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Play Favorites with Your Members by Customizing Member Communication

Association Adviser

Associations may say they don’t play favorites with members, but results from our 2018 Association Communications Benchmarking Study prove otherwise. Why customize member communication for certain groups over others? Consider how these groups like to receive information, too.

Sales Operations Demystified: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How To Do It Right

Wild Apricot

Sales operations refers to the unit, role, activities and processes within a sales organization that support, enable, and drive front line sales teams to sell better, faster, and more efficiently. But perhaps more than anything else, sales operations brings a system to selling.

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How Will Association Boards Recruit New Leaders?

SCD Group

With impending huge turnover in association leadership (from Boomers to Xers & Millenials), a couple of conversations I had last week illustrate some of the potential problems the association professional will face in the coming years.

Want More Engaged Members? Clean Up Your Data

Association Adviser

To fully engage members, your membership management team should know as much as possible about each member and have that information at your fingertips. When members trust you to store information about them, you don’t want to jeopardize that trust by responding to or engaging with them based on inaccurate information. When it comes to member data, go for quality over quantity. . Some members are more valuable to your organization than others.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.29.19

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If we haven’t met and you see me walking around, please introduce yourself, I’d love to meet you. I continue to learn new things about the “bones” of an AMS, a technology I thought I knew enough about but apparently didn’t. Lead (or take) a horse to the water” will never be the same.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.4.19

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MemberSuite shares the secret to retaining new members. It’s a secret worth spilling about what members are really seeking and how to help them find it. In case you were wondering… the complete beginner’s guide to TikTok. How to Accelerate Stalled Agile: Part 1.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.25.16

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Yes, we are blessed to be here on this beautiful planet. EDT* – The Certificate is Obsolete: New Ways to Track PD, CE and Certification . Woo Woo to Wow: Creating Conscious Associations (Association Chat on Blab). Host: ASAE Communications Section Council.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.8.16

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Schedule one hour next week to attend one of these webinars, read ASAE Collaborate, or skim the #assnchat hashtag on Twitter for good reads. – 5 Tips for Maximizing Non-Dues Revenue from Your Communications Vehicles. – How to Build an Amazing Volunteer Recruitment Strategy.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.30.16

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After reading Elizabeth Engel and Shelly Alcorn’s paper, The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm , I was inspired to write my own take on how associations could transform higher education. Why not dream big or dream differently—that’s how to design your own future.

4 tips to help out and stand out as an all-star volunteer

Association Success

If you’re like most job seekers, you’re neglecting a key step to land a new job. They know how to be all-star volunteers. . Every organization, large or small, needs volunteers to fulfill their missions. Allow you to add value, and 3.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.24.17

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But, you have to read novels or poetry, not articles about blockchain, if you want to get those benefits. WBT Systems explains how learning pathways benefit your industry, association, and learners , and how to get started. Start to see your potential with data.

How Beta Testers Can Help Build Grade-A Exams

Associations Now

The tech association CompTIA improves its certification exams by enlisting IT experts to test the tests before they’re opened to all. How do they do it? Here are a few keys to making beta testing work. It can range from a month to two months,” he says.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.4.16

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Each episode is dedicated to a president starting with George Washington and ending with Donald Trump. I’m listening to them all in order, of course, and have made it up to the Warren Harding episode. Since I love to cook, America’s Test Kitchen Radio is another favorite.

Re-Energize Online Learning for Members

WBT Systems

If you have been providing continuing education programs or professional development training via your website or learning management system, but your members don’t seem to be interested in the training you are offering, how can you re-energize online learning for members?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.11.16

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This webinar will provide essential information on the key changes expected in privacy rules, the repercussions of the GDPR, the costs of non-compliance and how associations operating in both the US and Europe can best adapt in this transitional phase. The Ultimate Guide to Event Interest.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.31.17

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I’m heading to southern Utah with my guy and two sisters-out-law for a week of hiking amidst the red rocks we love so much. Aptify shares five under-utilized member recruitment tactics. I’ll be happy to feature it as long as it’s not too product-centric. to 1 p.m.

Tips for Enhancing Membership Value

Association Adviser

Providing excellent membership value is one of the most important ways associations improve recruitment and retention rates. Click to watch David Lewis of AASBO and Lauren Hoffmann of the Mid-Atlantic USTA share their best tips for enhancing membership value.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.15.19

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I pulled myself out of it by reading about leadership—educating myself and getting inspired to make some positive changes at work. WBT Systems explains this week how association membership can help professionals deal with burnout and provide a substitute for the 21st century scourge—workism.

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Challenges Continue, but Membership Stays Strong

Associations Now

Whenever I talk to someone in association membership, I always like to ask, “What’s keeping you up at night?”. Add to that the fact that forces beyond our control, including market, technology, and social shifts, have the power to change the look and feel of membership as we know it.

