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Money & Business by Michael Hickey Aug 27, 2020

Daily Buzz: When an Association Management Company Can Help

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Aug 27, 2020

Tap into the power of an AMC when you feel your organization’s resources and expertise are lacking. Also: Optimize content for voice search.

Technology by Michael Hickey Aug 26, 2020

Daily Buzz: Help Employees Embrace New Technology

Technology by Michael Hickey Aug 26, 2020

Leaders can eliminate barriers to tech adoption with a culture that supports employees. Also: transitioning to a virtual sponsorship program.

Technology by Michael Hickey Aug 21, 2020

Daily Buzz: Master Your Remote Workload With Automated Tech

Technology by Michael Hickey Aug 21, 2020

Automation can help organizations that are trying to thrive in their new remote work environments. Also: Make your Facebook video content more successful.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Aug 19, 2020

Daily Buzz: The Path to a More Diverse Nonprofit

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Aug 19, 2020

Breaking down unnecessary barriers to recruitment will serve your organization. Also: An empathetic leader can build relationships and help employees grow.

Membership by Michael Hickey Aug 17, 2020

Daily Buzz: Building Customer Trust in a Crisis

Membership by Michael Hickey Aug 17, 2020

Organizations need to be clear, considerate, and competent to put members or customers at ease. Also: finding new ways to present your newsletter.

Technology by Michael Hickey Aug 13, 2020

Daily Buzz: The Power of Interactive Content

Technology by Michael Hickey Aug 13, 2020

Giving your audience something to do can bring them closer to your brand. Also: A 10-minute SEO strategy for associations.

Leadership by Michael Hickey Aug 12, 2020

Daily Buzz: Nonprofit Leadership for Every Generation

Leadership by Michael Hickey Aug 12, 2020

How to accommodate the different working styles that each generation employs. Also: ASAE closes out its virtual annual meeting with a “magical” keynote.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Aug 11, 2020

Daily Buzz: Strategies to Boost Your Organic Reach

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Aug 11, 2020

You don’t need to increase your ad budget to get more engagement on social media. Also: ASAE’s Virtual Annual Meeting continues.

Money & Business by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano Aug 7, 2020

Daily Buzz: Taking the Next Step of Project Management

Money & Business by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano Aug 7, 2020

A Project Management Office might be a fit for your association. Also: The art of the love letter.

Money & Business by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano Aug 6, 2020

Daily Buzz: How For-Profit Principles Can Cloud Donor Decisions

Money & Business by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano Aug 6, 2020

Some young donors may overemphasize for-profit principles in making decisions about giving. Also: How many people can cultural institutions expect to welcome upon reopening?

Meetings by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano Aug 4, 2020

Daily Buzz: Creating Better Breakout Sessions

Meetings by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano Aug 4, 2020

The simple way to make sure your virtual breakout sessions deliver. Also: Supporting racial equity through community management.

Technology by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano Jul 31, 2020

Daily Buzz: Online Classes Are a Low-Cost Investment

Technology by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano Jul 31, 2020

Open online courses aren’t going anywhere—and employers should take notice. Also: What are your members’ expectations?

Money & Business by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano Jul 30, 2020

Daily Buzz: Find More Social Media Value

Money & Business by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano Jul 30, 2020

Working in tandem with social media partners can boost your return on investment. Also: Uncover your own cognitive biases to craft better messaging.

Meetings by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano Jul 29, 2020

Daily Buzz: Keep Your Digital Event Secure

Meetings by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano Jul 29, 2020

As you plan your virtual events, don't forget to protect against cyber risks. Also: Leadership is more than being at the head of a team.

Meetings by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano Jul 28, 2020

Daily Buzz: CES Goes All-Digital in 2021

Meetings by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano Jul 28, 2020

The Consumer Technology Association announced a fully virtual format for its marquee event after previously preparing for a hybrid meeting. Also: how HR can stave off employee burnout.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 27, 2020

Daily Buzz: Google Offers a Search Console Breakdown

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 27, 2020

The search engine adds a feature that makes it easier to figure out whether traffic is coming in from Google News. Also: Write emails for your audience.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 24, 2020

Daily Buzz: The Podcasting Model Holds Up

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 24, 2020

Despite early concerns that podcast listening would fall into decline, ad revenue projections are up, an IAB report finds. Also: Why you shouldn’t let worry slow down your pace.

Technology by Michael Hickey Jul 23, 2020

Daily Buzz: Keys to Inclusive Social Media Management

Technology by Michael Hickey Jul 23, 2020

Take advantage of preexisting features to make your content accessible to the hard of hearing and visually impaired. Also: the key to an effective online learning program.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 21, 2020

Daily Buzz: Why You Should Experiment With New Tech Now

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 21, 2020

Discounts and extra time actually make the pandemic era perfect for trying new tools. Also: Why you should keep using the chat feature during virtual presentations.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jul 20, 2020

Daily Buzz: How to Take the Next Step in Your Career

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jul 20, 2020

Identify why you work and what you do best to find success in the next phase of your professional life. Also: what it takes to integrate AI into your association.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 17, 2020

Daily Buzz: Google’s Plan to Make Gmail More Like Slack

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 17, 2020

The company is more closely integrating video and chat elements into a Gmail redesign. Also: Think strategically about your podcasting possibilities.

Meetings by Michael Hickey Jul 16, 2020

Daily Buzz: Black Tourism Leaders Take On Questions About Race

Meetings by Michael Hickey Jul 16, 2020

In a new video, seven executives share their personal experiences with racism in the tourism industry to encourage open dialogue on hard questions. Also: how a well-run association prepares for uncertainty.

Membership by Michael Hickey Jul 15, 2020

Daily Buzz: Member Expectations and How to Meet Them

Membership by Michael Hickey Jul 15, 2020

Associations need to deliver on a few key things to satisfy member expectations. Also: what the surge in virtual events means for the future.

Leadership by Michael Hickey Jul 14, 2020

Daily Buzz: Learn How to Go With Your Gut

Leadership by Michael Hickey Jul 14, 2020

Why trusting your intuition can lead to smart decisions. Also: Customer service is key during this time of uncertainty.

Membership by Michael Hickey Jul 10, 2020

Daily Buzz: How to Get New Members Comfortable

Membership by Michael Hickey Jul 10, 2020

Show members they belong by helping them connect to your organization and its community. Also: Ways you can improve your work-from-home setup.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jul 8, 2020

Daily Buzz: Be More Decisive In Your Messages

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jul 8, 2020

Taking out a few simple words can make a big difference. Also: A subscription service could be coming to Twitter.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jul 7, 2020

Daily Buzz: Improve Your Social Media Response Time

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jul 7, 2020

Providing timely customer service is a key to building your brand. Also: How you can feel more comfortable on camera during video calls.

Leadership by Michael Hickey Jul 6, 2020

Daily Buzz: How to Work Well With Your Board

Leadership by Michael Hickey Jul 6, 2020

Start by setting clear guidelines, boundaries, and expectations. Also: What is drawing users to subscribe to email newsletters?

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jul 2, 2020

Daily Buzz: Recognizing the Signs of Burnout

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jul 2, 2020

Don't underestimate the need to keep your workload manageable and take time time to rest and recharge. Also: the rise of the Substack generation.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jul 1, 2020

Daily Buzz: The Power of Good News

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jul 1, 2020

Organizations can significantly boost employee morale when they bring positive news. Also: The future of virtual events.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jun 29, 2020

Daily Buzz: Finding the Right Mentor

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jun 29, 2020

How to pick the ideal candidate and establish a relationship. Also: Email ransomware attacks are once again on the rise.

Leadership by Michael Hickey Jun 25, 2020

Daily Buzz: Avoid These Common Leadership Mistakes

Leadership by Michael Hickey Jun 25, 2020

What you might be doing to disrupt employees—and how to correct it. Also: Unlock the potential of Instagram Stories with analytics.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jun 24, 2020

Daily Buzz: Staying Creative When Working From Home

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jun 24, 2020

How to create remote working conditions that spark inspiration. Also: An effective leader uses both emotional and analytical intelligence.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jun 22, 2020

Daily Buzz: How Couples Are Working From Home Together

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jun 22, 2020

A recent survey shows what the transition to remote work has been like for partners sharing a home. Also: setting up a system to inventory your data.

Technology by Michael Hickey Jun 19, 2020

Daily Buzz: What You Need in Your Digital Playbook

Technology by Michael Hickey Jun 19, 2020

How to update your website and communications to stay afloat during uncertainty. Also: Explore new formats for your virtual events.

Technology by Michael Hickey Jun 18, 2020

Daily Buzz: Managing Underperforming Employees

Technology by Michael Hickey Jun 18, 2020

Go beyond assessing your underperforming employees and take steps to set them up for success. Also: how associations can drive unemployed members toward career success.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jun 17, 2020

Daily Buzz: Create a Volunteer Newsletter

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jun 17, 2020

How adding another newsletter can make your communications more efficient. Also: The right way to tell members you’ve raised prices.

Leadership by Michael Hickey Jun 16, 2020

Daily Buzz: Practice Crisis Management Calmly

Leadership by Michael Hickey Jun 16, 2020

With the right leadership approach, there’s no reason to panic during a challenging time. Also: Streamline your IT and business practices with process mining.

Technology by Michael Hickey Jun 15, 2020

Daily Buzz: Save Time With These Gmail Settings

Technology by Michael Hickey Jun 15, 2020

Saving yourself a few clicks here and there can add up during the workday. Also: Build a foundation of trust among your association’s community.

Meetings by Michael Hickey Jun 12, 2020

Daily Buzz: Attendee Engagement Can Go Beyond the Event

Meetings by Michael Hickey Jun 12, 2020

How you can connect with your audience before, during, and after your organization’s event. Also: Motivate employees to stay on the path to digital transformation.

Leadership by Michael Hickey Jun 11, 2020

Daily Buzz: Inspire Your Team During Uncertainty

Leadership by Michael Hickey Jun 11, 2020

Ways in which leaders can support employees when they need it the most. Also: how associations can get their tech tools to work together.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jun 10, 2020

Daily Buzz: A Lesson on Board Diversity From Reddit

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jun 10, 2020

Reddit has fulfilled its cofounder’s request for a more diverse board of directors by replacing him with a black board member. Also: how associations can help their communities through times of struggle.

Leadership by Michael Hickey Jun 9, 2020

Daily Buzz: How to Run an Efficient Virtual Board Meeting

Leadership by Michael Hickey Jun 9, 2020

Keep meetings focused and to the point to avoid wasting board members’ time. Also: What associations can do to grow their membership during the pandemic.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jun 8, 2020

Daily Buzz: Practice Self-Care During the Workday

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jun 8, 2020

How to take time for yourself without losing productivity. Also: Change management strategies that associations of all sizes can employ.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jun 4, 2020

Daily Buzz: The Art of Email Negotiation

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jun 4, 2020

How to facilitate a productive discussion even when you can’t meet in person. Also: Use workflow visualization to motivate your content marketing team.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jun 2, 2020

Daily Buzz: Take Advantage of the Twitter Algorithm

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jun 2, 2020

How to make sure your content is reaching your audience. Also: Don’t forget about members until it’s time for them to renew.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jun 1, 2020

Daily Buzz: #GivingTuesdayNow Pulls Impressive Totals

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jun 1, 2020

Organizers of the special COVID-19 edition of #GivingTuesday say that donations totaled more than half a billion. Also: Why you should turn off your self-view when you use Zoom.

Technology by Ernie Smith May 29, 2020

Daily Buzz: Google to Shift Search-Ranking Metrics

Technology by Ernie Smith May 29, 2020

The search engine will start ranking sites based on “page experience” starting next year. Also: Rethink your mindset on A/B testing.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey May 28, 2020

Daily Buzz: Get Ready to Bring Your Volunteers Back

Money & Business by Michael Hickey May 28, 2020

How to prepare volunteers for a different work environment. Also: Train yourself to put work aside when you’re at home.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey May 26, 2020

Daily Buzz: Adapt to the Changing Conversation Around COVID-19

Money & Business by Michael Hickey May 26, 2020

Brands, including associations, must be willing to adjust their social strategies quickly as consumer behaviors shift. Also: Virtual events need a content strategy.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey May 22, 2020

Daily Buzz: Tips to Make Your Blog Posts More Exciting

Money & Business by Michael Hickey May 22, 2020

Adding visual elements and a personal touch can go a long way. Also: How IT can play a big role in an organization’s success during the pandemic.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey May 21, 2020

Daily Buzz: Build Your Online Community During a Crisis

Money & Business by Michael Hickey May 21, 2020

The keys to bringing others together even when they’re physically separated. Also: how virtual meetings can get more members to contribute during conferences.

Technology by Ernie Smith May 13, 2020

Daily Buzz: Instagram Boosts Its Moderation Capabilities

Technology by Ernie Smith May 13, 2020

Users of the popular social network can more easily delete negative comments and promote positive ones. Also: tough questions to ask and answer during a crisis.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey May 12, 2020

Daily Buzz: A Remote Work Policy for Every Employee

Money & Business by Michael Hickey May 12, 2020

Organizations should be flexible when putting together work-from-home policies. Also: how virtual experiences can still engage audiences.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey May 8, 2020

Daily Buzz: What Makes a Successful Remote Internship Program?

Money & Business by Michael Hickey May 8, 2020

Employers can still provide interns with a valuable experience even as they work from home. Also: Leaders can find success in a crisis by using logic and emotion.

Technology by Michael Hickey May 4, 2020

Daily Buzz: Are You Ready for Innovation?

Technology by Michael Hickey May 4, 2020

It takes the right mindset to bring real change. Also: how a social media schedule can improve your marketing efforts.

Technology by Ernie Smith May 1, 2020

Daily Buzz: The Rise of the VPN

Technology by Ernie Smith May 1, 2020

A tech tool that’s gaining ground among work-from-home users is the virtual private network, an Okta study finds. Also: Panels still matter, even in a virtual context.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Apr 30, 2020

Daily Buzz: Try These Unsung Online Marketing Tactics

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Apr 30, 2020

Don’t rely on the same old tricks to get your message across. Also: what spring cleaning could do for your nonprofit.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Apr 28, 2020

Daily Buzz: Give Feedback Without Being Rude

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Apr 28, 2020

How to be clear, direct, and respectful with employee feedback. Also: digital revenue opportunities your organization can take advantage of.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Apr 27, 2020

Daily Buzz: Pick Your Audience’s Brains With Neuromarketing

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Apr 27, 2020

This marketing strategy is meant to help organizations find out what best motivates others to take action. Also: how to implement video on your website.

Meetings by Michael Hickey Apr 22, 2020

Daily Buzz: Avoid Online Meeting Madness

Meetings by Michael Hickey Apr 22, 2020

How to decide who speaks—and who goes next—during virtual meetings. Also: Pick the right association management software on your first try.

Technology by Michael Hickey Apr 21, 2020

Daily Buzz: The Rise of Employee Surveillance Software

Technology by Michael Hickey Apr 21, 2020

Why more organizations are investing in technology that can track remote workers’ digital movements. Also: How to get lapsed members back to your association.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Apr 17, 2020

Daily Buzz: Is Your Sleep Routine Really Working?

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Apr 17, 2020

What to keep in mind when evaluating your bedtime habits. Also: connecting with members without in-person interaction.

Technology by Michael Hickey Apr 15, 2020

Daily Buzz: YouTube’s New DIY Tool for Making Video Ads

Technology by Michael Hickey Apr 15, 2020

All that businesses need to use the new tool, designed for making quick clips on the fly, is a Google account. Also: The hiring process requires more than gut feeling.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Apr 14, 2020

Daily Buzz: Ideas for Freshening Up Your Newsletter

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Apr 14, 2020

How to make each version unique for members. Also: what to do when your organization’s strategic plan is suddenly outdated.

Technology by Michael Hickey Apr 10, 2020

Daily Buzz: The Right Remote Computing Setup for You

Technology by Michael Hickey Apr 10, 2020

The proper configuration of your workstation can improve productivity. Also: A quality digital marketing campaign starts with good data and information.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Apr 9, 2020

Daily Buzz: Ditch Multitasking for Deep Work

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Apr 9, 2020

How to focus on one thing at a time for better productivity. Also: Association leaders should be thinking about their long-term plans.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Apr 8, 2020

Daily Buzz: How to Adopt a Digital-First Culture

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Apr 8, 2020

To change your culture, change the way people work. Also: how leaders can build collaborative relationships within their organizations.

Leadership by Michael Hickey Apr 7, 2020

Daily Buzz: Want to Communicate Better? Build Trust

Leadership by Michael Hickey Apr 7, 2020

Even a skilled speaker won’t be heard without credibility. Also: how data visualization can improve the member experience.

Technology by Michael Hickey Apr 3, 2020

Daily Buzz: A Social Media Security Guide

Technology by Michael Hickey Apr 3, 2020

How to protect your organization and its brand image from cyberattacks. Also: Figuring out the appropriate length of your next piece of content.

Membership by Michael Hickey Mar 27, 2020

Daily Buzz: Attracting Young Members

Membership by Michael Hickey Mar 27, 2020

Offering career opportunities to young professionals could bring them to your association

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Mar 25, 2020

Daily Buzz: Recruiting Volunteers

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Mar 25, 2020

Quick and effective ways to get volunteers who will make a difference.

Technology by Michael Hickey Mar 24, 2020

Daily Buzz: How Business Leaders Can Prepare for AI

Technology by Michael Hickey Mar 24, 2020

The way we work in the future will be different, and organizations need to be ready. Also: Want your audience to trust your content? Don’t forget about fact-checking.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Mar 16, 2020

Daily Buzz: Managing Volunteer Burnout

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Mar 16, 2020

How organizations can give volunteers a meaningful experience. Also: keeping the job search going when career opportunities decrease.

Technology by Michael Hickey Mar 12, 2020

Daily Buzz: Make Mobile Onboarding Easy

Technology by Michael Hickey Mar 12, 2020

A user’s first experience with your organization should be painless. Also: Why you should have a social media budget.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Mar 11, 2020

Daily Buzz: Develop an Internship Program

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Mar 11, 2020

Follow these best practices to ensure your interns provide value to your organization. Also: How to conquer the fear of sharing your work.

Meetings by Michael Hickey Mar 5, 2020

Daily Buzz: Don’t Be a Perfectionist

Meetings by Michael Hickey Mar 5, 2020

How learning to let go of perfectionism can improve productivity. Also: what young members expect from their associations.

Membership by Michael Hickey Mar 4, 2020

Daily Buzz: Keys to Better Member Recruitment

Membership by Michael Hickey Mar 4, 2020

Finding new ways to reach potential members. Also: Establish an association culture that promotes community and collaboration.

Meetings by Michael Hickey Mar 2, 2020

Daily Buzz: Event Moderating 101

Meetings by Michael Hickey Mar 2, 2020

What good moderators do to add value to an event. Also: Believe it or not, an inefficient meeting can be an effective one.

Technology by Michael Hickey Feb 28, 2020

Daily Buzz: The Importance of Web Accessibility

Technology by Michael Hickey Feb 28, 2020

Why making your website usable for all is critical from a moral, strategic, and legal standpoint. Also: harnessing the power of a valuable advertising strategy—word-of-mouth.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Feb 27, 2020

Daily Buzz: Create a Social Listening Strategy

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Feb 27, 2020

The steps to building a social listening strategy that gets results. Also: what an effective infographic looks like.

Leadership by Michael Hickey Feb 26, 2020

Daily Buzz: Empower Employees to Advance Their Careers

Leadership by Michael Hickey Feb 26, 2020

How organizations can support employees on their paths to success. Also: incorporating new technology into your existing marketing strategy.

Technology by Michael Hickey Feb 25, 2020

Daily Buzz: The Rise of AI in Nonprofits

Technology by Michael Hickey Feb 25, 2020

How artificial intelligence has affected nonprofits. Also: Make a splash with a viral marketing campaign.

Meetings by Michael Hickey Feb 24, 2020

Daily Buzz: What Meeting Planners Want From Speakers

Meetings by Michael Hickey Feb 24, 2020

The factors that lead to a successful event presentation. Also: a look at the most recent changes in the social media landscape.

Membership by Michael Hickey Feb 21, 2020

Daily Buzz: Flip the Script on Mentoring

Membership by Michael Hickey Feb 21, 2020

Empower members to shape their own mentorship experience. Also: getting to the bottom of your loss in web traffic.

