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Money & Business by Sophia Conforti Aug 22, 2019

Daily Buzz: How Millennials Engage With Causes

Money & Business by Sophia Conforti 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 Ernie Smith Jul 30, 2019

Issues Over Institutions: How Millennials Interact With Causes

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jul 30, 2019

In a review of 10 years of research into how millennials support causes, the Case Foundation’s Millennial Impact Report finds that members of that generation tend to focus more on identifying the best solution to a problem than on which institution solves it.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Feb 28, 2019

Marketing Study: Think Beyond Millennials, Gen Z

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Feb 28, 2019

The marketing agency Zenith lays out a useful contrarian take on ad targeting: We might be past the point where millennials and Generation Z are worth all the attention. So what do you target for instead?

Meetings by Sophia Conforti Feb 27, 2019

Daily Buzz: Attract Millennials and Gen Z to Meetings

Meetings by Sophia Conforti 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.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Feb 8, 2019

Study: Millennials Love Bleisure, But Don’t Tell the Boss

Meetings by Ernie Smith Feb 8, 2019

A new National Car Rental survey finds that while millennials like mixing business trips with leisure trips, in part to save money, they aren’t so excited to mention that detail to the boss—even if their supervisor does the same thing.

Money & Business by Sophia Conforti Dec 7, 2018

Daily Buzz: Millennials’ Work Anxiety Challenges

Money & Business by Sophia Conforti 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.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Nov 4, 2018

Why It’s Time to Move Millennials Into Leadership

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Nov 4, 2018

The generation isn’t as thick with job-hoppers as the stereotype suggests, but a new study signals increasing impatience. Current leaders will need to do more to keep them around.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jan 8, 2018

How Associations Can Make a Match With Millennials

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jan 8, 2018

Gen Y is grown up now, and looking for legitimate leadership roles to match. That means casting off some assumptions about what they need, and perhaps how you manage your volunteer structure.

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.

Brand Connection by Choose Chicago Sep 27, 2017

How to Tailor Your Event to Millennials

Brand Connection by Choose Chicago Sep 27, 2017

4 ways to give millennials what they want at your meetings.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jun 7, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: Adjusting Your Travel Policy to Millennials

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jun 7, 2017

Being a little more flexible with your business travel policy may keep your millennial employees happy. Also: Prepare your members for the future by teaching them these soft skills.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher May 4, 2017

Broaden Your Reach to Millennials and Gen Z with Snapchat

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher May 4, 2017

Snapchat is a great platform for associations wanting to raise brand awareness among younger audiences. Here are a few tips on how to incorporate Snapchat advertising into your next event or campaign.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Apr 7, 2017

Friday Buzz: Attract Millennials With Job Boards

Membership by Raegan Johnson Apr 7, 2017

Are private job boards hindering your ability to recruit millennials? Also: Abila, Aptify, and YourMembership join together to create a new, unified brand.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Mar 8, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: How Millennials Are Changing Business Travel

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Mar 8, 2017

Millennials are changing business travel in ways that are unrecognizable to older generations. Also: What associations should know on International Women’s Day.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Feb 7, 2017

Three Ways to Woo Millennials to Your Workplace

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Feb 7, 2017

A new Deloitte survey shows millennials’ workplace wants have shifted in the last year. Here are the takeaways for associations looking to attract and retain a Gen Y workforce.

Leadership by Emily Bratcher Jan 11, 2017

New Report Examines How Millennials View Leadership

Leadership by Emily Bratcher Jan 11, 2017

New research reveals both similarities and differences in the way millennials and older generations approach the C-suite, as well as some misconceptions. It also gives cross-generational recommendations on how to ensure that millennials become successful leaders. Millennials, as the largest generation in the U.S. workforce, are an interesting group to study. Researchers have concluded that […]

Membership by Ernie Smith Dec 5, 2016

Monday Buzz: Millennials and the Shift Away From Advocacy

Membership by Ernie Smith Dec 5, 2016

An expert on the younger generation suggests that associations should look at social entrepreneurship, not advocacy, to engage millennials. Also: Why large event venues shut their doors.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 29, 2016

Report: The Shifting Nature of How Millennials Perceive Causes

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 29, 2016

A new retrospective report from Achieve and the Case Foundation points to a shifting understanding of how millennials get involved in activist and philanthropic efforts. Nonprofits, the report says, have to continue shifting their strategies to attract younger generations.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Oct 28, 2016

Report: Millennials Travel for Business Most Often, Despite Added Stress

Meetings by Ernie Smith Oct 28, 2016

According to new research from MMGY Global, millennials are traveling more often than their older colleagues—and they don't mind, despite concerns about being away from their young families. And quite often, they're going to conferences.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Oct 7, 2016

Friday Buzz: Millennials Love Text

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Oct 7, 2016

New research from Pew pokes a hole in a line of traditional thinking about the written word. Also: How one truly animated band is using Instagram effectively.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Aug 4, 2016

Can Associations Attract Millennials with Credentialing?

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Aug 4, 2016

A recent study finds that more than 90 percent of educational institutions are offering credentials and digital badges, in part, to serve their millennial students, who favor badging and certificates to traditional degrees. What lessons can associations learn from the study?

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Apr 11, 2016

An Association Just for Millennials? New Advocacy Group Aims High

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Apr 11, 2016

The Association of Young Americans hopes to represent to Washington an entire demographic of people: those between the ages of 18 and 35. Ben Brown, the group's founder, was inspired to launch the group based on the comments of a former senator.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Mar 15, 2016

How Millennials' Shifting Tastes Are Changing Car Buying

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Mar 15, 2016

With young adults buying cars later in life, the National Automobile Dealers Association is keeping the industry aware of how generational differences in buying power and automobile preferences are affecting the car-buying process.

Technology by Ernie Smith Feb 2, 2016

Here It Is: Another Article About Millennials

Technology by Ernie Smith Feb 2, 2016

If you've heard one story about those weird, wacky millennials, you've heard them all, right? Well, this one is a little different—it points out an issue regarding the growing distraction of college students by digital devices—an issue meeting professionals in particular should be ready to tackle.

Money & Business by Patrick deHahn Dec 21, 2015

Realtors Study: Millennials Say Homeownership Still Out of Reach

Money & Business by Patrick deHahn Dec 21, 2015

New research from the National Association of Realtors has found that 94 percent of young renters eventually want to buy their own home, but more than half say they can't afford to.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Nov 5, 2015

Millennials Embrace Business Travel, In-Person Meetings

Meetings by Ernie Smith Nov 5, 2015

New research from the Global Business Travel Association finds that younger employees are quicker to embrace business travel than their older counterparts—particularly if there's free WiFi.

Meetings by Rob Stott Aug 11, 2015

Report: Millennials Value Face-to-Face Meetings More Than You Think

Meetings by Rob Stott Aug 11, 2015

Despite what you’ve read about millennials and the impending decline of the meetings industry, a new report by the Meetings Mean Business Coalition found that this generation understands the importance of in-person events.

Membership by Patrick deHahn Jul 20, 2015

Study: Millennials Most Likely to Pay for Loyalty Programs

Membership by Patrick deHahn Jul 20, 2015

In a bit of news that could prove promising for membership-based associations, a new LoyaltyOne survey finds that rewards programs are more appealing to millennials than to older audiences.

Money & Business by Associations Now Staff Jun 5, 2015

News Quiz: Can You Guess Millennials' Favorite Condiment?

Money & Business by Associations Now Staff Jun 5, 2015

Welcome to the weekly news quiz, where we test your nose for association news. In this edition: A popular gemstone gets a new association, we learn an equation for effective content marketing, and silent films get a makeover.

Money & Business by Rob Stott Jun 3, 2015

Spread the Word: Millennials Love Mayo, Survey Says

Money & Business by Rob Stott Jun 3, 2015

Every industry has been doing its due diligence to gain insight into the millennial generation. In today’s edition, the Association for Dressings and Sauces takes a generational approach to studying trends around one of the industry’s core products.

Money & Business by Associations Now Staff Jun 1, 2015

Data Nugget: How Millennials Want to Do Business

Money & Business by Associations Now Staff Jun 1, 2015

In a survey of executives, millennials showed clear preferences for researching and engaging with vendors that differed from current practices.

Membership by Ernie Smith May 20, 2015

Wednesday Buzz: Millennials? Old News. Try Centennials.

Membership by Ernie Smith May 20, 2015

The next generation you'll have to worry about reaching is starting to graduate from high school. Time to get ready. Also: What work will look like by the time all those centennials actually hit the workforce.

Money & Business by Rob Stott Mar 23, 2015

What Millennials' News Consumption Habits Mean for Associations

Money & Business by Rob Stott Mar 23, 2015

A new report found that millennials are not willing to pay for news and that while they don’t actively seek news through social media, they often get their information through Facebook and YouTube anyway. How does these findings affect associations?

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Mar 11, 2015

From Millennials to Inclusion: Key Reflections From Great Ideas 2015

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Mar 11, 2015

Couldn't make it to this year's ASAE Great Ideas Conference in Orlando? You missed out on a ton of good stuff. But fortunately for you, we have some highlights here, including a sneak peek at a new book focused on millennials.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 18, 2014

Chew on This: Texas Beef Council Aims for Millennials

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 18, 2014

With the beef industry struggling to break through to a younger audience, industry marketing groups are working extra hard to make the pitch—even in Texas, where ranching remains one of the state's most prominent industries.

Leadership by Brandon Robinson Sep 22, 2014

Meet the Millennials: Young Professionals Are Pushing Associations Forward

Leadership by Brandon Robinson Sep 22, 2014

Want to get a glimpse into the minds of millennial employees and members? Hang out with them here for a few days. Each day this week, young professionals from around the association industry will share their perspectives in their own Associations Now guest blog series.

Meetings by Katie Bascuas Aug 18, 2014

Study: What Millennials Look For In An Exhibition

Meetings by Katie Bascuas Aug 18, 2014

A new report from two exhibition industry organizations details how young professionals choose an event to attend and what they seek out once they’re there.

Membership by Sheri Jacobs, CAE Aug 1, 2014

Magnetic Membership: Whither Millennials?

Membership by Sheri Jacobs, CAE Aug 1, 2014

Shari Jacobs, FASAE, CAE highlights the topic that always seems to draw attention people when she's presenting—millennials.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith May 20, 2014

The Agriculture Industry's Challenge: Marketing Meat to Millennials

Money & Business by Ernie Smith May 20, 2014

With young adults being so interested in how their food is made, the meat industry is having a tough time keeping generation Y interested in its product. As highlighted by a recent trade group event, this is a hurdle that has the industry welcoming new

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jun 21, 2013

The Future of Learning, According to Millennials

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jun 21, 2013

A new study of U.S. college students asked them what they think education will look like in the years to come. What they had to say could affect your association's meetings and education strategy when it comes to attracting these next-generation attendees.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Oct 15, 2019

New Money: Big Dig

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Oct 15, 2019

A construction festival unearths nondues revenue for the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Sep 4, 2019

Is a Casual Dress Code the Benefit Your Staff Wants Most?

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Sep 4, 2019

A new survey from Randstad US finds that employees value a casual dress code at work, with more than 30 percent preferring the benefit to an extra $5,000 in salary. How to create a dress code that benefits both your staff and association.

Brand Connection by Community Brands Aug 30, 2019

Boosting Member Loyalty in an Age of Distrust

Brand Connection by Community Brands Aug 30, 2019

[Sponsored] Community Brands CEO JP Guilbault discusses five key tactics to overcome mistrust and establish life-long loyalty among members.

