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. It has certainly been for me running a business that serves the association clients on a daily basis,” says President of The Moery Company, JP Moery, in a recent video announcing the program.

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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. Billhighway describes the kind of resources you can provide chapters to help them get started with virtual events , design engaging programs, prepare speakers and attendees, and put together a virtual event volunteer team. Student/fraternal chapters.

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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. So, beyond your standard questions about event schedule and production cost, what are the other most important questions to ask a virtual events vendor as you investigate their services? Here are 10 questions that you should be sure ask: 1. Are you a reseller for your event platform or is it your own technology?

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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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Don't Pick Your Next LMS Until You Read This Guide!

With so many factors and people to consider, how do you make sure you pick the right LMS? It’s simple: This guide covers crucial considerations with actionable advice and professional insights, so you know you’ve picked the perfect eLearning solution.

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. An executive summary of the meeting can be found here. Hello and welcome to JP Moery’s Association Hustle Podcast.

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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. While I have long appreciated the buttermilk biscuit from afar, I have never dared to think I could be the creator of such joy and wonder in the world. That all changed this past Sunday. On the Mark

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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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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. As you go into your webinar sponsorship program delivery think about the following: how are you going to promote the sponsor before the event, during the event, and after the event? Think about those in three different parts: Pre-event.

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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. If you use an association management software (AMS) platform, your association website also becomes a repository for member interaction data: which member resources are […]. The post 6 Ways to Engage Members Using Your AMS appeared first on Association Adviser.

Build or Buy an LMS? How to Pick the Right Solution for Your Budget

BUDGET. When it comes to picking your next LMS that six-letter word is probably the most important part of the decision-making process. So, what are your options to get the best possible eLearning solution without breaking the bank? Build it or buy it. This guide from Lambda’s eLearning experts details absolutely everything you need to consider so you can pick the perfect eLearning solution for your organization and budget.

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. While COVID-19 has brought many changes, the industries who rely on public interaction have been hit the hardest and, with them, the associations that cater to their professionals.

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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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! Hats off to Maricela Arias-Cantu, MS, MHA, Director of Professional Development at the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), and her team for successfully hosting SOPHE’s first-ever virtual conference in just a week’s time frame.

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. Association Communications Benchmarking Series COVID-19 Resources Features Leadership Marketing & Communications Association Communications Benchmarking study

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

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. Knowing the importance of certification courses, associations should invest time into making these courses fun and stimulating while continuing to be informative. . Enter gamification. .

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

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. Education is a major join reason, it’s something that your organization can uniquely offer, and (if you want to get real savvy) it’s a huge opportunity to generate some non-dues revenue.

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. Like this one, most are free. This topic is a burning issue and promises to be a more engaging experience than most.

Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

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. The reality is mentoring is all about relationships, and there are plenty of relationships we can learn and grow from. Not everyone has to be further ahead to teach us something. I look at three types of mentoring relationships, which we should all have in our lives: .

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. According to an ASAE Foundation research report , associations that are most effective at technology management are the ones that integrate information technology (IT) into strategic planning and facilitate discussions about technology throughout the organization.

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. . As government officials around the world were limiting the number of people that could gather for a single event, Protech made the strategic decision to take its customer conference virtual before it would have been mandated to do so. .

[Webinar] Mission Critical: How One Association Transformed its Live Event to Virtual in Record Time

Velvet Chainsaw

This is not a typical story. The American Association of Suicidology’s annual meeting had been growing steadily in recent years. When their reimagined conference couldn’t take place in Portland, Ore., in late April, staff and volunteers went into overdrive to transition the physical meeting to a virtual one in a matter of days.They knew how critical it was to deliver much-needed content to their global community.

How to Avoid Fundraising’s Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition

Speaker: Jay Wilkinson, CEO & Founder, Firespring

It doesn't take an industry professional to know that nonprofits highly depend on donations. The marketing emails, events, and website design are meant to attract new donors, when what we should be doing is trying to keep the donors we have. Teach a man donor acquisition and he'll get donations for the day--teach a man donor retention and he'll get donations for a lifetime. John Jay Wilkinson, CEO and founder of Firespring, and learn how to get donations for a lifetime. In this session, Jay will help us learn how to step off of the donor acquisition treadmill and rev up donor retention. Six out of ten donors give only once, but this doesn’t have to be your reality. Jay will help us understand how a 10% increase in donor retention will more than double the lifetime value of a donor and minimize our reliance on producing constant appeals for new donors.

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. Help pick the topic or vote on one at [link]. See the recap on April Swap. See the recap on March Swap. Questions? Ask us info@marinermanagement.com.

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. Nearly 40% of association board members are “confident” their community’s budget will be fully funded as adopted through the end of the current budget year, and another 36% are “very confident.”.

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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. In fact, a recent report from eMarketer revealed that people spend on average 4 hours a day on their phone. .

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. Metrics are softer, as is the revenue to fund member benefits. As a result of all of these constricting pressures, we have been wondering, will a new and perhaps correct membership structure help?

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’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. Check out the Chapters & COVID-19 Virtual Chat Notes. How do we re-orient our support and training for the rest of 2020? A couple of associations proactively made the call to shift to virtual for chapter conferences, including IFT.

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. The scale, scope, and ever-increasing impact have been astounding, but associations are perfectly positioned to engage, connect, inform, and help residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the widespread threat of the virus in the U.S. became evident in late February, community association board members and managers began asking questions.

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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. However, the COVID-19 pandemic found many organizations, associations, and companies abruptly forced into uncharted territory.