August, 2020

30 Virtual Event Statistics You Need to Know in 2020

Wild Apricot

Are you considering hosting a virtual event? Check out these 30 stats from nonprofits, membership organizations, and professional event planners to get prepared

10 basic rules for great conversations

Association Success

I had the pleasure of participating in my favorite hobby last night: mindlessly scrolling through social media. However, instead of watching funny cat videos or meme compilations, I wound up watching an endless series of Ted Talks. While they were all inspiring, one in particular resonated with me the most: “ 10 ways to have a better conversation ” by Celeste Headlee. . “A

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The Value of an Association Membership

Moery Company

One of the things that I think is really important – and available for all of your associations to use right now – is the unprecedented narrative. A story that you can tell current and potential members about the value of membership with your association during hard times. Your member companies are probably reducing budgets and possibly eliminating staff – doing whatever it takes to cut their way out of a revenue hole.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.14.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… #ASAE20. I took three days off this week to dedicate my time to ASAE’s Virtual Annual Meeting aka #asae20. Originally, the registration was about $600.

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 crucial considerations with actionable advice and professional insights, so you know you’ve picked the perfect eLearning solution.

8 Tips for Attending a Virtual Conference

Blue Sky eLearn

At this point, you may have attended a virtual conference, and you’ve probably attended a webinar or two. While organizations are getting creative with their online events you can still probably expect to be sitting in front of your computer watching sessions for multiple hours a day.

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50 Free Nonprofit Webinars for September 2020

Wild Apricot

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

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It's Time to Revamp Your Sponsorship & Non-Dues Revenue Strategies

Membersuite

The pandemic has exposed how risky it is to rely upon an annual event for a major portion of your non-dues revenue. You can’t stick to the old way of doing things. Revamp and improve your sponsorship and non-dues revenue strategy with these tips

Takeaways from the ASAE’s Virtual Annual Meeting – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 247

Moery Company

This week on the Association Hustle Podcast we have a special guest on the show! Patty Leeman, Chief Research Analysts here at The Moery Company, joins JP Moery to discuss the key takeaways from ASAE’s Annual Meeting held virtually earlier this month.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.28.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Racial diversity in events. I’ve got another important survey for you—this one is on racial diversity in the events industry.

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.

Why a members-only model might be holding your association back

Association Success

Picture this: It’s Friday night, and you’re walking home through a city. Your commute takes you past a high brick wall with ivy spilling over the top. You can’t see beyond the wall, but you can hear the sounds of a dinner party taking place in the garden beyond.

Brant Menswar on Unleashing The Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You

AssociationChat

“The biggest part of my work is teaching people that they are enough.” – Brant Menswar. This week’s guest on the livestreamed Association Chat podcast is keynote speaker and author Brant Menswar.

How to Run Better Virtual Events: 5 Experts Weigh In

Wild Apricot

Earlier this month, we released the 2020 Virtual Events Research Report. In this post, experts in the nonprofit, association, and membership management space provide additional insights and advice around taking your virtual events in the right direction

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[Webinar] The Playbook to Planning Your Virtual Event

MembersClicks

MemberClicks’ webinar series is back again! And if one of your upcoming initiatives involves planning a virtual event, then this is definitely one you don’t want to miss.). Earlier this year, MemberClicks hosted MC Thrive, a one-day virtual educational experience, attracting nearly 400 attendees.

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.

Virtual Event Sponsorship Resources for Associations

Moery Company

OVERVIEW | DOWNLOADS | STRATEGY | DESIGN | PRICING & SALES | ADDITIONAL RESOURCES. No one could have truly predicted a global pandemic to occur in 2020 and the changes that have happened since in our lives and organizations.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.21.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Diversity benchmarking. Association Success is running a survey to benchmark diversity in the association industry.

4 ways for your staff to volunteer virtually

Association Success

Going from an office of 30 to an office of one can really make a dent in the staff camaraderie. Teams that used to lunch together now Zoom together, and it’s not at all the same thing.

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14 Ways to Spark FOMO with Your Virtual Conference

Membersuite

Struggling to drive attendance to your virtual events? Here are 14 ways to differentiate your event to create FOMO and ensure it stands out from the typical virtual conference experience

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!

12 Donation Website Templates + Examples to Inspire You

Wild Apricot

If you're looking to create or update your nonprofit's donation website, check out these templates from Wild Apricot + examples to get you inspired

You Might Need an Association Management Company If…

MembersClicks

Perhaps you’ve heard the term “AMC” before, short for association management company. But what is an AMC? Well, according to the AMC Institute , an AMC is “a for-profit business that manages associations to help them grow and prosper.”. Sounds great , you might be thinking.

What is the biggest opportunity for associations right now? – Ask JP #032

Moery Company

Question for today is, “What do you think is the biggest opportunity that associations have right now that they can take advantage of?”. I’ve got a great story to tell. First, the answer is podcasting.

Q&A: Stephen J. Caldeira, 2020-2021 Chair, ASAE Board of Directors

Association Adviser

Association Adviser sat down with Stephen J. Caldeira, incoming Chair of the ASAE Board of Directors, for a chat during the 2020 ASAE Annual Meeting & Expo. The post Q&A: Stephen J. Caldeira, 2020-2021 Chair, ASAE Board of Directors appeared first on Association Adviser.

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.

5 signs your association’s strategy needs a refresh

Association Success

How would you describe your association? Most people would like to belong to a dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking organization that sets a high bar among its peers. Yet many associations lose their way, becoming stagnant, uninspiring and distracted with complicated internal barriers. .

Let’s Get Physical at Your Next Virtual Conference

Membersuite

Think beyond the usual online experience for your next virtual conference. Add these four elements to provide a real-life feel and spark good memories

13 Membership Certificate Templates for Any Occasion (Free Download)

Wild Apricot

Membership certificates are a great way to keep your members feeling recognized and appreciated. Download these templates for free and customize them to your needs

Engaging Virtual Events Offer Value, Opportunity, and Connection for Members

MembersClicks

One thing that the COVID-19 pandemic has not changed is the mission of all chambers to help their members boost business through active participation in chamber events, educational programs, and volunteer opportunities. Now, more than ever, chambers are steadfast in this pursuit.

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.

The Pros and Cons of Virtual Events

Moery Company

There are several themes that are revealing themselves as association pivot their in-person events to virtual platforms, some good and others that call for our attention to improve. Here are some of the pros and cons of virtual events that we have seen thus far. Pros of Virtual Events.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.7.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, I’m attending the virtual ASAE Annual Meeting during the day and The Echo Hangout during the evening. Will I see you there? Young professionals working from home. Here I was thinking everyone was discovering the joys of working from home. But it’s not the same experience for everyone. I have it easy, you may too.

Why associations need to understand their member voice

Association Success

As an association, your job is to do three things for your members: serve them, offer connections and make them better at what they do. To do that, you must have a keen understanding of what they need, what they want and what they want to work on.