Lessons in Association Management: How to Communicate Your Group’s Vision

Association Management

I recently read a great article in The New York Times about how challenging it will be for Microsoft to find its new CEO, given the diversity of businesses that the company represents. When it comes to association management, vision is paramount.

6 Association Management Tips from Steve Jobs

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It’s hard to believe it’s been half a decade since Steve Jobs’ passing. Many of us early adopters still remember his live announcement/unveiling of the iPhone and the immediate, burning desire to own one. 6 Pieces of Association Management Advice from Steven Jobs.

The Horrors of Association Management (And How to Rise Above)

MembersClicks

Yup, we’re talking about the horrors of association management. And more importantly, how can you overcome them? association management association leadership membership management Small Staff ChatterHalloween is right around the corner, and as you know, things can get a little spooky. Haunted houses, scary costumes, suspenseful thrillers - yikes! But you know what’s really scary? The horrors that don’t go away!

How to publish a book and why you should care

Aaron Wolowiec

As a featured association management blogger on Alltop , I was recently given the opportunity to receive and review an advance copy of a new book written by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch titled, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur—How to Publish a Book.

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How to Lead Your Association Through Difficult Times

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Something always seems to be going wrong, which may just be a symptom of the fact that we’re living in turbulent, uncertain times. Association Management Association Executives Change ManagementWhen it rains, it pours. And man, is it pouring.

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How to Write Emails Your Association Members will Open

Socious

There are a lot of mediums available when it comes to engaging your customers or members—social media, your online community , email, etc. Email is a marketing channel that has shifted in usage and popularity over time, making it increasingly harder to capture the attention of your members.

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Why Associations Need to Take Back Control of Their Websites Today (And How to Do It)

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Try to count how many websites you visited yesterday. Member Benefits Marketing Strategy Association Management Services Membership Management SoftwareOr even today – just this morning. Do you know? Or have you already lost count?

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3 Types of Association Members and How to Engage Them

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Novelists, marketers, and psychologists like to lump people into groups. It’s not because they like to stereotype, or don’t recognize that every individual is unique, it’s because they want to provide the best experience possible.

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How to Use Online Community Polling Effectively

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9% respond to that content, contribute to it, or share it in some way. Most organizations are unclear as to what is really going on within their online community unless they implement a way to track inactivity or passive actions within the group.

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Resolve to Maximize Your Association Management Software This Year

Association Adviser

As we all know, it’s customary to begin a new year by setting resolutions for what we’d like to achieve. For these associations, it’s important to creatively maximize the use of existing resources, and use them in ways that may not have previously been considered.

How to Address the 6 Biggest Problems in Engagement in Your Association

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When I was in high school I was invited to one of those coveted boy-girl parties. Association Management Member Engagement Online Community ManagementIt was a friend’s birthday and she was making a big deal of everything, renting out an entire church hall for the event.

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How to Make Association Committee Members Happier and More Productive

Socious

The internet is filled with stories of organizations instituting radical changes to make employees more invested, happier, and thus more productive. Association Management Member Engagement Private Online Communities

How to Set SMART Goals for Your Online Community

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There are several different paths to creating a successful online community—and there are even more ways to measure that success. Association Management Social Business Online Community Management

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Creativity in Association Management - Are You the Roadblock?

Association Subculture

skip to main | skip to sidebar. Creativity in Association Management - Are You the Roadblock? How about your board meetings? After I stopped laughing, I started thinking about how many times Ive seen these dynamics play out in the staff room and the board room.

How to Write an Effective Online Community Manager Job Description

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One of the great difficulties in finding a top-notch community manager is the employer-held belief that anyone can do it. Association Management Social Business Online Community Management

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How to Cultivate Customer Advocates in Your Community

Socious

As buyers’ habits continue to change, marketing professionals have to either adapt to the changes or risk being left in the dust. Association Management Social Business Customer Communities Customer Advocacy

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How to Manage Your Online Community Without a Full-Time Community Manager

Socious

In an ideal world, every online community would have a perfectly suited team of community managers working full-time to make the community awesome. This common situation, in turn, makes it difficult to really focus the time and effort that’s needed to get value out of a community.

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How to Market Your Association’s Virtual Memberships Like a Tech Company

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Take a second and go out to the Google Play Store or iTunes, and search for free apps. How many came up? Association Management Member Benefits Association TrendsSome number this side of a google? Sorry, bad pun.) But the answer is a lot, right?

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Top 5 Association Management Takeaways from Xperience2014

YourMembership Blog

Petersburg, FL, provided an Xcellent platform for YourMembership.com customers, employees and industry thought leaders to connect, engage, and grow. Throughout the show our guests had the opportunity to attend sessions focused on business, marketing and association management best practices.

