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5 reasons everyone at your association needs to go to #Xperience17.

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#leadership #inspiration #learning #innovation #technology – all in one place. It’s a chance to grow your skills in leadership. It’s a sure way of learning new ideas to make stronger connections with your members, adapt new technologies and grow your membership […].

orgCommunity’s Solutions Day Honors Innovator in the Association Industry

.orgCommunity’s Solutions Day Honors Innovator in the Association Industry. The program featured association executives and industry leaders sharing how innovation, culture, technology, and data have helped them redesign their operations and position their organizations for success in this era of disruption. The Innovation Award celebrates outstanding innovation and the success of those taking their association or organization to the next level.

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A Meaningful, Sustainable Way to Rev Your Non-Dues Revenue. But be Patient.


They [not just executives] drive innovation and move the organization forward.Hay Group: [Engaged employees offer] discretionary effort – their willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty or go the extra mile for the organization.

Price Your eLearning Right

Blue Sky eLearn

When we realize eLearning is not bound by the same constraints as in-person events, new opportunities multiply our revenue potential. Quantify your market share and set realistic goals for expected revenue. Tracy specializes in the intersection of learning science and technology.

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What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

Want more event sponsorship revenue? (Of blog roundup changeblogging cool technology innovation leadership management marketing social media Associations Now Beth Kanter Big Data Colleen Dilenschneider David Gammel design thinking Eric Lanke Google Inc.

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Can associations keep pace in the tech race?

Aaron Wolowiec

About 60 percent of respondents to our latest unscientific reader poll said they’ve encountered more surprises in technology over the past 12 months than in any other area of association management. That includes membership growth, non-dues revenue, social media and Big Data.

From the Corner Office: Leveraging Research, Technology and Information Sharing to Keep Us a All Safer

Association Adviser

Command-and-control leadership works in a police department, but not in an association environment. AA: How would you describe your leadership style? AA: We noticed you have partnerships with global technology, telecommunications and financial corporations. PC: Executives of companies like Microsoft, Oracle, Motorola, Bank of Canada want to be connected to police chiefs because they have tools, technologies and systems for making law enforcement more efficient.

From the Corner Office: Tino Mantella, TAG

Association Adviser

Tino Mantella, Technology Association of Georgia. This month’s Corner Office spotlight shines on Tino Mantella, president and CEO of the 19,000 member Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). That makes us one of the largest technology organizations in the country.

Post Brexit Associations

Potomac Core

Thought Leadership Positions the Industry with Key Influencers. Thought Leadership Positions the Industry with Key Influencers. ABA launched the Grain Foods Foundation to provide research and thought leadership to key influencers in both the Scientific and Medical Communities.

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Thinking and thriving

Aaron Wolowiec

Jeff De Cagna, founder of Principled Innovation LLC. To start us off, I spoke with Jeff De Cagna , founder of Principled Innovation LLC. As I wrote last week, this month I’ll be exploring some shifts in association management that some might say are extreme.

Association Disruption: What’s your Educational Moonshot?


Thinking small isn’t going to turn your association into a market leader and innovator, but an educational moonshot will. At Google X, a project qualifies as a moonshot if it tackles a huge problem, proposes a radical solution, and involves breakthrough science or technology.

Do Associations Really Have it Worse?

Smooth The Path

Are associations more stuck in their ways, more constrained, and less technologically adept than other non-association organizations of similar demographics? While conducting association industry research on innovation , many respondents indicated this was true.

Digital Leaders Fly Ahead of Disruption


Technology is our silent partner in the challenging job of keeping the economy moving during COVID-19. For others, the abrupt technological, administrative and cultural shift has been destabilizing. My interest in technology didn’t spring from being a math or science geek, far from it.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.29.20

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It covers virtual event strategy and technology, including a list of platforms for different purposes. The Online News Association is turning their conference into a virtual “ global journalism innovation festival.”

Do Whatever Rings the Cash Register: Associations & NonDues

SCD Group

is the Chief Executive Officer of the 36,000 member American Optometric Association highlighted non-dues revenue in a meeting of the St. Louis Institute for Association Leadership (STIAL). Louis Institute for Association Leadership (STIAL) featured non-dues revenue at its April meeting.

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. This is how you can prove your new member community will be a valuable technology investment. Growing Non-Dues Revenue.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.15.20

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Chapters can continue to generate non-dues revenue by partnering with their sponsors in new ways. Billhighway explains how to help chapters leverage their event and content assets to deliver desperately needed revenue to their bottom line and value to sponsors.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.29.19

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I continue to learn new things about the “bones” of an AMS, a technology I thought I knew enough about but apparently didn’t. Dan Hickey at DelCor Technology Solutions explains how to avoid application sprawl by taking a strategic approach to Office 365.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.22.20

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Billhighway explains how virtual events can help sponsors and exhibitors achieve their marketing goals —while helping chapters achieve their revenue goals. The goals they discuss are thought leadership, meeting leads and decision-makers, product showcasing and brand awareness.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.1.20

Reid All About it

Pair his post with this one from Northstar Meetings Group: 17 ideas for incorporating revenue-generating opportunities into your online meetings, conferences and webcasts. How is your association demonstrating leadership to its members and community?

