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Higher Logic Joins Team Rubicon to Tackle Community Disaster Response in Houston

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HIGHER LOGIC CARES: Through our 2019 Charity Program, we sent a group of nine staff volunteers to Houston, Texas, in May 2019 to assist Team Rubicon in disaster response efforts. This story is about their personal experiences on-site and what it’s like to participate.

What’s In It For Me? 5 Life-Changing Benefits of Volunteering

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“I would love to volunteer…but I just don’t have the time!” Sound familiar? Life is busy, no doubt. But isn’t it funny how you can hear someone say this, and then in the very next breath they’ll ask you if you’re caught up on the 10-hour Netflix series they just binge-watched? Okay, I’m guilty too.)

39 Online Community Stats You Should Know in 2019

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The Community Roundtable annually releases the The State of Community Management Report, and it’s chock-full of timely online community stats to help inform your strategies in the year ahead.

Onboarding for Retention: How to Engage New Members for the Long-Term

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Onboarding new members is a critical step for associations, and often one that is missed or under-emphasized. That first year of membership has a big influence on whether that member will renew with you.

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3 Ways to Use Virtual Events to Promote eLearning Programs

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Electronic learning (eLearning) programs have taken on many shapes and sizes over the years, but sometimes it can be hard to drum up excitement for new (or existing) offerings. Why is this? Because learners often assume the resources will always be there for them, so there’s no rush to engage.

8 Practical Ways to Boost Engagement with Mobile Event Apps

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Here’s a fun forecast: The number of mobile users worldwide is expected to reach 7.26 billion in 2020. With (nearly) the entire human population walking around with a mobile device in their pocket, it should come as no surprise that people expect a certain level of connectivity in their experiences.

4 Ways to Use Events + Conferences to Increase Online Community Engagement

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There’s something special about attending an event that leaves you feeling invigorated, inspired, and better off for having participated. Making new connections in an environment like this can be energetic, powerful, and truly productive. It can also boost community engagement.

The Importance of Language for Your Community

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I recently read Trevor Owens’ book, Designing Online Communities , which looks at the design process for web communities from a cross-disciplinary perspective.

The Member Journey Has Changed: Are You Changing With It?

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“Digital transformation” is leaving no stone unturned. Its effects aren’t limited just to big consumer brands like Amazon, Netflix Uber. Technology has changed how people travel down the path toward membership at your association, and how they engage with your association if or when they join.

2019 Marketing Strategy: Food for Thought From Seth Godin

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The start of a new year is a great time to reevaluate your current marketing strategy and decide which tools and changes you can implement to drive maximum success in the months ahead.

3 Lessons from a Unicorn: How to Harness Customer Feedback to Drive Brand Growth & Success

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Facts: The Unicorn is Scotland’s national animal; you are reading this right now; and Glossier, a direct-to-consumer beauty brand, recently joined the ranks of other female-founded “unicorns” (privately held startup companies valued at over $1 billion). Customer listening.

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What Burning Man's 10 Principles Can Teach You About Building Community

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Some people might be nervous to tell their employer that they’re jet-setting to the desert for Burning Man — because, wait, what is Burning Man anyway? The answer is not a simple one. A festival? Nope. A Mad Max-esque utopia? I’d say so. A party in the desert? Sure, but I’ll get back to that.

11 Elements of a Winning Member Engagement Strategy

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If you're involved in community management, you've likely heard of the 90-9-1 principle.

The Top 5 Reasons Your Members Aren't Renewing (and What to Do About It)

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Marketing General’s 2018 Membership Marketing Benchmark Report revealed fascinating statistics on why members don’t renew their association membership. While a poor retention rate is bad news, the good news is that each reported reason is preventable.

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How Engagement Tools Improve Association Event Management

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Interested in filling more chairs at your next event? Achieving this goal is easier said than done without effective tools, but it’s a common core objective among associations (for good reason).

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Talkin’ SaaS Stats: Customer Success is Having a Moment

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Which begs the question…what took so long? It’s simple. Without customers, you don’t have a business. Without happy customers, you don’t have a successful, profitable, sustainable business.

What is a Social Business Model? 8 Companies Doing it Right

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Once upon a time, during the initial rise of social media platforms and online communities , people were aflutter about what these new developments would mean for their business.

8 Tips to Write Emails Your Association Members Will Open

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Let me guess – your inbox is overflowing with so much content that you don’t know which way is up, much less which emails are worth your time. What to open? What to ignore? It’s a relatable circumstance for anyone with an email address (and fun fact: active email accounts are expected to hit 5.6

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Public Social Network or Private Online Community? 11 Tips to Guide Your Decision

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Would you build your house on rented land? Or move all your belongings into a hotel room? The answers are obvious. No, you wouldn’t, because you’d be trying to create something permanent in an impermanent place that you don’t own, where things could change at any moment.

