May, 2019

Let Your Members Determine Email Frequency

YourMembership Blog

Email tops the list of easiest communication channels to consume, most likely to keep members engaged, and most powerful storytelling. The question is, are you using email in a manner that your members desire? According to the Community Brands Member Loyalty study, email tops the list of easiest communication channels to consume, most likely to. The post Let Your Members Determine Email Frequency appeared first on YourMembership.

The Member Journey Has Changed: Are You Changing With It?

Higher Logic

“Digital transformation” is leaving no stone unturned. Its effects aren’t limited just to big consumer brands like Amazon, Netflix Uber. Technology has changed how people travel down the path toward membership at your association, and how they engage with your association if or when they join.

Five Tips to Keep Your Association’s Website on Target

Associations Now

If the wrong visitors dominate traffic on your association’s website or if pages targeted at members aren’t carrying their weight, look at ways to change that conversation. Here are a few ideas.

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An “Association Hustle” Happy Hour – Join Us!

Moery Company

Join us for an Association Hustle Happy Hour on Thursday, June 6th from 4:30 to 6:30 at Fadó Irish Pub. We’ll raise a glass to the good work ahead and huddle up on how we can kick it up a notch with a little hustle. Also, If you’re attending ASAE’s MM&C Conference – Fadó is a short walk away.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.3.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… View from our campsite in the Superstition Mountains Wilderness east of Phoenix.

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Partnership v. Membership: Is There a Membership Role for Suppliers?

Spark Consulting

In my previous post in this series, I concluded with the question: What role, if any, does supplier membership play in this ecosystem?

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7 Proven Ways to Increase Member Retention Right Now

Wild Apricot

Here are 7 proven ways to increase Member Retention. Expert Advice, Real life examples, research, and more. By the end, you'll have the blueprints to create a solid strategy to start increasing member retention at your organization right away

Onboarding for Retention: How to Engage New Members for the Long-Term

Higher Logic

Onboarding new members is a critical step for associations, and often one that is missed or under-emphasized. That first year of membership has a big influence on whether that member will renew with you.

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What’s the Impact of M&A on Your Association?

Moery Company

Istock/Credit: natasaadzic. Currently, we see mergers and acquisitions on the rise in the industry. Companies are buying each other and, often large companies buy each other as well. What happens at the association?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.31.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Since reading is the first step in the professional development journey, wouldn’t your association want to encourage members (and others in your audience) to develop a reading habit?

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Influence Across America

Spark Consulting

Thanks to the generosity of my friend and colleague Ed Barks , I had the opportunity to attend Influence Across America: The Rise of State and Local Power and the Impact of Digital Media , a National Digital Roundtable panel event at the Newseum earlier this week.

Are Site Visits an Art or a Science?

Eric Lanke

This past week I was on the road again -- this time siting a couple of properties for a future Board strategy retreat. My current association takes the word "retreat" pretty seriously.

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How to Write a Sponsorship Letter (+ 2 Templates)

Wild Apricot

Ready to get into the wild and exciting world of sponsorship? Here's a complete guide to writing a sponsorship letter to help you get started

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Six tips for a successful membership drive

YourMembership Blog

Members are the lifeblood of associations – they help your organization fulfill your mission, not to mention, small staff associations report nearly half of their revenue comes from membership dues. Memberships propel your organization forward, so it’s no surprise that increasing membership is a top goal for many associations. Community Brands survey of small-staff associations. The post Six tips for a successful membership drive appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing

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How a 1-Person Comm Shop Can Execute a Killer Communications Strategy – Moery Webinar

Moery Company

Many associations say the #1 communications challenge is the struggle to relay their membership value proposition because they don’t have the bandwidth to execute. JP Moery knows the struggle is real but can attest to a successful strategic communications effort that can be led by a 1-person shop.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.24.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Billhighway asks, “ Do your chapter awards spark joy? ”

What Should We Do to Get Ready for Blockchain?

Spark Consulting

One of the key elements of blockchain networks is the network. This technology is a system-level technology. What that means is that its true power lies in the network effect, in the system.

Explaining Red Lights Is Good, But That Doesn't Make Them Not Red

Eric Lanke

This article on Forbes.com caught my eye this week.

