March, 2020

Associations Are Communities

Spark Consulting

It’s time to act like it.

Run Your Virtual Event with Confidence: Tips for a Great Show

Higher Logic

As COVID-19 forces events from in-person to virtual , the first and most essential thing is a mindset shift: Going digital was not your plan, but it’s your chance to make the most of a bad situation.

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How to Prepare Attendees for a Virtual Conference—or Other Options for Cancelled Conferences

WBT Systems

How to Prepare Attendees for a Virtual Conference—or Other Options for Cancelled Conferences. Read more about How to Prepare Attendees for a Virtual Conference—or Other Options for Cancelled Conferences

4 steps to find great speakers for your association’s continuing education program

YourMembership Blog

Here’s how to line up speakers that will deliver high-quality content and a great experience for your association’s learners. A strong continuing education program requires quality content and a great overall learning experience.

Don't Pick Your Next LMS Until You Read This Guide!

With so many factors and people to consider, how do you make sure you pick the right LMS? It’s simple: This guide covers the crucial considerations with actionable advice and professional insights so you know you’ve picked the perfect eLearning solution.

10 things leaders can do right now during the COVID-19 pandemic

Association Success

I see business leaders going through so much right now amid the uncertainty and chaos. If we all come together, we will come out stronger.

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Attracting More Association Members: A Q&A

Blue Sky eLearn

An association’s success is dependent on how happy and fulfilled its members are. The more meaningful experiences and learning opportunities your association offers , the more likely you can get membership renewals and even attract new members.

Virtual Meeting Etiquette (Best Practices for Conference and Video Calls)

Association Leaders

Associations, companies and other organizations have been using conference and video calling to meet and conduct business for many years. Most of us are very experienced with the process and have developed methods to be productive and polite when holding these “virtual” meetings. During the last few weeks the sheer number of virtual meetings and volume of participants has grown exponentially.

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Navigating Change for Associations

Moery Company

The past week our personal and professional lives have been upended. Cancelled events and meetings. Sectors with members that were thriving last month are now wondering how they will stay in business next month. Figuring out how to home school our children while simultaneously leading an association.

3 quick tips for small associations to show their thankfulness

YourMembership Blog

Why do I call it an art? There’s no art behind being thankful. Anyone can do it, right? Anyone can be thankful but expressing the thanks in a meaningful way (to the recipient) is an art. In this case I’m not talking about the medium, I’m referring to the message.

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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.

Prepare for a Different Set of Member Needs During the COVID-19 Crisis

WBT Systems

Prepare for a Different Set of Member Needs During the COVID-19 Crisis. Read more about Prepare for a Different Set of Member Needs During the COVID-19 Crisis

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6 ways a microsite can help your small association drive big results

YourMembership Blog

Whether you’re hosting virtual or in-person events, it’s always important to look for ways to more effectively communicate the events’ value.

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Tips for Working from Home

Spark Consulting

I have to caveat this by saying I can’t help you with what do to with your kids (I don’t have any myself) or with your team telework tech (it’s just me here at Spark). I have been working for myself from my home office for nearly eight years.

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49 Free Nonprofit Webinars for April 2020

Wild Apricot

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in April 2020 that the Internet has to offer

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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.

Meet the Team – Jackie Bessette, Business Development Manager

Moery Company

Transcript: Hi guys, it’s Jackie Bessette, Business Development Manager at The Moery Company and I am here today to share a little bit about my background.

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It’s Time to Get Started: 5 Key Steps to Success with a Virtual Conference

Blue Sky eLearn

Whether a virtual conference is driven by the current virus COVID-19 virus, financial considerations, member outreach, or beneficial global dialogue, the fundamental process for planning and implementation remains the same.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.27.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… The Virtual Conferences Survey from Tagoras comes at an opportune time since virtual events are on everyone’s mind.

4 communication tips for small-staff associations during a health crisis 

YourMembership Blog

While you hoped that you would never have to experience a crisis impacting your association, here you are. Every day brings more uncertainty with the spread of Coronavirus and your association has a need to expand your communication.

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!

Members Hire Strategic Solutions

Potomac Core

Breaking news. Executives and Professionals seek strategic solutions from their Associations. Facing increasing pressure to produce results, they only engage in activities that help them overcome business challenges and achieve results.

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15 Nonprofit Website Best Practices You Need to Know in 2020

Wild Apricot

Whether you're looking to refresh your nonprofit's website or create a new one from scratch, be sure to follow the latest best practices in nonprofit website design for 2020

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Work from Home Tips from the Moery Team

Moery Company

Over the last decade, The Moery Company built a flexible “work from wherever” culture. When the spread of the coronavirus reached our shores, and began to disrupt how most industries work, we were more than prepared to seamlessly take our team 100% remote.

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Webinar Recap: Attracting Young Professionals to Your Association

Higher Logic

To attract young professionals to your association, you have to understand what matters to them in their early career stages and what really drives them to succeed. Wondering how to get in the mindset of a young professional in today’s world?

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.

Eliminating the Biggest Obstacle to Recruiting Volunteers

Membersuite

National Volunteer Week is fast approaching. With demanding work schedules, long commutes, and always-connected office cultures, members feel they lack the time to volunteer. Here are a few ways you can help members eliminate the obstacle of time

4 tips for member engagement using an online community

YourMembership Blog

Despite recent health concerns and cancelled events, your association still needs to engage members with each other and with your organization. It’s time to employ virtual alternatives to in-person events.

Bold idea? This association got rid of its annual conference

Association Success

When John Bridges took over the Arkansas State Employees Association as executive director about two years ago, he had big ideas.

48 Nonprofit Twitter Experts Who Tweet Great Advice

Wild Apricot

If you’re looking for nonprofit Twitter tips, here is a list of forty-eight nonprofit experts on Twitter categorized by business area (events, volunteering, marketing, and more

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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.

Case Study: Membership Sales Success – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 222

Moery Company

Want to learn how to experience extraordinary growth when it comes to you association’s membership sales? Listen in to this week’s episode as JP Moery divulges five proven ways that you can do just that. Transcript: Hello and welcome to JP Moery’s Association Hustle Podcast.

10 Ways to Learn with Higher Logic

Higher Logic

Here at Higher Logic, we’re passionate about lifelong learning and dedicated to providing resources to drive our customers’ to achieve their goals. Education is the foundation of success. But the thing about knowledge is: You have to want it. According to research : “ Lifelong learning is the ‘ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated’ pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons.

Will Work for Goodwill

Velvet Chainsaw

Living in Orlando (not the happiest place in the world today) provides a close-up view of the horrific impact the pandemic is having on people and businesses in the live-event, hospitality and travel industries.