Daily Buzz: Whittle Down Your Email Newsletters

Associations Now

What changes would make your email newsletters more engaging? The Wall Street Journal is starting by cutting back on the number of newsletters it produces. How many newsletters does your organization send out each week? Make your leadership style about partnership.

Here’s a big idea: Innovation can be small

Association Success

I bet that if you pull any association’s job posting for a leadership opening, you will find the word “innovation” at least half the time, either as a requirement of the type of person or a descriptor of where the organization is going. Let’s make a bet.

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Daily Buzz: Don’t Forget About Small-Scale Innovation

Associations Now

Big idea: Successful innovation can be small, too. How do you define innovation? I want to invite you to the real world of innovation: small-sized innovation,” Tatonetti says on Association Success. Keep employees happy in 2020 with these five leadership tips from Inc.

Eric Lanke: Why Innovation is Hard

Eric Lanke

Leadership. Innovation. Why Innovation is Hard. A little over a month ago I attended WSAEs National Summit on Innovation for Associations. As chair of WSAEs Innovation Task Force, I was instrumental in helping to frame WSAEs annual conference around the subject of innovation, and was even recognized as the chair of the conference itself. He adeptly focused our attention on forming new peer networks for innovation. Labels: Innovation.

Daily Buzz: Is Your Culture Really “Innovative”?

Associations Now

Building an innovative culture? Start by not calling it “innovative.” As associations strive to strengthen workplace culture, creating “collaborative,” “innovative,” and “results-driven” environments is at the top of many organizations’ to-do lists. That’s the part of leadership people often miss—enabling your organization to actually adopt the new culture you seek to have.”. The post Daily Buzz: Is Your Culture Really “Innovative”?

Developing a Thought Leadership Mindset

Associations Now

Becoming a thought leader takes time, discipline, and innovation. Here are three questions to ask yourself while building your thought leadership strategy ( based after Forrester’s IDEA graph ): How do your members think? What’s the overarching purpose of thought leadership? Use social media channels, magazines, newsletters, and the like to find a voice in your community. “Thought leadership is cumulative.

What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

How can you tell if your CEO is ready for innovation? E-newsletters still work, and work well. blog roundup cool technology innovation leadership management marketing Associations Now Christina Smith Innovation Excellence Jamie Notter McKinley Advisors SEO Shelly Alcorn Technology Review These questions could help. The future of technology , and the caveman law: tech v. primitive desires? Bet on primitive desires every time.

From the Corner Office: What I Learned About Leadership from Arnold Schwarzenegger

Association Adviser

He was a tremendous influence on my own leadership style. I like what [AHA’s Stephanie Drake] said in your newsletter last month , “Manage the talent, not the job description.” ” AA: How about fostering innovation? That’s the future leadership. The post From the Corner Office: What I Learned About Leadership from Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared first on Association Adviser.

Prepare for the Virtual Event Sponsorship and Membership Recruitment Surge – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 236

Moery Company

Now is an incredible opportunity to innovate. Now is an incredible opportunity to innovate. The bureaucracy, the task forces, and possibly the resistant meeting planners may have their influence diminished as organizations move forward with innovative thought leadership, event programing, and digital promotions. The ability to have thought leadership, face-to-face and one-on-one meetings, and the ability to promote those options digitally has been fantastic!”.

The Big Picture: The Forest and the Trees

The Big Picture

That's what the e-newsletter link promised. That newsletter did not have even ONE grammatical error, I'm sure. Be sure to check out this 18-point checklist for proofreaders before sending out your next e-newsletter to members. Innovation. Leadership. The Big Picture. A big-picture view of issues and trends affecting associations - in Mississippi and nationally. Shawn on Facebook. Shawn on Twitter. Shawn on Google+. Shawn on Pinterest. Shawn on LinkedIn.

The Hourglass Blog: Why Innovation is Hard

The Hourglass Blog

Why Innovation is Hard. A little over a month ago I attended WSAEs National Summit on Innovation for Associations. As chair of WSAEs Innovation Task Force, I was instrumental in helping to frame WSAEs annual conference around the subject of innovation, and was even recognized as the chair of the conference itself. The first day of the summit was facilitated by Jeff De Cagna , and its focus was on building new capacities for innovation within the association community.

Achieve more: The art of collaboration

Aaron Wolowiec

A few years ago, the Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE) introduced a new award recognizing innovative collaboration. I was fortunate enough in 2011 to attend ASAE’s Invitational Forum on Leadership and Management. Even more than that, I was challenged to think about collaboration in a new and somewhat innovative way. Filed under: Achieve More , Innovation , Organizational Behavior.

The Pros and Cons of Virtual Events

Moery Company

There is also an increase in opportunity for content delivery and the ability to include sponsor and vendor thought leadership. This enables us to allow sponsors, vendors, and suppliers deliver case studies and thought leadership. This is an incredible opportunity for innovation.

