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You’re Incredibly Busy – But You Need to Make Time for the Business Skills that Will Keep Your Community Going

Higher Logic

I’ll be honest—I’ve been meaning to write this blog post for a couple of weeks, but I’ve just been so busy.

Trailblazing to ACLEA’s annual meeting.

YourMembership Blog

This post originally appeared on the Abila blog Forward Together, another member of the Community Brands family. The Community Brands team is gearing up for our trip to ACLEA’s 54th Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. The theme this year for the Association for Continuing Legal Education’s conference is “Blaze the CLE Trail.” ” Of course, there’s an informative. The post Trailblazing to ACLEA’s annual meeting. appeared first on YourMembership.

What Goes Around Comes Around

Eric Lanke

I had another lesson in the value of networking this past week. A nearby neighbor of mine is looking to make a job change.

The Ultimate Nonprofit Video Marketing Strategy + 5 of the Best Nonprofit Videos We’ve Seen

Wild Apricot Blog

Learn how to create the ultimate nonprofit video marketing strategy with our guide, as well as getting inspired with the five best nonprofit videos we've seen. video-marketing-strategy video-marketing nonprofit-video-marketing-strategy nonprofit-video-marketing nonprofit-video

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Don’t Be Fooled by Correlations

Jamie Notter

The HR world loves correlations. Every conference I go to, and every cool HR tool I see shows me some awesome statistic that connects whatever they are hawking to dramatic results. For example, I saw this in an infographic put out, not surprisingly, by an employee engagement software company: “Companies with higher employee engagement achieved 2.5x the revenues of competitors with lower engagement.”. That seems pretty cool, right? Like you should double down on your efforts to improve engagement.

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Encouraging Words For Professionals On An Association Journey Including Stay Curious And Hungry

Velvet Chainsaw

Encouragement by Kevin Spencer. Nothing we do is inevitable. Our success as association professionals is not inevitable. Achieving a thriving conference and burgeoning membership is not inevitable. We are not guaranteed that our association will stay small or that it will grow big.

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Reduce Nervousness to Increase Engagement at Your Next Conference

Smooth The Path

I had 20 minutes to set up, but I was still worried about the logistics of my presentation. You see there was a sponsor for my session who wanted to show a video which meant not only an application change but possibly a computer change too.

The Well-Being & Equity Bridging (WEB) Network

Beth Kanter's Blog

The last few months I have been honored to serve on a team as a trainer, a team lead by Leadership Learning Community with the purpose to activate a network focused on the intersectionality of equity, well-being, and health.

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U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen Martin Griffiths

NonProfit University Blog

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:?. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen Martin Griffiths in Washington.

Failure to Adapt - Moery Company

The Moery Company

IStock_Credit:marekuliasz. One of the most significant concerns I have for my company and the association community is the ability to be nimble and adaptive to evolving business trends and technology.

Abandon All But Tomorrow When Planning Your Conference

Velvet Chainsaw

When do you stop pouring resources into things that have achieved their purpose? asked management guru Peter Drucker. It’s one of Drucker’s signature strategies: abandoning the past for tomorrow. He called it the concept of purposeful abandonment. Purposeful abandonment doesn’t sound very attractive.

3 Keys to Retaining Young Professional Association Members


It can be tricky to show young professionals the value of their membership when they’re trying to navigate post-graduate life. For some, it may simply be justifying the cost of membership. For others, it could be ensuring that they are getting enough out of your association that will help them in their careers. Whatever the case may be, we have a few thoughts on how to keep the conversation (and your association) relevant to young professionals: member engagement Association Views

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Incrementalism for Our Associations

Smooth The Path

Have you seen the video of all of the failed landing attempts by SpaceX rocket? Go ahead; I will wait [this YouTube video is funny, only slightly more than 2 minutes long, and it is safe for the office].

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ZipperAgent Gives Real Estate First All-in-One Lead Generation, Marketing, Customer and Transaction Management Solution

NonProfit University Blog

BOSTON, Mass. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif./ July 16, 2018 (STL.News).

JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 147: Going “All In” With Social Media - Moery Company

The Moery Company

Host JP Moery dives deep this week on his team’s winning social media methodology, which has helped escalate brand awareness and had a tremendous impact on sales. Every small business and association can utilize this strategy, and it’s a minimal lift.

Facebook Live: A Tool for Parent Mobilization and Engagement in Diverse Communities

Beth Kanter's Blog

Note from Beth: Momsrising continues to forge ahead with innovative and effective ways to use social media for engagement and results. Here’s a guest post that shares how they are using Facebook Live.

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Mary Byers Webinar: Permission to Win


What should you do when your association is being outpaced by change? Or when your member market has changed significantly (and your organization hasn’t)? Or when your association’s very existence is threatened?

