Innovation in Healthcare Social Media

SocialFish

ICF is doing a lot of great work around innovation in healthcare IT, as well as exploring how social media can help push the healthcare industry forward. Here are some awesome free resources for you to check out: Innovation from Within [WHITE PAPER]. Amidst the challenges and opportunities, innovation is not an option for survival —it’s a requirement.” ” Social Media – The Competitive Edge in Healthcare [WHITE PAPER].

Revamping Your Conference Social Media Strategy

Velvet Chainsaw

Are you bald yet from pulling your hair out dealing with recent social medial platform changes? Or perhaps you’ve spent all afternoon biting your nails wondering how to adapt your conference social media strategy to the platform changes. Social Media Platform Changes Yet Again. Let’s face it, things won’t be the same now that these behemoth social platforms are public companies. Four Social Media Conference Strategy Tips.

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Using Psychology to Attract Social Media Donations for Your Nonprofit

SocialFish

Are you a nonprofit that’s watching technology advance and wondering how it can benefit your organization? The human mind will always be triggered by the same things, no matter how fast technology changes. Social media can promote online giving in various ways, and it’s important to understand the psychological tactics behind it—so you can increase the amount of donations for your nonprofit or association! With technology, the human mind isn’t much different.

Who Owns Social Media? Risk Management?

SocialFish

First, I penned Community, Social Media and Risk Perceptions and then Risk Management and Open Community: More Similar than You Think. My basic premise is that both social media and risk management are association-wide activities. A Conference for Volunteer Management Professionals , a participant raised the question of who owns social media. So who owns social media in your association? Being social” is the new imperative for success.

Daily Buzz: Are You Maximizing Social Media at Events?

Associations Now

More than 95 percent of planners use social media for marketing purposes, according to a recent survey, but underutilize other areas where the technology could shine. As a meeting planner, you know the potential that social media holds for events. billion users—about 42 percent of the world’s population—social can engage attendees, market to new audiences, and more. Are planners effectively using the technology to reap the benefits?

Why You Need to Respond Quickly to Social Media Comments

SocialFish

The growing trend of support-based interactions taking place on social media represents major challenges for brands seeking to maintain positive reputations online, but the trend also makes for major opportunities. While the “ real time social media war room ” model might not be a possibility for every business, a social media support coverage schedule is pivotal. A brand’s reputation can go south extremely quickly on social media.

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.

Change is good…right?

Aaron Wolowiec

Most of us realize innovation is key to driving a business forward. in conjunction with the National Business Aviation Association , polled association professionals to learn how they set innovation goals, how they support innovation, what rewards and recognition they offer and how they set metrics for innovation. Nearly 350 associations participated in the Association Innovation Benchmarking Report , which found most associations are at least moderately innovative.

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What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

Maddie Grant’s session at MMCC on tech tools for the socially savvy got a ton of good word of mouth last week. From that, you should definitely take that, if you’re in any way responsible for your association’s social platforms, you need to be following John Haydon. Social Media Examiner can help you out. Is counting members the right measure of success? (My My whitepaper co-author Peter Houstle talks about this a lot, too.).

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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. 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. Hubspot has the details.

Change is good…right?

Aaron Wolowiec

Most of us realize innovation is key to driving a business forward. in conjunction with the National Business Aviation Association , polled association professionals to learn how they set innovation goals, how they support innovation, what rewards and recognition they offer and how they set metrics for innovation. Nearly 350 associations participated in the Association Innovation Benchmarking Report , which found most associations are at least moderately innovative.

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Goodbye e-learning

Aaron Wolowiec

So when I came across “Association Learning + Technology 2014,” a recent report by Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele , founders of consulting firm Tagoras , imagine my delight! Young or old, technology has redefined the way we learn and work. As 8-to-5 days at the office have slowly turned into 24-hour social media networking from the car and virtual meetings during the kids’ soccer practices, social media has filled in the gaps.

What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

Eric Lanke gets real: you are not innovative. 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 Want a good answer? Ask a good question (now with proof). Want to knock your gala out of the park?

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On Social Media, Your Brand Is a Second-Class Citizen

Associations Now

Facebook’s recent controversy involving its trending topics is yet another sign that brands aren’t in the driver’s seat on social networks. Last week was a weird one for Facebook users—and those trying to read the tea leaves of social media. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg pledged to meet with conservative commentators and media outlets to ensure they weren’t being left out by the social network. ” Social Alone Isn’t Enough.

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Social Media Can Be the Opposite of a Time-Suck

SocialFish

They released a study in July that suggests use of social media internally can actually improve the productivity of knowledge workers by 25%. And to think, many people discourage social media because they don’t want their employees “wasting time.” Use of social technologies internally needs to improve communication and collaboration. Social media is running at the speed of light.

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.

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Social Media Roundup: Ensure Positive Board Dynamics

Associations Now

How to figure that out and more in today’s Social Media Roundup: Build an Effective Board. “I have personally worked with over 25 board teams, and the results are consistent—improve dynamics and overall board performance, creativity, innovation, and satisfaction are enhanced,” she writes. (ht The post Social Media Roundup: Ensure Positive Board Dynamics appeared first on Associations Now Improving board performance only takes a few easy steps.

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 sure way of learning new ideas to make stronger connections with your members, adapt new technologies and grow your membership […]. As an association leader, you have a great case for going to Xperience 2017. It’s a chance to grow your skills in leadership.

