What Really Worked in 2016?

Spark Consulting

Beth Brodovsky, who hosts the Driving Participation podcast (and if you haven’t checked it out yet, what are you waiting for?) recently asked a bunch of her former guests this insightful question for a year-end episode.

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What will 2016 bring for associations?

Aaron Wolowiec

From memberships to learning to partnerships, software and services provider Abila just released its predictions for associations in 2016. In fact, Abila predicts certification revenue will surpass membership revenue in 2016. It’s a new year. New predictions. New trends. New goals.

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29 Free Non-Profit Webinars for April 2016

Wild Apricot

expert-webinars free-webinars 2016 april webinars expert freeApril means spring, and what better way to celebrate spring than with free education? There is no better way! So, it's a good thing I've put together this super list of free educational webinars for nonprofits and associations.

Collaborate, Discover, Explore Learning at ASAE Tech 2016

WBT Systems

WBT Systems will be exhibiting our award-winning TopClass Learning Management System and association learning solutions at Booth #615 during ASAE Tech 2016 , December 13-14. The post Collaborate, Discover, Explore Learning at ASAE Tech 2016 appeared first on WBT Systems.

23 Free Nonprofit Webinars for October 2016

Wild Apricot

Lots of learning on volunteering this month, so if you’re looking for volunteer strategies, you’ve hit the jackpot of webinars! nonprofit webinar webinars

Customer Engagement Takes Center Stage at INBOUND 2016

Socious

“This is going to be very unusual advice from a guy who runs a sales and marketing software company, but take dollars from sales and marketing. Put it in products and services and customer delight.” – Brian Halligan, CEO and Founder of HubSpot.

29 Free Nonprofit Webinars for November 2016

Wild Apricot

If your organization is struggling to fill events, looking for #givingtuesday tips, or building a corporate sponsorship strategy, this month’s free nonprofit webinars can give you a hand. november webinars nonprofit free

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2016: An Association Blogging and Podcasting Odyssey

Spark Consulting

I’ve been blogging about association management since 2008 – and I was far from the first one into the pool. I remember participating in my first bloggercon at ASAE in a sunny plaza in San Diego in 2008, shortly after I’d launched Thanks For Playing, the precursor to the Spark blog, with about 30 other association professionals, sharing our thoughts about how to use this new platform to strengthen our industry and our community.

Six Social Media Trends Expected in 2016

Higher Logic

Social media continues to evolve, and if you want to leverage social media for your organization, you need to be aware of the current trends for 2016. Here’s a closer look at some of the top 2016 social media trends to watch throughout the year.

24 Free Nonprofit Webinars for June 2016

Wild Apricot

Choose from among these 24 free webinars for June 2016. Looking to continue your non-profit education? We've got you covered. june free webinar

The 2016 Super Forum Community Expert Panel: Highlights

Higher Logic

We were honored to host four renowned community thought leaders at this year’s Super Forum. It was a vibrant discussion that included data versus passion in community, engagement as it relates to retention, the state of community management, and influencing community behavior.

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12 Top Association Articles from 2016

Socious

Remember Cliffs Notes, the popular synopses of required reading and classic literature? For some of us, they were a go-to back in high school.

Which Association Learning Trends Predictions Came True in 2016?

WBT Systems

For example, the top ten blog posts in 2016 were: Why Digital Badges are the Future of Association Education. Exploring the Key Association Learning Trends in 2016. Another commonality in the most popular posts of 2016 also speaks to the need for association-specific LMS functionality.

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Association Learning Blogs: Most Popular of 2016

WBT Systems

As we approach the end of June, and with a little inspiration from last week’s blog on Reflective Learning , we thought it was a good time to look back at some of the most popular association learning blogs of the first half of 2016. Looking Forward 2016: Reduce the Impact with an LMS.

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CES 2016 Final Thoughts

Association Management

After a few days of walking the floor at CES , many things start to look alike. That’s because they are. There were dozens of quadcopter drones from different manufacturers. A sea of 4k televisions all with great pictures. And enough virtual reality glasses to make them stop being a novelty.

CES 2016 Report

Association Management

Yesterday I spent my day at the events that are held in advance of the floor opening for the Consumer Electronics Show—some research sessions and a keynote by the CEO of Intel. Some interesting things afoot for the world of technology: 1. Farewell to the upgrade cycle.

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How to Make the Most of ASAE Annual Expo 2016

WBT Systems

With less than two weeks to the ASAE Annual Meeting and Expo 2016 , the largest event for Associations each year, we are putting in place our final preparations to exhibit at Booth #515. The post How to Make the Most of ASAE Annual Expo 2016 appeared first on WBT Systems.

PREVIEW: Key Findings from the 2016 Community Benchmarking Study

Higher Logic

I recently previewed our 2016 Community Benchmarking Study, and the overarching theme is clear: effective community management can positively influence member behavior. The average EBS for the 2016 study is 79, up 19 points from 2015.

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Association Brain Food: Week of February 1, 2016

Reid All About it

The strong will survive, the smart will thrive. Even busy professionals must set time aside for reading, listening, and learning. Schedule it. Maybe 20 minutes a day, maybe an hour or two a week.

12 Top Association Articles from 2016

Socious

So here goes – your summary of the best association articles on the web for 2016. The Association Industry’s Best Articles for 2016 Takeaway. Remember Cliffs Notes, the popular synopses of required reading and classic literature? For some of us, they were a go-to back in high school.

