August, 2022

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.

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.

Meeting Member Expectations with a Flexible Membership Model


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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Here's How to Write an Effective New-Member Welcome Email

Welcome emails have an incredibly high open rate (50-60%). Read here to learn tips for taking full advantage of your valuable, one-time opportunity to reach new members.

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


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.

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.

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.

How to Get Young Professionals to Engage In Your Association

GrowthZone’s guide, The Power of Young Professionals, tackles the challenges of engaging, recruiting, and retaining Gen Z and Millennial members, including: • Why they do or don’t join. • Communication strategies. • Myths and facts

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.

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


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.

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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How to Sell Your Board on Better Technology

Use this helpful blueprint when you need to convince your board to invest in better software. It includes talking points and tips for your presentation, including quantifying ROI, outlining indirect benefits, and selling the potential of the purchase.

Tips for Getting Started on Your Microsoft 365 Migration


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.

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.

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


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.

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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How to Select an Association Credit Card Processing Company

Right now, every penny counts. It’s an ideal time to check if your association’s credit card processing provider is offering competitive terms. However, there are many important factors to consider if when researching options.

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.

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.

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?

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.

The Ultimate Guide to Amazing Association Websites

Your association’s website needs to engage members AND deliver a great user experience so everyone who visits it leaves with a positive impression. But how? Get the free guide to optimizing your website “under-the-hood” (great for "non-techy" people).

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


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.

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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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.

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.


The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

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.

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.

Pet Rules: Creating fair and reasonable rules fur better or worse


By Joni Lucas . Establishing reasonable rules can help communities striving to be pet friendly avoid ending up in the doghouse. Developing fair pet rules are critical to keeping Fido, their owners and the community content with tails wagging. .