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The Secret to Attracting New Members

Elevating Engagement

Here’s a question that comes in so often I’m adding it to the ‘Ask Amanda’ series. “We have such a hard time attracting and recruiting new members. Help!” -Asks nearly everyone. Years ago, the hosts of the Membership Marketing Benchmark Report used to ask what drove the most awareness for associations. The top answer was, ‘word of mouth.’ 80% of association marketing success was attributed to word of mouth.

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5 Year-End Fundraising Emails That Are Sure to Increase Donations

Wild Apricot

Sending more year-end fundraising emails without burning out your list sounds like a dream come true, right? Here are the five emails you need to send to build relationships with your donors and increase donations.

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How to Support Your Staff at Year-End

Associations Now

The final weeks of the year are an opportunity to celebrate. Beyond the party, though, experts recommend that you call out 2023’s achievements, and show how you’ll support them in 2024. The end of the year is typically slower, as members and staffers alike turn their attention to the holidays and opportunities to spend time off with family. It’s also a moment, though, when the stresses of the past year catch up with people.

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Help Your Association’s Grassroots Advocacy Efforts with Member and Employee Education Programs

WBT Systems

My trade association co-workers and I hardly saw our lobbyist colleagues when Congress or the State Legislature was in session.

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Increase Member Value with Modern Training Experiences

Unlock the potential of your membership association by prioritizing modern member training experiences. In this white paper, we discuss the infrastructure behind an excellent learner experience for members, and how a modern upgrade can turn into major retention gains down the road. You’ll gain insights from real-life examples and identify and address common UX blind spots that may be undermining your current training initiatives.

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Stay Ahead of AI’s Magic

.orgSource

AI has that magic quality that tempts us to imagine powers even greater than its already impressive abilities. Like the whale that becomes Moby Dick or an ape that prompts sightings of the Yeti. The leap from reality to make-believe is easy. And the difference between truth and speculation can be difficult to see. I was going to call this post “AI fact or fiction.

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5 simple steps to build executive buy-in for new technology

Nimble AMS

Is your organization considering a new software purchase? If you’re like most enterprise level associations, you likely have an in-depth process to get executive approval for any technology investments. It can be a challenge obtaining executive buy-in for new association management software (AMS). Follow the steps in our blog to create a culture of change management and gain executive buy-in for new technology.

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Smooth AMS Implementation: Tips for Success

Association Adviser

Associations frequently express dissatisfaction with their current Association Management Software (AMS) but hesitate to switch due to fears related to the implementation process.

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What Associations Can Do to Close the Nondues Revenue Gap

Associations Now

Nondues revenue can be crucial for an association’s financial stability. Accounting for a substantial portion of many organizations’ budgets, it covers operational costs, staff salaries, and program expenses. It also gives associations the freedom to “innovate and invest in the future of the organization,” said Sarah Sain, CAE, vice president of content services for Naylor Association Solutions.

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How Associations Can Begin Addressing Climate Change

Associations Now

While the climate crisis is a serious global concern, associations may be unsure of where to begin to address such a large-scale problem. A newly released white paper explores what leaders can do to ensure both their organizations and members stay resilient and adapt as they confront climate change. It’s only become clearer each year that effects of climate change are getting worse.

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Here’s a Powerful Marketing Tool Designed for Associations

Show the Benefits of Membership to Your Toughest Prospects. Download this FREE infographic from GrowthZone AMS, Why Join an Association, and start using it as your go-to recruitment and retention marketing tool. Post it on your website. Use it in sales presentations. Or use it as inspiration to create your own version. Infographics have power. They're a quick read.

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Association Brain Food: 12.1.23

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Grassroots advocacy. TopClass LMS explains how education programs can help your association’s grassroots advocacy efforts. When members better understand your association’s legislative and regulatory priorities and their role in achieving those goals, they can more confidently make an effective case with policymakers.

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The Complete Guide to Nonprofit Email Marketing

Wild Apricot

Sending out emails people just won't open? We'll show you how to fix that, share a few examples of engaging emails, and go over our top picks for nonprofit email marketing platforms.

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Leveraging AI in Credentialing and Accreditation: A Game-Changer for Associations

Aaron Wolowiec

In an age where technology continuously reshapes professional landscapes, Artificial Intelligence (AI) emerges as a pivotal force in revolutionizing association-led credentialing and accreditation programs. Imagine a world where AI-driven automation streamlines intricate processes, where learning and compliance align seamlessly with industry evolution.

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A Spotlight on 10 Top Impact Investors Driving Social Change

NXUnite

Starting a business that’s focused on social good is noble, but like almost all businesses, it requires financial support to flourish. Fortunately, there’s a growing group of investors who are passionate about more than just making money—they want to make a difference. In a world where profit meets purpose, impact investors are reshaping the business landscape by investing capital into startups and small companies dedicated to making a positive difference.

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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Elevating value: how premium benefits drive member retention

The Association 100

Scott Poniewaz, head of Exec, joined us on the latest A100 video to chat about strategies for associations aiming to attract, engage and retain members through premium benefits. “We really provide benefits that allow you to engage with the members, show the ROI and then keep them renewing year after year with an actual dollar amount that they can see,” Poniewaz shares.

