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Five reasons why membership is killing association business models: Part I

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’s new Serious Questions electronic newsletter! Membership is perhaps the most sacred tenet in all of association orthodoxy. Indeed, for many organizations, the membership imperative defines the very existence of the association: membership is who they are and what they do. In a time of relentless societal transformation, however, the impact of forces beyond our control makes it necessary for us to question all of our most deep-seated beliefs, including our beliefs about membership.

Associations Unorthodox e-book available on August 8

Principled Innovation

s new Serious Questions electronic newsletter! Jeff De Cagna’s new e-book, Associations Unorthodox: Six Really Radical Shifts Toward the Future , will be available as a free download beginning this Wednesday, August 8.

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Five reasons why membership is killing association business models: Part III

Principled Innovation

s new Serious Questions electronic newsletter! Membership is perhaps the most sacred tenet in all of association orthodoxy. Indeed, for many organizations, the membership imperative defines the very existence of the association: membership is who they are and what they do. In a time of relentless societal transformation, however, the impact of forces beyond our control makes it necessary for us to question all of our most deep-seated beliefs, including our beliefs about membership.

Five reasons why membership is killing association business models: Part II

Principled Innovation

s new Serious Questions electronic newsletter! Membership is perhaps the most sacred tenet in all of association orthodoxy. Indeed, for many organizations, the membership imperative defines the very existence of the association: membership is who they are and what they do. In a time of relentless societal transformation, however, the impact of forces beyond our control makes it necessary for us to question all of our most deep-seated beliefs, including our beliefs about membership.

Making Innovation Happen Survey: Sharing Key Results

Principled Innovation

s new Serious Questions electronic newsletter! Video not showing? Find it on YouTube. Last week, I released some preliminary results from the P.I. Making Innovation Happen Survey. This morning, I am sharing more detailed survey results in the form of the video you (should) see above. You are welcome to download this video, as well as a PDF with an overview of these key results. The download link will bring you to a page where you will be able to access both files.).

Associations Unorthdox Shift #6: Build a strategically legitimate board

Principled Innovation

S SERIOUS QUESTIONS ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER! This is the sixth and final post in my series on the six shifts presented in my new e-book, Associations Unorthodox: Six Really Radical Shifts Toward the Future , created in collaboration with CHIEF. Please check out the previous posts in the series.) As always, I invite your feedback in the comments below, or you can join the Associations Unorthodox conversation on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #auxsix. The Problem .

Serious Questions: What will it take for your association’s stakeholders to thrive?

Principled Innovation

Serious Questions newsletter. Each issue of the newsletter presents a serious question on which I offer my thoughts for newsletter subscribers. Blog once the current month’s issue of the newsletter is released. Serious Questions newsletter, please subscribe today. Serious Questions newsletter. Each issue of the newsletter presents a serious question on which I offer my thoughts for newsletter subscribers.

Associations Unorthodox Shift #4: Go all in on digital

Principled Innovation

S SERIOUS QUESTIONS ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER! This is the fourth (and profoundly delayed…sorry!) post in my series on the six shifts presented in my new e-book, Associations Unorthodox: Six Really Radical Shifts Toward the Future , created in collaboration with CHIEF. Please check out the previous posts in the series.)

Making Innovation Happen Survey: Preliminary Results

Principled Innovation

s new Serious Questions electronic newsletter! In preparation for ASAE’s Annual Meeting next week, I wanted to share some preliminary results from the Making Innovation Happen Survey we conducted during the month of June.

ASAE12 Making Innovation Happen workshop agenda released

Principled Innovation

s new Serious Questions electronic newsletter! The agenda for Jeff De Cagna’s upcoming Making Innovation Happen workshop, to be presented during ASAE’s 2012 Annual Meeting (ASAE12) in Dallas, is now available for download [PDF]. Association CEOs and C-Suite executives attending ASAE12 are invited to participate in the workshop, which will take place on Sunday, August 12 from 1:30 pm-5:30 pm in Room D161 of the Dallas Convention Center.

