The millennial mantra: give

Aaron Wolowiec

And millennials are taking note. According to the plethora of research on millennial behavior, Gen Y embraces social responsibility. At the same time, millennials believe in giving back – but not necessarily with money. And so the new study by Achieve , a research and creative agency for causes and The Millennial Impact Project, caught my attention. The researchers studied nine organizations to learn how they engaged millennials in their campaigns.

How to Recruit and Retain Millennial Employees (Hint: Start by Building Community)

Higher Logic

Some companies naturally attract millennials. Lean on research, including studies and surveys, that flat-out asks millennials what they want. One such study, done by the Intelligence Group and reported on by Forbes , sheds light on how members of Gen Y, otherwise known as millennials, prefer to work. In the study, 88 percent of millennials polled preferred a collaborative work culture to that of a competitive one.

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Insights from the Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report

Membership Marketing

Each year the goal of the Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report is to help associations better understand what is working in membership recruitment, engagement, and retention. Innovation – How can associations enhance the value that they provide to members?

Follow These Tips To Engage Millennials In Your Conference Experience

Velvet Chainsaw

Millennials are eager to connect, participate and give says the 2013 Millennial Impact Report by Achieve. Since 2009, the report has focused on Millennial behaviors that would interest many nonprofits and conference organizers including trends in communication, service and giving. The report illustrates that the next generation is passionate about people not hierarchies, institutions, organizations or structures. Millennials crave and rely on peers.

Issues Over Institutions: How Millennials Interact With Causes

Associations Now

In a review of 10 years of research into how millennials support causes, the Case Foundation’s Millennial Impact Report finds that members of that generation tend to focus more on identifying the best solution to a problem than on which institution solves it. The millennial generation has been a force for social change long enough that there’s now 10 years of research on the ways they engage with the causes they care about.

Proven Tactics to Recruit, Retain and Unleash Millennial Talent

SocialFish

By 2025, Millennials will comprise 75% of the global workforce. A vast majority of these Millennials want to work for organizations that foster innovative thinking, develop their skills, and make a positive contribution to society. More than previous generations, Millennials are ready to work independently if their needs go unmet by a traditional organization. Millennial’s Employer Criteria. 50% of Millennials want to work for a business with ethical practices.

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. But using these types of buzzy adjectives can actually have a negative effect, according to a report from Gartner, which surveyed leaders about effective ways to transform culture.

2017 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report

Membership Marketing

The 2017 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report is now available as a downloadable PDF. Once again, many more associations are reporting an increase in their membership compared to those siting a membership decline. In fact, many associations report substantial growth rates. Of those organizations that showed increases in overall membership, one-quarter report increases of 6% to 10%, while 19% report increases in membership over the past year of more than 10%.

Can Encouraging Bleisure Travel Boost Millennial Conference Attendance?

Associations Now

Millennials might be most susceptible to the mixing of business and pleasure travel. As millennials become a greater percentage of meeting attendees, catering to them a bit more—in both programming and marketing—makes sense. Even another report , which called into question the rise of bleisure travel—due, frankly, to its very strict definition of the term—acknowledged that younger travelers were more likely to partake of the trend.).

Eric Lanke: Recipes for Innovation

Eric Lanke

Innovation. Recipes for Innovation. He has designed some very innovative tools.and created innovative designs for traditional tools. On one wall -they shared his princples of good design.thought there might be some relevance to your interest in innovation. good design is innovative. Be sure to add a pinch of that to your innovation recipe. Labels: Innovation. Innovation. (15). Principled Innovation. Recipes for Innovation.

Eric Lanke: Millennials Are the New Slackers

Eric Lanke

Innovation. Millennials Are the New Slackers. In this case, the blogger is Andrew McAfee and his target is the "entitlement mentality" of many Millennials. The deepest one Ive come across recently goes something like at a time of high unemployment and persistent joblessness, Millennials are asking for more concessions and perks from their employers. Its horrific, McAfee says, and he goes on to detail out how Millennials should be acting in this dismal economy.

Eric Lanke: Should Committees Report to the Board?

Eric Lanke

Innovation. Should Committees Report to the Board? Should committees report to the board?" Who else are the going to report to?". And if that is the case, shouldnt these committees "report" to the chief staff executive, the way other members of the staff do? These are the thoughts I think about whenever I sit in a board meeting and find myself trapped in a discussion about the details of some committee report. If they report to you, guess what.

Top Findings from the Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report

Membership Marketing

Yet despite these threats, findings from the 2019 MembershipMarketing Benchmarking Report shows more associations continue to experience membership growth year over year than those that are seeing a decline in membership. In addition to looking at the tactics and strategies that typically correlated to success, we also asked respondents to rate how innovative their association is and what level of value that they are delivering to members.

Eric Lanke: There Is No Recipe for Innovation

Eric Lanke

Innovation. There Is No Recipe for Innovation. Or so seems the conclusion of this fascinating blog post from Tim Leberecht of the the frog design and innovation firm, in which he reviews and connects several established and not-so-established kinds of innovation. But thats just a launching pad for Leberecht, who gives his reader a stream-of-consciousness tour of different approaches to innovation floating around the business landscape. Labels: Innovation.