49 Free Nonprofit Webinars for June 2019

Wild Apricot

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in June 2019 that the internet has to offer

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8 Tips to Write Emails Your Association Members Will Open

Higher Logic

Let me guess – your inbox is overflowing with so much content that you don’t know which way is up, much less which emails are worth your time. What to open? What to ignore? It’s a relatable circumstance for anyone with an email address (and fun fact: active email accounts are expected to hit 5.6

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How to Set Realistic Member Acquisition Goals

Moery Company

IStock/Credit: SZepy. First of all, don’t leave member acquisition decisions to your board or the membership committee. Trust me. Here’s what can happen….

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.17.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Superstition Mountains Wilderness, AZ. Colleges isn’t the only path to success these days.

How Will Blockchain Affect My Members?

Spark Consulting

As you may recall from my previous post on my new whitepaper, Blockchain for Associations: Separating the Hype from the Promise , my co-author Shelly Alcorn and I think that this is the REAL question association execs need to be asking ourselves right now.

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Phone Interviews Are No Longer Just a Skills Check

Eric Lanke

My association is hiring again, and this week I spent a lot of time doing a series of phone interviews. The phone interview has always been a key part of my screening process. If anyone were to ask me, I would have said that I use the phone interview to screen for the skills I'm looking for, and then use the in-person interview to screen for values and cultural fit. And this time, things started very much on that footing. My questions were very much about skills.

13 Meeting Minutes Templates to Help You Ace Your Nonprofit Board Meeting

Wild Apricot

Browse a comprehensive list of meeting minutes templates for maximum efficiency, accuracy and formatting

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Morehouse

Association Advocacy Chick

A week ago, Robert Smith, the commencement speaker for Morehouse College pledged to pay off the student loans of the class of 2019. Reaction has ranged from shock to elation to envy. The Washington Post even had an editorial asking if it was even fair that this generous gift was made as others struggle to pay for their education. However, I think it’s shortsighted to just think about the donation in and of itself.

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Don’t Know Who You’re Talking to You? Ask.

Moery Company

Here at The Moery Company, we send communications to thousands of prospects every month. To make our communications count, understanding the audience is critical. A considerable part of our communication success is the detail we collect to segment our lists.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.10.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… “5G, when fully implemented, is poised to be a very big deal, a far bigger transformation in mobile technology than any previous generational shift.

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Do Destiny and Management Mix?

Jamie Notter

I was in Dallas this week speaking at an internal meeting at a large corporation. The session was on “Employee Engagement in the Real World,” and during the session I was talking about how Maddie and I define “deep success.”.

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Xperience 2019 Registration Is Now Open!

YourMembership Blog

Ready for something innovative, insightful, and inspirational? We’ve got just the thing! Xperience 2019, the preeminent technology show for association, nonprofit, and K-12 school leaders! Created by Community Brands, the immersive digital experience is packed with new product announcements, user training, inspirational keynotes, research, education, a bustling expo hall, and valuable networking opportunities. Last year, The post Xperience 2019 Registration Is Now Open!

How to Get Started Using Website Themes, Layouts and Templates

Wild Apricot

Do you have a vision for how your website should look? Here's your guide to using website themes, master layouts, and page templates to make it a reality

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I’m back…

Association Advocacy Chick

It’s been awhile. A lot has happened since my last blog post in 2016. Some good. Some bad. But, through it all, I missed writing. So, on this Friday night in May 2019, I’m coming back to blogging. Welcome to Stef’s Reflective Playlist. What am I talking about now? My dreams. My fears. The people who inspire me. The podcasts I’m listening to. The music I dance to. My favorite Avengers. I have so much to share. For now, I’ll just say thank you in advance for reading.

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JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 189: What Value Are You Providing Through Social Media?

Moery Company

“I’ve talked a good deal about social media and how these platforms better enable you to communicate with members and prospects – and I still have plenty to say on the subject,” shares Host JP Moery.

3 Benefits of a Customer Advisory Board for Your Software Company

Higher Logic

Do you have a Customer Advisory Board (CAB) or customer advisory council? A lot of software companies do. It’s one of those boxes that you check because you know it’s a best practice.