Leverage Technology; Don’t Be a Slave to IT

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But that’s the approach many associations seem to be following when it comes to taming the technology beast. To help your figure out where to devote your tech energies for 2014 and beyond, we reached out to some of the association world’s best technology minds for guidance. We need to set boundaries or else we’ll became a slave to technology and never do our best thinking or problem solving. OSAE’s Yates said the live stream technology’s getting easier and easier to use.

Don’t rely on one form of communications for your association

SCD Group

Ohio State recognizes 50 years of varsity ice hockey One common theme among association professionals: frustration about communication with members and prospects. As a college sophomore playing JV ice hockey, I was called up to the varsity team in late January, 1964, thus becoming part of the original varsity hockey team for The Ohio State University. So, Ohio State organized a 50th anniversary event as part of an upcoming Big 10 conference hockey game.

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Implicit vs. Explicit: Beyond the Badge Mass Personalization

Velvet Chainsaw

Late last year, I made the big move from a lifetime in Ohio to sunny Orlando. iBeacons, and other passive tracking technologies, are cool but offer very low attendee benefit. Your technology budget is much better spent on gathering rich data that allows you to better personalize to your premium conference customers. Never implement a technology to help prove your exhibitors wrong.

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What Should Associations Do to Bridge the Education to Employment Gap?

Spark Consulting

Familiarize yourself with new learning technologies. Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. If you’ve been persuaded by the information I’ve shared about The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm the past few days that we do have a large-scale problem that associations are uniquely equipped to address (and I hope you have), the next question is: where do we start? fourth post of The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm release week).

How Our Association Prepared for the Future.

Association Success

At The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA), we have implemented a business model that keeps the next chapter front and center. The accounting industry is strong in Ohio and nationwide. OSCPA decided to tackle this challenge strategically by leveraging our knowledge of the accounting market in Ohio and relationships with leading CPAs. OSCPA offers free memberships to high school and college students we meet through our extensive outreach programs across Ohio.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.14.20

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Monica Cox, Professor at The Ohio State University. Earning Your Membership: Technology, Learning, and Accolades. Evolving our use of technology to engage our members for a “21st Century membership experience.” The Future of Technology for Nonprofits and Associations.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.11.20

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Association Technology & Data 2025: Evaluating Your IT and Data Readiness. Hear the views of a panel of industry technologists on technology initiatives that will drive your organization up the maturity model and prepare it to support the new business environment.

Do Your e-Learning Efforts Match Up with Your Members’ Needs and Expectations?

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It’s been a great week in Dayton, Ohio as I wrap up my time at the 2015 Ohio Association of Association Executives Annual Conference. And while there wasn’t a specific session on Learning Management Systems , I heard from a number of association executives asking questions about LMS’s and what they need do be doing for their associations regarding this technology. And like with most technologies, those costs can be substantially impacted by not being prepared.

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Will MOOC’s Impact Association Educational Offerings?

SCD Group

Here’s the news item: Ohio State Offers Public Online Environmental Science Course Nearly 300,000 students -- from the U.S., China, Canada and other countries, enough to fill Ohio Stadium three times over -- have accessed a massive open online course, or MOOC, on environmental science offered by Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. “I

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.25.16

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Planning an AMS selection/implementation or some other technology project? Scott Wiley, CAE, president and CEO, The Ohio Society of CPAs and chair of the ASAE Board. The Future of Event Technology: 2017 Trend Watch. Explore what’s in store for event technology in 2017. Thanksgiving is a good time to start a daily habit of gratitude. Research scientists have lots to say about the positive impact of a daily gratitude practice.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.18.20

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Host: ASAE Technology Professionals Community. Host: Association Women Technology Champions. Scott Wiley, FASAE, CAE, president and CEO, The Ohio Society of CPAs. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Association marketing.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.25.16

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Planning an AMS selection/implementation or some other technology project? Scott Wiley, CAE, president and CEO, The Ohio Society of CPAs and chair of the ASAE Board. The Future of Event Technology: 2017 Trend Watch. Explore what’s in store for event technology in 2017. Thanksgiving is a good time to start a daily habit of gratitude. Research scientists have lots to say about the positive impact of a daily gratitude practice.