Book Review: When Millennials Take Over and the Fluid Workplace

Beth Kanter

I am knee deep in developing a peer learning program for Millennial leadership development in nonprofit organizations that is designed based on the research out there. They’ve based their writing on an ongoing survey of Millennials in the workplace as well as an extensive research literature review. The Millennial generation entering the workforce. Generally speaking,the managers do the thinking and the direct reports are expected to take the actions.

The Hourglass Blog: Millennials Are the New Slackers

The Hourglass Blog

Millennials Are the New Slackers. In this case, the blogger is Andrew McAfee and his target is the "entitlement mentality" of many Millennials. The deepest one Ive come across recently goes something like at a time of high unemployment and persistent joblessness, Millennials are asking for more concessions and perks from their employers. Its horrific, McAfee says, and he goes on to detail out how Millennials should be acting in this dismal economy. Innovation.

Millennials+Content+Mobile = 6 Great Reads for Association Professionals

SCD Group

Thirty-two percent of college-educated workers reported that they never found a job related to their college major. Disruptive innovation is the name of the game. Mobile Apps: The New Event Essential The Good Event Registration Guide The 2013 Speaker Report: The Use Of Professional And Industry Speakers In The Meetings Market Headlines That Work: Has Science Finally Settled the Geek/Nerd Debate?

The Hourglass Blog: There is No Recipe for Innovation

The Hourglass Blog

There is No Recipe for Innovation. Or so seems the conclusion of this fascinating blog post from Tim Leberecht of the the frog design and innovation firm, in which he reviews and connects several established and not-so-established kinds of innovation. Jugaad seems the latest in a long list of innovation fads, "a colloquial Hindi word that describes a creative ad hoc solution to a vexing issue, making existing things work and/or creating new things with scarce resources."

The Hourglass Blog: Recipes for Innovation

The Hourglass Blog

Recipes for Innovation. He has designed some very innovative tools.and created innovative designs for traditional tools. On one wall -they shared his princples of good design.thought there might be some relevance to your interest in innovation. good design is innovative. As far a recipes for innovation go, I prefer this shorter list than the one Trish sent over (although I remain jealous of her proximity to SFMOMA--one of my most favorite places in the world).

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.

The Hourglass Blog: What's Your Innovation Readiness? Part 1

The Hourglass Blog

Whats Your Innovation Readiness? Regular readers of The Hourglass Blog know that Im chairing the Innovation Task Force for the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. The task force met again on September 10, and one of our tasks this time was to create a tool that would allow association executives to assess the "innovation readiness" of their organizations. Does your leadership embody a true culture of innovation? Labels: Innovation , WSAE. Innovation.

Include Is a Verb

Spark Consulting

Associations know the research that the Millennial generation that is rapidly becoming the majority of our workforce and membership base is the most diverse generation we’ve ever had in the US – and that the yet-to-be-named generation coming up behind them is even more so. We know that increased diversity and real inclusion produce increased innovation, better decision-making, faster and more creative problem-solving, better outcomes, and an improved bottom line.

The Hourglass Blog: Should Committees Report to the Board?

The Hourglass Blog

Should Committees Report to the Board? Should committees report to the board?" Who else are the going to report to?". And if that is the case, shouldnt these committees "report" to the chief staff executive, the way other members of the staff do? In fact, doesnt having those committees report to the board put the board in the position of having to manage the association, usurping the position and authority it has specifically delegated to its chief staff executive?

Steal This Idea!

Spark Consulting

That’s the topic of the latest Spark whitepaper, Steal Like a Fundraiser: Innovations in Cause-Oriented Fundraising for Associations. Attracting Millennial/young professional supporters. CFA Society Minnesota (attracting Millennials). Capital Area Food Bank (attracting Millennials). Member Relations: An Association-Centric Approach to Customer Relationship Management (with George Breeden , MBA, CAE and featuring Lehman Reports data), available at [link].

What Smart Associations Do Differently

Association Adviser

So if rising tides lift all boats, why are most associations reporting flat or low single-digit growth? Technology is not synonymous for innovation; some associations are having breakthroughs by going back to old tech. A new study from Iris Mobile and The Center for Media Research found that 75 percent of millennials (Gen Y) access the Internet via their phones. I checked in with two of my millennial colleagues to get their take. Hank Berkowitz, Association Adviser.

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Members Hire Strategic Solutions

Potomac Core

Factors including Coronavirus Disease , supply chain disruptions , political polarization , innovative technologies, cyber threats, trade policy, shifting consumer attitudes, & workforce shortages all complicate markets. Once the process is complete, Associations regularly: Report to members on alignment with the metrics and KPIs that help them overcome uncertainty and succeed. Millennial’s as key to club workforce. Millennial’s as CMAA’s future base.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.21.20

Reid All About it

Bruce Rosenthal (Bruce Rosenthal Associates and Partnership Professionals Network) and Christopher Gloede (Ricochet Advice) recently published a useful report, The New Sponsorship Model for Virtual Events. The report also includes a sample virtual event prospectus to give you additional ideas.

