Here is the PowerPoint that Dave and I developed for a nonprofit association strategic planning session recently. You'll notice three overarching mega trends and 15 trends overall. Association trends2010final View more presentations from Jeff Hurt. What trends would you add to this PowerPoint presentation? What's your experience with some of these trends? … [Read more...]
How Nonprofit Orgs Can Find Focus With Social Media In A 24-7 Networked Environment
While nonprofit associations have to focus on results, it seems that the demands of managing an organization never stop. Your members communicate with each other around the clock, and you feel you have to stay on top of all those conversations in addition to everything else on your list. Can you find time for Twitter, Facebook, and all the rest while still getting your work done? Seasoned association executives and staff are having a challenging time shifting from the industrial age mindset of … [Read more...]
Breaking Down Association Silos And Playing To Win
Formerly titled Playing To Win, 2009 Edition Belonging to your association and attending your live events are no longer the only ways for your members to build their network or receive just-in-time education. How will you continue to meet their needs? By breaking your staff out of their silos and making sure they share the same sense of purpose. I don't know about you, but many of the organizations that I come in contact with still have some serious issues. They're fighting for their … [Read more...]
Don’t Get Caught With Your Social Pants Down. Six Considerations For The Social Conference.
Traditional conferences versus social conferences. Which will you plan this year? Not sure about the "Social Conference?" Read this post on "Screw Your Event Resolutions. Do You Conference Social?" Here are six things to consider when planning the Social Conference so you don't get caught with your social pants down. 1. In this new information landscape, your conference is not for a passive audience but an engaged community. No conference attendees in history have been more thoroughly … [Read more...]