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3 Ways to Strengthen Communication Using Smart Member Data

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If your organization manages a membership program, you know that it can be a real challenge keeping your members fully engaged while developing ways to grow your program. After all, no matter how many new members you attract, it’s your retention rate that drives real growth.

5-Step Guide to Calculating Your Member Retention Rate

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Ah, member retention. When it’s good, it’s great, but when it’s bad, we worry. In fact, 46 percent of associations reported that increasing member retention is one of their top membership goals, according to the Membership Marketing Benchmark Report.

5 Unexpectedly Thoughtful Ways to Thank Your Association’s Volunteers

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Whether they’re in your office or working remotely, your association probably has volunteers contributing to projects every day.

Member Retention in 2019: Why They Leave & 3 Ways to Keep Them

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Member retention: it’s always on our minds. In 2019, how do you plan to get your members to stick around? When people face so many competing demands for time, attention, and money, this question is bigger than ever.

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ICYMI: Key Takeaways From Our 2018 Super Forum Keynote Speakers

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What’s the connection between customer loyalty and Lady Gaga? Why are many Generation Z-ers best friends with their parents? Are you a “One-Percenter” (aka SUPER fan) for anything? Do you try to understand generational differences or tend to look down on them?

Be on the Guest List, Not the Blacklist: Improving Your Email Deliverability

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Getting into your subscribers’ inbox is a bit like getting into a swanky, invite-only party. There’s a bouncer, and his name is Spam Filter (he’s about 6’10” and 350 pounds).

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Purchasing New Association Technology

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Purchasing new technology is a big undertaking. There are so many platforms on the market, how do you wade through your choices to find just one that fits your association? You need to choose carefully: find a vendor that will support you and software that makes employees’ jobs easier.

3 Benefits of a Customer Advisory Board for Your Software Company

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Do you have a Customer Advisory Board (CAB) or customer advisory council? A lot of software companies do. It’s one of those boxes that you check because you know it’s a best practice.

New Year, New Association Goals: 3 Online Community Building Mistakes to Avoid

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The good news: there’s no wrong way to eat a Reese’s Cup. The bad news: there are at least a few wrong ways for an association to approach online community building. And by wrong, I mean misguided – you may not recognize that you’re making these mistakes, so how would you know to resolve them?

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4 Questions to Help You Choose the Best Stock Photo for Your Content Marketing Campaigns

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Choosing imagery for your content marketing campaigns is really hard. It’s easy to pick the wrong thing: something boring, unengaging, or off-brand, something that will become outdated, or something that makes people think “Why does that photo exist?” [See See the photo we chose for this blog header?

Your 5-Step Guide to a Streamlined Member Communications Schedule

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Picture this: Last month, your marketing department sent five emails to members promoting your annual event, while your membership department called members three times about the event. On top of this, your events team sent out two reminder emails.

6 Tips to Maximize the Success of Your Association’s Publication

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If your association is interested in maximizing the educational value its offering members, you might already know that having a publication is a great asset to your content strategy. Association members want to learn, and there are multiple different ways publications can support that.

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8 Reasons Your Customer Support Improves with an Online Community

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In today's global economy, you're no longer competing with just the businesses in your town. You're competing around the world, and you may offer similar products and services to half a dozen other vendors, maybe more.

5 Reasons Your Executives Don’t Participate in Your Online Community (And How to Fix It)

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An online community is a tool. It’s designed to help members get involved, make connections, and develop relationships with their peers and organizations. Community professionals know that and are engaged in keeping the community active and getting other staff members involved.

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7 Tips to Improve Your Marketing Reporting and Prove Your Worth

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Proving your association marketing team’s effort’s worth to upper management and a board can be challenging. But it doesn’t have to be!

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15 Tips to Help Successfully Move Your Community to a New Platform

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No matter the reason for the change, anyone who has grown an online community to maturity can tell you that the thought of moving that community to a new platform is enough to keep a person up at night.

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Build a Sustainable Brand with Purpose-Driven Marketing

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Purpose – what is it? If you’re thinking “the name of Justin Bieber’s fourth album”. that would be correct, but this word carries more weight than his millions of fans.

How Online Communities Help Teams Build a Culture of Collaboration

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According to the Harvard Business Review , before technology made it possible for companies and organizations to connect with large groups of colleagues and stakeholders anywhere in the world in real time, the average team size was around 20 people.

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20 Marketing Automation Mistakes You Could Be Making (And How to Fix Them)

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Before we get started, let me say this: making mistakes is part of learning how to do anything well. That being said, it’s time to take a closer look at your marketing automation strategy to see if you’re making any of these common mistakes.

Does Your Community Throw Love at the World? (Time to Start)

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SaaS Customer Onboarding: A 3-Step Guide for Streamlined Success

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Like making a first impression with a new acquaintance, SaaS customer onboarding has a big effect on whether your customer’s trajectory with your company is positive or negative. Imagine you’re the main point of contact or user of the software element your company has purchased.