Money & Business by Sophia Conforti Aug 8, 2019

Daily Buzz: Introducing Generation Alpha

Money & Business by Sophia Conforti Aug 8, 2019

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

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Aug 7, 2019

Managing a Global Workforce Requires New Skills

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Aug 7, 2019

As associations more often have employees operating in locations around the world, the skills required to manage that workforce are changing. Modern expectations, technology, and time zones must be tackled in new era.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jul 26, 2019

CMO Council: Consumers Want Marketers Wherever They Are

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jul 26, 2019

A report from the CMO Council finds that consumers increasingly look for brands in multiple media—and that includes physical mail and the telephone, too, not just social media.

Leadership by Sophia Conforti Jul 2, 2019

Daily Buzz: Is Your Culture Really “Innovative”?

Leadership by Sophia Conforti Jul 2, 2019

Building an innovative culture? Start by not calling it “innovative.” Also: how one nonprofit is combating food insecurity.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith May 28, 2019

Study: A Slow Hiring Process Turns Off Gen Z Recruits

Money & Business by Ernie Smith May 28, 2019

If it takes too long to apply for a job at your organization and even longer to get a response, you might miss out on younger talent that’s raring to work, a new study finds.

Technology by Sophia Conforti May 14, 2019

Daily Buzz: Improve IT Maturity

Technology by Sophia Conforti May 14, 2019

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

Meetings by Ernie Smith May 7, 2019

Four Takeaways for Associations From Experiential Marketing

Meetings by Ernie Smith May 7, 2019

With brands increasingly dedicated to putting on events to strengthen consumer interest, associations could gain a lot from borrowing some of experiential marketing’s best points.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Apr 29, 2019

Five Millennial-Friendly Benefits to Offer Your Team

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Apr 29, 2019

From free food to a commitment to student loans, organizations looking to hire younger workers are learning to boost their millennial-friendly benefits, and when the time is right, let loose.

Meetings by Sophia Conforti Apr 26, 2019

Daily Buzz: Tips for Collaborating on Events

Meetings by Sophia Conforti 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.

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.

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 10, 2019

Study: Podcast Listeners Skew Millennial, Use Lots of Social Media

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 10, 2019

A new report shared at the National Association of Broadcasters’ annual conference highlights a few potentially surprising tends. Among them: Many podcast listeners follow along on YouTube, not iTunes.

Meetings by Sophia Conforti Apr 3, 2019

Daily Buzz: Meeting Planners’ Toughest Tasks in 2019

Meetings by Sophia Conforti 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?

Money & Business by Associations Now Staff Apr 1, 2019

Data Nugget: Fostering Friendship at Work

Money & Business by Associations Now Staff Apr 1, 2019

Are your employees spending a lot of time chatting at the water cooler? Maybe that’s not such a bad thing.

Membership by Ernie Smith Mar 26, 2019

Five Strategies for Better Digital Member Service

Membership by Ernie Smith Mar 26, 2019

Social media is becoming increasingly important for member service, but it highlights the many channels customers use for help. Here are some insights to consider within your organization.

Membership by Sophia Conforti Mar 21, 2019

Daily Buzz: Make Membership Affordable for Young Professionals

Membership by Sophia Conforti 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.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Mar 20, 2019

As Mentoring Evolves, Mix the Tech With the Traditional

Leadership by Ernie Smith Mar 20, 2019

Young professionals can gain a lot of perspective from workplace mentors—even if they communicate via new tools like apps. But experts say face-to-face interactions still have a major role.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Mar 8, 2019

Study: Give Attendees Personalized Help at Meetings

Meetings by Ernie Smith Mar 8, 2019

A new report from the software firm Cvent finds that, with the wide array of options at a given meeting, attendees would benefit from a personalized lay of the land.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Mar 7, 2019

The Rise of “Vacation Shaming”: How Can You Prevent It?

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Mar 7, 2019

Due to pressure coming from managers or coworkers, a recent survey says more employees are running into problems taking their PTO. Is your organization vacation shaming? Here’s what to watch out for.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Mar 3, 2019

What Recent Changes to the CAE Say About Leadership

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Mar 3, 2019

An ethics track and a lowered experience requirement recognize the standard-bearing role associations play—and leaders' urge to grasp the association industry faster.

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 12, 2019

What Makes Young Members Tick?

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 12, 2019

A new benchmarking study focuses on young professionals’ views on membership. While many from the Gen Z and millennial generations decide to join associations, they’re skeptical about the value and benefits that membership brings. That’s a challenge associations will need to overcome.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Feb 10, 2019

How CEOs Can Help Make Boards Strategic

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Feb 10, 2019

Disrupting the pathway to board service has complicated boards' understanding of strategy. That's created a leadership gap that CEOs are well-equipped to fill.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Feb 7, 2019

There's Good News for Conference Content, and a Warning, in New Report

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Feb 7, 2019

The latest version of Omnipress’ State of the Conference Industry Report finds that content continues to be a significant driver of value for associations. But with member demographics more diverse than ever, organizations are facing increased challenges in how they deliver this content.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Feb 7, 2019

With Interest in Lab-Grown Diamonds Rising, Groups Eye Expansion

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Feb 7, 2019

The International Grown Diamond Association has helped raise the profile of synthetic gems, despite working on a shoestring budget. Now there’s word of a new group that would focus on marketing in the space.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Feb 3, 2019

First Steps to Better Employee Engagement

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Feb 3, 2019

Plenty of studies show that employees often feel disconnected at work. Improving that situation can depend on leaders better defining success, and building a culture around it.

Leadership by Sophia Conforti Dec 13, 2018

Daily Buzz: How to Be on “BoJack Horseman”

Leadership by Sophia Conforti 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.

Money & Business by Maria Mihalik Dec 9, 2018

Crowdsource: Engineering Feats of Infrastructure

Money & Business by Maria Mihalik Dec 9, 2018

Volunteers with multiple engineering associations make infrastructure inroads in challenged communities.

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 Sophia Conforti Dec 4, 2018

Daily Buzz: Low-Commitment Ways to Implement Event Tech

Meetings by Sophia Conforti 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.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Dec 3, 2018

Report: Employees Want Better Benefits, But They Don’t Maximize Them

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Dec 3, 2018

A new report from the American Institute of CPAs finds that benefits are a major driving factor behind many employees’ decision to take a new job, but often they don’t maximize the benefits made available to them.

Meetings by Sophia Conforti Nov 5, 2018

Daily Buzz: Conference Swag Beyond the Bag

Meetings by Sophia Conforti 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.

Money & Business by Tim Ebner Oct 29, 2018

Join the “Human Revolution” at Work

Money & Business by Tim Ebner Oct 29, 2018

In the digital age, association teams will increase their success and well-being when they focus on human interaction and engagement at work, says workplace strategist Erica Keswin, opening ASAE’s Associations @ Work Business Conference on Monday.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Oct 17, 2018

3 Tips For Tweaking Your Business Travel Program

Meetings by Ernie Smith Oct 17, 2018

Consider offering your employees more flexibility and comfort when they travel—but don't be afraid to take a close look at their expense reports.

Leadership by Natasha Bethea Oct 15, 2018

Say Yes To Developing Next-Gen Professionals

Leadership by Natasha Bethea Oct 15, 2018

As millennials and Generation Z become a larger part of the workforce, associations must adapt a culture that encourages and empowers them. Why saying yes to their development will benefit both them and your association.

Leadership by Aaron Manogue Oct 14, 2018

Three Things To Do Now To Prepare For Next-Gen Members

Leadership by Aaron Manogue Oct 14, 2018

After starting a Young Professionals Taskforce for his local state society, a YP shares three things organizations can do today to get ready for next-gen members.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Aug 31, 2018

Community Brands Study: New Members Want More Learning Opportunities

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Aug 31, 2018

A new report from the software provider Community Brands suggests that most association members are joining because of education and career opportunities, rather than out of a sense of professional responsibility.

Brand Connection by Visit Indy Aug 16, 2018

5 Tactics To Create An Experiential Event

Brand Connection by Visit Indy Aug 16, 2018

How meeting planners are utilizing new solutions to meet an age old trend.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 31, 2018

Is Career Stage the Key to Member Acquisition?

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 31, 2018

The American Nurses Association is a big-tent organization that has seen new-member growth for several consecutive years—largely due to a new framework that groups members into smaller segments defined by their career stage. Here’s how it works.

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?

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.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jun 25, 2018

AARP, Turning 60, Makes Big Investment in Dementia Research

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jun 25, 2018

The association for retired persons characterizes the battle against dementia, including Alzheimer’s, as one of the biggest issues facing its members. Fittingly, the association offered up a significant investment in a research fund in honor of its 60th anniversary.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jun 25, 2018

Why Innovation Is an All-Staff Effort

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jun 25, 2018

Even small associations are complicated entities, which is part of why they resist change. But diverse groups that remember the organization's core mission can keep it from getting stale.

Technology by Maria Mihalik Jun 1, 2018

Training Camp: Get Employees Up To Speed on Your Tech Tools

Technology by Maria Mihalik Jun 1, 2018

Planning to shed your old technology for a hot new product or service? You’ll need to condition your staff to accept and adopt the upgrade. Here’s how to build an agile, multiphase training plan that targets their needs before and after implementation.

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 Samantha Whitehorne Apr 20, 2018

XDP Challenges Association Professionals to Think Differently

Leadership by Samantha Whitehorne Apr 20, 2018

During day two of ASAE’s Xperience Design Project event, expert faculty shared how a change in perspective can lead to innovative ideas, stronger messaging, and better performance.

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.

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 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.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Mar 26, 2018

Why Employees Need to Be Sold on Professional Development

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Mar 26, 2018

Everybody wants to climb the ladder, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need some institutional encouragement. Associations can take some lessons from how they court members to make it happen.

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.

Leadership by Emily Bratcher Mar 8, 2018

Manufacturing Group Launches Leadership-Development Program

Leadership by Emily Bratcher Mar 8, 2018

In order to develop the next generation of industry leaders, the Association for Manufacturing Excellence launched its new AME Emerging Leaders Program.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Mar 6, 2018

Five Quick Insights Into the State of Bleisure

Meetings by Ernie Smith Mar 6, 2018

One of the hottest trends in business travel, the integration of leisure time into the trip, is heating up. Here are just a few insights into the nature of the trend.

Membership by Mark Athitakis Feb 1, 2018

Aging World: Adapting to a Key Demographic Shift

Membership by Mark Athitakis Feb 1, 2018

As the world gets older, associations will have to take steps to respond to this demographic shift, ASAE’s ForesightWorks report finds.

Money & Business by Tim Ebner Feb 1, 2018

Philanthropy Reshaped: Finding New Ways to Fundraise

Money & Business by Tim Ebner Feb 1, 2018

As the world changes, so too are the elements that encourage donors to give. Here’s how these trends are leading to a philanthropy rethink.

Technology by Mark Athitakis Feb 1, 2018

Automating Work: Changing How the Job Gets Done

Technology by Mark Athitakis Feb 1, 2018

The robots may not be coming for your job, but automation is already taking on tasks that were standard in job descriptions from truck driving to translation. Associations will need to help clarify what machines can and can’t do.

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.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 24, 2018

A Textbook Example of Trial Membership

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 24, 2018

Your members and prospects have become conditioned to short-term sign-ups (you can thank Netflix and Spotify for that). To recruit and retain members with a fear of commitment, take a lesson from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association.

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.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jan 16, 2018

Subscription Strategy: Why a Monthly Service Could Be a Savvy Play

Technology by Ernie Smith Jan 16, 2018

Your organization may emphasize yearly membership, but a huge amount of consumer interest is currently focused on monthly, often digital, subscription services. Could your association bring its best membership ideas to a new model?

