Posts by Maddie

Maddie Grant

So, you’ve finally got it….that thing that wanna-be entrepreneurs dream about and fight for all their lives…an incredible, original and viable business idea. You’ve done the research, crunched the numbers and wowed your friends with your amazing idea. You’re ready to hit the start-up market, full speed ahead. Only thing you need is…an investor. How do you find someone willing to give you the push you need to get up and running?

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“We realized that creating a model for affiliation could extend both within and outside of membership. So we came up with a generic definition of affiliation.”

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It is, really, a thing.

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Will you be at #ASAE16? Join me, Joe Vallina and Natasha Bethea of the American Nurses Association on Sunday at 2 pm in room 155E of the Salt Palace where we’ll be sharing progress on our massive engagement project.

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When I conduct an online community audit, to help organizations figure out why their community might not be as active as it could be, I start by explaining my philosophy around online communities.

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I wrote a post over at AssociationSuccess.org that you may find interesting, in which I share a couple of stories about my personal engagement with some organizations…

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Our people get the work done, and HR has embraced the job of making sure we have people in place, and then making sure we don’t get sued when we have to fire some of them. That’s not about growth. It’s about keeping up, and maybe not sliding backwards, but it’s not about growth.

So how do you make it about growth? That’s precisely what we are going to discuss in our next WorkXO Webinar with our partner, QuestionPro (join us August 10!). And I’m sure you’re not surprised to learn that our answer will revolve around organizational culture. It is very possible to turn your culture into your growth engine. But you have to do it right, and there is no one in the organization better trained and prepped to lead that effort than HR.

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This is an event for all association types that are interested in learning more about association tech and how we can use tech to propel our organizations forward. The ideal attendee will be an association executive who is the project leader or has a role in the AMS selection or implementation process.

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Ok so it’s not really an infographic, but it’s damn cool. Click through and scroll down to see how people are using the mobile internet while you are here on this page…

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Just wanted to give everyone a head’s up – after years of connecting jobseekers and employers through the low-tech “email introduction” method, I am excited to announce that I will be piloting a new SocialFish job board in partnership with the awesome folks at Boxwood. I’m open to including jobs in social media, marketing, communications and PR, fundraising, grassroots advocacy, digital, content, and technology – all topics familiar to SocialFish readers!

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