August, 2022

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Your AMS Should Include These 5 Features?and More

Association Adviser

As association leaders, you have a responsibility to your team and your members to keep your membership database organized and up to date with clean information on a day-to-day basis.

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Planning the Perfect Annual Fund Campaign

Wild Apricot

If you’re looking to bring in secure funding for your nonprofit organization, annual fundraising is a must-do! A watertight annual fund campaign helps you strengthen donor relationships, bring in new supporters and secure your operational expenses

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Ask Me Anything: 10 Answers to Your Questions About Membership Recruitment and Development

Moery Company

Membership development encompasses three important areas of focus that span the entire membership lifecycle, from membership recruitment to onboarding and to retention. If you want all of these areas in the membership lifecycle to grow, it starts with a strong membership recruitment strategy.

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Meeting Member Expectations with a Flexible Membership Model

Membersuite

Is your current membership model meeting the needs and desires of the different types of people and companies in your association’s industry? I bet it is not and you are likely leaving money on the table and creating renewal blockers.

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Is Your L&D Organization Future-Proof?

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

If the recent past has taught us anything, it's that L&D organizations need to be nimble, quick, and able to react to both foreseen and unforeseen threats in order to be successful. That means looking to the convergence of technology, learning, and business needs so you can make intelligent, informed decisions regarding both your future and the future of your organization.

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What Do You Want to Try Now?

Smooth The Path

At the pandemic’s beginning, one friend was still working in an office while nearly everyone I knew bunkered up at home. She continued her commute daily during the darkest days of COVID with a mask on and fingers crossed that she wouldn’t bring the plague to her family.

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Revitalize Your Association’s Membership Campaign - Part I

AMR Management Services

What is at the heart of an association? Its members! Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” – Helen Keller. . If you are like most associations, you

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Four big takeaways from ASAE 2022 your association needs to know

Nimble AMS

We had such a great time seeing you in Nashville at ASAE Annual 2022 ! While on the exhibition floor, we talked, we laughed, and we gave away amazing prizes. We also learned from some of the finest minds in the association space. . The theme of this year’s conference was Disruption=Opportunity.

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Organizing Your Volunteer Committees with Your Members

Association Adviser

Accomplishing goals in an association can sometimes be easily done with the help of a strong volunteer structure.

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Building a Future-Proofing Strategy – How to Diversify Your Non-Dues Revenue Part 2

Association Adviser

Byline: David Freeman & David Butler Building a Future-Proofing Strategy – How to Diversify Your Non-Dues Revenue Part 2 We can’t predict the future, but we can prepare for it. Future-proofing helps to ensure that your association continues long after major disruptions.

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The Art of Making Engaging and Effective Learning Videos

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

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 engaging learning videos of all types and sizes.

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How to Write a Brilliant Board Meeting Agenda: 4 Steps, Must-Haves, Samples and Templates

Wild Apricot

Board meetings are where the big decisions get made for your nonprofit! Each and every meeting is an opportunity for your board of directors to brainstorm, troubleshoot and shape the direction of your organization. If you want to hold the best board

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5: 10 Tips for Creating an Effective Marketing Piece

Spark Consulting

We’re at the midpoint of the Top 10 All-Time Spark blog posts, with #5: 10 Tips for Creating an Effective Marketing Piece.

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Findings of 2022 Non-Profit Survey on Value Proposition

Aaron Wolowiec

Halmyre has released their latest report: Growing Value: Findings of Halmyre's Non-Profit Value Proposition Survey. This is based on the 2022 survey of Non-Profit Executives about value proposition, member engagement, pricing strategy, and data intelligence. Here are two highlights from the learnin

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4 Practices that Lead to Innovation with AMGA’s Director of Council Relations

Higher Logic

The post 4 Practices that Lead to Innovation with AMGA’s Director of Council Relations appeared first on Higher Logic. Experimenting, taking chances, learning from successes and failures…these are the things that keep association offerings fresh and relevant. And that spells retention.

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A 12-Month New-Member Onboarding Schedule

Onboarding is more than simply sending out a welcome packet and adding the new member to your association’s email list — it’s a strategic process. Get the step- by-step onboarding schedule now.

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Tips for Getting Started on Your Microsoft 365 Migration

Delcor

These days, just about every organization is either in Microsoft 365 or wants to be. Before the pandemic, moving to Microsoft 365 was already appealing, and now it’s better than ever for employees either working in the office or at home.

