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How to Increase Attendance at an Event: Strategies to Try Now!

Wild Apricot

Want more event attendees? Who doesn't? Here are common reasons for low attendance and tactics you can use to boost it starting today.

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Who’s Allowed to Be Honest?

Spark Consulting

One of the observations that has fascinated me the most over my years of consulting is this question: Who’s allowed to be honest? What do I mean by that? Well, let’s flip it around. Have you ever hired a consultant for your association? The answer is probably “Yes.” So then you’re likely familiar with the phenomenon of: In her report, the consultant includes something that you or someone else on your staff has been pushing for months, maybe years, and it’s bee

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Top Companies That Donate to Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

Explore the top companies that generously donate to nonprofits. You'll also learn the different types of donations and tips for requesting donations.

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Association Brain Food: 7.5.24

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Association podcasts. Dave Coriale of DelCor and the Reboot IT podcast started a Linked group, Society of Association Podcasters. He’s inviting association podcasters to share their latest episodes there and you to share episodes you recommend for association professionals and industry partners.

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Dont Waste Another Minute Drafting Board Resolutions

Drafting board resolutions should not be draining your leadership’s time. This can impact both the flow of discussions and your overall decision-making. A board resolution is an important compliance document that records the votes and decisions on specific actions. Learn how you can get started with your board resolution by downloading our free template.

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How NetForum empowers healthcare associations with fixed pricing and unparalleled support

NetForum

Learn why the American Orthopaedic Association chose NetForum for its transparent pricing structure and unparalleled customer support. How NetForum empowers healthcare associations with fixed pricing and unparalleled support appeared first on NetForum Association Management Software.

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Reflections as a Conference Attendee: 5 Strategies That Kept Me Engaged

Aaron Wolowiec

Are you tired of dull conferences? Discover how a recent conference transformed the experience with five dynamic strategies. From lively debates to intentional breaks, these tactics kept participants energized and engaged.

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What Are Your Loss Leaders?

Spark Consulting

A few years ago (pre-pandemic), I had the chance to attend an invite-only business book launch event with a room full of (other than me) pretty high-level people. Puzzlingly, the author, rather than giving their book away to all these influential people, opted to try to make this a sales event, and sold maybe ten books. This was unlike the model that we’re more familiar with in the association industry, from our keynote speakers: You GIVE the book to the hundreds or even thousands of peopl

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15 Questions to Ask to Strengthen Your Donor Stewardship

NXUnite

Acquiring donors can be an uphill battle. It takes a lot of work to identify prospects, learn more about them, introduce them to your organization, and ultimately make the ask. However, once you’ve acquired a donor, keeping them around is a whole separate challenge. To build a sustainable base of support for your organization, you have to focus not only on gaining new donors but also on retaining existing supporters and building strong relationships with them.

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Tips from the Trenches: 6 Ideas to Make Your Events Appeal to Gen Z 

EventMobi: Association Events

Generation Z , or “Gen Z” for short, is the demographic cohort born between 1997 and 2012 that succeeds Millennials. Commonly referred to as “Zoomers,” these tech-savvy digital natives grew up with mobile phones and social media apps and, therefore, learn, think, and communicate differently from older generations who did not grow up with mobile technology.

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Mastering Remote Onboarding: Proven Strategies for Seamless New Hire Integration

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

Join this brand new webinar with Tim Buteyn to learn how you can master the art of remote onboarding! By the end of this session, you'll understand how to: Craft a Tailored Onboarding Checklist 📝 Develop a comprehensive, customized checklist that ensures every new hire has a smooth transition into your company, no matter where they are in the world.

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Non-Dues Revenue for Nonprofits: The Basics

Wild Apricot

Everything you need to know about non-dues revenue nonprofits. Learn how to diversify your revenue stream with fundraising, monetization, advertising and more!

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AI strategies to boost your association’s PR efforts: highlights from O&U’s open mic Q&A

The Association 100

OnWrd & UpWrd’s latest open mic Q&A, “Beyond Content: AI Strategies to Boost Your Association’s PR Efforts,” shared actionable takeaways and 10 prompts you can use for both better optimizing your press releases for SEO and leveraging AI for predictive analytics. We talked about crafting compelling pitches by using AI to make them more personal and tailored and shared real-world examples, along with the prompts, that helped us land coverage.

