Community Enhances Your Product Enhancements

Higher Logic

And that all adds up to a better product. Whether you’re an enormous B2C company like Coca Cola or a B2B startup with a short runway, collecting user feedback quickly and efficiently is key to creating a competitive product. Product feedback is a natural outcome of community.

’Tis the season for product roadmaps.

YourMembership Blog

YourMembership’s Product Roadmap constantly evolves. Here’s where YourMembership is headed in 2017, and beyond, to drive more member engagement + increase membership for forward-thinking associations. Around this time, everyone is eager to learn what the New Year will bring.

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How Vimeo’s Community Helps Them Create Better Products

Higher Logic

Alexandra spoke about how she works with current Vimeo users to do usability testing on new products. Higher Logic: Tell us more about your background in community management and product usability testing. HL: How do you gather product feedback from your Vimeo users?

Top 11 Productivity Apps for Membership Managers

Higher Logic

While you enjoy the last of your summer and get back into the swing of things on the work front, we thought we'd greet you with a few recommendations on tool s that will help you get out in front of your deadlines and be more productive. Productivity and Time Management.

10 Tools for More Productive Online Marketing


Productivity becomes key if you want to juggle these correctly. DrumUp is one of the most useful social media productivity tools around. Automated Spreadsheets is still pretty new, as the link to Product Hunt will attest. Online marketing is a many headed monster.

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Add Productivity to the Last Hour of the Day

Associations Now

The last hour of the day can feel like a productivity killer. and you start to feel a productivity buzzkill. I talked with some membership staffers and consultants who offered these tips to maximizing productivity over the course of the workweek.

How to Make Association Committee Members Happier and More Productive


The internet is filled with stories of organizations instituting radical changes to make employees more invested, happier, and thus more productive.

Let Your Data Drive Your Product Design

Associations Now

You might find your users relying on your platforms in ways your association never intended—and that knowledge could be a boon when designing future products. The secret here, of course, comes down to researching your audience and matching the product to their wants and needs.

Mastering Productivity on the Road: 4 Tips


But before heading out, check out these four tips for remaining productive on the road: association management association leadership Small Staff Chatter

Realignment #5: From Products to Solutions


Amazon thought along the same lines when it decided to allow customer product reviews on its website, despite that some of these reviews would be negative and jeopardize the sales of individual products. Selling standalone products involves linear transactions rather than relationships.

Leveraging the Link Between Workplace Positivity and Productivity

Associations Now

They’ll naturally be more productive—and happier.”. The post Leveraging the Link Between Workplace Positivity and Productivity appeared first on Associations Now

8 Fantastic Facilitation Playbooks for Designing Productive Nonprofit Meetings

Beth Kanter's Blog

Many times our meetings are highly productive, but sometimes meetings can be boring, frustrating, and a complete waste of time. What if you tried different processes to increase engagement or productivity?

Healthy and Productive Nonprofit Meetings: What Does the Research Say?

Beth Kanter's Blog

In preparation, I’ve been studying the research and best practices for productive meetings. ” Many of these practices are used at companies that pride themselves in having productive meetings. What Research Says About Productive Meetings and Conference Calls.

What’s Getting In the Way Of Your Productivity?

Associations Now

A new study illustrates a common productivity killer for many employees. The answer to question of what’s killing your productivity might be work overload, at least according to a recent study that found nearly 70 percent of employees are suffering from an overabundance of work.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Personal Productivity Tips for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter's Blog

The first Nonprofit Blog Carnival of 2015 is on the theme is personal productivity. But maintaining productivity, especially online, can be challenging. What is personal productivity? How are nonprofits folks strengthening their personal productivity muscles in 2015?

For More Productivity, Think Social Responsibility

Associations Now

Everyone seems to have an answer for increasing worker productivity these days—by, for example, encouraging people to take a vacation , find a hobby , or redesign their office. The post For More Productivity, Think Social Responsibility appeared first on Associations Now

Bio Products Group Rebrands, Expands to Adapt to Changing Industry

Associations Now

Here’s the story of how a biological products group is keeping up by expanding its membership and changing its name. BPIA originally represented companies that produced pesticides made from natural products like plant extracts, biochemicals, or pheromones.

One Simple Tip To Increase Your Productivity at Your Nonprofit Job

Beth Kanter's Blog

The header to this cartoon in the article is “ Be Realistic About Your Productivity Goals.” And, of course, we have all experienced attempting to get a task down and not allocating enough time. Sarah Cooper – 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings.

The Secret Every Successful Nonprofit Leader Knows About Being Productive

Beth Kanter's Blog

In his words: “For nearly 15 years, I’ve been making the case — in my writing and with corporate clients — that employees can be more productive by working fewer hours and taking more time for rest and renewal during the work day.” What is your secret to being productive?

Walk Your Way To a More Productive Meeting

Associations Now

Walking meetings may also prove more productive. The post Walk Your Way To a More Productive Meeting appeared first on Associations Now If your usual meetings are feeling stale, try a different approach with a walking meeting.

Green Power: Office Plants Make You More Productive

Associations Now

Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they may also help boost your productivity and mood. If you want to be more productive at work, try investing in a plant for your desk or office. New research illustrates the positive potential of plants at work.

