When skeptics forecast associations will die, they typically point to some disruptive innovation that could undermine the value associations offer. Associations and nonprofits keep proving them wrong and choosing to disrupt themselves and adapt rather than die. Associations are exploring good-enough alternatives to their own premium products and services. This post describes four innovative initiatives we see more associations exploring and implementing.Read More
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Environmental scanning helps people and organizations examine trends and issues, anticipate what could happen, understand the implications and decide how to act. In this environmental scanning methods resource, we explain what we’ve learned and how you too can use environmental scanning to act like the future matters. Please steal these secrets in environmental scanning!Read More
Daily, maybe hourly, someone declares strategic planning dead—a waste of time and money for organizations. I just can’t reconcile these pronouncements with my repeated experiences of nonprofit and association leaders using strategic planning to get powerful results.Read More