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How to Start a Nonprofit in California: 18 Key Steps & Essential Forms

Wild Apricot

Learn how to start a nonprofit in California with this beginner-friendly guide. Top tips, links to essential forms, typical timelines, costs and more!

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Meetings Industry Insights – November 2023

AMR Management Services

Did they get it right? At the end of 2022 several Event Industry Professionals predicted some 35+ trends for 2023. Among those were budgets, the metaverse, work-life balance, data privacy, and the unknown of supply chains and inflation which we have heard about in previous predictions. Some of the more surprising and interesting predictions were… The post Meetings Industry Insights – November 2023 first appeared on AMR Management Services.

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4 Tips for Connecting Your Nonprofit With Local Businesses

NXUnite

Whether you’re seeking sponsorship , volunteer support, or joint marketing opportunities, establishing partnerships with businesses in your community is a powerful way to enhance your nonprofit’s impact. However, developing these partnerships can be challenging, time-consuming, and confusing without a strategic plan in place. In this guide, we’ll explore four tips for connecting your nonprofit with local businesses.

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5 Habits of Growth-Oriented Associations

We’ve identified the five defining characteristics of future-focused associations. Adopting these traits allows your organization to chart a course for long-term growth and success. Find out: Why some organizations are more adept at navigating and overcoming challenges facing all associations. The success formula for thriving associations, including a behind-the-scenes peek at some flourishing organizations.

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Unlocking the power of strategic agility

The Association 100

Discover the secrets to successful association strategic planning in our latest video with Elisa Pratt, CEO, Brewer Pratt Solutions. “Agility is something different. It allows you to respond quickly to your circumstances, your changing marketplace and your member needs. And to me it also conveys a willingness to fail,” shares Pratt when describing the need to think of strategic planning through a new lens of strategic agility.

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We Asked, You Answered: What Will You Stop Doing in 2024?

Associations Now

In our latest poll, we asked readers to share the bad habits they plan to break next year. From saying no more, to taking time to recharge and decompress, to only doing things that bring them joy, it’s clear that association pros are ready for change in 2024. What if rather than committing to do something new in 2024, you make a promise that, with the turn of the calendar, you’ll finally let something go?

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Implementing Condominium Restrictions

Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog

When faced with a reoccurring issue in a condominium, the Board of the Directors may want to consider implementing a restriction as a long term solution to the problem. For example, after increasing complaints of loud music at late hours, the Board of Directors may consider a restriction as to when and to what extent music can be played at the condominium.

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Your 2024 Guide to Setting Prices for Continuing Education Content

Crowd Wisdom

Pricing your continuing education courses can be tricky, but important, business. With 2024 quickly approaching, it’s crucial to determine your pricing strategy. We’re here to help you plan your New Year prices. Read our blog for helpful tips to get started! Why you should invest in your continuing education program in 2024 Continuing education is a valuable member benefit and a great source of non-dues revenue for your association.

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11 Tips to Drive Learning Content Consumption

Elevate your member education initiatives This eBook will explore: Why measure content consumption rather than (or in addition to) completion rates and member satisfaction? What are some proven tactics to create quality learner content and raise your content consumption rates? You’ll discover why measuring content consumption is pivotal for program success and explore effective tactics to boost overall engagement.

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4 Ways to Win Back Lapsed Members

YM Careers

Learn four ways to keep your members engaged with your association and ways to bring back lapsed members to your organization. The post 4 Ways to Win Back Lapsed Members appeared first on YM Careers by Community Brands.

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BDO Report: Nonprofits Prioritizing Long-Term Resiliency

Associations Now

A new BDO benchmarking survey found that amid economic uncertainty, nonprofits are taking steps to strengthen their organizations for the future. Among the ways they’re ensuring resiliency: by updating their mission, diversifying revenue sources, and investing in technology. In the face of geopolitical, social, and economic concerns, the nonprofit sector is working to adapt to these circumstances and stay ahead.

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Holiday Decorations – Ho, Ho, Ho or Bah Humbug?

Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog

As the holiday season approaches, it is a good time for associations to consider its authority regarding outdoor holiday decorations. Every community is different, and opinions vary about when the holiday decorations should be put up and “how much” is “too much.” Some people want to start decorating for the holidays on November 1, while others think that you should at least wait until after Thanksgiving.

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Unlock your learning program’s potential with Crowd Wisdom LMS

Crowd Wisdom

Are you ready to level up your learning program and prepare for success in 2024? Our team is ready to help! Learn how to reduce administrative tasks and maximize revenue with Crowd Wisdom LMS. How to unlock your learning program’s true potential If you want to prepare your continuing education program for success, you might consider allowing learners to re-enroll in a course already completed.

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Year-End Membership Calculations for Associations

Membership Calculations for Association Pros This user-friendly workbook (aka “cheat sheet”) provides simple, step-by-step instructions for calculating seven vital member statistics, including: Retention Rate Churn Member Acquisition Cost Average Membership Tenure And more! It’s a handy cheat sheet for association pros who want a quick reference guide.