June, 2023

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Engaging Gen Z Members: How Associations Can Attract and Retain Young Professionals

Higher Logic

The post Engaging Gen Z Members: How Associations Can Attract and Retain Young Professionals appeared first on Higher Logic. The post Engaging Gen Z Members: How Associations Can Attract and Retain Young Professionals appeared first on Higher Logic.

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What Associations Need to Know About Launching a Podcast

WBT Systems

Do you listen to association-focused podcasts? You might know about Leading Learning podcast from Tagoras because it's mentioned frequently on this blog, but there are plenty more.

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How to boost association revenue with innovative technology

Nimble AMS

Is your association looking for strategies to drive revenue to help you meet your organizational goals? If so, you’re not alone. To meet the growing demands of your membership base, your association should consider adopting innovative technology like association management software (AMS). Leveraging modern software at your organization can help you provide an excellent member experience and ensure you remain a valuable member resource.

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Research Report: How Your Association Can Better Attract, Support and Retain Adult Learners

WBT Systems

An episode of the Leading Learning Now podcast, hosted by Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steel from Tagoras, inspired this post about attracting, supporting, and retaining adult learners.

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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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Professional Development as an Employee Retention Strategy for Your Association

WBT Systems

Employee retention is an ongoing issue for associations.

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Stop Avoiding Tough Conversations!

AssociationChat

Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 4 pm ET – “Stop Avoiding Tough Conversations in Your Business and Life! – A Conversation with Sam Horn” Is there a tough conversation that you keep putting off because of anxiety or insecurity over how to handle it? If so, you’re not alone. Many people avoid difficult discussions – often to their detriment – and in this interview, we aim to tackle that issue head-on with our special guest.

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Member Profiles: Key Components and Best Practices

MemberClicks

For associations and other membership-based organizations, it’s no secret that the key to long-term success involves understanding their members. Anyone who’s ever spoken to long-time members who didn’t renew their memberships often learns that they felt like they weren’t valued or that the membership wasn’t adding value to their life. Maybe they felt they were treated as just one member among many rather than as an individual.

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How to Compete Against New Membership Communities for Gen Z’s Attention & Loyalty

Membersuite

The evidence is in: Gen Z are joiners. They may not join associations, but they do join membership communities created by their peers. GenZer Meagan Loyst wrote about the amazing success of these paid membership communities for Gen Z audiences. Loyst should know. She’s the founder of GenZ VCs , a global community of 24,000 Gen Z venture capitalists (VCs), founders, angel investors, operators, and aspiring VCs.She says, “When we see a lack of community in our chosen field/profession,

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Top 30 Association Management Software (Reviews + Pricing)

Raklet

Association and membership management in today’s digital age is more intricate than ever. When working with a large number of. The post Top 30 Association Management Software (Reviews + Pricing) appeared first on Raklet - All-in-one platform to grow your audience.

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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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How Association Professionals Are Using ChatGPT—and Related ChatGPT Musings

WBT Systems

In early March, we published our first post about ChatGPT. Since then, I’ve heard many association professionals discuss how they’re using ChatGPT.

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Top Ten Data Challenges (And Solutions) for Associations

Association Analytics

When you turn to another person for relationship advice, whether that’s a trusted friend or therapist, you often start by discussing what’s bothering you. You turn to them for help because you know something is amiss, but you might not know where to start or have a frame of reference for how to come up with a solution. But when it comes to a troubling relationship with your data, can you turn to those same people?

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Gardian of the Month: Melissa Schank

Aaron Wolowiec

Melissa Schank is our Gardian of the Month! Find out how she learns best, how she would help a wallflower feel more comfortable networking, the tools she finds most helpful to retain new knowledge, that one (or two) resources she can't live without, and her favorite thing about summer!

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Association Brain Food: 6.30.23

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Gen Z membership. MemberSuite explores why new membership communities are so popular with Gen Z. They describe what associations need to offer to compete with these new membership groups. Employee retention. Professional development is a highly valued employee benefit, according to dozens of research reports, especially by early-career professionals.

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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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Event Lead Retrieval: How to Transform Your Exhibitor Experience

EventMobi: Association Events

Event lead retrieval has evolved from sharing business cards to scanning QR codes. It’s faster, easier, and can be done on the fly—but how do you optimize the process? Microscanners might seem like a simple answer, but what if you want to include additional information or your exhibitors want to access their leads in real time? A comprehensive event tech solution supports your event’s needs in one place and makes lead retrieval a natural part of the event experience.

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What are the Most Profitable Fundraisers? 24 Ideas + 8 Top Tips!

Wild Apricot

What are the most profitable fundraisers? And how do you turn your ideas into a reality? Here's 24 ideas that'll get donations rolling in!

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How association IT leaders can drive organizational success

Nimble AMS

Technology is the core of your organization. To guarantee your association thrives, you need to invest in the right technology for your staff and members. But how can you ensure your organization chooses the right association management software (AMS) to enhance your staff and member experience? Consult your IT leaders to begin the conversation and lead your association’s digital transformation.

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From Raw Data to Real Insights: Preparing Your Association for AI

Association Analytics

You can’t scroll your social feed, glance at an industry newsletter, or sit through a national news broadcast without hearing about AI. The fact is, AI has b.

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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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Tackling Your Food and Beverage Challenges

Aaron Wolowiec

Wouldn't it be nice to have a secret formula that would magically select the perfect F&B that would accommodate all attendees and ensure everyone was happy with every meal? Unfortunately, we haven't found that quite yet, but here are a few tips and considerations you may find helpful while planning your next meeting or conference.

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Association Brain Food: 6.9.23

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Woke up this morning with a terrific urge to lie in bed all day and read. Fought against it for a minute. Then looked out the window at the rain. And gave over. Put myself entirely in the keep of this rainy morning. Would I live my life over again? Make the same unforgivable mistakes?

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24 Top Association Member Engagement Strategies to Rock Retention

EventMobi: Association Events

Member engagement is the #1 way to make sure your members recognize the value they get from your association. The best association member engagement strategies guide them to participate in the right programs and leave them feeling valued—which makes them significantly more likely to renew! Here are 24 association member engagement strategies to explore for your organization, plus 6 tips for how to increase member engagement.

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Swag Bag Ideas for Your Nonprofit, Club, or Association—On Any Budget!

Wild Apricot

The post Swag Bag Ideas for Your Nonprofit, Club, or Association—On Any Budget! appeared first on WildApricot.

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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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What the Association Sector can learn from our Events Industry Partners: Part 2

Association Adviser

In case you missed part one, a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend MPI’s the EVENT, hosted annually by the MPI Chapters in Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto. Event professionals are known for being warm, friendly, and welcoming, but as an Association Executive in a room full of MICE Industry professionals, I still […] The post What the Association Sector can learn from our Events Industry Partners: Part 2 appeared first on Association Adviser.

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From Raw Data to Real Insights: Preparing Your Association for AI – 6/27/23

Association Analytics

The post From Raw Data to Real Insights: Preparing Your Association for AI – 6/27/23 appeared first on Association Analytics.

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Juneteenth: What is it? Why is it important? And in what ways can we educate our members and participants?

Aaron Wolowiec

This post sheds some light on the history of Juneteenth, why it is important and steps you can take to educate and open dialogue for your members and/or participants to talk about it.

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Association Brain Food: 6.23.23

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… “It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.” ―F. Scott Fitzgerald ChatGPT. Nearly seven months ago, ChatGPT entered our world. WBT Systems goes over some ChatGPT basics, brings up some concerns—like why you shouldn’t rely upon it to do all your work, and explains how association professionals, including education te

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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.