Strategy Innovation

Jamie Notter

For a project I’m working on, I dug out my old copy of Blue Ocean Strategy. Take a look at your strategy and see if there are any opportunities for innovation. Strategy

Innovate Your Survey Strategy

Association Adviser

The post Innovate Your Survey Strategy appeared first on Association Adviser. Members are not numbers, and statistics won't solve your member recruitment and retention issues, says Scott Douglas with the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

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3 eLearning Examples to Spark Innovation

Blue Sky eLearn

There has been much advancement and innovation in the eLearning industry over the last several years, and today I’ll be reviewing three of my favorite examples of organizations thinking outside the box to deliver their content to their audience.

The Cost of Innovation: Champagne Tastes But a Beer Pocketbook?

Association Adviser

Innovation's necessary to advance your association, but it can be expensive. The post The Cost of Innovation: Champagne Tastes But a Beer Pocketbook? Features Membership Take AIM association strategy Innovation

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Data Fuels Active Innovation

Potomac Core

In essence, economic data fuels active innovation at Associations. As global and domestic economies endure uneven performance, highly engaged boards who are strategic in focus are leveraging their industry associations to devise growth and operational excellence strategies.

Association Innovation Delivers Growth

Potomac Core

Association Innovation Delivers Growth. For IARW , the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (Global Cold Chain Alliance Partner), these new and innovative capabilities are serving as an accelerant to revenue growth and retention. Association Innovation Delivers Growth.

Funding Industry Innovation

Potomac Core

Associations who are Funding Industry Innovation can position themselves as essential partners in helping members achieve business outcomes. Once an organization reaches this point they move to what’s becoming a new trend where Associations are funding Industry Innovation.

Association Outside In Innovation

Potomac Core

With so much new technology available, should associations develop an innovation strategy? If technology is a delivery mechanism to deliver impact on member business outcomes, then it’s an example of Association Outside In Innovation. Association Outside In Innovation?

Growth Strategies from Top Fundraisers

Spark Consulting

My Steal Like a Fundraiser: Innovations in Cause-Oriented Fundraising for Associations co-author Sohini Baliga and I recently had the opportunity to talk with some smart people about the information in the whitepaper.

Data Driven Innovation

Potomac Core

If member companies introduce more innovation to drive more profitability, is your association positioned to respond with equal or greater amounts of innovative solutions? Data Driven Innovation. The post Data Driven Innovation appeared first on Potomac Core Consulting.

Innovative Workforce Solutions

Potomac Core

Associations are increasingly well positioned to help members and industries build innovative workforce solutions through their professional development and certification products. How can Associations help members respond to this growing challenge and build innovative workforce solutions?

3 Association Growth Strategies

Potomac Core

growth , the race for talent, and disruptive innovation create opportunities for Associations and Professional Societies to become more essential. 3 Association Growth Strategies. 3 Association Growth Strategies. Sluggish global growth and U.S.

Members Hire Bold Strategies

Potomac Core

Members Hire Bold Strategies. As busy executives are under constant pressure to meet and exceed profit targets, they expect the organizations they are part of to deliver bold strategies and results. New Mantra: Members Hire Bold Strategies. Members Hire Bold Strategies.

The Importance of an Innovation Strategy in your Culture

Jamie Notter

We had gathered some data prior to the meeting about the cultures inside their organizations, and then we got together to brainstorm some ideas about what they could do to encourage more innovation internally. Innovation is critical. Innovation

You May be Doing Innovation: Introducing the Association Innovation Continuum

Smooth The Path

The magnitude of an innovation project doesn’t determine whether the project is innovative or not. Innovation is synonymous with big. So innovation also might be just as well be synonymous with risky, scary and the domain of only a privileged few.

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?

Your Conference Needs An Innovative Strategy

Velvet Chainsaw

Innovative organizations look out the window, away from the organization as well as look inside the organization for opportunities. They embrace change as an opportunity to innovate. Best Rule For Innovation. Let’s see our success as a call to action to continue to innovate!”.

Innovation Summit Highlights Strategies for Success in a Digital Future

.orgCommunity

If you’ve been wondering whether your organization is ready for the digital future,orgCommunity’s Innovation Summit was the right place to find answers. For my colleagues who weren’t able to attend in-person or virtually, below are predictions, strategies and advice that caught my attention.

Disruptive Advocacy Strategies

Potomac Core

Can Disruptive Advocacy Strategies unlock industry growth and cost saving opportunities for your members in a slow growth economy? Foundation for Disruptive Advocacy Strategies. Achieve recognition as an expert and innovator in the cold chain. Disruptive Advocacy Strategies.

Growth Strategies from Top Fundraisers Q&A

Spark Consulting

fundraising innovation marketing membership webinars whitepaper young professionals Sohini Baliga Wild ApricotIn my last post , I shared the link to the webinar my Steal Like a Fundraiser co-author Sohini Baliga and I presented for Wild Apricot on March 21.

