A look back at 2015

Aaron Wolowiec

It’s hard to quantify those day-to-day “ah-ha” moments, but we hope you enjoy this glance at our 2015. Here’s a look at 2015: Marketing and Communications. In 2015, Event Garde produced 50 blog posts. From left to right: Jenny Hill, Aaron Wolowiec and Cally Hill.

Meetings mean money for hotels in 2015

Aaron Wolowiec

Thanks to PD nerds like me, in 2015 hotels should get a big financial boost. I touched on it last week in a post about MPI’s meetings forecast for 2015. As such, cybersecurity at hotels will become increasingly important for events and meetings in 2015.”.

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2015 Year End

Jamie Notter

Here is 2015 by the numbers: Miles running: 119 (down 110). This has been a pretty incredible year, actually.

Trends for 2015


Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising Trends to Watch in 2015 from John Haydon. Top 10 Mobile Trends 2015 from Golden Gekko. 25 Disruptive Technology Trends 2015 – 2016 from Brian Solis.

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Keys to Making It Through 2015

Association Adviser

The post Keys to Making It Through 2015 appeared first on. Features Leadership 2015 Benchmarking Report brainstorming email goal-setting goals ideas leadership member engagement video It’s going to be a fast-moving, bumpy, exciting year. Strap in tight.

My Top 5 Blog Posts of 2015

Eric Lanke

As we end another year, here's a look back at the five posts on this blog that received the most page views in 2015.

Free Download: 2015 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report

Membership Marketing

Once again, I am pleased to share the just released 2015 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report with you. The 2015 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report also includes comments from participants on their successes and challenges in membership marketing.

Refocusing on Jobs and Education in 2015

YourMembership Blog

So where are we at the start of 2015? Special note: On January 22, we hosted our first CAE Thought Leadership Webinar for 2015, titled Fads, Trends and Signals: Three Keys to Successful Innovation for Associations.

Where I'll Be Speaking In 2015

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

While I''ll still be talking about all things social media in 2015, I have been working on a new keynote (and book, God help me) about overcoming three primary fears that everyone shares to reach greater success. This year has been incredible for speaking engagements!

Now Open: The 2015 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Questionnaire

Membership Marketing

We have just launched the questionnaire for the 2015 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report and I want to invite you to participate. Please take some time now to participate in the 2015 Membership Marketing Benchmarking research by using this link. 2015 Benchmarking Survey

[DC AREA EVENT] 2015 Future of Associations


Following a successful “ What Got You Here ” event in March exploring themes around transformation in the association sector, Ann Yoders of AEY Marketing & Research Consulting is pleased to offer the next event in “2015 Future of Associations” event series.

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Six Reasons You Can’t Miss the HUG Super Forum 2015

Higher Logic

Still on the fence about joining us and the rest of the Higher Logic Community for Super Forum this October? We know it happens every year, but every year is different and exciting. Here are six reasons that should convince you to attend Super Forum this year! Three great keynote speakers.

2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Wild Apricot Blog

The latest edition of the Nonprofit Communications Trends Report offers up some excellent insight into the minds of non-profit staff. We''ve gathered some highlights and shared a handy inforgraphic to help make sense of it all. nonprofit research

Motor City, ASAE 2015 and a Remarkable Year at YM

YourMembership Blog

The association world is about to converge on the Motor City this weekend for ASAE’s 2015 Annual Meeting. The post Motor City, ASAE 2015 and a Remarkable Year at YM appeared first on YourMembership.

Engaging Your Team in 2015


The most common lament we hear (ok it’s tied with “we can’t find volunteers”) is how can we get the volunteers to actually do what they say they will. As we’ve always said here at Mariner, volunteer management is really HR management and so the many principals for motivating employees are relevant

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5 must know facts from MemberWise Harnessing the Web 2015 survey

Optimist Consulting

We Are Social’s Digital, Social and Mobile in 2015. I recently attended the launch of the annual MemberWise ‘Harnessing the Web’ survey report. More than 200 organisations contributed to report on how they were using digital platforms at their membership organisation.

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The State of Community Management 2015


The 2015 State of Community Management Report is out!! Key findings from the 2015 research [My bold]. The 2015 State of Community Management Webinar from Higher Logic.

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2015 Favorite Community Reads

Higher Logic

In many ways, 2015 was the year of the private online community. We recently came up with a list of must reads , but wanted to do a broader recap of some of our favorite articles and resources from 2015. The 2015 State of Community Management Report , The Community Roundtable.

2015 Association Management Trends and Important News from YM

YourMembership Blog

Welcome to 2015! Now there is, as we have just released our newest publication, The Essential Guide to 2015 Association Management Trends. The post 2015 Association Management Trends and Important News from YM appeared first on YourMembership.

