March, 2024

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3 Association Trends That Will Help Your Organization Grow

YM Careers

How can you prepare your association for future growth? Put these three association trends and helpful tips to work for your organization. The post 3 Association Trends That Will Help Your Organization Grow appeared first on YM Careers by Community Brands.

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Member Engagement Metrics, Trends, and Education Program Advice for Associations in 2024

WBT Systems

What goals and concerns are your association peers prioritizing? How does your association’s performance across a range of member engagement metrics compare with theirs?

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How to Step Up Your Donor Cultivation Strategy: 14 Useful Ideas

Wild Apricot

Create a foolproof donor cultivation plan with the help of these 14 trusted strategies! From small to major donors, there's an idea for everyone.

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How to find the best association software solution for your organization

NetForum

As an association, it’s vital to find a software solution that works for your organization. Discovering the right association management software (AMS) that supports your association and is also up and running within your timetable might seem impossible. But it doesn’t need to be! Read our blog to discover helpful strategies to choose the right […] How to find the best association software solution for your organization appeared first on NetForum Association Management Software.

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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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How to Help Your Members Make More Informed Job Decisions

YM Careers

Read this article to learn how your association can provide members with data to help them make more informed job decisions. The post How to Help Your Members Make More Informed Job Decisions appeared first on YM Careers by Community Brands.

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The Vital Role of Associations in Workforce Development

Association Adviser

In the ever-evolving landscape of modern employment, workforce development stands as a cornerstone for economic growth and individual prosperity. At the heart of this development lie associations, playing a pivotal role in shaping and advancing the skills, knowledge, and networks crucial for a thriving workforce.

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Funding Your Mission: 4 Nonprofit Financial Management Tips

NXUnite

When you think about your nonprofit’s funding, the first thing that comes to mind is probably fundraising. Your team likely plans and launches multiple fundraisers throughout each year to bring in enough revenue to fund the various initiatives associated with furthering your mission. However, proper financial management is just as important as fundraising for making a difference in the community.

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Future-proof your comms: 5 AI strategies for associations

The Association 100

In this video , I delve into how artificial intelligence can transform association PR and communications strategies. From using AI for comprehensive media monitoring and analysis to optimizing press releases for greater engagement and SEO, the potential applications are vast. AI proves invaluable in crisis management, providing real-time alerts to emerging issues, ensuring timely and effective responses.

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How to Make Your AMS a Revenue Generator, not a Cost Center

MatrixG

I attend a lot of webinars and conferences about non-dues revenue, including Non Dues-A-Palooza. At all of these events, there are presentations and discussions about new products and new partnerships that associations can invest in and offer to their members. I realized recently that hardly anyone is talking about AMS (association management system) as a revenue generator ; this makes no sense to me!

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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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Tips for Significantly Enhancing Your Learner Surveys

WBT Systems

The odds are good your learner surveys aren’t so good. A harsh pronouncement, but probably true, unless you’re already following the advice of Will Thalheimer, founder of Work-Learning Research.

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Association Brain Food: 3.1.24

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Education programs. TopClass LMS shares another recap of a session from the Learning Business Summit. They describe how to apply best practices in cognitive, learning and behavioral sciences when designing education programs, so learners are more likely to retain and apply new competencies on the job.

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“It’s About Delight”

Spark Consulting

Seth Godin recently had a sort of silly story about a recent experience at Whole Foods. Which is all well and good. But one thing particularly struck me: “It’s not about charging less. It’s about delight.” I want to emphasize that. It’s about delight. Stop and think about that for a minute. I think we don’t focus enough on the concept of creating delight when we’re creating member experiences.

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How To Create the Best Volunteer Survey + Creative Questions To Try!

Wild Apricot

Running a volunteer survey gives you key data about your volunteers' wants and experiences. Read our volunteer questionnaire examples plus 9 top tips!

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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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Leading with communication: Anita Brikman’s strategic vision for associations

The Association 100

Dive into a world where leadership meets strategic communication in the latest A100 podcast episode featuring Anita Brikman, president and CEO of the Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association. Brikman shares her journey from a seasoned communicator to an association leader, emphasizing the power of effective communication and active listening in shaping organizational strategy.

