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Why education programs should aim and miss like Michael Jordan.

YourMembership Blog

Almost three years ago to the date, a famous basketball player by the name of Kobe Bryant hit a milestone statistic in his career. If you follow even the slightest bit of sports, the name Kobe Bryant should sound familiar. He was a star and one who was so good, he entered the NBA at. The post Why education programs should aim and miss like Michael Jordan. appeared first on YourMembership. Online Learning Professional Development

From the Chief Apricot: I Am Moving on from Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot Blog

After almost 12 years, I have decided to move on and finish my time at Wild Apricot at the end of this year. Dmitry-Buterin


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A Century-Old Association Committed to Online Community and Data Analysis

Higher Logic

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is more than a century old, but that doesn’t mean it relies on old technology.

Belonging to an Association Could Make You Happier

Smooth The Path

Do members feel they belong to the association? Does their feeling of belonging equal the sense of belonging they feel when they go to a book club meeting? Is it like getting together with coworkers after work for a round of beers?

Working Committees Have Plenty To Do

Eric Lanke

We're looking ahead to another calendar year in our association, and as part of that look forward we are setting a year-long course for some of our working committees. Working Committee is the term my association uses for what others might call Program Committees.

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Study Holds Key to Association Member Engagement

Smooth The Path

For the last year, I have been saying that members who engage with the association within the first 3 days to 3 weeks of joining become more engaged through the life of their membership. I have been shouting this from the rooftops because members have told me this in interview after interview.

[WEBINAR] How to build a culture of innovation 12/5


Don’t miss this upcoming webinar , featuring me and Dan Stark from Nimble User/Community Brands, to be held on Tuesday, December 5, at 1:00pm eastern time.

A method to discover what your association customers think.

YourMembership Blog

With the holiday shopping season upon us and the shift towards cyber-shopping as opposed to mobbing the mall, the likelihood of running into a window asking you to take an online survey to share your internet experience is almost certain. A quick way to gain your customers’ perspective on how your software is operating is. The post A method to discover what your association customers think. appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Member Retention

The Evolution of Experience with Marketing Automation

Higher Logic

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: marketing automation will save you time and increase your engagement and efficiency. Okay, you’ve definitely heard that one, and it’s all true. The problem is you may not be getting to the biggest benefit that marketing automation has to offer: time.

Use These 5 Steps to Create a Successful Nonprofit Marketing Plan

Wild Apricot Blog

Having worked with hundreds of organizations, I can tell you that the ones who develop and follow a strong nonprofit marketing plan grow faster and make a bigger impact than those who don’t. Here are 5 steps to create your own with examples. Nonprofit-Marketing

Happy Giving Tuesday: How Board Members Participate

Beth Kanter's Blog

Before I take you behind the scenes of our NTEN board fundraiser for Giving Tuesday , let me ask you to consider to a donation of any size to support NTEN and the Nonprofit Technology Conference Scholarship campaign.

The Moery Company Forms Advisory Board - Moery Company

The Moery Company

The Moery Company (TMC) proudly announces the creation of its 10-member Advisory Board composed of specialized consultants and the best minds in the association industry. Launched in 2010, TMC has made its mark as one of the most respected and successful consulting firms in the nonprofit industry.

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The good, the bad and the ugly of career center networks.

YourMembership Blog

Job opportunities rank as one of the top benefits that drive association membership, according to our recent Member Loyalty Study. It’s no surprise then that today most associations offer a niche job board on their website. Not only do job boards provide value to existing members and help associations attract new members, but they also generate. The post The good, the bad and the ugly of career center networks. appeared first on YourMembership.

How to Nurture Your Donors to Improve Fundraising

Higher Logic

Tis the season for giving, whether it’s children’s toys, holiday galas, or advocacy groups. For nonprofits and charities, that makes the holidays a great time to focus on fundraising. You’re probably already leveraging the giving season to improve your campaigns and help meet year-end goals.

Building Value: How Associations Can Leverage the IKEA Effect

Association Success

What happens to member value when you design for participation? You’ve been working for hours on your new IKEA wardrobe. First you unpacked the flatbox into meticulous piles on the bedroom floor. Then you opened the instructions and set carefully to work, tapping wooden dowels, twisting bolts, and holding random screws up to the page to make sure you weren’t using the wrong one. At times, it felt more like a mensa challenge or an inside joke than a piece of furniture.

You’re not special (when it comes to data management)

Effective Databse

I don’t mean to sound harsh, but the truth is, when it comes to data management, your association is probably a lot like most other associations. You probably manage membership, meetings, committees, product sales, and so on. And what this means is, there is probably an off-the-shelf association management software (AMS) system that can support the data you have to manage. Click here to find a whole list of these products.).

Moery Announces Association Podcasting Service for 2018 – Think of the Possibilities! - Moery Company

The Moery Company

The Moery Company has produced the Association Playbook podcast for 2 years – and, it was the best communications decision we ever made.

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3 ways to unstick the vicious continuing ed tech cycle.

