Discounts Are Not Valuable

Jamie Notter

Shortly after this session, I was talking to an association client about the value they provide to members, and the word “discounts” came up a lot. I’ve heard a lot of associations claiming that these discounts “pay for” the price of membership.

CSAE Canadian Association Financial Operations Study: Participate by November 30 For Free Highlights, Deep Report Discounts!

Portage Group

Participants will receive a free highlight report as well as deep discounts to purchase the full Financial Operations study report when it is published in a few weeks' time. How Does Your Association Stack Up?

Discounting Your Membership Dues? Reconsider.

The Moery Company

Recently, I’ve been hearing some discussions centered on membership discounting strategies. So, when we discount it; it actually drives down the value of membership. Discounting undermines the overall value of the organization and is a negative strategy.

How to offer member-only discounts for your association

SilkStart

In this blog post, we’re highlighting some techniques to offer member-only discounts and make your memberships stand out. . Why offer discounts? Because discounts are quantifiable, members can quickly measure the value they’re getting when compared to the general public. Discounts are used to entice new members to join, and if done right, can be a major component in convincing them to renew again.

Planning to Discount Your Membership Dues? Reconsider. - Moery Company

The Moery Company

Recently, I’ve been hearing some discussions centered on membership discounting strategies. So, when we discount it; it actually drives down the value of membership. Discounting undermines the overall value of the organization and is a negative strategy. #2

Best Benefit Ever: Satellite GPS Device Discounts

Associations Now

The American Motorcyclist Association’s new discount could come in handy on remote roads, where a mobile signal is anything but a sure thing—or if, heaven forbid, a member’s bike is stolen. Benefits Wanted What’s your association’s coolest member benefit?

Boosting Member Awareness of Association Affinity Discounts

SCD Group

Have you ever bought something and later realized you could have paid less by using a membership discount you forgot you had? Low numbers of members visit association websites to learn about their perks and discounts. He never buys anything online without a discount.

To discount or not to discount?

SocialFish

Tony Rossell posted an interesting comment on the ASAE marketing listserve about discounting member dues the first year. Here's his post, very slightly condensed: Should you discount dues in order to acquire new members? Half were offered membership at full price and the second half received a $10 dues discount. The group receiving the discounted membership dues offer had a 40 percent higher response rate than the group offered the full dues rate.

Best Benefit Ever: Discounted Shipping for Member Businesses

Associations Now

Thanks to a partnership with chamber member PostageAnywhere, members of the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce will now be able to ship Priority Mail packages and envelopes at a discount. Benefits Wanted What’s your association’s coolest member benefit? Tell us about it!

Best Benefit Ever: Restaurateurs Served Fresh Delivery Discounts

Associations Now

A partnership between the New York State Restaurant Association and Delivery.com gives members discounted delivery service. The post Best Benefit Ever: Restaurateurs Served Fresh Delivery Discounts appeared first on Associations Now

Best Benefit Ever: Travel Discounts for Early-Career Scientists

Associations Now

And if young members find themselves wooed by the world of conferences, their membership grants them discounted entrée to the Goldschmidt Conference , a premier event for geochemists. The post Best Benefit Ever: Travel Discounts for Early-Career Scientists appeared first on Associations Now

Best Benefit Ever: Two-Way Text Discounts for Information, Referral Providers

Associations Now

Members of the Alliance of Information and Referral Services can get discounts on short text codes for rapid communication. Alliance of Information and Referral Services (AIRS) members can now conduct business more efficiently with the help of discounted two-way text services.

Best Benefit Ever: Patient-Safety Providers Get Info at a Discount

Associations Now

National Patient Safety Foundation members receive discounted rates for an industry-specific journal. Members can also take advantage of discounts for online patient-safety curriculums, online educational modules, and professional learning webinars.

20 reasons to book within the official group block

Aaron Wolowiec

Filed under: Marketing , Meetings Tagged: airbnb , ASAE , attendees , brochure , Collaborate , conventions , discount , exhibitions , hotel , marketing , members , Orbitz , Priceline , social media , vacation rentals , VRBO , website.

11 ideas for partnering with local venues

Aaron Wolowiec

After much negotiation, you’re able to secure the “friends and family” discount; however, it’s still more than you’ve budgeted. Meetings Sponsorships associations audience conference center decision-makers discount event hotel negotiation planners program speake

Take advantage of the benefits gap

Aaron Wolowiec

Perhaps one of the most popular options is discount programs. According to the report, only 24 percent of associations provide discount programs for their members. But who doesn’t love a discount?

Poll Results: Members Value Direct Interaction With Peers and Discounts the Most

Association Adviser

September 2012 -- Did You Know? If you think it's been tougher to find hotel rooms and good seats at association conventions lately, you're not alone. Even in this digital age, many associations are reporting an uptick in attendance at their live events. By Association Adviser staff

Wild Apricot Blog : 5pm offers Easy Online Project Management - with 50% discount for nonprofits

Wild Apricot Blog

Orgs versus Humans

YourMembership Blog

It’s easy to leave an organization (regardless of your events, networking, discounts, etc.). Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Pricing. Company. News + Press. Customers. Technology. Management Team. Partner Programs. Corporate Responsibility. Inside YM. Careers. Contact. YourMembership.com Blog.

