If You Build It –and Communicate It– They Will Come

Association Management

In the film “Field of Dreams,” a voice in Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella’s cornfield convinces him to turn his acreage into a baseball diamond, and sure enough, once he’s done it, the ghosts of the 1919 Chicago White Sox do appear. “If you build it, they will come.”

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For Member Onboarding, Think Outside the Inbox

Associations Now

Email remains the most popular way to engage new members, but some associations are testing creative alternatives in an age of email fatigue. When a new member joins your association, the first thing you probably do is send an email to make that person feel welcome.

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We Asked, You Answered: Mentors You Admire

Associations Now

Hear from association pros who were lucky enough to have mentors that did just that. Read on to find out what makes a great mentor in the association industry. Director, Meetings & Sales, American Moving & Storage Association.

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Made to Stick: Examples for Associations

SCD Group

The other day I received the following email from an association management colleague: “In case you are not aware, you are quoted in a new book by Nina Teicholz called “The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet”.

CEO of Small Association Responds to Staffing Small Nonprofits

SCD Group

Guest post by Bill Knopf Steve, re your March 16 post headlined Staffing for Small Associations and Nonprofits. This ad is typical of micro associations with a dysfunctional board, limited volunteer resources or expertise to draw on, and little to no money.

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Social Media and Shiny Object Syndrome

Associations Now

Find out how two association marketers developed a streamlined social media strategy for their national and affiliate offices to complement and enhance their overall marketing plan. The post Social Media and Shiny Object Syndrome appeared first on Associations Now

Association Law Blog: The IRS, Private Inurement and Non-Profit.

Association Law

This blog focuses on legal issues of interest to association leaders, including executives, volunteers and members. It is NOT intended to provide legal advice, but rather to share my informal thoughts on legal issues commonly faced by trade and professional associations, as well as foundations and other charities. This blog does not focus on homeowners associations or religious organizations. The IRS, Private Inurement and Non-Profit Association Management.

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