FTC Seeks to Stop Tradeshow Directory Scam

Associations Now

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced it is seeking to permanently halt a Slovakia-based operation from scamming small businesses and nonprofit organizations into collectively paying millions of dollars to be listed in an online exhibitors’ directory called FAIR Guide.

[Infographic] Hold Your Ground: Tips for Print and Digital Directories to Successfully Co-Exist

Association Adviser

Can print and digital member directories peacefully (and profitably) co-exist? Our latest infographic explores four steps to making and distributing a successful print/digital directory pair. We think so.

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Managing Multiple Member Directories in Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot Blog

With Wild Apricot, you can create multiple membership application forms and directories to manage different membership types, and single out categories such as sponsors, discounted membership levels, and more. Find out how! membership database management online database Wild Apricot

A Directory Your Members Will Actually Use


Your member directory should be more than just a list of names. Leverage SilkStart’s built-in directory application as an engaging online resource and empower your members with the tools they need to build relationships, further their careers, and learn from others in your database.


Association Tips: 6 Irresistible Member Benefits that Convince People to Join and Renew

Higher Logic

Networking and Expert Directory Access. Online networking , like connecting through an online community or looking up experts in a directory, is also a valuable benefit. Member directories help people find peers in their area and build relationships.

LinkedIn finally launch searchable group directory


As of this Friday June 11, you will be able to search for groups within the group directory on LinkedIn. At last! So, instead of emailing me to get this link to YAP, [link] , you will just be able to search for "YAP" and it will come up. Sweet! Now I just wish they would get rid of the annoying red tape where you have to wait for me to approve you. So irritating for all concerned. Speaking of YAP, we're inviting a select group of our readers to beta-test our new groupsite, www.yapstar.org.

PR Departments Take Note: How to Find Relevant Journalists on Twitter


Just came across Press Pass , a directory of journalists on Twitter categorized by media outlet , by beat and by region. You can of course also use various Twitter directories, but those will also pull in anyone who has journalism keywords in their bio.

Associations Improve Bottom-line with Non-Dues Based Revenue

YourMembership Blog

The following is a guest blog post from Chad Slager, Director of Sales for Directory Solutions. If, however, there are vendors who would like to do business with your members, opening up a directory and charging these companies for exposure to your membership can be a very lucrative program.

Improve the Member Experience with Curated Networking

Smooth The Path

Networking is providing a session, a break, a chapter meeting, a plain directory, or a reception. Detailed directory. Imagine a conference that only has 200 attendees. How many meaningful connections does each member make during the conference? Maybe 5. Maybe even 10.

Hold Your Ground

Association Adviser

The Evolution and Importance of Resource Guides and Membership Directories. Features digital communications membership directories membership directory print resource guides The post Hold Your Ground appeared first on Association Adviser - Best practices, news and leadership strategies for. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

On the go with your members: The case for responsive web design for your association website

Vanguard Tech

An event planner might need suppliers, so instant access to your member directory on their mobile device is extremely valuable. Mobile and tablet computer sales are expected to surpass sales for desktop and laptop computers in 2013.

Discovering interesting Google+ users


Find People On Plus – A great directory, search by any keyword. Women of Google+ – an awesome an early directory of women on the G, since there weren’t that many of us to begin with.

New ABA Network Increases Legal Services for Homeless Youth

Associations Now

The American Bar Association’s new legal network addresses gaps in legal services to meet the myriad needs of homeless youth. Because of their age, homeless youth encounter a unique set of legal challenges.

Free Webinar: Managing Your Membership Database in Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot Blog

17 at 3 pm EST. We'll dig deep into the membership database portion of Wild Apricot software, including online database structure and composition; membership directory; integrating widgets into Wild Apricot; and much more.( Want to learn about Wild Apricot membership management? Attend our free webinar on Thurs.

How the Customer Support Funnel Works for an Online Community

Higher Logic

Whether it’s tagged discussions, FAQ pages, a detailed member directory or well-placed videos and articles, these various touch points will act as an extension of your onboarding experience.

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Easy Ways to Add Value to Memberships: Pt. 1


Directory. Configure directory access to let non-members browse through profile listings or conduct a detailed search to get a glimpse of the available networking opportunities. How do you attract and retain the attention of newcomers in your industry?

IRS Teams With Tax Groups to Make Choosing a Tax Professional Easier

Associations Now

Ahead of what has been predicted to be a particularly complicated tax season, the IRS announced a set of new resources, including an online searchable directory, to help consumers choose credible tax preparers.

Simple Tips for a Better Email Campaign


– Account Update Reminder (completed profiles increase the value of your directory). SilkStart’s email campaign tool lets you effortlessly communicate with all of your members at once, or a specific segment.

What is Association Management Software?


A typical AMS will contain a comprehensive set of features like a full website, email marketing, online invoicing and payments, member/company directories, donation campaigns, event management, a job board, and multi-chapter management. Operating a member-based association is hard work. It requires massive amounts of time, which in turn, translates into high administrative costs. Do you need Association Management Software (AMS)?

Promote Your Community at Events

Higher Logic

Outline community features that would enhance members’ conference experience, like the directory, discussions, event site, resource library and mobile app. You and your team spent a lot of time and energy either creating a new community or revamping your existing community.