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.

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.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Dec 22, 2017

What 2017 Reading Trends Could Mean for 2018 Meetings

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Dec 22, 2017

What data from a year’s worth of blog posts reveals about what meeting planners are interested in today—and what that may mean for the future.

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 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.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Dec 8, 2017

A Public Awareness Lesson From Avocados

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Dec 8, 2017

A surgical association’s comments on the dangers of cutting avocados may have led to the sale of seedless avocados in the British market. Really. Here’s what happened.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Dec 1, 2017

What Does It Take to Get New Attendees?

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Dec 1, 2017

You can’t rely on your most loyal attendees forever. Now’s the time to think about how to get new attendees registered and onsite.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Dec 1, 2017

Meetings Memo: Attendee Insights

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Dec 1, 2017

Why does the average attendee show up? Data points from the second Decision to Attend study shed some light.

Leadership by Kristin Clarke Dec 1, 2017

Books: Next-Gen Workplace

Leadership by Kristin Clarke Dec 1, 2017

How Generation Z will disrupt the office, according to a member of Gen Z (oh, and his dad, too).

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Nov 22, 2017

New Report Highlights Staffing Challenges for Associations in 2018

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Nov 22, 2017

PNP Staffing Group released the findings of its annual report on staffing trends and salaries in the nonprofit sector. While groups plan on hiring more staff in 2018, the report says competition for talent is greater than ever.

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.

Membership by Tim Ebner Nov 8, 2017

3 Tips for Hosting Engaging Member Roundtables

Membership by Tim Ebner Nov 8, 2017

Roundtable discussions provide engagement experience for members and a learning opportunity for you. Here are some tips for facilitating roundtables.

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 7, 2017

Report: Ageism a Common Problem With Technology Roles

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 7, 2017

A recent survey of U.S. tech workers found that many older employees worried about losing their jobs because of their age. And while diversity is important for such workers, age is given less consideration as a diversity issue.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 2, 2017

Stress in America Survey: Is This the Low Point?

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 2, 2017

The American Psychological Association’s latest survey on stress in the United States finds that a lot of people think we’ve hit a nadir as a country.

Membership by Tim Ebner Nov 1, 2017

Do You Have a Strategy for Recruiting Next-Gen Members?

Membership by Tim Ebner Nov 1, 2017

To bring in more millennial members and recruit the Gen-Z young people who are following them into the workforce, you’ll need to evolve your communications strategy and test new platforms. And, yes, that means you better be good at social media.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Oct 27, 2017

What Impact Will Generation Z Have on the Workplace?

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Oct 27, 2017

From recruiting to benefits to processes, the forthcoming wave of gen Z-ers will promise to create some new wrinkles for the workplace. Here are a few thoughts on the forthcoming generation for HR pros to check out.

Leadership by Associations Now Staff Oct 11, 2017

Ask the CEO: Veronica Cunningham

Leadership by Associations Now Staff Oct 11, 2017

Veronica Cunningham, executive director, American Probation and Parole Association, answers questions from APPA member Reyna Cartagena.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Oct 3, 2017

Report: Influencers Becoming More Important as Marketing Tools

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Oct 3, 2017

A new report from the consulting firm A.T. Kearney makes the case that influencer marketing can be more targeted and effective than traditional types of marketing, which aim at broader, affluent audiences.

Technology by Ernie Smith Sep 29, 2017

Lessons From the Banking Industry's New Venmo Competitor

Technology by Ernie Smith Sep 29, 2017

A new peer-to-peer financial app supported by the banking industry is drawing some buzz away from Venmo—in part because of the way that Zelle leverages advantages the industry has that a standalone company doesn't. For one thing, account transfers are instant.

Leadership by Alexis Redmond Sep 25, 2017

Authenticity: The Key to Confidence and Thought Leadership

Leadership by Alexis Redmond Sep 25, 2017

By allowing young professionals to be their authentic selves and welcoming their perspectives, associations will create a culture of trust that allows both organizations and staff to thrive.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Sep 18, 2017

Pediatrics Group Offers First Guidance on Tattoos, Piercings

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Sep 18, 2017

With the popularity of tattoos among teens and young adults on the rise, the American Academy of Pediatrics wants to make sure teens are informed—and doctors know what to say to those teens.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Sep 15, 2017

If You're Looking for a Job, Look Inland, Lists Say

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Sep 15, 2017

Two new reports suggest that Midwestern and Southern cities have a better balance of job openings and cost of living than their coastal counterparts.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Sep 11, 2017

The State of Basic Economy Fares

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Sep 11, 2017

Not every airline is hopping on board the basic economy train, but some of the airlines that are have found mixed results from the approach. While United Airlines rolled back the offering, American Airlines expanded it. Here's what travelers should know.

Technology by Ernie Smith Sep 6, 2017

How Much Do You Really Know About the Internet?

Technology by Ernie Smith Sep 6, 2017

The Public Interest Registry, a nonprofit domain registry, says that, according to a survey it recently conducted, people generally think they know more about the internet than they actually do.

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.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Aug 22, 2017

Concur: Millennial Business Travelers Are Pretty Thrifty

Meetings by Ernie Smith Aug 22, 2017

A report from the business travel management firm Concur finds that while younger employees might have slightly higher hotel expenses, this is offset by far lower amounts spent on dining and entertainment overall—a trend that holds up globally.

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 22, 2017

What Should You Make of the "Pivot to Video"?

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 22, 2017

The latest buzz coming from the online publishing world is that it makes more sense to invest in video at this juncture, which means that a lot of writers are getting laid off. What gives—and is this something the niche media space is going to have to worry about?

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.

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.

Money & Business by Julie Shoop Aug 1, 2017

Editor's Note: Into the Deep End

Money & Business by Julie Shoop Aug 1, 2017

Lessons from association leaders who reach the C-Suite at a young age.

Leadership by Tim Ebner Aug 1, 2017

Young Association CEOs: A Fast Track to the Top

Leadership by Tim Ebner Aug 1, 2017

There’s a new generation of leaders entering the C-suite, and they’re bringing fresh ideas, talent, and experience to the job. But taking the express elevator to the top comes with unique challenges. Here’s how three young association CEOs are overcoming them and making their leadership mark.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jul 31, 2017

How to Boost Newer Employees Into Leadership

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jul 31, 2017

Gen Xers and millennials are get held back for fear of disruption, a new survey suggests. But what's wrong with some disruption?

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.

Money & Business by Alex Beall Jul 18, 2017

Shopping Center Group Helps Members Navigate Industry Disruption

Money & Business by Alex Beall Jul 18, 2017

As the retail and shopping mall landscape shifts, the International Council of Shopping Centers is optimistic about the industry’s future and is ensuring members are ready to adapt to changing expectations.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jul 14, 2017

Involve Young Pros In Your Meeting Planning and Marketing Efforts

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jul 14, 2017

In order to make meetings more inclusive and welcoming, it’s often a good idea to get all generations—young, seasoned, and somewhere in between—involved in the planning process. Here's a look at how to do it with your young professionals.

Money & Business by Thorne McFarlane Jul 6, 2017

New Game Helps Young Adults Become Financially Literate

Money & Business by Thorne McFarlane Jul 6, 2017

A new interactive game by the American Institute of CPAs and the Ad Council helps educate millennials about healthy financial decision-making.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Jul 6, 2017

A Case for the Association Summer Internship

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Jul 6, 2017

Associations that want to develop the next generation of talented association staffers should consider starting an association-wide internship program.

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.

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.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 28, 2017

Challenges Continue, but Membership Stays Strong

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 28, 2017

Preliminary findings from this year’s Marketing General Membership Benchmarking Report indicate that membership growth is holding its own amid a whirl of challenging external forces. And there’s good generational news too.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 21, 2017

Are You Retaining and Engaging Retiree Members?

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 21, 2017

Whether you offer a retiree membership category or not, there’s a good chance you’re missing opportunities to engage older members.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Jun 15, 2017

Is Unlimited PTO Right for Your Organization?

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Jun 15, 2017

If you want to both attract and retain top talent and cut down on the resources it takes to track PTO, then consider offering unlimited PTO at your association.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 14, 2017

Lessons From MCON on Millennial Engagement and Membership

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 14, 2017

MCON, the millennial conference, showcased research and ideas from those working in the social impact sector, including how to engage millennials in small-step activism.

Money & Business by Juliet Van Wagenen Jun 13, 2017

Study Points to Growing Bleisure Traveler Market

Money & Business by Juliet Van Wagenen Jun 13, 2017

Millennials are extending business trips for a bit of vacation at a much higher rate than generations before them, creating a growing category of traveler.

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.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jun 2, 2017

Friday Buzz: Boost Your Webinar Views

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jun 2, 2017

Don’t let small marketing strategy blunders negatively impact the performance of your webinars. Also: How to host a virtual event that your members will love.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Jun 1, 2017

Does Event Technology Get Too Much Attention?

Meetings by Ernie Smith Jun 1, 2017

A new report from Imago Venues suggests that face-to-face engagement and personal development are the most important factors for meeting attendees. Technology, while a factor, should take a back seat to these primary goals, the report suggests.

Technology by Jenny Nelson Jun 1, 2017

The State Of Association Technology

Technology by Jenny Nelson Jun 1, 2017

The ASAE Foundation’s Technology Success and Readiness Study sheds light on where association technology stands today and where it needs to go to increase member satisfaction.

Membership by Alex Beall May 22, 2017

Create a Container: Storytelling Strategies to Engage the Next Generation

Membership by Alex Beall May 22, 2017

So many associations have been trying to figure out how to keep their industries relevant as millennials and Generation Z replace baby boomers. One expert instructs associations to get these individuals to tell their stories, instead of simply pushing out their own.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson May 22, 2017

Monday Buzz: Fundraising Ideas for Board Members

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson May 22, 2017

Get board members engaged with your organization’s fundraising efforts. Also: Generational shifts are here. These are the changes you may need to make now.

Leadership by Alex Beall May 12, 2017

New Partnership Seeks to Diversify Boards

Leadership by Alex Beall May 12, 2017

Boards are essential to driving a company’s or an organization’s mission and strategic plan. By partnering with affinity groups, the National Association of Corporate Directors is making sure boards are better representing those they serve.

Membership by Raegan Johnson May 5, 2017

Friday Buzz: When Email Goes Wrong

Membership by Raegan Johnson May 5, 2017

Find out how to bounce back from embarrassing email fails. Also: Stop a condescending coworker from making you lose your cool.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson May 4, 2017

Thursday Buzz: Are Millennial Leaders Struggling to Communicate?

Leadership by Raegan Johnson May 4, 2017

Millennials are rising through the ranks in their careers, and in doing so, they may be coming up against a surprising leadership challenge. Also: Why you should add more visuals to your next team meeting.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson May 3, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: Game Your Way to Travel Savings

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson May 3, 2017

A new software company has found a way to incentivize business travelers to spend less. Also: A marketing metrics checklist from this week's Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference.

Money & Business by Allison Torres Burtka May 1, 2017

Corporate Well-Being Programs Have Broadened, Survey Shows

Money & Business by Allison Torres Burtka May 1, 2017

A survey by the National Business Group on Health indicates that organizations are taking a more holistic approach with their well-being programs, such as offering help on financial security.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Apr 21, 2017

Friday Buzz: Recovering from a Major Mistake

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Apr 21, 2017

Moving past a big work blunder isn’t easy, but there are a few key ways you can avoid making the same mistake. Also: Why you no longer have to feel awkward when you use the word "millennial."

