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What’s the 411 on Association Membership and Leadership? – Ask JP #039

Moery Company

Recently, I had a great conversation with a really good friend of mine who is an association CEO and he asked, “What’s happening in the area of association leadership? And, in particular, around membership?” ” I shared some insights with him that I want to pass on to you.

42 Free Nonprofit Webinars for November 2020

Wild Apricot

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in November 2020 that the Internet has to offer


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How to Prepare Your 2021 Sponsorship Prospectus

Moery Company

Your sponsorship prospectus may look different next year and there’s no better time than right now to put it all together for your supplier community. If you’ve been thinking about offering a full year partnership, this the year to do it.

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We Have a Match!

Spark Consulting

Update on my fall fundraising for Reading Partners (where I’m both a tutor and a board member): My initial goal was $1000, and, with ten days still to go in the campaign, I’ve raised $1300! To everyone who’s given so far, HUGE thanks.

eLearning demand is at an all-time high. Pick the right LMS!

The need for online learning is greater than ever having the right LMS is absolutely crucial. Quickly, easily, and cost-effectively decide which Learning Management System is right for you with this 12-step guide from LMS implementation experts.

Don't Write Another Year-End Giving Letter Without These 5 Tips (+Template)

Wild Apricot

Get ready for year-end giving season and craft the perfect communications using these tips, letter template, and examples

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Introducing ePly Virtual Venue!


Planning events, whether in-person, virtual, or a combination of the two, is hard enough as is. Finding speakers, securing sponsors, coming up with new and creative ways to engage’s s a pretty hefty undertaking (to say the least).

I Am Sorry, But We Are Not All “Fine”

Velvet Chainsaw

I was inspired by a post by Lisa Cowley, CEO of Beacon, who penned a moving article entitled “ It Is Okay Not to Be Okay.” I recommend you read her moving story and then come back. Some days, I can relate! Application for Associations.

How to Convince Your Board You Need Membership Management Software

Wild Apricot

Ready to start using membership management software. but your board is dragging their feet? Here's how to overcome the top three most common objections, and how to successfully pitch your new MMS

Here’s How Community Helps Your Customer Advocacy Program Take Off

Higher Logic

The post Here’s How Community Helps Your Customer Advocacy Program Take Off appeared first on Higher Logic. An online community can energize your customer advocacy program – here are three reasons why.

Build or Buy an LMS? How to Pick the Right Solution for Your Budget

BUDGET. When it comes to picking your next LMS that six-letter word is probably the most important part of the decision-making process. So, what are your options to get the best possible eLearning solution without breaking the bank? Build it or buy it. This guide from Lambda’s eLearning experts details absolutely everything you need to consider so you can pick the perfect eLearning solution for your organization and budget.

7 Ways to Help Members Who Can’t Afford Membership Right Now


Challenging times are when members need your association the most. Don't lose members because they can't afford to pay their dues - instead be flexible. Here are 7 ways your association can help members who can't afford membership right now


The Marketplace Demands a Better Sponsorship Prospectus (6:47) – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 255

Moery Company

Your sponsors and exhibitors are no longer the folks who are underwriting your food and beverage costs at an in-person event. They’re now your business partners. Listen to this weeks episode to learn what to include in your 2021 sponsorship prospectus to win over existing and new sponsors.

3 Ways to Engage Members Using an LMS (Besides Tracking Education)


Don’t get me wrong: an LMS (or learning management system ) IS the ideal tool for giving you and your staff visibility into members’ progress with any education initiative. Whether it’s industry required or for member engagement purposes.)

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Rethinking from Scratch to Better Deliver for Members: Emily Crane, Georgia Motor Trucking Association

Association Adviser

Emily Crane, VP of safety and education for the Georgia Motor Trucking Association, tells us how they're supporting trucking companies this pandemic-influenced year and beyond.

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

Why you should think before you send

Association Success

Whether a family member, coworker or friend, odds are someone has upset you at some point — and in a split-second reaction maybe you’ve said or sent something you regretted. That’s okay.

