June, 2019

Why Most Organizations Get New Member Onboarding Wrong — and 3 Ways to Do It Right

Wild Apricot

Associations tend to have very robust renewal programs, but meager new member onboarding programs. Here's how you can create a strong new member onboarding program in 3 easy steps

How to Communicate Member Benefits Effectively

Association Adviser

Associations have the ongoing job of retaining existing members and attracting new ones. Do this by showcasing the member benefits available to them. The post How to Communicate Member Benefits Effectively appeared first on Association Adviser.

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Addressing the Freelance Wave

Association Success

How can you better accommodate the growing number of freelancers in your association? We are seeing an increasing number of freelancers in the United States and more change than ever in the freelance job market, as shown in this Upwork study.

8 Tips for Recruiting High-Quality Webinar Speakers

Blue Sky eLearn

What is the most important part of a webinar presentation? Of course, the timing, technology, and ease of use for the learner are super important, but the absolute most important part to the success of your webinar is the content and subject matter expert (SME).

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.

Higher Logic Joins Team Rubicon to Tackle Community Disaster Response in Houston

Higher Logic

HIGHER LOGIC CARES: Through our 2019 Charity Program, we sent a group of nine staff volunteers to Houston, Texas, in May 2019 to assist Team Rubicon in disaster response efforts. This story is about their personal experiences on-site and what it’s like to participate.

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30 Post-Event Survey Questions (+ Why They Matter)

Wild Apricot

Looking for the perfect post-event survey questions to get feedback on your event? Here are 30 you can use as, well as some best practices for structuring your event survey

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Associations Provide an Antidote to the Loneliness Epidemic

WBT Systems

Associations Provide an Antidote to the Loneliness Epidemic. Read more about Associations Provide an Antidote to the Loneliness Epidemic

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.21.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Maggie McGary shares insights from the Community Roundtable’s 10th Annual State of Community Management report and cross-references them with findings from MGI’s Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report.

Blended Learning: Tips for Successful Clinical Trial Training

Blue Sky eLearn

What is the best way to train study sites for a clinical trial? An onsite meeting? CRA training at the study site? Virtual meetings? On-demand modules? . While all of these are good options, blending these together can provide you the best option. .

4 Ways to Use Events + Conferences to Increase Online Community Engagement

Higher Logic

There’s something special about attending an event that leaves you feeling invigorated, inspired, and better off for having participated. Making new connections in an environment like this can be energetic, powerful, and truly productive. It can also boost community engagement.

Is Succession Planning Important for Volunteer Leaders?

Association Leaders

One often heard piece of advice is when a person steps into a leadership role in business, the first thing they should do is find their successor. That’s very true for most companies. Is it true for associations? The short answer – YES. Think about the various leadership opportunities within an association. The Board of Directors, the Officers, the Committee Chairs, the Chapters (if there are any). It is critical that association leaders have planned successions for all leadership positions.

40 Free Nonprofit Webinars for July 2019

Wild Apricot

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in July 2019 that the internet has to offer

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An Educational Moonshot: Association-Style Disruption

WBT Systems

An Educational Moonshot: Association-Style Disruption. Read more about An Educational Moonshot: Association-Style Disruption

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.28.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… WBT Systems encourages associations to provide educational programs for vendor members —you may call them affiliate, associate, or supplier members, I like to think of them as industry partners.

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Keeping Your Members Involved: A Helpful How-To Guide

Blue Sky eLearn

Your association is most effective when you’ve created a strong community of members who value opportunities for professional development.

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3 Ways to Use Virtual Events to Promote eLearning Programs

Higher Logic

Electronic learning (eLearning) programs have taken on many shapes and sizes over the years, but sometimes it can be hard to drum up excitement for new (or existing) offerings. Why is this? Because learners often assume the resources will always be there for them, so there’s no rush to engage.

How to support your members’ career journey

YourMembership Blog

Strategies that support every stage of your association’s members career journey – from student to retiree. As you think about your members’ relationships with your association, you likely think about the member journey – from the first interaction with your organization to the moment a member renews. You may also think about the member journey. The post How to support your members’ career journey appeared first on YourMembership. Career Solutions Membership & Marketing

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How to Create the Ultimate New Member Welcome Packet

Wild Apricot

Find out how to create the ultimate new member welcome packet with these 10 essential tips, and templates for inspiration

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Education for Supplier Members: Help Members Do Business with Members

WBT Systems

Education for Supplier Members: Help Members Do Business with Members. Read more about Education for Supplier Members: Help Members Do Business with Members

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.7.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… When’s the last time you talked to your AMS vendor? When you wanted to b h about something? No bueno.

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Trouble Getting Replies from Prospects?

Moery Company

If you have ever worked in sales, you know one of the biggest frustrations of the job is never getting a reply. You call first thing in the morning, you email after dinner time, you leave a voicemail followed immediately by an email and no response.

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39 Online Community Stats You Should Know in 2019

Higher Logic

The Community Roundtable annually releases the The State of Community Management Report, and it’s chock-full of timely online community stats to help inform your strategies in the year ahead.

Tight Cultures versus Loose Cultures

Jamie Notter

Earlier this month I spoke to a small group of COOs as part of an event put on by CEO Update.

How to Provide Member Development Opportunities in Your Organization

Wild Apricot

Members typically join associations because they want to grow on both personal and professional levels. Read these seven member development ideas and start providing more value to your members

What Does the Future of Work Look Like for Women?

Associations Now

A new McKinsey Global Institute report indicates that automation could lead to potentially high job losses for women by 2030. To stop this, leaders and organizations must invest in training and reskilling programs.

Fostering a Winning Conference Culture

Velvet Chainsaw

I have been struck by the disparity in how an association’s organizational culture translates (or doesn’t translate) to the on-site implementation or planning of its live events. There are many associations that tout their open and supportive cultures.

Association Hustle – Episode 192: Members Hire Constant Transformation, Dan Varroney

Moery Company

Kicking off the debut of his rebranded podcast, “Association Hustle,” Host JP Moery welcomes to the show Dan Varroney, President & CEO of Potomac Core • Association Consulting.

2019 State of Community Management: What Now? 5 Stats with Action Items for Executive Stakeholders + Community Leaders

Higher Logic

The data published in The Community Roundtable’s 10th Annual State of Community Management report was collected from 325 community programs between January and March 2019. ICYMI: We shared a collection of 39 nitty-gritty stats from the report in our first blog recap.

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4 Reminders When Marketing to Young Professionals

MembersClicks

You’ve heard the saying, “What you say is not as important as how you say it.” Well, what you say is certainly important, but when it comes to marketing - and particularly, marketing to young professionals - how you say things is key.

The Ultimate Guide To Picking a Nonprofit CRM + 5 Amazing Options

Wild Apricot

A nonprofit CRM is an essential tool for running a successful nonprofit in this day and age. Browse this list to make sure you choose the right one

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Why Silos Don’t Break Down So Easily

Associations Now

Workers like their routines, and don’t have much faith in their coworkers, according to a recent survey. If leaders want cross-functional activity, they’ll have to make the case for it—and nix the useless meetings.

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Bring your career center back to life with a career event.

YourMembership Blog

When you hear the term “career event,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? If you’re like most people, your first thought is a career fair. The reality, though, is that a career event is so much more valuable than the average career fair. A career event is a unique opportunity for professional organizations. The post Bring your career center back to life with a career event. appeared first on YourMembership.

JP Moery Launches Rebranded Podcast – “Association Hustle”

Moery Company