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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Co-Creation: The Value is in the Process

Association Success

But the process of participation, and subtle nuances in wording and norms, really mattered to the students. Because of that, co-creation is often as much about the process as the product, something I’ve written about before in the context of the IKEA Effect.

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.

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?

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.

HBA Journey to Reduced Costs and Process Improvements


The fact that the onboarding experience was excellent and included efficient and professional technical support throughout the process was a bonus.”. The post HBA Journey to Reduced Costs and Process Improvements appeared first on GrowthZone. THE CHALLENGE.

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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.

How to Get a Better Yield From Your RFP Process

Associations Now

If finding a good partner or vendor feels like finding a needle in a haystack, maybe your RFP process needs a reboot. According to Bower, it only happens when you start from the beginning to design the processes that are needed to solve the real issues.

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

Wild Apricot Blog

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

JERUSALEM | The Latest: US’s Pompeo says Mideast peace process not dead

NonProfit University Blog

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Mideast peace process “is most decidedly not dead” even as the Trump administration plans to open the new American Embassy in Jerusalem — a move that’s angered Palestinians and raised anti-U.S.

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.

Campaign Development Process: Discovery and Diagnostics


Identifying your goals is a very important part of the Campaign Development Process! The post Campaign Development Process: Discovery and Diagnostics appeared first on. Have you ever just gotten into the car and begun to drive, not sure of your destination? Sounds like fun.

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

Glassdoor Study: Regulations, Internal Issues Can Delay Hiring Process

Associations Now

The social network that lets employees review their employers found that in many countries and industries, the hiring process took three weeks or more, with longer delays in some plances than others. For example, DC has the slowest hiring process of any city in the U.S.,

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.

When Your Conference Planning Process Eclipses Your Purpose

Velvet Chainsaw

Frequently, today’s conference planning process is one of reproducing last year’s schedule, tasks, deadlines and process. Putting The Planning Process Before The People. Are we talking about the conference planning process to the people?

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

The 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.

New Council Supports Women in Food Processing Industry

Associations Now

A new council from the Food Processing Suppliers Association will help support women’s careers in the industry. To empower women in the industry, the Food Processing Suppliers Association has created the FPSA Women’s Council , which will launch at its September conference, PROCESS EXPO. “It

Resource Helps Nontraditional Students Navigate Financial Aid Process

Associations Now

To ease the financial aid application process for students with unique circumstances and backgrounds, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) recently published tip sheets.

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.

How to Decrease the Time Spent on Chapter Dues Processing

Chapter Chat

Is dues processing at your association a frustration for everyone involved? It can be a time-consuming ordeal for staff at National, and staff and volunteer leaders at chapters—a process that’s been done the same way as long as you can remember. Why hasn’t the process been changed?

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.

Stop Sabotaging Your Conference Innovation Planning Process

Velvet Chainsaw

Are we failing to cultivate innovation in our conference planning process? Keeping our minds engaged and inspired in the creative process is critical to conference innovation. Yet too often, we default to following the same process to create our conferences year after year.

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.

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.

What Does the Process of Chapter Restructuring Look Like?

Chapter Chat

This process requires digging deep and continually asking “Why” until you get to the less obvious issue underlying the problem. But what else do you need to consider as you go through the restructuring process?

Data management is a process, not an event

Effective Databse

A process is something you do continually, over time. Process, not an event. An event is something that occurs once. It’s that simple. Data management doesn’t happen once, it happens continuously. You have a choice as to whether data management happens proactively or reactively. In other words, are you doing something about the data, or are you just letting data “happen”? If you just let it happen, eventually it will rot and become useless.

Baseball Hall of Fame Gives Stars a Second Chance With New Committee Process

Associations Now

The National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Era Committees, which were tweaked last summer to favor modern players, could provide a path into the Hall for “steroid era” stars passed over in the traditional voting process.

7 Ways Your Processes Can Help (or Hurt) Your Membership Software Move


Implementing new membership software is an intense time for all involved. As in other momentous transitions in life, like weddings, you need a solid foundation in place to successfully face what lies ahead.

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.

4 Reasons Why You Need a Volunteer Onboarding Process

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are highlights from our Wild Apricot Expert Webinar on Volunteer Onboarding, presented by Tobi Johnson. webinar Volunteers