6 Association Management Tips from Steve Jobs

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Association Management Association Executives InnovationIt’s hard to believe it’s been half a decade since Steve Jobs’ passing. Many of us early adopters still remember his live announcement/unveiling of the iPhone and the immediate, burning desire to own one. His legacy is still felt around the world every time someone looks at an iPhone.

6 Association Management Tips from Steve Jobs

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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. Tip #1) Don’t Forget Your Own Expertise – Innovation Comes from Within. Tip #2) Be Different.

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Association Management Systems (AMS): 5 Software Strategies

Higher Logic

Your association provides your members with many different opportunities to develop as professionals and grow in their careers. But to do this effectively, you need to have a system in place for gathering, organizing, and accessing the member information that provides you with insight into their goals and preferences: an association management system, or an AMS. Already use an AMS for your association? These tips will help you make the most of your investment.).

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Tips for Remotely Managing Your Team

Moery Company

It’s about setting clear expectations and managing them. That’s my experience after a decade of managing a remote team. The post Tips for Remotely Managing Your Team appeared first on The Moery Company. Business Practices association management associations flexible workplace telecommute telecommuting work from home

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The Horrors of Association Management (And How to Rise Above)

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Yup, we’re talking about the horrors of association management. Read on for a few tips and tricks…. association management association leadership membership management Small Staff ChatterHalloween is right around the corner, and as you know, things can get a little spooky. Haunted houses, scary costumes, suspenseful thrillers - yikes! But you know what’s really scary? The horrors that don’t go away!

Tips for Selling Your Community Association Management Company

All the Blogs

Finding the right buyer with experience, integrity, and capital is vital to clients and the buyer for a smooth transition. Read the article……………… Condo & HOA Articles Management Company/ContractsPeople sell their business for multiple reasons, retirement, burn-out, business or partner problems, or health reasons. Owners should prepare an exit plan when the business begins.

NAHB Association Management Conference is Coming Up

GrowthZone

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. #NAHBAMC kicks off this week and the GrowthZone team is looking forward to connecting with HBA professionals in Denver! Be sure to stop by the GrowthZone booth in the Resource Pavilion. Take our 5-question survey and we’ll give you a $5 Starbucks card.

Beware of sneaky, hidden costs in your next association management system

Nimble AMS

Determining how much your next association management software (AMS) system will cost you can be a tricky thing. It’s not uncommon these days for associations to invest in a new AMS system only to be hit with additional, unexpected costs during implementation. These vendors will likely try to make up the fees during implementation in areas such as data migration, product integrations, training, and project management.

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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 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.

Spring Clean Your Organization's Database: 4 Tips

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To make it a smooth process, be mindful of these four tips: association management Association ViewsWhen you think of your organization’s database, what comes to mind? A goldmine of valuable information? A giant mess? A combination of the two? If you’re like most companies and organizations, it’s probably a combination of the two - and that’s completely normal.

Managing Your Association Through A Crisis: 6 Tips

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Crisis management. Most people don’t want to think about managing a crisis until they find themselves, well, managing a crisis. Here are some tips for both creating a crisis communications plan and putting that plan to use: association management MC InsiderYikes. If you’re getting the heebie-jeebies just thinking about it, you’re not alone. But as the adage goes, “It’s not a matter of IF a crisis will hit, but WHEN” — so it’s best to be prepared.

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Association Basics: Blogging Tips for Non-Writers

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Take a look at these four basic tips to get you started on writing for your industry and becoming a thought leader! association management member engagement Small Staff ChatterFor some people, writing comes naturally and effortlessly. But for others, it can feel more like nails on a chalkboard. Fret not! If you’ve always described yourself as a “non-writer,” let’s change the script.

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Building a Community: 5 Tips for Digital Member Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

Association membership is one of the most enriching experiences—particularly when you’re part of an association that prioritizes engaging its members. As your association evolves and increases its membership, your engagement strategy should evolve as well. User management.

Association Management Lessons from Twinkpocalypse 2012

Association Subculture

I could tip my hat to the Twinkie, but I was much more devoted to the Ding Dong, the Ho-Ho and, can we talk, the Hostess fruit pie (I can see the sugar glaze on it now in my minds eye). I wonder if there is a lesson here for associations. Later, they appreciated the fact that associations were there for them when they were down. If your association gets to the point where you feel like throwing in the towel, I wonder how many people will come out of the woodwork to say, "No!

4 tips to streamline your small association in 2020 ?

YourMembership Blog

Make 2020 the year you take your membership management to the next level. Your association may be small. But as it grows, it’s important to find the right association management system (AMS). Having a solid system in place to manage your. The post 4 tips to streamline your small association in 2020 ? Membership & Marketing AMS Membership Management

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Tips for Creating a Powerful Membership Directory

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In these instances, the question … Continue reading Tips for Creating a Powerful Membership Directory → Association Management Software Design and Information Architecture AMS database directory member searchMatrixMaxx has out-of-the-box member directory searches. We have a company search and an individual search. These searches can be configured to search different criteria and skinned to match a client’s website. They are terrific and get the job done.

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. . Your association is in a unique position to help your industry in times when the economy is up and down, and unemployment spikes. Learn more tips and strategies for boosting your membership.

Content Recycling Tip

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Membership Software Association Management Software. Associations. Management Team. Content Recycling Tip. Membership Management. Associations. YourMembership.com® | The Complete Online Member Community® | Membership Management Software | Membership Software Solutions. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Pricing. Company. News + Press.