Steal Like a Fundraiser: Innovations in Cause-Oriented Fundraising for Associations

Mizz Information

Guest post by Sohini Baliga, Director of Communications, Taxpayers for Common Sense, and Elizabeth Weaver Engel, M.A., In the association world, we tend to want to treat all our members equally: nobody is more important or special than anyone else. They have to be.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.17.17

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A month ago, I shared an article about morning routines and mentioned making changes to my own. I’m happy to report my mornings are more productive now – and I haven’t suffered. I set the timer to 20 minutes. When it goes off, I read to the next natural stopping place.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.17.17

Reid All About it

A month ago, I shared an article about morning routines and mentioned making changes to my own. I’m happy to report my mornings are more productive now – and I haven’t suffered. I set the timer to 20 minutes. When it goes off, I read to the next natural stopping place.

Steal This Idea!

Association Adviser

This is a guest post by Sohini Baliga, Director of Communications at Taxpayers for Common Sense , and Elizabeth Weaver Engel, M.A., In the association world, we tend to want to treat all our members equally: nobody is more important or special than anyone else. They have to be.

[WHITE PAPER] Steal Like a Fundraiser: Innovations in Cause-Oriented Fundraising for Associations

SocialFish

In the association world, we tend to want to treat all our members equally: nobody is more important or special than anyone else. That’s a noble impulse and helpful, up to a point. Because of that, they often don’t live up to expectations. They have to be.

Steal This Idea!

Association Adviser

This is a guest post by Sohini Baliga, Director of Communications at Taxpayers for Common Sense , and Elizabeth Weaver Engel, M.A., In the association world, we tend to want to treat all our members equally: nobody is more important or special than anyone else. They have to be.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.18.19

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It’s so sad to meet an association professionals whose boss doesn’t provide a budget for professional development—how cruelly ironic considering associations are in the lifelong learning business. Quick hits before we get to next week’s free webinars: Is your marketing mediocre?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.6.19

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Do brands have anything to teach associations about earning and rewarding customer and learner loyalty? They explain how to earn and reward learner loyalty. Another person who has dedicated countless hours to the association community is KiKi L’Italien. How to respond?

Will ‘Gen Z’ be a Generation of Joiners?

Associations Now

While most associations are plotting out recruitment strategies for millennials, membership professionals need to be thinking about a younger generation entering the workforce this year. This blog post marks the date on which I begin to feel old.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.9.19

Reid All About it

But, I’ve got to admit, reading all the tweets and putting together this post, I’m feeling a bit wistful. I’m realizing how much I’ll miss seeing my friends. Jay Daughtry shares his list of 19 moments to celebrate at #ASAE19 in Columbus. Sun 8/11 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Solutions for Your Membership Conundrum

Association Adviser

Delivering the right value to the right members at the right time. The same members tell us they never know about events, professional development opportunities or other benefits to which they’re entitled. Some longstanding tactics and communication channels remain part of the future.

How An Integrated, Locally Relevant Marketing, Sales, and Member Service Strategy Drove Massive Growth

GlowGlobally

A critical outcome from this effort was capturing how US-based and EU-based associations reflected on the challenges and opportunities to enter and grow a specific regional market. Lack of a commercial business license and bank account to collect revenues in local currency.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.1.19

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The report provides benchmarking data as well as several association success stories related to that data and some strong opinions. Tim Ebner at Associations Now dug into the report , and talked to Peggy Hoffman and Peter Houstle of Mariner, about some of its findings.

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Cheat Sheet: #ASAE12 Annual Meeting Sessions For Professional Development Staff

Velvet Chainsaw

Video as an Educational and Communication Tool. The explosive use of video presents an opportunity for associations to reach their members in new and creative ways. Learn the value of using video to augment your professional education, advocacy, or communications efforts.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.20.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… I’ve referenced the New Member Engagement Study from Kaiser Insights and Dynamic Benchmarking for many of the posts I write for clients, so I’m happy to see they’re preparing to do another one.

The New Competition: For-Profit Communities With Deep Pockets (Part 2)

SocialFish

However, it’s not LinkedIn or Facebook you need to worry about. Check out Part 1 of this series for an introduction to the new, for-profit, online communities like Doximity and ResearchGate that are changing the way their members work. Collaborating to solve problems.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.31.18

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Do you know what your APIs are up to? A few quick hits before we get to this week’s list of free webinars: Why listening to members is crucial to becoming an indispensable part of their lives.

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Membership Marketing Blog: Consumer Use of Email Declines, but.

Membership Marketing

It’s clear that communication is shifting not only to other platforms, but to other devices. (If If you plan to email your kids and you want a response, be sure to send them a text.)” Feel free to share. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook.

Stronger by Association: AMR Hires Four

AMR Management Services

Prior to joining AMR, Brown worked for Monsanto as a contracted Sales Support Specialist for National Brands, and then worked as a contracted supervisor for Monsantos Virtual Seed Segregation. Get Stronger by Association delivered to your inbox. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook.