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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.5.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… What a week. This tweet summed it up for me. It feels somewhat like that week in March when the impact of COVID-19 hit us all. It’s been hard to focus.

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What the Pandemic Taught Me About Business – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 235

Moery Company

JP Moery learned a lot about business over the past couple of months. Listen to this week’s episode to hear about the five lessons that he learned while leading his company and team through a pandemic. Hello and welcome to JP Moery’s Association Hustle Podcast.

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Preparing for the Days, Weeks, and Months Ahead

Moery Company

I’ve got a very direct message for you today: it’s time to get tough. Things aren’t coming back like they were. This is a test. What grade will your association get?

47 Free Nonprofit Webinars for June 2020

Wild Apricot

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

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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.

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.

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How to Prepare Your Association For The Upcoming Sales Crisis

Moery Company

I’ve been in this association business for almost 30 years and I’ve heard a lot of conversations about membership sales. And let me tell, you, I’ve heard it all! “We’re just a nonprofit, we don’t really like selling that much.”

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.29.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Reboarding members.

How to Host a Virtual Member Appreciation Week in 5 Simple Steps

Wild Apricot

How do you say thank you to your members? If the answer is "we don't", it might be time to consider hosting a member appreciation week

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The Top 5 Challenges Education Directors Face – Webinar Recap

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently, Dan Streeter, Blue Sky’s very own Vice President of Learning Strategy and Development, sat down and talked about the five challenges education directors face. You can watch the full on-demand webinar here and view our high – level recap below! .

Member-Centric Engagement Has Never Been More Critical

Spark Consulting

Join me Wednesday, June 3 at noon for “Leading Engagement from the Outside-In” at Association Insights in Old Town Cyberspace. I’ll be discussing findings from a whitepaper I wrote with Anna Caraveli a little while ago on member-centric engagement.

What’s Next for Business Development?

Moery Company

Associations are about to enter either a crisis or an opportunity mode in terms of business development over the next 30 to 60 days. Take a look at what has happened over the last couple of months. Some of you may have suspended your recruitment activity.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.22.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… New member onboarding. Does your association have a new member onboarding, orientation or welcoming program?

Changing Your Website Theme: Tips from a Home Beer and Wine-Making Organization

Wild Apricot

If you're thinking about redesigning your site by switching your Wild Apricot website theme, this blog covers some best practices that have been shared with us by our guest blogger, Karen Wall, Webmaster of Wines and Steins

6 Ways Associations Can Use Webinars to Engage Members and Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Higher Logic

Video conferencing and virtual events have never been more important to business as it is now - especially for associations who need to keep members engaged and revenues high.

What Lies on the Other Side?

Spark Consulting

Shortly after the coronavirus pandemic stay at home edicts began coming down, a colleague posted a question to LinkedIn: What’s your vision for when we come out of this?

How Do We Pitch Existing Sponsors a Webinar Sponsorship – Ask JP #022

Moery Company

The other day, a good friend asked me, “Hey, we’re struggling a bit when it comes to converting existing sponsors – ones that we’re having great engagement with – into webinar sponsorships. They’re hesitant about the idea.” ” Here’s the advice that I gave my friend: One.

Want Your Audience to Learn? Encourage Them to Get Straight Fs

Blue Sky eLearn

“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”. Denis Waitley, The Psychology of Motivation .

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Pledge Fundraising: 4 Tips for Creating a Powerful Campaign

Wild Apricot

Pledge fundraising raises money through promises of donations to be collected at a later date. Here's how you can pull off a successful campaign

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Online Communities in 2020: 28 Key Facts + Statistics to Know

Higher Logic

Every year, The Community Roundtable releases the State of Community Management Report. It’s always filled with insightful analysis on how online communities, both internal and external, are making a difference. This year is no different.

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10 Attendee Complaints About Virtual Conferences—and How to Resolve Them

WBT Systems

10 Attendee Complaints About Virtual Conferences—and How to Resolve Them. Read more about 10 Attendee Complaints About Virtual Conferences—and How to Resolve Them

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An Association Sales Crisis – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 233

Moery Company

We’re getting ready to see an association sales crisis like we’ve never seen before. For those associations that adapt and get into it will be the ones that survive. It’s not too late.

On the Mark: Associations Are Winners

MembersClicks

“You are only a success at the moment you perform the successful act. Then you have to go do it again.” - Phil Jackson. I came across this quote while watching “The Last Dance” with my two sons recently. The quote came from the former Chicago Bulls head coach after winning their second title.

May Update: COVID-19 Relief, Update from Support, and More

Wild Apricot

In this month's newsletter, you'll hear about our new COVID-19 Response and Resources page, as well as get the latest scoop from the Support Team and more

Intro to Customer Communities: 3 Ways a Branded Online Destination Builds Your Business

Higher Logic

Customer communities – what do they do for your business, really? Is a community a nice-to-have or a must-have? Michael Torok and Chris Detzel lead community efforts at their SaaS companies, Delphix and Imperva, respectively.

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Your Association’s Role in Students’ Lives During the COVID-19 Summer and Gap Year

WBT Systems

Your Association’s Role in Students’ Lives During the COVID-19 Summer and Gap Year. Read more about Your Association’s Role in Students’ Lives During the COVID-19 Summer and Gap Year

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REGISTER TODAY: Preparing Your Association for the 2020 Elections

Moery Company

Is your association ready for the 2020 fall elections? The 2020 elections may not have received the usual amount of attention this spring due to the COVID19 pandemic. However, regardless of what’s going on or whether our country is ready, the fall elections are still happening.

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How do you price a virtual event?

Association Success

As the world adjusts to the “new normal” brought about by COVID-19, organizations everywhere are coming to terms with shifting to virtual distribution of content rather than at in-person events.

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Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: A Guide For Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

If you were told to raise $5,000 by the end of the month, could you do it? Here are the seven key strategies that will help make your next peer-to-peer fundraising campaign a success

How to Create an Effective & Memorable Virtual Learning Experience

Membersuite

Now more than ever it's important for your event content and structure to be compelling in order to keep attendees engaged and returning to your virtual events. Deliver an effective and memorable learning experience for attendees with these tips

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Post-Pandemic Recovery for Associations

GrowthZone

A compilation of strategic ideas to help organizations move forward. Over the past six weeks and after thousands of one-on-one conversations with chambers and associations, the GrowthZone team has learned a lot.

Moving Forward: How to Recover, Relaunch, and Rebound – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 234

Moery Company

This week we’re covering topics that association leaders should be focusing on when it comes to communications, virtual events, and sponsorships.

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Why failure is more valuable than success

Association Success

The most challenging moments in life have some things in common. They are the moments we disappoint our peers or loved ones, don’t meet expectations, or fail to accomplish a goal. The fear of failure is deeply embedded in our culture, from the education system to the way many companies work.

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9 Proven Ways to Increase Member Retention Right Now

Wild Apricot

Here are 9 proven ways to increase member retention — featuring expert advice, real life examples, research, and more. By the end, you'll have the blueprint to create a solid strategy to start increasing member retention at your organization right away