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The growth spurt continues for associations

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The largest individual member organizations (those with more than 20,000 members) were the most likely to see increased growth. As one respondent said, “Associations will need to find services that can’t be provided by any other organization — such as professional credentials.

Listen: Don’t just hear

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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.

The growth spurt continues for associations

Aaron Wolowiec

The largest individual member organizations (those with more than 20,000 members) were the most likely to see increased growth. As one respondent said, “Associations will need to find services that can’t be provided by any other organization — such as professional credentials.

5 Cool Things Associations Are Doing at Meetings and Events

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This month’s guest blog post is by Samantha Whitehorne, deputy editor for Associations Now. Contact Whitehorne at swhitehorne@asaecenter.org. Samantha Whitehorne, deputy editor for Associations Now.

Improving knowledge transfer in your organization in 3 stages

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Karla Gutierrez, marketing manager and digital strategist, Aura Interactiva. The following guest blog post is adapted from a recent blog post by Karla Gutierrez on SHIFT’s e-Learning blog. Learning transfer is challenging because it’s difficult to predict how each person will respond to a course.

Survey says: Most of us are lifelong learners

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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.

Cut through communication clutter

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To their credit, associations are working hard to shed their stereotype as overly cautious, slow-moving, bureaucratic organizations,” Naylor said. As a writer and professional communicator, nothing (O.K., well, not very much) is more frustrating than people who can’t communicate.

10 Networking Apps For Event Attendees

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CamCard : Now you can easily manage and organize the business cards you receive at an event. Through pros and cons lists and organizing your decision options, inDecision can help you make the right networking choice. Daniel Mendelson, Bizzabo.

Good news foodies: Conference venues are listening

Aaron Wolowiec

The global organization recently released its Top 10 Conference Food and Beverage Trends for 2015 , and healthy tops the list. At a conference dinner earlier this month, a bunch of us, hungry and tired, sat at the table joking that chicken was most likely on the menu. And it was.

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.

Improving knowledge transfer in your organization in 3 stages

Aaron Wolowiec

Karla Gutierrez, marketing manager and digital strategist, Aura Interactiva. The following guest blog post is adapted from a recent blog post by Karla Gutierrez on SHIFT’s e-Learning blog. Learning transfer is challenging because it’s difficult to predict how each person will respond to a course.

The X, Y and Z of membership

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So it’s time for organizations to undergo a major facelift, Sladek said. Sarah Sladek, founder of XYZ University. We’re in the middle of a generational alphabet soup, a “perfect storm” as Sarah Sladek, founder of consulting company XYZ University , calls it.

No more learning silos

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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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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.

Association e-learning: what you need to know

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Education is at the core of professional and trade associations, and technology-enabled learning is quickly gaining popularity with membership organizations. Sarah Lugo, digital marketing coordinator for Digitec Interactive.

Navigating Extreme Association Trends

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Attendees were led through a series of exercises that allowed them to reflect on what they thought about each trend, how they believed the trend related to their organizations and any action items they might want to explore upon returning home.

3 E-learning Myths It’s Time to Put to Bed

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In spite of this shift, there is often still reluctance on the part of organizations to fully embrace e-learning and promote it as a flagship offering. Jeff Cobb, co-founder of Tagoras Inc.

Why ‘giving back’ isn’t what you need from volunteers

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There are signs that associations are moving away from the committee-based form of volunteering, filled with busywork, that may make volunteers feel like they’ve “given back” but do only so much for the organization. Mark Athitakis, contributing editor, Associations Now.

Community management is about strategy

Aaron Wolowiec

It is the best way, and maybe the only way, to keep our organizations in sync with themselves and with their markets.”. In other words, communities must define value to their organization and to their community to foster engagement.

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.

The great proposal debate: Why consultants eschew RFPs

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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. Organized by topic, following are the lightly edited insights: Case studies. Some years ago, I developed and implemented an online event for an organization that attracted hundreds of attendees around the world. The call comes in.

Clearing up association chapter confusion

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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.

Back to basics: Education programs

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Following introductions and an outline of the day’s learning outcomes, I shared four big ideas that represent the importance of education to our organizations: Meetings represent a significant and increasing proportion of association revenue.

Coming soon to association learning: gamified learning and microcredentials

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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.

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

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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).

Big picture thinkers vs. detail doers

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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.

Technology truths for meetings and events

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If something comes up, will the organizer provide content virtually? Event organizers use Twitter and Facebook to spread the word about events and to track interest among users. I’ve admitted it before, and I’ll do it again: I’m a social media and technology addict.

Life goes on…and so does learning

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Organizations need to get more adept at using these tools, testing new ideas quickly and moving to full implementation with decisiveness.”. As some of you may know, in addition to my role with Event Garde , I work for Michigan State University’s central communications office.

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

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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

25 meeting management resources revealed

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Organizations. Aaron Wolowiec facilitates an “Ask the Experts” panel during the 2013 Michigan Meetings Expo.

Celebrating two years

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Aaron is extremely organized, creative and passionate about creating successful events that leave lasting impressions on event attendees. Two years ago, Aaron Wolowiec had a vision. Strategic planning. Instructional design. Meeting management. They were all in his wheelhouse.

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Volunteer management: I gotta feeling

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Little to no direction from staff/organization. In addition to committees and councils, volunteers support our organizations as board members, SMEs and speakers (many of whom are uncompensated). Align the group’s scope with the organization’s strategic plan.

Latest ruling could mean more unpaid internships

Aaron Wolowiec

Unpaid internships in the not-for-profit sector reflect the fiscal realities and limitations for organizations in that sector and are acknowledged accordingly in current Department of Labor guidelines and enforcement practices. It’s summer…and that means planning season for many of you.

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

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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.

Call for Presentations: Dead or Alive?

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I hope this helps spark some ideas of how you might tweak the process within your own organization to ensure the “right” content at your next event.

Association Hunger Games: Victory or Defeat?

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Here you can easily replace the word “companies” with any functional area or department within your organization. 82% of Fortune 500 CEOs feel their organization did an effective job of strategic planning. Strengths: Positive attributes internal to your organization.

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Sharing our Great Ideas

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Likewise, many of the ideas garnered at this conference can be immediately tweaked and applied to your own organization. It’s confusing to know who to listen to and how it all applies to our organizations. The ASAE Great Ideas Conference is right around the corner.

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

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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.

20 reasons to book within the official group block

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Official hotels are inspected by the organization prior to your arrival. The important announcements and information the organization may need to share with attendees when they check-in are provided only at those hotels within the group block.

What’s the state of association marketing?

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According to the report, IT handles many marketing tactics (the logistics of email campaigns, for instance), but marketing staff needs to be involved in the overall vision of an organization. As many of you probably know by now, I’m a public relations fanatic.