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4 Ideas for When Your Association’s Revenue Goes Flat

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You work hard to develop programs that deliver value for your members. But what do you do when your association’s revenue goes flat? It may be time to diversify your revenue stream beyond membership dues. Here are four ideas to breathe new life into your association’s earnings: Job boards In our Member Loyalty Study, the. The post 4 Ideas for When Your Association’s Revenue Goes Flat appeared first on YourMembership.

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

Code of ethics: Why are they important? 

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Last year, when Community Brands released its Member Loyalty Study, Code of Ethics ranked as the top benefit for retaining members across all generations and loyalty segments. When we first received these results, I personally went through a range of emotions as I put back on my Membership Director hat. At first, I was shocked. I couldn’t believe Code of Ethics, out of all other offerings, ranked number. The post Code of ethics: Why are they important? appeared first on YourMembership.

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.

Using Incremental Surveys to Supplement your Annual Survey 

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This past spring, I had the pleasure of speaking at Community Brands Xperience 2018 conference on the topic of Identifying Your Most Loyal Members. The session exposed findings from the Community Brands’ 2017 Member Loyalty Study. One of the key findings for member-based organizations is that, even at a time when we have a seemingly endless array of digital solutions. The post Using Incremental Surveys to Supplement your Annual Survey appeared first on YourMembership.

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New research for associations: Member value driven by offering career advancement opportunities

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Based on the latest research by Community Brands, the 2018 Member Education and Career Development Report analyzes the importance of connecting your members’ learning achievements to open career opportunities within your industry niche. The bottom line: Your members want their associations to help them develop professionally. Seeking support in career growth and advancement will only.

Website design checklist to attract and engage association members

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Your website reflects your organization. And, it’s your digital first impression. So, it’s important to view it as one of your greatest marketing assets. Ninety-four percent of people cite web design as the reason they mistrusted or rejected a website. An outdated and poorly structured site can cause your prospects to leave it, even before. The post Website design checklist to attract and engage association members 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.

6 tips to boost your association membership through events.

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Your members-only events offer a powerful membership benefit. At the same time, hosting events open to non-members are just as powerful for increasing your association’s membership. Think about it: What better way to showcase your association’s value to prospective members than by inviting them to meet your members and experience your association’s value up close? The post 6 tips to boost your association membership through events. appeared first on YourMembership.

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How to deliver the right in-person learning experience online.

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Today, in-person courses and multi-day conferences are the top two leading learning formats for association members, according to our 2017 Member Professional Development Study. Trailing slightly behind is online learning and webinars, with online taking the number two spot for Millennial learners. Considering today’s learner consumption habits, how can you offer your members the learning. The post How to deliver the right in-person learning experience online. appeared first on YourMembership.

5 security tips for your nonprofit accepting online payments.

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Over the years, the Internet has provided great opportunities for nonprofits to increase brand awareness, recruit new members and raise funds for the causes they support. While this brings many advantages, there are also many challenges when it comes to making online payments for such things as dues or donations. Members want to be sure. The post 5 security tips for your nonprofit accepting online payments. appeared first on YourMembership. Technology Member Retention Tech Trends Industry Trend

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2 types of cyberattacks your nonprofit or association can avoid.

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Data protection and data privacy for nonprofits and associations are important issues being tackled in today’s digital world. Here’s a guest blog article by Daniel Fierro of Abila, introducing how to protect your organization from cyberattacks.

YourMembership and GDPR: Upcoming AMS feature releases.

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new set of rules governing the privacy and security of personal data as laid out by the European Union (EU) commission. These new regulations go into effect on May 25, 2018. The primary goal of the GDPR is to give EU residents (including those in the United. The post YourMembership and GDPR: Upcoming AMS feature releases. appeared first on YourMembership. YourMembership News Tech Trends Industry Trends Product Updates

Protecting members from their skills’ short shelf life.

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The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report tells us many of today’s most in-demand skills didn’t exist 20 years ago. The report cites 65 percent of children now entering primary school will end up working in new types of jobs not existing today. Never has the workplace evolved so quickly. Indeed, the skills needed. The post Protecting members from their skills’ short shelf life. appeared first on YourMembership. Online Learning Professional Development eLearning Strategy

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On the roadmap again with YourMembership

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With the recent completion of the YourMembership (YM) association management software (AMS) migration to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment, we’re back to a normal YM software development and release rhythm. So, we’re excited to share some updates and new features we will introduce during the next several months. Here we go. Going to GDPR. The post On the roadmap again with YourMembership appeared first on YourMembership. YourMembership News Product Updates

Your online community checklist to easy member engagement

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Is there anything more satisfying than crossing off an item on your to-do list? Whether you color-code your checklist, or you’ve ditched paper for an electronic checklist, many would say, “No, there isn’t anything more satisfying.” There are many different types of checklists – chores, vacations, dating. Then, there’s our work checklists. You probably have. The post Your online community checklist to easy member engagement appeared first on YourMembership.

