Mon.Jun 26, 2017

Build Before You Change

Eric Lanke

As I write this I am on the plane out to my association's annual strategic board retreat. For those who wonder when I find the time to write my blog posts, airplane rides are great for my output. I just finished re-reviewing the report I've prepared and will give to the board.

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Select the right association event venue.

YourMembership Blog

Selecting a venue is undoubtedly the most impactful decision you need to make when planning your association event. The venue sets the scene for your event, influences the attendee experience, and probably consumes more of your budget than any other factor. So, if you’re feeling the pressure to find the perfect venue, here are some. The post Select the right association event venue. appeared first on YourMembership. Event Management

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Moving From Talk to Action on Diversity and Inclusion

Spark Consulting

Does your organization have a compelling statement on diversity and inclusion that doesn’t seem to be reflected in your day to day operations? Don’t worry – lots of organizations face the same challenge. Join Sherry Marts (S*Marts Consulting) and me for a FREE webinar (thanks to our host/sponsor Wild Apricot) Wednesday, July 12 at 2 pm ET to to learn how to move your organization from talk to action when it comes to authentic diversity and inclusion (D+I).

Select the right association event venue.

YourMembership Blog

Selecting a venue is undoubtedly the most impactful decision you need to make when planning your association event. The venue sets the scene for your event, influences the attendee experience, and probably consumes more of your budget than any other factor. So, if you’re feeling the pressure to find the perfect venue, here are some. The post Select the right association event venue. appeared first on YourMembership. Event Management

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Three Ways to Prepare Your Staff to Respond to Workplace Emergencies

Associations Now

Two recent American Heart Association surveys revealed that U.S. workers are not prepared for cardiac emergencies at the office. Here are some ways that associations can better equip their staffs for workplace emergencies of all types. Half of all U.S.

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Report: Remote Work Growing in Prominence

Associations Now

A report from FlexJobs finds that while remote work remains a relatively small part of the work economy, it has seen significant growth in the past decade. Employees who telecommute tend to be older and better educated than the part of the workforce that heads to the office.

How to Make a Convincing Business Case for New Membership Software

Aptify

Membership software is mission-critical technology, but organizations have limited financial resources to invest. Since the appetite for new technology is never quenched, your business case for new AMS software must demonstrate its superior business and strategic value for your organization. AMS Selection Board Management Build Business Case

Mentorship Program Provides Ready Support to Med Students

Associations Now

The American Medical Student Association’s new program connects students with mentors who can help guide them through the rigors of medical school. Medical school exerts its toll on students—financially, physically, and psychologically.

3 Key Takeaways from our Interview with Sarah Sladek

Association Success

What makes some organizations so successful, while so many others struggle to adapt to change? Disruption is a scary word.

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Influencer Council Hopes to Create Consistency for Social Ads

Associations Now

With influencer marketing creating confusion for the public and social sharers—along with regulatory headaches—the Influencer Marketing Council aims to create consistent rules of the road for the industry.

Leveraging the Power of Purposeful Icebreakers

Idea Architects

I have written previously about some of the icebreaker malpractice that occurs in meetings.

Going Global in Trust-Challenged Times

Associations Now

Global trust in institutions is at a low ebb, which presents a challenge for associations reaching beyond the United States. Expansion is still worth it, but be careful about your strategy. When it comes to going global, associations these days might feel pulled in two directions.

Increase Member Engagement with an Online Learning Challenge

WBT Systems

Participating in an online learning challenge is a great way to kick-start a new habit, acquire a new skill, or accomplish a long-desired goal. For example: More than 250 novels have been published by authors who started writing them during the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 30-day challenge. A 7-day green smoothie challenge helped the founders of Simple Green Smoothies build an online community of more than 200,000 people.

Before choosing a new AMS vendor, ask yourself THIS question…

Effective Databse

Before you sign up with a new AMS vendor, ask yourself this question: “Can I spend the next 7-10 years working with this company?” ” Because if the answer is “no” or “I’m not sure” you might want to think again. Buying an AMS is like entering a marriage. This isn’t a one-off purchase where you buy the product and never talk to the vendor again. Your vendor will be providing you with support and updates for as long as you use the software.