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3 Add-on Tools to Drive Association Revenue + Amplify Member Engagement

Higher Logic

Is your association leveraging technology to its fullest potential? You can elevate the success of your online community and marketing automation activities by integrating solutions that fuel long-term engagement , like data collection, mobile apps, and volunteer management programs.

Seven Keys to Running a Successful Meeting

Association Leaders

Meetings are necessary to achieve consensus – especially in associations. We’ve all been in those meetings that were a complete waste of time. Make sure meetings you run are not a waste of time but are productive and help your organization work toward achieving its mission. To do so, we have identified seven keys to running successful, productive meetings: Have an agenda for every meeting Every meeting should have an agenda that identifies all the items to be covered during the meeting.

How to Use Customer Engagement Data to Identify New Sales Opportunities

Higher Logic

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Make your association the kind of place a techie wants to work

YourMembership Blog

National Techies Day is a perfect occasion to consider the future of your association. To deliver a great member experience, it’s time to make sure your organization is the kind of place techies want to work.

The Ultimate Guide To Creating Nonprofit Annual Reports

Wild Apricot

Getting started with a nonprofit annual report for the first time, or just want a refresher? Simplify the process with this ultimate guide full of expert advice and examples

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Webinar Recap: Association Value Prop Remix

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently, we had the pleasure of hosting Sonya Pittman Guthrie and Jennifer Rowell, co-owners of Up10 Solutions , on one of our monthly webinars.

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4 ways to balance data privacy with personalization for greater member loyalty

YourMembership Blog

Your members have high demands for privacy and data security. But they also want personalized member communications. What’s your small association to do? Here are four tips. We hear a lot about data privacy these days. It’s a hot topic with consumers.

4 Tactics You Definitely Aren’t Using to Grow Your Nonprofit Email List

Wild Apricot

Having these 4 tactics under your sleeve will help grow your nonprofit email list in no time

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The State of Association Sales

Moery Company

Join me for a free webinar on Tuesday, October 29th @ 2:30pm ET. What does the data behind the Moery Company’s record breaking sales operation tell us about what is going on in the Association Sales Marketplace.

Why You Should Rethink Association Leadership Training

WBT Systems

Why You Should Rethink Association Leadership Training. Read more about Why You Should Rethink Association Leadership Training

Membership Q&A: Call or Text?

Spark Consulting

Let’s say you’re over email and want to take your welcome, retention, and/or renewal communications to the next level. Should you call, or should you text? Well, who are your members? What generations are represented and in what quantities? It’s not just your imagination – Millennials and GenZ genuinely do prefer text to voice calls, by pretty significant majorities (in the US, nearly 3/4 prefer text). You can get the full study here.)

What to Include in Your Annual Report

Wild Apricot

What should you include in your annual report to inspire and inform? nonprofit-communications annual reports

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Small staff? Embrace Content Marketing

Moery Company

The Moery Company faced major headwinds in its start-up phase. Primarily, no one knew what the heck we did. But I learned early on about the value of thought leadership and content delivery as being the most valuable part of modern marketing.

The REAL Reason We Keep Doing Engagement Surveys

Jamie Notter

When I do keynotes about employee engagement, I usually show this slide that documents the absolutely abysmal progress we’ve made on employee engagement over the last 20 years (the numbers are from Gallup).

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10 Factors to Consider When Selecting an LMS

WBT Systems

10 Factors to Consider When Selecting an LMS. Read more about 10 Factors to Consider When Selecting an LMS

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Creating an Effective Nominating Process for your Association

Association Leaders

It’s the time of year again when many associations are implementing their nomination and election process. Because associations are groups of people or companies in the same profession or industry there are many opportunities for conflict and other challenges as an association goes through its nomination and election process. . To avoid challenges which can lead to bigger problems such as hurt feelings, dropped memberships, etc.,

How to Write a Sponsorship Letter (+ 2 Templates)

Wild Apricot

Ready to get into the wild and exciting world of sponsorship? Here's a complete guide to writing a sponsorship letter to help you get started

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Why Coworking Will Survive the WeWork Saga

Associations Now

Given WeWork’s recent troubles, association pros might be wondering if coworking is on the way out. But despite bad press for the company, the the coworking model appears to have staying power.

