The Case for Sharing Information

Eric Lanke

The behavior I chose is: We share information openly and proactively, demonstrating an understanding that our actions impact others. And sharing information openly and proactively is definitely something I could improve upon.

Building Community: Real Towns Inform Online Spaces

Higher Logic

Inform your community. Starting an online community can seem like a daunting task at first. It’s easy to think that you need experience with other online communities to build a successful one for your own organization.

Conference Circuit: Information Overload

Associations Now

The Association for Information Systems’ International Conference on Information Systems 2018 begins next week in San Francisco. Organization: Association for Information Systems. Conference: International Conference on Information Systems 2018. Rundown Attendees: 1,500.

Sharing Information Helps You Think

Eric Lanke

I last wrote about this two weeks ago, in The Case for Sharing Information. Having asked everyone else in the organization to do the same, I decided I would lead by example and chose the following behavior: We share information openly and proactively, demonstrating an understanding that our actions impact others. And it may embarrass me to say it, but this may the only place this kind of information is actually written down.

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Streamlining Accounting and Member Information


AGC MA Operations Manager Barbara Canoni led the efforts for the association to evaluate various software options where all member information could be accessed in one place. We needed a system that would help us provide our members with timely and accurate information,” said Barbara. “It

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The Problem: Information Overload

Thanks For Playing

From my new whitepaper, Attention Doesn't Scale: The Role of Content Curation in Membership Associations : The concept of information overload was originated by futurist Alvin Toffler in his 1970 book Future Shock as part of his depiction of a world in which the rate of change would accelerate to the point that governments, society, and individuals would be unable to keep up – would, in fact, be “future shocked.”

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Data Informs Decisions: ASAE and Association Analytics Aim to Predict Engagement [Case Study]

Higher Logic

This will enable future plans to automatically categorize discussions and derive other valuable information. “We Since starting this partnership with Association Analytics, we’ve aimed to make data analytics top of mind for associations,” said Reggie Henry, Chief Information Officer of ASAE.

7 Benefits of Stored Payment Information


Amazon is unique in the fact that they do not give you the option to enter payment information at checkout. Instead, payment information is stored under the Manage Payment Options under Your Account. They will know that their information is stored securely and PCI compliant.

Why Data Informed VS Data Driven?

Beth Kanter's Blog

One of the questions I was asked, ”Why Data Informed? ” Being data-informed is something very different from a data-driven culture. Data-informed cultures are not slaves to their data. A data-informed culture uses measurement to continuously improve.

September 2015 Update: Your Feedback Informs Everything We Do

Wild Apricot Blog

We’re always collecting your feedback from a variety of sources to inform the direction Wild Apricot takes. This month sees us taking our commitment to collecting feedback to new heights.

FieldRise: Farmers Grow Information Sharing

Associations Now

The resulting FieldRise program gives us closer relationships with growers, and yields information ranging from simple measures to advanced statistical analyses that help document our supply chain sustainability,” Del Monte Research Fellow Brian Flood said in a news release.

Information Overload

Moving through the Association World

The past two days I spent locked away in a workshop going over the ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 standard for personnel certification. As an organization we decided this was a top priority for us to accomplish and this was a first step as we prepare to file for pre-approval. We see this as a top priority because of the increasing interest and support of the government in ANSI Accredited programs, which will greatly benefit our certification base.

Is Your Conference Churning Out Junk Information?

Velvet Chainsaw

We over consume information from a variety of sources. We have content farms that churn out junk information. Unhealthy Information Consumption Diets. Information overconsumption is a serious challenge for many in the United States. That’s a lot of information.

Persistent versus Transient Information


Association Managers that are wondering why their members are not engaging on Facebook or any other online community that is primarily designed to be a social meeting place, may want to consider that online social communities are designed primarily for transient information and communication. Most do not deal well with persistent information because they were not designed for that. Persistent information does not go away.

Your Members Need Help With Information Overload

Associations Now

Are you helping your members with managing all the information that’s thrown at them or just piling on? By walls, I mean the filter you use to keep out all the useless information in the world, particularly online.

Attention Nonprofit #datanerds: Data-Informed Fundraising!

Beth Kanter's Blog

We may need to start wearing these here! RT @ kanter what every #datanerd needs in their wardrobe – I Love Data T-shirt QlhMt4. Mission Measurement (@MissionMeasure) September 5, 2012.

Thursday Buzz: Information Overload? Not So Much

Associations Now

Information overload is overrated. A new survey from Pew suggests that people tend to handle a lot of information well, especially with the help of technology. It feels like there’s more information out there than ever, doesn’t it? The post Thursday Buzz: Information Overload?

Association Subculture: Information? Give it Away Now.

Association Subculture

Information? Associations as "information brokers?" We could see all of the information weve gathered if we could get behind those "members only" walls. The rising tides of information on the outside will eventually breach the top. Therefore, the information behind them has a limited shelf life and less value today than yesterday, less tomorrow than today. Tear down the walls and share your information - it no longer has intrinsic value in and of itself.

Too Much Information


Information overload. This is the newest and greatest challenge of our information age: With all of the content published everyday, how can we make sense of it, organize it and reference it after the fact? Clearly we need some way to separate the wheat from the chaff. Recommender systems, such as Amazon uses, are one potential answer, but they’re a little hit or miss. The best judges of value are still people. Even better, are people like us.

Persistent versus Transient Information


Association Managers that are wondering why their members are not engaging on Facebook or any other online community that is primarily designed to be a social meeting place, may want to consider that online social communities are designed primarily for transient information and communication. Most do not deal well with persistent information because they were not designed for that. Persistent information does not go away.

