Snow day productivity: Briefer, clearer, funner communications

Aaron Wolowiec

This year I’m recommending in your communications with members that you simply emphasize brevity and clarity. It means sending fewer communications (electronic and print) that are consistently branded in both look and tone. Likewise, I’m advocating for clearer communications.

5 Tips for Implementing an LMS to Increase Productivity

Higher Logic

It’s vital to provide content that’s truly engaging to increase members’ productivity with continuing education programs. Continue reading to learn more about incorporating an association learning management system (LMS) to increase the productivity of your members.

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Balancing Traditional and Trending Member Communications

Association Adviser

This year’s Association Communications Benchmarking Study showed us that traditional forms of member communication – live events and print media – continue to be popular among associations and their members. Don’t think of new member communication as all or nothing.

How Vimeo’s Community Helps Them Create Better Products

Higher Logic

Alexandra spoke about how she works with current Vimeo users to do usability testing on new products. Higher Logic: Tell us more about your background in community management and product usability testing. HL: How do you gather product feedback from your Vimeo users?

What Does a Digital Product Manager Do?


What Does a Digital Product Manager Do? As the field of digital development has matured over the past twenty years, new roles have emerged to help guide the successful implementation and maintenance of websites and digital products. One of the newer roles is the Digital Product Manager.

How to Boost Staff Communication & Productivity


Nowadays, data is the answer for almost everything

How to Boost Staff Communication & Productivity


Nowadays, data is the answer for almost everything. It can tell you all about your members , give you insight into your marketing initiatives, and prep you for a board meeting. But have you ever looked at data around your staff

Set Your 2017 Communications Resolutions Now

Association Adviser

However, the time for planning your association’s New Year’s marketing and communications resolutions is now. Outline a clear vision for your association’s communications. Naylor and Association Adviser recently released its Association Communications Benchmarking Survey.

7 Communication Tips for Association Pros


Mastering the art of effective communication is the key to success for association professionals. As humans, there is one thing everyone has in common: the need to communicate. Regardless of who you are, what you do, or where you live, your existence depends on communication.

PODCAST | Association Hustle Podcast – Episode 215: Productivity Hacks for the New Year

Moery Company

JP Moery shares his top three productivity hacks for the new year featuring advice from Andy Frisella, Kseniya Martin, and Tim Ferriss. The second productivity hack is selecting a theme for 2020, or a theme for the new year. I got this from our Communications Director, Kseniya Martin.

Daily Buzz: Tips for More Productive Meetings

Associations Now

Though some of these might be uncontrollable, Smart Meetings suggests strategies for more productive meetings. Capitalizing on that and communicating that effectively is key to attracting passionate staff who will thrive in a strong culture.”.

Three Ideas to Perk Up Your Internal Communications Strategy

Associations Now

Think long and hard about the tactics you use to communicate to them—as well as how they can respond. Here are a few internal communications strategies to try. A lot of thought is often put into external communications, such as marketing materials and member engagement.

2016 Benchmarking Study Reveals Association Communication Hurdles Remain

Association Adviser

Each year when Association Adviser and Naylor Association Solutions launch the Association Communications Benchmarking Study , we certainly hope to see measurable improvements in the ways associations communicate with members. Subtly remind members of that in your communications.

Who Should Own Your Email Newsletter Production Process?

Associations Now

Email communications touch on many different parts of the org chart at once. Then there’s your communications or editorial team, who might see email as a storytelling format, with links that support messaging goals rather than promotional ones.

Does Your Member Communication Tell Your Association’s Story Well?

Association Adviser

I love telling stories because they communicate who I am, what I do, and how I relate to others. Does your member communication convey who your association is, what you do and how it relates to members? Let members get to know other members through your communications.

Communication Shutdown: Not Here, Folks!

Reid All About it

We’re in the midst of a Communication Shutdown today. By telling me they were not communicating today, I wanted to learn more about it. But I wasn’t willing to abstain from communicating.

The ‘Duck, Duck, Goose’ Aspect of Association Communications

Association Adviser

These are just some of the questions that plague association leaders and communications experts when figuring out how to best interact with members – and encourage members to respond in kind. 1 in 2018, to be exact, according to the 2018 Association Communications Benchmarking Report.

Daily Buzz: Make Your Communications More Interactive

Associations Now

When your nonprofit communications team is writing day in and day out, it can be easy to fall back on old templates or too often repeat specific turns of phrase. But when that happens, over time, communications become formulaic, predictable, and unengaging.

Communication Timing for Association Leaders

Smooth The Path

Timing matters in communication. Difficult conversations are unavoidable, but we can set up an environment where these chats have the best chance of being productive. The post Communication Timing for Association Leaders appeared first on Smooth The Path.

Segmenting Members Leads to More Relevant Communications – and More Memberships

Association Adviser

Last year’s survey results revealed that associations are communicating with members more frequently and via more channels than at any time since we began this survey in 2011. Other outsourced communication functions include magazines, directories and social media.

Add Productivity to the Last Hour of the Day

Associations Now

The last hour of the day can feel like a productivity killer. and you start to feel a productivity buzzkill. I talked with some membership staffers and consultants who offered these tips to maximizing productivity over the course of the workweek.

