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30 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Association Event

MemberClicks

Events are a great member benefit but can become a huge expense without proper planning. Unfortunately, there isn’t a way to run an event without some spend. Venues, booking vendors and speakers, ordering banners and signage, etc all cost money. BUT—good news!—there are ways to cut back on your budget while planning. Earning money from events First off, it’s important to remember that running events—although they cost you money—will actually earn you money, too.

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Are Your Managers Experiencing Burnout? Here's What You Can Do

AMG

Studies show that over 50% of managers are currently experiencing burnout, a problem that has been exacerbated by the pandemic. Front-line managers, in particular, are feeling the strain of leading their teams through challenging times, resulting in exhaustion, cynicism, and a perceived lack of professional achievement. As a manager of managers, it is essential to address this issue.

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Encouraging People to Do a Scary Thing

Elevating Engagement

I’ve been in some scary situations that ended fine, but my imagination made those moments much scarier. Like hiking into the Grand Canyon, I feared slipping off the path's edge and falling down the cliffside. Or one time, hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT), we set up camp in the dark, and when we woke the following day, we found snakes curled up, sleeping (presumably) in the trees above us.

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How One Association Handled an Active Shooter Incident in Conference City

Associations Now

RIMS was well-prepared for a crisis before its convention earlier this month. But a mass shooting that happened a few miles from the conference location revealed what its emergency plan missed. On the afternoon of May 3, RIMS–The Risk Management Society was preparing to wrap up a successful annual conference in Atlanta and conduct what CEO Gary LaBranche, FASAE, CAE, called a victory lap.

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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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The Competition for Time: Convincing Members to Commit Time to Professional Development

WBT Systems

The fundamental marketing challenge for associations is this: you’re competing for a share of your member’s time. Since this blog’s focus is professional development, I’ll be more specific.

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How To Build An Email List For Beginners

Disciple Media

Email marketing can be extremely cost-effective. But before you can engage in email marketing you need to have an email subscriber list. In the guide below we’ll cover all aspects of creating an email list that will become an integral part of your growth strategy. Why building an email list is crucial for your business The importance of having a large email list that represents an accurate survey of people interested in your product or service cannot be overstated.

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5 Messages Your Volunteers WANT to Hear

MemberClicks

It’s hard (and scary) to imagine a world without volunteers. They do so much! For your association, they probably assist with marketing, event planning, fundraising, etc. And for that reason, it’s important to handle your volunteers with care. Now you probably do a good job of thanking your volunteers, but in addition to a simple thanks, there are actually five key messages your volunteers WANT to hear.

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What People Want Out of Leaders Now

Associations Now

New research suggests that employees want leaders to get back to matters of trust and stability. But don’t buy the idea that empathy is “out.” Despite some relatively optimistic data points in the past year or so—low unemployment, declining Covid numbers—executives are fielding a lot of stress in their workplace lately. Inflation and supply-chain issues aren’t entirely resolved; recession concerns still loom; hosts of industries are concerned that AI will termite into their business model, if it

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5 Best Texting Apps for Your Community (2023)

Raklet

We text our friends and family every day. We are messaging in our community more frequently through texting apps as. The post 5 Best Texting Apps for Your Community (2023) appeared first on Raklet - All-in-one platform to grow your audience.

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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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25+ Cheap Fundraising Ideas For Nonprofits On A Budget

Wild Apricot

Running a fundraiser on a tight budget? Check out our list of 25 + cheap and inexpensive fundraising ideas to help you get started.

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Association Brain Food: 5.26.23

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Reflection. “To navigate change, companies need fear-free cultures of diverse people and mindsets led by leaders who continuously learn, incentivize and train for change and worship no sacred cows.” ― Rishad Tobaccowala Competing for members’ time. Good intentions are nice, but they mean nothing if they don’t turn into action.

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Seamlessly Transitioning Presentations with Pre/Post Slideshows 

Aaron Wolowiec

Kate shares some solutions to the challenge of having “pre-session” rotating slides to show before a presentation and having to swap slideshows for the presentation itself - which often looks and feels clunky. Here's her solution to this big little issue!

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Raise the Board’s Financial IQ

.orgSource

What is your board’s financial IQ? That’s a question every association CEO should be able to answer. While you may not have a Warren Buffett in the group, hopefully, there are some above-average number crunchers. To adequately fulfill the three duties of a nonprofit board member —Care, Loyalty, and Obedience—a solid understanding of the organization’s financial activities is needed.

