July, 2020

Certainty in Uncertain Times

Moery Company

I don’t know about you but there are a few phrases and words that I’m tired of hearing: uncertain, unprecedented, and new normal to name a few. These are phrases and words that I want to eliminate because I don’t want them to frame my approach. These words keep us in a rut and from moving forward. There’s quite a bit of certainty for us in the association space and we need latch on to it quickly and start acting before it’s too late. Let me give you a couple of examples.

5 Ideas for Repurposing Content After Your Virtual Event

Blue Sky eLearn

We’ve seen it time and time again with in-person events. So much goes into planning the in-person event from the speakers and sessions, meals to events, exhibit hall to travel. But what about after the meeting or conference? What about the people who weren’t able to attend? .

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37 Free Nonprofit Webinars for August 2020

Wild Apricot

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in August 2020 that the Internet has to offer

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Introducing the Engagement Benchmark Score: A New Solution for Measuring Online Community Engagement

Higher Logic

If you’ve ever owned, led, or managed a community, you’ve asked yourself, or been asked a version of this question: “Is our level of community engagement where it needs to be?”.

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Don't Pick Your Next LMS Until You Read This Guide!

With so many factors and people to consider, how do you make sure you pick the right LMS? It’s simple: This guide covers crucial considerations with actionable advice and professional insights, so you know you’ve picked the perfect eLearning solution.

Content Curation: Your Association’s Secret Weapon Against Information Overload

Spark Consulting

Did you miss the webinar Hilary Marsh (Content Company) and I gave last week on content curation and why your association needs to get on board with it to help your members and other audiences deal with information overload? You’re in luck! Thanks to our host Impexium, there’s a free recording available at the Impexium website. In the webinar, Hilary and I: Outline the problem of information overload. Discuss what content curation is – and isn’t.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.31.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Economic outlook for associations. Please consider participating in Marketing General Inc.’s s (MGI) second annual Association Economic Outlook survey. The results will help our community better understand how associations are adapting to change and preparing for the future. Survey participants will receive the study’s final report. Virtual certified. Event planners did it. Speakers did it.

How to pivot away from old and bad data

Association Success

Just when you think we’re about to close out the pandemic chapter of our lives, you turn the page and alas, the saga continues. It’s been a hard road to navigate for organizations and industries across the world. The not-for-profit sector has been hit especially hard by the virus’s impact on the economy. According to a recent study conducted by Reuters and Charity Navigator, in April and June, not-for-profits cited a 38% decrease in their charitable revenue.

Why Your Organization Needs an LMS

CommPartners

A Learning Management System, or LMS, is software designed for online training, tracking, and reporting that supports content creation and storage for continued learning. An LMS provides your organization or association an opportunity to create a learning community on an eLearning platform. Sound like something that would benefit your membership? Knowing some advantages of an […].

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6 Tips to Attract Attendees to Your Virtual Conference

Blue Sky eLearn

When the pandemic started causing conferences to cancel at the last minute, those that quickly went virtual saw a high number of attendees. In fact, even at Blue Sky eLearn, our webinar attendance for our own educational webinars shot up. But as the months of the pandemic have worn on, we’ve started to hear the phrase “Zoom fatigue” more and more. . We’re all getting it. Some of us sit on video conference calls the better part of the day.

Build or Buy an LMS? How to Pick the Right Solution for Your Budget

BUDGET. When it comes to picking your next LMS that six-letter word is probably the most important part of the decision-making process. So, what are your options to get the best possible eLearning solution without breaking the bank? Build it or buy it. This guide from Lambda’s eLearning experts details absolutely everything you need to consider so you can pick the perfect eLearning solution for your organization and budget.

5 Strategies for Engaging Members During This Next Phase of the Pandemic Crisis

Membersuite

Members only engage if they’re interested in what you’re offering. And as the pandemic wears on, their needs and interests are changing which requires you to quickly adapt. Here are 5 strategies to help your association keep members engaged

How Your Nonprofit Can Succeed with Cause Marketing

Wild Apricot

Wondering how your nonprofit can use cause marketing? Here's everything you need to know about partnering with a business for mutual profit. cause marketing Non-profits

How to feel comfortable on camera

Association Success

Zoom meetings are a daily presence in your professional life. The chances of that changing soon are slim, especially as people start to realize virtual events and meetings are more cost-effective and time-efficient, said Dr. Laura Sicola, founder of Vocal Impact Productions and host of the podcast “Speaking to Influence.”. Once you’ve accepted that, it’s time to make sure you’ve got the tools to feel comfortable behind the computer lens. “It’s

Don’t Let Zoom Fatigue Affect Attendance for Your Virtual Events

WBT Systems

Don’t Let Zoom Fatigue Affect Attendance for Your Virtual Events. Read more about Don’t Let Zoom Fatigue Affect Attendance for Your Virtual Events

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Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

The Clock Doesn't Tell the Whole Story

Idea Architects

career leadership learning life management personal development productivity

New Skills for a New Era for Associations

Moery Company

Associations have been pushed to do new things, such implementing and rolling out new events and programs, to survive and thrive in this new era.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.10.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… You know what really gets under my skin and makes me crazy?

