I attended the World Future Society meeting in Washington, DC, as did the rest of the FI Center team a couple of weeks ago. When I was there I picked up a publication titled “From Scan to Plan” from the American Society of Association Executives, an organization that covers topics of interest to many kinds of trade, professional and volunteer associations. If you’re looking for a brief guide to a bunch of trends that may be a stimulus for thinking and discussion among leadership staff and/or volunteers, I recommend it. The trends cover eight categories: global, demographics, social, work and workplace, science and technology, economic, business, and government and regulation. It’s brief, it’s easy, and—best of all—it’s FREE to download.