Fri.May 10, 2019

The Big Red “M” Announces Partnership with FSI

Moery Company

The Moery Company is pleased to announce its recent partnership with the Financial Service Institute (FSI). FSI was founded in 2004 with a clear mission: to ensure that all individuals have access to competent and affordable financial advice, products and services delivered by a growing network of independent financial advisors and independent financial services firms.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.10.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… “5G, when fully implemented, is poised to be a very big deal, a far bigger transformation in mobile technology than any previous generational shift.

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7 Steps to Protect Your Members' Data (+ Downloadable Checklist)

Wild Apricot

Here are 7 steps you can take today to make your website more secure and protect your members' data from online criminals. Not a techie? No problem! We show you step-by-step how to do them

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What Should We Do to Get Ready for Blockchain?

Spark Consulting

One of the key elements of blockchain networks is the network. This technology is a system-level technology. What that means is that its true power lies in the network effect, in the system.

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.

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Membership Site Platform (+5 sites to try right now)

Wild Apricot

Over the last few years, I’ve helped dozens of membership organization get set up and running quickly with membership site platforms. I’ve condensed all my experience and their advice to help anyone else looking to quickly choose the best membership site platform for their needs

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Why 100+ Parks and Recreation Organizations Use This #1 Management Software (with examples and alternatives!)

Wild Apricot

Learn how you can spend more time out in nature and less time managing your association or organization with Parks and Recreation Management Software. Recreation-Management-Software Parks-and-Recreation-Management-Software parks-and-recreation-software parks-and-recreation

Three Ideas to Perk Up Your Internal Communications Strategy

Associations Now

Want your employees to stick around? Think long and hard about the tactics you use to communicate to them—as well as how they can respond. Here are a few internal communications strategies to try.

I’m back…

Association Advocacy Chick

It’s been awhile. A lot has happened since my last blog post in 2016. Some good. Some bad. But, through it all, I missed writing. So, on this Friday night in May 2019, I’m coming back to blogging. Welcome to Stef’s Reflective Playlist. What am I talking about now? My dreams. My fears. The people who inspire me. The podcasts I’m listening to. The music I dance to. My favorite Avengers. I have so much to share. For now, I’ll just say thank you in advance for reading.


Daily Buzz: Find the Dollar Value of Engagement

Associations Now

Member engagement can be broad, and calculating its success can be—well, complicated. Here’s a formula that can pinpoint return on engagement. Also: An interesting way to make your main speaker feel extra special. As an association professional, you know member engagement matters.

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Is Your Association Keeping Its Promises?

Smooth The Path

When we are feeling terrible, and the doctor says the test results will be back in 24 hours, we expect the test results to be back in 24 hours, not three days, not seven days. If the doctor is busy, we still want the test results back in 24 hours.

Membership Hack: Mother’s Day Good Deed

Associations Now

The National Peace Corps Association encourages its members to buy gifts for Mom online. Each purchase is a chance to give back and do some good. How to hack it? Before Mother’s Day (and many other holidays), your members most likely do some online shopping.

Mindful In May – Give It Up – Live Video Inspiration

Holly Duckworth

Give It Up “Giving up doesn’t always mean you’re weak. Sometimes you’re just strong enough to let go.” ” ~ Taylor Swift A few times a year, I grab the garbage bags and make a donation bag. While not always fun, it’s one of the most spiritual, mindful practices I do. I walk through the house and […]. Mindful Business mindfulness

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CompTIA Explores New Certification Offerings to Back Evolving Tech Field

Associations Now

The technology trade group, working from the wish lists of employers and industry pros, is hoping to bring certifications to areas such as data visualization and the programming language Python. CompTIA’s certification game is already pretty strong—but there’s always room for more.