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Member Engagement Needs to Evolve

Smooth The Path

Early in my career, I remember everyone in the corporate office I worked in took a lunch hour. People went out to eat together, went for walks, and a core group met to chat every day in the cafeteria.

Why practicing data hygiene can benefit your association staff and members

Nimble AMS

According to the Community Brands 2022 Association Trends Study, over half of association professionals say investing in business intelligence and data analytics is a top priority, yet only one-third would rate their organization’s data as excellent or very good.


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Embracing and Engaging Young Professionals


Our annual survey of association professionals reports repeatedly that a common concern is the increased pressure to recruit young members. The bulk of the workforce is made up of Millennials, Generation X, and Baby Boomers, and Gen Z is not far behind.

Increasing Member Engagement through Technology Part 1

Association Adviser

In the fast-paced environment we live in, creating engagement among your members through technology can be one of the most beneficial endeavors for an association.After all, it’s your members who interact with your digital platforms every single day.

Here's How to Write an Effective New-Member Welcome Email

Welcome emails have an incredibly high open rate (50-60%). Read here to learn tips for taking full advantage of your valuable, one-time opportunity to reach new members.

How to Engage Alumni with Fundraising


Alumni associations are organizations that bring graduates together while providing them with many opportunities. Alumni associations can also be started. The post How to Engage Alumni with Fundraising appeared first on Raklet - Membership Management Software.

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9 Ways to Rethink Your Membership Dues Structure in a Post-Pandemic World?


The pandemic sparked a universal reset that’s changed our lives in both dramatic and subtle ways. Now, with increasing inflation, we’re still tweaking our routines and habits, especially our spending habits. People are questioning the value of memberships, even ones they’ve held for a long time.

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Gardian of the Month: Ahliba Toffa

Aaron Wolowiec

Ahliba Toffa is our Gardian of the Month! Find out her favorite thing about learning something new, her go-to networking tip, the resource she can't live without and a little-known fact about her

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Digital Strategists, Innovators, and Drivers Build a Relevant Future


Remember Blockbuster? Technology eats business models for breakfast. In 2016, I wrote a post titled, “Could Membership Organizations Become a Dying Model?” This article still has a top slot in my site’s analytics. It seems the question isn’t settled.

Dreamforce: Four big reasons to attend the Salesforce annual conference

Nimble AMS

The Nimble AMS team is attending Dreamforce 2022 , are you? With over 1,000 sessions you can curate by your industry, role, and interest, you won’t want to miss the annual event, scheduled for September 20-22 in San Francisco.

How to Get Young Professionals to Engage In Your Association

GrowthZone’s guide, The Power of Young Professionals, tackles the challenges of engaging, recruiting, and retaining Gen Z and Millennial members, including: • Why they do or don’t join. • Communication strategies. • Myths and facts

The Top 5 Culture Problems…And How to Solve Them


This week I did one of the keynotes at the Texas Society of Association Executives annual conference in Irving, Texas. I also did a follow up CEO-only session to dive deeper into the specific issues related to returning to the office in this “post-pandemic” landscape.

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How to Build an Editorial Calendar for Your Association

Association Adviser

When you’re trying to run an association in a fast-paced environment, where everything seems to run a mile a minute, you can never underestimate the power of an efficient planning tool like an editorial calendar. Designed to keep you and your team on track at all times and always looking forward, an editorial calendar can be the ideal solution to avoid any setbacks, inefficiencies or bottlenecks that could arise when creating and deploying content.

The Best Practices For Email Newsletters - Part 1


Your association newsletter is one of the most beneficial pieces to your industry, especially for members and prospects to stay up to date on events, advocacy, continuing education, and more. That said, is your newsletter staying top of mind to your readership?

Common challenges: CAI connects communities around the world


For communities around the world, and with apologies to Walt Disney, it really is a small world after all.

How to Sell Your Board on Better Technology

Use this helpful blueprint when you need to convince your board to invest in better software. It includes talking points and tips for your presentation, including quantifying ROI, outlining indirect benefits, and selling the potential of the purchase.

Association Brain Food: 9.16.22

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Membership tiers. MemberSuite suggests nine ideas for new membership tiers that might be a good fit for your association and market. What always worked may no longer be appealing to today’s professionals.

7 Ways a New LMS Benefits the Oklahoma State Medical Association’s Continuing Medical Education Program

WBT Systems

The inevitable came a lot sooner than the Oklahoma State Medical Association (OSMA) anticipated—which was the case for many associations during the pandemic. They knew their old learning management system (LMS

Don’t ask for what you don’t need!

Effective Database

Don't ask for what you don't need! Recently I received a bill from a doctor's practice. The bill provided a website for paying online. So I went to the website and the first thing it asked me for is my account number. This is good because the bill they sent me has my account number on it. … Don’t ask for what you don’t need! Read More » Wes's Wednesday Wisdom


CAI Communities Around the World


For communities around the world, and with apologies to Walt Disney, it really is a small world after all.

How to Select an Association Credit Card Processing Company

Right now, every penny counts. It’s an ideal time to check if your association’s credit card processing provider is offering competitive terms. However, there are many important factors to consider if when researching options.

Being Responsible About Research

Spark Consulting

In this final post celebrating the launch of Caveat Emptor: Becoming a Responsible Consumer of Research , I want to talk about why this matters. Why do association execs need to develop discernment about research, both as consumers and sponsors?

4 Steps to Creating Irresistible Member Value

Association Freak

Reading Time: 3 minutes This article first appeared in AssociationNOW as Four Steps to Creating Irresistible Member Value Brands like Apple and Amazon have created so much value that consumers can’t get enough of their products and services.

Automate Your Way to Success


According to Gartner’s 2022 strategic trends report, hyper-automation is one capability to add to your association management software (AMS) checklist.

Creating an Excel Membership Template: Benefits and Tips


Microsoft Excel is one of the indispensable tools for membership management today. Creating an Excel membership template can make your. The post Creating an Excel Membership Template: Benefits and Tips appeared first on Raklet - Membership Management Software.

The Ultimate Guide to Amazing Association Websites

Your association’s website needs to engage members AND deliver a great user experience so everyone who visits it leaves with a positive impression. But how? Get the free guide to optimizing your website “under-the-hood” (great for "non-techy" people).

What Real Estate Edition Users Like Best About GrowthZone


“GrowthZone was a solution we could use all day long, which is what we were looking for. For any association, if you’re looking for a change, you should check out GrowthZone. It’s made a huge difference in our association life.”. Sandy Carroll, Chief Executive Officer.