Are Associations Truly Innovative?

Association Adviser

With the right tools and mindset, association innovation is achievable. The post Are Associations Truly Innovative? Features Membership Technology association innovationSo why do many associations struggle to embrace habits that would let them thrive? .

Becoming a Champion of Technological Innovation

Association Success

I’ve always embraced technology, and I’ve pushed that forward in every position I’ve been in. Today’s technological advancements present many possibilities and solutions for organizations. Although most people can agree that there is always room for improvement, there are limitations and doubts surrounding the idea of bringing in new technology into operations and changing the way things work. How can you encourage your organization to embrace a tech culture?

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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. Advancements in sales and technology have opened the door for innovation in course and content delivery. The post 3 eLearning Examples to Spark Innovation appeared first on Blue Sky eLearn.

Innovate Like DARPA

Spark Consulting

DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is known for innovation. Aside from being the people who invented the Internet (thanks, in part, to legislation sponsored and funding secured by Al Gore when he was a Senator), they also invented GPS, stealth technology, and drone technology, among other things. Plus, we don’t do cutting edge tech R&D innovation. They don’t just tell people “go innovate…something.

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. Nearly half a century later, his research is still the guiding rule across various industries—including the technology space—for predicting and driving technology adoption strategy. This inflection point is often known as the “innovation cliff” or the “tipping point.”.

Innovation through Culture Stories at Google

Association Adviser

Innovation is simply finding a better way to do something. Here are 4 ways to encourage innovative thinking from digital marketing consultant Steve Lerch. The post Innovation through Culture Stories at Google appeared first on Association Adviser.

2020 Event Technology Trends

ePly

How to leverage event technology to elevate your next event. What is Event Technology? Event technology is any kind of software that improves the event process for both event planners, and/or attendees.

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? Technology in and of itself is not a solution, rather its part of a broader strategy to increase your association’s impact on member business outcomes. Association Outside In Innovation.

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Purchasing New Association Technology

Higher Logic

Purchasing new technology is a big undertaking. Ariel Brandt Lautman , Online Community Manager for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, has a list of questions to review before she purchases new technology. The more people on your team, the more likely it is you’ll have different tolerances for technology. Large teams with members who are less familiar with technology may need to contact customer service more than those who are tech savvy, for instance.

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? It’s all about “knowledge sharing” and creating innovative opportunities for different member segments to contribute their expertise in a collaborative manner. Data Driven Innovation.

Constraints + Creativity = Innovation

Eric Lanke

Essentially, it challenges undergraduate engineers to design and build a human-powered vehicle (typically a bicycle, but not always) that uses my industry's technology (i.e., Responding to the distressing lack of fluid power education in our nation's undergraduate mechanical engineering programs, we now have a way to engage students with a hands-on application of our technology. It is, after all, an extremely power dense technology. Associations Innovation

Aligning Vision with Technology

Association Success

Creating an innovative organization all starts with a vision. When it comes to becoming a more innovative organization and leveraging today’s technological advancements for the overall betterment of the association and its operations, it all starts with the vision. Similarly, most associations don’t give much thought to culture in relation to incorporating new technology in processes and operations.

2020 Association Technology Trends And Predictions

Nimble AMS

Want to know what’s on the horizon for association technology in 2020? But when it comes to association technology trends, you don’t necessarily have to look far into the future to see the road ahead. Emphasis on innovation. But that doesn’t mean you stop innovating.

4 Innovations courtesy of the coronavirus

Association Success

Here, we take a look at some of these technologies, and the impact they could have on future events and our ability to work. Though it can feel uncomfortable being screened upon walking into your neighborhood grocery store for elevated temperatures, this technology helps save lives.

6 Signs You’re Putting up with Association Technology That Deserves to Go

Membersuite

The question is: can your association’s technology support your association’s goals in 2021 and beyond? In 2020, you relied on technology to quickly shift direction so you could continue to deliver value to members and attendees. Was it because of your technology?

How Technology is Transforming Strategy

Principled Innovation

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. 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.

Always the Last to Know: Innovation Index

Thanks For Playing

Just in time for the end of the year, it's Mashable's annual innovation index winners ! Mashable cool technology innovationGeek heaven! Some of my personal favorites include: Flipboard The Kitchen Aid Mixer Crowd funding Quirky What do you love in this list? (I I know I'm going to get shout-outs for Fitocracy.).

Innovation: are you a buggy- or a car-maker?

YourMembership Blog

The buggy and wagon wheel makers had to embrace the new technology or find a new industry. You don’t have to be first to market with new technology, you just have to recognize what people want before they do. When it comes to innovation, are you a buggy- or a car-marker? . The post Innovation: are you a buggy- or a car-maker? Innovation associations innovation

Do Associations Really Get Technology?

Association Adviser

Features Technology 2016 AGC of America APCO International Blue Sky Blue Sky Broadcast California Association of Health Facilities Innovation Maryland Asoscition of CPAs naylor technology TimberlakeThere are two things you can count on this time of year: One, tech will be at the center of the last-minute holiday shopping blitz; and two, many of the latest tech tools and gadgets will be on the. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

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.

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.

The CEO’s Guide to Association Innovation

Association Adviser

When I say the word innovation to you, what feelings does this word evoke? In a recent research study association professionals reported that innovation is synonymous with risk, big expectations, large investments, long commitments and failure. At the same time, we are seeing that our professions and industries are being turned upside down by changing technology, regulations, public perception, member expectations, budgets and more. Innovative projects fall on a continuum.

