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?

Membership Recruitment Dues Discounts: The Do’s and Do Not’s

Membership Marketing

The other day, I received a membership recruitment mailing offering an end of the year 50% off first year dues discount from a respected professional association. And done wisely, a special offer will produce more than enough new members to pay for the discount or premium and future renewal rates will only be marginally affected. With a steep 50% off discount, it is unlikely that the additional response will make up for the lower price.

Association Labs – Episode 43: Discounting Your Membership Dues? Reconsider.

The Moery Company

As associations begin to feel the revenue squeeze, the inclination is to implement a membership discounting program. The post Association Labs – Episode 43: Discounting Your Membership Dues?

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.

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?

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.

Why reward late comers with discounts?

SCD Group

Discounted pricing like this is one of the five forms of manipulative marketing that Simon Sinek talks about in his book and Ted talk Start with Why. And, he notes that discounts – like the other four – usually result in short-term gains but long-term losses.

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

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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!

Six Reasons You Can’t Miss the HUG Super Forum 2015

Higher Logic

Group discounts. Now that we’ve convinced you to join us at the HUG Super Forum, bring four or more people and receive a group discount! Still on the fence about joining us and the rest of the Higher Logic Community for Super Forum this October?

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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How to Prevent Room Block Pirates from Hijacking Your Next Event

Association Management

Consider offering a discount on the registration fee when people book a room through your reservation link. Be sure that your contract with the hotel provides you with credit for any event participants who book with them outside the room block, such as through an AAA discount or other offer.

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

Higher Logic

NAWR took this route when they partnered with FedEx for their shipping discount. Discounts, training, professional opportunities, and other benefits that help members save money or advance their careers are some of the best ways to provide ROI.

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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

5 Unexpectedly Thoughtful Ways to Thank Your Association’s Volunteers

Higher Logic

There are many more thank you methods not listed here, including providing food for volunteers while they’re working, giving volunteers free registration for your annual conference, and membership discounts.

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

Wild Apricot Blog

Third Annual CharityVillage® Salary Survey

Portage Group

Take a few minutes to add you or your organization's compensation profile and you will: Receive a complimentary copy of the Executive Summary; Be able to pre-order the full report for only $49 (50% discount); and.

Mark Your Calendars – SUMMER SOLSTICE 2017

SocialFish

USE OUR DISCOUNT CODE FOR 10% OFF: WORKXO+TSF2017. Come to The Solar Foundation ’s seventh annual Summer Solstice event on June 22, 2017 in Washington, DC! SUMMER SOLSTICE 2017. Hogan Lovells, LLP, 555 13th St NW, Washington, DC. June 22. 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

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Diversifying from Dues: Ways to drive non-dues revenue for your association

Association Management

Think about what you’re members need—and buy in bulk—go to the providers of those services and see if you can arrange a discount/commission arrangement. There are two truisms that affect association finances. First, most associations are financed primarily by dues.

Best Benefit Ever: Back to School

Associations Now

With the new school year just a few weeks away, ASCD (formerly known as the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is offering its members a wide array of discounts on items at Office Depot and OfficeMax—some as high as 80 percent.

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

Social CRM Use Case 4: Conference social media campaigns to increase outreach and lead generation

SocialFish

The promotion extends the early bird rate by giving a discount code to anyone who sends an email reminder to register to one of their colleagues. Their colleague also receives the discount code, so everyone wins. Discount code tracking.

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.)

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

New Resource Helps Medical Group Members Stay Regulatory Compliant

Associations Now

Through a new relationship with solutions provider Akorbi, ASCA will be offering members discounted access to the company’s phone, onsite, and video interpretation services and its translation and localization services, which are available in 170 languages.

Association Loyalty or Engagement Strategy?

Potomac Core

In an economy more driven by intellectual capital than ever before, executives actively seek information from multiple sources. Whether it be Greece’s Debt Crisis , market access concerns, or industries seeking new and more opportunistic markets, your members are “in the know” constantly.

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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.

Monday Buzz: Boost Meeting Engagement Without Breaking the Bank

Associations Now

Also: Is there a downside to discounting member dues? You might want to think twice before discounting your membership dues. So, when we discount it, it actually drives down the value of membership.”. You don’t have to make radical changes to improve engagement at your meeting.

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.

Book(s) Giveaway: Nonprofit Social Media Road Map

Beth Kanter's Blog

UPDATE: The free copies were snatched up quickly, but you can use the discount code “BETH” to purchase the book at a discount - [link]. Source: Noland Hoshino - Pinterest Board. My colleagues Noland Hoshino , Zan McColloch-Lussier , and Ash Shepherd have put together a nifty social media guide.