3 signs growth leads you to switch membership management systems.

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Is your organization experiencing growing pains? If so, congratulations are in order. But, you also deserve a little sympathy if you contend with manual spreadsheets or an entry-level membership management system. As your growth brings size and complexity, it becomes clear a more sophisticated membership management system is needed. Otherwise, your efforts to grow your. The post 3 signs growth leads you to switch membership management systems. appeared first on YourMembership.

5 ways to grab your association members’ attention.

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It’s a challenge in today’s busy, tech-fueled world to cut through the noise of your members’ daily lives and grab their attention. So, how do you do it? Your members are no different from you and me. They also expect convenience and personalization in just about everything they do. Show them you understand their rising. The post 5 ways to grab your association members’ attention. appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Member Retention

One simple secret to boost member engagement.

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You should already know building a loyal member base takes time and requires the focus of each person of your team on quality and member service. What turns out to be crucial for boosting engagement and loyalty is the raw data you collect about each of your members. There’s one simple secret to boost member. The post One simple secret to boost member engagement. appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Member Engagement Member Retention

An AMS search: 4 questions to ask your potential provider.

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Whether you’re investing in an association management software (AMS) system for the first time or replacing your existing AMS, it’s one of the largest purchases your association ever makes. Of course, there are basic must-ask questions around budget, features and timelines. But, these are not the only important questions you want to ask your potential. The post An AMS search: 4 questions to ask your potential provider. appeared first on YourMembership.

What’s love got to do with learning?

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Everything when connecting with memorable learning experiences. Leading learning is loving learning.

Re-energize your career center.

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Reach more job seekers with the power of social networking. Technology doesn’t just change how we do our jobs; it redefines the skills needed to do them. Technology also makes it increasingly more difficult to find the most qualified job applicants.

8 ways to rekindle your relationship with association members.

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Have you ever been excited about the premiere of a new TV show that you had to watch it, because the promos were just oh-so-compelling? But, while the first episodes were great, by episode four, you start to lose interest and move on to the next Netflix recommendation. Then a few seasons pass, and you hear from your family and friends it’s still a must-watch. Do you give it another chance and reinvest hours getting caught up? Or, do you remain.

4 reasons to be thankful for association members.

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Thanksgiving’s here + it’s time to remember your members. They’re the lifeblood of your association. Membership work is often a positive experience for you and your association staff.

5 ignored methods to grow association membership.

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Membership recruitment is a never-ending project. Every year, members leave your association—they retire, change jobs or professions, go out of business, lose their professional development budget, or just vanish for unknown reasons. As members go out the back door, you must keep new ones coming in the front. What strategies will guide your plan for. The post 5 ignored methods to grow association membership. appeared first on YourMembership.

5 tricks to grow association membership.

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Membership recruitment is a never-ending project. Every year, members leave your association—they retire, change jobs or professions, go out of business, lose their professional development budget, or just vanish for unknown reasons. As members go out the back door, you must keep new ones coming in through the front. What strategies will guide your plan. The post 5 tricks to grow association membership. appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Member Retention

5 membership management software metrics to constantly review.

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How often are you looking at your membership management metrics? At my last association, we looked at metrics every day. We even had a visualization room where anyone in the organization can visibly see how we were trending. It enabled the entire staff to start thinking how their individual job impacted our outcomes. You may. The post 5 membership management software metrics to constantly review. appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Member Retention Data Management

Diversity and inclusion must move beyond discussion.

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Recently, The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) has been evolving our diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts to create an intentional culture shift in the association. Why are we making D&I a priority? Research shows companies that elevate D&I beyond just a focus on creating greater demographic diversity financially outperform their peers and an inclusive business. The post Diversity and inclusion must move beyond discussion. appeared first on YourMembership.

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Always be prepared. for growth.

