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A Win-Win: How Associations Can Transform Sponsors into Thought Leaders, with Bob Buday

Moery Company

IStock: Credit_kasto80. Every association CEO’s #1 job is helping members be successful, whether they are companies banding together in a trade group or individuals convening in a professional society.

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Customer Service Not Worth Emulating

Eric Lanke

A bit of a rant this week. On my most recent business trip, a staff member of mine rented a car for us. She is not a "preferred" member of the rental car company she worked with, so she had to stand in line and wait to be served. It was awful.

Higher Logic Joins Team Rubicon to Tackle Community Disaster Response in Houston

Higher Logic

HIGHER LOGIC CARES: Through our 2019 Charity Program, we sent a group of nine staff volunteers to Houston, Texas, in May 2019 to assist Team Rubicon in disaster response efforts. This story is about their personal experiences on-site and what it’s like to participate.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.21.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Maggie McGary shares insights from the Community Roundtable’s 10th Annual State of Community Management report and cross-references them with findings from MGI’s Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report.

The Ultimate Guide To Picking a Nonprofit CRM + 5 Amazing Options

Wild Apricot

A nonprofit CRM is an essential tool for running a successful nonprofit in this day and age. Browse this list to make sure you choose the right one

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From Stagnant to Stand-Out: 3 Strategies to Differentiate Your Customer Experience

Higher Logic

Customer experience executives from around the world gathered in New York last week to receive some disappointing news from Forrester Research at the Forrester CX NYC Conference.

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Tight Cultures versus Loose Cultures

Jamie Notter

Earlier this month I spoke to a small group of COOs as part of an event put on by CEO Update.

X Matrix by Darrell Casey

Eric Lanke

There’s a long subtitle here: “Strategy Deployment and Execution Process for Breakthrough Business Performance.”

MC LIVE!: A Refreshing Learning Event for Member Organizations

MembersClicks

Last October, MemberClicks hosted the first ever MC LIVE! - an educational conference for association and chamber professionals.

Work from Home Jobs

SocialFish

Almost everyone I know would love the opportunity to work from home. Not only does it appear stress-free, but it is one of those jobs that give you the freedom to do what you want when you want and how you want it. In simple terms, you are your own boss.

Association Hustle – Episode 194: Why Members Hire Relevant Associations, with Dan Varroney – Part 3

Moery Company

This is a can’t-miss-episode of Association Hustle. This week’s show is the final installment of Host JP Moery’s special series on “Why Members Hire Associations,” featuring his good friend, Dan Varroney, CEO of Potomac Core Consulting.

A Meeting Ritual To Get Rid of Unnecessary Meetings That Waste Time

Beth Kanter

?. The Meeting Escape Hatch: Ritual Design Lab for Org Change from Margaret Hagan on Vimeo. I’ve been interested in organizational rituals that build resilience. Being in a meeting that is a waste of your time can suck your energy.

Gender Balance Your Conference’s Speaker Line Up

Smooth The Path

Not often, but every once in a while, I find that I am the only woman in the program. More often, I see female session speakers and all male keynoters. Gender imbalance at the podium is present in most industries and professions. Is it tougher to find qualified female speakers? Very possibility.

4 Types of Member Testimonials Your Organization Needs

MembersClicks

Word-of-mouth marketing trumps ALL other forms of marketing - that’s nothing new. But it just means the need for testimonials is greater than ever.

How to Become A Travel Agent from Home

SocialFish

According to statistics, at least 8 million Americans are working from home today. This is roughly 5% of the entire population, and the numbers are rising steadily.

6/21/19 – Summer Break

Moery Company

Today marks the first day of summer. The kids are out of school, vacations have started, half-day Friday schedules have begun for some organizations, Congress shuts down in August, etc. So how does your association deal with summertime?

Could Tariffs Hurt the Fourth of July? A Fireworks Group Says Yes

Associations Now

The American Pyrotechnics Association, whose members depend on Chinese manufacturers, says that proposed tariffs could lead fireworks displays to go dark. The group is one of many speaking out. A lot of associations are feeling the impacts of the trade war between the U.S.

