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Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.17.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… If you’re heading to ASAE Annual, keep an eye out for me and please let me know if you read Association Brain Food. I’m telling you, it will make my day, no exaggeration.

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Website design checklist to attract and engage association members

YourMembership Blog

Your website reflects your organization. And, it’s your digital first impression. So, it’s important to view it as one of your greatest marketing assets. Ninety-four percent of people cite web design as the reason they mistrusted or rejected a website. An outdated and poorly structured site can cause your prospects to leave it, even before. The post Website design checklist to attract and engage association members appeared first on YourMembership.

Higher Logic's Rob Wenger Announces New Role as Executive Chairman, Welcomes Kevin Boyce as New CEO

Higher Logic

At the risk of bragging too much about our collective success, let me recap all of Higher Logic’s recent, amazing growth: 2007-2015 : We maintained a steady 30% growth rate on our own over the years, as we forged ahead in providing the best community and collaboration software for our customers.

Thinking in Four Colors

Eric Lanke

I attended a conference last week where one of the sessions was on the Hermann Whole Brain Model. Not familiar with it?

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The Link Between Culture and Fraud

Jamie Notter

I have to be honest here—I’m usually annoyed by economists. From my perspective, they tend to go overboard with logic and the notion that people are primarily driven by self-interest, because I think it strays just a little from the reality of being human.

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5 Ways to Combat Communications Fatigue Among Members


Email, social media, messaging apps - oh my! It’s safe to say that the abundance of solutions available these days have made keeping up with communications slightly overwhelming.

Mindful at the Movies

Leadership Solutions International

Now I’ll be the first to admit I’m a little weird. I see everything, and I do mean everything thru the lens of mindfulness. Mindfulness as the practice of being present in the moment. And, after all isn’t that why we go to the movies in the first place.

Data Informs Decisions: ASAE and Association Analytics Aim to Predict Engagement [Case Study]

Higher Logic

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) uses multiple systems—AMS, email marketing, and online community, among others—to collect member data, but it couldn’t compare or analyze valuable member activity across systems.

JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 151: What I’d Do Differently If I Launched My Business Today - Moery Company

The Moery Company

If Host JP Moery could travel back in time and relaunch the Big Red “M,” he’d make some key changes to his approach.

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3 Ways Texting Can Work for Your Members

Associations Now

At critical moments, your members might appreciate a text message notification over an email or phone call. Here’s how three associations are using texting for advocacy, customer service, and dues renewal. Think about the last time you sent or received a text message. Was it in the last hour?

Do Not Stop Making Those New Member Phone Calls

Smooth The Path

There was a great conversation thread on ASAE’s Collaborate about the value of calling new members. The discussion’s originator had just instituted a phone calling program but, members seem thrown off by the calls. Given this response, should the association continue calling members?

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Be More Kind

Leadership Solutions International

If this blog title has you going, “What’s that?” you are not alone. We live in a world that encourages us every day to be hard, disagreeable, and in some cases unkind. In my coaching practice, I recently invited Tod, to, “Be gentle”. His reaction may be yours too.

Wayfinding for Groups: Seven Questions to Accelerate Progress

Idea Architects

Wayfinding. It is the term used to describe the various ways that cities, buildings, parks, transit systems, and more help people find their way and avoid getting lost. I find that more successful organizations pay great attention to wayfinding.

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2018 Building Associations Momentum Award Winners


The GrowthZone AMS 1st Annual Association Momentum Awards Competition for Construction Trades and Building Associations yielded extraordinary results, with entrants submitting details of their most inventive and forward-thinking programs.

Stamp Association’s Plan for Growth: Partnerships and Families

Associations Now

The American Philatelic Society’s membership numbers are well down from its 1980s peak. Youth engagement is central to its new recruitment strategy. A report on last weekend’s StampShow conference in Columbus, Ohio, included some troubling numbers about lead sponsor, the American Philatelic Society.

New York News: Bronx Man, JAMEL GODDARD Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court To Over 24 Years In Prison For Conspiracy To Commit Sex Trafficking Of A Minor

NonProfit University Blog

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that JAMEL GODDARD, a/k/a “Payroll,” was sentenced today by United States District Judge Loretta A.

AMR Vlog #3 - Conference Networking Initiative Yields Positive Results

AMR Management Services

AMR's Molly Marsh discusses changes in conference planning with a new networking initiative in that made a positive impact on the conference attendees

Leveraging Live Events for Membership Recruitment – Moery Flash Webinar - Moery Company

The Moery Company

What better place to recruit new members than during a live association event? Key to success is tactical preparation on several fronts. During his next flash webinar on September 6th at 2:30 pm, JP Moery will share three proven strategies to sign new members during your next big conference.

