December, 2023

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How to grow membership for your association

NetForum

Learn helpful ideas for attracting more members so you can grow membership for your association. How to grow membership for your association appeared first on NetForum Association Management Software.

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A Last Look at Leadership in 2023

Associations Now

From DEI to AI, association executives had a lot to think about. Here are some of the key themes from a very busy year. Inflation stress. Unsettled hybrid and remote workplaces. DEI under attack. AI disrupting just about everything. If 2023 was a year of “getting back to normal,” it was also a year where association leaders still understandably felt out of sorts.

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Nonprofit Tax Compliance: Three Things You Need to Know

Wild Apricot

Just because your nonprofit is tax-exempt doesn’t mean you can relax during tax season. Discover three things you need to know about nonprofit tax compliance.

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Beyond tradition: unveiling the secrets of purpose-driven association event success

The Association 100

A pivotal factor in the success of association events lies in the event planner’s profound comprehension of the organization – its mission, its members and the event’s purpose. Mere tradition doesn’t suffice anymore; events must be purpose driven. A keen understanding of how an event aligns with the association’s mission is paramount.

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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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Associations Creating Community to Address Climate Change

Spark Consulting

Shelly Alcorn and I recently sat down (virtually) to talk with Whiteford, Taylor & Preston’s Jefferson Glassie about The Time Is Now: Association Resilience and Adaptation and the Anthropocene Climate Disruption , our recently-released whitepaper that lays out the case that associations both can and should take the lead on addressing climate change for our own industry, for our members, and for the professions and industries our associations exist to serve, not only for moral reasons b

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Amidst Uncertainty, Encourage Members to Adopt Flux Mindsets and Career Portfolios

WBT Systems

Once upon a time, Charles Darwin said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives; nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” Today, Mr.

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Topics That Struck a Chord with the Association Community in 2023

WBT Systems

Reviewing our social media analytics for the past year, several blog posts obviously struck a chord with our followers.

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When Your AMS Simply Cannot Do What You Want It To Do

Aaron Wolowiec

Your AMS may not be doing everything you need it to, at least not as efficiently as you'd like. That's okay! When your AMS is lacking or causing unnecessary steps in the workflow - Kate has the solution to make the process easier.

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6 Tips to Transform Your Dirty Data in 2024

Association Analytics

We likely don’t need to convince you that in today’s digital age, data is the lifeblood of any successful association. And you’re likely to agree that ensuring the cleanliness and accuracy of that data is key. But what happens if your data isn’t clean? What happens if you’re heading into 2024 with big goals and ambitions and a database filled with duplicates?

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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 Nonprofit Ecommerce Guide: Best Platforms & Beyond!

Wild Apricot

A nonprofit ecommerce website helps grow your brand and diversify your streams of revenue. Here's how to make the best online store for nonprofits!

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Association Brain Food: 12.22.23

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Since webinars are winding down, this will be the last Association Brain Food for the year. I’ll be back on Friday, January 5. Until then, thank you for spending time with me here. I wish you and your loved ones a most joyful, loving, cozy and relaxing holiday season.

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Navigating These Wicked Waters

Spark Consulting

Shelly Alcorn and I recently had the opportunity to be interviewed by KiKi L’Italien for Association Chat on association leadership strategies for climate chaos. We talked about our new whitepaper, The Time Is Now: Association Resilience and Adaptation and the Anthropocene Climate Disruption; shared some stories of associations that are doing good work in this area; discussed how we ourselves stay motivated to work for change even in the face of bad news and seemingly daunting odds; highl

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The 12 Days of Staycation: Read, Recharge and Reset for the Year Ahead

WBT Systems

Most of us don’t have 12 days off during the holiday season. But that’s okay. Dedicate some of your time off to a staycation.

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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.

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Podcast: Communicating with purpose: expert advice from a national spokesperson

The Association 100

Discover the art of impactful association communications in our podcast episode as cohosts Colleen Gallagher and Christine Stay sit down with Frank Caliva, the national spokesperson for the Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) and president of P.R. Quinlan , a leading B2B consulting firm in retail energy policy. Caliva shares invaluable wisdom on crafting the most effective messages that resonate with target audiences while juggling competing interests and obligations.

