November, 2023

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The #1 Driver of Member Retention, Revealed

Forj

Each year, Forj conducts research to explore member expectations and uncover what professionals really want from the associations they belong to. The resulting State of Member Experience (MX) Report offers association leaders critical insights to understand, improve, and master MX. This year’s report revealed key findings about the number one driver of member retention: community.

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Intentional Learning: An Essential for Association Staff, Executives & Volunteer Leaders in Turbulent Times

WBT Systems

Can you believe only 55 days remain in 2023? Any day now, we’ll start seeing articles about trends and predictions for 2024.

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Increase the Value of Webinars by Delivering More Than Your Audience Expects

WBT Systems

If you asked members which of these experiences most resembles your association’s webinars, which would they choose? A. Lecture by a military historian on C-SPAN B.

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What We Learned from the 2023 Association Member Experience Survey

Higher Logic

The post What We Learned from the 2023 Association Member Experience Survey appeared first on Higher Logic. Learn what association members care about most in Higher Logic’s annual Association Member Experience Report.    The post What We Learned from the 2023 Association Member Experience Survey appeared first on Higher Logic.

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Dont Waste Another Minute Drafting Board Resolutions

Drafting board resolutions should not be draining your leadership’s time. This can impact both the flow of discussions and your overall decision-making. A board resolution is an important compliance document that records the votes and decisions on specific actions. Learn how you can get started with your board resolution by downloading our free template.

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What a Pending Supreme Court Antitrust Case Means for Associations

Associations Now

During a recent ASAE webinar, experts discussed how an antitrust case could have major implications on association membership, particularly recruitment and retention. In 2019, U.S.-based sports marketing agency Relevent Sports Group filed a suit against the United States Soccer Federation for allegedly entering into a conspiracy with football’s governing body, FIFA, to stop teams from playing competitive international matches in the U.S.

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Learn what AI means for associations

HighRoad Solution

Bicentennial Man. AI Artificial Intelligence. Ex Machina. iRobot. Meghan. What do these movies all have in common? Yep, you’ve got in. They’re all sci-fi films with artificially intelligent characters. Some were predicting AI before today’s AI architects were even born. Let that sink in. So were the writers and directors geniuses? Were they clairvoyant?

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42 Community Service Ideas for Your Club

Wild Apricot

Looking for the best community service ideas for your club? Check out these 42 ideas and examples for all seasons, volunteer ages and types of event.

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How to Build a Vibrant Community to Boost Member Retention

Forj

Today’s professionals want to be part of a community—but not just any community will do. What they really want is a vibrant community that pulsates with life and an energy of its own. But how do you create that space for your members? And why does it matter? In a recent webinar , the Forj team revealed how building a vibrant community can help associations solve one of their biggest challenges: boosting member retention.

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Minutes of Meetings – What You Need to Record

Association Alert

About twenty years ago my friend attorney Jonathan Levine wrote a handout that was entitled “MINUTES…NOT HOURS!” It gave a great account of what was and what was not needed in the minutes. Rather than re-write what he wrote, I simply copied (with minor additions) his list below: Minutes Should Record: What kind of meeting is being held (owner or board, annual, regular or special) Name of the association Date and place of the meeting Presence of the President and Secretary (or their substitutes)

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Mastering Remote Onboarding: Proven Strategies for Seamless New Hire Integration

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

Join this brand new webinar with Tim Buteyn to learn how you can master the art of remote onboarding! By the end of this session, you'll understand how to: Craft a Tailored Onboarding Checklist 📝 Develop a comprehensive, customized checklist that ensures every new hire has a smooth transition into your company, no matter where they are in the world.

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A Deep Dive with CMAA: Getting the Most From All Your System Data

Association Analytics

As associations grow, so does their need for better technology and systems to help them operate. This has been especially true for the Construction Managemen.

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Association Brain Food: 11.10.23

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Got a writing project ? After completing a few writing jobs, I have room for more client work in my schedule. I usually work with association industry partners on blog posts, case studies, and other content marketing pieces , but am open to learning about other interesting projects outside that scope.

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Webinar: Association Resilience and Adaptation and the Anthropocene Climate Disruption

Spark Consulting

Climate change is here and the time to respond is now! Join Shelly Alcorn and me for an Association Insights in Old Town (AIOT) webinar at noon ET on Wednesday, December 6 to learn what your association can do to address it in your internal operations, with your member-facing programs, products and services, and for the profession or industry you serve.

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5 Year-End Fundraising Emails That Are Sure to Increase Donations

Wild Apricot

Sending more year-end fundraising emails without burning out your list sounds like a dream come true, right? Here are the five emails you need to send to build relationships with your donors and increase donations.

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How To Cultivate Community Affinity Throughout The Generosity Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand

This session will dive into how to create rich generosity experiences that foster long-lasting relationships. You’ll walk away with actionable insights to redefine how you engage with your supporters—emphasizing trust, engagement, and community over transactional giving models. 🤝 Industry expert Tim Sarrantonio will explore data-backed strategies to engage supporters as active participants in a community that values their contributions and shared ideals.

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Help Your Association’s Grassroots Advocacy Efforts with Member and Employee Education Programs

WBT Systems

My trade association co-workers and I hardly saw our lobbyist colleagues when Congress or the State Legislature was in session.

