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Do you know the content marketing 4-1-1? MGI’s 2014 Membership Marketing Benchmark report is out. One, you should download it ASAP. Two, Associations Now has been doing a series of posts on the results, and I love the point of … Continue reading

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Is counting members the right measure of success? (My whitepaper co-author Peter Houstle talks about this a lot, too.) Maddie Grant’s session at MMCC on tech tools for the socially savvy got a ton of good word of mouth last … Continue reading

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Jeff Hurt offers sound advice for improving your conference breakouts. Talk about a change of pace: why you should run your business like a nonprofit. Shelly Alcorn points out that a lot of people don’t trust associations, and maybe they … Continue reading

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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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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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Always the Last to Know: Trend-Watching

According to Foster Partners, one of the most important things you can do to improve the speed and quality of your decision-making is to pay attention to trends, not only in your own industry or profession, but also wider trends … 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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Looking to hire a consultant? Here’s some good advice. Social media, IP, and the awesome that is Creative Commons. Re-doing your website? Here are some key design elements to keep in mind. Bursting your filter bubble. Everything you know about … Continue reading

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Fantastic, if long, piece about what’s wrong with unpaid internships. (By the way, I agree – I think they are not only a bad idea and potentially illegal, but also immoral.) Keys to a successful ideation session – step one: … Continue reading

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