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How to successfully recruit and retain staff with innovative technology

Nimble AMS

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary, employment openings increased to record levels in March, reaching 11.549 million vacancies.

Prime Members for Participation

Smooth The Path

There are times when members hesitate to step in, speak up, or ask questions. Participating might feel a little scary because we are all so used to watching and learning. . When participation is called for, though, there’s a lot more energy if everyone leans in.


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Learn about the key metrics that indicate your members are leaving you

HighRoad Solution

One of the obvious and most critical objectives of any association is to retain membership. Retention is a key performance indicator that impacts brand reputation, member satisfaction, and conclusively—financial statements.

Association Management Company vs. Software: Which One Is Right For You? (+ Our Top 5 AMS Picks)

Wild Apricot

Thinking of starting an association ? Save yourself the headache and outsource your association management to a company or a software tool. In this post, we’ll take a look at both options, talk about why investing in association management software. organizational-management

How to Sell Your Board on Better Technology

Use this helpful blueprint when you need to convince your board to invest in better software. It includes talking points and tips for your presentation, including quantifying ROI, outlining indirect benefits, and selling the potential of the purchase.

How to Promote the Value of Credentials to Individuals & Employers


As the cost of a college degree rises and the perception of its value falls, credentialing programs are receiving a lot of positive press.

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Gardian of the Month: Andrea Starmer

Aaron Wolowiec

Our Gardian of the Month is Andrea Starmer! She shares how she might help a wallflower loosen up at a networking event, the way she prepared for the CMP, the resource she can't live without (you probably can't either) and just who's life she'd like to live for one day

Learning Subscriptions: Where Lifelong Learning (and Long-Term Revenue) Is Actually Possible

Leading Learning

image by imageproject from Pixabay. by Jack Coursen of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Subscriptions are everywhere.

Consider Hiring an Association Intern to Extend Your Staff


Adding an intern to your team is a great way to extend the reach of your full-time staff. Interns can help with projects your regular staff might not otherwise be able to tackle.

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Marketing Movers & Shakers: Meet Annie Henderson

Higher Logic

The post Marketing Movers & Shakers: Meet Annie Henderson appeared first on Higher Logic. This spring, we’re celebrating six Marketing Movers and Shakers in the association marketing space. Next up, get to know Annie Henderson, corporate marketing manager at ASBO International.

10 Common AMS Implementation Myths Debunked

Voicing the need for a new AMS may not win you any popularity contests. But if your business objectives aren’t being met, it’s time to broach the subject. Turn skeptics around with 10 hard-to-argue responses designed to showcase the value of a new system.

How Much Value Do Keynote Speakers Bring to Your Conference?

WBT Systems

Now that you’ve dealt with upheavals, pivots (argh!), and unending change, you’re in prime shape to reexamine your association’s sacred cows. You know the ones: “best” practices, traditions, and the way you’ve

Learn how to optimize your emails for conversions

HighRoad Solution

Email is arguably the most popular and effective marketing tool for organizations to run campaigns and produce funnel conversions. It's used to generate interest, surface leads, and nurture those leads, all in pursuit of a particular sales or marketing objective such as joining or subscribing. From an execution perspective, it's important to strategize where your email—or set of emails—fit into the larger marketing schema. In other words, what is your email really doing for you?

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Are Your Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts Working?


In 2020, in the wake of the murder of George Floyd and others, many, many organizations announced that they were going to be much more serious about diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Winning Achievements: CAI Members Honored for Outstanding Contributions


CAI members work tirelessly by volunteering their time and commitment to make communities preferred places to call home. Each year, we honor those dedicated individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership to advance community association living.

How to Select an Association Credit Card Processing Company

Right now, every penny counts. It’s an ideal time to check if your association’s credit card processing provider is offering competitive terms. However, there are many important factors to consider if when researching options.

