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15 things to stop doing at your association in 2015
MemberClicks
Associations are changing. Engagement is less of a question of why and more a question of how. Social media has morphed from a “what” to a “know we have to but where do we find the time?” Yes, we’re all changing the way we connect with our members. Here are a few suggestions to make sure you’re on par with best practices and not wasting your precious time.
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What can you learn from your non-attendees?
Associations Now
Of course you want feedback from your conference attendees, but there also may be lots of value in what your non-attendees have to say. So, what should you ask?
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The new leadership: Creating champions for your vision
The Demand Networks
You want to breathe new life into your organization, develop a vision for moving it forward and get buy-in from employees and other stakeholders? You can’t do it alone or only with the help of your management team and trusted associates. First, take a look at how leadership is exercised and decisions are made in your organization.
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An afternoon with the incoming president: Planning the year
By Robert C. Harris
Success for the incoming president is crucial. An afternoon discussion with him or her prior to taking office will enhance understanding, performance and outcomes. To gauge president-elect's preparedness, I ask, "What are your goals? What do you intend to achieve?" Too often the response is silence, an admission of procrastination and a potpourri of tactics mixed with personal plans. I anticipated the future leader would answer with a clear, concise statement built on the mission, members' needs and organizational success.
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With the bang of a gavel, it's time to get to work
Abila
Abila experts have researched and crafted Key Association Predictions for 2015 to help you gain a clear understanding of the challenges facing your sector in the coming year, and how you can turn them into real advantages for your organization. This article is a deep dive into Association Prediction #5: New Congress and Advocacy.
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Nice associations finish first
Smooth the Path
Peter Shankman believes that nice companies finish first. In the next decade our economy will be driven by customer service; no one will get away with bad customer service. Even average customer service won’t be enough. The pendulum is swing away from corporate indifference to those who treat us well. What about associations? The stakes are higher for us than they are for most companies for a few reasons.
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Inject these 5 education disruptors in your conference
Midcourse Corrections
Brain science is not a fad and neither is online learning. The more we learn about how we learn, the more opportunities we have to provide more meaningful and lasting learning experiences for attendees at our meetings and events.
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How to get the word out when you're on a budget
SocialFish
Many nonprofit organizations have a hard time marketing and branding themselves. What many of these organizations fail to realize is that marketing doesn't have to feel corporate or "salesy" — and it certainly doesn't have to be expensive.
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