Sat.Dec 15, 2018 - Fri.Dec 21, 2018

Member Retention in 2019: Why They Leave & 3 Ways to Keep Them

Higher Logic

Member retention: it’s always on our minds. In 2019, how do you plan to get your members to stick around? When people face so many competing demands for time, attention, and money, this question is bigger than ever.

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How to Land a Job in the Association Space

Moery Company

We receive many calls and questions from folks who are looking to break into the association marketplace for their career. I’ve got a few thoughts that might be helpful to you. Building Out Your Network. First, you’ve must develop your association network.

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Program Goals and Marketing Objectives

Eric Lanke

I've been thinking this week about metrics for the marketing and communications function of my organization. Specifically, what's the best way to measure the contribution of our marketing efforts in the achievement of our program goals? Maybe I need to explain that. In my organization there are program goals. We want to recruit new members. We want to increase the number of members attending our conferences. We want more members to volunteer their support for our workforce development programs.

LMS Selection: 7 Features Associations Need

Web Courseworks Associations

Association members grow and change over time, and their needs grow and change with them. Unless the association addresses these changes, members won’t see the value of their membership.

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3 Ways Online Communities Help Software Companies Drive Revenue

Higher Logic

As consumers, we know that brands that consistently deliver value and make our buying experience effortless will continue to win our business over time.

Finish 2018 Strong

Moery Company

As the year comes to a close, most folks are wrapping things up and looking forward to some days off for the holidays. To be able to relax and enjoy your time off, it is essential to finish 2018 strong and start 2019 stronger.

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3 Tips for Effective Board Meetings in 2019

YourMembership Blog

Ever feel like you’re living in a world of meeting overload? I know I do, and it’s safe to say that your board members feel the same. There’s nothing worse than a meeting that has no direction – especially when that meeting is after hours for your “volunteer” job. Here are three simple, yet effective. The post 3 Tips for Effective Board Meetings in 2019 appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing New Technology

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Membership Q&A: Don’t Leave Us!

Spark Consulting

What’s the #1 reason a long-standing member would not renew? As Dr. Theodore Woodward of the University of Maryland School of Medicine taught his med students in the 1940: “When you hear hoofbeats, think of horses not zebras” For our purposes, that means start with the obvious: Did that member switch careers or retire? If so, you may have to chalk this one up to “forces beyond our control,” and let that person go.

Frame Out a Winning Brainstorming Session

Moery Company

It’s that time of year when we’re doing a little classic brainstorming on long-range plans and strategic goals. In fact, I’m meeting with a client soon to have just such a brainstorming session, and I want to share few ways you can map out your approach.

Top 20 Tech Sites That SocialFish Follows


At this age of the modern century, technology has emerged tremendously with new technological inventions and latest apps existing in the technological sectors. At the heart of the digital invention is technology where gadgets, software, and apps came into existence.

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Building the case for new membership software

YourMembership Blog

If your organization requires a new membership management system, you must build a business case to justify allocating money and staff time to select and implement new membership software. You know the limitations of your existing platform (or lack thereof) and the functional capabilities you’re looking for. You may have even begun to do research. The post Building the case for new membership software appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Member Retention New Technology

Book: Simple Acts to Change the World

Beth Kanter's Blog

Note from Beth: As we head into the holiday season and year-end giving, I invited Amy Neumann to share some thoughts about giving and her new book, “ Simple Acts to Change the World.” ” Guest Post: Giving the Gift of Giving by Amy Neumann.

JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 169: The “I Want to Pick Your Brain Over Coffee” Dilemma

Moery Company

Wanting this topic to come off the “right” way – Host JP Moery gives some context to the dilemma. He often contacts people for information and likewise, folks ask him for his insights – a meeting frequently held over coffee. Often these are not as productive as you might expect.

December Update — A Year in Review (2018)

Wild Apricot Blog

Take a look at our December update for a round up of everything that happened in 2018, an introduction to location mapping, and info on some product updates. newsletter december-update update 2018 december

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Say Goodbye to These Conference Elements

Associations Now

It’s almost a new year, which means it’s a good time to say goodbye to things that just aren’t working anymore. For meeting planners, here are three conference elements to consider leaving behind in 2018.

How Transformational Is Your Association CIO (or IT Leader)?