Keeping Your Members Involved: A Helpful How-To Guide

Blue Sky eLearn

Your association is most effective when you’ve created a strong community of members who value opportunities for professional development. When it comes to keeping your association’s members engaged, your software solutions are your secret weapon.

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How to Engage Your Event Attendees

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You spend a lot of time - and money - planning your association’s events. So naturally, you want them to be successful and for your attendees to be engaged. But how? How do you make sure your attendees are having a good time and engaged in your sessions/activities?

[Infographic] How to Engage Different Generations at Your Association

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How to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Association’s Member Engagement Tactics

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If you have ever sworn you’re giving up something that is detrimental to your health, like losing weight, exercising more, or any similar healthy-living promise, you most likely gave yourself some rules to live by. Association Management Member Engagement Online Community Management

How to Create a Member Referral Program

MembersClicks

You probably do some email marketing, event marketing (to attract potential prospects), and perhaps even some inbound marketing. Word-of-mouth marketing continues to be the strongest marketing tactic there is. Growing your organization is no easy feat.

Beware of Dogfooding in Association Management

Association Subculture

One of the things we struggle with in associations is the development of new programs and services. They tell us they want things like this and we give it to them and they don''t participate! Depression: "How could we have gotten this so wrong?

How to Make Your Website Your Association’s Top Member Benefit

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Association members are like business customers, they come to your organization for help. They want to solve a problem, to learn, to grow in their industry, or to find ways to contribute to a cause.

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How to Lead Your Association Through Difficult Times

Socious

Something always seems to be going wrong, which may just be a symptom of the fact that we’re living in turbulent, uncertain times. They’re certainly affecting your association and its members. Can your association become competitive in today’s marketplace?

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How to Make Visiting Your Online Community a Habit for Customers or Members

Socious

Association Management Social Business Online Community ManagementAmerican politician, Frank A. Clark, once said, “A habit is something you can do without thinking, which is why most of us have so many of them.” Nowhere is that more obvious than on the Internet.

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How to Get Your Association's Board Involved in Your Online Community

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In many associations, members look to the board for a stamp of approval. Association Management Association Executives Online Community

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How to Generate Leads and Build Your Contacts Database

HighRoad Solution

You might have the greatest marketing strategy in the world, but it’s useless unless you’ve got people to market to. Association Management

Online Community Management: How to Ask Questions that Will Get People Engaged

Socious

Why does an organization choose to build an online community? Association Management Social Business Online Community ManagementReduce support costs? Product feedback and update suggestions? Drive sales?

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What is Association Management Software?

SilkStart

Operating a member-based association is hard work. Do you need Association Management Software (AMS)? An AMS is a integrated online software suite ( saas ) where you can manage your database of members, events, donations, and other transactions with a modern website presence. More time to focus on growing and managing your business. Will Association Management Software reduce redundancies in my organization? How to know if you need an AMS?

How to Motivate Certification Candidates

WBT Systems

Have you ever heard people talk about studying for and obtaining their Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation? However, the path to the CAE credential involves a great deal of sacrifice—and many give up along the way. The candidates for your association’s certification programs face the same challenges as CAE candidates: Finding time and money to earn the required continuing education credits. How will it help them serve their clients, customers, or members?

How to Get Customers Hooked on Engaging in Your Online Community

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If you have managed an online community at some point in your career, you know that the “member to engaged member” ratio is a pretty widely adopted metric throughout the online community space. You also probably know that that metric leaves a lot to be desired.

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How to Use Content to Keep Customers or Members Returning to Your Online Community

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In the end, keeping your members coming back to your community comes down to more than just making participation into a game, or training your members to login every day. Association Management Social Business Online Community Management

Pitching Your Association’s Online Community Strategy: How to Overcome Common Objections

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Whenever you are trying to do something innovative, you can rest assured there will always be haters. Association Management

2015 Association Management Trends and Important News from YM

YourMembership Blog

Welcome to 2015! It’s only the first week of the New Year and we are already off to an exciting start as YourMembership proudly announced this week the acquisition of Digital Ignite and that we will be adding its Learning Management System to YM’s expanding suite of products.

How to Build Lasting Customer Relationships (plus 9 other helpful resources)

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Every week we aim to make your life easier by compiling the best online community articles from around the web right here on our blog. Association Management Social Business Customer Experience Customer Relationship Management Customer Service

How to Grow Your Company By Turning Your Product into a Platform (plus 9 other resources)

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Every week we aim to make your life easier by compiling the best online community articles from around the web right here on our blog. Association Management Social Business Customer Engagement Customer Experience

NAHB Association Management Conference is Coming Up

GrowthZone

#NAHBAMC kicks off this week and the GrowthZone team is looking forward to connecting with HBA professionals in Denver! Be sure to stop by the GrowthZone booth in the Resource Pavilion. Learn how to make it count. with the Association Networking Tip Sheet.