So Long LinkedIn Products & Services Tab

Wild Apricot Blog

On April 14th LinkedIn will "retire" the products & services tab. Here are the details and what it might mean for your organization. social media

Say Hello: Welcome New Products and Brands to Your Tradeshows

Associations Now

Every industry has new brands or products trying to make a splash, but often budgets don’t allow them to purchase booth space at tradeshows or market at the same level as the bigger, already-established players. They can also buy a package that includes exposure in an online product gallery.

How You Can Use Promotional Products to Boost Your Social Media Campaign


That component is promotional products. On their own, promotional products and social media provide cost effective methods for reaching new customers and prospects, exposing your brand to newer and larger audiences and driving new business.

My Interview with Creative Maya Kalman, CEO of SWANK Productions

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

One exemplary standout from the lineup of speakers is Maya Kalman, SWANK Productions CEO. The focus of the interactive Plan-A-Thon this year is for attendees to reinvent three key event formats: the award show, the gala fund-raiser, and the product launch.

How a Nonprofit Turned a Product into a Platform

Associations Now

Our product is good enough to stand out. Our product is strong enough to be sitting next to REI or Patagonia, and people will still want to buy it, and then they’re going to find out about the social side,” she said.

Association Conference Calls: Stay Productive

Association Management

With that many calls, I want them to be productive time. Here are seven habits that help keep calls that I facilitate more productive: Know who’s driving. Operations conference calls productivityThat’s how many association conference calls I facilitate in the average year. So many calls are just adrift, it’s unclear who is charged with facilitating the call [.].

Association Conference Calls: Stay Productive

Association Management

With that many calls, I want them to be productive time. Here are seven habits that help keep calls that I facilitate more productive: Know who’s driving. Operations conference calls productivityThat’s how many association conference calls I facilitate in the average year. So many calls are just adrift, it’s unclear who is charged with facilitating the call [.].

Product Launches: Will They Be a Thing of the Past at Tradeshows?

Associations Now

Two recent articles suggest the tradeshow model is changing, or perhaps even dying, when it comes to product launches. L]aunching a new tech product via crowdfunding and pre-orders is here to stay,” Wade writes. The post Product Launches: Will They Be a Thing of the Past at Tradeshows?

Productivity Hacks

Spark Consulting

Sharing a fun presentation from Etienne Garbugli on how to be more productive: 26 Time Management Hacks I Wish I’d Known at 20 from Etienne Garbugli @egarbugli. presentations productivity Vinay Kumar My favorite tips include: Work when you’re in the zone – relax when you’re not (that’s also a great time to do stuff like your filing, balancing your books, reading an article, catching up on the blogs you follow, etc.).

Monday Buzz: 10 Minutes to Greater Productivity

Associations Now

It’s Monday, and the week has scarcely begun, so why not try to take advantage of an efficient tactic to heighten your productivity? The post Monday Buzz: 10 Minutes to Greater Productivity appeared first on Associations Now

Snow day productivity: Briefer, clearer, funner communications

Aaron Wolowiec

First, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2014. Both Kristen and I, together with the Event Garde team, appreciate you following our blog, sharing your comments and post ideas and paying forward those posts that resonate with you most.

Healthy and Productive Meetings: Free Guidestar Webinar on Feb. 12th

Beth Kanter's Blog

I have learned a lot – and the results have helped me be way more productive (and drop a lot of pounds toos!). I’ll be doing a Guidestar Webinar on health and productive meetings on Feb. Flickr Photo by Lynn Friedman.

The Secret Sauce for Productive Nonprofit Meetings that No One Talks About

Beth Kanter's Blog

So much of our work life is being in meetings, but many times are a participant, not the meeting leader. What can we do as a participant to make meetings more productive? Flickr Photo by Iain.

Brain-Loving Foods That Affect Our Productivity [Infographic]

Velvet Chainsaw

Does the food we eat affect our productivity? Of course it does! Here’s an infographic from MindFlash on the very subject. While the graphic refers to workplace wellness, the information definitely applies to conference attendee wellness too! Featured By: Compliance and Safety.

Why Creating Space for Creative Time in the Nonprofit Workplace Improves Productivity

Beth Kanter's Blog

Activities are designed to support organizational wellness for greater productivity and morale boosts. Studies confirm that creative activities – painting, drawing, dancing, playing music, theatre, or singing – can improve employee productivity and skills.

Happy, Focused, and Productive: There Is An App for That!

Beth Kanter's Blog

Productivity. The Pomodoro method and app is one way to avoid the productivity loss of procrastination. What’s your favorite app for productivity, wellness, or happiness? Image by Ayyamsyria.

Embrace the (March) Madness And Other Productivity Tips

Associations Now

The NCAA Tournament is upon us, and while many reports cite the potential for lost productivity at work, some are claiming just the opposite. Plus, a few other tips to help boost productivity. Both those activities could result in almost $2 billion in lost productivity for U.S.

Pet Love Generates Record Spending in 2015, Says Pet Products Association

Associations Now

The American Pet Products Association says an increase in “pet humanization” is helping to drive record growth in the industry, even as other segments, such as sales of live animals, stumble. And according to the American Pet Products Association, all that spending adds up.

Study: “Prosocial” Employees are Happier and More Productive

Associations Now

A newly published study illustrates that when workers give their bonuses to charities or their coworkers, instead of spending the money on themselves, they report higher levels of job satisfaction and productivity.