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10 Traits of an Innovation Mindset for Your Association

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Associations can’t fulfill their missions without innovation. Innovation helps organizations create and improve processes, products, services, and experiences for their members, customers, staff, and audiences. Curiosity is the spark that leads to innovation.

Chapters Could Be Replaced by Special Interest Groups

Smooth The Path

As technology becomes better at removing the distance between people globally, will more chapters morph into special interest groups? Special interest groups (SIGs) deliver unique value to members.

Are Associations Prepared for Member Career Churn?

Smooth The Path

I learned that because technology is changing our jobs will change, the skills we need to know will change, and how we do our work will change. Because technology is evolving ever faster, we will have to learn ever faster. It means the path to board leadership can not take 20 years.

6 Association Management Tips from Steve Jobs

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The kind of leadership that Steve Jobs practiced not only inspires admiration, but motivates action. Associations can learn a lot from Steve Jobs and his vision to create an enjoyable user experience and brand culture. You should pay attention to your members and your staff.

Is Your Association at a Crossroads?

Association Adviser

Tremendous insight, vision and leadership capabilities despite being introverts, according to Susan Cain , best-selling author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Thanks to mobile, members are dictating their experience with associations, not the other way around. If you’re asking the right questions and acting on what members tell you, data-driven organizations will be more successful than those driven by instinct and intuition.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.10.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… “5G, when fully implemented, is poised to be a very big deal, a far bigger transformation in mobile technology than any previous generational shift. Host: ASAE Technology Section Council.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 04.26.19

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The future of technology and virtualization has become a more important and relevant topic to discuss within your association. Every corner of your business is impacted by technology: human resources, hiring, finance, operations, communications, and member engagement.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.22.16

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What I Know For Sure About Leadership (Association Chat on Huzza). In this chat, hosted by KiKi L’Italien, founder of Amplified Growth, hear what Moery knows for sure about leadership. Building a Better Digital Strategy for Member-Based Organizations (Thirty on Thursday).

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.25.17

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The weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… Amanda Kaiser (aka Smooth the Path) has partnered with Dynamic Benchmarking on the association community’s first benchmark survey on new member onboarding. Associations must innovate or become obsolete.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.14.19

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Wouldn’t members always open emails from their association? Tue 6/18 at 1 p.m.* – Enhancing the Member Experience with Data Analytics. Learn how data analytics can help your association keep up with member expectations and deliver a more relevant experience.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.7.18

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Members need certifications and certificate programs to advance in their careers, and associations need the non-dues revenue those programs provide, says MemberSuite. Member Retention Best Practices: Keeping Members Around for the Long Haul. Event Technology Trends in 2019.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

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The council manages leadership recruitment, candidate evaluation, and nominations. Take away tips to enhance your member engagement. Technology that was once bleeding edge has now come of age — seasoned, mature, and ready for you to implement. Host: Community IT Innovators.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

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The council manages leadership recruitment, candidate evaluation, and nominations. Take away tips to enhance your member engagement. Technology that was once bleeding edge has now come of age — seasoned, mature, and ready for you to implement. Host: Community IT Innovators.

Is your Association a Learning Organization?

WBT Systems

A learning organization becomes more like a community that members can feel a commitment to. The second article points out that association members are much more “tech savvy” than association executives may think. Why is technology important in learning organizations?

Liftoff or Crash Landing? Prepare to Launch a Successful Digital Transformation

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In my last post, I emphasized the idea that the human side of this process is as important, if not more so, than the technology. It involves harnessing computing power to solve problems and to deliver new and more meaningful member experiences. Will new technology be introduced?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.27.16

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Mon 6/27 at 1 p.m.* – Road to Innovation: Why the AMS Platform Supersedes All Else. Innovation today is moving at light speed and to deliver a world class member experience your association needs to be able to leverage a strong platform to take you there.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.12.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… How are associations using learning technologies? If you work for a membership organization, please participate in the Association Learning + Technology survey. Host: Community IT Innovators.

Are Your Members More Tech-Savvy than You Think?

Associations Now

Recent ASAE Foundation research highlights the fact that a good chunk of your members—particularly your newer ones—are likely on the cutting edge when it comes to tech uptake. But just because your members are raring for more technology doesn’t mean you shouldn’t think it over first.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.24.17

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And another one: “I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.”. Wouldn’t you like them to be a bit more forthcoming with member data and information about their activities? Presenter: Amanda Myers, director of member strategy, Abila.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.24.17

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And another one: “I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.”. Wouldn’t you like them to be a bit more forthcoming with member data and information about their activities? Presenter: Amanda Myers, director of member strategy, Abila.

“The Beach Was too Sandy”—Happy Members Are a Nonnegotiable

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Technology is driving the most visible disruption. But the members who use those systems will. She is an evidence-based creator, innovator and marketer with 17 years of experience in the public and private sector. Give Great Experience.

Your Brand Is Not A Logo

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Your association’s brand is the combination of one hundred little and big things that give members an impression of the organization and what it can do for them. Perhaps it is the disappointment a member experiences when turned down for a volunteer opportunity.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.18.16

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Innovation today is moving at light speed and to deliver a world class member experience your association needs to be able to leverage a strong platform to take you there. – Preparing Yourself and Your Association for the Looming Staff Leadership Deficit.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.20.17

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Listen to Higher Logic CEO Rob Wenger talk to DelCor Technology Solutions founder and CEO Loretta DeLuca about the deal. As a CAE whose studying and exam experience is still imprinted in my brain, I can relate to this post from WBT Systems about motivating certification candidates.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.14.16

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Learn how to present a business case to your leadership for adding digital events to your offerings. PCMA members only, I believe.). What Can You Learn from Gaming That Will Boost Member Engagement? Road to Innovation: Why the AMS Platform Supersedes All Else.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.6.19

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MemberSuite identifies these opportunities, because that’s what they are, so you can provide a complete event experience like no other. Yes, there’s a fee, but it looks like a memorable experience so check it out. Organizers: ASAE Technology Section Council and Association Forum.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.13.19

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MemberSuite describes how technology (beyond the conference app) can help you improve the event attendee experience. What a member (or anyone) says they need isn’t always what they really need. Presenter: Moshe Hecht, Chief Innovation Officer, Charidy.

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You’re Never Too Old to Learn Something New

Association Adviser

I spoke with CEO of AGC Georgia Michael Dunham the other day about association leadership, career development and mentoring (see his Corner Office profile). Leadership skills that may surprise you. Career advancement top of mind with members. Hank Berkowitz, Association Adviser.