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Why Most Organizations Get New Member Onboarding Wrong — and 3 Ways to Do It Right

Wild Apricot

Associations tend to have very robust renewal programs, but meager new member onboarding programs. Here's how you can create a strong new member onboarding program in 3 easy steps

Data Culture: Why Your Organization Should Think Beyond Big Data

Associations Now

Is now the time to remove the term “big data” from your vocabulary and rethink how you can best become a data-driven organization? A recent NewVantage Partners survey lays out a cultural case. You may be using data, but are you integrating data deep into your organization’s DNA?

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Why Don’t You Just Meet Me in the Middle?

Association Success

5 Ways Associations Can Show the Love to Mid-Career Professionals It begins innocently enough. Career milestones are reached. You find yourself in conference sessions instructed noticeably below your skill level. The interns at your office look, maybe even are, young enough to be your children. You may not yet be a C-Suite leader, but you’d be kidding yourself attending a Young Professionals happy hour. Welcome to the middle.

3 Ways to Use Virtual Events to Promote eLearning Programs

Higher Logic

Electronic learning (eLearning) programs have taken on many shapes and sizes over the years, but sometimes it can be hard to drum up excitement for new (or existing) offerings. Why is this? Because learners often assume the resources will always be there for them, so there’s no rush to engage.

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.

Blended Learning: Tips for Successful Clinical Trial Training

Blue Sky eLearn

What is the best way to train study sites for a clinical trial? An onsite meeting? CRA training at the study site? Virtual meetings? On-demand modules? . While all of these are good options, blending these together can provide you the best option. .

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.7.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… When’s the last time you talked to your AMS vendor? When you wanted to b h about something? No bueno.

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Public Social Network or Private Online Community? 11 Tips to Guide Your Decision

Higher Logic

Would you build your house on rented land? Or move all your belongings into a hotel room? The answers are obvious. No, you wouldn’t, because you’d be trying to create something permanent in an impermanent place that you don’t own, where things could change at any moment.

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Keeping Your Members Involved: A Helpful How-To Guide

Blue Sky eLearn

Your association is most effective when you’ve created a strong community of members who value opportunities for professional development.

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An Educational Moonshot: Association-Style Disruption

WBT Systems

An Educational Moonshot: Association-Style Disruption. Read more about An Educational Moonshot: Association-Style Disruption

How to Create an Amazing Subscription Website in Less Than a Day

Wild Apricot

Building a subscription website doesn't have to be difficult. In this guide, I'll show you the easiest way to create one and easily start your online business

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How to support your members’ career journey

YourMembership Blog

Strategies that support every stage of your association’s members career journey – from student to retiree. As you think about your members’ relationships with your association, you likely think about the member journey – from the first interaction with your organization to the moment a member renews. You may also think about the member journey. The post How to support your members’ career journey appeared first on YourMembership. Career Solutions Membership & Marketing

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Make Your Exhibitors Feel More Visible

Associations Now

A new white paper reveals that most exhibitors feel invisible and think that show organizers aren’t doing enough to help them. A look at issues exhibitors currently face and ideas for fixing them. Do you think your exhibitors are telling you what they need or expect from you?

4 Reminders When Marketing to Young Professionals


You’ve heard the saying, “What you say is not as important as how you say it.” Well, what you say is certainly important, but when it comes to marketing - and particularly, marketing to young professionals - how you say things is key.

How to Add Wild Apricot Features to Other Website Builders

Wild Apricot

If your site uses another website builder but you want to include Wild Apricot features, you can! Here's how to embed widgets in popular site builders

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Contacts of Quality, Not Just Quantity

Eric Lanke

I lead a trade association. That means that our members are technically companies, not people; but, of course, the companies in question are made up of people, and we work hard to maintain good contacts and communications with those people.

Improving Workplace Well-Being Can Boost Productivity, Reduce Turnover

Associations Now

A new study from Myers-Briggs finds that workers with greater well-being outperform others and stay in their jobs longer. Five key factors help improve well-being for most, but employers also should take personality differences into account.

