Sat.Jun 13, 2020 - Fri.Jun 19, 2020

Why You Might Need a Volunteer Newsletter + 3 Templates

Wild Apricot

Do you find yourself sending a thousand emails to your volunteers that never get opened? Here's why you might want to send them a volunteer newsletter instead, plus great examples and templates you can use

Association Membership Retention Plan for 2021

Moery Company

There are a few things that I think are quite certain right now during these uncertain times. One of the things I’m certain about is that you’re going to need to have a great retention program in place for 2021.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.19.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Inclusion advice. A fellow NAHB alum and friend, Lakisha Woods, CAE, has three pieces of advice to share in her “Letter of Thanks and Ideas for Growth from an African-American CEO.”. Inclusion strategy.

Online Communities in 2020: Unlocking the Power of Community with Data

Higher Logic

Heather is Higher Logic’s Chief Community Officer. She was the first to hold the position at Higher Logic and one of the earliest to hold the title in the industry. I’ve been involved in community management for around 13 years.

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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.

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

Blue Sky eLearn

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.

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How to Create a Church Membership Form in Wild Apricot + 3 Examples

Wild Apricot

Adding a church membership application form to your website is made easy with Wild Apricot's website builder. Here's how to do it in just a few steps

4 Silver Linings for Associations Right Now—and Signs of Your Future Success

WBT Systems

4 Silver Linings for Associations Right Now—and Signs of Your Future Success. Read more about 4 Silver Linings for Associations Right Now—and Signs of Your Future Success


10 tips to bring your Zoom events to life

Association Success

The shift to online meetings has exposed a number of weaknesses in how we present material. . Public speaking isn’t easy at the best of times but the new considerations that accompany a Zoom reality are sabotaging even seasoned pros.

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How to Price a Virtual Event Sponsorship

Moery Company

One of the biggest topics of discussion in the association space right now is how to price webinar sponsorships. However, for you before we provide you with a recommendations and metrics, let’s talk about the webinars themselves and their place in your members’ ecosystems.

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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.

A Season of Change: Break Down Barriers to Belonging and Leadership


Most likely your staff and leadership are identifying the changes you can make and the steps you can take for your association to become more inclusive. And successful change depends on how well you communicate. Break down barriers with these tips

Humor in the Time of Coronavirus with Mo Rocca


Couldn’t we all use a good laugh right about now? “A A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing.” Laura Ingalls Wilder. I remember when I was in 5th grade and sitting near the front of the church on Sunday.

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Finding focus in the midst of uncertainty

Association Success

In these unsettling times, refocusing on the future is both difficult and critical. Over the past few months, we have been forced to face crises head on.

What should I do with my existing sponsorship prospectus? – Ask JP #024

Moery Company

I’m doing this Ask JP on the fly because it’s fast breaking with lots of questions from our association friends on this topic. The question goes a little bit like this, “What should I do with my existing sponsorship prospectus?

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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!

Minimizing Lapsed Members: 5 Tactics to Try


Member lapses are normal, and to an extent, inevitable. But many of them CAN be prevented — with the right strategy in place. Need help minimizing lapsed members at your organization? Try out these tactics: member retention Small Staff Chatter

Hope for the Best and Plan for the Worst – A Conversation with Max Brooks


How we can learn from fictional threats with real-world solutions? Max Brooks is used to using fictional metaphor (like zombie lore) and historical events to facilitate discourse around large-scale problem-solving.


How content curation combats information overload

Association Success

Associations need to focus more on content curation and less on content creation, according to a new collaborative whitepaper from Spark Consulting and Content Company Inc.

How Associations Are Leading the Post-Pandemic Response

Moery Company

At some point, I’m sure, we have all felt very frustrated by our current federal government over the lack of direction during this entire pandemic and primarily for how to re-open our nation’s businesses safely. While this new way of life – social-distancing, etc.

How to Avoid Fundraising’s Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition

Speaker: Jay Wilkinson, CEO & Founder, Firespring

It doesn't take an industry professional to know that nonprofits highly depend on donations. The marketing emails, events, and website design are meant to attract new donors, when what we should be doing is trying to keep the donors we have. Teach a man donor acquisition and he'll get donations for the day--teach a man donor retention and he'll get donations for a lifetime. John Jay Wilkinson, CEO and founder of Firespring, and learn how to get donations for a lifetime. In this session, Jay will help us learn how to step off of the donor acquisition treadmill and rev up donor retention. Six out of ten donors give only once, but this doesn’t have to be your reality. Jay will help us understand how a 10% increase in donor retention will more than double the lifetime value of a donor and minimize our reliance on producing constant appeals for new donors.

How to Explain a Price Increase to Your Members


From time to time, prices have to go up. You’ve experienced this on the consumer end, and now, you may be experiencing this on the producer (or provider ) end. The tricky part is relaying that news to your members. How do you do it without 1) upsetting them, and 2) pushing them away?

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5 secrets for getting the most out of remote AMS demos

Nimble AMS

The most important aspect of association management software selection are the vendor demos. Here’s how to make sure you get the demos you need, even when you and your vendors are working remotely.

10 tips to bring your Zoom events to life

Association Success

The shift to online meetings has exposed a number of weaknesses in how we present material. . Public speaking isn’t easy at the best of times but the new considerations that accompany a Zoom reality are sabotaging even seasoned pros.

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Final Look at Lessons Learned During the Onset of the Pandemic – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 237

Moery Company

This week we’re concluding our Covid19 coverage with an overview of trends and observations that we saw during this time. We’re focusing on sponsorships and membership retention, renewal, engagement, and recruitment with a look ahead of what’s next for associations.

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 Tips for Building an Audience to Promote Membership (and More)


Before you can start to promote anything at your association or chamber — whether it be membership, a new benefit, a career center , an online learning program, etc. — you have to build an audience first.

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If You Build It, Will They Come? How Two Large Fall Shows Are Forging Ahead

Velvet Chainsaw

As many associations wrestle with decisions for their fall conferences and shows, the question on everyone’s mind is, if you build it, will they come?

Podcast: How the Fisheries Council of Canada is Building and Sustaining Future Association Leaders

Association Adviser

Future Leaders Canada exposes seafood professionals to the fisheries supply chain and expands their personal network of industry individuals and companies.

Building Trust in Community in 2020


Technology was supposed to help us. . Do you remember the promise? Tech was supposed to help us to unite, to come together. We had the vision of our virtual hands reaching out across the world…to one another. Freedom in the fiber-optics! What happened? Isolated and afraid.

Virtual Event Engagement Can Be Low Because the Switching Cost is Nearly Zero

Smooth The Path

Imagine sitting in the middle of a conference room with about 100 other people surrounding you. The speaker is talking, and everyone is listening intently, you could hear a pin drop. Your phone gives a little chirp; it’s an incoming tweet.

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Pilot Online Training Course on Rapid Culture Change

Jamie Notter

The rules of the game are changing almost constantly these days, and we know from our experience that if your culture doesn’t keep up with the changes, your performance will suffer.

Hello, neighbor: What to include in a welcome packet for new residents


By Erik Robinson, CMCA, AMS. Moving into a community association, especially if you’ve never lived in one before, may seem daunting. There’s a lot to know—from governance, operations, and assessments to rules, architectural standards, amenities, and more.

ICYMI: “How Can Police Rebuild Trust?”


The murder of George Floyd was the tipping point for generations of frustration. Faith in the social contract that citizens have with the police has crumbled.