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Membership Development and Retention – Association Field Report (September 17, 2021)

Moery Company

Hello there, it’s JP Moery, Observations from the Field today. Let’s talk about membership development and in particular retention. According to the MGI, Membership Benchmarking Study, which I refer to it a lot, nearly 47% of associations are reporting a decline in membership this year.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.17.21

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Return to virtual. With the Delta variant ruining plans for in-person conferences and scientists offering bleak pandemic forecasts, WBT Systems shares advice for returning to virtual.


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Defining the Value in Your Association’s Value Proposition

Higher Logic

The post Defining the Value in Your Association’s Value Proposition appeared first on Higher Logic. Your association’s value proposition should be the core of the member benefits you provide and guide how you communicate with members and future members.

How to Start a Fundraiser: Everything You Need to Know in 8 Simple Steps

Wild Apricot

Fundraising is one of the best sources of revenue for nonprofits. However, it’s not enough to simply set up a donation page on your website and wait for people to stumble upon it with their credit cards in hand. Driving donations requires strategy, fundraising

WW2 to COVID-19: How Remote Tools Help Reinforce Development Post-Program eLearning

Speaker: Pat D'Amico, Founder and CEO of About-Face Development

In a world where virtual learning is here to stay, answering the question of “What now?” requires us to thoughtfully evaluate how we got here and how we can leverage the knowledge gained during the pandemic to address one of trainings greatest historical challenges – how we reinforce learning to move from knowledge to behavior change. Join Pat D'Amico, Founder and CEO of About-Face Development, LLC, for this illuminating discussion on how to keep the gears turning

What Now?- Ask JP #083

Moery Company

Hello, everybody, it’s time for Ask JP. It’s after Labor Day, and my friend ask me this week what should I do now?

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Emerging Best Practices for Hybrid Votes and Meetings

Association Adviser

In our 30+ years of working with organizations to administer and manage elections, there’s never been another period of change and evolution quite like the last year and a half.

11 Safe Meeting Observations from the Front Line

Aaron Wolowiec

Having recently planned and facilitated a number of in-person meetings and events for a variety of clients and industries, Aaron Wolowiec shares 11 stand-out observations for keeping your members and attendees both safe and comfortable

Digital Leaders Enjoy the Thrills


Are you an association professional with your eye on the corner office? If you also like roller coasters, bumper cars, and Whack-a-Mole, you have what it takes. Being the CEO has never been easy.

How are you doing 18 months into COVID? Like, REALLY doing?

Mizz Information

Blogging feels so weird now, as if there wasn’t an entire 12+ year period where it felt as natural as breathing.

Why Most eLearning Fails: How to Create eLearning that Gets Results

Speaker: Tim Slade, Speaker, Author, and Creator of The eLearning Designer's Academy

In this session, we will explore many of the reasons why most eLearning fails and the components that contribute to bad eLearning design. we will also explore how bad eLearning design can negatively affect the learning experience. Finally, this session will walk you through several practical methods you can immediately apply to fix your bad eLearning courses.

Internet Industry Applauds IL AG Raoul On Launch Of Organized Crime Retail Theft Task Force


This Task Force will serve as a critical central coordinating entity. By leveraging the knowledge and intel of other key stakeholders, law enforcement will be able pursue these cases in a more collaborative way, and achieve positive outcomes more often.” ” DALEY.

New Episodes of Association Chat Start This Week!


Can we all just agree that the theme for 2021 is “Embrace Adaptability”…or something like that? I have many personal friends and acquaintances going through a mind-numbing amount of challenges right now.

A Technology Assessment Untangles IT and Then Some


The best IT systems are the ones you don’t think about. They make child’s play out of data analytics, keep users smiling, and reliably work to boost the bottom line. Does that sound like your technology experience? I didn’t think so. There’s a reason why.

How Automation Can Transform Your Association

Nimble AMS

Automation reduces the burden of manual tasks to save staff time that can be directed toward higher value work. Read on to learn what types of processes you could be automating and how to get started with automation today. ?There

Does Your Company Need Help Solving These 4 Common eLearning Challenges?

If you want to know how to get ahead of the game and avoid the common mishaps in selling your eLearning courses, you’ve come to the right place! Lambda Solutions has identified the most common and costly challenges faced by eLearning providers today.

