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Blog | The Perfect Pitch: Attract New Members in 60 seconds | Multiview


The elevator pitch is an essential tool in any organization's marketing arsenal for attracting new members. The idea behind the elevator pitch is simple: a brief description of your organization that can be delivered in the time it takes to ride an elevator (about 1-2 minutes). It needs to be engaging and informational so that prospective members know who you are but leaves room for curiosity.

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How to Effectively Market Your Membership Offerings: Tips for Associations & Enterprises

The Journal by EXEC

Marketing is an intricate art of communication and a skill of conveying the right message to the right people at the right time. And in the context of membership programs, it is the magic wand that transforms casual browsers into engaged members and one-time members into loyal advocates. So, how do you ensure your marketing efforts hit the bullseye?


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Trust, but verify: How to avoid buyer’s remorse with your association management software


Your choice of association management software is too big of a decision to leave to chance. Here’s how to avoid regrets with your next AMS purchase. Purchasing new association management software (AMS) is a big investment of time and money. The last thing you want is to buy a new AMS system and then regret it because it fails to help your organization move forward or even leaves your association worse off than before you bought it.

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Peer-to-Peer Learning Programs Help Members Develop Skills and Relationships

WBT Systems

At the ASAE Annual Meeting, peer-to-peer learning was everywhere. As conference speakers, association professionals shared ideas, how-to information, and case studies with their peers.

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How To Cultivate Community Affinity Throughout The Generosity Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand

This session will dive into how to create rich generosity experiences that foster long-lasting relationships. You’ll walk away with actionable insights to redefine how you engage with your supporters—emphasizing trust, engagement, and community over transactional giving models. 🤝 Industry expert Tim Sarrantonio will explore data-backed strategies to engage supporters as active participants in a community that values their contributions and shared ideals.

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Give New Life to Member-Generated Content

Associations Now

Whether it’s articles or webinars, member-generated content can help your association showcase its value and demonstrate thought leadership. During a session at the 2023 ASAE Annual Meeting & Expo, the American Staffing Association shared how that strategy has worked for them. When used effectively, member-generated content—whether it comes from volunteers, speakers, vendors, or industry partners—can help your organization further its mission and drive member value.

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Association Borrowing Questioned

Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog

Q: The board of directors of my condominium association has been discussing taking out a loan to pay for major repairs to our condominium building. To my knowledge, our association has never borrowed money before. It seems to me that for such a serious undertaking, a vote of our owners should be required. Is a loan by the association a mortgage on my unit?

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How to Get 501(c)(6) Status: Everything You Need to Know  


Introduction When we think of nonprofits, our minds often drift toward charities and philanthropic organizations. However, the world of nonprofits encompasses a wide variety of entities, including those that might not fit the traditional mold of a charitable organization. One such category is the 501(c)(6) organization (in the United States), which serves to support the business interests and activities of its members.

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Blog | Best Practices for Ensuring Board Member Success | Multiview


The success of an association relies heavily on the inner workings of the organization and its leadership. Board members pla y a significant role in this as the y hold influence in making changes and decisions on behalf of the organization's members while helping shape the association's trajectory. By supporting th eir transition into lea d ership with helpful resources and a solid framework, they are set up to perform their responsibilities with excellence.

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AI Unleashed: Beth & KiKi’s Deep Dive into Artificial Intelligence Strategies for Engagement and Growth


In a riveting new episode of Association Chat, KiKi L’Italien and Beth Arritt come together to explore the uncharted terrains of data management, automation, and artificial intelligence in the association industry. KiKi brings attention to the often-overlooked importance of small data. She stresses the need to ensure its accuracy before moving onto the broader spectrum of big data.

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How to Increase Membership Renewal

Dive deep into essential elements that drive member retention. Learn why members may hesitate to renew. Discover actionable techniques to encourage their return and foster lasting engagement. Uncover reasons members choose not to renew. Learn effective tactics to elevate member engagement and communication. Explore methods to encourage member renewal and active participation in your association Download now to take charge of your membership retention strategy!

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Preparing Your Association for AI

Association Analytics

AI has garnered a lot of global and national attention across most industries in recent months. Popular AI tools like ChatGPT and Bard are continuously learning how to work faster and more efficiently, which can stir up a lot of feelings in us humans. As such, some organizations have already jumped on the bandwagon and are quickly adapting, while others are hesitating to embrace the potential of this technology.

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Gardian of the Month: John Bacon

Aaron Wolowiec

John Bacon is our Gardian of the Month! Find out his strategy for helping someone learn a difficult topic, he share his favorite network and why it's special, how he thinks mentorship aids in knowledge transfer, the book he can't live without, and what the title of a book about his life would be called.

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Association Brain Food: 8.18.23

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Love. Love will keep us together… Education programs. TopClass LMS suggests offering peer-to-peer online learning programs. In these standalone short programs, member instructors introduce skills, practices, or hobbies to fellow members. The programs are relationship and community builders since they help members connect with each other on both a personal and professional level.

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Unlocking Email Marketing Success: Insider Tips for Association Executives

Association Adviser

The Naylor Client Marketing team had the privilege of attending this year’s esteemed ASAE Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference (MMCC), a prominent annual gathering held in the heart of Washington, DC. This year’s event was an enlightening hub of diverse perspectives, featuring discussions spanning vital subjects like social justice, content personalization, mental health, and the […] The post Unlocking Email Marketing Success: Insider Tips for Association Execu

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How to Create a Winning Event Marketing Strategy

Events hold the power to create lasting impressions and meaningful connections. They are not only occasions for celebration but also valuable marketing opportunities. Event marketing has become an essential component of successful business strategies, enabling organizations to engage with their target audience and create memorable experiences. However, behind every successful event lies a well-thought-out marketing strategy.

