November, 2018

How to Select the Best Landing Page Software for Your Association

HighRoad Solution

All of your association’s goals depend on getting people to take action. You need new members to apply. You need current members to renew. You need people to attend your events. You need members to buy products or sign up for classes. You need advocates in your industry to mobilize for change.

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How to Convince Association Millennials to Stick Around in 2019

MembersClicks

Trying to look into the future to see how you can be the most prepared in 2019? With the average age of the association workforce starting to shift toward the younger generations, it’s crucial that you’re considering what it will take to keep Millennials plugged into your association.

7 Tips to Improve Your Marketing Reporting and Prove Your Worth

Higher Logic

Proving your association marketing team’s effort’s worth to upper management and a board can be challenging. But it doesn’t have to be!

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JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 163: Why Associations Should Evaluate their Public Affairs Infrastructure, with Stuart Roy

Moery Company

Is your association equipped to manage the next public affair crisis – quickly? How should you best deploy your team and assets when urgent scenarios develop? What’s your narrative on the latest issue?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.16.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Does anyone on your staff have the association CIO mindset ? David DeLorenzo at DelCor says you don’t necessarily need a CIO on staff but you do need a technology leader with the CIO mindset.

Things We Should Not Have to Tell Members (But We Do)

Smooth The Path

Sometimes we have to tell people things we do not think we should have to say to them: The vibrant association is dynamic because members like you tell professionals like you all about the association.

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7 Items to Include in Your New Member Welcome Packet

MembersClicks

Note: This post was originally published on 10/20/15; Updated 11/6/18 for added value. When it comes to onboarding new members, welcome packets go a long way. Not only do they help your new members get up to speed, but they make your new members feel welcome and relaxed about their decision to join.

What’s In It For Me? 5 Life-Changing Benefits of Volunteering

Higher Logic

“I would love to volunteer…but I just don’t have the time!” Sound familiar? Life is busy, no doubt. But isn’t it funny how you can hear someone say this, and then in the very next breath they’ll ask you if you’re caught up on the 10-hour Netflix series they just binge-watched? Okay, I’m guilty too.)

Dig into the Data for Membership Retention and Engagement Success

Moery Company

Data is key to developing winning strategies around engagement and retention. Data from your CRM and other sources can be utilized in myriad ways. There’s no reason to gather everyone in the conference room and start writing down ideas on a white board without data to support them.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.30.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… If you’re going to the ASAE Technology Conference next week and see my name badge walking toward you, snap me out of my daze, I mean, big thoughts, and say hello.

Quick and Easy Tips For Revamping Your Association

Association Success

Make your work more effective one project at a time. Revamping can revitalize and grow all aspects of your organization. There are unlimited ways that the concept of revamping can be used in the association arena. However, it comes with risk and uncertainty.

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Association 4.0 by Sherry Budziak and Kevin Ordonez

Eric Lanke

This book was handed to me at a recent WSAE event I attended -- handed to me not by the authors (who were also there) but by the WSAE staff executive, and with a specific request. Eric, you like to read. Will you please read this book and write a review of it.” Sure,” I replied.

40 Free Nonprofit Webinars For December 2018

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars I could find happening in the month of December

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What Burning Man's 10 Principles Can Teach You About Building Community

Higher Logic

Some people might be nervous to tell their employer that they’re jet-setting to the desert for Burning Man — because, wait, what is Burning Man anyway? The answer is not a simple one. A festival? Nope. A Mad Max-esque utopia? I’d say so. A party in the desert? Sure, but I’ll get back to that.

Moery Client Partners to be Honored as DCA Live 2018 Nonprofit Leaders

Moery Company

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.9.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… If you use Creative Commons photos from Flickr for your blog, keep an eye on this developing story from Ernie Smith at Associations Now.

Member Q&A: Who Makes the Call?

Spark Consulting

Who should make contact around things like joining and renewing: other members or staff? Member-to-member (or member-to-prospect) communications can be very effective, IF you can persuade your members to actually make the calls. We’re often tempted to ask volunteers to call lapsed members – in fact, that can be a stated requirement of serving on a membership committee.

Member Visits Are the Way

Eric Lanke

Two unconnected things got connected this week in a fun and interesting way. First, at the beginning of the week I was in Texas for another one of the conferences I've been talking about.

