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“Attacking our Attention”

Smooth The Path

Google, Facebook, and many more tech companies are fighting for your time. Experts are making tweaks here and there to ensure you log in often and stay as long as possible. Keeping your eyes glued to their app means more opportunities for their advertising to work, allowing them to rake in revenue.

Getting Smart About Research

Aaron Wolowiec

Association execs are often tasked with choosing or even creating research on which our organizations will base important decisions, but many of us lack formal research training, which can be a little daunting!


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28 Super Engaging Ideas for Giving Tuesday, from Campaign to Marketing

Wild Apricot

Ah, Giving Tuesday. This international day of giving is a nonprofit’s dream, but there sure is a lot of competition with other organizations! In order to make Giving Tuesday your most profitable day of the year, it’s so important to get. fundraising

4: Five Ways NOT to Brainstorm

Spark Consulting

The 4th most popular blog post on the all-time top ten list is an unexpected entry: Five Ways NOT to Brainstorm. Written almost exactly eight years ago, it was intended to be funny and a little silly – mostly.

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Here's How to Write an Effective New-Member Welcome Email

Welcome emails have an incredibly high open rate (50-60%). Read here to learn tips for taking full advantage of your valuable, one-time opportunity to reach new members.

The Next Definition of The Board’s Duty of Foresight

Association Adviser

With the arrival of T20s Day 1000, our community enters a transitional space within which boards, their staff partners, and other contributors must determine together how they will guide their organizations through the rest of this turbulent decade.

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12 Practical Ways To Engage and Retain Members in Today's World

Wild Apricot

Your association’s members go through many steps in their membership journey before signing up. This journey can be long (and often expensive) which is why associations think carefully about what steps they can take to retain the members who. membership


In Event Planning…We’re All on the Same Team

Aaron Wolowiec

In basketball, you win as a team, and you lose as a team. It doesn’t matter if you personally play your best game, if you aren’t supporting each other and working together as a team, you won’t be successful. This is true of events too

How Teams Rooms Can Help You Get More Done


Does your organization currently have access to a meeting room solution that allows for effortless collaboration, seamless connectivity across multiple devices, and a complete suite of features to enhance the productivity of your meetings?

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Make the Most Out of Your Association’s Website: Leveraging Landing Pages and Best Practices for Marketing Success

Association Adviser

Whether your association is using association management software (AMS) for web development or not, there are plenty of challenges in managing an association website.

How to Get Young Professionals to Engage In Your Association

GrowthZone’s guide, The Power of Young Professionals, tackles the challenges of engaging, recruiting, and retaining Gen Z and Millennial members, including: • Why they do or don’t join. • Communication strategies. • Myths and facts

How Technology’s Past and Present Will Affect Future Member Experiences

Higher Logic

The post How Technology’s Past and Present Will Affect Future Member Experiences appeared first on Higher Logic. A recent episode of the Member Engagement Show podcast featured a discussion on how technology, or the lack of it, shapes the member experiences associations provide.

The BEST Online Payment Processing for Nonprofits: Our Top 18 Picks

Wild Apricot

The BEST Online Payment Processing for Nonprofits: Our Top 18 Picks If you want to collect donations online (and you do!), you’re going to need an online payment processor. Payment processors are a key piece of setting up your online payment. website-and-technology

Breaking Down the Many Faces of Meeting Software (in VR)

Aaron Wolowiec

Pandemic accelerated the adoption of virtual tools for business communication. Now we live in a remote-first society that demands better ways of connecting online. Here we explore what Virtual Reality is, and the many forms that it comes in to help us connect with others remotely

The Great Aptify Meetup: Keeping Aptify customers informed and connected


When you make an investment in membership management software, it helps to have a strong community of people behind it. . Here’s how the Aptify user community and Aptify teams work together to stay informed and share information.

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.

The Value of Annual and Long Term Communications Plans for Associations

Association Adviser

Tiny Shifts in Environment Radically Impact Engagement

Smooth The Path

Wedding DJs should probably become psychologists, but that’s a story for another time. A wedding DJ was setting up for an outdoor gig when my dad and I happened to stroll past.

Creating Capital Campaign Gift Range Charts: Tips & Example

Wild Apricot

If you’re planning a major campaign for your organization, there are a few essential resources you’ll need on hand to help guide the process and give your team a clear view of its trajectory and goals. If we had to choose the very most

Gardian of the Month: Ahliba Toffa

Aaron Wolowiec

Ahliba Toffa is our Gardian of the Month! Find out her favorite thing about learning something new, her go-to networking tip, the resource she can't live without and a little-known fact about her

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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.

Hurricane Ian: Practical advice for communities in the aftermath of the storm


Hurricane Ian pummeled Florida’s southwestern coast last week, causing dozens of deaths, generating widespread property damage, and knocking out access to basic utilities in communities across the state.

Should This Meeting Be an Email?

Association Adviser

Have you ever been sitting in a meeting and you think to yourself, “Why am I here? This could have been an email.” Learn more. The post Should This Meeting Be an Email? appeared first on Association Adviser. Association Management Features association leadership email time management

Whoever Changes Culture the Fastest Wins


I talked to two separate organizations recently who had completed culture change projects over the last few years. They both had measured their employee Net Promoter Score (eNPS) when they started the culture work back around 2019, and then again this year.

21 Leading Association Management Software (AMS) Options

Wild Apricot

Many association team members have to-do lists running long with administrative tasks. And while we all would love to have an assistant to take care of these tedious tasks, not many association budgets have space for such a luxury (darn!) But even. website-and-technology

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).

Leverage your online community for maximum member engagement and loyalty

Nimble AMS

Your members want to connect. The Community Brands 2022 Association Trends Study reports that the first reason members join associations is to network, and the sixth is to socialize. Is your association maximizing the reach of your online community?

How to Do Content Marketing With Limited Resources

Association Adviser

A recent study from Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs showed that 67% of B2B marketers say their team was asked to do more with the same resources in the last year.

A Strategy Canvas Helps You Plan and Manage Learning Projects

WBT Systems

It’s natural to feel frazzled when you’re in charge of a project that’s way out of your comfort zone and above your pay grade. It sure would be nice to have a consultant guide you through, but that’s not happening

Sensible public policy: CAI meets with White House to discuss condo safety


For more than a year, the CAI advocacy team has been moving forward sensible public policy to ensure greater safety in condominiums. Our efforts took a major step this week during a conversation with White House staff. On Sept. 20, CAI and Florida Sen.

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The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

Take a Break Before You Break


Self-Care for the Caregiver. Whether caring for aging parents, young children, or family with support needs; one thing is for sure…caregivers must learn how to practice good self-care to avoid burnout.

How Nimble AMS empowers your stakeholders to become innovators

Nimble AMS

Is your association innovative? Are you increasing staff productivity through AI and predictive analytics or are you sticking to your values by highlighting your member benefits?

Increasing Member Engagement through Technology Part 2

Association Adviser

In this two-part series, we’re discussing how any association can utilize the power of technology to increase member engagement.As we’ve explored in the previous post, membership engagement is vital for any association that’s trying to hit its business goals and continue down the path to success.In