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How Associations Rituals Encourage Learning, Engagement and Belonging

WBT Systems

Do you have daily or weekly rituals? Maybe a morning walk, journaling, or a quiet moment with coffee. Or an evening run or bath. Saturday night dinner with your best friends or movie night with the kids.

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Unleashing Collective Intelligence: Part 1 – Empowering Association Memberships and Corporate Affiliates

Association Adviser

In the rapidly evolving landscape of business and technology, organizations are constantly seeking innovative ways to gain a competitive edge. One such strategy that has gained significant traction in recent years is harnessing the power of collective intelligence.


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10 Ways to Improve Association Member Retention

YM Careers

How do you hang on to your association’s greatest asset? Read on for effective strategies for association member retention. The post 10 Ways to Improve Association Member Retention appeared first on YM Careers by Community Brands.

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5 Most Popular Association Events and How to Host Them

AMR Management Services

An increasing number of associations are recognizing the value of engaging with existing and prospective members by hosting events. Thanks to event and membership management tools, associations of all sizes and resources can put together an event calendar that excites their members. In this article, we’ll discuss the benefits of hosting association events, what type… The post 5 Most Popular Association Events and How to Host Them first appeared on AMR Management Services.

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Dont Waste Another Minute Drafting Board Resolutions

Drafting board resolutions should not be draining your leadership’s time. This can impact both the flow of discussions and your overall decision-making. A board resolution is an important compliance document that records the votes and decisions on specific actions. Learn how you can get started with your board resolution by downloading our free template.

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The 10 Best Event Registration Apps  


In-person and virtual events are the lifeblood of an organization. They are an opportunity to network, to learn from one another, and to enjoy being in the same place as people who share your interests, whether those interests are personal or professional. In the past, event management was a complex process involving handwritten sign-up and check-in sheets, email contacts, and laboriously managed databases.

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3 Donation Categories: How to Organize Nonprofit Gifts


Your nonprofit’s mission requires funding, which is why your organization puts a lot of effort into its fundraising strategies. Throughout your donor acquisition and stewardship efforts, you likely solicit various types of support for your cause and earn more than just monetary donations. Diversified sources of revenue offer financial stability and flexibility, but their various nuances can become complicated to properly record.

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Focus in a Distracted Era

Spark Consulting

I recently had the opportunity to attend my first Prometheus Retreat (more on that in a minute), and it got me thinking about the concepts of connection, distraction, unplugging, and focus, issues I’ve written about here before. Twenty association executives (CEOs and EDs, AMC leaders, and consultants) gathered at a lovely resort in Pennsylvania to ponder some Big Issues together: AI, DEI, nurturing the next generation of association leaders, the role of voluntary membership associations i

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How Much Does Culture Consulting Cost in 2024?


[This is an update on a 2021 post.] There are many factors that go into the pricing of consulting projects that are aimed at improving your workplace culture, and the range is fairly large since the approach of the different consulting firms varies widely. In our shop, options start at $12,000 and can extend out to over $100,000 over multiple years.

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A Technology Assessment Connects Intention and Ability


Do you have a friend whose house looks like it belongs to neat freak Felix Unger, but the closets and drawers are clearly owned by lovable slob Oscar Madison? This Odd Couple disconnect happens to even savvy digital organizations. My writing about digital leadership often focuses on values and attitudes. But attention to the infrastructure’s nuts and bolts is also important.

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Mastering Remote Onboarding: Proven Strategies for Seamless New Hire Integration

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

Join this brand new webinar with Tim Buteyn to learn how you can master the art of remote onboarding! By the end of this session, you'll understand how to: Craft a Tailored Onboarding Checklist 📝 Develop a comprehensive, customized checklist that ensures every new hire has a smooth transition into your company, no matter where they are in the world.

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5 reasons to attend Xperience 2024

Nimble AMS

Have you registered for one of the most exciting events in the association industry? You won’t want to miss Xperience 2024 in Las Vegas on September 23-26! Join Community Brands experts and industry peers to explore exciting product features and the latest technological innovations designed for associations and event professionals. During our three-day event, you’ll hear powerful stories and gain interactive product training to enhance your organization’s efficiency and amplify your mission.

