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.

Top Technology Strategy Tips for NiUG Discovery

WBT Systems

As we pack and ship our materials, arrange meetings with partners, clients and associations, and put the finishing touches on our TopClass demos, we started thinking about our top technology strategy tips for getting the most out of the conference.

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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. As social, mobile and related technologies continue to drive deep and accelerating societal transformation, associations will continue to confront increasingly complex strategic challenges that will require fresh mindsets and more dynamic approaches to address.

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.

Diffusion of Innovation: Practical Tips for Technology Councils & Standards Orgs

Association Management

In the 1960s, researcher Everett Rogers published a work called Diffusion of Innovations that aimed to explain how, why, and at what rate new ideas and technology spread through cultures. This inflection point is often known as the “innovation cliff” or the “tipping point.”.

Daily Buzz: Jumpstart Your Technology Strategy

Associations Now

Technology can streamline many processes, but not all associations are taking advantage. Here’s how to plan an efficient tech strategy. To jumpstart your technology strategy, Hopkins recommends: Strategizing your tech goals. “By Creating a technology budget.

Data Driven Innovation

Potomac Core

They also suggest that “America’s strength in technological progress needs to help accelerate productivity.” If member companies introduce more innovation to drive more profitability, is your association positioned to respond with equal or greater amounts of innovative solutions?

Innovation Summit Highlights Strategies for Success in a Digital Future


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 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?

Interview with an Expert: Bill Mott – Event Technology, Freeman Company

Blue Sky eLearn

Live streaming, mobile devices, virtual events all hit the scene in the following years, and the content capture department became the “OnlineEvent” department and innovated business practices to meet these emerging technologies. Ideas, innovation, and progress will accelerate. The post Interview with an Expert: Bill Mott – Event Technology, Freeman Company appeared first on Blue Sky eLearn.

Customer Success: Life After Launch and Continuous Innovation

Nimble AMS

According to the Community Brands Digital Evolution Study , most professional membership organizations continue to feel technologically unprepared for the future. Your client engagement manager also meets with you annually to discuss your goals, strategies, and priorities for the year.

Strategy + Innovation: Watchwords for 2018


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. Given the speed of change and the rapid disseminating of new ideas and technologies, those who wait too long will never catch up. As a result, there needs to be a greater focus on innovations—and an associated willingness to take risks.

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.

Top Three Association Technology Trends in 2020


In this age of innovation, associations need to stay competitive. To keep up as technology evolves, the way you run your association must evolve as well. . Continue reading to learn more about these top association technology trends.

Working Across Generations to Encourage Innovation

Associations Now

To start, ASHA delved into what members needed and were interested in—regarding resources, content, and technology—as well as the staff’s understanding of these things. “We In some cases, this has taken the form of younger staff helping familiarize older staff with certain technologies.

10 Traits of an Innovation Mindset for Your Association


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:

Lean Startup Strategy: Take Your Innovation in Smaller Bites

Associations Now

The problem of fermenting innovation in the association world is well-documented, but the solutions are a little harder to come by. Could the lean startup strategy for building out ideas be one way to shift the conversation in your association?

Association Growth Strategy: 6 Tech Tools to Drive Member Recruitment + Retention

Higher Logic

Association membership in the modern age is all about providing people with real value on their terms, and strategically leveraging technology is an effective way to attract and retain those members who you’ll transform into your trusty advocates.

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Want Innovation? Look at Management

Jamie Notter

Want Innovation? 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. It’s more mainstream to be focused on innovation. We also need to pay attention to WHAT we are innovating.

More Innovative or More Secure? Ask Your Board

Associations Now

Good thing, too, because cybersecurity and innovation are often at odds. To keep a competitive edge, you often need to do things like offer BYOD to your employees or ( carefully ) test technology from an experimental new startup. The post More Innovative or More Secure?

Ace 2019 with 6 Expert Marketing Strategy Tips

Higher Logic

If these types of marketing strategy questions are floating around in your mind as we enter the new year, keep reading. If people haven’t gotten good quality from you in the past, or if what you’re offering isn’t innovative or new, they may go somewhere else, where the information is free.

