December, 2019

Three Trends to Boost Nondues Revenue in the New Year

Associations Now

As 2020 dawns, many associations are looking to make sure they have a steady influx of revenue streaming in. From focusing on customers to adding value, an expert shares three trends you should embrace this year.

How Your Association Can Support Women on the Path to Leadership

WBT Systems

How Your Association Can Support Women on the Path to Leadership. Read more about How Your Association Can Support Women on the Path to Leadership

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What are the Pros and Cons of Outsourcing for Associations?

HighRoad Solution

We all need a helping hand from time to time. In fact, 81% of associations outsource at least 1 service. For associations, this usually happens when you’re looking at a challenging project, like implementing a marketing automation platform. Association Insights Association Management

2020 Association Tech: 3 Expert Tips to Guide Your Planning

Higher Logic

Good news: Four association experts sat down to share their favorite trends and lessons learned from the newly rebranded ASAE Technology Exploration Conference (TEC) and their valuable conversation can help guide your association’s 2020 planning strategy for success.

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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.

Why It's Time to Move Past Your Excel Membership Template

Wild Apricot

Are you still using an Excel membership template to manage your membership? Here's why you might want to reconsider

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Why You NEED Membership Levels at Your Association or Chamber (And How to Get Started)

MembersClicks

The following blog post was originally published on 4/16/18, but updated on 12/23/19 for added value. We live in a highly customizable world. It’s now fairly standard to be able to tweak products and services to fit your particular wants and needs.

Continuing Education: Not Just for Meetings and Conferences Anymore

YourMembership Blog

A recent Community Brands study suggests it may be time for associations to focus on additional learning opportunities for their members.

To Succeed in Industry 4.0 Become an Association 4.0™ Leader

.orgCommunity

Deploying a smart factory may not be in your future. But association CEOs who are looking for success must embrace attitudes that keep them in front of these, and other trends associated with Industry 4.0.

Building a Community: 5 Tips for Digital Member Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

Association membership is one of the most enriching experiences—particularly when you’re part of an association that prioritizes engaging its members.

Flexible Work Environment – Ask JP #001:

Moery Company

Question #001: You have a company that allows for flexibility and working from home. Is creating that trust something you have always had or something you have had to work develop? Do you have a question you would like for JP to answer?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.13.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… I just bought a wreath at the farmers market and I’m listening to the Christmas Cocktail Jazz playlist on Spotify. I’m getting in the Christmas spirit.

The Essential Guide to Nonprofit Email Marketing

Wild Apricot

There's a lot more to nonprofit email marketing that meets the eye — if you actually want to get your emails read, that is. Learn how to create the perfect email strategy, as well as 5 email marketing platforms you can try

Deliver a personalized experience during the career journey

YourMembership Blog

Research by Community Brands suggests that members expect a personalized experience with their association. Members also value different information and benefits through each stage of their career. Here’s how your association can give them the experience they expect.

3 Ways This Customer Community is Humanizing the Customer Experience

Higher Logic

Have you had a recent brand interaction that impressed you? Maybe a company answered your support question quickly or accommodated you in a way that made you feel seen and appreciated. These experiences stand out to us, because too often, human, relatable customer experiences are rare.

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Social Learning: Integrating Courses with Community

Blue Sky eLearn

Social Learning has been a buzz word for some time now. It’s easy to talk about the benefits of wrapping social features around more traditional courses and education initiatives but how does it all really work? . Community Group .

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Advice for Associations to Succeed in 2020: Improve Your Prospecting Efforts by Cleaning Up Your Data

Moery Company

It is important to dedicate time to clean up your data, particularly when it comes time for member recruitment. Look at your list of prospects and ask yourself: 1) Do I know where they came from? 2) Do I know what role that prospect plays in the decision-making process?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.20.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Your plans for the holiday season are probably like mine: feast. We’re the lucky ones. Many of your neighbors, including children and seniors, won’t have enough to eat during the holiday season.