Wednesday Buzz: The Productive Power of Checklists

Associations Now

That’s why event planner Kelli White turns to checklists to keep everything under control and to enhance her own productivity. Check it out on Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog. The stress of event planning could be relieved by something as basic as a checklist.

Monday Buzz: 10 Minutes to Greater Productivity

Associations Now

It’s Monday, and the week has scarcely begun, so why not try to take advantage of an efficient tactic to heighten your productivity? Caryn Stein, vice president of communications and content at the Network for Good, details three keys to improving digital fundraising efforts.

How Setting Boundaries Can Enhance Your Productivity

Association Success

Productivity is an evaluation of how effectively you are able to get things done (or not). If you’re productive, you are able to produce, complete, show up and show out. What’s the cost of this productivity? If I am productive at work and people there think I’m a go-getter, what’s happening in my personal life? The perception that being busy means you’re being productive is often untrue. Does not responding make them not a productive worker?

Keep Your Strategic Communications Plan Alive

Associations Now

Drafting a strategic communications plan is hard enough, but keeping it relevant can be more difficult. Putting the words “strategic” and “communications” together can strike fear in the hearts of many association executives.

Beekeeper Group Acquires Pivot Point Communications

Beekeeper Group

Beekeeper Group Acquires Pivot Point Communications. based public relations and marketing firm Pivot Point Communications. The post Beekeeper Group Acquires Pivot Point Communications appeared first on Beekeeper Group Award Winning D.C.

LinkedIn Products & Services Tab Disappearing April 14

Mizz Information

And now I just learned that another great tool that’s been free up until now will be disappearing soon: LinkedIn page’s Products & Services tab. From the LinkedIn announcement: Your Products & Services tab will be removed on April 14, 2014.

Walk Your Way To a More Productive Meeting

Associations Now

Walking, on the other hand, can be a less intimidating way to communicate. Walking meetings may also prove more productive. The post Walk Your Way To a More Productive Meeting appeared first on Associations Now

Writing+Listening+Communications+Productivity = Readings for Association Executives

SCD Group

How to Listen When Your Communication Styles Don’t Match By Mark Goulston via Harvard Business Review Why do people who consider themselves good communicators often fail to actually hear each other? Eight Tactics To Increase Millennial Productivity In The Workplace By Jenny Dearborn via Forbes BrandVoice The Baby Boomer generation pursued pension plans, corner offices and a linear career path. How To Write When You Have No Ideas and No Time.

5 Ways to Power Boost Your Revenue from Member Communication

Association Adviser

One of the most valuable revenue-building tools all associations have in their arsenal is member communications. Think about what it takes to produce a successful line of member communications products. Features From the Front Lines Marketing & Communications Revenue

5 Ways to Power Boost Your Revenue from Member Communications

Association Adviser

One of the most valuable revenue-building tools all associations have in their arsenal is member communications. Think about what it takes to produce a successful line of member communications products. From the Front Lines Marketing & Communications Revenue

Ma Bell Got The Ill Communication

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

What you need is someone who understands the way people use the phone to communicate so that your staff may best use its features to make the tool more effective for your business. You need to have a solid product and services before all else. Amplified Growth, Inc. Normal. false.

How You Can Use Promotional Products to Boost Your Social Media Campaign


The right efforts on social media can lead to major increases in web traffic, brand recognition and communication with target audiences. That component is promotional products. Here are some ways promotional products can enhance your social media campaign.

Lunchtime Links: Be Productive, My Friend

Associations Now

Rather than stressing and wasting time on the tedious, take a tip from Bruce Lee to become more productive. Lee’s pointers on productivity and more in today’s Lunchtime Links: Unorthodox but effective: Mountains of assignments have befallen you, and success is slipping through your fingers.

Product Development: Don’t Reinvent the Wheel

Associations Now

Three tips for starting up a new product development initiative. The New Product Development team at ASAE is inventing the NPD wheel so you don’t have to. What skills and attitudes are needed to evaluate proposals and sunset products that have outlived their usefulness?

Friday Buzz: Keep Your Nonprofit Communications Relevant

Associations Now

In her latest Nonprofit Marketing Guide post, Kivi Leroux Miller explains that board members can still make helpful communications decisions by working with front-line staff people to understand your nonprofit communications needs.

With New Administration, Government Communications Group Reasserts Members’ Role

Associations Now

The National Association of Government Communicators issued a public reminder of its members’ roles and responsibilities as the administration transitions and several federal agencies have restricted their communications.

Associations Live: Improving productivity

Associations Live

Improving productivity. Labels: productivity. communication. (13). communications. (29). productivity. (2). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Associations Live. Connecting MSAE members and a world of ideas! Monday, November 15, 2010. Reward the steps it takes to get to a final outcome. Not just the final outcome.). Posted by Kathy Johnson. at 9:38 AM. No comments: Post a Comment. Newer Post. Older Post. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom). July Member Poll.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Personal Productivity Tips for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

The first Nonprofit Blog Carnival of 2015 is on the theme is personal productivity. But maintaining productivity, especially online, can be challenging. What is personal productivity? How are nonprofits folks strengthening their personal productivity muscles in 2015?

Did You Know: New Members Receive the Majority of Targeted Member Communications

Association Adviser

Last month, we asked our readers: which members receive highly targeted communications from your association? Of our association respondents, just more than 57 percent said they gear specific communications to new members.