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8 Ways to Use AI for Community Association Management 

AvidXchange: Association Management

The community association management industry plays a large part in enriching the quality of life for millions of homeowners. From common area maintenance to financial management to events production, association managers are responsible for a gamut of duties. To streamline operations, community managers are embracing artificial intelligence (AI).

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How To Avoid The 6 Types Of 501c3 Violations In Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot

Avoid losing your nonprofit's tax exempt status by understanding the six 501c3 violations. Our clear examples will help you stay in compliance.

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Association Brain Food: 12.8.23

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Mental health. Since the pandemic, we’ve seen many headlines about the rise in mental health issues. People talk about it in the association world, but how many associations actually provide resources and education about mental health issues to members and industry employers?

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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The Agile Association in 2024

Portage Group

The Agile Association in 2024 Few association executives and board directors today would dispute that these are extraordinarily challenging times to be in a position of leadership. Agility is essential to organizational survival and success but is something that eludes many associations today So how are successful associations building agility into their strategy, structure, processes, and culture?

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Educate Members and Industry Employers About Mental Health Issues

WBT Systems

A former association president describes mental health as an issue that “has been hiding in plain sight.

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An event planner’s secret weapon: rapport

The Association 100

Event planning goes beyond just managing logistics. Building strong relationships are crucial for creating successful events. I take pride in developing a rapport with everyone involved – from Grammy nominees to caterers and AV techs, to the person who opens the doors before the event begins. Successful relationships start with being approachable to everyone.

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Mission-Driven Startups: A Look at 14 Inspiring Companies

NXUnite

In a world driven by profit margins and bottom lines, a new breed of startups has emerged that seeks to make a difference beyond the balance sheet. These mission-driven companies place purpose at the heart of their business strategies. They’re not just in it for profit; they’re on a mission to create positive societal change. From providing innovative fundraising software to insightful consulting services, mission-driven companies play a direct role in nonprofits’ ability to achieve their missio

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5 Habits of Growth-Oriented Associations

We’ve identified the five defining characteristics of future-focused associations. Adopting these traits allows your organization to chart a course for long-term growth and success. Find out: Why some organizations are more adept at navigating and overcoming challenges facing all associations. The success formula for thriving associations, including a behind-the-scenes peek at some flourishing organizations.

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Nonprofit Capacity Building: 12 Innovative Strategies to Try For 2024

Wild Apricot

Help your organization function at its best by dedicating energy to nonprofit capacity building. Grants, software solutions, peer learning and more!

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Association Brain Food: 12.1.23

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Grassroots advocacy. TopClass LMS explains how education programs can help your association’s grassroots advocacy efforts. When members better understand your association’s legislative and regulatory priorities and their role in achieving those goals, they can more confidently make an effective case with policymakers.

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Leveraging AI in Credentialing and Accreditation: A Game-Changer for Associations

Aaron Wolowiec

In an age where technology continuously reshapes professional landscapes, Artificial Intelligence (AI) emerges as a pivotal force in revolutionizing association-led credentialing and accreditation programs. Imagine a world where AI-driven automation streamlines intricate processes, where learning and compliance align seamlessly with industry evolution.

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The best of Nimble AMS in 2023

Nimble AMS

It’s beginning to look a lot like the New Year! As we approach the end of 2023, we want to thank you for reading our blog , downloading our resources, attending our webinars, and meeting us at events. Y ou made 2023 a great year. T he Nimble AMS team is busy planning for the New Year and considering how we can continue to empower association professionals.

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How to Design a Seamless & Personalized Digital Donor Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio

The average nonprofit uses five or more different software platforms to create their donor’s journey, making the experience clunky and disjointed. If you want to design a magical online giving experience for donors, making their journey as seamless as possible is key. In this webinar with expert Tim Sarrantonio, you’ll learn the fundamental steps to create an immersive and personalized online giving experience for your donors.