Membership by Michael Hickey Feb 20, 2020

Daily Buzz: Filtering Through Feedback

Membership by Michael Hickey Feb 20, 2020

Take a deeper look at the feedback your organization receives. Also: providing services for multiple member types within your organization.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Feb 19, 2020

Daily Buzz: Nonprofit Trends to Look Out for This Year

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Feb 19, 2020

Use industry standards to inform your organization's goals and decisions in 2020. Also: setting up board members for success.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Feb 14, 2020

Daily Buzz: Turn Office Complaints Into Positive Change

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Feb 14, 2020

Work with employees to identify organizational problems and find solutions. Also: Airports around the country get a Nintendo infusion.

Technology by Michael Hickey Feb 13, 2020

Daily Buzz: Political Campaigns Get Two-Factor Cybersupport

Technology by Michael Hickey Feb 13, 2020

Google teamed up with a nonprofit to keep political campaigns safe from cyberattacks. The effort shows a growing need for security for those who discuss sensitive topics. Also: The data that supports employee onboarding.

Membership by Michael Hickey Feb 12, 2020

Daily Buzz: Member Churn Takeaways From Streaming Services

Membership by Michael Hickey Feb 12, 2020

New research finds that many people drop streaming services because they aren’t using them enough to make it worthwhile. The parallels for membership are pretty clear. Also: How to work with a visionary leader.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Feb 11, 2020

Daily Buzz: The Subtle Power of Inbound Marketing

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Feb 11, 2020

Why organizations should move away from standard promotional strategies. Also: Become more efficient with digital automation tools.

Meetings by Michael Hickey Feb 7, 2020

Daily Buzz: Developing a Conference Content Strategy

Meetings by Michael Hickey Feb 7, 2020

Learn about your attendees to deliver the right event experience. Also: how to make young professionals feel at home at your meetings.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Feb 6, 2020

Daily Buzz: Doing Inclusive Marketing Right

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Feb 6, 2020

What it takes to connect with diverse audiences through inclusive marketing. Also: How your association can help industry professionals deal with mental health issues.

Technology by Michael Hickey Feb 5, 2020

Daily Buzz: The End of the BlackBerry Phone

Technology by Michael Hickey Feb 5, 2020

The company that distributes BlackBerry’s smartphones announced it will end the partnership in August. Also: How to remain productive during stressful workdays.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Feb 4, 2020

Daily Buzz: Find Purpose Beyond the Paycheck

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Feb 4, 2020

Figure out how your work can serve others, not just yourself. Also: Why you should hire someone outside of your industry.

Meetings by Michael Hickey Feb 3, 2020

Daily Buzz: Make Your Event More Family-Friendly

Meetings by Michael Hickey Feb 3, 2020

Make it easier for members with children to participate in your meetings. Also: how to leave work behind when you’re not on the job.

Technology by Michael Hickey Jan 31, 2020

Daily Buzz: 10 Years of the iPad

Technology by Michael Hickey Jan 31, 2020

A look back at the tablet’s influence on the tech landscape—as well as the meetings industry. Also: Ensure that your members get value out of events.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jan 30, 2020

Daily Buzz: Preparing Your Association for PR Challenges

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jan 30, 2020

A crisis communications plan will help you expect the unexpected. Also: Want to be a better leader? Find out what matters most to your employees.

Leadership by Michael Hickey Jan 29, 2020

Daily Buzz: Don’t Let Your Great Ideas Go to Waste

Leadership by Michael Hickey Jan 29, 2020

Can’t tackle new ideas now? Create a physical space to store them for future use. Also: Why your content should feature voices from outside your organization.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jan 27, 2020

Daily Buzz: Finding Success Without Facebook

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jan 27, 2020

For some, the social media platform is no longer a part of their marketing plans. Also: What associations can do to attract new members.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jan 24, 2020

Daily Buzz: Make an Impact With LinkedIn

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jan 24, 2020

Nonprofits can find growth opportunities on the social network focused on professionals and job seekers. Also: Want to improve your reading retention? Eliminate digital distractions.

Technology by Michael Hickey Jan 23, 2020

Daily Buzz: The .Org Battle Gets a Public Protest

Technology by Michael Hickey Jan 23, 2020

The controversial sale of the .org domain to a private equity firm is driving a public protest against ICANN on Friday. Also: how workplace arguments can foster growth.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jan 21, 2020

Daily Buzz: Put Together An Effective Internal Meeting

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jan 21, 2020

To get results from an internal meeting, leaders need to get creative. Also: Keep your association’s online payments safe.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jan 17, 2020

Daily Buzz: The Lego Method of Stress Relief

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jan 17, 2020

How the perennial kids' favorite has become an unlikely way for  adults to blow off steam. Also: how to make your mark as a volunteer.

Leadership by Michael Hickey Jan 16, 2020

Daily Buzz: Don’t Be the Scary Boss

Leadership by Michael Hickey Jan 16, 2020

You may be intimidating your employees without knowing it. Also: Taking your digital content to the next level.

Meetings by Michael Hickey Jan 15, 2020

Daily Buzz: How to Make Your Presenters Presentable

Meetings by Michael Hickey Jan 15, 2020

What you can do to get your conference speakers ready. Also: Don’t ignore your social mentions; learn how to answer them.

Technology by Michael Hickey Jan 8, 2020

Daily Buzz: A Leap in Nonprofit Email Open Rates

Technology by Michael Hickey Jan 8, 2020

A 2019 Campaign Monitor report reveals the latest email marketing trends. Also: AARP uses VR to promote social interaction.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jan 6, 2020

Daily Buzz: Managing the Post-Holiday Funk

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jan 6, 2020

How to jump back into the swing of things after an extended break. Also: designing your nonprofit website.

Membership by Michael Hickey Jan 2, 2020

Daily Buzz: Stay in Touch With Lapsed Members

Membership by Michael Hickey Jan 2, 2020

Encourage membership renewals from lapsed members with these three strategies. Also: how to drown out the distractions and improve concentration at work.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Dec 20, 2019

Daily Buzz: Is Social Media Getting Less Social?

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Dec 20, 2019

New research shows that users are moving away from public social platforms. Also: revamping meetings in 2020.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Dec 19, 2019

Daily Buzz: Why Education Should Go Beyond Conferences

Membership by Jeff Hsin Dec 19, 2019

Continuing education matters, but should it come just from meetings? Research shows members might want other options. Also: member management tips from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Dec 18, 2019

Daily Buzz: WordPress’ Big Spam Problem

Technology by Jeff Hsin Dec 18, 2019

Black-hat marketers are taking advantage of the weaknesses in WordPress to inject links into old content on numerous sites. Also: why you should cultivate a curious team.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Dec 17, 2019

Daily Buzz: Resolve to Do Less Busywork

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Dec 17, 2019

To grow professionally and organizationally, encourage your team to participate in a deeper level of work. Also: how to market a family-friendly event.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Dec 13, 2019

Daily Buzz: Why Americans Are Leaving PTO on the Table

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Dec 13, 2019

More than half of Americans leave vacation days unused each year, according to a new survey. Also: celebrating success with your members.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Dec 12, 2019

Daily Buzz: Learn From a Giving Tuesday Flop

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Dec 12, 2019

Giving Tuesday didn’t go the way you planned? It might be time to reevaluate your strategy. Also: Leverage technology to increase engagement at your meetings.

Leadership by Michael Hickey Dec 10, 2019

Daily Buzz: Creating Real Change Within Your Association

Leadership by Michael Hickey Dec 10, 2019

It’s one thing to say things have to change, it’s another to take action. Also: Two festive ways to engage members during the holiday season.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Dec 6, 2019

Daily Buzz: Train Chapters on Financial Management

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Dec 6, 2019

Before the numbers take a hit, work with chapters to keep finances in order. Also: How tech-savvy are meeting planners?

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Dec 5, 2019

Daily Buzz: Four Signs of a Toxic Workplace Culture

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Dec 5, 2019

If your association’s work environment is dealing with these four things, it’s time for a culture wake-up call. Also: why getting social is key to purposeful meetings.

Technology by Ernie Smith Dec 4, 2019

Daily Buzz: Smart Insights From ASAE’s #TEC19

Technology by Ernie Smith Dec 4, 2019

From social media to technical debt, a lot of smart thoughts on tech came out of DC this week. Also: why you should Marie Kondo your content.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Dec 3, 2019

Daily Buzz: Attendees Want Meat-Free Meetings

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Dec 3, 2019

Come 2020, meatless food options will be at the top of meeting-goers’ wish lists. Also: ASAE’s exhibition highlighting 100 years of associations hits the road.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Nov 26, 2019

Daily Buzz: Your Thanksgiving Guide to Bipartisan Political Talk

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Nov 26, 2019

Even joyous family gatherings can get tense when the conversation turns to politics. The Bipartisan Policy Center offers a guide for safely navigating political topics at your Thanksgiving table. Also: Start a gratitude practice at work.

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Nov 25, 2019

Daily Buzz: How to Speed Up Decision Making

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Nov 25, 2019

If implementing change takes forever, it might be a sign to revamp your decision-making structure. Also: an example of successful marketing storytelling.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Nov 22, 2019

Daily Buzz: Help Employees Transition to Remote Work

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Nov 22, 2019

Don’t leave your team hanging: When transitioning to remote work, provide resources to help employees adapt. Also: meeting trends for 2020.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Nov 21, 2019

Daily Buzz: How Associations Fueled 100 Years of Progress

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Nov 21, 2019

Kicking off its centennial celebration, ASAE is sharing associations’ greatest moments from the past 100 years. Also: why you should consider adopting a member messaging system.

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Nov 19, 2019

Daily Buzz: How to Deal With Board Members Who Hold You Back

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Nov 19, 2019

When board members fail to show up or don’t carry their share of the load, a few changes to the bylaws can help. Also: The key to event innovation is team collaboration.

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Nov 14, 2019

Daily Buzz: Are You Suffering From Founder’s Syndrome?

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Nov 14, 2019

Micromanaging, lack of transparency, sticking to the status quo—when leaders embody these principles, nonprofits can’t grow. Also: When it comes to microcredentialing, put learners first.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Nov 13, 2019

Daily Buzz: How to Handle Payment Disputes

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Nov 13, 2019

The keys to dealing with a financial dispute? Careful listening, research, and transparency. Also: the difference between what meeting planners and attendees want from events.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Nov 8, 2019

Daily Buzz: Define Your Third-Party Fundraising Guidelines

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Nov 8, 2019

If a third party wants to throw your association a fundraiser, great! Just make sure it follows your fundraising guidelines. Also: Should your AMS be a customizable or configured model?

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 6, 2019

Daily Buzz: Coworking’s Cultural Problems

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 6, 2019

If you’re not careful, coworking could swallow up your organizational culture. Also: an interesting privacy strategy from Apple.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Nov 1, 2019

Daily Buzz: A Membership Model Rethink for New Grads

Membership by Jeff Hsin Nov 1, 2019

To recruit the next generation of members, you have to meet them where they are. And that might require a look at your membership model. Also: ways to add wellness to your next meeting.

Technology by Ernie Smith Oct 31, 2019

Daily Buzz: Is AMP for Email Ready for Prime Time?

Technology by Ernie Smith Oct 31, 2019

The Google-developed email protocol is starting to emerge in the wild—complete with big name companies putting their stamp on the feature. Also: Common questions people have after reading the news.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Oct 29, 2019

Daily Buzz: Advice for a Successful Email Strategy

Technology by Jeff Hsin Oct 29, 2019

Trying to reach members through their inboxes? Leverage these email strategy tips to keep them informed and engaged. Also: The case for full transparency with your team.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Oct 28, 2019

Daily Buzz: Make Your Communications More Interactive

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Oct 28, 2019

When members and others can participate in your mission, the results can be remarkable. Also: Heading to space? You might receive the Association of Space Explorers’ new pin.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Oct 17, 2019

Daily Buzz: Peace Out, Yahoo Groups

Technology by Jeff Hsin Oct 17, 2019

The legacy community platform, active for nearly two decades and an inspiration to many platforms that came since, is going offline soon. Also: Should you call or text members?

Technology by Michael Hickey Oct 15, 2019

Daily Buzz: Managing Tech Overload

Technology by Michael Hickey Oct 15, 2019

How do you adapt to a rapidly changing workplace? Develop your soft skills. Also: keeping remote employees engaged.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Oct 11, 2019

Daily Buzz: Tactics to Grow Your Email List

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Oct 11, 2019

Use online tools and your existing network to build your audience. Also: Fun ideas to boost member engagement.

Membership by Michael Hickey Oct 10, 2019

Daily Buzz: Make It Easy for New Members to Engage

Membership by Michael Hickey Oct 10, 2019

Give new members short, high-value content that takes little time to absorb. Also: Incorporate health and wellness into your next event.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Oct 9, 2019

Daily Buzz: Extra Ways to Provide Value to Members

Membership by Jeff Hsin Oct 9, 2019

Your association’s resources aren’t the only way to provide members with value. Also: Develop a “strength mindset” to boost team morale.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Oct 8, 2019

Daily Buzz: Why You Should Be Livestreaming

Membership by Jeff Hsin Oct 8, 2019

Want to boost member engagement and your association's credibility? Try livestreaming. Also: Create a work culture built on purpose.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Oct 3, 2019

Daily Buzz: The Right (and Wrong) Reasons to Rebrand

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Oct 3, 2019

Don’t change your brand identity for the sake of change. Be sure you have data and intention to support it. Also: the power of sharing personal experiences.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Oct 2, 2019

Daily Buzz: Avoid These Two Common Social Media Mistakes

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Oct 2, 2019

Your brand’s social media network won’t grow if you aren’t engaging with other users. Also: Make sure first-year members know how to find value in your association.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Oct 1, 2019

Daily Buzz: Can You Identify Phishing Attacks?

Technology by Jeff Hsin Oct 1, 2019

Cyberattacks tend to ramp up in Q4, and many are due to human error. Invest in phishing training to protect your organization. Also: the next step on your cybersecurity to-do list.

Technology by Ernie Smith Sep 30, 2019

Daily Buzz: Drupal’s Big Buyout

Technology by Ernie Smith Sep 30, 2019

The company that primarily maintains the Drupal content management system was sold for a billion dollars last week. Also: Facebook looks into making likes less visible.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Sep 27, 2019

Daily Buzz: Show Volunteers Their Impact

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Sep 27, 2019

Making a difference is a main reason why volunteers give their time. Show them that impact to keep them engaged. Also: What is “content”?

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Sep 26, 2019

Daily Buzz: Help Attendees Apply Conference Learning

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Sep 26, 2019

Don’t let attendees forget what they’ve learned at your conferences. Set up a communication strategy that prompts them to take action. Also: Tech disruption is still challenging associations.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Sep 25, 2019

Daily Buzz: Why You Need a Data Advocate

Technology by Jeff Hsin Sep 25, 2019

Data doesn’t have meaning unless someone can interpret it and tell its story, like a data advocate. Also: Why digital transformations are good for members.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Sep 24, 2019

Daily Buzz: LinkedIn Marketing 101

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Sep 24, 2019

Leverage LinkedIn as a marketing tool to drive brand awareness. Also: Do your chapters need more support?

Membership by Jeff Hsin Sep 23, 2019

Daily Buzz: Ask for Member Input to Avoid Backlash

Membership by Jeff Hsin Sep 23, 2019

Don’t mess with well-established community guidelines without member input, or face their wrath. Also: A lesson from yogurt on workplace culture.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Sep 20, 2019

Daily Buzz: How to Reengage Audiences During Your Presentation

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Sep 20, 2019

Writing an engaging speech is one thing; delivery is another. One speaker weighs in on how to keep listeners tuned in while you’re talking. Also: Nurture your online community to increase growth.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Sep 18, 2019

Daily Buzz: Change Your Mindset to Embrace Digitalization

Technology by Jeff Hsin Sep 18, 2019

A digital transformation is about more than new technology. A successful shift includes a mindset change, too. Also: New members feel new longer than you might think.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Sep 17, 2019

Daily Buzz: Start an Employee Advocacy Program

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Sep 17, 2019

Influencer marketing might rein in some A-list names, but employees have more leverage with audiences. Also: lessons from Boeing’s 737 Max fail.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Sep 13, 2019

Daily Buzz: Market Education Programs to Nonmembers

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Sep 13, 2019

Nonmembers are searching for continued learning programs, too. Don’t exclude them by marketing only to members. Also: why meeting planners should collaborate with digital marketers.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Sep 12, 2019

Daily Buzz: How to Correct Your Boss After a Mistake

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Sep 12, 2019

Everybody slips up occasionally, including your boss. Here’s how to correct your manager gracefully. Also: how tech training builds teams.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Sep 11, 2019

Daily Buzz: A New Way to Think About Annual Meetings

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Sep 11, 2019

Feeling stuck on how to switch up this year’s conference? Try this way of thinking. Also: how to strengthen communication as a remote employee.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Sep 10, 2019

Daily Buzz: Optimize Your Online Member Application

Membership by Jeff Hsin Sep 10, 2019

Membership applications hold a lot of valuable data on prospects—but don’t use that as an excuse for a lengthy submission process. Also: Which posts drive more engagement on Instagram?

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Sep 9, 2019

Daily Buzz: To Blog or Not to Blog?

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Sep 9, 2019

Considering adding a blog to your association website? Let us sway you in the direction of yes. Also: Understand the vision behind your online community.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Sep 5, 2019

Daily Buzz: The Evolving World of Content Marketing

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Sep 5, 2019

As content marketing shifts, so do the conversations at industry meetings like Content Marketing World. Also: More employers are embracing a workforce that wants to go casual.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Sep 4, 2019

Daily Buzz: Switch Up Your Media Outreach

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Sep 4, 2019

Having trouble drumming up media buzz? Create your own. Also: the gender bias behind 10-point scales.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Sep 3, 2019

Daily Buzz: How to Ask the Board for New Technology

Technology by Jeff Hsin Sep 3, 2019

Making a plea for new tech? This is how you should position your conversation with the board. Also: Nonprofit leaders should pave the way for social good.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 30, 2019

Daily Buzz: How to Push Forward When You’re Understaffed

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 30, 2019

Down a few employees? Feeling understaffed? You need to get everyone on the same page. Also: To feel more fulfilled, embrace variety as the spice of life.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Aug 29, 2019

Daily Buzz: Raising the Vacation Stakes

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Aug 29, 2019

An association industry pro puts more work into his out-of-office messages than most people do into their vacations. Also: The MacBook Pro is getting even harder to travel with on some airlines.

Membership by Ernie Smith Aug 28, 2019

Daily Buzz: Define Your Community Manager’s Role

Membership by Ernie Smith Aug 28, 2019

A lack of clarity over what a community manager is supposed to do could lead them to focus on the wrong things. Also: Why you should keep your data organized—but ready for play.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Aug 27, 2019

Daily Buzz: An “Impossible” Path to Leadership

Leadership by Ernie Smith Aug 27, 2019

The story of Impossible Foods starts with a scientist who decided to embrace leadership for a greater cause. Also: a layperson’s guide to TikTok.

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Aug 23, 2019

Daily Buzz: The Three P’s of Strategic Planning

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Aug 23, 2019

Outlining new organizational initiatives can be a daunting task. Here’s where to start. Also: Be flexible on how members pay dues.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 22, 2019

Daily Buzz: How Millennials Engage With Causes

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 22, 2019

Millennials, tech, activism—a 10-year study shares how the plugged-in generation interacts with causes and social issues. Also: Boost attendance in your learning program.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 21, 2019

Daily Buzz: The Unpaid Internship Problem

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 21, 2019

Unpaid internships can put financial strain on many young professionals—but doing away with these programs won’t solve the issue, either. Also: how to refine content in 2020.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 20, 2019

Daily Buzz: Highlight Members With a Social Media Takeover

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 20, 2019

Switch up your social media routine and let members take over for a day. Also: how one MLB manager’s open discussions strengthen his relationship with his team.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Aug 16, 2019

Daily Buzz: Are You There, Chatbot?

Technology by Jeff Hsin Aug 16, 2019

Sometimes technology fails, and chatbots are no exception. The bots should work in tandem with humans to ensure success. Also: Use data to boost the member experience.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Aug 15, 2019

Daily Buzz: How Rituals Add Value to Your Community

Membership by Jeff Hsin Aug 15, 2019

Trust is essential for healthy communities—and members who participate in rituals are more likely to develop it. Also: how to inspire a demotivated team.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Aug 14, 2019

Daily Buzz: Create a Purposeful Meeting

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Aug 14, 2019

Many meetings incorrectly focus on logistics when they should be centered on strategy. Also: one last snapshot of ASAE’s 2019 Annual Meeting & Exposition.

