Tue.Sep 10, 2019

6 Tips for Effective Board Meetings in 2020

YourMembership Blog

Simple yet effective tips to help you hold efficient board meetings now and into the coming year. Do you sometimes feel like you’re living in a world of meeting overload? I know I do. And it’s safe to say that your board members feel the same way.

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Make Ethics Support a Member Benefit

Associations Now

If a member faces an ethical dilemma, does your association offer a helping hand? At the Institute of Management Accountants, ethical guidance is a critical member benefit and engagement opportunity.

Five-Step Framework for Effective Collaborative Design

Velvet Chainsaw

Your conference strategy should include a plan to inject fresh content or experiences each year as part of an ongoing improvement process. There are a million ways to make these improvement plans. Some work and many don’t.

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6 Things to Think About for Your Online Membership Application

MembersClicks

It’s not just a form! Your association’s or chamber’s online membership application is a cornerstone piece of your website. Built and optimized well, it can be your best tool for acquiring - and immediately engaging - your new members. Is it time to tweak your membership application?

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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.

Daily Buzz: Optimize Your Online Member Application

Associations Now

Membership applications hold a lot of valuable data on prospects—but don’t use that as an excuse for a lengthy submission process. Also: Which posts drive more engagement on Instagram? Your online membership application can be the ultimate tool in turning prospects into full-fledged newbies.

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American Medical Association Expands Anti-Burnout Efforts

Associations Now

While the problem of physician burnout has decreased in recent years, AMA says more progress is needed. The association will work on new research exploring the issue and expand existing programs.

If you prove your value, members will invest

Association Success

When I was a sophomore in college, I was recruited by a little known agency to work full-time. To this day, I give that agency credit for giving me the best sales training I could ever have in my life. . My job involved doing thorough research.

Podcast: The 2019 Association Communications Benchmarking Report

Association Adviser

Join Sarah Sain as she explains the results from the 2019 Association Communications Benchmarking Report on The Association Adviser Podcast. The post Podcast: The 2019 Association Communications Benchmarking Report appeared first on Association Adviser.

Cloud Security Becomes a Challenge at Scale, Reports Say

Associations Now

A pair of reports highlight the dangers that organizations could face from the use of multiple cloud services, due to the additional ways that attackers can breach an organization’s data. Many modern organizations—big or small—don’t just have one cloud. They have many.

10 Steps to Improve Your Video Content Marketing

Association Adviser

Navigating the world of video content strategy and video marketing can be complicated for associations. Here's how to succeed at video content marketing. The post 10 Steps to Improve Your Video Content Marketing appeared first on Association Adviser.

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Providing a Memorable Experience for Event Attendees

Membersuite

How do attendees choose which events to attend each year? It’s not only the information they take back to work that matters - it's the experience. Read the blog post to see how to provide a memorable experience for attendees during your events

Mark Your Calendar! Q4-2019 Training Opportunities & Events

MembersClicks

For some reason it’s always shocking how quickly the year goes by. We’re almost in Q4, guys! And while that means slowing down in a lot of ways, celebrating the holidays with friends and family.we sure aren’t letting off the gas just yet!

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10 Steps to Improve Your Association’s Video Content Marketing

Association Adviser

Navigating the world of video content strategy and video marketing can be complicated for associations. Here's how to succeed at video content marketing. The post 10 Steps to Improve Your Association’s Video Content Marketing appeared first on Association Adviser. Features Marketing & Communications Technology video video content video marketing

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Trainer’s Notebook: Making Accommodations In Workshops

Beth Kanter

Last week I facilitated a workshop in Detroit hosed by Co-Act , a nonprofit collaboration space in Detroit. The workshop was focused on personal resilience and self-care based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit and was part of series of workshops on resilience.

Our Member’s Decisions Are Not What They Seem To Be

Smooth The Path

Do you ever find yourself wondering why members make the decisions they make? Why join, but then not engage? Why go to an inferior conference put on by a competitor? Why don’t they participate in the benchmark study when they need the data? Sometimes member’s decisions seem so irrational. Why are our members so irrational? They are not. They are just as logical as we are.