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Continuing Education: Not Just for Meetings and Conferences Anymore

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A recent Community Brands study suggests it may be time for associations to focus on additional learning opportunities for their members.

Does your association value job boards as much as your members do?

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A recent Community Brands study shows that job opportunities are one of the most important benefits to members, yet associations have work to do in this area.

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Revisit your association’s benefits to improve member engagement and loyalty

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Are your members satisfied with the benefits they receive from your organization? Community Brands’ latest study shows you might have room for improvement. To keep members happy and engaged long-term, it’s important to deliver the benefits that matter most to them.

2020: The Year of Variety and Personalization for Your Learners

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Start off the new year with implementing a personalized learning program, complete with a variety of educational opportunities for your members. Contrary to popular belief: One size does not always fit all. At some point, people want variety – they crave it.

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.

Make your association a part of your members’ social habits

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Even small associations can use social media to take member engagement to the next level. Here’s how. It might be time for your small association to “think bigger” when it comes to social media. Consider this: The Community Brands Digital Evolution Study points to the top reasons that members join a professional organization. They include. The post Make your association a part of your members’ social habits appeared first on YourMembership.

5 email reminders your association should be sending

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Even your members need reminders every now and then. Here are five communications you should be sending them. If you’re like many people, you have some sort of system to make sure you don’t forget the important things in your day. You might use sticky notes. Maybe you have online calendar reminders. You may have. The post 5 email reminders your association should be sending appeared first on YourMembership.

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Make your association the kind of place a techie wants to work

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National Techies Day is a perfect occasion to consider the future of your association. To deliver a great member experience, it’s time to make sure your organization is the kind of place techies want to work.

4 ways to balance data privacy with personalization for greater member loyalty

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Your members have high demands for privacy and data security. But they also want personalized member communications. What’s your small association to do? Here are four tips. We hear a lot about data privacy these days. It’s a hot topic with consumers.

6 Tips for Effective Board Meetings in 2020

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Simple yet effective tips to help you hold efficient board meetings now and into the coming year. Do you sometimes feel like you’re living in a world of meeting overload? I know I do. And it’s safe to say that your board members feel the same way.

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Mobile apps: Your small-staff association’s key to effective member engagement 

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How a great mobile experience boosts member engagement.

4 membership renewal strategies to start now

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When you think of membership renewal strategies, you might think about the few months leading up to a member’s renewal date. But your members’ entire experience with your organization — not just the last 90 days — informs their decision to renew. From the moment they click the “join” button, your members are deciding if. The post 4 membership renewal strategies to start now appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Member Engagement Member Retention Member Renewal

Walk a mile in your members’ shoes to identify areas for improvement.

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Your members’ needs and expectations are always changing. Are you doing all you can to give them a stellar experience? What better way to find out than to walk a (virtual) mile in their shoes? Creating member journey maps is an effective way to see your members’ experience from their point of view. Journey maps. The post Walk a mile in your members’ shoes to identify areas for improvement. appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Member Engagement Member Retention

Deliver a personalized experience during the career journey

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Research by Community Brands suggests that members expect a personalized experience with their association. Members also value different information and benefits through each stage of their career. Here’s how your association can give them the experience they expect.

5 Key Benefits that make having a Career Center Worthwhile

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With so many job board providers in the marketplace, associations can face many challenges when finding the ideal provider for them. Your job board provider should continuously work with you to find ways to maximize engagement, increase enrollment, and generate revenue.

Protect your members’ data with multi-factor authentication

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How can your small association address member and regulatory demands for data security? Multi-factor authentication will get you a big step closer. Like all of us, your members are concerned about data privacy and security. In fact, the Community Brands Digital Evolution Study indicates that 71 percent of members of professional associations say they worry. The post Protect your members’ data with multi-factor authentication appeared first on YourMembership.

Skyrocket your association’s revenue through your member education program in 2020

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Here are three ways to boost your revenue through your continuing education program in the new year. Your members look to you for learning opportunities including everything from continuing education to certification. According to the 2018 Member Education and Career Development Report, 85 percent of members look to associations for professional development opportunities. Are you.

