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Association Brain Food: 5.24.24

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… AMS/CRM community. After a successful April gathering in Alexandria VA, 501Works, PerByte, and Adage Technologies are hosting another Ven-Con for AMS/CRM vendors and consultants in Chicago on Tuesday, June 11. Ven-Con’s goal is to drive positive change in the AMS/CRM and technology systems selection space.

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What if associations required every staffer to cold-call one member each week just to connect and listen?

Spark Consulting

I am reupping this post from 2009 with only minor edits, because every word of it remains true. What if EVERY staff member had to talk to members on a regular basis? Despite the existence of the idea “Membership is Everyone’s Business,” too often, it’s really not. Membership retention, for most organizations, is the business of the membership department.

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Boost Certification Pass Rates with Credentialing Exam Study Groups

WBT Systems

If you've ever studied for the Certified Association Executive (CAE) exam, Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) exam, or another certification exam, you know the intense amount of work that goes into preparing for…

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The Rise (and Fall) of Twitter

Spark Consulting

And other social media platforms, for organizational use. Thanks to the efforts of my web firm, the Spark blog has posts that go back to 2008, when I first started association blogging at Thanks For Playing. Over the past six months or so, I’ve been reviewing ALL of them, deleting posts that are badly outdated (which led to the removal of 100 posts, about 43% of the total) and identifying posts that might benefit from updating and reposting, which I’ve been doing over the last severa

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How To Cultivate Community Affinity Throughout The Generosity Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand

This session will dive into how to create rich generosity experiences that foster long-lasting relationships. You’ll walk away with actionable insights to redefine how you engage with your supporters—emphasizing trust, engagement, and community over transactional giving models. 🤝 Industry expert Tim Sarrantonio will explore data-backed strategies to engage supporters as active participants in a community that values their contributions and shared ideals.

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3 ways to boost your association’s fundraising revenue

NetForum

Need to increase fundraising revenue for your association? Here are three effective tips. Many associations include fundraising as part of their non-dues revenue plan. But how can you increase fundraising revenue for your association? You might have been fundraising for years. Or maybe you’re just starting to raise funds for your association. Either way, it […] 3 ways to boost your association’s fundraising revenue appeared first on NetForum Association Management Software.

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How Associations Rituals Encourage Learning, Engagement and Belonging

WBT Systems

Do you have daily or weekly rituals? Maybe a morning walk, journaling, or a quiet moment with coffee. Or an evening run or bath. Saturday night dinner with your best friends or movie night with the kids.

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Navigating dissent: crafting public statements in associations

The Association 100

In this Association Insights video , I explore a pressing challenge for association leaders: How do you craft a public statement when your members are divided on an issue? Establishing a clear decision-making framework is essential for transparency and fairness, allowing you to navigate controversial topics inclusively and without causing dissension and resentment.

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Becoming Excellent at Post-Event Follow-Up: 5 Tested Tips

NXUnite

It can take six months or longer to plan a nonprofit event and market it effectively. Then, the event itself requires careful management and will inevitably face a few challenges. When it’s all said and done, an event planning team may be (understandably) ready for a break, but one final step is always needed: post-event follow-up. Follow-up is an indispensable aspect of donor engagement for solidifying supporter relationships after they’ve attended an event.

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Best practices for a successful AMS implementation and launch

Nimble AMS

Is your organization preparing to adopt new technology ? The prospect can be ch a lleng ing. Choosing the right association management software (AMS) is a major decision. Your organization needs to do its research before deciding on the right technology for your staff and members. Additionally, you need to prepare for a successful project implementation and the launch of your new AMS.

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How to Increase Membership Renewal

Dive deep into essential elements that drive member retention. Learn why members may hesitate to renew. Discover actionable techniques to encourage their return and foster lasting engagement. Uncover reasons members choose not to renew. Learn effective tactics to elevate member engagement and communication. Explore methods to encourage member renewal and active participation in your association Download now to take charge of your membership retention strategy!

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Gen Z Entrepreneurs: How Associations Can Attract & Support the Next Wave of Business Owners

WBT Systems

Gen Z has gusto. In an Adobe survey, 64% of them said they intend to start a business in the next three years. How will their entrepreneurial spirit affect your association and industry?

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Focus in a Distracted Era

Spark Consulting

I recently had the opportunity to attend my first Prometheus Retreat (more on that in a minute), and it got me thinking about the concepts of connection, distraction, unplugging, and focus, issues I’ve written about here before. Twenty association executives (CEOs and EDs, AMC leaders, and consultants) gathered at a lovely resort in Pennsylvania to ponder some Big Issues together: AI, DEI, nurturing the next generation of association leaders, the role of voluntary membership associations i

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Master your association’s conference media day

The Association 100

Maximize your association’s conference potential with O&U’s latest eBook, “ How To Nail Your Association’s Conference Media Day.” Revolutionizing how you engage with press at your events, this guide offers expert strategies for establishing a successful media day, enhancing your brand awareness and strengthening your event’s reputation.

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Sustainable Fundraising: Strategies for Long-Term Viability

NXUnite

Your mission statement is the ultimate declaration of what your organization stands for and hopes to accomplish in the long run. For instance, the American Heart Association’s mission is to “be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. As we move into the second century of our work, we are advancing health and hope for everyone, everywhere.

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How to Create a Winning Event Marketing Strategy

Events hold the power to create lasting impressions and meaningful connections. They are not only occasions for celebration but also valuable marketing opportunities. Event marketing has become an essential component of successful business strategies, enabling organizations to engage with their target audience and create memorable experiences. However, behind every successful event lies a well-thought-out marketing strategy.

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Q&A with Angela Kisskeys, President of Associations North: SheMoves Conference

Association Adviser

How did the SheMoves conference foster a sense of community and empowerment among its participants? SheMoves is about making waves creating change and harnessing the power within all. This event is where business meets brilliance.

