Data-Driven Decision-Making Through Analytics

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of moderating a discussion with Tim Martin and Jessica Katz of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Tim is Digital Director and Jessica is Web Manager & Developer at Carnegie. Carnegie has a well-developed analytics program, the organization respects data, and Tim and Jessica are committed […]

Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Website Secure

I just came back from the annual convention of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado. SMACNA asked me to talk about digital threats to businesses. A big threat is clearly the potential for a company’s website to be hacked. Even if a website doesn’t contain any […]

The Role of the C-Suite in Technology

I had the honor of moderating a panel at this week’s annual conference of the American Society of Association Executives in Detroit, MI. The panel was titled, “The Role of the C-Suite in Technology” and featured 3 CEOs and 2 CIOs. Each panelist described his/her organization: mission, staff size, revenue, most important programs and key […]

Why Every Organization Should Care About Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Every once in a while, a client or prospect will tell me their organization doesn’t care about search engine optimization (SEO). Why? I get these reasons: The organization targets a very specific, very niche set of audiences. The organization has a defined universe and they are largely known to the association and vice versa. The […]