Membership by Raegan Johnson Apr 19, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: Benefiting Learners Across Generations

Membership by Raegan Johnson Apr 19, 2017

By adapting to the preferences of millennial learners, associations have consequently benefited members of all ages. Also: Deliver a more persuasive presentation with these body language tips.

Technology by Raegan Johnson Apr 10, 2017

Monday Buzz: Email Delivers the Traffic Goods

Technology by Raegan Johnson Apr 10, 2017

Prioritize your email strategy to get the most from your content. Also: Don’t miss these valuable SEO resources for association marketers.

Membership by Ernie Smith Apr 6, 2017

Study: How Can You Make Professional Development More Meaningful for Members?

Membership by Ernie Smith Apr 6, 2017

A new report from the nonprofit technology company Abila notes that people are always looking for great educational resources—though the growth of outside offerings means they may not rely only on yours. The company says you might want to work on your education strategy.

Money & Business by Julie Shoop Apr 1, 2017

Editor's Note: Transition Stories

Money & Business by Julie Shoop Apr 1, 2017

Millennials may be getting all the chatter these days, but this issue of Associations Now focuses on those later in their career.

Money & Business by Karla Taylor Apr 1, 2017

Your Next Move: Think Like a Transitionist

Money & Business by Karla Taylor Apr 1, 2017

What must professionals over 50 do now to shape their careers before retirement? The key: Become a skilled transitionist.

Technology by Alex Beall Apr 1, 2017

Tech Memo: Satisfaction Security

Technology by Alex Beall Apr 1, 2017

Keeping members happy means meeting new tech expectations.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Mar 31, 2017

Friday Buzz: What Skills Will the Future Workforce Need?

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Mar 31, 2017

Will the future workforce be dominated by generalists, specialists, or something in between? Also: Twitter makes a change to replies.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Mar 27, 2017

Report: Coffee Market Surges as Consumers Grab Fancier Drinks

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Mar 27, 2017

Gourmet cups of coffee, whether made from espresso or otherwise, have come to define the U.S. coffee market, according to the National Coffee Association. The trade group reports that coffee consumption has surged in the past year.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Mar 27, 2017

Why a Big Change Isn’t the Best Fix

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Mar 27, 2017

CEOs are challenged to innovate, but a recent poll suggests that what’s really needed is stability and trust.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Mar 23, 2017

Thursday Buzz: One Way to Respond When Celebrities Criticize

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Mar 23, 2017

When one association professional heard a celebrity denigrate her industry, she decided to confront him one-on-one. Also: Check out the "Global Meetings Industry Day Anthem."

Leadership by Ernie Smith Mar 21, 2017

Poll: Public Holds Negative Opinion of Corporate Leadership

Leadership by Ernie Smith Mar 21, 2017

According to The Harris Poll’s Reputation Quotient Ratings, half of all people surveyed hold a negative opinion of CEOs and other top staff members—with differences showing up among age groups and political leanings.

Technology by Alex Beall Mar 20, 2017

Millennial Engagement: Lessons from a Successful Video Contest

Technology by Alex Beall Mar 20, 2017

Associations are constantly trying new tactics to engage the youngest generations entering the workforce. The Institute of Management Accountants did so with a successful video contest, which also boosted its Facebook reach by 500,000 individuals in February.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Mar 16, 2017

Millennial-Friendly Benefits Worth Considering

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Mar 16, 2017

Not sure how to crack the code to attracting and retaining that millennial workforce you’re looking for? These three benefits might just be the way to go.

Technology by Raegan Johnson Mar 13, 2017

Monday Buzz: Optimize Your Website for Donations

Technology by Raegan Johnson Mar 13, 2017

Follow this optimization process to help your website generate more donations. Also: You’re invited to a snowball fight.

Money & Business by Allison Torres Burtka Mar 10, 2017

New Survey Offers a Glimpse at Association Staffing Trends, Challenges

Money & Business by Allison Torres Burtka Mar 10, 2017

PNP Staffing Group’s “2017 Association Salaries, Staffing & Trends Report” reveals some common threads among associations, including organizational priorities and the effects of more millennials in the workplace.

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 1, 2017

Moving From Free Rider to Engaged Member

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 1, 2017

The Senior Executives Association, which dedicates itself to serving federal leaders, is refocusing its membership strategy. That transition involves a new strategic plan, chapter growth, tiered membership, and partnerships to grow nondues revenue.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Feb 28, 2017

Tuesday Buzz: Increase Your Appeal to Introverts

Membership by Raegan Johnson Feb 28, 2017

Don’t leave your introverted members out in the cold. Create opportunities to get them engaged by respecting their personality traits. Also: Give your boomer members a little notice.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Feb 24, 2017

Make Your Meeting a Jobs Hub

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Feb 24, 2017

Sure, attendees are at your conference to learn, but they could also be there to find their next job. Three benefits to having an onsite job fair or career center at your conference.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Feb 23, 2017

Thursday Buzz: The Benefits of Employee Social Engagement

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Feb 23, 2017

Employee engagement on social media can have wide-ranging benefits for your association. Also: Check your venue contracts for these important details.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Feb 23, 2017

How a Sharpened Focus on Mission Upped Revenue, Membership

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Feb 23, 2017

The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation finds that a focus on purpose yielded new memberships and increased revenue. Here’s some tips on how you can do the same.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Feb 14, 2017

Another Way Millennial Habits Differ? They Don’t Play the Lottery

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Feb 14, 2017

Recent research has found that millennials rarely pick up a lottery ticket—an issue for both lottery groups and state governments, which don’t see as much funding potential in fantasy sports, a more popular pastime among young adults.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Feb 13, 2017

Why "Bleisure" Matters for Leaders

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Feb 13, 2017

Letting your staffers explore a conference city can be more than just a good time for them. It’s an under-used opportunity to help them better serve your members and attendees.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Feb 1, 2017

Workplace Perks: The Importance of Employee Benefits

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Feb 1, 2017

Competitive salaries are a big talent draw, but association employees are also looking for benefits that pay off for themselves and their families. Here’s what the latest ASAE Foundation research reveals about trends in employee benefits.

Meetings by Mark Athitakis Feb 1, 2017

Associations Help Attendees Embrace Life of Bleisure

Meetings by Mark Athitakis Feb 1, 2017

Meeting attendees are looking for more ways to mix business and leisure on the road. From post-conference tours to day trips to planned downtime, associations are stepping up to help them maximize their “bleisure” time.

Membership by Associations Now Staff Feb 1, 2017

Data Nugget: Why Generations Join

Membership by Associations Now Staff Feb 1, 2017

When it comes to the benefits that professionals seek from associations, preferences change with age. A recent study of association members from software firm Abila found that jobs, training, and career advancement rate highest for younger members, while those in older generations value more good-of-the-order benefits.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jan 31, 2017

Tuesday Buzz: Plan Your Vacation Today

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jan 31, 2017

You could use a break. In honor of National Plan for Vacation Day, use today to plan your vacation time for the rest of the year. Also: What alumni associations can learn from other membership organizations.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jan 30, 2017

The Leadership Gap Beyond the Generation Gap

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jan 30, 2017

A recent study spotlights a generational divide over defining leadership. Don't discount other reasons for the divide, though.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 25, 2017

Will "Gen Z" be a Generation of Joiners?

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 25, 2017

While most associations are plotting out recruitment strategies for millennials, membership professionals need to be thinking about a younger generation entering the workforce this year. Generation Z, it’s said, will be even more digitally savvy and globally focused.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Jan 18, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: Challenges in Owning Your Public Perception

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Jan 18, 2017

Your organization may take great strides to influence how you’re seen by the public, but the market may have other ideas. Also: How your organization can set the stage for innovation.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 18, 2017

Does Your Membership Program Need a Little Mystery?

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 18, 2017

A mail-order mystery service is sparking some surprise and delight in its rapidly growing membership. Here’s what associations can learn from an old-school engagement tactic: Leave them guessing—and wanting more.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 13, 2017

Film Critics Group Branches Out With Banking Campaign

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 13, 2017

With a new production arm, the African American Film Critics Association is using its film-industry knowledge to help launch a financial literacy campaign with the largest black-owned bank in the United States.

Money & Business by Allison Torres Burtka Jan 6, 2017

Tea Council Invites People to Share Their Love of Tea

Money & Business by Allison Torres Burtka Jan 6, 2017

The Tea Council of the USA has launched a photo-sharing sweepstakes encouraging tea drinkers to show how and why they enjoy tea—their “individualiTEA.”

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 4, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: The Value of Radio Silence

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 4, 2017

A Radiohead collaborator reveals that one of the band’s recent social gimmicks went over a lot better than they expected. Also: The start of the year might be a good time for a social audit.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Jan 3, 2017

Contractors Group Aims to Quell Workforce Shortage

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Jan 3, 2017

Facing an industry workforce shortage, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association has deployed an initiative with the goal of attracting more than 100,000 millennials to the workforce by 2020.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Dec 23, 2016

Associations Share Industry Predictions for 2017

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Dec 23, 2016

As a new year begins, associations reveal their predictions of what’s to come in their respective industries in 2017.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Dec 23, 2016

Event-Planning Reminders From "Christmas Vacation"

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Dec 23, 2016

Event- and conference-related takeaways from the holiday comedy classic National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and its lead character Clark Griswold.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Dec 22, 2016

4 Ideas for 2017 Nondues Revenue Resolutions

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Dec 22, 2016

As 2017 approaches, here are four questions to ask to create realistic routes toward accomplishing your resolutions related to nondues revenue.

Money & Business by Allison Torres Burtka Dec 5, 2016

Survey Sheds Light on 2017 Marketing Priorities

Money & Business by Allison Torres Burtka Dec 5, 2016

Marketing is critical, and technology is key, according to the new American Marketers Survey conducted by the New York American Marketing Association and BrandSpark.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Dec 1, 2016

3 Associations that Created Viral Videos

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Dec 1, 2016

Associations are using funny videos as a way of communicating and building awareness around their campaigns. Follow their cue.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 14, 2016

Monday Buzz: Why the Gig Economy Is Growing

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 14, 2016

According to new research from LinkedIn, side hustles are driving the gig economy in new ways. Also: A few tips to make your SEO shine.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 7, 2016

Student Loan Debt Is Rising. Can Your Association Help?

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 7, 2016

A recent report found that the average amount of student loan debt topped $30,000 for last year’s graduates. Such a burden could steer potential employees away from the nonprofit space, but one trend in employee benefits could help matters.

Meetings by Patrick deHahn Nov 2, 2016

Report: Business Travelers Want Work-Life Balance

Meetings by Patrick deHahn Nov 2, 2016

A new study from American Express Global Business Travel and the Association of Corporate Travel Executives shows that many business travelers want to achieve a work-life balance on the road–and have a little fun while getting their work done.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Oct 20, 2016

Why Associations Should Have Interns—and Pay Them

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Oct 20, 2016

Many interns around the country—and right here in Washington, DC—are working for “the experience” rather than paychecks. Here’s a case for having association interns and compensating them for their work. About a decade ago, I was having the time of my life as an intern at an interior design magazine in London. I spent my […]

Technology by Ernie Smith Oct 18, 2016

Rethink the Resume: One Tech Firm's Big Idea

Technology by Ernie Smith Oct 18, 2016

A prominent programming community’s aggressive attempt to remake the resume for the modern day is an idea associations should borrow from—liberally. Last week, the technology knowledge base Stack Overflow introduced a provocative idea. It’s one that I think a lot of associations should look very closely at. Stack Overflow, for those who aren’t aware, is […]

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Oct 13, 2016

Study: Psychological Association Warns of Election-Season Stress

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Oct 13, 2016

According to the American Psychological Association, more than half of all respondents to its recent survey on stress said that the 2016 election is a contributing factor to their stress. The association noted that social media may play a role.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Oct 11, 2016

Report: Transparency, Trends Creating Big Shifts in Donor Strategies

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Oct 11, 2016

A new report from Fidelity Charitable finds that donors are closely watching modern philanthropic trends and putting their trust behind more transparent organizations. But older generations are less influenced by these trends.

