Sat.May 02, 2020 - Fri.May 08, 2020

Introducing the Association Stimulus Package

Moery Company

We are excited to announce a brand new service offering to help associations weather these challenging times and not only survive but also thrive! “It’s It’s been an unbelievable time here for our associations. I know it has been for you.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.8.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Chapter virtual events. Chapters have always had the face-to-face advantage but now even they must get on the virtual bandwagon.

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Looking For a Virtual Events Partner? Be Sure To Ask These 10 Questions

Blue Sky eLearn

During this Coronavirus crisis, many planned conferences are being transformed into virtual events. In response to this demand, there are new companies springing up each week.

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How to Prepare a Nonprofit Fundraising Plan

Wild Apricot

Creating a fundraising plan is one of the best things nonprofits can do to reach their goals. Here are the steps that go into creating the most effective one possible

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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.

Webinar Sponsorship Trends – Association Field Report (May 8, 2020)

Moery Company

Hi, it’s JP Moery with your report from the field. Lots of discussions recently about webinar sponsorships and virtual meeting sponsorships. Two distinct things, two distinct opportunities. Today, I want to cover webinars for you.

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Virtual Fraternal Chapters Help Students Make the Best of Their College Experience

WBT Systems

Virtual Fraternal Chapters Help Students Make the Best of Their College Experience. Read more about Virtual Fraternal Chapters Help Students Make the Best of Their College Experience

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3 Ways a Welcome Package Can Affect Your Donor Relationships

Wild Apricot

Want to build deeper donor relationships? One of the best ways to do so is by creating a great experience through welcome packets. In this post, we explain how

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Exclusive Notes from Our Association Chief Executive Roundtable – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 231

Moery Company

We recently hosted an association executive roundtable to get a pulse on what is happening in the association world. We learned a great deal about how associations are pivoting, and even thriving, during the pandemic and how they foresee their operations continue to adjust moving forward.

On the Mark: Let's Talk About Buttermilk Biscuits

MembersClicks

Let’s talk about buttermilk biscuits…. Is there anything better than a really good biscuit with your condiment of choice on a slow, Sunday morning? Maybe I’m biased from growing up in the south, but man, a good biscuit can REALLY make your week.

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How associations can support members when the world stops

Association Success

Restaurants, movie theatres, casinos, bars and salons have much in common, but as the seriousness of COVID-19 and its deadly potential came to light, I could only think of one. . Public interaction.

How to Use Wild Apricot to Rally Your Members and Support Your Community

Wild Apricot

In this post, you'll find ideas on how your organization can rally your members to make a difference, plus how you can put them into practice with Wild Apricot

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Help Set a Course for the Future: Take the 2020 Association Communications Benchmarking Survey

Association Adviser

Another day, another organization asking you to take a survey. 3 important reasons to participate in the 2020 Association Communications Benchmarking Survey. The post Help Set a Course for the Future: Take the 2020 Association Communications Benchmarking Survey appeared first on Association Adviser.

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How One Organization Turned Their In-Person Event into a Virtual Event in ONE Week

MembersClicks

If you’re stressed about having to rethink and replan your upcoming in-person event (and likely, take it virtual), imagine having to do it in ONE WEEK. Did your heart rate just go up? I know mine did! But one organization successfully did just that!

What is gamificiation, and how can associations use it best?

Association Success

In an age of instant gratification and immediate payoffs, time-consuming certification courses can often become a mundane aspect of membership.

Choir Management Software: Why Your Choir Needs One Right Now

Wild Apricot

Curious about choir management software? Here's why many choirs have made the switch, and why Wild Apricot is their number one choice

6 Ways to Engage Members Using Your AMS

Association Adviser

An association’s website is often its most valuable real estate. The website can serve as a bulletin board, a gathering spot for members, and a registration booth for memberships and events.

5 Different Kinds of Online Education Initiatives for Members

MembersClicks

“We’ve been trying to get an online educational initiative off the ground for (2, 5, 10+) years.we just don’t know where to start.”. Sound familiar? More and more, having some kind of formal education in place for members isn’t an option, but a must-have.

