Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.1.16

Inspiration: Ocean Isle Beach at sunset

Here’s the list of webinars and other events for the association community for the week of August 1. The association webinar scene is quiet during vacation season and in the run-up to the ASAE Annual Meeting in a few weeks. Since the pickings are slim, please let me know if your organization has a webinar scheduled for August – I’ll be happy to feature it as long as it’s not product-centric.

Tue 8/2 at 12 p.m.* – Epic Solutions: Meeting the Challenges of Meeting Professionals

Stakeholders, executives and audiences are tasking meeting and event professionals with creating groundbreaking meeting and event experiences with budgets and demands that require unique solutions. Learn how High-Altitude Leadership increases productivity and overall performance, the accelerating insight of The Priority Process, and the practical insights of Creating “Wow” Experiences. 1 CMP hour credit. More info/register.

Host: MPI

Speaker: Jerome Wade, Chief Epic Officer, The Epic Advantage

*all times are Eastern Daylight Saving Time

Tue 8/2 at 12 p.m. – DC Small Staff Association Brown Bag Lunch Group (Washington DC)

Attend the first meeting of a casual lunch group of association colleagues who work at small staff associations. Bring your own lunch. Share ideas and ask questions about other associations’ best practices. You must be registered to participate. More info/register.

Tue 8/2 at 1 p.m. – 10 Emerging Trends in Digital Communications and Fundraising

Learn what’s new and next in digital communications and fundraising so your nonprofit can prepare for the future and embrace being an early adopter. Topics include: what’s new in online and mobile fundraising; what’s next in social media and online community engagement; an exploration of real-time communications and fundraising; the Internet of Things and its impact nonprofit communications and fundraising; and demographic changes and their impact on the nonprofit sector. More info/register.

Host: Public Interest Registry

Speaker: Heather Mansfield, Nonprofit Tech for Good

Tue 8/2 at 2 p.m. – How to Get the Best ROI out of Data Analytics (Association Chat on Blab)

This week’s chat, hosted by KiKi L’Italien, founder of Amplified Growth, features Galina Kozachenko, Director, Strategic Data Analytics at the Association for Financial Professionals, and Debbie King, CEO of Association Analytics. Galina and Debbie will share best practices and tips for ensuring the long-term success of your data analytics initiatives. From change management to continuous improvement, you’ll hear about lessons learned and learn how you can get the best ROI out of your data analytics initiative. Participate live or view the recording.

Thu 8/4 at 3 p.m. – Associations Tableau User Group (Washington DC)

RSVP by August 2 for an afternoon of hands-on exercises, discussion, and networking. Anyone who is in the association community and uses Tableau (or is interested in using it) can attend. Space is limited. More info/register.

Thu 8/4 at 3 p.m. – Association Mentoring: A Global Study of Best Practices and Key Findings for Program Success

Whether you already have a mentoring program or are searching for a solid framework to launch one, take an in-depth look at what makes a successful mentoring program based on the experience of hundreds of professional associations. Learn how associations currently implement mentoring programs (based on findings from their Global Research Study); 3 pillars of all successful mentoring programs; 7 steps of starting a mentoring program; and common program pitfalls. More info/register.

Host: Naylor LLC


  • Melissa Richardson, Art of Mentoring
  • Carrie McIntyre, Vice President, Naylor Association Solutions

If you can’t attend a live webinar, go ahead and register if the topic interests you. Most webinar hosts send a link to the recording to all registrants.

Association Brain Food Weekly is published Friday mornings. If your organization offers professional development for the association community, please send me the link via email or Twitter.

Author: deirdrereid

Deirdre is a freelance writer for companies serving the association market, who after more than 20 years in the association and restaurant industries, is enjoying the good life as a ghostblogger and content marketing writer. Away from her laptop, you can find her walking in the woods, doing yoga, going to shows, journaling, cooking, or relaxing in a comfy chair with a good book and a glass of something tasty in hand.

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