Daily Buzz: Whittle Down Your Email Newsletters

Associations Now

What changes would make your email newsletters more engaging? The Wall Street Journal is starting by cutting back on the number of newsletters it produces. How many newsletters does your organization send out each week?

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.

Eric Lanke: Why Innovation is Hard

Eric Lanke

Innovation. Why Innovation is Hard. A little over a month ago I attended WSAEs National Summit on Innovation for Associations. We werent talking directly about making your own association more innovative (that would get more attention on day two). Labels: Innovation.

Making Innovation Happen Survey: Sharing Key Results

Principled Innovation

Making Innovation Happen Survey. A key takeaway from the survey results is that while association CEOs are focused on driving innovation primarily as a cultural intervention, they are having less success with building innovation as a sustainable organizational capability. This may help explain the top five priorities they have identified for the next twelve months: Building board support and encouragement for innovation. Business model innovation.

Making Innovation Happen Survey: Preliminary Results

Principled Innovation

In preparation for ASAE’s Annual Meeting next week, I wanted to share some preliminary results from the Making Innovation Happen Survey we conducted during the month of June. Associations CEOs believe other stakeholders trust their innovation decisions, but in return they express less confidence in some of those stakeholders when it comes to pursuing the work of innovation. s new Serious Questions electronic newsletter! Making Innovation Happen

Did You Know? Associations Plan to Innovate Membership (Again) in 2018

Association Adviser

Last month, we asked readers in what area they plan to make the most innovative changes in 2018. Fifty-seven percent of respondents named this their top area for planned innovations. What does innovation in membership look like? Features Did You Know Innovation membership

Did You Know? Associations Plan to Innovate Membership (Again) in 2018

Association Adviser

Last month, we asked readers in what area they plan to make the most innovative changes in 2018. Fifty-seven percent of respondents named this their top area for planned innovations. What does innovation in membership look like? Did You Know Innovation membership

Social media offers innovative ways to reach out

SocialFish

This is a guest post by Ekaterina Walter, a social innovator at Intel and the author of “ Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook’s Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg ”.

Innovation, Freeloaders, Mistakes & 3 Other Reads for Association Executives

SCD Group

This could be donating to a cause, downloading a PDF, subscribing to an email newsletter, visiting a store, or buying a product. Innovation Starts With Observing Your Conference Attendees In Action By Jeff Hurt via Velvet Chainsaw’s Midcourse Corrections What do conference organizers need in order to embrace innovation in their conferences, meetings and events? Innovation requires well-developed, intentional observation.

Association Ideas Borrowed From For-Profits

Smooth The Path

Our members wonder the same thing each time they consider clicking a link to an article in our newsletters. The CEO’s behavior dictates how innovative an association will be. Often we try best in class strategies and tactics from other associations.

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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 Big Picture: The Forest and the Trees

The Big Picture

That's what the e-newsletter link promised. That newsletter did not have even ONE grammatical error, I'm sure. Be sure to check out this 18-point checklist for proofreaders before sending out your next e-newsletter to members. Innovation. The Big Picture. A big-picture view of issues and trends affecting associations - in Mississippi and nationally. Shawn on Facebook. Shawn on Twitter. Shawn on Google+. Shawn on Pinterest. Shawn on LinkedIn.

Associations Are Way More Malleable Than We Think They Are

Smooth The Path

We must have a newsletter. Members give us permission to add new innovations, to improve current offerings, and even to discontinue benefits that have gotten stale. There is a certain Amanda-ness about me. There are characteristics that make me, well, me.

Thanks For Playing: Always the Last to Know: Readz

Thanks For Playing

Does your association have a magazine or newsletter? The Grassroots Innovation Leader. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thanks For Playing. Seeking community in associations since 2008. 25 June 2012. Always the Last to Know: Readz. Is it online? Is it just a boring plain HTML version of the printed stories? Readz wants to help you out, by making a multimedia rich version of your publications that looks gorgeous on tablets. Share on FriendFeed. Labels: cool technology.

The Big Picture: Tips for Conference Un-Bloggers (and Bloggers too)

The Big Picture

In the latest edition of his Cool Tools newsletter , Kevin Kelly points to a free e-book by Bruno Giussani and Ethan Zuckerman, Tips for Conference Bloggers. Innovation. The Big Picture. A big-picture view of issues and trends affecting associations - in Mississippi and nationally.