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Aug 13, 2019

Daily Buzz: How to Stay Relevant in Changing Times

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Aug 13, 2019

When new technology and the constant news cycle push your association out of the spotlight, you must find a way to adapt. Also: a Legend-ary night at ASAE’s Annual Meeting.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 12, 2019

Daily Buzz: The Difference Between Learning and Education

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 12, 2019

“Learning” and “education” are not synonymous. Here’s what they each mean—and what your organization should focus on. Also: an adorable moment at the 2019 ASAE Annual Meeting.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Aug 9, 2019

Daily Buzz: How Dark Social Is Skewing Your Data

Technology by Jeff Hsin Aug 9, 2019

Dark social shares mean your team could be basing its marketing insights—and budget—on inaccurate data. Also: ideas for a website relaunch.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 8, 2019

Daily Buzz: Introducing Generation Alpha

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 8, 2019

As millennials age and generation Z hits adulthood, “Generation Alpha” enters the frame. Also: how human-centric marketing fosters member relationships.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Aug 7, 2019

Daily Buzz: Where’s the Line in Personalization?

Technology by Jeff Hsin Aug 7, 2019

Take care to avoid the “creepiness factor” when implementing personalization tactics. Also: A few awesome facts about coffee, because why not?

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Aug 6, 2019

Daily Buzz: What Attendees Want From Meetings

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Aug 6, 2019

Want to boost attendance numbers at your next conference? Cater the experience to your audience. Also: what to do when someone says membership costs are too high.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 5, 2019

Daily Buzz: Risk Factors for a Starvation Cycle

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 5, 2019

If programs receive most of a nonprofit’s budget, other essential departments are at risk of a starvation cycle, a new report finds. Also: Without value, your podcast is a dud.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Aug 1, 2019

Daily Buzz: How to Build a Meeting Legacy

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Aug 1, 2019

Research shows that developing a conference legacy is about more than logistics: Content matters, too. Also: strategies to add to your member recruitment toolbox.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jul 31, 2019

Daily Buzz: A New Way to Bring AR to Meetings

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jul 31, 2019

Apple’s new augmented reality walking tour offers one way to leverage your meeting destination. Also: Does your event have a disaster preparedness plan?

Technology by Jeff Hsin Jul 30, 2019

Daily Buzz: How Security Practices Can Deepen Value

Technology by Jeff Hsin Jul 30, 2019

Other than providing security, improving privacy practices can reinforce the association-member relationship. Also: how science says to structure your presentations.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jul 29, 2019

Daily Buzz: Be Brave in Your Marketing Campaigns

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jul 29, 2019

Research shows that taking a big risk in your marketing efforts has big payoff opportunities. Also: a data scientist’s take on how to fix data errors.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Jul 26, 2019

Daily Buzz: How Much Data Actually Comes From Your AMS?

Membership by Jeff Hsin Jul 26, 2019

Research shows that the number is a lot smaller than many associations might think. Also: what new research on YouTube suggests about your social strategy.

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Jul 25, 2019

Daily Buzz: Inspire a Bored Board

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Jul 25, 2019

Periodic dips in enthusiasm are normal, but if disinterest persists, find ways to reinspire board members. Also: how one nonprofit’s alternative healthcare policy is saving the environment.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jul 24, 2019

Daily Buzz: When Freebies Are Problematic

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jul 24, 2019

Offering a giveaway? Let fashion retailer Forever 21 give you a lesson in what not to do. Also: the difference between workflow and process.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Jul 23, 2019

Daily Buzz: Host a “Member for a Day” Event

Membership by Jeff Hsin Jul 23, 2019

Let prospects experience your association’s member journey, benefits included. Also: how one nonprofit is using yoga to alleviate stress for students.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jul 19, 2019

Daily Buzz: Modernize Your Conference With an Event App

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jul 19, 2019

Give your annual meeting a tech refresh with an event app. Here’s how to get stakeholders on board. Also: Are mid-career members mentees, mentors, or both?

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jul 18, 2019

Daily Buzz: What Constitutes a PR Fail?

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jul 18, 2019

Not hearing back from your media contacts? You may be annoying them. Also: how to leverage criticism for creativity.

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Jul 16, 2019

Daily Buzz: Should Your Association Get Political?

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Jul 16, 2019

In a time of political division, knowing who your members are and following through on your mission is more important. Also: Find your competitive edge in education.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jul 15, 2019

Daily Buzz: The Rise of the Office Pod

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jul 15, 2019

Forget open office spaces. Pods, the next work environment trend, are here. Also: questions to ask before updating your remote work policy.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Jul 12, 2019

Daily Buzz: Consider Freelancers as a Member Segment

Membership by Jeff Hsin Jul 12, 2019

The number of freelancers is growing. Tapping independent workers as a member segment increases your association’s value. Also: Does diversity training work?

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jul 11, 2019

Daily Buzz: Business Lessons From Drake

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jul 11, 2019

Need some business inspiration? Just look at the rapper Drake. Also: the benefits of a change committee during a tech rollout.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Jul 10, 2019

Daily Buzz: Embrace Negative Feedback

Membership by Jeff Hsin Jul 10, 2019

Giving attendees the chance to offer feedback opens the door to negative responses—but those comments can help you grow. Also: Successful planners understand the “why” behind meetings.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Jul 9, 2019

Daily Buzz: A Conferencing Tool’s Big Vulnerability

Technology by Jeff Hsin Jul 9, 2019

A vulnerability in the widely used Zoom allows websites to access cameras on Macs, but uninstalling the software won’t solve the problem. Also: customer service traits that improve the member experience.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jul 8, 2019

Daily Buzz: Develop a Social Media Brand Ambassador Program

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jul 8, 2019

People trust word-of-mouth marketing over company messaging. Consider a social media ambassador program to bridge the gap. Also: why you should optimize your content with SEO.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Jul 1, 2019

Daily Buzz: Education Offerings for Industry Partners

Membership by Jeff Hsin Jul 1, 2019

Inviting industry partners to join your community pushes its mission forward. Also: Online communities meet organizational and member needs.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jun 28, 2019

Daily Buzz: It’s Time to Revisit Your Annual Goals

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jun 28, 2019

With the year halfway over, where does your association stand on its annual goals? Also: What Stories shows about your social media strategy.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Jun 27, 2019

Daily Buzz: Prepare Members for a New Tech Rollout

Technology by Jeff Hsin Jun 27, 2019

Switching technology solutions? Don’t catch members off-guard with the transition. Also: the risks of using spreadsheets to organize event data.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jun 26, 2019

Daily Buzz: How Trend Analysis Can Benefit Associations

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jun 26, 2019

Your organization might not engage with every viral trend, but it should pay attention to what fads show about human behavior. Also: how boards can help new leaders.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jun 25, 2019

Daily Buzz: The Education Shift at Conferences

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jun 25, 2019

Submissions have historically been used to determine education sessions, but a new emphasis on knowledge curation is taking precedent. Also: Create an engaging meeting website.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Jun 24, 2019

Daily Buzz: Tips for Switching to a Cloud File Storage System

Technology by Jeff Hsin Jun 24, 2019

A cloud-based storage solution has its perks, but to reap the benefits, you need to understand the team’s file needs. Also: What does an inclusive culture look like?

Membership by Jeff Hsin Jun 21, 2019

Daily Buzz: Set Chapter Leaders Up for Success

Membership by Jeff Hsin Jun 21, 2019

Leading a chapter can be a high-pressure job, but creating the right leadership environment makes it manageable. Also: community management’s loneliness factor.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jun 20, 2019

Daily Buzz: How One Association Is Re-Creating History

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jun 20, 2019

To celebrate its 150th anniversary, the Professional Photographers of America will re-create iconic imagery from its inaugural year. Also: how Google might be affecting organic searches.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jun 19, 2019

Daily Buzz: Do a GDPR Check With Vendors

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jun 19, 2019

One year after GDPR, many planners are struggling to adhere to the guidelines. Talking with vendors about processes can help. Also: Steer members away from snail mail membership renewals.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jun 18, 2019

Daily Buzz: The Research Poster Disrupting Scientific Conferences

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jun 18, 2019

Scientific posters aren’t designed to effectively communicate insight. So, one man designed a new type of poster to accelerate discovery. Also: why you need a membership development pipeline.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Jun 13, 2019

Daily Buzz: Develop Professional Growth Programs

Membership by Jeff Hsin Jun 13, 2019

To keep members satisfied, associations need to deliver value and help members grow. Also: Rely on facts, not beliefs, when there’s a difference of opinion.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jun 12, 2019

Daily Buzz: Give Your Meeting a Sensory Audit

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jun 12, 2019

To truly gauge the attendee experience, you need to walk around in their shoes. Also: how to tell your nonprofit’s story.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jun 11, 2019

Daily Buzz: Prototype Organizational Issues

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jun 11, 2019

To successfully solve problems, teams must be proactive and understand the data to map out potential solutions. Also: social media’s shift to customer service.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Jun 10, 2019

Daily Buzz: The Value of Online Communities

Membership by Jeff Hsin Jun 10, 2019

Research highlights how communities benefit organizations—and how leaders can provide better support. Also: why it's worth your time to do a short weekly self-evaluation.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jun 6, 2019

Daily Buzz: Say Goodbye to Free Shampoo at Hotels

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jun 6, 2019

Soon disappearing from your hotel experience, at least in California: individual containers of soap and shampoo. Also: Bring an outside perspective into board meetings.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jun 4, 2019

Daily Buzz: First Steps to Personalized Events

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jun 4, 2019

Personalized conferences keep meetings relevant to audiences. Cultivating that experience starts with understanding the data. Also: Does your chapter awards program bring value?

Membership by Jeff Hsin May 31, 2019

Daily Buzz: Solve the Mystery Behind Low Member Retention Rates

Membership by Jeff Hsin May 31, 2019

Sometimes members leave. But if your association seems like it’s suffering a mass exodus, it’s time to investigate why. Also: how team mindfulness can eliminate workplace conflict.

Membership by Jeff Hsin May 30, 2019

Daily Buzz: The Value of Member Interviews

Membership by Jeff Hsin May 30, 2019

There are many ways to elicit member feedback. Here’s why one-on-one member interviews can be so powerful. Also: how to turn off your work brain when you’re not on the job.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin May 29, 2019

Daily Buzz: How Tech Can Improve Meeting Translation Services

Meetings by Jeff Hsin May 29, 2019

To participate in your conference, some attendees might require translators. New translating innovations can build on—and not detract from—the experience. Also: The ROI behind content marketing.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin May 28, 2019

Daily Buzz: What Freelancers Mean for Your Association

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin May 28, 2019

Contractors might be temporary, but treating them like part of the larger team can boost talent and productivity. Also: Improve your facilitation skills.

Money & Business by Kevin Joy May 24, 2019

Daily Buzz: Secrets of the Pinterest Elite

Money & Business by Kevin Joy May 24, 2019

New reporting shows what the platform’s top users have in common—and how brands can leverage that data. Also: experiential marketing statistics to know.

Money & Business by Kevin Joy May 23, 2019

Daily Buzz: 4 Tips for Retaining Talent

Money & Business by Kevin Joy May 23, 2019

A study of Facebook employee resignations reveals common strategies to prevent turnover. Also: the appeal of smaller host cities.

Membership by Kevin Joy May 22, 2019

Daily Buzz: Volunteer to Fight Loneliness

Membership by Kevin Joy May 22, 2019

Sharing goodwill with people of different ages and backgrounds can reap big health benefits. Also: lessons from Gwyneth Paltrow’s event business.

Membership by Jeff Hsin May 21, 2019

Daily Buzz: Create an Online Community Leader Program

Membership by Jeff Hsin May 21, 2019

A successful online community launch starts with engagement. To get members motivated, recruit community leaders. Also: what keeps young professionals engaged in your association.

Membership by Jeff Hsin May 20, 2019

Daily Buzz: “Game of Thrones” and Your Association

Membership by Jeff Hsin May 20, 2019

Think your association has nothing to learn from Game of Thrones? Think again. Also: the key to protecting your accounts, according to Google.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin May 17, 2019

Daily Buzz: Can Association Credentials Replace College?

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin May 17, 2019

In an age of student debt, many young professionals are turning away from college. That’s where association credentialing and certificate programs come in. Also: tech and the member journey.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin May 16, 2019

Daily Buzz: Cross-Train Your Staff

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin May 16, 2019

Develop your team and increase organizational knowledge by cross-training employees. Also: How can you make your website more accessible?

Meetings by Jeff Hsin May 15, 2019

Daily Buzz: Upcoming Challenges for Meeting Planners

Meetings by Jeff Hsin May 15, 2019

This year has been productive for planners. But if current trends are accurate, 2020 will be challenging for the event industry. Also: Set up your board for governing success.

Technology by Jeff Hsin May 14, 2019

Daily Buzz: Improve IT Maturity

Technology by Jeff Hsin May 14, 2019

IT needs often fall to the wayside, resulting in outdated processes and solutions. Also: Ask members about their email preferences.

Membership by Jeff Hsin May 13, 2019

Daily Buzz: Relaunch Your Online Community

Membership by Jeff Hsin May 13, 2019

Is your online community inactive or failing to meet goals? It might be time for an update. Also: leaders’ role in career development.

Membership by Jeff Hsin May 10, 2019

Daily Buzz: Find the Dollar Value of Engagement

Membership by Jeff Hsin May 10, 2019

Member engagement can be broad, and calculating its success can be—well, complicated. Here’s a formula that can pinpoint return on engagement. Also: An interesting way to make your main speaker feel extra special.

Membership by Jeff Hsin May 9, 2019

Daily Buzz: Communicate Value Regularly

Membership by Jeff Hsin May 9, 2019

Don’t just tell potential members that your association is valuable—show them. Also: Try a “hallway huddle” in place of your next meeting.

Leadership by Jeff Hsin May 7, 2019

Daily Buzz: Express Gratitude for Your Team

Leadership by Jeff Hsin May 7, 2019

Recognizing employees not only expresses appreciation but also helps build a productive and positive culture. Also: how social proof shows the value of your organization to potential members.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin May 6, 2019

Daily Buzz: The State of Event Tech

Meetings by Jeff Hsin May 6, 2019

Meeting technology is always changing, and with it so does how planners use the tech. Also: improving company culture starts with you.

Membership by Jeff Hsin May 3, 2019

Daily Buzz: Hone Your Data Management Process

Membership by Jeff Hsin May 3, 2019

Drowning in data? Add these housekeeping tips to your data management plan. Also: improving the certification exam experience.

Technology by Jeff Hsin May 2, 2019

Daily Buzz: It’s Time to Change Your Password

Technology by Jeff Hsin May 2, 2019

In honor of World Password Day, change the behaviors that leave you vulnerable to a data breach. Also: how to de-stress during meeting planning.

Membership by Jeff Hsin May 1, 2019

Daily Buzz: Create a Cohesive Community Strategy

Membership by Jeff Hsin May 1, 2019

Leverage your association’s community by connecting online groups to your organization’s larger mission. Also: Unless board practices change, gender equality won’t happen until 2055.

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Apr 29, 2019

Daily Buzz: The Perils of Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Apr 29, 2019

Working outside your comfort zone is said to breed success, but if you push yourself too far, it can have adverse effects. Also: a lesson from Microsoft on reshaping legacy organizations.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Apr 26, 2019

Daily Buzz: Tips for Collaborating on Events

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Apr 26, 2019

Hosting a joint meeting with another organization can come with big benefits—as long as you’re on the same page. Also: the metrics that planners should be tracking.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Apr 25, 2019

Daily Buzz: Event Tech and the Future of Annual Meetings

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Apr 25, 2019

If current meeting technology trends are any indication, big changes are headed for annual conferences. Also: how mindfulness can make you a better leader.

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Apr 24, 2019

Daily Buzz: A Military Model for Faster Decision Making

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Apr 24, 2019

Disruption requires an ability to react and make decisions quickly. Consider a model for decision making from the military. Also: why planners need a crisis management team.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Apr 23, 2019

Daily Buzz: The Challenges of a Virtual Chapter

Membership by Jeff Hsin Apr 23, 2019

A virtual chapter might fit in with an increasingly digital-first world, but it can also present organizational obstacles. Also: easy actions for planning sustainable meetings.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Apr 22, 2019

Daily Buzz: How to Explain Mistakes to Members

Membership by Jeff Hsin Apr 22, 2019

Association professionals are human, and they make mistakes. How you handle talking about those mix-ups can pave the way to better member relations. Also: Career success is about more than passion.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Apr 19, 2019

Daily Buzz: Create an Accessible Association Website

Technology by Jeff Hsin Apr 19, 2019

Accessibility standards are always changing. To keep your organization inclusive, your website needs to be usable by everyone. Also: Design a positive future for your association.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Apr 18, 2019

Daily Buzz: Turn Facebook Likes Into Email Subscriptions

Technology by Jeff Hsin Apr 18, 2019

If you’re running a Facebook page and not getting your fans on your email list, you’re missing an opportunity. Also: small tech changes that drive a compelling member experience.

Money & Business by Kevin Joy Apr 17, 2019

Daily Buzz: LinkedIn Wants to Plan Your Meeting

Money & Business by Kevin Joy Apr 17, 2019

The networking giant seeks to streamline real-life meetups with a new calendar tool. Also: Why sustainability isn’t just a buzzword.

Technology by Kevin Joy Apr 16, 2019

Daily Buzz: Microsoft Outlook’s Bad Breach

Technology by Kevin Joy Apr 16, 2019

A security breach involving Microsoft’s web-based Outlook service reveals some major customer service challenges. Also: why many millennials job-hop.

Meetings by Kevin Joy Apr 15, 2019

Daily Buzz: The Case for an Event App

Meetings by Kevin Joy Apr 15, 2019

Thinking about bringing an event app to your conference? Here’s what to consider when putting information at your guests’ fingertips. Also: Stop apologizing so much.

Meetings by Kevin Joy Apr 12, 2019

Daily Buzz: Know Your Guests’ Learning Styles

Meetings by Kevin Joy Apr 12, 2019

How to build event programming that satisfies all brains and all learning styles. Also: The creator of WordPress launches a productivity suite.

Technology by Kevin Joy Apr 11, 2019

Daily Buzz: Goodbye Google+, Hello Currents

Technology by Kevin Joy Apr 11, 2019

Google reinvents the retired social network Google+ as a workplace communication tool for Google Apps. Also: the value of events as a brand builder.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Apr 9, 2019

Daily Buzz: The New Smart Office Building

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Apr 9, 2019

About 77 percent of Americans own a smartphone—and now many want a smart office building too. Also: turning attendees into new members.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Apr 8, 2019

Daily Buzz: Create Value With Your Online Community

Membership by Jeff Hsin Apr 8, 2019

Your association’s digital community is important to connect your members—but it can also help grow the organization. Also: a simple tip for better note taking.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Apr 5, 2019

Daily Buzz: TSA’s Luggage-Scanning Tech Is Getting Better

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Apr 5, 2019

With improved scanner technology, the TSA will soon no longer require travelers to remove laptops and other items from carry-on luggage. Also: Your learning management system’s role in volunteering.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Apr 4, 2019

Daily Buzz: Why Members Join Associations

Membership by Jeff Hsin Apr 4, 2019

Yes, your organization comes with benefits—but that’s probably not why members join. Also: the importance of language in online communities.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Apr 3, 2019

Daily Buzz: Meeting Planners’ Toughest Tasks in 2019

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Apr 3, 2019

The life of a meeting planner includes a lot of challenges. In 2019, finances, tech, and younger attendees are among the biggest ones. Also: Ready for Global Meetings Industry Day?

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Apr 2, 2019

Daily Buzz: Engage Members Through Online Meetings

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Apr 2, 2019

Not every member will be able to attend your conference in person. Online meeting technology can help bridge that gap. Also: the disparities behind Equal Pay Day.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Apr 1, 2019

Daily Buzz: Happy 15th Birthday, Gmail!