Competing in the Digital Age

Moery Company

Associations need to embrace these new technologies and use them to compete in today’s world and set themselves up for success for what’s to come tomorrow and beyond. Give yourself some bandwidth to innovate, to experiment, to try some new things, to do some live videos, to start a podcast.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.8.20

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Keith Skillman, CAE (moderator), senior research and content advisor, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership. Host: Association Women Technology Champions (AWTC). Explore virtual experience quality filters that will best position your event for participation, value and revenue.

Why business model thinking matters to associations

Principled Innovation

Finding the next trajectory of association success begins with the challenging yet necessary work of business model innovation. Business model innovation demands that associations identify imaginative ways to create and deliver radical new value to their stakeholders, begin building future market share and capture sustainable revenue streams back into their organizations. Business Model Innovation

The Participant Value Game: Time to Go Deep & Wide

Velvet Chainsaw

Reality #3: As Boomers exit and Gen X ascends to the leadership suite, these value discussions will intensify. In today’s high-tech world, when conference or membership revenues stagnate or dip, we often turn to technology. Tweet.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 04.19.19

Reid All About it

While listening to speakers and fellow attendees at digitalNow , I kept thinking associations are their own worst enemy when it comes to innovation. This week’s post at WBT Systems resonates with that line of thought: they explore nine barriers to association innovation.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.12.19

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Mike Guerrieri at DelCor Technology Solutions shares his observations and advice from two years of association technology assessments. To make many of the changes Mike suggests, you need more than technology, you need staff with an innovation mindset.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.14.18

Reid All About it

If you’ve ever tried to get people at work to adopt a new technology, you know what kind of uphill battle that can be. Fíonta explains the reasons behind resistance to change and provides change management advice for technology, in their case, Salesforce, implementations.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.11.19

Reid All About it

Even though WBT is a learning management system (LMS) provider, not one of the trends and opportunities they highlight is about technology. Ernie Smith at Associations Now talks about three technology trends that associations should keep their eye on. Technology Trends Round Table 2019.

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Members Hire Constant Transformation

Potomac Core

Despite profitability, Industries are using new technologies to prepare for whatever comes next. Have Fearless implementation in their DNA – Fast moving culture with energized staff in a time of innovation and rapid change. Late Breaking News. Members Hire Constant Transformation.

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

Association Adviser

Some members have over $1 billion in revenue and hundreds of employees. I attribute the success of that program to a wise, longstanding member who saw two things we needed to get out in front of: (a) young leaders and (b) technology. AA: How would you describe your leadership style?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.10.19

Reid All About it

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: 11.16.18

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David DeLorenzo at DelCor says you don’t necessarily need a CIO on staff but you do need a technology leader with the CIO mindset. Some quick hits before we get to this week’s list of free webinars: Thought leadership is an overused buzzword but it’s also a highly effective marketing strategy.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.24.20

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Your non-dues revenue doesn’t have to suffer when you move to virtual. Robert Skelton, CAE (moderator), chief administrative officer, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership. Christina Lewellen MBA, CAE, Executive Director, Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools.

IT Maturity and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs


When we perform technology assessments for our clients using our ITMM, we often identify things that need to be fixed (pathologies) and provide suggested remedies, but we also offer recommendations for the organization to advance their IT capabilities and maturity to higher levels (potential).

2015 Association Management Trends and Important News from YM

YourMembership Blog

Learning Management Systems have quickly come to the forefront of technology offerings for associations to consider as they look for new ways to drive greater engagement while enhancing their continuing education offerings to members. The leadership vacuum. Welcome to 2015!

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.15.19

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Learn about different opportunities to make connections between national and state chapters, and the benefits of leveraging your chapters through existing technology channels. Top Ways to Skyrocket Revenue in 2019 and Beyond. Clearly, these innovations are promising.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.6.19

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– Strategic Revenue Growth: Thinking Beyond Members and Sponsors. The pressure to grow non-dues revenue is greater than ever for associations of all types and sizes. Karim Guirguis, chief strategy and innovation officer at the American Bankruptcy Institute.

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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. Presenter: David DeLorenzo, CIO, DelCor Technology Solutions. Host: Community IT Innovators.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.25.16

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Planning an AMS selection/implementation or some other technology project? Guests: John Graham, CAE, president and CEO, ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership. The Future of Event Technology: 2017 Trend Watch. Explore what’s in store for event technology in 2017.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.25.16

Reid All About it

Planning an AMS selection/implementation or some other technology project? Guests: John Graham, CAE, president and CEO, ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership. The Future of Event Technology: 2017 Trend Watch. Explore what’s in store for event technology in 2017.

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