Changes In The Information Cycle Are Driving Conference Education Reform

Velvet Chainsaw

Conferences (and associations) used to be the go-to source for information and content about a profession or industry. While not everyone wants to be a content creator, everyone has an interest in organizing and packing information in their own, unique way.

Conference Circuit: Get the Information Out

Associations Now

The National Information Officers Association’s 2017 Training Conference takes place in Clearwater Beach, Florida, next week. Organization: National Information Officers Association. The post Conference Circuit: Get the Information Out appeared first on Associations Now

Google Knowledge Graph Adds Nonprofit Information

Associations Now

A new feature in the search giant’s repertoire prominently displays organized, quick-hit information about nonprofit organizations. Over time, we’ll continue to work on bringing more nonprofit information into your search experience.”.

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Your Senses Are Your Raw Information Learning Portals

Velvet Chainsaw

Now, what percentage of information comes though each sense? How much information do we gather from each sense in the same amount of time as compared to the other senses? All raw information enters our brains through those learning portals. Tweet. Quickly, name your five senses.

Washington in the Information Age

Beekeeper Group

The National Journal held a briefing yesterday on communications use and the state of the information landscape in Washington, DC. The presentation, entitled “Washington in the Information Age,” gave a comprehensive overview of media consumption in the District using data … Continue reading → Digital Tactics Congress Information National Journal Online News Social Media

5 Ideas About Information Overload for Association Members/Donors

SCD Group

Information overload and the number of times you email association members has been an ongoing topic on ASAE’s Collaborate. In Your Members Need Help with Information Overload , Joe Rominiecki of Associations Now summarized the discussion well.

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Member Communications & Information Overload - Finding Balance

Wild Apricot Blog

One of our readers asked some great questions in a comment to a recent post about getting started with social media: What will people find interesting and useful? Will they find excessive messaging annoying? How does an organization find a balance? Since many membership and non-profit organizations may be asking themselves these very questions in terms of their member communications, we offered some ideas on how you can begin to answer these questions.( read more ).

Survey Results Inform Literacy Group’s Next Steps

Associations Now

ILA is using this information to focus its attention on the issues that matter most. The survey gives us a way to inform the content we put together for members, expands their knowledge, and gets us all probing more deeply,” said Executive Director Marcie Craig Post.

Tips for Combating Information Obesity

Beekeeper Group

Earlier last week, I had the pleasure of attending a NetSquared DC meet-up featuring a discussion with Clay Johnson on his new book The Information Diet. Clay develops a clever metaphor throughout his book by comparing America’s overconsumption of junk … Continue reading → Digital Tactics Social Media Clay Johnson NetSquared DC The Information Diet

When We Create a Vacuum of Information Our Members Make Up Stories

Smooth The Path

“I must be inconsequential to them so they are not responding”, or… By not responding, we create a vacuum of information so the member seeks to fill the vacuum by making up a story. Where are we creating little and big vacuums of information?

#13ntc Nonprofit Technology Conference: Plenary Session on Failing Informatively

Beth Kanter's Blog

Plenary: Placing Little Bets: Failing Informatively for NPTECH Innovation: Beth Kanter, Erin Shy, Megan Kashner, Brian Reich, Allison Burns. Leave a comment if you do training internationally and want to do a “trade craft” informal session. Gaping Void Cartoons.

How An Informal Nonprofit Employee Champion Program Can Benefit A One-Person Communications Dept.

Beth Kanter's Blog

He created an informal employee champion program. He launched the informal employee champions program with a fellow interning at his agency. Are you an one-person communications department?

Achieve more: How research should inform your association’s meetings strategy

Aaron Wolowiec

To these organizations, the challenge is to transform industry-specific knowledge and information into viable training; to align education with member needs through regular industry research, analysis and trending; to connect the dots between theory and practice; and to explore opportunities for virtual or blended learning formats. So, my question to you is this: Do education research and strategic conversations about learning inform your annual meetings calendar?

Mizz Information: Spring Break

Mizz Information

Mizz Information. Saturday, March 31, 2012. Spring Break. Source: via Holly on Pinterest. Guess what time it is? Blogcation! For the first time ever were actually going away for spring break. So no blog posts for a week or so.

Mizz Information: Want Traffic? You Need Images

Mizz Information

Mizz Information. While checking out Google Voice I landed on their blog and was intrigued by the Dynamic View theme, so Im trying it here on Mizz Information. Wednesday, February 1, 2012. Want Traffic? You Need Images. Source: Uploaded by user via Maggie on Pinterest.

Mizz Information: Book Giveaway: Humanize!

Mizz Information

Mizz Information. Friday, December 2, 2011. Book Giveaway: Humanize! What better way to kick off the holiday season than with a giveaway? And not just any giveaway--an awesome one.

Guest Posts on Mizz Information?

Mizz Information

Maybe I could help someone who is new to blogging and wants exposure (not that there''s a ton of exposure over here at Mizz Information, I''ll grant you, but hey, I guess some is more than none).

Conferences Need To Focus More On Learning Design And Less On Information Transfer

Velvet Chainsaw

Recent research shows that conference organizers should focus their conference education efforts more on learning design and less on delivery of information. Their focus is completely on the content and the delivery of the information. Learning Design Trumps Delivery Of Information.

Bye Squarespace--Mizz Information Has Moved

Mizz Information

Mizz Information has moved (again). This site isn't going anywhere (for now) but new Mizz Information posts will be going on Long story short. I hope to see you over there!


How Leaders Can Get the Information They Really Need

Associations Now

A good rule of thumb is to ask yourself, “What’s the most likely way I could fail to get the right information in this situation?” A good first step to avoiding that problem is to mix up the people who you meet and draw on for insight and information.

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