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Extreme trends or the new normal?

Aaron Wolowiec

I’ll talk to two experts in innovation, Jeff de Cagna , founder of Principled Innovation LLC, and Sarah Sladek , founder of XYZ University. Gone are the days of 10-page newsletters and here to stay are the days of SMS alerts.

What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

How can you tell if your CEO is ready for innovation? E-newsletters still work, and work well. blog roundup cool technology innovation leadership management marketing Associations Now Christina Smith Innovation Excellence Jamie Notter McKinley Advisors SEO Shelly Alcorn Technology Review These questions could help. The future of technology , and the caveman law: tech v. primitive desires? Bet on primitive desires every time.

The era of strategic planning is over

Principled Innovation

Associations unable to generate organic growth through innovation. ’s new Serious Questions electronic newsletter! Associations Unorthodox Business Model Innovation Making Innovation Happen Strategies for Progress

Goodbye e-learning

Aaron Wolowiec

There’s a goldmine of information in the report, which you can get for free if you subscribe to Tagoras’ free e-newsletter. As a former journalist, I love data. And trend data are even better.

Association Alumni Networks

Spark Consulting

They posit things like discounts, company swag, free insights or intelligence reports, and alumni newsletters for company alumni. A special newsletter? innovation membership Harvard Business Review

Don’t Nickel-and-Dime Members: Ideas to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

.orgCommunity

Their new membership model includes unlimited access to certifications, online education, newsletters, industry analyses, and communities—the “ pay-to-play ‘extras’ in most association business models.”.

Serious Questions: What will it take for your association’s stakeholders to thrive?

Principled Innovation

Serious Questions newsletter. Each issue of the newsletter presents a serious question on which I offer my thoughts for newsletter subscribers. Blog once the current month’s issue of the newsletter is released. The ways in which associations answer this question certainly will exert great influence on how future value propositions, stakeholder segments and stakeholder relationships are defined, and will help shape future organizational investments in innovation.

Serious Questions: Are associations dead?

Principled Innovation

Serious Questions newsletter. Each issue of the newsletter presents a serious question on which I offer my thoughts for newsletter subscribers. Serious Questions newsletter, please subscribe today. Serious Questions newsletter. Each issue of the newsletter presents a serious question on which I offer my thoughts for newsletter subscribers. Associations Unorthodox Business Model Innovation Strategies for Progress #seriousquestions

Not All Association Improvements Are Additive

Smooth The Path

Paring down the newsletter so it can be read in 5 minutes, no make that 3 minutes. Association Innovation Association Strategy association innovation association strategy complex complexity discontinue marketing strategy simplicity simplify sunset

The Big Picture: Click Here

The Big Picture

In a recent ASAE Communications Section newsletter, Leslie O’Flahavan and Marilynne Rudick tell us that to "rev up our Web writing" we need to get rid of click here altogether. So forget “Click here to subscribe to the newsletter.” Instead, your link should be: “Subscribe to the newsletter.” I dont disagree specifically with the newsletter example they give, but with the concept in general. Innovation. The Big Picture.

Five reasons why membership is killing association business models: Part I

Principled Innovation

Going forward, stakeholder intimacy and empathy, not industry or professional tradition and orthodoxy, must guide the work of business model innovation. ’s new Serious Questions electronic newsletter! Associations Unorthodox Business Model Innovation Strategies for Progress The Future of AssociatingMembership is perhaps the most sacred tenet in all of association orthodoxy.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Seen Elsewhere: Building Creative.

Idea Architects

custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. In one of my volunteer roles, I write a feature in the ASAE Executive Management Section IdeaLink newsletter called Seen Elsewhere. Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects.

Seen Elsewhere: Resources for Trend Scanning, Gaming, Productivity

Idea Architects

custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. In one of my volunteer roles, I write a feature in the ASAE Executive Management Section IdeaLink newsletter called Seen Elsewhere. Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects.

Eric Lanke: The Mind of the Community

Eric Lanke

Innovation. At a recent WSAE meeting I was asked to explain what we meant in our white paper on Innovation for Associations when we referred to the "mind of community." But the meeting planner or the newsletter publisher? Labels: Innovation. Innovation. (15).

