Making Culture Work (White Paper)
FEBRUARY 25, 2014
My next challenge was to boil that down further so I could get a White Paper version! I am pleased to announce that the White Paper is now ready. Download the free white paper today!
White Paper: Making Performance Management Work
JANUARY 25, 2013
This year I’m launching a new White Paper series that takes some of the key ideas in Humanize and gets practical and concrete with them. I am writing this series of White Papers with that in mind. In the paper I talk about how we can do that (with examples).
[White Paper] The Peer to Peer Fundraising Technology Landscape
NOVEMBER 7, 2016
Check the paper out here. by Mark Becker, Founding Partner, Cathexis Partners. ————-. As the Internet and technology have continued to evolve, peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns have become more sophisticated.
ROI and the Impact of Social CRM [NEW WHITE PAPER]
AUGUST 22, 2011
Our latest white paper is out! This paper is the second in our Social CRM series. The first paper in the series, Social CRM for Associations , has had close to 2000 downloads to date)!
New Must-Read White Paper on Lean Startup for Associations
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
Elizabeth Engel from Spark Consulting LLC has a great new white paper out on applying the Lean Startup methodology in the association environment. So if you're in an association, and you care about being successful, download this white paper and read it.
Boost Your Innovation Efforts with Lean Startup
NOVEMBER 17, 2015
Case Study White PaperGuest post by Guillermo Ortiz de Zarate, Director of Information Systems, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and Elizabeth Weaver Engel, CAE, CEO & Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting LLC.
The State of Community Management 2014
APRIL 30, 2014
Content Strategy From the Trenches Industry Insider Open Community Potluck Useful Data White Paper You know, it, it’s that time again! From the Community Roundtable comes the awesomest comprehensive report on communities.
True Customer Engagement: the Leap Beyond User Experience
DECEMBER 28, 2012
Debunking the Hype Demand Perspective Featured Humanize Social CRM and ROI Social, In Theory White PaperIn a recent post in the Demand Perspective blog , I wrote about Michael Schrage’s post in Harvard Business Review Blogs called Don’t Confuse Engagement with User Experience.
The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm
SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
Guest post from Shelly Alcorn, Principal, Alcorn Associates – Download her excellent paper with Elizabeth Engel here. This paper was a labor of love and has been a number of years in the making. White PaperNo Feeds Found.
Eric Lanke: The Mind of the Community
JANUARY 30, 2012
At a recent WSAE meeting I was asked to explain what we meant in our white paper on Innovation for Associations when we referred to the "mind of community." Had I had a copy of the white paper with me, I could have quoted from it directly. Eric Lanke.
Education: The Key to Member Growth and Loyalty
Wild Apricot Blog
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
White-Paper Education Shelly-Alcorn Elizabeth-Weaver-EngelIf your association targets recent graduates, young professionals, and those looking to gain more employable credentials (or would like to), you may be familiar with the current educational landscape.
Is your social media going in the right direction?
DECEMBER 26, 2012
Featured SocialFish News White PaperAre you an association or nonprofit whose been doing social media work for a while? Do you need a “gut check” to make sure you’re on the right track? Do you need recommendations for growth or infrastructure improvements?
Membership Marketing Blog: The Membership Lifecycle Turns Five
JULY 17, 2012
Way back in 2007, I developed a white paper around a concept that I called the Membership Lifecycle. White Paper. (4). Membership Marketing Blog.
[NEW ICF Whitepaper] Are You Game? The Future of Consumer Engagement in Healthcare
NOVEMBER 21, 2013
Featured SocialFish News Useful Data White Paper Download this new ICF International whitepaper —and put your gamification knowledge to the test. Examine examples of healthcare gaming, explore key market drivers, and predict gaming trends in achieving healthier populations.
What Associations Can Learn from Rapid Growth Startups
FEBRUARY 12, 2016
The white paper, “ Innovate the Lean Way: Applying Lean Startup Methodology in the Association Environment ,” written by Guillermo Ortiz de Zarate and Elizabeth Weaver Engel, hit the association world back in October of last year and if you haven’t had the chance to read it, you need to.
Avoiding the False Positive
Wild Apricot Blog
MAY 26, 2014
In this guest post, Elizabeth Engel and Peter Houstle introduce their newly released white paper, Getting to the “Good Stuff”: Evidence-Based Decision Making for Associations One of the biggest problems we encounter in decision-making is the problem of asking the right question.
How to Grow Your Base of Support Online
MAY 14, 2015
Read this white paper to discover how to engage nonprofit supporters in a committed, lasting online relationship. The white paper includes a checklist of best practices for developing online supporter relationships. FREE RESOURCE for ya!
The Perfect Storm
AUGUST 22, 2016
Over the next week, I’ll be blogging about and sharing excerpts from The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm , the eighth white paper in the ongoing Spark collaborative series. The white paper concludes with practical advice for associations that are eager to get started reshaping education, the employment market, and lifetime learning for the professions and industries you serve.
2017 New Idea Search: #7 Meeting the Education Challenge
DECEMBER 30, 2016
A good friend and colleague sent me her latest white paper to read. Do you want to believe in associations' ability to change the world? Do you want to help be part of innovating education for all?
Innovating the Lean Startup Way
DECEMBER 7, 2015
Elizabeth Weaver Engel of Spark Consulting has another white paper out. You should read the white paper if you're interested. The white paper has plenty of ideas. It's the third or fourth one I've read from her shop, and it's another good one.
