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What’s the Best Way to Motivate Your Members?

Higher Logic

The post What’s the Best Way to Motivate Your Members? appeared first on Higher Logic. Beth Arritt spoke with author Todd Henry about what motivates people, particularly association members. The answer: It depends. The post What’s the Best Way to Motivate Your Members? appeared first on Higher Logic.

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4 Costs To Expect When Implementing New Membership Software

Aptify

What are the costs you can’t avoid when implementing a new membership management software? Here are 4 unavoidable costs of member management software implementation.

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The Difference Between Customer Service and Member Experience

Smooth The Path

What happens when a member writes or calls a staff person at your association? Likely this member will receive an amiable and efficient response. Many associations offer excellent customer service. Customer service is different than member experience.

The Event Planning Checklist Used By Top Event Planners

Wild Apricot

Are you new to planning events and want a little help? Or are you looking for an easy process for your team to follow while planning an event? Whether you’re running an in-person, hybrid or virtual event , you’re in the right place. events

10 Common AMS Implementation Myths Debunked

Voicing the need for a new AMS may not win you any popularity contests. But if your business objectives aren’t being met, it’s time to broach the subject. Turn skeptics around with 10 hard-to-argue responses designed to showcase the value of a new system.

Association Brain Food: 4.29.22

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. ASAE scholarships. If you don’t have the budget to attend ASAE Annual, apply for the new ASAE-USAE Travel Scholarship made possible by Ross E. Heller, founder and publisher of USAE and CustomNEWs.

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A Practical Guide to Stakeholder Mapping & Why It’s Important

Aaron Wolowiec

There are two primary groups of people involved in your organization’s strategy work: participants and stakeholders. Depending upon their lived experiences, tenure in your industry, engagement with your organization, and a host of other factors, the opinions, insights, and recommendations of your members are going to vary greatly. Want to test it out? Ask a group of 10 members how to solve just about anything and you’re likely to get several dozen suggestions.

How to Create a Stronger Annual Appeal Letter

Wild Apricot

Every nonprofit knows the importance of staying on top of fundraising efforts. The money donors bring in helps to fund new projects, and turns your team’s big ideas into reality. But running an organization also comes with covering the less flashy. fundraising

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4 proven strategies to increase revenue at your association

Nimble AMS

Are you looking for tried and true methods to maximize your association revenue? There are myriad options on how to increase profits, however, leveraging successful strategies at your organization guarantees increased revenue and delivers value to the member experience. .

Some Rules Bar Engagement

Smooth The Path

A local hospital unintentionally tied to starve a friend of mine. Hospitalized for over ten days, she came to dread meals rather than look forward to them. Every meal arrived hours late and looked and tasted like there was no real food in the food.

7 Signs It’s Time to Move to a New AMS

Do you need to break up with your AMS? Your association deserves a membership management platform that enhances staff efficiency, creates value, and delivers outcomes to drive membership success. Download this guide to uncover the 7 signs it’s time to move to a new AMS.

Community Platforms are Needed Now More Than Ever

Breezio

Online Communities Post COVID virtual conference

How to Hire a Grant Writer

Wild Apricot

Operating a nonprofit is expensive, and most can’t rely on donations alone to cover their costs, especially when they’re first starting up. That’s where grants come in — funds you can get from the government (or a foundation). organizational-management

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Overcoming Goldfish Myths & the Challenges to Attention Spans

WBT Systems

Let’s put this goldfish myth to bed once and for all. You’ve heard this one: our attention span is only eight seconds, less than the attention span of a goldfish. What we have here is a case of lazy journalism

Cliff Notes on Member-Created Content and Creating Champions for Your Association

Multiview

After being stuck behind a computer screen for so many months, it’s been freeing to be back among peers again. While webinars and virtual events serve a purpose, even for a millennial like me, I appreciate having personal, face-to-face interactions and human connections.

8 Requirements Executives Should Look For in a New AMS

Selecting a new Association Management System (AMS) can be daunting, even for the most “seasoned” professionals. Learn what top association executives require when it comes to their most crucial investments.

Trend Report: Cybersecurity Insurance and Multi-Factor Authentication

Delcor

What's New? In January and February, many organizations renew their cybersecurity insurance through what used to be a straightforward process.

Say Goodbye to the Evil Twins and Use Disruption to Grow

.orgSource

Fear of change and fear of failure are the evil twins. In business, being afraid to fail is a safe strategy. Mess up and you could lose that bonus, kiss your raise goodbye, or maybe even get fired. That’s why it can be hard for people to change. The pandemic neutralized both those barriers.

Small actions become big wins

Effective Database

Small actions become big wins I've written before about how data accretes, the idea that over time, we accumulate more and more data that becomes increasingly useless over time. While this is a never-ending challenge of data management, another truism is that small wins accumulate over time. In other words, one of the ways to combat … Small actions become big wins Read More » Wes's Wednesday Wisdom

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Make a Greater Impact as a Leader with Our Favorite Resources

Ewald Consulting

Being a leader is no easy feat, especially if you are leading an association in a volunteer role. At times, you may feel overwhelmed with your duties as chair and your daily life responsibilities; at others, you may be excited about the possibility your role has to make an impact.

The Ins and Outs of Marketing Automation for Associations

What the heck is marketing automation? Grab this informative guide that explains what it is; why and where associations use it; and how it’s like email marketing on steroids. The guide also includes a new-member onboarding schedule that is helpful whether you already use marketing automation or not.

Make a Greater Impact as a Leader with Our Favorite Resources

Ewald Consulting

Being a leader is no easy feat, especially if you are leading an association in a volunteer role. At times, you may feel overwhelmed with your duties as chair and your daily life responsibilities; at others, you may be excited about the possibility your role has to make an impact. Thankfully, there are endless resources out there to help you become the best leader you can be. In this post, we will share our favorites to keep in your toolbox as you navigate your leadership position.