June, 2022

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7: Membership 101: Exit Surveys

Spark Consulting

In position number 7 of the top ten all time Spark blog posts: Membership 101: Exit Surveys. (I I told you the Membership 101 series would be back!). Once again, the advice in the initial post remains solid.

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The Ultimate Guide to Nonprofit Budgets

Wild Apricot

Running a nonprofit is a lot like learning to juggle—exciting as the skill is, it’s harder than it looks! If you’re looking for a way to keep all those balls in the air, nothing is more valuable than a foolproof nonprofit budget. organizational-management

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Gardian of the Month: Jannah Bierens

Aaron Wolowiec

Jannah Bierens is our Gardian of the Month! She shares her favorite part of learning something new, one of her favorite professional networks, her tip to help retain knowledge as well as her favorite summer activities

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Social Impact & The Jimmy Fund

Virtual

Tune into our latest 5 Minutes with Andy -- hear about Team Russo and the Jimmy Fund and Virtual, Inc.’s s commitment to both! Tune into our latest 5 Minutes with Andy -- hear about Team Russo and the Jimmy Fund and Virtual, Inc.’s s commitment to both

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Is Your L&D Organization Future-Proof?

Speaker: Karl Kapp, Ed.D., Professor of Instructional Design and Technology

If the recent past has taught us anything, it's that L&D organizations need to be nimble, quick, and able to react to both foreseen and unforeseen threats in order to be successful. That means looking to the convergence of technology, learning, and business needs so you can make intelligent, informed decisions regarding both your future and the future of your organization.

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Foster the Prerequisite for Contribution

Smooth The Path

A sense of safety is a prerequisite for participating, contributing, and collaborating in a group. When people fear potential embarrassment, they clam up and let other people take the lead, which means we may lose out on the diversity of valuable insight.

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8: Membership 101: Effective Renewal Cycles

Spark Consulting

In position number 8 of the top ten all time Spark blog posts: Membership 101: Effective Renewal Cycles. Spoiler alert: you’re going to see more of the Membership 101 series posts in the countdown.). When I reviewed the initial post, I realized everything I wrote still holds four years later.

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19 Effective Nonprofit Accounting Software Tools

Wild Apricot

Nonprofit accounting can get complicated , especially for organizations using outdated systems. If you don’t have the right financial planning tools and strategies , you may find yourself making errors or taking hours to perform even simple, website-and-technology

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Getting Ready for 2023…Already?

Aaron Wolowiec

The reality that the second quarter is almost over means it is time for a mid-year check-in and the ramping up for 2023. Specifically, as it relates to sales planning and business development, here are a few things you may want to prioritize in the coming weeks as we reach the mid-year mark

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How American Medical Group Association is Innovating to Meet Member Expectations

Higher Logic

The post How American Medical Group Association is Innovating to Meet Member Expectations appeared first on Higher Logic. Joe DeLisle, Director of Council Relations at AMGA, walks us through how he made changes to keep members happy and engaged in their online community.

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The Art of Making Engaging and Effective Learning Videos

Speaker: Joseph Suarez - Learning Experience Designer at Suarez Media Production

In this webinar, Joseph Suarez will break down the craft, the art, and the science, of video production and reveal how to leverage the production process to create engaging learning videos of all types and sizes.

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Five Tips for Conference Sponsorship Pricing

Velvet Chainsaw

In my experience, most large conferences this year are realizing about 80 percent of their 2019 revenue performance. For some of the major annual meetings we’re tracking, sponsorship revenue has been a bright spot when compared to exhibit revenue performance.

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When to Add Videos to Your Online Engagement Strategy

Association Adviser

An online engagement strategy is important to help guide how your members interact with your association’s online presence. It is only natural that when you are planning your annual member engagement strategy that video is included.

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[GUEST BLOG] 2 Reasons People Join and What it Tells You About Members

GrowthZone

by Frank Kenny. Have you ever thought about the different reasons people join your chamber or association? It often comes down to two big things. Some people want to get something FROM your organization, while some people want to get something done THROUGH your organization.

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How to Ask for Donations

Wild Apricot

Donations are a BIG DEAL to your nonprofit: they’re a primary revenue stream , support your base costs, and give you the resources you need to keep growing. However, many people get nervous when it comes to the big question: how to ask for donations? fundraising

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How Do You Measure the Success of Enterprise Learning?

Every organization measures ROI differently. With Thought Industries’ three pillars of learning in this white paper, you can identify what matters to your business, define KPIs and metrics, and see how other organizations measure success and impact.