In 2020, Stop Busywork and Concentrate on Deep Work

WBT Systems

In 2020, Stop Busywork and Concentrate on Deep Work. Read more about In 2020, Stop Busywork and Concentrate on Deep Work

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5 Key Benefits that make having a Career Center Worthwhile

YourMembership Blog

With so many job board providers in the marketplace, associations can face many challenges when finding the ideal provider for them. Your job board provider should continuously work with you to find ways to maximize engagement, increase enrollment, and generate revenue.

What 5 Companies with the Best Customer Experience Can Teach Us

Higher Logic

Each year, the CX Network surveys customer experience professionals, solution providers, and industry experts on customer experience trends in the Global State of Customer Experience 2019.

Here’s a big idea: Innovation can be small

Association Success

Let’s make a bet. I bet that if you pull any association’s job posting for a leadership opening, you will find the word “innovation” at least half the time, either as a requirement of the type of person or a descriptor of where the organization is going.

What Should Associations Put on Their “Do Not Do” List? – Ask JP #002:

Moery Company

Transcript: Hi! Ask JP question today is, “What should associations put on their ‘do not do’ list. What are they wasting time on and what should they focus on instead?” ” Oh, I love this question.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.6.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Starting to feel a little holiday stress? You’re not alone. MemberSuite suggests ways you can help your members (and yourself) deal with holiday stress. Note to self: it’s all doable. Breathe.

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Is It Time to Consider a More Sustainable Professional Development Strategy?

WBT Systems

Is It Time to Consider a More Sustainable Professional Development Strategy? Read more about Is It Time to Consider a More Sustainable Professional Development Strategy

Are your members missing out on your association’s CE content?

YourMembership Blog

Your learning content is one of your association’s key value propositions. But to take advantage of your educational courses, your members need to know about them. Here’s how to get the word out. Valuable learning content is one of your association’s key value propositions. But even though you’ve spent time and effort building great learning. The post Are your members missing out on your association’s CE content? appeared first on YourMembership.

5 Tips for Staying Sane During Your Online Community System Migration

Higher Logic

Most of us hate moving. It means hassle, stress, PACKING, money, and time, but it’s one of those things you just have to do sometimes. And in the end, it’s usually worth it for a bigger space, a better yard, a faster commute, and more bathrooms.

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Creating a Month-by-Month Membership Retention Plan at Your Association or Chamber

MembersClicks

If someone were to ask, “What membership retention initiatives does your association or chamber employ?,” would you know how to answer? Sure, just getting your members to engage is a retention effort in itself, but does your association or chamber have a formal plan in place?

If You Do What You Love, Are You Really Working? – Ask JP #004

Moery Company

Transcript: I really appreciate your questions and here’s the next one: do you really agree that if you love what you do that you aren’t really working? I don’t believe that at all.

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3 Reasons to Join an Association Career Center Network

Association Adviser

Career center networks reinforce membership value and investment in your association. Let's explore three reasons why joining a career center network is smart for associations. The post 3 Reasons to Join an Association Career Center Network appeared first on Association Adviser.

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Strategies to Justify Association Software

GrowthZone

Robust AMS (association management software) has far-reaching benefits to members, staff, the board of directors, and the organization as a whole. But justifying an AMS purchase can still be challenging. Most boards use a “big picture” approach to decision making.

4 tips to streamline your small association in 2020 ?

YourMembership Blog

It’s time to move beyond disparate systems, limiting spreadsheets, and time-consuming processes. Make 2020 the year you take your membership management to the next level. Here’s how. Your association may be small. But as it grows, it’s important to find the right association management system (AMS). Having a solid system in place to manage your. The post 4 tips to streamline your small association in 2020 ? appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing AMS Membership Management

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6 Email Deliverability Pitfalls and Best Practices

Higher Logic

If you want your marketing emails to earn a home in the right inbox, you’ll need more than brilliantly crafted content and personalization working for you. Those factors have the potential to pay off when your email hits the inbox and is opened, but what if it doesn’t make it that far?

16 Strategies to Improve Focus, Minimize Busywork & Find Time for Deep Work

WBT Systems

16 Strategies to Improve Focus, Minimize Busywork & Find Time for Deep Work. Read more about 16 Strategies to Improve Focus, Minimize Busywork & Find Time for Deep Work