December, 2017

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks Associations

This is our most popular Managing eLearning post every year, and by now we know you want to see the hype curve first. Here it is: Our 2018 eLearning predictions set in terms of Gartner’s hype cycle.

The Evolution of Experience with Marketing Automation

Higher Logic

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: marketing automation will save you time and increase your engagement and efficiency. Okay, you’ve definitely heard that one, and it’s all true. The problem is you may not be getting to the biggest benefit that marketing automation has to offer: time.

Sales Operations Demystified: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How To Do It Right

Wild Apricot Blog

What is Sales Operations? Sales operations refers to the unit, role, activities and processes within a sales organization that support, enable, and drive front line sales teams to sell better, faster, and more efficiently.

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Members Hire Associations, Members Fire Associations

Potomac Core

Members hire Associations, Members fire Associations is what the new mantra will be for Association Executives in 2018. The evolving external environment is continually redefining how member executives assess the impact of their memberships.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.1.17

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events for the association community… AI is definitely coming soon to associations, in fact, many associations already use AI-powered software to serve and engage members.

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The 3 Best Instagram Strategies For Nonprofits

Wild Apricot Blog

If you’re struggling to get results, or simply starting from scratch, I’m going to show you the three best Instagram strategies for nonprofits I’ve seen get more likes and followers. Instagram

Letting the Future Guide the Present

Eric Lanke

I had a good discussion with my Board chair this week. We're looking ahead to our next Board meeting and it's time to start framing an agenda for the discussions that will take place there.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.22.17

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events for the association community… I heard the bells on Christmas day. Their old familiar carols play, And wild and sweet the words repeat. Of peace on earth, good will to men. . Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Letting Go for 2018

Spark Consulting

I recently had the opportunity to contribute to Beth Brodovsky’s Driving Participation podcast year-end special. Beth posed the following question to her contributors: In 2018 what marketing tactics, social media, or tech tools are you letting go of and why? . My response? DeleteFacebook.

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Justifying your Learning Management System with Outcomes Reporting

Web Courseworks Associations

We understand the pressure that association executives face when asked to justify their expenditures. We also understand that a Learning Management System is not a small purchase.

Community for Career Development: A Look Inside One NAVUG Community Member’s Journey

Higher Logic

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." ~ Margaret Mead. I’m a member of NAVUG , an online community that is the epitome of Margaret Mead's statement.

10 tips (and 5 don’ts) to plan an educational strategy for 2018.

YourMembership Blog

Pop-up tree stands have appeared along every highway, and the sounds of Christmas music pierce the air wherever you go. Even if have that one neighbor down the street who has yet to take down the Halloween decorations, it officially feels like the holiday season. And, that means the new year is right around the. The post 10 tips (and 5 don’ts) to plan an educational strategy for 2018. appeared first on YourMembership. Online Learning Professional Development eLearning Strategy

Working Committees Have Plenty To Do

Eric Lanke

We're looking ahead to another calendar year in our association, and as part of that look forward we are setting a year-long course for some of our working committees. Working Committee is the term my association uses for what others might call Program Committees.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.29.17

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events for the association community… Researchers learned that children (aged 4-6) perform better during boring tasks when dressed as a superhero or character they admire like Batman or Dora the Explorer.

Membership 101: Data, Data, Data

Spark Consulting

If you’ve been following this series – and I hope you have! – you’ve probably noticed that I talk a lot about data. You need data to calculate LTV. You need data to construct your ladders of engagement. You need data to personalize effectively.

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Justifying your Learning Management System with Outcomes Reporting

Web Courseworks Associations

We understand the pressure that association executives face when asked to justify their expenditures. We also understand that a Learning Management System is not a small purchase.

Turn Your Community into a Content Marketing Engine

Higher Logic

Once considered a fad, content marketing has proven it’s “King” and shows no signs of slowing down.