Associations Behaving Like Businesses – Association Field Report (October 23, 2020)

Moery Company

Over the last decade, consultants such as myself have been talking about association needed to behave, act, perform more like a business, and be more bottom line oriented. We’re beginning to see this happen across the industry for a variety of reasons.

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Seasonal Promotions at Your Association or Chamber


Q4 brings many things, but one of the most loved (and most fun): holidays! There’s Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa (among many others). And let’s not forget about Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday. Put simply, there’s a lot going on.

8 Giving Tuesday Ideas To Make 2020 Your Best Year Yet

Wild Apricot

If you're hoping to create a great experience for donors this Giving Tuesday and raise more funds than ever before, check out this list of ideas to inspire you


Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

Podcast: How to Take Care of Your Virtual Event Participants

Association Adviser

Lindsay Gross & Kate Pojeta of Event Garde discuss their holistic approach to participant care and virtual event management on The Association Adviser Podcast. The post Podcast: How to Take Care of Your Virtual Event Participants appeared first on Association Adviser.

Is ‘freemium’ part of your content strategy? How free content can build brand awareness and attract new members

Association Success

The internet has revolutionized the way we consume content. Though people once gladly paid for newspapers, books and magazines, today’s readers have a never-ending library of free content at their fingertips. .

Why your association needs an online community now more than ever

Nimble AMS

Keeping members engaged with your association is always a challenge. In this era of social distancing, it’s especially tough. That’s where an online member community can help. An online community is always a great way for your members and staff to collaborate and share ideas.

Six Attributes of Successful Women’s Conferences

Velvet Chainsaw

This article was originally written for the April issue of PCMA’s Convene magazine. The timing was right before the lockdown and a couple months before the 2020 social justice movement eclipsed.

How to Avoid Fundraising’s Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition

Speaker: Jay Wilkinson, CEO & Founder, Firespring

It doesn't take an industry professional to know that nonprofits highly depend on donations. The marketing emails, events, and website design are meant to attract new donors, when what we should be doing is trying to keep the donors we have. Teach a man donor acquisition and he'll get donations for the day--teach a man donor retention and he'll get donations for a lifetime. John Jay Wilkinson, CEO and founder of Firespring, and learn how to get donations for a lifetime. In this session, Jay will help us learn how to step off of the donor acquisition treadmill and rev up donor retention. Six out of ten donors give only once, but this doesn’t have to be your reality. Jay will help us understand how a 10% increase in donor retention will more than double the lifetime value of a donor and minimize our reliance on producing constant appeals for new donors.

IA Sponsors 50-State Racial Justice Legislative Tracker And Releases Additional Commitments To Increase Diversity & Inclusion


Washington, DC – Internet Association (IA) today released new industry-wide initiatives aimed at addressing systemic racial inequality and increasing diversity within the internet industry workforce.

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Be the 30 Percent Helping Advertisers Tell Their Full Story

Association Adviser

Treat your ad options as a whole, integrated campaign to see sponsor engagement and non-dues revenue increase. The post Be the 30 Percent Helping Advertisers Tell Their Full Story appeared first on Association Adviser.

Why you should be friends with the youngest person in the room

Association Success

It’s common in many association sectors to emphasize seniority and experience when brainstorming new ideas, evaluating previous projects or making decisions that could affect the organization.

How to build an all-star AMS project team

Nimble AMS

When you’re moving to a new association management software (AMS) system, having the right project team in place makes all the difference.

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.

6 Benefits of an Online Submission and Review Process


Your awards presentation is coming up, and it’s time to ask for nominations. And, if this year is anything like last (and the year before that, and the year before that…) they’ll be submitted everywhere — your email, your voicemail, in the middle of a Zoom meeting!

Chapter Training: Available at the moment of need

Mariner Management

What makes an effective volunteer and chapter leadership development program ? One that offers multi-channel, asynchronous, and live delivery of virtual and face-to-face training programs and resources. Or in a simple rule to follow: available at the moment of need. .

The Reinvention Mandate: Part I

Association Adviser

With 2021 on the horizon, associations must abandon the pursuit of relevancy and commit to the comprehensive reinvention of institutions, systems and society. The post The Reinvention Mandate: Part I appeared first on Association Adviser.