Wild Apricot Goes Green: A Live Demo for USGBC Chapters

Wild Apricot Blog

Below is the recording and transcript of this demo to show you how easy it can be to set up a website, create a directory and so much more. On Thursday December 4th, 2014, we held an exclusive live demo for US Green Building Council Chapters.

Bringing on a Fundraising Consultant: A Nonprofit’s Hiring Guide


In addition to your peer referrals, you should also seek the help of professional organizations, since they will have directories with loads of information that you should be able to use. Are you considering hiring a fundraising consultant?

The association lobbyist’s iPad toolkit

Association Advocacy Chick

112th Congress Member Directory: Produced by the Government Printing Office (GPO), this app is a basic listing of every member of Congress by state, chamber (House or Senate) and political party. MyCongress: It’s another member directory, but more robust. I love my iPad. I really I love my iPad. I probably use it more than my office desktop and television combined.

A Framework of Member Value

Elipsis Partners

Member to Member – services which facilitate members feeling connected to each other and being a part of a group to which they really belong, a sense of finding their ‘tribe’ These include mentoring, the social and collaborative aspects of events, online communities and discussion groups, and the member directory to find people who can help them.

5 Colleges Using Social Media to Boost Student-Alumni Relations


The university’s Social Media Directory is proof that university leaders are using the tools of their students and society to stay connected. Guest post by Maria Peterson, an early education specialist who writes about advocating for head start schools.

10 Tips for Increasing the Stickiness of Your Membership

Membership Marketing

Enhance member visibility with directory listings, vanity email addresses, referral links from your organizations website, certificates for display, window clings, and member usage of your organization’s logo -- all limited to continued membership. We all want to increase membership retention. Here are some tips that you can implement this year to help make your membership stickier and encourage members’ to stay with your organization.

How to Convert Association Prospects to Members


Would they like to purchase ads on your website or directory? Frank Kenny outlines the strategic process for converting prospects to paid members. Have you put much thought into the journey people go through as they become happy and successful members of your association?

Engaging Leadership to Eliminate Deadwood Programs: Repair, Replace, Reinforce

SCD Group

First, was a printed membership directory produced bi-annually, that included headshots of each member. Often, there was only 50% participation and the directories took a tremendous amount of staff follow up time to produce; but the board was committed to keeping the directory.

Event Cancellations: An Unexpected Case Study Happens at MPI WEC

Association Adviser

Members should also reference their annual chapter membership directories for important contact information. Brittany Thompson, Naylor Association Solutions. Event cancellations: They’re not a matter of “if” but “when.”.

Can Email Make Online Community Gamification Fun?

Higher Logic

I found that the members of my community were incredibly motivated to update their profiles because they now had a fancy new badge that they wanted to show off, plus were utilizing the member directory a lot more to check out what badges their friends/peers within the community had been awarded.

Spring Cleaning - What Parts of Your Community Need Work?

Higher Logic

Do members frequently forget that the directory exists? It’s spring, which means it’s time to fine tune your community. What aspects of your community can you improve? Are there any nagging issues you’ve been meaning to work on?

ATM Association Promotes Networking with Online Tool

Associations Now

The program is a members-only interface that provides access to a member directory and allows users to digitally network within the association. A new online program allows ATM industry professionals to network right from their offices.

Best Benefit Ever: Free Legal Services for Design Professionals

Associations Now

Other perks: All AIGA members can benefit from the association’s wealth of professional development resources, including personal member portfolios, the Designer Directory, and the organization’s job board.

AARP Foundation Launches Initiative to Combat Isolation

Associations Now

It includes a directory that users can search to find programs and services near them. “We’re Social isolation is a serious problem for older Americans. AARP Foundation’s new platform, Connect2Affect, aims to raise awareness and identify solutions.

Research: People Want Learning Opportunities At Tradeshows!

Velvet Chainsaw

Second to selecting education sessions is searching the exhibition directory and registering for special events. Many (exhibition) attendees have dual needs for attending: shopping (69%) and learning (66%). CEIR, What Attendees Want From Exhibitions , February 4, 2013.

What can be Done to Increase Renewal Rates?

Membership Marketing

Similarly, 43% who reported an increase in book and directory purchases saw and increase in renewals and 37% who reported an increase in annual conference attendance saw an increase in renewals.

Turning Membership Inside Out


Resulted in digital products like, a searchable member directory.

Release Notes


Additional Company Locations: Display multiple regional office locations for your member companies with the new Additional Company Location Directory Feature. Add these locations to Company profiles and display them in your directory search and directory map. Company Directory Profiles: If a company has not yet filled out their company description, their online profile will automatically reformat.

New Association Will Accredit Healthy Destinations

Associations Now

a member listing in the association’s Healthy Travel Directory. A new nonprofit organization founded by six resort hotels aims to help travelers in their search for healthy destinations through a new certification process that will evaluate hotels’ wellness programs and services.

Measuring the Impact of Your Nonprofit Program

Beth Kanter's Blog

Check out B Lab’s directory and choose someone with a solid background and who understands your industry/sector, geographic focus, and target population. A few months ago, I facilitated a mini-innovation lab on measuring impact for grantees of the Google Nonprofit program at the Impact Hub.