Category: Empower Yourself

The Power of Custom GPTs for Associations 

Lately, we’ve discussed ways to integrate AI into your association, but it may still feel daunting to implement. The most difficult part of making any change is taking the first step and, in this article, we’ll discuss an association doing just that. Before we dive in, think about what might be stopping you from taking […]

[Sidecar Sync Podcast Episode 05]: Sam Altman is Back at OpenAI, When AI is "Just Good Enough," and Generative AI Search

Show Notes Join Amith and Mallory as they delve into the unexpected return of Sam Altman to OpenAI and discuss what the latest drama means for associations. They chat about the imperfections of artificial intelligence and how to balance “good enough” tools with your organization’s responsibility to be a trusted information provider. Finally, they highlight […]

Navigating Copyright in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

In the rapidly evolving world of artificial intelligence (AI), the intersection with copyright law is becoming increasingly prevalent. The rise of AI-generated content has sparked many lawsuits and important conversations about the future of copyright in the digital age, and as AI blurs the lines between human and machine creativity, we find ourselves grappling with […]

OpenAI Developer Conference: Unveiling the Future for Associations

On November 6, 2023, OpenAI made waves with its first-ever DevDay, a developer conference teeming with groundbreaking announcements in AI technology. These developments aren't just technological milestones; they're beacons for association leaders who are constantly seeking innovative ways to engage members and streamline operations. Let's dive into these announcements and explore their transformative potential for […]

Association Leadership Interview Series: A Conversation with Michelle Duke

Interested in leadership, diversity, and the power of personal growth in a professional setting? Well, we’ve got something exciting to share with you! Welcome to the first article of our new series where host, Scott Breen, interviews association leaders to highlight where they’ve been and where they’re going. Read as Scott digs into their secrets […]

Empowering Leadership: The Evolving Role of AI Agents and Companions in Associations

In our last post, we introduced the topic of AI agents and explored possible use cases for associations. Today, we are going to dive deeper into the world of AI agents and AI companions, and what associations need to know to take advantage of these developments.   As a refresher, AI companions provide insights and assistance […]

[Sidecar Sync Podcast Episode 04]: Custom GPTs and the Argument for Pausing Legacy Upgrades in Favor of AI

Show Notes Join Amith and Mallory as they guide you through the process of creating Custom GPTs and discuss potential applications for associations. Then, shift gears to a critical discussion on whether associations should pause legacy system upgrades in favor of AI's transformative potential. This episode promises practical insights, challenging questions, and a deep dive […]

How Associations Can Broaden Their Horizons with AI Translation Tools

Translation has always been at the heart of global communication. From the age-old practices of human interpreters, whispering words of diplomacy in the ears of world leaders, to the advent of written translation that allowed for the exchange of knowledge across cultures, our world has thrived on understanding across language barriers. In the 20th century, […]

10 Ways Association Leaders Can Build Their Emotional Intelligence

Association leaders have a litany of skills and experiences that ensure they’ll succeed in their role – from knowing how to retain members to business acumen that generates non-dues revenue.  However, that’s only one piece of the puzzle when it comes to a successful association career. The other half? The emotional intelligence that allows leaders to […]

5 Essential Leadership Skills for Association Leaders

What makes a great leader? And better yet – what makes a great association leader? Associations work is a unique field, and there are certain qualities needed for associations leaders to be effective in their role and create positive change. But what skillsets are needed to lead your organization in a time of constant change […]

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