Is your association CIO focused on what matters most? The role of the association CIO (or technology leader) is evolving before our eyes as associations adapt to a world full of disruption and change. But, associations aren’t the only organizations adjusting their approach to technology.

Business Development for Associations

Moery Company

The 2019 Moery Corporate Profile from JP Moery. Access Our Resources In order to view this resource, please provide your email address. Submit. You have Successfully Subscribed! The post Business Development for Associations appeared first on The Moery Company. Resources

Top 20 Tech Sites That SocialFish Follows


At this age of the modern century, technology has emerged tremendously with new technological inventions and latest apps existing in the technological sectors. At the heart of the digital invention is technology where gadgets, software, and apps came into existence. People utilize technology for granted and to keep themselves updated. As this year is coming to an end, here are the top 20 recognized tech websites in the world that we follows. What are we waiting for?

The Future of Artificial Intelligence: What the Researchers Say

Associations Now

A recent flurry of studies on artificial intelligence paints a picture of what the technology means for research, the human race, and the global economy—and notes where the field has room for improvement.

3 Ways to Boost Your Website with Members Location Mapping

Wild Apricot Blog

Get inspiration for how to use the members location mapping gadget on your website by taking a look at these 3 customer examples. product-post location map members-location-mapping

CommPartners Year in Review


As 2018 winds down, all of us at CommPartners want to express our gratitude to our clients, partners and extended community for your collaboration and friendship over the past year.

Turning One-Time Event Attendees into Long-Term Members


If you market your organization’s events to prospects, in addition to members, good for you! It’s a great way to showcase your organization’s value and give prospects a taste of what membership is like. But how do you get those prospects to take the next step and join?

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Study: Greater Gender Diversity Needed to Transform Boards

Associations Now

Gender diversity within boards is improving gradually, but not at a level that can make an impact. To incite change, boards might have to rethink their processes.

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Good Intentions Are Not Enough

Idea Architects

Lately I feel like I live in a new community named Good Intentions. It is a rapidly growing community with more and more people moving in every day. Most folks living here are a fairly happy lot.


Know Your Audience Before You Speak

Effective Database

This one may seem obvious, but when you’re speaking to anyone, whether it’s one person, a staff meeting, or a speech to a large group, you need to know your audience. Never assume that who you’re speaking with is “just like everyone else.”

Your Out-of-Office Holiday Checklist


Planning on taking a little time off for the holidays? Good for you! You definitely deserve it. Before heading out though, be sure to complete the following four tasks: Small Staff Chatter


In Case of Emergency: Financial Counselors’ New FEMA Collaboration

Associations Now

It’s always better to prepare for the big one before it hits. A new collaboration between the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education and the Federal Emergency Management Agency could help get the public in a risk-management mindset.

How to Get Board Support to Attend a Conference


This article has been updated since it’s original publication in 2017. Enjoy! Associations everywhere are about to enter their program and conference planning seasons. This type of planning should always include a step for driving even more registrations.

Association Cheese

Smooth The Path

You probably feel a lot of tension in your work. You are ready to make a change, to get going, to try something. But members of the board, or committee, or staff want to do the tried and true.

What’s on Your Mind 2018 now available online

Effective Database

The results of my latest two-question survey are now available online. Click here to read. Data Management

As Podcasting Matures, Data Standardization Efforts Emerge

Associations Now

The podcasting market, which is growing into a major media force of its own, is fostering an array of new tracking standards, including one produced by NPR. The Interactive Advertising Bureau, meanwhile, is launching a certification campaign.

Happy Holidays!


Wishing you a cheerful holiday and a fresh and bright New Year! The post Happy Holidays! appeared first on GrowthZone. Social Media Growth

Twas the Day Before Holidays

Association Adviser

Twas the day before holidays, when all through the hall, Not an inbox was pinging, not a phone rang with calls. Computers were shut down, cell phones powered off, In hopes of time for family, hockey and golf. The reps were busy cleaning off their desks, Looking forward to time for fun and rest.

Our Favorite Templated Email Responses: 3 Scenarios


With the end of the year approaching, we’re all looking for new ways to gain some time back in our work day ( especially when it comes to email! ). While you can’t stop time, you can check our favorite templated email responses to help you zoom through your inbox!