15 Content Ideas for Your Association’s Newsletter


Does your association send out a monthly or bi-monthly newsletter? But don’t stop sending out those monthly or bi-monthly newsletters because they’re a GREAT way to engage your association’s membership. If so, you know coming up with ideas can sometimes be tough.

6 Ways to Supercharge Your Association’s Newsletter


So you have a newsletter and it’s filled with some pretty valuable information, but people aren’t really opening it or engaging with it the way you’d like.

Monday Buzz: The State of Nonprofit Newsletters

Associations Now

Some early newsletter insights emerge from the 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. “If you want to do what the majority of nonprofits are doing (61 percent), you should send your email newsletter at least monthly,” Miller writes.

Naming Your Association’s Newsletter: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself


When it comes to newsletters, sometimes the name is just as important as the content inside. Now we’ll be the first to admit, naming can be tricky, so to help you out, here are four questions to ask yourself when embarking on the newsletter naming journey: association management membership management Small Staff Chatter marketingYou want it to be fun, catchy, memorable - something your members will want to open and read through.

Association Basics: How to Write a “Year in Review” Newsletter


With 2018 around the corner, it’s important for your association to show what was accomplished in 2017. One of the easiest ways to do that is to write a newsletter to recap your association’s year. This newsletter should cover the big highlights of 2017 as well as include your association’s updates for 2018. We think that this little newsletter can have a big impact. association management member engagement member retention Small Staff Chatter

Association Subculture: Lessons for Association Management from.

Association Subculture

Lessons for Association Management from South Park Creators. What could we do with this pattern if we put it into our association culture? What if it wasnt vision "and then" membership "and then" programs" and then "newsletter" but was vision "therefore" ???? What they describe is certainly what I associate with The Book of Mormon. It is such a simple but powerful device for building intention into what your association does. association. (25).

Why wait for an Association's Monthly Newsletter?

SCD Group

When sharing information for your association’s members, why wait for a “Monthly Newsletter?”. I love ASAE’s digital Associations Now , the daily electronic newsletter providing valuable information for association professions. Weekly newsletter?

Is Your Newsletter a 98-lb Weakling? : Off Stage

Off Stage

25, 2009 - Is Your Newsletter a 98-lb Weakling? Put the WAV group’s newsletter on your mailing list. Every AE needs a daily reading list, and in my estimation, this newsletter is one of them. Anyway, today’s WAV group publication sparked a thought about a topic for this blog— newsletters. What caught my attention was the following paragraph from WAVE (the name of the WAV group newsletter): “The old consumer problem was Junk Mail in the Mail Box.

7 association management techniques that come from having a teenager

AE on the Verge

I think those who start in association management after their kids pass the teenage years have the added bonus of the wisdom that comes from that parenting. Here are 7 association management techniques that come from having a teenager. It's really not okay to break the rules: Sometimes I read association blogs and they suggest breaking the rules or operate in an association world with no rules - so I assume they don't manage associations.

Transparency in Association Management : Off Stage

Off Stage

20, 2009 - Transparency in Association Management. and the accompanying issues are affecting government policy and workings, and – by extension – what lessons we, as association managers, can learn from what’s happening in Washington. Newsletters?

CMI's Association Management Blog: Get It in Writing

Observations on Association Management

Memorialize the agreement in a newsletter/message to the board/staff memo/etc. and ask parties to the agreement to proof it before pubication : Here is an article for the newsletter/board update/etc.; Challenge Management, Inc. Return to Challenge Management Website.

Trade Association CEO Support: Newsletter Distribution

Trade Association CEO Blog

Trade Association CEO Support. The role of association CEO is diverse and whether youre a volunteer or a paid staff executive director this blog is the starting line for concepts and ideas to solve your leadership challenges. The Role of Association CEO. Whether your association budget is large with many staff or your budget is small with few or no full-time staff, the responsibilities of the CEO are common and many. Newsletter Distribution. Event Management. (1).

AE on the Verge: 3 Reasons to use only text in your e-newsletter

AE on the Verge

Association management, meetings and mania. 3 Reasons to use only text in your e-newsletter. Im sometimes asked why our association e-newsletter isnt loaded with a template, graphics, colors, and pictures. Check out what a heavily formatted and imaged newsletter looks like on a very small screen. We encourage members to take sections of our newsletter to redistribute to their clients/customers/others or into social media. AE on the Verge.

Trade Association CEO Support: The Newsletter

Trade Association CEO Blog

Trade Association CEO Support. The role of association CEO is diverse and whether youre a volunteer or a paid staff executive director this blog is the starting line for concepts and ideas to solve your leadership challenges. The Role of Association CEO. Whether your association budget is large with many staff or your budget is small with few or no full-time staff, the responsibilities of the CEO are common and many. The Newsletter. Newsletters are for news.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Connections

Observations on Association Management

She has been active with one of our client associations and was president of that association a few years back. In addition to her service as president of that association, she was the driving force for forming another organization, an organization dedicated to fostering mentoring among women to help members find their strengths and empowering them to use those strengths. Ive been in association management for long enough to know thats what its all about.

3 Strategies to Recruit Members Through Association Software

Blue Sky eLearn

When it comes to recruitment for your association, you have to walk a thin line. So how can your association put this theory into practice? Try these strategies, all made possible with the right association management software solution: Increase exposure to your membership program.

Pay attention to what matters most

Aaron Wolowiec

This probably won’t come as a surprise to many of you, but it seems associations and their members aren’t always on the same page. According to a recent report by Abila , what members want from associations vs. what associations think members want don’t always align.