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How to foster a culture of accountability with your association staff

Nimble AMS

Are you looking for insights into how to build and lead high performing teams at your association? It all comes down to how you foster a culture of accountability with your team members. With over 20 years of experience in B2B, B2B2C, and B2G technology space and over 10 years of executive leadership, I have extensive understanding in how to lead cross-functional teams.

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Crafting an Effective Association Code of Conduct: 3 Essential Steps

AMR Management Services

As the executive team liaison to many AMR Management Services clients, I spend a great deal of time participating in meetings of our clients’ Boards of Directors. One of my roles is to provide strategic guidance when association leaders are faced with sensitive issues—including Code of Conduct violations. A Code of Conduct is an association… The post Crafting an Effective Association Code of Conduct: 3 Essential Steps first appeared on AMR Management Services.

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Building stronger communities through strategic storytelling

The Association 100

Join us on the latest episode of The Association 100 podcast , featuring Allegra Tasaki, a content strategist and master in weaving storytelling with strategic marketing for mission-driven organizations. Tasaki shares her insights on using technology to amplify marketing strategies, understanding data to drive decisions, crafting resonant messages for diverse stakeholders and her role in ASAE’s AANHPI Advisory Group.

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The Ultimate Guide to Monetizing Customer Learning

Every decision that goes into your learning monetization strategy matters for your organization’s bottom line. Our research has shown a clear correlation between high program maturity (and ROI!) and choosing the right monetization strategy. This eBook contains clear, actionable ways to approach packaging and pricing models that will help your association grow revenue, improve profitability, and drive expansion into new markets.

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Associations Partner to Address Vaccine Uptake

Associations Now

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases plans to gather community-level data to address vaccine resistance. Two associations and a leading nonprofit have partnered with industry on a pilot program to identify reasons why U.S. adults avoid vaccination for respiratory diseases. Last month the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, a nonprofit that educates the public and healthcare industry about the illnesses, announced the initiative as a partnership with two associations : The As

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Digital Engagement for Associations: 20 Dos and Don’ts

Association Adviser

In the rapidly evolving landscape of digital engagement, associations are continually challenged to connect meaningfully with their members, prospects, and sponsors. From strategic channel selection to leveraging emerging technologies, the path to effective engagement requires a thoughtful approach. Here is a recap of our webinar Digital Engagement for Associations: 20 Dos and Don’ts.

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5 reasons to attend Xperience 2024

Nimble AMS

Have you registered for one of the most exciting events in the association industry? You won’t want to miss Xperience 2024 in Las Vegas on September 23-26! Join Community Brands experts and industry peers to explore exciting product features and the latest technological innovations designed for associations and event professionals. During our three-day event, you’ll hear powerful stories and gain interactive product training to enhance your organization’s efficiency and amplify your mission.

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Make the Best Use of Your Association’s Financial Resources

SBI

In the landscape of association management, stewarding financial resources effectively is paramount. Associations are tasked with not only delivering value to their members but also ensuring the sustainability of their operations. However, managing finances can be complex and time-consuming, often diverting attention from core objectives. This is where association management companies (AMCs) step in, offering comprehensive financial services to streamline operations and optimize resource allocat

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2024 Association Survey Results Report

2024 Association Survey Results Report For the 10th year, association professionals across the U.S. and Canada provided a look at the inner workings of their organizations when they replied to GrowthZone’s annual survey. Read the 2024 survey results report to see how your association compares: Top Challenges Retention Rates Non-Renewal Reasons Automatic Renewals Reinstatement Strategies Member Engagement Changes & Strategies Why Members Join Non-Dues Revenue Sources Dues Increases, and more

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Transforming school leadership: enhancing mental health and community support

The Association 100

In this episode of The A100 , Earl Franks discusses the National Association of Elementary School Principals’ innovative strategies to address the mental health crisis in schools. Discover how NAESP’s collaborative conference with the National Association of Secondary School Principals is shaping inclusive school climates and building leadership capacities across educational levels.

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10 KPIs Nonprofits Need to Focus On  

MemberClicks

You work for a nonprofit because you want to do good in your community, to be the change you want to see, to make a little dent in a big problem. Or hey, even a big dent! Sadly, all the resources in the world are for naught if you don’t track your efforts and make sure they’re actually making that dent. That’s where nonprofit KPIs come in. A KPI, or key performance indicator, is the solution to figuring out whether your programs, fundraisers, and outreach are having the desired impact.

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Unleashing Collective Intelligence: Part 1 – Empowering Association Memberships and Corporate Affiliates

Association Adviser

In the rapidly evolving landscape of business and technology, organizations are constantly seeking innovative ways to gain a competitive edge. One such strategy that has gained significant traction in recent years is harnessing the power of collective intelligence.

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5 Most Popular Association Events and How to Host Them

AMR Management Services

An increasing number of associations are recognizing the value of engaging with existing and prospective members by hosting events. Thanks to event and membership management tools, associations of all sizes and resources can put together an event calendar that excites their members. In this article, we’ll discuss the benefits of hosting association events, what type… The post 5 Most Popular Association Events and How to Host Them first appeared on AMR Management Services.

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

Speaker: Andrew Olsen, CFRE - EVP, Fundraising Solutions at DickersonBakker | Kat Landa, CFRE, CSD - SVP, Talent Solutions at DickersonBakker

Across the nonprofit sector, organizations invest heavily in donor retention efforts, yet the struggle of cultivating lasting relationships remains. While attracting new donors is crucial, the lack of repeat donors poses significant financial risks. Through a comprehensive analysis of industry data, experts argue that there is a direct correlation between donor burnout, donor retention, and the talent retention crisis.