April, 2019

The Importance of Language for Your Community

Higher Logic

I recently read Trevor Owens’ book, Designing Online Communities , which looks at the design process for web communities from a cross-disciplinary perspective.

Why Your Association Shouldn’t Ignore Direct Mail

Associations Now

Direct mail often doesn’t get the respect it deserves these days, but it’s a significantly more effective medium than digital tools like email or social media. And it’s getting more interactive, too.

What Are You Providing Your Members Through Social Media?

Moery Company

I’ve talked a good deal about social media and how these platforms better enable you to communicate with members and prospects. These tools help connect with your audience in very real and authentic ways about your organization and the value you provide.

Members Hire Constant Transformation

Potomac Core

Late Breaking News. Members Hire Constant Transformation. As Artificial Intelligence , the cloud, and virtual reality take hold , Industries will invest resources in Associations that are equally transformation focused.

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AMC-Managed Organizations are More Stable than Standalone Organizations

Why do organizations managed by Association Management Companies outperform standalone organizations? This paper seeks to answer that question through the results of a study examining the rates of change in the length of chief staff executive tenure and changes in office locations of membership-based organizations between 2009 and 2015.

Setting yourself up for Success with eLearning Feedback Surveys

Blue Sky eLearn

I recently attended a webinar on mentoring and induction programs for new PK-12 teachers. A survey popped up at the end and among the questions was this feedback form favorite – “What did you learn?” I answered honestly, “I learned strategies for mentoring and new teacher induction.”.

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8 Practical Ways to Boost Engagement with Mobile Event Apps

Higher Logic

Here’s a fun forecast: The number of mobile users worldwide is expected to reach 7.26 billion in 2020. With (nearly) the entire human population walking around with a mobile device in their pocket, it should come as no surprise that people expect a certain level of connectivity in their experiences.

Partnership v. Membership: Defining Terms

Spark Consulting

Lewis and I are both going to take a crack at this topic, and I’ve elected to go first. I see partnership and membership as being founded on the same broad idea: individuals or organizations that seek some type of a relationship with an association.

How The #1 Car Club Software Can Make Your Life Easier

Wild Apricot

Car club software can save administrators lots of time while growing their club. Find out how car club management software can save you time and put you back on the road

The Importance of Cultural Artifacts

Jamie Notter

This week I spoke to leaders from a group of contractors, suppliers, and manufacturers about both culture and employee engagement. In the afternoon session, I was part of a panel that went for two hours (!), so it allowed for some interesting and more in-depth conversations.

Choosing the Right Model – Certificate or Certification

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently, Michelle Nolin, Learning Strategy and Instructional Design consultant from Learn Ethos, LLC and Linda Anguish, Director of Accreditation Services at the Institute of Credentialing Excellence presented a webinar on choosing the right model between certificates and certification programs.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 04.26.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Millennials and Gen Z are joiners but only if they believe the ROI your association offers is worth the short-term sacrifice to their budget.

Talkin’ SaaS Stats: Customer Success is Having a Moment

Higher Logic

Which begs the question…what took so long? It’s simple. Without customers, you don’t have a business. Without happy customers, you don’t have a successful, profitable, sustainable business.

Blockchain for Associations

Spark Consulting

In the spring of 2018, I had the opportunity to attend one of my favorite conferences in the association year: digitalNOW. At that event, among all the cutting-edge content, I heard one word over and over: blockchain.

Beware These 9 Barriers to Association Innovation

WBT Systems

Beware These 9 Barriers to Association Innovation. Read more about Beware These 9 Barriers to Association Innovation

Is Culture The Weak Link in Your Chain?

Jamie Notter

Take a minute and look at your organization from the 30,000-foot level. You’ll see that you have a number of key functions that need to be managed well if you’re going to thrive. Some of them are infrastructure functions, like financial management.