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Sing Your Song with Authenticity

Association Adviser

“I am a walking disruption, and I always have been,” said Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and LGBTQ advocate Cidny Bullens, who told his tale through song and story to close the 2022 ASAE Annual Meeting, September 20-23 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Everything You Need To Know About Hosting Your Membership Site On WordPress

Wild Apricot

How do I create a membership website through WordPress? Why should I use WordPress? These questions probably landed you on this page. Creating the best membership website for you can be a daunting task. There's lots to consider! Fortunately, you've

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Don’t Look for a Streamlined Future—Innovation Piles on Options

.orgSource

If you imagine that AI, robotics, and automation are launching a future where you issue commands to mechanical workers while relaxing with a cold one, I’ve got bad news.

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How Do You Measure the Success of Enterprise Learning?

Every organization measures ROI differently. With Thought Industries’ three pillars of learning in this white paper, you can identify what matters to your business, define KPIs and metrics, and see how other organizations measure success and impact.

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Forces Impacting Our Success: MSAE Members Complete PESTLE Analysis

Aaron Wolowiec

During the Michigan Society of Association Executives, members and attendees had the opportunity to participate in a facilitated exercise to identify and explore current forces at play that are affecting them and their organizations.

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Answers to Common Email Marketing Questions (Vol. 2)

Higher Logic

The post Answers to Common Email Marketing Questions (Vol. 2) appeared first on Higher Logic. With all the tools and technologies available, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the things that can be done when marketing to association members.

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Why your organization needs to reinvest in the state of its member data

Nimble AMS

What is the state of your member data? According to Community Brands 2022 Association Trends Study, while data analytics is a higher priority for organizations, just one-third of association professionals report their data is excellent or very good. What’s causing this disconnect?

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2022 Association Benchmarking Report: A Member Engagement Evolution is Underway

Association Adviser

The changes the world has experienced in the last few years – a global pandemic, rising inflation and economic uncertainty, labor shortages and high turnover in the job market, global unrest and social justice movements – accelerated an evolution that was already underway in how association engage with their members.

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Designing For Engagement: Revive Your L&D Strategy with Gamification, VR, and More

Speaker: Stephen Baer - Chief Creative Officer, ELB Learning & Luke Talbot - Chief Product Officer, Userlane

In this fireside chat, leading L&D experts Stephen Baer & Luke Talbot will discuss the exciting technological advancements in eLearning and how you can choose and implement the right technology for your company.

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How to Build Your Membership Site on Webflow

Wild Apricot

Ready to build your membership website? Not sure which platform to use? Don’t worry! Even if coding isn’t in your wheelhouse, Webflow is just one of the great website builders that you can use to create your membership site, no technical

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Drones, Robots, and Farmers—Prepare Your Association To Meet Fast-Moving Technology Trends

.orgSource

To make a point about technology and its impact on the future of work, Hugh Lee, Co-Founder of Fusion Productions, told me this story: “Several years ago, we invited some young presenters who were developing cutting edge farming technology to digitalNow.

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Why a Contractor Arrangement Works for Me

Aaron Wolowiec

Kate Pojeta is convinced that if she had a typical "9-5" job, she would have been fired by now, multiple times over. Her colleagues would despise her. She would be unemployable in most work places.

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Answers to Common Email Marketing Questions (Vol. 1)

Higher Logic

The post Answers to Common Email Marketing Questions (Vol. 1) appeared first on Higher Logic. Make sure you have the basics covered when starting any email marketing campaign. . The post Answers to Common Email Marketing Questions (Vol. 1) appeared first on Higher Logic.

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The Ultimate Crash Course in eLearning Visual Design

Speaker: Connie Malamed, Founder of Mastering Instructional Design and Publisher of The eLearning Coach

Well-designed materials can motivate learners, improve comprehension, and assist optimal retention. If you need rapid, easily actionable ways to improve your eLearning and slides, join this session to learn the power principles that will have the biggest impact on your designs.

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Balancing Today with the Future

Smooth The Path

“What if this is all for nothing?” ” A friend poured his heart and soul into a fun, impactful, and, luckily, successful project. Now fans are asking for more.

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How to Nurture Crazy Ideas

Association Adviser

After the accelerating pace of change of the last couple years, most associations are asking not only how they can keep up with the change, but how they can stay ahead of the disruption curve to serve their members and meet their missions.

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Seeking a Hybrid Conference Steady State? Here’s a Framework

Velvet Chainsaw

With live conferences’ comeback, event organizers need to make complex decisions about how to incorporate digital product extensions into their business model.