Technology by Jeff Hsin Apr 1, 2019

For its anniversary, Google announced Gmail is getting some upgrades. Also: how to choose the right meeting venue.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Mar 29, 2019

Daily Buzz: Streamline Your Credential Application Process

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Mar 29, 2019

Certifications are in high demand, so now's a great time to update your association’s application process. Also: your online community engagement checklist.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Mar 27, 2019

Daily Buzz: Amp Up Your Charity Golf Event

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Mar 27, 2019

Time for your annual golf fundraiser? Create new revenue streams to exceed this year’s goal. Also: creating content that maximizes quality.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Mar 26, 2019

Daily Buzz: Manage Member Expectations

Membership by Jeff Hsin Mar 26, 2019

Unclear communications can leave members guessing—and disappointed if their expectations aren’t met. Also: networking tips from Terry Gross.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Mar 25, 2019

Daily Buzz: The Business Case for an Online Community

Membership by Jeff Hsin Mar 25, 2019

A successful online community can help your association meet its business objectives—but it takes a lot of work to get there. Also: De-stress your Mondays.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Mar 22, 2019

Daily Buzz: It’s Time for a Needs Assessment

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Mar 22, 2019

A needs assessment isn’t a once-a-year (or longer!) gig—it’s something your association should be focusing on habitually. Also: networking opportunities for remote employees.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Mar 21, 2019

Daily Buzz: Make Membership Affordable for Young Professionals

Membership by Jeff Hsin Mar 21, 2019

Membership packages with all the bells and whistles of career benefits are important for young professionals, but you won’t attract them unless it’s affordable. Also: select the right AMS.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Mar 20, 2019

Daily Buzz: Maximize Your Content Marketing Strategy

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Mar 20, 2019

Content is just content unless it’s working to achieve a higher goal. Also: why a meeting's change initiative often fails.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Mar 19, 2019

Daily Buzz: Event Registration’s New Frontier

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Mar 19, 2019

Meeting registration technology is changing. With it comes the need for greater data security. Also: Finding a learning management system fit for your organization.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Mar 18, 2019

Daily Buzz: Act on Member Feedback

Membership by Jeff Hsin Mar 18, 2019

You asked for member feedback and received it. Now, what are your organization’s next steps? Also: plan authentic meeting experiences.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Mar 15, 2019

Daily Buzz: The Do's and Don’ts of AR in Event Tech

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Mar 15, 2019

Leveraging augmented reality at meetings only works when planners understand the tech—but that doesn’t mean they have to be experts. Also: Who wins in the battle between an AMS and CRM?

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Mar 14, 2019

Daily Buzz: Use Tech to Boost Meeting Engagement

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Mar 14, 2019

Attendee participation can make or break a meeting. That’s where event tech comes in. Also: The downside of narrative content, plus how to fix it.

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Mar 13, 2019

Daily Buzz: Turn Negative Insights Into Positive Lessons

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Mar 13, 2019

So, new insights show that your strategy isn’t working. That’s OK—use it as a learning experience to further your industry. Also: What does a purpose-driven association look like?

Membership by Jeff Hsin Mar 11, 2019

Daily Buzz: Measure Your Online Community’s Maturity

Membership by Jeff Hsin Mar 11, 2019

With the right strategy, an online community should be growing and maturing. Also: Build high-performing teams by focusing on employees individually.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Mar 8, 2019

Daily Buzz: Participant-Driven Learning

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Mar 8, 2019

Learning is an experience that attendees go through at meetings—which means participation is key. Also: International Women’s Day is the perfect reminder to support women in your community.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Mar 7, 2019

Daily Buzz: Podcasts on the Rise

Technology by Jeff Hsin Mar 7, 2019

Although social media use is common among Americans, the numbers are stalling. But when it comes to podcasts and smart speakers, there’s nowhere to go but up. Also: Market your educational offerings to employers.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Mar 6, 2019

Daily Buzz: Time to Check In on Member Relations

Membership by Jeff Hsin Mar 6, 2019

Members join associations for the value they bring, but they may not feel the benefits long term. Auditing your organization’s member relations function can change that. Also: Is your email worth it?

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Mar 5, 2019

Daily Buzz: The Benefits of Self-Service Check-In

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Mar 5, 2019

The check-in process can be a big pain point for attendees—and a logistical challenge for planners. Employ self-service technology to remedy both issues. Also: Keep in touch with volunteers through text.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Mar 4, 2019

Daily Buzz: Outlining Your Nonprofit’s First Budget

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Mar 4, 2019

When your nonprofit is just starting out, a budget is a critical tool to managing and growing your organization. Also: when to put out a post-event recap.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Feb 28, 2019

Daily Buzz: 3 Tech Toolkit Tweaks

Technology by Jeff Hsin Feb 28, 2019

Updating your tech toolkit this year? Improve your strategies with data-driven solutions. Also: how meetings affect planners’ well-being.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Feb 27, 2019

Daily Buzz: Attract Millennials and Gen Z to Meetings

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Feb 27, 2019

Old-school event strategies will turn off younger attendees, but digital-focused, personalized meetings will capture their attention. Also: Get members more engaged in your education resources.

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Feb 26, 2019

Daily Buzz: Master Competing Priorities With This One Approach

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Feb 26, 2019

Association staffers have many jobs, some of which are in competition with each other. But approaching tasks with one goal in mind can ensure they are carried out appropriately. Also: To create more buzz around your annual meeting, connect with the host city's CVB. 

Technology by Jeff Hsin Feb 22, 2019

Daily Buzz: It Takes People to Make AI Work Right

Technology by Jeff Hsin Feb 22, 2019

Artificial intelligence technologies come with a lot of perks, but it takes people to reap the benefits. Also: Improve communication with your team.

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Feb 21, 2019

Daily Buzz: Govern for the Future

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Feb 21, 2019

Governing associations with a forward-thinking approach will keep them relevant. Although changes can be hard, trends in the industry are pulling organizations that direction anyway. Also: throwback Thursday, ASAE-style.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Feb 20, 2019

Daily Buzz: Make the Case for Employer-Paid Membership

Membership by Jeff Hsin Feb 20, 2019

A potential member wants to join your association. Here’s how to help them persuade their employer to pay their dues. Also: how vertical video fares on social media.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Feb 19, 2019

Daily Buzz: Make Your Nonprofit a Social Media Standout

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Feb 19, 2019

Social media is saturated with brands—which can make it hard to break through the noise. For nonprofits, that means making your social strategy a perfect fit for your audience. Also: Laugh more at work.

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Feb 15, 2019

Daily Buzz: Bridge Your Industry’s Soft Skills Gap

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Feb 15, 2019

Your members’ employers no longer just prefer someone with soft skills—they’re a requirement. Develop a training curriculum to help members drive the industry forward. Also: the one trait missing from your content strategy.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Feb 13, 2019

Daily Buzz: When It's OK to Break the Rules

Membership by Jeff Hsin Feb 13, 2019

You want your members to be happy—but unintentional negative interactions with your staff could prove a major turnoff. Also: The National Confectioners Association is offering more health information and options for its sweet treats.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Feb 12, 2019

Daily Buzz: Blockchain's Role for Events

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Feb 12, 2019

Blockchain technology may prove an essential new tool for event ticketing—in no small part because of its added security benefits. Also: Design a successful meeting badge.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Feb 11, 2019

Daily Buzz: Integrate Planning Into Your Schedule

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Feb 11, 2019

Planning and adapting for the future is an ongoing process—that's why you need to incorporate it into your daily schedule. Also: three phrases that sell membership.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Feb 8, 2019

Daily Buzz: Tech Features Every Member Portal Needs

Membership by Jeff Hsin Feb 8, 2019

Keep members plugged in to your association with a member portal designed for success. Also: Amp up your meeting’s content strategy from all sides.

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Feb 6, 2019

Daily Buzz: Create a Voice-Rich Culture

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Feb 6, 2019

To improve workplace environments, leaders should promote a culture of speaking up. Also: ideas for more inclusive events.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Feb 5, 2019

Daily Buzz: Leverage Common Apps to Boost Meeting Attendance

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Feb 5, 2019

When it comes to turning potential attendees into ticket holders, keep your marketing strategy as simple and streamlined as possible. Also: the workplace culture of the future.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Feb 4, 2019

Daily Buzz: Tricks to Kick-Start Membership Growth

Membership by Jeff Hsin Feb 4, 2019

Increasing membership numbers should always be a priority—and these three membership growth strategies can deliver on that goal. Also: building an online community that encourages engagement.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Feb 1, 2019

Daily Buzz: Unlock Your Team's Creativity

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Feb 1, 2019

Creativity will drive future success in your organization—but that can only happen when you create an environment that allows your team to push innovation forward. Also: how the gig economy will change nonprofit jobs.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Jan 31, 2019

Daily Buzz: Google Moves to Kill the URL

Technology by Jeff Hsin Jan 31, 2019

Long, unintelligible URLs can make it hard to differentiate real URLs from fake ones. Now, Google wants to change how URLs are conveyed to make the web easier to navigate. Also: Avoid these video mistakes.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Jan 30, 2019

Daily Buzz: Big Event Inception

Meetings by Ernie Smith Jan 30, 2019

How Bud Light somehow figured out a way to put on a music festival around the Super Bowl—which is already a pretty big event. Also: Diversify your nondues revenue sources.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 29, 2019

Daily Buzz: Time to Downsize Your HQ?

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 29, 2019

The prominent Newseum is moving as part of a massive real estate deal. Its reasons for doing so might be useful for associations getting squeezed by real estate costs. Also: A five-step strategy to thoughtful webinars.

Membership by Ernie Smith Jan 28, 2019

Daily Buzz: A Better Strategy for Member Research

Membership by Ernie Smith Jan 28, 2019

Analyzing the state of your membership? Don’t just lean on one type of research over the other. Also: Suggestions for a stronger email list.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jan 25, 2019

Daily Buzz: Tools for Getting Visual

Technology by Ernie Smith Jan 25, 2019

Plenty of tools out there could help give your visuals a boost—but they won’t completely replace the need for an actual designer. Also: Are web analytics bunk? Here’s what a former Reddit CEO had to say.

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Jan 24, 2019

Daily Buzz: Succession Planning 101

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Jan 24, 2019

A solid succession plan can ease tension and confusion during a leadership transition. Also: Does social media affect SEO rankings?

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jan 23, 2019

Daily Buzz: Spend Less Time on Email

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jan 23, 2019

Responding to emails can take up an unnecessary part of the workday. Change your email habits to save time and be more productive. Also: The American Physical Therapy Association breaks ground on new headquarters.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jan 22, 2019

Daily Buzz: Don’t Let Status Limit Attendees' Event Experience

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jan 22, 2019

Your conference might assign certain status roles to attendees. To create a better experience for all, adopt a more fluid, individual approach. Also: the benefits of culture change that comes from the grassroots.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Jan 18, 2019

Daily Buzz: Jumpstart Your Technology Strategy

Technology by Jeff Hsin Jan 18, 2019

Technology can streamline many association processes, but not all groups are taking advantage. Here’s how to plan an efficient tech strategy. Also: tools to boost and revamp your content.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jan 17, 2019

Daily Buzz: Tricks for a Healthy Debate

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jan 17, 2019

Argumentative debates aren’t conducive to reaching your organization’s goals. Incorporating these three habits into conversation can make for a more productive discussion. Also: the rationale behind Slack’s new logo.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jan 16, 2019

Daily Buzz: Wellness at Work Starts With Culture

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jan 16, 2019

Wellness perks don’t mean anything if they are happening in a toxic work environment. Organizations should promote trust to improve culture and reduce stress on employees. Also: Twitter is testing new features to promote positive interactions.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jan 15, 2019

Daily Buzz: Market Your Meeting on the Cheap

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jan 15, 2019

A robust event marketing campaign can be expensive—but you don’t have to have a big budget to succeed. Try these free strategies, from the Event Manager Blog. Also: embracing remote workforce culture.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Jan 14, 2019

Daily Buzz: Engage Members During the Offseason

Membership by Jeff Hsin Jan 14, 2019

Going through downtime before your annual conference? Use these strategies to keep members interested and engaged. Also: Event tech in 2019 will focus less on innovation, more on existing technology.

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Jan 11, 2019

Daily Buzz: Lead Pragmatically When Goals Are Vague

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Jan 11, 2019

An unclear business strategy can spell disaster for your organization. Leaders should develop a pragmatic approach that allows team members to be productive through ambiguity. Also: Give stakeholders a volunteer management report.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Jan 10, 2019

Daily Buzz: Navigate a Digital Transformation

Technology by Jeff Hsin Jan 10, 2019

Research shows leaders don’t feel that digital transformations are successful. Here’s how to set changes up for success. Also: habits that help meeting planners save time (and their sanity).

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jan 9, 2019

Daily Buzz: Refresh Your Annual Meeting

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jan 9, 2019

Legacy rituals and age-old programming will keep your meeting—and organization—from future growth. Improving your conference starts with the right leaders at the helm. Also: Learning programs should be transformational.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jan 8, 2019

Daily Buzz: Are You Maximizing Social Media at Events?

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jan 8, 2019

More than 95 percent of planners use social media for marketing purposes, according to a recent survey, but underutilize other areas where the technology could shine. Also: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association gives out $2 million in grants to journalism groups.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jan 7, 2019

Daily Buzz: Start Building Your Persuasion Skills

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jan 7, 2019

Effective communication is no longer just a soft skill; the ability to persuade gives you a competitive edge. Also: how to deal with an executive transition.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jan 4, 2019

Daily Buzz: Mistakes to Avoid in 2019

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jan 4, 2019

In order for your organization to achieve greater success this year, you have to avoid the activities that held you back in 2018. Also: developing a physical security strategy at events.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Jan 3, 2019

Daily Buzz: Why Membership Matters More in 2019

Membership by Jeff Hsin Jan 3, 2019

As expenses rise, particularly for cultural organizations, membership programs become more important than ever to maximize support. Also: Before AI hits marketing full force, here’s how you should approach personalization.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jan 2, 2019

Daily Buzz: Lectures Are Killing Your Event

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jan 2, 2019

Classroom-style lectures limit meeting engagement. Instead, make events more social. Also: four types of emails to send in 2019.

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Dec 20, 2018

Daily Buzz: Empathy is Key to Organizational Change

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Dec 20, 2018

Organizational transformations aren’t easy if your team members aren’t on board. Talk to them with empathy to make the transition run smoothly. Also: how to communicate a membership dues increase.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Dec 19, 2018

Daily Buzz: Tips for More Productive Meetings

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Dec 19, 2018

A study shows that 56 percent of meeting time is unproductive. Here are some strategies to make them more efficient. Also: Associations should emphasize purpose in workplace culture.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Dec 18, 2018

Daily Buzz: 2019 Renewal Strategies

Membership by Jeff Hsin Dec 18, 2018

Improve your member renewal rates—and gain new members—next year with these tips. Also: why people flake on meetings.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Dec 17, 2018

Daily Buzz: Involve Members in Content Creation

Membership by Jeff Hsin Dec 17, 2018

Your members have a unique view into the industry they represent. When it comes to generating content, add their perspectives into the mix. Also: What if pizza places were funded like nonprofits?

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Dec 13, 2018

Daily Buzz: How to Be on “BoJack Horseman”

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Dec 13, 2018

The Netflix series is auctioning off the chance to be on the show to help fund California wildfire relief. Also: tips to beat the spam filter.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Dec 12, 2018

Daily Buzz: Password Tips from Kanye West

Technology by Jeff Hsin Dec 12, 2018

Passwords are an integral part of keeping your information safe. Here are some do’s and don’ts from 2018’s worst password offenders. (TLDR version: “000000” is a bad passcode.) Also: how to find the right benchmarks in lieu of vanity metrics.

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Dec 11, 2018

Daily Buzz: The Case for Competent Jerks

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Dec 11, 2018

In the likability versus skills debate, competency wins out, according to a new study. Also: what an office dog can do for company culture.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Dec 10, 2018

Daily Buzz: Solopreneurs and You

Membership by Jeff Hsin Dec 10, 2018

Solopreneurs might work for themselves, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need outside help. Here’s where associations can assist. Also: new tech that combines social media and AI.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Dec 7, 2018

Daily Buzz: Millennials’ Work Anxiety Challenges

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Dec 7, 2018

Millennials deal with work-disrupting mental health issues at nearly twice the U.S. average rate—but don’t think it’s reason enough for a mental health day. Also: how to juggle personal and work activities during the holiday season.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Dec 6, 2018

Daily Buzz: What Elmo Can Do for Associations

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Dec 6, 2018

Meetings can easily get sidetracked. The ELMO technique can reign in the conversation and keep the meeting productive. Also: Let data guide organizational tech improvements.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Dec 5, 2018

Daily Buzz: Know Your Shape

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Dec 5, 2018

A personality test shown off at ASAE's Technology Conference & Expo only requires a little bit of drawing. Also: reading materials that highlight tech conference takeaways.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Dec 4, 2018

Daily Buzz: Low-Commitment Ways to Implement Event Tech

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Dec 4, 2018

Meeting technology can go a long way in creating an exclusive event experience, but it can be expensive to implement. So, start simple. Also: how to market webinars for millennials.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Dec 3, 2018

Daily Buzz: 4 Essential Membership Questions

Membership by Jeff Hsin Dec 3, 2018

Associations rely on members to thrive, which means understanding their needs is a top priority. Here are the membership questions to ask to ensure you are serving members correctly. Also: planning around the “Irish exit.”

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 30, 2018

Daily Buzz: Let’s Talk Design

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 30, 2018

An interesting branding trend in the world of technology—the custom corporate typeface—is picking up. Is there something here for your next rebrand? Also: Microsoft Office gets a visual revamp.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 29, 2018

Daily Buzz: #GivingTuesday’s Big Bump

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 29, 2018

Funds raised on #GivingTuesday this week increased 27 percent over last year, with Facebook responsible for much of the growth. Also: the importance of nailing the survey invitation.

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 28, 2018

Daily Buzz: Make Digital Experiences Feel Real

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 28, 2018

A clever digital promotion by Walmart highlights the way digital experiences can have a real-world feel. Also: lessons from an AMS/LMS integration.

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 27, 2018

Daily Buzz: A Big CMS Shift

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 27, 2018

WordPress is making some major changes to its content management system in the coming weeks. Are you ready? Also: The success of branded Facebook Groups is helping ease the pain for marketers.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 26, 2018

Daily Buzz: Ready for #GivingTuesday?

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 26, 2018

The annual charitable holiday is ramping up this week. Read on for some thoughtful last-minute considerations before the big day. Also: how to put on an effective silent auction.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Nov 21, 2018

Daily Buzz: Protect Event Data

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Nov 21, 2018

Struggling with event data management? Research shows 4 out of 5 associations are, too. Also: ways to make your meeting more sustainable.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Nov 20, 2018

Daily Buzz: Your Standing Desk Is Overrated

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Nov 20, 2018

Replacing sitting with standing at work doesn’t mean you’re getting more health benefits. Also: why employees cut corners in day-to-day operations.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Nov 19, 2018

Daily Buzz: Lessons From Journalism on Membership

Membership by Jeff Hsin Nov 19, 2018

Journalism is emphasizing reader experience as a key way to boost revenue. Here’s what associations can learn. Also: creative ways to thank meeting attendees.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Nov 16, 2018

Daily Buzz: Do’s and Don’ts to Keep Members Happy

Membership by Jeff Hsin Nov 16, 2018

Satisfied members are vital to the success of your association. Here’s how to keep them happy. Also: asking attendees the right kinds of questions.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Nov 15, 2018

Daily Buzz: Don’t Let Email Get the Best of You

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Nov 15, 2018

Nearly 320 billion emails will be sent each day in the next three years, and with them the potential for a shrinking work-life balance. It’s time to set your email boundaries. Also: Are meeting planners doing enough to protect attendee data?

Technology by Jeff Hsin Nov 14, 2018

Daily Buzz: How to Make Remote Workforces Work

Technology by Jeff Hsin Nov 14, 2018

GitLab, a software company, has 350 employees who all work remotely. The organization made $10.5 million in revenue in 2017. Here’s how they did it. Also: how longtime members can increase the value of your association.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Nov 13, 2018

Daily Buzz: Web Audits, Google Style

Technology by Jeff Hsin Nov 13, 2018

Google launched a new portal for developers that can audit, score, and provide best practices for websites. Also: facial recognition for your event.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Nov 9, 2018

Daily Buzz: Define Your Meeting’s Story Arc

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Nov 9, 2018

Set a narrative to your conference that is both challenging and meaningful to attendees to boost participation. Also: build up culture to increase profitability.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Nov 8, 2018

How to Generate Buzz for a Legacy Event

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Nov 8, 2018

Even if your annual conference has been successful for the past three or four decades, it could have also lost some of its excitement factor. A few ideas for getting attendees and your staffers buzzing about a longstanding event.

