Tue.Dec 11, 2018

It’s Time to Look Back at Your Association’s Membership Metrics


Looking back at your 2018 membership metrics can help you assess the health of your organization, spot areas that need work, and identify reasons to celebrate. After all, ‘tis the season to celebrate

Engagement is the Fuel that Drives Us

Smooth The Path

Engaged members are the chief evangelists for many associations. Most new members join because a member told them about the association. Engaged members are volunteers, speakers, mentors, writers, evaluators, and community engagers.

JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 168: Big Trends in Association Content Delivery and Sales

Moery Company

There are a few trends developing around Moery Company content delivery and our sales process, and it’s very exciting, says Host JP Moery. Over the last several weeks, he’s seen growth in content engagement and has observed the sales cycle at the Big Red “M” shorten rather significantly. Here’s why.

4 Community Managers, 25 Community Building Questions Answered [WEBINAR RECAP Part 2]

Higher Logic

Last week, we shared advice from four of our community managers about challenging scenarios you might encounter in your community (and their recommendations on how to solve them).

The Master List of Apps Your Nonprofit Needs

Wild Apricot

Find the perfect nonprofit app to help you design your day, schedule your tasks, and more in this list


Community building: 10 effective rules for success.

Disciple Media

Community building is a passion. Over the past 12 years, it’s been my pleasure to help online brands grow an enthusiastic base of friends and fans. I get a kick out of solving problems and helping others achieve their goals.

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How Associations Are Getting to Know Alexa

Associations Now

Voice-recognition devices are growing in popularity and offer opportunities for associations to engage members at home. Here’s how associations are experimenting with the apps that bring Alexa and other similar technologies to life.

It May Be Time for a Website Redesign If.


To redesign your website or to leave it as is? That is the question…. Maybe it’s something you’ve been pondering for a while. Maybe it’s something you’ve been intentionally putting off. How do you know if now is the right time? Well, take it from us, it might be time for a website redesign if….


The Top 10 Individual Communication Channels for Associations in 2018

Association Adviser

Every year, we ask association professionals who take our Association Communications Benchmarking Survey how much they value individual member communication channels. It’s a measure of how well a given medium works for reaching members with association information.

There is no stasis in data management

Effective Database

Here’s the thing. With data management your data is either getting better or getting worse. There is no stasis. So which is happening in your organization? Photo by Nathan Dumlao

12 Questions to Ask Yourself for a More Successful 2019


It’s hard to believe 2018 is almost over. As the year winds down, it’s natural (and good!) to reflect on the past 12 months. In fact, doing so can help set you up for a more successful new year. Now, 12 months is a lot to reflect on.

Report: Social Donors Less Dedicated to the Cause

Associations Now

A report from the mobile donation platform OneCause finds that while donations for social reasons—whether at physical events or in digital campaigns—are low-friction, those donations don’t drive lots of engagement.

Education in Healthcare: the Next Fundraising Goldmine


Recently presented at the ASAE Annual Meeting in Chicago to over 100 association executives, Mr. Lieven Mariën, external relations manager for MCI Benelux, repeated his popular session last week in a LIVE Webinar. The session was recorded an available for on demand viewing.

Diversity Front of Mind for PGA Ahead of Big Move

Associations Now

With diversity issues long facing its membership and golf in general, the association sees opportunity for improvement as it moves to the Dallas area in the coming years.

The Best Way To Learn About Marketing Automation At Association Forum’s Holiday Showcase

HighRoad Solution

HighRoad Solution is proud to bring some of our best and brightest to the Association Forum Holiday Showcase at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on December 13 th. Attendees can expect to connect, network, and celebrate professional and personal development.

How We Transitioned From Brick-and-Mortar to a Virtual Workspace

Association Success

The story of an organization transitioning into the future of work. I work with ARMA International, a completely virtual organization. In the fall of 2016, we transitioned from our brick-and-mortar office with the option for employees to regularly work remotely into a completely virtual environment. How did this process work out for us? And is the future of work virtual beyond our organization? The State of the Workplace.

It’s Time to Look Back at Your Association’s Membership Metrics


Looking back at your 2018 membership metrics can help you assess the health of your organization, spot areas that need work, and identify reasons to celebrate. After all, ‘tis the season to celebrate

Daily Buzz: The Case for Competent Jerks

Associations Now

In the likability versus skills debate, competency wins out, according to a new study. Also: what an office dog can do for company culture. When it comes to your boss, would you rather work with a caring, likable leader or a jerk with a grade-A resume? It sounds like a trick question, but it’s not.

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