The First Association Innovation Tactic to Start With

Smooth The Path

Nearly 70% of association leaders worry they are not leading innovation well at their associations (this comes from a recent survey of 1,000 association executives in Australia, and the results are likely to be very similar in the US). We can place innovation projects on a continuum.

4 Ways to Build Flexibility Around Innovation

Associations Now

Sometimes the root of your organization’s future might come in the form of not only finding the right idea, but finding the right way to sell innovation both inside your organization and to the broader world. Innovation isn’t just about technology.

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.

What Associations Need to Know About Technology

Association Adviser

You don’t have to be the first to market or the earliest adopter of new technology. Technology cuts both ways. Regular Association Adviser readers may have noticed a plethora of instapolls about technology recently. Features search SEM technology video By Hank Berkowitz.

Eric Lanke: Innovation Circle on Member Engagement

Eric Lanke

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). Principled Innovation.

Why Technology Alone Will Not Move The Needle For Conferences

Velvet Chainsaw

I’m a fan of technology. But, and it’s a big, big but: technology alone will not truly move your conference needle. Technology Isn’t Your Savior My email box is littered with announcements of the next great event technology. Usually though, technology is not enough.

Innovation in Healthcare Social Media


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].

Five Conference Technology Mindsets

Velvet Chainsaw

Meeting professional face a tall technology order today. More conferences are placing a high priority on using technology that not only improves the attendee experience, extends its reach, and streamlines processes, but fits into their organizations’ overall digital strategy.

The Risks of Innovation Leaving Older Workers Behind

Associations Now

The challenges that older workers face in finding new jobs could reflect darkening economic clouds—as well as weaknesses in the efforts to keep older employees up to speed with growing trends, particularly in fields such as technology. Age bias is alive and well in technology recruiting.”.

Innovating for Inclusion: How We Engaged a More Diverse Community

Association Success

The word ‘innovation’ is often treated as an end in itself. Being innovative floats around as an ephemeral goal of all projects, and a mark of a successful enterprise. But what are we innovating for? AIGA Minnesota has been pioneering an innovation initiative for a few years now, sprung into being by an AIGA Innovate grant, with the express goals of relevancy and cultivating transformative community impact through the engagement of design.

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!”

Give Your Developers More Room to Innovate

Associations Now

A rigid top-down IT strategy might scare them off. Competition for tech skills is growing by leaps and bounds—because everyone needs it, but not everyone has it—so your organization’s attitude toward technology matters more than ever. Is Bottom-Up Innovation Needed?

Eliminate Roadblocks to Planning—Integration Transforms Strategy into Action


Strategy Meltdown —The screen play. Sharon Rice ,orgSource’s managing director of business strategy, and I recently had a conversation about how an integrated approach to strategy gives plans the muscle to be actionable. Read more about new approaches to strategy: [link].

Does Your Board Act as Your Innovation Committee?

Eric Lanke

It advocates for corporate boards to serve as a kind of innovation committee for the corporations they are put in place to safeguard. conducting its annual self-evaluation, the board found that a number of its directors had recommended that a board committee be created to work explicitly with the new CEO on technology and innovation — not to manage it, but to partner with management on it. Associations Innovation

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.

Thursday Buzz: Conference Badge Innovation

Associations Now

The strategy, notes OAAA Chief Marketing Officer Stephen Freitas, highlighted the kind of technology that out-of-home (OOH) advertising is now capable of. The post Thursday Buzz: Conference Badge Innovation appeared first on Associations Now

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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Innovative Planning at The Global Pet Expo Creates Greater Productivity for Attendees

Associations Now

Andrew Darmohraj, EVP and COO of the American Pet Products Association, shares his strategy for delighting attendees in Orlando. To create innovative and interactive meetings, planners around the nation are raising the bar on productivity and capitalizing on attendee experience.

Member Engagement Strategies: A Guide for Associations


It’s likely that you have developed a set member engagement strategy over the years. However, with advancements in technology and an online world saturated with experiences, it’s always a good idea to review the basics and see if there is any room for improvement.