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Association Management: Online vs. In-person Engagement

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As an association leader, you know the importance of engaging your members. How you communicate with members and the opportunities you offer directly impact their experience with your organization and the chance that they’ll renew. In-person engagement ideas.

Building a Community: 5 Tips for Digital Member Engagement

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Association membership is one of the most enriching experiences—particularly when you’re part of an association that prioritizes engaging its members. Whether the association is made up of people in the same professional field or just those with common interests, members appreciate an association that offers a variety of events and learning opportunities. Therefore, it makes sense to meet your members where they already are.

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6 Digital Tactics to Keep Association Members Engaged

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In today’s world, associations are growing and evolving at a rapid pace. With advances in association management systems (AMS), associations are attracting millennials , as well as other high-priority groups of professionals. While this is true, sometimes associations don’t take full advantage of the digital resources available to them and their membership rates suffer as a result. Event Management. Member portals/directories. Event Management.

Member Engagement Strategies: A Guide for Associations

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Association memberships are rewarding experiences and unique in the way that members pay dues in order to continue to be a part of the organization. That’s why it’s important that your association actively works hard to keep members coming back year after year, offering value through opportunities and events that can’t be found otherwise. Engagement secures your association’s relevance and fuels healthy member retention. Email marketing.

LMS Selection: 7 Features Associations Need

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Association members grow and change over time, and their needs grow and change with them. Unless the association addresses these changes, members won’t see the value of their membership. One tried-and-tested way to keep members engaged is providing professional development opportunities – either to improve networking avenues for members or to support them in certification exams. But how do associations accomplish this?

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Best Association Management Software | Our Top Picks

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The best association management software, or AMS, solutions are specifically designed to meet the unique needs of associations just like yours. That’s why we’ve created this comparison of all the biggest names on the market – and provided our own reviews! That way you’ll get a clearer sense of the particular balance of specificity, utility, and ease-of-use that will best suit your association’s needs. Overview of this Association Management Software.

Can associations bridge the skills-gap for their members?

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Jack is the inventor of Knowledge Direct ® - a robust learning management system (LMS) used by dozens of trade associations and professional societies including the Emergency Nurses Association, the Direct Marketing Association and the American Society of Clinical Oncologists, among others. Jack has won national awards for educational learning programs and technology that better engages the ‘game-based’ generation.

Keep Your Association on Track: 4 Ways to Stay Organized

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For your association’s member businesses, this may mean mastering new emerging technologies in your industry or even hitting specific success metrics within their own internal processes. Your association’s management as a whole probably has slightly different resolutions for the new year. However, whether increasing non-dues revenue or new member recruitment, it’s just as important that your organization follows through with these goals.

Keeping Your Members Involved: A Helpful How-To Guide

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Your association is most effective when you’ve created a strong community of members who value opportunities for professional development. Once your members have attended their first event or taken their first course through your association, you’ll want to take the necessary steps to keep them involved and motivated. When it comes to keeping your association’s members engaged, your software solutions are your secret weapon.

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

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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. . There’s a lot riding on your association’s next event, so how can you get the most out of it? . Picking the Right Association Management Software. Include follow-ups for staff, members, and attendees.

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Associations and the Vision Thing

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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. But we wanted more, in part because we knew our customers and the members they serve needed and expected more. To his point, association leaders are facing change in unprecedented ways and at a pace that can seem more than a little overwhelming. They want to dominate the job board market.

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3 Topics for Medical Society Execs to Watch

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The medical society and association landscape is ever-changing. We turn to the American Association of Medical Society Executives to learn from leaders in this space and hear their experiences adopting to change. Three overarching topics caught my eye at the upcoming AAMSE Annual conference in Minneapolis : MACRA and the QPP, Member Engagement Strategies, and Professional Development. Brown , Vice President, Government Affairs, American Medical Association and.

How 3 Associations Used a Microsoft-powered AMS to Execute Digital Transformation

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A ssociation management software ( AMS ) help s member-based organizations optimize processes, energize member engagement, enhance organizational decision making and transform their organizations. . NADO Transforms Staff and Member Experience s .