A sense of belonging: Committing to diversity, equity, and inclusion in community associations


Contributed by Crystal Wallace, CAE. A strong desire to feel a sense of belonging, to be treated fairly, and to recognize and embrace our differences: These ideals are at the core of who I am as a person and to the organization that I’m proud to support today.

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Non-Dues Revenue: A Guide for Associations


You’re always looking for ways to boost the revenue of your association. While membership dues can account for a big chunk of your organization’s income, they won’t cut it on their own. A 2016 report from ASAE found that membership dues accounted for 45.4%

6 Ways You Can Cut Down Your Event Budget


Did you come out of quarantine feeling like everything has suddenly gotten? more expensive? You’re not the only one. Costs are up everywhere, and it’s especially true for event planning as we start returning to in-person events.

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Building a Membership Website That Works: 7 Steps


What’s the first thing you do when you want to learn more about an organization? Probably look up their website! Your organization’s membership website is one of your most visible marketing assets. When it comes to building a membership website, you'll want to give your prospective and current members 24/7 access to learning more about your organization and how to get involved. membership website

Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

High alert: Building safety concerns rise following Surfside condo collapse


Condominium building safety throughout the country has been under scrutiny since the collapse of Champlain Tower South in Surfside, Fla., in late June.

Are You Measuring Real Engagement

Smooth The Path

Nearly everybody has a different definition of what member engagement is. These definitions range from substantial to ephemeral. Is engagement a behavior, or is it more of a feeling? I tend to think that engagement is more of a feeling. Engagement is believing (or hoping) you found your peeps.

6 Ways to Prepare Your Home for the Fall Season


As the season begins to change, it's time to prep your home for falling leaves, cooler weather, and, eventually, winter storms. Tackling a few fall home maintenance tasks now can help ward off issues later in the season, so you can enjoy everything you love about autumn worry-free.

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Three Ways You Can Design Better Conferences and Trade Shows for Entrepreneurs and Owners


Regardless of whether they are virtual or in-person, planning association conferences and events is not a one-size-fits-all exercise.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

Building pathways to leadership

Mariner Management

*Part 3 of a 3-part series on creating a volunteer learning journey. In our first post, we introduced a way to shift your volunteer training to one that focuses on the person not the position.

Too Much Looses Its Meaning

Smooth The Path

Do you remember your last trip to Disney World? Disney parks are an AMAZING feast for the senses, literally! Interesting aside: many decades ago, fake popcorn smell used to be piped into the air, so every sense was engaged, but they don’t do that anymore).

Here We Go Again… With an Uncertain Future, Be Prepared for a Return to Virtual

WBT Systems

Here We Go Again… With an Uncertain Future, Be Prepared for a Return to Virtual. Read more about Here We Go Again… With an Uncertain Future, Be Prepared for a Return to Virtual


Motivating the Unmotivated: Tips & Tricks for Keeping Volunteers Engaged


If you’ve volunteered for the association you belong to, this may sound familiar: You feel excited to get involved as a volunteer to meet new people, give back to your field, and help shape the association’s future. At first, you can’t wait to get started.

eLearning demand is at an all-time high. Pick the right LMS!

The need for online learning is greater than ever having the right LMS is absolutely crucial. Quickly, easily, and cost-effectively decide which Learning Management System is right for you with this 12-step guide from LMS implementation experts.

Two tips for data conversion

Effective Database

Two Tips for Data Conversion I've written a lot about data conversion over the years (click here for a list) but when I'm asked by my clients for advice on their data conversion, two tips always rise to the top: Convert the absolute minimum amount of data possible. Look at all the data you have and … Two tips for data conversion Read More » Wes's Wednesday Wisdom

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2022 Association Growth Mandate: Growing, Engaging & Nurturing Audiences


If your organization is only serving members, you’re missing the opportunity to expand your impact by 10x. There is boundless, untapped growth potential in the audiences that anonymously visit your websites everyday.

5 Tips To Create a Happy, Healthy Nonprofit Hybrid Workplace

Beth Kanter

When I wrote the “ Happy Healthy Nonprofit ,” in-person workplaces were the norm and the book looked at ways to activate a culture of wellbeing in the nonprofit workplace. Over the last 18 months, I’ve adapted a lot of the best practices for remote work.

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