The Hourglass Blog: Thoughts on Association Education

The Hourglass Blog

Recording the plenary sessions from your Annual Conference and letting people watch them on the web is about as useful as letting them read your committee reports. Developing Millennial Leaders. Innovation. Millennials. Principled Innovation. Good and Bad Lessons for Association Innovation. The Season of Innovation. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, August 22, 2011. Thoughts on Association Education. Just two. Webinars.

The Importance of Cultural Artifacts

Jamie Notter

One of my favorites comes from Menlo Innovations, one of our case studies in When Millennials Take Over, and believe it or not it’s a Viking helmet. This week I spoke to leaders from a group of contractors, suppliers, and manufacturers about both culture and employee engagement. In the afternoon session, I was part of a panel that went for two hours (!), so it allowed for some interesting and more in-depth conversations.

Positive Association Disruption

Potomac Core

What’s more, Reuters reported that retail sales slipped in a recent report and fourth quarter U.S. Forward thinking associations continually find new and innovative ways for members to contribute knowledge, learn from others, and build solutions critical to their profession and to their industry. The Dual Millennial Challenge. As Baby Boomers continue their exit from the workforce, industries continue to develop strategies to attract and engage millennials.

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4 things you can learn from WaPo’s TikTok strategy

Association Success

In fact, 5W PR’s 2020 Consumer Culture Report says that “research shows that 83% of Millennials find it important for the companies they buy from to align with their values,” and that 76% of respondents age 18-34 like when CEOs of companies speak out on issues they care about.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.26.18

Reid All About it

Their paper, Steal Like a Fundraiser: Innovations in Cause-Oriented Fundraising for Associations , shares the secrets to charity fundraising success: Building relationships with donors at all levels and how that relates to membership relationship building and management. Attracting millennial/young professional supporters. Of all the benchmark reports released in the association community each year, this is one of my favorites.

Gen Y Favors Loyalty When Shaping Brand Perception, Study Finds

Associations Now

Millennials are practical and engaged when forming brand perception, contradicting the idea of their “brand agnostic” mindset, a Concentric Marketing study finds. Getting into the millennial mind (scary, we know) is far from simple when it comes to products they purchase and brands they follow. Sure, Time magazine dubbed this generation as the “Me, me, me” bunch —but millennials’ focus stretches beyond themselves. “Me” Get those millennials talking.

Social Media Roundup: Goofing Off for a Workplace Boost

Associations Now

Also: the cost of high millennial turnover in your workforce. How Goofing Off Can Make You More Successful [link] #assnchat #creativity #innovation. Millennial state of mind. Why Millennials Are Ending The 9 To 5 – Forbes [link] #asae #assnchat. Clocking in, the millennial way: With millennial workers projected to make up more than a third of the workforce by next year, employers need to pay attention to what they want out of their work experience.

ASAE Identifies Top 6 Drivers of Association Change

Association Adviser

As summarized in the Drivers of Change report, they are: Anticipatory intelligence : Big data, data analytics and artificial intelligence are enabling predictive analytics used to anticipate needs, opportunities and threats in an organization’s environment. Certification will need to change to allow microlearning modules to be assembled in innovative combinations for new forms of certification. Photo by Chris Leipelt on Unsplash.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.7.16

Reid All About it

In deciding to audit a tax-exempt organization, the IRS looks at the gap between the tax reported and paid, and the tax the IRS says is owed. Learn how they embarked on a data-driven, innovative, holistic and wide-reaching strategy to create an open, inclusive, content-driven community based membership model that connects online and offline engagement in whole new ways. – Stand Out in 30 Seconds: Effective Communication for Millennial Professionals.

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Building Inclusive Online Communities

Higher Logic

And, because you’re responsible for relationship upkeep, content, facilitation, reporting, etc., The second type is perception bias , which occurs when you form an opinion about a group that makes it difficult to fairly assess an individual within that group – think about how Baby Boomers view Millennials and vice versa. But learning how to build inclusive digital spaces is an ongoing process, just like developing reporting and engagement skills.

4 tech facts Executive Directors need to know about AMS platforms

Nimble AMS

According to an ASAE Foundation research report , associations that are most effective at technology management are the ones that integrate information technology (IT) into strategic planning and facilitate discussions about technology throughout the organization. By using an AMS solution built on a modern, enterprise CRM platform , associations can move beyond traditional AMS solutions to leverage modern technological innovation. What technology will your association invest in?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.2.18

Reid All About it

Nonprofit Financial Reporting Implementation: A Deep Dive. Learn how to use this approach in designing innovative, cutting-edge programs. Thu 3/15 [time not provided yet on ASAE site] – Adapt to Attract Millennial and Gen Z Talent . Millennials make up the largest segment of the workforce.

Building Buy-In for an Online Community at Your Association

Higher Logic

With a combination of engagement tools, you can gather the data about members’ interests, segment your members by interests, and nurture members with automated campaigns – all to encourage more participation and create more exposure for the content they’re truly interested in, like your new report. Many associations are looking to technology to help them achieve various goals like millennial recruitment and maximizing staff resources.