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The Lifelong Learner’s Guide to Success: Future-Proofing Your Career, Part Three

Blue Sky eLearn

Part One & Two – What We Learned. Over the last two weeks, we talked about the ebbs and flows in the demand for certain qualifications and skillsets and how it affects the workforce for decades. We also dove into technological advancements and their effect on the workforce and the economy.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 04.19.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… If you haven’t already, you must read New Member Engagement Study , a collaboration between Kaiser Insights, Dynamic Benchmarking, 12 research partners and 160 association professionals.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Be Marketing to Your Existing Customers

Higher Logic

Bringing in new business is and always will be important. However, marketing doesn’t end when the ink is dry on the contract. Where are you focusing your efforts after that initial sale?

39 Free Nonprofit Webinars for May 2019

Wild Apricot

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in May 2019 that the internet has to offer

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Should Associations Care About Blockchain?

Spark Consulting

And if so, why? Blockchain for Dummies offers some qualifying questions when you’re trying to figure out whether blockchain is an appropriate solution for your association and for which projects: Do we need to track transactions that involve more than two parties?

Benchmark Data Are A Complete Waste of Time

Jamie Notter

Okay, not ALL benchmark data are useless, but they are when it comes to culture and employee engagement. In our recent book on engagement , we have a whole chapter dedicated to gathering the right data, and we make the case for basically ignoring culture and engagement benchmarking data.

What Makes a Great Leader in the Association Game? Moery Webinar

Moery Company

The very best CEOs are involved at some level in growing revenue – whether they’re actively leading the effort or making sales calls. The point is, your organization will follow your leadership. It’s up to you to set the bar high.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.5.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… When I was in charge of getting a new AMS back at my old association, I had no idea how to approach selection and implementation. Even worse, I didn’t even know how clueless I was.

What is a Social Business Model? 8 Companies Doing it Right

Higher Logic

Once upon a time, during the initial rise of social media platforms and online communities , people were aflutter about what these new developments would mean for their business.

Here Are All The Nonprofit Jobs for April 2019 We Could Find

Wild Apricot

Every month, we compile a list of nonprofit jobs within the United States. Whether you’re looking for a career change or looking to enter the nonprofit space, this list is a helpful way to keep track of nonprofit opportunities in your area

What IS Blockchain?

Spark Consulting

At it’s most basic level, blockchain is a ledger-style database. “Wait a second!” ” you might say. “There are PLENTY of database options out there. Why do we need ANOTHER one?”

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10 Traits of an Innovation Mindset to Cultivate at Your Association

WBT Systems

10 Traits of an Innovation Mindset to Cultivate at Your Association. Read more about 10 Traits of an Innovation Mindset to Cultivate at Your Association

JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 184: How Long Does it Take to Close a New Membership?

Moery Company

Your data should tell you. Tracking sales data is critical for association growth no matter the size of your organization. Host JP Moery found data tracking imperative to success when launching his 1-person business nearly ten years ago.

The Industry Group That’s Fighting Counterfeit Printer Ink

Associations Now

For decades, the Imaging Supplies Coalition has targeted the growing sale and manufacture of counterfeit printer accessories—particularly ink. It’s an issue the White House is starting to focus on.

4 Questions to Help You Choose the Best Stock Photo for Your Content Marketing Campaigns

Higher Logic

Choosing imagery for your content marketing campaigns is really hard. It’s easy to pick the wrong thing: something boring, unengaging, or off-brand, something that will become outdated, or something that makes people think “Why does that photo exist?” [See See the photo we chose for this blog header?

Here Are All The Nonprofit Jobs for May 2019 We Could Find

Wild Apricot

Every month, we compile a list of nonprofit jobs within the United States. Whether you’re looking for a career change or looking to enter the nonprofit space, this list is a helpful way to keep track of nonprofit opportunities in your area

Budgets and Bandwidth

Eric Lanke

Budgets and bandwidth -- two words that have received a lot of attention from me this week.

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Consensus – The Association Leadership Challenge

Association Leaders

Consensus is a collaborative process by which decisions are made based on overwhelming agreement of a group. Ultimately a decision by consensus is one that everyone supports (or can live with). Associations are groups of people or companies with similar interests or in similar professions or industries.