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YourMembership and GDPR: Upcoming AMS feature releases.

YourMembership Blog

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new set of rules governing the privacy and security of personal data as laid out by the European Union (EU) commission. These new regulations go into effect on May 25, 2018. The primary goal of the GDPR is to give EU residents (including those in the United. The post YourMembership and GDPR: Upcoming AMS feature releases. appeared first on YourMembership. YourMembership News Tech Trends Industry Trends Product Updates

Step Four: Discussing the Strategic Implications, Part 3

Eric Lanke

Four weeks ago, in Step Four: Discussing the Strategic Implications, Part 2 , I continued a description of a Scenario Planning exercise my Board chair and I decided to conduct at our most recently completed Board meeting.

How an Online Community Meets 3 Needs You Didn’t Know You Had

Higher Logic

There’s a lot of hype around online communities now. But does that mean your organization really needs one? You’re not alone. You or you r stakeholders may be skeptical about launching an online community – after all, no one’s really asking for one yet. Why i nvest in something that may not seem like an urgent need? You’re right to ask questions and be concerned.

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.

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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Missouri News: Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois (ATXI) breaks ground on the Mark Twain Transmission Project

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The project will bolster the region’s energy reliability.

The #1 Rotary Club Administrative Software: Free 30-day Trial

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Wild Apricot is the easiest way to manage your rotary club and spend more time serving your community. Start your free, 30-day trial now

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.

How to Attract New Sponsors to Your Organization - Moery Company

The Moery Company

“How can we bring new sponsors into our organization?” We’ve heard this question over and over – particularly when launching new programs with our clients.

Are you still committing these social media fails?

SocialFish

This is an excerpt from The Top 5 Social Media Fails You’re Still Committing (and how to #win instead!) on the Wild Apricot blog. Head over there to read the full article! Everyday I see nonprofits doing social media wrong. Some are even hurting their reputations from repeated mistakes.

RE/MAX Collaborates with Henry Ford College to Build “Tiny Home for Tiny Tots”

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

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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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The Market Shifts That Led to Commission Cuts

Velvet Chainsaw

Marriott, Hilton and IHG have announced reductions in group-booking commissions from 10 percent to 7 percent for their North American hotels, to take place over a period of time this year and next. Marriott’s has already begun for most intermediaries.

Killer Strategies to Get New Sponsors Through the Door – Moery Webinar - Moery Company

The Moery Company

The hottest growth opportunity in the association space is sponsorship sales – but, the prevailing question remains, “How do we get new ones through the door?” Join JP Moery for another in his series of complimentary webinars on Tuesday, June 19th at 2:30 pm.

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.

Missouri News: Grand Opening Planned for Fishing at Cape County Park North Lake

NonProfit University Blog

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO – Grab your fishing license and a pole and go fishing Friday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Cape County Park North.

A Culture of Wellbeing as a New Nonprofit Strength: Building Capacity During a Time of Disruption

Beth Kanter's Blog

Note from Beth: In my recent book, The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit and leading workshops for nonprofits all over the world on this topic, I continue to be passionate about the need to build resilient and sustainable nonprofit leaders and organizations. This is true now more than ever.

Is Your Sales Commission Plan Working Against You?

Association Success

Some radical recalculations could speed you towards your revenue goals. I was recently speaking with an association publisher who told me that she was considering replacing the advertising representative firm she had been using with another.

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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Why Long-Time Members Are Reluctant to Leave Your Association

Smooth The Path

New members are our most at-risk segment of members but, they are not the only at-risk members we have. We see retention rates decline for long-time members as well. Long-time members have experienced years of happy membership. Why would they fail to renew? They say it is because they are bored.

Missouri Political News: Missouri Senator Nasheed’s Utility Amendment Generates $10 Million Annually for St. Louis City

NonProfit University Blog

JEFFERSON CITY, MO —The Missouri General Assembly gave final approval to a piece of utility infrastructure legislation that included an amendment from State Senator Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, that will provide an estimated $10 million for the City of St. Louis every year.

#MondayMotivation Quotes for Association Marketing

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Our latest publication, Quote Notes for Associations , is a sharable, strategically-selected collection of famous (and not so famous) sayings to inspire and motivate.

Refocusing on Member Retention: 7 Best Practices

MembersClicks

Member retention is likely in the back of your head at all times. But the problem is, there are a million other things going on in your head as well! Member engagement, event planning, the day-to-day logistics of running your association - the list goes on and on. But let’s take a moment to refocus on member retention.

Three Core Conference Planning Tenets To Master And Skillfully Apply

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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?

JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 139: Association Mergers with Guest, Robb MacKie - Moery Company

The Moery Company

JP welcomes to the show, his long-time friend and partner, Robb Mackie, President and CEO of the American Bakers Association (ABA). They tackle the topic of association mergers – an issue on the minds of many leaders in the nonprofit space.

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.

Changing of the Guard

Idea Architects

I facilitated a session a few weeks ago where some participants talked about the need to replace the "old guard" with some new faces and fresh thinking. It's a common concern and a common expression.

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.

Lather Up Curiosity, Rinse, Repeat!

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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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Impressive 500,000+ Yearly California Exodus Prompted By Recent Sky Rocketing Home Prices

NonProfit University Blog

LAS VEGAS/MAY 21, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — The exodus from California actually started 10 years ago and has rapidly expanded in recent months.

Maryland News: BGF Gang Member, Kenneth Faison Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Racketeering Conspiracy

NonProfit University Blog

Baltimore, MD – United States District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Kenneth Faison, age 28, of Baltimore, Maryland Friday, May 18th to 15 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for racketeering conspiracy.

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

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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.

California REALTORS® announce “Pathway to Homeownership” Affordable Housing Project

NonProfit University Blog

LOS ANGELES/ May 21, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — In a demonstration of its commitment in advocating for affordable workforce housing in California, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.)

Self-Directed IRA Firm American IRA to Attend ALFIE Educational Seminar

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ASHEVILLE, N.C./ MAY 22, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — The ALFIE Educational Seminar, an event to be held on May 22nd, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Wedge Foundation in Asheville, NC, can expect a few more guests from American IRA.