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Staying Seen in the Age of Invisibility

Association Adviser

Optimizing your website for the Age of Invisibility is complicated. But follow King's advice for website SEO and you should be able to break into Google's top website results. The post Staying Seen in the Age of Invisibility appeared first on Association Adviser.

Thanksgiving for associations: 5 ways to show your members you appreciate them

Nimble AMS

Everyone likes to be appreciated, and your members are no exception. Here are five great ways to say “thanks”. Your association wouldn’t be an association without members. They’re what make your organization thrive.

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Send the Right Message About Membership ROI

Associations Now

Your messaging on membership’s return on investment is often as important as the benefits you provide. Consider whether you’re striking the right tone. Recently, I have become a bit of a podcast addict. I like one in particular, not only for its content but also because of its promotional strategy.

11 Catalysts for Cross-Departmental Collaboration

WBT Systems

11 Catalysts for Cross-Departmental Collaboration. Read more about 11 Catalysts for Cross-Departmental Collaboration


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.

Make a Plan Now for a Professional Development Day During the Holidays


Several times a year, kids are sent home early or have a day off so teachers can attend professional development workshops. Teachers look forward to their Professional Development Day because they’ll learn about new instructional strategies and acquire new skills.

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15 Event Ideas for Your Young Professional Members


The following blog post was originally published on 2/20/18, but updated on 11/25/19 for added value. Engaging your young professional members (and prospects, even) is tough, especially when it comes to events. Throw the word ‘networking’ out there, and people seem to run for the hills.

Four Strategies for Effective Content Repurposing

Associations Now

Whether it’s content from your prior events or old blog posts that can be given new life, content repurposing can be a major opportunity for associations to increase reach and build on prior efforts. Here’s how.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.29.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Will I see you at ASAE TEC next week? For me, TEC is like a reunion, camp and retreat combined in one. If we haven’t met and you see me walking around, please introduce yourself, I’d love to meet you.

Don’t let tech be a barrier to your association’s virtual event success

YourMembership Blog

Investing in a learning management system to support online educational events may seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s a helpful checklist of key capabilities to look for that will help you deliver a top-notch learning experience for your members. Studies from Community Brands suggest that members of professional associations prefer to learn. The post Don’t let tech be a barrier to your association’s virtual event success appeared first on YourMembership.

LMS Selection Resources

WBT Systems

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Beware of Your Assumptions about What People Will Do

Jamie Notter

I was listening to a podcast the other day with Esther Duflo , a recent winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, who was talking about the importance of empirical evidence when you’re trying to change things (in her context, reducing global poverty).

Nonprofit Credit Card Processing: Everything You Need to Know

Wild Apricot

Credit card processing for nonprofits may sound high-tech and complicated, but even the smallest organization can easily get set up to receive payments. Here's how to get started. payment-processing online payments Fundraising

The Risks of Innovation Leaving Older Workers Behind

Associations Now

The challenges that older workers face in finding new jobs could reflect darkening economic clouds—as well as weaknesses in the efforts to keep older employees up to speed with growing trends, particularly in fields such as technology.

Avoid Application Sprawl by Taking a Strategic Approach to Office 365


Many organizations are moving to Office 365 so they can shift from a premise-based Exchange server to a cloud-based option.

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How to Stay Focused at Work During the Busy Holiday Season


The following blog post was originally published on 11/13/17, but updated on 11/27/19 for added value. We’re officially in prime holiday season. And while the holidays are often a blast - or rather we should say, because the holidays are often a blast - we tend to get a little distracted at work.

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29 Free Nonprofit Webinars for December 2019

Wild Apricot

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in December 2019 that the internet has to offer


How a Local Restaurant Association Is Making Taco Tuesday for Everyone

Associations Now

The California-based OC Restaurant Association will now run and manage the domain, in an effort to promote the county’s culinary strengths—while freeing use of the term for everyone else. For a generally popular phrase, “Taco Tuesday” has stirred up a surprising amount of controversy.

Webinar: AMS 101

Association Adviser

Download this 30-minute webinar recording to understand the basic principles behind AMS integrations and why your association might need one. The post Webinar: AMS 101 appeared first on Association Adviser. Features Technology Webinars AMS association management software webinar

Should you shorten your workweek?

Association Success

If it was possible to have shorter meetings, take a paid day off every week, cut the overhead cost of operating your office building and increase overall productivity, would you do it?

November Update: 6 Ways to Level up Your Volunteer Program in 2020   

Wild Apricot

In the November newsletter, we share a guide on the new finances module in the mobile app, resources to help you use the new email editor, and a Meet the Team interview with Sundus from our Support team

How to Lead a Successful Spinoff

Associations Now

Associations can often struggle to launch a foundation or sister organization. One persevered by sticking to its vision. Every association that launches a foundation does so with good intentions.

The Dos and Don’ts of Association Onboarding


More tricks and tips for association new-member onboarding planning. SET A BUDGET. Statistics show that it costs 7x more to obtain a new member than to retain a current one, and that first-year members have the lowest renewal rates.

On the Mark: An Expression of Gratitude


I wrote in my last note about the importance of rituals in an organization. I got some great feedback on the topic, and I was impressed by some of the rituals that you shared with us. Thank you! Today I want to talk about the power of gratitude. After all, ‘tis the season right?

Nimble AMS introduces integrations with learning management systems that help power association growth

Nimble AMS

Reducing manual burden for association staff while providing a great member experience online. Did you know 85 percent of members want their association to provide continuing education opportunities, making it the most important benefit of membership*?

Daily Buzz: How to Speed Up Decision Making

Associations Now

If implementing change takes forever, it might be a sign to revamp your decision-making structure. Also: an example of successful marketing storytelling.

Should your association start a podcast?

Association Success

When Hannah Andrews and her team started thinking about creating their first podcast, they weren’t actually thinking in those terms. Instead, they considered their strategic plan goals around consumer outreach for the Association for Professionals in Infection Control. .

What Can HighRoad Solution Do for Your Association?

HighRoad Solution

When you’re looking for help in modernizing your marketing, you’ll discover that there a lot of consultants out there ready to work with you. Just keep in mind that many of these consultants may fall into one of two categories

Going Beyond Members’ Expectations

Smooth The Path

Tara’s membership lapsed three years ago and now she wants to renew. She finds the membership application online, types in her email address, and the system populates her name. But it is the wrong name. The system knows her maiden name. Now she uses a new married name.

Kick Out the Jams: The Hot Content Tech You Should Be Keeping an Eye On

Associations Now

Should you treat content more like data? It’s the general idea behind the JAMstack, a growing class of content-management technologies that hold lots of value for forward-thinking organizations.

Bring the Association Hustle Podcast Wherever You Go

Moery Company

Heading out of town for the holidays? Take us along for the ride! Listen to JP Moery’s Association Hustle Podcast on your favorite app or listen to individual episodes on our website !

The World Wide Web’s Inventor Has a Plan to Fix It. Here’s the Contract.

Associations Now

With the help of the World Wide Web Foundation, Tim Berners-Lee has launched a new “Contract for the Web,” with a wide array of signatories who have pledged to take an ethical approach online.

Snowsports Group Unveils Consumer-Focused Tradeshow Strategy

Associations Now

Less than three years after selling its decades-old business-to-business tradeshow, Snowsports Industries America is diving back into the show business with the purchase of two consumer-focused expos.

Want a Deal on a Christmas Tree? Wait It Out

Associations Now

That’s a big tip from the National Christmas Tree Association, which collaborated with Square on a recent study on tree sales. The average price of a tree has jumped in recent years, according to a study of Square data.

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