How to Recruit and Retain Millennial Employees (Hint: Start by Building Community)

Higher Logic

But for the rest of the businesses out there, convincing Gen Y that your organization is a great place to work isn’t so easy. If you can’t afford (or don’t want) distracting foosball tables, how do you appeal to young professionals? How Online Communities Encourage Collaboration.

How to Start or Grow Your Online Career Center

Association Adviser

Starting or growing a career management site doesn’t have to be intimidating. However, many associations are hesitant to commit the needed resources and staff time to begin or enhance an online career center because doing so always seems to be a large undertaking.

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[New eBook] The Community Module Guide: How to Support Your Organization’s Business Objectives

Higher Logic

Well, if you want to elevate the success and business impact of your online community, trust us – there’s a module for that. Customizing your online community is a great way to maximize its impact, propelling your capabilities from basic to extraordinary.

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Stronger by Association: How to Start an Association

AMR Management Services

How to Start an Association. Every now and again, we go through a phase when we get multiple calls or inquiries from individuals looking to start an association or formalize a loosely knit group. objectives in place, the founding affiliates took steps to put their. Pages.

How Engagement Tools Improve Association Event Management

Higher Logic

It is incredibly gratifying for associations to see a spike in event attendance, as participation plays a valuable role in their impact, but poor event management can cause your members to disengage. The better the experience, the more likely you are to talk about it (cue the FOMO ).

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.9.18

Reid All About it

Flickr is going to a subscription model and many of those photos may be deleted unless Creative Commons works out a solution. Association project managers carry a heavy load, especially if they’re expected to juggle their regular job along with their project responsibilities.

Can You Better Accommodate Attendees’ Peak Learning Times?

Associations Now

Is there a way to accommodate both groups’ learning preferences, and what does it mean for your association? to 1 p.m., while another works from noon to 8 p.m. This means that one group will be excited get down to the business of learning at 7 a.m.,

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Association Evolution: What Association Leaders are Thinking About for 2013 and Beyond

Portage Group

The Mayans mixed things up, got tired of writing their calendar or maybe they just wanted to freak us out a bit. The association sector is changing in so many ways, I hardly know where to begin. So, to kick off 2013 on the ARC blog, I thought I''d share four (just four!)

Unpacking an Association’s Project Management Bag


But now, heading down the trail, you’re confident, excited, and prepared to face whatever the wilderness brings your way. They know how to manage time and can show others how to do their tasks efficiently. They don’t have to be managers or directors.

Serving Your Professional Community for Impact

Association Adviser

If you were the CEO of an association that strives to support applied technology professionals through training, credentialing, research, standards-setting and ongoing development of new competencies in any region of the world, where would you start? How do you keep this from happening?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.6.19

Reid All About it

Do brands have anything to teach associations about earning and rewarding customer and learner loyalty? They explain how to earn and reward learner loyalty. Another person who has dedicated countless hours to the association community is KiKi L’Italien. How to respond?

Best Association Management Software | Our Top Picks


The best association management software, or AMS, solutions are specifically designed to meet the unique needs of associations just like yours. The time and money that effective software saves leaves you more resources to devote to pursuing your goals and continuing to grow.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.2.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… I thought I knew a lot about gathering requirements for new technology, so how did I miss the boat on business requirements? He even provides “actions for today” to get you started.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.26.18

Reid All About it

If not, you’ll want to check out this post from WBT Systems about the benefits of a learning strategy , including an integrated approach to education. Your conference needs a content hub to entice customers and prospects. Wed 11/7 from 12 to 5 p.m. 1 to 15 CAE credits.

Four Ways to Get the Most out of Video at Your Next Event

Association Success

How to create a video strategy that supports the big goals of your association. Everyone instinctively knows that an upbeat and engaging video is a great way to kick off a conference, but few people take the time to really think through an effective video strategy for a big event. There are two types of videos that we’re discussing here: videos to be shown AT the event, and video footage that you’ll shoot DURING the event to use in the future.

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What If Your Members Were Replaced by Robots?

Associations Now

The revolution may be coming to an industry near you, and machines probably won’t have much need to join associations. Whether it’s five years away or 50, the advance of workforce automation is a challenge your association—and your members—ought to be preparing for now.

Using Board Members to Engage Attendees at Your Trade Show

AMR Management Services

Using Board Members to Engage Attendees at Your Trade Show. There are various activities, games and giveaways staff can organize to help increase traffic on the trade show floor. Conversations can be very casual with the board member simply there to get the conversation going.

The New Competition: For-Profit Communities with Deep Pockets


——— While catching up on my reading last week, I spotted this opening sentence in a Pando Daily article : “In the fourth part of our totally unofficial, accidental series on how vertical professional social networks are changing the way industries work, we bring you…healthcare.”.

Financing not Fundraising: 5 Steps to Jump Start Your Board

AMR Management Services

Financing not Fundraising: 5 Steps to Jump Start Your Board. Heres a message board members need to understand: Once youre excited about the mission and strategic direction of the organization, its up to YOU to help fund the strategy to achieve the objectives. Pages.

Why are competency-based association boards an anomaly

AMR Management Services

However, some voices within the sector are starting to advocate for a change in thinking, suggesting boards should recruit members based on needs and competencies. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom). Stronger by Association delivered to your inbox. Individuals form associations to collaborate and accomplish together what cannot be achieved separately. How to Start an Association. Pages.

Stronger by Association: Change your board from apathetic to dynamic

AMR Management Services

Change your board from apathetic to dynamic. Recently, a fellow association professional posted an interesting question in an online discussion group for executive directors and board members: What have you done to move your board from apathetic to dynamic? And if you didnt catch the sarcasm, you may want to carefully consider just how important and useful these comments could be. I have recruited and added five new board members in the last year and a half.

Stronger by Association: AMR Hires Four

AMR Management Services

Prior to joining AMR, Brown worked for Monsanto as a contracted Sales Support Specialist for National Brands, and then worked as a contracted supervisor for Monsantos Virtual Seed Segregation. Get Stronger by Association delivered to your inbox. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook.

Nine Characteristics of Online Communities That Work

Higher Logic

I started my session at this year's Super Forum with the same line I use to start my Higher Logic Academy presentations and my consultations with clients: Community management is not a one-size-fits-all discipline. Right now, take some time to consider: what is the purpose of your community?

Stronger by Association: Make your Online Community Active

AMR Management Services

If you missed The Drake Forum, you missed what David Sieg of had to say about “social skills” and the importance of building an online community. Sieg broke down social skills into five steps that can easily be followed to help increase your online presence. Then formulate a plan to reach this goal. One of the best places to gain viewers is your own database – use it. Directly, sites can collect dues online to decrease mailing cost.

Stronger by Association: Battle for Relevance: How Twitter, HBR and.

AMR Management Services

Battle for Relevance: How Twitter, HBR and the Army Impact Associations (Part 1 of 2). Boiled down, the same is true when we look at ASAE studies like Decision to Join. Associations serve as platforms, vehicles for like-minded people with specialized interests to interact and learn. Associations are structured that way, too, with an emphasis on membership as a pre-requisite for access to the association’s benefits. Do I need ASAE to create those connections?

Stronger by Association: Battle for Relevance: How Twitter, Harvard.

AMR Management Services

Battle for Relevance: How Twitter, Harvard Business Review and the U.S. The most striking similarity has always been between subscribers and members, but our niche focus and the ability to meaningfully inform audiences also stand out. And subscriptions fell 4 percent from 2008 to 2010.