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Daily Buzz: How to Stay Relevant in Changing Times

Associations Now

When new technology and the constant news cycle push your association out of the spotlight, you must find a way to adapt. Amid changing times and the constant flow of new technology, staying relevant is no easy feat. If you think about it as the ‘unknown’ and concentrate on the potential for disruption, then, yeah, the idea of ever-changing technology will be scary,” Colleen Bottorff says on the MemberClicks blog.

Micro-Learning Journey

Association Success

At the Ohio Society of CPAs, we’ve embraced the educational revolution. At the Ohio Society of Chartered Professional Accountants, we embraced the power of micro-learning back in 2015. Despite some sceptics, we have found success and acceptance in the CPA world, and we’d like to see that grow deeper across Ohio. In our careers, we are learning every day. The promise of new knowledge and challenges helps us get out of bed in the morning and make it to the office raring to go.

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6 Simple Ways to Facilitate Conference Connections

Idea Architects

Simple technologies allow us to more easily find, connect with, and tap into the brain trust of a much larger group of individuals than before. 2, Columbus, PIA-Ohio Board Workshop. Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Monday, February 20, 2012.

Anti-Troll Group Wants to Study Journalists’ Tweets

Associations Now

TrollBusters, a group launched by a professor at the University of Ohio, has put out a call asking female journalists to share their Twitter feeds so it can get a better understanding of how online trolls work. TrollBusters, an organization launched a year ago by Ohio University Associate Journalism Professor Michelle Ferrier, has been working on the issue of harassment on social media, specifically of journalists.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.5.20

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Learn how senior levels professionals from a hotelier, audio visual technology company, and a design agency are working with planners given the new social distancing and CDC advisements. Ian Seidenberg, CSEP, Director of Event Technologies, Encore Event Technologies. Conversation: An ASAE Technology Professionals Advisory Council Webinar. Host: ASAE Technology Professionals Advisory Council. How to Secure Your Technology Budget During a Crisis.

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Solutions Day Speakers Chart Paths to Success in Uncertain Times

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Watching my kids dive fearlessly into the deep end of technology is always an inspiration. The following companies met that high bar: The American Association of Diabetes Educators for the DANA website—the online destination for all things related to diabetes technology. Ohio Credit Union League for DoYourDiligence.com an online review site. Presenters who illuminated the future. Industry partners who are inventing tomorrow.

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Hold The Phone: The New World of Mobile Device Management

Associations Now

Last month, staff members at the news outlet raised concerns after the company announced it was introducing new technology allowing it to track company-owned mobile devices. Given the potential security hazards, it’s important to establish a BYOD policy for your organization, Chris Jenkins, chief technology strategist at the Ohio Society of CPAs, told Associations Now. “Do Like any other function of technology, it has costs and benefits.

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Farmers and Ranchers Alliance Announces “New Faces” Program

Associations Now

Farmers and Ranchers Alliance hopes to connect with consumers over sustainability and technology. These five new “faces,” farmers and ranchers in Virginia, Texas, Ohio, and Wisconsin, will act as the spokespeople for USFRA and serve its mission of reaching consumers. All of the winners—though their crops and livestock range from pigs and peanuts to chickens and organic cotton—have a focus on sustainability and technology.

Advocacy and Governance 2.0

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The late Shane Yates, visionary head of the Ohio Society of Association Executives who passed away in February 2016, told us in a 2015 interview that the board’s role is to give direction by granting authority and that management’s role is to execute direction, which it does by exercising that authority subject to those limits. Like many associations, The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) is being proactive about helping members thrive in a rapidly evolving business environment.

