Tue.Jan 14, 2020

Why Your LMS Needs Google Analytics

Blue Sky eLearn

Most of us are at least somewhat familiar with Google Analytics. You (or your marketing team) are probably using it to track traffic on your organization’s website. But why not on your Learning Management System? Audience . General dashboards offer an at-a-glance view of some general insights.

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Fundraising Trends: 6 Modern Strategies to Consider for 2020

Wild Apricot

The most effective fundraising trends change from year to year. In 2020, here are the ones we predict will be most effective

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Apply UX Design to Ease Members’ Online Experience

Associations Now

Principles of user experience design can help associations help their members move easily around their websites and other digital properties. A UX strategist shares how some associations are applying a UX mindset to improve member services and experiences.

Top Tips for Preparing Your Presenters

Velvet Chainsaw

Imagine how you might do your job differently if your performance and compensation were evaluated based on overall session attendance and industry presenter ratings at your annual conference.

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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.

Groups Help Puerto Rico With Earthquake Relief Efforts

Associations Now

Whether assessing damage or preventing the spread of disease, associations and nonprofits are working to respond quickly to a major earthquake that hit the island last week.

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Daily Buzz: Why Your Organization Needs a Threat Model

Associations Now

Taking a proactive approach to cybersecurity by building a threat model. Also: the hidden benefits of uncertainty. With cyberattacks becoming more complex and more frequent, organizations must remain vigilant in their cybersecurity efforts.

3 Member Benefit Trends for 2020


Membership expert, Frank Kenny, explains three of the hottest member benefits trends out there. If you want 2020 to be the year you adjust member benefits, we have some ideas for you.

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Embrace Gamification, VR and AI to Move Your Show Forward

Associations Now

Debbie Langelier of NTSA shares how digital is a huge presence at her trade show—for a connected audience that expects the next great thing. To creative innovative and interactive meetings, planners around the nation are raising the bar on productivity and capitalizing on attendee experience.

Event Feedback: Beyond Attendee Evaluations


Event Feedback: Beyond Attendee Evaluations Organizations of all sizes and interest groups can benefit from hosting or sponsoring live conferences and events. They help you connect your people with each other and with information.

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Organizations Want to Hire More Creative Folks—But There’s a Problem

Associations Now

While organizations are geared up to bring on creative workers, the added competition for those employees means that companies might have to get creative about how they utilize their skills.

Facing an AMS upgrade? Time to rethink your options

Nimble AMS

When it’s time to upgrade your association management software (AMS), it just might be time for a change. Upgrading your AMS system can be costly and time-consuming. Now’s the ideal time to ask yourself if moving to a new, modern solution is ultimately the better route.

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4 tips to help out and stand out as an all-star volunteer

Association Success

Looks like you’ve forgotten something. If you’re like most job seekers, you’re neglecting a key step to land a new job.

Lessons from Retail: 2 Tactics for Membership Engagement


Sometimes looking outside of your industry can spur some creativity for new ways to recruit, engage, and retain your members. What do we mean? Many engagement strategies are executed similarly across industries — common things like email segmentation, discount promotions, using video, etc.

Chapters Impacting the 2020 Census

Mariner Management

The 2020 Census has been in the news for many reasons. Many are talking about. And some are taking that talk to action. The Alabama, Illinois and Texas Chapters of American Academy of Pediatrics are among those taking action. They have been working hard to promote participation in the 2020 census.

Association Members Define Engagement Differently Than You Do

Smooth The Path

We may think about engagement in terms of metrics: renewals, registrations, purchases, logins, and clicks. Members think about engagement in terms of emotions. A highly engaged member talks about the feelings of being a member. They might say things like: The organization is my professional family. The association is my intellectual home. I feel a deep sense of belonging. What I say, matters here.