March, 2021

How To Activate Your Board For Fundraising

Wild Apricot

This is a guest post from Candace Cody, Manager of Content + Education at CauseVox. Your nonprofit’s board is one of the most powerful fundraising assets you have. But often our board members go untapped: either because you don’t think. fundraising

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8 Powerful, CX-Transforming Ways to Use Customer Community Data

Higher Logic

The post 8 Powerful, CX-Transforming Ways to Use Customer Community Data appeared first on Higher Logic. Do you want to become more customer-centric? Develop better marketing content? Create stronger products? Online community data can help.

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The Largest Membership Growth Wave is Coming

Association Adviser

The next 10 years will see faster membership growth than any other time in associations' history. Prepare for industries' emerging shifts now. The post The Largest Membership Growth Wave is Coming appeared first on Association Adviser. Features Leadership Membership membership membership growth

Association Business is Back and Changing – Association Field Report (March 19, 2021)

Moery Company

Hello everybody and welcome to observations from the field. I’ve got four observations for you today. First, association business is coming back. We are seeing some great progress out in the field.

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How to Get Young Professionals to Engage In Your Association

GrowthZone’s guide, The Power of Young Professionals, tackles the challenges of engaging, recruiting, and retaining Gen Z and Millennial members, including: • Why they do or don’t join. • Communication strategies. • Myths and facts

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.19.21

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Association innovation.

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Building Donor Relationships One Thank You At a Time

Wild Apricot

This is a guest post by Ephraim Gopin, the founder of 1832 Communications. “The thank you is the single most important piece of communication that your donors get. They have a higher recall of it than the appeal that generated the gift.” ” fundraising

7 Do’s and Don’ts of Online Community Moderation

Higher Logic

The post 7 Do’s and Don’ts of Online Community Moderation appeared first on Higher Logic. Moderating your online community is a big part of online community building – and with these best practices to guide your planning and preparation, you can master the skill.

Does Your Conference Need an Emcee?

Velvet Chainsaw

Having an emcee at your event was a nice-to-have prior to 2020. Now it’s a must-have. Talk to any meeting owner who has managed a large virtual event this past year using a skilled emcee and he or she will tell you it made all the difference.

People in Our Industry Are On Sitting and Waiting Mode – Association Field Report (April 9, 2021)

Moery Company

Hello everybody, welcome to observations from the field. My observation is, a lot of people in our industry including, sponsors, prospective sponsors and members are in this wait and see mode.

How to Sell Your Board on Better Technology

Use this helpful blueprint when you need to convince your board to invest in better software. It includes talking points and tips for your presentation, including quantifying ROI, outlining indirect benefits, and selling the potential of the purchase.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.12.21

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Association technology and analytics.

The Ask Matters

Spark Consulting

About two weeks ago, DC’s mayor, Muriel Bowser, held a series of virtual budget engagement forums to share her draft budget for FY2022. The format her team chose was extremely clever.

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How To Welcome New Members To An Organization

Wild Apricot

Do you remember the first conference you attended? What about your first association networking event? Did you feel welcomed, or more like a wallflower waiting for a dance invitation? As a junior association staffer, I was excited to fly halfway across. membership

16 of Our Favorite Examples of Storytelling in Marketing

Higher Logic

The post 16 of Our Favorite Examples of Storytelling in Marketing appeared first on Higher Logic. Have you ever seen a commercial that made you cry? What is it about certain commercials that tugs on our heartstrings? The secret lies in telling a great story, which is the foundation of great.

How to Select an Association Credit Card Processing Company

Right now, every penny counts. It’s an ideal time to check if your association’s credit card processing provider is offering competitive terms. However, there are many important factors to consider if when researching options.

Gardian of the Month: Denise Evans

Aaron Wolowiec

Denise Evans, CEO for Consult Me, LLC is our Gardian of the Month

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Association Trends Happening Now – Association Hustle Podcast 276 (6m 47s)

Moery Company

JP talks new developments in sponsorship renewals, the sales process, and longer negotiations while association staffs have less bandwidth. Hello and welcome to JP Moery’s Association Hustle Podcast.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.5.21

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Membership campaigns.

