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7: Membership 101: Exit Surveys

Spark Consulting

In position number 7 of the top ten all time Spark blog posts: Membership 101: Exit Surveys. (I I told you the Membership 101 series would be back!). Once again, the advice in the initial post remains solid.

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Secrets to Selling to Associations

Moery Company

“How do you get association clients?” We hear this question quite a bit. We’ve partnered with more than 100 associations over the years and have a pretty broad background in the space.

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Tips and Tricks for Membership Recruitment at Trade Shows

Moery Company

Live Events are Back! I recently attended my first trade show since the pandemic struck. After two long years of selling memberships to prospective members over the phone and Zoom meetings, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to walk a busy show floor to prospect and build business relationships.

How to Ask for Donations

Wild Apricot

Donations are a BIG DEAL to your nonprofit: they’re a primary revenue stream , support your base costs, and give you the resources you need to keep growing. However, many people get nervous when it comes to the big question: how to ask for donations? fundraising

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How to Sell Your Board on Better Technology

Use this helpful blueprint when you need to convince your board to invest in better software. It includes talking points and tips for your presentation, including quantifying ROI, outlining indirect benefits, and selling the potential of the purchase.

Association Brain Food: 6.24.22

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Leadership training.

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8: Membership 101: Effective Renewal Cycles

Spark Consulting

In position number 8 of the top ten all time Spark blog posts: Membership 101: Effective Renewal Cycles. Spoiler alert: you’re going to see more of the Membership 101 series posts in the countdown.). When I reviewed the initial post, I realized everything I wrote still holds four years later.

Membership Level Names: The Secret Sauce for Super-Creative Tier Names

Wild Apricot

If you’re in the midst of planning your membership program, you’re likely thinking about what benefits you can offer to your members and how much to charge for them. Hopefully, you already know that offering more than one membership level. membership


Association Brain Food: 6.17.22

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Declining conference registrations. WBT Systems suggests strategies to reverse the decline in virtual and in-person conference registrations that many associations are experiencing right now.

Getting Ready for 2023…Already?

Aaron Wolowiec

The reality that the second quarter is almost over means it is time for a mid-year check-in and the ramping up for 2023. Specifically, as it relates to sales planning and business development, here are a few things you may want to prioritize in the coming weeks as we reach the mid-year mark


10 Common AMS Implementation Myths Debunked

Voicing the need for a new AMS may not win you any popularity contests. But if your business objectives aren’t being met, it’s time to broach the subject. Turn skeptics around with 10 hard-to-argue responses designed to showcase the value of a new system.

Revenue Diversification for Associations

Moery Company

Diversifying your revenue comes in many shapes and sizes; that’s why associations are offsetting their revenue by adapting and putting additional emphasis on membership development. Here are four ways to diversify your association’s revenue.

When to Add Videos to Your Online Engagement Strategy

Association Adviser

An online engagement strategy is important to help guide how your members interact with your association’s online presence. It is only natural that when you are planning your annual member engagement strategy that video is included.

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19 Effective Nonprofit Accounting Software Tools

Wild Apricot

Nonprofit accounting can get complicated , especially for organizations using outdated systems. If you don’t have the right financial planning tools and strategies , you may find yourself making errors or taking hours to perform even simple, website-and-technology

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How American Medical Group Association is Innovating to Meet Member Expectations

Higher Logic

The post How American Medical Group Association is Innovating to Meet Member Expectations appeared first on Higher Logic. Joe DeLisle, Director of Council Relations at AMGA, walks us through how he made changes to keep members happy and engaged in their online community.

How to Select an Association Credit Card Processing Company

Right now, every penny counts. It’s an ideal time to check if your association’s credit card processing provider is offering competitive terms. However, there are many important factors to consider if when researching options.

Gardian of the Month: Jannah Bierens

Aaron Wolowiec

Jannah Bierens is our Gardian of the Month! She shares her favorite part of learning something new, one of her favorite professional networks, her tip to help retain knowledge as well as her favorite summer activities

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Tips for Associations: Building a Brand

Moery Company

Building a brand is more than a logo or slogan, it’s about building trust and credibility with the audience that matters to you. Your brand is how you are perceived by your audience, from their first interaction to their last.

