June, 2020

4 Ways to Ensure Association Membership Renewal in 2020

Blue Sky eLearn

Many people join associations to meet other professionals in their field and take advantage of valuable networking opportunities.

How to Recover, Relaunch, and Rebound Your Association

Moery Company

We’ve adjusted, adapted, and pivoted. Now it’s time to recover, relaunch, and rebound. Here’s some tips on how to do just that in the areas of communications, virtual events, and sponsorships. Communications. First, some observations on what we’re seeing here at The Moery Company.

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11 Questions Nonprofit Leaders Need to Ask Before Re-Opening the Office

Wild Apricot

Are you wondering whether your organization is ready to re-open the office as the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions are slowly being lifted? Use these questions to help you decide

How to Pitch Existing Partners a Webinar Sponsorship

Moery Company

The other day, a good friend asked me, “Hey, we’re struggling a bit when it comes to converting existing sponsors – ones that we’re having great engagement with – into webinar sponsorships. They’re hesitant about the idea.” ” Here’s the advice that I gave them.

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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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.5.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… What a week. This tweet summed it up for me. It feels somewhat like that week in March when the impact of COVID-19 hit us all. It’s been hard to focus.

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52 Free Nonprofit Webinars for July 2020

Wild Apricot

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

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It’s Time to Integrate the Meetings and Education Teams at Your Association

WBT Systems

It’s Time to Integrate the Meetings and Education Teams at Your Association. Read more about It’s Time to Integrate the Meetings and Education Teams at Your Association

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10 tips to bring your Zoom events to life

Association Success

The shift to online meetings has exposed a number of weaknesses in how we present material. . Public speaking isn’t easy at the best of times but the new considerations that accompany a Zoom reality are sabotaging even seasoned pros.

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Extend the Attendee Experience Beyond Your Virtual Conference

Membersuite

At in-person and virtual conferences, attendees listen to speakers, take in new information, get excited about new ideas, and jot down next steps. Keep the momentum going and help attendees apply what they learned with these post-event activities

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.

Using Data to Build Resilience

Moery Company

One of my favorite things about being a Salesforce Administrator for a small company is the ability to implement standards around how to best utilize Salesforce. As a team, we have learned to store the most accurate and detailed information to improve sales and help our clients.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.12.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Motivation and focus enhancer. If you’ve been distracted at work and dispirited by what’s going on in our country, WBT Systems has some timely advice: remember your purpose.

10 Ways to Definitely Burn Out as a Nonprofit Employee

Wild Apricot

Employee burnout in the nonprofit sector is a real issue in the best of times, let alone in the midst of a pandemic. Here's are some things you might be doing that will inevitably lead to you burning out, and what to do instead

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COVID-19’s Impact on Global Email Communication: How to Maintain High Deliverability

Higher Logic

Recently, I’ve seen a spike in the amount of email communications going through our servers, so I dug into how mail receivers are reacting to the influx of mail to their systems. I noticed the initial uptick begin in March (shortly after the announcement of many COVID-19 stay-at-home orders).

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.

Your Members Are Overwhelmed

Spark Consulting

That’s the bad news.

Attendee Communication Before, During, and After the Event

MembersClicks

The main goal for any event is getting people there in the first place — so you probably have a pretty solid plan for promoting it to your members. And, potentially, non-members!).but, but, that said, do you have a plan for communicating with your attendees? You ABSOLUTELY should.

What’s Next for Association Communications?

Moery Company

Over the past three months we saw disruptions of our daily routines leading to a disruption in consumption of content. People are “Zoomed” out. Add in the news cycle and there’s more digital fatigue than ever before.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.26.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Inclusive conferences. Barbara Palmer at PCMA Convene lists eight ways conference organizers, sponsors, speakers and attendees can make conferences more racially diverse.

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!

7 Tips to Create a Fundraising Video to Increase Donations (Even If You’re Not a Tech Person)

Wild Apricot

Creating a fundraising video for a nonprofit can seem daunting, but with a fundraising video script, an elevator pitch, and a story, it’s easy

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Online Communities in 2020: Unlocking the Power of Community with Data

Higher Logic

Heather is Higher Logic’s Chief Community Officer. She was the first to hold the position at Higher Logic and one of the earliest to hold the title in the industry. I’ve been involved in community management for around 13 years.

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Postponing Member-Centric Engagement Webinar

Spark Consulting

Out of respect for the ongoing uprisings protesting the murder of George Floyd and longstanding, unaddressed racism and racial discrimination in American society, I’ve requested that Association Insights postpone our scheduled Wednesday, June 3 webinar, Leading Engagement from the Outside In, to a later date.

3 Organizations Using Creative Social Media in Light of COVID-19

Association Success

Tensions run high as the world deals with the effects of COVID-19. Not letting this tough time control or ruin their spirits, these organizations took to social media to entertain, engage and connect with their audiences. .

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.

What are association sales numbers compared to last year? – Ask JP #026

Moery Company

“How are sales compared to last year?” ” Today we’re going to take a look at – and compare – 2019 to 2020 when it comes to association sales. 2019, Q2: things going well. 2020, Q 2: oh my gosh.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.19.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Inclusion advice. A fellow NAHB alum and friend, Lakisha Woods, CAE, has three pieces of advice to share in her “Letter of Thanks and Ideas for Growth from an African-American CEO.”. Inclusion strategy.

Pledge Fundraising: 4 Tips for Creating a Powerful Campaign

Wild Apricot

Pledge fundraising raises money through promises of donations to be collected at a later date. Here's how you can pull off a successful campaign

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How We Know the 90-9-1 Rule for Online Community Engagement is Officially Outdated

Higher Logic

A rule about online engagement has floated around the internet for a while, called the Rule of Participation Inequality, or the 90-9-1 Rule.

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.

If You Build It, Will They Come? How Two Large Fall Shows Are Forging Ahead

Velvet Chainsaw

As many associations wrestle with decisions for their fall conferences and shows, the question on everyone’s mind is, if you build it, will they come?

Why failure is more valuable than success

Association Success

The most challenging moments in life have some things in common. They are the moments we disappoint our peers or loved ones, don’t meet expectations, or fail to accomplish a goal. The fear of failure is deeply embedded in our culture, from the education system to the way many companies work.

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New Skills for a New Era – Association Field Report (June 19, 2020)

Moery Company

Many of you are doing new things, implementing and rolling out new events and programs. One of the things I noticed as I’ve been observing the association space evolve are all of the new skill sets that we’re going to need as we move forward. Here are some examples. Membership.

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