August, 2012

Infographic: What Makes Us Different

YourMembership Blog

Thanks for the suggestion Ester. We do feature our members monthly on Unity but your suggestion is a good one since Unity is only available to our clients. You do this on your Facebook page, don't you? How do you select

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Association in the Eye of the Twitter Storm

Reid All About it

Right about now, if Isaac hadn’t interfered, I’d be arriving in New Orleans to enjoy its local food and cocktail culture for a few days. I was going to tag along as my boyfriend attended a conference that was to start Tuesday.

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Your Association's Real Competition

Association Subculture

No more teachers. No more books. No more teachers dirty looks. School's out for summer. School's out for ever. Alice Cooper. I loved Rick Rutherford's post yesterday - One Giant Leap.

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ASAE12: The aftermath

Association Advocacy Chick

This will be the first of two posts about ASAE12. I have so many thoughts about the last few days that I needed to spread them out. Today’s post is about my time there and a very special afternoon I had. Overall, I enjoyed ASAE12.

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Conversations That Matter: Post ASAE Annual Summary | KiKi L.

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

In my life I have one association I belong to that continues to serve as my professional home - the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). Every year when I leave ASAE's Annual Meeting, like I am today, I feel a combination of

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Pop-Palooza at ASAE 12 in Dallas

Association Subculture

uh, first off - Duran Duran were a vital, yeah, yeah, you never been hungry like the wolf b h I'll tear those antlers off, I swear to God.uh huh.her name was Rio and and you can step the f outside my friend.Greg Behrendt.

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4 ways to encourage your members to demonstrate membership to others

Optimist Consulting

Recommendation is generally the main reason that members join an organisation. So how can you encourage your members to demonstrate to others that they are members of your organisation? Using members in this way, can be a powerful approach to help spread the word about your assocation.

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GMA Executive Conference: Perhaps the End of a Very Good Thing? A Review

Association Navigator

I’ve just returned from Colorado where GMA, the Association of Food, Beverage and Consumer Products Companies , hosted what will reportedly be their last Executive Conference.

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Association Superfans

Eric Lanke

watch the clip A while back, the Harvard Business Review blog was running a series of posts all themed around the idea of "Creating a Customer-Centered Organization."

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Don't Let Ego Kill Innovation in your Organization

YourMembership Blog

What's the killer of innovation? It's not people stuck in the ways of yesterday. It's no one recognizing the need for it. Don't let this happen in your member-centric organization

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Reads of the Week: August 24, 2012

Reid All About it

That’s Not the Real Me: How Vanity Sabotages Facebook Advertising by Louie Herr. I find this idea both hilarious and accurate, especially this: “We are actors on a stage. Shakespeare, as ever, proves prescient.”

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The END of Associations

Association Subculture

Hold your ground! I see in your eyes, the same fear that would take the heart of me. The day may come when the courage of men fails. When we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day!

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Friday Top 5

Thanks For Playing

Can you believe next week is already the last week of August? The elementary school across the street starts session on MONDAY. Where does the time go? (Oh, Oh, right, to getting Spark launched.) If you were paying attention this past week, you could feel the seasons start to slip.

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Stuck in a Rut? Four Ideas to Get the Juices Flowing at Your Next Association Staff or Board Meeting

Portage Group

It’s summer. People are taking their vacations, recovering from their vacations or dreaming about their vacations. It can be hard to focus on being innovative, creative and strategic during a staff meeting or board retreat when the sun is shining and the patio beckons.

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Member Engagement Solution #3: Recognize Volunteer Contributions

Eric Lanke

image source I've mentioned previously that I'm leading another innovation effort for WSAE, something we're calling an Innovation Circle. Ours is focused on member engagement, and you can get an overview of what it is and what we're trying to achieve with it here.

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Who Loves You, Baby?

YourMembership Blog

Who are your best members and why are they important

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Reclaiming Twitter for Conversation

Reid All About it

Something unusual happened to me yesterday. I had a conversation on Twitter. You might be surprised to hear that, after all, I’ve been a Twitter resident for a long time. But somehow the magic between me and Twitter has faded over the years.

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ASAE Rocks and Cowboy, is that a Big Screen!

Association Navigator

I’m just back from a few days in Dallas where I gave a speech at an amazing ASAE Annual Meeting and Exhibition. ASAE included all of the critical elements of a good meeting: fun networking events, good content, and excellent organization and logistics.

