Why Jeff Bezos buying The Washington Post is great for associations

Vanguard Tech

This week’s announcement that Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post is big news here in the nation’s capital. We hear each day about the need for innovation, how “millennials don’t join,” and the “end of relevance.” Technology will be even more central to success.

#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.

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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.

Amid NSA Scandal, Tech Companies Get Closer to Washington

Associations Now

With a big push from leaker Edward Snowden, some of the biggest technology companies in the world got serious about lobbying in 2013. Patent reform: The Innovation Act, a measure championed by Rep.

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.

Speed Mentoring @Tech Innovation + Inclusion Summit


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Let Your Internal Innovation Efforts Breathe

Associations Now

One commentator writing about the report, Joe Davidson of The Washington Post , incorrectly characterized this as spending “727 hours on a logo change.” If you’re running a skunkworks project at your association, it’s important to give that innovation room to breathe and work.

DelCor’s Guide to the 2018 ASAE Technology Conference


ASAE’s 2018 Technology Conference & Expo ( #asaetech18 ) is packed with sessions led by industry experts that will provide valuable information about current technology trends that you can take back and put into action in your own association.

When Innovation Competes With Your Traditional Values

Associations Now

Earlier this month, The New York Times drew a similar to-do over a document that had been leaked to the media which suggested that, despite the outward image of the newspaper as an online standout, it was struggling to keep up with innovation. (By

Meditated Momentum: Harnessing Technology

Elipsis Partners

On associations, technology, parenting, people, meditation, and America. Harnessing Technology. The words "harnessing technology" come from the book Race for Relevance by Harrison Coerver and Mary Byers which was published last year by ASAE. Washington, DC, United States.

What Bitcoin Can Teach You About Selling Innovative Ideas

Associations Now

The strategy used by the crypto-currency’s advocates could be an effective template for pitching your own industry innovations. But behind the technology itself, you’ll find something old school—trade groups and industry players that are helping to drive the idea.

Colo. Tech Group Asks Members to Help Break Down Barriers to Innovation

Associations Now

Cory Gardner, the Colorado Technology Association is hosting interactive online sessions to solicit member feedback on barriers to innovation. Through its new One More Job/One More Innovation Initiative , CTA will partner with Senator Cory Gardner (R-Colo.)—a

Membership Marketing Blog: Innovation through Collaboration

Membership Marketing

Innovation through Collaboration. We are always looking for new innovative ways to do things better. So I wanted to share two items that I came across this week that attribute successful innovation to collaboration. First in an article in the Technology section of the Washington Post , the case is made that much of the economic dynamism of technology companies comes from sharing talent and ideas. First, innovation is collaborative.

That’s so…2013

Aaron Wolowiec

Globalization, digital technology, shifting markets, regulatory change—with so many disruptions in the business environment, it’s no wonder that a slew of associations remade their brands and aimed to broaden their reach in 2013. In: Putting pressure on Washington.

What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

First of all, it’s the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Justice. Jason Lauritsen Microsoft NTEN sponsorship Technology Review Velvet Chainsaw

How Associations Can Transform Higher Education

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Kevin Kelly, from his book, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future ). Tagged: Association , Education , Future , Innovation , Professional Development. Right now, today, in 2016 is the best time to start up.

The Big 3 (Costs, changing demographics and mobile) impacting association meetings

SCD Group

Washington University joins group offering online credit courses. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Washington University in St. The project, dubbed Semester Online, is regarded as a significant — though cautious — step by elite colleges to embrace a technology they have previously just dabbled in. And although technology is progressing, there will always be a premium placed on meeting in person.

Friday Top 5

Spark Consulting

And the Washington Post had a piece this week about a Fab Lab in my neighborhood. Alexander Pasik of IEEE presented a session on emerging technologies. It’s my Top 5 from digitalNOW.

Lessons from NAPA : Off Stage

Off Stage

Washington blogger Chris Dorobek reports today thatThe National Academy of Public Administration’s Collaboration Project has issued a new report titled “Enabling Collaboration: Three Priorities for New Administration.” Technology. Off Stage.

