Shelly Alcorn and the California Society of Association Executives come up with the top 6 trends for Associations in 2014, including Chunking, Mindfulness and Competence.
The overall impatience of society in general is contributing to a disturbing trend in associations. In 2014, you can expect to see more interpersonal conflicts among staff members, board members and volunteer leaders. However, general impatience is also leading to innovations in terms of providing members with experiences that are highly personalized and compressing the time it takes to volunteer with or interact with your association. Micro-volunteering is a “trend within a trend” and is a direct response to this larger societal condition.