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. It’s sometimes hard to remember that this is an innovation that didn’t exist before the early 2000s. Which all goes to show that innovation doesn’t just happen. Innovation is the product of focus, creativity and hard work.

Are You an Innovator or a Producer?

YourMembership Blog

Technology. Are Innovation and Production at Odds? 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. Since innovation has been a topic of interest to associations and other member-based organizations, we’re wondering if you’ve had the same experience?

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. We take action together, and we work fast to introduce the right innovation at the right time. Technology

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.

Fostering a Culture of Innovation (Webinar)

Jamie Notter

Dan is super smart and has experience both on the technology side AND on the association staff side, so this promises to be an interesting conversation about how to bring more innovation to the cultures of associations. I feel like associations have learned how to talk a fairly good game when it comes to innovation, but still lack the basic understanding of how to DO it. Announcements Innovation

COVID-19 Expected to Fuel the Next Wave of Innovation

Associations Now

While the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in loss of life and economic uncertainty, some are pointing to a silver lining: a surge of innovation. “If Each one has altered how we live and function, leading to innovation that facilitates the changes we have made to our lives.”.

3 technology trends to improve your association’s member experience

Nimble AMS

Is keeping up with technology trends on your association’s radar? Meanwhile, technology advances aren’t standing still for your association. Failing to keep up with technology may cause your organization to fall behind in its ability to deliver a great member experience. One of the key reasons to keep up with the latest technology is to ensure you continue to deliver the experience your members have come to expect. 3 technology trends associations should be following.

Catch Nimble AMS at the 2019 ASAE Technology Exploration Conference

Nimble AMS

2019 ASAE Technology Exploration Conference December 3-4 in Washington, DC. association technology professionals will gather for learning sessions, demos, and hands-on training to discover how the latest technology can drive their organizations to new levels of success. Advancing the Association and Nonprofit Community through Technology Exploration,”?the The post Catch Nimble AMS at the 2019 ASAE Technology Exploration Conference appeared first on NimbleAMS.com.

#TEC19: How Diversity and Inclusion Power Tech Innovation

Associations Now

ASAE’s 2019 Technology Exploration Conference kicked off on Tuesday with a conversation focused on the value of diversity, inclusion, and human interactions in fueling future tech innovations. We need diverse teams if we want to adopt a culture of innovation,” Shapiro said.

Top Three Association Technology Trends in 2020

Fonteva

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.

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. Maybe they were the technology geeks–because that’s where we assumed innovation happened, at the product level. It’s more mainstream to be focused on innovation. Shifting towards innovation is just the first step, however. Moneyball and Management Innovation.

The Trick to Innovating with Gen Y

YourMembership Blog

Technology. How Do You Innovate With Millennials? Innovating with millennials sounds like a no-brainer. While they have the enthusiasm, they may need the goals of your innovation to be laid out for them. Another way to capitalize on their exuberance and get them innovating is by placing them in charge of the “little things.” This will help you make the most of their ideas and innovative spirit.

AUDC 13 Recap: Community and Innovation for Association Websites & Technology

Vanguard Tech

You might not want to admit it, but technology is now the most important tool you use on a daily basis. Technology is now part of every facet of your association and is part of every transaction and interaction between your association staff and membership. There it is… technology. Every staffer must know how the technology works to make associations thrive and survive. Innovation: Persistent and Pervasive. How can technology help you innovate?

Are You an Innovation Pioneer?

Association Success

The environment around us might be transforming rapidly, and technology might be posing all sorts of disruptions – but this does not need to be cause for concern. While innovation and adaptation are themes that resound throughout industry discussions, we don’t need to see change as a necessary reaction to our context. So we want to know: are you an innovation pioneer? We are launching a competition for the SURGE Optimism Pioneer Award.

How Associations Can Improve The Member Experience Through Technology

Nimble AMS

Three technology innovations associations should embrace for a better member experience. Turn to technology innovation. One of the key findings from Salesforce’s second edition of the State of the Connected Customer report , points to the importance of innovation. As a member-based organization, how can your association go about embracing innovation? And how does innovation translate into delivering a better customer (member) experience?

Membership Innovation in a Time of Turbulence

Membership Marketing

A time of crisis requires every organization to innovate to survive and thrive. But a common question is, how do you go about innovating? Matt Ridley’s book, How Innovation Works and Why it Flourishes in Freedom , shares valuable principles that answer that question. Innovation occurs incrementally. Innovation comes from trial and error. Innovation requires a tolerance for error. Innovation often emerges through the combination of existing components.

The Technological Divide: Leap or Fall?

Association Adviser

In spite of how smart I think I am, it has taken me a long time to adjust to all the technology inventions. In order to make the leap into the 21st century, I’ve had to work with several Gen X technology consultants. And, central to this article, they are often uncomfortable with technology and slow to adjust to it. ” Gen Y/millennials grew up with computers, cellphones, iPads and notebooks, and they expect tech companies to innovate even more than they already do.

Hone Your Radar To Seize These Conference Innovation Invitations

Velvet Chainsaw

Innovation may be a tired word. There is no doubt that innovation has become an overused and confusing buzzword. Ask ten people to define innovation and you’re probably going to get a dozen or more responses. Innovation is change that creates a new dimension of performance said management guru Peter Drucker. Within the conference arena, innovation is the process through which new value is created and delivered to customers. Innovate To Captivate.