Special Report: 20/20 Foresight By: Mark Athitakis and Tim Ebner
When you see change clearly, you can build the future you want. A major new research initiative of the ASAE Foundation, ASAE ForesightWorks, has identified the sweeping trends most likely to affect associations in both the near and long-term future. Our special report looks at six of the 41 drivers of change identified in the research—and how associations are adapting to them today.
Microlearning: Responding to New Learning Styles By: Mark Athitakis
Attention spans are shrinking, mobile use is expanding, and the need to update skills is constant. Microlearning, one of 41 change drivers identified in ASAE’s ForesightWorks research initiative, is a response to the new demands of lifelong learners.
Automating Work: Changing How the Job Gets Done By: Mark Athitakis
Automation is poised to transform most kinds of work and affect workers at every level, bringing change to both the members associations serve and associations’ own workforces.
3 Lessons: Can-Do Attitude
Lauren Schapker, government affairs director for the National Ground Water Association, stays on top of her to-do list and career goals.
Onboarding Your Board Members for Success By: Mark Athitakis
A recent study found that only half of nonprofit boards surveyed received some type of formal orientation. To prepare board members for their leadership roles, associations need to dedicate time and resources to onboarding.
Money & Business
How to Use Your LMS for a Revenue Boost By: Emily Bratcher
When the International Association of Plastics Distribution implemented a new learning management system, it came with the bonus to generate nondues revenue.
How Associations Can Navigate Equal-Pay Laws By: Meika Slotsema
To ensure that you follow state and local pay-equity laws, associations should research and consider removing inquiries about salary history from job applications.
Associations Get Up to Speed With Blockchain Basics By: Tim Ebner
Blockchain is an emerging technology trend that’s predicted to disrupt daily business in the next few years. And some associations are taking the time to study up and prepare for its potential use cases.
Are You Ready for GDPR?
More than a third of business leaders said they’re unsure of the progress their organization has made to prepare for the European Union’s new Global Data Protection Regulation.
How to Use Design Thinking for Accessibility
Accessible design enables people with disabilities to engage with digital products and services. Brightfind CEO Frank Klassen explains how associations can use design thinking principles to accommodate these users’ unique needs.
How I Got Here: Andrew Brosnan, CAE He may have started as a grocery clerk. But, 15 years later, he’s an account executive at a Wisconsin-based AMC. A look at his steps along the way.
ASAE @ Work
The Power of Association Advocacy By: Chris Vest, CAE
While associations fared well in the final tax bill, that wouldn't have been possible without the advocacy efforts of ASAE and its members.