May, 2020

Overcoming Challenges

Moery Company

Last week we closed out the month of April and, as a business leader, I’ve never had a more challenging month. I’m sure many of you can say the same. With all of the challenges that we’ve faced, I have never been more inspired by the team that I work with. So, I asked my team, “How have you been able to do it? What have you learned from this process as the business community has collapsed and associations pulled back by canceling events and programs?”.

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How to Make Your Content Work Harder for You

Association Adviser

Make your association's content work harder for you by implementing an organized and consistent content strategy like the pyramid approach. Here's how. The post How to Make Your Content Work Harder for You appeared first on Association Adviser. COVID-19 Resources Features Marketing & Communications content marketing Mighty Citizen

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The Ultimate Guide to Creating A Membership Site

Wild Apricot

If you're thinking of creating a membership site, this ultimate guide has everything you need to know to get started

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6 Ways Associations Can Use Webinars to Engage Members and Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Higher Logic

Video conferencing and virtual events have never been more important to business as it is now - especially for associations who need to keep members engaged and revenues high. Associations can run different types of webinars to make up for lost revenue from canceled annual events and continue giving members a helpful, engaging, relevant experience.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

How to Update Your Membership Retention and Renewal Programs

Moery Company

Many of you are entering the time of year when you renew your members and this time around, due to the current state of the world, the renewal process will look different than before. On average, our association clients experience 90% of their members renewing on an annual basis. Having an intentional membership renewal plan is critical this year. Here’s a step-by-step plan to develop an intentional renewal process: Set a Goal and Evaluate Your Resources.

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Want to Maximize Association Membership Value? Create Indispensable Engagement

Higher Logic

Although “engaging people” might not seem like the most groundbreaking approach to organizational growth, it’s a simple idea that has wide-reaching effects. What is engagement, at its core? The more connected we are to something, the more we love it. We develop memories surrounding the people, the experiences, and the things we learn. We’re most attached to the groups or organizations that we’re most involved in.

How do you price a virtual event?

Association Success

As the world adjusts to the “new normal” brought about by COVID-19, organizations everywhere are coming to terms with shifting to virtual distribution of content rather than at in-person events. With organizations preparing to follow through with these shifts, one question seems to be at the forefront of everyone’s minds. How should I price my event? The short answer: that’s up to you. . The long answer: it’s a very complex decision that is influenced by many factors.

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How to Create an Effective & Memorable Virtual Learning Experience

Membersuite

Now more than ever it's important for your event content and structure to be compelling in order to keep attendees engaged and returning to your virtual events. Deliver an effective and memorable learning experience for attendees with these tips

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9 Proven Ways to Increase Member Retention Right Now

Wild Apricot

Here are 9 proven ways to increase member retention — featuring expert advice, real life examples, research, and more. By the end, you'll have the blueprint to create a solid strategy to start increasing member retention at your organization right away

eLearning demand is at an all-time high. Pick the right LMS!

The need for online learning is greater than ever having the right LMS is absolutely crucial. Quickly, easily, and cost-effectively decide which Learning Management System is right for you with this 12-step guide from LMS implementation experts.

It’s Time to Get Tough – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 232

Moery Company

Things aren’t coming back like they were. This is a test. What grade will your association get? The latest on what is happening in the association field regarding memberships, events, and sponsorships. Hello and welcome to JP Moery’s Association Hustle Podcast. President of The Moery Company, JP’s mission is to arm today’s associations with insight and strategy to thrive and a progressively complex and competitive business landscape.

Help Your Members Find the Signal in the Noise

Spark Consulting

This is probably not news to you, but we’re at an information crisis point. Your members and other audiences are dealing with a flood of information during a time when the role of traditional information gatekeepers has become severely devalued. People are overwhelmed with information, much of it false or untrustworthy, and are increasingly unable to discern what is reliable and what is not. Associations can help.

7 Tips for Engaging Your Audience with a Virtual Event Community

Higher Logic

During the plethora of free webinars and events happening right now, how can you help your virtual event stand out from the crowd? We’ve heard a lot about how difficult it is to keep people engaged when they’re participating at their desks. It’s probably even harder when they’re working from home, due to all the distractions. To counter this, try adding an unexpected element: community engagement.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.1.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… For the last six weeks, virtual events have been the focus of my reading and writing time—which is why you’ve seen the topic popping up so frequently here and on my Twitter stream too. So, I’m sorry or you’re welcome, whichever one applies. Virtual worlds for association events. Here’s a pair of posts about a virtual event format I’ve only recently come around to.

Build or Buy an LMS? How to Pick the Right Solution for Your Budget

BUDGET. When it comes to picking your next LMS that six-letter word is probably the most important part of the decision-making process. So, what are your options to get the best possible eLearning solution without breaking the bank? Build it or buy it. This guide from Lambda’s eLearning experts details absolutely everything you need to consider so you can pick the perfect eLearning solution for your organization and budget.

