Sat.Nov 12, 2022 - Fri.Nov 18, 2022

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6 Tips For Engaging Members with Content

Association Adviser

Content is a significant driver of member engagement. Since member engagement is a cornerstone of operations, your association should be intentional about the content it creates. You could say that content and member engagement go together like peanut butter and jelly. . However, creating engaging content isn’t as easy as making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

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Four need-to-know tips when it’s time to buy an AMS

Nimble AMS

When it’s time for your association to purchase new software, you don’t want to cut corners just because you’re eager for new technology. To g et the best association management software (AMS) for your member-based organization and ensure you get the best return on your investment, you’ll need to do your research. Investigating the current digital landscape takes effort, but it will ensure your association finds the best software fit.

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The Content Marketing Strategy for Associations


White papers, blogs, social media posts, and more, seem to be the simplest forms of content marketing, so it shouldn’t be hard, right? Turns out, we may be underestimating the true effects of this type of marketing, especially if your association doesn’t have a strategy, plan, and purpose for the content. Let’s start with the basics. The Content Marketing Institute (CMI) defines content marketing as " a marketing technique of creating and distributing valuable, relevant and consistent content to

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Are Your Members Your Best Customers?

Association Freak

Reading Time: 3 minutes. It’s a law of nature in marketing: Your best prospect is the customer you already have. Research consistently shows that it costs six to seven times more to get a new customer than to keep one, and in membership terms, smart associations understand what that means for retention. A dollar spent on retention goes much further than a dollar spent on recruitment.

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How to Design a Seamless & Personalized Digital Donor Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand

The average nonprofit uses five or more different software platforms to create their donor’s journey, making the experience clunky and disjointed. If you want to design a magical online giving experience for donors, making their journey as seamless as possible is key. In this webinar with expert Tim Sarrantonio, you’ll learn the fundamental steps to create an immersive and personalized online giving experience for your donors.

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An Active Listening Habit Helps You Deliver Value to Members, Customers & Prospects

WBT Systems

Every association wants to deepen the engagement of members, customers, and prospects. But what’s working?


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A Higher Logic Hello: Meet Nanette King

Higher Logic

The post A Higher Logic Hello: Meet Nanette King appeared first on Higher Logic. We recently sat down with Nanette King, senior recruiter at Higher Logic, for a quick Q&A to learn a little more about her outside of the workplace. . The post A Higher Logic Hello: Meet Nanette King appeared first on Higher Logic.

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Technology Isn’t Always the Hero or the Villain—Sometimes It’s a Bit Player


We think of technology as the good guy or the bully. It’s a silent partner in our work; and if things aren’t going well, that uncooperative software platform often takes the wrap. My business revolves around digital initiatives. When people call me to discuss a new purchase, I ask lots of questions. During those conversations, […]. The post Technology Isn’t Always the Hero or the Villain—Sometimes It’s a Bit Player appeared first on.orgSource.

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The Six Toughest Decisions Association Boards Must Make: Part II

Association Adviser

Author’s Note: On Tuesday, December 6 at 2 pm EST, I will host a one-hour Zoom discussion session on “Exploring The Six Toughest Decisions Association Boards Must Make.” You can register for this free session I hope you will join your association community colleagues and me for what I expect will be a provocative conversation. […]. The post The Six Toughest Decisions Association Boards Must Make: Part II appeared first on Association Adviser.

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Everything You Need to Become an Expert in Nonprofit Membership!

Wild Apricot

Want to build a community and boost your revenue? Then it’s time to become an expert in nonprofit membership programs! From growing your following to brainstorming member perks to setting up a great website, we have everything you need to know.

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Is Training the Right Solution?

Speaker: Tim Buteyn

Let's set the scene: you’ve identified a critical performance gap in your organization and need to close that gap. A colleague suggests training, but you suspect there’s something going on that training can’t address. How can you determine if training is the right solution before you commit your budget and resources to a new training program? In this webinar, you will learn how to determine if training is the right solution using the Behavior Engineering Model.

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Four easy ways to boost member appreciation and increase retention

Nimble AMS

‘Tis the season to give thanks for your members ! S how ing your members you appreciate their involvement in your organization will help them feel more connected, increasing member engagement. But did you also know that increased member appreciation can help to boost retention efforts at your association? Show your members you care by offering benefits they actually value.

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[GUEST BLOG] Your Chamber Has More Potential Than You Realize, Part 2


by Frank Kenny. What I’ve Discovered Through 12 years of Facilitating Board Retreats & Strategic Planning: All chambers are sitting on gold mines. They all have huge potential. They just do not realize it. Let me share with you some of the strengths of your chamber and this industry. You have a virtual monopoly in your area. There is usually just one chamber in a community or area.