Targeted Impact: Episode 3 Recap with Sean Kosofsky

Wild Apricot

We sat down with nonprofit expert Sean Kosofsky to answer your most pressing questions about engaging members, growing membership and fundraising. Here are the answers to the most common questions we received

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Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

Member-Centric Engagement Webinar RESCHEDULED for September 2

Spark Consulting

Mark your calendar to join me Wednesday, September 2 (NEW DATE!) at noon for “Leading Engagement from the Outside-In” at Association Insights in Old Town Cyberspace. I’ll be discussing findings from a whitepaper I wrote with Anna Caraveli a little while ago on member-centric engagement. Key takeaways: learning a new definition of member engagement, refocusing engagement to generate real value, and placing engagement at the heart of your membership strategy.

4 Tips for Building Your Virtual Event Value Prop

MembersClicks

Part of trying to decide how to price your virtual event is first determining exactly what attendees will get out of joining. The value of the event plays a huge role in how much attendance is worth!

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Why associations should drive innovation

Association Success

Associations connect mentors with mentees, offer professional development and continuing education courses, write rules and regulations for their industries, and innovate every chance they have. But what does it mean to truly innovate?

Create a Dual Prospectus for an Existing Event Sponsor

Moery Company

Many of you have asked me, “What should I do with my existing sponsorship prospectus? I’ve got an upcoming meeting that is going virtual.” ” The answer is simple, however, it will take work on your end: develop a dual prospectus.

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How to Avoid Fundraising’s Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition

Speaker: Jay Wilkinson, CEO & Founder, Firespring

It doesn't take an industry professional to know that nonprofits highly depend on donations. The marketing emails, events, and website design are meant to attract new donors, when what we should be doing is trying to keep the donors we have. Teach a man donor acquisition and he'll get donations for the day--teach a man donor retention and he'll get donations for a lifetime. John Jay Wilkinson, CEO and founder of Firespring, and learn how to get donations for a lifetime. In this session, Jay will help us learn how to step off of the donor acquisition treadmill and rev up donor retention. Six out of ten donors give only once, but this doesn’t have to be your reality. Jay will help us understand how a 10% increase in donor retention will more than double the lifetime value of a donor and minimize our reliance on producing constant appeals for new donors.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.24.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Associations and the future of colleges. Jeff Cobb of Tagoras/Leading Learning asks a provocative but reasonable question: Could associations replace colleges? For many of us, the answer is a resounding “Yes.” Associations have a role to play in the training, credentialing and lifelong learning market, but few have taken advantage of those opportunities.

How to Use Mail Merge to Create Custom Membership Cards

Wild Apricot

Need to easily create and print membership cards for your members? Here's how to do it using Microsoft Word's mail merge feature

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Conference Innovation While Traveling at Warp Speed

Velvet Chainsaw

Navigating change during a crisis is not for the faint of heart. During my career leading association event teams, I regularly recalibrated and redefined team member roles in order to drive innovation and improve our meeting experiences. Not every effort was a rousing success but attempting to inject new conference elements made us more nimble, creative and smarter as a team. We are in the middle, I hope, of an extraordinary time in the meetings industry.

COVID-19 Social Media Posts for Associations

GrowthZone

Created to help associations and their members, we’ve provided social media post ideas from the CDC as well as a number of social media graphics for use on social media and websites. Sample CDC Posts : Do you think you may have COVID-19?

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.

Understanding the ABCs of Association Management Credentials

Association Success

The paradox of professional development is that it can feel like both a necessity and a luxury. We know we need it, but we don’t always know where to start.

The Next Big Sponsorship Deliverable

Moery Company

It seems like a lifetime ago that meetings were live and in-person and sponsorship opportunities were also in-person. The deliverables were heavy on networking and access to prospects – we were almost guaranteeing our sponsors that they could meet who they needed to in a meeting, on the tradeshow floor, etc. In some cases, we even provided personal introductions for high-dollar sponsors and VIP members. An add-on sponsorship option, usually never really given much value, were the digital options.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.17.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Design thinking demystified. Are you just a tiny bit intimidated by the idea of design thinking? It’s okay, we’ve all been there. Design thinking is completely doable when you get it explained to you like WBT Systems does in their post, Design Thinking for Associations: Let’s Take It from Conceptual to Practical. Pandemic engagement strategies.