Your 2020 guide to setting pricing for your association’s educational content

YourMembership Blog

Pricing your association’s learning courses can be tricky, but important, business. With the new year quickly approaching, here’s a look at some strategic pricing practices you should be thinking about. Continuing education is a valuable member benefit and a great source of non-dues revenue for your association. How you price your content can make a. The post Your 2020 guide to setting pricing for your association’s educational content appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketin

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What You Need to Know About Being an LMS Project Manager

WBT Systems

What You Need to Know About Being an LMS Project Manager. Read more about What You Need to Know About Being an LMS Project Manager

Why you need to be intentional about culture

Association Success

There’s a quick way John Spence can tell if an organization’s culture is effective: Are people smiling when they get to work? Are people actually happy to be there? .

September Update: The new update that will help you create beautiful emails

Wild Apricot

This month's newsletter includes a big announcement about our email editor, an introduction to using the new admin roles, and an interview with Katya, our product manager

Do You Have These Bad Password Habits?

Associations Now

According to a new report done in partnership with Google, two-thirds of U.S. adults use the same password for multiple things—and that’s not even the worst security habit tech users have. Passwords are really annoying to remember, and you have to use so many of them.

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Digital Evolution and Learning: Make it personal 

YourMembership Blog

We have all had the experience where we have Googled a product only to be hounded by targeted ads for weeks and months to come. This type of product pushing can give targeted communication a bad rap as it can feel creepy and even intrusive. But when done right personalizing content can be extremely helpful. The post Digital Evolution and Learning: Make it personal appeared first on YourMembership.

Focused on What’s Most Important: Dawn Mancuso, Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry

Association Adviser

Dawn Mancuso of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry speaks about her love of learning and how it has helped her recognize opportunities to advance her organization, as well as the good work others are doing to support their industry and peers.

10 habits you need to grow your organization

Association Success

The world has changed quite a bit since John D. Rockefeller went into business. .

The #1 Way to Speed Up Event Check-In: How to Use QR Codes

Wild Apricot

If you find that checking in registrants for your events is a slow and error-prone process, with the new QR code feature you can check in each attendee in under 2 seconds

AARP’s New Stock Photo Collection Looks to Fight Ageism

Associations Now

With those over the age of 50 often portrayed in stereotypical visual contexts that don’t often match their modern-day realities, AARP is teaming with Getty Images on a proactive effort to fix that.

Serve your members better with a preference center

YourMembership Blog

Here are four quick tips for getting your association started with a preference center How can your association provide a more personalized experience? Give them an easy way to control what communications they receive from your organization. We’ve all come to expect great online experiences like those from Amazon and Netflix. These days, your association. The post Serve your members better with a preference center appeared first on YourMembership.

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2 Types of Membership Renewal Emails You NEED to Be Sending

MembersClicks

There are a TON of best practices regarding membership renewals, but when it comes to outreach and letting your members know when it’s time (and how) to renew, email is one of the best - and most popular - channels to leverage.

TechTalk with Erin Shy from Community Brands

Delcor

DelCor was pleased to welcome Erin Shy, Managing Director at Community Brands, to discuss recent leadership changes at the organization. View TechTalk here: Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Tips - Trends - TechTalks

15 Powerful Sports Management Software Options for Leagues, Clubs, and Associations

Wild Apricot

If you're wondering whether sports management software can make an impact for your team, look no further. In this article, I cover everything you need to know to choose the right option for you

How Quickly Should You Upgrade Your Software?

Associations Now

When a big upgrade to Windows, iOS, or MacOS comes about, how soon should you pull the trigger on a software update? Generally, you might want to let your IT department make that decision. Here’s why. How aggressive should you be at ensuring that your software gets updated at a regular clip?

Keeping it fresh in problem-solving

Association Success

Association professionals don’t often have the luxury of time to ponder problems for too long. In a fast-paced world and with limited resources, there’s always something else that takes priority.