Innovation for Association Executives

Association Navigator

I’m thinking about innovation in the context of managing associations and non-profit enterprises. Innovation is a corporate buzz word, but it’s also a fundamental element in any successful and growing organization. He focuses on innovative products that failed to launch.

Innovation & Association Relevance

Potomac Core

When is the timing right to embrace innovation and change at your Association? How well are you positioned to help your member’s achieve their business outcomes in a time of dramatic innovation and change? ( [link] ). How innovative your Association is today will dictate whether or not your organization will survive or thrive. Innovation & Association Relevance. The post Innovation & Association Relevance appeared first on Potomac Core Consulting.

What Highly Innovative Associations Know That Others Do Not

Smooth The Path

Innovation is relatively new in the association industry. A recent association industry benchmarking report notes that 73% of associations have started their focus on innovation within the last 5 years (27% within the last year). Being innovative enough, fast enough.

Strategy + Innovation: Watchwords for 2018

.orgCommunity

For 2018, we think there are two words that should define the focus of associations: strategy and innovation. Strategy. Innovation. This leads to our second watchword for 2018: innovation. As a result, there needs to be a greater focus on innovations—and an associated willingness to take risks. In the face of an exploding number of options and delivery modalities, how long can we expect to succeed without embracing radical innovation?

3 Association Radical Transformation Strategies

Potomac Core

In several instances, several Association CEO’s are utilizing radical transformation strategies to increase their relevance to the members and the industries they serve. Association Radical Transformation Strategies. 3 Association Radical Transformation Strategies.

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.

Innovators Network Differently

Velvet Chainsaw

These can support your strategy, but won’t on their own, help you build the tribe experience needed for growth. There are two main types of networkers – 1) delivery-driven and 2) innovator-driven. Innovation-driven attendees network different(ly).

3 Engagement Strategies Drive Growth

Potomac Core

What is clear is that 3 Engagement Strategies Drive Growth. These conversations lead to strategies developed by The Aluminum Association to address and drive industry challenges and outcomes thorough their organization. 3 Engagement Strategies Drive Growth.

4 Association Disruption Strategies

Potomac Core

Organizations can help their members convert these challenges into growth opportunities by utilizing 4 Association Disruption Strategies. By adding these 4 Association Disruption Strategies in your planning process, your organization becomes an important part of everyday conversations.

Innovation and Optimism Drive Membership Growth

Associations Now

And many associations currently seeing membership growth are tapping into the power of innovation and optimism about the future. For associations experiencing declining membership or stagnant growth , Rossell says now is the time to inject new ideas into membership strategy.

Overcoming the Barriers to Association Innovation

Smooth The Path

Innovation is a difficult strategy for any organization past the startup phase to adopt, and associations are no exception. When association executives talk about innovation, we talk about the possibility and how much more we can help members.

Micro-Innovation: A Must-Try Strategy at Your Small-Staff Association

MembersClicks

Raise your hand if you want to be an innovative association. Now raise your hand if you ARE an innovative association. Often, it’s because we’re scared of innovation. But what if we could reframe our perception of innovation?

6 steps to more meaningful strategy meetings

Association Success

Nothing excites me more than strategy meetings. . I could see that we were great at maintaining initiatives, but we had a lack of innovation and creativity throughout the year. we held our first strategy meeting.

Identifying Innovating Members

Smooth The Path

I call these the innovators. The third worldview is a mix of the two, and is most prevalent, I feel I am able to be innovative and creative in certain circumstances while in other situations I am less able to pursue a seemingly risky path.

Your Guide to Innovation at Your Association

Smooth The Path

I have had hour-long conversations with 15 association professionals from innovative associations and these conversations provide the foundation for you to start effective staff (and board) conversations about the innovation efforts at your association. Association innovation leaders.

4 Steps to Inspire Innovation in Your Association

Socious

“Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Many people believe innovation is all about inventing and releasing new products. Innovation is so much more than just revamping products or services. As a society, we thrive off of innovation.

How Technology is Transforming Strategy

Principled Innovation

For decades, the practice of strategy has been about the application of static planning frameworks to the task of solving mostly understandable business problems. Consider just three ways that technology is irrevocably shifting the nature of strategy, and thus how association leaders need to think about the work of strategy-making in the years ahead. Technology is a game-changing force that has forever redefined the work of strategy for associations.

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:

Innovation Requires Diversity

Idea Architects

It's one of the many core elements of innovation, one Franz Johansson nicely described in his book The Medici Effect. How are you cultivating your own exposure to differences and what strategies (beyond hiring) might organizations want to consider? diversity innovation leadership

Mismatches Between New Strategies and Problems Happen at Associations

Smooth The Path

But the strategy they ended up with was mismatched to the problem they were trying to solve. There are many strategies that sound like a good idea. These strategies might even be working well for other associations. A new calculation leads to a better association strategy.