May, 2024

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3 ways to boost your association’s fundraising revenue

NetForum

Need to increase fundraising revenue for your association? Here are three effective tips. Many associations include fundraising as part of their non-dues revenue plan. But how can you increase fundraising revenue for your association? You might have been fundraising for years. Or maybe you’re just starting to raise funds for your association. Either way, it […] 3 ways to boost your association’s fundraising revenue appeared first on NetForum Association Management Software.

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How to Choose the Right Event Technology Provider for Your Association: 16 Essential Questions for Vendors

EventMobi: Association Events

Selecting the best event technology for your association is crucial for creating engaging events and meetings for your members. But with so many different vendors on the market, trying to make sense of all your options is often overwhelming. That’s why asking the right questions upfront is essential to finding a provider that aligns with the goals and objectives of your events program.

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5 Most Popular Association Events and How to Host Them

AMR Management Services

An increasing number of associations are recognizing the value of engaging with existing and prospective members by hosting events. Thanks to event and membership management tools, associations of all sizes and resources can put together an event calendar that excites their members. In this article, we’ll discuss the benefits of hosting association events, what type… The post 5 Most Popular Association Events and How to Host Them first appeared on AMR Management Services.

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How Associations Rituals Encourage Learning, Engagement and Belonging

WBT Systems

Do you have daily or weekly rituals? Maybe a morning walk, journaling, or a quiet moment with coffee. Or an evening run or bath. Saturday night dinner with your best friends or movie night with the kids.

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Dont Waste Another Minute Drafting Board Resolutions

Drafting board resolutions should not be draining your leadership’s time. This can impact both the flow of discussions and your overall decision-making. A board resolution is an important compliance document that records the votes and decisions on specific actions. Learn how you can get started with your board resolution by downloading our free template.

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Best practices for a successful AMS implementation and launch

Nimble AMS

Is your organization preparing to adopt new technology ? The prospect can be ch a lleng ing. Choosing the right association management software (AMS) is a major decision. Your organization needs to do its research before deciding on the right technology for your staff and members. Additionally, you need to prepare for a successful project implementation and the launch of your new AMS.

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Inside an Association’s Long-Term Strategy

Associations Now

When the American Society of Landscape Architects decided to look ten years ahead, it asked: What will it look like when it reaches its goals? “Begin with the end in mind” is a common catchphrase in boardrooms and offices—as one of Stephen Covey’s famous seven habits, it’s meant as a prompt to figure out your destination before setting to work. But when it comes to strategy-setting, the end isn’t always a consideration.

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Make the Best Use of Your Association’s Financial Resources

SBI

In the landscape of association management, stewarding financial resources effectively is paramount. Associations are tasked with not only delivering value to their members but also ensuring the sustainability of their operations. However, managing finances can be complex and time-consuming, often diverting attention from core objectives. This is where association management companies (AMCs) step in, offering comprehensive financial services to streamline operations and optimize resource allocat

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Master your association’s conference media day

The Association 100

Maximize your association’s conference potential with O&U’s latest eBook, “ How To Nail Your Association’s Conference Media Day.” Revolutionizing how you engage with press at your events, this guide offers expert strategies for establishing a successful media day, enhancing your brand awareness and strengthening your event’s reputation.

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Strategic Planning for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

Define your nonprofit's mission and your goals through a strategic plan! Show others how you'll achieve this with our tips, tricks and template.

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Mastering Remote Onboarding: Proven Strategies for Seamless New Hire Integration

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

Join this brand new webinar with Tim Buteyn to learn how you can master the art of remote onboarding! By the end of this session, you'll understand how to: Craft a Tailored Onboarding Checklist 📝 Develop a comprehensive, customized checklist that ensures every new hire has a smooth transition into your company, no matter where they are in the world.

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Association Brain Food: 5.31.24

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Humans vs AI. At The Atlantic, Tyler Austin Harper highlights the big AI risk not enough people are seeing : “We need to adopt a more sophisticated approach to artificial intelligence, one that allows us to distinguish… which uses of artificial intelligence expand our basic human capabilities, and which cultivate incompetence and incapacity under the guise of empowerment.

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Boost Certification Pass Rates with Credentialing Exam Study Groups

WBT Systems

If you've ever studied for the Certified Association Executive (CAE) exam, Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) exam, or another certification exam, you know the intense amount of work that goes into preparing for…

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What if associations decided that sometimes, telling a member ‘no’ is an acceptable practice?

Spark Consulting

What if (perish the thought!), we actually told members NO? I actually suspect that most associations already do this, but we do it in the wrong way. We say “no” all the time. Only it’s called, “That’s against association policy.” Which, aside from “we’re out of bourbon,” might be my least favorite four words in the English language.

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Thinking Outside the Traditional Non-Dues Revenue Box

Association Analytics

If you’re like most associations, it’s likely that your member dues have been in decline and that means you’ve got to look at other ways to make up for that difference, Diversifying revenue streams is key to long-term success, but your association doesn’t need to look far for solutions. With some creativity, collaboration, and an out-of-the-box mindset, your association can thrive in an ever-changing environment while providing value to members and industry partners alike.

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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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Boosting Your Career Center’s Online Presence: Strategies for Driving Sales and Member Engagement

Association Adviser

A successful online career center is essential for any association looking to drive revenue and provide value to its members. By optimizing the digital experience, associations can attract more job seekers, engage employers, and ultimately generate more sales.

