Association Chat: The Digital Organization

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

The March 24, 2015 edition of Association Chat will focus on The Digital Organization - inspired by this great book. Is your association a digital organization? Does your organization focus on always improving? Do employees have room to experiment in your organization?

How education protects organizations from fiascos.

YourMembership Blog

United Airlines farce could’ve been alleviated or stopped with some proper employee training. United Airlines recently landed itself into an escalating PR nightmare, and it hasn’t yet left people’s minds or tweets. How could it?

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Build a Better Organization with Community

Higher Logic

But will community help your entire organization? When your organization fully embraces an online community, bringing every single customer into the fray, the beneficial effects of community trickle down into ever aspect of the organization.

Your Growing Organization Needs an Online Community

Higher Logic

Online communities aren’t just for enormous, multinational companies -- small organizations need them, too, just as much as the behemoths do. How do communities make sense for small organizations, where every decision -- big or small -- can make a huge difference in your bottom line?

How to Organize Volunteers to Maximize Impact

Wild Apricot Blog

So, how do you organize your volunteers in a way that maximizes their impact with your organization, and, you know… makes them want to stick it out in the long run? association nonprofit organize VolunteersWith over 62.5 million people volunteering in the US and 12.7 million in Canada, there’s certainly not a shortage volunteers.

Member Organizations: Listening Plus Action for Best Results

YourMembership Blog

Whether you are a member-centric organization or a corporation, listening is not enough. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control.

How Social Is YOUR organization?

SocialFish

Some trivia for you: our first book, Humanize , was originally set to be titled “The Social Organization.” So take a look at your organization today. But are you a social organization? This will tell you if you really have a social organization.

Is Unlimited PTO Right for Your Organization?

Associations Now

Organizations can benefit, too, since they won’t have to spend staff resources on tracking accrued PTO—or paying it out when an employee leaves the organization. In addition, unlimited PTO can also help organizations to keep their employees.

Search Engine Optimisation Benefits For Small Organizations

SocialFish

As search engine rankings increase, organic visitors come in. Small business owners that do not use professional SEO services do not actually make the most of their online presence. They basically miss out on huge possible profits.

Top 5 Twitter Management Tips for Non-Profit Organizations to Increase Followers Organically

SocialFish

The social media network isn’t just limited to commercial entities, but is also beneficial to a wide range of not-for-profit organizations who support various causes. The challenge for most organizations on Twitter lies in getting a good number of followers, and growing followers.

Is Your Organization Compatible with Millennials?

Jamie Notter

They will see the whole you as an organization. You need to BE an organization that makes sense to them. Since publishing When Millennials Take Over , we've been consistently approached by people wanting us to answer a central question: how do we attract Millennials?

Conference Organizer: Proceed With Caution!

Velvet Chainsaw

Danger, conference organizer! Too many organizations pat their leaders on the back for increased attendance, positive smile-sheet scores, or increases in sponsorship revenue. That elevates your position as a forward-looking, strategic conference professional in your organization.

How to Monitor Your Organization Online

SocialFish

It’s not always pleasant to hear what your partners and competitors are saying about your organization online. Try some of the tips and services below to ensure you can keep tabs on your organization in a way that’s beneficial and not distracting, without going over budget.

Creating Change Adept Organizations

Wired4Leadership

Not-for-profit organizations, social sector groups and associations are not inherently designed to be nimble. The principles of democracy that underlie the structure of most non-profit organizations are by design slow and deliberative.

How Human is Your Organization?

SocialFish

Click on the image below to take a test assessing your organization based on the four human elements we describe in Humanize as defining (for us) a human organization.

Meeting Generously: Organize a Collection Drive

Cvent Association Tips

A great way to generate some pre-event and onsite excitement is by organizing a collection drive. Encourage your attendees to bring the items to the event by pre-sharing information about the people and the organization they are helping.

Fear vs. innovation: what’s ultimately driving your organization?

YourMembership Blog

The post Fear vs. innovation: what’s ultimately driving your organization? Last week, I participated in ASAE’s inaugural XDP (experience design project) conference. Over 1,200 people attended, and I had the honor of being a team leader, facilitating discussions among a small group throughout the day. The event itself was created to encourage innovation; to get associations to rethink their conferences, breaking out of the ho-hum.

How Higher CEO Pay Can Impact an Entire Organization

Associations Now

But higher executive pay, as the corporate sector well knows, tends to make your organization a magnet for extra scrutiny. But high pay that isn’t matched with benefits across the organization can make the CEO look like little more than a nicely gilded leader.

Is data an afterthought at your organization?

Effective Databse

I was working with a client recently and discussing how data is currently managed in their organization. What he meant was that very often, programs, products, or services would be developed by one part of the organization or another, and when the program was ready to launch, only then was the department responsible for managing the data consulted. So think about how new programs and services are created at your organization.

How to Use the Wild Apricot Membership App to Easily Run Your Organization

Wild Apricot Blog

If you’re looking to manage your members on the go, you’ll be happy to know Wild Apricot built a membership management app for smartphones and tablets. Here's what you can do with it. Membership-App Mobile-App

How to Make Culture, Not Perks, Work For Your Organization

Higher Logic

These types of workplace perks are everywhere these days, but they may actually be harming your organization. These perks are meant to reflect a culture that helps employers recruit and retain top-rate talent to their organizations. How to define your organization's culture.

