June, 2021

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The Ultimate Guide to Monthly Giving Programs (+ Examples)

Wild Apricot

Last week, I was thinking back to one of my first jobs with a nonprofit. Like many nonprofits, we relied heavily on donations, and we were always trying to think up new fundraising events or seasonal campaigns. We were always exhausted, but our donations.

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Web Tracking – the Ultimate Member Service

Higher Logic

The post Web Tracking – the Ultimate Member Service appeared first on Higher Logic. See how web tracking, a powerful tool within marketing automation, can help your association target and personalize member content. The post Web Tracking – the Ultimate Member Service appeared first on Higher Logic.

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What Does the Post-Pandemic “Normal” Look Like for Associations?

Web Courseworks Associations

orgSource , a leader in helping associations improve efficiency and create growth strategies using technology, recently released a report that provides valuable insight into how associations handled the pandemic, and how it is shaping their future. Leaders from more than 100 associations responded to the survey , rating how they did adapting to everything from remote work environments and virtual conferences, to embracing online learning platforms.

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13 Ways to Differentiate Your Online Learning Programs from the Competition

WBT Systems

13 Ways to Differentiate Your Online Learning Programs from the Competition. Read more about 13 Ways to Differentiate Your Online Learning Programs from the Competition.

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VR 101: Facts, Fiction, and Testing It Out

Speaker: John Blackmon - CTO, CAIO ELB Learning

Did you know that (VR) training is becoming more of a mainstream strategy in the eLearning Industry? This learning modality has changed dramatically over the past 2 years, and several organizations have proven it has better results than traditional eLearning - but why and is it worth it? Join John Blackmon, CTO and Chief AI Officer of ELB Learning, and creator of CenarioVR and Lectora, for an honest look at data points and common myths — including needing a camera to get started or a headset to

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.18.21

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Good advice never goes out of style. WBT Systems offers the wisdom of Stoic philosophers like Marcus Aurelius and Seneca on topics pertaining to life inside and outside of associations, such as lifelong learning, change management, leadership, making the best of crappy situations and living in the now.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Nonprofit Marketing

Wild Apricot

It’s the age-old question: If you’re running an incredible nonprofit , but no one knows about it, does it really exist? Alright, that’s a bit of a stretch.

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The Definitive Guide to Online Community Management

Higher Logic

The post The Definitive Guide to Online Community Management appeared first on Higher Logic. Want to learn more about online community management or what it takes to be a good community manager? Find out here (and get 7 steps to building your strategy). The post The Definitive Guide to Online Community Management appeared first on Higher Logic.

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What IS “Digital Transformation” Anyway?

Spark Consulting

When Maddie Grant and I were researching The No BS Guide to Digital Transformation: How Intentional Culture Change Can Propel Associations Forward , we found all sorts of definitions, depending on the perspective of the definer (marketing, tech, HR, C-suite, etc.). People also tend to define digital transformation too narrowly, as just about the adoption of new technologies and/or as adopting a “digital-first” culture.

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How to Convince Members They Have Time for Professional Development

WBT Systems

How to Convince Members They Have Time for Professional Development. Read more about How to Convince Members They Have Time for Professional Development.

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Why Nonprofits Are Seriously Interested in eLearning Tech

The time is right for nonprofits to do more with learning tech! Nonprofit organizations seem to have accelerated their interest in eLearning tech as of late. Driving this need are several factors including reaching a remote workforce, growing demands for training, and changing regulations. The challenges nonprofits face are not dissimilar from for-profit companies, yet there are notable differences.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.4.21

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Benchmarking chapter data. Billhighway asks, “ What’s the point of chapter benchmarking? ” Of course, you know they have a good answer, which they share in their latest post along with examples of how two associations use chapter benchmarking data to spark change.

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Partner Spotlight: The Image Shoppe

Aaron Wolowiec

The Image Shoppe is a brand and digital marketing agency that provides the following services: brand marketing, digital strategy, design, copywriting, web development and fractional CMO.

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The Ultimate Guide To Creating Nonprofit Annual Reports (+15 Examples)

Wild Apricot

“We really have to do an annual report this year,” development director Hannah’s boss told her. “Donors want it, our foundation funders are asking why we don’t have one, and everyone else in our service area is doing one.

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104 Expert Tips on Online Community Management

Higher Logic

The post 104 Expert Tips on Online Community Management appeared first on Higher Logic. Proven advice from 13 Higher Logic online community professionals on topics like community engagement, moderation, and most importantly? Best snacks to keep you going during the workday. The post 104 Expert Tips on Online Community Management appeared first on Higher Logic.

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Revitalizing Dry Content: A Lesson in Engagement

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

We’ve all been there. You’ve been given a pile of dry content and asked to create a compelling eLearning course. You’re determined to create something more engaging than the same old course that learners quickly click through, but how do you take this “boring” content and create something relevant and engaging? Many instructional designers will say, “Boring in means boring out.

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Digital Transformation: Where Do I Start?

