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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.

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

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?

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 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?


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. 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.

Association Social Media Jobs


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!

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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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?

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.

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: 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.

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

Wild Apricot Blog

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.

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


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.

Joint Membership: The “Special Sauce” for Chapter Relations

Associations Now

Members gain advantages too, from discounted dues to access to more programs and services. And like members of NJSNA, chapter members get a dues discount—a savings of $50 on dual membership.

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

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

The Fake Battle Between Culture and Strategy

Jamie Notter

They give their call center employees extensive authority to grant upgrades or discounts to customers, and they don’t use call-center scripts, because they want employees to be themselves.

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.

Test the Strength of Your Culture

Jamie Notter

And no, I did not receive a discount or kickback for saying that. I am releasing today a new “ Culture Strength Test ,” that you can take online, for free.

Association Social Media Jobs – Digital – October 27


We have a special 20% discount for employers for a very limited time: Please use SOCIALFISHVIP at checkout. Here’s the latest DIGITAL marketing jobs from the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , digital and technology.

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.

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

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.

Come to the Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit!!


Here’s a discount code you can use to save $100 on registration through 2/28: SUMMITSAVE100. Will you join us at the 2017 Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit April 5 – 7th in Washington, D.C.? It’s going to be awesome!

Accelerating Member Engagement

Potomac Core

And special discounts bring them in the front door this year and out the back door next year. Accelerating Member Engagement. According to a recent CNBC post “earnings are expected to be down by some 4 percent year over year, that is an 8-percent reduction from previous estimates.”

How to Increase Attendance without Slashing Registration Rates

AMR Management Services

by Dustin McKissen AMR Account Executive Suggestions like discounting often result from focusing on day-to-day details, rather than the big-picture thinking. As a volunteer leader of an association

Best Benefit Ever: Lawyers Take to the Cloud

Associations Now

To make members’ lives a little bit easier, the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) has partnered with cloud-solution-provider Clio to give members a 10 percent discount on Clio’s marquee practice management software platform.

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.