September, 2019

How to tell if your non-dues revenue programs are worth it

Association Success

When it comes to non-dues sources of revenue, not all are worth the time, energy and effort.

Restructuring Membership? Here’s How to Avoid a Big Gamble.

Associations Now

A few key signs may indicate that it’s time to change your membership structure. Knowing when and how to act can help slow churn and create opportunities for future growth. Read More.

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The Anatomy of an Association Website

Association Adviser

Your association website is powerful but can lack the humanity that best sells your association. How can you bring more head and heart to your website? The post The Anatomy of an Association Website appeared first on Association Adviser.

Mobile apps: Your small-staff association’s key to effective member engagement 

YourMembership Blog

How a great mobile experience boosts member engagement.

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.

Three Tactics to Manage “Free Riders”

Moery Company

IStock/Credit:xpoint. Here are three ideas on how to deal with “free riders” – the prospects who stay just close enough to the association to participate but never pull the trigger on joining. We’re paralyzed with our response. They often tell us how much they “like” us, “support” us, etc.

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3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Customer Effort Score (CES) with Online Community

Higher Logic

The Net Promotor Score (NPS), Customer Satisfaction (CSAT) score, and the Customer Effort Score (CES) are the current trifecta of tools for measuring the customer experience. Together, each survey type provides a valuable, unique perspective on how your customers feel about their customer experience.

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5 Ways Associations Can Support Lifelong Employability

Blue Sky eLearn

We talk a lot about lifelong learning. With many of our clients being professional associations, it would only make sense that lifelong learning is often a topic of conversation. Many people join associations as they can be a great place to find education and training.

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10 Factors to Consider When Selecting an LMS

WBT Systems

10 Factors to Consider When Selecting an LMS. Read more about 10 Factors to Consider When Selecting an LMS

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6 Tips for Effective Board Meetings in 2020

YourMembership Blog

Simple yet effective tips to help you hold efficient board meetings now and into the coming year. Do you sometimes feel like you’re living in a world of meeting overload? I know I do. And it’s safe to say that your board members feel the same way.

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Association Hustle – Episode 209: An Association Wake-Up Call

Moery Company

Hey folks, Host JP Moery believes there’s a canary in the coal mine for today’s associations with several forced to cease operations.

How to Recruit Volunteers from Start to Finish

Wild Apricot

Recruiting volunteers doesn't have to be difficult. Create your own recruitment process and engage your volunteers with tips from this amazing guide

Customer Retention: 7 Signs to Help You Identify At-Risk Customers

Higher Logic

Many customer success teams are short on time and understaffed. Maybe you’re even a team of one. In an ideal world, every account would get the same amount of time, but that’s not always possible.

Will AI Change Leadership?

Associations Now

New machine-learning research on leadership is scrutinizing CEOs’ every word and facial expression. But don’t rush to change yourself to please an algorithm. If you’re a CEO, you’re being watched. A little more than you usually are, anyway.

How to Earn and Reward Learner Loyalty

WBT Systems

How to Earn and Reward Learner Loyalty. Read more about How to Earn and Reward Learner Loyalty

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How will your association join in on Make a Difference Day?

YourMembership Blog

Is Make a Difference Day on your association’s radar? It should be! It’s a day when people across the U.S. volunteer or provide some kind of service for their community or those in need. This unofficial holiday is celebrated the fourth Saturday of October (this year it’s October 26). Not sure what your association can. The post How will your association join in on Make a Difference Day? appeared first on YourMembership. Industry News & Trends Event Management

A Stark Association Reality

Moery Company

IStock_Credit_alphaspirit. If you’re a reader of the great publication CEO Update or a subscriber to that service which I highly recommend, you may have seen an article a few weeks ago about how the Natural Products Association filed for bankruptcy.

How You Can Make Your Membership More Affordable For Young Members

Wild Apricot

Are your memberships affordable for millennials and generation Z newcomers? Learn how to price your memberships accordingly using our free research report

No Silver Bullet for Association Success – It’s about the Members

Association Leaders

As a leading Association Management Company (AMC) we are often asked by prospective association client partners and volunteer leaders of associations, “What is the key to making an association successful?”. They, understandably, want a ‘silver bullet’ or ‘easy button’ answer – something they can easily implement to make their association successful. . The answer is easy. Unfortunately, the implementation is complicated. The key to association success can be found in one word – Members. .

