Mon.Dec 03, 2018

[Guest Post] 4 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Members


The following blog post was written by Neha Tandon at TechnologyAdvice. What keeps you awake at night? As a leader in your association, your answers may range from intractable legislation to stagnant membership to the upcoming annual meeting and whether you’ll have enough exhibitors for the expo.

Daily Buzz: 4 Essential Membership Questions

Associations Now

Associations rely on members to thrive, which means understanding their needs is a top priority. Here are the membership questions to ask to ensure you are serving members correctly. Also: planning around the “Irish exit.”.

How Are You Preparing for 2019?

Moery Company

Quick – it’s the first week of December – what is your plan of attack for January 1, 2019? For each of my clients, I have a different plan, most of which have been in the works since the end of Q3.

Traveling Is So Much Fun

Eric Lanke

I flew in and out of LAX this week. It's not a frequent airport for me -- I can't even remember the last time I was there. But something happened there that I thought was worth blogging about. When I arrived for my return flight home I didn't at first recognize anything as unusual.

Why it’s Essential to Maintain a Positive Attitude in Sales During Q4

Moery Company

For those of you in sales, you may agree at times it can feel like an absolute grind. When things aren’t going your way, it’s easy to get down on yourself and blame others for your mishaps. Conversely, it’s easy to be positive when you’re making sales and things are going your way.

Report: Employees Want Better Benefits, But They Don’t Maximize Them

Associations Now

A new report from the American Institute of CPAs finds that benefits are a major driving factor behind many employees’ decision to take a new job, but often they don’t maximize the benefits made available to them. When it comes to a good gig, money isn’t everything.

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Who Should Own Your Email Newsletter Production Process?

Associations Now

The email newsletter is a centerpiece of digital strategy for many organizations. With that in mind, perhaps its creation—whether in terms of strategy or execution—shouldn’t be siloed off within one part of the association. Email communications touch on many different parts of the org chart at once.

Book: Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better

Beth Kanter

Rob Reich, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University Center for Ethics in Society, Center on Philanthropy & Civil Society, has just released a new book called “ Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better.”

How the Construction Industry Connected With Voters on the Move

Associations Now

Associated Builders and Contractors used Google’s Waze app as part of its get-out-the-vote efforts for last month’s midterm elections. Meet your members where they are” is a common mantra in the association world. So what do you do if “where they are” is always on the move?

How to Manage When You’re an Education Department of One

WBT Systems

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Innovating for Inclusion: How We Engaged a More Diverse Community

Association Success

A story of digital communication and community outreach. The word ‘innovation’ is often treated as an end in itself. Being innovative floats around as an ephemeral goal of all projects, and a mark of a successful enterprise. But what are we innovating for? What is our purpose?

“I feel hope and panic, simultaneously!”

Effective Database

These were the words of one of my clients as we wrapped up the first stage of their process for selecting a new AMS and CMS. She was expressing succinctly what many of us feel when we embark on a big, new, and somewhat unknown project. Hope for what we might dramatically improve, and panic about what might be entailed in getting us there.