Webinar Recap: Let’s Learn Together: Enhancing Online Learning with Communities

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Recently, Heather McNair, VP of Engagement Strategy over at Higher Logic , teamed up with Blue Sky’s Channel Manager, Jodi Ray, to discuss how organizations can enhance their online learning with communities. Across generations and industries, data shows professional development is the biggest driver of engagement and value received from an association. Many associations are falling short of providing members value.

Social Learning: Creating Community Around Learning

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Before we get into the details around software and ideas on how to wrap community software around learning, it’s important that you’ve built a sense of community with your association members in general. From optimizing your website to taking advantage of event software to investing in reporting features, these five tips for digital member engagement can help set you in the right direction. Marketing. You need to keep marketing!

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5 eLearning Implementation Best Practices for Associations

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If your association is looking for more ways to facilitate your members’ professional development and encourage them to take active roles in all that your association has to offer, you’ll want to consider providing them with eLearning opportunities. Effective eLearning targets your members’ most pressing continuing education needs and presents courses in a captivating way. You can utilize your association learning management system (LMS) and other platforms.

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Data Integration For Associations, Thanks to Highroad Spark

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Your members are depending on you now more than ever. But it’s also a tough time for associations. Your data will tell you everything you need to know about the needs, wants, fears and desires of your current members, as well as potential future members. Why do associations need data integration? You have access to a vast wealth of member information. Spark – The data integration platform for associations. LMS, EMS, etc.).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.16.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… The state of associations. Cecilia Sepp, CAE, founder of Rogue Tulips, recently released the findings of their September association survey, What’s Next for Associations.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.9.20

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Association mojo. If you’ve lost your spark amidst all the challenges coming your way at work, WBT Systems shares advice for getting your association mojo back. Engaging members by career stage. Luring members/customers to your LMS. Host: Association Success.

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How to Prove Member ROI with Data Analytics and Business Intelligence

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Members at your association want to be completely sure that when they are pay ing their annual dues, they are investing in a full experience that brings them val ue. . For trade associations, institutional members might expect value in the form of internal educational resources they can share with their staff on community forums. Are you still in the infant stages of digital transformation at your association?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.22.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… New member onboarding. Does your association have a new member onboarding, orientation or welcoming program? If you do, please participate in the 2020 New Member Engagement Survey from Amanda Kaiser (Kaiser Insights) and Dynamic Benchmarking. It’s exciting to see associations move so quickly. Host: Mariner Management. Trade Association Roundtable.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.26.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Inclusive conferences. As some associations canceled in-person conferences and made the switch to virtual, two association teams found themselves owning different elements of the experience—the meetings team handled the content while the education team managed the platform. Commsor, a community management software firm, held a two-day virtual conference in late May.

AMS vs. CRM: Integrating Strategy and Software

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Our staff has the privilege of working with professional and trade associations every day. And occasionally, we hear nonprofit professionals use the terms association management software (AMS) and customer relationship management (CRM) interchangeably , which clouds the benefits of an AMS built on top of a CRM platform. . However, keep in mind that unless you have an experienced developer of that system, the benefits your association will gain is limited. .

7 Online Member Acquisition Strategies to Grow Your Base

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Without your membersengagement, your organization wouldn’t be able to do what it needs to do. And unfortunately, members sometimes have to leave your organization. This occurs for a variety of reasons, most of them a natural part of the membership cycle, but it does mean that your organization has to constantly find new members. Finding new members is a lot more difficult than retaining your existing members, but with some smart tips, it can become easier than ever!

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.5.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… When I was in charge of getting a new AMS back at my old association, I had no idea how to approach selection and implementation. If only I had read a post like this one from the DelCor team about buying association management software. Now that everyone has their face locked into screens throughout the day, people who can afford it are paying for “human engagement.”

