October, 2023

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Solving the Challenge of Non-Dues Revenue

Association Adviser

2023 marked an important shift in how associations are prioritizing the challenges they face every day. For the first time in its 12-year history, respondents in Naylor and Association Adviser’s 2023 Association Benchmarking Report identified “generating non-dues revenue” as their greatest challenge. This speaks volumes about how important financial stability and growth are to an […] The post Solving the Challenge of Non-Dues Revenue appeared first on Association Adviser.

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The Ultimate Guide to Year-End Giving: Launching Your Year-End Giving Campaign

Wild Apricot

You’ve planned your year-end giving campaign, now it's time to launch! We’ll cover best practices, how to wrap up your campaign and evaluate the results.

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A New Power Couple—Humans Plus Bots Deliver Member Delight

.orgSource

Customize is the marketing mantra of the hour. I urge my clients to study data to understand how to deliver the individualized service their members want. And, data is important, but there’s a simpler path to engagement that sometimes gets neglected. What could be more personal than a good old-fashioned conversation? Our expanding digital options are increasingly paired with the desire for connection.

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Building (and Sustaining) a Successful Online Community

Higher Logic

The post Building (and Sustaining) a Successful Online Community appeared first on Higher Logic. Higher Logic recently teamed up with ChurnZero to host a conversation with Shauna McClemens as she shared her efforts to revive Higher Logic Vanilla’s online community as well as shared tactical strategies for getting internal. The post Building (and Sustaining) a Successful Online Community 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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25 Solid Membership Website Examples & How to Create Your Own

Wild Apricot

Here are 25 great membership website examples from all sorts of different organizations. See how they've set up membership benefits, events, and more. Plus, learn how to easily create your own membership website in 3 easy steps!

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Generative AI, Associations, Ethics, and Regulation

Spark Consulting

Maddie Grant (PROPEL), Jennifer Yarrish (AARP), Paul Roetzer (Marketing AI Institute), and I recently had a great conversation about associations’ role in the ethics of generative AI and in regulation of the technology for UST Education. Topics we addressed included: What are the critical ethical concerns related to the creation and use of generative AI tools?

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Flipping the Script on Conference Education: 13 Lessons Learned

Aaron Wolowiec

One of our clients elected to depart from its usual 90-minute panel presentations to experiment with a new and highly interactive learning format for about 125 people. Overall, I think this was an important and much-needed change that most people really enjoyed. Of course, there remains room for improvement both in planning and in implementation. Following represents a list of 13 lessons learned, many of which you might benefit from in the design and development of your own interactive learning

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How to Repair a Toxic Board

Associations Now

A new report on boards suggests their culture needs a rethink. Key to that is assessing where disagreements are and creating opportunities to debate. Association boards are paradoxical creatures. They exist to create a consensus around an organization’s priorities, but they are also meant to foster robust debate around challenging issues. Drift too far toward consensus, and you risk a rubber-stamp board.

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Help Members Make Time for Association Programs by Emphasizing Their Need for Personal Growth

WBT Systems

You know what’s scary for associations? When people think they have no time for “workplace-adjacent activities.

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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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How to Start a Club: 7 Steps to Starting A Membership Club or Organization

Wild Apricot

Starting a new club is a great way to build fresh connections in your community. Here's how to start a club for your hobby, social circle and more!

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Don’t Let Dirty Data Spook You Away From Analytics

Association Analytics

Dirty data is a scary phrase for most association professionals. It's that never-ending headache that comes from jumbled data across multiple systems. And fo.

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Association Brain Food: 10.20.23

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Marketing. Emotional marketing appeals to your audience’s ego and desire to feel and look connected and smarter. TopClass LMS explains how to use emotional marketing triggers to persuade people to register for an educational program or conference. Sponsor perspectives.

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Community Association Management Industry Trends for 2024 

AvidXchange: Association Management

Community association managers have many responsibilities. From fielding resident concerns to handling accounting and legal matters to ensuring the maintenance of amenities and much more. These duties are made more difficult when working in an environment with outdated tools and inefficient processes. To better support employees, many community association management companies are turning to digital tools.

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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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Gardian of the Month: Sarah Sain

Aaron Wolowiec

Sarah Sain is our Gardian of the Month! Find out her favorite part about learning something new, how she might help a wallflower loosen up at a networking event, a book that has helped her out in recent years and whos' life she'd like to live for a day.

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5 Emotional Marketing Triggers for Educational Events and Programs

WBT Systems

The target audiences for your educational programs and events are overwhelmed with marketing messages in their inboxes, on their social platforms, and in their media streams.

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7 Solid Club Website Examples to Get Ideas for Your Club Website

Wild Apricot

Here are seven solid examples of club websites from all different types of organizations that can give you tips on how to build your own.

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Online Communities vs. Forums vs. Knowledge Bases: What’s the Difference?

Higher Logic

The post Online Communities vs. Forums vs. Knowledge Bases: What’s the Difference? appeared first on Higher Logic. Online Communities, forums, knowledge bases, and social media groups can all be used for engagement, but which is right for you? Learn about the differences and the advantages. The post Online Communities vs. Forums vs. Knowledge Bases: What’s the Difference?

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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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Association Brain Food: 10.6.23

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Industry careers website. Once again, I’m asking for good examples of association (or association foundation) websites that feature an industry careers section. This page from SEMI about the semiconductor industry is an example of what I mean. Please send me links if you have one or know of a good one.

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Don’t Let Dirty Data Spook You Away From Analytics – 10/31/23

Association Analytics

The post Don’t Let Dirty Data Spook You Away From Analytics – 10/31/23 appeared first on Association Analytics.

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Why medical associations choose Nimble AMS

Nimble AMS

Is your medical association looking for cutting-edge member management tools? It might be time to adopt modern association management software (AMS). Not all AMS platforms are built the same. Learn how choosing Nimble AMS , built on Salesforce, can empower your medical professionals , scale your organization, and amplify your mission. Why do medical associations choose Nimble AMS?

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CSR-Sponsored Education Programs Help Your Association Achieve Mission & Revenue Goals

WBT Systems

Sponsorship practices are changing in the association community. Many associations now arrange year-round revenue partnerships instead of finding sponsors for individual events.

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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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The Complete Guide to the 32 Types of Nonprofit Organizations + FAQ

Wild Apricot

Looking to start a nonprofit? In this guide we cover the 32 types of nonprofit orgs, an overview of tax exemption, how to determine what type of nonprofit you are and more!

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4 ways to keep your member data safe

NetForum

Keeping your member data safe builds member loyalty and reduces risk for your association. Here are four ways that the right association management software can help protect your member data. 4 ways to keep your member data safe appeared first on NetForum Association Management Software.

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Crisis Grantmaking: How to Manage and Award Funds Quickly

NXUnite

Crises can strike communities and organizations at any moment. When a natural disaster occurs, nonprofits scramble to gather the resources needed to aid their constituents and get them on the road to recovery. Grantmaking organizations like yours provide the funding that powers these relief efforts. Because grantmakers are so integral to the work nonprofits do during crises, it’s paramount that you have a way to award grants with urgency.

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10 Ways to Pursue Equity: The Social Change Ecosystem Map

Aaron Wolowiec

With so much going on in the world right now, and an abundance of information coming from a multitude of places, it can be hard to know what role we play in the pursuit of equity and belonging. The Social Change Ecosystem Map has two components, represented as shared values, in the center, and the ten ways people and organizations generally show up, around the outside.

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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