November, 2022

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6 Tips to Create Fundraising Videos That Drive Donations

Wild Apricot

Fundraising videos build your case for support, providing viewers with an in-depth look at your organization and inspiring them to take action. It’s no surprise, then, that 57% of people who watch fundraising videos go on to make a donation. marketing

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Association Strategy Trends in 2022

Portage Group

The sheer volume, complexity and diversity of issues association directors and executives must understand and address today is dizzying. In our current uncertain and complex environment, where should associations focus their time, effort and resources in order to maximize impact?

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Redesigning Association Meetings for Attendees Fundamentally Changed by the Pandemic

Aaron Wolowiec

Due to the pandemic, it should be no surprise that our business-as-usual, pre-pandemic meetings are going to miss the mark.

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What We Learned from the 2022 Association Member Experience Survey

Higher Logic

The post What We Learned from the 2022 Association Member Experience Survey appeared first on Higher Logic. For association leaders, the advice is often the same again and again. Find out what your members want. Higher Logic’s 2022 Association Member Experience Report helps you do just that. .

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Is Your L&D Organization Future-Proof?

Speaker: Karl Kapp, Ed.D., Professor of Instructional Design and Technology

If the recent past has taught us anything, it's that L&D organizations need to be nimble, quick, and able to react to both foreseen and unforeseen threats in order to be successful. That means looking to the convergence of technology, learning, and business needs so you can make intelligent, informed decisions regarding both your future and the future of your organization.

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2: Strategic Planning v. Strategic Thinking

Spark Consulting

We’re almost at the end of the revisiting of the top ten all-time Spark blog posts in honor of Spark’s tenth anniversary! Coming in at the #2 spot: Strategic Planning v. Strategic Thinking.

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Why Your Organization Needs an Online Member Directory

Wild Apricot

Does trying to connect your organization’s members feel a little bit like herding cats? Then an online member directory is just what you need! One of the number one members’ benefits you can offer is the opportunity to network and connect. membership

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[GUEST BLOG] Your Chamber Has More Potential Than You Realize, Part 1

GrowthZone

by Frank Kenny. Let me share a quick story with you.

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My Favorite Things - Event Planning Edition

Aaron Wolowiec

As we come to the end of 2022 events, I feel tired, exhausted, and ready for a break. But looking into 2023's schedule, I am reminded of a few of my favorite things…so come sing along

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A Higher Logic Hello: Meet Nanette King

Higher Logic

The post A Higher Logic Hello: Meet Nanette King appeared first on Higher Logic. We recently sat down with Nanette King, senior recruiter at Higher Logic, for a quick Q&A to learn a little more about her outside of the workplace. .

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The Art of Making Engaging and Effective Learning Videos

Speaker: Joseph Suarez - Learning Experience Designer at Suarez Media Production

In this webinar, Joseph Suarez will break down the craft, the art, and the science, of video production and reveal how to leverage the production process to create engaging learning videos of all types and sizes.

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12 Areas Your Association Must Address to Thrive During a Recession

Membersuite

Your association survived the worst of the pandemic. Now, you’re watching the economy and assessing how it might affect your industry, organization, members, and market. But this time, you can be proactive instead of caught off guard like we all were in the spring of 2020.

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Mentorship: An Investment in Your Association

Association Adviser

You’re creating engaging content for your members and posting on your association’s social media pages consistently — nice work! However, have you thought about how your employees' and board members’ online interactions can help or hurt your social media marketing efforts?

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How to Host a Member Appreciation Week (+ 10 More Ideas!)

Wild Apricot

Your members are the people who turn your mission into a reality—which is why it’s so essential to show member appreciation! Inspiring positive feelings in your members keeps them connected to your cause, and motivates them to keep giving. membership

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Do’s and Don’ts: Six Tips to Help Justify Attendance at Your Event

Velvet Chainsaw

As we progress through the event industry’s recovery to 2019 levels, conference organizers must have a laser focus on helping potential attendees make their business case for attending their events.

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How Do You Measure the Success of Enterprise Learning?

Every organization measures ROI differently. With Thought Industries’ three pillars of learning in this white paper, you can identify what matters to your business, define KPIs and metrics, and see how other organizations measure success and impact.

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Forecasting For IT in an Unpredictable Climate

.orgSource

It’s a game! It’s a store! It’s entertainment! Nope, it’s the metaverse—a unique amalgam of online obsessions designed to keep thumbs clicking and Venmo accounts begging for cash. Or that’s what the creators of Forever 21 Shop City seem to be aiming for. Check it out.

