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My Favorite Things - Event Planning Edition

Aaron Wolowiec

As we come to the end of 2022 events, I feel tired, exhausted, and ready for a break. But looking into 2023's schedule, I am reminded of a few of my favorite things…so come sing along

Focusing on Excellence Puts the National Association for Healthcare Quality Ahead of Change


People think of me as a fixer—the person you call to repair broken systems. And yes, I do my share of cleanups in the strategy, technology, and marketing aisles.


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6 Tips to Create Fundraising Videos That Drive Donations

Wild Apricot

Fundraising videos build your case for support, providing viewers with an in-depth look at your organization and inspiring them to take action. It’s no surprise, then, that 57% of people who watch fundraising videos go on to make a donation. marketing

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How To Catch the Big Fish – Sponsorship Strategy for Associations 

Moery Company

Original Author: JP Moery. Trying to land big sponsors for association events is a little like sport fishing—you can be lucky and catch a whopper on your first attempt, but not likely. Landing a trophy sponsor could be labeled a “ stretch goal ” at best.

Create Engaging Scenario-Based Training on ANY Budget

Speaker: Tim Buteyn - President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions, Inc.

In this webinar, Tim Buteyn of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions will explore how to optimize learner engagement with scenario-based training. You'll learn what makes up scenarios, how they benefit the learner, and why this is important to your organization. You'll also dive into real-world examples across a wide range of budgets and look at how typical training content can be completely transformed.

2: Strategic Planning v. Strategic Thinking

Spark Consulting

We’re almost at the end of the revisiting of the top ten all-time Spark blog posts in honor of Spark’s tenth anniversary! Coming in at the #2 spot: Strategic Planning v. Strategic Thinking.

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What We Learned from the 2022 Association Member Experience Survey

Higher Logic

The post What We Learned from the 2022 Association Member Experience Survey appeared first on Higher Logic. For association leaders, the advice is often the same again and again. Find out what your members want. Higher Logic’s 2022 Association Member Experience Report helps you do just that. .

Everything You Need to Become an Expert in Nonprofit Membership!

Wild Apricot

Want to build a community and boost your revenue? Then it’s time to become an expert in nonprofit membership programs! From growing your following to brainstorming member perks to setting up a great website, we have everything you need to know. membership

How to Set Realistic Association Membership Goals

Moery Company

Updated by: Erics Edwards. Has this scenario happened to your association? It’s the fourth quarter, and you didn’t reach your association membership goals. Membership numbers are either flat or slightly less than last year.

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The Six Toughest Decisions Association Boards Must Make: Part II

Association Adviser

Author’s Note: On Tuesday, December 6 at 2 pm EST, I will host a one-hour Zoom discussion session on “Exploring The Six Toughest Decisions Association Boards Must Make.”

Drips, Bots, and Blogs: A Non-Traditional Approach to Learning Reinforcement

Speaker: Shannon Tipton, Chief Learning Officer, Learning Rebels LLC

Today's work culture requires giving people the ability to control when and where they participate in their professional development. Learn how you can provide valuable, self-directed bites of learning content (and strategies to make that content stick) in this webinar!

A Higher Logic Hello: Meet Nanette King

Higher Logic

The post A Higher Logic Hello: Meet Nanette King appeared first on Higher Logic. We recently sat down with Nanette King, senior recruiter at Higher Logic, for a quick Q&A to learn a little more about her outside of the workplace. .

Filling Your Nonprofit Board Positions: Everything You Need to Know!

Wild Apricot

Every nonprofit needs the keen eye of a board of directors—but what are the nonprofit board positions you should fill? In order to create a board that can uplift your organization’s mission and long term goals, you need all the right players. organizational-management


Q4 Membership Renewal and Recruitment Strategies

Moery Company

Updated by: Eric Edwards. It’s that time of year to pick up the phone to call or email your members to remind them about renewing their membership. It’s also the time to reach out to potential new members.

6 Tips For Engaging Members with Content

Association Adviser

Content is a significant driver of member engagement. Since member engagement is a cornerstone of operations, your association should be intentional about the content it creates. You could say that content and member engagement go together like peanut butter and jelly. .

Authentic eLearning Localization: Challenges and Best Practices

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

People prefer to learn in their native language, so localizing eLearning helps genuinely engage learners and gives them that much-needed sense of inclusion. In this exclusive webinar with Chris Paxton, learn how to ensure that authentic translation and localization work for your organization!

