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Is a Four-Day Workweek Right for Your Association?

Associations Now

Many organizations are considering moving to a four-day workweek. But how can you implement a flexible work schedule to staff and still provide the same level of service to members? One association shares how it found a balance through iteration and practice. Though the idea of moving to a four-day workweek has recently grown in popularity , the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources began exploring the idea almost 15 years ago.

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Association Strategies + Peer Connections = A Formula for Success

Higher Logic

The post Association Strategies + Peer Connections = A Formula for Success appeared first on Higher Logic. Higher Logic’s Super Forum 2023 is only a month away on April 10-12! In addition to an agenda packed full of sessions to help your association improve and grow, here are 5 more reasons you. The post Association Strategies + Peer Connections = A Formula for Success appeared first on Higher Logic.

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Write an Association Mission Statement in Five Steps

GrowthZone

In this article, we will provide guidance on how to write a mission statement for an association. What is a mission statement? A mission statement is a declaration of an organization’s purpose, goals, and values. It is a fundamental document that guides and inspires all of its actions and decisions. Why should an association write a mission statement?

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How to identify areas for organizational innovation at your association

Nimble AMS

Are you ready to identify areas for organizational innovation at your association, but aren’t sure where to start ? You’re not alone! Many organizations wonder if the time is right to embrace technological innovation like association management software (AMS) to streamline staff processes and offer a superior member experience. If you’re unsure about how to begin embracing innovation at your association , follow the tips in our blog to guide your decision-making process.

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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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Will Associations Ever Move Past Shiny Object Syndrome to Strategy?

Mizz Information

It would never have occurred to me a decade ago–or even five years ago–that in 2023 I’d still be writing about social media still being considered a shiny new thing to associations, or that associations would still be grappling with, essentially, social media 101. But of course, it should have occurred to me because what’s old is almost always still always new to associations it seems.

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To Survive a Crisis, Lean Into Trust—CEOs Share Pandemic Stories

.orgSource

While some businesses are writing their final pandemic chapter, the healthcare and restaurant industries continue to feel the aftershocks of seismic disruption. Nancy MacRae, MS, CEO of the Emergency Nurses Association and Kristine Hillmer, MBA, CAE, and President and CEO of the Wisconsin Restaurant Association , are leaders who guided their members through the rubble toward solid ground.

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WEBINAR: Association Marketing: Expert Strategies to Help Meet Your Goals

Association Adviser

This one-hour webinar reviews marketing trends and actionable takeaways to take your marketing plan to the next level. We will share why marketing plans are important, the essential components to consider, and why aligning the plan to meet your association goals is essential. By downloading the webinar, you will learn: Why marketing plans are important […] The post WEBINAR: Association Marketing: Expert Strategies to Help Meet Your Goals appeared first on Association Adviser.

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Hiring the Right Community Manager

AMG

As a homeowner, being part of a homeowners association (HOA) can have many benefits. It can provide a sense of community, help maintain property values, and give you access to shared amenities and services. However, managing an HOA can be a complex and time-consuming task, which is why many associations hire a professional HOA manager. But with so many HOA management companies and individuals to choose from, how do you select the right one for your community?

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What Are the 8 Core Elements of Culture?

PROPEL

There are many ways to measure culture, but we’ve chosen the 8 core elements of Agility, Collaboration, Growth, Inclusion, Innovation, Solutions, Technologies, and Transparency specifically because they represent the key choices every organization must make about how much they will align with traditional management practices, and how much they will embrace the new model that we call “future of.

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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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Association Brain Food: 3.17.23

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Online learning. With for-profit and higher ed competition growing, your association’s online courses must stand out in the crowd. But excellent content isn’t enough to gain market share. Content is a commodity, says WBT Systems. Learn what elements of engaging and effective online learning you must build into your live and on-demand programs.

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Event Forecast 2023: The Top Trends You Can’t Miss!

Aaron Wolowiec

Get ready to experience the future of event planning! As we enter 2023, the AV and event planning industries are embracing new trends and technologies to cater to the ever-changing needs and preferences of attendees and planners alike. This year, personalization, AI-powered event technology, sustainability, and immersive experiences take center stage.Get ready to experience the future of event planning!

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Club Membership Cards: Your Key to Member Loyalty

Wild Apricot

The post Club Membership Cards: Your Key to Member Loyalty appeared first on WildApricot.

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Foster Member Engagement with Intuitive Community Design

Higher Logic

The post Foster Member Engagement with Intuitive Community Design appeared first on Higher Logic. If your community user experience is hard to navigate, even members who are determined to figure it out will be slower to engage. The post Foster Member Engagement with Intuitive Community Design appeared first on Higher Logic.

