Among our “must see” list this month is a bit of self-reflection. We discuss how to provide continuing education well to members, but what about for ourselves and our staffs? The last inclusion, “The Case for Professional Development in the Nonprofit Sector” reminds us that, as the expression goes, it is often the shoemaker’s children who go barefoot. I hope this edition of the Must See Six is informative and inspirational to you as 2013 winds down and 2014 charges ahead.
The Future Is Now, Inc Magazine
At my company, we frequently organize small group dinners to generate discussion about the future, particularly the future of technology.
The Online Continuing Education Maturity Curve, The CET Connection 
In the past decade, continuing education (CE) has experienced a distinct trend with respect to the stages of maturity CE providers go through to bring the benefit of online CE to their members and participants.
Business First: The New Mandate for Association Tech, Associations Now
With technology changing so fast that even the experts can barely keep up, the formula for success has one key ingredient, said the thought leaders at the conclusion of ASAE’s Technology Conference & Expo: a team approach where tech decision makers are relentlessly focused on business goals.
IRS Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Section 501(c)(4) Organizations: Expanding the Scope of “Political” Activities, National Law Review
This announcement is the beginning of a debate at the IRS on how to more precisely define political activity and limit the amount that tax-exempt organizations can spend on it.
For CEOs, It’s Time to Study up on Technology, Associations Now
CEOs don’t need to be tech experts, AIIM CEO John Mancini says. But they do need more expertise in how technology can simplify (or complicate) the member experience.
The Case for Professional Development in the Nonprofit Sector, Huffington Post
Nine out of ten nonprofit managers indicated interest in leadership or managerial training, and believe that it will make them more effective in their roles, yet only half of them have received such training since assuming a role managing direct reports.