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Does Your Association Have the CIO Mindset?

Delcor

You never know where mayhem lurks in your association or nonprofit. On the surface, everything seems like business as usual. The IT department is busy keeping the network up and running. However, dig deeper and you can see problems looming. When it comes to technology, everyone does their own thing.

ICYMI: Key Takeaways From Our 2018 Super Forum Keynote Speakers

Higher Logic

What’s the connection between customer loyalty and Lady Gaga? Why are many Generation Z-ers best friends with their parents? Are you a “One-Percenter” (aka SUPER fan) for anything? Do you try to understand generational differences or tend to look down on them?

2019 Outlook: Top Association Trends and Predictions – JP Moery Webinar Series

Moery Company

As you make your plans for next year – plan to attend JP Moery’s next webinar, “ 2019 Outlook – Top Association Trends and Predictions.”

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.23.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Chapters can bring life to associations like brewpubs bring life to downtowns. Ernie Smith at Associations Now shares four lessons association chapters can learn from craft breweries.

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Volunteer Recruitment: Crafting a Compelling Email

MembersClicks

Does your association or chamber currently have a volunteer recruitment strategy in place? Or is that strategy, we ask for volunteers as we need them ? If it’s the latter, while that might work on occasion, chances are, at some point in time, you’re going to come up short.

The Importance of Interviewing for Values

Eric Lanke

I interviewed a candidate for a position my association is looking to fill this week. I think I've written before about how interviews are one of those places where the values of an organization need to come into play, and my experience this week was a great illustration of why.

The Ultimate Guide to Year-End Giving

Wild Apricot Blog

Follow these steps to make your year-end giving campaign the best yet, as well as getting inspired by three great examples. year-end-giving-campaign year-end-giving

20 Marketing Automation Mistakes You Could Be Making (And How to Fix Them)

Higher Logic

Before we get started, let me say this: making mistakes is part of learning how to do anything well. That being said, it’s time to take a closer look at your marketing automation strategy to see if you’re making any of these common mistakes.

When to Fire Your Best Salesperson

Moery Company

I bet I’ve got your attention today with the headline. Let me give you some context. About a month ago, the Moery team came together, and we reconfirmed our values as a company. They are collaboration, dedication, and integrity.

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Why a cloud-based AMS can be perfect for smaller associations

YourMembership Blog

Some AMS providers offer on-premises hosting, which means you would have to host machines, servers and databases on site. This approach requires dedicated onsite staff members to update and maintain software and hardware – not always the best approach for smaller associations. A cloud-based AMS is a great option for smaller associations because efficiency multiplies. The post Why a cloud-based AMS can be perfect for smaller associations appeared first on YourMembership.

Membership Q&A: Tiered Benefits

Spark Consulting

D o members respond well to “tiered” membership plans? Generally, yes, with an important caveat. There must be meaningful differences in member behavior patterns. If all your members pretty much behave the same and use your benefits the same, there’s nothing around which to differentiate tiers. Or if you don’t have enough benefits to allow for it, you really can’t create tiers.

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We're Number Two!

Eric Lanke

Something interesting happened this week. The office building where our association is located had a Halloween door decorating contest.

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How to Write the Perfect Donation Letter (+ Examples & Template)

Wild Apricot Blog

Learn how to write a donation letter by understanding the ins and outs of appeals, following simple best practices, and referencing these two stellar examples

The 3 Best Data Points to Grab from Your AMS for Marketing Automation Campaigns

Higher Logic

An AMS is a treasure trove of valuable data, so we often think: why not grab everything we can for our marketing campaigns? But with an endless amount of information right at our fingertips, it can be tough to separate the grain from the chaff.

Outsourcing: The Myth Debunked

Moery Company

I feel the need to debunk a big myth about outsourcing. Something I hear regularly is, “We don’t want to outsource membership sales because this is such a close-knit family industry.” Well, let’s break this down a bit, and I’ll share my perspective.

Must-have functionality for your next association management software

YourMembership Blog

Your association may be small, but when it comes to selecting new association management software (AMS), you’re about to make a big investment – not just a financial one, but also an investment in the future of your association. To ensure your investment in your new AMS will enable your staff to best serve your. The post Must-have functionality for your next association management software appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Tech Trends