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Have It Your Way

Spark Consulting

Almost 14 years ago, I addressed a question first raised by Jeff Dc Canga: How will we manage the change from a pre-set package of options (membership) to an individually negotiated exchange of value? In that original post, I addressed issues of consumer expectations around mass personalization and customization, the concept of “cafeteria” membership, deciding whether or not to gate content, and the necessity of the occasional sacred cow barbecue.

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Join Aptify at Netroots Nation 2024 to find the right union management software

Aptify

Considering new union management software for your large, complex union? Join Aptify at Netroots Nation 2024 to learn all you need to know. The right union management software can help you manage your union more efficiently and effectively. So, make sure you know about the latest software solutions on the market today. Join the Aptify team July 11 – 13, 2024 in Baltimore for Netroots Nation.

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How To Cultivate Community Affinity Throughout The Generosity Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand

This session will dive into how to create rich generosity experiences that foster long-lasting relationships. You’ll walk away with actionable insights to redefine how you engage with your supporters—emphasizing trust, engagement, and community over transactional giving models. 🤝 Industry expert Tim Sarrantonio will explore data-backed strategies to engage supporters as active participants in a community that values their contributions and shared ideals.

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3 tips to prepare your organization for new technology

Nimble AMS

When you decide to go on a major road trip, you often begin planning months in advance. The same can be said for your organization, as it is making plans for its next association management software (AMS). You can lead your association to new a new AMS platform! Read our blog to begin preparing your organization for new technology today. How to build an expert internal AMS selection team “Every selection team for new technology needs representatives across the board,” said Collier Faubion, Nimbl

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Ideas to Make Your New Member Orientation a Success

Wild Apricot

New member orientation doesn’t have to be boring. With these orientation tips and activities, your organization can welcome new members smoothly and easily, inspiring member engagement and retaining them longer.

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Revolutionize your association’s PR with AI

The Association 100

More than a buzzword – AI touches everything, from healthcare to music, and PR is no different. Nearly two-thirds of PR professionals report using generative AI in their work, according to a survey from MuckRack published earlier this year. For association professionals tasked to do more with less, the idea of working faster and more effectively is appealing.

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Report: Membership Growing Thanks to Better Communication

Associations Now

Marketing General Incorporated’s annual report found the lowest percentage of associations reporting a membership decline in 16 years. Associations have come through the pandemic with a stronger membership base and more diverse tools to communicate with it, according to a new report. Marketing General Incorporated’s 2024 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report [PDF], released last week, found that only 21 percent of associations surveyed said they experienced a decline in membership in the past

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How to Increase Membership Renewal

Dive deep into essential elements that drive member retention. Learn why members may hesitate to renew. Discover actionable techniques to encourage their return and foster lasting engagement. Uncover reasons members choose not to renew. Learn effective tactics to elevate member engagement and communication. Explore methods to encourage member renewal and active participation in your association Download now to take charge of your membership retention strategy!

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Grant Writing for Associations: 5 Key Tips to Get Started

AMR Management Services

Associations come in all shapes, sizes, not to mention diverse IRS classifications. However, across the board, one thing unites associations: the need for diversified funding. Grants can be a vital part of the broader nonprofit ecosystem for any associations and foundations. Whether you’re looking to diversify your association’s budget, fund new programs, build out the… The post Grant Writing for Associations: 5 Key Tips to Get Started first appeared on AMR Management Services.

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The crucial role of software testing in your AMS implementation

Nimble AMS

Is your organization preparing for its association management software (AMS) implementation? It’s not uncommon for an association to face challenges during its AMS implementation. If you’re like other organizations, you might have some concerns about data migration, specifically when moving your existing data from a legacy system into your new system.

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What Is a Solicitation Email and How To Write One + Examples!

Wild Apricot

Learn what a solicitation email is, how to write one effectively, and explore practical examples to inspire your next fundraising campaign to get more donations!

