Fri.Jul 19, 2019

Why small associations should re-think their member retention strategy

YourMembership Blog

Does your small association emphasize member retention as much as it should? The recent Community Brands benchmark study on associations with small staffs suggests it may not. Your association likely has some type of membership renewal program to support retention goals. Most member-based organizations do. But, in a recent benchmark study of small associations, Community. The post Why small associations should re-think their member retention strategy appeared first on YourMembership.

Choosing Donor Management Software: 19 Options You Can Try Today

Wild Apricot

Managing your donors doesn't have to be difficult. Explore these 19 donor management software solutions to engage, nurture and give value to your donors

Business Group Builds Economic Case for Biodiversity

Associations Now

The coalition Business for Nature, announced earlier this month, plans to play a big role in global negotiations around biodiversity, using the Paris climate agreement as a template.

While Walking on the Moon

SCD Group

While Neil Armstrong was walking on the moon 50 years ago today, July 21, I was working in the garage of his parent’s home in Wapakoneta (Wapak). covering perhaps the world’s largest news story as a reporter for The Associated Press (AP).

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.

Daily Buzz: Modernize Your Conference With an Event App

Associations Now

Give your annual meeting a tech refresh with an event app. Here’s how to get stakeholders on board. Also: Are mid-career members mentees, mentors, or both? Looking for a way to upgrade your annual conference? Try a meeting app, says Arlene Marie Karole on MeetingsNet.

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Is Microsoft Teams More Popular Than Slack? Yes, but …

Associations Now

Microsoft’s chat and collaboration service Teams now has a bigger daily user base than Slack, but their use cases differ in important ways—particularly in terms of how they integrate with other tools. Slack is popular, but recently it was revealed that one of its competitors is outpacing it.

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Membership Hack: Sustainability Pledge

Associations Now

The American Public Transit Association challenges members to take a pledge that they will operate sustainably, creating support for a key policy issue and building community within the organization. How to hack it?