May, 2023

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3 Innovative Ways to Boost Online Member Engagement

Protech

When someone becomes a member of your association, they join a valuable community of like-minded individuals with shared interests. Whether they engage with that community regularly or not can make a big difference in the quality of their experience with your association. There are plenty of steps you can take to improve members’ online experiences and increase their likelihood of engaging on a regular basis.

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How Leaders Can Navigate a New Nondues Era

Associations Now

Associations have more options for drawing corporate and sponsor dollars. But execs also have to consider how these partnerships will affect members. Nondues revenue options aren’t what they used to be. So, many leaders have to rethink what kind of ground rules they establish for them. For the latest Associations Now Deep Dive report, I wrote about how approaches to nondues revenue have been changing of late.

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30 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Association Event

MemberClicks

Events are a great member benefit but can become a huge expense without proper planning. Unfortunately, there isn’t a way to run an event without some spend. Venues, booking vendors and speakers, ordering banners and signage, etc all cost money. BUT—good news!—there are ways to cut back on your budget while planning. Earning money from events First off, it’s important to remember that running events—although they cost you money—will actually earn you money, too.

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Can Associations Be Part of the Climate Solution?

Spark Consulting

We ABSOLUTELY can. People associate in order to solve problems that are, individually, intractable. I can’t think of a more important problem that’s not amenable to individual solutions than climate change. Shelly Alcorn and I were honored to discuss the association role in combatting climate change with Elisa Brewer Pratt on a recent episode of the Association Transformation podcast.

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How To Cultivate Community Affinity Throughout The Generosity Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand

This session will dive into how to create rich generosity experiences that foster long-lasting relationships. You’ll walk away with actionable insights to redefine how you engage with your supporters—emphasizing trust, engagement, and community over transactional giving models. 🤝 Industry expert Tim Sarrantonio will explore data-backed strategies to engage supporters as active participants in a community that values their contributions and shared ideals.

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The Competition for Time: Convincing Members to Commit Time to Professional Development

WBT Systems

The fundamental marketing challenge for associations is this: you’re competing for a share of your member’s time. Since this blog’s focus is professional development, I’ll be more specific.

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Raise the Board’s Financial IQ

.orgSource

What is your board’s financial IQ? That’s a question every association CEO should be able to answer. While you may not have a Warren Buffett in the group, hopefully, there are some above-average number crunchers. To adequately fulfill the three duties of a nonprofit board member —Care, Loyalty, and Obedience—a solid understanding of the organization’s financial activities is needed.

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5 Tips For Leaders To Fight Digital Burnout

The Journal by EXEC

Today, the modern knowledge worker begins their workday long before their morning coffee. By 9 am, they’d already peered into nine work-related emails, sent four replies, and accepted two meeting invites. By the time they arrive at their desk, they will have scrolled through dozens of social media posts and text messages. As many of us now work from home and are constantly glued to a screen, what’s described above is a one-way track to digital burnout: an epidemic that has plagued the post-covid

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What the Association Sector can learn from our Events Industry Partners: Part 1

Association Adviser

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend MPI’s the EVENT, hosted annually by the MPI Chapters in Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto. Event professionals are known for being warm, friendly, and welcoming, but as an Association Executive in a room full of MICE Industry professionals, I still sometimes feel like an interloper in […] The post What the Association Sector can learn from our Events Industry Partners: Part 1 appeared first on Association Adviser.

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Blog | Growing Success With Member Engagement | Multiview

Multiview

Member engagement is a critical part of any association’s success, as it helps build loyalty, which in turn leads to growth. But in order to grow your association, you need to get members on board as soon as possible — and the best way to do that is through member engagement.

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How to Increase Membership Renewal

Dive deep into essential elements that drive member retention. Learn why members may hesitate to renew. Discover actionable techniques to encourage their return and foster lasting engagement. Uncover reasons members choose not to renew. Learn effective tactics to elevate member engagement and communication. Explore methods to encourage member renewal and active participation in your association Download now to take charge of your membership retention strategy!

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What Can You Learn from Learning Analytics?

WBT Systems

Your association has an abundance of useful data in your LMS, AMS, website’s CMS, community platform, email marketing platform, and elsewhere.

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Boost Your Career by Leveling Up Your Analytics Skills

Association Analytics

In today’s data-driven world, having knowledge of analytics and data is a must. As an association professional, it’s more important than ever to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to understanding how to leverage the insights that data provides. Having this knowledge not only makes you better in your current role, but it will also help significantly when advancement opportunities arise.

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Prioritizing The Tender Parts of You

Aaron Wolowiec

Why is it that we often have reservations about sharing the tender parts of our soul, heart, and mind? Tenderness and vulnerability are not foreign to the human experience, they’re in fact universal core characteristics. Yesenia shares some promising ways to prioritize the tender parts of you.

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Association Brain Food: 5.5.23

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Meaningful meetings. Achurch Consulting says it’s time to rethink and repair your organization’s broken meeting culture by adopting meaningful and mindful meeting practices. They suggest steps for stopping the meeting madness and responsibilities of meeting conveners and participants.

