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An “Association Hustle” Happy Hour – Join Us!

Moery Company

Join us for an Association Hustle Happy Hour on Thursday, June 6th from 4:30 to 6:30 at Fadó Irish Pub. We’ll raise a glass to the good work ahead and huddle up on how we can kick it up a notch with a little hustle. Also, If you’re attending ASAE’s MM&C Conference – Fadó is a short walk away.

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Easy Members Only Website: Wild Apricot #1 Ranked Membership Software

Wild Apricot

If you'd like an easy way to create a Members Only Website, use Wild Apricot. Wild Apricot is the #1 rated Membership Management Software, plus you can get a free 30-day trial

What’s the Impact of M&A on Your Association?

Moery Company

Istock/Credit: natasaadzic. Currently, we see mergers and acquisitions on the rise in the industry. Companies are buying each other and, often large companies buy each other as well. What happens at the association?

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The Member Journey Has Changed: Are You Changing With It?

Higher Logic

“Digital transformation” is leaving no stone unturned. Its effects aren’t limited just to big consumer brands like Amazon, Netflix Uber. Technology has changed how people travel down the path toward membership at your association, and how they engage with your association if or when they join.

How to Write a Sponsorship Letter (+ 2 Templates)

Wild Apricot

Ready to get into the wild and exciting world of sponsorship? Here's a complete guide to writing a sponsorship letter to help you get started

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I Want the Right Pageviews

Eric Lanke

This week's blog post is partly inspired by this post on Seth Godin's blog. In it, he makes the case that the idea of "reach" is overrated. Why do you care if you can, for more money, reach more people? Why wouldn’t it make more sense to reach the right people instead? I agree entirely.

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JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 191: How Can We Smooth it for Our Member Prospects?

Moery Company

We know associations want to grow – but all too often Host JP Moery sees big barriers to that growth. Our membership applications are overly complicated, and the dues levels are antiquated and difficult for the prospect to figure out.

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Partnership v. Membership: Is There a Membership Role for Suppliers?

Spark Consulting

In my previous post in this series, I concluded with the question: What role, if any, does supplier membership play in this ecosystem?

Do Volunteer Association Leaders Lead Balanced Lives?

Association Leaders

Being a volunteer association leader can be very rewarding both professionally and personally. At the same time, it can be one of the most challenging undertakings for a leader. Let’s face it – people who choose to lead are typically the busiest people we know. There is an old adage, “If you want to get something done, give it to someone that doesn’t have time to do it”. That adage seems to often hold true. It defies logic though doesn’t it?

Xperience 2019 Registration Is Now Open!

YourMembership Blog

Ready for something innovative, insightful, and inspirational? We’ve got just the thing! Xperience 2019, the preeminent technology show for association, nonprofit, and K-12 school leaders! Created by Community Brands, the immersive digital experience is packed with new product announcements, user training, inspirational keynotes, research, education, a bustling expo hall, and valuable networking opportunities. Last year, The post Xperience 2019 Registration Is Now Open!

Want to Be an Effective Leader? Get a Full Night’s Sleep

Associations Now

A series of recent studies highlights numerous ways that sleep deprivation negatively affects the ability of leaders to do their job properly. Take the hint!). Want to get a little better at leading your organization? A good night’s sleep might help.

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How to Get Started Using Website Themes, Layouts and Templates

Wild Apricot

Do you have a vision for how your website should look? Here's your guide to using website themes, master layouts, and page templates to make it a reality

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Do Destiny and Management Mix?

Jamie Notter

I was in Dallas this week speaking at an internal meeting at a large corporation. The session was on “Employee Engagement in the Real World,” and during the session I was talking about how Maddie and I define “deep success.”.

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Be a helping hand for your members through their career journey

YourMembership Blog

Separate career goals and separate learning goals are great to have. But, by combining the two sets of goals, members can really start to make their dreams a reality. Chocolate and peanut butter. Strawberry and banana. Burger and fries. These pairings just fit. Each is great as a standalone item, but by putting them together, The post Be a helping hand for your members through their career journey appeared first on YourMembership.

Working with Volunteers: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

MembersClicks

If you’re like most associations and chambers of commerce, you likely rely on volunteers quite heavily. But the (never-ending) process of finding - and keeping - volunteers is certainly a challenge, which is why it’s crucial to put some serious thought into your volunteer management style.

