January, 2020

3 Ways Associations Can Deliver Value to Members at Events

Blue Sky eLearn

If you’re considering hosting an event or conference for your association, it’s critical that you plan for a few key elements to drive value to your members: Education. Engagement . Experience. Explore this guide to learn how your association can increase the value it provides to members through events. Let’s dive in! Education. Applying adult learning principles, ultimately helping attendees turn learning into action, is key for a successful association event or conference. .

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Make your association a part of your members’ social habits

YourMembership Blog

Even small associations can use social media to take member engagement to the next level. Here’s how. It might be time for your small association to “think bigger” when it comes to social media. Consider this: The Community Brands Digital Evolution Study points to the top reasons that members join a professional organization. They include. The post Make your association a part of your members’ social habits appeared first on YourMembership.

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Apply UX Design to Ease Members’ Online Experience

Associations Now

Principles of user experience design can help associations help their members move easily around their websites and other digital properties. A UX strategist shares how some associations are applying a UX mindset to improve member services and experiences. Your website is the doorway to your association, and if you’re providing good value to your members, they’ll visit you online frequently.

Advice for Associations to Succeed in 2020 – Drown out the Noise

Moery Company

Digital marketing is constantly evolving, one moment the algorithm works in your favor and then the next it throws a wrench into your efforts by completely changing overnight. It’s difficult to keep up with the changes and simultaneously keep from drowning in the noise of everyone telling you what you should be doing in the digital space to promote your association. My advice is to tune out the noise and focus on what’s important.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

Invest in Your Speakers to Grow Your Value Proposition

Velvet Chainsaw

The bread and butter of conferences is concurrent education sessions. Keynote speakers and main-room experiences are pivotal for bringing the community together and sharing key messaging, but attendees expect—and deserve—transformational learning (change in ideas, attitudes and behaviors) from curated, relevant and problem-centric educational sessions.

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Why every staffer should be involved in cybersecurity

Association Success

When we walk out the front door, we lock it behind us. We double-check that our car keys are in our pockets, and we have our kids text us when they get to their friend’s house. . We do all these things because we’re concerned about our safety. Those checks, double-checks and procedures we have in place with our friends and family are ingrained in us as surely as brushing our teeth in the morning or taking the trash out. They are, essentially, routine. .

Guest Post: Why the Generational Topic Is More Controversial — And More Relevant — Than Ever

MembersClicks

I’ve been in the association community for about five years now, and some topics, you just hear brought up over and over again. For me, one of those topics is “the great generational shift.”. As more and more Baby Boomers retire and more and more Gen Zs enter the workforce, associations are becoming increasingly concerned with how to engage that next generation. Some associations aren’t convinced they need to change. Others aren’t sure how.

Professional Development for Millennials (and Everyone Else Too)

Association Adviser

5 ways to invest in millennials and their professional development so they are more likely to be engaged in their jobs and loyal to your company or association. The post Professional Development for Millennials (and Everyone Else Too) appeared first on Association Adviser. Careers Features continuing education millennials professional development

Twitter for Nonprofits: Does Your Organization Really Need to Tweet?

Wild Apricot

For some nonprofits, Twitter is the perfect platform to grow their community, while others are better off putting their efforts elsewhere. Is Twitter right for your organization

eLearning demand is at an all-time high. Pick the right LMS!

The need for online learning is greater than ever having the right LMS is absolutely crucial. Quickly, easily, and cost-effectively decide which Learning Management System is right for you with this 12-step guide from LMS implementation experts.

Advice for Associations to Succeed in 2020 – Four Tips to Effectively Manage a Small Team

Moery Company

Associations come in different sizes, from small shops of less than 20 employees to organizations that employ hundreds. Here at The Moery Company we have learned a lot over the past ten years of what it means to run a successful business with a small team. Here are four keys that have helped us have a productive and rewarding work environment: Key #1: Team Culture. In the past ten years, we have developed a team culture where everyone pitches in and wears different hats as needed.

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5 email reminders your association should be sending

YourMembership Blog

Even your members need reminders every now and then. Here are five communications you should be sending them. If you’re like many people, you have some sort of system to make sure you don’t forget the important things in your day. You might use sticky notes. Maybe you have online calendar reminders. You may have. The post 5 email reminders your association should be sending appeared first on YourMembership.

Introducing the 2020 Community Movers + Shakers

Higher Logic

Online communities are powerful. Not only are they complex solutions for complex organizational problems, but communities can create real lasting friendships, powerful professional connections, and loyal brand advocates. Today, we’re recognizing 20 influential people for their work in the online community industry.

Why Your LMS Needs Google Analytics

Blue Sky eLearn

Most of us are at least somewhat familiar with Google Analytics. You (or your marketing team) are probably using it to track traffic on your organization’s website. But why not on your Learning Management System? Audience . General dashboards offer an at-a-glance view of some general insights. In addition to this, you can also create custom dashboards that focus on the data you are most interested.

