November, 2019

Can Your Small Staff Association Support a Mobile App?

Multiview

Here’s a hot take that may blow your mind: Everybody uses mobile devices. Insert sarcasm.] Whether you’re the baby boomer,… The post Can Your Small Staff Association Support a Mobile App? appeared first on MultiView.

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Should your association start a podcast?

Association Success

When Hannah Andrews and her team started thinking about creating their first podcast, they weren’t actually thinking in those terms. Instead, they considered their strategic plan goals around consumer outreach for the Association for Professionals in Infection Control. .

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How to Lead a Successful Spinoff

Associations Now

Associations can often struggle to launch a foundation or sister organization. One persevered by sticking to its vision. Every association that launches a foundation does so with good intentions.

How to Start a Mentoring Program People Want to Participate In

Higher Logic

Think back to your first job out of college. You were probably excited and wanted to learn everything. Along the way, did you have someone who mentored you and helped you along in your profession?

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AMC-Managed Organizations are More Stable than Standalone Organizations

Why do organizations managed by Association Management Companies outperform standalone organizations? This paper seeks to answer that question through the results of a study examining the rates of change in the length of chief staff executive tenure and changes in office locations of membership-based organizations between 2009 and 2015.

Membership management health check: How does your association measure up?

YourMembership Blog

As your association prepares for 2020, make sure your membership management program is in top shape. You likely have goals around member acquisition, engagement, and retention. And, you may regularly review your progress toward these goals. But are you really taking time to assess your program’s vital signs and ensure your membership management program is. The post Membership management health check: How does your association measure up? appeared first on YourMembership.

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How Has GDPR Affected Association Marketing?

HighRoad Solution

American-based associations don’t usually take notice of data laws in other countries. However, there is one law that you should know about: GDPR

3 Quick Membership Management Hacks

MembersClicks

We love a good hack. When trying to accomplish a goal, isn’t it nice to have new tricks and tactics to try.without having to spend a ton of time brainstorming?

What Lady Gaga can teach your association

Association Success

Nearly a decade ago, Lady Gaga fans were introduced to Jo Calderone. . Calderone, a striking Italian-American from New Jersey, was in a kind of love affair with Gaga.

Four Ways Psychology and Email Marketing Tie Into Each Other

Associations Now

Before your hit send on that next member email, consider the role psychology plays in getting your message across. You could write and design the best email in the world, but unless you consider how it will be received, its ability to resonate with your audience is slim.

Presentation Tips: Help Your SME Deliver Their Best Content

Blue Sky eLearn

As we’ve discussed before the recruitment of good quality subject matter experts (SMEs) is one of the hardest parts of creating a solid curriculum. Now that you’ve identified the “right one ; ” let’s look at some tips and tricks you can provide your speaker to deliver their best content.

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Does your association value job boards as much as your members do?

YourMembership Blog

A recent Community Brands study shows that job opportunities are one of the most important benefits to members, yet associations have work to do in this area.

­­25 Things You Can't Miss at Super Forum 2019

Higher Logic

Whether you’re attending Super Forum 2019 or putting our annual community conference on your wish list for next year, there’s plenty to look forward to. Here are the 25 things you will be glad you didn’t miss at our 10th Super Forum. Dazzling Views.

LMS Integration Questions to Consider Before Making a Selection Decision

WBT Systems

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.29.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Will I see you at ASAE TEC next week? For me, TEC is like a reunion, camp and retreat combined in one. If we haven’t met and you see me walking around, please introduce yourself, I’d love to meet you.

Partnership v. Membership: ROI

Spark Consulting

Lewis’s latest post in our ongoing, irregular series addresses making sponsorship offerings more valuable to your corporate supporters: understand what’s motivating them, structure the relationship to address their specific business needs, and offer different levels of investment.

