Recruit the Whole Person

Spark Consulting

Last week, I was teaching the volunteer management course for ASAE’s Association Management Week with the smart and talented Andrea Rutledge (Executive Director of the National Architectural Accrediting Board), and she and I got chatting about membership recruitment. In short, “that’s nice, but doesn’t reflect the reality of my association.” What are you doing to “recruit the whole person”?

3 Ways to Bump Up Your Member Recruitment Game

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If there’s one common goal for associations across the globe, it’s grow , grow , grow. Here are three ways to bump up your association’s member recruitment game: association management membership management Association Views

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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. Prospective members are much more likely to respond positively to a recruitment strategy that feels like a natural part of their interactions with your association than they are with outright marketing strategies that, in today’s media landscape, feel obvious and forceful. So how can your association put this theory into practice? Your association maintains profiles of your members.

Tips for association member recruitment

Aptify

For associations, it’s important to continually bring in new members to backfill those that leave each year due to job loss, job change, retirement, and other reasons. It’s vitally important to the long-term success of your association. . Here are four ideas to help you reach your recruitment goals , even in challenging times : Provide valuable , relevant content. . Read the guide, 50 Ways to Boost Association Membership .

Resolve to Maximize Your Association Management Software This Year

Association Adviser

This disconnect can be especially true for smaller-staffed associations, as it can be a struggle to balance a desire for sustainable growth with real-world restrictions on staffing and budgets. 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. For example, let’s say you want to know how engaged your affiliate members are with your association. Happy New Year!

Best Association Management Software | Our Top Picks

Fonteva

The best association management software, or AMS, solutions are specifically designed to meet the unique needs of associations just like yours. 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. Powerful event management features. Plus, your members have the ability to form and manage their own groups!

4 Quick Tips for Online Membership Recruitment

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Well for starters, membership recruitment. Here are a few tips for growing your membership online: association management membership management Small Staff ChatterBy now, we all know how powerful the Internet can be. We’ve seen posts and videos go viral, and people and organizations directly impacted (if not majorly changed) by that. Just look at the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - more than $115 million raised. That’s incredible!

Five things to consider when choosing new association management software

Nimble AMS

As you evaluate association management software, it’s important to think about your organization’s needs today. But don’t forget about how your decision will affect your association in the future. As your association grows and your member programs advance, it’s time to look at new technology to support your evolving needs. Your business case for new association technology should, of course, address your organization’s current needs.

Four things to consider when choosing new association management software

Nimble AMS

As you evaluate association management software, it’s important to think about your organization’s needs today. But don’t forget about how your decision will affect your association in the future. As your association grows and your member programs advance, it’s time to look at new technology to support your evolving needs. Your business case for new association technology should, of course, address your organization’s current needs.

2018 Member Recruitment Techniques: What's Hot and What's Not

MembersClicks

We’ve recently checked out Marketing General Incorporated’s Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report and found some member recruitment facts we think you should know! Check out what member recruitment techniques your association needs to focus on and the ones you can ditch in 2018! association management member engagement membership management Small Staff Chatter marketingAs you may well know, marketing trends are changing all the time.

Association Growth Strategy: 6 Tech Tools to Drive Member Recruitment + Retention

Higher Logic

For associations focusing on strategically attracting new members (and keeping them engaged for the long haul), it’s important to package your tech stack for ample growth and retention. Association membership in the modern age is all about providing people with real value on their terms, and strategically leveraging technology is an effective way to attract and retain those members who you’ll transform into your trusty advocates. Learning Management System (LMS) / eLearning.

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Association Management and Corporate Management: How Do They Diverge?

Association Success

Transitioning from the corporate to the association space was a steep learning curve. Coming from the corporate world, when I first started working in an association 27 years ago I thought the job of an association executive would be a walk in the park. I am involved in at least three other associations, one of which I founded: the Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE).

Your Member Recruiting Campaign Will Fail Without This

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. Associations. Management Team. I recently attended a job fair and asked a job hunter if he thought about joining an association in his chosen industry to help him find a job and network since he was new to Florida. ” His answer surprised me but we continued talking about what YourMembership.com does and our involvement with associations, membership management and online community.

Association Subculture: Diversity in Association Management - the.

Association Subculture

Diversity in Association Management - the Association Subculture Weighs In. Associations arent a particularly diverse workforce. I just interviewed 200 association executives in my most recent research project. In large part, we use an organic recruitment process that many times results in our pulling potential job candidates from our own social networks that may be more homogenous than we might wish. association. (25). management. (3).

