Funding Industry Innovation

Potomac Core

Associations who are Funding Industry Innovation can position themselves as essential partners in helping members achieve business outcomes. Once an organization reaches this point they move to what’s becoming a new trend where Associations are funding Industry Innovation.

Industry Hiring Managers: Reach & Recruit Only the Best Candidates

YourMembership Blog

Niche job boards, recruitment advertising and sponsorship solutions make it easier than ever for associations to bring value to their industry and members. YM enables them to collaborate and become the recognized industry leader to match talent with jobs.

Hotel Industry Puts United Front Around Security

Associations Now

Roughly a year after a major shooting at a Las Vegas hotel and with the #MeToo movement serving as a backdrop throughout that year, a major hotel industry group is putting security out front. The post Hotel Industry Puts United Front Around Security appeared first on Associations Now

Association Industry Response to the Election

Spark Consulting

While we, as an industry, do need to remain engaged in the political process regardless of who is leading it, these actions are intended to ensure we remain true to our core principles at the same time. Many of you will agree with us, but, because of your position in our industry or because of the industry your association represents, will not feel that it’s appropriate for you to sign on to the letter – and that’s OK too.

Universities could help the failing marketing industry

Aaron Wolowiec

This week, the Association of National Advertisers announced a new initiative called the Talent Forward Alliance to identify talented professionals and support them in their careers – via professional development and continuing education

Electric Power Industry Takes Command-Center Approach to Hurricane Florence

Associations Now

Part of that disaster planning and response is being driven by a CEO-led Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC) [PDF] that ensures unified communications between industry and government officials.

Scavenger Hunts and Industry Knowledge

Eric Lanke

image source It''s been a busy few weeks at my association. Our Annual Conference just passed, we''re now revving up for our big triennial trade show. In fact, when this post goes live, I''ll be in the thick of things at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Seeking Volunteers For an Association Industry Campaign

Association Success

I work in the association industry.”. This is the fifth time you’ve been asked to explain the association industry, and it’s just not worth going over again. When you think about it, why is that the association industry isn’t understood as such?

Scavenger Hunts and Industry Knowledge, Part 2

Eric Lanke

If we are going to do the job we''ve been asked to do--representing this industry and helping it grow--the more we know about how it interfaces with one of its primary customer markets the better. + + + This post was written by Eric Lanke, an association executive, blogger and author.

5 Meetings Industry Trends Defining 2017

Associations Now

Meanwhile, meeting planners are also grappling with a host of new trends—because, of course, every industry evolves. Indeed, BEC will provide every detail necessary to plan a program, including site and fam trip support, RFP facilitation, customs and tax queries—plus industry contacts.

Meetings Industry Moves Forward With Safety Initiative

Associations Now

During the 2016 edition of IMEX America, stakeholders announced steps to further safety endeavors within the meetings industry through the launch of a new council. The council extends the events industry’s ongoing collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security.

Bridging the Education to Employment Gap Will Take An Industry-Wide Movement

Spark Consulting

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Become an Advocate (Not Just a Leader) in Your Industry

SocialFish

To keep up with your ever-changing industry, you have to move beyond the traditional “business leader” position and adopt the role of “industry advocate.”. You’ll earn the respect and appreciation of others in your industry. What Is an Industry Advocate?

2015 Customers, Social Media And The Hospitality Industry [Infographic]

Velvet Chainsaw

As the debate continues, take a look at how social media customer service may evolve over the next year within the hospitality industry. Social Media hospitality industry social media and customer service Does customer service belong on social media or not?

Wanted: Industry Advisory Group Members

Wild Apricot Blog

We’re looking for participants for a grassroots industry advisory group. If you''ve been involved in a small association, club or non-profit and want to be an advocate for your industry – check out this post for details! Advisory-Group-membership

Adapting Your Association (and its Members) to Industry Changes

MembersClicks

Does your association struggle to keep up with constant changes in your industry? Every industry is different, but if yours is particularly prone to change then you may want to have some things in place to ease any transitions. It can be difficult for staff to navigate themselves, let alone to help keep members up-to-date! We thought of a few ways your association can keep itself and its members on course through change: association leadership Association Views

Crowdfunding Industry Group Launches Expert Community

Associations Now

CfPA is promoting the community as a member benefit, with the goal of connecting crowdfunding professionals with entrepreneurs, investors, and others interested in the industry. The post Crowdfunding Industry Group Launches Expert Community appeared first on Associations Now

The State of the Community Industry: A Return to Community-Driven Business

Higher Logic

He attributes shifts like organizing for the gaming industry, joining Twitter and following thought leaders like Seth Godin and Lisa Gansky to his community success. David Spinks is the founder of CMX, the hub for the community industry.

How to Compete for the Same Members in Your Industry

MembersClicks

While it’s a win for your industry for any newcomers to join an association in your space, wouldn’t it be nice if they ultimately picked yours? If you’re looking to stand out from amongst the crowd, take a look at a couple of ways you can impress anyone looking to join your association!

Five Tech Tools that Every Association Needs to Be a Leader in Their Industry

Socious

Over the past decade technology has changed at lightning speed. Systems are more intuitive and user friendly than ever before, as sites like Slack and Twitter continue to garner mass use with simplicity.

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Industry Initiative Touts The Benefits of Tile

Associations Now

The Tile Council of North America teamed up with other industry groups to answer that question—and to extol tile’s benefits. The post Industry Initiative Touts The Benefits of Tile appeared first on Associations Now Why tile?

NEW YORK | Stocks end losing streak as industrials, retailers rise

NonProfit University Blog

stocks broke a four-day losing streak Monday as industrial companies and retailers rose. Transportation and other industrial companies continued their recent rally and retailers like Nike, Home Depot and Walmart all climbed. NEW YORK — U.S.