Technology by Ernie Smith Oct 11, 2016

Does the Banner Ad Still Make Sense in 2016?

Technology by Ernie Smith Oct 11, 2016

The recent move away from text-based content online may be a side effect of the fact that banner ads just don't work all that well. But a major trade group, along with The New York Times, is trying to rethink the ads in a way that could actually produce a balance between content and commerce. Here's the scoop.

Meetings by Allison Torres Burtka Oct 11, 2016

Next-Gen Appeal: Making Meetings For Millennial Members

Meetings by Allison Torres Burtka Oct 11, 2016

You have loyal, long-time conference attendees—that’s great. But to keep your events thriving for the long term, you need to engage your millennial members. How are you changing your conferences to appeal to a new generation?

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Oct 11, 2016

New Money: Gaining Traction

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Oct 11, 2016

The Auto Care Association's job board that drives revenue and goodwill for the association—and notice from millennial audiences, too.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Oct 7, 2016

Meeting Reading: Three Posts Worth Bookmarking

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Oct 7, 2016

Three recent event-related articles have plenty of takeaways for association meeting planners. How can you implement one or all of these ideas into your next conference?

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Oct 6, 2016

How to Produce Revenue-Generating Association Podcasts

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Oct 6, 2016

New reports show that podcasting is steadily growing in popularity, especially among millennial consumers. Here’s how associations can make use of podcasting—and bring in some nondues revenue dollars in the process.

Money & Business by DeeJay R. Garringo, CAE Oct 5, 2016

Why a Credential Is a Good Choice for Young Professionals

Money & Business by DeeJay R. Garringo, CAE Oct 5, 2016

Professional development is key to career advancement for association execs of all levels. But earning a credential is something young professionals may want to consider. Beyond professional growth, it will also help them lead the industries they serve into the future.

Money & Business by Tracy Vanneman Oct 3, 2016

Associations Are a Perfect Fit for Young Professionals

Money & Business by Tracy Vanneman Oct 3, 2016

A look at why associations really are uniquely positioned to be employers of choice for today’s millennial employees.

Money & Business by Alex Beall Sep 27, 2016

Heart Association Encourages More Colorful Eating

Money & Business by Alex Beall Sep 27, 2016

The American Heart Association is making sure you get your daily dose of fruits and veggies with its +color initiative.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Sep 21, 2016

Bill Could Protect Consumers Who Post Online Reviews

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Sep 21, 2016

The Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016, a bipartisan bill that passed the House earlier this month, could protect consumers if they post a review on Yelp or elsewhere that's critical of a business or organization. Here's what you need to know.

Money & Business by Patrick deHahn Sep 15, 2016

Thursday Buzz: Lena Dunham Gives Indie Bookstores Her Support

Money & Business by Patrick deHahn Sep 15, 2016

The Girls star will take part in a campaign for indie bookstores during the upcoming holiday season. Plus: "millennial talk" is really about highlighting everyone.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Sep 14, 2016

Accountants Group Debuts Millennial-Friendly Ad Campaign

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Sep 14, 2016

A new ad campaign, launched by the Institute of Management Accountants, hopes to make young professionals aware of both the importance and value of its Certified Management Accountant certification.

Brand Connection by Visit Indy Aug 26, 2016

Why Your Meeting Needs to Be Green

Brand Connection by Visit Indy Aug 26, 2016

Sustainable practices should be a starting point, not a feel-good bonus. Here are a few tips for what you should look for in your event's locale.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Aug 9, 2016

Country Music Association Brings Tunes to the Greeting Card Aisle

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Aug 9, 2016

Last week, the Country Music Association and Hallmark Cards, Inc., announced a new licensing agreement, which would pair greeting cards with snippets of popular country music songs. The agreement should also lasso in younger consumers.

Membership by Ernie Smith Aug 2, 2016

Tuesday Buzz: Why Millennial Member Engagement Means Letting Go

Membership by Ernie Smith Aug 2, 2016

Millennial member engagement isn't easy, but letting go of a little control could make things a little easier. Also: Instagram's latest feature takes more than a few cues from Snapchat.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Jul 28, 2016

The Case for a Sponsored Webinar

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Jul 28, 2016

Most associations are offering their members technology-enabled learning opportunities like webinars, but they can be expensive endeavors. That’s why, in an effort to lower costs, many organizations try to find a sponsor.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Jul 27, 2016

Wednesday Buzz: Thinking About Diversity

Meetings by Ernie Smith Jul 27, 2016

A meetings industry professional offers some thought-provoking insight on the challenges the event sector faces with diversity. Also: What tough questions should you be asking internally?

Membership by Patrick deHahn Jul 8, 2016

Friday Buzz: Country Music Association Aims for Organized Awards Vote

Membership by Patrick deHahn Jul 8, 2016

Ahead of the CMA Awards, the Country Music Association's voters and nominee solicitors will get an organized resource designed to discourage a flood of solicitations. Plus: How to make your group’s Twitter cover photo super awesome.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jun 22, 2016

The Obvious Benefit That Young Members Are Looking For

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jun 22, 2016

A new study suggests associations overlook the primary motivation for young members: jobs. But is that a benefit associations are capable of offering?

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Jun 8, 2016

Industry Group Aims to Make Diamonds a Millennial’s Best Friend

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Jun 8, 2016

The Diamond Producers Association announced a new “Real Is Rare” campaign in hopes of earning the affection of millennial consumers who crave authentic connections, according to DPA research.

Technology by Alex Beall Jun 6, 2016

Groups Target Young Latinos With CPR Training Video

Technology by Alex Beall Jun 6, 2016

Latinos who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests are less likely to survive, and the American Heart Association and the Anthem Foundation are trying to reverse those stats with a new targeted message.

Technology by Ernie Smith May 23, 2016

CTIA Study: We're Using Lots of Mobile Data These Days

Technology by Ernie Smith May 23, 2016

According to CTIA's Annual Wireless Industry Survey, 7 in 10 Americans now owns a smartphone, and between 2014 and 2015, our collective data use more than doubled.

Membership by Eli Zimmerman May 16, 2016

Monday Buzz: Why Memberships Still Matter

Membership by Eli Zimmerman May 16, 2016

An American Geophysical Union blogger explains why the future of memberships isn't quite so bleak. Plus: An airport-security hashtag takes off.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith May 11, 2016

How College Media Is Evolving in the Digital Era

Money & Business by Ernie Smith May 11, 2016

In some ways, the college media space is a microcosm of the broader media sector. While print-based newspapers and yearbooks are cutting back or even going away, the main association for college media outlets thinks there's a lot of value in switching gears to digital media—though the permanence of print has value, too.

Membership by Eli Zimmerman May 2, 2016

Monday Buzz: Fostering New Generations of Members

Membership by Eli Zimmerman May 2, 2016

Check out these three tips to keep your membership thriving as more and more millennials enter the workforce. Plus: How are associations using email these days, anyway?

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 22, 2016

Five Twitter Highlights From Digital Now

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 22, 2016

A big problem facing many association execs visiting this year's Digital Now Conference in Orlando is the treadmill of technology. A key speaker at the event recommends not digging in your heels.

Money & Business by Allison Torres Burtka Apr 22, 2016

Study Shines Light on What Donors Want

Money & Business by Allison Torres Burtka Apr 22, 2016

The ways in which organizations engage and communicate with their supporters matters, says Abila’s Donor Loyalty Study.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Apr 20, 2016

A Startup Strategy for Building a Millennial Membership

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Apr 20, 2016

With lobbying as the primary member benefit, will young people join the newly launched Association of Young Americans? Founder Ben Brown is optimistic and taking an entrepreneurial approach to the tall task ahead.

Money & Business by Alex Beall Apr 11, 2016

Study: Benefits Build Employee Loyalty and Retention

Money & Business by Alex Beall Apr 11, 2016

A new report from employee benefit provider MetLife, Inc., found that employee loyalty is growing, thanks in part to benefits programs that address workers’ concerns about their financial security.

Meetings by Eli Zimmerman Apr 6, 2016

Wednesday Buzz: Take Your Event's Highlights Online

Meetings by Eli Zimmerman Apr 6, 2016

How bringing conference content online can further engage attendees. Plus: Facebook Live’s quickly growing popularity. Spring is in the air and conference season is well underway—and there are a ton of events worth checking out. The many avenues of engagement are a conference’s greatest strength, but they can also be a weakness. More often than […]

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Mar 31, 2016

Embracing A Lateral Career Move for Better Work-Life Balance

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Mar 31, 2016

A new survey of American workers found that many are open to making a lateral career move if it means greater life satisfaction and professional development—a finding organizations may find useful when it comes to talent development.

Membership by Ernie Smith Mar 22, 2016

Tuesday Buzz: Gamify Your Member Engagement

Membership by Ernie Smith Mar 22, 2016

How to use gamification to drive interest in your online community. Also: Why millennials value culture over salary.

Money & Business by Patrick deHahn Mar 21, 2016

Pet Love Generates Record Spending in 2015, Says Pet Products Association

Money & Business by Patrick deHahn Mar 21, 2016

The American Pet Products Association, a trade group for the pet industry, says that an increase in "pet humanization" is helping to drive record growth in the industry, even as other segments, such as the sale of live animals, stumble.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Feb 29, 2016

Media Partnership Helps Advocate Value of Working With Realtors

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Feb 29, 2016

The National Association of Realtors is partnering with Yahoo Finance in an effort to reach more consumers and explain the advantages of employing the services of a Realtor.

Money & Business by Katie Rucke Feb 11, 2016

Valentine’s Day, According to Associations

Money & Business by Katie Rucke Feb 11, 2016

Associations representing everything from candy and flowers, to greeting cards and jewelry, are weighing in on what to expect this Valentine’s Day and offering tips on how to treat either a special someone or yourself.

Money & Business by Katie Rucke Feb 9, 2016

Association Launches Campaign Highlighting Value of Realtors

Money & Business by Katie Rucke Feb 9, 2016

Millennials may prefer to shop for a new home online, but photos on a website don’t always tell the full story. To encourage consumers to enlist the services of a Realtor, the National Association of Realtors released a new ad campaign.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Feb 4, 2016

Tapping Training and Development For Top Talent

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Feb 4, 2016

A new study sheds light on how much employees value training and development programs. Here's a look at how associations might be able to capitalize on that finding.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Feb 2, 2016

Report: TSA PreCheck Perks Up Flying Experience

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Feb 2, 2016

A new report from the Global Business Travel Association finds that travelers who have signed up for the TSA PreCheck program are more likely to enjoy their flying experience than those who don't have it. But with 2 million passengers, the program's growing success means that even the express lanes can back up occasionally.

Money & Business by Katie Rucke Feb 2, 2016

Muscular Dystrophy Association Unveils New Brand, New Mantra

Money & Business by Katie Rucke Feb 2, 2016

To engage a new generation of supporters in its work to fight muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related life-threatening diseases, the Muscular Dystrophy Association introduced a new brand. Also included: a pledge to double spending on research for a cure.

