How do you launch a new sales project? – Ask JP #036

Moery Company

Today’s question came up during one of our recent sales meeting: “How do you launch a new sales project?” The post How do you launch a new sales project? ” The answer applies whether it’s a new membership category or a new sponsorship program.

The Art of Discipline and Selling New Projects – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 253

Moery Company

This week JP shares insights gained from listening to his favorite podcasts and six steps to launching a new sales project. The first will cover insights learned from listening to podcasts and the second will cover the steps to selling a new project – maybe a new prospectus, maybe a new membership category – I’ve got some thoughts on how to do that. I see it in sales and in consulting projects. Selling New Projects. I see it in sales and in consulting projects.

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How to build an all-star AMS project team

Nimble AMS

When you’re moving to a new association management software (AMS) system, having the right project team in place makes all the difference. Here are three tips to help you build an all-star project team for your new AMS. Identify the number one goal for the project.

Flipping Traditional Project Management to Fit the Association Model

Association Adviser

CAE, PMP of Bostrom leads attendees through a crash course on what project management is and how to manage projects for associations. The post Flipping Traditional Project Management to Fit the Association Model appeared first on Association Adviser. Crystal Stone, M.Ed.,

How Project Management Institute Serves 1M+ Members [New Podcast Alert!]

AssociationChat

I just finished listening to episode 2 with Marjorie Anderson , manager of digital communities at Project Management Institute and founder of Community by Association (who is also hosting the free Community Thrive! PEOPLE TECH community community manager community strategy david spinks marjorie anderson masters of community podcast Project Management InstituteWondering what new podcasts to add to your rotation? My favorite new podcast: Masters of Community.

Unpacking an Association’s Project Management Bag

Delcor

Project managers head into a new project with that same sense of excitement and caution. And, like backpackers, they only achieve success if everything they need is in their metaphorical association project management backpack. Let’s see what association project managers carry in their backpacks. A backcountry camping trip is a project. But sometimes, a colleague without any project management experience is put in charge of the project.

7 Steps to Building a Successful Technology Project Team

Delcor

While there is no recipe for a secret sauce, a successful technology project team has some mandatory ingredients. Here are seven steps to take the next time you’re building a technology project team. Step 1: Get the technology project team’s buy-in. Whether you’re implementing new software or improving an existing system, project team members must understand why the organization is investing in the initiative. A lack of buy-in is a common technology project pitfall.

Project Portfolio Management Part II: Resource Scheduling

Delcor

Now that you have your list of prioritized projects , the project sponsors and stakeholders will be eager to get going. Who (or what roles, if more than one individual can fill the need) needs to be involved in each project? Do you have sufficient knowledge and experience to complete the project in-house or will you need outside resources to help? What is the overall effort of the project? New projects will compete with the projects currently running.

Identify Your Team’s Project Management Personality Types—and Shapes

Delcor

You can’t choose your family members and you can’t choose your project team members. Certain people have to be on the project team because of their expertise or responsibilities. Find out what kind of project management personality types you have on your team. When project teams come together to select and implement new technology, such as an AMS or collaboration platform, you want everyone to row nicely together in the same direction. Circle project personality.

Project Portfolio Management: Why You Need It - Part I

Delcor

And yet, not many organizations use a disciplined process to optimally select the projects they are investing in with people, dollars, and time. Due to inadequate project oversight and/or belief in the sunk cost fallacy , an organization continues to fund a project that is substantially over budget. An organization has many large, risky projects in process at the same time, exceeding its resource capacity. Project Portfolio Management Defined.

MC Cares: ELI Project

MembersClicks

For the third year in a row, we teamed up with ELI Project , a nonprofit organization dedicated to hosting events in safe environments for families and children with special needs. Every year, ELI Project hosts a sensory-friendly movie event with a special visit from Santa Claus. Check out this heartwarming recap video from ELI Project’s Santa and a Movie Event! December means a lot of things: Festive parties, holiday lights, tacky sweaters, an ABUNDANCE of food, etc.

Project Portfolio Management Part III: Monitoring and Evaluation

Delcor

You have evaluated and prioritized projects , scheduled resources , and now the scheduled projects are underway. However, in the same way an investment manager’s job isn’t complete when the stocks are picked and the trades are completed, a project portfolio needs regular monitoring and evaluation. When major schedule changes occur, you will need to revisit the overall project schedule since they will likely impact resource availability. Monitoring.

Project Portfolio Management Part I: Why You Need It

Delcor

And yet, not many organizations use a disciplined process to optimally select the projects they are investing in with people, dollars, and time. Due to inadequate project oversight and/or belief in the sunk cost fallacy , an organization continues to fund a project that is substantially over budget. An organization has many large, risky projects in process at the same time, exceeding its resource capacity. Project Portfolio Management Defined.