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ASAE Great Ideas is almost upon us, and there’s an important event that’s been leading up to it—Girl Scout cookie time! I was a Girl Scout until I was in sixth grade, and the memories I have from being part of this group are endless. We camped, built fires, went on hikes, cleaned the outhouses. The list goes. The post Always be prepared. for growth. appeared first on YourMembership. Industry News & Trends ASAE

Association member retention: hard lesson learned.

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The day we lost a member, we gained perspective. As a previous association membership manager, one of my biggest challenges was dealing with member retention. As you can imagine, it was always a hard pill to swallow when we lost a member.

3 ways to share career center jobs with your members.

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People become members of associations for many reasons. Professional development is one of them. One way you can help your members with their professional growth is to put jobs in front of them which may help them further their careers. Doing so will encourage more participation on your job boards and help your members locate. The post 3 ways to share career center jobs with your members. appeared first on YourMembership. Career Solutions Job Board Software Career Development

Is your association missing an event microsite?

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As an association professional, you look for ways to more effectively communicate the value of your organization’s events. Of course, the actual value comes from the overall experience you create for your attendees: The content, the quality of speakers and presenters, and the social and networking opportunities. But, how do you convey the value of. The post Is your association missing an event microsite? appeared first on YourMembership.

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6 tactics to boost your social media reach among members.

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How many times have you scrolled through your social media feeds today? Here’s an astonishing statistic to give insight on how much time you might be spending on them every day: The average person will spend more than five years of his or her life using social media. Considering how much time you might be spending on your mobile device checking your social media, it’s worth incorporating social. The post 6 tactics to boost your social media reach among members. appeared first on YourMembership.

6 tips to enhance the new member onboarding experience.

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When professionals join your membership organization or start a new job, the onboarding process plays a critical role in keeping them engaged right from the beginning. It’s an opportunity for you to highlight what you offer new members, enabling them to be successful in their professions. This gets them excited, and, hopefully, inspires them to take an active role in your organization.

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4 ways to increase member engagement.

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Member engagement is the lifeblood of an association. Active, engaged, passionate members renew their memberships and help to bring even more new members into the fold. But this isn’t simple to achieve. It’s too easy to get wrapped up in the daily operations of your work, forgetting that you’re also supposed to be a cheerleader and champion for the issues. The post 4 ways to increase member engagement. appeared first on YourMembership.

7 ways for new members to fall in love with your association.

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No matter the size of your organization, member recruitment is a constant challenge many teams face. If you work on a small team, however, chances are you wear several hats, making it even more difficult to solely focus your attention on one activity. With so much to do, brainstorming fresh ideas for boosting membership can fall to the bottom of the to-do list. Never fear—we’ve done the heavy-lifting for you and have. The post 7 ways for new members to fall in love with your association.

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2018 resolution: Keep an eye on emerging technology trends.

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In our recent Digital Member Study, we found a majority of members say technology plays a big role in their everyday lives. The study shows that members, in general, are ahead of the technology adoption curve (see chart below). Sixty-three percent of members identify themselves as ahead of the curve or early adopters of technology. But, what. The post 2018 resolution: Keep an eye on emerging technology trends. appeared first on YourMembership.

A tech budget your association or nonprofit board approves.

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Advances in technology don’t standstill for associations or nonprofits, no matter how tight their budget. Every year, even the simplest of computing advancements can require upgrades to some hardware or software. But, failing to keep up with the techno curve and allowing your organization to steadily fall behind can leave your organization in a deep hole. The post A tech budget your association or nonprofit board approves. appeared first on YourMembership. Technology Nonprofit Budget

3 tips to successfully launch a new online member community.

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Your organizational membership is boosted by your members seeking professional development, competitive advantages and ways to give back. But, one of the primary reasons members join your organization is for networking opportunities with like-minded people. They want to be part of a community made up of their peers and the leaders within their industry. Communities. The post 3 tips to successfully launch a new online member community. appeared first on YourMembership.

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5 qualities of a successful online learning team.

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A gut check to help your association implement a major learning management system or elearning strategic plan. Are you getting ready to implement a major learning management system (LMS) or elearning strategic plan? You can measure your readiness using our scorecard.

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AMS/LMS integration blueprint: Create efficiency, enhance experience, bridge the gap.

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Perhaps one of the most important features of a learning management system (LMS) is its ability to integrate with the heart of your operation—your association management software (AMS) system. The handshake between these two systems, and the seamless exchange of data between them, can mean all the difference in how your association is able to. The post AMS/LMS integration blueprint: Create efficiency, enhance experience, bridge the gap. appeared first on YourMembership.

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