Tue.Feb 05, 2019

The Truth About Choosing A Nonprofit Career Path + 8 Experts’ Advice

Wild Apricot

Looking for a change? Figure out the right nonprofit career path for you with step-by-step advice and tips from nonprofit career experts

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How to Prevent AMS Implementation Frustration

Association Adviser

More than once, we have heard from associations that they hate their association management software (AMS) but they would never change it. One of the main sources for this statement stems from fears about AMS implementation.

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Daily Buzz: Leverage Common Apps to Boost Meeting Attendance

Associations Now

To turn potential conference attendees into registrants, keep your marketing strategy as simple and streamlined as possible. Also: the workplace culture of the future.

The Biggest Mistake I Have Made and Continue to Make

Moery Company

I’ve made a lot of mistakes so far in my sales career. It’s part of the learning curve. Without mistakes, there is no room for growth. Recognizing them and working to fix them is what makes them worthwhile.

AMC-Managed Organizations are More Stable than Standalone Organizations

Why do organizations managed by Association Management Companies outperform standalone organizations? This paper seeks to answer that question through the results of a study examining the rates of change in the length of chief staff executive tenure and changes in office locations of membership-based organizations between 2009 and 2015.

Customer Journey Mapping 101: The What, Why, and How

Higher Logic

Renee presented on this topic at Higher Logic’s annual user conference, Super Forum. Talk about the importance of the customer experience is everywhere these days, and it’s not just analysts or leading organizations doing the talking anymore.

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What to Learn From the Members Who DON’T Join (And How to Use It)


If your association or chamber is like most, you go through a certain process to sell memberships. At some point in this process, the potential member will ultimately decide to join - or not join.

What Exactly is Predictive Analytics?

Association Success

On changing the world, one data set at a time. Everyone is talking about how AI and predictive analytics are changing the world. But what does this change actually look like, and how does it work? Predictive analytics goes something like this: Data is collected.

Saving Time: Your Best Member Benefit

Associations Now

Are your members too busy to engage with your association? Maybe it’s time to rethink how you talk about member benefits and services, reframing them as time-saving opportunities. Busyness is a modern-day epidemic. Need evidence for that?

Help New Staff Get Comfortable with Using Your Database: 4 Keys


Starting a new job can be intimidating, especially having to learn new processes and systems. And as an association veteran, it can be equally intimidating for you to have a new staff member poking around your database!

Meet Outside the Box: Bringing the Destination to Attendees

Associations Now

Attendees may lack time to fully experience the meeting destination, but thoughtful curation of the city’s best offerings can be the solution.

Why Associations Must Change Their Email Format – Now.


Tweet. In their fantastic (but lengthy) report, The 2019 State of Email , Litmus Software gives a comprehensive look at significant developments affecting email programs. A big takeaway? It’s time to change your association emails and make them more voice-friendly. Why now? Because 39 million Americans now own a smart speaker; people are using those virtual assistants to check their email with voice commands.

CompTIA Report: Convergence Is 2019’s Defining Tech Trend

Associations Now

Rather than a single “next big thing” to define the way that the tech sector builds itself, CompTIA’s latest industry outlook argues that 2019 will be the year that many of the big trends will come together.

Outdoor Industry Partnership’s Goal: Fight Climate Change, Save Ski Season

Associations Now

A new partnership between major outdoor industry groups aims to amp up advocacy around climate change—an issue that has a direct effect on the length of the ski season.