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Making Innovation Happen Survey: Sharing Key Results

Principled Innovation

Making Innovation Happen Survey. This morning, I am sharing more detailed survey results in the form of the video you (should) see above. 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. Business model innovation. Capturing time to innovate.

Announcing the Making Innovation Happen Survey!

Principled Innovation

It is my great pleasure to announce that Principled Innovation is launching the inaugural Making Innovation Happen Survey for Association CEOs this morning! Innovation is certainly a major topic of conversation in our community these days, and more association CEOs are taking steps to build innovation as a deep capability in their organizations. If you are an association CEO, we invite you to take this important survey. Here is the survey link: [link].

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. Making Innovation Happen

Making Innovation Happen

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As you're probably aware, Jeff De Cagna recently conducted a survey on innovation among association CEOs. Association CEOs think that innovation is important, but they don't think their boards support that. video Principled Innovation innovation Jeff De CagnaThe results are out, and he's summarized them in a short video: The biggest things that stood out to me were: Association CEOs have a lot of confidence in themselves.

Association Innovation Delivers Growth

Potomac Core

Association Innovation Delivers Growth. In the Strategic Member Engagement Survey , Associations & Professional Societies reporting upward 3-year operating results are far more likely to have a very high level of board understanding and strategizing about the business and professional outcomes members seek, and actively engage members in creating new solutions. Association Innovation Delivers Growth.

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. As waves of innovation, millennials, and baby boomer retirements alter future workforce design, forward thinking organizations can transform themselves and become professional development partners for their members. Innovative Workforce Solutions: Call to Action. Innovative Workforce Solutions.

Too Many Surveys

Eric Lanke

Inundated with surveys from the associations you belong to? More surveys? But by asking, sharing and taking action you just might get your members in the habit of responding to more of your surveys. Associations Innovationimage source Are you like me? Tell us what you think of our last conference. How was that last resource you downloaded from our online store? Help us set the future direction of your association. And do you do the same thing to your members?

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P.I. Making Innovation Happen Survey is now open

Principled Innovation

The inaugural Principled Innovation Making Innovation Happen Survey for Association CEOs is now open and accepting responses. All association CEOs are invited to complete the survey , which can be found online at [link]. As innovation becomes a more significant strategic priority in the association community, Principled Innovation will be tracking the challenges association CEOs face in making innovation happen within their organizations.

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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? Having actionable data that answers these questions is more important than ever for associations in a world of disruptive innovation. Disruptive Innovation Creates Association Opportunities.

3 Key Steps to Go from Innovation to Implementation

Association Adviser

Innovation has been a common buzzword for the past few years – and not just in the association world. There’s been a lot of talk about how organizations can create a culture that drives innovation, how great leaders can spur innovation and how associations need to innovate to survive. We all now know that innovation can come from anyone, anywhere. However, one of the biggest traps with innovation is that most big ideas never become more than just that – ideas.

3 Key Steps to Go from Innovation to Implementation

Association Adviser

Innovation has been a common buzzword for the past few years – and not just in the association world. There’s been a lot of talk about how organizations can create a culture that drives innovation, how great leaders can spur innovation and how associations need to innovate to survive. We all now know that innovation can come from anyone, anywhere. However, one of the biggest traps with innovation is that most big ideas never become more than just that – ideas.

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. In Marketing General Incorporated’s 2019 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report , 45 percent of associations surveyed said their membership increased. This year’s survey found a correlation between associations with an innovation program and consistent year-over-year membership growth.

Peer Surveys Protect the Status Quo

Eric Lanke

One of those associations -- comprised primarily of the staff executives of associations that look and behave like mine -- recently conducted a survey of its membership. It was a survey designed to assess and illuminate the practices of all its association members with regard to one particular area of strategy and management. First off, let me say that I like filling out this kind of survey. Associations Innovation

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The Importance of Sharing Survey Results

Eric Lanke

image source Like a lot of associations, mine is in the habit of surveying our members. We do a fair number of small, ad hoc surveys, but we also put a lot of time and energy into a biennial satisfaction survey. One of the things I insist on is sharing the results of this satisfaction survey with our membership. They took time out of their busy day to complete the survey instrument we sent them. How motivated are you to fill out the next survey?

