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Tips for emerging association professionals from Shelly Alcorn and KiKi L’Italien. The real reason associations don’t innovate? According to Eric Lanke, it’s because we don’t really know our members very well. Free, easy tips to improve your staff members’ days. … Continue reading

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Eric Lanke on finding the courage to experiment and beta test. Job hunting? I don’t know about you, but I’ve always found writing the cover letter to be pretty much the worst part of what is generally a bad experience … Continue reading

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It’s trends time. Associations Now looks at what’s in and out for associations in 2014. An association-centric take on the most common – and commonly broken – New Year’s resolutions. Jamie Notter encourages us to forget about “values” and think … Continue reading

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Eric Lanke gets real: you are not innovative. Want a good answer? Ask a good question (now with proof). Want to knock your gala out of the park? It requires leadership, clear goals, and a strong sense of mission. They’ve … Continue reading

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Associations Now picked up on my “Why Is Membership the Only Relationship” post and wrote a great response/extension of the thinking. Important decision to make? Rely on the data, but don’t JUST rely on the data. Mobile advice for small … Continue reading

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What’s your leadership mindset: linear or exponential? It’s important to embrace failure, sure, but don’t let that prevent you from doing your homework in the first place. Does increased social media use make people more unhappy? More on shared CEO … Continue reading

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First of all, it’s the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. If, like me, you didn’t get tickets to the ceremony on the Mall today, at least we can watch Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s … Continue reading

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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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Excited about open innovation (aka crowdsourcing)? Remember one thing: “creative people don’t follow the crowd,” so you need to think carefully about what you’re really trying to accomplish. Frustrated by the 90/10 rule? You need to spend more time thinking … Continue reading

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“Fast and roughly right” (versus “slow and precise”) might be my new favorite thing. Shelly Alcorn asks: is your association dogfooding? “It doesn’t scale.” Eric Lanke wonders if you’re sure about that. Will Apple’s iOS7 kill near field communication (NFC) … Continue reading

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