Looking For a Virtual Events Partner? Be Sure To Ask These 10 Questions

Blue Sky eLearn

During this Coronavirus crisis, many planned conferences are being transformed into virtual events. In response to this demand, there are new companies springing up each week. So, beyond your standard questions about event schedule and production cost, what are the other most important questions to ask a virtual events vendor as you investigate their services? Here are 10 questions that you should be sure ask: 1. Are you a reseller for your event platform or is it your own technology?

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Everything You Need to Know About Live Video Streaming for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

It’s never been more important to build your nonprofit’s online presence. Read on to learn all about live streaming and live video best practices

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How to Prepare Your Association For The Upcoming Sales Crisis

Moery Company

I’ve been in this association business for almost 30 years and I’ve heard a lot of conversations about membership sales. And let me tell, you, I’ve heard it all! “We’re just a nonprofit, we don’t really like selling that much.” ” “You know, we really don’t need membership recruitment help. We’ve got 90% of the market!” ” “Oh, we’ve got an 89% renewal rate!

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What IS Content Curation?

Spark Consulting

Associations use the term “content curation” frequently, but to quote the great Inigo Montoya: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” ” Many times, when we’re using the term “content curation,” what we actually mean is “aggregation.” ” That is, pulling together a list of related links.

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

Building Buy-In for an Online Community at Your Association

Higher Logic

You don't have to be a hypnotist or a master of persuasion to build support for an online community among your association’s board and executive team. Instead, you need to align your new online community with the mission and priorities of your association's leadership. It’s easy to say, harder to do – but we’ll walk you through what you need to get there, including aligning with your association’s overall priorities and overcoming common objectives.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.22.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… New member onboarding. Does your association have a new member onboarding, orientation or welcoming program? If you do, please participate in the 2020 New Member Engagement Survey from Amanda Kaiser (Kaiser Insights) and Dynamic Benchmarking. The report that came out of their first survey two years ago was full of good information and great ideas so I look forward to this edition.

On the Mark: Associations Are Winners

MembersClicks

“You are only a success at the moment you perform the successful act. Then you have to go do it again.” - Phil Jackson. I came across this quote while watching “The Last Dance” with my two sons recently. The quote came from the former Chicago Bulls head coach after winning their second title. He’s right. That’s the funny thing about success. You have to repeat it. Over and over and over again. Small Staff Chatter On the Mark

Why Associations Need to Innovate to Survive

Wild Apricot

Want your association to survive beyond the pandemic? Sarah Sladek, CEO of XYZ University, shares how you can do so

Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

What is your biggest professional accomplishment? – Ask JP #021

Moery Company

The question today is a different one, it is, “What is your biggest professional accomplishment?” ” I’ll tell you what – and I’m absolutely sincere about it – giving people an opportunity and a chance is something that I’m proud about. I’m fired up about providing folks in our company a chance and an opportunity to succeed and help fulfill some of their goals. That is the best thing ever.

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Member-Centric Engagement Has Never Been More Critical

Spark Consulting

Join me Wednesday, June 3 at noon for “Leading Engagement from the Outside-In” at Association Insights in Old Town Cyberspace. I’ll be discussing findings from a whitepaper I wrote with Anna Caraveli a little while ago on member-centric engagement. Key takeaways: learning a new definition of member engagement, refocusing engagement to generate real value, and placing engagement at the heart of your membership strategy.

Intro to Customer Communities: 3 Ways a Branded Online Destination Builds Your Business

Higher Logic

Customer communities – what do they do for your business, really? Is a community a nice-to-have or a must-have? Michael Torok and Chris Detzel lead community efforts at their SaaS companies, Delphix and Imperva, respectively. They joined us to share why they began their communities, and the benefits they believe community will create for their customers and their organization. We’re sharing those big ways a branded community benefits your customers and your organization.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.15.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Benchmark survey on communicating in the current climate. Naylor and Association Adviser’s annual Association Communications Benchmarking Study is now open to association professionals. Your participation will help associations understand how others in the community are navigating communications in the current climate. Specific questions about the impact of the coronavirus have been added.

Webinar Survey 2021 Association Universe

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 was a challenging year for association executives & management professionals. Here at Association Universe, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our viewers. Association Universe’s many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our webinars, we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how webinars have affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button below:

3 ways to increase virtual engagement

Association Success

It’s essential to create useful content to keep your audience engaged with your brand, but that’s more complicated when the majority of the working world is at home because of the coronavirus. Engagement is what brings someone from an interested spectator to a dedicated advocate. So, what are some of the ways we can improve our virtual experiences and get people more involved with our organizations?

How to Prepare a Nonprofit Fundraising Plan

Wild Apricot

Creating a fundraising plan is one of the best things nonprofits can do to reach their goals. Here are the steps that go into creating the most effective one possible

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Introducing the Association Stimulus Package

Moery Company

We are excited to announce a brand new service offering to help associations weather these challenging times and not only survive but also thrive! “It’s It’s been an unbelievable time here for our associations. I know it has been for you. It has certainly been for me running a business that serves the association clients on a daily basis,” says President of The Moery Company, JP Moery, in a recent video announcing the program.

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