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Nov 8, 2018

Daily Buzz: Revamp Your Processes

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Nov 8, 2018

Upgrading your association's processes can seem like an inconvenience, but even small changes can better your organization. Also: engaging with attendees on social media.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Nov 7, 2018

Daily Buzz: The Value of Meaningful Work

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Nov 7, 2018

Many Americans place more value on meaningful work than money. But is your organization providing it? Also: hosting experiential meetings.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Nov 6, 2018

Daily Buzz: Pizza at the Polls

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Nov 6, 2018

This nonprofit sends fresh pizzas to the polls for voters facing long lines. Also: developing a meeting planning process.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Nov 5, 2018

Daily Buzz: Conference Swag Beyond the Bag

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Nov 5, 2018

Tote bags, notepads, and USBs: You’ve gotten them as meeting giveaways too many times, and they end up in the trash. Ditch these tired ideas for more earth-friendly options. Also: the benefits of a young professionals committee.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Nov 2, 2018

Daily Buzz: Keep Members’ Data Safe

Membership by Jeff Hsin Nov 2, 2018

Data can be invaluable when you want to enhance the member experience, but you need a data governance plan to keep members’ information safe. Also: the impact of artificial intelligence on analytics.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Nov 1, 2018

Daily Buzz: Boost Your Instagram Reach

Technology by Jeff Hsin Nov 1, 2018

Instagram offers a unique opportunity to reach new people. Curating your posts can grow your following and spread your mission. Also: creating energizing meetings.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Oct 31, 2018

Daily Buzz: The State of Vacation Deprivation

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Oct 31, 2018

Vacations help workers refresh and return to work more energized—but more than half of Americans aren’t taking them, and vacation deprivation levels are at a five-year high. Also: Twitter’s plans to change its “like” feature.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Oct 30, 2018

Daily Buzz: Should Your Association Start a Print Publication?

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Oct 30, 2018

Digital communication is great, but print publications can also lead to organizational growth and extended reach. Also: lessons from this week’s Associations @ Work conference.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Oct 29, 2018

Daily Buzz: New Food Rules for Meetings

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Oct 29, 2018

Dietary restrictions and foodie culture have changed how meeting planners create event menus. Here are the new food rules to follow, from BizBash. Also: how to reinstate lapsed members.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Oct 26, 2018

Daily Buzz: Building a Branding Strategy

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Oct 26, 2018

You might not think of your nonprofit as a “brand,” but it is. And it needs a branding strategy to become more recognizable. Also: Look beyond ideas when considering innovation.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Oct 25, 2018

Daily Buzz: Celebrate Your Most Engaged Members

Membership by Jeff Hsin Oct 25, 2018

Highlighting your most involved members will show they are valued—and could prompt less engaged members to get involved too. Postmates' embrace of rapper Post Malone offers a great example of this. Also: ensuring secure meeting Wi-Fi.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Oct 24, 2018

Daily Buzz: Why Your Association Needs a Learning Strategy

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Oct 24, 2018

Associations are always changing. A learning strategy can help your team understand how to effectively deliver value. Also: questions to ask before creating an online community.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Oct 23, 2018

Daily Buzz: Event Technology in 2019

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Oct 23, 2018

Meeting technology will shift in 2019. Here’s what that might look like, according to industry experts. Also: engaging members during onboarding.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Oct 22, 2018

Daily Buzz: Reinventing the Membership Wheel

Membership by Jeff Hsin Oct 22, 2018

If you’re having a hard time with membership recruitment or retention, it’s time to seek a new strategy. Also: a conference badge that doubles as a working computer.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Oct 19, 2018

Daily Buzz: Build a Better Digital Experience

Technology by Jeff Hsin Oct 19, 2018

Your members (and potential members!) lean on your association’s online presence. Here’s what you need to ask to make sure it delivers. Also: gamifying your meeting.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Oct 18, 2018

Daily Buzz: Rethink Your Recruiting Process

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Oct 18, 2018

Any new hire has to meet your organization’s expectations both professionally and culturally. To find the right person, you have to tweak the recruiting process. Also: nonprofit financial lessons from for-profit companies.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Oct 17, 2018

Daily Buzz: Don't Give Up Professional Development

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Oct 17, 2018

Continuing education is often the first thing to go when budgets are tight, but it's worth holding on to. Also: honoring retiring team members.

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Oct 16, 2018

Daily Buzz: Agile Development Strategies

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Oct 16, 2018

Industries are always changing—which means people need to be flexible to succeed. An agile development plan can help you grow. Also: uncovering unconscious bias.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Oct 15, 2018

Daily Buzz: Give Potential Members Psychological Ownership

Membership by Jeff Hsin Oct 15, 2018

It can be hard to get the attention of potential members. One way to reach them: Giving them psychological ownership. Also: the evolution of the meeting industry.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Oct 12, 2018

Daily Buzz: Grow Your Instagram Following

Technology by Jeff Hsin Oct 12, 2018

For a robust social media strategy, your organization needs to leverage its Instagram followers. The Wild Apricot blog explains how to get started. Also: what food can do for your meeting.

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Oct 11, 2018

Daily Buzz: Leading a Remote Workforce

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Oct 11, 2018

Managing a virtual team requires clean logistics, great communication, and a lot of trust. Here’s how to do it, from Entrepreneur. Also: elements of a content strategy.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Oct 10, 2018

Daily Buzz: Hosting Sustainable Meetings

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Oct 10, 2018

As environmental awareness grows in the meetings industry, planners need a holistic approach to going green. Also: understanding certification credentials.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Oct 9, 2018

Daily Buzz: Microsoft Outlook Gets Verified

Technology by Jeff Hsin Oct 9, 2018

Microsoft's new “verified” feature is intended to help organizations boost their email credibility. Also: email-writing best practices.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Oct 5, 2018

Daily Buzz: Association Helps With Relief Efforts in Indonesia

Technology by Jeff Hsin Oct 5, 2018

The Association of Medical Doctors of Asia sent a team to Palu, Indonesia, to provide medical care after an earthquake and tsunami devastated the area. Also: creating a board of directors that reflects your team.

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Oct 4, 2018

Daily Buzz: Developing the Next Generation of Leaders

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Oct 4, 2018

To prime future leaders, create a talent development system focused on leadership fundamentals. Also: ASAE’s Annual Meeting & Exposition, as it looked 98 years ago.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Oct 3, 2018

Daily Buzz: Your Meeting Venue Is Renovating. Now What?

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Oct 3, 2018

You book the perfect meeting venue—then find out it’s undergoing a renovation. Here’s what to do next. Also: leveraging online communities as a marketing tool.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Oct 2, 2018

Daily Buzz: It’s Time to Start Thinking About 2019

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Oct 2, 2018

How can you make your association better in 2019? Four questions to ask to develop the strategies that will get you there. Also: Onboarding new members.

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Oct 1, 2018

Daily Buzz: Predicting Future Success

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Oct 1, 2018

You can’t foresee the future, but you can use past data to paint a picture of what’s to come. Also: Engage members to keep them around.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Sep 28, 2018

Daily Buzz: How to Last 100 Years

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Sep 28, 2018

What makes one organization stand the test of time while others fail? Stable purpose, leadership, and a disruptive edge seem to be the difference-makers Also: the hotel amenities that guests value.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Sep 27, 2018

Daily Buzz: Retaining Chapter Leaders

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Sep 27, 2018

Chapter leadership comes with a lot of responsibility. Here’s how you can empower your leaders to prevent turnover. Also: One company implements mandatory vacation days.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Sep 26, 2018

Daily Buzz: Working Outside of Association Hot Spots

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Sep 26, 2018

You don’t have to live in an association hot spot to have a thriving career. Association Success shares a few ways to overcome geographic challenges. Also: Getting clicks is getting tougher and tougher.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Sep 25, 2018

Daily Buzz: Lessons From National Geographic

Membership by Raegan Johnson Sep 25, 2018

The National Geographic Society offers cautionary tales and valuable lessons from its membership program. Also: the downside of popularity-based grants.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Sep 24, 2018

Daily Buzz: Views on Women in Leadership

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Sep 24, 2018

Many Americans perceive women to exhibit better leadership traits in a new Pew survey. Also: Consult this to-do list after attending a conference.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Sep 21, 2018

Daily Buzz: Ride the Lightning

Leadership by Ernie Smith Sep 21, 2018

A Forbes writer explains why your organization might be better off leaning into the chaos of disruption. Also: A distressing set of Facebook stats.

Membership by Ernie Smith Sep 20, 2018

Daily Buzz: Offer A Warm Welcome

Membership by Ernie Smith Sep 20, 2018

Don't skimp on the introductory planning, a membership expert states. Also: Google's Inbox is going away, but there are ways to keep the spirit alive in Gmail.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Sep 19, 2018

Daily Buzz: Don’t Kill Curiosity

Leadership by Ernie Smith Sep 19, 2018

A Harvard Business School professor warns that the wrong tactics could harm employees’ ability to come up with new and creative ideas. Also: Make sure your influencer marketing strategy makes sense.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Sep 18, 2018

Daily Buzz: A Shout-Out to the Solo Exhibitor

Meetings by Ernie Smith Sep 18, 2018

The exhibitor that’s at your tradeshow by themselves is under a lot of stress, an association CEO notes. Also: Twitter brings back a much-wanted feature.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Sep 17, 2018

Daily Buzz: Find the Right Conference Speaker

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Sep 17, 2018

You want a speaker at your meeting that will give value to attendees. Here’s how to start your search. Also: making meetings purposeful.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Sep 13, 2018

Daily Buzz: The Difference Between Memberships and Subscriptions

Membership by Jeff Hsin Sep 13, 2018

News outlets, borrowing from association membership tactics and pay services’ subscription strategies, are mixing up the two concepts. Also: why the president of the American Heart Association helped introduce the new Apple Watch.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Sep 12, 2018

Daily Buzz: Getting Attendee Feedback

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Sep 12, 2018

Feedback is key to creating better events—are you asking for it in a way that attendees will respond to? Also: How to prevent burnout.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Sep 11, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Targeted Event Sign-Ups

Meetings by Ernie Smith Sep 11, 2018

How a little Facebook retargeting could supercharge your event sign-ups. Also: The chatter behind the chatter at Content Marketing World.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Sep 10, 2018

Daily Buzz: Do You Need an Online Community?

Membership by Jeff Hsin Sep 10, 2018

Digital communities offer a lot of benefits, but if your association is only seeking increased engagement, it might be time to consider another strategy. Also: why traditional sponsorship tiers need to be rethought.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Sep 7, 2018

Daily Buzz: Don't Let Your Vacation Stress You Out

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Sep 7, 2018

Taking a vacation is supposed to be relaxing, but working overtime to prepare for one is not. Here’s what to do to minimize stress before, during, and after your time off. Also: what the meeting business wants from speakers.

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Sep 6, 2018

Daily Buzz: Be a Brave Leader

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Sep 6, 2018

Small steps can help you build courage in leadership. Also: leveraging blogs as your conference’s content home base.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Sep 5, 2018

Daily Buzz: Airbnb’s Meetings Expansion

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Sep 5, 2018

Planning a meeting? Airbnb is expanding to the professional world to “help teams achieve their shared goals more effectively.” Also: Three things to catch attendee focus.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 30, 2018

Daily Buzz: Working on the Way to Work?

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 30, 2018

More than half of commuters work while traveling, a new study finds, and never logging off blurs the line on work-life balance—and might call for regulation from employers. Also: the state of the event industry.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Aug 29, 2018

Daily Buzz: Find the Right Tech for Your Meeting

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Aug 29, 2018

Technology will help your meeting succeed—just make sure it works for attendees and exhibitors, too. Also: why your emails are being marked as spam.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Aug 28, 2018

Daily Buzz: Win Back Former Members

Membership by Jeff Hsin Aug 28, 2018

Former members left your association for a reason. Talk to them about why—and strategize how to fix the issue—to encourage a boomerang effect. Also: event inspiration from the 1990s.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Aug 27, 2018

Daily Buzz: Google Analytics Spreads to Images

Technology by Jeff Hsin Aug 27, 2018

The latest update on Google Analytics will include specific data on Google Images. Also: How to avoid awkwardness when meeting people.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 24, 2018

Daily Buzz: Preparing for a Media Briefing

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 24, 2018

When developing a media relations strategy, don’t forget to give your team an in-depth briefing memo to set them up for success. Also: creating data standards.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Aug 23, 2018

Daily Buzz: Y Combinator Nurtures a Trade Group

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Aug 23, 2018

How Good Food Institute became the famed startup accelerator’s first nonprofit industry group. Also: Think about your mission beyond membership.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Aug 22, 2018

Daily Buzz: Your Online Community Isn’t Special

Technology by Jeff Hsin Aug 22, 2018

Online community engagement is important for members, but the value it brings to your association is more significant. Also: how to implement new ideas from the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Aug 21, 2018

Daily Buzz: Keep Your Meeting Out of the Dark

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Aug 21, 2018

Power outages can’t be planned for—or can they? We’ve got tips from planning experts on how to prepare. Also: how ASAE is giving back.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 20, 2018

Daily Buzz: Celebrating an Anniversary Through Haiku

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 20, 2018

Get your creative wheels spinning; the American National Standards Institute is hosting a haiku competition ahead of its 100th anniversary. Also: a crowdsourced take on the ASAE Annual Meeting.

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 19, 2018

Daily Buzz: Pinterest’s Positive Stability

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 19, 2018

After years of growth, Pinterest has stable impression and satisfaction numbers, according to YouGov research. That’s a big differentiator compared with other social networks. Also: TK.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Aug 16, 2018

Daily Buzz: LinkedIn Groups Are Changing

Technology by Jeff Hsin Aug 16, 2018

LinkedIn is rolling its Groups feature into the main app with updated capabilities—while also saying goodbye to some old features. Also: How a data governance strategy can improve your AMS.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 15, 2018

Daily Buzz: Fight Communication Fatigue

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 15, 2018

Are your members overwhelmed by messages from your association? The MemberClicks blog tackles how to block out communication fatigue. Also: It’s #CityHallSelfie Day—what’s that all about?

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Aug 14, 2018

Daily Buzz: America’s First Coin Returns Home

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Aug 14, 2018

The American Numismatic Association’s “Numismatist of the Year” identified the United States’ first coin—and now it’s returning to Philadelphia thanks to an association meeting. Also: How to repurpose event content to extend its life span.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 13, 2018

Daily Buzz: Associations for Left-Handers (Really)

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 13, 2018

It’s International Left-Handers Day. We break down how the holiday started, and some of the groups working to bring support to lefties around the world. Also: How to launch an association rebrand.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Aug 10, 2018

Daily Buzz: Whittle Down Your Email Newsletters

Technology by Jeff Hsin Aug 10, 2018

What changes would make your email newsletters more engaging? The Wall Street Journal is starting by cutting back on the number of newsletters it produces. Also: Developing a volunteer management plan.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Aug 9, 2018

Daily Buzz: Boost Engagement With “Third Place” Theory

Membership by Jeff Hsin Aug 9, 2018

As member interaction moves online, leverage digital communities to create year-round buzz for in-person meetups, says Personify. Also: Keep your corporate partners happy.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Aug 8, 2018

Daily Buzz: What Should You Make of Facebook’s Paid Groups?

Membership by Jeff Hsin Aug 8, 2018

What the future of paid membership subscriptions could look like on Facebook, from The Membership Guys podcast. Also: how bad data hygiene can mess up your direct mail campaign.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 7, 2018

Daily Buzz: Boosting Online Credibility

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 7, 2018

If your nonprofit’s website doesn’t promote trust, it isn’t doing its job. The Bloomerang blog explains how to increase online credibility. Also: How Netflix is innovating board involvement.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Aug 6, 2018

Daily Buzz: The Benefits of Regulating Email Marketing

Technology by Jeff Hsin Aug 6, 2018

Email marketing is evolving, but attempts to regulate the messages that go in your inbox do more good than harm, argues a former “Spam King.” Also: Timing event meals perfectly.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 3, 2018

Daily Buzz: Marketing Tips From Romance Writers

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 3, 2018

How the Romance Writers of America capitalizes on content marketing strategy to create a flourishing industry. Also: A firsthand account of the Carr Fire.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Aug 2, 2018

Daily Buzz: Two-Factor’s Big Weakness

Technology by Jeff Hsin Aug 2, 2018

A recent security breach involving Reddit highlights the failings of using your phone in two-factor authentication, notes Ars Technica. Also: Salesforce highlights leaders making a positive social impact in a new event series.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Aug 1, 2018

Daily Buzz: Nailing Membership Onboarding

Membership by Jeff Hsin Aug 1, 2018

Membership can’t grow if your onboarding process is ineffective. The MemberClicks blog breaks down what you should be doing to make members stay. Also: Learning trends to incorporate today.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jul 31, 2018

Daily Buzz: A Clever Avocado Partnership

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jul 31, 2018

In honor of National Avocado Day, Avocados From Mexico helps Chipotle provide consumers with free guacamole. Also: Forbes reveals three trends that nonprofits need to prepare for.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jul 30, 2018

Daily Buzz: How to Conduct a Media Tour

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jul 30, 2018

To take your media relationships to the next level, consider hosting a media tour. Also: Adrian Segar warns against hosting a beautiful event that lacks substance.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jul 27, 2018

Daily Buzz: Making Tradeshows Less Intimidating

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jul 27, 2018

New exhibitors at your tradeshow? Business News Daily shares how to make them confident at your event. Also: Leverage your association’s online identity to increase member engagement.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jul 26, 2018

Daily Buzz: The Evolution of Internship Culture

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jul 26, 2018

It’s National Intern Day. Time breaks down how a position that started as trade training became the new entry-level job. Also: Why online course maintenance matters. Back in 1992, only 17 percent of college students had an internship. Fast forward to today, and more than 62 percent of the Class of 2017 did at least […]

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 25, 2018

Daily Buzz: Microsoft’s Suite Strategy

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 25, 2018

The hidden reason why Microsoft launches good-enough products that compete with buzzy apps like Slack. Also: why exit surveys are best when they’re simple.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jul 24, 2018

Daily Buzz: A Whiskey Summit

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jul 24, 2018

Whiskey associations from around the globe will converge in Kentucky this week to discuss trade problems. Also: conference survival tips for introverts.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jul 23, 2018

Daily Buzz: Improve Your Virtual Meetings

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jul 23, 2018

Online events can engage members and still save a ton of time and effort. Here are a few tips for hosting a virtual meeting using your Facebook page. Also: Get to know the different leadership levels.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jul 20, 2018

Daily Buzz: Experimenting With a Four-Day Workweek

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jul 20, 2018

One New Zealand firm recently tested a four-day workweek, resulting in happier employees and no drop in productivity. Also: A project from major tech giants aims to let people transfer their data from app to app.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jul 19, 2018

Daily Buzz: Don’t “Slack” Off on Chapter Communications

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jul 19, 2018

Are your chapter leaders struggling to communicate with each other? Find out how one organization uses Slack to enhance national-to-chapter and leader-to-leader relationships. Also: Set your speakers up for success by reducing their anxiety.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Jul 18, 2018

Daily Buzz: Take Back Your Time

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Jul 18, 2018

A leader’s attention is in constant demand, but you can’t be everywhere at once. Here are four ways to gain back some of your time. Also: Looking for community inspiration? This new database might help.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jul 17, 2018

Daily Buzz: Free Yourself from Event Paradigms

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jul 17, 2018

Break free from conventional wisdom to push your event forward. Also: How to make your website reporter-friendly.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jul 16, 2018

Daily Buzz: Creating a Learning Culture

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jul 16, 2018

Association Success shares advice for making learning practices as natural to your organization as breathing. Also: Do you know when you should stop emailing people?

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jul 13, 2018

Friday Buzz: WeWork’s Market for Members

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jul 13, 2018

WeWork provides its members with new product distribution channels in recently launched retail spaces. Also: Questions to ask to find the right freelance IT help.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jul 12, 2018

Thursday Buzz: Storytelling on the Event Stage

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jul 12, 2018

The Financial Times is experimenting with creative forms of storytelling at the theater. Also: Why you should ditch the prepared remarks the next time you speak.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jul 11, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: Young Professionals' Student Loan Burden

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jul 11, 2018

DC has the highest median student loan balances in the country—something associations should keep in mind as they hire and recruit millennials. Also: Instagram introduces a new engagement feature.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jul 10, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Take Online Engagement Offline

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jul 10, 2018

Community by Association shares a few ways to convert online community members to chapter meeting attendees. Also: One architect’s inspiring take on the special value of national meetings.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jul 9, 2018

Monday Buzz: The Key to Successful Onboarding

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jul 9, 2018

Keeping new members engaged requires a lot of communication and a little exclusivity. Also: Navigating Facebook’s new political ad rules.

