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An Unexpected Solution for Professional Burnout: Association Membership

WBT Systems

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Maximizing Your Conference Experience: 4 Post-Event Best Practices

MembersClicks

As an association or chamber professional, you likely plan a lot of events (or assist your members in their events). But hopefully you’re able to attend a few events of your own for professional development purposes.

Daily Buzz: Measure Your Online Community’s Maturity

Associations Now

With the right strategy, an online community should be growing and maturing. Also: Build high-performing teams by focusing on employees individually. Growth” can mean a lot of things. When it comes to your online community, new users tend to be the benchmark.

Bessette Joins the Big Red “M”

Moery Company

The Moery Company is pleased to announce the recent hire of Jackie Bessette as our new Business Development Manager.

Membership Q&A: When Should I Ask Them to Join?

Spark Consulting

What is the ideal time to ask a prospect to join? This is actually two questions: When in the cycle of relationship should I invite a prospect to join? When in the cycle of the year should I invite a prospect to join? Relationship. The glib answer is: “When she’s ready to say yes.” ” Hopefully, the follow up question has already occurred to you: “How do I know when that is?”

Your 5-Step Guide to a Streamlined Member Communications Schedule

Higher Logic

Picture this: Last month, your marketing department sent five emails to members promoting your annual event, while your membership department called members three times about the event. On top of this, your events team sent out two reminder emails.

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Is Your Association in Need of Membership Sales Professionals?

Moery Company

Associations are getting serious about business development right now. I’ve been working in association sales for the better part of 20 years and have begun to see a few things happening.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.15.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Back in my restaurant general manager days, I went through a serious bout of burnout.

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3 Reasons You Need to Attend PersoniFest 2019

Wild Apricot

Personifest 2019 is just around the corner, and here are 3 reasons why you should be there

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Here’s Why Core Values Don’t Work

Jamie Notter

In my keynotes, I frequently poke fun at Core Values. I ask everyone in the audience who has “integrity” or “honesty” in their company core values to raise their hand, and then I congratulate them on effectively distinguishing themselves from all those companies out there that value “lying” and “deceit.”

JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 181: Building a Key Accounts Program at Your Association

Moery Company

Host JP Moery is fired up about selling the key account this year for his association partners. During this episode, he offers a 5-point plan to help build out this specialized sales approach for landing the big fish at your organization.

Buying Association Management Software in 2019? Start Here.

Delcor

Before embarking on an association management software (AMS) selection this year, get clear on two things: Why you want a new AMS. What you want in a new AMS. LET’S START WITH THE WHY. Why is your organization considering new association management software? Do you need new functionality?

Collaborating Makes Our Voice Stronger: Nicole Blankenship, MBA, CAE and Annie Storey, MS, CAE, American Academy of Pediatrics

Association Adviser

Association leaders often focus on optimizing resources for the benefit of their members, and Nicole Blankenship, MBA, CAE and Annie Storey, MS, CAE of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are no exception.

Spring Clean Your Routine: Four Ways to Boost Your Productivity

Associations Now

Don’t just focus on your closet or your file cabinet: Spend some time this season working on ways to minimize distractions while maximizing productivity. You may think of spring cleaning as a phenomenon to do at home, but you might want to devote a little time toward making room for it at work.

3 Ways to Make Your Events Hassle-Free Using Attachments

Wild Apricot

Organizing events can be stressful, but using the new attachments feature can make it easy to accept submissions, upload certificates and allow members to share notes

How to Energize Association Staff Around Using Your Database

MembersClicks

Are there some people on your association staff who are less than thrilled when it comes to database use? We get it. For many, learning how to use technology can be tedious - even downright stressful if it’s a particularly robust system.

Going Paperless

Association Adviser

Everyone at Naylor works with a computer, if not more than one computer. But this hasn’t always been the case. Naylor didn’t go “paperless” until 2001.

Membership Hack: “Ask Me Anything” Calls

Associations Now

The Digital Analytics Association hosts a monthly call modeled off Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” series. DAA members dial in to ask whatever is on their minds. How to hack it? Maybe you’ve seen or participated in a Reddit “ Ask Me Anything ” before.

One Path to Better Decision-Making

Idea Architects

Once in an NPR interv iew about a budget deal , former sen at or Bill B radley reminded us of the most important rule for debate and decision-making: you have to agree on the principles which the ultimate decision should reflect.

