April, 2023

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5 Extreme Brainstorming Questions to Help Imagine a Better Future for Your Association

WBT Systems

The pandemic knocked many of us out of our comfort zones, however, it also sparked growth in ways we couldn’t have foreseen.

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What Associations Should Know about ChatGPT and Generative AI

Higher Logic

The post What Associations Should Know about ChatGPT and Generative AI appeared first on Higher Logic. Is ChatGPT and generative AI the (right) answer for association communications? Let’s explore what this highly publicized tool does and the ways it could impact your association and job. The post What Associations Should Know about ChatGPT and Generative AI appeared first on Higher Logic.

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How To Write Effective Meeting Minutes (with Templates and Samples)

Wild Apricot

The post How To Write Effective Meeting Minutes (with Templates and Samples) appeared first on WildApricot.

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My Secret Time + Communication Work Hack

Aaron Wolowiec

I’ve been secretly cheating at work for over two decades. I finally shared my secret with colleagues at our recent team retreat and their minds were blown.

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How To Cultivate Community Affinity Throughout The Generosity Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand

This session will dive into how to create rich generosity experiences that foster long-lasting relationships. You’ll walk away with actionable insights to redefine how you engage with your supporters—emphasizing trust, engagement, and community over transactional giving models. 🤝 Industry expert Tim Sarrantonio will explore data-backed strategies to engage supporters as active participants in a community that values their contributions and shared ideals.

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Safeguard Member Engagement Through Choice: Message Categories and Email Preferences

Higher Logic

The post Safeguard Member Engagement Through Choice: Message Categories and Email Preferences appeared first on Higher Logic. Your email program needs to allow for choice. Allow members to self-select what content they’re interested in and make it easier to track their subscriptions with message categories and preference management. The post Safeguard Member Engagement Through Choice: Message Categories and Email Preferences appeared first on Higher Logic.

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4 Salesforce World Tour takeaways for your association

Nimble AMS

In mid- April , the Nimble AMS team attended the 2023 Salesforce World Tour in Washington DC. Our team joined thousands of industry peers and trailblazing association professionals to learn, network, and innovate at the free Sales force Tour event. After the event concluded, w e sat down with the onsite Nimble AMS team to discuss their experiences.

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Stop Boring Your Meeting Attendees: 10 Recommendations for a Better First Impression

Aaron Wolowiec

I recently attended an industry conference. I sat in the opening general session patiently awaiting the keynote speaker to take the stage, but what followed was a 15-minute laundry list of announcements and appreciations that very few people were interested in. As I sit in the audience on this particular day, not as a planner but as an attendee, I realize how this opening has landed – and it’s not a great first impression.

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Is it time to boost your association’s ROI with a technology upgrade?

Nimble AMS

Is your association planni ng to upgrade its t echnology to a mo dern software solu tion? If so, you’re among good company. The latest Community Brands Research reports 65% of a ssociation p rofessionals and 63% of members agree that professi onal membe rship and trade organi zatio ns that don’t transform technologically within the ne xt fe w years won’t survive.

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Proposed NC Law Changing Declaration Amendments Would Harm Associations and Owners

AMG

As described in my recent NC Community Association Legislative Update , an HOA/condo bill moving through the NC General Assembly is Senate Bill 553/House Bill 551 “Landlord/Tenant and HOA Changes.” SB 552 and HB 551 are mainly focused on landlord-tenant issues, but both include a provision that any declaration amendments made by an HOA or condo association would “only affect lot owners whose lots are conveyed or transferred after the amendment takes effect.

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How to Increase Membership Renewal

Dive deep into essential elements that drive member retention. Learn why members may hesitate to renew. Discover actionable techniques to encourage their return and foster lasting engagement. Uncover reasons members choose not to renew. Learn effective tactics to elevate member engagement and communication. Explore methods to encourage member renewal and active participation in your association Download now to take charge of your membership retention strategy!

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15 Ways to Grow Your Nonprofit With Word-of-Mouth Marketing

Wild Apricot

The post 15 Ways to Grow Your Nonprofit With Word-of-Mouth Marketing appeared first on WildApricot.

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Five Critical Steps for Successful User Adoption

Association Analytics

Making technology or process changes in the workplace is hard work. It takes time. It takes effort. And the biggest differentiator between success and failure is a user adoption plan. User adoption is the experience employees go through when using new technology or following new processes with existing technology. Since staff turnover, leadership changes, shifting business priorities, and/or platform updates can happen at any time, it’s important to keep in mind that user adoption does not neces

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Add Coaching Sessions to Online Learning Programs for a Market Advantage

WBT Systems

Until recently, executives or aspiring leaders were usually the only people you knew who worked with coaches, but that’s changing.

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Association Brain Food: 4.28.23

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Credentialing programs. Before developing a certification exam or any type of education program or pathway focused on a specific job role, you must do a job analysis. WBT Systems explains what’s involved and what associations need to know about using a job analysis to design and market programs.

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How to Create a Winning Event Marketing Strategy

Events hold the power to create lasting impressions and meaningful connections. They are not only occasions for celebration but also valuable marketing opportunities. Event marketing has become an essential component of successful business strategies, enabling organizations to engage with their target audience and create memorable experiences. However, behind every successful event lies a well-thought-out marketing strategy.

