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Which Is Better: a Lot from a Little, or a Little from a Lot?

Spark Consulting

One last question from my brief series on member engagement, inspired by serving on a virtual panel on engagement, organized by Mary Byers, for the Veterinary Medical Association. Would you rather have a lot of members lightly engaged or fewer members more deeply engaged?

Delivering Great Association Presentations – Association Hustle Episode 298 (6m 36s)

Moery Company

As associations are holding in-person meetings, focus on the content of the meeting and learn how to best prepare for association presentations. Hello and welcome to JP Moery’s Association Hustle Podcast.


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Outsourcing Tasks and Functions – Association Field Report (September 10, 2021)

Moery Company

Hello there, it’s JP Moery, Observations from the Field. I want to make an observation today and it may be controversial. I’m wondering if outsourcing tasks and functions in your association is less risky? Let me tell you why.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.17.21

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Return to virtual. With the Delta variant ruining plans for in-person conferences and scientists offering bleak pandemic forecasts, WBT Systems shares advice for returning to virtual.

Does Your Company Need Help Solving These 4 Common eLearning Challenges?

If you want to know how to get ahead of the game and avoid the common mishaps in selling your eLearning courses, you’ve come to the right place! Lambda Solutions has identified the most common and costly challenges faced by eLearning providers today.

The Small but Mighty Micro-Credential

Blue Sky eLearn

Micro-credentials can be an outstanding way for organizations to support all aspects of professional development and lifelong learning for their stakeholders. But, what are micro-credentials, and why should you consider using them in your association or organization?

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How Do You Prepare for Presentations? – Ask JP #084

Moery Company

Hello, and welcome to an episode of Ask JP. I had a question this week, how do you prepare for your presentations in front of associations? Thanks for the question. Frankly, I just try my best.

How to Start a Fundraiser: Everything You Need to Know in 8 Simple Steps

Wild Apricot

Fundraising is one of the best sources of revenue for nonprofits. However, it’s not enough to simply set up a donation page on your website and wait for people to stumble upon it with their credit cards in hand. Driving donations requires strategy, fundraising

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.10.21

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. The next decade.

Thoughts from a Think Tank: The Shifting Work Culture

Blue Sky eLearn

I recently moderated a Think Tank event for the Association Executives of North Carolina Young Professionals group, FUEL. This event brought association executives and their partner organizations together to discuss the problems they see facing the world and innovate new solutions to fix them.

Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

How ASNT Made Event Management Easier than Ever with Landing Pages

Higher Logic

The post How ASNT Made Event Management Easier than Ever with Landing Pages appeared first on Higher Logic. Find out how one association was able to manage registration, confirmation, and follow-up for their new event series with landing pages.

The Complete Guide to Diversifying Your Nonprofit Revenue Streams

Wild Apricot

Whether you work for a large nonprofit or run a small two-person shop, the question “How do we bring in more revenue?” ” is probably constantly running through your mind. After all, nonprofits are driven by the need to raise funds to support. fundraising

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.3.21

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Women in technology.

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Event Email Marketing for Associations: 3 Essentials

Blue Sky eLearn

The first pitfall into member attrition is the assumption that members are committed to sticking with an organization simply because they’ve signed up to pay regular dues.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

8 Engaging Membership Drive Ideas for Associations


Let’s face it: even the best of the best go through membership lulls. Your association, chamber of commerce, or membership organization’s regular recruitment efforts can only bring in so much. But that doesn’t mean you’re out of options: it might mean it’s time to plan a membership drive.

In-Person Meetings Right Now – Association Field Report (September 24, 2021)

Moery Company

Hi, it’s JP Moery with some Observations from the Field. As I record this message for you today, a number of associations are in the throes of implementing some of their first national meetings since the pandemic in person. There is a lot of change and a lot of first times.

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5 Steps to Build a Membership Site (No Tech Experience Required)

Wild Apricot

“I want to create a membership site where people can fill out a form and pay online to get access to my community and resources.” ” This is what Lily, the membership manager of a small Library Association wanted to accomplish. After doing. website-and-technology

Gardian of the Month: Steven Stout

Aaron Wolowiec

Steven Stout, Executive Director for the Texas Society of Association Executives. is our Gardian of the Month

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eLearning demand is at an all-time high. Pick the right LMS!

The need for online learning is greater than ever having the right LMS is absolutely crucial. Quickly, easily, and cost-effectively decide which Learning Management System is right for you with this 12-step guide from LMS implementation experts.

Fall Social Media Post Ideas


As a chill enters the air and the leaves start to turn colors, make sure your social media is prepared for a seasonal change as well. Keeping your content up to date with the time of year can help drive engagement and ensure your posts are relevant.

How to prepare your association for the unknown

Nimble AMS

The future might be uncertain, but you can still be prepared. Read on to learn a great approach for staying adaptable and resilient in changing circumstances. Were you ready for the year that was 2020? Not likely. No one saw that one coming.

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What Now?- Ask JP #083

Moery Company

Hello, everybody, it’s time for Ask JP. It’s after Labor Day, and my friend ask me this week what should I do now?

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Solutions in Action Connects Leaders to Problem-Solvers


Ninety percent of success is having the right connections. I love helping my colleagues make those important contacts.orgCommunity’s Solutions in Action webinar features the association industry’s most resourceful experts.

Build or Buy an LMS? How to Pick the Right Solution for Your Budget

BUDGET. When it comes to picking your next LMS that six-letter word is probably the most important part of the decision-making process. So, what are your options to get the best possible eLearning solution without breaking the bank? Build it or buy it. This guide from Lambda’s eLearning experts details absolutely everything you need to consider so you can pick the perfect eLearning solution for your organization and budget.

How to Communicate Price Increases

Aaron Wolowiec

How do you raise the price of a virtual event when you did a free event or a very low cost event last year?

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30 Effective Ways to Increase Association Membership


As a leader in your organization, one of your many responsibilities is growth. Sure, that applies to your bottom-line, but it specifically applies to boosting your member base.

How are you doing 18 months into COVID? Like, REALLY doing?

Mizz Information

Blogging feels so weird now, as if there wasn’t an entire 12+ year period where it felt as natural as breathing.

Membership Development and Retention – Association Field Report (September 17, 2021)

Moery Company

Hello there, it’s JP Moery, Observations from the Field today. Let’s talk about membership development and in particular retention. According to the MGI, Membership Benchmarking Study, which I refer to it a lot, nearly 47% of associations are reporting a decline in membership this year.

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Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

One Foot in Two Worlds—Expert Advice on Hybrid Events, Podcasts, and AV Tech


Laird Crawford has straddled the virtual and in-person worlds for some time now. He edits the mumbles out of podcasts and makes people look better on video than they do in person. Over the last 25 years, Laird’s company, Ian Ryan Interactive, has been my go-to for audio-visual success.

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11 Safe Meeting Observations from the Front Line

Aaron Wolowiec

Having recently planned and facilitated a number of in-person meetings and events for a variety of clients and industries, Aaron Wolowiec shares 11 stand-out observations for keeping your members and attendees both safe and comfortable

The Gift of Time = Association Staff Efficiency


Investing in a powerful AMS is essential because it allows associations to optimize operations and scale ef?ciently, ciently, effectively, and sustainably while providing the foundation which supports their strategy.