Welcome to the Association 4.0 podcast. I’m Sherry Budziak, CEO and Founder of .orgSource. Association 4.0 is how we describe the skills needed to navigate Industry 4.0, or the digital marketplace. A robust virtual learning program is one of those game-changers.
Ep 76: The Transformative Power of Technology
In this episode, our host, Sherry Budziak, steps into the spotlight to discuss the transformative impact of technology on our interactions with association members. She explores the profound potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in reshaping how we engage with our members, enhance the value we provide, and streamline internal processes.
Ep 75: Elevating Member Communication and Engagement through AI Advancements
Our Featured Guest for this week is Jay Daughtry, the Chief Communications Officer and Owner of C-cubed. With an extensive career spanning over two decades, Jay has established a robust reputation in account management, business development, marketing, and communications. C-cubed specializes in supporting clients across marketing, communications, and business development domains, often assisting organizations in expanding their capabilities through novel initiatives like test cases and pilot projects. Drawing from a diverse array of client experiences, Jay provides a unique perspective on associations and their operations. In this episode, he shares his insights, as well as his vision for the future of marketing in relation to new trends such as the application of AI. Stay tuned!
Ep 74: Leadership in an Ever-Changing World: Pioneering the Path Forward
This week’s guest is Matty Rubenstein, founder of Aspaklaria, an association executive advisory firm he started about 15 years ago. For most of that time, he has been an interim strategy partner to many senior executives across IEEE, the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers. For this episode, Matty talks to us about the challenges and opportunities he sees on the horizon for associations, as well as tactics and tools he thinks leaders should use to navigate disruption. He also chimes in on the role AI will play for consultants and how he sees the association industry changing both in the short and long term. Don’t forget to tune in!
Ep 73: Advancing Association Pricing Models for Financial Sustainability
Our guest this week is Dr. Michael Tatonetti, a Certified Association Executive and Certified Pricing Professional on a mission to advance associations in their pricing models for financial sustainability. As the Founder of Pricing for Associations, he and his team work with associations to harmonize pricing and value across membership, education, sponsorship, events, and marketing. Michael is also a proud Association Forum Forty Under 40 honoree for his dedication to the association field. For this episode, Michael talks about pricing strategies for boosting member engagement and some best practices that he thinks association professionals should be using.
Ep 72: The AI Revolution: Navigating the Potential Impact and Perils
Welcome to episode 72 where Amy Williams, MSIMC, President and CEO of Hydra Communications LLC and Senior Consultant at .orgSource, and Jane Pearson, Vice President, Marketing and Communications at .orgSource, embark on a captivating journey through the vast landscape of artificial intelligence. In this thought-provoking episode, we delve into the transformative power of AI and its far-reaching implications for associations, exploring both the remarkable possibilities it offers and the potential dangers it presents. Join us as we navigate the intricate ethical, social, and economic dimensions of AI, understand how it is reshaping various sectors, uncover its potential for positive change, and delve into the critical discussions surrounding responsible AI development. Get ready to embark on an eye-opening exploration of AI’s impact and the imperative of shaping its future for the benefit of associations and beyond.
Ep 71: Embracing the Dynamic Fusion of Technology and Culture
This week’s guest is Patrick Dorsey, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Impexium. Patrick is responsible for the positioning; demand generation; CRM and automated marketing initiatives; as well as the integrated marketing efforts for Impexium, Billhighway and Greekbill. With over 25 years of experience across all marketing disciplines, he has designed and executed dozens of marketing initiatives focused on helping associations establish market leadership and exceed business objectives. For this discussion, Patrick talks to us about the relationship between technology and culture, and the the biggest misconceptions that association professionals have about technology needs. Let us take a deep dive on how the most successful organizations use technology to leverage and maintain a healthy culture for their staff and members.