Social Media Roundup: Build Your Own Road

Associations Now

Also: why efficiency is an easier hurdle than innovation—and why that shouldn’t stop you from being innovative. Two takes on that mindset in today’s Social Media Roundup: Start Me Up. “I went to … the ASAE technology conference, and there I did some market research. Innovation Over Efficiency. “Too many companies appear to be overlaying digital technologies on their existing infrastructure and business model,” he notes.

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

Social media, IP, and the awesome that is Creative Commons. Social media ROI: you may be looking for the wrong things. Also, social media use is shifting – so should your approach. blog roundup conferences cool technology innovation marketing productivity social media ASAE Associations Now Creative Commons Innovation Excellence Intellectual property Internet privacy Jeff Hurt John Haydon NTEN professional development Technology Review

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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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Social Media, Networks, and Data in Patient Healthcare Networks

Beth Kanter

The session included an update of Celgene’s work in patient advocacy and an announcement of their Innovation Impact Awards Program , focused on incorporating the patient voice into pharmaceutical and biotech research and development. Stefani gave an overview of health care technology trends and some projects that Google is working on. It got started in upstate NY by Pat Quinn and through social networks, it spread to Pete Frates. Click for Twitter Transcript.

How Can You Plan for Innovation?

Association Adviser

The iPhone spent seven years in production by some of the world’s best innovators before it became a product that has changed how we go about our daily routines. It’s the one of the biggest – if not the biggest – innovations of our generation. We keep our calendars, check our bank accounts, download music, update social media and watch movies – all from one device that fits in our pockets. Which all goes to show that innovation doesn’t just happen.

Are You an Innovator or a Producer?

YourMembership Blog

Corporate + Social. Technology. Are Innovation and Production at Odds? May 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Member Engagement + Retention , Membership Management , Social Media and Business Trends. HBR posted a good article recently about Why Managers Don’t Really Want to Innovate. The article pointed out that most companies are not willing to devote time to innovation because innovative time steals from production time. Corporate + Social.

Social Media Roundup: Trello, a Tool Worth Trying

Associations Now

Perhaps this meetings pro might be able to get you on the right track with this tip in today’s Social Media Roundup: Set Up Your Board. BREAKING: [link] acquires social LMS Digital Ignite #assnchat [link]. Digital Ignite’s social learning platform, Crowd Wisdom, is already tightly integrated with YourMembership’s membership software, making the acquisition a natural fit, according to the news release. “At

What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

Want more innovation? blog roundup cool technology fundraising innovation marketing membership social media young professionals Associations Now Avectra Big Data creativity Deirdre Reid Innovation Excellence professional development Technology Review Twitter One of the biggest problems in “big data” is: what is it, exactly? Here’s one attempt to answer that. MIT responds publicly to the Aaron Swartz tragedy.

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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?). 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 It’s trends time.

What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

The real reason associations don’t innovate? 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 Tips for emerging association professionals from Shelly Alcorn and KiKi L’Italien.

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Extreme trends or the new normal?

Aaron Wolowiec

Even my dentist has climbed aboard the social media bandwagon. In a 24/7 plugged-in society, businesses need to embrace change and welcome technology. I’ll talk to two experts in innovation, Jeff de Cagna , founder of Principled Innovation LLC, and Sarah Sladek , founder of XYZ University. Are you embracing social media? An online engagement center at the 2012 ASAE Annual Meeting. Photo courtesy of ASAE on Flickr.

Social Media Roundup: Recapture Your Audience’s Attention

Associations Now

Plus: A technology-based scavenger hunt could give your next big meeting a dash of pizzazz. Hints on insightful input you can provide, and more, in today’s Social Media Roundup: “Now What Was the Point of That?”. The location-services technology alerts applications via Bluetooth when users are near a particular location. The use of location-based technology is becoming increasingly popular among marketers and event planners, and it was on full display at the event.

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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There’s an app for that

Aaron Wolowiec

Next year promises to deliver exciting new mobile technology, so when planning digital strategies, associations should consider mobile apps and websites, said Kim Harwood, president of Results at Hand Software. Your association can leverage mobile technology for advocacy, education, member communications and engagement activities. And users can easily integrate apps into their social media platforms.

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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

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 John Haydon tells us how to write more (and better) blog posts.

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Membership Marketing Blog: Fundraising with Social Media

Membership Marketing

Fundraising with Social Media. In the March edition of Associations Now , Andrew Lang highlights a social media success story titled Tweeting for Dollars. ” The program he highlights is run by Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) using Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn posts to request donations to fund scholarships for their annual conference. Labels: Social Media. There is no doubt that social media efforts can be a challenge.

How #GivingTuesday is using Social Media Ambassadors

Beth Kanter

I also wanted to learn what their techniques would be for using social media ambassadors and experience it as a social media ambassador first-hand so it could help me advise nonprofits. What is a social media ambassador? The first step is to recruit by providing opportunities for Social Media Ambassadors to opt into your email list so you can begin the cultivation process. Is your nonprofit using social media brand ambassadors?

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. Associations are generally not early adopters of technology, but they are taking steps to close the knowledge gap.

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

Associations Now

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. SXSW is obviously one of the main hubs for innovation in events (even tangentially ), and this year wasn’t any exception. The post Social Media Roundup: Real-Time Analytics, in the Flesh appeared first on Associations Now

5 Ways Technology Can Push Your Fundraising Strategy Forward

Higher Logic

We all know it’s true: technology is becoming more vital with each passing day. As useful (and addictive ) as technology can be, many nonprofits still don’t know how to reap the full benefits of their various software platforms. Between donation tools, donor or member management software, online community platforms, and other technological tools, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with all the capabilities and forget to make the most of these amazing solutions.