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From Plastic to Oil? Chemistry Council Talks Up New Technique

Associations Now

ACC and the Plastics-to-Oil Technologies Alliance break down the benefits of pyrolysis, a method of decomposing nonrecycled plastic materials at high temperatures without using oxygen. For example, the renewable energy firm RES Polyflow has an Ohio plant that’s expected to open in 2016. The vision is for these technologies to be deployed in communities across the country,” Russell told Fuel Fix.

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Monday Buzz: Microsoft Announces Tech Talent for Good Program

Associations Now

Working with a number of nonprofit partners, including Taproot Foundation, an organization that specializes in skills-based volunteering, we will actively identify technology projects and help manage the engagement between nonprofit organizations and our employee volunteers,” Kathleen Hogan, executive vice president of human resources; and Brad Smith, general counsel and executive vice president of legal and corporate affairs, said in a statement.

Wednesday Buzz: What Tech M&A Means for Associations

Associations Now

Several high-profile mergers and acquisitions among association technology vendors have made the headlines in recent years, and many association leaders are concerned about what tech consolidation could mean for them. Beth’s Blog takes a look at how the United Way of Central Ohio implements its program. Tech consolidation may wind up benefiting associations, but you can take short-term steps to guard against risk to your organization.

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Better Emergency Alerts: How Associations Are Helping Bolster Warning Standards

Associations Now

As USA Today noted, this leads to complaints : Recent deadly storms in Ohio affected an episode of ? The technology, widely backed by industry groups such as the National Association of Broadcasters, supports a new type of alert called Advanced Emergency Alerting. is that it could take many years for the technology to trickle down on a mass scale—it’s still in the testing stage, with many broadcasters committing to a 2020 rollout.

Community for Career Development: A Look Inside One NAVUG Community Member’s Journey

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I had friends from South Africa, New Zealand, Europe, and close to home here in Ohio. Then, in 2008, I returned to the accounting profession as the receivables coordinator at American Ring; 10 years later I continue to work for them as the Director of Business Technology and Intelligence. It may seem surprising to go from an intern program in the early 80s with a vocational certificate out of high school, to Director of Business Technology and Intelligence.

Will ‘Gen Z’ be a Generation of Joiners?

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While millennials got comfortable with technology at an early age, members of Gen Z were digital-first from Day 1. Her biggest recommendation: Get to know their technology habits. “A In five years they will become a fifth of the workforce, and they have different expectations from millennials when it comes to technology.”. The real difference is that millennials grew accustomed to technology, whereas Gen Z grew up with it,” Walker says. “So

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Study: Don’t Count on BYOD Cost Savings

Associations Now

Many believe [BYOD] will cut costs, and it might, but that should not be the primary goal,” said Chris Jenkins, chief technology strategist at the Ohio Society of CPAs, in a recent interview in Associations Now. Like any other function of technology, [BYOD] has costs and benefits. To the untrained observer, the concept of BYOD is simple: Bring in consumer devices and save money.

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The Best of Association Social Media 2014

SocialFish

I am now consulting under my new practice Culture That Works with Jamie Notter, where we work with all kinds of organizations on internal (employee) and external (member/customer) engagement and culture change related to technology change. Jessica Howard, Membership Services Associate, Philanthropy Ohio. So here we are, in a new year. And what a year 2014 was. Lindy’s happily ensconced at ICF working on some really awesome public health projects.

Blockchain for Impact: Blockchain Revolution Global Event Wrap-Up

Beth Kanter

For background on blockchain and why it matters for nonprofits and NGOs, this Thrive Global article, Blockchain Positive Impact: Social Enterprise and Nonprofits , provides use cases and a brief technology overview.). The founders of BRI, Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott, are also the authors of the breakout book, “Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World.” Technology & Platforms.