The era of strategic planning is over

Principled Innovation

’s new Serious Questions electronic newsletter! During the more than twenty years I have worked in and with associations, it is my guess that organizations throughout our community have committed millions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of hours of staff and voluntary leader time to generate tens of thousands of pages of strategic plans and related documents.

Associations Unorthodox Shift #2: Crowdsource strategy

Principled Innovation

S SERIOUS QUESTIONS ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER! Last Tuesday, I began this series of blog posts on the six shifts presented in my new e-book, Associations Unorthodox: Six Really Radical Shifts Toward the Future , created in collaboration with CHIEF. If you have not done so already, I hope you will download the e-book , and read the Shift #1 post , right away.

Jeff De Cagna to speak at ASAE12 in Dallas

Principled Innovation

s new Serious Questions electronic newsletter! Jeff De Cagna, chief strategist and founder of Principled Innovation, will be one of the speakers at ASAE’s 2012 Annual Meeting (ASAE12) in Dallas, Texas next month.

Associations Unorthodox Shift #1: De-emphasize membership

Principled Innovation

s Serious Questions electronic newsletter! Over the next six weeks, I will publish a post on each of the six shifts presented in my new e-book, Associations Unorthodox: Six Really Radical Shifts Toward the Future , created in collaboration with CHIEF. If you have not done so already, I hope you will download the e-book today. Also, please join me on September 26 from 2 pm-3:30 pm EDT for my webinar on the e-book, presented in collaboration with Peach New Media.

My top 8 highlights from RSA’s e-newsletter

Optimist Consulting

I delivered an e-newsletter workshop recently for a client. One of the activities I took the group through was looking at other membership organisation’s e-newsletters. Do you use any of these techniques in your e-newsletters? Uncategorized e-newsletters membership

Four Community Newsletters You Need to Subscribe To

Higher Logic

Although some might think them old-school, email newsletters are having a renaissance. It doesn’t matter what the subject is, there is a newsletter out there for it. Perhaps newsletters are a way of making sense of all the information out there. CMX Hub Newsletter.

The Golden Age of Newsletters

Higher Logic

In fact, good old fashioned email newsletters are having a bit of a renaissance. I used to get most of my reading material from social media (a place I still go) but am now often guided by newsletters -- everything from 730DC to Buzzfeed News to Lena Dunham’s Lenny and more (who knows how many newsletters I’ve signed up for recently). I like the commentary and specificity of each newsletter. What is it about newsletters that’s becoming so trendy?

3 Key Insights On E-newsletters

Wild Apricot Blog

In past conversations, we''ve learned that many associations, clubs and non-profits use e-newsletters to communicate with their members with varying degrees of success. newsletter Communications So we revisited the subject in a recent Advisory session. Here are 3 key insights.

April Newsletter: What Rhymes with April

Wild Apricot Blog

newsletter april 9000Maple? Bagel? Playful? A plate full of staples? A drill? Does anything really truly rhyme with April? Anyways, one exciting piece of news is that we reached 9,000 paying customers this week (not including free accounts)!

Refreshing Your E-newsletter

Wild Apricot Blog

It's spring cleaning season - a good time to review and refresh your e-newsletter. Associations E-mail marketing member communication newsletters nonprofit non-profit Non-profit Communications nptechHere are some tips to get you started.( read more ).

15 Content Ideas for Your Association’s Newsletter

MembersClick

Does your association send out a monthly or bi-monthly newsletter? But don’t stop sending out those monthly or bi-monthly newsletters because they’re a GREAT way to engage your association’s membership. If so, you know coming up with ideas can sometimes be tough.

6 Ways to Supercharge Your Association’s Newsletter

MembersClick

So you have a newsletter and it’s filled with some pretty valuable information, but people aren’t really opening it or engaging with it the way you’d like.

Transforming Your E-Newsletter

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's a review of a Network for Good e-book on making the transition from a print newsletter to an email version. And for those wanting tips on refreshing an existing email newsletter, here's an article that might help. newsletter member communications

Pew: Digital News Sites More Likely to Have Email Newsletters Than Apps

Associations Now

A Pew analysis of large digital news outlets suggests that most find email newsletters and social media presences essential—but apps, on the other hand, are less common. The post Pew: Digital News Sites More Likely to Have Email Newsletters Than Apps appeared first on Associations Now

The State of the Nonprofit Newsletter

Wild Apricot Blog

If you missed the Nonprofit Blog Carnival's Nonprofit Newsletter Trends and Tips, here's a recap and some additional posts and resources. nonprofit newsletters

Why wait for an Association's Monthly Newsletter?