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2018 Association Innovation Benchmarking Report

Membership Marketing

When you search the Harvard Business Review on the key word “Innovation”, you get 18,356 results. That’s because for businesses innovation is a core competency for survival. But how focused on innovation are associations? How do associations define innovation? And how do they go about innovating? We received 234 unique survey responses. The findings reveal how associations have developed a clearer concept and practice of innovation. Innovation

10 Traits of an Innovation Mindset for Your Association

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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. Technology helps us turn innovative ideas into reality, but innovation is powered by organizational cultures that support and nurture an innovation mindset. 10 elements of the innovation mindset to nurture at your association. #1:

3 Ways to Involve Members in Innovation

Associations Now

A new study says associations are developing better practices for pursuing innovation, but it’s often a top-down effort. Would you call your association innovative? According to a recent study conducted by Marketing General Incorporated (MGI) in partnership with the National Business Aviation Association, more association professionals say their organization is moving ahead with innovative ideas that can be implemented and measured for success.

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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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. The things that hinder association’s innovation efforts are usually the not-talked-about, unplanned surprises that pop up along the way. Association innovation leaders.

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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Surveys, Research and Bias-Free Questions

Association Success

Pay attention to your language to keep your surveying as open and neutral as possible The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) has been around for almost 50 years. Risk and innovation is good, but the stakes are higher. We have conducted a number of surveys and focus groups to ascertain exactly what it is our members need and the types of professional development that will meet their goals and objectives.

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). Shrinking the change means making the initial innovation goal small which makes the change easy. When association professionals talk about shrinking the change, they immediately refer to the continuum of innovation.

2017 Association Trends Survey: Participate and Get a Free Copy of the Results

Portage Group

Please take a few minutes to participate in The Portage Group’s 2017 Association Trends Survey. This survey looks at the current and anticipated trends and issues affecting associations in 2017.and what actions they are taking to address them. Please click on the link below to start the survey: Begin Survey All of your input will be kept confidential.

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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.

Talk Less About Innovation and More About the Future

Associations Now

Resist the temptation to demand instant innovation, and instead motivate your team with conversation about the future. Evidence of that comes by way of the latest edition of the Conference Board’s annual survey of global leaders about their biggest internal and external concerns. Everybody must innovate! I confess that the idea of being asked to “innovate” all but makes me seize up, as if I’m being asked to look at my dog and somehow shazam it into a horse.

Survey: Nonprofits See Hiring Rebound

Associations Now

83 % The percentage of nonprofits that use email to accept candidate applications and work histories, according to the 2014 Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey. The nonprofit sector is seeing significant gains across several employment practices, including hiring, according a new survey. Of the more than 400 groups surveyed, 46 percent reported increased hiring in 2013, the highest total in the last five years.

The Innovation Line That Divides Associations

Associations Now

A new study on innovation from Marketing General suggests that there’s a distinct line separating associations that are innovative from those that aren’t. One paragraph in Marketing General’s new survey of innovation in the association space really stands out. In case you’re wondering where that dividing line lies: Of the 344 associations surveyed, 58 percent said they’ve put a focus on innovation, while 42 percent haven’t.

More Innovative or More Secure? Ask Your Board

Associations Now

Good thing, too, because cybersecurity and innovation are often at odds. So, back to the innovation vs. security question: There’s no guarantee on how a board might actually lean, as each one is different, but per NACD’s ?2019–2020 2019–2020 NACD Public Company Governance Survey [NACD membership required], 61 percent of directors would be willing to bend the rules on security in the name of innovation, while 28 percent would favor security needs over all else.