Lining Up Ways to Help People Do and Be More: Guillermo Ortiz de Zarate, NCARB

Association Adviser

As the Chief Innovation and Information Officer for NCARB, Ortiz de Zarate has relied upon agile and lean startup methodologies to project manage big changes to the processes NCARB uses to certify current and future architects. AA: How can technology assist an association wanting to grow?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.16.18

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David DeLorenzo at DelCor says you don’t necessarily need a CIO on staff but you do need a technology leader with the CIO mindset. Location: Washington DC. Organizer: Association Women Technology Champions. Location: Washington DC and online. Location: Washington DC.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.29.19

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I continue to learn new things about the “bones” of an AMS, a technology I thought I knew enough about but apparently didn’t. Dan Hickey at DelCor Technology Solutions explains how to avoid application sprawl by taking a strategic approach to Office 365. Location: Washington DC.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.11.19

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Even though WBT is a learning management system (LMS) provider, not one of the trends and opportunities they highlight is about technology. Ernie Smith at Associations Now talks about three technology trends that associations should keep their eye on. Technology Trends Round Table 2019.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.14.18

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If you’ve ever tried to get people at work to adopt a new technology, you know what kind of uphill battle that can be. Fíonta explains the reasons behind resistance to change and provides change management advice for technology, in their case, Salesforce, implementations.

Why a Tech Association Merged With a Tech Incubator

Associations Now

The Illinois Technology Association will join forces with 1871, a Chicago-area tech incubator that focuses on small companies. It’s not unheard of for technology incubators to work directly with associations to help build out new ideas.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.17.20

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The Culture of Lean Innovation: Small Changes, Big Impact. Three nonprofit/government leaders—who’ll tell us how they adopted Lean Innovation and achieved powerful outcomes by changing the way they work—will lead the conversation. Location: online and Washington DC.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.10.20

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In this MIT Technology Review article , he said, “What they wrote was remarkable, and remarkably consistent.”. Meeting Your HR Needs in 2020 (Washington DC Idea Swap). Location: Washington DC. Organizer: ASAE Greater Washington / National Capital Community.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.4.19

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David Burkus is a best-selling author, sought after speaker, and associate professor of leadership and innovation at Oral Roberts University. Farragut/Dupont Small Staff Association Brown Bag Lunch (Washington DC). Location: Washington DC.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 04.19.19

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While listening to speakers and fellow attendees at digitalNow , I kept thinking associations are their own worst enemy when it comes to innovation. This week’s post at WBT Systems resonates with that line of thought: they explore nine barriers to association innovation.

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How to Lead Your Way to a Social Organization


Here are the slides accompanying our recent presentation at ASAE’s Technology conference in Washington DC. Lead Your Way to a Social Organization from SocialFish. ———-. Can’t see the slides? Please click through.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.26.18

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Their paper, Steal Like a Fundraiser: Innovations in Cause-Oriented Fundraising for Associations , shares the secrets to charity fundraising success: Building relationships with donors at all levels and how that relates to membership relationship building and management.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.4.19

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Dan Lautman of DelCor Technology Solutions did something that many people only talk about: he unplugged for a month. When you’re selecting technology, like a learning management system (LMS), there’s so many ways you can botch the decision, mostly because you don’t know what you don’t know.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.30.18

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… If you’re going to the ASAE Technology Conference next week and see my name badge walking toward you, snap me out of my daze, I mean, big thoughts, and say hello. Location: Washington DC and online.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.31.19

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Tobin Conley, CAE, at DelCor Technology Solutions explains how data governance can tame the data deluge and improve decision-making. Some quick hits before we get to next week’s free webinars: A willingness to shift your perspective can help your organization come up with innovative solutions.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.28.16

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The survey will help the association community better understand how membership organizations use or don’t use social technologies to deliver learning. The size or budget of your association, and whether you use or don’t use social technologies, doesn’t matter.

Daily Buzz: A Leap in Nonprofit Email Open Rates

Associations Now

VR Technology Creates Connections at CES. Technology like this can help seniors combat social isolation, keeping them connected to their communities and to the world around them. A 2019 Campaign Monitor report reveals the latest email marketing trends.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.12.18

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Mon 10/15 at 12 p.m.* – Let Your Voice Be Heard: Why Mid-Term Elections are Important to Associations (DC Idea Swap – Washington DC). Location: Washington DC. Host: ASAE Greater Washington / National Capital Community. Gaining Board Approval for Budget for New Technology.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.24.17

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And another one: “I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.”. Learning · Technology · Design (LTD) is a virtual conference designed for those of you who work in the business of lifelong learning, continuing education, and professional development.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.24.17

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And another one: “I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.”. Learning · Technology · Design (LTD) is a virtual conference designed for those of you who work in the business of lifelong learning, continuing education, and professional development.