New White Paper: 10 Tips to Develop and Effectively Use Components in Membership Marketing
Experts in Membership Marketing
SEPTEMBER 22, 2013
JUST PUBLISHED! 10 Tips to Develop and Effectively Use Components in Membership Marketing Components offer associations a multitude of opportunities to drive their missions and increase their revenues. From the development of content to driving membership, when properly designed and managed, components become essential channels through which associations develop and deliver their value. But exactly what is a component? What are the elements associations need to consider in creating a component?
5 Free Non-profit Reports and Resources
Wild Apricot Blog
JULY 15, 2011
Here is a round-up of five free reports, white papers and e-books offering insight on fundraising, resource-raising and mobile phone usage.( read more ). Donor management E-mail marketing Fundraising research
Does Your Association’s Structure Stifle Success?
NOVEMBER 16, 2015
In the white paper, de Zarate and Engel point out a few practical ways to avoid the kinds of failure that you might outwardly celebrate but bemoan in the boardroom. The paper also points out a few other cultural roadblocks that hamper new ideas.
SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
You can now also download the free White Papers I’ve written from the site as well. I find it hard to believe that it was three years ago this month that Humanize was released.
Catch Spark at #ASAE16
JULY 25, 2016
In this unsession, we’ll share a preview of our soon-to-be released whitepaper, The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm (yep, the next Spark white paper is about to drop, y’all!).
Four Trends Tradeshow Organizers Need to Know Now
DECEMBER 4, 2015
An updated International Association of Exhibitions and Events white paper includes new tradeshow trends affecting the industry. The updated white paper looked at data in a number of ways. Do you agree with the trends identified in the white paper?
Apply Psychology to Meet Attendee Needs
FEBRUARY 19, 2016
A new white paper says that meeting planners and marketers can apply Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to engage attendees on a deeper level. They are, according to a new white paper from brand experience agency Freeman XP.
[RESOURCE] Creating a Culture of Innovation – 8 Ideas That Work at Google
MARCH 22, 2015
Receive Your Complimentary White Paper NOW ! “ Creating a Culture of Innovation “ Eight ideas that work at Google. We don’t have a secret formula for innovation, but we do like to share our eight guiding principles and show how we apply them inside Google.
How I Increased My Viewership Tenfold
MAY 16, 2017
All of these articles, white papers and presentations are having an effect! While this version of my rant had more flair (and a black hat with a hammer), I used the same language and examples from my past presentations and white papers.
Do NOT Make this Mistake Around Member Engagement
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
Sign up here to be notified when the white paper comes out and contact Maddie (at firstname.lastname@example.org) if you need help with your engagement strategies. Engagement has a LOT of attention in the association world today.
Making Conflict Work for Your Organization
JULY 29, 2013
My second White Paper in the “Making it Work” series is out! Download the paper to get the full story, which includes tips for building your company’s capacity for dealing with conflict at three different levels: skills, structure/process, and culture.
Integrating social media into the association communication mix
The Big Picture
MARCH 14, 2012
One Orange Feather recently released a free white paper with primary research, statistics, and case studies. The Big Picture. A big-picture view of issues and trends affecting associations - in Mississippi and nationally. Shawn on Facebook. Shawn on Twitter.
Bridging the Education to Employment Gap: Where Can I Learn More?
AUGUST 26, 2016
Download The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm white paper. Now that you’ve had a chance to learn a little bit about the disruption affecting education, the changes in the employment market (both in the US and world-wide), the “wicked” problem that perfect storm has created, and how Shelly Alcorn and I think associations are uniquely positioned to respond, what if you’d like to learn more? We’ve got you covered.
Focus on Decisions
MARCH 21, 2014
Elizabeth Engel, Leslie White, and I put out a White Paper last week on risk, strategy, and implementation. Although not in the title of the white paper, conflict is a big piece of what we write about.
How Do Associations Need to Adapt in 2017?
JANUARY 5, 2017
In a new white paper outlining its 2017 predictions for the association sector, the technology firm Abila says associations need to adapt their strategies to new, faster environments and changing member expectations. Or download the white paper over this way.
Member Engagement: It’s Not About You (Guest Post)
JUNE 18, 2015
The following is a guest post from Anna Caraveli and Elizabeth Engel, CAE, who have also written a very nice White Paper on engagement (link at the end). The white paper offers the stories of 11 different organizations that are on the path to reconfiguring their member relationships for greater engagement and financial success and identifies eight keys to becoming truly engaging.
How Associations Can Lead on Education
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
Associations have the infrastructure to help remake the education industry, according to a new white paper. In the paper, Engel and Alcorn lay out the various ways associations can play a major role in training.
How Can Better Tech Improve Our Hotel Experiences?
JULY 15, 2015
“Harnessing Technology to Improve Business Traveler Hotel Experiences,” a new white paper from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation, ponders this question through a series of interviews with experts in the travel space.
Social Media Roundup: How to Evaluate a Constituent Management System
OCTOBER 8, 2014
A new white paper offers pointers on picking a new membership and donor management system. So in today’s Social Media Roundup, we highlight a new white paper geared specifically to explaining membership software.
Culture Change for Bottom Line Results
MARCH 6, 2014
I’ll also provide you with my definition of culture (from my Ebook and new White Paper ), with some advice on how to use that to actually start strengthening your culture today.