The Ultimate Risk Member-based Organizations Face with SOPA

YourMembership Blog

The Ultimate Risk Member-based Organizations Face with SOPA. My biggest concern for the operation of member-based organizations, businesses and nonprofits is the risk and responsibility (not to mention costs) they would now assume. Membership Software Association Management Software.

Organized Retail Crime Growing, Survey Says

Associations Now

Organized retail crime is a $30 billion issue affecting the retail industry that continues to grow, according to a new study from the National Retail Federation. Organized retail crime is growing because it’s lucrative,” he said.

Overtime Rule Released: How Organizations Can Prepare

Associations Now

In some cases, such as staffing a conference registration desk, organizations can outsource or contract work. “It The post Overtime Rule Released: How Organizations Can Prepare appeared first on Associations Now

So You Want a More Engaging Organization? Design It!

Association Success

Carolyn explains that customising the training design to fit the culture of an organization means that each organization can have a specific design from which it is easy to learn. Could beautiful design transform the way your association is experienced?

What Leadership Looks Like in Human Organizations

Jamie Notter

At the same time, I’m not trying to deny the truth that we have hierarchies in our organizations. So if we want to create more human organizations, then it definitely helps to have people in those positions who see the value in a different way of doing things.

How Would Engagement Score Affect Your Organization?

YourMembership Blog

The post How Would Engagement Score Affect Your Organization? Categories: Member Engagement + Retention Tags: attracting members , engaging members , member engagement , member retention Christopher Penn shared an article this morning about the next big thing in digital marketing — engagement scoring being tied into influence.

4 Ways to Use a Google Ad Grant to Drive Meaningful Results for Your Organization

Wild Apricot Blog

This is a guest post by Jamie Finney, Brand and Product Development Lead at LeadPup An animal disease research organization I know started a Google Ads campaign with the hope of increasing donations to support a groundbreaking research project. Unfortunately

10 keys to creating and growing a customer service culture at your organization.

YourMembership Blog

What does a culture of accountability look like at your association or nonprofit? Here’s a guest blog article from Abila‘s Director of Client Success Jessica Lane who answers the question. As we have seen, time and time again, word of mouth can make or break a company’s reputation.

Organizations are Flattening but Not Taking Risks

Jamie Notter

The questions measure how your organization is doing in the areas that social businesses need to do well, like decentralization, transparency, inclusion, relationship building, experimentation, and ownership.

[New!!] How aligned is your organization with the Millennial generation?

SocialFish

How aligned is your organization with the Millennial generation? Sign up today and start building an organization that makes sense in the Millennial era. Take the Millennial Alignment Scan to find out!

Professional Organizers Sort Out the Impact of Clutter

Associations Now

A new survey by the National Association for Professional Organizers found that half of Americans are overwhelmed by clutter at home and at work. The group shared some tips to get organized in the new year. There’s no catchall to becoming more organized, said Pine.

Organic Trade Association, Textile Exchange Partner to Advance Organic Fiber

Associations Now

The two groups have formalized a partnership to advance advocacy initiatives as well as educate consumers and manufacturers on the environmental, health, and social justice benefits of organic fiber. We’ve successfully increased organic food growing operations from 12 to 20 percent,” she said.

8 Steps to Organize Volunteers to Maximize Impact

Wild Apricot Blog

So, how do you organize your volunteers in a way that maximizes their impact with your organization, and, you know… makes them want to stick it out in the long run? association nonprofit Volunteers organizeWith over 62.5 million people volunteering in the US and 12.7 million in Canada, there’s certainly not a shortage volunteers.

Study: To Retain Millennial Employees, Organizations Must Adopt New Technologies

Associations Now

As a younger generation who grew up using technology, millennials expect companies and organizations to be cutting-edge adopters, using the most up-to-date hardware and software to add flexibility and ease to their workflow, according to a new study from CompTIA.

Good Enough: the silent killer of organizations

YourMembership Blog

Good Enough Will Poison Your Organization – Friday Fix. ” Joe Gerstandt suggests you should go so far as to invite struggle into your organization. It’s an organization and motivation killer. Tags: Friday Fix , good enough , innovation , mediocrity , organization. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding.

Why Your Organization is Ripe for Design Thinking

Revverberations

As associations evolved from places to solve problems and network with peers, they’ve diversified, relying heavily on selling stuff - research, certification, webinars, education programs, conference registrations, exhibits, sponsorships and more - to make ends meet.

Making Conflict Work for Your Organization

Jamie Notter

I started my career twenty years ago in the conflict resolution field, and to this day it surprises me how bad our organizations are at dealing with conflict. My second White Paper in the “Making it Work” series is out! Click here to go to the download form and get it for free.

Can Community Double As Intranet for Your Organization

Higher Logic

You figured out the recipe for member engagement. Can you work the same magic on your employees? Intranets have a reputation for being underused and clunky, but that doesn’t have to be the case.

Does Your Organization Pass the Toothbrush Test?

Reid All About it

How does your organization live up to that test? If not, it’s way past time to research your market, talk to people and find out how you can meet their needs in a way that no other organization can.