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? How has technology opened up new opportunities for more effective marketing, customer service, and even management?

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

Associations Now

workforce, they’re bringing new ideas and preferences with them, setting the stage for changes in workplace behavior and technology use. The post Study: To Retain Millennial Employees, Organizations Must Adopt New Technologies appeared first on Associations Now

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Nonprofit Technology Conference Session Hot Picks! #18NTC

SocialFish

Are you going to the 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference (#18ntc)? Your organization has a personality—a tone and style—that is reflected in how you present yourself and how people respond to you. These initiatives can be wildly popular as well as the entryway to your organization.

Association Learning + Technology

SocialFish

How are associations using learning technologies? If you work for a membership organization, please complete–or have the right person at your organization complete–the survey below. The survey can be found at: Association Learning + Technology Survey.

Ten Criteria for Vetting Event Technology Solution Providers (Updated)

Velvet Chainsaw

Over the past decade, there have been significant upgrades and newcomers in the event technology space. There are several hundred event technology providers competing to win your business. How’s an organizer able to cut through the clutter and make sound choices that deliver results?

Is Association Technology at a Turning Point?

Associations Now

A recent deal in the association technology space raises some interesting questions about the state of the sector and what’s next. But I think that the case can be made that it also reflects the era that we’re in, with regards to technology in the world of associations.

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?

Is Your Technology Seamless?

Associations Now

A few smart words from a guy who built his life in technology could help you figure out your own technology balance. Rather, we want technology to be invisible, to provide value seamlessly,” the company explained. “In The post Is Your Technology Seamless?

Change Trumps Technology

Jamie Notter

She cites a study by Capgemini Consulting and MIT that examines the relative profitability and performance of organizations based on two dimensions: “digital intensity,” and “transformational management intensity.” Read this blog post by Tonia Ries.

Technology and the New Workplace Currency [Infographic]

SocialFish

Cisco has recently come out with a new study, the 2011 World Technology report , that looks at the [internet] habits of college students and young professionals entering the workforce. The Social Organization Useful Data

What Technology Makes the Must-Have List?

YourMembership Blog

Technology. What Technology Makes the Must-Have List? Working in a technology company means we have a lot of early adopters. I recently asked this group of experts what technology they couldn’t live without. It makes us more efficient and saves time but what does it mean for your member-centric organization? By defining technology in that fashion, it’s easy to classify Velcro (or hook and loop) closures as something pretty great.

Event Technology’s Biggest Benefit? Actionable Data, Report Says

Associations Now

According to a new report from the Trade Show News Network, the biggest benefit technology has brought to the conference business is data—specifically, the ability to apply it to event planning. Technology budgets may be driving that difference.

Benchmarking and its Application to Your Member-based Organization

YourMembership Blog

Technology. Benchmarking and its Application to Your Member-based Organization. Benchmarking does several things for member-centric organizations: 1. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs.

In 2017, Take Control of Your Technology

Associations Now

In many ways, the notion of the “middle” has come to define association technology this year. Too many organizations and their users have been unwittingly put into business relationships where their needs aren’t put first.

How To Use Microsoft Technology To Supercharge Your Fundraising

Beth Kanter's Blog

SOS Children’s Villages International uses cloud technology to help fundraise for children in need. How To Use Microsoft Technology To Supercharge Your Fundraising guest post by Justin Spelhaug, General Manager, Microsoft Philanthropies.

Member Organizations: Listening Plus Action for Best Results

YourMembership Blog

Technology. 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.

How To Identify Technologies That Matter

Velvet Chainsaw

Many of us are looking for the next, big, shiny new technology tool. Yet the noise about new technologies makes it very difficult to identify which tools really matter. The parade of new technologies and advances is persistent. High rate of technology change.

Growing Conference Technology Competency To Increase Your Value

Velvet Chainsaw

As a conference organizer, how would you rank your competency regarding conference technologies like registration, speaker management databases, exhibits, conference apps, wayfinding signage, email marketing, CRM data bases and social media?

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? Technologies. This will tell you if you really have a social organization.

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Does Event Technology Get Too Much Attention?

Associations Now

Technology, while a factor, should take a back seat to these primary goals, the report suggests. A meeting has to be linked to what they want to achieve, not the organization.” The objectives of meetings for organizers get a bit more muddled in comparison.

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.