Experience Salt Lake City: You Can't Miss ASAE Annual 2016

Higher Logic

What You Can't Miss for ASAE Annual 2016. ASAE Annual is one of the biggest events we participate in every year, and we wouldn’t dream of missing it. It’s a great opportunity to join thousands of attendees to learn and collaborate on how to improve the association landscape.

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ASAE Annual Meeting 2016: Come see the new version of TopClass LMS!

WBT Systems

We are excited to be heading to ASAE Annual Meeting & Expo 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah from August 13-16 ! ASAE Annual Meeting 2016 is the biggest Association conference of the year and the schedule is jam packed with educational sessions, learning labs and social events.

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Are Chapters Worth The Effort: 2016 Chapter Benchmarking Report

Mariner

According the 2016 Chapter Benchmarking report , associations lean on chapters for member engagement, leadership development, membership. recruitment, marketing/communications and local resources – rating these elements as 'absolutely essential' to 'essential' roles.

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Discover your new TopClass LMS at NiUG Discovery 2016!

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is delighted to announce their sponsorship of the NiUG Discovery 2016 Conference , hosted by NiUG International , April 11-13. Be sure to stop by WBT Systems at NiUG Discovery 2016 to see how TopClass can help to build and develop your education programs!

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CMAD 2016: It’s the Year of Community Management

Higher Logic

The community management industry is making great strides and growing rapidly into 2016, thanks to innovative content and collaboration amongst community managers. We'd also like to send a big (virtual) round of applause and congratulations to the CMAD 2016 Community Manager award winners.

22 Free Nonprofit Webinars for July 2016

Wild Apricot

If your organization is struggling to engage millennials, one of the things you’ll learn from this month’s webinars is the best times of day to post your event social media messages and send emails

The Top Customer Engagement Articles for the Week of February 28, 2016

Socious

The Socious Top Ten for the Week of February 28, 2016. Every week we aim to make your life easier by compiling the best customer community articles of last week right here on our blog.

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Website Accessibility at the 2016 ASAE Annual Meeting and Expo

Higher Logic

Have you finally caught up on email, sleep and the deluge of new networking opportunities from this year’s ASAE Annual Meeting and Expo? It’s one of the biggest association events we participate in every year - we wouldn’t dream of missing it. First - a few thank you's.

20 Free Nonprofit Webinars for August 2016

Wild Apricot

If you're organization is struggling to recruit volunteers, have you considered using social media to do the work for you? In one of this month's free nonprofit webinars, you'll learn how to recruit volunteers right from Facebook, Twitter, and even YouTube. august free webinar

Harnessing the web 2016 conference – early bird offer

Optimist Consulting

I am a supporter of Harnessing the web 2016 conference in October, the premier digital conference for the membership sector. About Harnessing the web 2016. Harnessing the web 2016 is the membership sector’s leading annual conference focused entirely on the web.

Holiday Gift Guide 2016 (Association Edition)

MembersClicks

Check out our 2016 holiday gift guide below! It seems like December just started, and yet Christmas is only two weeks away! Where did the month (and year) go?! Now we hate to bring it up, but…how’s your holiday shopping coming? If you still have a few (or more) gifts to grab, let us help!

36 Free Nonprofit Webinars for September 2016

Wild Apricot

If your organization is struggling to engage millennials, one of the things you’ll learn from this month’s webinars are 3 rules that will turn a new millennial member into a raving fan. webinars free september

The Four Writing Tics You Must Leave Behind in 2016

Higher Logic

Writing. We all need to do it -- in community postings, in email, and in the documents we create. Writing is like walking -- it’s so automatic that you don’t think about it. But you ought to.

2016 Benchmarking Study Reveals Association Communication Hurdles Remain

Association Adviser

While the 2016 study uncovered promising new trends, data revealed that associations face the same primary challenges that they faced in 2011, and the approach to tackling those challenges has not necessarily improved. Jill Andreu, Naylor Association Solutions.

The communications struggle continues

Aaron Wolowiec

Fast forward: Naylor recently released the results of its 2016 Communications Benchmarking Study. While under staffing remains a top concern among associations, especially in the communications department, some positive trends emerged in the 2016 survey.

18 Free Non-profit Webinars for May 2016

Wild Apricot

May means nicer weather and I know you want to go outside, but here are 18 great reasons to stay glued to your computer screen! nonprofit webinar free may

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What Do Your Customers Expect from You in 2016 & Beyond? A Guide Map

Socious

Your customers are logging into websites more frequently, signing up for new online services, and trying new apps every day. The well-documented consumerization of business product users is putting increasing pressure on companies.

24 Free Nonprofit Webinars for July 2016

Wild Apricot

If your organization is struggling to engage millennials, one of the things you’ll learn from this month’s webinars is the best times of day to post your event social media messages and send emails

MemberClicks’ Year in Review: Highlights from 2016

MembersClicks

Is it just us or did 2016 FLY by? In fact, here are some of our favorite moments and memories from 2016: association management small staff association membership management Small Staff ChatterWe can’t believe another year is almost gone.

The Best Customer Engagement Tips from the Week of February 21, 2016

Socious

The Socious Top Ten for the Week of February 21, 2016. Socious has some great news! Call it a late new year’s resolution if you will, but we have decided to bring back the “Socious Top Ten”.

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