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Jan
16

Why you should pony up the cash for your social media strategy

It might seem counterintuitive to decide to pay for something everyone usually gets for free.  Still, that’s exactly the thought behind social media marketing, when you can pony up some cash to go about getting more followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social sites.  But why would you do it? For the communications team […]

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Jan
14

4 tips to help out and stand out as an all-star volunteer

Looks like you’ve forgotten something. If you’re like most job seekers, you’re neglecting a key step to land a new job. According to a 2016 survey of recruiters conducted by Deloitte, only 30% of job seekers mention volunteer experience on their résumés, despite the 82% of surveyed recruiters preference to applicants involved in volunteerism. What […]

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Jan
07

Yep, even your IT manager can make cybersecurity mistakes

Let’s get one thing out of the way quickly: Ray Arambula does not consider this story his most perfect, shining moment. But what it does represent instead is a perfect example of how cybersecurity requires every single person in an organization to know that mistakes do happen, and we’re all responsible for what happens when […]

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Jan
06

Why every staffer should be involved in cybersecurity

When we walk out the front door, we lock it behind us. We double-check that our car keys are in our pockets, and we have our kids text us when they get to their friend’s house.  We do all these things because we’re concerned about our safety. Those checks, double-checks and procedures we have in […]

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Jan
02

Can your members become fans? David Meerman Scott says yes

When David Meerman Scott and his daughter, Reiko Scott, set out to write “Fanocracy,” they started with one question: Can others benefit from creating the kind of fandom that entertainers enjoy?  The answer they found, in short, is yes.  By looking into scientific research that explains how humans experience physical closeness and empathy as well […]

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Dec
31

See the top 10 articles from AssociationSuccess.org in 2019

As we wrap up an exciting year of publishing blog posts with challenging ideas and innovative solutions, we hoped to take a look back at some of the most engaging content we at AssociationSuccess.org have published in 2019. And while we were pulling all of these articles together, by looking at our web traffic, social […]

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Dec
30

Connecting chapter conversations with national audience is key

Soon after joining the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities as executive director, it was clear to Ken Schoppmann there was a big asset the organization wasn’t taking advantage of in the right way. Each of the organization’s five regional chapters host annual meetings, which bring together about 100 to 150 participants each around the country.  […]

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Dec
24

8 numbers you should know for 2020

Before association industry professionals check out for the holidays, they’re making their plans for 2020 and checking them twice.  And that’s all well and good, but how often are plans getting made that actually respond to the data we’ve spent so much time collecting over the course of a year? And how often are we […]

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Dec
23

5 reasons your 2020 plan might fail

As we head into the new year, each of us has a set of organizational priorities for 2020. For your association, those priorities may be guided by a strategic plan and related formal work plan, or they may simply be a list of important deliverables you’ve jotted down based on your experience. Either way, successfully […]

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Dec
19

Ready to grow your organization? Listen to Verne Harnish on SURGEcast

As the author of “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits” and its follow-up, “Scaling Up: Mastering the Rockefeller Habits 2.0,” few are in position to offer advice on how to grow your organization quite like Verne Harnish. The founder of the Entrepreneur’s Organization and the founder and CEO of the executive coaching company Scaling Up, Harnish sat […]

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