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Build or Buy an LMS? How to Pick the Right Solution for Your Budget

BUDGET. When it comes to picking your next LMS that six-letter word is probably the most important part of the decision-making process. So, what are your options to get the best possible eLearning solution without breaking the bank? Build it or buy it. This guide from Lambda’s eLearning experts details absolutely everything you need to consider so you can pick the perfect eLearning solution for your organization and budget.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.3.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… I never thought my livelihood could be legislated away but if California’s AB 5 becomes a model for legislation in my state—as it has been in New Jersey, which Gwen Moran addresses in this article for Fast Company —or it becomes the model for federal regulation, I’m in trouble—as are thousands and thousands of freelance professionals like me.

36 Free Nonprofit Webinars for February 2020

Wild Apricot

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in February 2020 that the internet has to offer

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The State of Association Membership Sales

Moery Company

Here’s what I see working in the association field right now: associations are beginning to focus and implement improvements on their value proposition and modernizing their membership categories. They are allowing new entrants to come into the space by updating benefits, services, and new membership categories. This is fantastic! The new dues levels that are being developed better reflect the industry realities.

The Dynamic Duo: Careers and Learning

YourMembership Blog

Did you know that 80% of Millennials are interested in relevant job opportunities based on their current certifications? Wouldn’t it be great if you could easily provide your members with both? Providing your members with continuing education courses and job openings in one view will not only give them an unparalleled experience, but also increase. The post The Dynamic Duo: Careers and Learning appeared first on YourMembership.

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

On Resolutions

Spark Consulting

It’s that time of year, when we all think about what happened last year and what we’d like to do differently in the next. Two observations: First, 17 years ago, I realized that “lose 10 pounds and become a better person” was a terrible resolution to make, which is why I never kept it. So I resolved to resolve differently, choosing resolutions that are fun and about something I want to learn or try. I even wrote and performed an IGNITE session about it.

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5 Tips for Implementing an LMS to Increase Productivity

Higher Logic

One of the main functions of an association is facilitating the professional development of your members. This could mean providing networking opportunities ( maybe through an online member community ), posting job openings, and even providing continuing education (CE) programs. Today, we’re going to focus on CE opportunities.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.17.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Association exec Mark Golden explains why a future-focused profession needs full participation from all people to reach its potential—the reason diversity, equity and inclusion cannot fall off an association’s strategic agenda.

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The Ultimate Guide to Nonprofit Branding

Wild Apricot

In this guide to nonprofit branding, learn why your organization needs its own brand, how to create one and how to use it to drive your mission

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Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

Advice for Associations to Succeed in 2020 – Finding the Best Non-Dues Revenue Mix for Your Association

Moery Company

Every week I speak with associations about non-dues revenue opportunities. There are many options ranging from annual conferences, webinars, magazine ads, podcasts, and more. The question we help answer is, “What is the right mix for my association?”. We start each conversation with three questions that help us look at the opportunity at hand from different angles: What do your members want and need? How would these programs benefit your associations?

2020: The Year of Variety and Personalization for Your Learners

YourMembership Blog

Start off the new year with implementing a personalized learning program, complete with a variety of educational opportunities for your members. Contrary to popular belief: One size does not always fit all. At some point, people want variety – they crave it. This can be said for pretty much everything in life, including what foods. The post 2020: The Year of Variety and Personalization for Your Learners appeared first on YourMembership. YourMembership News

Can your members become fans? David Meerman Scott says yes

Association Success

When David Meerman Scott and his daughter, Reiko Scott, set out to write “ Fanocracy ,” they started with one question: Can others benefit from creating the kind of fandom that entertainers enjoy? . The answer they found, in short, is yes. .

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7 Situations Where Customer Communities Improve Customer Experience

Higher Logic

When executed with proper planning and resources, a customer community can have a tangible impact on key business performance indicators, including ticket deflection, revenue generation, and customer satisfaction. According to Aberdeen Research , firms with online communities: Enjoy 5.4x greater annual increase in customer satisfaction rates. Achieve 41% greater average customer profit margin. Are 2x more likely to have a formal strategy to encourage loyal customers to become brand advocates.

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Webinar Survey 2021 Association Universe

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 was a challenging year for association executives & management professionals. Here at Association Universe, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our viewers. Association Universe’s many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our webinars, we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how webinars have affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button below:

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.10.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… As many in my family can tell you, I’m not always good at noticing someone’s sent me a text, so I’m not in need of a digital detox. But if you are, or even if you’re not, you might like this story about a professor who asked his students to try an experiment: turn in their cell phones for nine days and write about living without them.

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25 Amazing Donate Pages To Fire Up Your Fundraising

Wild Apricot

Get inspired to create the most effective donate page for your nonprofit's website with these 25 examples that do it right

How Associations Tell Their Stories

Moery Company

Associations need to tell their members’ story. I realize that takes additional effort, however, you’ve got to capture that content. When it comes to communication associations focus on their value proposition and on their own success stories though rarely do they tell the success stories of their members. What I’m finding increasingly around membership development is that it’s the stories that members have that are the most important.