Kids Skate Free: Association-Managed Cause Marketing Campaign

SCD Group

Kids Skate Free represents a great example of a locally-initiated, association-managed cause marketing campaign that benefits a struggling industry. It demonstrates how associations can use cause marketing to enhance their members while benefitting a cause.

Moose to MOOCs and 3 other articles for association executives

SCD Group

What does this mean to associations? Leadership Is A Vital Role For Association Executives via The Forbes Group Do you see yourself as a manager? Most of the association executives I know pride themselves on being top flight managers.

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SCD Group: 7 Association Membership Articles Worth Saving

SCD Group

AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. 7 Association Membership Articles Worth Saving. You may want to share these articles with your membership and marketing teams. Rewriting the Rules of Member Engagement: 5 Ways Associations Can Leverage CRM to Drive Interaction and Relevance eBook from Avectra. Manage the Member Lifecycle. Membership and the reason individuals belong to associations has shifted over the years. Pages. About.

Speaking to Alabama Law Students about the Association World

Association Navigator

I’m excited to again speak to University of Alabama law students about opportunities in the association world. Many association professionals will admit that they stumbled into association work after doing something else first; this was certainly true for me. courtesy of [link].

The Right Tools for the Job

Association Management

Technology associations based on standards efforts share many common goals and challenges. Over the years, through the shared experiences of literally hundreds of such efforts, a set of best practices has emerged, including strategies on: How best to set up a new association.

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How Do You Get A Volunteer Board to Perform its Best?

Association Leaders

Whether you are a volunteer leader of an association or an association staff member, its critical that you are doing everything you can to help your Board of Directors perform at its best. Hopefully the reason is obvious – if a Board is performing at its best, the association it is leading should achieve its mission. I read an article on this subject in Association’s Now recently that was very interesting.

Don’t Nickel-and-Dime Members: Ideas to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

.orgCommunity

Associations have traditionally used membership “as an excuse to sell more stuff at discounted prices to members,” said Garth Jordan , senior vice president of corporate strategy at the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).

Why Measuring Member Engagement for Unions is More Important Now than Ever Before

Aptify

As a result, unions need to start adapting and thinking more like non-profit associations and clubs. In the past, unions have had a relatively easy time recruiting members and collecting dues. Unions need to start adapting and thinking more like non-profit associations and clubs.

Renaming and Rebranding Are NOT the Same Thing

SCD Group

Over the last year, I’ve noticed several association management articles using renaming and rebranding interchangeably. Your association’s name is part of its brand but not all of it. The brand is your association’s promise to its members, customers and other stakeholders.

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Membership 101: Ladders of Engagement Revisited

Spark Consulting

I’ve already talked a little bit about ladders of engagement in the membership 101 series, in that earlier instance, specifically related to joining an association. But they’re also the key to retention, which is critical to the health of your association.

SCD Group: Thoughts for Embattled Association CEOs: 3 Lessons.

SCD Group

AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Thoughts for Embattled Association CEOs: 3 Lessons from one who’s been there. Before creating and selling my association management company, I served in multiple capacities for a very large ($40 million budget with 200+ staff) international association finishing as the association’s Deputy CEO. When you interview, probe the association leaders. Reverse Mentoring and Associations.

Listen up and pay attention. Please!

SocialFish

Got home last night after several hours yesterday discussing personnel issues with my staff and ED, and by a crazy coincidence, saw this article as the main headline in the Washington Posts' Metro Section. (My Next Generation Leaders Speak Out," could shake up the nonprofit sector, which has been successful at recruiting recent college graduates but not always at keeping them. Tags: associations management leadership

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7 Online Member Acquisition Strategies to Grow Your Base

Blue Sky eLearn

On Facebook, reach out to existing groups and communities of like-minded people to promote your association. To learn more about these and other essential features that your team needs, check out this membership management guide from Fonteva.

New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

Back at the office, this process is paralleled as the new year kick-starts strategic planning sessions to set goals for association management, covering everything from membership growth and retention to updating education and certification programs.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.2.16

Reid All About it

I’m definitely participating in Tuesday’s Association Chat on Blab—a topic and speakers I don’t want to miss. Here’s the webinar line-up for the association community for the week of May 2. Culture and the Board (Association Chat on Blab). Recruitment Jam.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.2.16

Reid All About it

I’m definitely participating in Tuesday’s Association Chat on Blab—a topic and speakers I don’t want to miss. Here’s the webinar line-up for the association community for the week of May 2. Culture and the Board (Association Chat on Blab). Recruitment Jam.

7 Online Member Acquisition Strategies to Grow Your Base

Blue Sky eLearn

On Facebook, reach out to existing groups and communities of like-minded people to promote your association. To learn more about these and other essential features that your team needs, check out this membership management guide from Fonteva.

Thursday Buzz: Put Your Best Face Forward

Associations Now

Why having a great, well-organized website is important for member recruitment. According to a recent SBI Association Management blog post, it’s why your organization needs to focus on making your website easy to use.

Landing Your Dream Job Doesn't Mean Leaving Your Current One

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. Associations. Management Team. June 21st, 2012 | Posted in Membership Management. Yesterday I came across a really motivating article on Harvard Business Review, entitled “Don’t Like Your Job? For associations that’s easy. The thing I loved about this article was that it suggested you do a little analysis and figure out what about your job do you love. Associations.

