March, 2023

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How Associations Can Help Women Overcome Workplace Challenges

WBT Systems

Despite decades of progress, women still only occupy a quarter of C-suite positions in the U.S. Only 12 women headed Fortune 100 companies in the year ending in June 2022, the same number as the year before.

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7 Tips for Running Successful Association Meetings

GrowthZone

So, you’re in charge of planning and running association meetings. Congratulations! That’s like being the captain of a boat, but instead of navigating the high seas, you’re navigating a sea of opinions and agendas. We don’t envy you, but maybe these tips can ensure a fruitful and pleasant experience for all who attend: 1. Set a clear purpose and agenda.

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Are Scholarships the Key to Gaining Younger Membership?

Multiview

Have you thought about creating a scholarship to bring younger members into your trade association? Typically, people would naturally join a trade association to connect with others in the industry, but with social media filling this need today, the value in membership isn’t always obvious to younger generations.

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Association Strategies + Peer Connections = A Formula for Success

Higher Logic

The post Association Strategies + Peer Connections = A Formula for Success appeared first on Higher Logic. Higher Logic’s Super Forum 2023 is only a month away on April 10-12! In addition to an agenda packed full of sessions to help your association improve and grow, here are 5 more reasons you. The post Association Strategies + Peer Connections = A Formula for Success appeared first on Higher Logic.

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Increase Member Value with Modern Training Experiences

Unlock the potential of your membership association by prioritizing modern member training experiences. In this white paper, we discuss the infrastructure behind an excellent learner experience for members, and how a modern upgrade can turn into major retention gains down the road. You’ll gain insights from real-life examples and identify and address common UX blind spots that may be undermining your current training initiatives.

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User-Generated Content for Associations: Part I

Association Adviser

Welcome to UGC 101! The first of this two-part series will dive into what user-generated content is and how to begin mining for that content. Then, Part 2 will show you how to build your community as a foundation for mining the best UGC. The pandemic changed the way we approach just about everything in […] The post User-Generated Content for Associations: Part I appeared first on Association Adviser.

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Why Productivity Isn’t Everything for Leaders

Associations Now

Intense focus on meeting your goals has its virtues—and its drawbacks. Better leadership, experts say, means diversifying leadership styles. There’s no one wrong way to be a leader—except, perhaps, being overly committed to the idea that there’s one right way of doing things. Consider the case of Elon Musk, who since taking over Twitter last year has worked to institute a productivity-focused, “hardcore” workplace culture at the social media platform.

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8 Community Management Software Options for 2023

Disciple Media

Whether you are attempting to enhance awareness of your brand or spearheading a movement community management software is crucial. This type of software creates a platform that brings people interested in your views, skills or products together so they can share their experiences, compare product notes, gain access to exclusive content, provide feedback and help spread the word to future community members.

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Is Your Association Working at Maximum Efficiency?

Multiview

True or false: Working on a project all day means you’ve had a productive day.

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How to Build a Membership Portal in 3 Easy Steps

Raklet

Membership portals are great platforms to provide a unique place for your members and keep your engagement rates high. You. The post How to Build a Membership Portal in 3 Easy Steps appeared first on Raklet - All-in-one platform to grow your audience.

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Here’s a Powerful Marketing Tool Designed for Associations

Show the Benefits of Membership to Your Toughest Prospects. Download this FREE infographic from GrowthZone AMS, Why Join an Association, and start using it as your go-to recruitment and retention marketing tool. Post it on your website. Use it in sales presentations. Or use it as inspiration to create your own version. Infographics have power. They're a quick read.

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Gain a Competitive Edge: The Essential Elements of an Engaging Online Learning Experience

WBT Systems

Do you and your team spend more time on in-person education or online education? If in-person has taken priority again, you’re doing your association and your members a disservice.

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99 Ways To Get New Members For Your Organization

Wild Apricot

The post 99 Ways To Get New Members For Your Organization appeared first on WildApricot.

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How to Maintain Relevance and Revenue in Today’s Economy

Association Analytics

It’s no secret that today’s economy is full of uncertainty. From inflation to the increasing expectations of consumers and employees, to the continuously changing digital space, there are a lot of factors that might be currently impacting your association. For some, it might feel like a continuation of the past three years – learning how to adapt, shift priorities, and engage with members in different ways.