Membership by Morgan Little Jan 25, 2016

Monday Buzz: Happy Community Manager Appreciation Day!

Membership by Morgan Little Jan 25, 2016

For most of the year, community managers turn the spotlight on others. But on Community Manager Appreciation Day, it's their time to shine.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jan 21, 2016

Conference Circuit: Hey Dude

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jan 21, 2016

The Dude Ranchers’ Association 2016 Convention rode into Cody, Wyoming, earlier this week

Membership by Ernie Smith Dec 22, 2015

Tuesday Buzz: Membership Lessons From Social Clubs

Membership by Ernie Smith Dec 22, 2015

How one social club is keeping relevant with younger audiences—and growing membership at the same time. Also: Conflict's a-brewin' in the craft beer space; this clever video is proof.

Money & Business by Katie Rucke Dec 17, 2015

Voice Affects Presidential Candidate’s Likability, Survey Says

Money & Business by Katie Rucke Dec 17, 2015

Aside from a candidate’s stance on issues, a new survey from the Delta Dental Plans Association found that voice was the most important factor affecting a candidate’s likability amongst voters.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Dec 10, 2015

Should You Repay Your Employees' Student Loans?

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Dec 10, 2015

A growing trend in the financial and consulting sectors could become as valuable to college grads as the 401(k): In an effort to keep talented employees happy, some employers are paying a significant chunk of their workers' student loans.

Money & Business by Patrick deHahn Nov 30, 2015

Greeting Card Industry Shifts Over Millennial Taste

Money & Business by Patrick deHahn Nov 30, 2015

Millennials have eschewed sending greeting cards, so the industry has gotten edgier in response—making room for different voices and different kinds of cards.

Money & Business by Patrick deHahn Nov 16, 2015

Banking, Consumer Groups Battle Over Mint.com

Money & Business by Patrick deHahn Nov 16, 2015

A recent incident in which two of the country's largest banks briefly blocked access to third-party personal-finance sites such as Mint.com has consumer groups riled up and the banking industry attempting to explain itself.

Money & Business by Associations Now Staff Oct 2, 2015

#ANturns10: 10 Years of Associations Now

Money & Business by Associations Now Staff Oct 2, 2015

October marks the 10th anniversary of Associations Now. To celebrate, we’re taking a look back at a decade of AN.

Brand Connection by Sponsored Content Oct 2, 2015

What Big Data Can Mean for Your Meeting

Brand Connection by Sponsored Content Oct 2, 2015

Go beyond demographics to plan a better meeting with Big Data.

Money & Business by Jerry Patterson Oct 1, 2015

The Fix: Retirement Readiness

Money & Business by Jerry Patterson Oct 1, 2015

A look at how behavior can influence employees’ willingness to save.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Sep 18, 2015

Generational Preferences Among Meeting Planners

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Sep 18, 2015

A new survey released by the International Association of Conference Centres takes a look at what meeting planners of all ages prefer and how that affects how venue and conference space is selected.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Sep 8, 2015

Tuesday Buzz: The Cramped Airline Seat Blues

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Sep 8, 2015

A consumer advocacy group calls for a standard airline seat size—with the help of 30,000 friends. Also: How associations can help fight the internal critic.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Aug 20, 2015

Why One Association Created Its Own Ad Agency

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Aug 20, 2015

Realizing the difficulty many businesses have in marketing to baby boomers, AARP recently launched an advertising agency to help companies better identify with and target the 50+ generation.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Aug 17, 2015

Study: Lack of Work-Life Benefits Hurts Employee Performance

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Aug 17, 2015

A new report shows that in the absence of benefits intended to assist employees to care for family members, worker productivity and performance can suffer. It’s no secret that balancing work and life is getting harder for many. And a new study is showing a direct correlation between the availability of family and lifestyle benefits […]

Money & Business by Gayle Bennett Aug 14, 2015

New York City Taxi Drivers Launch Association in Response to Uber

Money & Business by Gayle Bennett Aug 14, 2015

As ride-sharing services continue to flourish, New York City taxi drivers have formed their own association to ensure they don’t get run over. Their rallying cry? Equity in pricing and regulation among all services.

Money & Business by Rob Stott Aug 14, 2015

American Press Institute Conducts Largest-Ever Journalism Survey

Money & Business by Rob Stott Aug 14, 2015

In an attempt to define 21st-century journalism and identify the challenges journalists face today, the American Press Institute carried out what’s thought to be the largest survey ever of J-school and communications graduates. Dive into some of API’s findings.

Money & Business by Eli Zimmerman Aug 11, 2015

Tuesday Buzz: The Secrets to Making Bland Brands Grand

Money & Business by Eli Zimmerman Aug 11, 2015

Google's big announcement has organizations wondering, how do you make your brand pop? Plus: What #assnchat is up to during #ASAE15.

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 11, 2015

Your Members' Tech Comfort Level Matters

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 11, 2015

Throwing apps and innovative web platforms at your members is great and everything, but given the wrong circumstances, it may just be a lot of good innovation wasted. Because of that, it helps that the CEO isn't necessarily the tech-savviest person in the room.

Membership by Ernie Smith Aug 7, 2015

Friday Buzz: How Teens Are Embracing Online Connections

Membership by Ernie Smith Aug 7, 2015

A new study finds that teenagers are likely to both find new friends online and keep the conversation going on digital platforms. Also: The revamped Hamburglar stole our hearts but didn't sell burgers. Is that a problem?

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Jul 28, 2015

Report: Social Media as a News Source Is On The Rise

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Jul 28, 2015

A new study from Pew found the percent of Americans getting news through social media is continuing to increase—a trend that could prove insightful for associations.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jul 24, 2015

Friday Buzz: Analyzing the Real-Estate Market

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jul 24, 2015

Looking for a new office in DC? A recent report could offer a good starting point for your search. Also: The ups and downs of certifications at events.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jul 16, 2015

Conference Circuit: Talking Points

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jul 16, 2015

The National Speakers Association’s Influence 2015 conference heads to Washington, DC, this weekend.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 7, 2015

Tuesday Buzz: Why You Aren't Verified on Twitter

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 7, 2015

The way Twitter dishes out its mystical blue check mark is about as random as you'd expect it to be. Also: a webinar that may help you better reach your association audiences.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne May 29, 2015

Plan Meetings With Introverts in Mind

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne May 29, 2015

All meeting planners want to make it easier for conference attendees to connect. Is the way to go about that to think of all attendees as introverts? Maybe.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas May 14, 2015

The Work-Life Balancing Act

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas May 14, 2015

A new study shows that managing work-life balance is getting harder for workers around the world. Not a terribly surprising finding, yet one that shows how workplace dynamics continue to change with greater connectivity and increased demands.

Money & Business by Patrick deHahn May 12, 2015

Tuesday Buzz: The "New" Association Is Global and Accessible

Money & Business by Patrick deHahn May 12, 2015

Associations may need to think bigger and open themselves up to a new worldwide mindset, says a meetings expert who helps put on the Olympics. Plus: Event planners can make their events just as impactful as the blockbuster Titanic.

Membership by Morgan Little May 11, 2015

Monday Buzz: Signs of a Bright Future for Volunteering

Membership by Morgan Little May 11, 2015

A new report sees indications that better days are ahead for volunteers and nonprofits. Plus: A way to settle debates over "who said it first."

Money & Business by Patrick deHahn May 7, 2015

As Coffee Loses Its Punch, Tea Association Steeps In Industry Growth

Money & Business by Patrick deHahn May 7, 2015

Tea was once an also-ran to coffee, but now the English favorite is starting to find equal footing with its percolated cousin. And the Tea Association of the USA is working to advance the momentum.

Meetings by Patrick deHahn May 7, 2015

Thursday Buzz: The FCC Chairman's Tense Keynote

Meetings by Patrick deHahn May 7, 2015

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler goes into the lion’s den for his latest keynote speech at the National Cable and Telecommunications Association’s Internet & Television Expo. Plus: What do millennials look for in member benefits?

Technology by Ernie Smith May 6, 2015

Wednesday Buzz: The State of Anonymous Social Apps

Technology by Ernie Smith May 6, 2015

While Secret's recent demise has raised questions about the viability of anonymous social apps, a key competitor is still riding high. Here's why. Also: One association exec shares her insights on trade group culture.

Membership by Ernie Smith Apr 9, 2015

Snack Group's Crackerjack New Strategy: Reaching Across the Aisles

Membership by Ernie Smith Apr 9, 2015

As part of a rebranding plan, the Snack Food Association is focusing on companies making healthier fare and not just those making junk food. The move reflects demographic changes that are changing the marketplace.

Money & Business by Rob Stott Apr 7, 2015

National Park Foundation Campaign Targets Younger Generation of Park Goers

Money & Business by Rob Stott Apr 7, 2015

In 2016, the National Park Service will turn 100 years old. To celebrate the milestone, NPS and the National Park Foundation are trying to inject a little youth into the country’s public lands with the Find Your Park campaign.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Mar 24, 2015

Tuesday Buzz: ASAE Takes Great Ideas to Hong Kong

Meetings by Ernie Smith Mar 24, 2015

The first-ever Asia-Pacific edition of the Great Ideas conference went off without a hitch this week. Read on for some highlights. Also: The pitfalls of not owning your domain names online.

Technology by Morgan Little Mar 16, 2015

Monday Buzz: YouTube Offers a Glimpse Behind the Scenes

Technology by Morgan Little Mar 16, 2015

The world's most popular video service is launching a new effort to inform organizations about how to use its platform. Plus: another round of stats about how millennials stay informed.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Mar 13, 2015

4 Great Meeting Ideas from Great Ideas

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Mar 13, 2015

A quick look at four of the best meetings- and events-related ideas shared at the 2015 Great Ideas Conference.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Mar 11, 2015

Sign We Love Pets: We Spent $58 Billion on Them Last Year

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Mar 11, 2015

A new report from the American Pet Products Association notes that many people are spending lavishly on one of the most important things in their lives: the animal that loves them unconditionally. The generation gap may be at play, the association suggests.

Money & Business by Rob Stott Mar 3, 2015

Going Viral: Meetings Mean Business Joins BuzzFeed Community

Money & Business by Rob Stott Mar 3, 2015

When it comes to creating viral content, one name stands out: BuzzFeed. Rather than try to mimic the social media site, the Meetings Mean Business campaign decided to go a different route. It joined BuzzFeed Community.

Membership by Katie Bascuas Feb 25, 2015

On Cusp of Its Second Century, Watermelon Group Focuses on Generation Y

Membership by Katie Bascuas Feb 25, 2015

At its recent annual meeting, the 101-year-old National Watermelon Association addressed the importance of engaging with younger members and outlined the steps it’s taking to ensure the future of the organization.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Feb 10, 2015

So Much for the Recovery: Americans Still Stressed Out About Money, Study Says

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Feb 10, 2015

The American Psychological Association’s annual “Stress in America” report shows lingering concerns about money among Americans. And while stress levels generally are down this year, they’re still higher than what APA considers healthy.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Feb 1, 2015

Membership Mode: A Crash Course for Volunteer Leaders

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Feb 1, 2015

If you’re going to lead an association, it would be a good idea to understand its foundational business model, right? Here’s a crash course for volunteer leaders on how membership works and what your role is in shaping and promoting it at your association.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Jan 20, 2015

Tuesday Buzz: Is Your Event Transformative?

Meetings by Ernie Smith Jan 20, 2015

The elements of making an event that has the potential of changing someone's life. Also: The passwords you shouldn't be using.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 19, 2014

Wednesday Buzz: Drop Facebook Like a Bad Habit?