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Associations Partner to Address Vaccine Uptake

Associations Now

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases plans to gather community-level data to address vaccine resistance. Two associations and a leading nonprofit have partnered with industry on a pilot program to identify reasons why U.S. adults avoid vaccination for respiratory diseases. Last month the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, a nonprofit that educates the public and healthcare industry about the illnesses, announced the initiative as a partnership with two associations : The As

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Leadership Changes at GrowthZone: A New Chapter in Customer-Centric Innovation


We are excited to announce that Paul Plaia III has joined GrowthZone as our new CEO. With an extensive technology and business leadership background, he is poised to guide GrowthZone into a new era of innovation and customer-focused growth. A Vision for Customer-Centric Growth In his new role, Plaia will lead the company’s strategic direction, drive innovation, and expand GrowthZone’s market presence.

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Reducing the Barriers to Great Problem-Solving Collaboration

Elevating Engagement

Some problems are impossible to solve—at least, it seems that way sometimes. Has your industry or profession had a big, hairy problem that has been a source of consternation for a while? We’ve been discussing the reasons for offering more opportunities to collaborate (problem-solving is one of those reasons) and various formats for collaboration —some synchronous and others asynchronous.

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How To Cultivate Community Affinity Throughout The Generosity Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand

This session will dive into how to create rich generosity experiences that foster long-lasting relationships. You’ll walk away with actionable insights to redefine how you engage with your supporters—emphasizing trust, engagement, and community over transactional giving models. 🤝 Industry expert Tim Sarrantonio will explore data-backed strategies to engage supporters as active participants in a community that values their contributions and shared ideals.

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Top 10 Strategies for Leveraging Job Board for Unprecedented Growth  


For many associations, a job board is just that, a job board. A place for members and non-members to post jobs, compare listings and apply for work. While this is a fantastic community asset by itself, Job Board is capable of so much more. From encouraging membership to driving enormous revenue growth, Job Board is not only an invaluable resource for members, but also a hidden weapon associations can wield to drive non-dues revenue, expand reach and add value.

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How to Address Sinking Engagement

Associations Now

Employee engagement is the lowest in a decade. Hybrid arrangements are a lead culprit, but one association is well-equipped to address. According to a recent Gallup report, employee engagement in the United States is at an 11-year low. Time to panic? Not exactly. To be sure, engagement has nosedived since the pandemic, with only 30 percent of survey respondents saying they’re “highly engaged,” down from 36 percent in early 2020.

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How to engage your members where they are, when they are


{summary} There's no denying that the landscape of member engagement has changed tremendously over the last few decades, making it more challenging to gauge membership metrics. Not only has mass communication made it easier than ever to start an organization, but it's also led to more value being required to retain members and attract new ones. Figuring out how to increase membership retention within your association starts with engagement.

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Culture Change Made Easy Book: Everyone Has the Power to Shape Culture


[This post talks about some of the concepts in Chapter 1 of Culture Change Made Easy.] A common misconception about culture change is that it’s a top-down directive, something decreed by senior leadership and trickled down through the ranks. While leadership’s buy-in is crucial, the truth disrupts this top-down narrative: Everyone has the power to shape culture.

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How to Increase Membership Renewal

Dive deep into essential elements that drive member retention. Learn why members may hesitate to renew. Discover actionable techniques to encourage their return and foster lasting engagement. Uncover reasons members choose not to renew. Learn effective tactics to elevate member engagement and communication. Explore methods to encourage member renewal and active participation in your association Download now to take charge of your membership retention strategy!

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Share your successes!

Effective Database

Share your successes! I was speaking at an association meeting recently and one of the points I raised was that associations should practice what I call database PR or database public relations. In a nutshell, database PR is about proactively and regularly telling our users all the good work that is occurring in the database. (Here's more on database PR.