Technology Isn’t Always the Hero or the Villain—Sometimes It’s a Bit Player


We think of technology as the good guy or the bully. It’s a silent partner in our work; and if things aren’t going well, that uncooperative software platform often takes the wrap. My business revolves around digital initiatives. When people call me to discuss a new purchase, I ask lots of questions.

Striving for Success: Event Management


We hope you’re learning and growing from your peers, as we share how they are using GrowthZone’s software solutions to grow member value, increase productivity, and boost revenue.

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Making Up for Fewer Skilled Workers at Your Conference

Velvet Chainsaw

Throughout 2022, nearly every meeting service provider continues to be short-staffed and plagued by last-minute no-shows or insufficiently skilled workers. This is having a huge impact on event organizers and their teams during both planning and execution phases of events.

Five ways to celebrate GivingTuesday 2022 at your association

Nimble AMS

If GivingTuesday wasn’t already on your organization’s radar, it should be. GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement held every Tuesday after Thanksgiving. O n GivingTuesday 2021, donations totaled $2.7 billion in just the United States.

Localization: Revolutionize Your Global Content Strategy

Speaker: Zak Haitkin, Localization Manager

From broad communication to eLearning and virtual content distinctions to understanding the unique cultural nuances of a new demographic, there are many factors at play when it comes to localization projects at scale. Join this webinar with localization manager Zak Haitkin to dive into the details!

Social Advertising in a Cookieless Future

Association Adviser

You’re creating engaging content for your members and posting on your association’s social media pages consistently — nice work! However, have you thought about how your employees' and board members’ online interactions can help or hurt your social media marketing efforts?

I’m Moving to a New Digital Home!

Smooth The Path

Hello! Hello, my friends! Some of you have followed my blog for the past ten years (and 1,142 posts – phew, that’s a lot of words). Others have joined this learning journey with me more recently, maybe even yesterday.

[GUEST BLOG] Your Chamber Has More Potential Than You Realize, Part 2


by Frank Kenny. What I’ve Discovered Through 12 years of Facilitating Board Retreats & Strategic Planning: All chambers are sitting on gold mines. They all have huge potential. They just do not realize it. Let me share with you some of the strengths of your chamber and this industry.

Members matter: Making community associations great places to live


CAI is thriving today because of our dedicated, selfless, and inspired members, chapter leaders, and staff. Thanks to them, CAI is the international center for community association information, best practices, education, and advocacy.

Here's How to Write an Effective New-Member Welcome Email

Welcome emails have an incredibly high open rate (50-60%). Read here to learn tips for taking full advantage of your valuable, one-time opportunity to reach new members.

Four need-to-know tips when it’s time to buy an AMS

Nimble AMS

When it’s time for your association to purchase new software, you don’t want to cut corners just because you’re eager for new technology.

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5 Ways to Enhance Your Career Center for a Great Member Experience

Association Adviser

Associations need to find ways to enhance their career centers or job boards to make them as dynamic and enticing as possible. Professionals — members and non-members alike — are attracted to associations through career centers. It’s often the first point of contact with an association.

Need an alternative to Twitter?


I’m attempting to learn how to use Discord – please join me here if you would like an alternative to Twitter (at least temporarily until the dust settles). All welcome. If anyone reading is a Discord power user, I would appreciate learning from you!

Striving for Success: Streamlined Processes


The Striving for Success blog series features entries from our 2022 Chamber Success Competition. We hope you will learn from these user stories and how you can grow member value, increase productivity, and boost revenue while using GrowthZone’s software solutions.

What AMS Vendors Don't Tell You About Implementation

AMS vendors often boast about proven implementation processes. And while yes, the right strategies are imperative, they are also not enough. Discover 3 often-overlooked requirements for successful AMS implementations by downloading!

Interactive data: New technology provides valuable insight on homeowner satisfaction


The Foundation for Community Association Research has released a new interactive webpage for residents, housing stakeholders, and researchers to examine and compare community association governance, management, amenities, and overall satisfaction across the U.S.

How Nimble AMS empowers Salesforce administrators

Nimble AMS

You already know that Nimble AMS is for innovative associations looking to blaze technological trails and offer the best member benefits.

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How Association Leaders Can Be More Inclusive

Association Adviser

In a modern workplace, leaders need to do more than just give out paychecks and tasks. They need to set an example for their people and take initiative to ensure they are happy and comfortable in the workplace. Being a leader of an association today is a hard job to balance.