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Pre-Qualifying Volunteers

Idea Architects

Smart homebuyers know it pays to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage. It can fast track the purchase process. Employers often "pre-qualify" full-time hires by involving them first as interns or part-time employees.

MADRID | The Latest: Migrant aid ship to dock in Spain’s Mallorca

NonProfit University Blog

MADRID — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Spain says it has authorized a charity rescue vessel carrying two dead bodies and a survivor from a migrant boat wreck to dock in the port of Palma de Mallorca, after rescuers refused to dock in an Italian port.


Top Strategies to Sell New Sponsors – JP Moery’s Flash Webinar Series - 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 sponsors through the door?” Join JP Moery for another in his series of flash webinars on Thursday, July 31st at 2:30 pm.

Congratulations to Our “What’s Your Why?” Winner!


In June, we announced a contest called “What’s Your Why?” to talk about your “why” - or, your passion. The reason you stay late, volunteer, and go the extra mile for your organization. In other words, what makes you and your colleagues tick? Over the course of the month we received nearly 30 submissions from association and chamber professionals from across the country. Thank you for all of your amazing submissions, it was truly a tough decision to choose a winner!

8 Questions to Ask When Planning a Board Orientation


In Part 1 of our Board Orientation series , we focused on establishing goals and defining success when setting up an association board of directors’ orientation. The next step in the process is to decide how to structure the orientation.

Two Learning Trends to Watch Out For

Association Success

What does the future of education look like for associations? We research the trends that are impacting the market for lifelong learning that you can read about here. In this article, we want to highlight two trends in particular that we feel are relevant to readers. Virtual Conferences. Associations have been slow to jump on this growing trend. According to our most recent research , under 16.2% of associations have held a virtual conference and under 12.3%

California News: CA Attorney General Becerra Leads Coalition in Calling for Immediate Halt to Former EPA Administrator Pruitt’s Parting Gift to Polluters

NonProfit University Blog

SACRAMENTO, CA — Leading a coalition of 13 Attorneys General, the California Air Resources Board, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra yesterday submitted a LETTER to the U.S.

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U.S. Department of State News: Video of Executions in Cameroon

NonProfit University Blog

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The United States is gravely concerned over the recent video depicting men wearing military-style uniforms executing two women and two children, one an infant.

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BRIDGETON, N.J. | Stray bullet strikes, kills 9-year-old girl sleeping in home

NonProfit University Blog

BRIDGETON, N.J. — A 9-year-old girl was shot and killed by a stray bullet as she slept in her bed early Tuesday, and authorities urged witnesses to come forward to help find the killer. The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m.

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PORTLAND, Maine | Study: Blowhole spray can provide fast data on whale health

NonProfit University Blog

PORTLAND, Maine — Scientists no longer have to collect poop to get key data on the health of endangered right whales. A new study indicates that under the right conditions, scientist can get real-time hormonal data by collecting the spray from whales’ blowholes.

BARCELONA, Spain | Survivor, 2 bodies from migrant boat wreck arrive in Spain

NonProfit University Blog

BARCELONA, Spain — A survivor of a capsized migrant boat brought to the Spanish island of Mallorca along with two bodies from the wreck has been transferred to a hospital for trauma treatment, Spanish authorities said Saturday.


LONDON  | Margaret Thatcher’s spouse not happy about McCartney invite

NonProfit University Blog

LONDON — Most hosts would be quite happy to have Paul McCartney come to a shindig. But that wasn’t the case with Denis Thatcher in 1988 when planning a gala reception at 10 Downing Street.

BERLIN | German prosecutors charge bus attacker with attempted murder

NonProfit University Blog

BERLIN — German prosecutors are charging a 34-year-old man who attacked passengers on a crowded city bus with a knife in the northern town of Luebeck on Friday with attempted murder.


HOCKENHEIM, Germany | Leclerc quickest in rain-soaked 3rd practice for German GP

NonProfit University Blog

HOCKENHEIM, Germany — Charles Leclerc led a rain-soaked final practice session at the German Grand Prix ahead of qualifying later Saturday. The 20-year-old from Monaco was about 0.4 seconds quicker than his Sauber teammate Marcus Ericsson.


CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: Chris Wood closing in on leaders with hot round

NonProfit University Blog

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 12:45 p.m. More than three hours before the co-leaders tee off, Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner have a little more company.


WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s week of unreal claims on Russia, NATO

NonProfit University Blog

WASHINGTON — It was a week of bewilderment over what President Donald Trump really thinks about Russian interference in the U.S. election and what he and Russia’s Vladimir Putin told each other in their private meeting.

PARIS | French investigators raid home of Macron’s bodyguard

NonProfit University Blog

PARIS — Paris prosecutor’s office says investigators have raided the house of one of French President Emmanuel Macron’s top security aides, who was caught on camera beating a protester in May.