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5 membership management software metrics to constantly review.

YourMembership Blog

How often are you looking at your membership management metrics? At my last association, we looked at metrics every day. We even had a visualization room where anyone in the organization can visibly see how we were trending. It enabled the entire staff to start thinking how their individual job impacted our outcomes. You may. The post 5 membership management software metrics to constantly review. appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Member Retention Data Management

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The Passive Experienced Member

Spark Consulting

The MCI Group recently released the American Engagement Index 2017 (the link takes you to a page where you can enter your contact information to get your own copy, and you really should).

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Best Practices for Developing and Launching Member Councils – Part 1 - Moery Company

The Moery Company

A common theme most associations wrestle with is the question of how increased engagement can lead to renewal and acquisition growth.

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4 Ways to Take the Confusion Out of Your Marketing Automation Platform

Higher Logic

I am definitely one of those people who loves and needs to have the latest gadgets. When it comes to new smart phones, operating systems, gaming consoles, and audio gadgets, I covet them until they are mine.

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Don’t Attend the Old School of Strategic Planning

World Class Boards

Strategic planning is a standard exercise at many, if not most, associations/nonprofit organizations. So much so that many smart people mindlessly use it as a prescription for all organizational ills: “Having problems, eh? Do you have a strategic plan?

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Best practices for B2B event marketing

Aaron Wolowiec

Business agree: Perhaps now more than ever, events are important. At the same time, social media and technology improvements have presented challenges to meeting planners. But the need for education, engagement and networking remains strong

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48 Free Nonprofit Webinars for May 2018

Wild Apricot Blog

Every month I compile the internet's biggest list of free nonprofit webinars. Here are all the webinars for May 2018

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5 ways to grab your association members’ attention.

YourMembership Blog

It’s a challenge in today’s busy, tech-fueled world to cut through the noise of your members’ daily lives and grab their attention. So, how do you do it? Your members are no different from you and me. They also expect convenience and personalization in just about everything they do. Show them you understand their rising. The post 5 ways to grab your association members’ attention. appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Member Retention

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Five Tips for Motivating Physician Learners

Web Courseworks Associations

As consultants and providers of learning technology to organizations that do CME (continuing medical education) and GME (graduate medical education), we’re often faced with this question: why is it so hard to get physicians to pay attention to (a given client’s) learning?

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13 Twitter Hashtags to Follow for Nonprofit and Charity Updates, Events and Inspiration

SocialFish

Twitter has been one of the major hubs of social networking , revolutionizing what was already a new and adapting Internet invention. The live nature of the website has provided unlimited potential for personal and commercial use alike.

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Conferences Need More Sharing

Velvet Chainsaw

One of the strongest intangible attributes of a healthy conference is how much sharing takes place. Too often, competition and self-interest get in the way of sharing what’s most helpful.

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6 tips to enhance the new member onboarding experience.

YourMembership Blog

When professionals join your membership organization or start a new job, the onboarding process plays a critical role in keeping them engaged right from the beginning. It’s an opportunity for you to highlight what you offer new members, enabling them to be successful in their professions. This gets them excited, and, hopefully, inspires them to take an active role in your organization.

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The Clock Doesn't Tell the Whole Story

Idea Architects

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Looking for Chapter Software? 7,000 Associations Use Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot Blog

Wild Apricot is the easiest way to manage your chapters and your membership. Find out what features make us the #1 option for chapters

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It’s a Great Time to Be a Young Association Professional: Erin Sevitz on Working Hard, Being Agile and Leaving Your Mark

Association Adviser

This month’s Corner Office features Erin Sevitz, director of communications for the International Facility Management Association (IFMA).

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How to Create an Association Crisis Response Plan

GrowthZone

Crisis response planning is something most organizations don’t want to think about. Numerous studies also confirm that only about half of all organizations have any kind of crisis plan in place. Make sure your association is prepared.

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Our Members are Self-Centered

Smooth The Path

Our members are self-centered. Not in a bad way, we are all self-centered. Our members have… no time. and their attention is scattered. Only organizations that solve our member’s problems, speak their language, and understand them will get their time and attention.

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Co-Creation: The Value is in the Process

Association Success

Just ask your local government. No, seriously. In another life, as a middle school English teacher, my classes would kick off the year by proposing, discussion, and voting on a class constitution, a list of expectations, norms, and promises we would agree to uphold for the rest of the year.