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From Wishlist to Winning Bids: How to Procure Auction Items

NXUnite

Imagine this—you’ve just kicked off your nonprofit’s exciting auction event. Bidding starts and the event rolls along. You’re busy mingling with guests, discussing your mission, and handling logistics. After the auction ends, you take a look at your fundraising results. The numbers are disappointing, and something clearly went wrong with the event. Why?

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Association Brain Food: 5.24.24

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… AMS/CRM community. After a successful April gathering in Alexandria VA, 501Works, PerByte, and Adage Technologies are hosting another Ven-Con for AMS/CRM vendors and consultants in Chicago on Tuesday, June 11. Ven-Con’s goal is to drive positive change in the AMS/CRM and technology systems selection space.

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Gen Z Entrepreneurs: How Associations Can Attract & Support the Next Wave of Business Owners

WBT Systems

Gen Z has gusto. In an Adobe survey, 64% of them said they intend to start a business in the next three years. How will their entrepreneurial spirit affect your association and industry?

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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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The Rise (and Fall) of Twitter

Spark Consulting

And other social media platforms, for organizational use. Thanks to the efforts of my web firm, the Spark blog has posts that go back to 2008, when I first started association blogging at Thanks For Playing. Over the past six months or so, I’ve been reviewing ALL of them, deleting posts that are badly outdated (which led to the removal of 100 posts, about 43% of the total) and identifying posts that might benefit from updating and reposting, which I’ve been doing over the last severa

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Navigating dissent: crafting public statements in associations

The Association 100

In this Association Insights video , I explore a pressing challenge for association leaders: How do you craft a public statement when your members are divided on an issue? Establishing a clear decision-making framework is essential for transparency and fairness, allowing you to navigate controversial topics inclusively and without causing dissension and resentment.

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Digital Engagement for Associations: 20 Dos and Don’ts

Association Adviser

In the rapidly evolving landscape of digital engagement, associations are continually challenged to connect meaningfully with their members, prospects, and sponsors. From strategic channel selection to leveraging emerging technologies, the path to effective engagement requires a thoughtful approach. Here is a recap of our webinar Digital Engagement for Associations: 20 Dos and Don’ts.

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How to Empower Your Donors to Give Stocks & Cryptocurrency

NXUnite

The fundraising landscape is constantly changing and evolving, responding to new technologies, giving trends, and global developments. For your nonprofit to keep up and tap into the future of fundraising , you need to stay open to new opportunities. While much of the world’s attention is on artificial intelligence (AI), we’d like to bring your attention to another growing trend: the fundraising potential of appreciated assets.

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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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Key Strategies for a Successful Strategic Plan (Part 2)

Aaron Wolowiec

Whether you're a seasoned strategist or just embarking on your strategic planning journey, these key steps will help you navigate the complexities of organizational strategy with confidence.

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5 reasons to attend Xperience 2024

Nimble AMS

Have you registered for one of the most exciting events in the association industry? You won’t want to miss Xperience 2024 in Las Vegas on September 23-26! Join Community Brands experts and industry peers to explore exciting product features and the latest technological innovations designed for associations and event professionals. During our three-day event, you’ll hear powerful stories and gain interactive product training to enhance your organization’s efficiency and amplify your mission.

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Focus in a Distracted Era

Spark Consulting

I recently had the opportunity to attend my first Prometheus Retreat (more on that in a minute), and it got me thinking about the concepts of connection, distraction, unplugging, and focus, issues I’ve written about here before. Twenty association executives (CEOs and EDs, AMC leaders, and consultants) gathered at a lovely resort in Pennsylvania to ponder some Big Issues together: AI, DEI, nurturing the next generation of association leaders, the role of voluntary membership associations i

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Building stronger communities through strategic storytelling

The Association 100

Join us on the latest episode of The Association 100 podcast , featuring Allegra Tasaki, a content strategist and master in weaving storytelling with strategic marketing for mission-driven organizations. Tasaki shares her insights on using technology to amplify marketing strategies, understanding data to drive decisions, crafting resonant messages for diverse stakeholders and her role in ASAE’s AANHPI Advisory Group.

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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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Q&A with Angela Kisskeys, President of Associations North: SheMoves Conference

Association Adviser

How did the SheMoves conference foster a sense of community and empowerment among its participants? SheMoves is about making waves creating change and harnessing the power within all. This event is where business meets brilliance.

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Becoming Excellent at Post-Event Follow-Up: 5 Tested Tips

NXUnite

It can take six months or longer to plan a nonprofit event and market it effectively. Then, the event itself requires careful management and will inevitably face a few challenges. When it’s all said and done, an event planning team may be (understandably) ready for a break, but one final step is always needed: post-event follow-up. Follow-up is an indispensable aspect of donor engagement for solidifying supporter relationships after they’ve attended an event.

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Associations Partner to Address Vaccine Uptake

Associations Now

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases plans to gather community-level data to address vaccine resistance. Two associations and a leading nonprofit have partnered with industry on a pilot program to identify reasons why U.S. adults avoid vaccination for respiratory diseases. Last month the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, a nonprofit that educates the public and healthcare industry about the illnesses, announced the initiative as a partnership with two associations : The As

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