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.

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.

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.

Podcasts: Why Members Hire Associations

Potomac Core

Dan Varroney. Why Members Hire Associations – Potomac Core Consulting is pleased to announce that its President & CEO, Dan Varroney is being featured in a series of three podcast episodes.

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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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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.

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Eric Lanke

There’s a long subtitle here: “Strategy Deployment and Execution Process for Breakthrough Business Performance.”

JP Moery Launches Rebranded Podcast – “Association Hustle”

Moery Company

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.

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.

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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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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Two Kinds of Association Executives

Eric Lanke

There are two kinds of association executives. Those that come from the industry their association represents, and those that come from the field of association management. I am the latter.

Association Hustle – Episode 194: Why Members Hire Relevant Associations, with Dan Varroney – Part 3

Moery Company

This is a can’t-miss-episode of Association Hustle. This week’s show is the final installment of Host JP Moery’s special series on “Why Members Hire Associations,” featuring his good friend, Dan Varroney, CEO of Potomac Core Consulting.

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.

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 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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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.14.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… As a freelancer who works alone in a home office, I understand social isolation, but I’m an introvert who loves the solitude—and gets out enough—so I’m okay, in case you were wondering, Mum.

Is Your Content Generalizable?

Eric Lanke

I attend a fair number of education programs and, as a result, listen to a fair number of speakers and presentations. Sometimes, the most rewarding kind of speaker is someone from outside my industry, speaking on how they address and solve challenges in their industry.

Association Hustle – Episode 193: Members Hire Tomorrow’s Associations, with Dan Varroney – Part 2

Moery Company

During the newly branded “Association Hustle” podcast, Host JP Moery and guest Potomac Core CEO Dan Varroney offer the second installment of their series on “Why Members Hire Associations.”

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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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.

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

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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Contacts of Quality, Not Just Quantity

Eric Lanke

I lead a trade association. That means that our members are technically companies, not people; but, of course, the companies in question are made up of people, and we work hard to maintain good contacts and communications with those people.

A Win-Win: How Associations Can Transform Sponsors into Thought Leaders, with Bob Buday

Moery Company

IStock: Credit_kasto80. Every association CEO’s #1 job is helping members be successful, whether they are companies banding together in a trade group or individuals convening in a professional society.

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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.

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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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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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.

Customer Service Not Worth Emulating

Eric Lanke

A bit of a rant this week. On my most recent business trip, a staff member of mine rented a car for us. She is not a "preferred" member of the rental car company she worked with, so she had to stand in line and wait to be served. It was awful.

Communications With Hustle – Moery Webinar

Moery Company

The post Communications With Hustle – Moery Webinar appeared first on The Moery Company. Resources

How to use technology to support your members’ career journey

YourMembership Blog

Your members’ needs and expectations evolve as they move through their careers. Having the right technology in place helps you understand and engage with your members through each stage of their journey. When you think about your members’ experience with your association, you likely think about acquisition, onboarding, engagement, and renewal. But when thinking. The post How to use technology to support your members’ career journey appeared first on YourMembership.