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?

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

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.

A Peek at MemberClicks’ Product Development Process: 6 Steps

MembersClicks

In order to continue empowering member-based organizations to thrive through refreshing technology and a heart for service (our mission!), MemberClicks takes a very methodical approach to how we develop our association management software products (MemberClicks and WebLink). We give all of our customers ample opportunity to provide product feedback and let us know what features they want to see. If you’ve ever submitted a suggestion and are wondering what happens next, this sneak peek is for you!

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.

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.

HBA Journey to Reduced Costs and Process Improvements

GrowthZone

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Blog

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

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.

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.

WHO Ruling On Processed Meat Rankles Industry Groups

Associations Now

Just before the WHO findings came out, the genomics firm Clear Food analyzed a common type of processed meat , hot dogs, and found that even the veggie dogs were problematic. The post WHO Ruling On Processed Meat Rankles Industry Groups appeared first on Associations Now

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.,

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

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?

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.

WASHINGTON  | Court confirmation process likely to follow Gorsuch playbook

NonProfit University Blog

Continue reading WASHINGTON | Court confirmation process likely to follow Gorsuch playbook at STL.News. Politics confirmation process Court follow Gorsuch playbook Justice Anthony Kennedy TodayNews Washington White House aides

Five Key Elements of the Succession Planning Process

Portage Group