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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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Upgrade Your Event Planning and Marketing with AMS Data Insights

Membersuite

Don’t rely on member and attendee data collected before or during the pandemic to make event decisions. Behavior and preferences have changed for many. Members who faithfully went to events no longer can or want to. I know people in the association community who used to be road warriors but are now content to be homebodies. Members who once scoffed at the idea of virtual events are now asking for more.

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Health Groups Convene to Tackle Misinformation

Associations Now

The Coalition for Trust in Health and Science will spend two years sharing insights and best practices for promoting accurate public health guidance. Healthcare, pharmaceutical, and other related associations have joined forces to address misinformation about science and public health. The formation of the Coalition for Trust in Health and Science was announced March 2 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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Reserve Studies for HOAs: The What, The Why & How to Succeed!

Wild Apricot

The post Reserve Studies for HOAs: The What, The Why & How to Succeed! appeared first on WildApricot.

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What can Associations Learn from Corporate Learning Trends?

Forj

In the earlier part of this century, I gained experience in corporate online learning and later shifted my focus to digital transformation for association education. I believe that corporate education design innovations are slightly ahead of association trends, I intermittently attend corporate training conferences put on by ATD, Learning Guild, and Training Magazine to stay current.

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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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Twitter, I Hate You. Twitter, I Love You.

AssociationChat

There are reasons I want to quit Twitter, but there are a few reasons I stay. Sometimes those reasons to stay don’t seem strong enough. But other days, I come across something like The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Twitter account and I realize I may never leave. I could write a long post about the Twitter war that started yesterday about The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife’s logo looking like a bearded guy, but all you need to know is PBS and the FDA Twitter accounts have weighed in and the

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Does Your Team Speak The Same Language?

Achurch

Does Your Team Speak The Same Language? Teams may have all the tools they need for communication, but our intentions and meanings don’t always come through as intended. Some of this can be attributed to different generations in the workforce, cultural backgrounds, and even the channels we choose to convey our message. Effective teams cut through the noise by developing a common language – general rules so to speak – of expected norms in the workplace.

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Event Planning Has Risen in the Ranks of Most Stressful Jobs

Velvet Chainsaw

IStock Photo by cyano66 Before the pandemic, one could argue that jobs with life-and-death consequences were surely more stressful than planning an annual conference. But things have changed. According to a study by the World Scholarship Vault , event planner stress levels are hitting a new high — the third-most stressful job in the world for 2023.

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How Culture Patterns Reveal the Non-Obvious Path to Speed

PROPEL

This is the fifth post in a new series of case studies that showcase several different ways in which we have worked with a client to solve a particular presenting culture issue. This organization got harsh feedback from customers and stakeholders: you’ve become too slow. Their culture data said they had issues with information sharing, but they dug a little deeper and realized it was about.

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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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Community Building for User-Generated Content: Part II

Association Adviser

Welcome to UGC 101! Part 1 introduced the benefits of user-generated content. Now, the second of this two-part series will show you how to build your community as a foundation for mining the best UGC. Now that you have an idea of what user-generated content is, the next step is to foster a community rich […] The post Community Building for User-Generated Content: Part II appeared first on Association Adviser.

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Does Your Team Speaks The Same Language?

Achurch

Does Your Team Speaks The Same Language? Teams may have all the tools they need for communication, but our intentions and meanings don’t always come through as intended. Some of this can be attributed to different generations in the workforce, cultural backgrounds, and even the channels we choose to convey our message. Effective teams cut through the noise by developing a common language – general rules so to speak – of expected norms in the workplace.

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Bill to Expand 529 Savings Accounts Reintroduced in Senate, House

Associations Now

The bipartisan legislation, long supported by ASAE, would allow workers to use 529 education savings accounts to pay for voluntary professional certifications and credentials offered by associations. Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Mike Braun (R-IN) and Reps. Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) this week reintroduced the Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act , bipartisan legislation to allow Americans to use ‘529’ education savings accounts for skills training, credentialing,

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Start Creating the Right Community Culture at Your Next Event

Elevating Engagement

Have you ever found yourself talking to someone and noticed that your arms and legs were in the same position as theirs? Yep! Me too. This is a researched phenomenon. We humans mirror each other. We do it without thinking, and it helps us bond. Vanessa Van Edwards is “The Science of People” person. In her TEDx talk , she shares how “we are contagious.

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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.