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Uncovering Tomorrow: Technology Innovations Transforming Associations

Association Adviser

In the dynamic landscape of today’s associations, technology plays a pivotal role in driving innovation, efficiency, and member engagement. As we navigate the digital era, cutting-edge technologies continue to shape the way associations operate and interact with their members.

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Creating a Strategic Plan That Enhances Member Value

Associations Now

Strategic plans can help guide associations toward future achievements and developments. It’s also possible to give the plan a specific focus if your association wants to change make changes to a major area. Here’s a look at the positive membership changes the Indiana State Bar Association has seen since creating and implementing a strategic plan focused on member value.

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Association 4.0—A Playbook for Success


Every great team needs a playbook—a blueprint that outlines the rules you live by and your strategies for peak performance. At.orgSource we call that collection of wisdom our Association 4.0 framework. It is the product of ongoing research to prepare our clients for success in digital markets. Many of the characteristics we identified are the same skills that entrepreneurs use to grow start-up ventures.

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6 Tips for Making Better Technology Decisions for your Association


As organizational leaders, some of the most critical decisions you make involves the technology that your association or nonprofit uses. A good AMS, LMS or even the right engagement platform could make all the difference when it comes to increasing your organization’s productivity and effectiveness, and to serving your members. Yes, technology helps your employees accomplish more, in less time.

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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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What Associations Should Know About Successful Mergers and Acquisitions

Associations Now

As association mergers and acquisition activity continue to increase, it’s important for association professionals to understand the ins and outs of a successful M&A. One expert shares how ensuring a good cultural fit can help associations ensure a smooth transition and provide greater value and impact to members and the organization. Associations have seen an increase in mergers and acquisitions in recent years.

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Generative AI and Trust: Steering Associations Towards Ethical Innovation


Explore the balance between harnessing generative AI's potential and safeguarding member privacy in associations. Learn about creating ethical AI guidelines and policies, the importance of data protection, and investing in staff education to navigate AI's unique challenges responsibly. The post Generative AI and Trust: Steering Associations Towards Ethical Innovation appeared first on Sidecar.

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Learn How To Build A Successful Membership Website

Disciple Media

Building a membership site enables you to create a digital home for your community, where members can truly thrive. It is a place where like-minded people can come together and support one another to achieve their goals. Whether you are a coach, creator or business, starting a membership site can transform how you engage with your audience and create a recurring revenue stream.

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2024 Guide to Nonprofit Fiscal Sponsorship: Models, Agreements & More!

Wild Apricot

Nonprofit fiscal sponsorship supports emerging projects and organizations. Explore three different models and learn how to become a fiscal sponsor!

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What Do You Do About Latecomers?

Elevating Engagement

24 AMAZING questions were asked during the last Member Engagement Lab , and we didn’t have time to answer them all, so I will start answering them here! By the way, if you couldn’t make the first Lab, no worries, join us for the next one. Robin asked a question that I bet is on many people’s minds: We use Zoom a lot. What is the workaround for the chat, when people who join late can’t access all the chat history from before they joined?

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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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Association Brain Food: 2.9.24

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Employers’ job market. TopClass LMS suggests putting a new spin on your membership and education marketing. In this employers’ job market, it’s tougher for members, customers and prospects to find a better position. Make them aware (or remind them) of the positive impact association membership and education can have on their careers.

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In an Employers’ Job Market, It’s Time for New Marketing Messages

WBT Systems

Over the past year, the job market has changed. No longer a job hunters’ market, it now favors employers.

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The NXUnite Community Platform: Your Hub for Mission-Driven Networking and Learning


The NXUnite Community Platform: Your Hub for Mission-Driven Networking and Learning Introduction: We are thrilled to announce the launch of the NXUnite Community Platform! This dedicated space is designed exclusively for mission-driven professionals from nonprofits, associations, schools, faith-based organizations, healthcare institutions, and the vendors that serve them.

