Thu.Jan 17, 2019

Strategic planning: Gimme a break?

Association Success

Does strategic planning create unwarranted concern in your association? Associations Catalyzing Entrepreneurship (ACE) is a group made up of association executives and stakeholders who think outside the association box about the future. We have conversations about an entrepreneurial approach to association leadership and implement the resulting great ideas in our jobs. In our most recent conversation live in DC, with a virtual component hosted by Association Success, we discussed culture.

Leveraging Partnerships in 2019: 3 Areas to Consider


Partnerships can be beneficial to just about every company and organization. They’re how you expand your reach, maximize your resources, and provide your members with additional value. But what type of companies and organizations should you be partnering with?

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Why Your Survey May Not Be Getting You the Results You Need

Smooth The Path

Words are open to interpretation. If we ask on a survey, do you feel supported by the association? What does that mean exactly? As a respondent I might deliberate for a while.

The Shutdown’s Long-Term Ripple Effects on Meetings

Associations Now

While association meetings have already felt the impact of the government shutdown, the effects are likely to persist in the months ahead, even if the government reopens in the next few days or weeks.

DC 110

AMC-Managed Organizations are More Stable than Standalone Organizations

Why do organizations managed by Association Management Companies outperform standalone organizations? This paper seeks to answer that question through the results of a study examining the rates of change in the length of chief staff executive tenure and changes in office locations of membership-based organizations between 2009 and 2015.

Social engagement for a great member experience

YourMembership Blog

Think for a minute about all of the ways your members interact with others – social media channels, messaging apps, and your online community, just to name a few. Here are a couple of social technology capabilities to consider: Built-in online community Many association technology providers are seeking innovative ways to elevate social networking among association. The post Social engagement for a great member experience appeared first on YourMembership.

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Board Diversity at Center of New Initiative for Museums

Associations Now

Grants totaling $4 million from three major foundations will support an American Alliance of Museums initiative to help museums build more diverse boards. The effort comes two years after an AAM study identified the problem.

Strategies for Association Micro-Learning


In today’s digital world, professionals of all types are looking for easier ways to quickly learn and consume content that will grow their knowledge and current skill set. Enter micro-learning.

Daily Buzz: Tricks for a Healthy Debate

Associations Now

Argumentative debates aren’t conducive to reaching your organization’s goals. Incorporating these three habits into conversation can make for a more productive discussion. Also: the rationale behind Slack’s new logo. In any organization, a constant stream of ideas is healthy.

Team 74

You’ll make incorrect decisions. Acknowledge them and fix it.

Effective Database

A client of mine recently wrote the following to me: “It’s so hard to set up a new database and decide how/where you want to track information when you don’t have a really good understanding of the database and how different fields/screens relate to each other.

New Space Research Initiative Aims Sights Directly at Earth

Associations Now

The Universities Space Research Association is launching the Earth from Space Institute, a new program that aims to identify problems happening on the ground from the sky. And they’re bringing in a former NASA official to lead the initiative.

Webinar: How to Use an Internship Section on Your Online Career Center

Association Adviser

Nothing exceeds the excitement that radiates off of a student getting ready to graduate or an industry newcomer who is excited about their career change. Except, perhaps, the fear that is palpable about next steps! Internships are key in helping students, recent graduates and career changers build experience. A section of job listings just for internships can be incorporated into your existing career center.

Conference Circuit: Auto Dealers

Associations Now

Rundown Attendees: 20,000 plus. Exhibiting companies: 500 plus. Workshops and education sessions: 100 plus. The National Automobile Dealers Association’s 2019 NADA Show begins next week in San Francisco. Attendance is expected to top 20,000.