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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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Advance your association with Nimble AMS and Aplusify’s innovative partnership

Nimble AMS

Nimble AMS is proud to announce our new partner ship with Aplusify , Implementation and M anaged S ervices. Aplusify empowers associations and nonprofits to maximize the ir Salesforce platforms. With over 300 Salesforce experts on Ap l usify’s team, the organization brings industry experience and insights to member-based organizations.

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How Groups Can Attract New Audiences With Joint Membership Initiatives

Associations Now

Since 2020, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association has collaborated with collegiate and high school coaching associations nationwide on joint membership initiatives. These efforts not only provide benefits to more members but also help participating associations grow membership and build awareness. Over the years, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association has successfully recruited collegiate-level softball coaches as members but has had more difficulty growing membership among high school

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When to Add New Tools (and Retire Old Ones)

Achurch

When staff ask for new tools, take the time to assess the tool’s impact on your operations and culture. In this post, we list the questions to ask before you add a new tool to your staff’s toolkit. Do you have a tool problem? If you think you have a tool problem, you probably do. When tools don’t go through a thorough vetting and implementation process, staff become frustrated and confused.

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United Airlines to start non-stop service to Denver from PTI

AMG

Press Release From The from the Piedmont Triad International Airport For Immediate Release Contact: Sherry Sechrest May 23, 2023 Piedmont Triad Airport Authority 336-665-5602 SechrestS@gsoair.org United Airlines to start non-stop service to Denver from PTI Piedmont Triad – United Airlines today announced it will begin daily non-stop service from the Piedmont Triad International Airport to Denver, Colorado beginning September 29, 2023.

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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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How to Bridge the Gap Between Intent and Impact in DEI

PROPEL

In today’s episode, we are joined by Meisha-ann Martin, Ph.D, Senior Director of People Analytics and Research at Workhuman, to discuss a specific way leaders can demonstrate their commitment to creating an inclusive and empowering work environment. Discover the hidden patterns and biases that affect diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and learn how people analytics can help bridge the.

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Report: Organizational DEI Efforts Flagging Worldwide

Associations Now

Fewer organizations are pursuing DEI efforts since 2020, a recent DDI report found, but many have learned to ask more of their initiatives. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practices flagged between 2020 and 2022, according to a new report, raising questions about companies’ commitment to workplace equity. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Report 2023 , released last month by DDI, a leadership consulting firm, found that the number of global companies without a DEI program increased 33

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Creating a Fair and Supportive Work Environment: A Conversation with Joan Garry

Beth Kanter

In the nonprofit sector, cultivating a fair and supportive work environment is essential to ensuring the well-being of employees and fostering the success of the organization. I had a wonderful conversation with nonprofit expert and founder of the Nonprofit Leadership Lab , Joan Garry, to discuss the importance of fairness, mental health, and wellness in the workplace.

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Key Vendor Service-Level Expectations

Velvet Chainsaw

“Support” de Lorenzo Quinn, artiste italien, Key vendors who service the events industry lost a great deal of experienced talent during the pandemic and they haven’t fully restaffed. Here’s how event organizers can ensure they are still getting the service they require. Catering and convention services managers, AV/production project managers/producers, general service contractors, and housing and registration service providers — these are the professionals who keep events humming.

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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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Blog | Fiduciary Indicators for the Board | Multiview

Multiview

In April, the Federal Reserve published a 118-page autopsy on what caused the failures at the Silicon Valley Bank. The Fed’s first paragraph reads, “[The Silicon Valley Bank’s] board of directors failed to oversee senior leadership and hold them accountable.

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We Asked, You Answered: Creativity Boosts

Associations Now

National Creativity Day is May 30. In honor of that, we asked readers to share tactics or methods they find most effective in boosting their team’s creativity and collaboration. Staff can get stuck in a rut or feel like they have no time to be creative because there’s work that just needs to get done. To overcome that, associations should encourage their teams to make time for brainstorming, creativity, and idea sharing.

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Interactive Posts: 3 IDEAS TO Boost Your Social Media in 2023

Raklet

With the business pages doing everything they can to keep up with their followers, it might become hard to boost. The post Interactive Posts: 3 IDEAS TO Boost Your Social Media in 2023 appeared first on Raklet - All-in-one platform to grow your audience.

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How to Retain Your Association’s Staff: 3 Best Practices

Fonteva

Your association’s staff facilitates your programs, ensures members continue their engagement, and manages all day-to-day operations. Just like you aim to create a positive member experience , you should also cultivate a positive work environment for your staff. Doing so will help you retain top staff members, reducing turnover and maintaining consistent operations.

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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.