February, 2020

4 steps to take to bring back your lapsed members

YourMembership Blog

Failure to renew doesn’t have to be the end of the story. There’s always an opportunity to get lost members to return. Read on to find out how. The post 4 steps to take to bring back your lapsed members appeared first on YourMembership.

Partnership v. Membership: Communicating Change

Spark Consulting

Now that you’ve mapped out the changes you want to make to your membership program, and your board of directors is on board with those changes, how do you go about communicating them to the members who will be affected?

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How Your Association Can Encourage Learner Self-Reliance

WBT Systems

How Your Association Can Encourage Learner Self-Reliance. Read more about How Your Association Can Encourage Learner Self-Reliance

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Announcing The How Organizations Grow Membership & Revenue Research Report 2020?

Wild Apricot

Want to learn how other membership organizations are growing and gaining revenue? Check out our soon-to-be-released report (and fill it out for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card

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.

Association Webinars: Not Just for Continuing Education

Blue Sky eLearn

Our Blue Sky eLearn team spends a lot of time working with clients producing webinars associated with continuing education for their members. But there are so many more use-cases to consider leveraging this engaging and cost-effective technology. We’ve outlined a few ideas for consideration: .

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Is a Conference Ombuds Program Right for Your Association?

Associations Now

Attendee safety is a top priority for associations, which is why some are hiring conference ombuds to serve as a confidential and neutral resource for participants who want to share concerns. Every association wants their conference attendees to feel safe and welcome at their events.

How to Utilize a Career Center for Your Member Needs

YourMembership Blog

Your online career center is a valuable benefit for your members. It’s the go-to destination for members seeking career development opportunities. It connects them with top jobs and employers within your industry. It helps you support members through all stages of their careers.

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Teach Members & Customers How to Succeed as an Online Learner

WBT Systems

Teach Members & Customers How to Succeed as an Online Learner. Read more about Teach Members & Customers How to Succeed as an Online Learner

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5 best practices to improve your association’s email marketing

YourMembership Blog

Email is still one of the primary ways to reach out to your members. These best practices will help ensure your email campaigns get the response you need. ?. Membership & Marketing Member Engagement Marketing Automation Email Marketing

How to Get Your Members Excited About Online Learning

MembersClicks

Lots of people — including, likely, many of your members — just love to learn, so getting some buzz going about your online learning program should be pretty easy. But what about keeping your members-turned-learners engaged, and coming back for more?

Decisions Association Executives Will Have to Make in the Near Future – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 218

Moery Company

Are you an association executive of a small- to mid-sized organization? If so, give this episode a listen. There are several factors that will cause a change in your organization in the next couple of years. Make those adjustments now and reap the benefits.

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36 Free Nonprofit Webinars for March 2020

Wild Apricot

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in March 2020 that the Internet has to offer

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Travel Restrictions Affecting Your Event? Go Virtual!

Blue Sky eLearn

We’ve seen it in the past. Outbreaks, travel bans, terrorist attacks affecting travel around the world, and as a result – your events.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.14.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… This got me thinking and maybe it will get you thinking too… How do you measure progress in your career? Nilofer Merchant says, “Money is a shitty metric for work. Only you can find the right one.”

Four tips to start personalization for small staff associations

YourMembership Blog

You’ve likely heard or read the term “personalization” a lot the past few years in webinars, articles, and conference presentations. It’s a hot topic in the world of marketing and customer experience.

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7 Hard Questions to Evaluate Your Digital Customer Experience

Higher Logic

The hard truth: Your digital customer experience may be disjointed. Forrester Research writes, “Digital experience delivery is a business-critical obligation.”. For many companies today, especially B2B or SaaS companies, the digital customer experience is the customer experience.

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Productivity Hacks for Growth

Moery Company

It’s important to stay focused in a season of growth. One way to successfully do so is by staying productive. Here are three hacks that I have adopted from other individuals that have helped me tremendously.

27 Amazing Nonprofit Podcasts To Check Out In 2020

Wild Apricot

You'll find inspiring and educational podcasts on every topic from social media and nonprofit technology to cause marketing and fundraising ideas. Check out these 27 great podcasts for nonprofits to get started

Keep Your Association on Track: 4 Ways to Stay Organized

Blue Sky eLearn

With the new year comes a fresh list of aspirations and a renewed vigor for setting (and following through) with your loftiest goals.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.7.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… What do you do at the end of a long, stressful day at the office? Work out? Binge watch TV? Open a bottle of wine?

Best practices for auto-renewal to increase renewal rates

YourMembership Blog

In a perfect world, your members would put their membership renewal date on their calendars. They would proactively renew several weeks before their actual renewal date so they would not miss a single day of membership. But that’s just not reality. The truth is that members need a reminder that it’s time to renew their. The post Best practices for auto-renewal to increase renewal rates appeared first on YourMembership.

How to Keep Your Association Out of Technical Debt

WBT Systems

How to Keep Your Association Out of Technical Debt. Read more about How to Keep Your Association Out of Technical Debt

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Is Washington DC Entrepreneur Friendly? – Ask JP #010

Moery Company

Transcript: Ask JP question today is, “Do you find that the Washington DC area is entrepreneur friendly?” ” Yes, I do. In fact, I think it’s so entrepreneur friendly that there are a lot of fake entrepreneurs out there. They’re not really entrepreneurs.

The Top 20 Things You Didn’t Know About Google Ad Grants

Wild Apricot

The Google Ad Grants program is an amazing resource for nonprofits, but there are a lot of misconceptions about how it works. This post will clear up any questions you might have and help you make the most of the program

Education Sales: 3 Factors That Limit Them

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently I listened to the Leading Learning podcast, 3 Factors That Limit Sales of Education. When working with our association clients, we sometimes come across those that are struggling to sell educational programs or launch new initiatives. Here is what I learned from the podcast: .

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.21.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… You don’t hear much about technical debt in the association community. The first time I heard about the concept was from Matrix Group—they did a session at ASAE TEC followed by a webinar.

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5 things your small association will love about YourMembership AMS

YourMembership Blog

It’s not unusual for small associations to manage member data with spreadsheets and multiple systems when they’re just getting started. But as your organization grows, it’s time to move to association management software (AMS) built for associations at your stage of growth.

Are You Facing These 3 Community Building Challenges?

Higher Logic

Communities are becoming a staple for healthy organizations to reach and interact with their customers and members, but they can be hard to navigate.

Grace Lynch joins The Moery Company’s Business Development Team

Moery Company

The Moery Company (TMC) is pleased to announce the newest member of the Business Development team, Grace Lynch.

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How to Write The Best Thank-You Letter for Donations + Three Templates and Samples

Wild Apricot

The impact of a great thank-you letter can't be overstated. Here's how you can prepare the best thank you letters for donations to keep your donors coming back for more

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The Growing Member Need for Self-Care & Wellbeing Education

WBT Systems

The Growing Member Need for Self-Care & Wellbeing Education. Read more about The Growing Member Need for Self-Care & Wellbeing Education

Micro-Mentoring: What It Is and How to Make It Work for Your Organization

MembersClicks

You’ve likely heard of micro-volunteering , and possibly even micro-learning. But have you ever heard of (or thought about) micro-mentoring? Mentoring programs, like all programs, come with their fair share of challenges.

How YM Careers helps associations support the Member Journey

YourMembership Blog

Your members look to your association for job opportunities and career advancement. The right career center solution can help you support your members through each stage of their careers. Job opportunities and career advancement are among the top reasons members join associations.