SCD Group

When sharing information for your association’s members, why wait for a “Monthly Newsletter?”. I love ASAE’s digital Associations Now , the daily electronic newsletter providing valuable information for association professions. Weekly newsletter?

What's in a Newsletter?

Cvent Association Tips

We know that most associations send out a newsletter on a periodic basis, both electronically and on paper. Don't post full articles in your newsletter - add headlines and teasers to entice people to read more on your website. • Lastly, get feedback about your newsletters.

July Update: AWS Migration Complete

Wild Apricot Blog

newsletter July-UpdateRead all about how our migration to Amazon Web Services went, plus a new feature, updates to our mobile app, a free webinar, and more.

Monday Buzz: The State of Nonprofit Newsletters

Associations Now

Some early newsletter insights emerge from the 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. “If you want to do what the majority of nonprofits are doing (61 percent), you should send your email newsletter at least monthly,” Miller writes.

June Update: Next Week’s Move to Improve Our System Performance

Wild Apricot Blog

July-NewsletterRead about our switch to Amazon Web Services, updates to our mobile app, and other news.

February Update: What to Expect in Our First Major Release of 2017

Wild Apricot Blog

free-webinars scheduled-e-mail-blasts march newsletterFind out what to expect in our 1st major release of 2017 and sign up for free expert webinars in February and March.

March Update: An Update on our Update

Wild Apricot Blog

march newsletterFind out how our latest release went and want changes we've reverted. We've also got a free webinar coming up and some helpful resources from industry experts.

September 2013 Newsletter

YourMembership Blog

The post September 2013 Newsletter appeared first on YourMembership.com. Newsletter Archives What is the real cost of waiting? What’s the cost of inaction? Another few months of trying to manage multiple databases and wondering whether you have the most up-to-date member list? An unknown number of prospective members who pass your association by simply because your website looks dated and isn’t user friendly? Another board meeting [.] ( Read more. )

July 2013 Newsletter

YourMembership Blog

The post July 2013 Newsletter appeared first on YourMembership.com. Newsletter Archives online community Featured Article The Naked Truth about Technology Ever have that sinking feeling that something isn’t right? After the keys/wallet mental checklist, you realize with a sinking feeling you forgot your cellphone. The anxiety behind this realization is akin to being exposed in public. We have become exceptionally dependent on our technology. According to a [.] ( Read more. )

July 2013 Newsletter

YourMembership Blog

The post July 2013 Newsletter appeared first on YourMembership.com. Newsletter Archives Featured Article The Naked Truth about Technology Ever have that sinking feeling that something isn’t right? After the keys/wallet mental checklist, you realize with a sinking feeling you forgot your cellphone. The anxiety behind this realization is akin to being exposed in public. We have become exceptionally dependent on our technology. According to a [.] ( Read more. )

No more masses for association marketers

Aaron Wolowiec

As some of you may know, Event Garde sends a monthly e-newsletter. Remember that newsletter I referenced? So every month, I jump into Constant Contact to look at stats. Admittedly, I’m a word nerd, but I find the stats and data fascinating.

May Update: Our Improved App

Wild Apricot Blog

newsletter mobile mayBesides the clear blue skies and the bright warm sun, May brings the beautiful blossoms of apricot trees, as pictured here. Reminiscing aside, here’s what happened this month in the world of Wild Apricot.

July Update: Wild Apricot Turns 10

Wild Apricot Blog

downtime solution-splitting ten-years july newsletterWild Apricot turns 10 years old, four new email templates, an update on our mobile app, and more.

June Update: Why is Next Month Special for Nonprofits?

Wild Apricot Blog

newsletter update juneWhat is so special about July for membership organizations? Based on a study we conducted of over 1 million events you’ve created in Wild Apricot, July is the hottest month for big events. We’re talking retreats, conventions, and conferences.