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.

From #Ideas17: How to Simplify Your Association’s Messaging

MembersClicks

Messaging is something that all companies and organizations have to do, but something that only a small percentage do well. association management association leadership ASAE membership management Small Staff Chatter

Association Staff Stretched to the Limit? How to Get More for Your Association Without Breaking Your Team

Association Adviser

The new norm is to have more work to do than can possibly be done with the current level of resources. What can association professionals do to make the most of the resources they have without leading to staff burnout?

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Know Your Members Through Better Surveys: A How-To Guide

Aaron Wolowiec

He has four years’ experience helping associations with member surveys and data. When we discuss knowing who our members are, we sometimes speak in nebulous terms, such as “We need to find out what’s best for our members” or “How can we better serve our members?”

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5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Association’s Event

Blue Sky eLearn

For an association, hosting events like conferences, networking meetups, and learning sessions is an effective way to bring people who share a common goal or passion together. Plus, events are one of the ways that your association can raise non-dues revenue. . Data management.

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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. of most start-up associations.

Hawaii Five-O & Monopoly Show Associations How to Engage Members

SCD Group

For tonight’s (1/14/13) showing of Hawaii Five-O, CBS invited viewers to vote on which ending they wanted for its show. Many people now are watching TV with a companion device (known to many as the “second screen”). So, what does this have to do with associations?

The Small-Staff Guide to New Member Onboarding

MembersClicks

If we had to guess, we’d say you probably put a LOT of time and energy into recruiting new members - and that’s completely understandable. That said, because you put so much time and energy into recruiting new members, you absolutely want them to stay!

How technology can improve your association’s value prop

Aptify

If members think your organization provides too little value, they’re not likely to renew. Simply put, if members think your organization provides too little value, they’re not likely to renew. So, what’s an organization to do? Integrate your association technology.

8 things your association’s online career center should do

Aptify

Provide member value and job opportunities to your association’s members. Want to deliver a career center experience that offers unmatched value to your members while driving revenue for your organization? Here’s how. .

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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).

A Little Something About 20-somethings

Association Management

For over a decade, I have been attending standards and technology-focused events sponsored by client associations as well as forums hosted by venerable U.S. At Virtual, we are often asked by our clients “what can we do to attract younger members and get them more involved?”

What Is Cost to Serve?

Thanks For Playing

At its most basic level: Revenue per member – Expenses per member = Cost to serve a member Simple, right? "If If membership is $100 a year, and it costs us $60 a year to mail each member our journal, that's our cost to serve, and we bring in $40 a year in revenue per member. How much revenue does each member actually contribute to the organization? (Do What does it cost to recruit and retain each member? People LOVE to free ride on that stuff.)

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Up Your Email Marketing Game: 4 Membership Software Tips

MembersClicks

Sending emails is a simple, low-cost way to recruit prospective members and engage your current ones. And it’s pretty direct, as long as you can figure out how to cut through the inbox clutter.

What do we do about apathetic association boards?

SCD Group

Back on September 12, I posted a blog “ 9 reasons to fire your association board members.” So, I’ve read with interest a recent string of comments on ASAE Collaborate responding to Mike Levin’s query: “Our Board of Directors (12 people) seem to have become apathetic.

Join?Aptify at ASAE Annual Meeting for a walk in the park?

Aptify

2019 American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Annual Meeting ?in thousands of association professionals and industry partners gather to share new ideas, trends, and best practices. association management software (AMS) by Community?Brands. to 5 p.m. ? .

Association 141+: Volunteers at the Center

Association 141+

Association 141+. Associations rely heavily on the work of volunteers to successful achieve their goals year after year. Instead, in the application and on-boarding process there was a large question that we forgot to ask to each member. Subscribe To.

Membership Management: 4 Top Ways to Maximize Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

Your members are more than a source of revenue for your association. They’re not shy about telling their friends and coworkers that they’re a member of your association. They share news about your association online and wear your branded merchandise with pride!

Where are the YPs?

Spark Consulting

How can I recruit young professional members if there are no young professionals entering our industry?” That track just doesn’t happen to include college. I’d guess that PHCC and my client aren’t the only associations struggling with this.

Session Summary on Super-charging Web Teams

High Context

Mark Athitakis, senior editor with ASAE & the Center for Association Leadership, posted a great summary of my presentation last week at the ASAE Technology Conference. In the session, titled Super-charging Your Web Team: Recruiting, Training, and Managing Your In-house Web Talent , I shared my top tips and secrets on how to maximize the value that your web staff can contribute to your organization. ASAE Associations Management Strategy Web Teams

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Associations 101

Spark Consulting

This Friday, we’ll be kicking off the 2014 Associations 101 #10in20 webinar series with a presentation by Rob Barnes on organizational culture. Fitness Australia worked for seven years on their internal culture, using some of the principles contained in Humanize , and it yielded amazing personal and organizational results, as detailed in their recent Associations Now profile. Register now and learn how to kickstart your organizational culture in 2014!

