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Association Brain Food: 3.1.24

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Education programs. TopClass LMS shares another recap of a session from the Learning Business Summit. They describe how to apply best practices in cognitive, learning and behavioral sciences when designing education programs, so learners are more likely to retain and apply new competencies on the job.

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Preparing for the Generational Shift: How Associations Can Cater to the Growing Gen Z Workforce

Association Adviser

The impending generational shift in the workforce, with Gen Z poised to surpass Baby Boomers in early 2024, according to a report from Glassdoor Economic Research, signals a significant transition that associations must acknowledge and prepare for.

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Human Resources for Nonprofits 

Wild Apricot

Learn the key responsibilities of HR in nonprofits including staffing, compensation, benefits, training, culture, and employee relations. Discover best practices for nonprofit human resource management.

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Association Brain Food: 2.16.24

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Competition-beating strategies. Impexium shares seven strategies to differentiate your association from the competition in 2024. A few common themes I spotted: emphasizing what makes us and drives us as humans, taking advantage of AI and data, and extending your reach beyond the usual suspects.

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Increase Member Value with Modern Training Experiences

Unlock the potential of your membership association by prioritizing modern member training experiences. In this white paper, we discuss the infrastructure behind an excellent learner experience for members, and how a modern upgrade can turn into major retention gains down the road. You’ll gain insights from real-life examples and identify and address common UX blind spots that may be undermining your current training initiatives.

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Shift from Transactions to Relationships with Learning Subscriptions

WBT Systems

When a speaker’s topic gets the audience excited, the conversation in the chat box flows by too quickly to read.

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The power of investing in employee growth

The Association 100

In the latest episode of The A100 podcast , we delve into the transformative power of professional development within associations. Our O&U hosts explore how continuous learning and growth opportunities aren’t just beneficial, but essential for employee development, recruitment and retention. They discuss the impact of professional development on organizational culture, employee satisfaction and the broader association industry.

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The Ultimate Guide to Legacy Gifts  

Wild Apricot

Unlock a lasting impact with legacy giving! Learn why it's crucial, set up a sustainable program, and master the art of soliciting and building successful legacy gifting programs.

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How to Build DEI into Your Association’s Educational Strategy

WBT Systems

DEI is a business imperative that’s not going anywhere. But it calls for intentional, strategic thinking and action. You can’t just throw the jargon around.

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What is Healthcare Analytics? A Mini Guide + Examples

NXUnite

Can data analytics save lives? Many seem to think so. The Big Data Analytics healthcare industry is projected to be worth multimillion USD by 2029 as people put more faith in its potential to improve patient care, streamline operational efficiency, and contain costs. Additionally, big data analytics solves the problem of healthcare’s formidable data volume problem, as it’s estimated that the average hospital produces roughly 50 petabytes of data every year—more than twice the amount of data hous

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Here’s a Powerful Marketing Tool Designed for Associations

Show the Benefits of Membership to Your Toughest Prospects. Download this FREE infographic from GrowthZone AMS, Why Join an Association, and start using it as your go-to recruitment and retention marketing tool. Post it on your website. Use it in sales presentations. Or use it as inspiration to create your own version. Infographics have power. They're a quick read.

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Concrete solutions: How NRMCA drives industry innovation and sustainability

The Association 100

In the latest episode of The A100 podcast , Gregg Lewis, chief communications officer at NRMCA, delves into the innovative world of concrete, highlighting pivotal initiatives like “Build with Strength” and “Pave Ahead.” Lewis discusses the importance of storytelling in promoting industry advancements and sustainability efforts, underscoring the importance of effectively communicating value and impact.

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Engaging Association Members in Advocacy Initiatives: 3 Tips

Wild Apricot

Advocacy initiatives have the power to engage members and enact positive change. Learn how to encourage your association’s members to participate in advocacy.

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Association Brain Food: 2.9.24

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Employers’ job market. TopClass LMS suggests putting a new spin on your membership and education marketing. In this employers’ job market, it’s tougher for members, customers and prospects to find a better position. Make them aware (or remind them) of the positive impact association membership and education can have on their careers.

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A Scientific Approach to Education Programs Has a Positive Impact on Learners’ Job Performance & Career Advancement

WBT Systems

Why do people invest their time and money in education programs? Because they want to enhance their career prospects by improving their resume and job performance.

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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From underrepresentation to empowerment: Engineering a more inclusive future

The Association 100

In this special Engineers Week episode, Dr. Alexis McKittrick, president, Society of Women Engineers, unveils how SWE champions diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB). Addressing persistent challenges women in engineering face, from significant underrepresentation and a “leaky pipeline” to the gender pay gap, McKittrick provides actionable insights for fostering a more inclusive environment.

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How the Kiwanis Club of Woodland Boosted Their Membership with WildApricot – Case Study

Wild Apricot

WildApricot has proven to be a transformative tool for the Kiwanis Club of Woodland, empowering the team to build a stronger online presence, streamline financial transactions, and greatly enhance communication.

