Tag: innovation

Slay the Dragons Threatening Your Association’s Success

“Your financial metrics can be great, but if dragons are all over your organization, eventually the village will burn.” Jon Wolske, former Culture Evangelist at Zappos, Zappos Tours Lead, and international speaker I think, talk, and write a lot about organizational transformation. But I’m not always sure that the people

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The Best Solution Begins With a Beautiful Question

What do you think these three questions have in common? “How might we survive and flourish amid tensions and contradictions?”  “What is it about your business today that you can’t answer?”  “What if competitors worked together?”  In the eyes of author/journalist, Warren Berger, each of these questions is beautiful. Berger

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Fast Track Your Way to Innovation

Is your association innovative enough to survive in the roaring twenties? Before you answer, name three strategies you use to promote creative thinking. If they don’t roll off your tongue, consider this: Blockbuster— had a chance to buy Netflix and didn’t. Toys R Us—let a contract with Amazon derail their

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.orgCommunity’s Solutions Day Honors Innovator in the Association Industry

News For Immediate Release Contact:   Emily Hendershot, Managing Director 810.610.1512 emily@orgcommunity.com     .orgCommunity’s Solutions Day Honors Innovator in the Association Industry   Schaumburg, IL. September 19, 2019. Association professionals from across the country gathered at the American Society of Anesthesiologists in Schaumburg, Illinois for the 4th annual .orgCommunity Solutions

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Association Disruption what's your educational moonshot?

Association Disruption: What’s your Educational Moonshot?

How grand is your association’s vision for your educational programs? With all the disruption going on around us and in your industry, will incremental change bring your vision for professional development closer to realization? Thinking small isn’t going to turn your association into a market leader and innovator, but an

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jar of coins symbolizes how not to nickel and dime association members

Don’t Nickel-and-Dime Members: Ideas to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Associations have traditionally used membership “as an excuse to sell more stuff at discounted prices to members,” said Garth Jordan, senior vice president of corporate strategy at the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). But, HFMA has cast that old non-dues revenue practice aside. Their new membership model includes unlimited access to

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Meeting to discuss innovation mindset traits for associations

10 Traits of an Innovation Mindset for Your Association

Associations can’t fulfill their missions without innovation. Innovation helps organizations create and improve processes, products, services, and experiences for their members, customers, staff, and audiences. Technology helps us turn innovative ideas into reality, but innovation is powered by organizational cultures that support and nurture an innovation mindset. 10 elements of

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