Membership by Ernie Smith Jul 6, 2018

Friday Buzz: A Frightening Membership What-If

Membership by Ernie Smith Jul 6, 2018

What if a big corporation quit all of its associations for a year? An association consultant ponders the membership hypothetical. Also: Meet the latest batch of CAEs.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 5, 2018

Thursday Buzz: Freshen Up Your Email Lists

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 5, 2018

A nonprofit marketer makes the case that keeping email subscribers engaged is just as important as blocking spam. Also: Why associations should have more entrepreneurs at the helm.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jun 29, 2018

Friday Buzz: Tips on Becoming an Influencer

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jun 29, 2018

If you’re looking to become more influential within your industry, follow this instructive guide from HubSpot. Also: How to change the metabolism of your events.

Technology by Raegan Johnson Jun 28, 2018

Thursday Buzz: Future-Focused IT Team

Technology by Raegan Johnson Jun 28, 2018

To keep up with a rapidly changing world, your IT leaders need to think more like CIOs. Also: Reconsidering the CEO’s role in membership.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jun 27, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: Always Be Improving

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jun 27, 2018

What you do after a meeting is the key to improving next year’s event. Also: How to spark curiosity in conference attendees.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jun 26, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Don’t Put Too Many Stars on the Same Team

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jun 26, 2018

Many leaders load up their top performers on one team, but research suggests that could be holding back creativity. Also: Meet Facebook’s print publication aimed at business leaders.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jun 25, 2018

Monday Buzz: Create Content That Connects

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jun 25, 2018

Marketing content often falls flat. Here's how to create content that really resonates with your audience. Also: While we may each be our own biggest critics, self-criticism is actually doing more harm than good.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jun 22, 2018

Friday Buzz: Why Some Members Are Tuning Out

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jun 22, 2018

The MemberClicks blog shares a few reasons you may be seeing a drop in membership. Also: Last year, the Brewers Association introduced an indie seal for craft brewers. Let’s check in on the adoption rate.

Technology by Raegan Johnson Jun 21, 2018

Thursday Buzz: Instagram’s New Video App

Technology by Raegan Johnson Jun 21, 2018

Instagram just raised the stakes of mobile television with a new app. Also: Don’t blame time for a lack a strategic thinking.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jun 20, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: Finding Hidden Donors

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jun 20, 2018

There are major donors hidden within your database, you just have to know how to sniff them out. Also: What’s standing in the way of gender-diversity goals.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jun 19, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Trends Shaping Education

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jun 19, 2018

Association Success sheds lights on the forces reshaping education. Also: LinkedIn is facing competition from the makers of a popular dating app.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Jun 18, 2018

Monday Buzz: How to Handle Subcultures

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Jun 18, 2018

Subcultures naturally pop up within organizations, and it’s important to manage them effectively to keep them from turning toxic. Also: As apps and platforms integrate, social media will likely become a major event sales channel.

Membership by Ernie Smith Jun 15, 2018

Friday Buzz: How Open Should Your Online Community Be?

Membership by Ernie Smith Jun 15, 2018

A community engagement pro makes the case for nuanced thinking about what makes a good association community. Also: Is it possible to get some personal space during an airport layover?

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jun 14, 2018

Thursday Buzz: Putting the “Social” Back in Social Media

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jun 14, 2018

Posting alone isn’t enough. The Buffer blog shares ways to increase social media engagement. Also: At your next event, get people talking and interacting with these creative icebreakers.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jun 13, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: Airbnb’s Hidden Business Travel Risks

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jun 13, 2018

Many business travelers want to use Airbnb, but there are reasons for employees to be cautious. Also: How to use speakers to engage your audience.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jun 12, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Why Giving Days Are So Successful

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jun 12, 2018

How giving days harness a sense of urgency to spur donors into action. Also: Squarespace launches a new email product.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jun 11, 2018

Monday Buzz: IHOP’s Masterful Zeitgeist Takeover

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jun 11, 2018

Even if you don’t like the idea of the International House of Burgers, you have to admit that we’re talking about it. Also: Some thoughts on how to tackle that thing that’s stressing you out.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Jun 8, 2018

Friday Buzz: When Working Together Doesn't Work

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Jun 8, 2018

To work well together in a collaboration, organizations need to address the power imbalance. Also: An Oregon group teaches young students all about sheep shearing.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jun 7, 2018

Thursday Buzz: Is Your Conference Seating Sexist?

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jun 7, 2018

If you're not careful, your stage design may put your female panelists in uncomfortable situations. Also: What a retired Air Force four-star general has to say about leadership.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jun 6, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: A Better Argument for Online Community

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jun 6, 2018

A new site shares ways to improve how you talk about your online community. Also: How nonprofits can use hashtags more strategically.

Technology by Raegan Johnson Jun 5, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: The Rise of “Digital Wellness”

Technology by Raegan Johnson Jun 5, 2018

Tech giants are launching tools to help users break their smartphone addictions with digital wellness tools. Also: Adrian Segar considers the diminishing power of leaders.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jun 4, 2018

Monday Buzz: Why Americans Stopped Answering the Phone

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jun 4, 2018

There are lots of different ways to communicate with people that don’t require a phone call, but that’s not the only reason we don’t pick up when the phone rings. Also: creative ways to use AR and VR to get people involved. Are you finding it harder and harder to get anyone on the phone? […]

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jun 1, 2018

Friday Buzz: Drive Revenue With Member Communications

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jun 1, 2018

Make the most of your member communications by using them to generate nondues revenue. Also: Should tech giants be subject to antitrust regulations?

Meetings by Raegan Johnson May 31, 2018

Thursday Buzz: Don’t Be Afraid to Get a Little Weird

Meetings by Raegan Johnson May 31, 2018

Don’t let boredom encroach on your next meeting. Here’s how to shake things up at your events. Also: how to get started with a content strategy.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson May 30, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: Direct Traffic Is on the Rise

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson May 30, 2018

Publishers are seeing a boost in mobile traffic as Facebook clicks decline and mobile use increases. Also: How to stop sending boring emails.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson May 29, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Write Meaningful Metaphors

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson May 29, 2018

Metaphors can be useful communication tool, including for nonprofits. Here’s how to use them to convey your organization’s mission effectively. Also: Amanda Kaiser recommends thinking about your group’s approachability.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson May 25, 2018

Friday Buzz: New Webinar Styles

Meetings by Raegan Johnson May 25, 2018

Don’t let boring webinars hurt your membership engagement. Try these alternative formats to shake things up. Also: How to strategically use social media to promote events.

Membership by Ernie Smith May 24, 2018

Thursday Buzz: Get Your One-And-Done Members to Stick Around

Membership by Ernie Smith May 24, 2018

A little recognition goes a long way when it comes to creating reasons for one-and-done members to stay for a while. Also: Why one big change can sometimes be less disruptive than many small ones.

Membership by Raegan Johnson May 23, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: Shaking Things Up at #MMCCon

Membership by Raegan Johnson May 23, 2018

At ASAE’s Marketing, Membership and Communications Conference, pros are discovering new ways to reimagine strategies for associations.

Technology by Raegan Johnson May 22, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Not Ready for GDPR? Same as Everyone Else

Technology by Raegan Johnson May 22, 2018

Most organizations are still unprepared for GDPR, even with the deadline drawing close. Find out what is standing in their way. Also: A Chicago municipal agency auctions off a contemporary painting for $21 million.

Membership by Raegan Johnson May 21, 2018

Monday Buzz: Benefits That Make It Hard to Quit

Membership by Raegan Johnson May 21, 2018

After a price increase, Amazon announces a new Prime benefit. What can associations learn from the consumer giant’s lead? Also: Get more traffic from Google with these SEO tips.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson May 18, 2018

Friday Buzz: Avoid These Fundraising Mistakes

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson May 18, 2018

New organizations makes common fundraising mistakes that cost them money. Forbes shares tips for preventing them. Also: How to make networking events more valuable.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson May 17, 2018

Thursday Buzz: How Google Learns From Failure

Leadership by Raegan Johnson May 17, 2018

Google's postmortem process helps their teams turn mistakes into valuable learning experiences. Also: Podcasts could help to boost event attendance.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson May 16, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: An Experimental Way to Finance Nonprofits

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson May 16, 2018

A new approach to funding philanthropic organizations adds a layer of accountability. Also: Should you sell your education offering to corporate members?

Leadership by Raegan Johnson May 15, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Reconsider These Leadership Mantras

Leadership by Raegan Johnson May 15, 2018

Holding on to traditional management mantras may be stopping your organization from moving forward. Also: How one nonprofit was able to bring its event theme to life in a fresh way.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson May 14, 2018

Monday Buzz: Membership Renewal Guide

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson May 14, 2018

Don’t let a lackluster renewal program be the reason you lose out on members. Also: As digital technology changes the world at light speed, mindfulness can help leaders shape the future of organizations more strategically.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson May 11, 2018

Friday Buzz: States of Change

Leadership by Raegan Johnson May 11, 2018

How does your organization respond to change? One author shares the three states of response for groups. Also: Nonprofit Hub shares new ways to raise money.

Technology by Raegan Johnson May 10, 2018

Thursday Buzz: What GDPR Means For Social Marketers

Technology by Raegan Johnson May 10, 2018

The impending GDPR means you may need to make a few changes to your social media tactics. Also: Making the business case for new tech projects.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson May 9, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: Is This the End of Mini Shampoos?

Meetings by Raegan Johnson May 9, 2018

Major hotel brands are phasing out mini toiletry bottles for larger pump bottles. Also: Beth’s Blog shares helpful tips for creating a happier and healthier workplace culture.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson May 8, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Speaker Advice From the Pros

Meetings by Raegan Johnson May 8, 2018

Meetings Today shares lessons event pros learned the hard way for finding and managing speakers. Also: In an interview, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s psychologist mom touts the power of associations.

Technology by Raegan Johnson May 7, 2018

Monday Buzz: Why Leaders Should Be Tech Literate

Technology by Raegan Johnson May 7, 2018

TechCrunch’s editorial manager makes the case that technology literacy is a must for effective leadership today. Also: Six rules for better communication.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson May 4, 2018

Friday Buzz: Questions for Tradeshows

Meetings by Raegan Johnson May 4, 2018

Make the most of your trade show experience by asking vendors these insightful questions. Also: Are you stuck in a career rut? Fast Company shares a few prompts that might help you get out of it.

Membership by Raegan Johnson May 3, 2018

Thursday Buzz: Benefits of a Trial Program

Membership by Raegan Johnson May 3, 2018

No one wants to implement a program that is doomed to fail. To prevent an expensive mistake, use a trial program. Here’s how to get started. Also: If your volunteers aren’t as productive as you need them to be, the problem could lie with the timing of your request.

Technology by Raegan Johnson May 2, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: Facebook to Allow Users to Clear History

Technology by Raegan Johnson May 2, 2018

A new data privacy feature from Facebook gives users more control of their data. Also: Asking insightful question isn’t typically part of leadership training, but HBR argues it should be.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson May 1, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Boost Learning Retention

Meetings by Raegan Johnson May 1, 2018

Don't let fresh ideas and valuable insights be forgotten. The Event Manager Blog shares a bunch of ways to increase learning retention. Also: How to use social media to connect emotionally with your community.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Apr 30, 2018

Monday Buzz: Plug Money Leaks

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Apr 30, 2018

In the nonprofit world, every dollar counts. Here are a few tactics to try to stop money from seeping out of your organization. Also: A look at advocacy in the age of fake news.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Apr 27, 2018

Friday Buzz: A Myth About Time Management

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Apr 27, 2018

It seems like everyone on your team should have the same amount of time in their day, but that’s simply not the case. Also: Design a crisis communications plan before an emergency strikes.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Apr 26, 2018

Thursday Buzz: Hotel Key Security Crisis

Meetings by Ernie Smith Apr 26, 2018

A major security researcher uncovers a major security flaw with hotel room keys used around the world. Also: Your members think selfishly—something you might be able to take advantage of.

Technology by Raegan Johnson Apr 25, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: Gmail’s Big Redesign

Technology by Raegan Johnson Apr 25, 2018

Gmail gets a fresh makeover and a bunch of new features. Also: Create an attendee journey map to make your next meeting even better.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Apr 24, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Preventing No-Shows

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Apr 24, 2018

No-shows are common, but there are a few things event professionals can do to minimize them. Also: Learn the truth about these common GDPR misconceptions.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Apr 23, 2018

Monday Buzz: Get More Press

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Apr 23, 2018

Don't let your organization's great work go unnoticed. Here's how to get more press hits for your group. Also: How to make your next event more healthy and more fun.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Apr 20, 2018

Friday Buzz: Women’s Nonprofit Welcomes Men

Membership by Raegan Johnson Apr 20, 2018

Women of Email expands its program to include men as mentors. Also: Association professionals “escape” to the Xperience Design Project in Maryland.

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 19, 2018

Thursday Buzz: Watch Out for Cryptojacking

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 19, 2018

The latest website security concern, which jumps on the cryptocurrency craze, could be a big headache for users of WordPress or Drupal. Also: XDP gets going in a big way.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Apr 18, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: The Most Expensive Global Cities for Business Travel

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Apr 18, 2018

Traveling for work? Be prepared to save all of your expense receipts in these cities, which come with a hefty price tag. Also: Here’s how to run a more productive internal meeting. One of the joys of business travel is being able to expense nearly everything you buy. And you’ll be extra grateful for that […]

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Apr 17, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Making the Tough Calls

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Apr 17, 2018

Bosses often have to make hard decisions, and delaying doing so can hurt your team and your organization. Also: Gen-Xers are often overlooked at the office, but CNBC says they’re changing the nature of work.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Apr 16, 2018

Monday Buzz: Customizable Memberships

Membership by Raegan Johnson Apr 16, 2018

Could adding more membership levels attract more people? The MemberClicks blog reveals how. Also: Amanda Kaiser makes the case for a “frictionless” member experience.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Apr 13, 2018

Friday Buzz: Use Email to Create Personal Connections

Membership by Raegan Johnson Apr 13, 2018

Are your association’s emails building relationships? It may be time to rethink the way your association thinks about email blasts. Also: In a cluttered social environment, keeping your tone consistent is key.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Apr 12, 2018

Thursday Buzz: Celebrating the Global Meetings Industry

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Apr 12, 2018

Global Meetings Industry Day honors the positive impact of meetings on local economies. Also: Making the most of your online directories.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Apr 11, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: An App That Takes on All-Male Panels

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Apr 11, 2018

A new version of an app allows meeting attendees to name and shame groups that don’t show diversity in their panels. Also: a comprehensive look at the health of the internet.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Apr 10, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Sesame Street Tries Crowdfunding

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Apr 10, 2018

The children’s television show is launching a Kickstarter campaign to combat bullying of children with autism. Also: A popular rock band starts a membership group for fans.

Membership by Ernie Smith Apr 9, 2018

Monday Buzz: Let’s Get Newtonian With Engagement

Membership by Ernie Smith Apr 9, 2018

One member engagement expert applies three of the most famous scientific laws to everyone’s favorite topic. Also: A few suggestions on how to pass the CAE Exam.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Apr 6, 2018

Friday Buzz: Content Ideas to Keep Readers Coming Back

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Apr 6, 2018

Out of content ideas? Leverage your social media channels to generate ideas that you know your readers will appreciate. Also: Jeff Brooks shares his take on the seven deadly sins of fundraising.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Apr 5, 2018

Thursday Buzz: A Day to Celebrate Business Travelers

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Apr 5, 2018

Upside and Dress for Success partner up to deliver a national day to honor business travelers. Also: How to keep remote employees feeling connected.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Apr 4, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: Can Generation Z Avoid Heavy Student Debt?

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Apr 4, 2018

Members of generation Z can look to their older counterparts to see the burden of student loan debt. Will this younger group fare better? Also: Valuable lessons from email marketing pros.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Apr 3, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Making Meeting Spaces More Pleasant

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Apr 3, 2018

Spur creativity and innovation by making your meeting spaces more attractive. Also: Traits that make teams effective problem solvers.

Technology by Raegan Johnson Apr 2, 2018

Monday Buzz: How Technology Is Changing Recruitment

Technology by Raegan Johnson Apr 2, 2018

New digital tools and technology are revolutionizing the way organizations find and retain talent. Also: Voice donations come to Alexa. Many industries are facing the threat of automation, and HR may be one of them. A recent CMSWire post delves into how technology is changing the way organizations are recruiting and retaining talent. Automated recruitment […]

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Mar 30, 2018

Friday Buzz: April Fools' Alternatives

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Mar 30, 2018

If you’re not into April Fools' Day, there are still plenty of holidays you can get into in the days before and after April 1. Also: Draw attention to your member benefits, one at a time.

Technology by Raegan Johnson Mar 29, 2018

Thursday Buzz: Which Video Story Format Should You Use?

Technology by Raegan Johnson Mar 29, 2018

When it comes to choosing a video story platform, Facebook reaches more people, but Snapchat has big upsides. Also: How DonorsChoose.org funded all of their project requests with one simple question.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Mar 28, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: Build a Better Event Website

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Mar 28, 2018

A meetings website with all the right elements can attract more people to your next conference. Also: How to keep online students engaged.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Mar 27, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Evolving Membership Expectations

Membership by Raegan Johnson Mar 27, 2018

As members interact with the latest tech from the corporate world, their expectations of association offerings will change. Also: Do anti-discrimination laws apply to a women-only coworking spaces?

Technology by Ernie Smith Mar 26, 2018

Monday Buzz: Did Twitter Automation Just Get Harder?

Technology by Ernie Smith Mar 26, 2018

Has a social media best practice just been upended? At least one company is switching up its approach in response to new rules—but others aren’t following suit. Also: Dive into the new season with these spring cleaning tips for nonprofits.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Mar 23, 2018

Friday Buzz: Protect Attendee Data

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Mar 23, 2018

How to keep your attendees’ personal data safe from a cyberattack. Also: Why should always download meeting apps.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Mar 22, 2018

Thursday Buzz: Weird Excuses for Being Late

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Mar 22, 2018

A new survey from CareerBuilder reports on some of the wildest excuses people use for being tardy to work. Also: American Associations Day 2018 is going strong in D.C.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Mar 20, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Women Set a New High Mark on Capitol Hill

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Mar 20, 2018

For the first time, all four major congressional staff diversity associations are being run by women. Also: The United States Travel Association releases a new tool that shows the economic impact of travel on each state.

Technology by Raegan Johnson Mar 19, 2018

Monday Buzz: Design Habit-Forming Emails

Technology by Raegan Johnson Mar 19, 2018

How to create emails that make your readers want to come back for more. Also: When it comes to internal promotions, try elevating leaders from different departments.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Mar 16, 2018

Friday Buzz: Grab the Attention of Prospective Members

Membership by Raegan Johnson Mar 16, 2018

One of the challenges to growing your membership may be your organization’s discoverability. Here’s how to get in front of more prospects. Also: When you think of the word “leader,” do you picture a man?

