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Help Millennials Get Jobs: Offer Online Learning & Career Resources

WBT Systems

Millennials get their share of depressing headlines these days—like this one from NBC News : “Majority of millennials are in debt, hitting pause on major life events.”. A stunning sad fact: only 22 percent of millennials are debt-free. The state of millennial membership. Every association wants to recruit millennial members, but the cost of membership may exceed a millennial’s budget. Recruitment strategy: help millennials get jobs.

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? This week, Higher Logic teamed up with Community Brands to host a webinar on just that – strategizing for the next generation. Personalizing your communications during recruitment and retention.

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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. Apparently millennials, the demographic born roughly between the early 1980s and mid-1990s, is being eclipsed by the younger, even more digitally-savvy Generation Z, or Gen Z for short.

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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. Back at the office, this process is paralleled as the new year kick-starts strategic planning sessions to set goals for association management, covering everything from membership growth and retention to updating education and certification programs.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.21.20

Reid All About it

Association Success is running a survey to benchmark diversity in the association industry. This ten-minute survey will help all of us get a better, bigger picture of just how equitable the association industry is for everyone in it. Want to get new ideas for your association?

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. For the fifth consecutive year, the majority of association leaders (68 percent) cited “Inability to Communicate Member Benefits Effectively ” as their second most significant member communication challenge, trailing only information overload (69 percent). Certifications.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.30.16

Reid All About it

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. I’m a believer in the Power of A , but I also believe in the entrepreneurial mindset that seizes opportunities to create value. Leveraging the Millennial Generation in your Workplace.

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.

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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.8.16

Reid All About it

Schedule one hour next week to attend one of these webinars, read ASAE Collaborate, or skim the #assnchat hashtag on Twitter for good reads. Pave a clear pathway to building better eLearning programs for your association with this free, monthly webinar series from iCohere Academy, a worldwide professional community of practice dedicated to the evolution of webinars, web meetings and courses, and hybrid/virtual conferences. Blab is easy to use.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.15.20

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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. For every respondent that takes at least 50% of the survey, Naylor will donate $10 to the World Central Kitchen’s #ChefsForAmerica COVID-19 program. If you know of a good one to share, please let me know.

Daily Buzz: Use Your Membership Portal to Drive Nondues Revenue

Associations Now

From the homepage you can link to different engagement opportunities, like your online community, events, and certifications. So to truly leverage your membership portal, you’ll need an intuitive and efficient design that makes your offerings accessible and easy to pay for. “Visitors will be less likely to abandon their shopping cart—and the portal—if they can quickly purchase an ad, buy a book, or subscribe to a publication.”.

Steal This Idea!

Association Adviser

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 point. After all, you don’t want your association to seem cliquish, or for any member to feel like the association doesn’t respect or value her. But only up to a point. Because of that, they often don’t live up to expectations. They have to be. A certification?

Steal This Idea!

Association Adviser

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 point. After all, you don’t want your association to seem cliquish, or for any member to feel like the association doesn’t respect or value her. But only up to a point. Because of that, they often don’t live up to expectations. They have to be. A certification?

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. You may not be getting eight hours of sleep each night, but there is some good news to rest easy on: Membership remains strong for most associations, despite today’s turmoil.

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. Take a look at MemberClick’s Small Staff Guide to #ASAE19 and Ultimate Guide to Networking at #ASAE19. WBT Systems (of TopClass LMS fame) explains how learning subscriptions help good intentions come to life.

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

Mizz Information

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. After all, you don’t want your association to seem cliquish, or for any member to feel like the association doesn’t respect or value her. Because of that, they often don’t live up to expectations. They have to be. Attracting Millennial/Young Professional Supporters.

[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. After all, you don’t want your association to seem cliquish, or for any member to feel like the association doesn’t respect or value her. Because of that, they often don’t live up to expectations. They have to be. Attracting Millennial/Young Professional Supporters.

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? If your members are finding your online learning content to be a bit stale, or if participation levels are dropping, don’t despair! How to Really Involve Learners.

Management Misdemeanors: 10 Crimes Against Increased Volunteer Engagement

Idea Architects

Unfortunately, you don''t have too look too far to find organizations regularly committing management misdemeanors that get in the way of them engaging the volunteers they say are so important to them. Not asking at the onset Hard to believe, but not being asked is still o ne of most common reasons people say they don''t volunteer. Make it clear that when you join you are welcomed (expected) to contribute in some way that is consistent with your interests and availability.

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. I subscribe to dozens of podcasts and normally don’t listen to every single episode, like I do with Presidential. Since I love to cook, America’s Test Kitchen Radio is another favorite. Now on to the list of this week’s free webinars and learning events.

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. MemberSuite describes how to meet the unique needs of student and recent graduates , particularly when it comes to membership models, career resources, events, and networking.

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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. If your association has a new member onboarding, orientation, or welcoming program, please take 15 minutes to participate. Looks like a great idea for other associations to copy.