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Association Brain Food: 2.23.24

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Join or Die. I’d love to see that phrase in membership marketing copy. But, seriously, has anyone seen the movie Join or Die yet? I’m hoping to somehow. Featuring Robert Putnam, author of Bowling Alone , it looks like a PSA for association membership. Learning subscriptions.

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Nonprofit Staff Training: How to Create an Effective Plan

NXUnite

According to an Independent Sector report , 48.5% of nonprofits increased their staff workloads to meet rising demands for services last year. Your nonprofit’s staff members have a lot on their plates. To continue making a difference, they must stay on top of fundraising initiatives, dedicate time to outreach, follow up with donors, and more. As more community needs arise, it’s essential to equip your team with the tools, skills, and resources they need to streamline their roles and avoid burnou

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5 Habits of Growth-Oriented Associations

We’ve identified the five defining characteristics of future-focused associations. Adopting these traits allows your organization to chart a course for long-term growth and success. Find out: Why some organizations are more adept at navigating and overcoming challenges facing all associations. The success formula for thriving associations, including a behind-the-scenes peek at some flourishing organizations.

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7 signs of a successful enterprise association

Nimble AMS

What sets a successful enterprise association apart from competition? A study conducted by McKinley Advisors found that successful associations take time to plan strategically. Study interviewees shared the importance of defined, long-term planning that encompasses the current and future state of the industry and organization. Perhaps you’re currently experiencing success and are looking for methods to maintain your organizational growth and exceed your future goals.

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Building your success crew: Inside the Women’s Executive Forum experience

The Association 100

Many women, when asked who has helped them thrive and succeed, will credit a “crew” of friends, peers or mentors. The Women’s Executive Forum resonates deeply with attendees every year because it offers an instant “crew” – a full day immersed in a group of women association professionals invested in the collective success and well-being of every other woman in the room.

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Case Study: Editing Services Add Polish to APCO Technical Reports

Association Adviser

APCO has engaged the copyediting services of Naylor Association Solutions since 2021 to provide a detailed review of all reports before they are presented as final to agencies. The reports average between 150 and 200 pages, and copyediting services are typically completed and delivered within two weeks.

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Build a Board for the Digital Future

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Are your board meetings caught in a frustrating time loop? The faces change, but the concepts are entrenched. Nobody seems to notice that the same initiatives dressed in different costumes are masquerading as something new. Tradition can be a dynamic legacy. But an inheritance of stale ideas sandbags growth and keeps value at bay. In the digital era, this repetitive thinking is even more toxic.

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How to Design a Seamless & Personalized Digital Donor Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio

The average nonprofit uses five or more different software platforms to create their donor’s journey, making the experience clunky and disjointed. If you want to design a magical online giving experience for donors, making their journey as seamless as possible is key. In this webinar with expert Tim Sarrantonio, you’ll learn the fundamental steps to create an immersive and personalized online giving experience for your donors.

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Connecting Your Association Through Volunteering: 3 Tips

AMR Management Services

As an association leader, you’re always looking for ways to strengthen your member community, and the best way for them to build connections is by bringing them together face-to-face. While conferences or other association-related events are a great place to start, throwing other activities into the mix can facilitate more casual and personal interactions between… The post Connecting Your Association Through Volunteering: 3 Tips first appeared on AMR Management Services.

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Spring forward into innovation with the Nimble AMS Spring ‘24 release

Nimble AMS

Are you ready to spring your entire association forward with exciting innovation? The Nimble AMS Spring ‘24 product r elease is here to deliver ! Our Nimble AMS team is always working to offer the latest updates to enhance your organization and meet your association-specific needs. Leverage the Nimble AMS Spring ‘24 release to i mprove your staff and member experience , putting you on track to exceed your goals.

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Podcast: ‘Uncovering New Revenue Streams with Out of Home Advertising’

The Association 100

Dive into the dynamic world of Out of Home (OOH) advertising with Song Heo of EMC Outdoor on the latest episode of The A100 podcast. Discover how associations can unlock new revenue streams and enhance attendee engagement through innovative OOH strategies. From impactful billboards to experiential activations, learn how targeted advertising in the physical world can significantly benefit your association and exhibitors alike.

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Navigating the AI Landscape: Insights from ASAE’s 2024 Virtual AI Summit

Association Adviser

My experience at ASAE’s 2024 virtual AI Summit was two jam-packed days of unique educational content crafted specifically for association professionals. Throughout the event, we explored the current state of AI within associations, gaining valuable insights to assess the next steps for our respective organizations.

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11 Tips to Drive Learning Content Consumption

Elevate your member education initiatives This eBook will explore: Why measure content consumption rather than (or in addition to) completion rates and member satisfaction? What are some proven tactics to create quality learner content and raise your content consumption rates? You’ll discover why measuring content consumption is pivotal for program success and explore effective tactics to boost overall engagement.