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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


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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Buying Association Management Software in 2019? Start Here.


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?

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

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.

A Better Process for Better Decisions

Associations Now

Leaders who act “from the gut” are often swayed by a host of biases. One Nobel-winning psychologist has come up with what he thinks is a better way. Leaders are decisive—part of the reason why they’re in charge is because they’re comfortable making firm decisions amid complex arrays of options.

Staying Ahead of Your Members

Eric Lanke

There's an old saying among association executives. To be successful, you need to stay ahead of your members. but not too far.

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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.

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?”

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.

2 Things to Try Before Hosting Your Next Webinar


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.

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.

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.

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.

GrowthZone AMS vs Excel Spreadsheets: An Unequal Battle


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.

How to Energize Association Staff Around Using Your Database


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.

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.

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.

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.

How to Save Staff Time on Tedious Certification Tasks


Don’t you wish you could spend less time answering the same set of certification questions, doing data entry, and dealing with other tedious administrative details? Read the post to learn three ways to minimize the time spent on certification tasks

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.

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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.”

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.”

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

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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Help Prospects Make the Case for Attending Your Conference

Associations Now

Convincing prospective attendees to come to your conference is one thing; selling their bosses on it is something else. What can you do to help prospects persuade their managers? You may have convinced a potential attendee that she can’t miss your conference, but guess what?

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


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

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


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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