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Interactive data: New technology provides valuable insight on homeowner satisfaction


The Foundation for Community Association Research has released a new interactive webpage for residents, housing stakeholders, and researchers to examine and compare community association governance, management, amenities, and overall satisfaction across the U.S. The first-of-its-kind dashboard showcases housing data and exclusive information from 2016 through 2022 from the Homeowner Satisfaction Survey, a biennial, nationwide survey conducted by the Foundation for Community Associations Instit

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Partners in Preparation: 3 Materials to Give Your Event Speakers


From webinars to conferences, educational events tend to draw a crowd. But whether that crowd leaves happy or not, well…a big part of that has to do with your event speakers. Did they deliver new, interesting, and/or helpful content? Did they cover what attendees were hoping they would? You have the power to make sure your speakers check all these boxes by proving them with the RIGHT materials before your event.

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How to Write an Association Marketing Plan

Here’s How to Write a Marketing Plan for Your Association If you’re new to writing marketing plans, or new to working at an association, this tip sheet is for you. Association Marketing Plan Basics provides an overview of these five components of a great association marketing plan (including examples!): Mission Goals Objectives Tactics Strategy It’s a quick read and free to association professionals.

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New Member Engagement is Getting Responsive

Elevating Engagement

Four years ago, when we first conducted the New Member Engagement Study , many tactics were, by necessity, one-size-fits-all. Technology has come a long way, baby! Associations sent all new members the same welcome letter, welcome kit, orientation webinar, videos, and email messages. Now we are seeing a shift toward these tactics being more responsive to individual members’ needs.

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The New Dress Code for Hybrid Workplaces


As leaders struggle to figure out what a “hybrid” workplace looks like moving forward, they find themselves having to make all sorts of new ground rules or re-write existing ones. Do we require that cameras on for virtual meetings? Are core working hours different if you have little kids at home? We didn’t have to think about these things before, and I see a lot of leaders jumping pretty quickly.

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Making Up for Fewer Skilled Workers at Your Conference

Velvet Chainsaw

Throughout 2022, nearly every meeting service provider continues to be short-staffed and plagued by last-minute no-shows or insufficiently skilled workers. This is having a huge impact on event organizers and their teams during both planning and execution phases of events. More than ever, we need to be running several steps ahead — checking, double-checking, and even pitching in to ensure the attendee and exhibitor experience doesn’t suffer.

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Tap Into Your Greatest Natural Resource for Economic and Membership Growth

Association TRENDS

Natural resources are things that come from our environments to create wealth, opportunity, and growth inside our institutions. There is a natural resource membership organizations and associations are rich with that can help you create more economic outcomes for your organization: your members! Your members are a FREE resource to mine, to create engagement and.

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Make the Connection That Matters, Use Technology to Build Culture

Harness the power of tech to cultivate a thriving culture. When considering workplace culture, technology may not be the immediate term that springs to mind. Yet, better systems can support the professional and personal satisfaction that employees crave, while also meeting the member-centric needs of constituents. This eBook, co-authored by.orgCommunity and Impexium, delves into how associations can leverage technology to strengthen their culture, foster engagement, and create a more fulfilling

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Event Management Software: 10 Top Providers and Software Choices


If you want to see someone successfully doing ten things at the same time, look no further than event managers. Event planning isn’t for the faint of heart. It often requires keeping a dozen balls in the air – while they’re all seconds from falling and derailing the whole event. Event planners need (and deserve) all the help they can get. That includes event management software.

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Join Aptify at AMS Fest to learn about the latest tech for your association


Your association management software (AMS) makes a big difference in your organization’s success. . Join Aptify at AMS Fest to learn more about all things AMS. . The association management software (AMS) system you use to run your organization matters. It makes a big difference in your ability to grow and retain your membership. It can also help you to manage everything from accounting and inventory management to email communications and data analytics. .

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Association Brain Food: 11.18.22

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Because next week is a short one, I won’t have the usual time to work on Association Brain Food, so this week’s edition includes events for the weeks of November 21 and November 28. Data insights. Inspired by a Reggie Henry conference quote, WBT Systems encourages associations to adopt an active listening mindset.

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It’s easy to collect; it’s harder to manage

Effective Database

It's easy to collect; it's harder to manage The beauty of today's highly configurable AMS products is that they make it very easy to collect and store data. But configuring the system is actually the easy part.

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Virtual Training, Real Results: Exploring the Potential of VR in the Workplace

Speaker: John Blackmon - CTO, CAIO ELB Learning

Did you know that (VR) training is becoming more of a mainstream strategy in the eLearning Industry? This learning modality has changed dramatically over the past 2 years, and several organizations have proven it has better results than traditional eLearning - but why and is it worth it? Join John Blackmon, CTO and Chief AI Officer of ELB Learning, and creator of CenarioVR and Lectora, for an honest look at data points and common myths — including needing a camera to get started or a headset to