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11 Trends Impacting Association Events Right Now

Aaron Wolowiec

Here are 11 trends Event Garde has found to be impacting association events right now, including both an overview of the challenges we’ve experienced first-hand and a recommended solution for you and your team to consider

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7 Tips for Making the Move from Listserv to Online Community

Higher Logic

The post 7 Tips for Making the Move from Listserv to Online Community appeared first on Higher Logic. Ready to make the move? Here are 7 tips to help you successfully transition your association and members from a listserv to an online community.

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Turning Ideas Into Action

.orgSource

The 2022 Innovation Summit When I was looking for something unique to say about innovation at.orgCommunity’s June 9, Innovation Summit, I came across these quotes. Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.”—

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How Associations Can Build Engagement on Social Media

Association Adviser

In our previous article on social media tone and voice, we detailed what you need to do to make sure your association sets the right tone with your audience.

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Designing For Engagement: Revive Your L&D Strategy with Gamification, VR, and More

Speaker: Stephen Baer - Chief Creative Officer, ELB Learning & Luke Talbot - Chief Product Officer, Userlane

In this fireside chat, leading L&D experts Stephen Baer & Luke Talbot will discuss the exciting technological advancements in eLearning and how you can choose and implement the right technology for your company.

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Professional Wellness: Better Health Through Better Living

Multiview

Each June, Professional Wellness Month sheds light on the workplace’s role in creating a healthy environment for employees to thrive in, while also providing employers with helpful tips and resources for maintaining productive, engaged employees.

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Membership Level Names: The Secret Sauce for Super-Creative Tier Names

Wild Apricot

If you’re in the midst of planning your membership program, you’re likely thinking about what benefits you can offer to your members and how much to charge for them. Hopefully, you already know that offering more than one membership level. membership

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Braving Trust at Work

Aaron Wolowiec

We often think of trust as something that is important in establishing healthy personal relationships, but trust is important in our professional relationships as well. But how do we build this professional trust

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3 ways to prepare your organization for the labor union comeback

Aptify

After a period of declining membership, unions seem to be staging a comeback. . Here’s how your labor union can prepare for and take advantage of this opportunity for growth. . The union membership rate declined by 0.5 percent in 2021 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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How to Attract New Members: 8 Steps to Take Right Now

Figuring out how to attract new members to your association amid a changing landscape can be challenging. Learn new membership recruitment strategies that help showcase that joining your association is a no-brainer.

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Get Everyone Singing Together—Align Content to Strategy

.orgSource

You invested in the right technology and developed a solid strategic plan. Now, the team is rolling out new member-success initiatives. Why aren’t people paying attention? The numbers are still slipping. It might be because customers aren’t hearing your important story.

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Finding Your Association’s Social Media Voice

Association Adviser

When it comes to social media marketing, the first thing most people think of is consumer businesses. Companies like Wendy’s with their fun and engaging Twitter strategy, or Duolingo’s creative TikToks really capture their audience’s imagination with their edgy and trendy campaigns.

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Congratulations to the ACCE 2022 Chamber of the Year Finalists

GrowthZone

GrowthZone is proud to share its excitement about the announcement of the 2022 Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE)’s Chamber of the Year finalists, especially since we know over half of them VERY well—58% of the finalists use GrowthZone or ChamberMaster software.

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21 Association Management Software (AMS) Options to Transform Your Org

Wild Apricot

“I’m drowning here! I wish I could afford an admin assistant!” ” This is what an association manager posted in a Facebook Group I’m a part of. I got in touch with her and replied, “Maybe you can’t afford an assistant, website-and-technology

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The Ultimate Crash Course in eLearning Visual Design

Speaker: Connie Malamed, Founder of Mastering Instructional Design and Publisher of The eLearning Coach

Well-designed materials can motivate learners, improve comprehension, and assist optimal retention. If you need rapid, easily actionable ways to improve your eLearning and slides, join this session to learn the power principles that will have the biggest impact on your designs.

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That in Between Projects Feeling

Smooth The Path

I just finished The Circle by Dave Eggers, and I am experiencing that in-between good books feeling. After reading an excellent book and before finding the next good book, I have a feeling that’s a little like sadness mixed with anticipation.

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Understand what makes Gen Z tick to serve up content with impact

HighRoad Solution

There's no question that individual and societal experiences have shaped Gen Z. Significant events such as the COVID-19 pandemic and recent advocacy movements like Black Lives Matter, gun reform, and climate change have formulated the values of this new generation.

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Solving Your Agility Issues with the Right Training

PROPEL

We’ve all gone through so much change in the last two years that people now refuse to use the word “pivot” in just about any context.

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