The Big Picture: Words and Phrases That Trigger Some Spam Filters

The Big Picture

In delicious synchronicity, moments later the ASAEs Technoscope newsletter arrived in my Inbox. Innovation. The Big Picture. A big-picture view of issues and trends affecting associations - in Mississippi and nationally. Shawn on Facebook. Shawn on Twitter. Shawn on Google+. Shawn on Pinterest. Shawn on LinkedIn. « Click Here | Main. | The Best Way to Have a Good Idea » February 27, 2006. Words and Phrases That Trigger Some Spam Filters.

Things We Must Do

Eric Lanke

image source I had the pleasure of facilitating a few roundtable discussions at WSAE's second annual National Summit on Association Innovation last week. Our topic was "Creating a Culture of Innovation." Create a sense of urgency around the need for innovative change.

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Five reasons why membership is killing association business models: Part III

Principled Innovation

The work of business model innovation offers associations an opportunity to reconsider the narrow focus on membership in favor of more open and inclusive approaches to new value creation. s new Serious Questions electronic newsletter! Associations Unorthodox Business Model Innovation Strategies for Progress The Future of AssociatingMembership is perhaps the most sacred tenet in all of association orthodoxy.

Achieve more: The art of collaboration

Aaron Wolowiec

A few years ago, the Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE) introduced a new award recognizing innovative collaboration. Even more than that, I was challenged to think about collaboration in a new and somewhat innovative way. Naturally, these projects gain the attention of top leadership, are allotted disproportionately more time on the board agenda, and appear first in both the monthly newsletter and the year-end report.

Five reasons why membership is killing association business models: Part II

Principled Innovation

Through the crowdsourcing of strategy, associations can establish meaningful connections with potential stakeholder segments, identify serendipitous opportunities for collaboration and experimentation and surface hidden assets for innovation. s new Serious Questions electronic newsletter! Associations Unorthodox Business Model Innovation Strategies for Progress The Future of AssociatingMembership is perhaps the most sacred tenet in all of association orthodoxy.

Learning Along The Way: Transitioning a Client When an Executive.

Learning Along the Way

I was excited to receive my copy of ASAEs AMC Connection December 2009 e-newsletter. You see, this newsletter contains my first ever published article, "Transitioning a Client When an Executive Leaves". Ive reprinted the article below for those of you who can not access the e-newsletter. They have many great resources, like this newsletter, to offer association professionals. Principled Innovation LLC. About. Archives. Learning Along The Way.

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Purchasing New Association Technology

Higher Logic

For instance, is having your newsletter tracking in your AMS a requirement? If so, you'll want an AMS that provides robust newsletter functionality or has a comprehensive integration with a robust newsletter tool.”. Purchasing new technology is a big undertaking.

Associations Unorthodox Shift #1: De-emphasize membership

Principled Innovation

To have the chance to flourish going forward, associations must pursue the complex yet essential work of business model innovation. s Serious Questions electronic newsletter! Associations Unorthodox Business Model InnovationOver the next six weeks, I will publish a post on each of the six shifts presented in my new e-book, Associations Unorthodox: Six Really Radical Shifts Toward the Future , created in collaboration with CHIEF.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Seen Elsewhere: Crowdsourcing.

Idea Architects

custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. In one of my volunteer roles, I contribute content for a feature in the ASAE Executive Management Section IdeaLink newsletter called Seen Elsewhere. Engaging Members to Crowdsource Solutions and Innovations. Companies increasingly look to customer-generated innovations, co-creating products and services with the input and effort of end users.

Reaching Out To Global Markets Through Meetings & Events.

GlowGlobally

« Where in the World are the Innovators? The following post was written by Ajay Bhojwani, MCI director of association management, consulting and congresses for MCI Middle East in Dubai and published in ASAE’s Global Link newsletter, July 2010. GrowGlobally.org.

5 Ways Nonprofit Facebook Messenger Bots Can Deliver Impact

Beth Kanter

Bots can answer basic questions like “How can I learn more,” and offer a link to sign up for your nonprofit’s email newsletters or action alerts. More sophisticated bots can help educate and engage your supporters about your nonprofit’s issues, programs or services.