Tag Archives: Maddie Grant

Happy Fabulous Five, Spark!

Today marks five years since I launched Spark Consulting. As I look back on the past five years, I have much to be grateful for. Leading that list is all the people who’ve contributed to the success of this Big … Continue reading

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Further Election 2016 Association Industry Responses

ASAE has posted further clarification of their position on the incoming administration. While I am heartened to see ASAE specifically mention “…work[ing] with the new administration in a manner consistent with our commitment to diversity and inclusion…,” I believe it … Continue reading

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Review: When Millennials Take Over

“Every 20 years or so, a new generation enters the workforce, and the rest of us, quite frankly, freak out about it.”  I recently had the opportunity to read a review copy of When Millennials Take Over, a new book by Jamie … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

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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Always the Last to Know: Buffer

Spotted thanks to a link from the always-full-of-good-information Maddie Grant, Buffer simplifies social sharing via a site, a browser extension and even an app. I still plan to post a roughly weekly blog roundup, but expect to see a lot … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

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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Associations 101

Same great format (10 tips in 20 minutes), but lots of new content and speakers! This Friday, we’ll be kicking off the 2014 Associations 101 #10in20 webinar series with a presentation by Rob Barnes on organizational culture. Fitness Australia worked … 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

Jamie Notter encourages us to become “anti-fragile.” Mashable shares five reasons college students should join professional organizations (like associations?). What is your association doing to reach out to the next generation? Remix culture: Adecco’s doing it wrong in a big, … Continue reading

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Friday Top 5

You knew it was coming: my top five takeaways from #MMCCon, 2013 edition: How do you deal with an overly enthusiastic volunteer who has too many great ideas and can be hard to work with (I may occasionally resemble that … Continue reading

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