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Calling All ASAE Allies

Guest blog from my Include Is a Verb co-author, Sherry Marts (S*Marts Consulting) A couple of weeks ago there was a fairly lengthy thread in the Executive Management Section on ASAE Collaborate, with the subject line “ASAE Committees/Sections Feedback” (member … Continue reading

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Collaborate LARP at #ASAE15

Many association executives are familiar with ASAE’s online member community, Collaborate. In just under two weeks, at the 2015 ASAE Annual Meeting in Detroit, I’ll be facilitating a session called “Request and Re-gift.” It’s based on 2014 annual meeting opening … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

More on the information overload discussion, this time from Steve Drake. He has a different perspective, and quotes some great sources (like John Haydon and Copyblogger). Anna Caraveli debunks some of the myths of membership engagement. Public and private communities: … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

Experiencing Facebook envy? Turns out, your friends ARE more popular than you (and probably richer and happier, too). The complete guide to LinkedIn etiquette (just in time, too, since there’s been an active conversation about this on ASAE’s Collaborate community … Continue reading

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Q&A with Online Community Results

Online Community Results recently released an Online Community Software Selection Guide. I had the opportunity to sit down with the OCR team for a brief Q&A on the Guide. Spark: Why did you decide to write the Guide? And why … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

Association professionals know – or at least, we should know – that lapsed members are our best sources of growth. Jeffrey Cufaude asks: what – if anything – are you doing to bring them back? The 10 worst reasons to … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

An oldie but a goodie from Guy Kawasaki on innovation (h/t to the SocialFish for highlighting it). Top membership takeaways from #ASAE13 as identified by the always fab Joe Rominiecki. Running an end of year campaign? Farra Trompeter can help … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Advertising

I know – this slideshow is SUPER long, but it’s also really interesting. Hubspot breaks down the history of advertising, starting in 3000 BCE (yes, really), and going forward the whole way to the future (or at least next year). … Continue reading

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Member Relations

Back in April, I came out with a white paper of the same name, which focuses on looking at how associations are using AMS and/or CRM to form better relationships with their members and includes case studies of three associations … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

After a slightly extended Independence Day break, I’m back with a great list of stuff you should read. Tips for managing your workload. I’m particularly fond of the “front load your week” one. I do it all the time to … Continue reading

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