2021

Getting to the “Heart” of Racial Equity

Board Source

There’s a lovely expression that many of us in the Black community use when we want to repair strained relationships with each other; it’s an expression that always moves me when I hear it.

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Making Sense of Cloud: Understanding Multi-Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Distributed Cloud

Compare The Cloud

There are a variety of cloud computing solutions that you can leverage to meet your business needs. The most popular are multi-cloud computing, hybrid cloud computing, and distributed cloud.

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How to Resolve the Roots of Disagreement

Jesse Lynn Stoner

Most disagreements are due to differing interpretations of the facts. For example, John’s glass vase was broken when Carlos dropped it. This is an objective fact – an event that occurred. John is angry because he believes Carlos did it on purpose.

Singing, Doodling, and Other Unexpected Skills: Bringing More “You” to Work

Partners Preceptors

By Christina Neuhauser, SHRM-SCP Often, we get so caught up in trying to get through the day that it can be difficult to step back and look for ways to change the routine and shift our focus.

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Are you Collaborating with your Competitors?

Peter Simoons

Coopetition, according to the dictionary, is “collaboration between business competitors, in the hope of mutually beneficial results”. Coopetition seems to be a word that finds its origin in the 1980s and slowly but steadily has grown into a common form of alliances and partnerships.

Is Your Antiquated Account Mapping Solution Costing You Millions?

PartnerTap

These days, most enterprises have an expansive ecosystem of partners that they co-sell with, which requires extensive account mapping. Account Mapping is the best solution to identify partners who can help target prospective buyers. That’s why it’s a ubiquitous process among enterprise companies.

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Getting the fit right

Stellar Partnerships

I have three sections in my wardrobe. The first is full of the things that fit me well, make me feel comfortable and work in my favourite colours. I wear them all the time and they deliver for me, every time.

Importance of Equality in Peer Learning Groups

EGA

“The only source of knowledge is experience.” Albert Einstein.

My framework for starting a new business

Jake Jorgovan

After building up Lead Cookie & Content Allies to a decent state, I am beginning to look at building up a third company with a business partner this time.

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Time to Start Something New?

Ground Floor Partners

2020 was a rough year for the vast majority of American businesses. Restaurants, airlines, hotels, spas, convention centers, and dozens of other types of businesses were hit hard. Families struggled, poverty and food insecurity increased and paychecks either went away completely or decreased.

The Healing Potential of the Nonprofit Sector

Board Source

Today is the National Day of Racial Healing , which takes place each year the day after Martin Luther King, Jr.

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How to Improve Organizational Resilience with the Cloud

Compare The Cloud

Given the pivotal role IT infrastructure plays in the functioning of organisations today, any downtime can be costly. Therefore, the stability of the IT backbone which includes the cloud as an important component plays a huge role in building the organisation’s resilience.

Greatness Is Not For You

Jesse Lynn Stoner

What do you believe about greatness? Do you hear the call to greatness or is it reserved for a select special few? Great Quotes on Greatness “Everyone has the power for greatness — not for fame, but greatness, because greatness is determined by service.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

The 4 C’s of Effective Advocacy During COVID-19

Partners Preceptors

During a conversation last week with veteran lobbyists about how COVID-19 will impact advocacy, it became clear that there are four keys to effectively advocating your member’s concerns in 2021 and beyond: Contacts, Conciseness, Coalitions, and Communication.

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Understand the Cultural Differences

Peter Simoons

Tip 8: Understand the Cultural Differences. When two people begin occupying the same space – as roommates or dorm-mates, as co-workers using the same office, as a couple living together – one of the many possible sources of conflict that can spring between them is the way they do things.

COVID-19 and the Digital Transformation of Alliance Management

PartnerTap

COVID-19 has drastically changed the way we do business. As companies continue to shift to a remote model, it’s important to understand the impact and digital transformation strategic alliances have gone through.

How Partner Business Models and Activities are Changing

Partner Path

10 Effects of the Global Pandemic on the Channel. How are the people who design, recommend, resell, integrate, support and manage technology solutions doing in the global pandemic?