37 Free Nonprofit Webinars for January 2018

Wild Apricot Blog

Do you want to raise more funds, engage more volunteers, and stay on top of the latest online tools in 2018? If so, there's a free nonprofit webinar in January on each of these topics and more

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I Don't Know How To Do That

Eric Lanke

I was talking to a friend last night about one of the newest education programs in my association. He's a friend, but he's not in the association business, and I often find his viewpoint as an outsider to my world refreshing.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.15.17

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events for the association community… Thanks to all of you who told me during the ASAE Tech Conference that you read Brain Food. I meant it, you made my day. I’m getting tired of all the “sky is falling” articles about AI.

Where Are Organizations the Most Traditional?

Jamie Notter

21st Century Skills and eLearning

Web Courseworks Associations

Which century do you want to prepare your learners for: the 1900s, or the 2000s? The answer may seem obvious, but that’s not readily apparent in the eLearning we design. Many of our curricula reflect what we used to value in the workplace: mastery of domain knowledge.

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Celebrating 2017 Communities, New and Old: Higher Logic’s Year in Review

Higher Logic

It’s been an eventful year to say the least, with our team and product expanding to cover everything from engagement and collaboration to automation. It’s clear we had a lot to celebrate in 2017, and now have plenty to be thankful for as we reflect during the holiday season.

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The good, the bad and the ugly of career center networks.

YourMembership Blog

Job opportunities rank as one of the top benefits that drive association membership, according to our recent Member Loyalty Study. It’s no surprise then that today most associations offer a niche job board on their website. Not only do job boards provide value to existing members and help associations attract new members, but they also generate. The post The good, the bad and the ugly of career center networks. appeared first on YourMembership.

Use These 5 Steps to Create a Successful Nonprofit Marketing Plan

Wild Apricot Blog

Having worked with hundreds of organizations, I can tell you that the ones who develop and follow a strong nonprofit marketing plan grow faster and make a bigger impact than those who don’t. Here are 5 steps to create your own with examples. Nonprofit-Marketing

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.8.17

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events for the association community… It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Yes, the ASAE Technology Conference is next week!

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Winter Solstice at Newgrange, Ireland

Portage Group

Today at dawn on the Winter Solstice the chamber of the Stone Age monument at Newgrange, Ireland is illuminated by the rising sun entering the passage to light up the chamber. Continue Reading → The post Winter Solstice at Newgrange, Ireland appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

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Security Awareness Tips for LMS Administrators

Web Courseworks Associations

Keeping Your SaaS Data Secure.

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How to Nurture Your Donors to Improve Fundraising

Higher Logic

Tis the season for giving, whether it’s children’s toys, holiday galas, or advocacy groups. For nonprofits and charities, that makes the holidays a great time to focus on fundraising. You’re probably already leveraging the giving season to improve your campaigns and help meet year-end goals.

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5 Skills Every Sales Development Rep Needs to Master in 2018

GrowthZone

SDR/BDR Skills for 2018. Video prospecting. Highly customized outreach. Active listening. Great voicemails. Resilience and Coachability. We’re about to turn the corner into 2018. And from where I stand -- as the manager of an inside sales team -- one thing is clear.

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5 Types of Nonprofit Members and How to Engage Them

Wild Apricot Blog

In this post, I'm going to cover the five most common nonprofit member types I've encountered and the strategies I’ve seen work best

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3 Quick Tips to Help You Become a Twitter Influencer

SocialFish

There is somewhere around 58 million tweets posted every single day, which breaks down to about 9,100 per second.

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Belonging to an Association Could Make You Happier

Smooth The Path

Do members feel they belong to the association? Does their feeling of belonging equal the sense of belonging they feel when they go to a book club meeting? Is it like getting together with coworkers after work for a round of beers?

Mel Gibson Sued by Voltage Pictures Amid 'Professor and the Madman' Legal War

Association Success

The actor and the film's director Farhad Safinia are being accused of "willful conspiracy to unlawfully hijack control of" the film's distribution. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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