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How Associations Can Build Engagement on Social Media

Association Adviser

In our previous article on social media tone and voice, we detailed what you need to do to make sure your association sets the right tone with your audience.

The Ultimate Guide to Nonprofit Budgets

Wild Apricot

Running a nonprofit is a lot like learning to juggle—exciting as the skill is, it’s harder than it looks! If you’re looking for a way to keep all those balls in the air, nothing is more valuable than a foolproof nonprofit budget. organizational-management


7 Signs It’s Time to Move to a New AMS

Do you need to break up with your AMS? Your association deserves a membership management platform that enhances staff efficiency, creates value, and delivers outcomes to drive membership success. Download this guide to uncover the 7 signs it’s time to move to a new AMS.

Three terrific tech tips to transform the member experience

Nimble AMS

Does your association have a problem with member loyalty? Sometimes individuals readily join your organization but don’t participate in member events or network in professional activities. Members might seem invested in association benefits, but when it comes time to renew, they lapse instead.

11 Trends Impacting Association Events Right Now

Aaron Wolowiec

Here are 11 trends Event Garde has found to be impacting association events right now, including both an overview of the challenges we’ve experienced first-hand and a recommended solution for you and your team to consider

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Five Tips for Conference Sponsorship Pricing

Velvet Chainsaw

In my experience, most large conferences this year are realizing about 80 percent of their 2019 revenue performance. For some of the major annual meetings we’re tracking, sponsorship revenue has been a bright spot when compared to exhibit revenue performance.

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That in Between Projects Feeling

Smooth The Path

I just finished The Circle by Dave Eggers, and I am experiencing that in-between good books feeling. After reading an excellent book and before finding the next good book, I have a feeling that’s a little like sadness mixed with anticipation.

The Ultimate Guide to Amazing Association Websites

Your association’s website needs to engage members AND deliver a great user experience so everyone who visits it leaves with a positive impression. But how? Get the free guide to optimizing your website “under-the-hood” (great for "non-techy" people).

Top 22 Job Board Software Options for 2022

Wild Apricot

If you run a professional association, one of the best things you can do for your members is host a job board to your website. It will add value to their membership, help retain your current members , and attract new ones. Not to mention, a job board. membership

Start the season off right with the Nimble AMS Summer ‘22 release

Nimble AMS

Summer is here and it’s time to break out your swimsuit and flip flops. Celebrate the season of vacations, cookouts, and hammocks with Nimble AMS’ latest release. .

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Understand what makes Gen Z tick to serve up content with impact

HighRoad Solution

There's no question that individual and societal experiences have shaped Gen Z. Significant events such as the COVID-19 pandemic and recent advocacy movements like Black Lives Matter, gun reform, and climate change have formulated the values of this new generation.

Turning Ideas Into Action


The 2022 Innovation Summit When I was looking for something unique to say about innovation at.orgCommunity’s June 9, Innovation Summit, I came across these quotes. Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.”—

8 Requirements Executives Should Look For in a New AMS

Selecting a new Association Management System (AMS) can be daunting, even for the most “seasoned” professionals. Learn what top association executives require when it comes to their most crucial investments.

Increasing Member Engagement with a Career Centre

Association Adviser

Why Do Career Centres Matter? From time to time we hear that all career centres are the same and are used as a non-dues revenue driver, but in a minimal and narrow way, such as job posting sales only. Associations tend to get a career centre as a way to “check the box” off the […].

Professional Wellness: Better Health Through Better Living


Each June, Professional Wellness Month sheds light on the workplace’s role in creating a healthy environment for employees to thrive in, while also providing employers with helpful tips and resources for maintaining productive, engaged employees.

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How innovative technology adds brand value to your association

Nimble AMS

Brand association, or the connection between a brand and a concept, is a vital tool for all organizations. The goal of brand association is to create a positive relationship between your association brand and your members.