How to turn your members events into great member experiences

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3 strategies for associations to elevate the event experience for your members. Events and conferences are one of the largest sources of non-dues revenue for associations. Learn how to enhance and elevate the event experience for your members.

Membership management health check: How does your association measure up?

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As your association prepares for 2020, make sure your membership management program is in top shape. You likely have goals around member acquisition, engagement, and retention. And, you may regularly review your progress toward these goals. But are you really taking time to assess your program’s vital signs and ensure your membership management program is. The post Membership management health check: How does your association measure up? appeared first on YourMembership.

Are your members missing out on your association’s CE content?

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Your learning content is one of your association’s key value propositions. But to take advantage of your educational courses, your members need to know about them. Here’s how to get the word out. Valuable learning content is one of your association’s key value propositions. But even though you’ve spent time and effort building great learning. The post Are your members missing out on your association’s CE content? appeared first on YourMembership.

Don’t let your small association suffer death by spreadsheets

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Managing member data with spreadsheets might have worked when your association was just getting started. But now it will only slow you down. Here are five reasons to move on to a better member management solution. When your small association is getting started, spreadsheets might seem like the easiest way to manage member data. The post Don’t let your small association suffer death by spreadsheets appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing

Take your association’s career center to the next level using social media

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Job opportunities are among the most important benefits to your members. Here’s how to give your job board a boost using social media.

How will your association observe National Philanthropy Day?

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On November 15, we celebrate the act of charitable giving. Here are some ideas to help your small association recognize this important day. Have you thought about what your association will do to observe National Philanthropy Day? It’s a day when people across the U.S. and Canada recognize the great contribution philanthropy makes to our. The post How will your association observe National Philanthropy Day? appeared first on YourMembership.

How will your association join in on Make a Difference Day?

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Is Make a Difference Day on your association’s radar? It should be! It’s a day when people across the U.S. volunteer or provide some kind of service for their community or those in need. This unofficial holiday is celebrated the fourth Saturday of October (this year it’s October 26). Not sure what your association can. The post How will your association join in on Make a Difference Day? appeared first on YourMembership. Industry News & Trends Event Management

4 tips to streamline your small association in 2020 ?

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It’s time to move beyond disparate systems, limiting spreadsheets, and time-consuming processes. Make 2020 the year you take your membership management to the next level. Here’s how. Your association may be small. But as it grows, it’s important to find the right association management system (AMS). Having a solid system in place to manage your. The post 4 tips to streamline your small association in 2020 ? appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing AMS Membership Management

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Three Ways to Grow your Association’s Career Center

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How associations can leverage digital and traditional marketing for more member engagement and non-dues revenue. Your career center holds great potential as a member benefit and a source of non-dues revenue. It’s time to take it to the next level! Here’s how.

Need to convince your board it’s time for new technology? Focus on your association’s goals and challenges.

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You know it’s time for new technology. But does your board? Help them understand the challenges your small association faces and how new technology can help you reach your acquisition, retention, and engagement goals. Here’s how. It’s a familiar story. Your association has goals around membership growth, retention, and engagement. And every day, your outdated. The post Need to convince your board it’s time for new technology? Focus on your association’s goals and challenges.

Don’t let tech be a barrier to your association’s virtual event success

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Investing in a learning management system to support online educational events may seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s a helpful checklist of key capabilities to look for that will help you deliver a top-notch learning experience for your members. Studies from Community Brands suggest that members of professional associations prefer to learn. The post Don’t let tech be a barrier to your association’s virtual event success appeared first on YourMembership.

Recession-proof your association with a member management system

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While the economy may be strong, being ready to weather an economic downturn is still smart business for small associations. Are you prepared? With the economy going strong, you might not think about preparing for an unexpected event like a recession. But now is the ideal time to take steps to protect your small association’s. The post Recession-proof your association with a member management system appeared first on YourMembership.

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Need more chapter volunteers?