7 Online Member Acquisition Strategies to Grow Your Base

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Without your membersengagement, your organization wouldn’t be able to do what it needs to do. And unfortunately, members sometimes have to leave your organization. This occurs for a variety of reasons, most of them a natural part of the membership cycle, but it does mean that your organization has to constantly find new members. Finding new members is a lot more difficult than retaining your existing members, but with some smart tips, it can become easier than ever!

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.24.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Zoom fatigue—or is it? I’m reading a lot about “Zoom fatigue” these days, which concerns me because associations are relying on Zoom (and other web-conferencing platforms) to educate and connect members to each other. WBT Systems also shares ideas specifically for preparing and engaging attendees and learners for virtual education via Zoom. Managing the Virtual Experience.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.9.18

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… As a history major, I’ve been waiting for virtual reality (VR) to shake up the way history is taught and it’s finally happening—or maybe it’s been happening and I just haven’t noticed. If a competitor beat you to a new market opportunity or disrupted your business model, know you’re in good company. Your Event Marketing Survival Guide. Take away a sample 12-month marketing calendar.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.23.18

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Content is everywhere and a good deal of it is crap. One of the most useful things you can do for your members or customers is to filter through all that crap and find the most valuable, relevant posts for them. The Content Marketing Institute has an excellent post on how to curate content like a pro —and it’s not a list of lame content curation tools, thankfully, it’s real advice.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.26.18

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Innovation isn’t about ideas. Kylee Coffman describes the type of people, policies, talents and tools your association needs in its digital bag. An Association Advisor interview with Tamela Blalock, CAE , reveals her superpowers: member development and revenue generation. Having spent a weekend at Association Charrette with Tamela, I can vouch for those superpowers.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.3.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Sponsorships. Please participate in a short survey on the impact of COVID-19 on association conference sponsorships. The goal for this Partnership Professionals Network survey is to collect and share the concerns and insights of association staff. I love the message Garth Jordan, SVP and Chief Strategy Officer for HFMA, delivers in Association Success. LMS selection.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.24.18

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Cherish your good chapter leaders. What’s in an association CIO’s IT bag? Mike Guerrieri at DelCor reveals the people, policies, talents and tools an association CIO must have on hand —and, strangely enough, finds many similarities between the CIO role and the restaurant executive chef role. Mon 8/27 at 2 p.m.* – Marketing for Membership Growth. Host: Event Manager Blog.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.17.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Crisis overwhelm. WBT Systems found out how they managed to pull that off so quickly. Associations are scrambling to virtually resurrect their canceled conferences. In fact, MemberSuite describes the many ways associations can come out ahead by hosting virtual events. Fret not, Billhighway has plenty of ideas for (and examples of) connecting chapter members virtually.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

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It’s that time of year – your chance to participate in the industry’s most comprehensive study on membership marketing. For the ninth year in a row, Marketing General Incorporated (MGI) is conducting its Membership Marketing Benchmarking Survey. Not only will this report help you benchmark your association’s membership marketing efforts against nearly 1,000 other associations, but you’ll pick up ideas for improving recruitment and retention tactics.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

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It’s that time of year – your chance to participate in the industry’s most comprehensive study on membership marketing. For the ninth year in a row, Marketing General Incorporated (MGI) is conducting its Membership Marketing Benchmarking Survey. Not only will this report help you benchmark your association’s membership marketing efforts against nearly 1,000 other associations, but you’ll pick up ideas for improving recruitment and retention tactics.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.13.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is cool again , says Buffalo News reporter Colin Dabkowski. You might get some ideas for your association. WBT Systems explains how to increase your sales to nonmembers , an underappreciated market segment with huge potential. What a member (or anyone) says they need isn’t always what they really need. Small Staff Association Book Group.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.21.18

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… What a whirlwind of a couple of weeks. What if your association didn’t have members? At Association Success , Tara Puckey considers that question along with several others that get to the gist of what it means to be an association. A few quick hits before we get to this week’s list of free webinars: Your blog posts must be supported by a content marketing ecosystem.