Sat.Jun 20, 2020 - Fri.Jun 26, 2020

11 Questions Nonprofit Leaders Need to Ask Before Re-Opening the Office

Wild Apricot

Are you wondering whether your organization is ready to re-open the office as the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions are slowly being lifted? Use these questions to help you decide

3 Automated Email Campaigns Professionals Australia Used to Strengthen Their Association

Higher Logic

Associations are increasingly expected to deliver the personalized experience that members (especially younger generations) are used to. They can no longer rely on sending batch-and-blast, one-off emails to their whole member base as an effective membership recruitment and retention strategy.

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What’s Next for Association Communications?

Moery Company

Over the past three months we saw disruptions of our daily routines leading to a disruption in consumption of content. People are “Zoomed” out. Add in the news cycle and there’s more digital fatigue than ever before.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.26.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Inclusive conferences. Barbara Palmer at PCMA Convene lists eight ways conference organizers, sponsors, speakers and attendees can make conferences more racially diverse.

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.

Checklist: Admin Tasks to Get Done in Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot

Here's a checklist of small changes you can do in Wild Apricot that can simplify your day-to-day operations

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Starting a Sales Career in a Global Pandemic

Moery Company

I joined the Moery Company’s business development team in mid-February, just before the global pandemic turned the association world upside down.

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Rethink Membership Benefits to Make Your Association Indispensable

Membersuite

People are seeking out reassuring confident voices during these times of uncertainty. Rethink your membership messaging, tell members what to expect in the short term, how they need to prepare, and how your association can help them do that

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Targeted Impact: Episode 2 Recap With Nancy Settle-Murphy

Wild Apricot

We sat down with Nancy Settle-Murphy, virtual meeting expert, to answer your most pressing questions about virtual meetings and events. Here are the answers to the most common questions we received

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Missing In-Person Conferences? This Tweet Won Twitter This Weekend

AssociationChat

Are you missing in-person conferences? Want to recreate that same experience for yourself or a loved one? Well, thanks to one clever post on Twitter and hundreds of creative responses, now you can!

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.

What Do Sponsors Want From Virtual Meetings? – Ask JP #025

Moery Company

There’s one question that I’m getting from you all over and over and over again and it goes something like this, “What do sponsors want in virtual meeting platforms that are being rolled out right now? What kind of deliverables do sponsors want in a virtual meeting?”

Bringing the magic to virtual meetings

Association Success

As some of us return to work in a modified office environment and others plan to continue to work from home, virtual meetings will continue to be a distinct facet of our reality.

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COVID-19 Funding for Nonprofits: What You Need To Know [Updated]

Wild Apricot

We've compiled a list of all the US and Canadian government funding available to nonprofits to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 crisis

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Member Experience and the Importance of Tech that Works Together

MembersClicks

As association and chamber professionals, you all know that retention success relies on a member's overall experience from the time they join. The more you can engage a member, the better your chances they'll renew!). Your membership management tools play an important part, too.

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!

Using Data to Build Resilience

Moery Company

One of my favorite things about being a Salesforce Administrator for a small company is the ability to implement standards around how to best utilize Salesforce. As a team, we have learned to store the most accurate and detailed information to improve sales and help our clients.

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How to ask someone to be your mentor

Association Success

You’ve identified a potential mentor — someone you think could help advance your career, provide encouragement and advocate for you. Now, it’s time to form that relationship. But how do you ask someone to be your mentor?

If You Build It - Will They Come?

Wild Apricot

Here are some tips and ideas for keeping members engaged on your website. website builder member engagement

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Dealing with a Difficult Board: 4 Tactics to Try

MembersClicks

Ever feel like working with your board is a little bit like pulling teeth? If so, you’re certainly not alone! Many organizations struggle with working productively with their board. So what’s the solution?

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.

Certainty in Uncertain Times – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 238

Moery Company

There’s is certainty in these “uncertain times” for associations and we need to act and adapt to these certainties if we want to thrive moving forward. Hello and welcome to JP Moery’s Association Hustle Podcast.

How Accessibility is Breaking New Digital Ground

Association Adviser

Editor’s Note: This guest post was generously contributed by Christi Olson, head of evangelism for search and advertising at Microsoft.

Want to keep your members? Make it easy to cancel

Association Success

In many cases, canceling or downgrading a subscription or membership is a frustratingly long and complicated process in an effort by organizations to dissuade their customers from leaving. “It

Optimizing Your Data to Deliver Conversions

HighRoad Solution

Data-based marketing is nothing new. All marketing is based on some data. Before you reach out to any audience, you have to know a little about what makes them tick. And everything you know counts as data. Their likes, their dislikes, their needs, their preferences.

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.

Critical Leadership Skills Necessary to Move Forward – Association Field Report (June 26, 2020)

Moery Company

Today’s report from the field is about leadership. I think it’s at a premium right now. Here are three things that I find absolutely critical right now. Let me caveat it by saying that I don’t do it very well. I don’t do all of these things perfectly but I’m trying.

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A Vision for Virtual Conferencing

AssociationChat

Covid-19 forced conferences to break from tradition, now it’s time to reimagine their future. We are living through the biggest disruption that modern scholarly meetings have faced.

Why now is the perfect time to research your next AMS

Nimble AMS

Strategic research in new tech now can pay big dividends for your association down the road. Don’t miss this chance to uncover opportunities for improvement and find a solution that better meets your organization’s needs.

[On Demand] Top Tips for Member Onboarding

MembersClicks

The better you onboard your members, the more engaged they’re likely to be. And the more engaged your members are, the more likely they are to renew. Onboarding directly impacts retention. That said, how’s your organization’s current onboarding process? Do you have one? Does it seem effective?

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Are You Experiencing a Surge in New Members?

Moery Company

Some of you may think I’m crazy for saying this, however, your association could experience a new member surge over the next three months. And I’ve seen it happening, first hand, over the last couple of weeks. I’ll give you an example.

Showing Pride in Your Membership

Association Adviser

Effective communication: 5 simple tips for preventing conflict in your community

Ungrated

Communication is an integral part of every successful community association’s operations. Effective communication is the cure to so many problems, it should come as no surprise that it’s also often the best way to prevent conflicts, disputes, and misunderstandings.

COVID-19 Reboot for Chapters

Mariner Management

Will chapters survive? This is a question we’ve heard on every virtual idea swap we’ve hosted since the pandemic. Here’s what’s at stake.

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