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How to Launch an LMS with No Content

Blue Sky eLearn

We must be kidding, right? Well, yes and no! We’ve talked to plenty of organizations who don’t believe they are ready or qualified to purchase a learning management system because of lack of content.

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Take your association’s career center to the next level using social media

YourMembership Blog

Job opportunities are among the most important benefits to your members. Here’s how to give your job board a boost using social media.

Association Growth Strategy: 6 Tech Tools to Drive Member Recruitment + Retention

Higher Logic

For associations focusing on strategically attracting new members (and keeping them engaged for the long haul), it’s important to package your tech stack for ample growth and retention.

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6 Strategies You Can Use Today to Increase Event Attendance

Wild Apricot

Want more event attendees? Who doesn't? Here are six tactics you can use to boost event attendance starting today

11 Catalysts for Cross-Departmental Collaboration

WBT Systems

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Beware of Your Assumptions about What People Will Do

Jamie Notter

I was listening to a podcast the other day with Esther Duflo , a recent winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, who was talking about the importance of empirical evidence when you’re trying to change things (in her context, reducing global poverty).

Ten Strategies for Pricing eLearning Content

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently, Blue Sky eLearn Client Success Manager, Kara Adams, presented a webinar covering ten strategies for pricing eLearning content.

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Revisit your association’s benefits to improve member engagement and loyalty

YourMembership Blog

Are your members satisfied with the benefits they receive from your organization? Community Brands’ latest study shows you might have room for improvement. To keep members happy and engaged long-term, it’s important to deliver the benefits that matter most to them.

Recovering From a Gaffe: Lessons From Elon Musk’s Cybertruck Fail

Associations Now

The Tesla CEO managed to find humor in what was an embarrassing scene during a high-profile product launch. Here’s how quick thinking can help you recover, fast. It was perhaps the most exceedingly weird product demo of the year, for a product that seemed out there even for Elon Musk.

5 Examples Of Nonprofit Social Media Strategies (And What You Can Learn From Them)

Wild Apricot

Trying to develop a social media strategy for your nonprofit? Here are 5 great examples that you can use to get inspired

How to Help Individual & Company Members Adapt to Remote Work

WBT Systems

How to Help Individual & Company Members Adapt to Remote Work. Read more about How to Help Individual & Company Members Adapt to Remote Work

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Do You Really Have Them at Hello? Rethinking Your First-Timer Strategy

Velvet Chainsaw

One of my biggest pet peeves is the way some conferences approach first-time attendees. Being intentional and having a plan for how you welcome someone who is experiencing your conference for the first time is not only the right thing to do, it’s also a smart attendee acquisition strategy.

Avoid Application Sprawl by Taking a Strategic Approach to Office 365

Delcor

Many organizations are moving to Office 365 so they can shift from a premise-based Exchange server to a cloud-based option.

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Don’t let tech be a barrier to your association’s virtual event success

YourMembership Blog

Investing in a learning management system to support online educational events may seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s a helpful checklist of key capabilities to look for that will help you deliver a top-notch learning experience for your members. Studies from Community Brands suggest that members of professional associations prefer to learn. The post Don’t let tech be a barrier to your association’s virtual event success appeared first on YourMembership.

Are Too Many Meetings Killing Employee Productivity?

Associations Now

For employees who rely on blocks of time to get their tasks done, dicing up their calendars with unnecessary meetings can result in a loss of work. You wake up in the morning ready to buckle down and get to work—but one glance at the calendar says otherwise.

The 50 Best Nonprofit Websites To Get You Inspired

Wild Apricot

Planning to redesign your website? We've handpicked the top 50 nonprofit websites from organizations large and small to help you create the best possible website

LMS Selection Resources

WBT Systems

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Federal Agencies Urged to Cancel Their Washington Post and New York Times Subscriptions

Moery Company

Recent news of federal agencies being urged to cancel their Washington Post and New York Times subscriptions could have a huge impact on the associations that advertise in the special edition publications. What should associations do to brace for the impact?