Wed.Jan 08, 2020

Advice for Associations to Succeed in 2020 – Finding the Best Non-Dues Revenue Mix for Your Association

Moery Company

Every week I speak with associations about non-dues revenue opportunities. There are many options ranging from annual conferences, webinars, magazine ads, podcasts, and more. The question we help answer is, “What is the right mix for my association?”.

What Star Wars Can Teach You About Talent Management

Associations Now

A series doesn’t become the juggernaut Star Wars has without having universal themes that resonate on many levels. One expert highlights the key lessons association execs can learn about effective work environments from the film series.

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7 tips for getting the most out of an RFP for your next AMS

Nimble AMS

Best practices say that when you’re ready to find a new association management software (AMS) system, you should issue a request for proposal (RFP). Read on for tips to ensure your RFP drives accurate proposals and helps you find the right AMS for your organization.

New Year, New Members: 2 Recruitment Messages to Try


It’s the first full week of the new year, and chances are, you’re ready to hit the ground running. By now, you likely have your organization’s 2020 goals laid out, and for many, that includes organizational growth. You want to recruit as many new members as you can!

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.

Daily Buzz: A Leap in Nonprofit Email Open Rates

Associations Now

A 2019 Campaign Monitor report reveals the latest email marketing trends. Also: AARP uses VR to promote social interaction. In a year when worldwide email open rates decreased, nonprofits bucked the trend.

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Top Auto Groups Combine in Major Industry Merger

Associations Now

The members of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and Global Automakers will join forces as the Alliance for Automotive Innovation. The new group will represent nearly every major automaker in the world.

3 Marketing Lessons From the Newspaper Industry

Associations Now

In a time when the industry as a whole is struggling, newspapers have been getting creative with their marketing approaches. Read on to see some of the more inventive tactics being used. The nature of all industries is that they’ll have ups and downs, high points and low.