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.
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.
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!
You have to set the right goals for your website. Otherwise, how do you know if it’s working? Your website is a reflection of your organization. If its goals are focused on increasing revenue, then that’s what you are focused on. Is it? Or are you focused on increasing member engagement? Do you want members to buy things from you would your rather have them get value from the products and services you provide so that they’ll become active members? I’ll let you decide what your organization is striving for when it comes to business goals. But whatever those business goals are, your website goals should match them.
The social-sector has a $210-million-plus knowledge sharing problem. That’s about how much foundations alone invest each year to publish research and other knowledge, much of which ends up as PDFs on a website--or worse, gathering dust in a drawer. That’s the problem we set out to solve when we created IssueLab, Foundation Center’s platform for gathering and sharing what the social sector is collectively learning about social problems and their solutions.
The folks over at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) are currently running a survey to determine what community management within science looks like. If you’re working to build communities within a professional association or other scientific setting, please do take a look.