4 Tips to Increase Member Retention at Your Association

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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. As an industry, those are decent numbers, but how does your association compare? Association Management Member Engagement Online Community Member Retention

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3 Tips for Generating Seasonal Member Engagement

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We’ve got a few tips to help you engage your members even during the busy holiday season. association management member engagement membership management Small Staff ChatterThe good news: Holiday season is officially in full swing! The bad news: That can sometimes result in your members going somewhat to completely MIA. But not to worry! Check ‘em out!

5 Tips for Implementing an LMS to Increase Productivity

Higher Logic

One of the main functions of an association is facilitating the professional development of your members. The easiest way to do this is by implementing a Learning Management System (LMS). Check out the following tips for doing so: Choose the right LMS for your association’s needs.

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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. .

4 Tips for Soothing Member Burnout

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Instead, to help soothe some of that end-of-year burnout, check out these four tips: association management association leadership membership management Small Staff ChatterWe’re nearing the end of the year, and your members (and staff) may be starting to feel a little burned out. That’s natural. But don’t neglect or brush off those feelings, otherwise you could end up pushing your members away.

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Configure versus Customize: Which option is best for your association management software?

Nimble AMS

Association management software (AMS) systems typically include out-of-the-box functionality to support most of the organization’s basic processes. But what do you do when your association has a unique need that can’t be addressed through basic setup? Do-it-yourself configurability makes this a cost-effective option for associations, especially when tailoring complex processes. What this means to your association.

4 Tips for Collecting Membership Dues

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Here are a few tips: association management membership management Small Staff ChatterAh yes, membership dues. So simple in theory, so complicated in execution. Need some help getting your members to actually PAY?

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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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Preparing for Seasonal Member Engagement: 3 Tips

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Here are a few ideas: association management member engagement membership management Small Staff ChatterThe holidays are quickly approaching, and while that’s exciting for many, it can also be a little overwhelming. The holiday season is a busy season - and not just for you, but for your members as well. That said, it doesn’t hurt to start thinking about seasonal member engagement now.

6 Social Media Tips for Association Professionals

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By now, you probably know the importance of having social media accounts - to engage prospects/members, to give your association credibility, etc. Well, that lack of engagement could be due to a number of things, but to help you maximize the impact of your association’s social media accounts, here are a few tips to consider/implement: association management social media for associations member engagement Small Staff Chatter

Storytelling Tip ? Capturing the Difference

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. Associations. Management Team. Storytelling Tip – Capturing the Difference. February 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Membership Management. Membership Management. Associations. YourMembership.com® | The Complete Online Member Community® | Membership Management Software | Membership Software Tags: Membership Management. Solutions. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs.

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3 Tips to Transform New Graduates into Association Members

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It’s important for associations to understand the motivators for this generation and understand what methods will attract this new talent. Below we’ve listed three tips for you to try in your association to appeal to these newcomers. association management member engagement membership management Small Staff ChatterIt’s that time of the year where newly-minted millennials are ready to hit the workforce.

6 Tips to Help Community Managers Write Effective Emails

Socious

It’s this fact that makes your email list one of your most sacred marketing and online community management assets. Association Management Social Business Online Community Management Email CommunicationI’m sure by now everyone is familiar with the study that says about 91% of us check our email every day.

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Public Relations on a Budget: 3 Tips for Association Pros

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Well here are a few tips for creating/executing a successful PR campaign on a very small budget: association management membership management Small Staff ChatterPublic relations (or PR for short) is all about getting our company or organization’s name out there - in a favorable way. It’s about spreading light on who we are and what we do. But PR isn’t easy, especially when you have a small budget and an even smaller team. So what’s an organization to do?

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Dealing with Unhappy Members: 5 Tips

MembersClicks

As an association professional, you work in the people business. Take a look at these five tips: association management association leadership Association ViewsIt can be rewarding, of course, but also, occasionally difficult. People get upset - it’s just a way of life. But it’s how you handle those unhappy members that can truly make all the difference. Not sure how to handle member criticisms or complaints?

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How to Take Your Association’s Print Publication Up a Notch: 4 Tips

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To take your association’s print publication up a notch, check out these four tips: association management member engagement membership management Association ViewsYou’ve likely heard a time or two that print is dead, but we’re here to argue that it’s not. Print can actually be very effective and very engaging , particularly since not as many people are producing it as much. That said, like any offering or initiative, there’s always room for improvement.

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Technology Considerations for Moving to a Virtual Office

Delcor

As described by Jeanne Ross, an expert in digital transformation from MIT, "digitization involves standardizing business processes and is associated with cost cutting and operational excellence."

Building Strategic Member Touchpoints: 3 Tips for Association Pros

MembersClicks

Here are three tips for building strategic member touchpoints at your association: association management member engagement membership management Association ViewsEvery time you engage with your members or your members engage with you - that’s a touchpoint. Now touchpoints are crucial because they dictate emotion, opinion, and action (basically everything you want to be positive from your members).

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Engaging Your Association’s Introverts: 3 Tips

MembersClicks

But are you taking enough action to engage your association’s introverts? In fact, here are three specific ways to engage your association’s introverts: association management association leadership member engagement membership management Association ViewsYou’ve probably heard and read a lot about introverts. You might even BE an introvert. If not, it might be time to offer a few new outlets/opportunities.

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How to Handle Negative Event Feedback: 4 Tips

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We talk a lot about the importance of surveying your association’s membership , particularly following events. Here are a few tips: association management event planning membership management Small Staff ChatterBut let’s say you do survey your event attendees and, unfortunately, don’t get the best feedback. What should your next course of action be?