Communications With Hustle – Moery Webinar

Moery Company

The post Communications With Hustle – Moery Webinar appeared first on The Moery Company. Resources

3 Reasons (Beyond Engagement) Your Organization NEEDS to Be on Instagram


It seems like Instagram has been the talk of the social media world lately. But is it really a good fit for your organization?

Important Changes to Association Email Marketing


Combined, Gmail and Apple iPhone account for over half of email clients (around 55%)*. The number one spot routinely alternates between the two. Why You Should Care. Email open rates and unsubscribes are heavily impacted by any adjustments made by Google and Apple.

Daily Buzz: What the Best Onboarding Programs Have in Common

Associations Now

A solid onboarding strategy can improve member retention rates. Successful programs include three key elements. Also: how reminders can hurt your team. New-member onboarding doesn’t stop once they’ve received a welcome letter in the mail.

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Successful Sales Series: Building Your Sales Team

Association Adviser

Your sales team should learn, love and master the sales process of prospecting, overcoming objections, closing sales, and delighting customers. How do you teach them these skills? The post Successful Sales Series: Building Your Sales Team appeared first on Association Adviser.

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Engaging First-Time Conference Attendees: 4 Tactics to Try


Of course you want to provide an exceptional experience for ALL of your conference attendees, but ensuring that happens for your first-time attendees is particularly important.

Find a Bureaucracy and Uncover Customer Service Opportunities

Association Success

Find opportunity in bureaucracy. What is the job of the IRS? It is to collect taxes to fund the work of the US government. Except depending on your viewpoint the job of the IRS could be something else entirely. In 2009 the IRS spent 11.7 billion dollars to do its job and in 2017 the IRS had 76,832 employees. So perhaps the job of the IRS is to spend money or make jobs?

Study: Diversity Training Doesn’t Have the Intended Effect

Associations Now

Diversity training designed to change attitudes and behavior toward women in the workplace helped reinforce the right conduct among supportive groups, but it was less effective in people whose behavior most needed improvement, according to a new study.

Engage JP Moery to Speak at Your Next Association Event

Moery Company

A trusted resource and advisor to the association profession, JP Moery shares his energy, passion, and decades of experience with the nonprofit community through a variety of speaking platforms.

How to Make Your New Members Feel Welcome


Joining a new organization is intimidating for a lot of people - especially if they don’t know any current members. Flying solo can make it extremely difficult to find the motivation to go to events, attend meetings, and, in general, engage.

How to Successfully Onboard a New Leader in Your Organization

Association Success

How can you improve the onboarding process of a new leader in your association? As we reflect on organizational culture, we recognize the importance of onboarding in supporting new employees to understand, engage, and reinforce our desired culture. The onboarding of new senior leaders is similarly critical since these individuals have a greater sphere of influence within the organization and can have a significant impact on culture (good or bad) in a very short time.

Daily Buzz: Say Goodbye to Free Shampoo at Hotels

Associations Now

Soon disappearing from your hotel experience, at least in California: individual containers of soap and shampoo. Also: Bring an outside perspective into board meetings.

Where Should Associations Put Their Money?

Moery Company

Istock_Credit:anyaberkut. Currently, many organizations are embracing technology by attempting to implement an association management system (AMS) and new marketing platforms – and feeling the pressure to do so.

Are Your Speakers Speaking to Speakers?

Velvet Chainsaw

I wonder about the future of peer review for conference abstracts. While it is a critical filter for high-quality journals, it is a very inefficient process for accelerating innovation and discovery at conferences.

Dave Coriale Will Present at AuSAE's ACE19 Conference in Brisbane


DelCor's president, Dave Coriale will join Robert Barnes, APAC country manager for Higher Logic , at this year's AuSAE Conference and Exhibition (ACE19) in Brisbane, Australia.

What Can Associations Learn From Social Clubs?

Associations Now

For decades, social clubs have brought people together, and today a new crop of venture-backed clubs is emerging. What membership challenges and opportunities do clubs face, and what can associations learn from them? Social and civic-oriented clubs are not a new phenomenon.

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Make the Brain Work for It!

AMR Management Services

A designer, psychologist and a behavioral economist walk into a university…. Also potentially the start of a terrible joke, it happens to be the beginning of the story of Sans Forgetica , a new