Brewers Association Grants Will Support Events Focused on Diversity and Inclusion

Associations Now

Thoughts on a Merger Last week the craft beer industry was abuzz with discussion of a possible merger of two of the largest independent brewers in the country—The Boston Beer Company (the makers of Sam Adams) and Dogfish Head (known for its namesake 90 Minute IPA).

7 Proven Ways to Increase Member Retention Right Now

Wild Apricot

Here are 7 proven ways to increase Member Retention. Expert Advice, Real life examples, research, and more. By the end, you'll have the blueprints to create a solid strategy to start increasing member retention at your organization right away

6 Marketing Ideas to Increase Membership

HighRoad Solution

Every association needs to try to attract new members, especially those associations that are experiencing membership decay as long-term members move towards retirement. But is it possible to grow your membership without a huge advertising spend or a massive recruitment push? member engagement

What fundraisers Need To Know About Next Era of Digital Technology

Beth Kanter

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Additional Resources You Can Offer Your Members (At No Extra Cost to You!)

MembersClicks

Member resources directly equate to member value. The more resources you can provide, the more valuable a membership with your association or chamber of commerce will be. That said, what if we told you there was a way to offer your members MORE resources at no extra cost to you?

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Membership Hack: Virtual Chapters

Associations Now

Chapters don’t always have to be about serving members in the same local community or state. At NIGP, the Institute for Public Procurement, virtual chapters connect members with similar interests from thousands of miles away. How to hack it?

13 Meeting Minutes Templates to Help You Ace Your Nonprofit Board Meeting

Wild Apricot

Browse a comprehensive list of meeting minutes templates for maximum efficiency, accuracy and formatting

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5 Ideas to Increase Membership in Your Association

HighRoad Solution

Membership decay is a pressing problem for many associations, even those with excellent engagement statistics. member engagement

10 Traits of an Innovation Mindset for Your Association

.orgCommunity

Associations can’t fulfill their missions without innovation. Innovation helps organizations create and improve processes, products, services, and experiences for their members, customers, staff, and audiences.

3 Unique Silent Auction Items

MembersClicks

Silent auctions are a GREAT way to generate non-dues revenue for your association or chamber of commerce. But the success of a silent auction all depends on the interest and demand for the items you have available.

Is Online Ad Placement Tanking Your Association’s Brand?

Associations Now

In the online advertising world, organizations often have little say about where their ads appear, but having ads show up next to violent content or articles that run counter to your mission can tarnish your reputation. A look at the problem and some solutions.

Try This Simple Membership Database Right Now - Free

Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot is a simple membership database software that makes it easy to register members, collect payments, and communicate with them. Start your free trial now

How to Increase Millennial/Gen Z Membership in Professional Organizations

HighRoad Solution

Many associations are facing a daunting generational challenge. Baby Boomers are retiring en masse, having provided many associations with a stable membership for the past 40 years. member engagement

Leveraging Team Learning at Conferences

Velvet Chainsaw

Traditionally teams from organizations attend a conference with a divide-and-conquer game plan, as they split up and attend as many different sessions as they can.

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The New Soft Skill for Association Professionals

Smooth The Path

Rarely are there huge overnight successes in the association industry. Our work is the work of patience. We try new things, learn, iterate and improve over time. We learn to engage members more and the dividends slowly pay off.

Pennsylvania Legislation Threatens Private Certification, ASAE Says

Associations Now

A bill introduced in the Pennsylvania legislature is the latest in a series of state-level measures that threaten certifications offered by associations and other private organizations, according to ASAE and the Professional Certification Coalition.

Winter is Over: Lessons from the Last Season of Game of Thrones

MembersClicks

After nearly a decade, eight seasons, and over 70 hours of medieval fantasy, battles, and scheming.HBO’s Game of Thrones came to an end last night. And you probably know that even if you haven’t watched a second of the show because it’s all anyone can talk about.

Personalization: The Key to Increased Member Engagement

HighRoad Solution

Low member engagement is a major concern for every organization. member engagement

Xperience 2019 Is Here!

Aptify

Early bird registration for the annual Community Brands conference is now open! Last year, some 1,400 association and nonprofit professionals attended and reported a satisfaction level of 96 percent. Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect when you attend Xperience.