New York City Taxi Drivers Launch Association in Response to Uber

Associations Now

Uber pulled out of San Antonio—the country’s seventh-most-populous city, which also has the fastest-growing millennial population —in April after the city council imposed new regulations on all ride-sharing companies, including mandating the fingerprinting of drivers.

Five Millennial-Friendly Benefits to Offer Your Team

Associations Now

From free food to a commitment to student loans, organizations looking to hire younger workers are learning to boost their millennial-friendly benefits, and when the time is right, let loose. The post Five Millennial-Friendly Benefits to Offer Your Team appeared first on Associations Now

[Cool Social Tools] Centscere for Millennial Giving


This series of posts is for software and app and tech vendors who have new tools they’d like you to know about. Millennial giving is growing swiftly on Centscere , a B Corp based in New York City.

Accountants Group Debuts Millennial-Friendly Ad Campaign

Associations Now

A new ad campaign, launched by the Institute of Management Accountants, hopes to make young professionals aware of both the importance and value of its Certified Management Accountant certification.

Inside the Minds of Millennial Attendees

Associations Now

Looking to get millennial attendees to your next event? A new white paper by New York Times bestselling author Dan Schawbel offers some tips. There are 80 million millennials in the United States.

[Cool Social Tools] Centscere for Millennial Giving


This series of posts is for software and app and tech vendors who have new tools they’d like you to know about. Millennial giving is growing swiftly on Centscere , a B Corp based in New York City.

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The Hourglass Blog: Generational Herd Mentalities

The Hourglass Blog

A little while ago, Neil Howe called attention on his blog to a New York Times feature story about a 24-year-old Millennial who, even amidst the Great Recession, is living at home and turning down $40K job offers until just the right opportunity comes along. Millennials.

Cultivating Next-Generation Association Leaders

Association Adviser

New York: Longmans Green. [ii] Features Leadership association leadership Gen Z leadership millennialsJoanne Smikle, PhD. What is your association doing to ensure that it has a talent pipeline for key positions, especially leadership positions?

Industry Group Aims to Make Diamonds a Millennial’s Best Friend

Associations Now

The Diamond Producers Association announced a new “Real Is Rare” campaign in hopes of earning the affection of millennial consumers who crave authentic connections, according to DPA research. Why aren’t millennials in love with diamonds?

What Smart People Are Saying About Our New Book

Jamie Notter

I wanted to share (with some pride, I must admit) what some super smart people are saying about our book, When Millennials Take Over, upon reading an advance copy. Whatever you think of Millennials, they’ve arrived during a tectonic shift in management.

This Is Not a Good Look for Us

Spark Consulting

It’s an open secret that associations are deeply concerned about – and struggling with – our ability to recruit and retain Millennial young professionals, both as members and as association executives and talent in our industry.

Scouting for Talent within Your Association Membership

Association Management

New York Yankees pitcher, Mariano Rivera, retired at the end of this baseball season. But for Millennials, who are hardwired for 140-character tweets and frequent job changes, can you be confident that a path this long will attract the best talent?

Diamond Producers Association Says “Real is Rare” in New Campaign

Associations Now

As millennials move past societal norms around relationships, one association says diamonds can still exist in nontraditional relationships. The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) is targeting millennials with its latest campaign , “Real is Rare, Real is a Diamond.”

The BEST gift idea for your office!


Looking for an awesome gift for your colleagues, your boss or your Millennial staff? Notter and Grant make a compelling case for why Millennials act as a secret decoder ring to help us understand what drives customers and employees in today’s business climate.

Diversity Strengthens (and Grows) Your Community

Higher Logic

This may seem basic, but Deloitte recently published a study showing that millennials and non-millennials think about diversity differently. millennials look at diversity more broadly, to include identities, unique experiences and ideas.

Should Associations Offer Conference Subscription Packages?

Associations Now

Earlier this week, the New York Mets announced that they’d be offering a new Netflix-style ticket subscription package this season. The program is targeted to the millennial demographic and unconventional audiences.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.28.16

Reid All About it

Reading a new post by John Hagel, I was reminded of the new role for associations I wrote about in How Associations Can Transform Higher Education. Tue 11/1 at 8 a.m.* – Solutions to Engaging Millennials in Associations (Washington DC).

Survey Sheds Light on 2017 Marketing Priorities

Associations Now

Marketing is critical, and technology is key, according to the new American Marketers Survey conducted by the New York American Marketing Association and BrandSpark. Millennials are driving the increasing demand for personalization, according to the study.

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Don’t Just Take Our Word For It!


I wanted to share (with some pride, I must admit) what some super smart people are saying about our book, When Millennials Take Over, upon reading an advance copy. Whatever you think of Millennials, they’ve arrived during a tectonic shift in management.

