Workplace Genome Project: Q1 Update


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.

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


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.

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.

Four Key Leadership Traits, According to the CEO Genome Project

Associations Now

A decade’s worth of research went into the CEO Genome Project, an effort to identify the characteristics that define high-performing chief executives. If you can get those decisions right, a lot of things flow from that, which is how we got to the CEO Genome Project.”.

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. Association projects are much the same. Often times starting a project like this is fun.

How the Hyperledger Project Is Pushing the Blockchain Forward

Associations Now

The Hyperledger Project, which just added American Express as a member, isn’t interested in creating a bitcoin-style currency. That’s where the Hyperledger Project comes in. The post How the Hyperledger Project Is Pushing the Blockchain Forward appeared first on Associations Now

Feeding A Zombie Project And Getting No Results

Velvet Chainsaw

Is your organization stuck maintaining and nurturing a zombie project? A zombie project is one that continues from year to year regardless of its effectiveness. Often many people feel these zombie projects have a birthright and should always be delivered regardless of the outcome.

MC Cares: ELI Project


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.

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.

3 Ways Event Management Is Like Project Management


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.

Best Benefit Ever: Accreditation for e-Learning Projects

Associations Now

Members of the eLearning Industry Association can have their independent virtual learning projects reviewed and accredited. Thanks to a new benefit from the eLearning Industry Association in Australia, members can now receive course reviews of, and accreditation for, their e-learning projects.

Crowdfunding Tools to Fundraise the Project of Your Dreams


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.

Groups’ Clemency Project Pays Off With Obama’s Commutation Streak

Associations Now

President Barack Obama’s decision to use his power of commutation as a form of criminal justice reform has been helped along by Clemency Project 2014, a collaboration between numerous legal and civil liberties groups.

Open-Source Projects Failing To Pass IRS Nonprofit Muster

Associations Now

Ars Technica writer Ryan Paul , while noting successful examples of open-source projects that thrived as for-profit enterprises, specifically took the IRS to task for discounting the educational value of open-source software.

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.

$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!"

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Study Projects Rise in Business Travel Spending

Associations Now

A study by the Global Business Travel Association projects spending on business travel will continue to rise, boosted in large part by domestic travel. The post Study Projects Rise in Business Travel Spending 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.

Tapping Into Attendee Expertise For Community Service Projects

Associations Now

Your attendees have professional skills and specialized knowledge that can make a difference when they’re put to work in a conference-related community service project. However, NCRA members don’t limit their volunteer time with the project to the annual meeting.

Pilot Project Grooms Latino Leaders to Serve On Nonprofit Boards

Associations Now

The Cultural Inclusion Project in Lawrence, Massachusetts, aims to train Latino professionals and pair them with nonprofits that are trying to build boards that better represent the community. A little help may be on the way from the Cultural Inclusion Project, a pilot program being tested by two nonprofits—Jericho Road Lawrence and the YWCA of Greater Lawrence—in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The Cultural Inclusion Project is in the second year of a two-year pilot phase.

Meet Gen Z Philanthropist Sejal Makheja, Founder Elevator Project

Beth Kanter's Blog

When she was 14, Sejal founded the Elevator Project , an organization that aims to lift people out of poverty through apprenticeship, vocational training and job placement. She was inspired to create her project in 2012 when she met a man named Juan in a Soup Kitchen in Washington, DC.

Lunchtime Links: 3 Essential Project Management Skills

Associations Now

How to keep important projects moving forward. The essentials of effective project management, and more, in today’s Lunchtime Links. She suggests that “anyone embarking on planning and managing a project for the first time” focus on “three critical activities.”

Friday Buzz: Don’t Let Your Tech Project Fall Apart

Associations Now

The issues that can cause your association’s technology project to lose steam. When taking on a tech initiative, you’re dealing with a lot of moving parts, and they can often cause the project to veer off course.

Project Management for Board Members and Committee Chairs

AMR Management Services

Project management requires structure. So I make structure and organization a means to an end with the projects I'm leading. staff is unavailable to help with your project? volunteer leaders Board Management committee leadership leadership Project Management

Improve IT Outcomes and Communication with Simplified Project Management


With #AUC2017 less than two weeks away, we are thrilled to share with you a series of guest blog posts courtesy of some of those who are sponsoring this year's Aptify Users Conference! This is a guest blog post by Andrew Graf of TeamDynamix. Thank you for sponsoring, and we look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas.

Take a fresh look at old content for your association website design project

Vanguard Tech

Now throw in a big, content rich project like a website redesign and you have an opportunity to not just audit your existing inventory but to take a fresh look at the content and present it in a new light.

Fight the Jumbles: The Dangers of a Convoluted Project Management Path

Associations Now

That’s why clear, well-considered project management is so important to your strategy. That’s where project managers come in. When Project Management Works. When Project Management Flops. Creating a project is a risk.

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?

Small Business Set-Up and Digital Project Management


Well, one thing that will help a great deal, particularly in the early stages, is Digital Project Management. The CAPM qualification covers everything from Project Life-Cycle and Organisation, to Project Risk Management. The first thing you need to do is plan the project.

Starting Early: Super Bowl-Funded Community Projects Get Going Months Before Big Game

Associations Now

In Minnesota, the Super Bowl Host Committee’s legacy fund, backed by money from the NFL and other donors, is helping to pay for community projects throughout the state.

3 Ways to Reduce Disappointment So Our Associations Can Move Ahead

Smooth The Path

We are disappointed when we feel we’ve been mistaken by sinking money, time or energy into a project that didn’t work. The start of every project presents the opportunity to succeed and the opportunity to be disappointed. Keeping up staff engagement through a tough 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. Have you carried out a major change project at your organisation?

Commonly Used Association Goals Doomed to Failure

Smooth The Path

Or set up goals around project completion. Association Leadership Association Strategy achieving goals association innovation association leadership association strategy association vision goals member experience project management project strategy reaching goals

Ad Tech Hits the Lab: IAB Launches Skunkworks Project

Associations Now

The association’s strategy for funding the project is tied to its evolving membership. They’ll be among the projects researchers will be working on. The post Ad Tech Hits the Lab: IAB Launches Skunkworks Project appeared first on Associations Now

Atlanta Teams With Associations on Airport Security Test Project

Associations Now

The post Atlanta Teams With Associations on Airport Security Test Project appeared first on Associations Now “Smart Security” is coming to ATL.

You May be Doing Innovation: Introducing the Association Innovation Continuum

Smooth The Path

The magnitude of an innovation project doesn’t determine whether the project is innovative or not. Associations are far more likely to have more evolutionary innovation projects going.

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.

Project AWARE Dives Deep Into Ocean Data, Turning Scuba Divers into Citizen Scientists

Beth Kanter's Blog

Project AWARE Goes Deep on Engagement, Turning Scuba Divers into Citizen Scientists – guest post by Darren Barefoot. Project AWARE has always hosted beach and ocean cleanup events around the world.

The great proposal debate: Why consultants eschew RFPs

Aaron Wolowiec

to help with an urgent project. Days – sometimes weeks – later, they’ve curiously decided to complete the project themselves. I did have a circumstance where an organization asked if I would like to bid on a project. Frankly, I think I just missed the cues they were trying to scope a project. I have had prospects invite me to preliminary talks with clearly the purpose to pick my brain and figure out how to do the project themselves – using my ideas.

Always Rushed? Try the Buffered Time Method for Association Scheduling

Smooth The Path

This kind of scheduling is bound to force the project team to work during their discretionary hours and overrun the budget. With a buffered time planning approach the project team has the time to be more thoughtful and organized.