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Deirdre Reid
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“When it is used well, data is a guaranteed disruptor.” Read how to use data to provide a personalized online experience to your members and other audiences.

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The more you wander, the more you learn. And it makes for a lot of good stories.
Think You're Too Old to Be An Entrepreneur? Think Again

"Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald's, sold paper cups and milkshake mixers until he was 52, according to an infographic from San Francisco-based startup organization Funders and Founders (below).

Fret not if you are over 40 and have yet to start your own business. There’s still time. And chances are, if you’ve worked a while, you’ve learned a thing or two about life and business that will be helpful, too."

Take a look at this visual for more examples of entrepreneurs who launched later in life.

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Love the company I keep. Spring cleaning ideas from membership pros. 
(by Joe Rominiecki, Associations Now) 
Is it finally spring yet? It's time once more to declutter your membership practices, and these five ideas are a great place to start.

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My latest on the Avectra blog...
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Great conference and great discount if you're a Digitec Interactive partner.
We will be attending and speaking at Digital Now and Digitec Interactive partners can save $200 on registration. Email us at for more information.

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In this Association Mavens interview with Bryan Kelly of +Aptify - Association Management Software, +Teri Carden talks about her new project, If you're an association professional, check out that website -- could be a positive game-changer for the association community!

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Why do people get addicted to games, but can’t be bothered to read your newsletter or participate in your online community? If we figure out the attraction (and addiction) to games, we can apply those principles to the membership experience. 

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I'm fascinated by how publishers are tweaking the membership model.
Publishers say memberships are a way to both pull in more dollars and develop more engaged audiences. But not everyone can pull the model off.

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Idiotic FDA regulation will make it too costly for brewers to give spent grain to farmers.
As anyone who's ever brewed their own beer knows, the process leaves a lot of excess ... stuff. This goopy aftermath of the brewing process is known as
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The Sterling Keys to Community Engagement

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Reclaiming Twitter for Conversation

Something unusual happened to me yesterday. I had a conversation on Twitter. You might be surprised to hear that, after all, I’ve been a Twi

Does Anyone in Congress Get Technology?

It may seem odd that I, a loyal Democrat, am singing the praises of Congressman Issa. However, the technologist in me has fallen in love wit