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Transforming your pitching efforts with AI

The Association 100

In the latest episode of The A100 Podcast , I discuss how AI can revolutionize your pitching efforts. This second installment in our special three-part series on AI in PR covers creating targeted press lists and crafting customized pitches. Key takeaways : • Building press lists – Learn how AI can streamline creating highly targeted press lists, ensuring accuracy and relevance. • Crafting pitches – Discover how AI can help make your pitches more personal and tailored, saving time and increasing

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How to Create a Winning Event Marketing Strategy

Events hold the power to create lasting impressions and meaningful connections. They are not only occasions for celebration but also valuable marketing opportunities. Event marketing has become an essential component of successful business strategies, enabling organizations to engage with their target audience and create memorable experiences. However, behind every successful event lies a well-thought-out marketing strategy.

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How Trade Associations Stay Optimistic

Associations Now

Despite plenty of uncertainty, a new survey says trade-group execs remain positive, thanks to efforts to move beyond advocacy. These might be complicated times domestically and globally, but trade associations feel like they’re well-equipped to handle them. The 2024 Trade Association Executive Survey, released last month and produced by Potomac Core Association Consulting with Edge Research and Vetted Solutions, found that a majority of trade-association CEOs (57 percent) rate their organization

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How to Transform Your Association’s Members into Donors

AMR Management Services

With over $300 billion flowing into the nonprofit sector via fundraising efforts in 2023 alone, association professionals like you might be wondering how to get a piece of that pie. If your association is a 501(c)(3), you’re in luck — you can collect tax-exempt fundraising dollars! Even if your association is not a 501(c)(3), you… The post How to Transform Your Association’s Members into Donors first appeared on AMR Management Services.

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AI Stewardship for The Fit-for-Purpose Association Board: Part II

Association Adviser

AUTHOR’S ATTESTATION: This article was written entirely by Jeff De Cagna AIMP FRSA FASAE, a human author, without using generative AI. As of this article’s publication date (7/18/24), there are 1992 days remaining in The Turbulent Twenties, and 167 days until this decade’s midpoint on January 1, 2025.

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The Best Nonprofit Event Management Software

Wild Apricot

Execute flawless events with ease by using event management software built for nonprofits. Discover powerful tools tailored to streamline planning, engagement and fundraising efforts. Check out the 15 best event software for nonprofits!

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Unlock Boardroom Brilliance with A Better Agenda

Struggling to keep board meetings focused and productive? In today's fast-paced business environment, getting the most out of board meetings is crucial. Without a streamlined agenda-creation process, valuable time is wasted with disorganized or incomplete agendas. This can lead to: Unprepared board members Unfocused discussions Inefficient decision-making A good board agenda makes your meetings more effective than ever.

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Unlocking AI’s potential in PR: press release optimization and predictive analytics

The Association 100

On The A100 Podcast, I kick off a special three-part series on AI in PR. In this first installment , I dive into two transformative areas: optimizing press releases for SEO and leveraging predictive analytics to refine your PR strategy. • Press Release Optimization for SEO – I discuss how AI tools can suggest effective keywords, offer SEO formatting tips and customize press releases for different audiences. • Leveraging Predictive Analytics – You’ll also learn how AI-powered predictive analytics

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Unlock Unparalleled Networking and Learning at #ASAE24

GrowthZone

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Annual Meeting & Expo is a premier event that gathers association professionals from across the globe. This year’s meeting promises to be a powerhouse of knowledge sharing, networking opportunities, and industry insights. Whether you are looking to stay ahead of trends, explore new solutions, or connect with like-minded professionals, the 2024 ASAE Annual Meeting is the place to be.

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Leveraging AI Lead Generation to Expand Associations’ Reach and Impact

AMR Management Services

The Research Chefs Association (RCA) faced a common yet critical challenge among associations: expanding their reach beyond the existing mailing list of current and former members. With the RCA 2024 Annual Conference approaching, there was a need to attract a broader audience, including corporate chefs and food product developers who might not yet be familiar… The post Leveraging AI Lead Generation to Expand Associations’ Reach and Impact first appeared on AMR Management Services.