Strategic Planning for Associations [VIDEO]

This week’s post is the first of our Skyrocket to Success Series, a collection of short videos designed to give your association actionable, practical tips for reaching your goals.

The first video comes from Association Consultant, Mary Byers, CAE. In it, she talks about the value of strategic planning for associations, and gives valuable tips on how to connect with staff and key stakeholders through the process.

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Why Perfectionism is a Big Time Waster

ProcrastinationContributed by Don Wetmore, Productivity Coach

There’s a rule known as the Pareto Principle. It teaches us that 20% of our efforts produce 80% of our results. The additional 80% of our efforts will only yield an additional 20% of results. The first thrust of effort then is the most productive use of our time. The latter thrust is very costly. Continue reading

3 Lessons Associations Can Learn from Netflix

What-Associations-Learn-From-NetflixAssociations have more in common with for-profit businesses than you think. Thinking outside the nonprofit box can help you glean new insights that you can translate for your organization. Continue reading

Association Strategy Pitfall: Looking for the “Right” Answer

association-strategy-right-answerAs a society, we are so accustomed to being asked to find the right answer that we often don’t look beyond that answer. This can problematic when we develop an association strategy. In fact, it can be problematic anytime we are trying to solve a problem. Continue reading

Community Management is About Strategy

networksThis week’s blog post on online community management is re-posted with permission from Aaron D. Wolowiec,  founder and president of Event Garde, a professional development consulting firm based in Grand Rapids, Mich. Website: www.eventgarde.com.

Although still relatively new, online communities are quickly becoming popular platforms for engagement, discussion and membership. Continue reading

And the Event Security Survey Says … We’re Scared

event-securityThis week’s blog post on speaker coaching is re-posted with permission from Aaron D. Wolowiec,  founder and president of Event Garde, a professional development consulting firm based in Grand Rapids, Mich. Website: www.eventgarde.com.

It was a Friday night and it had been a long week. I was just starting to unwind when my iPhone’s email notifications starting coming full blast. Continue reading