Aaron Wolowiec

Content is still king for events

Aaron Wolowiec

Organizations are rethinking content curation. That’s according to a new report by Omnipress, which, for the fourth year, surveyed organizations on how they use content for events

Is your organization mobile app ready?

Aaron Wolowiec

Whether or not your association currently utilizes a mobile app for its annual meeting or as part of a larger, annual engagement strategy, the question remains: Just how ready is your organization to deploy a mobile app?

The communications struggle continues

Aaron Wolowiec

In general, associations are doing a better job at organizing information and making it accessible to their members, as well as keeping their members informed about new events and education,” Naylor says. “It’s If you’ve been following this blog for the past five years (heck….even

How will new overtime rules affect your organization?

Aaron Wolowiec

In May, the United States Department of Labor released new overtime rules that will take effect on Dec. Since December will be here before we know it, nonprofits are already making adjustments, as the new rules will have significant implications for the nonprofit sector.

How will new overtime rules affect your organization?

Aaron Wolowiec

In May, the United States Department of Labor released new overtime rules that will take effect on Dec. Since December will be here before we know it, nonprofits are already making adjustments, as the new rules will have significant implications for the nonprofit sector.

No more learning silos

Aaron Wolowiec

The demographic shifts, revamped business models, digitization of products, rise in big data analytics and new forms of competition require organizations to fuel perpetual skill upgrades,” King said in her new whitepaper. “HR Enter a self-developing organization.

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Clearing up association chapter confusion

Aaron Wolowiec

At the same time, the central organization frequently offers promotion assistance for events and meetings and helps with database management. When it comes to dues, for the most part, central organizations, rather than chapters, set dues rates and collect dues.

Bright Idea: Digital data

Aaron Wolowiec

Annual reports are the nemesis of many organizations. In today’s digital world, does anyone read print copies? What about PDFs? Realizing the traditional yearend report is becoming obsolete, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association went digital

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Change is good…right?

Aaron Wolowiec

Among organizations that have rallied around innovation, communication has been key to getting everyone on board. In those organizations where innovation is not supported, respondents cite departments and people being very siloed as a principal cause for the lack of support.

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No more learning silos

Aaron Wolowiec

The demographic shifts, revamped business models, digitization of products, rise in big data analytics and new forms of competition require organizations to fuel perpetual skill upgrades,” King said in her new whitepaper. “HR Enter a self-developing organization.

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Building a board strategy

Aaron Wolowiec

And nowhere is this more important than in nonprofits – or for that matter, in any organization in which boards of directors make decisions. Dean West, president/founder, Association Laboratory Inc. Good leadership requires vision. Strategic vision. Goal-oriented thinking. A team mindset.

Listen: Don’t just hear

Aaron Wolowiec

She co-organized the first European Listening and Healthcare Conference in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, in 2014 and is currently planning the International Listening Association’s 2018 convention. Jennifer Grau, president, Grau Interpersonal Communication.

Listen: Don’t just hear

Aaron Wolowiec

She co-organized the first European Listening and Healthcare Conference in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, in 2014 and is currently planning the International Listening Association’s 2018 convention. Jennifer Grau, president, Grau Interpersonal Communication.

Don’t be an Association Hoarder: Use Professional Organizer Techniques to Revamp Your Programs

Aaron Wolowiec

But do not be afraid to hoist your boxes overhead and with a casual tilt, dump the contents for a fresh perspective on your organization’s programs and services. John Ricco, vice president, Partners in Association Management.

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news May edition

Aaron Wolowiec

We can be an education playground and members can take lessons learned from our experimentation back to their own organizations. Gina Sutherland, director of education and events, CalSAE.

Give back on #GivingTuesday

Aaron Wolowiec

Often, organizations incorporate the day into their yearend giving campaigns. Large organizations have received the most donations on #GivingTuesday but this trend is shifting. Faith-based organizations now receive the largest percentage of #GivingTuesday online donations.

The communications struggle continues

Aaron Wolowiec

In general, associations are doing a better job at organizing information and making it accessible to their members, as well as keeping their members informed about new events and education,” Naylor says. “It’s If you’ve been following this blog for the past five years (heck….even

Survey says: Most of us are lifelong learners

Aaron Wolowiec

And the report found those who learn professionally are also more likely to learn personally – more good news for associations/organizations representing recreational industries. 2 was education, followed by nonprofit organizations.

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Survey says: Most of us are lifelong learners

Aaron Wolowiec

And the report found those who learn professionally are also more likely to learn personally – more good news for associations/organizations representing recreational industries. 2 was education, followed by nonprofit organizations.

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What is Your Volunteer Culture?

Aaron Wolowiec

And on top of that, we are membership organizations, so it’s the members who should really be driving things. Earlier this year, at WorkXO, we released our Workplace Genome Platform to help organizations align their cultures with what they know is driving success.

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Vote for us for best meeting planning company!