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.10.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… “5G, when fully implemented, is poised to be a very big deal, a far bigger transformation in mobile technology than any previous generational shift. How to use FAQ pages to improve SEO.

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Stronger by Association: AMR Hires Four

AMR Management Services

AMR MANAGEMENT SERVICES. – AMR Management Services (AMR), a full-service association management company (AMC), continues its growth trajectory since acquiring Chesterfield, Mo.-based Before starting at AMR, she assisted home office sales management for IMG College.

Membership 101: Ladders of Engagement Revisited

Spark Consulting

Once members join, the next question becomes: How do you keep them? How do you build real relationships over time that deepen your commitment to each other and lead to long-term loyalty on both sides?

Strategies for Association Success

GrowthZone

In the fast-paced world of association management, staying on target with an organization’s mission and goals can be a challenge. Learn about 3 ways to help your association. thrive in The Association Success Kit. The Secret to Recruiting and Keeping Volunteers”.

Listen up and pay attention. Please!

SocialFish

Crunch Predicted in Nonprofit Sector Groups Are Not Nurturing and Retaining Tomorrow's Leaders, Study Says "The nonprofit sector is facing what experts call an unprecedented crisis in leadership, with organizations in the Washington region and across the country struggling to recruit and retain talented staff. The sobering report, "Ready to Lead? I love this industry and want to stay. Now, Light said, "they're waking up to say, 'Where's the next generation of workers?'

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.30.17

Reid All About it

Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… The latest cybersecurity threat rampaging around the world is a cyber weapon , not ransomware, says the CEO of security awareness training firm KnowBe4. Should your association or company be concerned?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.18.16

Reid All About it

Here’s how dedicated I am to this conference for association execs. on Thursday “morning” to catch a 5:30 a.m. flight to Orlando. Hope to see you there! Here’s the webinar line-up for the association community this week…. But how do you do it?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.18.16

Reid All About it

Here’s how dedicated I am to this conference for association execs. on Thursday “morning” to catch a 5:30 a.m. flight to Orlando. Hope to see you there! Here’s the webinar line-up for the association community this week…. But how do you do it?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.2.16

Reid All About it

If you’re going to the ASAE Technology Conference, like me, and agreed during registration to receive emails from exhibitors, then you’re probably getting several of them a day. Want to read more? Ok, on to the list of this week’s free webinars and learning events.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.2.16

Reid All About it

If you’re going to the ASAE Technology Conference, like me, and agreed during registration to receive emails from exhibitors, then you’re probably getting several of them a day. Want to read more? Ok, on to the list of this week’s free webinars and learning events.

Daily Buzz: Avoid These Two Common Social Media Mistakes

Associations Now

Also: Make sure first-year members know how to find value in your association. Each platform has its own nuances, and when messaging is streamlined, the content often fails to align with the platform and its users. Help New Members Find Association Value.

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. And, I’ll see how the rest of my week shapes up. I’d love to go to Chicago for the AMS Fest, but…too many conferences, too little time and money, sort of like books.

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. And, I’ll see how the rest of my week shapes up. I’d love to go to Chicago for the AMS Fest, but…too many conferences, too little time and money, sort of like books.

7 Online Member Acquisition Strategies to Grow Your Base

Blue Sky eLearn

Without your members’ engagement, your organization wouldn’t be able to do what it needs to do. And unfortunately, members sometimes have to leave your organization. What are the best ways that your organization can step up its online strategy in order to acquire more members?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.9.16

Reid All About it

This week kicks off with a webinar you won’t want to miss: Elizabeth Engel and Shelly Alcorn discussing their insightful new report, The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm. So much opportunity is there to be grabbed, but it will require associations to step up their game.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

Reid All About it

It’s that time of year – your chance to participate in the industry’s most comprehensive study on membership marketing. Every year, I look forward to pouring over this report as soon as it comes out. To participate in the survey, follow this link.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

Reid All About it

It’s that time of year – your chance to participate in the industry’s most comprehensive study on membership marketing. Every year, I look forward to pouring over this report as soon as it comes out. To participate in the survey, email Tony Rossell at MGI.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.14.16

Reid All About it

Most webinar hosts send a link to the recording to all registrants. Eastern* – Project Management Techniques for Non-Project Managers (Association Chat on Blab). Project management…it’s an art and a skill.

New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

We are all making personal and professional new year’s resolutions for 2017, setting goals and making promises to ourselves to keep them this year. The key step to a designing a new strategy or plan for association learning is to set achievable goals.