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How to Handle Membership Renewals in the Time of a Pandemic

Moery Company

Almost every conversation I have with association leaders right now is around membership renewal. What are you going to do with your renewal statements?”. It’s one of the hottest topics right now. Some associations operate in a fiscal year rather than a calendar year so I want to give you some perspective from our experience with The Moery Company as well as some of our association colleagues that we work with and what they’ve learned.

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Act fast, act first when rescheduling covid-disrupted events

Association Success

Having dealt with the tremendous consternation surrounding the planning and execution of meeting planning during these difficult and uncertain times created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Hugh Lee, president of Focus Productions, can speak from experience. Lee last month postponed his DigitalNOW conference, set for April 15-17 at the Orange County Convention Center. The annual event brings together about 250 top CEOs in many leading industries to discuss trends. . Based in Rochester, N.Y.,

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How Organizations Can Cope With the Financial Fallout of COVID-19

Associations Now

Just weeks into mandatory stay-at-home orders, conference cancellations, and new laws requiring paid leave for coronavirus, many associations are wondering how to stay afloat financially. Two experts offer some tips. ASAE Coronavirus Resources ASAE has compiled an Issue Roundup with resources on coronavirus for associations, including webcasts and more. Go to the Issue Roundup on asaecenter.org.

Advice for Engaging Virtual Conference Attendees

WBT Systems

Advice for Engaging Virtual Conference Attendees. Read more about Advice for Engaging Virtual Conference Attendees

Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

Communicating with Prospective Attendees About Your New Virtual Event

Membersuite

Due to COVID-19, many organizations decided to take their events virtual rather than canceling or postponing. When going virtual, communication is key to getting the same level of results/engagement from prospective attendees. Use these tips to help

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Sheltering at Home Successes – A Day in the Life

Association Leaders

Many of us have been sheltering (working) at home for at least two weeks now. It’s important that we all do our part to “flatten the curve” we’ve all heard about related to COVID-19. It is a challenge for most people – to be “cooped up” in their homes. Human beings are social, so only seeing and interacting with the same people day after day can become challenging – no matter how much you love them.

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Now Is the Time to Try Things Online

Associations Now

A dynamic cultural and public health environment means a sudden need for new types of digital services. A willingness to experiment thoughtfully in a time of need could help both your members and the public. When it comes to technology, the operative phrase has long been “move fast and break things.” But breaking things usually brings change, which often meets with fear and resistance.

Planing 90-120-180 Days Ahead

Moery Company

Associations are doing a great job at delivering critical information about variety of different things: CARE Act, Covid19 processes, and how regulations are affecting your companies and your member companies in different parts of the country. An incredible amount of work has been done to achieve that. If anything, associations are showing their value more than ever before. Today, I urge you to look beyond the day-to-day and start thinking 90-120-180 days ahead.

15 Ways to Volunteer from Home and Give Back During Coronavirus

Wild Apricot

Even when we're all staying inside to help slow the spread of COVID-19, there are still ways to volunteer from home, and our communities need it more than ever. Here are some ways to help

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The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

Dark Days Shine New Light on Profession and Community

Golden's Rules for Association

The mission of NSPE is too important to put on hold for a virus. The Nature of Associations The Way We Are COVID19

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All Together: How Our Employee Community Keeps Us Connected During COVID-19

Higher Logic

Pictured above: Some members of our Higher Logic PRIDE community host their first virtual happy hour. When Higher Logic decided to go temporarily full-remote on March 11, I think a lot of us thought we’d probably be back in the office in a couple weeks. Now it’s been almost a month, and we’ve had to adapt to the idea of suddenly being a remote company.

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Your Four Most Asked Questions Answered

Moery Company

I’m very excited about the opportunity to share with you the conversations I’m having with association industry leaders during this pandemic and cover some of the topics, issues, and questions I’m getting from our clients and share them directly to you. Should I be doing our membership renewals now?”. Many of you are in the midst of this if your billing cycle follows the fiscal year and you may be sending out renewals right now. My answer to that question is yes.

How to Create a Mobile-Friendly Newsletter to Engage Your Members 

Wild Apricot

If your newsletter isn’t reaching as many people as you’d like, the problem might be that your newsletter is hard to read on mobile devices. This blog includes best practices for creating newsletters for mobile

eLearning demand is at an all-time high. Pick the right LMS!

The need for online learning is greater than ever having the right LMS is absolutely crucial. Quickly, easily, and cost-effectively decide which Learning Management System is right for you with this 12-step guide from LMS implementation experts.

4 Considerations for Your Virtual Event

Blue Sky eLearn

Whether your event is next week, next month, or later this year, you’re probably starting to think about virtual options. It can certainly be overwhelming, so we’ve broken things down to get you started. . Moving Your Conference 100% Online . Live vs. Pre-Recorded – one of the first things you have to decide is if you want your speakers to present live or if you’d rather have them recorded and then played back as a mock live.

