Eric Lanke: Provocative Proposals for Change

Eric Lanke

Provocative Proposals for Change. I just finished reading an advance copy of Shelly Alcorn s " Provocative Proposals for Change ," a report she authored based on Appreciative Inquiry interviews she conducted with more than 200 association executives (including me). Eric Lanke.

ROME | New Italian economy minister: no euro exit proposal on tap

NonProfit University Blog

ROME (AP) — Italy’s economy minister says the new populist government isn’t discussing any proposal to leave the eurozone. Continue reading ROME | New Italian economy minister: no euro exit proposal on tap at STL.News.

The great proposal debate: Why consultants eschew RFPs

Aaron Wolowiec

Simply draft a proposal describing you’re recommended course of action and be sure to include your proposed fees. Although I cannot be certain, I believe this particular organization has – instead of hiring me or another consultant – simply decided to implement themselves the ideas I presented in my unnecessarily comprehensive proposal. I’ve also heard of cases where the proposal outline is handed to another consultant for execution. Proposals.

Association Executives: Provocative Proposals Research Project

Association Subculture

Association Executives: Provocative Proposals Research Project. I would like to announce the Association Executives: Provocative Proposals for Change project (that link will take you to my website for a complete description). marketing. (2). Association Executives: Provocative Proposals Rese. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thursday, January 20, 2011. Second stage is cut. Were now in orbit. Stabilizers up, runnning perfect. Starting to collect. requested data.

Coalition’s Proposed Standards Draw Attention After Ad-Blocking Rumor

Associations Now

This week, the tech media (as they have a tendency to do) got caught up in an interesting rumor: that Google, a major ad network operator, would offer an ad blocker to be used on its market-leading Chrome web browser.

Ethanol Industry Suffers Setback as EPA Proposes Lower 2014 Target

Associations Now

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to decrease the required amount of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply has producers on the defensive. But the oil industry suggests the proposal doesn’t go far enough. This proposal cannot stand.”

MILAN | Markets calm on signs that Italy may avoid elections

NonProfit University Blog

MILAN — Financial markets have calmed amid signs that Italy may avoid imminent elections after President Sergio Mattarella gave two populist parties time to figure out whether they can agree on an alternative to a euroskeptic economy minister.

Manufacturers, Health Advocates Divided on FDA’s E-Cigarette Proposal

Associations Now

Testing the Waters The FDA’s e-cigarette proposal almost got an early showing thanks to the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association. But this week, the Food and Drug Administration released a proposal that aims to change that.

Foes Join in Praising Proposal to Relax Mortgage Rules

Associations Now

A proposed new Qualified Residential Mortgage rule, introduced last week by federal regulators, received praise from both consumer advocates and the mortgage industry, groups that don’t typically agree on much.

Pharmaceutical Firms Tackle Proposed FDA Social Media Guidelines

Associations Now

Trade groups and drug giants alike have raised significant concerns about proposed social media compliance guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration. The post Pharmaceutical Firms Tackle Proposed FDA Social Media Guidelines appeared first on Associations Now

Robots as “Electronic Persons”? The EU’s Odd Proposal Gets Industry Pushback

Associations Now

A European Union proposal that would regulate robots, out of concern that they might take jobs away from people, has a leading engineering group worried that innovation in the robotics space could be stunted.

ROME  | Euroskeptics cheer, markets up as Italy populists take power

NonProfit University Blog

The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League party are swearing in their Cabinet later Friday, capping a roller-coaster week of political and financial turmoil by agreeing to drop a proposed economy minister who had concerned Italy’s president.

FCC’s Proposed Net Neutrality Changes Draw Opposition, Clarification

Associations Now

“That is exactly what the ‘commercially unreasonable’ test will protect against: harm to competition and consumers stemming from abusive market activity.”

A Critical Marketing Tool for Association Conferences


A key component of your overall conference marketing plan should be a letter/proposal template that can be used by potential attendees to pitch the idea to their boss/board, etc. The post A Critical Marketing Tool for Association Conferences appeared first on GrowthZone.