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 19, 2014

A top research firm makes the case that it may be time to put more energy into internal social media efforts than relying on Facebook's massive audience. Also: ASAE's graphics whiz talks about her favorite infographic treatments.

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 14, 2014

Friday Buzz: The City With the Best Wireless (Hint: It's Windy)

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 14, 2014

Chicago tops the list of large cities with the best wireless access, beating out a number of event hubs in the process. Also: Why your association should prioritize community managers in the hiring process.

Money & Business by Rob Stott Nov 6, 2014

Study Debunks Myths About Generations’ Workplace Preferences

Money & Business by Rob Stott Nov 6, 2014

Does your office really need to change much to become more appealing to the fast-growing millennial workforce? Perhaps not. A new study suggests that the generational divide in workplace preferences could be something of a myth.

Technology by Rob Stott Nov 3, 2014

A Taste for Tech: Restaurant Technology Appeals to All Generations

Technology by Rob Stott Nov 3, 2014

Millennials are using new restaurant technology at a higher rate, but the gap among frequent users is smaller than you’d think, according to new research from the National Restaurant Association.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Oct 16, 2014

How Tech Savvy Is Your Fundraising?

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Oct 16, 2014

A new study on tech trends in fundraising illustrates some of the challenges nonprofit fundraisers face and opportunities that technology is making possible. How do you match up?

Money & Business by Rob Stott Oct 7, 2014

Trick or Treat: Halloween Traditions Vary By Generation, Confectioners Say

Money & Business by Rob Stott Oct 7, 2014

Looking for the best candy on the block this Halloween? (Hint: Pay your baby boomer neighbors a visit.) A new survey by the National Confectioners Association looks at how different generations put their own stamp on holiday traditions.

Membership by Ernie Smith Oct 6, 2014

Social Media Roundup: Keep That Member Database Updated

Membership by Ernie Smith Oct 6, 2014

The low-tech approach to making sure your member database has the correct contact info. Also: Face-to-face still wins over virtual, most of the time.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Sep 26, 2014

Skip the Sales Pitch: How Destinations Can Leverage Content Marketing

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Sep 26, 2014

Content marketing isn’t just a buzz-phrase. According to a new report, it’s a way for convention and visitor bureaus to reach meeting planners and convince them to hold meetings in their destinations.

Membership by Rob Stott Sep 26, 2014

3 Myths About Millennial Members Get Busted

Membership by Rob Stott Sep 26, 2014

Forget the studies you’ve read about the mindset of millennials. If you really want to know what we’re thinking about and what we look for in an association, just ask—and, please, don’t clump us all together

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 26, 2014

Tuesday Buzz: Facebook Wages War Against Clickbait

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 26, 2014

If you're posting content on Facebook, don't go out of your way to encourage your audience to click. Also: why an association is keeping Neil Patrick Harris from drinking beer.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Aug 18, 2014

Monday Buzz: Business Lessons from the Mason Jar

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Aug 18, 2014

How an old-school object made a comeback with the public, even though the nature of its popularity had changed. Also: An experimental Twitter feature brings grumbles from power users.

Membership by Ernie Smith Aug 1, 2014

Travel Tech Opens Door to Sharing-Economy Newcomers

Membership by Ernie Smith Aug 1, 2014

The Travel Technology Association, once the exclusive domain of Priceline and Expedia, is planning to work with new members known for their disruptive tendencies—particularly Airbnb and TripAdvisor.

Membership by Shelly Alcorn, CAE Aug 1, 2014

Associations: The New Lifelong Learning Hubs

Membership by Shelly Alcorn, CAE Aug 1, 2014

Today’s professionals are looking for lifelong learning and credentials to advance their careers. With dramatic shifts disrupting traditional education models, associations have a shot at becoming major players in the education-to-employment landscape. Will they seize the moment?

Membership by Ernie Smith Jul 30, 2014

Wednesday Buzz: Here's What They Want to Call Gen Z

Membership by Ernie Smith Jul 30, 2014

Find the term "millennials" an annoying catch-all? Brace yourself: It's nothing compared to the term being used for the next generation. Also: how one company found a stat-laden blog headline 40 percent more successful than one without the data.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jul 29, 2014

Tuesday Buzz: Say No to Wine and Cheese, Nonprofits

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jul 29, 2014

Why nonprofit donor events need to get beyond simply being fancy-schmancy affairs. Also: A generational expert talks up her latest book.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Jul 17, 2014

How Do You Encourage Women To Join Your Industry?

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Jul 17, 2014

The answer to that question is not always straightforward. Here’s how one association is trying to help level the STEM playing field and get more women interested in IT jobs.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jun 27, 2014

Inside the Minds of Millennial Attendees

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jun 27, 2014

Looking to get millennial attendees to your next event? A new white paper by New York Times bestselling author Dan Schawbel offers some tips. Even better: Some associations are already heeding his advice.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Jun 25, 2014

Does Social Media Get Consumers to Buy? Not Much, Study Says

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Jun 25, 2014

Despite the more than $5 billion dollars spent on marketing campaigns in social media spaces in 2013, new research from Gallup found that consumers’ purchasing decisions are more influenced by friends and TV commercials. Instead of selling, Gallup says, brands should use social to build community.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jun 25, 2014

Note to Marketers: Don't Forget Consumers Over 50

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jun 25, 2014

That's the finding of a new survey focused on the older age group, which notes that many respondents feel ignored or even forgotten by most brand advertisers. And if you are marketing to older age groups, you should be careful not to get stuck in traditional mindsets.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jun 25, 2014

Wednesday Buzz: You Need Fewer Tabs in Your Life

Technology by Ernie Smith Jun 25, 2014

Why a one-tab strategy might be worth considering for your web-browsing habits. Also: MMCC attendees reflect on the conference in their own words.

Money & Business by Rob Stott Jun 19, 2014

Survey: Corporate Responsibility Helps Attract, Retain Millennial Workers

Money & Business by Rob Stott Jun 19, 2014

Past research on millennials for the Case Foundation had focused on how they support nonprofit causes. This year’s survey dives into how millennials connect, give, and get engaged with companies. How can associations leverage this knowledge?

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jun 6, 2014

Are Your Attendees Also Your Number-One Fans?

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jun 6, 2014

They better be. If you want your events to thrive—not merely survive—you need to build a loyal attendee fan base. One way to go about it: Create a dynamic experience and brand that can’t be found elsewhere.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Jun 5, 2014

More Advice on Bridging the Generational Divide

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Jun 5, 2014

Adding to the conversation on generational diversity, an HR consultant shares tips on how to handle challenges around managing four generations in the workplace.a

Membership by Rob Stott May 22, 2014

NRA Video Series Aims to Attract Younger Generation of Members

Membership by Rob Stott May 22, 2014

With an aging membership, the National Rifle Association is taking a leap into online video as it tries to shape its message about gun ownership to appeal to the millennial generation.

Membership by Ernie Smith May 20, 2014

Tuesday Buzz: Is Gen X Running the Show for Associations?

Membership by Ernie Smith May 20, 2014

An association exec ponders a membership book from a few years ago and realizes something surprising about the generation gap. Also: When is a sustainable events argument too tiny to make a big deal about?

Money & Business by Ernie Smith May 1, 2014

Thursday Buzz: Visual Cues for Nondesigners

Money & Business by Ernie Smith May 1, 2014

A few useful apps that could help you create visual content quickly without the design know-how. Also: Has Twitter jumped the Failwhale? The Atlantic raises a big question.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Apr 25, 2014

The Big Limiting Factor of Remote Work: Communication

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Apr 25, 2014

Remote work, or at least flex time, is becoming a must-have for many younger employees. But making it happen comes with complications. The biggest challenge, according to one recent study? The potential for communication headaches.

Leadership by Morgan Little Apr 21, 2014

Monday Buzz: Expand Your Aid to Younger Generations

Leadership by Morgan Little Apr 21, 2014

Why it’s not enough to just reach out to millennials, it’s time to help them. Also: How you can improve your association’s design expertise before the next event. We’ve covered the shifting demographic landscape before, with associations increasingly having to adjust to the preferences of younger members and audiences. Shelly Alcorn, CAE, at Alcorn Associates, […]

Membership by Alexis Williams Apr 18, 2014

Friday Buzz: Find Better Ways to Respond to Members

Membership by Alexis Williams Apr 18, 2014

It's not them, it's you. Curb online communication flubs before you lose another member. Also: An executive explains what adjustments associations can make to satisfy their members from different generations.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Apr 11, 2014

Construction Industry Courts Next Generation of Workers

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Apr 11, 2014

With the economy starting to come back to life, the Associated General Contractors of America is trying to boost training efforts to ensure that the industry has enough fresh hands on deck for future construction projects.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Apr 10, 2014

How Much Do Your Employees Know About Their Benefits?

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Apr 10, 2014

A new survey found many employees don’t read their employee handbooks. Here’s a look at how to better communicate benefits information.

Membership by Katie Bascuas Apr 4, 2014

Outdoor Industry Association Keeps an Ear Out for Members

Membership by Katie Bascuas Apr 4, 2014

To help its members stay current among the myriad conversations happening via social media, the Outdoor Industry Association is compiling “social listening” reports as a complimentary member benefit.

Money & Business by Alexis Williams Apr 4, 2014

Friday Buzz: Better Engagement Behind the Scenes

Money & Business by Alexis Williams Apr 4, 2014

Insight from nonprofit professionals on how to your board and your staff engaged. Also: pointers on how to keep your association’s mission and vision from diverging.

Money & Business by Associations Now Staff Apr 1, 2014

CEO to CEO: Room for Improvement

Money & Business by Associations Now Staff Apr 1, 2014

What one leadership skill or trait would you like to improve upon? These association leaders ponder the question.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Mar 27, 2014

Designing New Opportunities for Millennial Members

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Mar 27, 2014

On the heels of new research on millennials that illustrates some potential areas of concern for associations, we take a look at how the American Institute of Graphic Arts is adjusting to changing membership demographics and needs.

Meetings by Alexis Williams & Alexis Davis Mar 26, 2014

Social Media Roundup: A Multigenerational View

Meetings by Alexis Williams & Alexis Davis Mar 26, 2014

How conference centers are trying to keep people of all ages pleased. Plus: What associations can take away from the "selfie" phenomenon outside of the supposed target audience.

Membership by Morgan Little Mar 18, 2014

Social Media Roundup: Overcoming the Millennial Hurdle

Membership by Morgan Little Mar 18, 2014

Millennial habits could pose a unique challenge for association membership efforts, but don't let that prevent you from reaching out with methods perfectly tailored to their habits.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Mar 11, 2014

Some Especially Great Ideas From Great Ideas 2014

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Mar 11, 2014

Sometimes, the best lessons come from seeing how other organizations do things. From thinking differently about spaces to expanding reach via pop culture, the 2014 Great Ideas Conference had a number of concepts worth taking home to your board.

Leadership by Alexis Williams Mar 7, 2014

Lunchtime Links: Too Much of a Good Thing is Bad, Too

Leadership by Alexis Williams Mar 7, 2014

Why monetary motivation causes productivity deviation. Also: One inventive expert's insight into road bumps that impede innovation.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Mar 4, 2014

Survey: These Companies Set the Standard for Leadership

Leadership by Ernie Smith Mar 4, 2014

A new study by Chally Group Worldwide reported in Chief Executive magazine finds that the best companies to recruit from have one thing in common: Really, really good leadership training programs.

