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Disruptive Innovation Creates Association Opportunities

Potomac Core

Disruptive Innovation “describes a process whereby a smaller company with fewer resources is able to successfully challenge established incumbent businesses.” In a slowing and uneven global economy, are your members looking somewhere else for lower cost and innovative solutions?

10 Traits of an Innovation Mindset for Your Association

.orgCommunity

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. 10 elements of the innovation mindset to nurture at your association. #1:

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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. Strategy Means Change.

Change is good…right?

Aaron Wolowiec

Most of us realize innovation is key to driving a business forward. New ideas, new inventions, new strategies, new operating plans. Nearly 350 associations participated in the Association Innovation Benchmarking Report , which found most associations are at least moderately innovative.

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Change is good…right?

Aaron Wolowiec

Most of us realize innovation is key to driving a business forward. New ideas, new inventions, new strategies, new operating plans. Nearly 350 associations participated in the Association Innovation Benchmarking Report , which found most associations are at least moderately innovative.

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Association Looks to Boost Member Relevance With New Innovation Center

Associations Now

Recognizing that its members are dealing with ever-changing technologies and other shifts that will require them to think differently to remain relevant, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants introduced its Center for Innovation late last year.

Eric Lanke: Innovation Circle on Member Engagement

Eric Lanke

Leadership. Innovation. Innovation Circle on Member Engagement. Im leading another innovation effort for WSAE. Its been productive, but my hope is that we will evolve into a kind of clearinghouse for innovative practices in this area. Innovation. (15).

Why “Disruptive Innovation” Needs Disrupting

Associations Now

You can be an innovator without panicking, as one critic of “disruptive innovation” argues. So, what did you do to innovate and respond to disruption today? Innovate? “Innovate, innovate, innovate!”

Is New Technology Worth The Investment?

Association Adviser

We asked Marcus Underwood, vice president for online media at Naylor, to weigh in about technology becoming more personal and, at times, more expensive. Tech innovations such as blogging and social media platforms allow associations to host low-cost, two-way communication forums. The reward from using new technology—and the risk of not implementing it—usually outweighs the upfront costs. Once you have that, find the right technology partner and move quickly.

Are You Disillusioned About Change at Your Association?

Smooth The Path

Look across our industry, and you see innovation, experimentation, and staff embracing advanced technologies. Seven years ago, the talk in our industry was about relevance. We heard that if associations did not change, they would flounder and then probably die.

Public Relations Society Eyes New Strategy Framework

Associations Now

In its new three-year framework, the Public Relations Society of America doubles down on collaborations and thought leadership as it aims to better serve its member base—one it hopes to grow in the years ahead.

Four Untrue Myths of Association Innovation that Stop Us in Our Tracks

SocialFish

Association professionals say their association is not innovating because they are under-resourced, they don’t have the right ideas or don’t know how to prioritize between a bunch of great ideas, or the association’s stakeholders (leadership, staff, board, members) fear risk.

An Integrated Digital Strategy Is a Lifeboat in Turbulent Water

.orgCommunity

In a crisis, like the current pandemic, an integrated digital strategy can make the difference between business as usual and a meltdown. We’re fortunate that the leadership understands and acknowledges the personal dimension to this change in culture.”.

An Example of a Strategy Agenda

Eric Lanke

Four weeks ago, I wrote about the essential elements of a Strategy Agenda, the new term I've introduced in my association to describe the essential work product of our Board of Directors. Associations Strategy and Execution

Strategy and Context

Jamie Notter

Leadership insight.right when you need it. Strategy and Context. in Change , Strategy - 2 comments. Sohrab Vossoughi wrote a great post on HBR about Sony and how its successful strategy in the 1980s ended up being unique to that context. In other words, a winning strategy is context specific, thus it needs to evolve and grow (we talk about this in Humanize in the chapter on Generative ). Technology is a given, and the question of “what are the specs?”

What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

John Haydon shares strategies to help you boost social sharing among your audiences. blog roundup cool technology generations innovation leadership management marketing membership social media Associations Now Facebook Google Innovation Excellence Jamie Notter John Haydon SEO Shelly Alcorn Technology Review Shelly Alcorn gives us associations in five seconds (in other words, K.I.S.S.). The 2013 Social Media Marketing Report is out.

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Inoculate Your Association Against Fear

Smooth The Path

Fear is not an association only problem, but it is still a critical issue for us because associations are smack-dab in the center of the technology storm. Related: To start or sustain an association-wide focus on innovation the association’s CEO must be on board.

What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

blog roundup generations innovation leadership membership strategy volunteering Anna Caraveli ASAE Associations Now Big Data Eric Lanke Google Innovation Excellence Maddie Grant online advertising Peggy Hoffman Shelly Alcorn Technology Review Great article on teen behavior on “social” channels. (h/t h/t to Maddie Grant ). Feeling complacent? Try a little “ mental confusion.”

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To Invite Innovation, Make Friends With Risk and Change

.orgCommunity

When we were new entrepreneurs, you could fit the scope of technology into the same neat boxes that contained the hardware and software that made it run. Their strategies for turning unexpected developments into success are a theme that runs through the book. Medicine is a complex environment where exponential advancements in research and technology are occurring simultaneously with a transformation in the way that physicians’ practice. Learn more about innovation at CHEST.

