How to Recruit and Retain Millennial Employees (Hint: Start by Building Community)

Higher Logic

So if you want to recruit millennials, foster a collaborative environment that lets employees learn and build professional relationships. Best of all, an online community makes it easy for you to demonstrate a collaborative work environment to recruits.

Are You Really in the Membership Recruitment Business?

Tom Morrison

When you look at many association''s business model, you would think they are in the membership recruitment business. Everything they do is about recruiting new members. Yet, nothing in your bylaws or governing documents say recruiting more members furthers your mission.

Blended Learning: Tips for Successful Clinical Trial Training

Blue Sky eLearn

Recruitment . Now that participating has become more convenient you should see an uptick in recruitment and diversity. . Everything a trainee does online is fully documented. What is the best way to train study sites for a clinical trial? An onsite meeting?

Intangibles Sell, Too

The Membership Blog

We highlight the tangible benefits-the products (insurance, guidelines, technical documents), the services (newsletters, job listings) and the events (conferences, continuing ed programs), and then we mention the intangible benefits (networking, an industry “voice,” putting something back into the profession, etc.). Don’t be afraid to sell the intangible benefits of membership.

Research for Key Accounts

Moery Company

JP Moery has recently been speaking about his Key Accounts Program, which focuses on the “Big Fish” – those big membership prospects your organization has been trying to recruit but can’t seem to bring across the finish line.

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Membership 101: Life Time Value

Spark Consulting

One of the questions I get asked a lot is: “How much should I be willing to invest to recruit a member?” For example, let’s say you invest $1000 on a recruitment campaign and bring in five new members.

Economics Association Bars Hotel Room Interviews

Associations Now

The Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) Annual Meeting has gained a reputation as a recruiting hot spot for the American Economic Association.

How to Build an Association Board of Directors

GrowthZone

Encourage your nominating committee to recruit for skills from people who happen to be underrepresented on your board. Don’t recruit tokens, recruit talent. If you only recruit those in your sphere, you will get what you have always gotten.

Strategies for Association Success

GrowthZone

Our Association Success Kit provides proven strategies for associations bundled together in a single document. The Secret to Recruiting and Keeping Volunteers”.

The #1 Mistake Associations Make With Their Office Space

Moery Company

Complete design and construction documents. If the association has received competent, professional brokerage services on their current lease, the document should include a variety of options to provide leverage. Hint: Timing can be your greatest asset – or biggest liability.

Unpacking an Association’s Project Management Bag

Delcor

This document includes the following: Stakeholder registry. Documentation policy. Project close documentation. This documentation—an archive or library of lessons learned—is an organizational asset. Membership staff manage recruitment campaigns. Document storage.

A New Perspective on Work

Association Success

One of the current challenges is that our business systems aren’t structured to identify and recruit freelance talent. Some associations, especially smaller groups where freelancers would be most welcome and needed, have not fully documented their administrative processes. Documented policies and procedures for online activity are critical. Is your association ready to maximize the growth opportunity that the changing freelance economy presents?

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Can Community Double As Intranet for Your Organization

Higher Logic

Resource and document sharing. Each department can compile a list of resources and documents they know would be useful for everyone to have access. So, each department could also store sensitive documents in the same place, but only certain people would be able to see and access them.

Technology Assessments and Association IT: Part 2

Delcor

Conduct an analysis to determine if these solutions are adequately meeting needs for file collaboration and document management. Everyone must meet a minimum expectation for technology competencies, for example: Create basic Word documents. Save documents in the appropriate location. You could also use this assessment during the staff recruitment process. Improve documentation of IT policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs).

[New eBook] The Community Module Guide: How to Support Your Organization’s Business Objectives

Higher Logic

This eBook will help you determine the best modules to support each of these six core objectives: Objective #1 - Recruitment + Retention. Send messages, share documents, coordinate calendars, create ballots, and more. Have you ever heard someone say “there’s an app for that!”

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Is your membership organisation’s board digitally savvy?

Optimist Consulting

I recently read a great new document, Making digital work: 12 questions for trustees to consider , which contains useful guidance on what your non-profit board should be thinking about when it comes to digital.

How to Create a Great Mentoring Program in Your Online Community

Higher Logic

Because online communities draw in association members from around the country or even the world, mentoring and job board features enhance the ability to recruit younger members to your industry. Mentors are a vital part of any industry.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.11.19

Reid All About it

The resulting report from this survey provides benchmarking data and insight into how more than 1,000 associations recruit, engage and retain members and certificants.

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A Gaming Company Tamed Toxic Trolling - What They Learned Could Help Your Community

Higher Logic

One reason Riot Games decided to really tackle the issue is because it had a negative effect on gamer recruitment and retention. They need a document they can look at and you can reference, outlining what good behavior looks like and what your strategy is for dealing with toxic behavior.

3 Must-Haves in Your Marketing Technology Stack (#3 Might Surprise You)

Socious

The software provides a single place for customers to connect with businesses by giving feedback and ideas about future products, seeking support, or browsing documentation. Providing product and company documents in file and media libraries. What’s the first thing you do every day?

Education, Industry Groups Focused on Student Readiness in the Workplace

Associations Now

One is to be aware of some of these career opportunities—industries that may have well-paying jobs and are having trouble recruiting candidates.”.