Four Resolutions to Get More Out of Association Experience

AMR Management Services

Sometimes you get a return on your investment, through networking, problem solving or even affinity programs and discounts. Pages. CONTRIBUTORS. AMR MANAGEMENT SERVICES. Tuesday, January 10, 2012. Four Resolutions to Get More Out of Association Experience.

Summer Offer from the Post Office - Experts in Membership Marketing

Experts in Membership Marketing

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Associations Live: WIIFM

Associations Live

Discounted Conference & Educational Opportunities Say. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Associations Live. Connecting MSAE members and a world of ideas! Thursday, February 10, 2011. WIIFM. WIIFM - Answer this question if you are selling memberships, marketing an event, looking for involvement, soliciting volunteers.Whats In It For Me? Posted by Kathy Johnson. at 3:58 PM. 1 comment: chickennoodle. Tips from a webinar I learned. Don't Say.

AE on the Verge: Adding expiration dates to association coupons

AE on the Verge

In response to my blog post on expiration dates , David Patt posted this comment: "Add discount coupons to your list. Discount coupons: If you provide coupons for discounts at bookstore, for membership dues, or for events be sure to be extremely specific - including the expiration date and if its transferable to others. AE on the Verge. Association management, meetings and mania. Sunday, November 22, 2009. Adding expiration dates to association coupons.

How to Set Up a Nonprofit Office Space on a Shoestring Budget & Where to Find Free Computer Equipment and Furniture

Wild Apricot Blog

Here is a list of all the places you can rent and find free or discounted computer equipment and office furniture. If your operating on a shoestring budget but need to give your nonprofit office space an upgrade, you've come to the right place. Office-Space

Membership 101: Should You Reward Novelty or Loyalty?

Spark Consulting

The first-time book buyer gets the coupon for a discount off her next purchase. Maybe the long-term member who always attends your conference would appreciate a free – or deeply discounted – registration. It’s a trick question! You should reward both. .

Association Social Media Jobs

SocialFish

We have a special 20% discount for employers for a very limited time: Please use SOCIALFISHVIP at checkout. No Feeds Found. TIME IS RUNNING OUT! The SocialFish job board is live!

Top Performing Associations Do Not Give Gifts

Smooth The Path

Top performers are more likely to give discounted or free conference registration, a discount on an educational product, a bookstore discount, a free research report or guidebook. There are so many ways to show new members that we appreciate that they joined our association. A simple thank you. A pen. A thumb drive. A stress ball. But, research shows gifts do not improve member engagement. Something else does.

Harnessing the web 2016 conference – early bird offer

Optimist Consulting

I always attend the conference and enjoy speaking there, so I’m happy to be able to offer readers of my e-newsletter access to specially discounted tickets to the conference.

Best Benefit Ever: A Doggone Helpful Idea

Associations Now

The benefit comes with an additional perk for Pet Industry Federation members: a discount on membership renewals. To sweeten the deal, the company is also offering discounts on PIF membership in the next dues cycle. A U.K.

How Do I Know What to Charge?

Spark Consulting

Forecast whether or not you’re going to want or need to offer any sort of discounts (i.e., If so, the price for the first one needs to be high enough that you can discount later on.

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Make a Splash: Promoting Your New LMS and Making a Great First Impression

Blue Sky eLearn

Include a coupon code for a discount on a first purchase or a percentage off a popular offering. flash sales for a discount off any LMS purchase or on specific products to keep your offerings at the front of people’s minds. Your LMS is ready to launch. What’s next?

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Tips for Monetizing Your Webinars

Blue Sky eLearn

Those who did not pay for the live event can receive the recording at the same or discounted rate. We sometimes see clients offer a slight discount due to the fact that those watching the recording will not have the option to ask the speaker questions, participate in live polls, etc.

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Association Social Media Jobs 10/15

SocialFish

We have a special 20% discount for employers for a very limited time: Please use SOCIALFISHVIP at checkout. The SocialFish job board is live! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , digital and technology.

Best Benefit Ever: Helping Members With Their Mothers

Associations Now

We cover an array of perks in Best Benefit Ever, from salary comparisons to legal advice , but sometimes a simple discount is what members really want. The ABA’s latest benefit is a simple, well-timed discount: All members receive 20 percent off of purchases made on 1-800-Flowers.com

Best Benefit Ever: Say It Visually

Associations Now

An arts organization offers its members discounts on a new visualization tool—and sweetens the deal with a bit of competition. Prices for the tool range from $15 to $28 per month , with annual memberships available at a steep discount.)

Best Benefit Ever: A Chance to Root for Your Home Team

Associations Now

Michigan social workers get an off-hours perk: discounted tickets to Detroit Pistons games for the upcoming season. Discounted prices range from $15 to $45. What’s the benefit?

Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace

SocialFish

IMPORTANT: here’s a special 50% off introductory discount for the first 25 people who sign up using the code socialfishnov2017. We have bulk discounts on a sliding scale. WHOO HOO! I am super excited to share with you our brand new Generations on-demand course.

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

Larky Offers Up Member Benefits At Your Fingertips

Associations Now

And they’re getting a larger foothold on the desktop, too: “We’re building a browser plug-in that will alert users to member discounts when they are searching the web,” says Bank. First, we think that discounts are broken.

Best Benefit Ever: Make Design Your Domain

Associations Now

But there are always ways to underline that point even more, and through a collaboration with the domain registrar Porkbun, AGDA is offering discounts on.design top-level domains: free for the first year, with 40 percent discounts each year thereafter.