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You can’t whistle a symphony

Stellar Partnerships

“You can’t whistle a symphony. You need the whole orchestra”. Luccock. I miss live music. Lockdowns have left me craving the thrill of being in a live audience with the music about to start. Just a few weeks ago I watched my son play in his university orchestra.

How to Partner With Other Companies to Grow Your Business

B Plans

When you want to scale your business , you have a few choices. You could toss more money into marketing. Possibly bump up your product or service lineup. You could even encourage your current customer base to give you more of their discretionary dollars. . And you know what?

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How to build a process driven business

Jake Jorgovan

Processes… we all know it’s part of what we need to scale our businesses. You hear people talk about Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) all the time. I’m a huge believer in SOP’s and have been using them for a while… yet recently I’ve had some mindset shifts in how I think about processes.

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Your Association—Better: Client Testimonials

AM Consulting

Alliances Management has recently produced several videos that highlight different parts of the company. Our latest video showcases snippets of interviews with three clients from some of the world’s leading technology associations.

The March Continues

Board Source

I believe I’ll remember the images of last summer’s racial justice marches for the rest of my life – largely for a reason that I didn’t expect. It wasn’t just the number of protests around the country that inspired me, or even the size of the crowds (impressive as they were).

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HOW CLOUD ACCOUNTING CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS CONTINUITY

Compare The Cloud

The events of this year has led to many businesses revisiting their business continuity plans – in some cases for the first time since they were created.

How Leaders Can Defeat Unconscious Bias in Their Organizational Culture

Jesse Lynn Stoner

How do you as a leader defeat unconscious bias in your organizational culture? First, you need to know what it is. Unconscious bias refers to unconscious forms of discrimination and stereotyping based on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, ability, age, and so on.

NETWORKING. The Challenge and Its Comeback

Partners Preceptors

By Christina Neuhauser, SHRM-SCP Networking was challenging enough before the pandemic, and now networking in the traditional sense is almost non-existent.

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It’s Your Fault! – Getting the Blame in Coaching

Peter Simoons

“ It’s your fault! said the executive to me with a big smile when he welcomed me to our next coaching meeting. My coaching engagement with him started with a question, “ My new role requires me to collaborate more with others and I am not comfortable doing that. Can you help me? ”.

7 Tips for Building an Effective Co-sell Program

PartnerTap

Building and scaling a successful co-sell program is challenging because effective co-selling requires engagement between partnering field sales teams.

Tips for Virtual Partner Events - Conference & Council

Partner Path

Lessons from a virtual road warrior. I attend a lot of events. I’m usually crisscrossing the globe between partner summits, partner advisory boards, sales kick-off meetings and industry conferences. I’m one of the weirdos that actually misses large gatherings.

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The cycle of frustration in corporate partnerships

Stellar Partnerships

My dog is full of energy and constantly on the lookout for new entertainment. When she’s had enough of squeaky toys, she chases her tail. Round and round in circles, oblivious to the world around her.

READY, STEADY WOAH HOLD YOUR HORSES!

Be Partner Ready

When embarking on a corporate partnerships strategy, it’s critical to know that there are two levels of readiness. Often when non-profits and social enterprises consider commencing a corporate partnerships strategy, their first action is to ask the board for contacts within the business sector.

Top Podcast Production Companies & Services in 2021

Jake Jorgovan

With so many moving parts involved in producing a high-quality podcast, it makes sense for businesses or individuals to outsource part or most of their podcast production to a team of experts.

The Differential is the Valuable Feature of Membership (703 words)

Rigsbee Research

The post The Differential is the Valuable Feature of Membership (703 words) appeared first on Ed Rigsbee association and membership growth. Association Articles

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Billy Shore Responds to Purpose-Driven Board Leadership Framework

Board Source

Billy Shore of Share Our Strength , the parent organization for the No Kid Hungry campaign, responds to BoardSource’s CEO, Anne Wallestad's new way of framing the nonprofit board’s role, and a call for what we’ve termed “Purpose-Driven Board Leadership.”. “

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5 Reasons To Adopt Cloud During The Pandemic

Compare The Cloud

The unpredictable pandemic has forced various business sectors to shift their workforce and adopt work-from-home culture overnight. Every ongoing business process switched its operations entirely online within a blink of an eye. .