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How to Increase Your Association’s Membership Renewal Rate

Membersuite

Membership renewals are now an automatic process, thanks to your AMS. Renewal invoices go out and dues payments come in. However, that’s a best-case scenario. The harsh reality is that sometimes renewals and payments don’t come in. What can you proactively do to create the conditions for more renewals? I’ve been nosing around and gathering ideas for improving the membership renewal strategy and process.

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Three tips to transform your association event into a top member experience

Nimble AMS

Do y our members value in – person events ? If so, g ive them something to talk about when you improve the member experience by adopting innovative technology ! Associations Now reports that young professionals value in-person events. Regardless of age or professional background, all m embers value the p ersonalization of events and there is still a distinct desire for hybrid options.

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What Your Association Peers Say About Non-Dues Revenue

GrowthZone

It’s no surprise that when GrowthZone surveyed 388 association professionals across the U.S. and Canada at the end of 2022, the top non-dues revenue source listed was events. Successful Revenue-Generating Events How can you ensure success for your important revenue-generating events? When you spend a lot of time and money preparing for an in-person event for education, fundraising, networking, or membership building, the last thing you want is an empty room.

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Learn Strategies to Engage Members and Help Your Association Thrive at Super Forum 2023

Higher Logic

The post Learn Strategies to Engage Members and Help Your Association Thrive at Super Forum 2023 appeared first on Higher Logic. Higher Logic’s annual Super Forum is back in-person for association professionals April 10-12, 2023. Here is a sneak peek of what to expect when you join us at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. The post Learn Strategies to Engage Members and Help Your Association Thrive at Super Forum 2023 appeared first on Higher Logic.

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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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Member Feedback is Essential for Associations

Multiview

If you want your organization to grow and thrive over time, you need members who are passionate about what your organization does for them. Think about it. Every member is a brand ambassador for your association. The positive experiences of members can help bring in new members and support the work that you do as an organization. Feedback is a fundamental part of any association's organizational process, as it helps you understand what works well and what doesn’t.

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Gardian of the Month: Michael Williams

Aaron Wolowiec

Michael Williams is our Gardian of the Month! Find out what he'd like to learn more about, his favorite personal network, how he thinks mentorship aids in knowledge transfer and which season represents him best!

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What to Expect at Super Forum 2023

Higher Logic

The post What to Expect at Super Forum 2023 appeared first on Higher Logic. Higher Logic’s annual Super Forum is back in-person for association professionals April 10-12, 2023. Here is a sneak peek of what to expect when you join us at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. The post What to Expect at Super Forum 2023 appeared first on Higher Logic.

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The Top Ten List: Data Challenges

Association Analytics

The post The Top Ten List: Data Challenges appeared first on Association Analytics.

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Three event survey strategies to gain actionable insights at your association

Nimble AMS

Are you looking for proven methods to improve your events ? Gain actionable insights on the current status of your association’s events when you conduct routine surveys. With surveys, you’ll discover areas where your events are performing well and areas where you’ll need to improve. You’ll also learn how you can enhance the attendee and member experience.

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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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February’s Association Chat Open Forum

AssociationChat

February’s Association Chat Open Forum will focus on the association value proposition and why people are chatting lately about the need for business model change We’ll have an open chat on Zoom discussing your favorite hot topics shaking things up in the association industry and whatever else we can get to in an hour! Join in the group discussion at 1 pm ET on Tuesday, February 28th if it sounds like a good time!

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Modernizing Your Tech Stack: Powering a Seamless MX

Forj

Professional associations promise members access to knowledge, resources, and community to help them learn, grow, and connect—and technology empowers them to fulfill that commitment.

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The Top Ten List: Data Challenges – 3/15/23

Association Analytics

The post The Top Ten List: Data Challenges – 3/15/23 appeared first on Association Analytics.

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Be the Voice of Relevance—Make Mission, Vision, and Values Fit the Moment

.orgSource

Imagine you’re teed up for a jackpot question on Jeopardy. Mike Richards gives you this clue—“It revolves around mission, vision, and values.” An ear-to-ear grin lights your face and you answer, “What is an association?”—That win would be a no-brainer for anyone reading this post. Mission, vision, and values are a fundamental trio in the association playbook.

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How to Create a Winning Event Marketing Strategy

Events hold the power to create lasting impressions and meaningful connections. They are not only occasions for celebration but also valuable marketing opportunities. Event marketing has become an essential component of successful business strategies, enabling organizations to engage with their target audience and create memorable experiences. However, behind every successful event lies a well-thought-out marketing strategy.

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It’s Not Survey Fatigue. It’s Lack of Action Fatigue

PROPEL

When you consistently take meaningful action based on your surveys, and share that with your people, they will never get tired of answering future surveys. Survey fatigue is when your people lack the motivation to complete a survey you send to them. They’ll either skip it, or answer it incorrectly (e.g., marking 3 for every answer). That’s obviously not good.

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Association Launches CPR Training Program for Black and Hispanic Communities

Associations Now

The American Heart Association’s Be the Beat initiative is designed to bring training to churches, colleges, and other spaces where CPR knowledge can be easily shared. A leading medical association has launched a grassroots initiative to address troubling trends concerning cardiac health among Black and Hispanic Americans. Be the Beat, an initiative of the American Heart Association, is designed to educate members of those communities on life-saving CPR techniques.

