How Online Communities Help Teams Build a Culture of Collaboration

Higher Logic

According to the Harvard Business Review , before technology made it possible for companies and organizations to connect with large groups of colleagues and stakeholders anywhere in the world in real time, the average team size was around 20 people. Today, however, it isn’t uncommon for people to work in teams comprised of upwards of 100 people—many of whom interact with one another virtually and not face-to-face. Think of a soccer team.

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Purchasing New Association Technology

Higher Logic

Purchasing new technology is a big undertaking. Ariel Brandt Lautman , Online Community Manager for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, has a list of questions to review before she purchases new technology. More importantly, the size and diversity of your team will affect what you need in terms of usability. The more people on your team, the more likely it is you’ll have different tolerances for technology.

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Thanks For Playing: Always the Last to Know: Archive Team

Thanks For Playing

Always the Last to Know: Archive Team. Archive Team to the rescue. To quote from their website: Formed in 2009, the Archive Team (not to be confused with the archive.org Archive-It Team) is a rogue archivist collective dedicated to saving copies of rapidly dying or deleted websites for the sake of history and digital heritage. To find out more about what they do - and why its so important - check out this recent piece in MITs Technology Review.

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Interview with an Expert: Emilio Arocho, Director of Technology and Digital Strategy at FDLI

Blue Sky eLearn

As Director of Technology and Digital Strategy at the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI), he facilitates data-driven decision making across teams and tailors cloud architecture and business processes to anticipate and exceed stakeholder demands. How long have you been involved with technology in the association space? What are some of the most common questions you get about technology? Ignoring emerging technology and digital practices is a bad idea.

Becoming a Champion of Technological Innovation

Association Success

I’ve always embraced technology, and I’ve pushed that forward in every position I’ve been in. Today’s technological advancements present many possibilities and solutions for organizations. Although most people can agree that there is always room for improvement, there are limitations and doubts surrounding the idea of bringing in new technology into operations and changing the way things work. How can you encourage your organization to embrace a tech culture?

Your AMS technology partner’s approach to training matters

Nimble AMS

As the article mentions, the Nimble AMS team believes that training is about more than just taking a class or two after your new system goes live. That’s why the Nimble AMS team now offers the Nimble AMS Administrator II class.

What Does a Modern Marketing Team Look Like?

Association Adviser

If your organization is constantly expanding its offerings, team organization can be a juggling act to logically recalibrate your team so that all available skill sets are effectively covering your marketing activities. But clearly delineating marketing roles on your team is imperative to running an effective marketing operation for three reasons: The skillsets required to be an effective marketer are always evolving.

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Technology Assessments and Association IT: Part I

Delcor

WHAT 2 YEARS OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENTS REVEAL ABOUT ASSOCIATION IT: DATA and DIGITAL. When we perform technology assessments for clients, we use our IT Maturity Model to gauge how effectively they’re managing IT across four domains: data, digital, infrastructure, and management. What are the most common technology issues for these associations? Next steps: Establish a cross-functional data governance team. Develop strategy for improving data analysis and reporting.

Why Human Resources and Analytics Make a Great Team

Associations Now

As technology matures and its value starts to bleed into every part of a given organization, evidence is picking up that a data-driven mindset has a lot of value in departments that might have previously been overlooked in technology conversations. The report [PDF], titled ?HR There was a fair amount of reporting going on but not much prediction. HR teams often use HR technology to ensure maximum utilization of resources,” author Chiradeep BasuMallick explains.

Successfully Embracing Change is a Team Effort

Association Adviser

Then I began sending monthly reports to my board that provided brief updates on association initiatives. But we had some technology advantages that older associations struggled with. But I want to be clear: At NBOA, our success is such a team effort, which makes it all the better. We all know that it took every person on our staff team to get where we are today. We’ve been able to grow that team so we can share successes with more people.

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Five Millennial-Friendly Benefits to Offer Your Team

Associations Now

According to a 2018 Society for Human Resource Management report [PDF], half of all organizations allowed for casual dress daily. Jarrod Haar, an HR professor and researcher at Auckland University of Technology, analyzed the results and found that work-life balance improved by 24 percent, without affecting output. As former Associations Now blogger Emily Bratcher wrote in a 2017 post, you can’t just order fast food for your team and call it good.

Our Vision of the Future of Membership Software Technology

YourMembership Blog

When it comes to technology, understanding and investing in the right areas is critical to an organization’s health and future success. What keeps me up at night, and my team fired up to come to work each day, is how we can design and deliver technology-based solutions that will help associations to: Maximize their resources, both financial and human. The post Our Vision of the Future of Membership Software Technology appeared first on YourMembership.

Successfully Embracing Change is a Team Effort

Association Adviser

Then I began sending monthly reports to my board that provided brief updates on association initiatives. But we had some technology advantages that older associations struggled with. But I want to be clear: At NBOA, our success is such a team effort, which makes it all the better. We all know that it took every person on our staff team to get where we are today. We’ve been able to grow that team so we can share successes with more people.

