February, 2021

8 Types of Annoying Board Members

Wild Apricot

Nonprofits are a magical place filled with super passionate, hardworking, and extremely motivated individuals. I've had many opportunities to work with some of these fantastic people and it's been an absolute pleasure. But, sometimes when you get a. organizational-management

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7 Community Outreach Ideas for Nonprofits in 2021

Wild Apricot

This is a guest post from Kristina Brunnler, Marketing Manager at MobileCause. Amid the continued COVID-19 crisis, many nonprofits are struggling to raise critical funds for beneficiaries impacted by the pandemic. With in-person fundraising events. membership

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Associations were Challenged by COVID-19. Here’s how 4 Associations Adapted with Online Communities.

Higher Logic

The post Associations were Challenged by COVID-19. Here’s how 4 Associations Adapted with Online Communities. appeared first on Higher Logic. See how four associations used their online member communities successfully in 2020. Spoiler alert – they’re all different.

Bad Business Advice and Association Myths – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 270 (8m 35s)

Moery Company

From years of experience, JP debunks old views on associations that do not apply to the changing business times. Hello and welcome to JP Moery’s Association Hustle Podcast.

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: 2.12.21

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Accepting reality. If you know an association professional or board member who needs a wake-up call, this MemberSuite post should do the trick.

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Partnership v. Membership: Wrapping Up and the BIG Question

Spark Consulting

The Partnership v. Membership blog point-counterpoint series I was writing with Lewis Flax got abandoned a little abruptly almost exactly one year ago. I don’t know about you, but I could use some closure.

How to Run a Successful Nonprofit Board Meeting in 8 Steps

Wild Apricot

It’s really no secret that your non-profit’s or association’s board of directors is pivotal to your organization’s success. Your board of directors are the standard bearers… foundation builders… strategic plan. organizational-management

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Meet the 2021 Engagement Experts

Higher Logic

The post Meet the 2021 Engagement Experts appeared first on Higher Logic. Higher Logic is recognizing these influential leaders for their exciting work in engagement. Meet the 2021 Engagement Experts. The post Meet the 2021 Engagement Experts appeared first on Higher Logic.

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Why Sharing “What Not to Do” Gets More Clicks – Association Field Report (February 19, 2021)

Moery Company

Hi everyone, welcome to observations from the field. Today, I am covering the effects of talking about mistakes and what this leads to. Working in the association space I’ve learned that whenever you talk about mistakes or bad business advice received, it breaks the internet.

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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: 2.5.21

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Non-Dues-A-Palooza Digital Backstage Pass. Teri Carden is cooking up a phenomenal-sounding digital experience for anyone interested in increasing their non-dues revenue.

Turn Customers Into Community

.orgSource

How do you grow membership in a harsh climate? Attracting a wider audience and turning those customers into community is a good way to start. We’ve been on notice since well before the pandemic that shifts are occurring in why people join an association and what they want once they sign on.

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The Importance of Honoring Black History Month

Aaron Wolowiec

Every year Black History Month sparks the annual debate about using one month to celebrate the history and accomplishments of African Americans. In 1926, when Carter G.

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Write a Perfect Welcome Letter to New Members with These 10 Tips

Wild Apricot

I once received a new member welcome letter that was so drab, it caused me to cancel my membership with the association. there's a little more to the story than that. Let me explain. After I signed up online to be a member of an association, marketing

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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.

10 Examples of Beautiful Email Designs for Associations

Higher Logic

The post 10 Examples of Beautiful Email Designs for Associations appeared first on Higher Logic. Get inspired by these engaging email designs for associations, with insights on each from our email designers.

Unpacking the Association Sales Box – Association Hustle Episode 271 (7m 57s)

Moery Company

Lack of revenue is often a symptom of an association business model issue, not a sales problem. Here’s how you can identify the real problem. Hello and welcome to JP Moery’s Association Hustle Podcast.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.26.21

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Growth-mindset associations. Years ago, I read Mindset by Carol Dweck fully expecting to get validation of my growth mindset. Wrong.

Giveaways and Gimmicks Are Short-Lived Solutions—Strong Membership Initiatives Begin With the Basics

.orgSource

From VIP clubs to fancy swag and tiered pricing, the tactics to win members’ hearts are only limited by imagination. When the economy, technology, or social disruption, like the pandemic, threatens to come between us and our reason for being, a little panic is understandable.

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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).

Event Garde Racial Equity Statement Update

Aaron Wolowiec

As an exclusively white organization, Event Garde recognizes that we have only begun on a much longer journey toward structural and not merely symbolic change.

Use This Easy Club Dues Tracker Template To Save Time and Money

Wild Apricot

If you run a club or a membership, you’ll agree that there’s nothing more frustrating than chasing members down for payments. Everyone has a different renewal date, a different amount and a different method of payment. Not to mention, there’s. website-and-technology

Drive More Traffic to Your Online Community with These 4 Tips

Higher Logic

The post Drive More Traffic to Your Online Community with These 4 Tips appeared first on Higher Logic. Tried-and-true tips for building an acquisition strategy for your open online community. The post Drive More Traffic to Your Online Community with These 4 Tips appeared first on Higher Logic.

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Auto Racing Ace Santino Ferrucci and The Moery Company Announce Sponsorship Launch

Moery Company

The Moery Company’s Motorsports division announced today its partnership with Santino Ferrucci, driver for Sam Hunt Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The Moery Company will be connecting growing companies seeking brand activation in this exciting sponsorship platform.

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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: 2.19.21

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Board strategy. Jeff De Cagna has come up with ten purposeful provocations that every board member and association professional should commit to heart.

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Still Working from Home – Now What?

Association Adviser

Working from home can be an advantage or a struggle. But with the right preparation and a consistent routine, working remotely has its benefits. The post Still Working from Home – Now What? appeared first on Association Adviser. Features working from home working remotely

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Renovating Your Strategic Plan Virtually - Part 1: Understanding the Basics

Aaron Wolowiec

Most associations view strategic planning as a necessary evil and cringe when the three years are up and it’s time to do another plan. Over time Boards can become jaded and skeptical of the strategic planning process, “We waste time and money on developing a plan and it never goes anywhere”.

4 Steps to Recruiting the Right Board Members for Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot

There’s an age-old saying that goes, “You’re only as good as the people you surround yourself with.” ” This is certainly true in our personal lives, and the fact that the amount of spending companies have invested in recruiting. organizational-management

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

Goal Setting Beyond the Strategic Planning Meeting

Smooth The Path

Goals are not just for strategic planning meetings. Setting goals is useful for many big and little things in life. What is our goal, and why are we doing this? What would a great outcome be? How do I want my members/attendees/listeners/co-workers/readers to feel?

6 Changes to Improve Sales Now – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 273 (9m 1s)

Moery Company

Looking to increase your association’s membership and sponsorship sales? Consider making theses changes. Hello and welcome to JP Moery’s Association Hustle Podcast.

Introducing Advanced Starter Kits: Email Campaigns for Associations Are Easier Than Ever

Higher Logic

The post Introducing Advanced Starter Kits: Email Campaigns for Associations Are Easier Than Ever appeared first on Higher Logic. Our new advanced starter kits combine the power of successful, proven strategies with content prompts that jumpstart your member communications strategy.