Do Not Compare a Peer’s Project Launch to Your Association’s Project Start

Smooth The Path

We see successfully completed association projects cited in publications. We do not know about the team’s morale as everything is going wrong and the project gets pushed back 3 months. The post Do Not Compare a Peer’s Project Launch to Your Association’s Project Start appeared first on Smooth The Path. Take a twirl through your Facebook feed, and you will probably see success, success, and more success. Weddings, babies, and parties.

Get Member Thinking on Nondues Revenue Projects

Associations Now

The session resulted in 26 different nondues revenue projects that associations could invite members to participate in as a key partners. Have members helped lead you to new projects that generate nondues revenue? The post Get Member Thinking on Nondues Revenue Projects appeared first on Associations Now When your association designs new products and services, do you tap your members for input? Maybe you should.

Tom’s Planner Project Manager is Free for One Year

Wild Apricot

“Easier than MS Project & faster than Excel,” Tom’s Planner is a web-based project management tool with a drag-and-drop interface that makes it easy for even non-techies to collaborate on, create, manage, and share project schedules. Tags: Non-profit technology nptech collaboration project management application

Keeping Up Association Staff Engagement Throughout A Tough Project

Smooth The Path

If you live in an over 100 year old house like mine you know there’s a rule of thumb about time and cost for home projects. I call it the Inelasticity of Elderly Houses Rule because no matter how well the original estimate is done any home project will require at least be double and most likely triple the cost and time of your first estimate. Association projects are much the same. Often times starting a project like this is fun.

Do Not Put off Your Next Big Association Project

Smooth The Path

There is a big project you would like to do, but it is so big you have back-burnered it until the day when you have a significant chunk of time. But you can still make headway on your big project. For nearly every big goal or every big project there is something you can do now to start testing your ideas. Related: The fragile middle of a big association project. Keeping up association staff engagement throughout a tough project.

Acoustics Group Project Looks to Improve Sound-Related Wikipedia Pages

Associations Now

To ensure people find the correct answers there, the Acoustical Society of America is helping launch a wiki-editing project. Applying a similar principle, the Acoustical Society of America is undertaking a new project—updating Wikipedia pages on sound and acoustics—because that’s where the public is searching for answers. The new yearlong project, Wiki4YearOfSound2020 , is a collaboration between ASA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and other groups.

Workplace Genome Project: Q1 Update

SocialFish

We launched our Workplace Genome Mapping project in early 2016 as a means for helping organizations begin their own transformation from the (oft overlooked) stating-point of deeply understanding who they really are, how they really work, and how their employees really experience it all. active member projects. is using their Workplace Genome as the launch-pad for a long-term cultural transformation project. Every quarter, I’ll post what we’re up to over at WorkXO.

Website Redesign Project Lessons: Inside the Brilliant Mind of a Project Manager

Vanguard Tech

This is a guest post from our senior project manager, Denise Pace. process project management CMS association websitesIt's great advice for any association about to embark on a website redesign.

Crowdsource Members to Propel Ideas and Projects Forward

Associations Now

In a workshop on Monday, Torres and her co-presenter, Michael Feinson, president and founder of Engaged Strategies, offered up a new framework that hands idea generation and project control to members, giving them greater opportunity to engage. The post Crowdsource Members to Propel Ideas and Projects Forward appeared first on Associations Now The wisdom of the crowd can go to work for your association.

The Fragile Middle of a Big Association Project

Smooth The Path

The difficult time in any project, especially those long projects, which associations seem to have lots of, is the middle. The middle of the project is when things start to go wrong. It is so easy to start a project but it is so hard to keep it going. The middle of the project is fragile. The middle of a project is when we need the most help. And the middle of a project is when we need to give the most help.

Google Shifts Governance Strategy for AMP Project

Associations Now

The mobile page project, largely associated with Google, will move to a governance model that will bring in outside companies to work on the open-source endeavor. Since its 2016 launch, Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages project has been one of the most controversial initiatives the company has worked on, in part because of concerns that it was giving Google too much control over the open web.

Tech2Empower: The Llama Pack Project

Beth Kanter

This team I worked with helped social entrepreneur Alejandra Arias Stella , the co-founder of the Llama Pack Project to build a reservation system for the Llama treks. The next day, the whole group had an opportunity experience The Llama Pack Project first hand, by going on a half-day trek in the Sacred Valley. The Llama Pack Project has literally transformed their lives because they able to earn a decent annual wage with their llamas.

The Basics of LMS Project Management from Kickoff to Close

WBT Systems

The Basics of LMS Project Management from Kickoff to Close. Read more about The Basics of LMS Project Management from Kickoff to Close

New Association Foundation Announces Tiny Act of Kindness Project

Associations Now

It main project will be to build tiny village communities for the homeless and connect them with rehabilitation resources. The foundation will introduce a “ Tiny Act of Kindness ” project, which will work to transition homeless individuals into tiny village communities and provide rehabilitation programs, along with training and apprenticeship opportunities. The post New Association Foundation Announces Tiny Act of Kindness Project appeared first on Associations Now

Things change during a project

Effective Database

” Acknowledging that things change during a project is critically important to the success of the project. What’s most important is how the team responds and adapts to the changes in the project. When I work with my clients on implementing a new software system, one of the first things I tell them is this: “We will make some decisions that ultimately are wrong. Because things change.

