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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

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

Moery Company

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

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).

3 Creative Ways Associations and Nonprofits Can Use Volunteer Management Tools

Higher Logic

Associations and nonprofits are always trying to make more of an impact with less – less money, less staff, less resources. It’s made them some of the more creative and efficient organizations we’ve ever seen.

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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

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

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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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.

8 ways to rekindle your relationship with association members.

YourMembership Blog

Have you ever been excited about the premiere of a new TV show that you had to watch it, because the promos were just oh-so-compelling? But, while the first episodes were great, by episode four, you start to lose interest and move on to the next Netflix recommendation. Then a few seasons pass, and you hear from your family and friends it’s still a must-watch. Do you give it another chance and reinvest hours getting caught up? Or, do you remain.

The Ultimate Guide to Sponsorship Growth - Moery Company

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

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?

Step Four: Discussing the Strategic Implications, Part 2

Eric Lanke

Two weeks ago, in Step Four: Discussing the Strategic Implications , I continued a description of a Scenario Planning exercise my Board chair and I decided to conduct at our most recently completed Board meeting.

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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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

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


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?

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


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.

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.

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

The Clock Doesn't Tell the Whole Story

Idea Architects


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.

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).

Part 1 - Live Peer Review in Our Online Community


In this four part series, I am going to share with you some of our unique experiences using Breezio for live online community peer review and collaborative note-taking at conferences.

How to Create an Association Crisis Response Plan


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.

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.

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.

Why Your Organization NEEDS a LinkedIn Company Page


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

What Associations Must Do to Be GDPR Compliant


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.

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.

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.

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


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

The Renaissance of Graphic Design and Color in 2018


Graphic design and Color are again transforming the internet marketing space. You may have noticed that white and plain backgrounds have dominated the website and smartphone visual horizon for awhile now. Apple was the first to go in that direction and for good reason.

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.

Improve. Release. Improve. Repeat.


It’s been a bit since we’ve talked about the new features the Breezio community platform has released. In the past few months, we’ve focused on platform updates that our customers have requested.



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