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4 Ways to Ensure Association Membership Renewal in 2020

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Many people join associations to meet other professionals in their field and take advantage of valuable networking opportunities.

5 Ideas for Repurposing Content After Your Virtual Event

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We’ve seen it time and time again with in-person events. So much goes into planning the in-person event from the speakers and sessions, meals to events, exhibit hall to travel. But what about after the meeting or conference? What about the people who weren’t able to attend? .

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

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“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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Looking For a Virtual Events Partner? Be Sure To Ask These 10 Questions

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During this Coronavirus crisis, many planned conferences are being transformed into virtual events. In response to this demand, there are new companies springing up each week.

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Build or Buy an LMS? How to Pick the Right Solution for Your Budget

BUDGET. When it comes to picking your next LMS that six-letter word is probably the most important part of the decision-making process. So, what are your options to get the best possible eLearning solution without breaking the bank? Build it or buy it. This guide from Lambda’s eLearning experts details absolutely everything you need to consider so you can pick the perfect eLearning solution for your organization and budget.

7 Tips for Keeping Your Virtual Event Engaging

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If you’re not seasoned in hosting virtual events, you may be worried about holding your attendees ’ attention. After all, they aren’t sitting in front of you in a conference room, but instead behind a computer at home. Here are some ways to keep virtual attendees engaged: .

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For Presenters: A Virtual Event Checklist

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Whether your presenters are experienced in presenting to a virtual audience or not, it’s never a bad idea to have a checklist for them to run through. Even if some of these items seem obvious, you never know what someone may forget to do before it’s time for them to present!

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Draw from New Buckets to Fill Your Non-Dues Revenue Needs

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Relationships and partnerships are built and solidified during challenging times. Both personally and professionally, the way we react to enormous changes in our environment sets the tone for our future.

LMS Support: Top questions you’re not asking your LMS vendors — but should

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If you’re in the market for an LMS, you’re probably waist deep in the search process and dreaming of the light at the end of the tunnel. There are many important factors to consider when narrowing down the list of hundreds of vendors to your top three or four possible solutions.

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Webinar Pricing Strategies: How to Pick the Best for Your Organization

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Over the past couple months we’ve provided you with helpful hints on how to recruit and pay webinar speakers , and how to train your speakers to deliver top-notch content, now let’s talk a bit about how to price your webinar content for maximum success.

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Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

Association Webinars: Not Just for Continuing Education

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Our Blue Sky eLearn team spends a lot of time working with clients producing webinars associated with continuing education for their members. But there are so many more use-cases to consider leveraging this engaging and cost-effective technology. We’ve outlined a few ideas for consideration: .

Travel Restrictions Affecting Your Event? Go Virtual!

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We’ve seen it in the past. Outbreaks, travel bans, terrorist attacks affecting travel around the world, and as a result – your events.

Why Your LMS Needs Google Analytics

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Most of us are at least somewhat familiar with Google Analytics. You (or your marketing team) are probably using it to track traffic on your organization’s website. But why not on your Learning Management System? Audience . General dashboards offer an at-a-glance view of some general insights.

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Attracting More Association Members: A Q&A

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An association’s success is dependent on how happy and fulfilled its members are. The more meaningful experiences and learning opportunities your association offers , the more likely you can get membership renewals and even attract new members.

Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

Keep Your Association on Track: 4 Ways to Stay Organized

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With the new year comes a fresh list of aspirations and a renewed vigor for setting (and following through) with your loftiest goals.

Education Sales: 3 Factors That Limit Them

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Recently I listened to the Leading Learning podcast, 3 Factors That Limit Sales of Education. When working with our association clients, we sometimes come across those that are struggling to sell educational programs or launch new initiatives. Here is what I learned from the podcast: .

It’s Time to Get Started: 5 Key Steps to Success with a Virtual Conference

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Whether a virtual conference is driven by the current virus COVID-19 virus, financial considerations, member outreach, or beneficial global dialogue, the fundamental process for planning and implementation remains the same.

Presentation Tips: Help Your SME Deliver Their Best Content

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As we’ve discussed before the recruitment of good quality subject matter experts (SMEs) is one of the hardest parts of creating a solid curriculum. Now that you’ve identified the “right one ; ” let’s look at some tips and tricks you can provide your speaker to deliver their best content.