Use the 5-Step Idea Process to Become an Association Innovation Ninja

Smooth The Path

Ideas are the root of all innovations. Because ideas lead to innovation we want more ideas, better ideas, THE idea that will excite members. Many innovative associations use a formal or informal idea process which generally has five steps and goes something like this: Step #1: Allow member’s problems spark innovative ideas. When we solve that problem we have our next new innovative offering.

Nonprofits struggling to meet demand

Aaron Wolowiec

But I want to foster discussion on Nonprofit Finance Fund’s 2014 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey , the results of which it released on April 7. Leaders from more than 5,000 organizations participated in the sixth annual survey. According to the survey, 31 percent of nonprofits will change the ways in which they raise and spend money this year. In the survey, 41 percent of nonprofits reported long-term financial stability as goal.

Expert Opinions Wanted: Take Part in a New Non-Dues Revenue Survey

Revverberations

A new study is capturing the stories and strategies behind what association leaders are doing to innovate and generate income within their organizations. This new report, Non-Dues Revenue Horizons: 2016 - Insights on Association and Nonprofit Plans for Growth, seeks to understand what senior and C-level nonprofit executives and association leaders with responsibility for non-dues revenue (NDR) are doing to generate these streams of income in order to share this wisdom with the greater

What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

blog roundup communication conferences curation innovation leadership management marketing membership social media Aaron Wolowiec ASAE Associations Now Innovation Excellence Joe Pulizzi Kathi Rabil Kim Howard Marketing General surveys Upworthy Do you know the content marketing 4-1-1 ? MGI’s 2014 Membership Marketing Benchmark report is out. One, you should download it ASAP.

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ASAE12 Making Innovation Happen workshop agenda released

Principled Innovation

The agenda for Jeff De Cagna’s upcoming Making Innovation Happen workshop, to be presented during ASAE’s 2012 Annual Meeting (ASAE12) in Dallas, is now available for download [PDF]. The workshop will focus on three critical aspects of innovation for associations: The role of business model thinking in making innovation happen. Building board support for making innovation happen. Capturing resources for making innovation happen.

Why The Path to Innovation is Paved Through Partnership

Associations Now

Forrester surveyed 454 global decision makers and found that over half of their companies (52%) generate more than 20% of revenue from existing partnerships. That relationship has led to the creation of the Ideation Studio at Park MGM , making it the first property to use CISCO’s innovative cloud-based presentation technology that recognizes every device, Glanzer says. MGM is a wonderful partner because they have a large footprint and are leading the innovation curve.”.

There’s an app for that

Aaron Wolowiec

For its newest research project, r@h has designed the 2014 Mobile Readiness Survey to gauge the mobile readiness of associations. Those who take the short survey will receive a copy of “Strategic Mobile Trends for Associations in 2014 and Beyond” as well as results from the survey. Whether your IT staff is ready to go or whether you’re just scratching the surface, consider participating in the Results at Hand survey.

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

Associations Now

To create innovative and interactive meetings, planners around the nation are raising the bar on productivity and capitalizing on attendee experience. Visit Orlando: How do you define innovation and what are you doing to infuse this into the meetings you plan? . Andrew Darmohraj: Innovation is any way you can provide anything new and helpful to your customer base, whether that’s on the exhibitor side or the attendee side. You need to survey your attendees every year.

Innovative Thinking?

Plexus Consulting

Carter Is innovation important in your field? Is your organization considered innovative? Just how do innovators think? In a recent article, Harvard Business Review contributing editor Bronwyn Fryer reported on an interview on innovative thinking. Fryer conducted a question-and-answer session with Professors Jeff Dyer of Brigham Young University and Hal Gregersen of Insead to explore how the "Innovators' DNA works”. By Virgil R.

Innovative Thinking?

Plexus Consulting

Carter Is innovation important in your field? Is your organization considered innovative? Just how do innovators think? In a recent article, Harvard Business Review contributing editor Bronwyn Fryer reported on an interview on innovative thinking. Fryer conducted a question-and-answer session with Professors Jeff Dyer of Brigham Young University and Hal Gregersen of Insead to explore how the "Innovators' DNA works”. By Virgil R.