Technology truths for meetings and events

Aaron Wolowiec

I’ve admitted it before, and I’ll do it again: I’m a social media and technology addict. So when I’m choosing conferences to attend, I look for technology use. If something comes up, will the organizer provide content virtually?

How Leaders Can Better Serve Members on Technology

Associations Now

A new study challenges association leaders to innovate on technology strategy. Those are two of the key findings in “ Tech Success for Associations ,” a new report from the ASAE Foundation that explores how well-served members are when it comes to technology.

Awards Initiative Launches to Honor Influencers in Sports Technology

Associations Now

The International Sports Technology Association is recognizing individual achievements in sports technology with its first awards initiative. The initiative aims to bring greater exposure and industry recognition to sports technology’s key influencers. “We

Why Technology Alone Will Not Move The Needle For Conferences

Velvet Chainsaw

I’m a fan of technology. And I typically try to understand if and how that tech tool may help organizations, learning and conferences. But, and it’s a big, big but: technology alone will not truly move your conference needle. Usually though, technology is not enough.

How Is Your Association Using Learning Technologies?

Velvet Chainsaw

The post How Is Your Association Using Learning Technologies? Education & Adult Learning Event Technology adult learning digital meetings event technology hybrid meetings

Does Your Technology Match Your Culture?

SocialFish

Let’s say you discover this cool new technology that you think is going to make a big difference in the performance of your organization. When you evaluate the technology, have you given thought to how your existing organizational culture will react to it?

[White Paper] The Peer to Peer Fundraising Technology Landscape

SocialFish

As the Internet and technology have continued to evolve, peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns have become more sophisticated. by Mark Becker, Founding Partner, Cathexis Partners. ————-.

More Investment, New Technology Could Relieve Drain on Finance

Associations Now

Technology isn’t the answer to everything, but it may be for challenges facing nonprofits’ finance departments, according to a new study. Investment in new technology could help solve some of the problems a new Abila study found plague finance and accounting professionals in nonprofits.

The Future Of Learning And Technology 2020: Preparing For Change

Velvet Chainsaw

Learning anywhere and anytime will be commonplace in many different ways based on the ubiquitous and innovative use of technology. Our organizations face a duality of change—conceptual and technological—regarding the practices of education and learning.

How Technology Is Redefining Nonprofit Aid

Associations Now

It’s also proved an opportunity for technology, particularly smartphones, to step in as an important source of help. Instead, I want to use this post to highlight the idea of technological resourcefulness, something that has been a really powerful element of the refugee crisis.

The Ultimate Risk Member-based Organizations Face with SOPA

YourMembership Blog

Technology. 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.

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.

How Technology is Transforming Strategy

Principled Innovation

As social, mobile and related technologies continue to drive deep and accelerating societal transformation, associations will continue to confront increasingly complex strategic challenges that will require fresh mindsets and more dynamic approaches to address. Consider just three ways that technology is irrevocably shifting the nature of strategy, and thus how association leaders need to think about the work of strategy-making in the years ahead.

So You Want a More Engaging Organization? Design It!

Association Success

By immersing them in our brand and surrounding them with state-of-the-art technology that fosters collaboration, they have a completely new experience.” ( Danielle Baron, Chief Marketing Officer, ABET ). Could beautiful design transform the way your association is experienced?

Good Enough: the silent killer of organizations

YourMembership Blog

Technology. 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.

Learning + Technology: The Latest on What Associations Are Doing

SocialFish

——— How are trade and professional associations using technology to enable or enhance their education programs? How much success are organizations having with technology-enabled and technology-enhanced learning?

How Are Associations Using Learning Technologies?

SocialFish

How are YOU using learning technologies in your organization? . Their annual survey is aimed at any organization that provides educational products and experiences for its members, whether online or off, more or less formal. HELP TAGORAS OUT!

Understanding New Trends In Educational Technology [Infographic]

Velvet Chainsaw

Trying to keep up with all of the new buzzwords in the booming educational technology sector can leave you feeling like a kindergartener in a calculus class. How many of these education trends is your organization implementing? Which of these trends is your organization using?

Four Trends Tradeshow Organizers Need to Know Now

Associations Now

“The information contained in this white paper is key to show organizers and valuable supplier partners as they formulate their strategic plans,” said IAEE President and CEO David DuBois, CMP, CTA, FASAE, CAE, in a statement.