Association, University Alliance Aims to Boost Women’s Leadership Skills

Associations Now

Case Western Reserve University and an association dedicated to women in the manufacturing industry announced a new educational program dedicated to fostering women’s leadership skills. Women in manufacturing careers have a new resource to help advance their leadership skills.

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.

Don’t Just Use Data, Keep Reinventing Your Data Strategy

Associations Now

The reason the company has managed to hold on for so long has much to do with its ever-evolving data strategy. Two decades ago, one of the most innovative software-as-a-service (SaaS) products ever created by a major company first saw the light of day.

Fast Track Your Way to Innovation

.orgCommunity

Is your association innovative enough to survive in the roaring twenties? Before you answer, name three strategies you use to promote creative thinking. Xerox—never capitalized on the many breakthrough technologies developed at its Palo Alto Research Center.

Marketers, Promote Yourselves! Get the Buy-In You Need for a Successful Content Strategy

.orgCommunity

A thoughtful content strategy ensures that the message you deliver will be one that makes people listen. A comprehensive content strategy positions your association as the voice that breaks through the noise. Content strategies don’t work in silos, but people often do.

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? Perhaps at some associations. Special interest groups (SIGs) deliver unique value to members.

3 Money And Business Ideas From ASAE’s Technology Conference

Associations Now

Couldn’t make it to ASAE’s Technology Conference and Expo? Here’s a look at three money- and business-related takeaways from the conference: When revamping your web content strategy, do your research. Did you attend ASAE’s Technology Conference and Expo?

Psychiatric Association Fires Up Innovation Lab at Conference

Associations Now

The American Psychiatric Association’s first-ever innovation lab, to be unveiled at its annual meeting in Atlanta, will feature a $2,500 prize for the winner. The future of innovation in the psychiatric profession could involve an app, data analysis, or maybe even a bot.

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. High Beam Strategy.

Facilitation Friday #25: Five Keys to Strategy Discussions

Idea Architects

custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. Facilitation Friday #25: Five Keys to Strategy Discussions. When was the last time you were in a session intended to produce good strategy that actually did so?

Give Your Team Something to Shout About—Move Strategy to Execution

.orgCommunity

Women’s Soccer Team beat England, it occurred to me that the game was a perfect example of strategy in action. An Ernst and Young study reports that 66 percent of corporate strategy is never executed.orgCommunity recently surveyed members to learn more about their views on this topic.

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Mobile, Agile & Hostile: Operational Strategies for Associations?

SCD Group

A couple of stories in the news last week suggest that Mobile, Agile and Hostile might be great operational strategies for association management whether trade associations or professional societies. R2R: Concentrate on innovation actions.

The Hourglass Blog: Learning Innovation from the Mayo Clinic

The Hourglass Blog

Learning Innovation from the Mayo Clinic. Heres another great HBR post describing another set of "principles of innovation." The HBR post describes several strategies employed by the very famous and very innovative Mayo Clinic. Combination Innovation. Innovation.

Using Design Thinking for A Foundation’s Investment Strategy

Beth Kanter

What if a funder got real-time input from its grantees and other partners to develop its investment strategy? It is a useful technique for creating a more responsive, flexible organizational culture as well as coming up with more innovative ideas for programs and grants that are a good fit.

Ask Different Questions

Reid All About it

Jeffrey Cufaude wrote this in one of his Leadership Limerick posts, The Mojo of Motivation. I’m finishing a presentation on blogging for the Association Executives of North Carolina Technology 20.11 Tagged: Association , Innovation , Leadership.

Your Association Will Look Very Different Ten Years From Now: What Are You Doing About It?

Portage Group

Reading this article on technology trends for 2016 got me thinking: It's hard to believe that just a decade ago, most of us had never heard of the term 'smartphone.' Leadership. Leadership News & Events Strategy Trends

Explore Impact Leadership at NTEN’s Leading Change Summit: Free Registration Giveaway

Beth Kanter

If you want to a chance to win, leave a comment on this post sharing something that you’d like to learn about Impact Leadership or some wisdom from your experience about practicing impact leadership!

#13ntc Nonprofit Technology Conference: Plenary Session on Failing Informatively

Beth Kanter

The 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference takes place in Minneapolis next week. It is the largest gathering of people who work in the nonprofit sector and technology. Join us for a discussion about the value of failure in the nonprofit technology sector. Gaping Void Cartoons.

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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Lining Up Ways to Help People Do and Be More: Guillermo Ortiz de Zarate, NCARB

Association Adviser

As the Chief Innovation and Information Officer for NCARB, Ortiz de Zarate has relied upon agile and lean startup methodologies to project manage big changes to the processes NCARB uses to certify current and future architects. AA: How can technology assist an association wanting to grow?

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Leadership Limerick: Time for.

Idea Architects

custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. Leadership Limerick: Time for Hybrid Highs. Every Monday, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. Searching for leadership limerick will identify previous posts. Labels: conferences , leadership limerick , meetings , technology.