Aaron Wolowiec

Here’s what others have to say: “Aaron and his staff at Event Garde provided first-rate service to our nonprofit organization. As you probably gathered from our recap of 2015 , it’s been a pretty awesome year for Event Garde! And it shows.

Clearing up association chapter confusion

Aaron Wolowiec

At the same time, the central organization frequently offers promotion assistance for events and meetings and helps with database management. When it comes to dues, for the most part, central organizations, rather than chapters, set dues rates and collect dues.

Globalization isn’t a ‘one-size-fits-all’ strategy for associations

Aaron Wolowiec

At the same time, these organizations should consider hosting events outside their home countries. Organizations that have a solid international business strategy experience faster growth. According to the United Nations, in the year 2100 the world’s population will be 11.2

Globalization isn’t a ‘one-size-fits-all’ strategy for associations

Aaron Wolowiec

At the same time, these organizations should consider hosting events outside their home countries. Organizations that have a solid international business strategy experience faster growth. According to the United Nations, in the year 2100 the world’s population will be 11.2

Building a board strategy

Aaron Wolowiec

And nowhere is this more important than in nonprofits – or for that matter, in any organization in which boards of directors make decisions. Dean West, president/founder, Association Laboratory Inc. Good leadership requires vision. Strategic vision. Goal-oriented thinking. A team mindset.

Give back on #GivingTuesday

Aaron Wolowiec

Often, organizations incorporate the day into their yearend giving campaigns. Large organizations have received the most donations on #GivingTuesday but this trend is shifting. Faith-based organizations now receive the largest percentage of #GivingTuesday online donations.

What is Your Volunteer Culture?

Aaron Wolowiec

And on top of that, we are membership organizations, so it’s the members who should really be driving things. Earlier this year, at WorkXO, we released our Workplace Genome Platform to help organizations align their cultures with what they know is driving success.

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Pay attention to what matters most

Aaron Wolowiec

Furthermore, many professional organizations take pride in providing numerous meetings and conferences when instead they should focus on job opportunities, credentialing and certifications, Abila found.

Facilitator’s oath: Responsibly introducing challenge by choice

Aaron Wolowiec

Have you ever considered how you or your presenters introduce new content to learners? Last year I had the opportunity during a site visit with a client to partake in The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium. If you’re ever in the area, you absolutely have to check it out.

Facilitator’s oath: Responsibly introducing challenge by choice

Aaron Wolowiec

Have you ever considered how you or your presenters introduce new content to learners? Last year I had the opportunity during a site visit with a client to partake in The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium. If you’re ever in the area, you absolutely have to check it out.

60 Minutes to Sponsorship Growth

Aaron Wolowiec

It’s a win for your organization as the conference revenue and value improves. Editor’s Note: This is Event Garde’s busiest time of the year, so we’ll be back to original content soon.

Post-event fulfillment reports: Setting the stage for sponsor renewals

Aaron Wolowiec

In a nutshell, it’s a report penned by a host organization and provided to sponsors following an event. donations to charitable organizations, employee participation or economic impact summary).

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Millennial-friendly meetings: Bring on the couches and big screens

Aaron Wolowiec

Of course, all this is good news for vendors and IT providers, both of whom, the report predicts, could see steady growth in businesses from organizations looking to improve their events.

Coming soon to association learning: gamified learning and microcredentials

Aaron Wolowiec

Chief Learning Officer – About 40 percent of respondents said someone within their organization holds a title that incorporates the word “learning.”. Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele, co-founders of Tagoras.

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – December edition

Aaron Wolowiec

And individually, we belong to networks and organizations that enhance our personal and professional goals. Aaron Wolowiec, founder and president, Event Garde. Q & A with Aaron Wolowiec, founder and president of Event Garde.

Big picture thinkers vs. detail doers

Aaron Wolowiec

A leader helps to look at the bigger picture and to collect energy around where an organization is going. A manager, quite honestly, ‘manages’ all the details of where the organization is going. Think about your organization. Allison McClintick, founder of FlightLead Consulting.

The circle of [meetings] life: 4 steps to facilitate the most productive meeting ever

Aaron Wolowiec

Follow the template: Organization. Last month, I had the opportunity to present a session on meeting management (e.g., a staff meeting, a committee meeting or a board meeting) to a group of volunteer leaders. We started by viewing the following (hilarious!)

Nonprofits and associations are hiring…even in a candidate’s market

Aaron Wolowiec

In fact, 70 percent of the organizations reported two to 10 vacancies in their organizations. We’re nearing college commencement season.

Would Mother Earth approve of ‘green’ venues?

Aaron Wolowiec

In fact, some organizations hold incentive programs for employees who are the most dedicated to reducing environmental footprints, hosting things such as luncheons. So take some time on Friday and think about how your organization practices sustainability.

Would Mother Earth approve of ‘green’ venues?

Aaron Wolowiec

In fact, some organizations hold incentive programs for employees who are the most dedicated to reducing environmental footprints, hosting things such as luncheons. So take some time on Friday and think about how your organization practices sustainability.