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4 ways to balance data privacy with personalization for greater member loyalty

YourMembership Blog

Your members have high demands for privacy and data security. But they also want personalized member communications. What’s your small association to do? Here are four tips. We hear a lot about data privacy these days. It’s a hot topic with consumers.

The Secret to Retaining New Members

Membersuite

New members join associations with great expectations and specific goals in mind. But if membership doesn’t live up to those expectations, they won’t see the value and won’t renew. Read the post to learn the secret to retaining new members

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2 Types of Membership Renewal Emails You NEED to Be Sending

MembersClicks

There are a TON of best practices regarding membership renewals, but when it comes to outreach and letting your members know when it’s time (and how) to renew, email is one of the best - and most popular - channels to leverage.

Creating an Effective Nominating Process for your Association

Association Leaders

It’s the time of year again when many associations are implementing their nomination and election process. Because associations are groups of people or companies in the same profession or industry there are many opportunities for conflict and other challenges as an association goes through its nomination and election process. . To avoid challenges which can lead to bigger problems such as hurt feelings, dropped memberships, etc.,

Four Ways Associations Can Boost Their Industry’s Future Workforce

Associations Now

With many industries facing a shortage of workers and a skills gap, associations can play a critical role in addressing workforce development. Future workforce is a hot-button issue in many industries, with associations looking to boost the flow of talent into their respective fields.

10 habits you need to grow your organization

Association Success

The world has changed quite a bit since John D. Rockefeller went into business. .

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Four Ways to Fight Fake Traffic on Your Association’s Site

Associations Now

Fake traffic is growing more sophisticated than ever, and that could be bad news both for your analytics and your advertisers. Here are a few starting points for limiting the impact of traffic fakery.

Make your association the kind of place a techie wants to work

YourMembership Blog

National Techies Day is a perfect occasion to consider the future of your association. To deliver a great member experience, it’s time to make sure your organization is the kind of place techies want to work.

The Ultimate Guide To Creating Nonprofit Annual Reports

Wild Apricot

Getting started with a nonprofit annual report for the first time, or just want a refresher? Simplify the process with this ultimate guide full of expert advice and examples

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.4.19

Reid All About it

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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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The REAL Reason We Keep Doing Engagement Surveys

Jamie Notter

When I do keynotes about employee engagement, I usually show this slide that documents the absolutely abysmal progress we’ve made on employee engagement over the last 20 years (the numbers are from Gallup).

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How to Write a Sponsorship Letter (+ 2 Templates)

Wild Apricot

Ready to get into the wild and exciting world of sponsorship? Here's a complete guide to writing a sponsorship letter to help you get started

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Why Coworking Will Survive the WeWork Saga

Associations Now

Given WeWork’s recent troubles, association pros might be wondering if coworking is on the way out. But despite bad press for the company, the the coworking model appears to have staying power.

Focused on What’s Most Important: Dawn Mancuso, Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry

Association Adviser

Dawn Mancuso of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry speaks about her love of learning and how it has helped her recognize opportunities to advance her organization, as well as the good work others are doing to support their industry and peers.

Keeping it fresh in problem-solving

Association Success

Association professionals don’t often have the luxury of time to ponder problems for too long. In a fast-paced world and with limited resources, there’s always something else that takes priority.

September Update: The new update that will help you create beautiful emails

Wild Apricot

This month's newsletter includes a big announcement about our email editor, an introduction to using the new admin roles, and an interview with Katya, our product manager

AARP’s New Stock Photo Collection Looks to Fight Ageism

Associations Now

With those over the age of 50 often portrayed in stereotypical visual contexts that don’t often match their modern-day realities, AARP is teaming with Getty Images on a proactive effort to fix that.

Small staff? Embrace Content Marketing

Moery Company

The Moery Company faced major headwinds in its start-up phase. Primarily, no one knew what the heck we did. But I learned early on about the value of thought leadership and content delivery as being the most valuable part of modern marketing.

Getting Started with Influencer Marketing

Association Adviser

Consumers are looking for marketing that relates to them, and as that attitude grows, the future of influencer marketing will keep looking brighter. The post Getting Started with Influencer Marketing appeared first on Association Adviser.

15 Powerful Sports Management Software Options for Leagues, Clubs, and Associations

Wild Apricot

If you're wondering whether sports management software can make an impact for your team, look no further. In this article, I cover everything you need to know to choose the right option for you

Why Giving Feedback May Not Be Enough

Associations Now

Leaders are encouraged to deliver feedback when they should dispense advice, researchers say. The hard part: being the kind of leader people trust to come to for advice. The performance review, as I’ve pointed out a few times around here, is a problematic thing.

Ready for a digital transformation? Focus on these 4 areas

Association Success

It’s time for associations to think of a digital transformation as a business model transformation, which means business strategy, technology strategy and — most often — a cultural transformation.

Deliver Superior Conference Education Value

Velvet Chainsaw

Here’s what hasn’t changed: Education continues to be essential to a participant’s experience.

How to Use Site Retargeting to Gain Registrants

Multiview

The event is set. You’ve got a good venue. You’ve got a great lineup of speakers and education sessions. The… The post How to Use Site Retargeting to Gain Registrants appeared first on MultiView.

Daily Buzz: Can You Identify Phishing Attacks?

Associations Now

Cyberattacks tend to ramp up in Q4, and many are due to human error. Invest in phishing training to protect your organization. Also: the next step on your cybersecurity to-do list. Welcome to Q4! You made it. And as you finalize your end-of-year to-do list, may we suggest one more thing to add?

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Five things to consider when choosing new association management software

Nimble AMS

The AMS you choose today impacts the next generation of staff and members. As you evaluate association management software, it’s important to think about your organization’s needs today. But don’t forget about how your decision will affect your association in the future.

Are You Making These Two Social Media Mistakes?

MembersClicks

We often talk about best practices for social media; what you should be doing. But it’s also important to be mindful of the no-nos; what you really shouldn’t be doing. social media for associations Association Views engaging-your-members

Focused on What’s Most Important: Dawn Mancuso, Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry

Association Adviser

Dawn Mancuso of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry speaks about her love of learning and how it has helped her recognize opportunities to advance her organization, as well as the good work others are doing to support their industry and peers.

Survey: Remote Workers Like Balance, but They and Their Bosses Need Training

Associations Now

Interest in remote work is growing, but the people who do it say inadequate tech tools and insufficient training are big challenges—and many employers are falling short. The demand for remote work is growing, and a big reason for that is the opportunity for better work-life balance.

Four things to consider when choosing new association management software

Nimble AMS

The AMS you choose today impacts the next generation of staff and members. As you evaluate association management software, it’s important to think about your organization’s needs today. But don’t forget about how your decision will affect your association in the future.

[Template] Your Members’ Guide to Your Members-Only Portal

MembersClicks

Thinking about your members-only portal: how hard do you have to work just to get members to sign in for the first time?

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The benefits and drawbacks of having a closed community for your brand

Disciple Media

Closed communities increasingly become a way of brands interacting with customers away from the noise and complexity of social media. The rise of social media has given the world an unprecedented degree of connectedness, but that openness has come at the price of an all-out war against our privacy.

Three Reasons Behind National Voter Registration Day’s Off-Year Success

Associations Now

In most states, 2019 is not an election year. But the annual, nonprofit-run National Voter Registration Day still got more than 400,000 people to register last month. Here are the secrets to the campaign’s success.