June, 2017

Three Top Takeaways from the 2017 State of Community Management Report

Higher Logic

How does your community stack up against all the rest? Are your ‘best practices’ really the best?

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Auto Draft

YourMembership Blog

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Membership 101: Why Did They Join?

Spark Consulting

My last membership 101 blog post addressed the question: how do I know when it’s time to ask a prospect to join my association? . The answer was: by studying your data.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.16.17

Reid All About it

Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… If your association plans to get a new association management system (AMS) in the next few years, or you want to learn more about AMS selection and implementation, or you just have an abnormal interest (hello!)

Compelling Member Engagement

Potomac Core

Polarization in Washington, DC, and market disruption are opening doors for Associations to create more compelling member engagement experiences for their members.

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Build Before You Change

Eric Lanke

As I write this I am on the plane out to my association's annual strategic board retreat. For those who wonder when I find the time to write my blog posts, airplane rides are great for my output. I just finished re-reviewing the report I've prepared and will give to the board.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.30.17

Reid All About it

Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… The latest cybersecurity threat rampaging around the world is a cyber weapon , not ransomware, says the CEO of security awareness training firm KnowBe4. Should your association or company be concerned?

Learning about Soyfoods, a Book Review

Association Navigator

John H. The Skinny on Soy. By Marie Oser. Learning about soyfoods is on the top of my list these days. I was recently tapped to lead the Soyfoods Association of North America (SANA) , the trade group which represents soyfoods manufacturers, soy processors, and soybean farmers.

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Calling All ASAE Allies

Spark Consulting

Guest blog from my Include Is a Verb co-author, Sherry Marts (S*Marts Consulting). A couple of weeks ago there was a fairly lengthy thread in the Executive Management Section on ASAE Collaborate, with the subject line “ ASAE Committees/Sections Feedback ” (member login required). At one point, that conversation turned to talking about gender-based (and other) harassment at ASAE meetings.

5 Ways You Know It’s Time to Grow Your Community Management Team

Higher Logic

Growth can be a predicament for any team in any organization. Too early, and you’re shouldering additional cost before it’s warranted. Too late, and you risk overwhelming your employees and dropping the ball on important projects, including delivering value and engaging your audience.

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Google for Jobs is officially here.

YourMembership Blog

On June 20, Google launched the widely anticipated Google for Jobs throughout the United States. The program, which was highlighted by Google CEO Sundar Pichai last month at the Google I/O conference, is a new initiative designed to connect job seekers and employers, perhaps bringing far-reaching implications for the recruitment advertising industry. If you search. The post Google for Jobs is officially here. appeared first on YourMembership. Career Solutions Career Development Google

It's Okay to Ignore People

Eric Lanke

My phone doesn't ring as much as it used to. Fifteen years ago, it seemed, my phone rang all the time.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.23.17

Reid All About it

Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… Peggy Hoffman says we have to get rid of the “V” word: volunteers. What the what? She makes three (if I remember correctly) insightful arguments to back up that statement on a recent episode of Association Chat.

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34 Free Nonprofit Webinars for July 2017

Wild Apricot Blog

Every month we compile the largest list of free nonprofit webinars. Here are 34 for July 2017. webinars nonprofit-webinars


3 Design Thinking Facilitation Resources for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter's Blog

Almost four years ago, I wrote my experience as a participant n a design-thinking lab to give input on a digital strategy for a philanthropy. The design lab was facilitated by Pete Maher, founder of Luma Institute.

How Small-Staff Associations Can Get People to Come Back to their Websites (Without Extra Work)

Higher Logic

Do more with less. That’s what associations and nonprofits are often tasked with, especially when a small staff is doing website work on top of events, benefit programs, and membership management.

Why is disengagement happening at associations?

YourMembership Blog

Millennials and generation Y just feel they don’t belong. The year was 2000. The startup that launched in 1998 had outgrown the garage, relocating to a nondescript building in an office park a couple of miles off the highway. Outside that building, on an asphalt parking lot, yellow police tape marked off an area where. The post Why is disengagement happening at associations? appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Member Engagement Millennials

Don't Be Misled By the Concentric Circles of Diversity

Eric Lanke

A few weeks ago I mentioned that Spark Consulting was out with another white paper -- this one on the sometimes challenging topic of diversity and inclusion -- and that it was another thought-provoking read for association CEOs.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.9.17

Reid All About it

Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… My friends at DelCor Technology Solutions have kicked off their 15th Annual.org Community Food Drive to support the Capital Area Food Bank.

