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Why and How Rituals Build Resilience in the Nonprofit Workplace

Beth Kanter

Last week I presented a session at the Nonprofit Technology Conference called “ Activating A Culture of Resilience for Sustainable Impact ,” with fellow NTEN board members, Ananda Leeke & Meico Whitlock as well as Carrie Rice. We each tackled a different aspect of resilience.

Preparing for Precipitating Events

Idea Architects

Home Depot. USPS. U-Haul. Lowes. AT&T. When infrequent exchanges with these comp an ies become almost daily interactions it c an only mean one thing: you're moving and are involved in a home renovation.

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Daily Buzz: Act on Member Feedback

Associations Now

You asked for member feedback and received it. Now, what are your organization’s next steps? Also: plan authentic meeting experiences. So, you’ve asked for member feedback, and now the suggestion box is full. What next?

Six Elements of a Useful Educational Needs Assessment

WBT Systems

Six Elements of a Useful Educational Needs Assessment. Read more about Six Elements of a Useful Educational Needs Assessment

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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.22.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… In a two-part series ( part 1 and part 2 ) on Association Adviser , Jeff De Cagna, FRSA, FASAE, executive advisor for Foresight First LLC, writes about building a future-ready association.

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The Lifelong Learner’s Guide to Success: Future-Proofing Your Career; Part One

Blue Sky eLearn

Times are changing; and so are schools, jobs, and the correlation they have between learning and earning. A college degree used to be the main requirement for an individual to start a successful and cognitively-satisfying career.

Nonprofit Tax Compliance: Three Things You Need to Know

Wild Apricot

Learn three things you need to know about nonprofit tax compliance, and how to implement them from a filing expert

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Research for Key Accounts

Moery Company

JP Moery has recently been speaking about his Key Accounts Program, which focuses on the “Big Fish” – those big membership prospects your organization has been trying to recruit but can’t seem to bring across the finish line.

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4 Tips for Generating More Non-Dues Revenue from Advertising

Higher Logic

If you’re from the Midwest, you probably know someone who loves pickling anything and everything. (Or Or maybe you’re that person?). The picklers I know are all about pickling – from eggs to cukes to fruits.

As Mentoring Evolves, Mix the Tech With the Traditional

Associations Now

Young professionals can gain a lot of perspective from workplace mentors—even if they communicate via new tools like apps. But experts say face-to-face interactions still have a major role. As a new generation of professionals enters the workforce, does mentoring need to change?

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The Lifelong Learner’s Guide to Success: Future Proofing Your Career, Part One

Blue Sky eLearn

Times are changing; and so are schools, jobs, and the correlation they have between learning and earning. A college degree used to be the main requirement for an individual to start a successful and cognitively-satisfying career. We pay tuition for higher education because we look at it as an investment in ourselves, assuming it will provide us with higher wages and thought-provoking work. This proved to be true for a number of decades, but there are several glaring trends that now say otherwise.

JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 182: Why Podcast? There are More Than 100 Million Reasons…

Moery Company

Host JP Moery offers two association-specific approaches to podcasting, and he encourages leaders in the nonprofit community to pick up the mic and jump into the podcasting game. More than 124 million people are listening – that’s why – and, listenership continues to grow year after year.


Sneak peek: Benchmark report on small-staff associations

YourMembership Blog

Associations with small staffs face big challenges. They must attract and engage new members and plan for their organization’s future. But what are their top priorities? Are they expecting growth? How are they preparing for the future? Community Brands set out to answer these and other questions in a recent survey of small staff (10. The post Sneak peek: Benchmark report on small-staff associations appeared first on YourMembership.

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Survey: A Little Bit of Paid Search Goes a Long Way for SEO

Associations Now

A recent survey finds that paid search can often improve your search engine optimization strategy by helping your organization target its attack.

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Engineering for Eighth Graders

Eric Lanke

My association sponsors an outreach and education program for eighth graders.

The Value of Sales Data

Moery Company

In the last few months, I’ve had the opportunity to present before groups about trends in membership recruitment. Particularly with state associations and different trade organizations looking to expand their membership. Often the challenge is they don’t have full-time salespeople.

5 Reminders for Shooting High-Quality Video on Your Phone


You’ve heard it (and probably seen it) time and time again: Video content is growing in popularity. Now that may either excite you or terrify you, depending on your comfort level with filming video.

