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 •  January 23

The massive social network, which has helped reshape the way we communicate with others, is having a hard time managing news content on its service—so it’s making some big changes to its News Feed. Now might be a good time to dust off Plan B. The sky is falling, the sky is falling! Or is it? Certainly a lot of people have had negative reactions in...

Associations now

 •  January 22

The Kellogg Foundation’s financial pledge to the Association for Enterprise Opportunity will expand efforts to nurture new business owners in the black community. The two groups pinpointed the challenges faced by black business owners in a report last year. An association that supports small-scale businesses just got a donation that could prove a...

Associations now

 •  January 22

The Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association launched National Handwriting Day in 1977 to build awareness of the importance of handwriting. This year, the day gets congressional backing. National Handwriting Day, which both celebrates John Hancock’s large, flourishing signature on the Declaration of Independence and builds awareness to the...

Associations now

 •  January 16

Your organization may emphasize yearly membership, but a huge amount of consumer interest is currently focused on monthly, often digital, subscription services. Could your association bring its best membership ideas to a new model? How many things do you subscribe to? Have you actually written it down? Certainly, I could name a few things that I...

Associations now

 •  January 10

Associations and their chapters are like families: You occasionally need to gather from near and far for face time and open dialogue. Here are some ideas for hosting a successful chapter summit. We did it—we survived one of the coldest weeks of winter on record. And during this latest subzero chill, I was reminded about the power of fireside...

Associations now

 •  January 8

Gen Y is grown up now, and looking for legitimate leadership roles to match. That means casting off some assumptions about what they need, and perhaps how you manage your volunteer structure. With the unemployment rate low, this can be a tough time for associations and nonprofits to sell themselves as appealing workplaces, especially for...

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 •  January 4

The company is making higher-value keywords available to nonprofits that take part in its charitable Ad Grants program, but it will require that those nonprofits maintain high clickthrough rates to stay in the program. If Google is at the center of your nonprofit marketing strategies, you may want to listen closely to the changes the company is...

Associations now

 •  January 4

Associations should take some relationship advice from fundraising experts to boost their effectiveness in upping membership renewals and meeting attendance, according to a recent whitepaper. All relationships require work, including those between associations and their members. Yet, associations could use some relationship advice now and again,...

Associations now

 •  January 2

As the ability to personalize member experiences matures, we’re going to see many conversations about how organizations use member data in 2018—conversations being brought on in part by the European Union’s forthcoming GDPR data management requirements. An upfront strategy will do your organization well. Here’s a conundrum for the new year. A...

Associations now

 •  December 29, 2017

Change is inevitable, and planning for the future can be tough. We asked a few association CEOs what trends might result in the largest disruptions for 2018. As the new year begins, it’s only natural to be thinking ahead. For association CEOs, that probably means thinking about any potential disruptions, forces, or trends that might give shape to...