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Nimble AMS has your back with trustworthy, pain-free upgrades

Nimble AMS

“Best practice is our only product practice.” Not only is the saying one of our core product principles at Nimble AMS, but it’s also the guiding light for our product release methodology. For more than a decade , (or 37 major releases at the exact time of this blog), the Nimble AMS product team has mirrored Salesforce’s ideal product upgrade model. For organizations using Nimble AMS, this means they are receiving product innovation throughout the year on a similar schedule to what they receive f

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What to Consider When Pricing Education Programs

WBT Systems

Pricing education programs gives many of us the heebie-jeebies. Too high—you turn off prospective learners, perhaps forever. Too low—you leave money on the table and set a dangerous precedent.

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Association Brain Food: 3.8.24

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… 2024 association trends. Fíonta shares what they’ve been hearing and seeing lately in the association community and what they suspect is on the horizon. As you might expect, AI is on the list, but they look beyond the usual discussion points. They also give their take on sunsetting, membership models, subscription tactics, community and releasing the need for perfection.

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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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Nonprofit Chart of Accounts: A Guide for Getting Started

NXUnite

Between the limitations of restricted funds and the need to continue fueling charitable missions, your nonprofit must keep organized data for a successful approach to accounting. A foundational tool for keeping organized finances is the nonprofit chart of accounts (COA), which is a resource that records your organization’s financial activity. In this quick guide, we’ll explore how you can create a COA by covering the following topics: What is a nonprofit chart of accounts?

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Why Events Are the Engine of Member Engagement for Professional Associations

Association Adviser

In today’s digital world, where connection can often feel virtual and fleeting, professional associations play a vital role in fostering a sense of community and belonging among their members. But how do associations effectively engage their members and keep them actively involved? The answer lies in the power of events.

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Earning board buy-in: Media efforts that make an impact

The Association 100

In association communications, one question stands out: How can we impress our board with our media efforts? In our Association Insights video series , I dive into the art of making a mark with strategic media planning. By setting clear objectives, showcasing measurable outcomes and embracing innovative campaigns, we can demonstrate the profound impact of our efforts.

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Data Insights Help NHPCO Improve Renewals & Online Community

Association Analytics

The post Data Insights Help NHPCO Improve Renewals & Online Community appeared first on Association Analytics.

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2024 Association Survey Results Report

2024 Association Survey Results Report For the 10th year, association professionals across the U.S. and Canada provided a look at the inner workings of their organizations when they replied to GrowthZone’s annual survey. Read the 2024 survey results report to see how your association compares: Top Challenges Retention Rates Non-Renewal Reasons Automatic Renewals Reinstatement Strategies Member Engagement Changes & Strategies Why Members Join Non-Dues Revenue Sources Dues Increases, and more

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8 Education Program Marketing Principles to Revisit or Research

WBT Systems

Association professionals must be competent in many areas—or domains, if you’re CAE-bound. Yes, you are modern Renaissance men and women.

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Corporate Transparency Act Ruled UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Association Alert

If you are reading this article, odds are that you have heard of the Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”). Odds also are that this is the first you have heard that a Federal Court in the Northern District of Alabama has ruled it to be unconstitutional because the CTA “ cannot be justified as an exercise of Congress’ enumerated powers.” National Small Business United v.

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4 Ways to Leverage Your CRM to Connect with Alumni

NXUnite

Your university’s alumni don’t just give back by donating to fundraising campaigns. They also help current students, represent your school in the community, and so much more. Because of all they do for their alma maters, engaging and connecting with alumni regularly is a priority for most universities. But to engage thousands or tens of thousands of alumni—all with different interests and relationships with your university—you need the right tool.

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Membership Retention 101: Building Loyalty and Keeping Members Engaged Year After Year

Association Adviser

Membership retention is the cornerstone of any successful organization, whether it’s a gym, a professional association, or a subscription-based service. Building a loyal base of members not only ensures a steady revenue stream but also fosters a sense of community and belonging.

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

Speaker: Andrew Olsen, CFRE - EVP, Fundraising Solutions at DickersonBakker | Kat Landa, CFRE, CSD - SVP, Talent Solutions at DickersonBakker

Across the nonprofit sector, organizations invest heavily in donor retention efforts, yet the struggle of cultivating lasting relationships remains. While attracting new donors is crucial, the lack of repeat donors poses significant financial risks. Through a comprehensive analysis of industry data, experts argue that there is a direct correlation between donor burnout, donor retention, and the talent retention crisis.