Tue.Jul 09, 2019

The Learning Equation that Changes Everything

Blue Sky eLearn

As adults, most of us operate with a fundamental belief that we are terrible students.

Keeping Association Leaders and Staff Accountable

Association Leaders

We can likely all agree that in business cash may be King but accountability is next in line for the throne. In our businesses if we don’t establish Strategies, Goals and specific, measurable Objectives we hold ourselves and each other accountable for achieving, we will not achieve our mission. Associations are no different – except that associations are led by volunteers. Everyone knows you can’t hold volunteers accountable right? WRONG!

Association Hustle – Episode 196: Setting Realistic Member Acquisition Goals

Moery Company

Let’s be realistic. Membership goals should not be an arbitrary number pulled out of thin air by a very well-meaning volunteer. Hey, Host JP Moery is all about aspiration and recruiting more members than ever – but, these goals must be based on solid data.

Four Ways to Put Members First When Navigating Change

Associations Now

Change is inevitable, and it usually affects members. At the Yoga Alliance, member engagement and the creation of a feedback loop has helped the group undertake the process of updating its yoga teaching standards while maintaining members’ trust.

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.

Geospatial Analysis and Predicting the Future

Association Success

Which visual representation permits your data to come to life in the most palatable, efficient, understandable way? What does it mean not to be behind the geospatial curve?

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Heart Association Survey: There Aren’t Enough Healthy Lunch Options at Work

Associations Now

A new survey by the American Heart Association found that workers tend to eat poorly when there aren’t good options around, or when they’re stressed. Healthier food options nearby might help matters.

Artificial Intelligence for Good: A Few Good Articles To Read #AI4Good

Beth Kanter

Allison Fine, my co-author for the Networked Nonprofit , and I are actively researching the use of AI for Good, in particular to scale giving and spread generosity. It was almost ten years ago that we published the Networked Nonprofit during the early days of social media and networks.

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Why you need to have an FSA ID. An FSA ID refers to a username and password that is used to access Federal student aid websites e.g. StudentLoans.gov and fafsa.gov. You can also use it on the myStudentAid mobile app.

The Association That’s Helping to Build the Future of Exoskeletons

Associations Now

ASTM International is supporting the creation of a center of excellence that will help nurture standards for exoskeletons, a field where potential is high but standards unformed.

College Ave Student Loans


Finding a student loan that is a right fit for you can be quite daunting, especially because there are very many private lending companies today. So, here’s the thing, when looking for a re-financing option, you must ensure to look for a company that offers you the lowest interest rates.

Daily Buzz: A Videoconferencing Tool’s Big Vulnerability

Associations Now

A vulnerability in the widely used Zoom allows websites to access cameras on Macs, but uninstalling the software won’t solve the problem. Also: customer-service traits that improve the member experience.

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Transunion Dispute


TransUnion is one of the top credit bureaus in the country. It is the youngest of the big “three” companies, and also the smallest, even though it has a database of more than 1 billion consumers.

Give Your Team Something to Shout About—Move Strategy to Execution


Watching the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team beat England, it occurred to me that the game was a perfect example of strategy in action. A great team was testing their skills and tactics on the pitch, fully prepared to meet unexpected challenges.

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Creating an Effective Join Form: 3 Membership Software Tips


To most, filling out forms on websites is a pretty common occurrence. So common, in fact, that you almost feel like you’re on autopilot when filling one out these days! But, you and I both know that form setup and maintenance takes a lot more work behind the scenes.

How to Generate Leads and Build Your Contacts Database

HighRoad Solution

You might have the greatest marketing strategy in the world, but it’s useless unless you’ve got people to market to. Association Management

An Online Event Registration Checklist for Driving Attendance


When it comes to planning an event, driving attendance is often the most difficult part. If only you could show your members all the cool things you have planned! But alas, they won’t see it until they decide to attend.

Associations Need to Swing More

Smooth The Path

At a championship little league game a nine-year-old struck out and shuffled back to the dugout, bat held limply, slumped shouldered, head hanging. A teammate saw him and asked, “did you swing?” The dejected boy said, “yes, at all of them.” Well, that is really good then!” said the teammate. .

Are Associations Attitude Changing Machines?

Smooth The Path

By the time members join the association, or get to the conference, or attend their first chapter meeting, they might be all beaten up. Their manager may be a terrible judgemental, micromanaging, credit-taking boss. Or they may consistently feel the sting of discrimination.