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Improve Engagement in the Middle of the Great Resignation

PROPEL

It IS possible to increase engagement despite these trying times.

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6 Ways to Appreciate Your Employees

GrowthZone

Employee turnover is a common challenge for organizations and can have a major impact on your success. Turnover is disruptive, costs money, and impacts employee morale.

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6 Tips For Engaging Members with Content

Association Adviser

Content is a significant driver of member engagement. Since member engagement is a cornerstone of operations, your association should be intentional about the content it creates. You could say that content and member engagement go together like peanut butter and jelly. .

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Designing For Engagement: Revive Your L&D Strategy with Gamification, VR, and More

Speaker: Stephen Baer - Chief Creative Officer, ELB Learning & Luke Talbot - Chief Product Officer, Userlane

In this fireside chat, leading L&D experts Stephen Baer & Luke Talbot will discuss the exciting technological advancements in eLearning and how you can choose and implement the right technology for your company.

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Nonprofit Marketing Plan: 8 Steps to Create A Strong Plan

Wild Apricot

Having worked with hundreds of nonprofits over the years, I can tell you that organizations that develop and follow a well-thought-out nonprofit marketing plan grow faster and make a bigger impact than those that don’t. A holistic marketing strategy. marketing

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Making Up for Fewer Skilled Workers at Your Conference

Velvet Chainsaw

Throughout 2022, nearly every meeting service provider continues to be short-staffed and plagued by last-minute no-shows or insufficiently skilled workers. This is having a huge impact on event organizers and their teams during both planning and execution phases of events.

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Technology Isn’t Always the Hero or the Villain—Sometimes It’s a Bit Player

.orgSource

We think of technology as the good guy or the bully. It’s a silent partner in our work; and if things aren’t going well, that uncooperative software platform often takes the wrap. My business revolves around digital initiatives. When people call me to discuss a new purchase, I ask lots of questions.

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I’m Moving to a New Digital Home!

Smooth The Path

Hello! Hello, my friends! Some of you have followed my blog for the past ten years (and 1,142 posts – phew, that’s a lot of words). Others have joined this learning journey with me more recently, maybe even yesterday.

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How to Attract New Members: 8 Steps to Take Right Now

Figuring out how to attract new members to your association amid a changing landscape can be challenging. Learn new membership recruitment strategies that help showcase that joining your association is a no-brainer.

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Striving for Success: Event Management

GrowthZone

We hope you’re learning and growing from your peers, as we share how they are using GrowthZone’s software solutions to grow member value, increase productivity, and boost revenue.

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The Six Toughest Decisions Association Boards Must Make: Part II

Association Adviser

Author’s Note: On Tuesday, December 6 at 2 pm EST, I will host a one-hour Zoom discussion session on “Exploring The Six Toughest Decisions Association Boards Must Make.”

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Nonprofit Software: 25+ Providers to Build Your Tech Stack

Wild Apricot

In the age of the internet, nonprofit success goes hand-in-hand with technology. Whether you’re building a smash website, updating your online member database or shining on social media, you’re going to want some tools to help you out. website-and-technology

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Four need-to-know tips when it’s time to buy an AMS

Nimble AMS

When it’s time for your association to purchase new software, you don’t want to cut corners just because you’re eager for new technology.

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The Ultimate Crash Course in eLearning Visual Design

Speaker: Connie Malamed, Founder of Mastering Instructional Design and Publisher of The eLearning Coach

Well-designed materials can motivate learners, improve comprehension, and assist optimal retention. If you need rapid, easily actionable ways to improve your eLearning and slides, join this session to learn the power principles that will have the biggest impact on your designs.

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Our Culture Assessment Can Tell You What to Stop Doing

PROPEL

Organizations suck at stopping doing things. We have data that illustrates this – one of the first culture patterns we spotted in the aggregate data from our culture assessment is called “heavy agility.”

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Engaging Despite Our Member’s Busy Schedules

Smooth The Path

When it comes to our schedules, it seems like COVID is over. All my friends are back to the headless chicken dance of work, home, events, travel, and if they are lucky, maybe a bit of sleep – me too. Time is at a premium again, and no one has enough of it.

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[GUEST BLOG] Your Chamber Has More Potential Than You Realize, Part 2

GrowthZone

by Frank Kenny. What I’ve Discovered Through 12 years of Facilitating Board Retreats & Strategic Planning: All chambers are sitting on gold mines. They all have huge potential. They just do not realize it. Let me share with you some of the strengths of your chamber and this industry.