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Need more chapter volunteers? Is your answer yes to the question? Even chapters with all their volunteer seats filled are often still looking for volunteers. We’ve talked with twelve chapters from twelve different associations about how they are filling their volunteer needs. Here are five tips we learned! (1) 1) Have a team whose job is. The post Need more chapter volunteers? appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Volunteer Member Engagement

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If you want to get the most out of your LMS, have a plan

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Whether you have a new LMS or need to get more out of your existing one, consider the goals of your learning program and how your LMS can help. Here are some insights to get you started. This may sound familiar: As the go-to source of information for your industry, your association has accumulated a. The post If you want to get the most out of your LMS, have a plan appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing

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Develop A Great Continuing Ed Content For Your Members

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Your learning content is one of your association’s key value propositions. Don’t let a lack of time and resources keep you from delivering this important member benefit. Here’s how to get the help you need. Your continuing education program is one of your association’s key value propositions. In fact, according to the Community Brands Member. The post Develop A Great Continuing Ed Content For Your Members appeared first on YourMembership.

Why small associations should re-think their member retention strategy

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Does your small association emphasize member retention as much as it should? The recent Community Brands benchmark study on associations with small staffs suggests it may not. Your association likely has some type of membership renewal program to support retention goals. Most member-based organizations do. But, in a recent benchmark study of small associations, Community. The post Why small associations should re-think their member retention strategy appeared first on YourMembership.

The Hunt for Your Perfect LMS is Over

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Learning Management System Matchmaker: Deal Breaker Edition Finding the perfect learning management system (LMS) is a tough job. What is it about a successful LMS that your association should be looking for? Here are the deal breakers and what to avoid. Finding the perfect learning management system (LMS) is a tough job. There are so. The post The Hunt for Your Perfect LMS is Over appeared first on YourMembership. Online Learning Professional Development Learning Management System New Technolog

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Attract and engage members with a modern website design

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Is your association’s website doing all it can to recruit new members and deliver a great online experience? No matter how small your organization may be, it may be time for a new site design. Your association works hard to recruit, engage, and retain members. But with a small staff, it can be easy to. The post Attract and engage members with a modern website design appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Mobile Member Engagement Mobile Design

6 tips to keep new members engaged with your association 

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Keeping new members engaged with your association is key. This approach ensures your organization thrives for years to come. Think about it: Most people decide if they’re going to participate in your association long-term within the first months, days and even minutes of joining. The first interactions with your organization make a lasting impression on a new member. They provide. The post 6 tips to keep new members engaged with your association appeared first on YourMembership.

How to Make Your New Members Feel Welcome  

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I’ve written quite a bit about the new member onboarding process and keeping new members engaged because addressing these topics is critical to any association’s long-term success. The first interactions with your organization make a long-lasting impression on a new member and provide the foundation for you to build a relationship that continues for years to come. Your new members will begin forming their opinion about the value of.

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Digital badging: A win-win for associations and their learners.

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When working to build a learning program that’s unlike anything offered elsewhere, it’s imperative for association professionals to have a good grasp on generational shifts and new technology, as well as the ability to embrace change. As part of this endeavor, key trends should be evaluated to determine what value they bring to a specific. The post Digital badging: A win-win for associations and their learners. appeared first on YourMembership.

5 things that may be holding your association back from its mission?

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Your organization may be small. But that shouldn’t keep you from moving forward on your mission. Here are five things that may be holding you back, and what you can do to break free. You know that dream where you’re trying to run, but it feels like you’re moving in slow motion? Does it ever. The post 5 things that may be holding your association back from its mission? appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Member Engagement Member Retention Non-dues Revenue

3 reasons it’s time to take your association’s career center to the next level

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If you aren’t tapping into the full potential of your career center, your association is missing out. Now’s the time to take action. Here’s why. Your association’s career center can be a great source of non-dues revenue, a valuable member benefit, and a critial component to a great overall member experience. And if you aren’t. The post 3 reasons it’s time to take your association’s career center to the next level appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing