implement Joint Membership for Your Association and Chapters

Chapter Chat

Read Part 2 to learn how to: Find out if joint membership is a good idea for your association. Identify process, technology, and budget considerations. Now, we’ll take our joint membership plan through the steps to implementation. Next, think about technology.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.11.19

Reid All About it

The resulting report from this survey provides benchmarking data and insight into how more than 1,000 associations recruit, engage and retain members and certificants. Yes, I’m a tease, you’ll have to click through to see what everyone was reading last year.

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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. Instead, you need to align your new online community with the mission and priorities of your association's leadership.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.21.20

Reid All About it

We all want to be fair and inclusive, but biases are natural and inevitable. In the last post of their series on chapters in crisis, Billhighway explains how to help chapters recover from and prepare for natural disasters. How’s that, you say?

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A New Perspective on Work

Association Success

Is your association ready to maximize the growth opportunity that the changing freelance economy presents? As you might guess, our risk-averse community has yet to fully embrace this new phenomenon. In my own consulting experience, some groups are taking a proactive approach and others have yet to react. The organizations that are lagging behind are either unaware or unable to understand how this transformational change might impact their operations.

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Unpacking an Association’s Project Management Bag

Delcor

But now, heading down the trail, you’re confident, excited, and prepared to face whatever the wilderness brings your way. They know how to manage time and can show others how to do their tasks efficiently. They don’t have to be managers or directors.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.10.17

Reid All About it

I must admit I exceeded 140 characters a few times already but only to add a bit of commentary to articles I shared. I plan to continue being pithy on Twitter—at least in my own mind—and not use more characters just because I can.

Help Your Members Across the Digital Readiness Gap

WBT Systems

But even when people have access to the web, another type of digital divide may present a challenge to associations with online learning programs—a digital readiness gap. If the target market for your educational programs is on the wrong side of this gap, you need to know and you need a plan for bridging the gap. adults are “relatively hesitant” to use digital tools for learning. They may have technology but they usually need help getting it set up and working.

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Best Association Management Software | Our Top Picks

Fonteva

The best association management software, or AMS, solutions are specifically designed to meet the unique needs of associations just like yours. The time and money that effective software saves leaves you more resources to devote to pursuing your goals and continuing to grow.

Romancing Customers with Compelling Content

Slice-Works

I ticked off the attributes that were most attractive: central location, salary, interesting projects, and office subscription to the New York Times (the basics for this 20-something). I was ready to sign! I wanted my new best friend to be excited and validate my decision.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.4.18

Reid All About it

It will change how most organizations do business, but that’s a good thing in the long-run for all of us. DelCor’s David DeLorenzo points out the silver lining to GDPR as well as other data issues you must reckon with. What happens when people have to prepare for 100-year careers ?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.8.18

Reid All About it

They point to a series of articles documenting “changing attitudes towards nonprofits in general and museums in particular.” Although the article is written for a museum audience, as 501(c) cousins, associations also need to keep an eye on this issue. to 6:15 p.m.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.18.19

Reid All About it

If you’ve ever been in charge of a technology implementation project without the benefit of project management experience, then you know what a wild ride it is. B-to-B social review sites are becoming more mainstream and influential , says Ian Bruce at SiriusDecisions.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.4.16

Reid All About it

Each episode is dedicated to a president starting with George Washington and ending with Donald Trump. I’m listening to them all in order, of course, and have made it up to the Warren Harding episode. Since I love to cook, America’s Test Kitchen Radio is another favorite.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.1.19

Reid All About it

The report provides benchmarking data as well as several association success stories related to that data and some strong opinions. Tim Ebner at Associations Now dug into the report , and talked to Peggy Hoffman and Peter Houstle of Mariner, about some of its findings.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.15.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… The Atlantic takes a look at the death of higher education due to declining enrollment. A few years ago I came up with some crazy ideas about how associations could transform higher education.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.20.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… I’ve referenced the New Member Engagement Study from Kaiser Insights and Dynamic Benchmarking for many of the posts I write for clients, so I’m happy to see they’re preparing to do another one.

New Tips from the Giving Day Playbook on Crowdfunding Campaigns

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: I’m working with the Knight Foundation to facilitate a peer learning exchange that will help their community foundation partners learn and spread best practices in planning and implementing Giving Days. This learning approach has two ways to capture knowledge.

How Your Association Marketing Plan Benefits from an AMS Upgrade

Aptify

But when they don’t, it’s time to think about a replacement. Thanks to its integration with other software in your technology ecosystem, your AMS helps you move prospects, customers, and members through the four stages of the marketing journey : attract, convert, close, and delight. But is your AMS up to this job? Or is it merely chugging along, doing the same old things it always has—and not the things you need it to do today?

AI for Nonprofits and Social Good: Link Roundup

Beth Kanter

Google.Org is giving away $25 million to humanitarian projects that use Google’s machine learning technology. Impact Challenge ” is based on Google’s belief that artificial intelligence can provide new solutions to old problems and improve people’s lives. AI Technology.

Trainer’s Notebook: The Digital Nonprofit: A Participatory Workshop

Beth Kanter

Last week at the IFC-Asia , I co-designed and facilitated a 90 minute workshop with Marco Kuntze titled “ The Digital NGO: The Journey from Paper to Screen.” Just A Little Content To Get Started . There are different ways to design a participatory workshop.

Don't Go Another Year With a Board With Old Thinking. Make 2014 Count For Something

Tom Morrison

It''s December 2013 and every association is about to embark on a new year. Hanging onto traditions, which at the time were amazing, but that aren''t meaningful to the overall membership any longer. Success and failure is defined by asking, “How much did we grow membership this year?”

Trainer’s Notebook: Just A Few Participatory Facilitation Techniques

Beth Kanter

Recently, a colleague asked me a wonderful question: How did you learn to become a good facilitator and trainer? If time is available, also do a plus/delta exercise with participants as a close out to the session. Measure, evaluate, reflect, and improve.

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I'm returning your call, Patsy. : Off Stage

Off Stage

“Judith,” the email said, “I need to talk to you about Virtual Associations. now maybe its time to talk more about why we need em. So, I went online (of course) to try and find an example of a purely virtual association. Technology. Off Stage.