Tue.Aug 13, 2019

How to Prove Your Organization’s Relevance Time and Time Again


Like most industries, associations and chambers aren’t immune to the disruption that comes with new technology. And that impact has certainly been felt in the past decade or so with the introduction of social media and smartphones.

Part 2: Running Short and Effective Meetings


Effective meetings need a disciplined approach to be efficient. The second installment of our three-part series about meetings focuses on streamlining the event itself. Check out the first article, Avoiding Meeting Misery , if you missed it.

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Association Success

Though the world may be big, even across oceans, the association community is small and powerful.

Crowdsource Members to Propel Ideas and Projects Forward

Associations Now

The wisdom of the crowd can go to work for your association. At #ASAE19, several speakers explored how associations can use crowdsourcing to generate new ideas and opportunities for member engagement.

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.

Making Sure Your Emails Get Delivered (And Opened): 9 Tips


Believe it or not, modern email functionality has been around since the mid-70s. And it’s not going away any time soon. In fact, did you know that email is your best marketing channel for getting the most return on your investment? It’s inexpensive, engaging, and direct!

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Get Ready for the Future: An Interview with Alex DeBarr

Association Adviser

2019 marks an important milestone as Naylor Association Solutions celebrates 50 years serving associations and providing them with the tools to grow and thrive.

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New Badges Highlight Girl Scouts’ Increased Focus on STEM

Associations Now

By request of members, most of the nearly four dozen new badges recently announced by Girl Scouts of the USA focus on different aspects of STEM, including coding, cybersecurity, and space exploration. The mission of the Girl Scouts of the USA has long been to push young girls to new heights.

The Future of New Power

Association Adviser

Associations, which often rely on traditional forms of power and leadership, need to evaluate where they are now and where they want to go in the future. The post The Future of New Power appeared first on Association Adviser. Features Leadership ASAE 2019

International Travel on the Decline, U.S. Travel Warns

Associations Now

Two reports from the U.S. Travel Association show that inbound travel to the U.S. is dropping. The organization is calling for a renewal of funding for Brand USA to help reverse the trend.

Game Changer: Purpose Takes Over

Association Adviser

Jeni Britton Bauer and Joe DeLoss share how community is at the heart of their Columbus-based businesses – and a big reason why they thrive. The post Game Changer: Purpose Takes Over appeared first on Association Adviser. Features

Daily Buzz: How to Stay Relevant in Changing Times

Associations Now

When new technology and the constant news cycle push your association out of the spotlight, you must find a way to adapt. Also: a Legend-ary night at ASAE’s Annual Meeting. Amid changing times and the constant flow of new technology, staying relevant is no easy feat.

Express Talk: Using Bots to Modernize Communications and Engagement

Association Adviser

The goal of using a chat bot is not to replace humans but instead to build a bridge between your association and your members using new technology. The post Express Talk: Using Bots to Modernize Communications and Engagement appeared first on Association Adviser. Features ASAE19

The Three Areas Enhanced by Partnerships

Association Success

How can an organization design a stronger global approach? Though the world may be big, even across oceans, the association community is small and powerful. Across the globe, associations tackle similar challenges and opportunities: how to grow membership, how to provide dynamic learning and meetings, what is good governance and how do we advocate on behalf of the industries we serve, to name a few.

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Smooth The Path

The 2019 New Member Engagement Study is now open! We invite you to participate. Over 270 associations weighed in on their new member onboarding habits in the New Member Engagement Study. My partners at Dynamic Benchmarking, and I have learned a lot!

Tips & Tools To Appreciate Your Nonprofit Staff and Build A Culture of Resilience

Beth Kanter

As part of my work with nonprofit organizations to help them build a culture of resilience that I wrote about in the Happy Healthy Nonprofit , I have facilitated retreats where staff brainstorm ideas and identify simple ways that they can make working at their organization more enjoyable.

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EdTA’s Online Community Energizes + Inspires Theatre Educators

Higher Logic

“No man is an island entire of itself; every man. is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.”. John Donne. Members flock to the Educational Theatre Association’s (EdTA) public member community, the Theatre Education Community.