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Technology by Associations Now Staff Dec 9, 2018

Talking Tech: LMS Learning Curve

Technology by Associations Now Staff Dec 9, 2018

Implementing a new learning management system is exciting, but as with every new tech deployment, staff will need instruction in how to use and manage it well. Sarah Butler, training officer and QA engineer at WBT Systems, explains what an effective LMS training looks like.

Technology by Michael Hickey Jul 23, 2020

Daily Buzz: Keys to Inclusive Social Media Management

Technology by Michael Hickey Jul 23, 2020

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

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jun 2, 2020

Daily Buzz: Take Advantage of the Twitter Algorithm

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jun 2, 2020

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

Meetings by Michael Hickey Mar 5, 2020

Daily Buzz: Don’t Be a Perfectionist

Meetings by Michael Hickey Mar 5, 2020

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

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Feb 6, 2020

Daily Buzz: Doing Inclusive Marketing Right

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Feb 6, 2020

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

Membership by Michael Hickey Jan 2, 2020

Daily Buzz: Stay in Touch With Lapsed Members

Membership by Michael Hickey Jan 2, 2020

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

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Dec 17, 2019

Daily Buzz: Resolve to Do Less Busywork

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Dec 17, 2019

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

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Nov 22, 2019

Daily Buzz: Help Employees Transition to Remote Work

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Nov 22, 2019

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

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Nov 8, 2019

Daily Buzz: Define Your Third-Party Fundraising Guidelines

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Nov 8, 2019

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

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 6, 2019

Daily Buzz: Coworking’s Cultural Problems

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 6, 2019

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

Technology by Ernie Smith Oct 31, 2019

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

Technology by Ernie Smith Oct 31, 2019

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

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Sep 13, 2019

Daily Buzz: Market Education Programs to Nonmembers

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Sep 13, 2019

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

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Aug 23, 2019

Daily Buzz: The Three P’s of Strategic Planning

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Aug 23, 2019

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

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Jul 16, 2019

Daily Buzz: Should Your Association Get Political?

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Jul 16, 2019

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

Membership by Jeff Hsin Jul 1, 2019

Daily Buzz: Education Offerings for Industry Partners

Membership by Jeff Hsin Jul 1, 2019

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

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jun 25, 2019

Daily Buzz: The Education Shift at Conferences

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jun 25, 2019

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

Membership by Jeff Hsin May 31, 2019

Daily Buzz: Solve the Mystery Behind Low Member Retention Rates

Membership by Jeff Hsin May 31, 2019

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

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin May 17, 2019

Daily Buzz: Can Association Credentials Replace College?

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin May 17, 2019

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

Membership by Jeff Hsin May 3, 2019

Daily Buzz: Hone Your Data Management Process

Membership by Jeff Hsin May 3, 2019

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

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Apr 26, 2019

Daily Buzz: Tips for Collaborating on Events

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Apr 26, 2019

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

Technology by Jeff Hsin Apr 19, 2019

Daily Buzz: Create an Accessible Association Website

Technology by Jeff Hsin Apr 19, 2019

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

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Apr 5, 2019

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

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Apr 5, 2019

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

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Mar 22, 2019

Daily Buzz: It’s Time for a Needs Assessment

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Mar 22, 2019

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

Technology by Jeff Hsin Feb 28, 2019

Daily Buzz: 3 Tech Toolkit Tweaks

Technology by Jeff Hsin Feb 28, 2019

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

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Feb 15, 2019

Daily Buzz: Bridge Your Industry’s Soft Skills Gap

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Feb 15, 2019

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

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Feb 6, 2019

Daily Buzz: Create a Voice-Rich Culture

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Feb 6, 2019

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

Technology by Jeff Hsin Jan 31, 2019

Daily Buzz: Google Moves to Kill the URL

Technology by Jeff Hsin Jan 31, 2019

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

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 28, 2018

Daily Buzz: Make Digital Experiences Feel Real

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 28, 2018

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

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Oct 24, 2018

Daily Buzz: Why Your Association Needs a Learning Strategy

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Oct 24, 2018

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

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Oct 10, 2018

Daily Buzz: Hosting Sustainable Meetings

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Oct 10, 2018

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

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Oct 4, 2018

Daily Buzz: Developing the Next Generation of Leaders

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Oct 4, 2018

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

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 20, 2018

Daily Buzz: Celebrating an Anniversary Through Haiku

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 20, 2018

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

Meetings by Raegan Johnson May 31, 2018

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

Meetings by Raegan Johnson May 31, 2018

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

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson May 16, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: An Experimental Way to Finance Nonprofits

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson May 16, 2018

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

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Mar 28, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: Build a Better Event Website

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Mar 28, 2018

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

Technology by Raegan Johnson Feb 20, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Why Your Website Needs an Update

Technology by Raegan Johnson Feb 20, 2018

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

Membership by Raegan Johnson Feb 1, 2018

Thursday Buzz: Do You Have a Membership Blind Spot?

Membership by Raegan Johnson Feb 1, 2018

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

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jan 10, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: Online Learning Trends You Need to Know

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jan 10, 2018

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

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Dec 21, 2017

Thursday Buzz: From Magazine to Podcast

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Dec 21, 2017

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

Meetings by Ernie Smith Sep 13, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: Learning Beyond the Event

Meetings by Ernie Smith Sep 13, 2017

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

Membership by Raegan Johnson Aug 8, 2017

Tuesday Buzz: Boost Your Members’ Digital Readiness

Membership by Raegan Johnson Aug 8, 2017

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

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jun 16, 2017

Friday Buzz: Adding Extra Value to Education

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jun 16, 2017

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

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.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Apr 28, 2017

Friday Buzz: Convention Industry Council Refreshes Brand

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Apr 28, 2017

Now the Events Industry Council, the organization’s new name and logo came about thanks to member feedback. Also: why you should add fireside chats to your next meeting.

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.

Membership by Ernie Smith Nov 18, 2016

Friday Buzz: Don’t Stress Out Your Members

Membership by Ernie Smith Nov 18, 2016

Take care when communicating with your members during the stressful final weeks of the year. Also: Airbnb expands from rooms to experiences.

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Nov 14, 2019

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

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Nov 14, 2019

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

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jul 26, 2018

Daily Buzz: The Evolution of Internship Culture

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jul 26, 2018

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

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Aug 18, 2017

Friday Buzz: Why Brand Consistency Is So Hard

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Aug 18, 2017

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