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4 Ways to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Web Courseworks Associations

Do you currently manage an eLearning department at an association? Are your education programs bringing in value for the organization and for your members? Or do you need assistance generating non-dues revenue from your education offerings?

Who Should Own Your Online Community?

Higher Logic

Every business project needs an owner. Someone who will work with colleagues and stakeholders to develop goals and a strategy, then implement that strategy. Often these owners aren’t just single people. They’re entire teams or departments. That’s the way it is with online communities.

Adopting the Point of View of Your Members

Eric Lanke

Kudos to Amanda Kaiser and her Smooth the Path blog for her post, " Our Point of View is Not Our Members’ Point of View." In it, she reminds all of us association staff that what we think about the value of our membership benefits is often not what our members think of it.

An AMS search: 4 questions to ask your potential provider.

YourMembership Blog

Whether you’re investing in an association management software (AMS) system for the first time or replacing your existing AMS, it’s one of the largest purchases your association ever makes. Of course, there are basic must-ask questions around budget, features and timelines. But, these are not the only important questions you want to ask your potential. The post An AMS search: 4 questions to ask your potential provider. appeared first on YourMembership.

If You Want Change, You Have to DO Something

Jamie Notter

I’m working with several clients right now on the “Playbook” stage of our culture consulting work.

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Study Suggests Networking Events do not Work

Smooth The Path

Networking events can be awkward for some of us. Also, it takes a lot of luck to meet folks who know something about the problem we are trying to solve at a networking event. These two reasons explain some of why receptions and other networking events don’t meet our member’s needs.

3 Reasons Why the Big Red “M” is Sponsoring an IndyCar - Moery Company

The Moery Company

Since announcing our IndyCar sponsorship two weeks ago, we’ve been getting unprecedented activity on social, and record hits on our website over the news. If you haven’t heard, we’re sponsoring Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan as an official partner of the No.

How to Choose Your Membership Levels Properly

Wild Apricot Blog

I surveyed over 50 membership sites to see what types of Membership Levels were most common. In this post I cover the four most common membership level tiers and show you examples from real organizations. membership-levels

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Three Core Conference Planning Tenets To Master And Skillfully Apply

Velvet Chainsaw

Does your conference committee practice organized abandonment and avoid no-bottom-line-mindsets? What is their capacity to see opportunities in the mist of change? How are they at focusing on the purpose, goals and target market of the conference when making decisions?

St Louis Local News: CDA To Host Capacity-Building Workshops for Non-Profits, Developers, and Contractors

NonProfit University Blog

Over 20 hours of training available, starting May 24. Louis, MO – Starting May 24, the City of St. Louis’ Community Development Administration (CDA) will host over 20 hours of training for local non-profit organizations, developers, and contractors.

Part 2: Straightforward Association Blogging Strategies


See how to continue your journey to improve your association blogging techniques. Take some time to learn how to craft the actual article. It doesn’t need to be overwhelming.

JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 138: Three Precarious Assumptions Made in Association Sales - Moery Company

The Moery Company

We often make “assumptions” in the membership and sponsorship sales game, says Host JP Moery and warns, “Don’t make this mistake – ever, as the assumptive narrative has proven to be a dangerous one over and over.”


The Top 7 SEO Tips for Nonprofits Who Want to Rank #1

Wild Apricot Blog

If you'd like to increase the traffic to your website, these 7 nonprofit seo tips will help your pages rank in a snap. I know, because they worked for me

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Lather Up Curiosity, Rinse, Repeat!

Velvet Chainsaw

Children are curious creatures. They explore, question and wonder, often through play. In this context, they learn. We are naturally inclined to learn new things; thus reaping curiosity’s benefits. From the moment we are born until we die, learning is hardwired into our brains.

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Missouri News: Senator Jill Schupp’s Legislation to Protect Victims Whose Private, Intimate Photos are Released Without Their Consent is Passed with Bipartisan Support

NonProfit University Blog

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — The Missouri General Assembly passed legislation to protect victims whose private, intimate photos are released without their consent. The legislation, House Bill 1558, includes policy provisions originally included in legislation sponsored by State Sen.

Segmenting Members Leads to More Relevant Communications – and More Memberships

Association Adviser

Last year’s survey results revealed that associations are communicating with members more frequently and via more channels than at any time since we began this survey in 2011.

Chasing the Chickens of Membership - Moery Company

The Moery Company

Full disclosure: I am not a farm girl. I grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC. But I have seen clips of animals (or people), trying to catch a chicken in the yard.