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Understanding and Addressing Unconscious Bias

Aaron Wolowiec

Bias shows up in our lives every day whether we want it to or not. Having a bias is how our brains naturally work. It doesn't mean that we have done something intentionally wrong or harmful. It does mean that our experiences have created biases that may cloud and negatively impact our actions toward those around us. We must work to understand what bias is, how bias is formed, and how to address it when it does.

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How Automation Empowers a Community Association Management Firm to Better Serve its Multi-Million-Dollar Portfolio

AvidXchange: Association Management

Company Profile: Founded in 1980 and headquartered just outside of Washington, D.C., Gates Hudson is a privately-held real estate services company with more than 700 employees. Within its umbrella of companies is Gates Hudson Community Management (GCHM), a premier full-service association management company that specializes in providing financial management and residential services to condominium, cooperative and homeowner associations throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area.

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How to Get Sponsorships: The Complete Guide

Wild Apricot

The post How to Get Sponsorships: The Complete Guide appeared first on WildApricot.

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Beyond Basic Learning Metrics: Using Analytics to Uncover Insights & Education Gaps – 5/17/23

Association Analytics

The post Beyond Basic Learning Metrics: Using Analytics to Uncover Insights & Education Gaps – 5/17/23 appeared first on Association Analytics.

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The Ultimate Guide to Monetizing Customer Learning

Every decision that goes into your learning monetization strategy matters for your organization’s bottom line. Our research has shown a clear correlation between high program maturity (and ROI!) and choosing the right monetization strategy. This eBook contains clear, actionable ways to approach packaging and pricing models that will help your association grow revenue, improve profitability, and drive expansion into new markets.

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Using a Job Analysis to Design & Market Credentialing Programs

WBT Systems

If your association offers (or plans to offer) a credentialing program, you know all about job analysis—or should know.

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Association Brain Food: 4.21.23

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Free member education. Should associations list education programs as a membership benefit if members have to pay for them like everyone else does? I don’t think so and neither does WBT Systems. They suggest options for offering members a selection of free education programs as a true membership benefit or as part of a membership tier.

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Behind the scenes: the Aptify team prep for ASAE AMS Demo Days

Aptify

Behind the scenes: The Aptify team prep for ASAE AMS Demo Days [link] The Aptify team is excited to demo for ASAE AMS Demo Days next Wednesday April 26th at 1:40 PM ET. Check out the vlog for a sneak peek into their plans! Transcription: Jim Redin: Hi, Allison, how are you today? Allyson Olaniel: Hey Jim, I’m doing great. How about yourself? Jim Redin: I’m great, Allyson.

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Catch Nimble AMS at the Salesforce World Tour in DC!

Nimble AMS

The Nimble AMS team is excited to attend the 2023 Salesforce World Tour in Washington DC ! On April 19, our team will join thousand s o f trailblaz ing peers and association professionals , as attendees discover the many ways Salesforce can drive success at thei r organizations. Nimble AMS and Salesforce can ignite innovation at your association.

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2024 Association Survey Results Report

2024 Association Survey Results Report For the 10th year, association professionals across the U.S. and Canada provided a look at the inner workings of their organizations when they replied to GrowthZone’s annual survey. Read the 2024 survey results report to see how your association compares: Top Challenges Retention Rates Non-Renewal Reasons Automatic Renewals Reinstatement Strategies Member Engagement Changes & Strategies Why Members Join Non-Dues Revenue Sources Dues Increases, and more

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The Ultimate Guide to Volunteer Appreciation

Wild Apricot

The post The Ultimate Guide to Volunteer Appreciation appeared first on WildApricot.

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Beyond Basic Learning Metrics: Using Analytics to Uncover Insights & Education Gaps

Association Analytics

The post Beyond Basic Learning Metrics: Using Analytics to Uncover Insights & Education Gaps appeared first on Association Analytics.

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Virtual Connections Ease IRL-Meeting Anxiety

Elevating Engagement

Do you remember the Tweet Ups of about 13 years ago? If you didn’t attend one, they were either officially organized or unofficial gatherings of people on Twitter at an in-person event. Back in the day, these gatherings were BRILLIANT! Then I worked for a professional association and ran the association’s handle. After tweeting, retweeting, liking, celebrating, and chatting with the members of our community online for years, it was soooooo much fun to put a face with the handle.

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Association Brain Food: 4.14.23

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Extreme brainstorming. If you want to kick your association out of the box in which it finds comfort, give these extreme brainstorming questions from WBT Systems a try. They may sound crazy at first, but they’ll take you down paths where, amidst the madness, you might find some interesting nuggets to pursue.

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

Speaker: Andrew Olsen, CFRE - EVP, Fundraising Solutions at DickersonBakker | Kat Landa, CFRE, CSD - SVP, Talent Solutions at DickersonBakker

Across the nonprofit sector, organizations invest heavily in donor retention efforts, yet the struggle of cultivating lasting relationships remains. While attracting new donors is crucial, the lack of repeat donors poses significant financial risks. Through a comprehensive analysis of industry data, experts argue that there is a direct correlation between donor burnout, donor retention, and the talent retention crisis.