Need help with that? Consider full-circle mentoring

Association Success

When we hear the word mentorship, we typically think of someone seasoned walking along someone who is less experienced and seeking to learn from their wisdom and mistakes, and that would be correct — as one aspect of mentorship.

4 tech facts Executive Directors need to know about AMS platforms

Nimble AMS

What technology will your association invest in? Here are four facts your organization should consider when selecting your next AMS platform. Technology and strategy go hand in hand.

Protech’s Virtual Customer Conference Draws More Than Double Previous Events

Protech

After shifting away from an in-person customer celebration at the Four Seasons in Baltimore due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Protech Associates’ Fusion 2020 Customer Conference surpassed all previous attendance numbers for the event. .

Virtual Idea Swap: Chapters in the COVID-19 Era

Mariner Management

Join us for the third virtual idea swap on Friday May 22 1pm ET (we’ll jump-start the holiday weekend with a CRP Party). Once again, we’ll use Zoom breakout rooms for deeper conversation and sharing. Register here: May 22 Virtual Idea Swap: COVID-19 & Chapters.

I am Not a Fan of Most Membership Structure Change Projects

Smooth The Path

The association landscape has been slowly changing for at least the last decade. It seems harder to find volunteers. Members are not as involved as they once were. People do not want to travel to events. Organizations have been putting restrictions on membership.

5 Tips to Help You Successfully Work from Home

SBI

With easier access to technology, updated equipment, the right procedures, and enough time to incorporate them all into a plan, working remotely can be easy to accommodate. At SBI, we even have several team members who work remotely full time.

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Is Your Association Providing a Quality Digital Experience?

Protech

By Brian Smith – Communications Specialist. M any of our daily interactions and communications are through screens , and i t’s not just television. W e are increasingly rely ing on mobile devices and apps to get the products and services that we need in our lives.

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What’s next for chapters – Virtual Swap recap

Mariner Management

The steady move to virtual for chapter leader training looks to continue through 2020 and possibly into 2021 based on discussions in the second Idea Swap: COVID-19 & Chapters/Components. The swap looked at three questions from the viewpoint of chapters.

Innovative Association Leaders Borrow and Apply Ideas

Smooth The Path

I miss chocolate. One of the worst aspects of being a parent is setting a good example. I can’t pop yummy dark chocolate in my mouth in front of my son after saying “no” to his requests for sweets all day.

Financial forecast: Budget confidence now, but COVID-19 creating concerns

Ungrated

The vast majority of community association board members express confidence in their current budget, but half expect their assessment delinquencies to increase going forward, according to a survey conducted by CAI in late April.

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The Present and Future of Associations: How COVID-19 is Influencing Both

Multiview

Associations are as different as they are alike. These membership organizations represent an infinite array of industries and interests. But… The post The Present and Future of Associations: How COVID-19 is Influencing Both appeared first on MultiView.

Advertising During COVID-19: Lean In or Bow Out?

Beekeeper Group

“Should we keep advertising? What if we appear insensitive? How do we activate our audience?”. These are questions that clients and agencies are asking themselves as we all continue to navigate the ever-evolving communication landscape of COVID-19.

The Next Best Thing to Being There: Taking Your Events Virtual - Episode 2

Delcor

Join Loretta and her guest Laurie Garvey from AHLA in this second TechTalk of a series highlighting how associations successfully switched in-person events to virtual ones during COVID-19. View TechTalk here: Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Tips - Trends - TechTalks

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A part to play: Communities positioned to help during the COVID-19 pandemic

Ungrated

Community associations, much like government, public agencies, schools, and businesses big and small, have never faced a crisis like this one.

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Webinar: Monetizing Your Virtual Conference When Competing with Free

Velvet Chainsaw

PCMA is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, May 13, at 2 pm ET , featuring Dave Lutz and Lisa Block of Velvet Chainsaw Consulting. Webinar description: Monetizing Your Virtual Conference When Competing with Free. Everyone and their brother is hosting webinars and virtual networking opportunities.

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Two Questions to Make Yourself a More Valuable Contributor

Idea Architects

Master keys unlock every door. They are incredibly powerful.