Quick clicks: June 15, 2012
Media and publishing. I spent Tuesday and Wednesday at the Association Media & Publishing Annual Meeting, and I learned a lot. Catch a glimpse of what you missed with:
- Jackie Roy's roundup of tweets from the conference
- Jason Hensel's recap of Debbie Millman's keynote "Why We Buy, Why We Brand"
- Kathi Rabil offers her take on Sarah Sladek's The End of Membership As We Know It.
- Joe Sapp shares his two key lessons learned—about membership and about websites—at ASAE's Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference.
- Jeffrey Cufaude writes that he sees a shift in membership dynamics: we used to join first, then engage. Now we engage first, then (maybe) join.
- David Patt, CAE, points to Major League Baseball's methods for driving business for its 30 teams (read: members) as useful lessons for associations.
- Do you know the difference between failure and mistakes? Let Jamie Notter fill you in.
- Jay Daughtry explains what your association can learn from The Avengers.
- Jeff De Cagna says associations cannot settle for mediocre or "good enough" in the quality of their boards of directors.
- Steve Drake offers advice for dealing with narrow-minded association boards.
- KiKi L'Italien reminds us of the pitfalls of making assumptions.
- Stefanie Reeves, CAE, explains how she re-acclimates to the office after being away at a conference or on vacation.
Collaboration. How many different ways are there for nonprofit organizations to collaborate with each other? At least 10, ranging from issue advocacy to fully integrated mergers, according to Craig Van Korlaar.
Meetings. Lauren Mangnall shares seven ways to put board members to work engaging with attendees at your conference or tradeshow.
Online communities. Social networking has not killed email. In fact, email is a great way to keep people engaged with a social network, and Joshua Paul suggests seven ways to use email to improve your virtual communities.
Technology. NTEN has released its annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Survey Report. Annaliese Hoehling shares some of the key findings.
Learning. Celisa Steele recently led a webinar on virtual events and asked participants for their predictions for the future of virtual events. She shares five of those predictions plus a couple of her own.