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More Thoughts on #ASAE12

Thanks For Playing

The Good: I love what ASAE has done with the volunteer committee structure. First of all, they've forced us to be more efficient by scheduling MUCH shorter committee meetings. Hallelujah! Sitting in a committee meeting for 8 hours is torture that shouldn't be forced on ANYONE.

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Reimagine signature events to empower self-directed learners

Aaron Wolowiec

Teacher Directed vs. Learner Directed. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, I’ll have the pleasure of presenting with leadership strategist Cynthia D’Amour at the ASAE Annual Meeting in Dallas.

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Member Engagement Solution #2: Recruit with a One-to-One Philosophy

Eric Lanke

I've mentioned previously that I'm leading another innovation effort for WSAE, something we're calling an Innovation Circle. Ours is focused on member engagement, and you can get an overview of what it is and what we're trying to achieve with it here.

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Be Social. Don't "Do" Social.

YourMembership Blog

Being social is an attitude. It's reaching out to those around you and having an interest in them. Doing social is a short-sighted marketing tactic. Which are you doing

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The Klout-Conference Connection

Vanguard Tech

I know. I know. I whined in an earlier post about my Klout score going down. But then I realized…. I’m going to #asae12 next week! also known as “ASAE 2012 Annual Meeting” for the hashtag impaired).

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Vodka and Croissant: Interesting Business Leaders

Association Navigator

I can highly recommend a couple of recent business profiles. The thing that the two leaders have in common is serendipity. Random career paths fascinate me.

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Making Innovation Happen

Thanks For Playing

As you're probably aware, Jeff De Cagna recently conducted a survey on innovation among association CEOs. The results are out, and he's summarized them in a short video: The biggest things that stood out to me were: Association CEOs have a lot of confidence in themselves.

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Stuck in a Rut? Four Ideas to Get the Juices Flowing at Your Next Association Staff or Board Meeting

Portage Group

It can be hard to focus on being innovative, creative and strategic during a staff meeting or board retreat when the sun is shining and the patio beckons. But alas, the work of associations never stops. Decisions still need to be made, problems solved, ideas generated and work still needs to get done.

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Thoughts on ASAE12 from DELP

Association Advocacy Chick

My last post was about my experience in Dallas during ASAE12. This time, I wanted to give you the highs and lows of the conference from the perspective of my colleagues in the Diversity Executive Leadership Program aka DELP. Outside of our annual reunion, ASAE annual is the only other large gathering of DELP scholars. During the conference, DELP held its annual breakfast Sunday morning prior to the opening general session.

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Three Ways to Maintain the Post Conference Momentum

YourMembership Blog

Conferences provide a lot of exciting ideas. Here are a few quick ways to get your coworkers as excited about the experience as yo are

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The ASAE Games: Goal Hunting at ASAE Annual | KiKi L'Italien's.

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

I'm excited! My hunting party is gathering in Dallas. I've come fortified with business cards, business suits, and an insatiable hunger for the games to begin. My fellow adventurers have their own goals for these next few days. As for me, I

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Scanning the Horizon on the Chesapeake Bay

Association Navigator

Early Morning on Lake Ogleton, near Annapolis, Maryland. I’m just back from a short cruise on the amazing Chesapeake Bay. One of the reasons for getting out on the water, away from fast-paced daily life, is to stare at the horizon and “figure some things out.”

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Always the Last to Know: Print Friendly

Thanks For Playing

One way to make sure stuff on your website doesn't print oddly is to PDF it. Of course, that has other problems, not least of which that it can really screw with your SEO. You know what's easier? Print Friendly.

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MoeryLAI Partners with Belardi Auto Racing in Baltimore

JP Moery

Mazda Road to Indy team Belardi Auto Racing will showcase a new partnership on the Firestone Indy Lights car of Peter Dempsey and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Powered by Mazda car of Wayne Boyd this weekend at the Grand Prix of Baltimore

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Digital Natives or Digital Immigrants: Who Should Lead the Social Media Charge for Your Association?

Portage Group

When I read newly minted University of Iowa grad, Catherine Sloan''s blog post titled Why Every Social Media Manager Should be Under 25 , I have to admit I wondered for a minute there whether it was some kind of spoof from the Onion.Well, it wasn''t and after I chuckled my way through the post and the hail-storm of angry comments from the geezers (i.e. those over 25.

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Attending ASAE Next Week? Don't Miss Our Social Media Contest!

YourMembership Blog

Catch us at ASAE 2012 at Booth 439 - August 11-14 in Dallas, Texas. Like us on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter (doing both means 2 entries.)

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