Wed.Sep 18, 2019

Does Your Association Need a Stop Doing List?

Associations Now

Associations are always trying to do more for their members, but with limited time and money, sometimes the best way to move forward with new projects is to stop doing old ones. Most people talk about having a to-do list.

My Unplugged Lite Life: I’m Turning Off My Phone at 5 pm & Why You Should Too

Delcor

For 30 days, when business hours are over at 5 p.m. and on the weekends too, I’m turning off my phone. Why would I do such a thing? My lite version of unplugging has three goals. #1: 1: Practice what I preach. Emphasizing the importance of reducing screen time, I regularly deny my kids their screen time, yet I'm using my phone all the time. #2: 2: Spend more attention to the people I’m with so I’m more "present" in social situations. #3:

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Daily Buzz: Change Your Mindset to Embrace Digitalization

Associations Now

A digital transformation is about more than new technology. It must include a mindset change too. Also: New members feel new longer than you might think. Going digital? You’re not alone. Frank M. Waechter writes on Boardroom that digitalization is one of the key disruptors of the 21st century.

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5 Common Nonprofit Workplace Stress Triggers and Tips for Addressing Them

Beth Kanter

Photo credit: PlusLexia. It is coming up on three years since I first published the Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Impact without Burnout and thrilled to see more people and publications talking about well-being in the nonprofit sector.

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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.

How Wi-Fi’s Next Generation Could Help Keep Meetings Connected

Associations Now

While Wi-Fi 6, the next iteration of the widely used wireless protocol, could make things faster, its real benefit will come in the form of decreased device congestion—including at events.

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Be Productive Anywhere: Tips for Getting Work Done During a Flight Delay

Associations Now

Airport and plane delays are on the rise, which means that busy travelers may want to make the most of their time. Turns out that a little productivity might actually be possible.

Follow the leader to ensure your association management software’s code is covered

Nimble AMS

Understanding what code coverage is and what associations can learn from Salesforce. Do you know what code coverage is? Here’s an overview of what it is and why your AMS should follow the code coverage guidelines set forth by Salesforce, the leader in customer relationship management.

Amid Epstein Scandal, Fundraising Group Puts Focus on Ethics in Philanthropy

Associations Now

With major universities facing criticism for taking donations from Jeffrey Epstein, the Association of Fundraising Professionals is urging organizations to ensure they have ethics policies in place to guide their fundraising activities.

10 Reasons to Attend CEX

Mariner Management

CEX isn’t your typical association conference. And it isn’t for everyone. It’s a one-day deep dive into all things “geographic components.” It’s for association exec who have or are thinking of building geographic components. The deep dive isn’t a series of break-out sessions with sages on the stage.

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Blockchain and Associations Podcast

Spark Consulting

As part of our continuing effort to help association executives understand what blockchain is and how it’s going to affect us and our members, Shelly Alcorn and I recently recorded a podcast with Justin Burniske for fusionSPAN. In it, we addressed questions like: What *is* blockchain?

Webinar Recap: Are Your Credentials Future Ready?: Making the Case for Digital Badges and Micro-credentials

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently, Ginger Malin, CEO of our partner company, BadgeCert, hosted a webinar for us Are Your Credentials Future Ready?: Making the Case for Digital Badges and Micro-credentials. If you’re not familiar with digital badging and micro-credentials, here’s a brief background.

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