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?

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.

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?

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: Hone Your Data Management Process

Associations Now

From there, your team should develop an organization-wide data management process. Revamp the Exam Process. The post Daily Buzz: Hone Your Data Management Process appeared first on Associations Now Drowning in data? Add these housekeeping tips to your data management plan.

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.

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.

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 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.

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?

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.”.

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: 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

6 Benefits of an Online Submission and Review Process

MembersClicks

But, there is a way to simplify the process! Here are six benefits to using a solution dedicated to taking your submission and review process completely online: MC InsiderPicture this: Your organization’s awards presentation is coming up, and it’s time to ask for nominations.

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.

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?

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

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.

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.

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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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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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.

4 Reasons Why You Need a Volunteer Onboarding Process

Wild Apricot

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

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.

Campaign Development Process: Discovery and Diagnostics

Slice-Works

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.