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Nonprofits Need Donors Who Stick Around and There’s No Getting Around That

Higher Logic

Are you a nonprofit with a large pool of happy, connected donors, who give regularly and volunteer monthly? For any nonprofit, even if the answer to the question above is ‘yes,’ improving donor retention is probably one of your top concerns.

Short Sims for Education

Web Courseworks Associations

For the last 17 years, Clark Aldrich has been pushing for education to break outside of both traditional media and strictly linear techniques. Early on, this meant advocating for the use of computer game simulations that could place users in an interactive environment.

The Three Things That Matter in Our Performance Evaluations

Eric Lanke

I don't know when was the last time I've written about performance evaluations on this blog -- or indeed if I have ever written about performance evaluations on this blog before -- but they've been on my mind this week.

6 tips to boost your association membership through events.

YourMembership Blog

Your members-only events offer a powerful membership benefit. At the same time, hosting events open to non-members are just as powerful for increasing your association’s membership. Think about it: What better way to showcase your association’s value to prospective members than by inviting them to meet your members and experience your association’s value up close? The post 6 tips to boost your association membership through events. appeared first on YourMembership.

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Ohio Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Hotel and Resort Management Announce Exciting New Partnership

NonProfit University Blog

OREGON, OH – Tuesday the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) in collaboration with U.S. Hotel and Resort Management announced exciting new renovations and acquisitions as U.S. Hotel has officially assumed management of Maumee Bay State Park Lodge and Conference Center.

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Is your association missing an event microsite?

YourMembership Blog

As an association professional, you look for ways to more effectively communicate the value of your organization’s events. Of course, the actual value comes from the overall experience you create for your attendees: The content, the quality of speakers and presenters, and the social and networking opportunities. But, how do you convey the value of. The post Is your association missing an event microsite? appeared first on YourMembership.

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Montana News: Montana Governor Bullock Kicks Off Summer Food Service Program

NonProfit University Blog

Trade Associations Do Not Really Have Organizational Membership

Smooth The Path

On paper, your association has an organizational-type membership structure. But, that is not the way your members think about the membership. Your key contact member understands that some of their colleagues at their organization can be members.

14 Blogs and Podcasts that Will Keep You Current on Online Community and Marketing Automation

Higher Logic

In today’s digital world it can be hard to know which resources to rely on, especially when there’s new stuff coming out all the time, and there’s so much pressure to constantly consume. How can we keep up with the technology world but also filter out the things that aren’t useful?

Think Strategically at this Year’s AM&P Annual Meeting

Association Adviser

The following is a sponsored post from SIIA in partnership with Naylor Association Solutions.

5 Best Practices to Promote Your Event on Facebook and Boost Registrations

Wild Apricot Blog

Are fewer people attending your events these days? Are you hoping to dramatically increase attendance at your big conference this year? Rather than relying solely on email blasts, word-of-mouth, and social media posts, here's how to use Facebook ads to increase event attendance

West Virginia News: West Virginia Governor Justice Issues Statement on Calls for Resignation

NonProfit University Blog

CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia Governor Jim Justice issued the following statement: West Virginians need to ask themselves, “are things better in West Virginia since I took office?” Look at the highways, the revenue numbers, the changes to our education system.

JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 142: How to Manage an Unhappy Vendor, with Jordan Weiss - Moery Company

The Moery Company

Leading up to a client’s tradeshow can become a stressful time fielding all the vendor requests, and the line of communication between vendor and trade association is a critical task to ensure your sponsors have a positive experience.

Encourage Your Speakers to Engage Conference Participants

Smooth The Path

Here is how to get the most from your speaker investment while boosting both participant and speaker engagement at the same time! Lean on the opening speaker. The opening keynote speaker sets the tone for the rest of the conference. They can encourage participation.

Does Your Member Communication Tell Your Association’s Story Well?

Association Adviser

Everyone loves a good story. One that touches your heart, makes you laugh, and even makes you cry (especially for us weepers).

Every Day is Interdependence Day

Idea Architects

Like many Americans you probably are excited for the upcoming Independence Day, more commonly referred to as July 4. While the independence associated with this holiday certainly merits celebrating, I’m not sure independence in and of itself is an entirely desirable goal today.

St. Louis News: WombMates Scheduled to Perform at thirteenfifty-six Public House, Saturday, June 16th

NonProfit University Blog

ST LOUIS, MO – St Louis band, WombMates , recently released a new music video, is scheduled to perform at thirteenfifty-six Public House in Twin Oaks this coming Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 8 pm to 11 pm.

