ASAE has recently launched a new site for professionals and volunteers to share ideas that benefit the performance of associations, nonprofits, community programs and civil service groups. The new site, 199Ideas.org, was created based on the book series 199 Ideas, published by ASAE’s Association Management Press, which features hundreds of ideas about various topics of association and nonprofit management.
WASHINGTON—ASAE has recently launched a new site for professionals and volunteers to share ideas that benefit the performance of associations, nonprofits, community programs and civil service groups. The new site, 199Ideas.org, was created based on the book series 199 Ideas, published by ASAE’s Association Management Press, which features hundreds of ideas about various topics of association and nonprofit management.
The 199 Ideas book series addresses topics like member service and engagement, enhancing learning experiences, building a better board and increasing meeting attendance, with at least 199 items featured in each book. With the 199Ideas.org site, the ideas are shared with the public to help support stronger community and civil service activities.
“ASAE has been serving professionals in the association profession for decades, and thanks to our experts and our vibrant membership, we have been able to identify the very best ideas for associations and nonprofits to use to grow,” said Monica Dignam, chief research officer and managing director of the ASAE Foundation. “Now, we have an opportunity to share these ideas with professionals and volunteers worldwide so that they can use them to strengthen their own community-based programs and groups.”
The 199Ideas.org site offers visitors a daily idea from the Idea blog. On that blog, visitors can comment, share and post to their own social media sites. Through the use of a widget, called Share 199, other websites can stream the ideas directly to their own web visitors.
“We are really excited about sharing our work and research with a larger community. In recent months, there has been a push to help nonprofits become more effective,” said Keith Skillman, CAE, vice president of publications at ASAE. “Our job is to share the insights and the knowledge contributed by our membership, and this new website is a great way to open our content and share it with our key stakeholders. This is also a great opportunity for our content contributors to share their ideas more widely.”
ASAE plans to produce more titles within the 199 Ideas series and will continue to share some of these ideas through the 199Ideas.org site to keep the site relevant and fresh.
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 22,000 association executives and industry partners representing more than 11,000 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information about ASAE, visit www.asaecenter.org.