Are chapter volunteers burning out? Surveying chapter leaders could be a game-changer.

Chapter Chat

Try some of these online document sharing tools. 35% of respondents stated that chapters are solely responsible for recruitment. Volunteers are often the lifeline of associations, especially when it comes to the chapter and local levels.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.18.16

Reid All About it

EDT*- Recruiting and Retaining Talent (Virtual Lunch). Learn what companies are doing in the association management community to recruit high performers with positive attitudes and how to build a loyal, high performing team resulting in higher retention rates for your AMC.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.18.16

Reid All About it

EDT*- Recruiting and Retaining Talent (Virtual Lunch). Learn what companies are doing in the association management community to recruit high performers with positive attitudes and how to build a loyal, high performing team resulting in higher retention rates for your AMC.

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Daily Buzz: Association Helps With Relief Efforts in Indonesia

Associations Now

You can follow the team’s journey on the AMDA’s website , where the group has been documenting its relief efforts. Remember, you can’t rely on underrepresented people to raise their hand to serve on the board, you have to actively recruit them—but recruit for talent, not token board members.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.21.17

Reid All About it

Find out the best formatting tips to make your document pop to the reader. job loss, employment gaps, age-related questions) to create a document that gets attention and ultimately, interviews.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.4.16

Reid All About it

Learn how to evaluate your program for volunteer engagement, determine how best to deploy volunteers, create a communication plan, and screen and train volunteers to be an important part of your volunteer recruiting, retention and recognition plans.

So Your Members Want to Add More Communities?

Higher Logic

Just as you created terms and conditions for your general community, create a separate document specifically for communities. While the general terms and conditions still holds true for the community users, this new document is for the volunteer leaders. Recruit a core group of members.

Causes Help Reduce Association Hiring Challenges from Retiring Boomers

SCD Group

Their son gets paid $17 an hour for his documented volunteer hours. They can be your strongest allies in recruiting new talent to replace retiring Boomers. One Boomer turns 65 every 8 seconds. That means 3.9 million Boomers will turn 65 in 2014.

Time to Give Your Resume a Refresh

Associations Now

If not, you may want to tighten it up, because too often, that’s all the time you’re going to get from a recruiter. ” Make your resume as long as it needs to be: Often, job hunters limit themselves to a single page or make the document too long, listing every possible detail.

How to Communicate a New Membership Model

Membership Marketing

Create Messaging Document – As a first step, in order to have a consistent message shared through staff, promotional materials, and volunteer leaders, a clear and concise messaging document should be drafted that states the official reasons for the membership model change and the cost and benefit implications. Launch Membership Recruitment Campaign – One of the purposes of a new membership model should be to attract new members who previously did not see value in the membership.

How User Groups Defer Customer Support Costs While Creating Raving Fans

Higher Logic

These tools help members find information more quickly via self-service tools including: Product documentation. Recruit Top Human Capital. In 2016, businesses lost $63 billion dollars due to bad customer service. That’s up from 2013 by a whopping $20 billion.

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Eliminate Roadblocks to Planning—Integration Transforms Strategy into Action

.orgCommunity

Plus, we don’t have the budget to develop the recruitment campaign, and we need to wait until the AMS reporting is fixed to implement anyway. The product was an elegant document. Don’t expect this deep dive into your business operations and culture to yield the typical summary document.

Eliminate Roadblocks to Planning—Integration Transforms Strategy into Action

.orgCommunity

Plus, we don’t have the budget to develop the recruitment campaign, and we need to wait until the AMS reporting is fixed to implement anyway. The product was an elegant document. Don’t expect this deep dive into your business operations and culture to yield the typical summary document.

New ABA Network Increases Legal Services for Homeless Youth

Associations Now

These 12 pilot sites will provide technical assistance to emerging programs, document best practices, and share data on legal barriers and improved outcomes resulting from legal advocacy.

Nonprofits Assessing Impact of China’s Foreign NGO Law

Associations Now

Foreign NGOs will need to understand the new law’s tighter policing provisions, reporting requirements (including annual reports on planned activities for the coming year), and restrictions on fundraising and recruiting within China, among other changes,” the alert says.

A Tool to Build Your Marketing Plan

Membership Marketing

For example, if you are creating a plan for membership recruitment, your best market segment might be lapsed members. If you would like to make adjustment to this template or be able to type content into the blanks, I can provide an Excel spreadsheet of this document.

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More Than a Logo Change: Rebrand Reflections

Association Success

A rebrand also includes content for your meetings, membership recruitment, government relations and fundraising. Recognize that this is a living document and that you will alter it as you move along in the process. A step-by-step guide to a successful rebranding process. Your association’s brand is your image, or the perception of the association by your target audiences. In short, it’s your association’s personality.

Mission Driven Volunteer Q&A

Spark Consulting

Any tips on recruiting for larger commitment volunteering, like authoring a magazine article? Just as you do for membership, actively and intentionally recruit them for volunteer positions.

Tips and Tools for Integrating Social Media Into Your Nonprofit Event Marketing Plan

Beth Kanter

Start to recruit your champions, people in your community who can serve as ambassadors for promoting the event. She uses IFTTT and sets it up to collect photos with the event hashtag into a google document and then add captions and curate the sharing.

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