17 Free Non-profit Webinars For July 2015

Wild Apricot Blog

This summer is a great time to get ahead on your non-profit education. Here's a list of 17 FREE live webinars that offer up a host of learning opportunities. webinar Wild Apricot

The millennial mantra: give

Aaron Wolowiec

GivingTuesday 2015: Attracting Millennial Donors looks at the behaviors of millennials during #GivingTuesday , which was Dec. ‘Tis the season for giving!

How do association marketers fight email fatigue?

Aaron Wolowiec

The “ 2015 Association Email Benchmarking Report ” summarizes email marketing metrics from more than 1 billion emails associations sent in 2014. Associations Marketing 2015 Association Email Benchmarking Report associations email Informz marketing mobile engagement study technology

2015: The Year of Brand Publishing


Chances are, you don’t stray much farther than your specialization, but 2015 is the year certain to change all of that. Have you ever thought of your small brand as a publisher?

Happy Holidays in 2015

Smooth The Path

The post Happy Holidays in 2015 appeared first on Smooth The Path. Miscellaneous


2015: Believe Your Beliefs


Rather than making predictions about 2015, at SliceWorks we like to choose one word to focus on going into the New Year. Our focus word for 2015 is BELIEVE. So as you look ahead to 2015, what are the challenges and opportunities ahead of you?

17 Free Non-profit Webinars for May 2015

Wild Apricot Blog

Spring is here and there are lots of fresh new ideas for non-profits in a host of free webinars popping up this May! Check out the round-up of 17 free webinars. Non-profits webinar


Get Creative with B2B Marketing in 2015


One of the best things about marketing is the constant challenge that comes with it. You don’t want to repeat yourself from last year, nor do you want to look sloppy next to the competition. B2B is especially susceptible to very high standards and unusual challenges.

Six Ways to Attract Engaged Members in 2015


Will “Castle and Moat” Strategies Help You Win Engaged Members? Active, engaged members remain the number one challenge for associations and professional societies. Why do so many nonprofits end up leaving them stranded?

22 Free Non-profit Webinars For April 2015

Wild Apricot Blog

Looking to continue your non-profit education? We''ve got you covered. Take a look at the 22 free webinars available this April. webinar nonprofit

[Cool Infographic Friday] 2015 Social Media Image Sizes


Bookmark this! —————– ( photo credit ). Cool Infographic Friday Implementation

19 Free Non-profit Webinars For February 2015

Wild Apricot Blog

Looking to continue your non-profit education? We''ve got you covered. Take a look at the 19 free webinars that are available this February. nonprofit webinar

Nonprofit Blog Carnival June 2015: Motivation for the Nonprofit Nation

Wild Apricot Blog

Want to find out how to motivate your volunteers, donors, supporters and board members? Check out our Nonprofit Blog Carnival round-up for June. membership Non-profit nonprofit blog carnival

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April 2015 Update: How Wild Apricot Is Changing and Why

Wild Apricot Blog

The April Wild Apricot Update offers a personal message from Chief Apricot Dmitry Buterin about how Wild Apricot is changing and why. Wild Apricot


What’s Your Association’s Theme for 2015?

Wild Apricot Blog

Before you finalize your strategic plan or launch your projects or events schedule, take time to look back over 2014 in order to set goals and develop a theme for 2015

17 Free Non-profit Webinars For March 2015

Wild Apricot Blog

It’s cold outside, so stay in where it’s warm and learn something new! Take a look at the 17 free webinars that are available this March


March Madness Turns to April Gladness – It’s Time for Xperience 2015

YourMembership Blog

I’m excited because Xperience 2015 is just a week away! Xperience 2015 will also mark the first time our customers will have the opportunity to meet with YM since the acquisition of Job Target’s career center business unit and Digital Ignite.

It’s On! National Volunteer Week 2015

Wild Apricot Blog

National Volunteer Week is on from April 12 to 18. Here are some ideas for how you can recognize your amazing volunteers and share your stories. national volunteer week Volunteers


October 2015 Update: Introducing Wild Apricot Academy

Wild Apricot Blog

October was a big month! We launched our new Wild Apricot Membership Academy + Rolled out new features with Version 5.6. Have a read and learn more about all that we've been up to. Wild Apricot


5 interesting facts from PARN’s Professional Body Sector Review 2015

Optimist Consulting

I was delighted to be invited to attend the recent launch of the Professional Associations Research Network’s ‘ Professional Body Sector Review 2015 ’ at the Law Society’s impressive building in London.

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What Nonprofits Need To Do More in 2015: Embrace Stillness

Beth Kanter's Blog

The new year is always a popular time for all of us to take stock and see the big picture. And, every year when the calendar flips over, we embrace reflection and setting goals.

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