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How to Avoid Fundraising’s Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition

Speaker: Jay Wilkinson, CEO & Founder, Firespring

It doesn't take an industry professional to know that nonprofits highly depend on donations. The marketing emails, events, and website design are meant to attract new donors, when what we should be doing is trying to keep the donors we have. Teach a man donor acquisition and he'll get donations for the day--teach a man donor retention and he'll get donations for a lifetime. John Jay Wilkinson, CEO and founder of Firespring, and learn how to get donations for a lifetime. In this session, Jay will help us learn how to step off of the donor acquisition treadmill and rev up donor retention. Six out of ten donors give only once, but this doesn’t have to be your reality. Jay will help us understand how a 10% increase in donor retention will more than double the lifetime value of a donor and minimize our reliance on producing constant appeals for new donors.

Driving Growth with Hybrid Events

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Whether it’s due to conflicting schedules, cost, or travel limitations, there are throngs of people who would love to engage with your brand at an event, but simply cannot attend.

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7 Creative Ways to Promote LMS Engagement

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When launching a learning management system (LMS) for the first time, organizations need to take into consideration different ways to generate excitement and interest in their new platform.

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4 Considerations for Your Virtual Event

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Whether your event is next week, next month, or later this year, you’re probably starting to think about virtual options. It can certainly be overwhelming, so we’ve broken things down to get you started. . Moving Your Conference 100% Online .

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8 Tips for Recruiting High-Quality Webinar Speakers

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What is the most important part of a webinar presentation? Of course, the timing, technology, and ease of use for the learner are super important, but the absolute most important part to the success of your webinar is the content and subject matter expert (SME).

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 a Community: 5 Tips for Digital Member Engagement

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Association membership is one of the most enriching experiences—particularly when you’re part of an association that prioritizes engaging its members.

5 Ideas for New Digital Revenue Streams

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Over the past few weeks hundreds, maybe thousands of association events have been cancelled. Even as many remain hopeful for summer and fall events, it is unclear when we will be able to return to a more normal way of life, and what this new normal will look like.

6 Ways to Repurpose Your Webinar Content

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Just like your presenters do with a face-to-face presentation, they spend a lot of time preparing for their webinar presentations as well.

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Association’s Event

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For an association, hosting events like conferences, networking meetups, and learning sessions is an effective way to bring people who share a common goal or passion together. Plus, events are one of the ways that your association can raise non-dues revenue. .

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Setting yourself up for Success with eLearning Feedback Surveys

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I recently attended a webinar on mentoring and induction programs for new PK-12 teachers. A survey popped up at the end and among the questions was this feedback form favorite – “What did you learn?” I answered honestly, “I learned strategies for mentoring and new teacher induction.”.

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Blended Learning: Tips for Successful Clinical Trial Training

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What is the best way to train study sites for a clinical trial? An onsite meeting? CRA training at the study site? Virtual meetings? On-demand modules? . While all of these are good options, blending these together can provide you the best option. .

Tips for Preserving Your eLearning Programs

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A volunteer member once enthusiastically told me “I love a good binder!” ” I’ve taken that to heart over the years and have created many, many good binders. To preserve the online education programs and processes I worked so hard to put in place!

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5 LMS Implementation Lessons from an Onboarding Manager

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Congratulations! You have decided to implement a L earning M anagement S ystem (LMS) , you’ve secured a budget from your board and you have a few fellow colleagues that have agreed to help you on this mission. Your members have been asking for more content, and now you have a way to deliver it! But where do you start and how do you ensure that your LMS actual goes live in a timely manner?

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3 Ways Associations Can Deliver Value to Members at Events

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If you’re considering hosting an event or conference for your association, it’s critical that you plan for a few key elements to drive value to your members: Education. Engagement . Experience.

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Keeping Your Members Involved: A Helpful How-To Guide

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Your association is most effective when you’ve created a strong community of members who value opportunities for professional development.

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Tips for Kickstarting Your Podcast Channel

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You’ve finally done it. You’ve decided your organization needs to start hosting podcasts. Or maybe you’re still on the fence and are just looking for some advice if you do decide to take the leap. Here are some tips to get you headed in the right direction. . Why .

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The Learning Equation that Changes Everything

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As adults, most of us operate with a fundamental belief that we are terrible students.

Ten Strategies for Pricing eLearning Content

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Recently, Blue Sky eLearn Client Success Manager, Kara Adams, presented a webinar covering ten strategies for pricing eLearning content.

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How to Launch an LMS with No Content

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We must be kidding, right? Well, yes and no! We’ve talked to plenty of organizations who don’t believe they are ready or qualified to purchase a learning management system because of lack of content.

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