Plastics Industry Project Aims to Boost Automotive Recycling

Associations Now

A demonstration project from SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association will test how well recyclers recover plastic car parts to promote better recycling processes, greater plastic resale and reuse, and more sustainable auto design. As auto manufacturers use more plastics to create lighter weight cars, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association has begun a new project to test ways to better recycle and reuse those plastic parts.

3 Ways Event Management Is Like Project Management

Membersuite

Part of being a product manager at MemberSuite is finding ways to continuously improve our product so that it meets the evolving needs of our customers. There are many ways we do this - we look at trends in the industry, analyze innovation in technology, and interview our customers. At the end of last year, our product team spent hours talking to several of our customers about events. We wanted to hear the ends and outs of how associations plan, manage, and execute their events - big and small

Panorama Council Celebrates Cyclorama Preservation Project

Associations Now

A large-scale project is underway in Atlanta to preserve a football-field-sized painting, and the International Panorama Council applauds the efforts to save it. The project involves transferring the cyclorama, “The Battle of Atlanta,” from its previous home at the Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum to the Atlanta History Center. The post Panorama Council Celebrates Cyclorama Preservation Project appeared first on Associations Now

Association Executives: Provocative Proposals Research Project

Association Subculture

Association Executives: Provocative Proposals Research Project. So Im launching a project. I would like to announce the Association Executives: Provocative Proposals for Change project (that link will take you to my website for a complete description). Adding that to my belief in appreciative inquiry led me to create and launch this project. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thursday, January 20, 2011. Second stage is cut. Were now in orbit.

State Restaurant Group Backs Transgender Workplace Project

Associations Now

The California Restaurant Association put its support behind a member-launched project that helps to connect transgender people with jobs in the restaurant industry. The California Restaurant Association is backing a project started by one of its members that will help reduce the high rate of unemployment among the transgender community. CRA hopes to bring Mendelsohn the restaurant audience she needs to get the project moving. “If

Give Back: Community Service Projects at Conferences

Associations Now

Service projects will help your attendees feel a closer connection to the city—and also to each other and your association. If the answer’s yes, and you want to give back to the greater Nashville community, consider signing up for this year’s community service project. While I couldn’t make out what group they were a part of, seeing them there drew my mind back to associations and how they hold community service projects during their meetings to give back to local communities. (OK,

Crowdfunding Tools to Fundraise the Project of Your Dreams

SocialFish

While Kickstarter is a great tool, it’s not the best for all projects. Kickstarter needs to approve your project before it goes online, and will usually only sign off on those with creative initiatives. This site allows you to raise funds for all types of projects, whether you’re an individual trying to raise funds for college or a start-up trying to get off the ground.

$10,000 Association Video Project?

SCD Group

The other day, a colleague told me that his board wanted to have an updated video produced that could be used in trade shows and other venues. He said he received a proposal to do it for $10,000! My response was swift: "You’ve got to be kidding me!" Expensive, professionally produced videos don’t have the ROI they once did (assuming they ever had an ROI in the first place). Impromptu YouTube videos are cheaper and more believable.

Associations Project Uptick in Thanksgiving Travel

Associations Now

The projection, per The Wall Street Journal , takes into account all major U.S. Roads will be packed this weekend: The American Automobile Association projects that 48.7 AAA projects that more than 89 percent of U.S. The post Associations Project Uptick in Thanksgiving Travel appeared first on Associations Now Whether on the highways or in the sky, travelers will see a surge in traffic during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year.

Know Your Culture, Show Your Culture: The Authenticity Project #MMCon

SocialFish

That’s why WorkXO and 5:00 Films & Media are partnering to explore the intersection of culture and video in a new project! In this project, we will be working together to help interested associations create an awesome About Us video that really reflects their culture. Know Your Culture, Show Your Culture: The Authenticity Project. Or reach out to Maddie Grant (mgrant@workxo.com) or Tim Parsons (tim@500films.com) for more information about this project!

Why I like the Market Research Society’s (MRS) successful membership change project

Optimist Consulting

I know from working with my clients on membership change projects that there are two essential elements to any change process that affect members: Ensuring you use a long-term communications campaign that is consistent. The MRS used all their communication channels to promote each stage of the project. Have you carried out a major change project at your organisation?

Association Culture Projects Outward Upon Potential Members

Smooth The Path

A good culture greases the wheels for everything from conversations to project management. The post Association Culture Projects Outward Upon Potential Members appeared first on Smooth The Path. Why all the recent hubbub about culture? Well, partly because we all want to enjoy a healthy working environment and partly because we want to get things done. We also care about culture because our culture manifests outwardly. Others can see our culture. Board members can see staff culture.