How To Eat an Elephant—Byte-Size Advice for Making Your Next Big Technology Purchase

.orgSource

What does a technology investment have in common with a woolly mammoth? You guessed it: They are both a big, hairy deal. Whether you’re looking for a small, mid-sized, or major system, a lot is riding on that purchase. The stakes are more about success than money.

The Ultimate Guide to Amazing Association Websites

Your association’s website needs to engage members AND deliver a great user experience so everyone who visits it leaves with a positive impression. But how? Get the free guide to optimizing your website “under-the-hood” (great for "non-techy" people).

How to Build an Effective Nonprofit Board: The Complete Guide

Wild Apricot

As any nonprofit leader knows, a strong board of directors is critical to an organization’s success and long-term resilience. Beyond fulfilling a legal requirement, an effective nonprofit board also plays an important role in an organization’s. organizational-management

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13 Tips to Send Emails Your Association Members Will Open

Higher Logic

The post 13 Tips to Send Emails Your Association Members Will Open appeared first on Higher Logic. Improve your association’s email open rate and boost member engagement, building a stronger personalized communications strategy along the way.

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Your Website is (Likely) Non-Compliant

Aaron Wolowiec

Is your website ADA compliant? Can someone get from your main event page all the way through the registration process without barriers? How do you know? Run your website - either your association, organization or event site through a free online accessibility tool.

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How Do You Utilize a CRM Effectively? Ask JP #062

Moery Company

Hi everybody, welcome to another Ask JP. Today is more of an observation than a question. Often times when we are helping sales team implement their CRM or Salesforce, clients will resist and say “hey, man, it takes too long, I can’t get it done. It takes me out of my rhythm of sales.”

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Membership Recruitment: Converting Your Toughest Prospects

Here are the top 6 reasons to join an association – in one infographic. Use this infographic as a recruitment and retention marketing tool. Post it on your website, put it in presentations, or use it as inspiration for social media posts.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.26.21

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Association innovation.

If You Aren’t Getting Onboarding Right, Nothing Else Matters

GrowthZone

by Frank Kenny. In any member-based organization, successful member onboarding is perhaps the single most important activity. It’s more important than marketing and more important than sales. A poorly onboarded member is: more likely to drop. less likely to invest in non-dues revenue products.

The Top 9 Chamber of Commerce Software Solutions in 2021

Wild Apricot

If administrative work is taking over your organization — things like filling out membership applications by hand, running cheques to the bank, manually processing event registrations, and sorting through a messy Excel directory — Chamber. website-and-technology

The High Cost of Hybrid

Velvet Chainsaw

Our clients and leading industry associations (for example, PCMA’s latest glimpse or our industry’s future, the business recovery dashboard ) are turning their attention to future hybrid and face-to-face (f2f) events.

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The 20 Do’s & Don’ts for Associations in Email Marketing

The biggest question that many Associations have when it comes to email marketing is, “what are the best practices I should adopt?” This whitepaper is written from 21 years of email experience on the client, agency, and vendor side of email. It is also wr

Juggling Multiple Projects, Events, People, Tasks or Any Other Inordinate Amount of Information

Aaron Wolowiec

Information overload is no joke. We are constantly inundated with details, lists, tasks, content of all sorts. In today's world of ever-changing and constantly advancing technologies, how can you stay on top of it all

Booms and Busts from 14 Years in Business – Association Hustle Episode 277 (7m 31s)

Moery Company

The Moery Company marks its 14th anniversary. What has Founder and CEO JP Moery learned (the bad and the good) from the process? He touches on thought leadership, sales, and client management. Hello and welcome to JP Moery’s Association Hustle Podcast.

3 Expert Strategies & Tips for Increasing Partner Engagement in Your Online Community

Higher Logic

The post 3 Expert Strategies & Tips for Increasing Partner Engagement in Your Online Community appeared first on Higher Logic. Find out how to use your online community to engage your SaaS partners – while getting valuable content you can use to increase customer engagement.