As Artificial Intelligence Use Increases, Ethics Policies Needed

Associations Now

New research finds that while AI use is expected to skyrocket in the coming years, most employers aren’t concerned about unethical uses of the technology. They also haven’t created ethics policies to address AI use, though they should.

Selling Education to Nonmembers, a Market Segment with Huge Potential

WBT Systems

Selling Education to Nonmembers, a Market Segment with Huge Potential. Read more about Selling Education to Nonmembers, a Market Segment with Huge Potential

Three Ways to Grow your Association’s Career Center

YourMembership Blog

How associations can leverage digital and traditional marketing for more member engagement and non-dues revenue. Your career center holds great potential as a member benefit and a source of non-dues revenue. It’s time to take it to the next level! Here’s how.

Tips to Create a 5-Star Sponsorship Program

Moery Company

CreditNicoElNino.jpg. With sponsorship dollars down and withering vendor enthusiasm for legacy sponsorships (i.e. The coffee break), a different approach to revenue growth is desperately needed.

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This Nonprofit Event Calendar Reveals What 17,000 Other Nonprofits Are Doing Every Month

Wild Apricot

Ever wonder what time of year nonprofits are doing what types of things? We dug through data of more than 17,000 organizations to discover what the majority are doing throughout the year. nonprofit infographic calendar

Membership Q&A: Online Communities?

Spark Consulting

No, I’m not going to get into which white-label platform you should use – for that, we have ReviewMyCommunity. Take one step back: white-label or public ? That is, the publicly-available, commercial platforms (LinkedIn, Facebook, and their ilk). This is a tough one. The advantage – and it’s a BIG one – of using a public platform is that your members are already there. They already know how to access the site. They already have an account.

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Auto Data Campaign Builds Momentum Around Right-to-Repair Issue

Associations Now

Groups focused on aftermarket repairs are campaigning to help draw attention to the growing collection of data in vehicles—and the fact that consumers and repair shops often don’t have access to that data.

How Your LMS Can Improve New Member Onboarding

WBT Systems

How Your LMS Can Improve New Member Onboarding. Read more about How Your LMS Can Improve New Member Onboarding

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Recession-proof your association with a member management system

YourMembership Blog

While the economy may be strong, being ready to weather an economic downturn is still smart business for small associations. Are you prepared? With the economy going strong, you might not think about preparing for an unexpected event like a recession. But now is the ideal time to take steps to protect your small association’s. The post Recession-proof your association with a member management system appeared first on YourMembership.

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Segment Your Advocacy To Sell Memberships

Moery Company

Government relations is the often-cited reason to join an association. So, how do you make the advocacy program compelling and urgent for a prospect to jump into the fray with your association. Businesses have specific problems and your association must address them specifically.

The #1 Student Organization Software Used By 100+ Student Organizations

Wild Apricot

Many other student organizations have already automated their administrative work with student organization software, maybe it's time you did too

You Are The Association

Eric Lanke

This past week one of my staff members retired from working for our association. She has been with the organization for just over 30 years. At the celebratory lunch we threw in her honor I asked her how many former Executive Directors of the association she had worked with.

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Does Your Association Need a Stop Doing List?

Associations Now

Associations are always trying to do more for their members, but with limited time and money, sometimes the best way to move forward with new projects is to stop doing old ones. Most people talk about having a to-do list.

Gain the Trust & Business of Students & Recent Graduates by Looking Beyond Student Membership

WBT Systems

Gain the Trust & Business of Students & Recent Graduates by Looking Beyond Student Membership. Read more about Gain the Trust & Business of Students & Recent Graduates by Looking Beyond Student Membership

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Attract and engage members with a modern website design

YourMembership Blog

Is your association’s website doing all it can to recruit new members and deliver a great online experience? No matter how small your organization may be, it may be time for a new site design. Your association works hard to recruit, engage, and retain members. But with a small staff, it can be easy to. The post Attract and engage members with a modern website design appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Mobile Member Engagement Mobile Design