Spark Consulting

This is what it really comes down to, right? Learning about what digital transformation is (and isn’t), why it matters, what barriers are unique to associations, what advantages our industry has – that’s all interesting and useful. But how do you actually accomplish digital transformation in your association? Maddie Grant, my co-author for The No BS Guide to Digital Transformation: How Intentional Culture Change Can Propel Associations Forward , and I have you covered: Assess w

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Practical Advice About Association Management from the Stoics

WBT Systems

Practical Advice About Association Management from the Stoics. Read more about Practical Advice About Association Management from the Stoics.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.25.21

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Chapter benchmarking data. Billhighway explains what to do with benchmarking data you collect from chapters. They describe how the Association General Contractors of America shares this data with its chapters, provides resources to help them improve performance, and supports their growth with chapter leader training and development.

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Partner Spotlight: PROPEL

Aaron Wolowiec

PROPEL can help you achieve culture-driven performance & accountability. Their innovative and culture-driven consulting, coaching, and learning programs can take your organization to the next level.

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Report: 2023 Association Survey Results

For the 9th year, association professionals across the U.S. and Canada provided a look at the inner workings of their organizations when they replied to GrowthZone’s annual survey. Read the 2023 survey results report to see how your association compares: Challenges/Concerns/Worries Reinstatement Strategies Non-Dues Revenue Sources Renewal Rates, and More!

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10 Outstanding HOA Software Options for Your Homeowners' Association

Wild Apricot

I know one woman who runs her entire 1,500-member homeowner association by herself as a part-time staff member. That's because she leaves most of the work up to her Homeowner Association Software — i t essentially runs the organization for her.

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Modernize These 7 Processes to Increase Member Engagement

Higher Logic

The post Modernize These 7 Processes to Increase Member Engagement appeared first on Higher Logic. Out with the old and in with the new! See if your association could modernize the way you’re doing things in key areas to increase member engagement, save staff time, and earn more revenue. The post Modernize These 7 Processes to Increase Member Engagement appeared first on Higher Logic.

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Culture Change + Vendor Selection

Spark Consulting

As my The No BS Guide to Digital Transformation: How Intentional Culture Change Can Propel Associations Forward co-author Maddie Grant is fond of quipping, that’s what digital transformation is: culture change + vendor selection. The technologies of digital transformation are: Artificial Intelligence (AI). Cloud. Data analytics. Internet of Things (IoT).

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Peer Advisory Groups for Association Members Who Want to Learn From and With Each Other

WBT Systems

Peer Advisory Groups for Association Members Who Want to Learn From and With Each Other. Read more about Peer Advisory Groups for Association Members Who Want to Learn From and With Each Other.

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Future-Proof Your L&D With New Tech and Gamification

Speaker: Karl Kapp, Ed.D., Professor of Instructional Design and Technology

We all know that L&D organizations need to be ready for the future, but what does being future-proof actually look like? Between new technologies and unpredictable events worldwide, it can be difficult to know what challenges we should be ready for. In this exclusive webinar with Dr. Karl Kapp, you'll learn how to make intelligent, informed decisions for your organization's future by looking to the convergence of technology, learning, and business needs.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.11.21

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Make time for microlearning. If members are burnt out on virtual everything, how do you convince them to make time for online education? WBT Systems shares ideas for microlearning programs and samples of marketing messages that will persuade members to schedule time for professional development.

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Partner Spotlight: Naylor Association Solutions

Aaron Wolowiec

Naylor Association Solutions provides Member Engagement & Revenue Services and Content Services & Support.

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The Ultimate Guide to Membership Sites

Wild Apricot

So you want to start a membership site. Maybe you’re interested in developing a new source of recurring revenue. Maybe you have a lot of knowledge on a specific topic that you’re dying to share with the world. Or maybe you’re already.

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A 5-Step Framework for a Successful Member Data Project

Higher Logic

The post A 5-Step Framework for a Successful Member Data Project appeared first on Higher Logic. Working on a member data analysis project for your association? This useful framework will guide your efforts. The post A 5-Step Framework for a Successful Member Data Project appeared first on Higher Logic.

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The Art of Making Engaging and Effective Learning Videos

Speaker: Joseph Suarez - Learning Experience Designer at Suarez Media Production

What makes an instructional video engaging and effective? Why do Learning and Development professionals often struggle to produce quality videos? What can we do to change that? In this webinar, Joseph Suarez will break down the craft, the art, and the science of video production and reveal how to leverage the production process to create great videos of all types and sizes.

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Why Do Associations Struggle With Digital Transformation?

Spark Consulting

In our research for The No BS Guide to Digital Transformation: How Intentional Culture Change Can Propel Associations Forward , Maddie Grant and I learned that, while associations definitely still have work to do on the technology front, it’s not technology that’s holding our industry back: it’s culture, and more specifically, culture change.

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Normal Left the Party—Survey Reveals Associations Want Her Back

.orgSource

What should we call it—the New Normal, the Next Normal, Another Normal? Please let go of normal. When the DJ stopped playing oldies, Normal left the party. Since well before the pandemic, I’ve been urging my colleagues and clients to consider that stability in the digital marketplace is a dangerous illusion. Guiding our association clients […].

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6 Essential Enterprise LMS Features for Your Association

Web Courseworks Associations

As a trade association, you’re balancing the needs of your corporate member organizations and their individual members, working to provide a valuable experience for both. Without an advanced enterprise LMS, it’s significantly more challenging to do so, let alone save time, increase membership, collect non-dues revenue, and more. If you’re reading this guide, it’s a good guess that you’re on the market for a new enterprise LMS solution.

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