5 Places to Recruit New Members

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Here are five places we recommend: association management association leadership Association ViewsNew members are great, but as you know, they can be hard to find. So where, oh where is the best place to look?

SOS-Association Management Solutions Achieves AMC Institute Re-Accreditation

SOS Association

SOS-Association Management Solutions has recently been awarded re-accreditation by AMC Institute, the global trade association representing the Association Management industry. Among 500-plus Association Management Companies (AMC) worldwide, only 81 have achieved AMC Institute Accreditation , demonstrating the commitment and the ability to deliver the highest level of professional management services to association and not-for-profit clients.

3 Real Ways to Improve Your Membership Marketing Program

YourMembership Blog

To successfully attract and keep association members, continually remind yourselves membership marketing is a process. Many associations struggle to improve their membership growth and retention. Industry News + Trends Member Engagement + Retention Membership Management Thought Leaders association management software association members member recruitment membership data membership growth membership marketing membership retention

3 steps to drive student membership growth.

YourMembership Blog

Strategies to expand your association’s younger membership base. Do you have a strategy in place to grow your association’s pipeline of younger members? Industry News + Trends Member Engagement + Retention Membership Management Thought Leaders association management software association members association membership growth member engagement member recruitment membership growth membership marketing OSCPA The Ohio Society of CPAs young professionals

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[Guest Post] Your Association’s Website Is Your Best Member Recruitment Tool

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The following blog post was written by SBI Association Management , a Seattle-based and AMCI-accredited association management company. How shopping for an association is a lot like buying a toaster on Amazon. Prospective members are used to finding everything from the best-rated camera to the safest car seat online, so it’s no surprise they’re using similar “shopping tactics” to decide on joining your association.

SOS-Association Management Solutions Achieves AMC Institute Re-Accreditation

SOS Association

SOS-Association Management Solutions has recently been awarded re-accreditation by AMC Institute, the global trade association representing the Association Management industry. Among 500-plus Association Management Companies (AMC) worldwide, only 81 have achieved AMC Institute Accreditation , demonstrating the commitment and the ability to deliver the highest level of professional management services to association and not-for-profit clients.

10 Reasons to Use an AMC (Association Management Company) To Manage Your Association

SOS Association

As SOS-Association Management Solutions has worked with trade, professional and charitable nonprofit associations over the past 25 years, we have become convinced that an Association Management Company (AMC) is one of the most cost effective solutions for associations. Many stand-alone associations have high overhead and infrastructure costs which eat up a lot of revenue. 4) Membership Management. 7) Mundane Management.

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10 Reasons to Use an AMC (Association Management Company) To Manage Your Association

SOS Association

As SOS-Association Management Solutions has worked with trade, professional and charitable nonprofit associations over the past 25 years, we have become convinced that an Association Management Company (AMC) is one of the most cost effective solutions for associations. Many stand-alone associations have high overhead and infrastructure costs which eat up a lot of revenue. 4) Membership Management. 7) Mundane Management.

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Kids Skate Free: Association-Managed Cause Marketing Campaign

SCD Group

Kids Skate Free represents a great example of a locally-initiated, association-managed cause marketing campaign that benefits a struggling industry. It demonstrates how associations can use cause marketing to enhance their members while benefitting a cause. Campaign) effort started in 2002 at seven Memphis-area Chili’s restaurants The National Christmas Tree Association modeled the Trees for Troops program after local efforts by growers in the Pacific Northwest.

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. . 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. Data management.

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Five Steps to Modernize Your Association’s Membership Dues Model for Growth

Moery Company

If so, you may be joining the numerous associations that are now addressing taking a real good look at their business models this year by resetting their membership dues and modernizing their membership categories. Here are top level observations, based on dozens of projects that we have completed with our association clients, and steps that you can take to modernize your dues models and value propositions. This is really important with your associates, or your allied members.

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5 questions to better market your career center.

YourMembership Blog

When it comes time to look for a new job, professionals turn first to associations, which are among the best places to start. That’s because they know employers savvy enough to recruit via their relevant association channels are looking for […]. Nothing promotes a career center like putting relevant, niche jobs in front of professionals.

5 People You Need on Your Association's Online Community Management Team

Socious

Regardless of how talented your community managers are, it takes more than community professionals to create a sustainable community that provides consistent engagement and value. So, who should you invite to the table when it comes to planning and managing your association’s private online community ? Association Management Member Engagement Online Community Management

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Have You Outgrown Your Membership Database?

