August, 2019

101 Ways To Get New Members For Your Organization

Wild Apricot

Want to grow your membership? Here are 101 ways your organization can attract and recruit more members both in the short and long term

5 things that may be holding your association back from its mission?

YourMembership Blog

Your organization may be small. But that shouldn’t keep you from moving forward on your mission. Here are five things that may be holding you back, and what you can do to break free. You know that dream where you’re trying to run, but it feels like you’re moving in slow motion? Does it ever. The post 5 things that may be holding your association back from its mission? appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Member Engagement Member Retention Non-dues Revenue

8 Ways to Increase Membership with Word-of-Mouth Marketing

Membersuite

Are you leveraging word-of-mouth marketing to increase membership? 83% of consumers say a word-of-mouth recommendation makes them more likely to make a purchase. Read the post to see 8 ways to use this powerful marketing method to recruit members

Membership Q&A: How Long Should Our Grace Period Be?

Spark Consulting

Ah, the grace period, the bane of the membership profession’s experience. Should we have a grace period at all? How long should it be? I will admit to being a hard-ass about grace periods. My preference is none. If your membership lapses on July 31, 2019, then your access is cut off as of 12:01 am August 1. Remember how I recently wrote about rewarding the behavior you want to encourage ?

How to Prove Your Organization’s Relevance Time and Time Again

MembersClicks

Like most industries, associations and chambers aren’t immune to the disruption that comes with new technology. And that impact has certainly been felt in the past decade or so with the introduction of social media and smartphones.

PERSONALIZATION: CREEPY OR CONVENIENT?

Association Success

Have you ever Googled “How to download your Facebook data” or “How to download your Google data”? Well, I have for some of my Google data. They’ll tell you where you were on what day, doing what. You’ll find every single photo. I was appalled.

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6 Ways to Repurpose Your Webinar Content

Blue Sky eLearn

Just like your presenters do with a face-to-face presentation, they spend a lot of time preparing for their webinar presentations as well.

3 Ways to Improve Membership Acquisition at Your Association

Higher Logic

Developing a growth strategy for your association takes time. It takes hours of debating the best methods to use to reach prospective members, and days of content creation and campaign management. It's stressful.

6 Group Fundraising Ideas to Really Engage Your Donors

Wild Apricot

Keeping your donors engaged in your cause can be difficult. That’s why I’ve compiled this list of awesome group fundraising ideas to keep them involved

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Partnership v. Membership: Prospecting Dos and Don’ts

Spark Consulting

In Lewis’s last post in our ongoing series , he shared some great advice on prospecting for corporate partners. Lewis highlighted DO items, such as: Weed out “dead ends” Understand your potential partners’ business challenges and goals for your audiences. Focus on mutual benefit. He also called out time-wasters to eliminate (I love that framing!), such as: Pursuing a company that has no connection to your profession/industry.

Take a Learner Assessment-First Approach to Program Design

WBT Systems

Take a Learner Assessment-First Approach to Program Design. Read more about Take a Learner Assessment-First Approach to Program Design

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Need to convince your board it’s time for new technology? Focus on your association’s goals and challenges.

YourMembership Blog

You know it’s time for new technology. But does your board? Help them understand the challenges your small association faces and how new technology can help you reach your acquisition, retention, and engagement goals. Here’s how. It’s a familiar story. Your association has goals around membership growth, retention, and engagement. And every day, your outdated. The post Need to convince your board it’s time for new technology? Focus on your association’s goals and challenges.

5 Things to Consider When Choosing an LMS

Blue Sky eLearn

Selecting a new (or your first) learning management system is a big undertaking. Some organizations hire consultants to help them with the tasks. Some send out large RFPs.

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How to Give Your Customer Success Team Superpowers

Higher Logic

Is your customer success team burnt out? How about stressed? If the answer is yes, I’m not surprised. With recent emphasis on customer success programs and the rise in rapidly scaling tech companies, customer success teams are often strapped for resources and time.

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How To Create A Volunteer Engagement Strategy that Actually Works

Wild Apricot

Creating a volunteer engagement strategy can not only improve your volunteer's experience, but your entire organizational atmosphere. That's why I've created this guide to engaging volunteers from start to finish

Nine Important Takeaways from Failure

Moery Company

iStock-Credit_alphaspirit. I’ve failed many times in my life. Both personally and in business. These mistakes were painful learning moments, which I want to share as well as the takeaways and a few words of advice. #1.

