6 Association Management Tips from Steve Jobs


Associations can learn a lot from Steve Jobs and his vision to create an enjoyable user experience and brand culture. 6 Pieces of Association Management Advice from Steven Jobs. This is true in the association space as well. Association Management Best Practices Takeaway.

Compare Association Management Software Platforms


Could an Association Management Software (AMS) solution be the answer to the inefficiencies that plague your association? This article will help you evaluate ten association software options. What is Association Management Software (AMS)?

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Best Association Management Software | Our Top Picks


The best association management software, or AMS, solutions are specifically designed to meet the unique needs of associations just like yours. Overview of this Association Management Software. Powerful event management features. Program management tools.

NAHB Association Management Conference is Coming Up


Take our 5-question survey and we’ll give you a $5 Starbucks card. with the Association Networking Tip Sheet. See More: A Critical Marketing Tool for Association Conferences . The post NAHB Association Management Conference is Coming Up appeared first on GrowthZone.

15 Questions to Ask in Your Next Member Satisfaction Survey


Member satisfaction surveys are valuable for a number of reasons. The key, though, is making sure you ask the right questions - questions that are going to get you the feedback you need to advance your association. Not sure what to ask your member satisfaction survey?

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Survey: 9 of 10 Association Professionals Say They Aren’t Using Artificial Intelligence


Are you using artificial intelligence at your association?” . Thanks to many successful AI integration projects from association technology vendors over the years, it’s quite possible that your organization is using artificial intelligence without even knowing. .

3 Types of Surveys That Actually Boost Membership Retention


One initiative that we highly recommend: surveying your association’s membership. Regardless of how long your association has been around - or what your retention rate currently is - there’s always room for improvement. Now one of the responses we commonly hear when pitching membership surveys is, “Our members just don’t respond to those! The key, though, is conducting a variety of surveys - short, long, open-ended, close-ended, etc.

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3 Crucial Moments to Survey Your Association’s Membership


How often does your association ask members for feedback? Now one of the best (and easiest) ways to obtain feedback is through surveys, preferably via email since you have your members’ email addresses. when should you survey your organization’s membership?

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Survey: Nearly Half of Association Executives Say They’re Using Zoom for Virtual Conferences


After shifting away from an in-person customer celebration due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Protech Associates’ Fusion 2020 Customer Conference surpassed all previous attendance records for the event. So, how do you find event technology that best fits your association’s virtual conferences?

5 Easy Ways to Boost Survey Participation


Creating a survey is one thing, but getting people to complete it is a whole different story. Here are five tips: association management association leadership member engagement Association Views

Survey: Membership Growth Stagnant Among Associations

Associations Now

In its latest survey, the AMS platform GrowthZone says that more associations are seeing member stagnation or declines than are seeing growth. Regardless of their size, budget, or mission, the survey results show that most associations are facing similar challenges,” the report states.

3 Ways to Use Survey Feedback to Recapture Member Interest


No matter the time of year, membership retention is always on the mind of any association professional. Earlier this month, we highlighted the importance of using thoughtful member surveys to improve your member retention plan. Check out these three effective ways you can take your member’s survey responses and turn them into quick and easy action items. But now you may be asking yourself, “What do I do once I get all of this feedback?”. Worry no more!

Membership Database Selection Blog Series

Wild Apricot

One of the issues facing small membership organizations identified in our Blog Reader Survey was finding ways to better manage membership databases. association management productivity database management membership records database Membership management Best practices Associations

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Seven Snowy Lessons in Association Management : Off Stage

Off Stage

7, 2012 - Seven Snowy Lessons in Association Management. But the association manager in me never is quiet. It’s always more comfortable for volunteers to have another meeting, a survey, or a vote and further study. Financial Management. Blog Manager

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

Aaron Wolowiec

He has four years’ experience helping associations with member surveys and data. Recently, I was talking to an association about some of the challenges it faced and the subject of who its members were was brought up. Survey build and deployment.

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Poll/Survey Results: Advocacy or Knowledge for Associations?

SCD Group

has become a nation fascinated with polls and surveys. Conducting and releasing polls or surveys is a great tool to advance your association’s profession/industry and/or the issues it is advocating. The reality: all survey research or polls are biased!

Wild Apricot Software News - December 2010

Wild Apricot

I was recently talking to a friend and he was complaining to me that online reviews for his business were are not so great on average - because people who are negative and like to complain are much more likely to fill out reviews/surveys than people who are satisfied. So even if we discount that, after reading through each of 441 customer surveys and personally replying to each one, I was very excited to see that the majority.(

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


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. . Managers? . Next, find out how members use your association’s website.

Survey: Size Matters When Running An Association Today

Associations Now

70 % The amount of mid-size and large associations that reported now is a good time to be running a membership organization, according to Virtual, Inc. In comparison, 52 percent of small associations reported an optimistic outlook. More findings from the survey: Finances.

