Social Media for Associations: Challenges and Opportunities

Association Navigator

Associations and non-profits are very busy trying to figure out social media. The opportunities for enhanced sharing and collaboration presented by social media are mind-blowing. Social media allow your members to quickly and easily communicate directly among themselves.

Association Social Media: The CFA Institute

SocialFish

The social media function at CFA Institute has grown in strategic importance over the years, and its location within our organizational structure has evolved along the way. Along the way, I took on responsibilities for digital innovation as well as mobile and content strategy.

Social Media Roundup: To Innovate, Change the Culture

Associations Now

Leadership teams in big organizations must adjust their approach to tackling issues that inhibit innovation. Reassess the mess and create a more structured environment to stimulate innovation. An innovation initiator’s tips and more, in today’s Social Media Roundup.

Integrating social media into the association communication mix

The Big Picture

Integrating social media into the association communication mix. Curious about how other associations are integrating social media into their communications mix and what it takes to succeed? Posted at 11:31 PM in Social Media | Permalink. Innovation.

Social Media Roundup: Hire and Nurture Innovators

Associations Now

Innovative ideas can revolutionize an industry, no matter whether it’s hardware or dance. But, how do you recognize an innovator during the hiring process? That, and more, in today’s Social Media Roundup: Getting Ahead With Innovation.

Association Social Media Jobs This Week – December 15

SocialFish

We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital. bottled water authority, resource, and venue for thought leadership in the industry. Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board !

Change is good…right?

Aaron Wolowiec

Most of us realize innovation is key to driving a business forward. Nearly 350 associations participated in the Association Innovation Benchmarking Report , which found most associations are at least moderately innovative. Leaves change. People change. And yes, businesses change.

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Social Media is the Wave

Jamie Notter

Leadership insight.right when you need it. Social Media is the Wave. The sand castle is your organization, and that first wave is social media. Social media rolled in and really knocked your marketing for a loop, didn’t it? But if we focus too much on social media and what it is doing to our marketing, we run the risk of missing the bigger picture. Social media is giving us a bit of an advance warning that things are changing.

Change is good…right?

Aaron Wolowiec

Most of us realize innovation is key to driving a business forward. Nearly 350 associations participated in the Association Innovation Benchmarking Report , which found most associations are at least moderately innovative. Leaves change. People change. And yes, businesses change.

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Social Media Roundup: Should You Invent or Innovate?

Associations Now

Let’s dive back into the age-old debate on whether leaders should focus on innovation or invention. When it comes to your leadership style, are you innovative or inventive? That, and more, in today’s Social Media Roundup: How To Lead.

Why Your Social Media Efforts Aren’t Working

SocialFish

This great slide deck By Olivier Blanchard from FusionMex, where Jamie spoke recently , is chock full of what you need to know about why your social media efforts are stalling.

Association/Nonprofit Social Media Jobs

SocialFish

Communications Manager, Multimedia/Social Media – American Heart Association (Dallas, TX): “The Communications Manager, Multimedia/Social Media performs external AHA news communications via the AHA homepage, online newsroom and AHA social media outlets. This position plans, develops and produces multimedia news materials, such as video, audio, podcasts, and photography, for posting on the AHA newsrooms and on AHA social media outlets.

Social Media Roundup: Lessons From Jeff Bezos’ Leadership Style

Associations Now

That, and more, in today’s Social Media Roundup: Who’s The Boss. “Take a long-term view, and the interests of customers and shareholders align” businessinsider.com/jeff-bezos-thi… #leadership #assnchat.

Social Media Roundup: Refresh Those Creative Juices

Associations Now

Tips to boost creativity, and more, in today’s Social Media Roundup: Right-Brain Ways. RT @ChatterBachs : 10 Strategies for Increasing Your #Creativity @DanielBurrus [link] #assnchat #innovation #nonprofit. Give your creativity a boost with a shot (or two) of inspiration.