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The Psychology of Membership Engagement

Membership Marketing

The MGI Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report highlights year after year the importance of a defined engagement program supporting a more favorable outcome in member retention. The data statistically shows this positive outcome but does not explain why putting an engagement program in place is so effective. Understanding why it works offers the opportunity to develop an even more effective effort.

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Increasing Member Engagement Through Content: Part II

Association Adviser

In this two-part series, we’re discussing how any association can utilize the power of content to increase member engagement. As discussed in the previous post, content is an important driver of member engagement and can help your association engage, attract and retain members. In part two, we’ll continue our discussion on ways your association can […] The post Increasing Member Engagement Through Content: Part II appeared first on Association Adviser.

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The Ultimate Guide to Monetizing Customer Learning

Every decision that goes into your learning monetization strategy matters for your organization’s bottom line. Our research has shown a clear correlation between high program maturity (and ROI!) and choosing the right monetization strategy. This eBook contains clear, actionable ways to approach packaging and pricing models that will help your association grow revenue, improve profitability, and drive expansion into new markets.

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How Culture Design Can Take You from Good to Great

PROPEL

This is the second post in a new series of case studies that showcase several different ways in which we have worked with a client to solve a particular presenting culture issue. This organization was in good shape—they had an employee Net Promoter Score (eNPS) of +40 (trust us, that shows high engagement). But they knew they could do better, so they did a culture assessment plus a culture change.

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Use Mindfulness Techniques to Support Stressed-Out Middle Managers

Associations Now

Pulled by expectations from upper management and their employees, middle managers face major stress in the workplace. One leadership coach and mindfulness expert shares how organizations that lead with mindfulness can more effectively support their middle managers. Although stress and burnout affect everyone from entry-level employees to C-suite executives , organizations should pay attention to the pressure middle managers are facing.

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Chamber Non-Dues Revenue Continues to Lag

GrowthZone

Year after year, GrowthZone chamber survey respondents have noted that less than half of their revenue comes from non-dues sources. In the 2023 survey again, 474 chamber of commerce professionals across the U.S. and Canada stated that 45% of their revenue comes from non-dues sources. Increase Non-Dues Revenue If you’re struggling to increase non-dues revenue, we can help.

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Golden State collaboration: CAI California chapters discuss year ahead

Ungrated

CAI leaders at the international, national, and local levels are constantly meeting to discuss ways to help community associations solve the new and recurring challenges homeowner leaders, community managers, and business partners face. Earlier this month, teams from CAI’s eight California chapters and the leaders from the California Legislative Action Committee met in person to collaboratively problem solve.

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2024 Association Survey Results Report

2024 Association Survey Results Report For the 10th year, association professionals across the U.S. and Canada provided a look at the inner workings of their organizations when they replied to GrowthZone’s annual survey. Read the 2024 survey results report to see how your association compares: Top Challenges Retention Rates Non-Renewal Reasons Automatic Renewals Reinstatement Strategies Member Engagement Changes & Strategies Why Members Join Non-Dues Revenue Sources Dues Increases, and more

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How to Cultivate Compassion in the Workplace

PROPEL

In this episode of Empowering Workplaces, we are joined by Andrea Hollingsworth, PhD, a Psychotherapist and former university Professor who works with organizational leaders to help build cultures of compassion in the workplace. With only 30% of workers responding with self-kindness versus self-criticism when they make a mistake a work, and just a half saying their manager supports them when they.

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We Asked, You Answered: Team-Building Tips for the Hybrid Workplace

Associations Now

Many organizations are still struggling with how to get staff to effectively interact and connect when some people are in the office and others are working remotely. A few association pros shared what’s worked for them when it comes to team building. With some employees in the office and others working remotely on most days, it can be more difficult to build camaraderie, especially among newer staff members.

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6 data security and privacy tips for associations and unions

Aptify

Email PDF How to protect your organization’s member data Protecting your member data is in everyone’s best interest. For your organization, it reduces data security and privacy issues. For your members, it improves their trust in your organization, which ultimately results in greater member loyalty. Keeping your organization’s data safe involves six fundamental approaches: Know the regulations regarding Personal Identifiable Information and Business Identifiable Information Put software in

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Organizations Providing Positive Experiences Lead the Market

Elevating Engagement

My Aunt was dismayed when she couldn’t find her favorite salad dressing at Trader Joe’s. A staff member was nearby arranging broccoli, so she asked them if, by chance, there was any in the back. “Unfortunately, no,” said the staff member, “they discontinued it due to low sales. I really liked it too, but I switched to this flavor, and I think I like this new one better.

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

Speaker: Andrew Olsen, CFRE - EVP, Fundraising Solutions at DickersonBakker | Kat Landa, CFRE, CSD - SVP, Talent Solutions at DickersonBakker

Across the nonprofit sector, organizations invest heavily in donor retention efforts, yet the struggle of cultivating lasting relationships remains. While attracting new donors is crucial, the lack of repeat donors poses significant financial risks. Through a comprehensive analysis of industry data, experts argue that there is a direct correlation between donor burnout, donor retention, and the talent retention crisis.