What Every CEO Needs to Know About Member Engagement

Smooth The Path

Member engagement is what makes associations successful. Member engagement should be every association’s first goal because everything from revenues to member satisfaction to advancing the profession or industry flows from this single goal. Member engagement is everyone’s job.

2 Things to Try Before Hosting Your Next Webinar

MembersClicks

Are webinars a part of your organization’s offerings? If so, how successful would you say they currently are? Are registrations and attendance high? For many, there’s always room for improvement.

The Hottest Event Trends for 2029

Associations Now

Using ideas for the future to improve our events today. By Beth Surmont CAE, CMP. A search for “event trends 2019” brings up more than 657,000,000 results. We’ve got 2019 handled; let’s talk about 2029 instead.

Hidden in Plain Sight: Advocacy As a Key Driver of Member Value

Association Success

Is the full potential of communicating advocacy efforts being reached? For years, technology has been disrupting the traditional portfolio of association member-value offerings. Long gone are the days when associations were a one-stop shop for all their members’ needs, from information and education to discounted products and services. That’s why associations large and small are spending countless hours (and dollars!) these days searching for the next big thing to attract and retain members.

Debugging Your Members’ Experience

Smooth The Path

Member retention rates are falling, or perhaps they just are not rising. Or your new member renewal rate is far below the average member renewal rate. Or members join but they do not move up in the engagement hierarchy. These metrics probably indicate there is a leak in your membership pot.

GrowthZone AMS vs Excel Spreadsheets: An Unequal Battle

GrowthZone

Tweet Spreadsheets aren’t enough. Here are 8 ways association management software will improve your workday. Most associations use association management software to manage their data, process joins and renewals, track finances, cultivate member engagement, and streamline tedious tasks.

Three Small-Scale Ideas for Free Membership

Associations Now

When you rely on member dues as a significant revenue source, free membership sounds scary. But you don’t have to go big: Limited free membership offers might provide just the boost you need. As the old adage goes, “The best things in life are free.”

On Becoming the Netflix of Associations

Association Success

How we are building a purpose-driven structure, and why. What does it mean to build a purpose-driven organizational structure? I don’t mean just aligning various departmental visions, or stamping down silos that might be blotting out communication in your existing organizational hierarchy. I mean actually creating a structure that is, from every angle, purpose-driven. Answering this question has been an integral part of a radical, full-fledged business model transformation at my association.

Association Management Software (AMS) vs. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) System

HighRoad Solution

When an association installs new technology, they usually have two main goals: to acquire new members and to improve engagement and retention of existing members. Association Management

[From GSAE] 3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Seeking an Intern

MembersClicks

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a webinar hosted by the Georgia Society of Association Executives (GSAE).

Four Ways to Fight Fake Traffic on Your Association’s Site

Associations Now

Fake traffic is growing more sophisticated than ever, and that could be bad news both for your analytics and your advertisers. Here are a few starting points for limiting the impact of traffic fakery.

Let the Light in—Creating an Organizational Culture Around Passion and Partnership

.orgCommunity

Closed office doors, break room gossip and a CEO who gives Tony Soprano a run for the money—culture gone wrong is easy to spot. Where work moves forward and employees treat each other civilly, culture may be the caboose on a long train of priorities.

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The Many Paths of Learning Towards Workforce Development

Association Success

Workforce development in associations is a monumental task to be tackled piece by piece. I experienced an “aha!” moment when I attended one of my first association conferences. I had been a casual Twitter user - a lurker mainly who would scan streams for interesting insights. At this conference, my approach shifted, as instead of taking notes by hand, which I rarely went back to, I started tweeting about what I was learning at the conference.

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6 Benefits of an Online Submission and Review Process

MembersClicks

Picture this: Your organization’s awards presentation is coming up, and it’s time to ask for nominations. Suddenly, they’re coming from all corners: Your email, your voicemail, in person! Before you know it you’re completely overloaded with a ton of unorganized submissions.

Daily Buzz: The Do’s and Don’ts of AR in Event Tech

Associations Now

Leveraging augmented reality at meetings only works when planners understand the tech—but that doesn’t mean they have to be experts. Also: Who wins in the battle between an AMS and CRM? When it comes to augmented reality, conferences are going all in on the tech.