[Cool Infographic Friday] Online Reviews and Associations


Did you know? Online review sites are an innovative way for associations to bring in revenue and provide value to their members. Learn more at

What You Notice Can Help You Radically Improve Your Association

Smooth The Path

Scientists discovered that first impressions are super important to us. We record and rely on first impressions heavily in our day to day lives. First impressions are hardwired into our brains.

Fresh Perspective: The Benefits of a Heuristic Website Evaluation

Association Adviser

Last month, I attended the ASAE Marketing, Membership, and Communications Conference in Washington, DC.

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Conference Purpose With Power And Participants Leads To Profitability

Velvet Chainsaw

Does your event have a clear and inspiring purpose? (If If you’re shaking your head yes, then what is it?). Now imagine someone asking your conference participants that question. How would they respond? I suspect they would say “ Yes, of course it has a purpose!”

Maryland News: Hogan Administration Statement on Federal State Opioid Response Grant Opportunity

NonProfit University Blog

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Opioid Operational Command Center Executive Director Clay Stamp yesterday released the following statements regarding Maryland’s eligibility for a $32.9

20 Networking Questions to Keep in Your Back Pocket


Networking. If your eyes roll (and your stomach drops) upon just READING that word, you’re not alone. Many people understand the importance of networking, but they still dread it. We get that - and we’re here to help! If networking intimidates you and you’re never really sure what to ask/talk about, here are 20 questions to keep in your back pocket: association leadership event planning Association Views

VATICAN CITY | Pope denounces abortion as modern-day ‘white glove’ eugenics

NonProfit University Blog

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the “white glove” equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them. Francis spoke off-the-cuff to a meeting of an Italian family association.

Department of Justice News: DOJ Reaches Settlement with Washington Health Care Authority to Improve Services to Patients Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

NonProfit University Blog

WA State Agency Administered ‘Apple Health’ in a Manner that Discriminated Against Patients Who Rely on Sign Language Interpreters. Department of Justice – The U.S. Department of Justice, working through the U.S.

St Louis Eternity Med Spa Hosts BELLAFILL® Day – The Only 10 year FDA Approved Filler

NonProfit University Blog

Louis Med Spa Holds Bellafill® Beauty Day: Six Months Care Credit Free Financing.

Missouri News: World Environment Day 2018 Missouri River Cleanup

NonProfit University Blog

ST LOUIS, MO – President Lewis E. Reed joined brewers and employees of Anheuser-Busch Brewery for World Environment Day 2018 this past Friday. This year, employees cleaned up along the Missouri River at the Columbia Bottoms Conservation Area with help from Living Lands & Waters and others.

PHOENIX | Arizona lawmaker criticized for race, immigration comments

NonProfit University Blog

PHOENIX — A Republican lawmaker is being criticized for saying “there aren’t enough white kids to go around” when discussing integration in schools at an event in northern Arizona.

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia | Russian lawmaker wants to ban ‘mockery’ of soccer team

NonProfit University Blog

PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — A legislator in Russia says he wants to ban “mockery” of the country’s national soccer team because the players are “fighting for the honor of our country.”

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U.S. Virgin Islands News: St. Thomas, The U.S. Attorney’s Office and Project Safe Neighborhoods: Town Hall Meeting: Contant Knolls Community #171 Estate Contant, St. Thomas, VI June 21st at 6:00 p.m.

NonProfit University Blog

Thomas, USVI – United States Attorney Gretchen C.F.

WHAT’S HAPPENING: Trump to discuss border amid outrage

NonProfit University Blog

President Donald Trump’s immigration policies have come under intense scrutiny following reports of the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. Democrats and some Republicans are urging an end to the practice at the U.S.-Mexico Mexico border.

US housing starts jumped 5 pct. in May off Midwest building

NonProfit University Blog

WASHINGTON/June 19, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — A surge of construction in the Midwest drove U.S. housing starts up 5 percent in May from the prior month. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.35

SOCHI, Russia  | Burden falls on Coutinho to keep Brazil going at World Cup

NonProfit University Blog

SOCHI, Russia — With Neymar hobbling and struggling, the burden to keep Brazil going at the World Cup is suddenly falling on Philippe Coutinho.

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WASHINGTON  | US housing starts jumped 5 pct. in May off Midwest building

NonProfit University Blog

WASHINGTON — A surge of construction in the Midwest drove U.S. housing starts up 5 percent in May from the prior month. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.35 million, the strongest pace since July 2007.