#MMCCon Top Trends and Takeaways


As forward thinking, success oriented professionals, we're always striving to do things better. That's why we attend events and seek out top performers in our field in hopes to glean from them and learn from their success.

Ecosystems Demystified: Making the Pieces Fit


What Is an Ecosystem? Every organization has a variety of technology ecosystems, but not everyone is familiar with what those ecosystems are. Just like ecosystems in nature, technology ecosystems are made up of interconnected elements that connect with each other and the outside world.

Improving Your Culture: Do You Need Coaching or Consulting?


If you want to improve your workplace culture, you either do it on your own, or you get the help of an expert. And when you’re getting expert help, you have essentially three options: training, coaching, or consulting. Training is the DIY approach, and it’s the most clear-cut.

ENA Makes Culture a Magnet for Talent


I once overheard a volunteer at a nonprofit organization say that replacing a key staffer would be easy. Not only did this employee have impressive credentials, she also was making significant contributions to the group.

7 Signs It’s Time to Move to a New AMS

Do you need to break up with your AMS? Your association deserves a membership management platform that enhances staff efficiency, creates value, and delivers outcomes to drive membership success. Download this guide to uncover the 7 signs it’s time to move to a new AMS.

Association Brain Food: 5.20.22

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Keynote speakers. In an intentionally contrarian mood, WBT Systems is causing trouble by wondering how much value keynote speakers bring to conferences and attendees. Do keynotes influence the decision to attend?

Give your staff more freedom, not less

Effective Database

Give your staff more freedom, not less I often tell my clients, when it comes to data management, I'm a big liberal; I believe you should give as many staff as possible the ability to edit data within your data management system (with proper training, of course!). The point of a centralized data management system is not just … Give your staff more freedom, not less Read More » Wes's Wednesday Wisdom

Efficient Leadership: 5 Ways to Take Care of Yourself

Ewald Consulting

Your mental health is just like putting your own oxygen mask on before helping others. If you don’t take care of yourself, you will not be at your best for your organization.

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Disciple Media

I want to learn about. everything. Disciple news. Community monetization. Community engagement. Community building. App Updates. Featured article. Top 10 Creative Community Engagement Strategies You Can Try Today. Jamie Ovens in Community engagement. 10 min read • 8 February, 2022.

The Ultimate Guide to Amazing Association Websites

Your association’s website needs to engage members AND deliver a great user experience so everyone who visits it leaves with a positive impression. But how? Get the free guide to optimizing your website “under-the-hood” (great for "non-techy" people).

Association Meetings and Keeping Your Sanity in an Environment of Extremes

AMR Management Services

On one hand, it’s great that the demand has returned for in-person meetings and events. As association professionals we are ready to bring memberships back together for the


Is Your Member Segmentation Strategy Wrong??

Association Freak

Reading Time: 4 minutes Most associations segment their membership in the same way: by career stage. So young professionals might be one segment, mid-career folks another, and so on into retirement. They do it this way because it seems obvious, and it’s easy – but is there a chance it’s wrong? When determining whether or not your member segmentation … Continue reading "Is Your Member Segmentation Strategy Wrong??". Membership Marketing Uncategorized

Success with Succession: How to Ease the Transition of Leadership in your Association

Ewald Consulting

The great recession is affecting companies and organizations nationwide making it more crucial than ever to have thoughtful leadership succession plans.

How to Do Online Personal Training

Disciple Media

How to Do Online Personal Training. Contrary to popular belief, personal training is not the exclusive domain of the wealthy and influential.

8 Requirements Executives Should Look For in a New AMS

Selecting a new Association Management System (AMS) can be daunting, even for the most “seasoned” professionals. Learn what top association executives require when it comes to their most crucial investments.

Success with Succession: How to Ease the Transition of Leadership in your Association

Ewald Consulting

The post Success with Succession: How to Ease the Transition of Leadership in your Association appeared first on Ewald Consulting. Ewald in Practice Association Management Leadership Strategy