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How to Create a Winning Event Marketing Strategy

Events hold the power to create lasting impressions and meaningful connections. They are not only occasions for celebration but also valuable marketing opportunities. Event marketing has become an essential component of successful business strategies, enabling organizations to engage with their target audience and create memorable experiences. However, behind every successful event lies a well-thought-out marketing strategy.

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25+ Cheap Fundraising Ideas For Nonprofits On A Budget

Wild Apricot

Running a fundraiser on a tight budget? Check out our list of 25 + cheap and inexpensive fundraising ideas to help you get started.

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Ryan Davis, CEO of CINC Systems, on Accepting the Unknown

AvidXchange: Association Management

AvidXchange CEO Michael Praeger interviewed Ryan Davis, CEO of CINC Systems , in the latest episode of “The Power of Change” podcast. The two discussed Davis’ unique path from news reporter to C-suite executive and how he’s guided CINC Systems through digital transformation and exponential growth. “The Power of Change” features interviews between Praeger and industry leaders who embrace change and use it to their professional advantage.

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7 Business Model Strategies to Steal from For-Profit Online Learning Providers

WBT Systems

It pays to watch what for-profits in the learning business are doing. The fastest growing customer segment for online learning providers, like LinkedIn Learning, Coursera, and EdX, is the corporate market.

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Engagement Revolution Panel: Transforming Your Association’s Approach to Outshine the Competition – 6/13/23

Association Analytics

The post Engagement Revolution Panel: Transforming Your Association’s Approach to Outshine the Competition – 6/13/23 appeared first on Association Analytics.

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The Ultimate Guide to Monetizing Customer Learning

Every decision that goes into your learning monetization strategy matters for your organization’s bottom line. Our research has shown a clear correlation between high program maturity (and ROI!) and choosing the right monetization strategy. This eBook contains clear, actionable ways to approach packaging and pricing models that will help your association grow revenue, improve profitability, and drive expansion into new markets.

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Seamlessly Transitioning Presentations with Pre/Post Slideshows 

Aaron Wolowiec

Kate shares some solutions to the challenge of having “pre-session” rotating slides to show before a presentation and having to swap slideshows for the presentation itself - which often looks and feels clunky. Here's her solution to this big little issue!

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Association Brain Food: 5.12.23

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Non Dues-a-Palooza (NDP). It’s not until early September, but put NDP on your radar. I’m tired of experiencing FOMO for this one, so I’ve already got my flight booked for Denver. I love the idea of a small, focused conference where you can actually get to know people, so I hope to meet many of you there.

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Nonprofit Databases 101: How To Organize Your Supporter Relationships

Wild Apricot

From the features to look for to implementation strategies, we’ll show you everything you need to know about database software for nonprofits.

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3 Key Insights to Attract & Retain CAM Finance Talent

AvidXchange: Association Management

With changes in the housing market and higher interest rates, the community association management industry is battling rising costs of business. Community association management companies are under pressure to do more with less and reduce expenses as budgets get tighter in a challenging yet competitive labor market. Community association management companies are having trouble hiring community managers as many candidates are expecting higher salaries with less experience.

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2024 Association Survey Results Report

2024 Association Survey Results Report For the 10th year, association professionals across the U.S. and Canada provided a look at the inner workings of their organizations when they replied to GrowthZone’s annual survey. Read the 2024 survey results report to see how your association compares: Top Challenges Retention Rates Non-Renewal Reasons Automatic Renewals Reinstatement Strategies Member Engagement Changes & Strategies Why Members Join Non-Dues Revenue Sources Dues Increases, and more

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Strengthen Relationships & Revenue with a Corporate Learning Concierge Service for Industry Employers

WBT Systems

Here’s a million-dollar idea: help us hapless humans close the distance between having good intentions and taking action on those intentions. You see this challenge everywhere.

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Engagement Revolution Panel: Transforming Your Association’s Approach to Outshine the Competition

Association Analytics

The post Engagement Revolution Panel: Transforming Your Association’s Approach to Outshine the Competition appeared first on Association Analytics.

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(Re) Committing to Our Values

Aaron Wolowiec

The Event Garde team is committed to holding ourselves accountable to our core values. These values serve as the foundation for how we work with one another, our partners, and our clients and it’s important that they continue to be an accurate reflection of who we aim to be. Here's what happened from the intentional revisiting of these values.

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Association Brain Food: 5.26.23

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Reflection. “To navigate change, companies need fear-free cultures of diverse people and mindsets led by leaders who continuously learn, incentivize and train for change and worship no sacred cows.” ― Rishad Tobaccowala Competing for members’ time. Good intentions are nice, but they mean nothing if they don’t turn into action.

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

Speaker: Andrew Olsen, CFRE - EVP, Fundraising Solutions at DickersonBakker | Kat Landa, CFRE, CSD - SVP, Talent Solutions at DickersonBakker

Across the nonprofit sector, organizations invest heavily in donor retention efforts, yet the struggle of cultivating lasting relationships remains. While attracting new donors is crucial, the lack of repeat donors poses significant financial risks. Through a comprehensive analysis of industry data, experts argue that there is a direct correlation between donor burnout, donor retention, and the talent retention crisis.