Defining the Process of Change

Association Adviser

Since my responsibilities include strategic and operational planning and our organization has successfully launched vast amounts of change over the last six years, this has ignited my curiosity about the process of change. I come from a family of change agents.

Creating an Effective Nominating Process for your Association

Association Leaders

It’s the time of year again when many associations are implementing their nomination and election process. Because associations are groups of people or companies in the same profession or industry there are many opportunities for conflict and other challenges as an association goes through its nomination and election process. . it is important that every association have a clear nomination and election process and that the process is followed each and every time.

A Better Process for Better Decisions

Associations Now

In 2017 I spoke with a number of associations that spent time fine-tuning their decision-making processes , using colleagues in the C-suite to decide on appropriate inputs and metrics when it came to big-picture strategic issues.

JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 171: How to Manage the Gatekeeper Process in Sales

Moery Company

He shares a few thoughts on how to manage the process. The post JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 171: How to Manage the Gatekeeper Process in Sales appeared first on The Moery Company. He shares a few thoughts on how to manage the process.

Documenting Process is Critical

Effective Database

When it comes to managing data successfully, process is critical. The process needs to be clear (who does it, when do they do it, how is it entered) and it needs to be done every time.

Do New Processes Make You Uncomfortable?

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

You looked forward to a new process or project, romanticizing the experience in your mind and then dealing with the discomfort as reality hit, gritting your teeth through it all because you were sure you''d be better off for it. What are your tips for preparing for a new process or project?

Identify LMS Reporting Requirements Before Starting the Selection Process

WBT Systems

Identify LMS Reporting Requirements Before Starting the Selection Process. Read more about Identify LMS Reporting Requirements Before Starting the Selection Process

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Start Your Conference Improvement Process With Enrollment

Velvet Chainsaw

So before assuming we can persuade others with the data on why we need to change, we need to enroll them in our conference improvement planning process. We need to seek out volunteers who are willing to participate in the improvement process.

Testing, Testing: 4 Tips to Streamline the Email Approval Process

Higher Logic

Unfortunately, you’ve yet to begin testing, and this quality assurance step of the production process is imperative to ensure content accuracy and display functionality. Track the approval process. The back-and-forth review process can create confusing email threads.

Focus on Management Processes

Jamie Notter

If you want to change the culture, then you MUST change some management processes. Not just processes–management processes. These are the processes we use to manage the work (as opposed to processes we use to do the work). The first is with HR processes.

Daily Buzz: Revamp Your Processes

Associations Now

Upgrading your association’s processes can seem like an inconvenience, but even small changes can better your organization. No organization is perfect, but continually updating processes that push your association forward can get you closer.

Study: A Slow Hiring Process Turns Off Gen Z Recruits

Associations Now

That’s a key recommendation from the talent acquisition software firm Yello, whose latest study finds that recruiting methods of old—long application processes, long waits, and lots of paper—could be turning away potential applicants.

Next Steps in the Association New-Member Onboarding Process

GrowthZone

Our recent post, The First 3 Months of Association New-Member Onboarding covered the first three months of the onboarding process. The new-member onboarding and first-year renewal processes go beyond dropping a welcome packet into the mail.

Broken Association Processes Fracture Member Engagement

Smooth The Path

It is easy to see how association processes can break over time. Why not try a process audit? List and review every critical process, especially those that interface with members. Has the process improved?

Intentionally Disrupt the Association’s Processes

Smooth The Path

There are a million little automatic processes that run our days. We arrive at work, stow lunch, log on to our computer, and process email. Day, after week, after year each one of these little processes gets solidified until we do them without thinking. What was breakfast today?

Rethink Your Website Redesign Process

SocialFish

——– As principal strategist for Tanzen , Carrie Hane untangles content by aligning people, processes, and systems so organizations are ready for what’s next. . This is the first in a new series of posts about rethinking how you approach your website.

Culture and Process in Design Thinking

Association Success

Culture and process are two sides of the coin that is design thinking. When I introduce design thinking to people, they are really eager to experience all the benefits, especially the teamwork, the very precise problem identification, and of course the often unique and really effective solutions to problems that the process generates. The process is on one side and the other is the culture in which the process operates. They’re the magic in the process.

Remember the Process Side of Culture Too

Jamie Notter

I see similar patterns within innovation—we’re all about creativity and inspiration, yet we don’t have processes in place for beta testing, prototyping, or experimentation. You also have to build processes and systems that support the behaviors that everyone has acknowledged are important.

The Tension Between Content And Process In Facilitated Conference Learning Experiences

Velvet Chainsaw

A great facilitator moves back and forth between content and process engaging participants in their own learning journeys. Content Versus Process. In facilitated learning experiences you hear two words: content and process. Process refers to how the content is discussed.

The Process of Recovery from a Disaster

Association Management

Over the past 2 articles (read part 1 and part 2) , we have examined what could potentially happen that could bring your business to a halt in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.