Marine Groups Launch Industry-Wide Career Center

Associations Now

A group of marine industry organizations created a career center to reduce the labor shortage by connecting hiring dealers and job seekers. Industry professionals can access the center through any of the partner organizations’ websites.

Irish Whiskey Association Shares New Industry Vision

Associations Now

Counting prominent brands like Jameson and Bushmills in its cabinet, the Irish Whiskey Association hopes to expand its industry’s market share by 300 percent worldwide in the next 15 years. The goal is momentum—something that the industry finally has but wants to maintain.

Healthy Food Trend Hits Pet Industry

Associations Now

Last week’s announcement that the Food and Drug Administration has decided to ban trans fats from foods doesn’t translate to animal feed or similar foods— a decision that earned praise from the American Feed Industry Association, a trade group for animal-feed producers.

Demystifying the China Healthcare Industry

GlowGlobally

Industry Growth Statistics. Healthcare Industry Stakeholder Map -Government, Hospitals, Industry Partners, etc. As we wrap up 2014, we complete our “subscriber-requested” three part China series with an indepth overview of the China healthcare market.

Associations Share Industry Predictions for 2017

Associations Now

As a new year begins, associations reveal their predictions of what’s to come in their respective industries in 2017. According to Cruise Lines International Association’s 2017 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook [PDF], the number of worldwide cruise passengers is projected to rise from 24.2

Bridging the Education to Employment Gap Will Take An Industry-Wide Movement

Thanks For Playing

The post Bridging the Education to Employment Gap Will Take An Industry-Wide Movement appeared first on Spark Consulting. I recently had the opportunity to contribute to Association Success’s SURGE 2018 spring conference, hosting a “monitor-side chat” with Shelly Alcorn and Tracy Petrillo on the association role in the new educational paradigm. Association Success asked me to write a follow-up article about that session.

2017 Association Industry Research Results

GrowthZone

The post 2017 Association Industry Research Results appeared first on GrowthZone. GrowthZone surveyed over 1,000 association professionals across the U.S. and Canada. We found out everything from their Top 5 recruitment methods to their most utilized member benefits.

Plastics Group Simplifies Name to Reflect Industry Evolution

Associations Now

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association has changed its name to the Plastics Industry Association—PLASTICS, for short—to better represent its members and build stronger connections within the industry. As the plastics industry grows and evolves, the audience expands.

Marijuana Industry Takes More Steps Toward Viability

Associations Now

With high-profile venture capitalists beginning to invest in legal cannabis businesses and a pot-focused nonprofit credit union launching in Colorado, the industry is gaining momentum on the financial front.

Joint Surveys and the Importance of Knowing Your Industry

Association Adviser

More about the importance of knowing your association members and your industry in depth. The post Joint Surveys and the Importance of Knowing Your Industry appeared first on Association Adviser -.

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: From Industrial Revolution Work Models To Knowledge Economy Models

Velvet Chainsaw

Today, the only true sustainable competitive advantage your organization has is to transition from doing and planning work framed by industrial revolution mindsets to thinking, collaborating and co-creating for a knowledge economy state Gill and Grebow.

Anticipating Trends Across Industries: A Case Study

Association Success

The way we plan for the future can make or break an association and its industry. Many years of working in the association space, and two very different industries within it, have taught me a thing or two about using foresight to an association’s advantage. At that point in time in the early 2000s, the golf industry was flying high. Unfortunately, golf didn’t come together as an industry to plan for these changes as well as we hoped.

Food-Waste Alliance Touts Industry’s Progress

Associations Now

According to new research released this week by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, the industry is succeeding in the grocery and food-manufacturing spaces. But hurdles remain, particularly in the restaurant industry. The diverse nature of the restaurant industry is a big factor.

Seafood, See Jobs: Fishing Industry Highlights Tariff Fears

Associations Now

Like the farming industry , commercial fishing is raising concerns about what it predicts will be the harmful effects of tariffs, using the voices of people actually working in the field. The post Seafood, See Jobs: Fishing Industry Highlights Tariff Fears appeared first on Associations Now

Trucking Industry Mixed on Speed-Limiter Rules

Associations Now

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Construction Industry Courts Next Generation of Workers

Associations Now

44 % The percentage of workers in the construction industry who are 45 or older, according to U.S. The construction industry isn’t holding its own in the era of millennials, and a key trade group has plans to change that.

Getting the Most from Industry Contributors

Association Adviser

This is not only a great way to get relevant, on-topic content from industry thought leaders, but could also be a great way to simultaneously promote the conference and session in one or more of your publications leading up to the event.

How Industry Trends Shape Member Expectations

Association Success

Trends weave their way into the fabric of an industry in many different ways, and through many different channels. We as Association executives have the opportunity to help drive this conversation and should drive the conversation, but we need to make sure that it’s the right conversation for our association and the industry as a whole. As the world at large opens itself up to more possibilities, our industry needs to be able to match them in kind.

Is Your Association a Skunk Works for Your Industry?

Eric Lanke

Are there any of those associations out there who position themselves as the skunk works of innovation for the industry or profession it represents? But those that do will bring tremendous rewards to the industry and its association.

New Association Represents Estate Sales Industry

Associations Now

The newly formed National Estate Sales Association aims to promote best practices among estate sales companies and increase transparency and awareness around the industry. The post New Association Represents Estate Sales Industry appeared first on Associations Now

Plastics Industry Project Aims to Boost Automotive Recycling

Associations Now

A demonstration project from SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association will test how well recyclers recover plastic car parts to promote better recycling processes, greater plastic resale and reuse, and more sustainable auto design.