Category: Inspiration

How to Buy Your First NFT

As the world of cryptocurrency continues to evolve, NFTs have taken the stage as a popular way to spend currency. However, knowing how to buy an NFT is likely the first challenge many will face. While many cryptocurrencies are available on the market today, most NFTs are purchased using Ethereum. This reputable blockchain helps add […]

Sidecar Made an NFT - Here’s Why!

The Sidecar team decided that one of the best ways to help our community dive into blockchain, cryptocurrency, and NFTs, was to start using these technologies, showcasing their potential, learning through our experiences, and then documenting what we’ve learned. Ahead of digitalNow 2021, hosted in Nashville Dec 8-11, we decided to launch a non-fungible token […]

5 Key Strategies for Bringing Innovation to Life in Your Organization

As organizations plan for the next year, understanding the importance of strategy can go a long way. Not only does it help associations see their weak points, but it works to reframe their thinking, rebuild their structure and restart innovation.  In a recent interview with McKinsey & Company, digitalNow Day 2 Keynote Speaker Safi Bahcall […]

8 Ways to Drive Innovation In Every Association

The structures and processes that have been put in place to help organizations run smoothly and execute repeatable operations are often challenged by new ideas and systems, which is why innovation naturally runs into conflict in existing organizations. But it is within an established organization that innovative ideas have the best chance to thrive. Startups […]

Is the Great Resignation Affecting Associations?

The world has changed tremendously as a result of COVID-19, especially the workforce, which is why more associations should pay attention to the Great Resignation. Coined in 2019 by Anthony Klotz, associate professor of management at Texas A&M, the great resignation has been a long-time coming and was only exacerbated by the pandemic. Whether workers […]

Has Innovation in Your Association Slowed Down?

In the midst of all the horror and uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic brought the world, one thing was absolutely clear to everyone: Now is the time to take chances.  Innovation skyrocketed, culture became a real focus, and individuals and their organizations were once again united through values. The ability to fail became so commonplace […]

How 1 nonprofit raised over $4.5 million with an NFT

Shortly before the pandemic, Noora Health co-founder and CEO Edith Elliott returned from India to her native U.S. to have a baby; she’s been unable to return since.  Of the community she serves, Elliott says COVID-19 has devastated India. To continue to help that community through the ongoing crisis, it was going to take Elliott’s […]

5 books association professionals are reading right now

If you’re anything like me, you have a stack of books at least a foot tall, sitting on a bookshelf or desk somewhere in your office. But for some reason, seeing all those unread books doesn’t stop me from ordering more. I tell myself that I will read them eventually and that I shouldn’t pass […]

6 things we learned from a tough year

The last year forced the world to pivot — triggering unprecedented demands for flexibility, creativity, and ingenuity. But even though we adapted and rolled with the punches, the work shouldn’t stop there. We should embrace the lessons of 2020 and use them to continue to progress, grow, and change. 

How association professionals are changing in the new year

With a new year comes new changes, and for us that means an entirely new brand! Accordingly, this week’s Friday Five is all about changing in the new year.

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