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Rethink Your Website Redesign Process


——– 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.

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.

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?

What #Eventprofs Say About the Meeting-Planning Process

Associations Now

How does your meeting-planning process align (or not) with the survey results? The post What #Eventprofs Say About the Meeting-Planning Process appeared first on Associations Now

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.

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.

Nonprofit Named ISIS Begins Rebranding Process

Associations Now

Despite the nonprofit’s unique situation, rebranding will follow the same common process other companies undergo to change the way they’re perceived, said Rob Rankin, president of Clarity Coverdale Fury, the marketing firm leading the rebranding efforts.

Best Benefit Ever: Specialized Credit Card Processing

Associations Now

As part of the American Bar Association’s Advantage discounts program, the legal group is offering its members access to LawPay —a credit card processing service designed specifically for legal professionals.

How to Improve Your Call for Presentations Process

Velvet Chainsaw

in 2013, we found that nearly 77 percent use a call for speakers/sessions process. Widely used by associations as a tool for crowdsourcing the meat-and-potatoes education content for annual conferences, the call for speakers and sessions doesn’t need to be an arduous process.

Use the 5-Step Idea Process to Become an Association Innovation Ninja

Smooth The Path

Many innovative associations use a formal or informal idea process which generally has five steps and goes something like this: Step #1: Allow member’s problems spark innovative ideas. Step #5: Use your new product development process. Ideas are the root of all innovations.

Rock the Vote: Give Attendees a Say in the Meeting Planning Process

Associations Now

The public votes were weighted for 30 percent of the selection process, staff votes accounted for another 30 percent, and the remaining 40 percent were decided by an advisory group of ALA members. Want to get your attendees’ input as you put together your next conference?

Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes

Beth Kanter's Blog

We are so focused on getting things done, checking it off the to do list and the forward momentum that it requires, that we miss an important opportunity to hit the pause button, reflect, and improve process.

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.

Office of Personnel Management Drops Conference Review Process

Associations Now

Federal agencies looking to send their employees to training conferences now have one less step gumming up the process. The post Office of Personnel Management Drops Conference Review Process appeared first on Associations Now

4 Reasons Why You Need a Board Recruitment Process

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are 4 reasons to develop a board recruitment process and a new resource that can help. Board volunteer-recruitment

Facilitation Friday #6: Balance Content and Process, Ideas and Action

Idea Architects

Facilitation Friday #6: Balance Content and Process, Ideas and Action. Effective facilitation must manage (or balance content and process, as well as attention to both ideas and action. Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas.

Secretaries of State Association Reaffirms Integrity of Electoral Process

Associations Now

With Donald Trump repeatedly suggesting that the election may be “rigged,” the National Association of Secretaries of State has spoken out, emphasizing that the electoral process has numerous safeguards in place.

Social Media Roundup: Why Your Process Matters

Associations Now

Your process matters. 1 RT @westrochlil : Are your processes inconsistent and causing confusion? What do your internal processes say about you? Even processes that aren’t front-facing, such as member data retrieval, can affect how well you serve your members.

Creative Process Tips and Tools

Wild Apricot Blog

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

The Award-Winning Process for Association Innovation

Smooth The Path

IDEO, the innovation experts, have a process that makes for a good example because it not only works but also because it has been extensively shared so we know the method behind the magic. The post The Award-Winning Process for Association Innovation appeared first on Smooth The Path.

Engaging Members in Your Development Process

Eric Lanke

Which I dealt with in more detail four weeks ago in Capturing Useful Intelligence , and: You talk about engaging your members in the development process of a new program or service, but you don''t do it.

Realtors’ Group Raises Transparency Bar With New Election Process

Associations Now

This set of benchmarks is just one of the changes to NAR’s campaign and election process that the advisory group recommended to create a more “efficient and inclusive” process, according to the group’s NAR Elections Report [PDF].

The Membership Join Process between a Prospect and an Association

Membership Marketing

In simple terms, a prospective member goes through a four step buying process and ideally each step of the join process is anticipated and supported by the destination association. The prospective member join process begins when a prospect says, “I have a problem.”