Technology by Raegan Johnson Mar 15, 2018

Thursday Buzz: Digg Shutters Its RSS Reader

Technology by Raegan Johnson Mar 15, 2018

Another popular RSS reader bites the dust. Also: How to use Instagram to attract younger attendees to your meeting.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Mar 14, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: Creating Brand Identity

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Mar 14, 2018

Could your brand identity use a refresh? Here are the essential steps to establishing an effective one. Also: why your group may want to reconsider giving gifts to new members. Is it time to update your brand? Whether you’re looking for a change or feeling confident about your association’s identity, you may want to run […]

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Mar 13, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: How to Wrap Up Your Event

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Mar 13, 2018

What you do after an event is over can help you to create a bigger and better meeting in the future. Also: Why the public should be better informed about how nonprofits operate.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Mar 12, 2018

Monday Buzz: The Paradox of Association Leadership

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Mar 12, 2018

There are skills required to reach the top, and there are skills needed to move an organization into greater success. Unfortunately, those two skill sets aren’t always the same thing. Also: ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference is off to a big start in Colorado.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Mar 9, 2018

Friday Buzz: Go Regional With Your Meetings

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Mar 9, 2018

Have you considered expanding your national meeting into regional conferences? Here’s why you should. Also: how to tailor continuing education courses to appeal to millennials.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Mar 8, 2018

Thursday Buzz: Collecting Donor Data

Membership by Raegan Johnson Mar 8, 2018

Gathering information from your donors doesn’t have to be aggravating. Here are a few unobtrusive tactics to try. Also: social media marketing hacks worth experimenting with in 2018.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Mar 7, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: Appeal to More Event Sponsors

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Mar 7, 2018

Maximize your meetings and grow your revenue by attracting more event sponsors. Also: Productivity secrets from the incredibly successful.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Mar 6, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: One Way to Build a Better Board

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Mar 6, 2018

Changing the way you think about board member recruitment in one simple way may lead to creating a better board. Also: growth strategy tips for major donor relationship-building and more.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Mar 5, 2018

Monday Buzz: Lessons From a Cheese Crisis

Meetings by Ernie Smith Mar 5, 2018

Who moved this festival’s cheese? Why The Big Cheese Festival suffered from a major supply headache over the weekend. Also: A bunch of tips to get volunteers up to speed.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Mar 2, 2018

Friday Buzz: Revitalize Member Experiences

Membership by Raegan Johnson Mar 2, 2018

If your membership numbers are flagging, here are a few ideas to try to get them back up. Also: Find your next showstopper speaker through crowdsourcing.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Mar 1, 2018

Thursday Buzz: Free Membership to New Citizens

Membership by Raegan Johnson Mar 1, 2018

A Rhode Island museum offers up free membership to newly naturalized citizens. Also: Twitter rolls out a new bookmarking feature.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Feb 28, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: Why Project Debriefs Are a Must

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Feb 28, 2018

If you’re looking to improve your organizational processes, lead debriefing meetings after all big projects. Also: Google launches its Slack competitor.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Feb 27, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Build a Story Arc for Your Meetings

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Feb 27, 2018

How a greater focus on narrative can lead to more attendee participation at your meetings. Also: the best time to post across different social networks. Have you considered adding a narrative arc to your meetings to spur more engagement? “Unlike traditional conferences, participant-driven and participation-rich peer conferences have a conference arc with three essential components: […]

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Feb 26, 2018

Monday Buzz: Advocating on Social Media? Here’s What You Should Know

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Feb 26, 2018

Social media platforms are powerful tools for advocacy, but constant algorithm updates mean your social strategy has to stay flexible. Also: How to make your new-member webinar more beneficial.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Feb 23, 2018

Friday Buzz: Get Employees to Follow Your Lead

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Feb 23, 2018

Great leadership requires more than just the respect of your staff. Learn how great leaders get everyone to follow along. Also: How to handle employees who fail cybersecurity tests.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Feb 22, 2018

Thursday Buzz: Using Personalization to Provide Value

Membership by Raegan Johnson Feb 22, 2018

An Association Success writer discusses the next level of personalization for organizations. Also: seemingly harmless questions you shouldn’t ask your employees.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Feb 21, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: Stop Giving Lame Swag

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Feb 21, 2018

People don’t always enjoy being walking billboards. Consider giving a different type of swag at your next meeting. Also: Do you actually know your weaknesses?

Technology by Raegan Johnson Feb 20, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Why Your Website Needs an Update

Technology by Raegan Johnson Feb 20, 2018

An outdated website can put your visitors’ data at risk and cause them to mistrust you. Also: How to implement a culture of learning at your organization.

Membership by Ernie Smith Feb 16, 2018

Friday Buzz: Embrace Volunteer Passion

Membership by Ernie Smith Feb 16, 2018

Why your organization should consider ways to keep passionate volunteer leaders active even if their term is over. Also: the value of membership mapping.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Feb 15, 2018

Thursday Buzz: The Secret to Staying Relevant

Membership by Raegan Johnson Feb 15, 2018

Looking to stay relevant? Amanda Kaiser says your membership has to get younger. Also: Meeting design expert Adrian Segar shares his top recommendation for making a conference more interesting.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Feb 14, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: Modernize Your Volunteer Efforts

Membership by Raegan Johnson Feb 14, 2018

Stay abreast of the latest trends to make it easier to reach new volunteers. Also: showing a little love to associations.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Feb 13, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Daters Beware

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Feb 13, 2018

Before you go online to find a Valentine’s Day date, check out an infographic from the ABA Foundation and the FTC for signs you’ve been targeted for online dating fraud. Also: how to find the perfect venue for your next meeting.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Feb 12, 2018

Monday Buzz: Is Your Association Reaching “Perennials”?

Membership by Raegan Johnson Feb 12, 2018

To think outside the traditional marketing demographic labels, consider what “perennials” have to offer your association. Also: Jeff Bezos’ winning formula for success.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Feb 9, 2018

Friday Buzz: What It Costs to Serve a Member

Membership by Raegan Johnson Feb 9, 2018

An associations veteran discusses the best way to calculate how much it costs to provide services to members. Also: Are your meeting attendees at risk of burning out?

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Feb 8, 2018

Thursday Buzz: Make Your Next Speech More Memorable

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Feb 8, 2018

Discover how to deliver a speech that will intrigue and motivate your audience. Also: The Electronic Frontier Foundation remembers cofounder John Perry Barlow.

Technology by Raegan Johnson Feb 7, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: How Smartphones Are Driving Internet Growth Globally

Technology by Raegan Johnson Feb 7, 2018

More than a quarter of a billion people first got online last year in part thanks to their mobile devices, according to a new study. Also: Discover what it takes to make a nonprofit digital team highly effective.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Feb 6, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Better Ways to Break the Ice

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Feb 6, 2018

Your meeting icebreakers may not be doing enough to close the distance between attendees. Also: Before you worry about using advanced technology at your next meeting, Adrian Segar says to make sure you’re prioritizing face-to-face interactions.

Technology by Ernie Smith Feb 2, 2018

Friday Buzz: Why We Ignore Digital Communications

Technology by Ernie Smith Feb 2, 2018

In the age of instant communication, why are people taking their sweet time to get back to us? Also: a 2018 agenda for finance leaders.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Feb 1, 2018

Thursday Buzz: Do You Have a Membership Blind Spot?

Membership by Raegan Johnson Feb 1, 2018

Avoid turning away potential members by making sure you’re asking prospects about their needs and interests. Also: So your online course failed. Now what?

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jan 31, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: Condé Nast, Event App Publisher?

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jan 31, 2018

Condé Nast expands its event industry footprint by launching its own event concierge software. Also: A few things to consider before migrating to Microsoft's Office 365.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jan 30, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Boost Retention and Reduce Churn

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jan 30, 2018

Combat membership churn by being proactive with communication, providing valuable services, and asking for feedback. Also: The world of trucking shares a few surprising stats about what it takes to get your favorite party foods to you on Super Bowl Sunday.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Jan 29, 2018

Monday Buzz: Pick Your Event App

Meetings by Ernie Smith Jan 29, 2018

A popular event blog breaks down the event software landscape, in exacting detail. Also: Get your organization into an analytics mindset.

Technology by Raegan Johnson Jan 26, 2018

Friday Buzz: Make New Moves on Social Media

Technology by Raegan Johnson Jan 26, 2018

Refresh your social strategy by experimenting with exciting new features from social platforms. Also: Seemingly harmless leadership habits may have a negative effect on employees.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jan 25, 2018

Thursday Buzz: Marriott Cuts Commissions on Group Bookings

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jan 25, 2018

The hotel chain says reducing commissions will allow it to make greater investment in meeting products and services.  Also: Change up your internal meeting format to make your meetings more productive.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 24, 2018

Innovation Draws Viral Buzz: A Lesson From Nintendo’s Cardboard Creations

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 24, 2018

If you’re looking to make a viral splash within your industry, it might be a good idea to highlight your most ambitious ideas and approaches—and market them carefully. Nintendo’s Labo kits provide a great example of this concept in action.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jan 24, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: An Association for Couch Potatoes

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jan 24, 2018

Forget the gym. Germany’s Sofa Sports Association says you can get in shape at a local pub. Also: Keep an eye on these creative visual trends in 2018.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jan 23, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Give Young Members Their Own Group

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jan 23, 2018

Want to keep your millennial and Gen Z members engaged? Create a group within your organization that’s just for them. Also: The Women’s March takes advantage of a new group stories app that lets you combine posts from different platforms.

Membership by Ernie Smith Jan 22, 2018

Monday Buzz: The Tensions Between Volunteers and Staff

Membership by Ernie Smith Jan 22, 2018

If you want to avoid strain between association volunteers and staff, it’s key that all stakeholders are on the same page. Also: Shutter an ailing online community? One association blogger says not so fast.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jan 19, 2018

Friday Buzz: How Do You View Conference Attendees?

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jan 19, 2018

A flashy conference may not be meeting your members’ expectations if they approach conferences as explorers and not tourists. Also: Last holiday season, donors gave more than $1 billion via PayPal.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Jan 18, 2018

Thursday Buzz: Accountability the Right Way

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Jan 18, 2018

Accountability is important for any organization, but the way you go about generating it can make a huge difference. Also: Discover how nonprofits are using chatbots to achieve their goals, and find out how you can create your own.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jan 17, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: 2018 Trends That Will Affect Associations

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jan 17, 2018

SmithBucklin releases a new report that offers up insights and 2018 trends that associations should keep top of mind. Also: How to bring life back to a dying online community.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jan 16, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Rethinking Writing for Personas

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jan 16, 2018

Personas may not be helpful for writers. Here’s a better way to think about writing for your target audience. Also: CES tech announcements that all event pros should know.

Technology by Raegan Johnson Jan 12, 2018

Friday Buzz: Facebook Turns Its Back on Publishers

Technology by Raegan Johnson Jan 12, 2018

Facebook is making major changes to the news feed that will most likely affect the organic reach of your organization’s posts. Also: Getting your event to stand out starts with a smart communications plan.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jan 11, 2018

Thursday Buzz: Opposing Ways to Revitalize Stale Brands

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jan 11, 2018

Coca-Cola and Kodak take completely different approaches in attempts to stay relevant to a modern audience. Also: how to manage a team when employees have widely different working styles.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jan 10, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: Online Learning Trends You Need to Know

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jan 10, 2018

The latest digital educational trends may make you rethink your membership offerings. Also: notes on a blackout at one of the world's most popular tradeshows.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jan 9, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Make the Best of Twitter in 2018

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jan 9, 2018

Should nonprofits leave Twitter in the dust of 2017? Beth Kanter says key features mean the platform still has a lot to offer organizations in 2018. Also: Clever digital tools you should know.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Jan 8, 2018

Monday Buzz: Why Negative Feedback Backfires

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Jan 8, 2018

A study touted in the Harvard Business Review sheds new light on the value (or lack thereof) of peer-to-peer reviews. Also: smart questions nonprofits should ask themselves about how they use technology.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jan 5, 2018

Friday Buzz: Engagement Scores for the Real World

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jan 5, 2018

Association Success reveals how to make engagement scores more meaningful. Also: Six ways to create more successful tweets.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jan 4, 2018

Thursday Buzz: Apple Drops App Developer Fees for Nonprofits

Technology by Ernie Smith Jan 4, 2018

The Apple Developer Program, required for app-makers that want to appear in the App Store, will now be free for nonprofits as long as they meet certain requirements. Also: Find out why your members may not trust you.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jan 3, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: Add Audio to Your 2018 Marketing Strategy

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jan 3, 2018

Audio marketing has evolved far past radio spots. Learn some tips to integrate audio into your marketing strategy. Also: With one simple tweet, Elon Musk delivers a valuable leadership lesson.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 3, 2018

Association of National Advertisers' Latest Acquisition Aims for Word of Mouth Buzz

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 3, 2018

ANA, which has acquired a number of smaller groups in recent years, announced the latest addition to its stable: the Word of Mouth Marketing Association, an organization that aims to drive organic marketing ethically. Psst … have you heard? The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) is starting off 2018 with a big acquisition. The group […]

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jan 2, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Lessons From Amazon’s Rose Parade Parody

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jan 2, 2018

There’s nothing wrong with bringing humor to your event—just make sure your audience is in on the joke. Also: In 2018, last year’s content still has a lot of value.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Dec 21, 2017

Thursday Buzz: From Magazine to Podcast

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Dec 21, 2017

How one well-known company that dropped its iconic magazine is bringing it back—in podcast form. Also: the hard part of selling professional development.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Dec 20, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: Build a Strategy for Bad Press

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Dec 20, 2017

These steps can help your nonprofit navigate negative press. Also: The four types of leaders who create the future.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Dec 19, 2017

Tuesday Buzz: What a Social Response Team Does for AARP

Membership by Raegan Johnson Dec 19, 2017

AARP puts in an incredible amount of effort to respond to all Facebook comments, and it pays off by informing members, expanding reach, and humanizing the huge organization. Also: How to get meeting attendees to try new things.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Dec 18, 2017

Monday Buzz: End-of-Year Fundraising Momentum

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Dec 18, 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, here are a few smart ways to keep people donating. Also: Make sure you’re prepared for the holiday break.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Dec 15, 2017

Friday Buzz: Biggest Marketing Failures of 2017

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Dec 15, 2017

A major marketing mistake can have a hugely negative impact on any organization. Learn a valuable lesson from big companies that made insensitive ads about sensitive topics. Also: important things to say to new hires on their first day.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Dec 14, 2017

Thursday Buzz: Patreon Walks Back Fee Changes

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Dec 14, 2017

After a backlash, Patreon learns that changing a member payment model isn’t as easy as it looks—and apologizes to its users. Also: Marketing automation saves you time so you can deliver a better experience.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Dec 13, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: Why Aren’t Your Members Engaged?

Membership by Raegan Johnson Dec 13, 2017

Before you try a bunch of new tactics to boost your online community engagement metrics, you need to diagnose the problem first. Also: why technology alone isn’t enough to remedy accessibility issues at your events.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Dec 12, 2017

Tuesday Buzz: Lead Like a Founder

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Dec 12, 2017

As an association executive, you may not think of yourself as a founder, but Harvard Business Review argues why you should to be more effective. Also: Instagram puts hashtags front and center.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Dec 11, 2017

Monday Buzz: Greta Gerwig's Lesson on Asking for a Favor

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Dec 11, 2017

Director Greta Gerwig’s heartfelt letters to major musicians asking for music rights for her movie can teach us all a little something about asking for a favor. Also: how not to annoy your members.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Dec 8, 2017

Friday Buzz: Leadership Traits Employees Trust

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Dec 8, 2017

Inspiring trust in your employees doesn’t have to be complicated. Simply displaying a few key traits can go a long way to gaining their confidence. Also: engaging ways to show gratitude to donors.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Dec 7, 2017

Thursday Buzz: Cultivate a Sense of Belonging

Membership by Raegan Johnson Dec 7, 2017

Are your members members in name only? Here's how to develop an authentic sense of belonging. Also: How to manage your association's rainy day fund.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Dec 6, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: Marketing Word of the Year

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Dec 6, 2017

“Artificial intelligence” gets picked as one association’s marketing word of the year. Also: How the IoT is disrupting the event space.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Dec 5, 2017

Tuesday Buzz: Has “Millennials” Gone Too Far?

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Dec 5, 2017

The Wall Street Journal reconsiders how it talks about millennials. Also: The Event Manager Blog reveals why you should stop using certain words to describe your amazing, phenomenal, great meetings.

Technology by Raegan Johnson Dec 4, 2017

Monday Buzz: Finding the Spark in Social Media Again

Technology by Raegan Johnson Dec 4, 2017

If social media delivers you more doom and gloom than inspiration, check out these tips for rediscovering the joy that it used to bring. Also: why keynote speeches are shrinking.

Membership by Ernie Smith Dec 1, 2017

Friday Buzz: A Membership Thought Exercise

Membership by Ernie Smith Dec 1, 2017

A membership thought exercise challenges you to imagine your business model without members. Could you? Also: Your employee branding could be the difference between you keeping employees and struggling to fill seats.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Nov 30, 2017

Thursday Buzz: Re-Signing Event Sponsors

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Nov 30, 2017

Don’t miss these tactics for getting event sponsors to re-sign for next year. Also: The key to employing a better team may come down to changing your interview style.

Technology by Raegan Johnson Nov 29, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: Smart Leaders Embrace New Tech

Technology by Raegan Johnson Nov 29, 2017

Tech poses a serious threat to many industries, but an Entrepreneur writer says to lean into it. Also: A Snapchat redesign separates “the social from the media.”

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Nov 28, 2017

Tuesday Buzz: Attention-Grabbing Tactics for Mobile Addicts

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Nov 28, 2017

One of the biggest challenges event professionals face is figuring out how to keep the attention of people who are always staring at their smartphones. Also: Rethink the way you take feedback to become more effective.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Nov 27, 2017

Monday Buzz: Mapping Your Membership Journey

Membership by Raegan Johnson Nov 27, 2017

Designing a membership journey map will help your group better understand what your members go through when interacting with your organization. Also: Stop trolls from ruining your online community.

Technology by Raegan Johnson Nov 21, 2017

Tuesday Buzz: Where Email Marketing Is Headed

Technology by Raegan Johnson Nov 21, 2017

How will email marketing change in the future? Don't miss the email marketing trends that every marketer needs to know. Also: Protect your organization from cyberattacks by simplifying your tech rules.

Technology by Raegan Johnson Nov 20, 2017

Monday Buzz: 2018’s Biggest Tech and Demographic Trends

Technology by Raegan Johnson Nov 20, 2017

Five trends to keep in mind when it comes to improving your organization’s technology and fundraising. Also: the real reasons some association events are struggling.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Nov 17, 2017

Friday Buzz: Empathy for Remote Workers

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Nov 17, 2017

Empathy is vital when it comes to managing a team of remote employees. Also: how a change in marketing messaging helped The Guardian’s membership revenue outpace its ad revenue.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Nov 16, 2017

Thursday Buzz: The Best Ways to Liveblog Events

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Nov 16, 2017

Liveblogging is a great way to connect and engage with event attendees and your targeted audience. Also: How to build a membership referral program from the ground up.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Nov 15, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: Membership Brainstorming Prompts

Membership by Raegan Johnson Nov 15, 2017

As you think about how to serve members better, consider this series of prompts to help improve your program. Also: Netflix's Stranger Things delivers big bucks to one cultural organization.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Nov 14, 2017

Tuesday Buzz: Steps for Creating Email Drip Campaigns

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Nov 14, 2017

Drive more potential donors to action by using an email drip campaign. Also: how a Snapchat scavenger hunt and other social contests helped Purdue reach new fundraising heights.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Nov 13, 2017

Monday Buzz: Quantitative Needs Qualitative

Membership by Raegan Johnson Nov 13, 2017

Why your membership research needs to go beyond the survey. Also: CarMax’s clever response to a viral video.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Nov 9, 2017

Thursday Buzz: Rethinking Nondues Revenue

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Nov 9, 2017

Associations shouldn’t put all of their revenue channels into the membership basket, but your organization could probably be smarter about your nondues money sources. Also: how to recruit young volunteers.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Nov 8, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: Getting Ready for 2018

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Nov 8, 2017

Don’t let a harried year-end stop you from starting off the new year on the right foot. Also: new etiquette rules for extra-long tweets.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Nov 7, 2017

Tuesday Buzz: Protecting Event Spaces

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Nov 7, 2017

Event spaces are adapting new technologies to make attendees safer. Also: data-backed steps to improve your Instagram strategy.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Nov 6, 2017

Monday Buzz: What Membership Leaders Get Right

Membership by Raegan Johnson Nov 6, 2017

What’s the secret to a thriving membership program? Industry leaders reveal what has worked best for them. Also: how the smartphone is changing the very nature of physical spaces.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Nov 3, 2017

Friday Buzz: Have More Fun at Your Next Meeting

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Nov 3, 2017

Don’t leave fun out of your next conference. Keep people coming back for more with these enjoyable activities. Also: How to develop a benefits program on a tight budget.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Nov 2, 2017

Thursday Buzz: Diversity Beyond Numbers

Leadership by Ernie Smith Nov 2, 2017

Facebook’s diversity head says that data has value in helping solve diversity issues, but it only goes so far. Also: where one challenged retail chain is still going strong.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Nov 1, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: PowerPoint Isn't Always the Answer

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Nov 1, 2017

One public speaking expert says words matter more than pictures when it comes to delivering an impactful message. Also: Looking to build a strong board? Here are a few things to try.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Oct 31, 2017

Tuesday Buzz: Fighting for Hotel Housekeepers

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Oct 31, 2017

Most hotel service workers get a tip, with housekeepers being a notable exception. The New York Times explores why and shares how one nonprofit group is working for housekeepers. Also: spooky stories from the nonprofit world guaranteed to give you a chill.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Oct 30, 2017

Monday Buzz: Wanna Retain Members? Pick Up the Phone

Membership by Raegan Johnson Oct 30, 2017

Don’t just rely on email to retain members. A phone call may be more effective. Also: Halloween tricks for association leaders.

Technology by Raegan Johnson Oct 27, 2017

Friday Buzz: Understanding Facebook's Algorithm

Technology by Raegan Johnson Oct 27, 2017

What every marketer needs to know about how their posts show up in people's news feeds. Also: how to start coming up with great ideas again.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Oct 26, 2017

Thursday Buzz: Customize All the Things

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Oct 26, 2017

How the clothing retailer American Eagle is encouraging people to buy customized jeans in a store where you can also do your laundry while you wait. Also: Why you shouldn't overstate your engagement target.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Oct 25, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: Online Community Insight

Membership by Raegan Johnson Oct 25, 2017

Online communities can reveal a treasure trove of local chapter information to national chapters. Also: Are leadership development programs keeping women out of the boardroom?