Serious Questions: Are associations dead?

Principled Innovation

Serious Questions newsletter. Each issue of the newsletter presents a serious question on which I offer my thoughts for newsletter subscribers. 21st century leadership isn’t easy, but it is definitely exciting! (By Serious Questions newsletter, please subscribe today. Serious Questions newsletter. Each issue of the newsletter presents a serious question on which I offer my thoughts for newsletter subscribers. In August, I launched the P.

The Big Picture: Tips for Conference Un-Bloggers (and Bloggers too)

The Big Picture

In the latest edition of his Cool Tools newsletter , Kevin Kelly points to a free e-book by Bruno Giussani and Ethan Zuckerman, Tips for Conference Bloggers. Innovation. Leadership. The Big Picture. A big-picture view of issues and trends affecting associations - in Mississippi and nationally. Shawn on Facebook. Shawn on Twitter. Shawn on Google+. Shawn on Pinterest. Shawn on LinkedIn. « How Associations Can Use Twitter | Main.

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Seen Elsewhere: Building Creative.

Idea Architects

custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. In one of my volunteer roles, I write a feature in the ASAE Executive Management Section IdeaLink newsletter called Seen Elsewhere. Books like The Medici Effect , by Frans Johannson, and Where Good Ideas Come From , by Steven Johnson, confirm what weve long known: innovation in one field often occurs when an idea from another is associated into a new context.

Seen Elsewhere: Resources for Trend Scanning, Gaming, Productivity

Idea Architects

custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. In one of my volunteer roles, I write a feature in the ASAE Executive Management Section IdeaLink newsletter called Seen Elsewhere. Staying Aware of Societal Trends and Innovations. Its quite another to also scan externally and get a sense of interesting innovations and trends in the world at large. Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Seen Elsewhere: Crowdsourcing.

Idea Architects

custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. In one of my volunteer roles, I contribute content for a feature in the ASAE Executive Management Section IdeaLink newsletter called Seen Elsewhere. Engaging Members to Crowdsource Solutions and Innovations. Companies increasingly look to customer-generated innovations, co-creating products and services with the input and effort of end users.

Now I Really Have Something to Say – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 250

Moery Company

Now, here’s what I’m fascinated by, some associations have absolutely woken up; in some cases, it’s new leadership that’s catapulting the organization forward. Check out our blog at moerycompany.com and subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

Virtual Event Sponsorship Resources for Associations

Moery Company

However, some of those changes and innovations needed to happen, they just occurred earlier than expected and pushed the necessary changes to the top of our to-do lists. Prepare for the Virtual Event Sponsorship and Membership Recruitment Surge Now is an incredible opportunity to innovate.

The Big Picture: Click Here

The Big Picture

In a recent ASAE Communications Section newsletter, Leslie O’Flahavan and Marilynne Rudick tell us that to "rev up our Web writing" we need to get rid of click here altogether. So forget “Click here to subscribe to the newsletter.” Instead, your link should be: “Subscribe to the newsletter.” I dont disagree specifically with the newsletter example they give, but with the concept in general. Innovation. Leadership. The Big Picture.

Competing in the Digital Age

Moery Company

Give yourself some bandwidth to innovate, to experiment, to try some new things, to do some live videos, to start a podcast. NAM January 2020 Event | National Association of Manufacturers | NAM Council of Manufacturing Associations: 2020 Winter Leadership Conference, West Palm Beach, FL, Jan.

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The Big Picture: Words and Phrases That Trigger Some Spam Filters

The Big Picture

In delicious synchronicity, moments later the ASAEs Technoscope newsletter arrived in my Inbox. Innovation. Leadership. The Big Picture. A big-picture view of issues and trends affecting associations - in Mississippi and nationally. Shawn on Facebook. Shawn on Twitter. Shawn on Google+. Shawn on Pinterest. Shawn on LinkedIn. « Click Here | Main. | The Best Way to Have a Good Idea » February 27, 2006. Words and Phrases That Trigger Some Spam Filters.

Don’t Nickel-and-Dime Members: Ideas to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

.orgCommunity

Their new membership model includes unlimited access to certifications, online education, newsletters, industry analyses, and communities—the “ pay-to-play ‘extras’ in most association business models.”. Industry partnerships with vendors can bring new knowledge leadership to your association with a small set of carefully thought-through and custom-designed products to fulfil your members’ needs…” [emphasis added].

Five reasons why membership is killing association business models: Part II

Principled Innovation

Through the crowdsourcing of strategy, associations can establish meaningful connections with potential stakeholder segments, identify serendipitous opportunities for collaboration and experimentation and surface hidden assets for innovation. Crowdsourcing strategy will help challenge leadership assumptions around new value creation, shorten learning curves for taking action and facilitate the design of more adaptive and resilient business models that do not depend on membership.