Associations and the Vision Thing

YourMembership Blog

I am writing from Xperience2015 , YM’s second annual customer conference, where we’re spending three days with more than 300 association leaders and staff. online article: “In a world of constant change, the fundamentals are more important than ever.

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The Board Member’s Role as Face of the Association

Associations Now

By virtue of their position, association board members can be key players in member engagement and recruitment efforts. They all said they see the board as a valuable pool of “ambassadors” for recruiting and engaging members.

Too Many Ideas for Boosting Member Retention? Never!

Associations Now

While an in-depth look at the state of membership retention in associations awaits in the mid-summer issue of Associations Now , get a preview with these bonus ideas on boosting retention from several association pros and experts. appeared first on Associations Now

Thanks For Playing: Meme Time: Changing the World in 2012

Thanks For Playing

Seeking community in associations since 2008. Then Jeffrey Cufaude wrote a fantastic blog post that drew a ton of comments and that, rumor has it, is about to appear as a full lengthe article in an upcoming issue of Associations Now. How *are* we doing on D&I in associations?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.20.17

Reid All About it

Monday, January 23 is Community Manager Appreciation Day (#CMAD). If your association has a community manager, I know you already appreciate him or her because your online community would likely fail without their attention. Association Chat.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.20.17

Reid All About it

Monday, January 23 is Community Manager Appreciation Day (#CMAD). If your association has a community manager, I know you already appreciate him or her because your online community would likely fail without their attention. Association Chat.

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The Trick to Innovating with Gen Y

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. Associations. Management Team. There have been many articles written on how to attract millennials and hopefully, by now, you’ve put some processes and activities in place to attract this very large generation.

Dues Cycles and Membership Metrics

Associations Now

How does your choice in dues cycle relate to your association’s membership growth and renewal? ” in Associations Now , exploring data on association dues cycles. But how do those different types of dues cycles relate to member recruitment and renewal?

Steal This Idea!

Association Adviser

Associations don’t always have all the answers (we know, you’re shocked). the AICPA and the American Nurses Association have basically zero overlap in audiences). Some members only date your association casually and then move on. And many associations are NOT in crisis.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.12.17

Reid All About it

Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… How are associations using learning technologies? If you work for a membership organization, please participate in the Association Learning + Technology survey. Association Chat).

Steal This Idea!

Association Adviser

Associations don’t always have all the answers (we know, you’re shocked). the AICPA and the American Nurses Association have basically zero overlap in audiences). Some members only date your association casually and then move on. And many associations are NOT in crisis.

From the Corner Office: Scott Wiley, CAE

Association Adviser

Scott Wiley, CAE, head of the Ohio Society of CPAs , and newly elected Chair of the ASAE board, shares his thoughts about advocacy, millennials, member engagement and the importance of financial literacy in an exclusive Association Adviser interview. .

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SCD Group: 10 Reasons Why Content Marketing Benefits.

SCD Group

AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. 10 Reasons Why Content Marketing Benefits Associations. Done strategically, content marketing attracts members to your association. So, the key question is: “Why should my association have a content strategy?”

Stronger by Association: How to Start an Association

AMR Management Services

AMR MANAGEMENT SERVICES. How to Start an Association. Every now and again, we go through a phase when we get multiple calls or inquiries from individuals looking to start an association or formalize a loosely knit group. Focus efforts on both member recruitment and retention.

SCD Group: Using Stories and Member Perceptions to Shape Your.

SCD Group

AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Using Stories and Member Perceptions to Shape Your Association’s Strategic Planning Process. How do you know – really know – that what your association shares on its website really addresses the questions?

SCD Group: 4 Ways Content Marketing Builds Associations

SCD Group

AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. 4 Ways Content Marketing Builds Associations. Managing Content Marketing , the relatively new book from Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose offers valuable information for associations and nonprofits interested in connecting with their members and prospects. If you’ve been reading SCDdaily, you know that I strongly believe content management and content marketing are core functions of associations and nonprofits.

Happiness is Contagious?

Association Okie

The September 13, 2009 New York Times Magazine had a fascinating article (www.nytimes.com) by Clive Thompson. Wow, think about the impact for those of us in association management. As an association executive, my network is pretty large. On a professional level, it is clear that your members relationship with your association impacts multiple levels of non-members. And we may need to consider focusing recruitment efforts on the happier folks.

SCD Group: Are Associations Neglecting a Big Slice of Potential.

SCD Group

AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Are Associations Neglecting a Big Slice of Potential Members? Membership associations are a lot like pizza parlors. Likewise, most Americans belong to a membership association. So what does your association do?

Rethinking Membership As A Global Engagement Model

GlowGlobally

. The following article was written by Nikki Walker, MCI’s Global Vice President, Association Management & Consulting. No longer can associations continue with their traditional “one size fits all” approach to membership.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.18.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Here’s one for the accidental project managers. Sites like ReviewMyAMS and ReviewMyLMS are certainly popular in the association community. Association Chat on Twitter (#assnchat).

The NEW Internet Landscape: A Primer for Realtors and MLSs : Off.

Off Stage

This release date was long anticipated by US Multiple Listing Services, many of whom have banded together to form the MLS Domains Association , a non-profit group which exists to make application for the.MLS domain name and restrict its use only to recognized MLS organizations. Blog Manager