Tue.May 21, 2019

JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 191: How Can We Smooth it for Our Member Prospects?

Moery Company

We know associations want to grow – but all too often Host JP Moery sees big barriers to that growth. Our membership applications are overly complicated, and the dues levels are antiquated and difficult for the prospect to figure out.


13 Meeting Minutes Templates to Help You Ace Your Nonprofit Board Meeting

Wild Apricot

Browse a comprehensive list of meeting minutes templates for maximum efficiency, accuracy and formatting


Do Volunteer Association Leaders Lead Balanced Lives?

Association Leaders

Being a volunteer association leader can be very rewarding both professionally and personally. At the same time, it can be one of the most challenging undertakings for a leader. Let’s face it – people who choose to lead are typically the busiest people we know. There is an old adage, “If you want to get something done, give it to someone that doesn’t have time to do it”. That adage seems to often hold true. It defies logic though doesn’t it?

Additional Resources You Can Offer Your Members (At No Extra Cost to You!)


Member resources directly equate to member value. The more resources you can provide, the more valuable a membership with your association or chamber of commerce will be. That said, what if we told you there was a way to offer your members MORE resources at no extra cost to you?

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Get Member Thinking on Nondues Revenue Projects

Associations Now

When your association designs new products and services, do you tap your members for input? Maybe you should. Here are a few areas where members might help you boost your organization’s bottom line.

A Simple Tactic to Appeal to Prospective Young Members


Tweet. In an article recently featured in Minnesota Meetings and Events magazine, GrowthZone explored benefits that attract young professional members.

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Segmenting Your Market - A Case Study.

Association Success

Is your association paying attention to trends and changes in market behaviors? In Segmenting Your Market - Part 1 , we introduced the topic of how associations have more than just diverse members, but how industry suppliers or similar communities present a varied market to be examined.

With New League in Mind, Women’s Hockey Players Form Association

Associations Now

Members of the newly formed Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association say that they’ll take the next season off, if necessary, to help put together a league that’s more financially sustainable.

How to Help Your Members Justify Event Attendance


The barrier between a member learning about your event and registering is often being able to justify the cost to their boss. This especially holds true for daytime, multi-day, or out-of-town events since your member will be spending time away from the office.

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New Climate Advocacy Group Has CEO Pedigree

Associations Now

The CEO Climate Dialogue brings together a number of major companies as part of a coalition that aims to push the climate discussion forward. It comes as chatter around climate change is heating up.

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Xperience 2019 Is Here!


Early bird registration for the annual Community Brands conference is now open! Last year, some 1,400 association and nonprofit professionals attended and reported a satisfaction level of 96 percent. Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect when you attend Xperience.

Great Lakes Student Loans


When the time to repay your student loan comes, you may be surprised that you do not deal directly with the US Department of Education. This is because the Federal Government issues out billions of dollars in student loans, but they do not supervise this directly. They instead authorize many servicing companies which then act as go-betweens for processing and answering any loan related questions that the students may have. wpsm_toplist]. Who are they?

The New Soft Skill for Association Professionals

Smooth The Path

Rarely are there huge overnight successes in the association industry. Our work is the work of patience. We try new things, learn, iterate and improve over time. We learn to engage members more and the dividends slowly pay off.

My Fed Loan


If you have taken a federal student loan, there is a 1 in 3 chances that it is being serviced by FedLoan, who are known as AES-PHEAA. That may sound a little confusing, but, don’t worry, I shall explain. Now, all federal loans, are generally assigned to a management and collection company, and borrowers are not allowed to choose which one. This means that, if you got a loan from the US Department of Education, that is not exactly where you are supposed to send the monthly repayment.