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Association Brain Food: 3.24.23

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… I’m going away for eight days on a hiking vacation in southern Utah, so I’m not publishing Association Brain Food the next two Fridays, March 31 and April 7. You’ll see the next edition on Friday, April 14. Women in the workplace. WBT Systems describes how associations can support women professionals by providing professional development, leadership training and networking opportunities, and educating employe

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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Successfully Navigating the Intersection of Burnout & Innovation

Aaron Wolowiec

Aaron was recently asked to build and present a custom session on the topics of burnout and innovation. Following represents an overview of his research and key findings.

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Foster Member Engagement with Intuitive Community Design

Higher Logic

The post Foster Member Engagement with Intuitive Community Design appeared first on Higher Logic. If your community user experience is hard to navigate, even members who are determined to figure it out will be slower to engage. The post Foster Member Engagement with Intuitive Community Design appeared first on Higher Logic.

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How to Use ChatGPT to Manage and Market Your Association’s Education Programs

WBT Systems

Have you ever dreamed of having an assistant who lessens your workload? And does it for free? Dreams do come true, but this one comes on a wave of hype. Yes, I’m talking about ChatGPT.

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Instagram For Nonprofits: The Ultimate Guide

Wild Apricot

The post Instagram For Nonprofits: The Ultimate Guide appeared first on WildApricot.

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5 Habits of Growth-Oriented Associations

We’ve identified the five defining characteristics of future-focused associations. Adopting these traits allows your organization to chart a course for long-term growth and success. Find out: Why some organizations are more adept at navigating and overcoming challenges facing all associations. The success formula for thriving associations, including a behind-the-scenes peek at some flourishing organizations.

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No Mess, No Stress: The Power of Spring Data Cleaning – 4/12/23

Association Analytics

The post No Mess, No Stress: The Power of Spring Data Cleaning – 4/12/23 appeared first on Association Analytics.

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Association Brain Food: 3.17.23

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Online learning. With for-profit and higher ed competition growing, your association’s online courses must stand out in the crowd. But excellent content isn’t enough to gain market share. Content is a commodity, says WBT Systems. Learn what elements of engaging and effective online learning you must build into your live and on-demand programs.

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8 Reasons to Consider a Repeat Site Visit to an Event Property

Aaron Wolowiec

Event planners know the importance of visiting an event property, particularly when selecting a new venue for an upcoming event. But what about when returning to a property that you’ve previously contracted for an event? Here are 8 compelling reasons to justify that repeat visit.

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Top Thought Leader Reveals: What Associations Should Be Thinking About in 2023

Higher Logic

The post Top Thought Leader Reveals: What Associations Should Be Thinking About in 2023 appeared first on Higher Logic. Time marches on and it’s usually impossible to go back to some perceived “way things were.” The best option is to start thinking and planning forward. The post Top Thought Leader Reveals: What Associations Should Be Thinking About in 2023 appeared first on Higher Logic.

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How to Design a Seamless & Personalized Digital Donor Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio

The average nonprofit uses five or more different software platforms to create their donor’s journey, making the experience clunky and disjointed. If you want to design a magical online giving experience for donors, making their journey as seamless as possible is key. In this webinar with expert Tim Sarrantonio, you’ll learn the fundamental steps to create an immersive and personalized online giving experience for your donors.

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Digital Badge Benefits for Employers & Learners Far Outweigh Their Concerns, per New Research

WBT Systems

Colleges and universities know a market opportunity when they see it.

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Virtual Events 101: Fresh Ideas, Best Practices, Top Software & More!

Wild Apricot

The post Virtual Events 101: Fresh Ideas, Best Practices, Top Software & More! appeared first on WildApricot.

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Ask Better Questions

Spark Consulting

I recently had the opportunity to participate in Association Charrette , a project of Vista Cova, facilitated by Lowell Apelbaum. Most commonly used in design focused industries (architecture, urban planning, landscaping), charrettes “…serve as a way of quickly generating a design solution while integrating the aptitudes and interests of a diverse group of people.

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Association Brain Food: 3.10.23

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… ChatGPT. WBT Systems explains how you can use ChatGPT to manage and market your association’s education programs. As I wrote in the post, I enjoy researching, thinking and writing so I’m not tempted to use ChatGPT for those purposes—besides, it wouldn’t be ethical.

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Virtual Training, Real Results: Exploring the Potential of VR in the Workplace

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