What is the Customer Journey?

HighRoad Solution

Whenever you make a purchase – whether it’s something as small as a pack of gum or as big as a new house – you go on a customer journey

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7 Tips for Boosting Online Membership Renewals

MembersClicks

If we had to guess, we’d probably say that you would prefer members pay their dues online, rather than mailing in their payment. And that makes sense! Online dues renewal is a win for everyone: It’s quick and convenient for the member, and it makes for a more streamlined renewal process for you.

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Apps that Pay you to Use Them

SocialFish

Most people are looking for ideas on how to make some extra cash. It may surprise you to know that your mobile phone could be that idea. Almost everyone with a smartphone tends to spend most of their time glued to the screens on their phones.

What’s the Inside Scoop on the Big Sponsors?

Moery Company

IStock_Credit_Ahmetov_Ruslan. The “big sponsors” can seem elusive. But, if you’re driven to score a few for your upcoming event, prepare to tailor your offerings to meet their expectations. Here’s the inside scoop: 1) The big sponsors want one-on-one meetings with your members.

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Four Internet Trends Affecting Membership

Associations Now

At the 2019 Code Conference, venture capitalist Mary Meeker detailed numerous internet trends giving shape to businesses. Many of them also have implications for associations and their members.

Exercising First Amendment Rights through Advocacy

Association Adviser

Having an advocacy plan for your membership ensures that their voices are heard when policy proposals are considered on both state & federal levels. The post Exercising First Amendment Rights through Advocacy appeared first on Association Adviser.

5 Things Your Association NEEDS in a Learning Management System

MembersClicks

Post originally published on January 15, 2019; Edited with updates and for clarification. We’re willing to bet that your association has educational resources you’d like to share in an easy, organized, and professional way with your members and industry stakeholders.

Business Ideas for Women

SocialFish

Women have always been known as the “weaker sex,” and there has definitely been this misconception that women cannot handle big jobs and that they need to be rescued.

Look for small wins

Effective Database

One of the toughest things about system implementation is simply how long it takes to complete one. And so keeping momentum and staff interest in the project is paramount. By month six of implementation, staff can be pretty burned out.

Gartner: Job Market Leading Employers to Overpay for New Workers

Associations Now

According to the research firm Gartner, a competitive market for new hires is leading employers to pay even more than prospective workers are seeking—which encourages current employees to start looking elsewhere.

Education Committee: More Advising and Curating, Less Slotting

Velvet Chainsaw

Most meeting organizers invest a significant amount of time creating the educational programming for their annual conference. Models vary, but most include a 15- to 20-person conference committee (slotters) and army of reviewers (graders).

4 Ways to Make Your Conference Introvert-Friendly

MembersClicks

Sometimes, introverts get a bad wrap. They don’t like being around people.” They just want to be alone.”. Not true! Introverts do enjoy socializing. They just tend to prefer doing so in smaller groups or one-on-one.

American Education Services

SocialFish

Student loans issued through the Federal Government will mostly have a third party in charge of servicing them. If you have taken out a loan to pay for college, then American Education Services is a name you may hear often.

Hey, Young Professionals – 3 Big Reasons You Should Join

GrowthZone

“What’s in it for me?”. At a time when a professional’s experience and qualifications are available at the touch of a button, keeping your LinkedIn profile (and resume) fresh is important.

With Retail Concept, Group Looks to Make Plant-Based Food Easier to Find on the Go

Associations Now

The Plant Based Foods Association is aiming to make grab-and-go plant-based food more accessible with a turnkey retail concept it’s piloting at college campuses to start.

What You Need to Know Before Moving to Cloud File Storage

Delcor

A few years ago, we had to use all our powers of persuasion to convince organizations to move their files from on-premise servers to cloud-based file storage solutions.

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From MMCCon 2019: A Beginner's Guide to Podcasting

MembersClicks

Have you ever pondered the idea of starting a podcast at your association or chamber of commerce? Maybe you’re an avid podcast listener and LOVE the idea of hosting your own. Can you imagine the engagement you might get?

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