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Introducing the 2020 Community Movers + Shakers

Higher Logic

Online communities are powerful. Not only are they complex solutions for complex organizational problems, but communities can create real lasting friendships, powerful professional connections, and loyal brand advocates.

The Ultimate Guide to Nonprofit Branding

Wild Apricot

In this guide to nonprofit branding, learn why your organization needs its own brand, how to create one and how to use it to drive your mission

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The Dynamic Duo: Careers and Learning

YourMembership Blog

Did you know that 80% of Millennials are interested in relevant job opportunities based on their current certifications? Wouldn’t it be great if you could easily provide your members with both?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.24.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Is social media about paying attention … or getting it? For me, it’s primarily about paying attention. Twitter is a serendipitous source of good reads and inspiration. LinkedIn has its moments.

AMC-Managed Organizations are More Stable than Standalone Organizations

Why do organizations managed by Association Management Companies outperform standalone organizations? This paper seeks to answer that question through the results of a study examining the rates of change in the length of chief staff executive tenure and changes in office locations of membership-based organizations between 2009 and 2015.

The Exciting Impact of Digital Transformation on Professional Development

WBT Systems

The Exciting Impact of Digital Transformation on Professional Development. Read more about The Exciting Impact of Digital Transformation on Professional Development


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Put These 3 Trends on Your Marketing Radar for 2020

Associations Now

With a new decade underway, here are content marketing ideas to help you stay ahead of the association pack. By Eric Goodstadt. So long aughts and ’10s, hello ’20s. It’s almost February, and no doubt you’ve already begun executing on your business plans for the year.

Social Media Fundraising: 6 Tips to Make It Work for You

Wild Apricot

Interested in using the power of social media in your fundraising but unsure of where to start? We’ve outlined 6 tips to make the platforms work for you

Advice for Associations to Succeed in 2020 – Four Tips to Effectively Manage a Small Team

Moery Company

Associations come in different sizes, from small shops of less than 20 employees to organizations that employ hundreds. Here at The Moery Company we have learned a lot over the past ten years of what it means to run a successful business with a small team.

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Project Portfolio Management Part III: Monitoring and Evaluation


Monitoring. You have evaluated and prioritized projects , scheduled resources , and now the scheduled projects are underway. You may assume that your job is done.

Navigating the Loss of Kobe Bryant with Mindfulness

Holly Duckworth

Lessons He Taught Living A Mindful Life “What? What just happened.” I said to myself as I read, on Facebook that passing of Kobe Bryant. As I always do, I quickly Googled for a more credible source before believing that the news was true. Upon confirming it was true stunned I had to find a […


3 Fun Facts About National Handwriting Day

Associations Now

The Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association’s annual event has taken on a new type of importance in recent years. Here’s how the day has evolved over the past four decades. In a world where keyboards and smartphones have taken over, handwriting doesn’t always get a fair shake with the public.

LinkedIn For Nonprofits: How It Can Help You Reach Your 2020 Goals

Wild Apricot

LinkedIn for nonprofits isn't just for connecting with professionals in your field, it's also a great platform that you can use to advance your mission and grow your fundraising. Learn how LinkedIn can help your organization in this guide

Should You Buy Marketing Software Direct or Work With a Consultant?

HighRoad Solution

When you form a strategic partnership with a consultant, they will offer your association guidance and support as you tackle some of your most challenging questions. How do you set realistic goals? How can you improve your processes? How do you get your team up to speed?

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On the Mark: Goals or a Process?


January is definitely the time of the year to start thinking about the year ahead.Or is it? At this point, many pundits have discussed the futility of New Year’s resolutions. I subscribe to this same notion.

PODCAST | Association Hustle Podcast – Episode 216: Building Strong Relationship between Associations and Consultants

Moery Company

Associations are outsourcing work and will be out sourcing even more in the years to come. Listen in as JP Moery taps into 30 years of being on both sides of the equation and provides six best practice tips for building and managing relationships for associations and consultants.

Lessons From a Certification Overhaul

Associations Now

SHRM’s shift to a new certification model points to associations’ need to better understand their members—and the people their members serve.

How to Build 3 Popular Reports in AffiniPay (Wild Apricot Payments)?