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Turning Your Static iMIS Reports into Actionable Insights

Association Analytics

Whether you’ve used iMIS for years, are just getting started or considering making the switch, you will likely have similar struggles and questions. Some in.

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The Bots Face Off – Or Do They? ChatGPT Versus Bard


“Anything you can do I can do better. I can do anything better than you!” So, who does AI best, ChatGPT or Bard? In case you’ve been living in a yurt in Mongolia, ChatGPT by Open AI launched in November 2022, is the Einstein of chatbots. That light-hearted description probably isn’t worthy of the significance of this advanced language technology’s entrance into the public market.

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With Transparency Comes Responsibility


I am writing a chapter for our upcoming book, Culture Change Made Easy, and the focus of the chapter is transparency. Specifically, we focus on the “lagging transparency” culture pattern that we identified in our research. Many cultures suffer from lagging transparency, where they are too reactive in their information sharing, rather than being proactive about it.

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Study: Toxic Workplaces Remain a Challenge

Associations Now

The American Psychological Association’s survey is based on new U.S. Surgeon General guidelines around wellness at the office. American workers not only want their employers to do more on behalf of their emotional well-being but also report high levels of workplace toxicity and harassment, according to a new survey. The 2023 Work in America Survey , conducted by the American Psychological Association and released last month, found that nearly a fifth of U.S. workers (19 percent) describe their w

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The Ultimate Guide to Monetizing Customer Learning

Every decision that goes into your learning monetization strategy matters for your organization’s bottom line. Our research has shown a clear correlation between high program maturity (and ROI!) and choosing the right monetization strategy. This eBook contains clear, actionable ways to approach packaging and pricing models that will help your association grow revenue, improve profitability, and drive expansion into new markets.

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Turning Your Static iMIS Reports into Actionable Insights – 8/31/23

Association Analytics

The post Turning Your Static iMIS Reports into Actionable Insights – 8/31/23 appeared first on Association Analytics.

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Exciting Developments Include Redesigned Website, State of Association Member Experience Research 


Forj, the leading software platform provider purpose-built for communities of practice, is excited to announce its expanded vision and new, unified branding following the company’s successful acquisition of Mobilize and merger with Web Courseworks earlier this year.

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Embracing Multiculturalism: The Evolution of Workplaces | Empowering Workplaces


In this thought-provoking episode of “Empowering Workplaces,” hosts Sanja Licina, PhD, and Maddie Grant engage in a fascinating conversation with our guest, Juana Bordas. As a leadership and diversity expert, author of “The Power of Latino Leadership,” and the founder of Mestiza Leadership International, Juana brings a wealth of knowledge and experiences to the discussion.

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Why Global Marketing Teams Can Benefit From Cultural Competency Training

Associations Now

Training can help marketing teams gain a deeper understanding of cultural sensitivities and differing worldviews, allowing them to craft more authentic messaging. During the pandemic, Rodneikka Scott, CAE, vice president of member and state engagement at the National Society of Professional Engineers, had the chance to attend a virtual conference hosted by one of NSPE’s Middle East partners.

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2024 Association Survey Results Report

2024 Association Survey Results Report For the 10th year, association professionals across the U.S. and Canada provided a look at the inner workings of their organizations when they replied to GrowthZone’s annual survey. Read the 2024 survey results report to see how your association compares: Top Challenges Retention Rates Non-Renewal Reasons Automatic Renewals Reinstatement Strategies Member Engagement Changes & Strategies Why Members Join Non-Dues Revenue Sources Dues Increases, and more

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These CEOs Nominated Themselves

Elevating Engagement

A man with a white beard at window #1 of a local Wendy’s greets every customer with a hearty and warm “Hello! How are you?” Further south along the Delaware coast, a young woman dances and sings while taking orders in the Chick-fil-A car line. Far to the north, someone stocking shelves at Trader Joe’s spots a puzzled customer and asks the customer if they need help finding something.

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4 Creative Live Auction Marketing Ideas to Expand Your Reach


It’s no secret that effective marketing helps maximize the fundraising potential of your nonprofit’s events. For events that have a high fundraising potential to start, such as live auctions, being strategic in your marketing efforts can lead to significant revenue generation. But in many cases, fundraising event success doesn’t depend solely on the amount of money you raise.

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How PCNA Leverages Freestone LMS to Successfully Stream their Hybrid Annual Conference


The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) is based in Madison, Wisconsin with 37 chapters located across the country. Home to 11,000 nurses and healthcare providers in North America and around the world, PCNA provides continuing education (CE), professional development, and clinical resources. Discover how PCNA leverages Freestone LMS to stream its annual conference and discover best practice tips to elevate your annual event to achieve similar success!

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Verifiable Credentials: New Technology for Association Membership?


Our online identities are, unfortunately, not in our control. The internet was created for communication between computers, but our presence as individuals on the internet is less formally defined. We create online accounts and over time we may forget they exist, if we haven’t already forgotten our passwords. Technology advocates argue that we need an identity layer for the internet.

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

Speaker: Andrew Olsen, CFRE - EVP, Fundraising Solutions at DickersonBakker | Kat Landa, CFRE, CSD - SVP, Talent Solutions at DickersonBakker

Across the nonprofit sector, organizations invest heavily in donor retention efforts, yet the struggle of cultivating lasting relationships remains. While attracting new donors is crucial, the lack of repeat donors poses significant financial risks. Through a comprehensive analysis of industry data, experts argue that there is a direct correlation between donor burnout, donor retention, and the talent retention crisis.