Money & Business by Alexis Williams & Alexis Davis Feb 26, 2014

Social Media Roundup: Keep Your Curated Content Fresh

Money & Business by Alexis Williams & Alexis Davis Feb 26, 2014

The dangers of poor curation—and tips to improve your own efforts. Plus: How a laid-back dress code provides for a relaxed and creative work environment.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Jan 16, 2014

Tell Your Story Visually With an Infographic

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Jan 16, 2014

An infographic can be an engaging, impactful alternative to written content. But what goes into a compelling data visualization?

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jan 13, 2014

Better Listening, Better Leadership

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jan 13, 2014

A new book by New York Times leadership columnist Adam Bryant shares CEOs' lessons for success. Take heed: Close listening is a big deal.

Membership by Emma Beck Jan 6, 2014

Social Media Roundup: How to Reel In the Membership Renewals

Membership by Emma Beck Jan 6, 2014

Tips to nudge long-timer members into renewing and prospective ones into signing up. Plus: There are 71 million millennials worldwide—making it a big pool to sift through when looking to boost the membership count.

Membership by Ernie Smith Jan 6, 2014

Lunchtime Links: In Defense of Generation X

Membership by Ernie Smith Jan 6, 2014

The unsung Generation X definitely deserves some of your attention. Also: Become a well-oiled machine for learning in 2014.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Dec 13, 2013

5 Future Trends Affecting the Events Industry

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Dec 13, 2013

A new whitepaper by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events reveals 13 trends that will affect its industry. Here are five that associations will want to keep in mind as they plan for 2014 and beyond.

Technology by Emma Beck Dec 5, 2013

Could BYOD Signal the End of the Desk Phone?

Technology by Emma Beck Dec 5, 2013

Call it a potluck party for office technology. The trend toward employees bringing their own personal devices to work for use on employer-owned networks is on the rise, prompting IT specialists and others to rethink traditional tools and workspaces.

Membership by Emma Beck Nov 21, 2013

Social Media Roundup: Millennial Membership Lessons From Churches

Membership by Emma Beck Nov 21, 2013

Much like associations, churches are trying to draw in millennials as members—here’s what they’ve learned. Plus: Condense that speech if you want to hook and keep your employees’ attention.

Leadership by Kristin Clarke Nov 20, 2013

Intelligence By Design: Spy Museum's Intel Expert

Leadership by Kristin Clarke Nov 20, 2013

Moving from CIA to CEO, Peter Earnest is on a new assignment,applying skills from his spy days to intelligence gathering in the business world. Read what he and two highly competitive associations advise about putting an intel system in place—and, pssst, pass it on.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Oct 30, 2013

Study: If You’re 50 or Older, You’re Probably Happy in Your Job

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Oct 30, 2013

A new poll found that an overwhelming majority of older workers report they are very or somewhat satisfied in their jobs—a good thing, considering the rising retirement age.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Oct 23, 2013

Study: Millennial Business Travelers Like the Extra Perks

Meetings by Ernie Smith Oct 23, 2013

With those between 18 and 30 traveling for work more than their peers, it's important to know what they like while they're on the road. Short answer: They're not afraid to splurge a little.

Leadership by Alexis Williams & Alexis Davis Oct 10, 2013

Social Media Roundup: Time to Close the Generation Gap

Leadership by Alexis Williams & Alexis Davis Oct 10, 2013

Getting different generations of coworkers to play nice. Plus: B2B marketers want to meet you, not tweet you.

Technology by Emma Beck Oct 7, 2013

Tech Overload? Gen Y Workers Are Feeling It, Study Says

Technology by Emma Beck Oct 7, 2013

Technology’s to thank for our habit of endless multitasking. But as a recent survey finds, constant connection overwhelms half of the workforce—especially Gen Y employees. The always-on, forever-connected millennials are no stranger to work overload. In fact, they experience it more than most, a recent survey finds. Some 58 percent of Gen Y respondents reported […]

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Oct 4, 2013

How Mobile Technology Is Changing the Way We Commute

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Oct 4, 2013

According to two new studies, the way we use devices is leading some—especially millennials—to ditch commuting to work by car. One key benefit? They can work on the way in.

Money & Business by Emma Beck Sep 17, 2013

Gen Y Favors Loyalty When Shaping Brand Perception, Study Finds

Money & Business by Emma Beck Sep 17, 2013

Millennials are practical and engaged when forming brand perception, contradicting the "brand agnostic" idea of the Gen Y mindset, a Concentric Marketing study finds.

Money & Business by Corey Murray Sep 17, 2013

Lunchtime Links: The Most Beautiful Ad Ever?

Money & Business by Corey Murray Sep 17, 2013

The power and freedom of nontraditional advertising campaigns. Also: how to boost the appeal of your fundraising efforts.

Leadership by Emma Beck Sep 16, 2013

Social Media Roundup: How the GSA Plans to Renew Trust

Leadership by Emma Beck Sep 16, 2013

The Washington Post asks GSA administrator Dan Tangherlini how the agency plans to rebound from a conference scandal. Also: Tips to bump up attendee numbers without having to discount.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Sep 12, 2013

Won’t You Be My Mentor?

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Sep 12, 2013

A recent survey of millennials found that more than half believe they would benefit from having a professional mentor, but only about one-third said their bosses or supervisors were willing to serve in that role. Fortunately, there’s more than one way to seek out a career coach.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Sep 5, 2013

Work or Pleasure? Business Travelers Combine the Two

Meetings by Ernie Smith Sep 5, 2013

According to a new study from American Express Global Business Travel, many business travelers tend to make room for vacations and personal time around their business trips. Event planners could find this info handy when figuring out just where to hold their next big event.

Leadership by Emma Beck Sep 4, 2013

Social Media Roundup: Goofing Off for a Workplace Boost

Leadership by Emma Beck Sep 4, 2013

Success runs on goofy: Letting loose can enhance your workplace efficiency and personal well-being. Also: the cost of high millennial turnover in your workforce. Scrap the burnout by plugging in a little “you” time. Overworking may stifle the creativity that relaxing—or goofing off—otherwise permits. Have a planner? Add a “do nothing” tab to today’s itinerary. […]

Money & Business by Rob Stott Aug 28, 2013

AARP Study: As Boomers Age, Family Caregiver Shortage Looms

Money & Business by Rob Stott Aug 28, 2013

By 2030, the United States will be faced with a family-caregiver shortage, according to a new analysis by AARP. The Caregiver Action Network is already working to ease the burden and reach out to new audiences not typically associated with the caregiver role.

Membership by Ernie Smith Aug 20, 2013

LinkedIn Is Searching for Younger Members, Too

Membership by Ernie Smith Aug 20, 2013

While the business-oriented social network remains on a hot streak, a long-lingering issue for the network is one a lot of association executives know a thing or two about—the challenges of reaching younger members.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Aug 19, 2013

Leadership and the Future of Volunteering

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Aug 19, 2013

The old structure of volunteer management is broken. Strong leadership is required to fix it.

Money & Business by Rob Stott Aug 5, 2013

Want to Attract Young Donors? Show Them the Results.

Money & Business by Rob Stott Aug 5, 2013

Millennials support causes they’re passionate about, but they expect to see results, according to a new study. Also, your organization’s digital presence makes a difference.

Membership by Anita Ferrer Jul 26, 2013

Lunchtime Links: Prepare for the Generational Shift

Membership by Anita Ferrer Jul 26, 2013

A new poll suggests that young Americans believe that by joining nonprofits, they’re contributing to positive societal changes. Here’s how this finding can transform your organization. Also: Why early risers are the most productive. Your organization may be perpetually recruiting new volunteers to drive its mission. But what’s in it for them? How to prepare […]

Leadership by Rob Stott Jul 24, 2013

Debut Generational Study Helps Realtor Group Better Serve Members

Leadership by Rob Stott Jul 24, 2013

Surveys tracking generational trends are all the rage right now. The National Association of Realtors is the latest group to attempt to solve the millennial mystery within its industry.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jul 1, 2013

Rules of Engagement: Wanted: Generation Y

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jul 1, 2013

We want millennials, but we don’t know how to get them. Read on for recommendations for appealing to millennials.

Money & Business by Daniel Ford Jun 25, 2013

Report: Ethics Issues Create Risks for Younger Workers

Money & Business by Daniel Ford Jun 25, 2013

A report by the Ethics Resource Center shows that younger workers are more likely to feel pressure, observe and report misconduct, and experience retaliation for reporting.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jun 24, 2013

Beg, Borrow, or Steal? Learn From a Blog Copycat Scandal

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jun 24, 2013

When a travel blogger learned that a human resources company took his concept and used it for a marketing campaign, he told the public. The result? The company had a big backlash on its hands. Don't find yourself in the same position.

Leadership by Daniel Ford Jun 13, 2013

Gallup: 70 Percent of U.S. Workers Are Disengaged

Leadership by Daniel Ford Jun 13, 2013

Gallup’s “State of the American Workplace” found that 70 percent of American are “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” in their work. Could weak leadership be the cause?

Membership by Anita Ferrer May 10, 2013

Lunchtime Links: A Generation Nostalgic for the '90s

Membership by Anita Ferrer May 10, 2013

Looking to reach millennial audiences? Help Generations X and Y relive their childhood, says Mashable founder Pete Cashmore. Also: Make your content more digestible. It's not dumbing things down, and your readers will appreciate it.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne May 10, 2013

Meetings Forecast: The Future is Bright

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne May 10, 2013

Even with the effects of sequestration and rising travel costs looming, two new pieces of research show that the meetings and exhibit industries are moving in a positive direction.

Membership by Anita Ferrer Apr 3, 2013

Social Media Roundup: Closing The Generational Divide

Membership by Anita Ferrer Apr 3, 2013

Why you should work to understand the millennial way of life and their thought process. Also: Why you should add some playtime to your next meeting.

Money & Business by Anita Ferrer Mar 27, 2013

Social Media Roundup: The Value of Pooling Resources

Money & Business by Anita Ferrer Mar 27, 2013

How cooperating with other associations can alleviate financial constraints. Also: A publication successfully grabbed the attention of the millennial generation. Here's how they did it.

Leadership by Anita Ferrer Feb 14, 2013

Why You Should Train Your Gen Y Employees to Be Leaders

Leadership by Anita Ferrer Feb 14, 2013

Leadership skills grow with practice, but what about training? According to a study, organizations are waiting too long to formally prepare employees for the next step.

Membership by Anita Ferrer Jan 29, 2013

Association for Electronic Music Strikes Opening Notes

Membership by Anita Ferrer Jan 29, 2013

Electronic dance music now has its own voice in the music industry, but with the Association for Electronic Music, will it get the credibility industry professionals crave?

Technology by Margaret Loftus Jan 2, 2013

Share Everything (Except When You Don't)

Technology by Margaret Loftus Jan 2, 2013

Smartphones are everywhere—including association board meetings, where real-time tweets and Facebook posts will inevitably follow. Where do associations draw the line, and how?

Technology by Katie Bascuas Dec 12, 2012

Study Uncovers Seven Connectivity ‘Personalities’

Technology by Katie Bascuas Dec 12, 2012

New research analyzed people’s preferences for online communication and connection and found that more than half the U.S. population uses technology to stay in touch with people they know.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 8, 2012

Brands Prefer Online Publishers Over Social Media

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 8, 2012

A new study from the Online Publishers Association shows that marketers prefer their brand-focused campaigns to be associated with premium content sites.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Sep 27, 2012

Exec of the Future: The Change Agent

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Sep 27, 2012

An association executive’s roles will only become more complicated in the coming years. Nathan Victoria has mastered the art of multitasking while preserving a singular vision.