Our Ultimate Template to Get Employers to Pay Association Dues


Are you trying to find the right words to help convince your member’s employers to cover your association dues? Look no further! Check out our template that will help your members sway their employer from “no way” to “okay"!

American Heart Association: Cut Back on Kids’ Screen Time

Associations Now

In a new scientific statement, AHA recommends limiting screen time for children and teenagers to one to two hours per day, far below what’s common. One of the country’s most prominent public health organizations is the latest in a long line of groups to speak out on the issue of too much screen time.

Choosing Our Dream AMS

Smooth The Path

The Association Management Software (AMS) is the lifeblood of the association. Through this system, we run many or all of our transactions and store much of the organization’s data. When the system does not work the way, we hope we get frustrated.

Missouri Department of Conservation News: MDC Delivers Grant Checks to Local Fire Departments

NonProfit University Blog

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is delivering matching funds grant checks to rural fire departments this month. Of the total 174 fire departments receiving checks, 23 are in southeast Missouri.

Is Your Association on the Same Page as its Members?

Association Adviser

Is your association something members want to be a part of, or just something they feel like they should be a part of? You may find proof in your participation numbers and renewal rates.

How to Nail Networking at #ASAE18


The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) 2018 Annual Meeting & Exposition is just DAYS away. Are you prepped, packed, and pumped? We are! Now one of the biggest benefits of attending this conference is all the amazing networking opportunities available.

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Architects’ Group: Better Design Can Help Keep Schools Safe

Associations Now

The American Institute of Architects announced a series of efforts that aim to improve school designs in a way that boosts security while keeping it invisible to students.

ASAE2018 – Education in Healthcare: The Next Fundraising Gold Mine


Monday, August 20. 12:15 PM – 12:35 PM. Halls F1 & F2 Level 3, McCormick Place-West Building.

Beyond the Threads: Jade Marlin Releases New Men’s Falls 2018 Fashion Line that has a Philanthropic Outreach for Children Nationwide through his Foundation, Jade Loves Kids

NonProfit University Blog

CA – Jade Marlin is a celebrity designer from Southern California who is making a huge statement in NYC underscored with class and substance. Jade started from modest means and overcame a great deal of adversity to become the Fashion Mogul is today.

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Interview with an Expert: Laurie Frye, Cannon Financial Institute

Blue Sky eLearn

Laurie Frye is a Professional Education Coordinator at Cannon Financial Institute, where she has worked for the past 10 years. Over the years she has gained ample experience and knowledge in the professional education sector. How long have you been involved with professional education? Just over 10 years now. How did you get involved with the virtual and eLearning side of things? By default really. Someone left the company and I was asked to step up, and I’ve done it ever since!

Keep These 5 Website Features Refreshed for Member Engagement


Like it or not, your website is a living, breathing thing. It must be consistently maintained and updated in order for members to visit regularly and keep engaging with information and content. Don’t be overwhelmed!

Membership Hack: Instagram Engagement

Associations Now

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association has a big presence on Instagram, where it highlights member stories every week and once a month gives a student member full-account access for a day-in-the-life look. How to hack it? Chances are good many of your members already use Instagram.

3 Ways to Boost Your Culture Playbook

Association Success

What kinds of plays can transform association culture? Associations Catalyzing Entrepreneurship (ACE) is a group made up of association executives and stakeholders who think outside the association box about the future. We have conversations about an entrepreneurial approach to association leadership and implement the resulting great ideas in our jobs. In our most recent conversation live in DC, with a virtual component hosted by Association Success, we discussed culture.

Maryland News: Dark Web Vendor, Cory Nicholas Skinner Sentenced To 7 Years in Federal Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin, Cocaine, and Buprenorphine

NonProfit University Blog

Greenbelt, Maryland – On August 13, 2018, U.S. District Judge Deborah K.

How Associations Are Embracing Apprenticeships

Associations Now

With a growing interest in apprentice programs among the public, associations are in a position to capitalize—and perhaps close those pesky labor gaps that grow every year. Check out a few examples of associations big and small offering such programs for their respective industries.

Your Guide to Gen Z: 3 Common Misconceptions


As the focus shifts from Millennials to Generation Z, we begin to see the stereotypes and biases for our generation form. While some are perfect in depicting our technologically-savvy group of individuals, many stray a little far from the truth.