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Nov
15

It’s time to get honest about recruiting

I think we can all agree the hiring process can be frustrating. For the employer, the pressure is on to find the “best talent,” but it’s flat-out hard to tell who’s the best during interviews. Even then, there’s the risk that those “best” people won’t like our culture and leave quite quickly, and that’s expensive […]

By Jamie Notter | Transform Culture
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Nov
13

How an economic downturn affects your association

In the office today, I read the statement from the Reserve Bank of Australia on its decision to leave interest rates on hold. The general economic outlook isn’t feeling great. In Australia and internationally, many senior economists are concerned about the very real prospect of a significant economic downturn on the horizon. So how would […]

By Belinda Moore | Invigorate Revenue
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Nov
10

How to create partnerships for your chapter toolkit

This excerpt is from chapter 4 of the free eBook, “How to Create a Project Toolkit for Your Local Chapters.” In this one, I discuss partnering with chapters and creating a toolkit implementation pyramid: While you have some representatives on your development team, your outreach to the chapters is not done. Someone in the group […]

By Amalea Hijar | Engage People
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Nov
09

Technology will displace your members’ jobs

Technology is never going to stop. Technology is going to continue to make human jobs obsolete. Now we can say, of course, technology would displace human jobs on an assembly line. Thank goodness that so many difficult and dangerous manual labor jobs have been taken over by automation. No longer do we shovel coal into […]

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Nov
08

What film school taught me about technology

In my last post, I talked about how “Star Trek” has shaped technology in many ways. I guess it makes sense that my metaphor came from an industry that I went to school for: Film. I love movies; I thought it would be cool to make them. That said, I didn’t go into film expecting to […]

By Emery Wolfe | Empower Yourself
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Nov
07

Why creating an online community is like planning a party

I remember when I first took on the task of managing AssociationSuccess.org. In trying to fathom the role, I concluded – quite simply – that my job was to keep the conversation going. “Easy enough,” I thought to myself. After all, if anyone has ever sat next to me at a dinner table, they know […]

By Arianna Rehak | Engage People
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Nov
04

Why it’s important your association becomes a habit

Engagement is a huge topic within the association industry. And for good reason. Our associations have tremendous value to offer, but we’re having some trouble catching (and keeping!) attention in an environment that is so rapidly transforming. As a behavioral designer, Nir Eyal is an expert on the psychology of habits. We’ve brought him into […]

By Arianna Rehak | Engage People
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Nov
01

Tips to make your budget more transparent

Many people often support the idea of transparency in organizations — but not as much when it comes to financial information. We don’t want to share salary levels, or we don’t want to share our budget information with other departments. For some reason, when it comes to money, we tend to get very traditional in […]

By Jamie Notter | Transform Culture
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Oct
31

When appliances attack! How to secure your Internet-connected devices

The Internet is a constantly changing, living organism. With the tremendous growth of Internet connected devices, we are seeing this living entity enter into a sort of “adolescence” as it struggles through this massive influx of new hosts. Similar to our own bodies, cells of the Internet are attacking other cells (sometimes on an exceedingly […]

By Joshua Hiller | Empower Yourself
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Oct
28

3 podcasts to boost your association revenue

These podcasts tie together several innovative strategies toward moving the ball forward, from recruiting your CEO to jumping into the sales game, to landing the “huge” membership accounts, to digging deep to find out what your association sponsors really want and how to give it them. Surefire Sales Strategies for Association CEOs Increasingly, I’m finding […]

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