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Uncover the SPARK that Inspires Your Organization at Super Forum 2024

Higher Logic

The post Uncover the SPARK that Inspires Your Organization at Super Forum 2024 appeared first on Higher Logic. Registration is now open for Higher Logic’s annual Super Forum! Here’s a quick look at what to expect when you join us April 10-12, 2024 The post Uncover the SPARK that Inspires Your Organization at Super Forum 2024 appeared first on Higher Logic.

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Ring in The New Year with 3 Strategies to Elevate Your Impact in 2024 – 12/13/23

Association Analytics

Set the stage for an outstanding 2024 by joining our upcoming webinar. We'll reveal 3 easy-to-implement strategies to get the most from your data programs.

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Association Brain Food: 11.3.23

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Looking for additional work. I’ve had a few writing projects finish recently and have room for more client work in my schedule. I usually work with association industry partners on blog posts, case studies, and other content marketing pieces , but am open to learning about other interesting projects outside that scope.

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How to Increase Membership Renewal

Dive deep into essential elements that drive member retention. Learn why members may hesitate to renew. Discover actionable techniques to encourage their return and foster lasting engagement. Uncover reasons members choose not to renew. Learn effective tactics to elevate member engagement and communication. Explore methods to encourage member renewal and active participation in your association Download now to take charge of your membership retention strategy!

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10 Tips to Jump Start Your Event Planning Process

Aaron Wolowiec

Planning events can be exciting and challenging. Sometimes the most difficult part is determining where to begin. Here are 10 ways to get a head start on planning your next event.

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How to Create a Member Referral Program that Actually Works

Wild Apricot

The most effective way to get new members is by asking your current members to refer a friend. Here's how to take advantage of this by setting up a member referral program.

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An Awareness Week Brings Attention, Education & Celebration to Your Industry

WBT Systems

Did you know it’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week? What’s more, today is World Television Day and tomorrow is World Fisheries Day.

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Naylor’s Association Adviser Newsletter Recognized As Must-Read Newsletter for Association Leaders

Association Adviser

Naylor Association Solutions’ Association Adviser newsletter has been recognized as one of the essential reads for association leaders, according to Lead Marvels. In their guide, Naylor is highlighted as a top destination for industry news and insightful thought leadership.

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How to Create a Winning Event Marketing Strategy

Events hold the power to create lasting impressions and meaningful connections. They are not only occasions for celebration but also valuable marketing opportunities. Event marketing has become an essential component of successful business strategies, enabling organizations to engage with their target audience and create memorable experiences. However, behind every successful event lies a well-thought-out marketing strategy.

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A Deep Dive with CMAA: Getting the Most From All Your System Data – 11/16/23

Association Analytics

Hear how CMAA has expanded their tech stack with best-of-breed solutions and an analytics platform at the center pulling all the data together.

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Association Brain Food: 11.24.23

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Upcoming association events. Although these events are not free, they’re organized by people I respect and admire—and will be attended by people you’ll love getting to know, like me at People Powering Tech. RevUp Summit on Wed Dec 6 and Thu Dec 7 in Annapolis MD, hosted by Professionals for Association Revenue AWTC Advance on Wed Dec 6 in Arlington VA, hosted by Association Women Technology Champions People P

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A Spotlight on 10 Top Impact Investors Driving Social Change

NXUnite

Starting a business that’s focused on social good is noble, but like almost all businesses, it requires financial support to flourish. Fortunately, there’s a growing group of investors who are passionate about more than just making money—they want to make a difference. In a world where profit meets purpose, impact investors are reshaping the business landscape by investing capital into startups and small companies dedicated to making a positive difference.

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The Complete Guide to Nonprofit Email Marketing

Wild Apricot

Sending out emails people just won't open? We'll show you how to fix that, share a few examples of engaging emails, and go over our top picks for nonprofit email marketing platforms.

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The Ultimate Guide to Monetizing Customer Learning

Every decision that goes into your learning monetization strategy matters for your organization’s bottom line. Our research has shown a clear correlation between high program maturity (and ROI!) and choosing the right monetization strategy. This eBook contains clear, actionable ways to approach packaging and pricing models that will help your association grow revenue, improve profitability, and drive expansion into new markets.

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Elevating value: how premium benefits drive member retention

The Association 100

Scott Poniewaz, head of Exec, joined us on the latest A100 video to chat about strategies for associations aiming to attract, engage and retain members through premium benefits. “We really provide benefits that allow you to engage with the members, show the ROI and then keep them renewing year after year with an actual dollar amount that they can see,” Poniewaz shares.

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A Quick Guide to Inclusive Meetings

Aaron Wolowiec

Ever wished your meetings were not just a routine but a vibrant exchange of diverse ideas? Dive into our latest post on inclusive meeting facilitation to discover helpful techniques that transform meetings from mundane to magnetic. Whether you're a seasoned facilitator or just starting, learn how to create an atmosphere where every voice is not only heard but actively shapes the discussion.

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Member Retention Strategies For Professional Associations

Association Analytics

There is strength in numbers, and that means your association needs to do everything it can to increase member retention. Achieving a stable membership will increase your association’s revenue growth and make it easier to recruit new members. This is where establishing strong member retention strategies comes into play. Here are some member retention best practices to help you hold onto your members.

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