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Apr
22

HOW ARE YOU CHANGED BY CULTURE?

“But we always did it that way!” If you are like me, that phrase is like fingernails on a chalkboard. How an organization embraces change and evolution has a huge impact on culture. At my last association, the culture had a great balance between tradition and change. I was solidly on the change side for […]

By Allen Lloyd | Transform Culture
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Apr
18

A futurist’s view: On the Amazon of certifications

Association leaders need to be futurists and makers. It’s that simple. We can no longer bask in the effervescent glow of 100 year-old business models and think our non-profit halos will protect us from massive disruption. It’s time to reinvent. Get nervous: Be bold If you’re not designing a new future for your association right […]

By Garth Jordan | Featured . Invigorate Revenue
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Apr
16

MASTER LEARNERS: CAN WE MAKE MORE?

If you ask someone “What is a master learner?” chances are they’ll reply, “A person who is a master at learning.” It’s fairly self-explanatory. Master learners serve as drivers of their own learning. They are people who: self-assess regularly and look for the gaps in what they know have high self-efficacy so they will determine what they are […]

By Carolyn B. Thompson | Engage People
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Apr
15

STAYING FOCUSED ON THE MISSION IN THE CHAOS

In business and in life, we’re put to the test not when things are going right, but when they get chaotic. How we react can be the difference between success and failure, and determine whether our organization comes together or completely falls apart. The most successful associations can lead their teams and members through challenges and […]

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Apr
13

INTRODUCING: OUR NEWSLETTER REFERRAL PROGRAM!

We believe that having your friends and colleagues join the AssociationSuccess.org community is the best way to build on the success we’ve experienced. We are excited to announce a referral program with a variety of exciting prizes to showcase our gratitude for the help. In order to enter the raffle for the Apple Watch you need 5 […]

By Jonathan Caldwell | Engage People
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Apr
11

MAKING SENSE OF YOUR CULTURE

Culture change, innovation, and experimentation are all hot topics. But before you go about making changes, you need to have a good grasp on what your culture truly is, not simply what you think it is. As a culture consultant, I encounter a lot of confusion around this topic. What is culture anyway? In a previous article, I’ve defined it to […]

By Jamie Notter | Featured . Transform Culture
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Apr
08

ALLEVIATING THE CULTURE OF CONFLICT BETWEEN FUNCTIONS

What I love about the association world is that we all wear so many hats and develop such a diverse set of skills. However, the roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities are often blurred. In the corporate world I believe there to be a natural state of cultural conflict between Marketing and Sales. In the Association world, I […]

By Jocelyn Gunter | Transform Culture
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Apr
04

CULTURE CHANGE: IT TAKES POSITIVE TO ACHIEVE POSITIVE

I suppose I’ve always been a catalyst for change, but it took me a long time to realize that it places me in the ranks of the minority. Everyone wants to grow and excel and I’m just helping. Right? However, the reality is that most people don’t want to change, especially in a setting and culture where they’re […]

By Meena Dayak | Transform Culture
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Apr
02

3 Decisions to Join Myths and The Reason Members Join our Association

Why do our members join? It turns out, our most commonly held beliefs of this question are mostly wrong. MYTH #1: MEMBERS JOIN FOR OUR BENEFITS Members join to go to the annual conference. Or they join to get a research report or one of 15 other great benefits. Sometimes members join to gain access […]

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Apr
02

Maddie’s May Culture Picks

ONCE A MONTH, I’LL ROUND UP SOME LINKS TO POSTS FROM AROUND THE INTERNET ON OUR TOPIC OF THE MONTH. HERE’S THIS MONTH’S READING LIST FOR YOU ON BOARD CULTURE. How important is culture to your nonprofit board? (New.org) – A nice roundup of points to kick off this list. “Nonprofit boards are groups. All groups […]

By Maddie Grant | Transform Culture
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