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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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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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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.

What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

MIT’s Technology Review has some good (and less rah-rah) information on the Gmail changes as well. New data proves that diversity promotes innovation. Google has made some changes to Gmail, and they WILL affect you. Hubspot has the details.

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. It’s a sure way of learning new ideas to make stronger connections with your members, adapt new technologies and grow your membership […].

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.

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.

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

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.

Want Social Media to Work? Change Your Organization

Jamie Notter

Leadership insight.right when you need it. Want Social Media to Work? That is the topic of a session I will be delivering at ASAE’s Technology Conference next week. Then I’ll talk about the framework we came up with for changing your organization from the inside out so that it can be more compatible with the true power of social media. Moneyball and Management Innovation. Leadership. Social Media. Consulting.

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.

What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

The 2013 Social Media Marketing Report is out. People still think Facebook is the most important social media marketing platform, even though the overwhelming majority have no idea if it’s working. Social steganography (using coded language and images), teens and Facebook advertising, or your ads might not be reaching the people you mean them to reach (I wonder if that has any bearing on the above points).

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What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

Eric Lanke gets real: you are not innovative. It requires leadership, clear goals, and a strong sense of mission. Reasons why innovation programs fail ? Social media: are you speaking Spanish in Iceland ? blog roundup cool technology curation innovation social media volunteering Associations Now Eric Lanke Gary Vaynerchuk Innovation Excellence Mariner Management Technology Review

What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

If “real innovation is always the outcome of ongoing discourse among a small group of innovators who truly understand the importance of what they’re working on,” what does that mean for open innovation projects ? Does the existence of language stifle innovation? (as Tips for using social media as part of your crisis communications plan from the SocialFish blog.

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What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

Social media trends for 2014 (aren’t some of these the same “trends” we’ve seen for the past 5 years?). Associations Now shares the top five leadership lessons from 2013. blog roundup cool technology innovation leadership management marketing social media advertising Anna Caraveli Association Adviser Associations Now CRM Eric Lanke Innovation Excellence Jamie Notter Jeff Hurt LinkedIn Maddie Grant Mashable New Year''s Resolutions Socious Tom Hood

What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

The real reason associations don’t innovate? Jamie Notter builds up a full head of steam on the topic of leadership (and it’s good stuff). blog roundup innovation leadership management membership social media young professionals Avectra Big Data Deirdre Reid Eric Lanke Innovation Excellence Jamie Notter Jason Lauritsen KiKi L''Italien Shelly Alcorn Technology Review Twitter

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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.

What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

What should you look for in a social media manager ? 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.

What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

sxsw and its discontents : what are the ethical implications of new technology? blog roundup cool technology fundraising innovation leadership marketing membership social media Associations Now Beth Kanter sxsw Technology Review Twitter Wikipedia Fix your pitch (aka “don’t be creepy”). We hear about disruptive tech all the time, but which ones will have particular impact on associations? Associations Now clues us in.

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What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

” Can affective computing (computers that use facial recognition technology to read your mood) improve education? It’s a little late, but the Declaration of Innovation. What is your social media genotype ? blog roundup community cool technology innovation leadership marketing membership social media Anna Caraveli Association Jam Associations Now HubSpot Innovation Excellence productivity Shelly Alcorn SocialFish Technology Review

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What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

The State of Social Business from Altimeter Group (it’s on Slideshare, but it’s not really a presentation). blog roundup cool technology innovation leadership marketing membership social media young professionals Altimeter Group Associations Now Christina Smith Facebook Innovation Excellence Jamie Notter John Haydon professional development Sarah Hill Technology Review

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

Associations Now

With ASAE’s 2013 Technology Conference & Expo wrapped up, association professionals were reminded once more of the possibilities created by technology. 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. We love a win-win,” says Barron of the technology.

What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

blog roundup community cool technology fundraising innovation leadership management marketing membership social media Apple Association Adviser Associations Now Big Data engagement Google Innovation Excellence Jeffrey Cufaude John Haydon Mashable New Yorker Technology Review Experiencing Facebook envy? Turns out, your friends ARE more popular than you (and probably richer and happier, too).

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What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

But have you thought about that in the context of investments in process improvement and new technology ? blog roundup fundraising innovation leadership marketing social media Associations Now Constant Contact John Haydon Technology Review Twitter Want to raise more money this holiday season? John Haydon shares nine specific words that will help. The Big Board (Pinterest, that is) of marketing infographics , from Constant Contact.

