Change Management


Failure Enables Success

29

Nov 2018

Failure Enables Success

The ASAE Technology Conference is next week and features of a tagline of “Revolution and Evolution”. These terms cover the concepts of both reward and failure. Speaking of failure! A fun part of the event is ASAE Fail Fest! This session is a celebration of mistakes and mishaps, but most importantly recognizes that failure is a key part to innovation and improved growth. This particular...

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Your Association Needs An Analytics Translator

23

Feb 2018

Your Association Needs An Analytics Translator

If you have a data analytics team or you are in the process of forming one, the analytics translator is a role to consider hiring for. This individual plays a critical role on that team and at your organization. She or he serves as the link between the analytics team and the executive team because this individual takes the information from the data team and...

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Resolve Power BI Column Discrepancy

03

Apr 2017

Resolve Power BI Column Discrepancy

During development or enhancements to a Power BI solution, you may encounter this message: “An error occurred while processing the data in the dataset. The ‘handouts_path’ column does not exist in the rowset.” You probably received this message via email if you published the dataset. What Column Discrepancy Means The message means that since the dataset was published, the actual data source (SQL Server, Redshift, Excel, etc.)...

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Why You Should Include Data Literacy in Onboarding

28

Feb 2017

Why You Should Include Data Literacy in Onboarding

A critical part of onboarding involves introducing the culture and setting expectations. If your association strives for an analytical culture that makes data-guided decisions, you should think about how to include data literacy in your onboarding or orientation process. Data Literacy Data literacy is the ability to derive and communicate meaningful information from data. Data literacy is an important skill for new employees to learn to make sure...

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Associations Tableau User Group Covers Best Practices in Visualizations and Advanced Analytics

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Oct 2016

Associations Tableau User Group Covers Best Practices in Visualizations and Advanced Analytics

The Associations Tableau User Group met in Chicago on October 13, 2016. Formed in August 2016, the Associations Tableau User Group (AssocTUG) serves as a platform for association professionals using Tableau to network and learn.  The group meets quarterly in Washington, DC and periodically in Chicago. If you missed the Chicago meeting, here’s a recap of some key takeaways. Association Analytics® was proud to sponsor...

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How to Succeed with Data Analytics

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Aug 2016

How to Succeed with Data Analytics

If you’ve ever participated in a data analytics implementation, you may be familiar with the indescribable excitement around the project. Who wouldn’t be eager for a solution that makes it easier and more efficient to understand and serve your customers? But what happens after excitement of your initial implementation fades, the consultants have gone home, and your dashboards have lost their shiny, new appeal? How can you...

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3 Signs That You’re Ready for Data Analytics

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Jun 2016

3 Signs That You’re Ready for Data Analytics

I recently went onsite to a client’s headquarters to facilitate a Strategy & Discovery session – the first step in a data analytics journey. With this client and many others, I’ve noticed some common issues with their current state that prompted them to invest in data analytics. Here are three symptoms of an association that could benefit from data analytics. Anything sound familiar? Struggling to get...

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14

Dec 2015

New Features in Tableau Server 9.2

Just in time for the holidays, unwrap the latest Tableau version available, 9.2, and install it for your association.  Staying current with Tableau Server is always a good idea: avoid version conflicts by always matching the version of Desktop available from Tableau. get the latest performance enhancements and bug fixes that are not always noted in new feature releases. if you require support, you’ll always...

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22

Jun 2015

Advancing Trust in the Charitable Sector

I recently had the opportunity to attend a fascinating international conference on building donor trust, jointly presented by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and the International Committee of Fundraising Organizations (ICFO). Art Taylor, President and CEO of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, explained that the four pillars of trust include ensuring good governance, providing quality financial information, being truthful in public communication, and continuously striving...

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18

May 2015

Association Analytics Adoption Advice

Change is hard, and change can even be scary, but most of the time change is for the better.  This applies to business processes, your personal life, associations, and even large organizations such as Target Corporation.  The 2015 Tableau Conference website has great sessions posted, including one called “A Journey toward Self-Service BI for the Business at Target.”  Tableau was extremely well received at Target as...

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