July, 2019

4 Reasons to Launch Your Team of Passionate Messengers Today

Wild Apricot

Learn how to get your passionate team off the ground and spreading your mission

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Stop Waiting. It’s Time for Associations to Use Marketing Automation

GrowthZone

Could you use some more time or an extra set of hands in your organization? Most people would respond with an emphatic YES! to this question.

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Innovation and Optimism Drive Membership Growth

Associations Now

Two new reports indicate that membership growth and retention are holding steady despite global economic uncertainty. And many associations currently seeing membership growth are tapping into the power of innovation and optimism about the future.

How to turn your members events into great member experiences

YourMembership Blog

3 strategies for associations to elevate the event experience for your members. Events and conferences are one of the largest sources of non-dues revenue for associations. Learn how to enhance and elevate the event experience for your members.

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.

Partnership v. Membership: What Behavior Do You Want to Encourage?

Spark Consulting

That question is not rhetorical. Corporate membership can be complicated. To being with, there are at least two main types: Companies that are your core audience (i.e., trade associations’ typical members). Companies that are NOT your core audience (i.e.,

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7 Creative Ways to Promote LMS Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

When launching a learning management system (LMS) for the first time, organizations need to take into consideration different ways to generate excitement and interest in their new platform.

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How To Write An Amazing Nonprofit Newsletter + 5 Inspiring Examples

Wild Apricot

Nonprofit newsletters are vital for engaging your members. Here are tips to help you write your very own nonprofit newsletter with examples

What is Net Negative Churn? 4 Strategies to Grow Your Revenue

Higher Logic

Even the greatest companies out there are bound to lose a customer once in a while. It can be hard to pinpoint a single reason that your customers stay with you or leave. However, if there's one thing we know for sure, it's this: change leads to churn, especially in the SaaS world.

Why small associations should re-think their member retention strategy

YourMembership Blog

Does your small association emphasize member retention as much as it should? The recent Community Brands benchmark study on associations with small staffs suggests it may not. Your association likely has some type of membership renewal program to support retention goals. Most member-based organizations do. But, in a recent benchmark study of small associations, Community. The post Why small associations should re-think their member retention strategy 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.

Keeping Association Leaders and Staff Accountable

Association Leaders

We can likely all agree that in business cash may be King but accountability is next in line for the throne. In our businesses if we don’t establish Strategies, Goals and specific, measurable Objectives we hold ourselves and each other accountable for achieving, we will not achieve our mission. Associations are no different – except that associations are led by volunteers. Everyone knows you can’t hold volunteers accountable right? WRONG!

Thinking Through Your Organization’s ROI

Moery Company

The Big Red “M” has spent the last few of weeks thinking through our return on investment (ROI). Our goal has been to create a snapshot representative of the value of our services that our association partners and prospective clients will understand.

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Association’s Event

Blue Sky eLearn

For an association, hosting events like conferences, networking meetups, and learning sessions is an effective way to bring people who share a common goal or passion together. Plus, events are one of the ways that your association can raise non-dues revenue. .

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The Top 15 Political Campaign Software Options to Boost Your Campaign

Wild Apricot

Choosing a political campaign software isn't easy. Here is a comprehensive list of the best political campaign software solutions most used in 2019

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!

Membership Q&A: Calendar v. Anniversary Renewals?

Spark Consulting

Which is more member-centric? In most cases, an anniversary renewal cycle – that is, I renew at same time as I joined (or renewed) last year – is going to make the most sense to your members. My annual membership starts when I pay, and I get 12 months of service for my dues. A calendar renewal cycle is generally seen as association-centric. We renew everyone at the same time, on a cycle that’s driven by our business needs (often tied to the association’s fiscal year).

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The Hunt for Your Perfect LMS is Over

YourMembership Blog

Learning Management System Matchmaker: Deal Breaker Edition Finding the perfect learning management system (LMS) is a tough job. What is it about a successful LMS that your association should be looking for? Here are the deal breakers and what to avoid. Finding the perfect learning management system (LMS) is a tough job. There are so. The post The Hunt for Your Perfect LMS is Over appeared first on YourMembership. Online Learning Professional Development Learning Management System New Technolog

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Time for a New Association Verb

Association Success

It's time we add to lead, learn, and connect. Three Verbs. After 20 years working in VP, COO, CFO and CSO roles for associations, it’s become clear to me that our industry shares many common approaches to helping our members lead, learn and connect.