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Insurance Group Launches Innovation Initiative

Associations Now

The National Association of Benefits and Insurance Professionals hopes the new department will expand membership and improve its suite of services. The National Association of Benefits and Insurance Professionals (NABIP) has launched a new department focused on innovation, dedicated to leveraging member insights and AI to develop tools to better serve its audience.

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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.

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Best practices on gathering business requirements

HighRoad Solution

There are a lot of terms thrown around when it comes to identifying the right data to sync from one system to another. Requirements gathering, requirements capturing, requirements elicitation. They’re all different ways of saying that the same thing— "let's identify the data that's going to move our association in the right direction. " In the end, it’s about digging deep on what your organization needs to grow, sustain, or change and following that trail to the end of the data line.

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4 Best Practices for Integrating Pay Per Click (PPC) and SEO Campaigns

Nexus Marketing

The synergy between Pay-Per-Click (PPC) advertising and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is invaluable, especially for demand generation. Here are the top 4 ways we recommend integrating campaigns: Quarterly Insights Sharing The collaboration begins with the quarterly sharing of PPC data. This initiative involves gathering insights from PPC campaigns to identify the most impactful keywords – those with a high return on ad spend (ROAS) or significant expenditure.

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How Associations Can Use Owned Data and AI To Drive Membership And Growth


Associations can benefit greatly from owning, unifying, and enriching their data. Find out how they can do this using common data platforms and artificial intelligence. The post How Associations Can Use Owned Data and AI To Drive Membership And Growth appeared first on Sidecar.

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Blog | Email Authenticity and Unsubscribe Requirements | Multiview


On Feb. 1, 2024, Gmail and Yahoo announced major changes to their email platforms that will require bulk email senders to authenticate their email addresses, make it easy for recipients to unsubscribe from email lists, and stay under certain spam thresholds. These changes aim to combat fraudulent emails, reduce spam, and give users more control over their inboxes.

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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How to Start an AI Strategy

Associations Now

As a disruptive technology, generative AI has few peers. But old-fashioned planning can help you address it. Sometimes it seems to be in the nature of CEOs to catastrophize: A PwC survey released last month found that a growing percentage of CEOs fear their organizations won’t survive the next decade, thanks in part to concerns about generative AI. Forty-five percent of CEOs expressed that worry in the new survey, compared to 38 percent the year before.

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Benefits downstream are difficult to implement

Effective Database

Benefits downstream are difficult to implement In my 25 years of consulting, one of the biggest challenges I've seen organizations face is implementing a process change that is initially "difficult" but has significant downstream benefits (i.e., hard now, but beneficial later).

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[Sidecar Sync Podcast Episode 16]: An Interview with Sharon Gai


In this episode of Sidecar Sync, host Mallory explores the intersection of AI, e-commerce, and human connection with Sharon Gai, a renowned expert in culture fluidity, e-commerce, AI, and digital transformation. The conversation delves into how AI is shaping e-commerce through personalization, the importance of reskilling for the AI era, and the delicate balance between […] The post [Sidecar Sync Podcast Episode 16]: An Interview with Sharon Gai appeared first on Sidecar.

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Fight Digital Fatigue: 3 Tips for Nonprofit Communications


Getting in touch with supporters is critical to your nonprofit’s success, whether you’re promoting an upcoming fundraising campaign or need volunteers for a community program. However, your audience is digitally bombarded with requests all day long, and by the time they see your content, they might ignore it altogether simply because they’re fatigued.

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11 Tips to Drive Learning Content Consumption

Unlock the full potential of your educational initiatives with the 11 Tips to Drive Learning Content Consumption eBook. You’ll uncover: Why measure content consumption rather than (or in addition to) completion rates and member satisfaction? What are some proven tactics to create quality learner content and raise your content consumption rates? Discover the secrets from leading experts in the field, distilled into practical tips that promise to elevate the quality of your educational offerings,