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Five Conference Technology Mindsets

Velvet Chainsaw

Meeting professional face a tall technology order today. More conferences are placing a high priority on using technology that not only improves the attendee experience, extends its reach, and streamlines processes, but fits into their organizations’ overall digital strategy. Today, planners are expected to have a grasp on the latest technology solutions and social-media platforms and understand how they can be put to use to improve their events. Five Technology Mindsets.

Successfully Embracing Change is a Team Effort

Association Adviser

Then I began sending monthly reports to my board that provided brief updates on association initiatives. But we had some technology advantages that older associations struggled with. But I want to be clear: At NBOA, our success is such a team effort, which makes it all the better. We all know that it took every person on our staff team to get where we are today. We’ve been able to grow that team so we can share successes with more people.

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Journalism Groups, Media Outlets Team Up to Protect Press Freedom

Associations Now

The Protect Press Freedom campaign, ahead of the 2020 presidential election, emphasizes the challenges and sacrifices journalists make in reporting and presenting the news. As the 2020 election season kicks into high gear, a coalition of journalism groups and publishers are kicking off a new campaign highlighting the risks that reporters and editors often face in doing their jobs.

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Is Association Technology at a Turning Point?

Associations Now

A recent deal in the association technology space raises some interesting questions about the state of the sector and what’s next. The prior season, the team had finished with just 24 wins. The team won 66 games during the 2007-2008 season and breezed its way to an NBA title without a lot of trouble. It’s not the only great team out there, but the talent level is hard to deny. The post Is Association Technology at a Turning Point?

technology Assessments and Association IT: part i

Delcor

WHAT 2 YEARS OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENTS REVEAL ABOUT ASSOCIATION IT: DATA and DIGITAL. When we perform technology assessments for clients, we use our IT Maturity Model to gauge how effectively they’re managing IT across four domains: data, digital, infrastructure, and management. What are the most common technology issues for these associations? Next steps: Establish a cross-functional data governance team. Develop strategy for improving data analysis and reporting.

Benchmark Report: Association Communications Struggle to Keep Up

Associations Now

A report from Naylor Association Solutions finds that small staffs and more competition make it tough for communications to break through. And while those interactions are frequent, they often struggle to hit the mark for many association communicators, according to a new report from Naylor Association Solutions. In 2019, 49 percent of communication teams report that they feel understaffed, compared with a peak of 54 percent in 2017.

Making friends…not just a sale

Aaron Wolowiec

Well, some of you may still be doing those…but technology has revolutionized the meetings industry – on both sides. According to a new Social Tables report , technological advances and social media have changed the way hotel sales teams network with meeting planners. LinkedIn and other social media platforms allow sales teams to gather important company information, such as business philosophies, missions and goals.

How Electronic Payment Technology Can Boost Your Giving Tuesday Donations

Associations Now

No association wants a security breach, which is why it’s vital to work with your internal IT team or an outside vendor on ensuring the security of your donors while you’re gathering their financial information and maintaining it. To make things easier to track and report, integrate the receipt of ACH payment information with your donor database and accounting systems,” according to the whitepaper.

Association Staff Stretched to the Limit? How to Get More for Your Association Without Breaking Your Team

Association Adviser

Slightly more than half of respondents to the 2018 Association Communications Benchmarking Survey reported feeling understaffed. Changing technology can lead to the need for different skill sets. Managers must have an open and honest understanding of their teams’ capabilities. How to Get More for Your Association Without Breaking Your Team appeared first on Association Adviser.

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More Investment, New Technology Could Relieve Drain on Finance

Associations Now

Technology isn’t the answer to everything, but it may be for challenges facing nonprofits’ finance departments, according to a new study. Investment in new technology could help solve some of the problems a new Abila study found plague finance and accounting professionals in nonprofits. Those include the reliance on smaller finance teams, the slow move to cloud technology, and a higher staff turnover rate among younger employees.

Build Core Strength with a Modern Marketing Team

SocialFish

Core strength yields benefits in productivity and agility as teams work together to drive recruitment, engagement, and retention. Core strength is made up of culture, human and data assets, and team structure. Technology and market channel growth play a big role in how organizations choose to structure themselves. Today it’s common to see a decentralized communication structure where individual teams create and send their own communications to audiences.

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Arrested Development? A Strategic Approach to Technology Reboots Association Growth

.orgCommunity

Somewhere back in the Dark Ages of IT- say two years ago, because that’s how fast the electronic world moves now ¬- we thought about technology as a tool to do business. Technology has made the leap out of the toolbox. And, they are already the most influential group of technology trendsetters. First and most important, when it comes to technology – pay attention. A Strategic Approach to Technology Reboots Association Growth appeared first on orgCommunity.

3 Must-Haves in Your Marketing Technology Stack (#3 Might Surprise You)

Socious

You need technology that extends all the way to the end of your customer’s lifecycle – including the time they’re an active customer. But what technology do you use to connect with your existing customers? Marketing software is the core of your technology stack and follows prospects from the moment they visit your site to the time they become customers. Reporting on traffic, sources of leads and visits, and prospect activity. Tracking and reporting on sales efforts.