If You’re Looking for a Job, Look Inland, Lists Say

Associations Now

Two new reports suggest that Midwestern and Southern cities have a better balance of job openings and cost of living than their coastal counterparts.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.26.18

Reid All About it

Steven Johnson in The New York Times says, Bitcoin “may well turn out to be a genuinely revolutionary breakthrough and at the same time a colossal failure as a currency.” Attracting millennial/young professional supporters. What if you try something new and it bombs?

Mind The Gap

Association Success

We need to bridge the chasm between the Industrial Era workplace and the Millennial workforce. But the real reason why everyone has questioned and disliked and avoided the Millennials isn’t because they’re Millennials – it’s because they are the personification of change.

How the Pope Is Connecting with Younger Generations on Social Media: Pope Emojis

Beth Kanter

As you probably know, the Pope is visiting the United States this week in Washington, DC; Philadelphia; and New York City. While the crowds will gather on the ground for a change to touch the hand of Pontiff, there will be a lot of crowds online to celebrate his visit.

Thursday Buzz: A Self-Driving Car Is Picking You Up (Soon)

Associations Now

Also: Lessons from a New York Times app shift. New York Times to Shelve NYT Now App Trying to win over millennials? It can get pretty complicated, but a new app called AirMount could be just the tool you need to make it easy.

Heart Association Encourages More Colorful Eating

Associations Now

Through +color, we’ll empower communities and consumers of all ages, especially millennials, to eat more fruit and vegetables. SUBWAY restaurants helped launch the initiative in New York City on September 22 with a +color food truck.

Monday Buzz: Airbnb Competition Heats Up

Associations Now

Small hotels are trying to entice millennial customers by offering significantly discounted rates through the e-retailer, reports the New York Post.

Wednesday Buzz: The Productive Power of Checklists

Associations Now

Plus: a new book from a couple of our favorite social media experts. We link to SocialFish ‘s Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant pretty regularly, so we’re eager to dive into their new book, When Millennials Take Over.

Monday Buzz: Why the Gig Economy Is Growing

Associations Now

According to new research from LinkedIn, side hustles are driving the gig economy in new ways. We’ve noticed, too, that men are doing more part-time freelancing than women, and millennials are doing so more than any other age group.”.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.5.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… When I was in charge of getting a new AMS back at my old association, I had no idea how to approach selection and implementation.

4 Ideas for 2017 Nondues Revenue Resolutions

Associations Now

I love making New Year’s resolutions; keeping them is another story. Change is hard, and as a New York Times writer points out , it’s also exhausting. That’s because making New Year’s resolutions is out—making “ questolutions ” is in.

National Park Foundation Campaign Targets Younger Generation of Park Goers

Associations Now

Specifically, NPF wants tech-savvy millennials to get back in touch with the great outdoors. In 2016, the National Park Service will turn 100 years old.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.12.18

Reid All About it

Introducing a new conference format: long conversations. Then, every 15 minutes, swap out one for a new speaker. A few quick hits before we get to this week’s list of free webinars: How New York’s post-WW2 female painters battled for recognition. ( New Yorker ).

Libraries like associations facing challenges of generational differences

SCD Group

A story about the “controversial” make-over at the New York Public Library caught my eye. As Boomers retire, Gen Xers and Millennials will replace them and they will demand mobile systems from their professional organizations and trade associations.

Conference Circuit: A Healthy Host for a Holistic Association

Associations Now

So why did the organization choose Minneapolis over typically lavish, buzz-generating host cities like Las Vegas, New York, or Chicago? The final breakout session includes an event focused solely on “ Engaging the Next Generation & the New Customer Experience.”

Does the Banner Ad Still Make Sense in 2016?

Associations Now

But a major trade group, along with The New York Times , is trying to rethink the ads in a way that could actually produce a balance between content and commerce. millennials) read text online. That’s the tactic The New York Times is trying out.

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Survey: These Companies Set the Standard for Leadership

Associations Now

A new study finds that the best companies to recruit from have one thing in common: really, really good leadership training programs. So says a new report from Chally Group Worldwide ranking the top companies for leadership. Welch Learning Center in Crotonville, New York.

Wednesday Buzz: The Post-Gigaom Publishing Landscape

Associations Now

million readers monthly, according to metrics reported by the New York Times. “I New business and marketing executive Kayley Sugars underscores the importance of being a mouthpiece for your organization.

Pope Francis: Catholic Student Associations Capitalize on Papal Visit

Associations Now

But Francis brings with him something that isn’t traditionally equated with the papacy—millennial appeal, thanks in part to political stances that are viewed as more progressive than those of his predecessors. (

Better Listening, Better Leadership

Associations Now

A new book by New York Times leadership columnist Adam Bryant shares CEOs’ lessons for success. January is supposed to provide a slow on-ramp into a new year, but somehow my calendar didn’t get the message.

Friday Buzz: The City With the Best Wireless (Hint: It’s Windy)

Associations Now

According to the list, one major meetings hub— Chicago —comes out on top, ranking far above Atlanta (10th place); Orlando (33rd place); Washington, DC (48th place); New York City and the surrounding region (98th place); and Las Vegas (115th place).