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New Technological Realities: What’s on the Market?

Association Success

This is a trendy topic these days because these technologies are increasingly accessible in the market. Education, food, medical, corporate, government, and non-profit organizations have been using VR for everything from training and project proposals to awareness and promotional content.

Hot Nonprofit Marketing Jobs This Week – February 16


We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital. Manager of Marketing , Industrial Designers Society of America – Do you know what industrial design is? Reports to VP for Marketing and Communications.

Applying Account Based Marketing to Membership

Membership Marketing

Almost any person involved in sales will tell you that the concept of Account Based Marketing (ABM) has been around for a long time. However, of late, the term has come into prominence as organizations move from a stand-alone sales philosophy to building a strategy around the integration of sales and marketing efforts. But the regular communications, relationship development, and prospect knowledge built into Account Based Marketing program empowers this process.

How One Association Cracks Tough Markets

Associations Now

Think twice about England, where your market is likely already snatched up; there’s a good chance a well-established, analogous association is already doing the same work yours does. We looked at that as a wonderful test market.

Thanks For Playing: Sections Instead of Breakouts

Thanks For Playing

A few ASAE calls for proposals have hit recently, and its gotten me thinking about conference sessions. Preparing all these proposals got me thinking about learning experiences in my own life. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thanks For Playing.

Capital Campaign Marketing Strategies for the Tech-Savvy


For that to happen, you need to have the right capital campaign marketing plan in place, which should include strategies to attract tech-savvy donors as well as traditional supporters. We’ve compiled a list of five tech-savvy marketing strategies to help you raise more.

Why I like the Market Research Society’s (MRS) successful membership change project

Optimist Consulting

So it was interesting to read about The Market Research Society’s recent changes to their membership criteria and grading structure, which were voted through by members at the start of March.

Organic Advertising Fund Creates a Marketing Beef

Associations Now

The Organic Trade Association is backing a proposed check-off program—an advertising and research fund collected from organic producers across the country—but some organic farmers are not on board. According to KUNC, OTA plans to submit a formal proposal to the USDA in the coming months.

What Political Polarization Tells Us About Membership Marketing

Associations Now

While the authors themselves propose further research to “investigate whether these dynamics occur in non-moral contexts,” Godin is happy to make the leap to implications for marketing.)

Wisconsin Grocers Want to Tap the Fresh Beer Market

Associations Now

The proposal is getting mixed reviews from local bars and breweries. The proposed change would not allow customers to consume the tap beer in the grocery store after purchase. The post Wisconsin Grocers Want to Tap the Fresh Beer Market appeared first on Associations Now

Association Pros: What Do YOU Want?

Spark Consulting

Calling all marketing, membership, and communications professionals! I’m currently a member of ASAE’s Marketing Section Council. One of our tasks is to help with the proposal process for the 2014 Marketing, Membership, and Communications Conference.

Implementing a Successful Cause Marketing Campaign

AMR Management Services

Implementing a Successful Cause Marketing Campaign. Drake & Company recently donated 100 hours of staff time to build a cause marketing program for the Chesterfield Arts “Make Your Mark” levee mural project, held June 4. Enter Cause Marketing. To increase awareness and generate funding to support the project, Chesterfield Arts accepted a Drake & Company proposal to add a pinup cause marketing element to the overall “Make Your Mark” project.

Membership Marketing Blog: The End of Membership as We Know It

Membership Marketing

Membership Marketing Blog. Membership marketing – acquiring, engaging, upgrading, and renewing members – is the cornerstone for associations and relationship driven organizations. Sladek proposes a number of solutions to help in meeting these membership challenges.

Writing 101: It’s Time to Stop Using Passive Voice


As an email marketer, you want your communications to read loud and clear from beginning to end. This is why most professional communications (marketing studies, white papers, proposals) favor the active voice. Ready for more great email marketing tips?

Secrets to Market Share and Product Sales Growth ?


Market & Biz Plan. Secrets to Market Share and Product Sales Growth. Categories: Channels , MARCOM , Market & Bus Planning , Product Mgmt , Risk Mgmt. How does one determine where or how to enter a new market? What is your market potential?