Mobile Messaging Wildfire

Association Management

Notably absent, however (our bad) was text messaging, though Virtual has used it in its own association communications mix. Meanwhile, association management communications are still largely rooted in store-and-forward email technology first developed more than 40 years ago.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Imminent Danger

Observations on Association Management

The Blockbuster experience, regardless of ultimate outcome, is a less for associations: listen to your constituents and know their preferences. If your members want hard copy newsletters, give them hard copy. Challenge Management, Inc. Return to Challenge Management Website. About Challenge Management. Challenge Management, Inc. Challenge Management, Inc. CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Association Marketing: 4 Ways to Promote Your Professional Association Wins

Association Management

I’m always amazed how many professional associations do great things and then forget to tell anyone about it. Good news is inspiring, and your audiences—stakeholders, association members, future members—will want to share in the moment.

8 things your association’s online career center should do


Provide member value and job opportunities to your association’s members. One of the top benefits an association provides for its members is job opportunities. It might just become one of the most viewed/clicked-upon sections of your newsletter. .

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Goodbye e-learning

Aaron Wolowiec

So when I came across “Association Learning + Technology 2014,” a recent report by Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele , founders of consulting firm Tagoras , imagine my delight! Use a learning content management system (LCMS). As a former journalist, I love data.

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

Association Adviser

What can association professionals do to make the most of the resources they have without leading to staff burnout? Slightly more than half of respondents to the 2018 Association Communications Benchmarking Survey reported feeling understaffed.

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Member Engagement: When It’s Not You, It’s Them


Well, your members are likely just as busy, and as much as they want to get involved in your association (they joined after all!), Here are a few tips: association management member engagement membership management Association Views

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


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).

The Paperless Association

Association Management

Decades after some unnamed publicist coined the term “the paperless office,” paperless association operations are at hand. At least that’s the case for many technology industry associations. As for newsletters and surveys, they are usually all electronic too.

Brushing up on the Basics: A Refresher on Membership Essentials


If you’re an association professional, you know every day is a whirlwind. One minute you’re drafting your monthly newsletter, then the next you’re planning for your annual conference.

Great Leaders Are Grateful

Association Leaders

We recently received a newsletter from The Telephone Doctor that addresses this issue (among a few others). Association Management Companies CM Services Leadership Uncategorized VolunteerismOne thing I have noticed about most great leaders is they are grateful. They are grateful to have achieved success but most importantly, they are grateful to those people who help them achieve success.

The Most Popular Community Management Articles from the Last 12 Months


But through all the turmoil, we found that associations and businesses remained focused on what they do best – serving their customers and members. These articles will give you a head start on 2017, covering topics from member engagement to business management. Article #1) How to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Association’s Member Engagement Tactics. Article #2) 3 Types of Association Members and How to Engage Them. Top 3 Association Management Articles.

Engaging Your Members Through Routine


But perhaps one of the biggest is the simple fact that members aren’t used to engaging with your association. Now imagine having to throw in something new, like reading a weekly newsletter or checking out a monthly calendar (plus actually having to register for those events).

Thanks For Playing: Always the Last to Know: Readz

Thanks For Playing

Seeking community in associations since 2008. Does your association have a magazine or newsletter? Association blogger and general troublemaker. Top association management Blogs. Snow White & Risk Management. Alltop Association Management. How to Manage Social Employees, Social Media at Events, and Car Talk. Association Subculture. Association Management Lessons from Harley Davidson. Association 141+.

Was Machiavelli Right? Are the Best Leaders Situational or Steadfast?

Association Leaders

I subscribe to an electronic newsletter published by booz&co called ‘strategy+business’ It often has interesting business and leadership related articles. Association Management Companies CM Services Leadership Uncategorized Volunteerism leadership machiavelli Situational leadership values

Reaching Out To Global Markets Through Meetings & Events.


global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. As an association, where funds are prudently spent, it is important to invest in the right strategy that would allow you to grow. Association Management. GrowGlobally.org.

Words Matter for Association Executives: 3 Tips to Make an Impact

SCD Group

Your words matter to your association and its success. You spend hours drafting, editing, rewriting, proofing and publishing them to communicate key association messages. Since words matter Don’t Disguise Them When Published.

How Birthday Cake and Reserved Parking Spots Can Increase Productivity

Association Adviser

Knowing your employees on an individual basis is the only way to know how to manage and recognize their accomplishments effectively. Whether it is a new employee’s first time achieving a certain sales goal, a veteran marketer recording the highest attendee registration at a trade show, or a manager’s successful direction of an important project, letting employees know that their hard work is appreciated will encourage them to continue to achieve. Tara Ericson, Naylor.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Seen Elsewhere: Building Creative.

Idea Architects

In one of my volunteer roles, I write a feature in the ASAE Executive Management Section IdeaLink newsletter called Seen Elsewhere. Summary: A selection of thought-provoking content from beyond the association management realm that offers new ideas for association executives.

The Humble E-Mail: An Appreciation

Guilt by Association

I ponder the e-mail this week because our organization just installed and launched a new e-mail marketing and newsletter platform, integrated with our association management system. Tagged: e-mail marketing, e-mail newsletters. e-mail marketing e-mail newsletters

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Association execs know that success is everything done right; failure is just one thing done wrong.

SCD Group

I’m not sure who originally said this but I recognize it plays out in associations. The issue is that bringing touch from tablets to PCs is a high-stakes topic from which association executives can learn.

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

SCD Group

So, what does this have to do with associations? Many associations have been around 50 or more year. Most associations are seeking ways to engage members, renew members and recruit new members. Some members see their associations as the “same old thing,” almost boring.

Seen Elsewhere: Resources for Trend Scanning, Gaming, Productivity

Idea Architects

In one of my volunteer roles, I write a feature in the ASAE Executive Management Section IdeaLink newsletter called Seen Elsewhere. Summary: A selection of thought-provoking websites from beyond the association management realm that offer new ideas for association executives.