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Oct 24, 2017

Tuesday Buzz: Build a Better Workshop

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Oct 24, 2017

Looking for conference attendees to speak up more? Here's how to encourage more engagement in your meeting workshops. Also: How Teen Vogue is shaking up the event space.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Oct 23, 2017

Monday Buzz: Association Management Frights

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Oct 23, 2017

These association heart attacks are more frightening than any Halloween scare. Also: Facebook takes a page from Pinterest.

Technology by Raegan Johnson Oct 20, 2017

Friday Buzz: Why Mastercard Decided to Ditch Signatures

Technology by Raegan Johnson Oct 20, 2017

Mastercard's decision to not require signatures for purchases reflects a push toward simplicity that might prove inspiring for your own organization. Also: Wikipedia uses emojis to teach on Twitter.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Oct 19, 2017

Thursday Buzz: Direct Mail Stays Strong

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Oct 19, 2017

Even in the rush to become "digital first," direct mail still has a serious role to play in your marketing efforts. Also: a trove of email subject line ideas for #GivingTuesday.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Oct 17, 2017

Tuesday Buzz: How Do You Boost Member Engagement?

Membership by Raegan Johnson Oct 17, 2017

There's more nuance to membership engagement than you may think. Also: how to create an ambassador program for your next conference.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Oct 16, 2017

Monday Buzz: Associations at Work Conference Focuses on Collaboration

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Oct 16, 2017

Thought leaders flock to Baltimore for ASAE’s Associations at Work conference. Also: Higher Logic announces a few major acquisitions. Bad finance management, poor fundraising, and weak human resource policies can keep your organization from serving its members and achieving its goals. But attendees at ASAE’s Associations at Work conference, which kicked off today in Baltimore, […]

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Oct 13, 2017

Friday Buzz: How The Points Guy Made It Big

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Oct 13, 2017

How the CEO of ThePointsGuy.com turned his hobby into a lucrative career. Also: Make the most out of your high-quality videos.

Technology by Raegan Johnson Oct 12, 2017

Thursday Buzz: Twitter's New Event Showcase

Technology by Raegan Johnson Oct 12, 2017

Twitter's latest feature, "Happening Now," puts the spotlight on events. Also: How to make changes in a stubborn office.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Oct 11, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: How Men and Women See Progress in the Workplace

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Oct 11, 2017

Opposing views on progress may account for the lack of gender equality in leadership roles. Also: Lessons for event professionals from this year's New York Fashion Week.

Technology by Associations Now Staff Oct 11, 2017

I Can't Live Without My… BuzzSumo

Technology by Associations Now Staff Oct 11, 2017

The online tool BuzzSumo lets you track what's trending in your space.

Technology by Raegan Johnson Oct 10, 2017

Tuesday Buzz: A Convention Center's Funny Ad

Technology by Raegan Johnson Oct 10, 2017

Hartford’s Connecticut Convention Center uses a hilarious new video to promote the city as a great destination for conferences and events. Also: How to use employee email to increase conversion. When you think of dream destinations to host your next annual meeting, Hartford, Connecticut, is probably not at the top of your list. But a […]

Membership by Raegan Johnson Oct 6, 2017

Friday Buzz: NBA Standardizes Fantasy Basketball

Membership by Raegan Johnson Oct 6, 2017

The NBA delivers an official way for fans to engage with fantasy basketball. Also: Your association may be breaking a key membership rule and not even know it.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Oct 5, 2017

Thursday Buzz: Host Your Next Meeting at WeWork?

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Oct 5, 2017

Find out why coworking spaces may be the venue destination solution you've been looking for. Also: Collaboration is a key to your group's success, but first you have to tear down silos.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Oct 4, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: Maximize Your Speakers

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Oct 4, 2017

How to set your speakers up for success. Also: Find out how to take breaks the right way.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Oct 3, 2017

Tuesday Buzz: Marketing Needs a Journalism Revolution

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Oct 3, 2017

Many marketing departments are falling behind, but journalists can help them catch up. Also: American email habits may not be what you think.

Membership by Ernie Smith Oct 2, 2017

Monday Buzz: Get Your Members to Take Ownership

Membership by Ernie Smith Oct 2, 2017

Motivate your members to be more involved by elevating them to leadership roles. Also: Associations need to be ready to help their industries adapt to disrupting technologies.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Sep 29, 2017

Friday Buzz: Declining Facebook Numbers?

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Sep 29, 2017

Facebook Page engagement numbers have declined across the board. Try these tactics to get them back up. Also: Why resistance to remote work is futile.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Sep 28, 2017

Thursday Buzz: Keep Donors Donating

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Sep 28, 2017

Care2 shares several ways to keep your donors coming back year after year. Also: Looking to hire a communications pro? Here's how to analyze a writing sample.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Sep 27, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: Design Your Meetings to Delight

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Sep 27, 2017

Break out of the traditional conference mold and provide human connection opportunities at your next meeting. Also: Tweets are getting longer.

Technology by Ernie Smith Sep 22, 2017

Friday Buzz: A Digital Cautionary Tale

Technology by Ernie Smith Sep 22, 2017

How Toys R Us, which filed for bankruptcy, stumbled into the e-commerce era. Also: Check out these infographic-making tools.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Sep 21, 2017

Thursday Buzz: Decoding Experiential Events

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Sep 21, 2017

Here are a few creative ideas to make your next meeting more compelling. Also: How to coach a rude employee to be more professional.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Sep 20, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: Houston's Convention Center Shifts Back to Events

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Sep 20, 2017

After serving as a shelter during and after Hurricane Harvey, the Houston Convention Center returns to business as usual. Also: how to set the right goals for your online community engagement strategy.

Technology by Raegan Johnson Sep 19, 2017

Tuesday Buzz: Ward Off These Digital Deadly Sins

Technology by Raegan Johnson Sep 19, 2017

Are you committing sins that are putting you behind the digital curve? Also: Raise more money by making #GivingTuesday a monthlong campaign.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Sep 18, 2017

Monday Buzz: Use Data to Boost Engagement

Membership by Raegan Johnson Sep 18, 2017

From email to events and everything in between, Aptify reveals how to examine data to increase membership engagement. Also: Executive strategic planning determines the future of your organization. Here's how to make your internal planning meetings more productive.

Membership by Ernie Smith Sep 15, 2017

Friday Buzz: How EU Data Rules Could Shake Up Member Communications

Membership by Ernie Smith Sep 15, 2017

An analyst lays out how the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation could create some headaches for membership-based organizations. Also: Insights from a big association-space merger.

Technology by Ernie Smith Sep 14, 2017

Thursday Buzz: Every Second Counts on Your Site

Technology by Ernie Smith Sep 14, 2017

How one big-name publisher trimmed its website page-load times by 40 percent. Also: How HubSpot does events.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Sep 13, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: Learning Beyond the Event

Meetings by Ernie Smith Sep 13, 2017

Here's why the post-event learning strategy is so valuable. Also: Don't be afraid to reboot your community.

Technology by Ernie Smith Sep 12, 2017

Tuesday Buzz: Apple's Bold Product Refresh

Technology by Ernie Smith Sep 12, 2017

The company offered redesigned versions of a number of its products, including the iPhone and Apple Watch. Also: What should you make of the Equifax hack?

Meetings by Ernie Smith Sep 11, 2017

Monday Buzz: Hotels Tackle the Buffet

Meetings by Ernie Smith Sep 11, 2017

Turns out those convention buffets create a lot of food waste—something one hotel chain wants to fix. Also: How photo booths are getting social.

Technology by Ernie Smith Sep 8, 2017

Friday Buzz: Why Influencers Don't Have it Easy These Days

Technology by Ernie Smith Sep 8, 2017

YouTube's conservative approach to advertising in recent months may open up opportunities for working directly with talented influencers. Also: The real lesson you should take away from "Best Places to Work" lists.

Membership by Ernie Smith Sep 7, 2017

Thursday Buzz: Talk to Members in the Right Voice

Membership by Ernie Smith Sep 7, 2017

A journalism-focused membership project says that you'll get further in your communications with a tone that suggests friendship. Also: How to deal with difficult people in meetings.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Sep 6, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: Is Your Force Majeure Clause Strong Enough?

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Sep 6, 2017

In the midst of hurricane season, prevent a major financial loss by strengthening your force majeure clause. Also: How content can turn your members into association advocates.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Sep 5, 2017

Tuesday Buzz: Getting Members to Say "Yes" to Renewal

Membership by Raegan Johnson Sep 5, 2017

Concerned about membership retention? Here's how to create an effective renewal process. Also: Gauge your social media performance with a new benchmarking study.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Sep 1, 2017

Friday Buzz: Avoid These Event Marketing Errors

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Sep 1, 2017

Don't let these marketing mistakes be the reason your event isn't a success. Also: Why nonprofits should develop strong relationships with donors.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Aug 31, 2017

Thursday Buzz: Recruit the Right Microinfluencer

Membership by Raegan Johnson Aug 31, 2017

Influencer campaigns aren't just for major brands. Even smaller associations can get big results from a microinfluencer campaign. Also: Take a look at the tools and processes of modern marketing.

Technology by Raegan Johnson Aug 30, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: What Tech M&A Means for Associations

Technology by Raegan Johnson Aug 30, 2017

Tech consolidation in the association space may wind up being beneficial for associations, but there are still considerations to keep in mind. Also: Facebook Page organic reach is struggling across the board.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Aug 29, 2017

Tuesday Buzz: Why You Need to Say “No”

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Aug 29, 2017

Saying "no" to extra demands may sound simple, but it's something many of us have to learn how to do. Also: Maximize your time with these productivity habits for event professionals.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Aug 28, 2017

Monday Buzz: Lessons from MLB’s Players Weekend

Membership by Raegan Johnson Aug 28, 2017

What associations can learn from Major League Baseball players flaunting their own personal style during the league's Players Weekend. Also: Using data science to better understand your organization.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Aug 25, 2017

Friday Buzz: Get Ready for Gen Z

Meetings by Ernie Smith Aug 25, 2017

With a digital-native generation reaching adulthood, events might have to get more interactive to adapt. Also: a culture problem you might be facing.

Technology by Raegan Johnson Aug 24, 2017

Thursday Buzz: Is Your Email List Dying?

Technology by Raegan Johnson Aug 24, 2017

Dead email addresses may be causing more harm to your organization than you think. Also: Why you should consider hiring overqualified candidates.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Aug 23, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: Push Your Meetings Forward

Meetings by Ernie Smith Aug 23, 2017

Evolving your meetings is going to take a new way of thinking. Also: TONL, a new ethnically diverse stock photo service, goes live.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Aug 22, 2017

Tuesday Buzz: Your Volunteers Should Represent Your Audience

Membership by Raegan Johnson Aug 22, 2017

Your most powerful volunteers may be the ones who represent your target audience. Also: How augmented reality technology in the new iOS may be changing events sooner than you think.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Aug 18, 2017

Friday Buzz: Why Brand Consistency Is So Hard

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Aug 18, 2017

Building a strong brand is an important part of growing your membership, but there are a lot of challenges along the way. Also: How to provide different online learning experiences to your members.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Aug 17, 2017

Thursday Buzz: Personalization Isn’t Everything

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Aug 17, 2017

Personalization may help your organization create a more targeted conference experience, but researchers say that it’s not a silver bullet. Also: Bad email etiquette could be sending the wrong message to your coworkers.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Aug 15, 2017

Tuesday Buzz: Jeff Bezos’ Quirky Rule for Meetings

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Aug 15, 2017

Keep your team meetings productive by following Jeff Bezos’ "two pizza rule." Also: When it comes to tracking your online community performance, start with the basics.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Aug 14, 2017

Monday Buzz: Developing Trust with Testimonials

Membership by Raegan Johnson Aug 14, 2017

Make the most out of your member testimonials by asking these key questions. Also: Check out some of the interesting slides we’ve seen at ASAE’s Annual Meeting & Exposition so far.

Technology by Raegan Johnson Aug 11, 2017

Friday Buzz: The Latest Anonymous Social Craze

Technology by Raegan Johnson Aug 11, 2017

Sarahah, a popular social media app, allows users to receive anonymous constructive feedback. Also: How one organization encourages radical honesty in the workplace.

Meetings by Julie Shoop Aug 10, 2017

Thursday Buzz: Advance Reading for #ASAE17

Meetings by Julie Shoop Aug 10, 2017

There will be a lot of learning happening over the next week at the 2017 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Toronto. Get a head start with this reading list.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Aug 9, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: Is Your Communications Plan Strategic?

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Aug 9, 2017

Your communication strategy isn’t so strategic if you’re not measuring it against specific goals. Also: new ways to think about presentation delivery.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Aug 8, 2017

Tuesday Buzz: Boost Your Members’ Digital Readiness

Membership by Raegan Johnson Aug 8, 2017

Maximize your online learning offerings by helping your members become digitally ready. Also: Everything you know about password best practices is probably wrong.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Aug 7, 2017

Monday Buzz: LinkedIn Plays Mentor Matchmaker

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Aug 7, 2017

LinkedIn taps into the career mentoring space with a new service. Also: How to encourage your team to take a vacation.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Aug 4, 2017

Friday Buzz: A Tech Company’s Charity Campaign

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Aug 4, 2017

Bandcamp uses its influence to raise money for the Transgender Law Center in the wake of the military ban. Also: Perks are tempting, but millennials prefer meaningful jobs.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Aug 3, 2017

Thursday Buzz: Design Your Own Emoji

Meetings by Ernie Smith Aug 3, 2017

How Mexico City created civic pride by designing emojis specific to the city. Also: How a marketing expert found herself quoted in major news outlets ... while on vacation.

Technology by Raegan Johnson Jul 31, 2017

Monday Buzz: How Employees Create Cybersecurity Risks

Technology by Raegan Johnson Jul 31, 2017

A new report shows that business leaders aren’t just worried about employees causing cybersecurity attacks, but hiding them as well. Also: Facebook now allows Groups within Pages.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jul 28, 2017

Friday Buzz: Can Podcasts Drive Membership?

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jul 28, 2017

Podcasts may be a membership growth opportunity for your association. Also: How to prevent phishing attacks in your national and local chapters.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jul 27, 2017

Thursday Buzz: Why You Should Pay Your Interns

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jul 27, 2017

Paying interns can cost significant amounts of money, but there are a few good reasons why you should do it anyway. Also: How to find content your members will want to read.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jul 26, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: Focus on Your Brand

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jul 26, 2017

In an increasingly competitive market, an association’s brand may be its most valuable asset. Also: A different way to think about loyalty and your organization.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jul 25, 2017

Tuesday Buzz: Maximizing Associate Member Relationships

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jul 25, 2017

Supplier members offer more than just revenue. Here are a few ways to get the most of your associate member relationships. Also: Strategies to engage new board members.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jul 24, 2017

Monday Buzz: Airbnb Competition Heats Up

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jul 24, 2017

Airbnb is leading the way in the private accommodation rental market, but online intermediaries like Priceline and Expedia are looking to catch up. Also: How to craft a more focused communications strategy.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Jul 21, 2017

Friday Buzz: How to Manage Gen Z

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Jul 21, 2017

As Gen Z enters the workforce, leaders may need to adjust how they manage. Also: The hidden reasons behind the lack of women in CEO positions.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Jul 18, 2017

Tuesday Buzz: Leadership Styles That Don't Work

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Jul 18, 2017

These leadership styles are only going to make your job more difficult. Also: Tips for running a more productive virtual meeting.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jul 17, 2017

Monday Buzz: Make It Personal

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jul 17, 2017

Simple ways to evolve your meetings to make them feel more personalized. Also: How to give constructive feedback to your boss.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Jul 13, 2017

Thursday Buzz: Defeat Mental Challenges

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Jul 13, 2017

Being a leader comes with a unique set of mental hurdles. Here are a few ways to overcome those challenges. Also: How to find more potential donors online.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jul 12, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: Use MOOCs to Build Community

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jul 12, 2017

Have an online course? Encourage your members to hang out with other members when they dive into the lessons. Also: Why you should consider inviting groups unfavorable to your industry to your next meeting.

Technology by Raegan Johnson Jul 11, 2017

Tuesday Buzz: A "Day of Action" on Net Neutrality

Technology by Raegan Johnson Jul 11, 2017

Major internet companies and the Internet Association put their weight behind a day of net neutrality advocacy this Wednesday. Also: How to clarify your understanding of your meeting audience.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jul 10, 2017

Monday Buzz: Happy or Sad?

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jul 10, 2017

When it comes to donating money, people respond differently to happy and sad facial expressions in nonprofit marketing materials. Find out how to take advantage of that in your next fundraising campaign. Also: The one bad habit you should stop doing onstage.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jul 7, 2017

Friday Buzz: The Most Popular Ice Cream Flavor

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jul 7, 2017

In honor of National Ice Cream Month, an association pinpoints the ice cream flavor that moves the most units. Also: defining rules for event planners.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jul 6, 2017

Thursday Buzz: The Path to Better Meetings? Social Media

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jul 6, 2017

Social media is a vital part of any marketing mix, but its value to event marketing has never been greater. Also: The newest trend in executive coaching.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jul 5, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: Learn From Negative Feedback

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jul 5, 2017

Become a better event pro by learning how to bounce back from meeting complaints. Also: Why you shouldn’t leave print out of your marketing efforts.

Technology by Raegan Johnson Jun 30, 2017

Friday Buzz: How Your Smartphone May Be Hurting You

Technology by Raegan Johnson Jun 30, 2017

Bad news, mobile device addicts: Your smartphone may be making you dumb. Also: On #SMDay, take a look back at important moments in the history of social media.

Technology by Raegan Johnson Jun 29, 2017

Thursday Buzz: Preparing for a Ransomware Attack

Technology by Raegan Johnson Jun 29, 2017

In the wake of the recent high-profile ransomware attack, here’s how to protect your organization. Also: How to quietly tear down organizational silos.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jun 28, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: Win Over Gen Z With VR

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jun 28, 2017

VR technology may help your organization connect with Gen Z. Also: A common piece of career advice may actually be hurting women.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Jun 27, 2017

Tuesday Buzz: Lessons From Star Wars’ Set Drama

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Jun 27, 2017

Turmoil on the set of the Disney and Lucasfilm Han Solo movie provides leadership lessons for association executives. Also: The common values shared amongst associations and vendors.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Jun 26, 2017

Monday Buzz: Employee Engagement Starts at the Top

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Jun 26, 2017

Don't look to employees to fix a flailing company culture. It's up to leaders to make changes. Also: How to send an email that your members will want to read.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jun 22, 2017

Thursday Buzz: Find Out if Your Idea Is a Good One

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jun 22, 2017

Your organization has no shortage of membership growth ideas. But do know how to strategically pick the best one? Here are several validation tactics to try before you pull the trigger on an idea. Also: If your website is underperforming, it may be time to take a second look at your content.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jun 20, 2017

Tuesday Buzz: Are Your Events Digitally Secure?

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jun 20, 2017

Hackers may try to ruin your next event. Here’s how to secure your meeting data. Also: Don’t let this excuse be the reason your employees are working remotely.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jun 19, 2017

Monday Buzz: Adding Diversity to Stock Photos

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jun 19, 2017

A new stock photo service aims to showcase more racial and ethnic diversity. Also: Avoid these common media interview mistakes.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jun 16, 2017

Friday Buzz: Adding Extra Value to Education

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jun 16, 2017

In a crowded educational market, associations need to go the extra mile to stand out. Also: Here's how to make the most of a leave of absence.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jun 15, 2017

Thursday Buzz: Prevent Meeting Fiascos

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jun 15, 2017

Even the best meeting planners will come across these common problems that could lead to disaster. Also: Change up your seating arrangements to get more people engaged.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Jun 13, 2017

Tuesday Buzz: How to Pick Better Leaders

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Jun 13, 2017

Look to certain personality characteristics to develop the best leaders. Also: How to correct common Google Analytics mistakes.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jun 12, 2017

Monday Buzz: Appealing to New Graduates

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jun 12, 2017

How to engage and recruit new graduates to your association. Also: Even a veteran event planner can make these common mistakes.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jun 9, 2017

Friday Buzz: Tracking the Emotions of Meeting Attendees

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jun 9, 2017

In the near future, technology may help you gauge your attendees’ emotions right in the moment. Also: Why you should stop micromanaging and learn to delegate.