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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.30.16

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After reading Elizabeth Engel and Shelly Alcorn’s paper, The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm , I was inspired to write my own take on how associations could transform higher education. Why not dream big or dream differently—that’s how to design your own future. I’m a believer in the Power of A , but I also believe in the entrepreneurial mindset that seizes opportunities to create value. Making Online Communities Work in 2016.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.25.16

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Yes, we are blessed to be here on this beautiful planet. EDT* – The Certificate is Obsolete: New Ways to Track PD, CE and Certification . In 2016, professionals should not be forced to keep track and self-report stacks of PDFs and paper certificates in order to demonstrate that they have met certification, CE, or professional development requirements. Woo Woo to Wow: Creating Conscious Associations (Association Chat on Blab).

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.25.16

Reid All About it

Yes, we are blessed to be here on this beautiful planet. EDT* – The Certificate is Obsolete: New Ways to Track PD, CE and Certification . In 2016, professionals should not be forced to keep track and self-report stacks of PDFs and paper certificates in order to demonstrate that they have met certification, CE, or professional development requirements. Woo Woo to Wow: Creating Conscious Associations (Association Chat on Blab).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.11.16

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This webinar will provide essential information on the key changes expected in privacy rules, the repercussions of the GDPR, the costs of non-compliance and how associations operating in both the US and Europe can best adapt in this transitional phase. HighRoad’s new Analyst Brief series brings research from the for-profit world to the association world. Referrals are the most coveted type of lead for any business—an indication of trust and satisfaction and a faster path to revenue.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.8.16

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Schedule one hour next week to attend one of these webinars, read ASAE Collaborate, or skim the #assnchat hashtag on Twitter for good reads. Pave a clear pathway to building better eLearning programs for your association with this free, monthly webinar series from iCohere Academy, a worldwide professional community of practice dedicated to the evolution of webinars, web meetings and courses, and hybrid/virtual conferences. Blab is easy to use.

Want More Engaged Members? Clean Up Your Data

Association Adviser

To fully engage members, your membership management team should know as much as possible about each member and have that information at your fingertips. When members trust you to store information about them, you don’t want to jeopardize that trust by responding to or engaging with them based on inaccurate information. When it comes to member data, go for quality over quantity. . Some members are more valuable to your organization than others.

Solutions for Your Membership Conundrum

Association Adviser

Delivering the right value to the right members at the right time. The same members tell us they never know about events, professional development opportunities or other benefits to which they’re entitled. For the fifth consecutive year, the majority of association leaders (68 percent) cited “Inability to Communicate Member Benefits Effectively ” as their second most significant member communication challenge, trailing only information overload (69 percent). Certifications.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.4.16

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Each episode is dedicated to a president starting with George Washington and ending with Donald Trump. I’m listening to them all in order, of course, and have made it up to the Warren Harding episode. I subscribe to dozens of podcasts and normally don’t listen to every single episode, like I do with Presidential. Since I love to cook, America’s Test Kitchen Radio is another favorite. Now on to the list of this week’s free webinars and learning events.

How One Association Cracks Tough Markets

Associations Now

Every association is different, especially when it comes to global efforts. Don’t try to do anything in China, for instance, without finding a partner and putting in a lot of face time. Harris became executive director of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals in 2011, and in the past five years he’s looked for ways to expand APMP’s presence in countries that are often considered tough markets to crack. They will continue to renew.”.

Don’t Be Led Astray From Protecting the Member Experience

Associations Now

Businesses that deliver a cluttered customer experience have likely fallen victim to short-sighted temptations. The mobile technology industry is commonly held up as an epicenter of innovation and creativity in the 21st century, a model for other sectors to learn from or emulate. I can very easily believe that they hope to entrap some sliver of their consumers into accidentally clicking a button and paying money for a service nobody needs.”

New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

We are all making personal and professional new year’s resolutions for 2017, setting goals and making promises to ourselves to keep them this year. Back at the office, this process is paralleled as the new year kick-starts strategic planning sessions to set goals for association management, covering everything from membership growth and retention to updating education and certification programs.

Building Buy-In for an Online Community at Your Association

Higher Logic

You don't have to be a hypnotist or a master of persuasion to build support for an online community among your association’s board and executive team. Instead, you need to align your new online community with the mission and priorities of your association's leadership.

4 tips to help out and stand out as an all-star volunteer

Association Success

If you’re like most job seekers, you’re neglecting a key step to land a new job. They know how to be all-star volunteers. . Every organization, large or small, needs volunteers to fulfill their missions. Allow you to add value, and 3.

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Challenges Continue, but Membership Stays Strong

Associations Now

Whenever I talk to someone in association membership, I always like to ask, “What’s keeping you up at night?”. Add to that the fact that forces beyond our control, including market, technology, and social shifts, have the power to change the look and feel of membership as we know it. You may not be getting eight hours of sleep each night, but there is some good news to rest easy on: Membership remains strong for most associations, despite today’s turmoil.

Will ‘Gen Z’ be a Generation of Joiners?

Associations Now

While most associations are plotting out recruitment strategies for millennials, membership professionals need to be thinking about a younger generation entering the workforce this year. This blog post marks the date on which I begin to feel old. My joints began to ache after I read a study called “ The Truth About Youth ,” a survey of more than 33,000 teenagers, conducted last year by the global advertising agency McCann Erickson.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

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It’s that time of year – your chance to participate in the industry’s most comprehensive study on membership marketing. Every year, I look forward to pouring over this report as soon as it comes out. Not only will this report help you benchmark your association’s membership marketing efforts against nearly 1,000 other associations, but you’ll pick up ideas for improving recruitment and retention tactics. To participate in the survey, follow this link.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

Reid All About it

It’s that time of year – your chance to participate in the industry’s most comprehensive study on membership marketing. Every year, I look forward to pouring over this report as soon as it comes out. Not only will this report help you benchmark your association’s membership marketing efforts against nearly 1,000 other associations, but you’ll pick up ideas for improving recruitment and retention tactics. To participate in the survey, email Tony Rossell at MGI.