Report: Meetings Bring More Than Money to Host Cities

Associations Now

Not only do they provide networking and learning opportunities for attendees, but they also bring in major revenue for the organization, as well as the destination, and drive innovation in host cities. Those are just some of the takeaways found in a new report, “ Defining Conventions as Urban Innovation and Economic Accelerators ,” from Meetings Mean Business and Skift.

An Integrated Digital Strategy Is a Lifeboat in Turbulent Water

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When a hurricane hit Jacksonville, AACE didn’t worry about the accessibility or safety of their data because it was already in the cloud. To grow, the association needed an innovative approach to business strategy and a stronger infrastructure anchored in technology. In a crisis, like the current pandemic, an integrated digital strategy can make the difference between business as usual and a meltdown.

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Using Data and Social Media for Social Justice Outcomes: TIG 2013 Keynote

Beth Kanter

I’m in Jacksonville, Florida today to open the plenary session of the Legal Services Corporation Technology Innovation Grant Annual gathering. The last time I keynoted was five years ago! This session is my first interactive keynote based on the content of my book, “ Measuring the Networked Nonprofit ,” co-authored with KD Paine.

Members Were My Mentors: Building Consensus Among the Folks Who Build

Association Adviser

After eight years in Louisiana, I ran a chapter in Jacksonville, Florida for six years and then came up to Atlanta to run this chapter in 1995 where I’ve been ever since. They are the creators and innovators who see the challenges and want to make a difference. Do you have a formal innovation process or is it more ad hoc? After more than three decades at the helm of various AGC chapters, Michael Dunham, CEO of the Associated General Contractors of Georgia, Inc.

From Relevance to REVOLUTION. It's NOW or NEVER: Why.

Tom Morrison

Why Boards Need to Innovate. Engaging with the concepts of innovation and change isn’t about making some radical shift that disrupts the association so much it splits the membership. Successful innovation and change starts with small steps, and continues with targeted, incremental changes that sees member value, loyalty, and excitement rise year after year. (I’ve Below are three keys for tapping into innovation as a board member. Jacksonville Beach, FL.

PEOPLE.You Are Who You Surround Yourself With

Tom Morrison

Jacksonville Beach, FL. Why Boards Need to Innovate. From Relevance to REVOLUTION. Its NOW or NEVER. Today, its not good enough to be relevant. People want to join a revolution. They want an exciting experience that engages them in a profound way that will have a positive impact on them and their business, while providing a rewarding experience that fulfills their souls. I write about things that help associations achieve true transformation for the future and build a REVOLUTION.

Success at an Annual Conference: WHAT'S THAT?

Tom Morrison

I personally could miss every session at conference and still walk away with a great return on my investment, because I feel I hang with the most innovative minds in the industry. Jacksonville Beach, FL. From Relevance to REVOLUTION. Its NOW or NEVER. Today, its not good enough to be relevant. People want to join a revolution.

Why Are You Here and Do You Know Your Vital Signs?

Tom Morrison

Make sure to continue to plot out your vital signs to watch the impact of your action plan on the overall success, or need for an "innovation adjustment" to them. Debrief your action plan with your board and staff, and look at your vital signs each quarter to look at where you said you want to be, where you are, and any "innovation adjustments" needed to bridge the gap. Jacksonville Beach, FL. From Relevance to REVOLUTION. Its NOW or NEVER.

From Relevance to REVOLUTION. It's NOW or NEVER: Staff.

Tom Morrison

This is usually where most of my innovation happens by the way J. Jacksonville Beach, FL. From Relevance to REVOLUTION. Its NOW or NEVER. Today, its not good enough to be relevant. People want to join a revolution. They want an exciting experience that engages them in a profound way that will have a positive impact on them and their business, while providing a rewarding experience that fulfills their souls.

From Relevance to REVOLUTION. It's NOW or NEVER: What's All.

Tom Morrison

If you hang out with people who arent great innovators in their associations, and they arent looking to learn, your return is going to be little. We would continue to bask in our own minds of greatness and never seek to innovate and create new things that are meaningful. I hope that the discussion continues - because innovation and change do not occur in a vacuum. Jacksonville Beach, FL. From Relevance to REVOLUTION. Its NOW or NEVER.

From Relevance to REVOLUTION. It's NOW or NEVER: Keeping it.

Tom Morrison

If people only look to other associations for inspiration, we may be limited in the innovations we imagine. The quickest way to maximize your innovation is to tap into new ideas already being done by others. Jacksonville Beach, FL. From Relevance to REVOLUTION. Its NOW or NEVER. Today, its not good enough to be relevant. People want to join a revolution.

How to Be a Real Change Agent in Your Association

Tom Morrison

If you, as the “change agent”, cannot articulate the problem to your Board, and cannot share the relevant information to disturb them enough to make change, you will never see innovation and creativity to keep pace in today’s fast changing environment at the Board level. Jacksonville Beach, FL. From Relevance to REVOLUTION. Its NOW or NEVER. Today, its not good enough to be relevant. People want to join a revolution.

From Relevance to REVOLUTION. It's NOW or NEVER: Go BIG, Go.

Tom Morrison

Now having a little time to digest my thoughts after ASAE, my goal is to lend some reality thoughts from a CEO who is living the dream, and the success of an association that has grown over 500% in net surplus in 5 years, increased its membership 7.5%, and increased average revenues per member by almost 30% in the same time frame.And I have a board and membership, that looks just like any other baby boomer group (I put their picture up in my ASAE Innovation Session).

So Why Social Media for Your Association? CONNECTION!

Tom Morrison

The world of business is changing every day, and it is critical for associations to tap into the innovations in technology to help enhance our value to members and create a connection between them that cannot be separated. Failure to engage your members online will leave the door open for someone else to steal your innovation and relevance. Jacksonville Beach, FL. From Relevance to REVOLUTION. Its NOW or NEVER. Today, its not good enough to be relevant.