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Daily Buzz: Maximize Your Content Marketing Strategy

Associations Now

Content is just content unless it’s working to achieve a higher goal. Also: why a meeting’s change initiative often fails.

March udpdate

Wild Apricot

The countdown to PersoniFest 2019 is on! In just under 3 weeks our user conference will kick off in Savannah, Georgia, April 7-10. It’s going to be packed with product training, sessions on marketing and growth , and of course cocktail hours, networking

Association Staff Stretched to the Limit? How to Get More for Your Association Without Breaking Your Team

Association Adviser

The new norm is to have more work to do than can possibly be done with the current level of resources. What can association professionals do to make the most of the resources they have without leading to staff burnout?

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6 Steps to Generating a Brilliant Annual Report


Tweet An Annual Report isn’t just for your association’s Board of Directors.; it’s a valuable tool you can use to highlight your association’s successes and leverage to develop partnerships with sponsors. Here are six steps for writing an effective association annual report: Define the Audience.

#ASAEIdeas19: Go Big by Going Small

Associations Now

Move over, BHAG. According to several speakers on day two of the ASAE Great Ideas Conference, sometimes the best path to innovation is to set aside the big, hairy, audacious goal and go small instead. Your next big idea may be a small one.

Do’s and Don’ts of Selecting a Learning Management System (LMS)


Many associations and chambers toy with the idea of adding a Learning Management System (or LMS) to their tech ecosystem. This especially holds true if you’re in an industry that depends on continued education and certifications.

Reinventing Association Governance

Association Success

What is the future of governing? As the sun came up on our last day at the Mayan Dude Ranch, my mind was spinning. Circling around something. Tightening in like our trick roper’s lasso the previous night. No doubt, this all had a little to do with the potent smell of cowboy coffee, horse hair, and last night’s bourbon in my nostrils as we dug into breakfast.

Website Governance for Associations


Tweet You never get a second chance to make a first impression. And often, the first impression of your association happens when a prospective member visits your website. Precisely why you need to know about website governance. So, what is it?

Daily Buzz: It’s Time for a Needs Assessment

Associations Now

A needs assessment isn’t a once-a-year (or longer!) gig—it’s something your association should be focusing on habitually. Also: networking opportunities for remote employees. When is the last time your association conducted a member needs assessment?

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[The Highlight Reel] Best Practices for Onboarding New Members


So a new member joins your association or chamber - YAY! That means more growth for your organization and another person who believes in and supports your mission.

An Email Game-Changer!

Moery Company

Adding an action item at the end of an email is a game changer! How many emails do you send per day? Do they all say relatively the same thing? I recently experienced a dramatic increase in responses just by changing the last sentence of my emails.

Weighing the Return On Not Investing

Association Success

How can you address the return on not investing on technological growth? A while ago, while keynoting a conference on using data and new technology, and there was one particular person in the audience who was full of questions. This person was asking about the Return on Investment (ROI) on this, that, and the other. At a certain point, I got off the stage, walked up to this attendee, and asked them what inaction will result in, what is the return on not investing?

#ASAEIdeas19: Three Ways to Unlock Your Creativity

Associations Now

Innovation sounds scary, but everyone has the power to think differently, according to three keynote speakers who opened the 2019 ASAE Great Ideas Conference Sunday. They offered three ways to reawaken your creative side. Want to get creative?

How taking members “behind-the-scenes” can benefit your association’s social media presence


Many associations think their social media presence needs to focus solely on looking professional, so they lean toward an all-business… The post How taking members “behind-the-scenes” can benefit your association’s social media presence appeared first on MultiView.

Baby Steps

Effective Database

One of the keys to developing good data management habits is to be aware of biting off more than you can chew. Or to put it another way, when you set out to change some data management habit, start with baby steps rather than some huge, unattainable goal.

A CEO’s wish list for association staff

Association Success

Caring about your organization means embodying the acronym ‘IF U CARE’. An organization is only as good as its people. This is also true for associations, who not only employ staff, but also attract volunteers to promote its work and advocacies. As a chief executive of an association, I embody the aspirations of my staff and volunteers. I label these aspirations through an acronym, “IF U CARE”, and here is what it stands for: “ I ” is for initiative.