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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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4 Tips for Connecting Your Nonprofit With Local Businesses

NXUnite

Whether you’re seeking sponsorship , volunteer support, or joint marketing opportunities, establishing partnerships with businesses in your community is a powerful way to enhance your nonprofit’s impact. However, developing these partnerships can be challenging, time-consuming, and confusing without a strategic plan in place. In this guide, we’ll explore four tips for connecting your nonprofit with local businesses.

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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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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