Ep 94: We are the Source of Truth Again

Ep 94: We are the Source of Truth Again

Despite the rapid rise of artificial intelligence and virtual services, a recent study found that students and younger generations are eager to attend in-person meetings and serve on committees. This is exciting news for associations and nonprofits as they look to the future to determine what value they can bring for members. According to Senior …

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Ep 93: Moving Beyond Water Cooler Conversations

Ep 93: Moving Beyond Water Cooler Conversations

In honor of Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we are delighted to have association legend, Richard Yep, CAE, FASAE, on the Association 4.0 Podcast. His 40+ years of experience working in the association world has truly made him an expert in understanding the current trends in digital transformation and artificial intelligence and …

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Ep 92: Offering Value Beyond the Membership

Ep 92: Offering Value Beyond the Membership

In a landscape where information, education, and association are increasingly accessible at little to no cost, organizations must pivot towards offering value that extends beyond mere access. However, innovation can be difficult to achieve for non-equity based organizations that don’t have 50 million dollars at their disposal. Our guest, Stephanie Mercado, Executive Director and CEO …

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Ep 91: That’s So Fundamentally Human

Ep 91: That’s So Fundamentally Human

This episode of the Association 4.0 Podcast reveals a truth that practically everyone can relate to. The interest in networking and in person connection has never been more prominent than it is today in this post-COVID, technology-driven, world. That’s good news for associations and nonprofits, according to our guest, Kim Robinson, President of Frontline Co. …

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Ep 90: Computers Just Don’t Make Mistakes

Ep 90: Computers Just Don’t Make Mistakes

Think of AI as a highly intelligent coworker or partner. It can help us create. It can help us predict. It can help us understand. It can help us see the hidden. While artificial intelligence can help elevate associations in numerous ways, our guest, David Reid, Owner of Strategic and Consulting Services, suggests that the …

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Ep 89: Leading is Not a Mission. Leading is a Result of Doing Something Excellent.

Ep 89: Leading is Not a Mission. Leading is a Result of Doing Something Excellent.

It’s all too common for organizations to use the word “lead” in their mission statement. While this isn’t a negative quality to highlight, Garth Jordan, CEO of the American Animal Hospital Association, and Sharon Rice, Managing Director of Business Strategy at .orgSource, urges associations to think twice before using that word in their mission statements. …

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Ep 88: AI Unleashed: Real-World Solutions and Results in Today’s Associations

Ep 88: AI Unleashed: Real-World Solutions and Results in Today’s Associations

Join us for an enlightening journey into the heart of how contemporary associations are harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to drive unprecedented change and efficiency. “AI Unleashed: Real-World Solutions and Results in Today’s Associations” is an enriching conversation tailored for association leaders, technology enthusiasts, and innovation strategists. Our esteemed panelists are Jason Wampler, …

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Ep 87: To Invest Or Not To Invest In AI

Ep 87: To Invest Or Not To Invest In AI

To invest in AI or not? That is the question so many associations face. While artificial intelligence may seem innovative and technologically advanced, organizations need to think hard about whether it’s the right move for their company. Too often, our guest, Joseph Knecht, CEO of Proteus, sees associations fail after throwing everything they have into …

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Ep 86: We Don’t Have Conversations Like We Used To

Ep 86: We Don’t Have Conversations Like We Used To

In the hot seat this week, is North Carolina Association of CPA’s Chief Operating Officer, Mark Soticheck. Mark weaves his extensive experience in accounting to this enlightening conversation with .orgSource’s CEO/Founder, Sherry Budziak. Together, they discuss how Artificial Intelligence has impacted their organizations, the potential demise of bookkeeping in associations, and when to unlearn any …

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Ep 85: Punks and Pinstripes

Ep 85: Punks and Pinstripes

Let’s face it. Most professionals in the world enjoy being liked. While being admired isn’t a bad thing, it could lead organizations to settle for the status quo again and again. In order for progress to be made, our guest, international keynote speaker, best-selling author, and CEO/Founder of “Punks and Pinstripes,” Greg Larkin, encourages the …

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Ep 84: Moving Away from Strategic Planning and Embracing Iterative Planning

Ep 84: Moving Away from Strategic Planning and Embracing Iterative Planning

Stepping into the spotlight, is .orgSource’s very own Managing Director of Business Strategy AKA .orgSource’s “Resident Futurist,” Sharon Rice. Sharon is an expert on strategic and business planning, growth strategies, comprehensive product development, and has helped numerous associations find lasting success. In this episode, we tapped into Sharon’s wealth of knowledge to discover applicable ways …

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Ep 83: Creating an Organism Instead of an Organization

Ep 83: Creating an Organism Instead of an Organization

We had the pleasure of sitting down with Garth Jordan, CEO of the American Animal Hospital Association to discuss his thoughts on the current state of associations after the pandemic, how bosses can become more like mentors and guides, whether or not long-term strategies are worth planning, and much more. This episode is jam-packed with …

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Ep 82: Strategies and Advice for Future Success for Leaders and the Like

Ep 82: Strategies and Advice for Future Success for Leaders and the Like

Business, regardless of whether you’re in the profit or nonprofit sector, is fundamentally about people. An association’s employees and board members play a crucial role to the health of the organization and its future success. Finding and attracting the right people can prove to be a difficult challenge, especially in today’s fast-paced digital market. Our …

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Ep 81: The Blueprint for Success – A Proven Framework for Driving Certification Revenue

Ep 81: The Blueprint for Success – A Proven Framework for Driving Certification Revenue

Welcome to episode 81 with this week’s inspiring guest, Ashish Rangnekar, CEO/Co-Founder of BenchPrep. Sherry Budziak, Founder/CEO of .orgSource discovered the inside scoop into his wildly successful company. BenchPrep is proud to be the world’s first exam prep mobile app for iPhone. Since 2009, the app has transformed into a Learning Management System trusted by …

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Ep 80: Unlocking the Executive Mindset with Donna Gandt of Impexium

Ep 80: Unlocking the Executive Mindset with Donna Gandt of Impexium

Join us in this insightful episode as I sit down with Donna Gandt, Chief Revenue Officer at Impexium, a leading force in empowering associations through streamlined membership management solutions. In today’s conversation, Donna and I delve into a topic close to .orgSource’s heart—cultivating the executive mindset within your team. We explore the essence of “thinking …

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