Author: Associations Catalyzing Entrepreneurship

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ACE (Associations Catalyzing Entrepreneurship) is a cross-functional group of association executives with a passion for thinking entrepreneurially. We come together to flex and strengthen our associations so we can succeed in our mission despite growing competition. We discuss barriers, brainstorm new approaches to association leadership, and solve problems together. We look for innovators and disruptors — from within and outside the association world — who can inspire and channel our entrepreneurial mindset. ACE was founded by Meena Dayak, http://associationsuccess.org/author/144. To get a flavor of previous ACE conversations and takeaways, you can browse articles below.

ACErs connect through monthly conversations you can join in person or virtually — register at https://goo.gl/8HwGgp  To share your ideas on what this group can do, fill out the ACE interest form at https://goo.gl/3RRwpV

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Jan
17

Strategic planning: Gimme a break?

Associations Catalyzing Entrepreneurship (ACE) is a group made up of association executives and stakeholders who think outside the association box about the future. We have conversations about an entrepreneurial approach to association leadership and implement the resulting great ideas in our jobs. In our most recent conversation live in DC, with a virtual component hosted [...]
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Dec
20

Lean Startup for Associations Part 2: Problem Solving!

Part One of this series introduced Peter Dudka to the ACE conversation, and looked at the basics of Lean Startup methods and tactics. The question remained: how do we apply these concepts in a real-life challenge facing associations? Back to the ACE meeting: Peter sketches out a possible path. The scenario: A trade association (with organizational membership) [...]
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Dec
13

Lean Startup for Associations Part 1: Beyond the HPPO Realm

“Too many startups begin with an idea for a product that they think people want. They then spend months, sometimes years, perfecting that product without ever showing the product, even in a very rudimentary form, to the prospective customer,” says a description on Eric Ries’ Lean Startup website. “When they fail to reach broad uptake from [...]
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Oct
16

Change Management: Show Me the Value

Associations Catalyzing Entrepreneurship (ACE) is a group made up of association executives and stakeholders who think outside the association box about the future. We have conversations about an entrepreneurial approach to association leadership and implement the resulting great ideas in our jobs. In our most recent conversation live in DC, with a virtual component hosted [...]
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Aug
16

3 Ways to Boost Your Culture Playbook

Associations Catalyzing Entrepreneurship (ACE) is a group made up of association executives and stakeholders who think outside the association box about the future. We have conversations about an entrepreneurial approach to association leadership and implement the resulting great ideas in our jobs. In our most recent conversation live in DC, with a virtual component hosted [...]
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Aug
02

Hey Culture Change Fans, Got the Playbook?

Editor’s Note: Associations Catalyzing Entrepreneurship (ACE) is a group made up of association executives and stakeholders who think outside the association box about the future. They have conversations about an entrepreneurial approach to association leadership and implement the resulting great ideas in their jobs. This article is a culmination of takeaways from their most recent conversation live [...]
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Jul
05

Entrepreneurship: Limbering up for Organizational Flexibility

Entrepreneurship isn’t a word that you hear often in the association space. Why not? Is it because associations aren’t able to think entrepreneurially? If we take entrepreneurial thinking to be a focus on the mission as well as on the bottom line, our organizations are perfectly poised to embrace this framework because we have passion, vision, [...]
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