Learning Subscriptions Help Good Intentions Come to Life

WBT Systems

Learning Subscriptions Help Good Intentions Come to Life. Read more about Learning Subscriptions Help Good Intentions Come to Life

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4 Ways to Becoming the Best Continuing Education Resource in Your Industry

YourMembership Blog

How associations can support members through professional development. Members’ needs and expectations evolve as they move through their careers journey and look to associations for support. Here are some tips and tricks to take your online learning program to the next level. Your members look to your association to be a leader, especially when it. The post 4 Ways to Becoming the Best Continuing Education Resource in Your Industry appeared first on YourMembership.

Tips for Kickstarting Your Podcast Channel

Blue Sky eLearn

You’ve finally done it. You’ve decided your organization needs to start hosting podcasts. Or maybe you’re still on the fence and are just looking for some advice if you do decide to take the leap. Here are some tips to get you headed in the right direction. . Why .

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Build Your Customer Journey Map With 7 Community Touchpoints

Higher Logic

A great customer experience is all about delighting your customer by making them successful. After your customers complete the buyer’s journey and become customers, they enter the post-sale customer journey, or the “delight” phase.

How to Start a 501c3 Nonprofit the Right Way in Nine Steps

Wild Apricot

Congratulations — you're on your way to changing the world! In this guide I cover how to start a nonprofit or 501c3, from setting your goals to getting your first paying members

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Better Engage Staff Teams Who Attend Your Conference

Associations Now

While associations strive to give each conference attendee a personalized experience, what can you do to support staff groups who come to your events? A few ideas to get you started.

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3 Big Ideas from the 2019 ASAE Annual Meeting

WBT Systems

3 Big Ideas from the 2019 ASAE Annual Meeting. Read more about 3 Big Ideas from the 2019 ASAE Annual Meeting

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Creating an Educated Workforce in Three Phases

Eric Lanke

Two weeks ago, I posted about an upcoming panel discussion I was asked to participate in -- a panel on how associations are successfully working to develop a better educated workforce for the industries they represent. That post can be found here.

How to Elevate Your Sponsorship Program from Good to EXCELLENT

Moery Company

IStock_Credit:NicoElNino. I’ve been really impressed by some of the changes that associations are adopting for their sponsors – in terms of better inventory. And I’m beginning to see more genuine interest in helping sponsors achieve their goals. That’s great.

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Tips to Skyrocket Your Association’s Job Board Revenue

YourMembership Blog

At the top of every association’s priority list is growing non-dues revenue and driving more member engagement. But how do they do it? We’ll fill you in on their secret: a successful career center. The constant evolution of career centers has made them the go-to destination for all career development opportunities for association members. The post Tips to Skyrocket Your Association’s Job Board Revenue appeared first on YourMembership. Career Solutions Non-Dues Revenue

August Update: Here’s Your Sneak Peek of 3 New Features Coming Soon

Wild Apricot

This month's newsletter includes a look at some of the new features coming up soon, the recurring donations mini course, a webinar on reporting with Wild Apricot Payments, and regular favorites like Blog of the Month

AI and Email: A Match Made in Heaven?

Associations Now

AI Goes Both Ways While AI is often thought of in terms of marketing when it comes to email, it’s been widely used in nonmarketing contexts for decades.

DCM Services, LLC (You’re dead? That Won’t Stop the Debt Collector)

SocialFish

At some point in your life, you might fall behind on a financial obligation, and end up in debt.

Meetings with Purpose

Eric Lanke

I think I've mentioned before that I got my start in association management as a meeting planner. When I started I had zero experience. It was entry-level, and someone simply gave me a chance to provide myself.

Association Hustle – Episode 201: What Associations are REALLY Looking for in a New CEO, with Guest Ivan Adler

Moery Company

Looking to make the next move in your executive career? This week Host JP Moery welcomes to the podcast his long-time friend and government relations search specialist, Ivan Adler, Principal of Ivan Adler Associates.

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8 ways to deliver an unbeatable learning experience for your members

YourMembership Blog

How integrations with your membership software can improve your associations member experience Connecting your learning management system with your association’s other membership software provides a continuing education experience that offers value to members through their entire careers. Here’s how. As your members move through their careers, their needs and expectations change. In addition to using.

The Ultimate Guide to Setting Up a Monthly Giving Program (+ Examples)

Wild Apricot

Looking for an easy way to get regular donations? This guide shows you how to set up a monthly giving program, including the steps in your Wild Apricot account, benefits, ideas and examples

Daily Buzz: Questions To Ask Before Building an Online Community

Associations Now

Starting an online community is an investment. If you don’t have the time to foster engagement, skip it. Also: Venting won’t help ease workplace stress. Online communities don’t crop up overnight. Like other business initiatives, fostering a community takes effort and a thoughtful strategy.