Daily Buzz: Streamline Your Credential Application Process

Associations Now

Certifications are in high demand, so now’s a great time to update your association’s application process. With the increase in demand, now might be the perfect time to evaluate your certification application process.

Campaign Development Process: Solutions

Slice-Works

The post Campaign Development Process: Solutions appeared first on Slice-Works. Enough questions! You’re looking for answers. These are beginning to evolve in Step III. Our solutions board tells you “here’s what we recommend.”.

Process Killed the Association Star

Thanks For Playing

It’s afraid of your processes. And then our reified processes kick in, and the cavalcade of "no" begins. Jamie Notter recently recapped his notes from the MIX Mashup , an invitation-only conference on the future of work, or, to quote their website: "What will it take to make our organizations highly adaptable, endlessly inventive, truly inspiring, and genuinely accountable?" That's a critical question for all of us to address.

Campaign Development Process: History

Slice-Works

Since 2004, we have polished an approach, called the Campaign Development Process , to take the mystery out of the creative. We do not think, process or talk the same language! On a sales and marketing retreat, I learned about his “mood board” process. © Thinkstock.

Daily Buzz: Rethink Your Recruiting Process

Associations Now

To find the right person, you have to tweak the recruiting process. Instead of wasting time and money hiring the wrong type of person, your organization should create small tweaks in its recruiting process to ensure you’re attracting people who have the right professional and people skills.

Who Should Own Your Email Newsletter Production Process?

Associations Now

The outlets surveyed had a many different processes for building newsletters, spending anywhere between four and 58 hours on newsletter production every week. The post Who Should Own Your Email Newsletter Production Process?

Kickstart a Video Campaign with this Simple Process

Web Courseworks Associations

Simplest Process for Quick and Easy Videos. Once you have the tools above, follow the below process to kickstart your first video campaign. It’s important to keep your call to action in mind throughout this process.

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How to Overcome B2B Buyers’ Biggest Complaints in the Sales Process [Research]

Higher Logic

B2B buyers are all saying them same thing about the sales process: they want lasting, valuable partnerships instead of one-time transactions. B2B sales can be tough. Buyers are well educated on products and services, including your competitors, and frequently work in teams.

The Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) entry process

Optimist Consulting

The marketing and PR director for the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, Tracey Cowell, talks about the organisation’s entry process. “ The membership process could be perceived as a barrier to entry. We receive positive feedback from members on our membership process.

Creative Process Tips and Tools

Wild Apricot

If you are kick-starting some communications planning this summer, here are some tips and resources that might help. member communication

2 Simple Ways to Strengthen Your New Member Onboarding Process

MembersClicks

Regardless of where you stand with new member onboarding (you have a solid strategy in place or you’re still trying to get a process sorted out), there’s ALWAYS room for improvement.

JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 135: How Quality Data is Driving the Sales Process, with Kerry Doyle - Moery Company

Moery Company

She and Host JP Moery discuss the methodology behind collecting quality data and how tracking and evaluating data trends can guide your next move in the sales process.

The 5-Step Process to Create a Successful Nonprofit Landing Page

Wild Apricot

If you’d like to set up a landing page to increase donations (or any other type of goal), I’m going to cover the five steps that will create a successful nonprofit landing page, including examples from nonprofits who have found success. Landing-Page

Should You Conduct a Business Process Review?

Associations Now

A look at the ins and outs of a business process review—and why an association might consider conducting one. are integral to the overall success of an organization—and a business process review is a great tool for getting those answers. “A What does a business process review look like?

Automate your association’s processes to increase efficiency and improve member acquisition and retention

YourMembership Blog

With modern membership software, The post Automate your association’s processes to increase efficiency and improve member acquisition and retention appeared first on YourMembership. When you work on member acquisition and retention plans for your association, do you think about improving your staff’s efficiency?

How to Leverage Your User Group to Differentiate Your Company in the Sales Process

Higher Logic

Point out these customer-generated ways to use your product during the sales process to highlight your product’s flexibility. Sales are competitive.

Aluminum Association Creates New Standard Process for 3D Printing

Associations Now

This week, the association launched a new material designation system for 3D printing, creating a new “purple sheet” for chemical designations related to aluminum powders used in the 3D printing process.

Stop Torturing Your Members—Simplify Your Process by Following the 3 C’s

Higher Logic

To help organizations simplify their processes and stop the “torture,” consider a solution that takes into account these 3 C’s: Content , Commerce and Community. Members of organizations today are tech savvy and expect their interactions with your organization to be easy and meaningful.

Grant Writing 101: Creating a Process

MembersClicks

If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed at how the process works, we get it. The grant application process is no joke! Take a look at this simple outline to follow how the grant writing process generally plays out. Have you been looking into some ways to gather some additional funding for your association or chamber? We have one word for you: Grants!

Meeting Registration: It Goes Beyond Process

Associations Now

Registration for meetings and events is about more than the process. The post Meeting Registration: It Goes Beyond Process appeared first on Associations Now It’s also about what’s included, the price, and any extras that come with it.