Thu.Apr 11, 2019

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Recent Grads at Your Organization


With spring comes graduation and with graduation comes job-seekers. If your organization is looking to hire, now could be the perfect time - especially if you’re looking to fill an entry-level position.

Making Sense of Your Culture

Association Success

Is your culture what you think it is? Culture change, innovation, and experimentation are all hot topics. But before you go about making changes, you need to have a good grasp on what your culture truly is, not simply what you think it is. As a culture consultant, I encounter a lot of confusion around this topic. What is culture anyway? In a previous article , I’ve defined it to be the collection of words, thoughts, actions and—sorry for the technical term—“stuff” (i.e.

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Talkin’ SaaS Stats: Customer Success is Having a Moment

Higher Logic

Which begs the question…what took so long? It’s simple. Without customers, you don’t have a business. Without happy customers, you don’t have a successful, profitable, sustainable business.

Why You Need to Help Prepare Exhibitors for Your Conferences

Associations Now

Exhibitors, like attendees and speakers, need to be prepared for your event. A look at what associations are doing to ensure their exhibitors have a successful tradeshow experience—and other ideas worth considering.

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.

Be Aware of Indirect Costs

Effective Database

When considering the costs of your current data management system(s), you need to consider both direct costs (how much you pay to actually use the software) and indirect costs (e.g., workarounds required, staff headaches, missed opportunities fro selling, etc.).

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Associations and Lousy Marketing

Smooth The Path

Bernadette Jiwa, storytelling guru wrote that good marketing, “empowers people to make decisions now that they won’t regret later, and, “helps people to do the things they want to do.” ” ( You can find the whole post here ).

XDP Reveals the Not-So-Secret Sauce to Branding

Associations Now

During day one of ASAE’s Xperience Design Project event, association professionals were shown why branding is in the hands of every employee and encouraged to strive for the “impossible.”.

Reading Partners DC Needs Our Help!

Spark Consulting

[This post is NOT about association management, but many members of the association community are in the DC area, and an outstanding DC nonprofit could REALLY use our help right now.].

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“Don’t Be a Tool”: Builders Group Uses Animation to Fight Harassment

Associations Now

A construction industry campaign out of British Columbia aims to educate workers about bullying, harassment, and hazing. Its method: edgy animation. If you’re trying to make a point that you want a certain audience to listen to, sometimes it’s best to get a little edgy.

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Daily Buzz: Goodbye Google+, Hello Currents

Associations Now

Google reinvents the retired social network Google+ as a workplace communication tool for Google Apps. Also: the value of events as a brand builder.

Conference Circuit: International Business Education

Associations Now

Rundown Attendees: 1,300 plus. Conference Sessions: 43. Networking Opportunities: 23. Learning Tracks: 5. AACSB International’s 2019 International Conference and Annual Meeting begins next week in Scotland. Attendance is expected to top 1,300.