Wild Apricot

Learn how to create and view reports on transactions in AffiniPay (Wild Apricot Payments), to help you present at meetings and maximize your revenue

Key Takeaways from PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2020

Velvet Chainsaw

The Professional Convention Management Association’s Convening Leaders in San Francisco In early January served as an engaging and energizing way to kick off a new year and a new decade.

How to Prioritize Your Never-Ending To-Do List


Do you ever get so overwhelmed with work that you start to feel paralyzed? The to-dos keep coming, and you don’t even know where to begin. It’s ALL important, and it all HAS to get done. If so, you’re certainly not alone.

Engage Members More with These Career Center Content Ideas by Employment Level

Association Adviser

Customizing your career center's content meets members' needs for different info at each career stage. Here are some content ideas by employment level. The post Engage Members More with These Career Center Content Ideas by Employment Level appeared first on Association Adviser.

Give Young Members a Greater Leadership Voice

Associations Now

To cultivate its pipeline of future leaders, the National Automatic Merchandising Association evolved its Emerging Leaders Network to ensure that it provides high-quality engagement opportunities and a seat at the leadership table.

Does Your Association Approach Member Engagement Tactfully?


Regardless of the brand, genre or philanthropy, all associations seem to have the same common-denominator conversations when discussing the goals… The post Does Your Association Approach Member Engagement Tactfully? appeared first on MultiView.

Don’t Get Fired for Building Your Own Association Software

Nimble AMS

Association CIOs: Ask yourself these six important questions before building your own AMS. Think your association’s needs require custom-built software? The risks to your job and your association might not be worth it. Read on to find out why.

Setting Members Up for e-Learning Success: 5 Tips


As you ramp up an online learning program, it’s important to consider what your learners will experience. You don’t want there to be ANY roadblocks to successful completion!

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Long Live Print: The Enduring, Original Communication Method

Association Adviser

Associations should use digital and print communication to maximize reach. Both are important to showcase the association as a prime source for industry news. The post Long Live Print: The Enduring, Original Communication Method appeared first on Association Adviser.

Five Ways to Make Attendees Feel Appreciated and Welcome

Associations Now

Attendees take time away from the office and spend money to attend your events. Are you doing everything you can to make them feel appreciated? Five ideas for setting the bar high.

Fast Track Your Way to Innovation


Is your association innovative enough to survive in the roaring twenties? Before you answer, name three strategies you use to promote creative thinking. If they don’t roll off your tongue, consider this: Blockbuster— had a chance to buy Netflix and didn’t.

Announcing an Entirely New Methodology for Member Research

Smooth The Path

The associations with high member engagement know their members well. In fact, you might work at one of these member engagement unicorns. Is behavioral data continually monitored? Do staff regularly conduct member research?

Boosting Employee Satisfaction: 4 Questions to Ask


You likely spend a lot of time thinking about membership retention initiatives. And for good reason!) But it’s just as important to spend some time thinking about employee retention initiatives as well.

Project Portfolio Management Part II: Resource Scheduling


Now that you have your list of prioritized projects , the project sponsors and stakeholders will be eager to get going. To determine when the work can start, you’ll need to answer the following questions…. Who (or what roles, if more than one individual can fill the need) needs to be involved in each project? Do you have sufficient knowledge and experience to complete the project in-house or will you need outside resources to help? What is the overall effort of the project?

For One Planner, Innovation Means Thinking Like Attendees

Associations Now

Alice Mathu of IAAPA shares how innovation can include comfort, sustainability and trying the latest technology. To create innovative and interactive meetings, planners around the nation are raising the bar on productivity and capitalizing on attendee experience.

Higher-Ed Group Launches Consulting Service to Help Colleges Solve Challenges

Associations Now

The National Association of College and University Business Officers recently launched a consulting service that will help higher-ed institutions solve a host of upcoming challenges ranging from revenue growth to better use of data.

Birth Defects Prevention Month Continues March of Dimes’ Evolution

Associations Now

The March of Dimes achieved its mission of curing polio within 20 years of opening its doors. Since then, it has evolved its goals while maintaining the spirit of its original purpose and embraced the need to find solutions to increasingly complex problems.

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