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Our Member’s Automatic-Minds do not Want to be Engaged

Smooth The Path

Our brains are on auto-pilot much of the time. Have you ever climbed into your car and got lost in deep thought and were surprised when you turned into your destination? Car-driving auto-pilot happens because our brains rely on habits to cut down the cognitive load.

Membership Management: 4 Top Ways to Maximize Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

Your members are more than a source of revenue for your association. Members who find value in your member community don’t keep their feelings a secret. They’re not shy about telling their friends and coworkers that they’re a member of your association.

Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Man, Ryan Gainer Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Possessing a Stolen Gun

NonProfit University Blog

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 120 months’ incarceration, followed by three years’ supervised release on his conviction of violating federal firearm laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced Friday, May 18th.

Making Member Engagement Easy: A Monthly Checklist


When it comes to my work style - and lifestyle - the one thing I can’t live without is the act of making checklists. I have lists for my daily to-dos, what I need from the store, what to pack for an upcoming trip, etc. And I do mean etc.). Why my love for checklists? They’re easy to run through. Depending on the type of list, I can often sit down and knock out list item after list item, without getting distracted. (As As long as I make it a point to dedicate time to that list.).

The Most Ignored Association Growth Opportunity - Moery Company

The Moery Company

Sponsorship sales is the hottest growth opportunity for associations today, and organizations continue to miss the boat. Let me explain why and what your next steps should be to revamp your program.

How Do We Know Curiosity Killed The Cat? (Allegedly.)

Velvet Chainsaw

Curiosity allegedly killed the cat. How do we know curiosity killed that cat? Were there any eyewitnesses to that crime? Did anyone hear strange cat calls? Did you see what curiosity was wearing? Do you know any reason why curiosity wanted to kill the cat?

Great Opening Sessions Light a Fire

Idea Architects

It's the opening general session of a major conference. What does that session need to do for those in attendance? For the sponsoring organization? I've been thinking a lot about this after delivering the keynote at a fair number of opening sessions the past few years.

Florida News: FLorida Governor Scott – Floridians Should Pay Attention to Potential Severe Weather

NonProfit University Blog

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida Governor Rick Scott today made the following statement regarding the National Hurricane Center’s monitoring of a weather system that could potentially develop into a tropical or sub-tropical depression.

Sugar Land Nurse Convicted in $3.5 Million Healthcare Fraud Scheme

NonProfit University Blog

HOUSTON, TX – A federal jury has convicted a 51-year old Sugar Land nurse of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, six counts of health care fraud and conspiracy to violate the anti-kickback statute, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

TORCY, France  | Small clubs cross fingers for World Cup windfalls

NonProfit University Blog


PAHOA, Hawaii | Hawaii lava evacuees grow weary as uncertainty drags on

NonProfit University Blog

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii residents forced to evacuate their homes because of lava oozing from cracks in their neighborhoods are growing weary. Many of them have been displaced for more than two weeks, and it’s not clear when they’ll be able to return.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | UAE to loosen visa rules for investors and innovators

NonProfit University Blog

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates, home to financial hubs Abu Dhabi and Dubai, is loosening its residency laws and will grant long-term visas for up to 10 years to investors and highly-skilled professionals.

Maryland News: Fredrico Bustos-Andrade & Jose Alberto Pena Sentenced For Distribution Of Methamphetamine

NonProfit University Blog

CHICAGO | Green, Sargent join Pulisic on US soccer roster vs Bolivia

NonProfit University Blog

CHICAGO (AP) — With no World Cup to prepare for, the United States announced a roster devoid of the veterans who failed to qualify for this year’s tournament and filled with youth who could take the field 4½ years from now in Qatar. Midfielder Julian Green returns to the U.S.

DALLAS | Final round of Byron Nelson starts after 4-hour rain delay

NonProfit University Blog

DALLAS (AP) — The final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson has started after a four-hour rain delay. Hometown star Jordan Spieth, trailing co-leaders Marc Leishman and Aaron Wise by 10 shots, was in the first group off the first tee.

SEATTLE | Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

NonProfit University Blog

SEATTLE (AP) — The two mountain bikers did what they were supposed to do when they noticed a mountain lion tailing them on a trail east of Seattle. They got off their bikes. They faced the beast, shouted and tried to spook it.

WASHINGTON | US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

NonProfit University Blog

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world’s two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down America’s massive trade deficit with Beijing.