The Hourglass Blog: Surprising Barriers to Membership

The Hourglass Blog

Shelly Alcorn interviewed me last Friday for her Association Executives: Provocative Proposals for Future Change project. I surprised myself (and her, too, I think) with my answer to: What barriers are keeping your association from achieving 100% membership market penetration?

One of the Largest Marketing Opportunities in History : Off Stage

Off Stage

18, 2010 - One of the Largest Marketing Opportunities in History. "It could translate into one of the largest marketing and branding opportunities in history." Association Marketing. Off Stage.

Associations Live: Program Design, Development & Implementation

Associations Live

Takeaways from the Meeting Management Education Council meeting on June 22: When planning education, the group gets input and ideas from: committees, call for proposals, evaluations, surveys, focus groups and listserv groups. marketing. (7). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Associations Live. Connecting MSAE members and a world of ideas! Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Program Design, Development & Implementation.

Associations Live: RFPs for Speakers and Locations, Plus Site.

Associations Live

Add cost of audio visual and internet into proposal Include desired rates in RFP’s Add clause that states you need to be notified of room changes four days in advance Other Resources: Site Inspection Checklist 13 Tips to RFP Bliss. marketing. (7). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Associations Live. Connecting MSAE members and a world of ideas! Monday, December 27, 2010. RFPs for Speakers and Locations, Plus Site Inspections.

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How to Use Twitter: A Guide for AEs : Off Stage

Off Stage

Recently I’ve been working on some social media/marketing presentations for Realtors, and I’ve gotten involved in the whole online networking scene. I reviewed the proposed new Social Marketing course from Internet Crusade, as well—it’s going to be very helpful to our members, I think (should be released soon!). Association Marketing. Off Stage. 13, 2009 - How to Use Twitter: A Guide for AEs.

How California Housing Stacks Up Split Into Three States

NonProfit University Blog

million single family homes statewide, broken down by county into the three new proposed states — Northern California (40 counties); Southern California (12 counties); and California (6 counties). IRVINE, Calif./

It's Complicated: MLS Questions : Off Stage

Off Stage

The celebrated (read “Notorious”) blogger Rob Hahn proposed a solution to the problems facing the Multiple Listing Service. ” A modest proposal indeed! Permanent Link View more entries tagged with: Mls , Nortious Rob , Realtor , Broker , Target Market.

Now for something a little lighter.What not to do when marketing internationally

Experts in Membership Marketing

Here are a few for your enjoyment: There will never be a mass market for motor cars - about 1,000 in Europe - because that is the limit on the number of chauffeurs available! Spokesman for Daimler Benz) I think there is a world market for about five computers. The American slogan for Salem cigarettes, "Salem - Feeling Free," got translated in the Japanese market into "When smoking Salem, you feel so refreshed that your mind seems to be free and empty."

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Membership Marketing Blog: The Pathway to being a Remarkable.

Membership Marketing

Membership Marketing Blog. Membership marketing – acquiring, engaging, upgrading, and renewing members – is the cornerstone for associations and relationship driven organizations. Whether you are an association professional or a relationship marketer, join the discussion on the Membership Marketing Blog and share your ideas and counsel. Be sure to look in the mirror before you propose an alliance. Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report.

What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

The Big Board (Pinterest, that is) of marketing infographics , from Constant Contact. Is it time to dump the conference call for proposals ? blog roundup fundraising innovation leadership marketing social media Associations Now Constant Contact John Haydon Technology Review Twitter Want to raise more money this holiday season? John Haydon shares nine specific words that will help. A bias towards action may not always be a good thing.

Executive Connections: "An Historic Vote for a Second Century.

Executive Connections

Today we vote on a proposed new name, the Association for Strategic Knowledge Professionals.    With our proposed name we are continuing on this path, striving to provide knowledge.    I am encouraging you to vote yes on the proposed name, the Association for Strategic Knowledge Professionals.  The alignment project and our proposed name change are the right risks at the right time. Executive Connections.