24 Things I Wish I Knew Before Entering the Nonprofit World

Wild Apricot Blog

I asked Shawna, and a dozen other seasoned nonprofit pros what they wish they knew before signing on to work for a nonprofit. Here are the 22 things that they hammered home. working-at-a-nonprofit


5 Key Takeaways from ISACA’s Cybersecurity Report

Associations Now

As skills gaps grow and resources shrink, enterprise IT teams feel they may be on shaky ground in the evolving cyberthreat landscape.

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How Switching to a Private Online Community Helped the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) Double Community Engagement

Higher Logic

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) once served its members with a Yahoo Group, but only a few hundred members signed up to participate on the platform. Something wasn’t right.

Select the right association event venue.

YourMembership Blog

Selecting a venue is undoubtedly the most impactful decision you need to make when planning your association event. The venue sets the scene for your event, influences the attendee experience, and probably consumes more of your budget than any other factor. So, if you’re feeling the pressure to find the perfect venue, here are some. The post Select the right association event venue. appeared first on YourMembership. Event Management


Go Visit Your Members

Eric Lanke

I've written about this before, but I recently had another experience that again underscored the value of going out and visiting your members where they live and work. I was sitting next to this member at dinner at an earlier function we both attended. Why don't you come down and visit us sometime?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.2.17

Reid All About it

Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… Countdown time to AMS Fest!! I’m looking forward to spending a few days next week talking and thinking about association technology. Ah, the geeky pleasures of life.

The 22 Features Every Top Nonprofit Website Has

Wild Apricot Blog

Your nonprofit website can make or break your organization. That’s the unfortunate reality these days when so much happens online. To help other nonprofits create websites that bring in massive support, I’ve compiled the 22 features every top nonprofit website has. website nonprofit-website

How the iPhone Changed the Conference Experience

Associations Now

The first iPhone went on sale 10 years ago this week. Since its launch, it’s had an impact on almost every aspect of association management. A look at how it’s changed meetings and events. Want to feel old?

The 6 Biggest Business Benefits of Starting a Branded Online Community

Higher Logic

What drove your last business initiative? For most of us, the answer revolves around meeting goals and improving the bottom line. We launched our latest project to be more efficient, increase sales, or improve retention.

Learning from the ‘Netflix Diet.’

YourMembership Blog

Can Netflix viewer data support our education plans? The wildly popular internet brand with more than 100 million members in more than 190 countries recently published a press release about its global audience’s viewing habits. That audience enjoys more than 125 million hours of television shows and movies every single day. What the data shows. The post Learning from the ‘Netflix Diet.’ appeared first on YourMembership. Online Learning Professional Development

Book Review: Nonprofit Storytelling in a Digital Age

Beth Kanter's Blog

My colleague, Julia Campbell, has just published a book, “ Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits ” and was kind enough to share an advanced copy.

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Moving From Talk to Action on Diversity and Inclusion

Spark Consulting

Does your organization have a compelling statement on diversity and inclusion that doesn’t seem to be reflected in your day to day operations? Don’t worry – lots of organizations face the same challenge. Join Sherry Marts (S*Marts Consulting) and me for a FREE webinar (thanks to our host/sponsor Wild Apricot) Wednesday, July 12 at 2 pm ET to to learn how to move your organization from talk to action when it comes to authentic diversity and inclusion (D+I).

June Update: Next Week’s Move to Improve Our System Performance

Wild Apricot Blog

Read about our switch to Amazon Web Services, updates to our mobile app, and other news. July-Newsletter

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Bring the Great Outdoors Into Your Meetings

Associations Now

A new report reveals that attendees and planners have an increased interest in outdoor spaces being used at meetings. Associations and venues are jumping on that trend.

3 Features to Look for in an Online Community App [Research]

Higher Logic

We’ve heard about the importance of mobile for years. Everything needs to look just as good on a smartphone as a laptop, whether you use responsive design or an app. But which is better? An app or responsive design ?