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An education revolution
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Several associations, large and small, have introduced new programming in recent years that has transformed their annual meetings, and often they didn't have to spend a lot of money to do so. TSAE, for example, started with Genius Bars, modeled after those found in the Apple Store. Once those succeeded, TSAE introduced the Situation Room, where CEOs could answer questions and explain case studies in an interactive setting. Other associations are leaving behind the traditional education-session format and introducing interactive, lively, much shorter sessions. More



Effective management of your association's chief executive and staff
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Volunteer board leaders are a busy group. Associations hire CEOs or Executive Directors (or contract with an association management company) to make the difficult task of managing day-to-day association operations a bit easier. Still, it can be difficult for a volunteer to stay on top of the pulse of an organization. More

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Why aren't you delegating?
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You have way too much to do, you're buried in work, and it seems there's no way out from under it all. But there is: Delegation. Yes, you know it's important to do, and you know it will save you time and help others develop new skills. So why aren't you doing more of it? More


Everything I need to know about life I learned on my nonprofit board
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Alice Korngold writes, "In my experience, people on nonprofit boards almost always act with good will; they become disappointed or frustrated, however, when roles are unclear, and that can bring about tension. Under such circumstances, the board can get stuck. When the board underperforms, so does the organization; the community suffers. This is a life lesson for people in workplaces, families, classrooms, and any relationship. That peace, happiness, and fulfillment come from creating a mutual understanding of what you're trying to accomplish and each person's role in achieving success." More

Velazquez Joins JW Marriott Austin Team

The JW Marriott Austin, scheduled to open in early 2015, is excited to announce that Linda Velazquez has joined the sales team as the hotel’s Texas State Association Sales Manager. Linda was previously with the Hilton Austin as a Senior Sales Manager handling the Texas Associations market.


Fresh innovative game-changer conference ideas
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The best conference organizers are proactively looking for fresh, new ideas to implement at their next annual meeting. They work hard at coming up with the next big idea. Conference organizer game changers create unique ah-ha moments for attendees. They create transformational conference experiences that are like magic. The traditional, contained conference course can no longer be the central unit of the experience. More

Where do association members spend their online time?
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A new research project from the Society of New Communication Research examines the rise of new social behaviors and interrelationships between individuals, organizations and influencers. The three-year series of studies surveyed more than 400 professionals and highly educated people in North America who participate in social media networks. The research found that 40 percent of professionals' online time is spent engaging in peer-to-peer online communities. The large percentage of professional members' time and mindshare spent in online communities has significant implications for associations. More

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How to apply social to marketing and membership recruitment
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Used in the right way, social media marketing can help you acquire new customers, convince customers to buy more often, and increase the amount customers spend with you. You can be right on time with exactly what your members and the market needs, and you can make the transaction just one click away. Running social media marketing campaigns takes specific skills, and it will be up to those in marketing positions to apply their skills to this specialty. More



 

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