Wild Apricot

But before you start brainstorming ideas for member engagement and recruitment strategies, there is an important building block that you need to have in place as a foundation - an effective member/contact database.( ams association management software association management software system association management system database management member records Membership management membership records Non-profit technology nptech online database

Serve Your Members and Grow Non-Dues Revenue With These Online Career Center Tips

Protech

An association’s mission is to serve members, and right now, your members might be experiencing the need for new employment. . With that in mind, Dawn urged associations to think beyond job boards. . One suggestion is to implement an online career center where members can post their resumes, share job opportunities or gain career advice from your association. It can also serve as the central hub for members to interact, share content and manage industry resources. .

Millennial Member Engagement: 6 Little Hacks to Try

MembersClicks

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend Membership2020 , a one-day learning event centered around next-gen recruitment and retention strategies. association management member engagement membership management Association ViewsWhile the takeaways were boundless (and the insights fascinating), there were a few little hacks (related to Millennial member engagement) that I found particularly interesting. Take a look!

Volunteer Management: 12 Volunteer Opportunities for Members in Your Online Community

Socious

A major issue for associations everywhere is the acquisition of volunteers. It is not uncommon for an association’s organizational structure to have volunteers that outnumber the staff. Also, the people that you are recruiting are simultaneously being propositioned by other organizations. As the demand for telecommuting and flexible scheduling grows, it is important that associations embrace a similar philosophy.

ROI and Social CRM Use Case 1: Using LinkedIn for Member Recruitment

SocialFish

Our (SocialFish) definition of Social CRM is “ the discipline of applying social media to membership management “, and the 12 use cases in our white paper, ROI and the Impact of Social CRM , show this in action. Here’s the first of a series of blog posts for Avectra on the use cases – including four completely new ones – and we want to hear from you if these are possible for YOUR association. Using LinkedIn for member recruitment [Possible now].

Is Your Association Difficult to Join?

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If you’re like most associations, membership recruitment is a top priority for you. You need to recruit more members to help your association grow (and to make up for the members who are bound to lapse each year). That said, there’s one big factor affecting whether or not people join - and that’s the ease of joining your association. To make your association easy to join, consider the following: association management association leadership Small Staff Chatter

The Small-Staff Guide to New Member Onboarding

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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! Here are a few tips: association management association leadership member engagement membership management Small Staff Chatter

Member Journey Mapping: Walking a Mile in Your Members’ Shoes

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But when measuring those two elements - engagement and retention - how is your association performing? Are recruitment levels at a standstill? You obviously want high levels of recruitment, engagement, and retention, but what’s the bridge between wanting and having? association management member retention membership management Small Staff ChatterThink about everything you do (work-related) on a day-to-day basis. What do those tasks all boil down too?

Creating Membership Tiers at Your Small-Staff Association

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If recruitment is an issue at your association, it might be time to reconsider (or revamp) your membership model. You probably have a variety of member types at your association (student, professional, associate, etc.), association management membership management Association Viewsbut within those member types , do you have varying tiers?

5 Ways to Entice Young Professionals to Volunteer

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Recruiting volunteers is a struggle in itself, but recruiting young volunteers presents a whole new set of challenges. They’re new to the industry (and still kind of observing), they don’t have a history with your association, they likely don’t know many people in your association (again, because they’re new), so getting them to go above and beyond.well, it’s tough. Take a look: association management member engagement membership management Small Staff Chatter

CMI's Association Management Blog: Diversity: Not Just An.

Observations on Association Management

I spent the early part of this week with a group of other association executives. Were all members of a board of directors of a professional association of association executives, so the information and ideas we shared were especially relevant to our day-to-day work lives. While we discussed many issues of substance, the one that I found particularly appealing was one that has been challenging associations for years: diversity. And associations do those things, too.

Overcoming Challenges to Membership Growth: 3 Tips

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Raise your hand if membership growth is an ongoing challenge at your association. Membership recruitment and retention continue to be top concerns for association professionals. Check out these tips for overcoming some of those pesky challenges to membership growth: association management membership management Association ViewsIf so, you’re not alone. But let us help!

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Should Your Association Create a “Villain” to Appeal to Potential Members?

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After her talk, I couldn’t help but think that this topic could easily integrate into any association’s membership recruitment campaign. Take a look below to see if your association should considering adding a villain to your next marketing efforts. association management membership management Small Staff Chatter