Keys to Association Career Success

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That’s one of the best pieces of career advice I’ve ever gotten,” said Shane Yates , CAE, executive director of the Ohio Society of Association Executives (OSAE). ” As Christine Smith , president of online career center provider Boxwood Technology , explains in today’s leadership profile , “Success usually doesn’t come from one single great ‘thing’—it’s doing a lot of little things well every day.” ” Boxwood’s Technology’s Smith agreed.

Friday Buzz: Let’s Talk Appreciation

Associations Now

Visionary leaders embrace trends and use them as launch points for imagining a new future for their organization,” Ohio Society of CPAs CEO Scott D. The association technology firm DelCor is gearing up for the 13th edition of its annual.org Community Food Drive for the Capital Area Food Bank, in Washington, DC. Make sure you’re giving your volunteers the right kind of love and appreciation. Also: A pastor offers tips on how to bridge the generation gaps in organizations.

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Flipping the Classroom of Association Education

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Headlined Taking the Buckeyes to School outlines some of the innovative coaching methods of Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer. The whole idea is that if you can get players thinking about it and doing the mental work prior to being in the football facility, your time in the classroom will be that much more productive," said Keith Grabowski, a former college assistant and founder of Coaches Edge Technologies, an online aid for coaches.

Here Come the Drones: Industry Groups Talk Up FAA’s Unmanned Device Tests

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More details: In designating the first UAS test sites in these states, the FAA has taken an important step toward recognizing the incredible economic and job creation potential this technology brings. A leading advocate cheers: The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), which promotes the technology’s commercial potential beyond weaponry, was understandably bullish on the FAA’s move. “In

U.K. Movie Theaters Throw Shade on Google Glass

Associations Now

In a preemptive move meant to stop piracy in its tracks before the technology takes off, the Cinema Exhibitors’ Association has decided to ban Google Glass from theaters in the U.K.—just One exception involved an Ohio man who was questioned by the Department of Homeland Security after he wore the device into a movie theater, though he says he took it off after walking in.

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Pokemon Go and Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

I was out hiking in the Santa Cruz Mountains this weekend, sans wifi, so I was not paying attention to it until I got home and saw mentions of it in my Facebook feed from technology observers like Jeremiah Owyang and Robert Scoble. I saw similar posts on Facebook brand pages of 92nd Street Y that was hosting the annual Giving Tuesday Summit and The United Way of Central Ohio that upped its organic reach, and on Twitter from Nonprofits First.

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Generation Flux. Impact on Associations

SCD Group

During a slow period one Saturday morning, Alf gazed out the windows of our office overlooking the Supreme Court Building and Ohio State Capitol in Columbus. The pace of change in our economy and our culture is accelerating--fueled by global adoption of social, mobile, and other new technologies--and our visibility about the future is declining.”. “To When I finished college, I joined The Associated Press as a news reporter. It was an awesome learning experience.

Successfully Embracing Change is a Team Effort

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I earned my master’s degree in higher education administration at The Ohio State University and then worked on college campuses for four years. But we had some technology advantages that older associations struggled with. JS: I had worked with Boxwood Technology [now part of Naylor Association Solutions] previously, and I knew an online career center could be a great opportunity to generate non-dues revenue. Our previous online job board wasn’t using current technology.

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Successfully Embracing Change is a Team Effort

Association Adviser

I earned my master’s degree in higher education administration at The Ohio State University and then worked on college campuses for four years. But we had some technology advantages that older associations struggled with. JS: I had worked with Boxwood Technology [now part of Naylor Association Solutions] previously, and I knew an online career center could be a great opportunity to generate non-dues revenue. Our previous online job board wasn’t using current technology.

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Leadership Limerick: Time for.

Idea Architects

As Harvard economist Ed Glaeser notes, "Communications technology and face-to-face interactions are complements like salt and pepper rather than substitutes like butter and margarine.” Labels: conferences , leadership limerick , meetings , technology. 2, Columbus, PIA-Ohio Board Workshop. Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas.