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9 Ways to Gain the Trust of Members and Customers

WBT Systems

9 Ways to Gain the Trust of Members and Customers. Read more about 9 Ways to Gain the Trust of Members and Customers.

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Does Your Association Approach Member Engagement Tactfully?

Multiview

Regardless of the brand, genre or philanthropy, all associations seem to have the same common-denominator conversations when discussing the goals… The post Does Your Association Approach Member Engagement Tactfully? appeared first on MultiView.

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5 email reminders your association should be sending

YourMembership

Even your members need reminders every now and then. Here are five communications you should be sending them. If you’re like many people, you have some sort of system to make sure you don’t forget the important things in your day. You might use sticky notes. Maybe you have online calendar reminders. You may have. The post 5 email reminders your association should be sending appeared first on YourMembership.

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Five Ways to Make Attendees Feel Appreciated and Welcome

Associations Now

Attendees take time away from the office and spend money to attend your events. Are you doing everything you can to make them feel appreciated? Five ideas for setting the bar high. Earlier this week I came across an article posted on Harvard Business Review (HBR) about small things employers and managers can do to make their employees feel appreciated.

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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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Everything Your Organization Needs to Know About In-Kind Donations

Wild Apricot

In-kind donations can help you grow your fundraising, stretch your resources, and build your community. But how do you get in-kind donations? In this guide, I'll show you how to solicit, record, acknowledge, and report these gifts.

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The Dynamic Duo: Careers and Learning

YourMembership

Did you know that 80% of Millennials are interested in relevant job opportunities based on their current certifications? Wouldn’t it be great if you could easily provide your members with both? Providing your members with continuing education courses and job openings in one view will not only give them an unparalleled experience, but also increase.

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5 Tips for Implementing an LMS to Increase Productivity

Higher Logic

One of the main functions of an association is facilitating the professional development of your members. This could mean providing networking opportunities ( maybe through an online member community ), posting job openings, and even providing continuing education (CE) programs. Today, we’re going to focus on CE opportunities. It’s vital for industry professionals to stay up-to-date on their learning, whether that’s renewing certifications or diving into the latest innovations in their industrie

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LinkedIn For Nonprofits: How It Can Help You Reach Your 2020 Goals

Wild Apricot

LinkedIn for nonprofits isn't just for connecting with professionals in your field, it's also a great platform that you can use to advance your mission and grow your fundraising. Learn how LinkedIn can help your organization in this guide.

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Long Live Print: The Enduring, Original Communication Method

Association Adviser

Associations should use digital and print communication to maximize reach. Both are important to showcase the association as a prime source for industry news. The post Long Live Print: The Enduring, Original Communication Method appeared first on Association Adviser.

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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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How Associations Help Under 30s with Career Growth

GrowthZone

For associations, catching the interest of the Under-30 professional crowd can seem daunting, if not impossible. For young professionals, association membership matters. A lot. But convincing this generation of the power of association membership is tough. Today’s organizations are innovative, technologically savvy, and offer an incomparable list of member benefits.

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Use Member Mindset to Boost Engagement

Smooth The Path

Not all members are the right members for everything your association does. You may be thinking, that is right, we have a new-to-the-profession academy, and that is not suitable for long-time members. Or we have a small business group that large business owners would not enjoy. Or we have the academics forum, which is not oriented for our industry members.

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Social Media Fundraising: 6 Tips to Make It Work for You

Wild Apricot

Interested in using the power of social media in your fundraising but unsure of where to start? We’ve outlined 6 tips to make the platforms work for you.

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Engage Members More with These Career Center Content Ideas by Employment Level

Association Adviser

Customizing your career center's content meets members' needs for different info at each career stage. Here are some content ideas by employment level. The post Engage Members More with These Career Center Content Ideas by Employment Level appeared first on Association Adviser.

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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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Give Young Members a Greater Leadership Voice

Associations Now

To cultivate its pipeline of future leaders, the National Automatic Merchandising Association evolved its Emerging Leaders Network to ensure that it provides high-quality engagement opportunities and a seat at the leadership table. Is your association’s emerging leaders’ group going strong, or is it on life support? If it’s a small group of members who repeatedly sign up for the same roles and responsibilities, it’s not as valuable as it could be, says Eric Dell, the National Automatic Merchandi

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11 Proven Communication Tactics to Increase Member Engagement

GrowthZone

In our recent association survey , 52% of respondents said their association’s engagement rates were higher than the year before. 25% of respondents reporting increased engagement attributed the improvement to member communication. In this installment of our blog series, 6 Proven Ways Associations Improved Member Engagement , we explore the different communications tactics used by associations successfully engaging their members.

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How to Build 3 Popular Reports in AffiniPay (Wild Apricot Payments)?

