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Want to Maximize Association Membership Value? Create Indispensable Engagement

Higher Logic

Although “engaging people” might not seem like the most groundbreaking approach to organizational growth, it’s a simple idea that has wide-reaching effects. What is engagement, at its core? The more connected we are to something, the more we love it.

The Ultimate Guide to Creating A Membership Site

Wild Apricot

If you're thinking of creating a membership site, this ultimate guide has everything you need to know to get started


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How to Make Your Content Work Harder for You

Association Adviser

Make your association's content work harder for you by implementing an organized and consistent content strategy like the pyramid approach. Here's how. The post How to Make Your Content Work Harder for You appeared first on Association Adviser.

It’s Time to Get Tough – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 232

Moery Company

Things aren’t coming back like they were. This is a test. What grade will your association get? The latest on what is happening in the association field regarding memberships, events, and sponsorships. Hello and welcome to JP Moery’s Association Hustle Podcast.

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.

What IS Content Curation?

Spark Consulting

Associations use the term “content curation” frequently, but to quote the great Inigo Montoya: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.15.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Benchmark survey on communicating in the current climate. Naylor and Association Adviser’s annual Association Communications Benchmarking Study is now open to association professionals.

What is your biggest professional accomplishment? – Ask JP #021

Moery Company

The question today is a different one, it is, “What is your biggest professional accomplishment?” ” I’ll tell you what – and I’m absolutely sincere about it – giving people an opportunity and a chance is something that I’m proud about.


Stop Trying to be Google

Spark Consulting

If an association wants to move beyond mere aggregation and serve your members by providing real curation, what should you do? To quote my co-author HilaryMarsh: “Stop trying to be Google.”

Why Associations Need to Innovate to Survive

Wild Apricot

Want your association to survive beyond the pandemic? Sarah Sladek, CEO of XYZ University, shares how you can do so

Our Customer Reviews Make Higher Logic a G2 Leader in Online Community Management

Higher Logic

G2, the leading B2B technology review platform, released their Spring 2020 Grid Report, and we are excited to announce that we’ve been named a Leader in Online Community Management for the 4th consecutive quarter.

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Next Steps for Business Development – Association Field Report (May 15, 2020)

Moery Company

We’re watching something that’s getting ready to happen and it’s this: we’re about to be in a real business development, either in crisis or opportunity, mode in your organizations over the next 30 to 60 days. Think about what’s been happening.

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Help Your Members Find the Signal in the Noise

Spark Consulting

This is probably not news to you, but we’re at an information crisis point. Your members and other audiences are dealing with a flood of information during a time when the role of traditional information gatekeepers has become severely devalued.

How to Make Revenue Without Events in Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot

If running events is no longer an option for you, this post will cover tips and examples on how you can use Wild Apricot to make more revenue

Market Virtual Education Programs Carefully and Caringly Right Now

WBT Systems

Market Virtual Education Programs Carefully and Caringly Right Now. Read more about Market Virtual Education Programs Carefully and Caringly Right Now

JP Moery Joins Episode of W.A.C.E. Chamber Leadership Podcast

Moery Company

JP Moery joins W.A.C.E. CEO Dave Kilby on the latest episode of the W.A.C.E. Chamber Leadership Podcast to chat about the importance of chambers and how to leverage a chamber’s value during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SURGE Connect registration is now open

Association Success

Well, this spring didn’t go quite as planned. As we began preparing to host SURGE Connect , we knew the event would be virtual as it always has been. We just didn’t know that virtual events would quickly become our only option.

The Top 10 Association Websites in 2020 + How to Build Your Own

Wild Apricot

Looking to create a website for your association? We've rounded up the top 10 best association websites of 2020 and will show you how to create your own

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Lessons Learned: MC Thrive and Tips for Planning a Virtual Event


Last week, MemberClicks hosted MC Thrive, a one-day virtual education experience designed to prepare association and chamber professionals for what’s next.