YourMembership Blog

One of the hardest tasks as a continuing education provider is maintaining confidence in your learning management software (LMS). Some of you are currently stuck in the vicious cycle of investing in new technology. You feel proud of what you’ve accomplished. But soon, you realize there’s a new tool or technology that offers more. The post 3 ways to unstick the vicious continuing ed tech cycle. appeared first on YourMembership. Online Learning Professional Development

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An Introduction to the EU Global Data Protection Regulation

Higher Logic

If you send email or maintain a user database and have any members, customers, or prospects in the European Union, you’ve probably heard about the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Going far beyond email and electronic communication, this new law covers all aspects of data privacy and has been hailed as the most important such regulation in 20 years. Today we’ll talk briefly about the key provisions of GDPR and how it may affect you as an email marketer. First, a little history.

The 3 Best Instagram Strategies For Nonprofits

Wild Apricot Blog

If you’re struggling to get results, or simply starting from scratch, I’m going to show you the three best Instagram strategies for nonprofits I’ve seen get more likes and followers. Instagram

Why Membership is Everybody’s Business

Association Success

Members sit at the center of all our efforts – and this should tie us together. There is a sign on my door, that says “it takes hours, it takes days, it takes weeks, to recruit a member - but it only takes seconds to lose one”. I truly believe that membership is everybody’s business. There is no way that a membership team could, or should, be solely responsible for recruiting, engaging, and retaining each member of an association.

Facebook Live-A-Thon for @ASPCA Raises Over $50,000 on Giving Tuesday

Beth Kanter's Blog

Last week, nonprofits in 42 countries celebrated the sixth Giving Tuesday ,a global movement to inspire giving. According to the Giving Tuesday report , $275 million was raised in addition the countless hours of volunteer time and in-kind contributions.

[Upcoming webinar] Digital trends and strategies using YourMembership AMS.

YourMembership Blog

Member preferences are shifting, and the digital evolution is impacting member experiences through training, membership and events. How can your organization prepare for this evolution? How can associations keep members engaged? Consider these statistics: 91% of adults have their mobile phone within arm’s reach—every hour of every day. Networking is the #1 reason why members. The post [Upcoming webinar] Digital trends and strategies using YourMembership AMS. appeared first on YourMembership.

4 Characteristics of an Outstanding Sales Team - Moery Company

The Moery Company

Association membership sales is a dynamic process and requires a specialized approach by your team. It’s been my experience at The Moery Company potential members will join for “one reason” – the one that solves their most pressing problem.

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November Update: How to Apply Membership Growth Strategies in Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot Blog

We recently wrapped up our Free Membership Growth Online Summit 2017, where five leading experts shared strategies for increasing membership growth. Access the recordings here and learn about more of our upcoming webinars. november-update

3 Ways to Quit Wasting Time in Worthless Meetings


Communication is key to association efficiency. And there are times when that communication requires face-to-face meetings. These meetings can be a model of efficiency or go on forever with no measurable accomplishments.

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The Anatomy of an Effective Customer Community Team

Higher Logic

Communities are naturally multi-disciplinary projects. They use diverse tools to provide the information customers need in the way they want to receive it, all to fill a business need like improving retention or increasing awareness about your products.

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You Can’t Prove Your Culture’s Good Until You Know What It Is

Jamie Notter

Everyone wants to know how good their culture is. They want to know if their people rate the culture favorably, they want to know if they are considered a best place to work, they want to know if they have good engagement scores, and they want to know if they do a good job on things like innovation, transparency, collaboration, and agility. I get it. But before you even worry about how good you are, you need to know HOW your culture does these things.

China’s Foreign NGO Law Update: 242 Offices Register Successfully


Reported by Maria Tong, Director Association Management & Consulting, MCI China. As of October 31, 2017, a total of 242 foreign NGO (FNGO) offices have registered successfully in China. In figure 1 below, shows the leading registration areas and where FNGO’s are based. . Beijing 80.

Belonging to an Association Could Make You Happier

Association Success

So how do we foster that sense of belonging? Do members feel they belong to the association? Does their feeling of belonging equal the sense of belonging they feel when they go to a book club meeting? Is it like getting together with coworkers after work for a round of beers? Or do your members have a more transactional feeling about their membership? One that is more akin to being a member of Amazon Prime? There is probably a range of emotion in your association.

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Engagement Tactics Paradoxically Prevent Member Engagement

Smooth The Path

The other day I bought a candy bar at checkout. A few minutes later I realized what I did and buying that candy bar made me mad! We like to think we cannot be fooled. We want to believe we make better decisions than other people. We like to think we can’t be played.

JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 117: Why Do Leadership Roles Get Old? - Moery Company

The Moery Company

Just before Host JP Moery’s daughter, Grace left for college in the fall, they had a talk about leadership and why it can become “old and tired.” “It It was an interesting conversation, one I embraced and it really got me thinking,” says JP. Why does leadership become a grind?”

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Remember the Process Side of Culture Too

Jamie Notter

I’ve noticed an interesting pattern among the organizations that have measured their cultures using our culture assessment to date.

How Star Wars Can Help Association Pros Keep Their Cool


If associations exist in the Star Wars universe (and we like to think they do), would association professionals spend their days balancing the two sides of The Force? A new member welcome email can be even stronger than the Force. Download The Power of the Welcome Email.