Rethink Productivity: Help Your Remote Staff Make Time for Deep Work

Achurch

Lately, during Zoom meetings, your team is looking more frazzled and fatigued. It’s time to rethink the definition of productivity and help your team make time for deep work like researching, reading, writing, and planning. Identify your team’s barriers to deep work.

Report: Finance Departments Struggling to Embrace Modern Tech

Associations Now

Issues holding respondents back include a reliance on legacy technology and security concerns. A recent study about tech’s role in finance, commissioned by the associations in tandem with the enterprise computing giant Oracle, reports that nearly 90 percent of organizations surveyed have yet to add any automation or artificial intelligence elements to their finance work, while just 10 percent of finance teams say they’re actually ready to take such work on.

Language Trade Group Teams With EU on Translation Tech

Associations Now

Building on the goals of the Horizon 2020 Initiative , a continent-wide effort to improve economic prospects and resolve societal inequities across Europe, the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) is teaming up with the European Union to fund the creation of better translation technologies and language education programs. ” Specifically, the program’s focus is better translation technologies for business and industry.

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Give Your Team Something to Shout About—Move Strategy to Execution

.orgCommunity

Women’s Soccer Team beat England, it occurred to me that the game was a perfect example of strategy in action. A great team was testing their skills and tactics on the pitch, fully prepared to meet unexpected challenges. According to Gartner, a global research and advisory company, 56 percent of corporate executives and their teams believe that strategic planning is a waste of time. July 18: Women In(terested) Technology, The Transformative Power of Data with Sharon Rice.

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Report: Digital Storytelling for Social Impact

Beth Kanter

Meanwhile, digital technology has changed the game. The Rockefeller Foundation , where I serve as Director of Digital, recognizes a big opportunity in this intersection of story and technology , and has launched a project ( you can learn more here ) to consider the role that digital technology can play in elevating the practice of storytelling to inspire actions to improve the well-being of the poor and vulnerable around the world.

New Report Reveals What Agile Finance Leaders Look Like

Associations Now

A report from the American Institute of CPAs and Oracle shows how finance leaders are embracing a new finance model, as well as the skill sets required of their teams. To remain relevant in a rapidly changing business environment, organizations must embrace a new model of finance, according to a new report from Oracle and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). The report describes the three key attributes that CFOs and their teams need to implement a new operating model.

Technology Gap: Are Meeting Planners and Attendees on the Same Page?

Associations Now

A new report reveals the similarities and differences in attendee and planner expectations across three areas of technology: event apps, social media, and virtual meetings. There can be an ‘expectation gap’ between the technologies meeting planners believe should be incorporated into an event and the solutions attendees expect to be part of their meeting experience. The report suggests that these viewpoints are responsible for the slow adoption of virtual meeting solutions.

iBeacon’s Boost: Apple Launches New Location Technology Standards

Associations Now

The iPhone maker’s Bluetooth-based technology is already making waves as a potential way to augment events, and the company’s new specifications for iBeacon could help standardize the technology and boost its popularity. There’s a good chance we’ve seen the future of conference technology, and it involves your mobile device. The technology overcomes the problem faced by GPS, which only works in outdoor environments.)

How To Use Microsoft Technology To Supercharge Your Fundraising

Beth Kanter

SOS Children’s Villages International uses cloud technology to help fundraise for children in need. How To Use Microsoft Technology To Supercharge Your Fundraising guest post by Justin Spelhaug, General Manager, Microsoft Philanthropies. With our daily communications, the transparency helps our donors know where we spend money,” according to Ahmed Morabeih, emergency reporting officer for SOS in Syria.

Leveraging the Hidden Gems of a Virtual Office

Achurch

Technology enables easier, quicker team collaboration. Plus, working virtually often requires workers to learn new technologies and skills to be able to do their jobs remotely. Virtual offices can afford many obvious benefits – No traffic headaches or parking hassles.

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Are Your Web and IT Teams Fixing or Improving?

High Context

On a global consulting forum I belong to, Alan Weiss suggested that one thing to explore on a regular basis with direct reports is whether they are spending their time mostly fixing things or improving them. This is a great question for your Web and IT teams as well. For teams that involve technology such as the Web and IT, it’s critical that they have a primary focus on improving the value of what others in the organization can achieve.

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Beekeeper Group Welcomes New VP of Technology

Beekeeper Group

Frank Stovicek joins Beekeeper Group this week as our new VP of Technology. Frank is a top notch developer and technology expert, who knows the communications and advocacy space very well. He served as the Director of Technology at Taoti, leading the development team, contractors and vendors in Drupal web site builds while sitting on the Executive Committee and acting as a technical mentor for the rest of the firm.

Why Every New AMS Software Project Needs a Change Management Team

Aptify

But, because the champions and the resisters are system users, data users, or technology experts, you need their participation and subject matter expertise. Ask users about the system’s strengths and weaknesses, including upgrade challenges, integration problems, process workarounds, reporting needs, and functionality issues. For example, what processes do they use it for and what type of reports or data do they pull?

Equipping Your Virtual Workforce

Achurch

While there are currently no national standard policies or practices for equipping virtual teams, there are three models for you to consider for this process: Buy and Distribute Reimburse Staff Pay Stipends to Staff.