Eric Lanke: The Mind of the Community

Eric Lanke

Leadership. Innovation. At a recent WSAE meeting I was asked to explain what we meant in our white paper on Innovation for Associations when we referred to the "mind of community." All organizations serve a community in one form or another and innovative organizations have developed mechanisms that provide a keen understanding of what’s on their community’s mind. But the meeting planner or the newsletter publisher? Labels: Innovation.

How Associations Help Under 30s with Career Growth

GrowthZone

Today’s organizations are innovative, technologically savvy, and offer an incomparable list of member benefits. It’s a one-page pdf that associations can share on social media, post websites, include with emails, or feature in member newsletters. LEADERSHIP SKILLS.

Pros and Cons of a Virtual Meeting + How to Launch Your Own Virtual Sponsorship Program – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 243

Moery Company

There is also an increase in opportunity for content delivery and the ability to include sponsor and vendor thought leadership. This enables us to allow sponsors, vendors, and suppliers deliver case studies and thought leadership. Innovation and flexibility are needed when it comes for awards, passing of the gavel, and other similar tasks. This is something that we’re going to have to replace, or innovative, in terms of delivering this type of benefit.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.14.18

Reid All About it

14 best content marketing newsletters for 2019. – How to Overcome Innovation Obstacles in Continuing Education. Influential Leadership: Is your Organization Leading the Pack? Does your core audience trust your organization for related innovations, forecasts, solutions, and connections to valued resources?

Wise Words from the Corner Office

Barokas

Highlighting these case studies is also a good way to tell the world about the innovative, community-focused work our members do. Becoming a member of that community and gaining access to that professional network and source of leadership knowledge is so valuable. I published an article in VSAE’s newsletter one time. Those are key to leadership success. We want to engage that population because they are the future of association leadership.

Event Sponsorships Part Two: Research, Learn, and Teach – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 244

Moery Company

Over time, I’ve heard sponsors ask for an opportunity to provide thought leadership as the number one request and it is the number one thing that the association declines. This is liberating for your partners and enables you to become more innovative, develop new ideas, and implement them. Check out our blog at moerycompany.com and subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

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Building Buy-In for an Online Community at Your Association

Higher Logic

Instead, you need to align your new online community with the mission and priorities of your association's leadership. Member-generated content shows your thought leadership and appeals to new members.

Wise Words from the Corner Office

Association Adviser

Highlighting these case studies is also a good way to tell the world about the innovative, community-focused work our members do. Becoming a member of that community and gaining access to that professional network and source of leadership knowledge is so valuable. I published an article in VSAE’s newsletter one time. Those are key to leadership success. We want to engage that population because they are the future of association leadership.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.12.19

Reid All About it

To make many of the changes Mike suggests, you need more than technology, you need staff with an innovation mindset. WBT Systems identifies ten traits of an innovation mindset to cultivate at your association if you want to turn innovative ideas and strategies into reality. Here’s a little piece I did on microvolunteering —one of my longtime soapbox topics—for my state association’s newsletter.

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Email-Driven Curation: Get Your Voice Out Front

Associations Now

Curation Tips If you’re looking to create a newsletter of your own, The Association Contrarian Report’s Jeff De Cagna offers these tips. Opinions welcome: You may not be writing the content behind the link, but your newsletters should show that you’re doing more than simply regurgitating the content. Perhaps a curated newsletter written under your own name—rather than your association’s—could do the trick. Wanna Make Your Own Newsletter?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.5.20

Reid All About it

Then I lose myself reading articles on Twitter or in newsletters, and, one of my favorite activities, compiling a list of more things to read. Kit” (innovation in a box) and then crowd-sourcing the most impactful tools that people use throughout the Disruptor League. Kyle Lambert London (moderator), Manager, Association Leadership Engagement, National Association of REALTORS®. Hear from top event engagement experts worldwide in an innovative way.

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A race to connect: How 1 association energized its community with a virtual 5K

Association Success

WQRF’s other fundraising events are at WQA’s Leadership Conference in the fall. The foundation and association are two separate organizations, two separate boards but thoughtfully, very closely aligned in leadership.

Managing the Communications Plan for Your Association’s Virtual Event

Protech

I n a moment of crisis, innovation accelerates. Once your leadership team has decided to go virtual, there’s one group of people that must be looped in immediately : your staff. . By Heather Hughes, Marketing Communications Specialist.

Associations Unorthodox e-book available on August 8

Principled Innovation

Jeff De Cagna said, “Over the last ten years, I have collaborated with a wide variety of associations in the areas of strategy, innovation, governing and the impact of new technologies on the future of associating. Associations Unorthodox presents a new mental model of association leadership that questions conventional wisdom and embraces a 21st century sensibility.” s new Serious Questions electronic newsletter!

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Starring….Your Association Publications

Association Adviser

Associations are rightly proud of their member communications: Magazines, newsletters and websites represent the value of membership in the organization, while also sharing important industry news and professional development education with members. Newsletters. E-Newsletter.