Wild Apricot

Learn how to create and view reports on transactions in AffiniPay (Wild Apricot Payments), to help you present at meetings and maximize your revenue.

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Podcast: Human-Centered Strategy for the Now, Near and Far

Association Adviser

Garth Jordan, SVP & chief strategy officer for the Healthcare Financial Management Association, talks with us about planning using human-centered strategy. The post Podcast: Human-Centered Strategy for the Now, Near and Far appeared first on Association Adviser.

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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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3 Fun Facts About National Handwriting Day

Associations Now

The Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association’s annual event has taken on a new type of importance in recent years. Here’s how the day has evolved over the past four decades. In a world where keyboards and smartphones have taken over, handwriting doesn’t always get a fair shake with the public. But National Handwriting Day, an annual event put on by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association (WIMA) for more than 40 years, stands as a respite from the perfect typography and crisp layout

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Key Takeaways from PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2020

Velvet Chainsaw

The Professional Convention Management Association’s Convening Leaders in San Francisco In early January served as an engaging and energizing way to kick off a new year and a new decade. I’ve been a regular attendee and active volunteer in PCMA for over 25 years and continue to be impressed at their willingness to take risks and incubate innovative ideas.

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People Are People No Matter Their Generation

Smooth The Path

When I read something that says millennials want more work-life balance, I think, “gee, I’m a GenXer, and I want that too.” Or, they say millennials want to find meaning in their work. Well, so do I. My dad, who is thirty years older than me, and a Boomer wished for those things too. I’m not saying things have not changed. Norms in the workplace sure have shifted.

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2 ways associations can prepare for the future of membership

Association Success

When Robbie Kellman Baxter first released “ The Membership Economy ” in the spring of 2015, her goal was simply to prove a “massive transformation” was happening with and to the way organizations reached their customers. . “This new approach was really relevant and applicable to any number of different kinds of organizations,” she said. . That approach?

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Unlock Boardroom Brilliance with A Better Agenda

Struggling to keep board meetings focused and productive? In today's fast-paced business environment, getting the most out of board meetings is crucial. Without a streamlined agenda-creation process, valuable time is wasted with disorganized or incomplete agendas. This can lead to: Unprepared board members Unfocused discussions Inefficient decision-making A good board agenda makes your meetings more effective than ever.

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Convenience Store Group Joins State Agencies in Human Trafficking Fight

Associations Now

The Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association is teaming with law enforcement officials in the state to provide training to store workers to help them recognize the warning signs of human trafficking. The state of Wisconsin has a new set of partners in its fight against human trafficking. This week, the state’s attorney general, Josh Kaul, along with the Wisconsin State Patrol and the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, announced a plan to train convenience store

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Don’t Get Fired for Building Your Own Association Software

Nimble AMS

Association CIOs: Ask yourself these six important questions before building your own AMS. Think your association’s needs require custom-built software? The risks to your job and your association might not be worth it. Read on to find out why. With an in-house developer, your association might be tempted to build a custom Association Management System (AMS).

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Meet Anbreen Fidai - Product Manager at MemberSuite

Membersuite

Meet Anbreen Fidai, a pescatarian foodie that loves traveling and improving the customer experience (CX). Learn more about our Product Manager in this month's Employee Spotlight.

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Security Cameras

AMG

If you're considering installing security cameras in your HOA or condo association, CAI has the tips to get you started.

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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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Birth Defects Prevention Month Continues March of Dimes’ Evolution

Associations Now

The March of Dimes achieved its mission of curing polio within 20 years of opening its doors. Since then, it has evolved its goals while maintaining the spirit of its original purpose and embraced the need to find solutions to increasingly complex problems. 100 Years of the Power of A As part of its centennial celebration this year, ASAE is highlighting the impact that associations made at pivotal moments in the past century, including the March of Dimes’ role in finding a cure for polio.

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Project Portfolio Management Part II: Resource Scheduling

Delcor

Now that you have your list of prioritized projects , the project sponsors and stakeholders will be eager to get going. To determine when the work can start, you’ll need to answer the following questions…. Who (or what roles, if more than one individual can fill the need) needs to be involved in each project? Do you have sufficient knowledge and experience to complete the project in-house or will you need outside resources to help?

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Fast Track Your Way to Innovation

.orgCommunity

Is your association innovative enough to survive in the roaring twenties? Before you answer, name three strategies you use to promote creative thinking. If they don’t roll off your tongue, consider this: Blockbuster— had a chance to buy Netflix and didn’t. Toys R Us—let a contract with Amazon derail their ecommerce opportunities. Xerox—never capitalized on the many breakthrough technologies developed at its Palo Alto Research Center.