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Life After Jive-x: Choosing a New Home for Your Customer Community

Higher Logic

If you’re a Jive-x customer, you know Khoros has given your external community platform an official end-of-life date: December 2020. This announcement got me thinking about my time at Jive Software and my transition to Higher Logic. I started at Jive in 2007 when the platform was still known as “ClearspaceX.”

Be a Helper

Moery Company

The association industry has experienced a volatile gut punch in the last couple of weeks. This is a big challenge for all of us in every way that I believe we will overcome. I’m communicating with our advisory board on an almost daily basis and getting their advice. Here are two things I want to pass along to you today with a huge thanks to Kim Gallagher who shared these thoughts with me. Be a first responder instead of a marketer right now.

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How You Can Use Your Website to Keep Members Engaged

Wild Apricot

Looking for ways to keep your members engaged during social distancing? We have advice from real membership organizations on how they're doing so online

Build or Buy an LMS? How to Pick the Right Solution for Your Budget

BUDGET. When it comes to picking your next LMS that six-letter word is probably the most important part of the decision-making process. So, what are your options to get the best possible eLearning solution without breaking the bank? Build it or buy it. This guide from Lambda’s eLearning experts details absolutely everything you need to consider so you can pick the perfect eLearning solution for your organization and budget.

Leading Through the Pandemic: Generosity + Empathy = Future Brand

Velvet Chainsaw

This is the first in a series of blogs posts, written collaboratively by our team, which uncover lessons learned in advising our clients on their events in the time of COVID-19. Over the past 30 days, the VCC team has helped dozens of conference and show organizers with their decisions on how to respond to the pandemic. Although each situation has its own unique issues, we wanted to share some of what we’ve learned to help you with your disruption response and planning.

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Easy and Unique Ways to Engage Your Members Online

MembersClicks

With everything going on surrounding COVID-19, you may be having to rethink how you’re engaging your members. You may have already decided to take some of your in-person events virtual (as opposed to just outright cancelling them). Maybe you’ve even put together a COVID-19 resource page for your members. Small Staff Chatter

Should we postpone or cancel our meeting? – Ask JP #017

Moery Company

Hi folks, this is a special edition of Ask JP during the COVID-19 crisis. I’ve received lots of great questions that are pertinent and relevant to today’s time. Here’s today’s question, “Should I cancel or should I delay my meeting?” ” Every organization is a little bit different so the answer should take into consideration the location, size of the meeting, and other variables. I’ve got a couple observations for you.

7 Examples of Car Club Websites to Get You Inspired

Wild Apricot

Looking to create your own car club website? Before you do, here are 7 exemplary car club websites you can look to for inspiration

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

How to pivot to virtual in real time

Association Success

Nearly every association, nonprofit, and business in general has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, but perhaps none more so than those holding spring and summer meetings and conferences. While these are challenging times, challenges also enable us to rise to the occasion and demonstrate true leadership.

Draw from New Buckets to Fill Your Non-Dues Revenue Needs

Association Adviser

Relationships and partnerships are built and solidified during challenging times. Both personally and professionally, the way we react to enormous changes in our environment sets the tone for our future. Associations are the guiding light for their members and industry professionals through this time of disruption and unknowns. Members are looking to their associations to be the ultimate resource […].

The Pandemic’s Effect on Association Membership, Events, and Leadership – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 227

Moery Company

On this week’s episode JP answers your most asked questions about membership renewals, events, and leading during a pandemic. Hello and welcome to JP Moery’s Association Hustle Podcast. President of The Moery Company, JP’s mission is to arm today’s associations with insight and strategy to thrive and a progressively complex and competitive business landscape. 21st century associations must move forward with a little bit of hustle and revenue development at their core. Here’s JP.

Four Suggestions to Strengthen Your Remote Employees’ Security

Associations Now

As associations take their work remote, it’s becoming increasingly essential to have security strategies in mind that account for local Wi-Fi access and personal devices employees might not otherwise bring to the office. Here are some strategies to consider. With more staff than ever working outside of the office, the attack surface is in many ways both larger than ever and outside of your control.

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Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

Why a digital-first culture starts with education

Association Success

When I first heard the term “digital first culture,” I was unimpressed. Don’t we already live in a digital first culture? Most of us use the internet and social media, so I didn’t get it, what was the big deal? To have a digital first culture, your organization must do more than add nifty technological advancements; it must change the way people work. A digital first culture means something larger than just posting on social media and staying in the know about the latest trends.

Conference Go/No-Go Decisions in a Pandemic

Velvet Chainsaw

This is the second in a series of blogs posts, written collaboratively by our team, which uncover lessons learned in advising dozens of our clients on their events in the time of COVID-19. Although each situation has its own unique issues, we hope you find nuggets to help you with your disruption response and planning. Scenario Planning. Where lead time permits, work through at least three scenarios – optimistic, pessimistic and somewhere in the middle.

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Association Field Report (April 8, 2020)

Moery Company

Hi friends, it’s JP. I’m doing the report from the field today at a different location, I’m outside the house! Just had our staff meeting that we’re having every day so that we can stay updated on things. I’ve got a couple observations for you that I think are pretty interesting. And it’s this: the use of the phone now is better than ever before.

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