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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. Give people indisputable reasons to renew. You know your members.

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Building Buy-In for an Online Community at Your Association

Higher Logic

You don't have to be a hypnotist or a master of persuasion to build support for an online community among your association’s board and executive team. Instead, you need to align your new online community with the mission and priorities of your association's leadership.

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Webinar Recap: Attracting Young Professionals to Your Association

Higher Logic

To attract young professionals to your association, you have to understand what matters to them in their early career stages and what really drives them to succeed. Wondering how to get in the mindset of a young professional in today’s world?

Membership Management: 4 Top Ways to Maximize Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

Your members are more than a source of revenue for your association. Members who find value in your member community don’t keep their feelings a secret. They’re not shy about telling their friends and coworkers that they’re a member of your association.

New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

We are all making personal and professional new year’s resolutions for 2017, setting goals and making promises to ourselves to keep them this year. The key step to a designing a new strategy or plan for association learning is to set achievable goals.

Long Live Your Education Sessions: How To Repurpose, Reuse and Recoup Meeting Costs

Tom Morrison

The question for any association in this situation is, “how are you changing its delivery and purpose to engage your members in new learning styles?” These new learning styles are incredible opportunities for your association to create new income streams.

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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. There’s a lot riding on your association’s next event, so how can you get the most out of it? .

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.29.19

Reid All About it

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: 5.15.20

Reid All About it

Naylor and Association Adviser’s annual Association Communications Benchmarking Study is now open to association professionals. Your participation will help associations understand how others in the community are navigating communications in the current climate. to 3 p.m.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.10.20

Reid All About it

But if you are, or even if you’re not, you might like this story about a professor who asked his students to try an experiment: turn in their cell phones for nine days and write about living without them. One way to cut through information overload is to see what other people are reading.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.13.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… I just bought a wreath at the farmers market and I’m listening to the Christmas Cocktail Jazz playlist on Spotify. We still have a long way to go. Member Engagement Party.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.1.20

Reid All About it

Here’s a pair of posts about a virtual event format I’ve only recently come around to. I must admit, I was a skeptic about using an avatar to attend an event in a virtual world. Engaging virtual attendees. 20 great questions to ask right now instead of “How are you doing?”

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.8.20

Reid All About it

Chapters have always had the face-to-face advantage but now even they must get on the virtual bandwagon. Will college students return to campus this fall? Engaging virtual events. I just now left the Non Dues-A-Palooza virtual happy hour to finish writing this post (dedication!)

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.19.20

Reid All About it

A fellow NAHB alum and friend, Lakisha Woods, CAE, has three pieces of advice to share in her “Letter of Thanks and Ideas for Growth from an African-American CEO.”. They explain how communication plays a huge role in that effort. I have to give a “Brava!”

Membership 101: Life Time Value

Spark Consulting

One of the questions I get asked a lot is: “How much should I be willing to invest to recruit a member?” For example, let’s say you invest $1000 on a recruitment campaign and bring in five new members. But how much more?

3 ways to breathe new life into your membership in 2020

Nimble AMS

How you can use the Community Brands Member Engagement and Loyalty Study to revive member value. Now is the perfect time to revisit the value you provide your members. Here’s some inspiration from Community Brands’ latest study to get you started.

Social Learning: Creating Community Around Learning

Fonteva

It’s easy to talk about the benefits of wrapping social features around more traditional courses and education initiatives but how does it all really work? Now that you have started to build a sense of community with your users it’s time to start using community software.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.11.16

Reid All About it

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: 1.13.17

Reid All About it

It’s that time of year – your chance to participate in the industry’s most comprehensive study on membership marketing. Every year, I look forward to pouring over this report as soon as it comes out. To participate in the survey, follow this link.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

Reid All About it

It’s that time of year – your chance to participate in the industry’s most comprehensive study on membership marketing. Every year, I look forward to pouring over this report as soon as it comes out. To participate in the survey, email Tony Rossell at MGI.

Help Millennials Get Jobs: Offer Online Learning & Career Resources

WBT Systems

Every association wants to recruit millennial members, but the cost of membership may exceed a millennial’s budget. According to the 2018 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report from Marketing General Incorporated (MGI), the median basic annual membership dues is $212. For a young person who’s not working or who’s living paycheck to paycheck, shelling out a few hundred bucks may not be feasible. Recruitment strategy: help millennials get jobs.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.15.19

Reid All About it

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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Are you a community manager?

SocialFish

Join us for an 8-week online certificate program , providing 8 hours of CAE credit , where you will: learn from experienced community managers about the fundamentals of community management strategy. develop the skills to nurture (or troubleshoot) any online community.

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. . What member data should you collect?

Are you a community manager?

SocialFish

Join us for an 8-week online certificate program , providing 15 hours of CAE credit , where you will: learn from experienced community managers about the fundamentals of community management strategy. develop the skills to nurture (or troubleshoot) any online community.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.6.19

Reid All About it

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?

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?”. The truth is, membership teams face a lot of heartache, and probably some sleepless nights, thinking about membership acquisition, engagement, and retention.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.4.16

Reid All About it

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.

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. The time and money that effective software saves leaves you more resources to devote to pursuing your goals and continuing to grow.

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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.20.19

Reid All About it

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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.18.19

Reid All About it

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?

Personal Relationships and Big Goals Keep AHE’s Sponsorship and Education Programs Healthy

Association Adviser

How do you grow third-party partnerships and revenue in an industry that is continually growing in relevance but shrinking your traditional membership pool at the same time? What route did you take to this position? But I also didn’t know what to do with myself.

Solutions for Your Membership Conundrum

Association Adviser

Delivering the right value to the right members at the right time. Members tell us we’re sending them too much. The same members tell us they never know about events, professional development opportunities or other benefits to which they’re entitled. Certifications.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.31.18

Reid All About it

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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Product and Service Engagement Drives Membership Retention and

Membership Marketing

Membership marketing – acquiring, engaging, upgrading, and renewing members – is the cornerstone for associations and relationship driven organizations. Speaking Engagements. Speaking Engagements. Effectively, it is the fast track to membership success.