Two Social Media Toolkit Examples and Other Goodies

SocialFish

Social Media Metrics for Federal Agencies - new toolkit for federal agencies, which could be useful for associations and nonprofits as well. “Social media is transforming how government engages with citizens and how it delivers service.

Cool Association Social Media Jobs This Week – March 2

SocialFish

We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital. Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board !

Innovators Network Differently

Velvet Chainsaw

It’s no longer enough to just attract the movers and shakers to provide social proof of networking value. Consider connection accelerators like social media, mobile-apps, gamification and attendee appointments too. Innovation-driven attendees network different(ly).

Social Media Roundup: Brainstorming With Branch

Associations Now

How one association tried brainstorming with Branch, and more, in today’s Social Media Roundup: Online Brainstorming Session. With big questions and a useful widget, the Online News Association is crowdsourcing ideas for its next conference in innovative ways.

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

YourMembership Blog

#leadership #inspiration #learning #innovation #technology – all in one place. It’s a chance to grow your skills in leadership. As an association leader, you have a great case for going to Xperience 2017.

Social Media Roundup: Real-Time Analytics, in the Flesh

Associations Now

Also: an association CEO’s best leadership advice. Read all about it in today’s Social Media Roundup: Check the Pulse. Innovated Digital Wristband Can Gauge How Your Audience is Feeling – Genius Idea @_Lightwave [link] #eventprofs.

Social Media Roundup: Clips for Thought

Associations Now

ASAE 2013 presenters and attendees share their video recommendations, including the key to inspirational leadership and what CIOs need to do to keep conversations productive. Also in today’s Social Media Roundup, why IT officers need to reignite dialogue with clients.

What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

New data proves that diversity promotes innovation. Social Media Examiner has some great tips for becoming a thought leader in your industry , and isn’t that one of the things all associations want? Google has made some changes to Gmail, and they WILL affect you.

Want Innovation? Look at Management

Jamie Notter

Leadership insight.right when you need it. Want Innovation? in Change , Leadership - 6 comments. There was a time in the not-too-distant past when the people who were advocating for innovation in organizations were considered a bit on the fringe. Want Innovation?

Social Media Roundup: The Latest Headache From Google+

Associations Now

That and more in today’s Social Media Roundup: A Controversial Opt-In. Social Media Hunger Games! Age does not necessarily dictate leadership] A Crash Course In Leadership For 20-Something CEOs [link] #asaeyp #assnchat.

Social Media Roundup: An Overlooked Arsenal in the War for Talent

Associations Now

Organizations that plan to survive 21st-century competition need to put more focus on hiring women for leadership roles. The lack of women in top leadership positions stretches from the Fortune 500 to nearly every possible economic sector.

Community Leadership: Getting Everyone to Participate

Higher Logic

Leadership hype always focuses on the C-suite – are your executives on social media? But here’s another consideration: have you ever tapped leadership beyond the C-suite? 66% Mature communities had formal leadership/advocacy programs.

The Results of Management Innovation

Jamie Notter

Leadership insight.right when you need it. The Results of Management Innovation. In a recent post I challenged everyone to consider innovating management , rather than just our products, services, or business models. We have come to expect innovation in our world in many areas, yet we are content to come to work and face practices and systems that are fifty or a hundred years old. With management innovation, we can solve these problems. Want Innovation?

Want Social Media to Work? Change Your Organization

Jamie Notter

Leadership insight.right when you need it. Want Social Media to Work? The session will go over the major points in the book, starting very briefly with a conversation about the real power of social media (hint, it’s not just about followers or friends) and a challenging conversation about some very deep problems we have in our organizations (hint, yes strategic planning is really dead). Moneyball and Management Innovation. Leadership.

What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

Social Media Examiner has tips for promoting your event via social media. blog roundup conferences innovation leadership management productivity social media Associations Now Cindy Butts Facebook Harvard Business Review Jamie Notter Jeff De Cagna Lifehacker SHRM Social Media Examiner SocialFishDid you observe the National Day of Unplugging last week? What did you learn? You know what’s awesome? Minimum Viable Awesome.

How Nonprofit Leaders Make Time for Social Media and Other Secrets to Adoption

Beth Kanter

Last week I was in Chicago to facilitate a session about leadership and social media as part of Knight Digital Media Center’s Digital Strategy for Community Foundations and Nonprofits. Connect Your Online Social Activity To Your Work.

Can associations keep pace in the tech race?

Aaron Wolowiec

That includes membership growth, non-dues revenue, social media and Big Data. According to Naylor’s chief innovation officer Marcus Underwood, as the typical screen size has grown rapidly, so has the way in which people use their devices. “In

Moneyball and Management Innovation

Jamie Notter

Leadership insight.right when you need it. Moneyball and Management Innovation. It’s written by Olivier Blanchard, author of the book Social Media ROI and the Brandbuilder blog. We’re not seeing how the leadership game has changed. Want Innovation?

Bringing Innovation to Life

Jamie Notter

Leadership insight.right when you need it. Bringing Innovation to Life. The description from the brochure: People make innovation happen. Innovation implies change, and change often pushes people’s fear button. As you’re engaging in making innovation happen and implementing new programs, have the discipline to maintain a focus on learning, rather than judgment an evaluation. Innovation rarely follows a predictable timeline or pattern of development.

What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

Looking for innovation? Better create a culture of unique strategy, leadership, trust, autonomy, comfort with failure, and GSD. Social Media Examiner has a list of tools to help you get there (also, my head just exploded from TOO MUCH AWESOME). Guy Kawasaki’s 10 tips for nonprofits using social media. Social media is not likely to result in sales (at least according to Coke, and they should know), but that doesn’t mean you should drop out.

The Big Picture: 20 Free eBooks About Social Media

The Big Picture

20 Free eBooks About Social Media. Social Web Analytics - Social Web Analytics. What is Social Media - iCrossing. A Primer in Social Media - SmashLab. Blogs & Social Media - PRSA. The Podcast Customer Revealed - Edison Media Research. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference 20 Free eBooks About Social Media : Comments. Innovation. Leadership. Social Media.

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Come Chat about Member Engagement

Spark Consulting

innovation leadership membership social media whitepaper #assnchat Anna Caraveli engagement KiKi L'ItalienAre associations taking a backwards approach to member engagement? Associations have always been “about” engagement of course, and in the past several years, we’ve had a renewed focus on engaging our audiences. The thing is, most of us aren’t really doing it well.

Social Media Roundup: The Role of the CIO in The Transformation of IT

Associations Now

But driving change through innovation takes more than just big thinking. It also requires leadership. Examining the role of the CIO in IT’s future, and more, in today’s Social Media Roundup. Dion Hinchcliffe, chief strategy officer for the social business software and consulting firm Dachis Group, shared his vision for the future of IT—and the role CIOs will play—via his SlideShare, “The New CIO Mandate,” during his Wednesday keynote at Tech13.

What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

Eight tips to fight back (one of which is “quit relying on Facebook for your social media interaction” to which I say TRUTH). Associations Now highlights some great recent events and studies that all point out: social media should not be used as just another broadcast mechanism where you (or your association) can shout about how great you are.

Mission possible: Finding and keeping volunteers

Aaron Wolowiec

The most innovative volunteer opportunities I’ve seen recently are related to tasks like crowdsourcing,” Hoffman said. fiscal oversight, leadership development/nominations) or legal requirements (i.e.

What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

What’s your leadership mindset: linear or exponential ? Does increased social media use make people more unhappy ? blog roundup innovation leadership marketing membership social media Associations Now branding Eric Lanke Inc. Innovation Excellence Jamie Notter Wired It’s important to embrace failure, sure, but don’t let that prevent you from doing your homework in the first place.