Association Hustle – Episode 196: Setting Realistic Member Acquisition Goals

Moery Company

Let’s be realistic. Membership goals should not be an arbitrary number pulled out of thin air by a very well-meaning volunteer. Hey, Host JP Moery is all about aspiration and recruiting more members than ever – but, these goals must be based on solid data.

How to Avoid Fundraising’s Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition

Speaker: Jay Wilkinson, CEO & Founder, Firespring

It doesn't take an industry professional to know that nonprofits highly depend on donations. The marketing emails, events, and website design are meant to attract new donors, when what we should be doing is trying to keep the donors we have. Teach a man donor acquisition and he'll get donations for the day--teach a man donor retention and he'll get donations for a lifetime. John Jay Wilkinson, CEO and founder of Firespring, and learn how to get donations for a lifetime. In this session, Jay will help us learn how to step off of the donor acquisition treadmill and rev up donor retention. Six out of ten donors give only once, but this doesn’t have to be your reality. Jay will help us understand how a 10% increase in donor retention will more than double the lifetime value of a donor and minimize our reliance on producing constant appeals for new donors.

The Learning Equation that Changes Everything

Blue Sky eLearn

As adults, most of us operate with a fundamental belief that we are terrible students.

New Recurring Donations Feature: What you can do, and how to use it

Wild Apricot

With the new recurring donations feature, you can add the option for regular gifts to your forms. Find out what you can do with it, how it can help your organization, and how to start

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Manitoba Building Trades Constructs a Safe, Sustainable Centennial

Association Adviser

Sandhu spoke with Association Adviser about the challenges and evolution of the construction industry and how technology will change what and how workers contribute to this vital industry. He explains how MBT plans to grow to meet the needs of Canadian workers for the next 100 years.

Are small associations investing in the right member benefits?

YourMembership Blog

Associations with small staff have opportunities to improve member retention using these tips You may think your association is focusing the right amount on the right member benefits. But is it really? Industry data says it may not be. Here are the key takeaways Most associations strive to deliver the benefits their members want. However, The post Are small associations investing in the right member benefits? appeared first on YourMembership.

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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.

Geospatial Analysis and Predicting the Future

Association Success

Which visual representation permits your data to come to life in the most palatable, efficient, understandable way? What does it mean not to be behind the geospatial curve?

Association Hustle – Episode 195: Restructuring Your Membership Business Model? How to Get it Right.

Moery Company

Host JP Moery has been working with a good many associations and hearing the same question, “We’re restructuring our membership model – what benefits need to be added?” This week, he offers a few recommendations. Association Hustle is now available on Stitcher.

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How to Design Smarter Learning Experiences

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently, I listened to a Leading Learning podcast that featured Connie Malamed a learning experience design consultant. Being in the LMS industry and seeing all of the different ways our clients design and present their eLearning programs, I always find topics like these interesting to share.

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Choosing Donor Management Software: 19 Options You Can Try Today

Wild Apricot

Managing your donors doesn't have to be difficult. Explore these 19 donor management software solutions to engage, nurture and give value to your donors

7 Content Types to Consider in Your Organization's Next Newsletter

MembersClicks

Not long ago on the MemberClicks blog, we touched on content ideas for your organization's newsletter. But in addition to content topics , there are also different content types you can play around with to keep things fresh and your readers engaged.

Better Data Can Lead to Better Sponsorships

Associations Now

A new survey reveals that associations are not collecting enough data about their sponsorship programs. By being more comprehensive, they can keep partners happy and maintain a steady stream of nondues revenue.

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Participation Tracking Is Not for the Faint of Heart

Eric Lanke

We track our members. We don't use face recognition software, metadata, or complicated algorithms. We use an even more diabolical mechanism. Microsoft Excel. What am I talking about?

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The #1 Mistake Associations Make With Their Office Space

Moery Company

Hint: Timing can be your greatest asset – or biggest liability. After representing trade associations in the Washington, DC market, for the past 13 years, I can say with 100% certainty: The biggest mistake association executives make is waiting too long to engage in the leasing process.