Help Us Decide

Thanks For Playing

Scott Oser ( Scott Oser Associates ), Dave Will ( Peach New Media ) and I are considering launching a webinar series. They’re going to be about ALL KINDS OF TOPICS in association management. They’re going to feature presenters, association executives and consultants, who are RECOGNIZED EXPERTS in their topic(s). We need you to tell us what is most valuable for you, so we drafted a survey. “Oh Not another survey!”

Why Associations Are Making Their Private Member Community the Centerpiece of Their Membership Marketing Strategy [Research]


Each year, membership marketing firm, Marketing General (MGI), publishes the results of their Membership Marketing Benchmarking survey. It is the association industry’s deepest look into trends, tools, and tactics.

4 Tips to Increase Member Retention at Your Association


According to the 2015 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report from Marketing General Incorporated, 67% of associations surveyed boasted increasing retention rates year over year with the average individual member renewal at 85% for trade associations and 76% for member organizations.

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How to Find the Perfect CMS to Improve the Member Digital Experience


By Ryan Bruffey, MX Business Development Manager. M embers expectations continue to grow at your association. Are systems separated, or are they integrated with your association management software (AMS) ? . Members make the association world go round.

CMI's Association Management Blog: The Contemplative Sciences

Observations on Association Management

Association management is, in and of itself, an odd profession (if, indeed, it is a profession, which I question). When one is employed as a direct staff member of an association, one becomes engaged in a business in which financial profit takes a back seat to many other objectives. Instead of focusing ones energy on that one bright target.profit.ones objectives in an association management environment are spread over several targets. Challenge Management, Inc.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Get It in Writing

Observations on Association Management

XYZ Association Treasurer Joe Jones has instructed staff to sell all remaining shares of Microsoft owned by XYZ Association. The reason for the sale is to generate funds to purchase a new state-of-the-art membership management system for the Association.". surveys. (1).

Association Finance: How Much Cash Should You Have in Reserve?

Association Management

Okay, this is a strange segue into a key association finance topic, but as an association management company our clients do frequently ask us how much of a cash reserve they should have on hand. s 40 or so current association clients, cash reserves range from a high of 19.4

CMI's Association Management Blog: Seizing Opportunities vs.

Observations on Association Management

My association management company is almost always actively seeking new clients, both associations seeking full-service management and organizations looking for help managing or executing programs. In the case of my company, our business model is to make the best strategic use of our staffs talents in furthering the objectives of our client associations. Many associations are not looking for the kinds of talents we bring to the table. surveys. (1).

Financial forecast: Budget confidence now, but COVID-19 creating concerns


The vast majority of community association board members express confidence in their current budget, but half expect their assessment delinquencies to increase going forward, according to a survey conducted by CAI in late April.

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Back to basics: Education programs

Aaron Wolowiec

I recently facilitated two sessions on meeting planning and professional development for the Michigan Society of Association Executive’s (MSAE) Academy of Association Management. Significant percentages of association memberships attend annual meetings or trade shows.

Have You Outgrown Your Membership Database?

Wild Apricot

In our recent Blog Reader Survey, membership growth/acquisition ranked as the second most important issue facing small membership-based organizations for 2011, just behind member communications and engagement. 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

Survey Says: Top 10 Reasons Why Boards Fail

SCD Group

We developed an initial list of 25 and then circulated a Survey Monkey link via Twitter, FaceBook, LinkedIn and various ASAE Collaborate groups. 140 association executives responded! But, it gave us a good reading on what the association community is thinking.

Can associations bridge the skills-gap for their members?

YourMembership Blog

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.

How to Handle Negative Event Feedback: 4 Tips


We talk a lot about the importance of surveying your association’s membership , particularly following events. But let’s say you do survey your event attendees and, unfortunately, don’t get the best feedback.

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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. 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.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Everybody Knows

Observations on Association Management

Some of the brightest board members and association executives Ive ever worked with make it a point to keep members thoroughly "in the loop," even risking telling them more than they wanted to know.just to be sure members have every opportunity to know whats being talked about, whats being decided, and how to make their views known if they disagree with decisions being made on their behalf. Challenge Management, Inc. Return to Challenge Management Website. surveys. (1).

CMI's Association Management Blog: Thinking Across Time in.

Observations on Association Management

Experienced association executives, as well as less-experienced but no less committed people who are relatively new to the field, frequently talk about what it takes to be "successful" in association management. My first reaction to the question usually is that the success of an individual generally depends on the collective intelligence of the boards with which they work.the smarter the board, the more likely the association executive will be successful. surveys. (1).

CMI's Association Management Blog: Creativity in Volunteers and Staff

Observations on Association Management

From time to time I encounter volunteers who really give association management professionals a run for their money, in terms of creativity and what they can get done with limited resources. In short, they did what we always expect association staff to do. Thats why its important for association staff to get out from under the routine on a regular basis.try something new and different! Challenge Management, Inc. Return to Challenge Management Website.

Membership Marketing: How Does Your Association Stack Up?


Marketing General Incorporated (MGI) just released what we believe to be one of the most valuable studies in the association space - their 2017 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report. This year, MGI surveyed 1,005 unique associations, and the results are fascinating.

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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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