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Why Your Organization NEEDS a LinkedIn Company Page

MembersClicks

With more than 500 million users, LinkedIn is a social media platform companies and organizations of all sizes can benefit from. You may have a personal page in place, but do you have a company page as well - for your association or chamber? If not, we highly recommend creating one! Here’s why (and how to actually do so): social media for associations member engagement Association Views

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What Associations Must Do to Be GDPR Compliant

GrowthZone

There has been a flurry of articles written and forum topics posted over the past few months about the impending European Union’s (EU) General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) that takes effect May 25, 2018.

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JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 135: How Quality Data is Driving the Sales Process, with Kerry Doyle - Moery Company

The Moery Company

Data is key to developing winning sales strategies and this week’s guest is The Moery Company “data” expert – Salesforce Manager, Kerry Doyle.

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Who is Generation Z and How Will They Impact the Future of Associations?

Association Adviser

Generation Z can be defined as those born between 1997 and 2010. According to the US Census Bureau, Gen Z outnumbers Millennials and Baby Boomers, making up 25 percent of the population. They are creative, open-minded, tech-savvy and ambitious. Never knowing a time without technology has made this generation technology-dependent and hyper-aware of the latest news and global issues.

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Today’s Critical Deliverables Might Not Even Be Worth Working On

Smooth The Path

Association professionals get bombarded with conflicting demands. We have to collect new member’s data correctly, but we also have to welcome them warmly.

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What’s Next? Free Membership and For-Profit Associations

Association Success

The AAE balances free membership, a for-profit model, and centering member needs. I started the Association of Association Executives 10 years ago as a network and information resource, and a for-profit organisation.

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The Ultimate Guide to Sponsorship Growth - Moery Company

The Moery Company

The Ultimate Guide to Sponsorship Growth from JP Moery. The post The Ultimate Guide to Sponsorship Growth appeared first on The Moery Company. Resources Slideshows

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Embracing the Duty of Foresight: Part III

Association Adviser

This is my third Duty of Foresight column for Association Adviser , and the third in a three-part series I began posting in February to explain the duty of foresight for association boards and create a context for future columns. You can find Part I here and Part II here.

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5 Budget-Savers to Look for in a Membership Management System

MembersClicks

While having a membership management system means another line item on your budget, it can often pay for itself. After all, these systems are designed to specifically make association and chamber life easier. There are a few areas in which a membership management system can both grow revenue and help you save. Here are some things to look for when you’re searching for that perfect system for your organization: Small Staff Chatter association software

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Distributing IT Decision-making Across Departments

Association Success

Why we should be relinquishing ownership and encouraging dialogue. In most modern organizations, we’re seeing a distributed technology decision-making model.

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Working with an Instructional Designer: How to Prepare for Success

WBT Systems

Developing a new online course with the help of an instructional designer is an exciting prospect for an association. You’re investing time and money into a relationship with an educational partner who’s skilled at designing engaging and effective learning experiences. You’ll get the best results from this partnership if you know how to best prepare for working with an instructional designer. Clarify the instructional designer’s scope of work.

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Did You Know? Associations Plan to Rake in More Revenue from Continuing Education

Association Adviser

This month, we asked our readers which source of non-dues revenue they plan to improve this year. The results were somewhat similar to those when we asked this question in previous years: Half of respondents cited continuing education as their primary non-dues revenue focus. As we’ve talked about before , there are plenty of ways for associations to earn cash from selling access to educational resources.

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5 Things to Consider When Creating a Member Referral Program

MembersClicks

Referrals are honestly the best way to recruit new members: For one thing, it means the members that are talking you up are loyal and engaged. On the flip side, the new members being referred are likely to come into membership excited and ready to engage, too. Creating a strategic referral program really boils down to the good ol’ five W’s: membership management MC Insider

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ONLY 13 DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER FOR TECH CONFERENCE OF THE YEAR!

NimbleUser

Courtney Lill, Event and Conference Coordinator The countdown is SO ON! Our first ever Community Brands conference – Xperience 2018 – is just 13 days away!

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Six reasons why co-creation makes SURGE a transformative event

SocialFish

Guest post by Arianna Rehak. Editor’s disclosure: I’m speaking at Surge with Susan Cato of ASPB and Garth Jordan of HFMA about digital transformation, and it will be awesome, so you should attend!!

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Creating an Attendee Journey Map for Your Association’s Event: The Why (And How)

MembersClicks

Events are likely one of your association’s primary benefits. They’re key for engaging members and providing them with value (the value they’re going to assess when renewal season rolls around). That said, how are your events currently performing? What’s attendance like? What’s engagement like? What kind of feedback are you getting post-event? Chances are, there’s room for a little improvement.

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