Reads of the Week: February 1, 2013

Reid All About it

He says that Marketers from Mars, a new report from ExactTarget, “found big differences between how marketers (that’s you and me) use social media, compared to how real people (your customers) use social media.” They will help you be a better social citizen.

What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

The key to innovation? blog roundup innovation leadership marketing membership social media Associations Now Copyblogger Facebook John Haydon online advertising professional development Shelly Alcorn Technology Review Twitter Shelly Alcorn is hammering the “associations needs to position ourselves to fill the growing gap colleges and universities are leaving” topic again, and she’s not wrong.

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Keep the Nitty Gritty in Focus Without Losing the Big Picture

Association Adviser

Rita Chen Fujisawa of the California Association of Health Facilities talks about balancing risk with the greater good, helping members adopt technology, and why she loves working in an association.

Technology Mastery Is A Must To Succeed Today

Velvet Chainsaw

Many of you will lose your leadership position in five years or less unless you embrace three major technology areas needed to survive. paraphrase author, business owner and technology guru Scott Klososky. Technology Ignorance is Not Bliss.

FACT: Using social media will help you attract Millennials.

SocialFish

I was invited to speak about social media to the Business and Professional Women's Foundation 's National Employer Summit last week, at which they brought together "leading employers and innovative workplace strategists to discuss and learn about pioneering practices". but the idea that everyone wants to get into the social space was a given. And she was going to see how they could learn from that and embrace social media for their organization.

Authenticity: The Key to Confidence and Thought Leadership

Associations Now

Those young professionals who can define their authentic selves bring passion into their work and are able to innovate and be thought leaders for their organizations. Often, Millennials and Gen Z are seen as technological or social media experts.

Innovation is Risky! D’oh!

Risky Chronicles

I love all of this talk about innovation because it always leads to discussing risk. I just watched Rita Gunter McGrath a professor at Columbia Business School talk about strategy and innovation in highly uncertain environments at DigitalNow: Association Leadership in a Digital Age.

Review: When Millennials Take Over

Spark Consulting

Menlo Innovations , a software firm that is so transparent about information that they’ve invented their own resolutely low-tech project management system so that every person knows exactly what every other person’s top priorities are and where they stand on achieving those goals.

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5 For Friday: Leadership for Associations and All Organizations

Vanguard Tech

This week’s theme is about leadership – new methods, considerations and news worthy commentary. Social Business & Leadership. However as he said in his keynote, “our conversations about social media are not going far enough.”. How are you managing socially?

Is New Technology Worth The Investment?

Association Adviser

Last month Reggie Henry, CIO of ASAE, recounted a story about an exchange with a University of Maryland student in which the student explained that younger people aren’t communicating by email anymore, but almost exclusively through social networks. We asked Marcus Underwood, vice president for online media at Naylor, to weigh in about technology becoming more personal and, at times, more expensive. Once you have that, find the right technology partner and move quickly.

Learning to listen - the real "quiet revolution" that is social media

SocialFish

Since I write about social media specifically as it pertains to associations and non-profits, which seem to be (unnecessarily, but for obvious reasons), always trailing a bit behind the corporate world, I didn’t want to either be too specifically association-centered in this post or too “surface” or general for the audience of the THINking blog. The real lesson of social media is that it is teaching us - all of us - to LISTEN. sharing social media blogging

A Deeper Look at the Big Bang Disruptions Facing Associations

YourMembership Blog

You can find disruptive innovations anywhere you look. The change they create can come from new technologies, changes in human or consumer behavior, or combinations of both.

Building Space for Change: Your Questions Answered

YourMembership Blog

We all know that change happens; staff leave, volunteers turnover, member interests and expectations evolve and technology will always bring new advances to the industry. Ask the Thought Leader Member Engagement + Retention Membership Management Social Media and Business Trends

SCD Group: Social Media & Internet have replaced 2 of top 3.

SCD Group

Social Media & Internet have replaced 2 of top 3 reasons members join: What does this mean for your association? Check out this new research from the Society of New Communication Research called The Social Mind. Under Armour’s race to discover innovative fitness.

3 Money And Business Ideas From ASAE’s Technology Conference

Associations Now

Couldn’t make it to ASAE’s Technology Conference and Expo? Thorough research and planning that involves a data-backed strategy can also help you make your case when asking leadership for funding, Munson said. “We Did you attend ASAE’s Technology Conference and Expo?

The Hourglass Blog: A Prescription for Innovation

The Hourglass Blog

A Prescription for Innovation. This is part of an on-going dialogue between Eric Lanke and Jeff De Cagna on the work of the WSAE Innovation Task Force and the status of innovation in the association community. Hence our generic definition of innovation. Innovation.