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How to Deliver Marketing ROI to Your Virtual Event Sponsors & Exhibitors


Are you struggling to capture sponsor/exhibitor revenue for your virtual events? Just like in-person events, you need to prove ROI by showing them that their marketing goals can be achieved in your virtual event venue. Here are ways to do that

Relieve stress: Pandemic self-care strategies for community association leaders


Community association managers and board members are no strangers to stressful situations—from rules enforcement to addressing assessment delinquencies. The COVID-19 pandemic likely has only added to the tension.

The Essential Guide to Nonprofit Email Marketing

Wild Apricot

There's a lot more to nonprofit email marketing that meets the eye — if you actually want to get your emails read, that is. Learn how to create the perfect email strategy, as well as 5 email marketing platforms you can try

5 Ways to Excel at Customer Service Online


Like many for-profit companies, associations and chambers are in the business of people. When people pay for a membership with your organization, you’re a part of the package they're purchasing. That said, customer service is KEY.

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Is co-leadership right for your organization?

Association Success

We have all heard the phrase “two heads are better than one.” Most of us can agree collaboration and communication contribute to growing creativity, but Angela Kisskeys and Sarah Ruzek have managed to put collaboration at the core of their association. .

Podcast: Assessing Your Data Analytics Program

Association Adviser

Listen for more tips about how to draw tech-adopters AND tech-avoiders into a productive conversation about improving your asosciation's data analytics. The post Podcast: Assessing Your Data Analytics Program appeared first on Association Adviser.

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Real-world lessons in the painful consequences of outdated software

Nimble AMS

What associations can learn from a failed online learning launch. Outdated and poorly maintained technology can hurt your organization when you need it most. Here’s how to avoid trouble.

MC Thrive Sessions on Demand!


You’ve likely hopefully heard us talk about MC Thrive over the past few weeks — a one-day virtual educational experience for association and chamber professionals, designed to help you lead your members out of a time of crisis. If you attended the event live.THANK YOU!

It’s not you, it’s me: Why your mentoring relationship isn’t working out

Association Success

While a mentoring relationship is traditionally thought of as a senior leader providing guidance to a junior professional, mentoring can follow many pathways. In my own career, I’ve established relationships as both a mentor and a mentee through formal mentoring programs.

Free Up Your Member Communication Real Estate with Programmatic Advertising

Association Adviser

Programmatic advertising allows associations to inform members of business opportunities and earn non-dues revenue without trampling their own grass. The post Free Up Your Member Communication Real Estate with Programmatic Advertising appeared first on Association Adviser.

New Survey Shows Americans Want Economy-Wide, Federal Privacy Protections


Washington, DC – Internet Association (IA) today released the results of a national public opinion survey that demonstrate Americans’ strong support for economy-wide, federal privacy protections. In a national poll of 2,744 U.S.

Teach Your Members to Be Indispensable

Smooth The Path

In my little cul-de-sac neighborhood, someone in every home has a job that has been impacted by COVID. One neighbor owns a sit-down restaurant and is scraping rent together by opening for take-out every night with a shoestring kitchen crew.

How atomic habits can increase your productivity

Association Success

The true path to success comes not from reaching big goals but by developing systems that allow you to progress day to day, one step at a time. It’s these little habits that will compound and eventually determine the trajectory of your future.

New Year, New Ideas: Start a New Conversation About Chapters

Mariner Management

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to tackle some common challenges unique to component-based associations with examples from the CRP community. We’ll focus on themes like the role of components in the association ecosystem, harnessing innovation from your chapters, and addressing the volunteer issue.

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Virtual Events: Preparing Your Member Experts for Engaging Sessions


Transitioning to virtual events? Association Chat host KiKi L’Italien is joining Web Courseworks CEO, Jon Aleckson, PhD next week to talk about preparing your speakers to present an engaging virtual event. Don’t miss out on this free webinar.