Avoiding Personal Agendas and Pay-to-Play In The Speaker Review Process

Velvet Chainsaw

We’ve seen it happen in almost every organization where we assessed their speaker review process. When I worked at associations, all of my committee members and staff used a blind review process when reviewing submitted presentations.

Attention Shoppers: 4 Ways to Simplify the AMS Shopping Process


We’ve got a few tips that can make the shopping process a little less harrowing. Shopping for any kind of technology is stressful, but when it’s a small-staff association professional shopping for an association management system, it’s a particular kind of crazy.

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.

Poll: Developing New Ideas Is a Fluid Process for Associations

Association Adviser

We thought formal structures were the way not-for-profit organizations develop new ideas, but results of our unscientific reader poll indicate otherwise. The post Poll: Developing New Ideas Is a. For more about this topic, click on the headline. Did You Know?

Wild Apricot Podcast Episode 7: Understanding Online Payments for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot Blog

Learn how to safely and quickly process online payments; find out why non-profits and charities need protection against fraud; tips and tricks for saving money on transaction fees, setting up online donation forms and more! forms online donations iATS payment-processing payment Resources technology

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How to Create a Data-Sharing Partnership with Chapters: Part 1

Chapter Chat

Associations Chapters Data Process Technology VisibilityRelationships are tricky. Chapters don’t like their national association looking over their shoulder like Big Brother. Or, nagging them with requests for data.

Why is it so Hard for Associations to Move from Ideas to Action?

Smooth The Path

We know we need to use the new process, but we don’t. Are there systems, techniques or processes that work with groups and can work for us individually? Association Strategy actionable ideas learning process resourcesWhy do we have a hard time moving from ideas to action?

Five Key Elements of the Succession Planning Process

Portage Group

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Overcoming the Barriers to Association Innovation

Smooth The Path

Generating great new ideas is central to the innovation process. Innovative associations use a 5-step idea process for creating and selecting the best ideas. Innovation is a difficult strategy for any organization past the startup phase to adopt, and associations are no exception.

The Problems Attendees Experience at Conferences

Smooth The Path

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A Question of Process: Baseball Hall of Fame Voting Stunt Draws Attention

Associations Now

So, maybe it was only a matter of time before a protest of the process cropped up. [I]n Deadspin wanted to point out how problematic the voting process has become, due in part to the fairly exclusive club of voters, and how the process has overshadowed the players and their accomplishments.

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The Right Time to Buy: Preparing for the AMS Shopping Process


Are you thinking about purchasing an association management system, or AMS, in 2017? Well if you are, now is the time to get started. Now I know what you’re thinking. It’s only August. I still have plenty of time!

Most Associations Are not Solving the Problems of Long-Time Members

Smooth The Path

Association Strategy Association Value association innovation career stage innovation process long-time members member problems problem solving professional challenges professional skills senior professionalsMy husband and I spent a week inside of Grand Canyon National Park.

People On Your Team May Be Protecting Their Idea Babies

Smooth The Path

The five step idea process to becoming an association innovation ninja. Association Innovation Culture association innovation idea process ideas innovation innovation culture innovation practice innovation process promote great ideasNot enough good ideas at your association?

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Why Your Professional Association Needs a Strategic Plan…Right Now

Association Management

Absent a planning process, none of these opportunities will get addressed. You should also consider the benefits of an outside facilitator, especially for web and technology management —someone who can be sure all the tough questions get asked and answered as part of your planning process.

The 4 Skills Associations Should be Teaching

Smooth The Path

Association Innovation Conference creative confidence creative problem solving influence learning learning process member experience professional skills resilience riskMarketing associations share best practices for leveraging social media.

The Problem With Associations’ Tendency to Complicate Situations

Smooth The Path

Association Leadership Association Strategy association strategy complex complexity launch member data process product launch risk simple simplicityRelated: Learn about members’ why. Do our association’s members feel taken care of?