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Formality Is Not Always Good

Spark Consulting

Associations tend to default to a formal tone in communications. It feels safe. It can be hard to nail being appropriately funny, and no one ever got in trouble for being excessively formal, right? Well, no.

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What does digital transformation even mean?

Nimble AMS

Like many much-used terms, “digital transformation” is in danger of becoming a buzzword. But the truth is that digital transformation actually means something that’s important to the future of associations. Let’s break this down. What is digital transformation?

Sync Up Advocacy for Membership Growth – Association Hustle Episode 279 (8m 4s)

Moery Company

Associations have strayed from using advocacy as a key part of their membership value proposition. Here’s how to bring back advocacy to serve your members: Hello and welcome to JP Moery’s Association Hustle Podcast.

Does Your Company Need Help Solving These 4 Common eLearning Challenges?

If you want to know how to get ahead of the game and avoid the common mishaps in selling your eLearning courses, you’ve come to the right place! Lambda Solutions has identified the most common and costly challenges faced by eLearning providers today.

Bring Me Higher Love: Creating Customer & Member Loyalty Through Engagement

Higher Logic

The post Bring Me Higher Love: Creating Customer & Member Loyalty Through Engagement appeared first on Higher Logic. Each segment of your customer or member base needs an experience that will take them to the next level of love & loyalty. Learn how engagement can help you get them there.

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Strategy and Preparation Boost Your E-Learning IQ

.orgSource

Investing in a learning management system is no longer a choice. An LMS is much more than an enhancement to your website. It is essential equipment in a business environment that is challenging organizations to provide smarter, faster, and more engaging solutions for their customers than ever before.

When Do I Start Having In Person Meetings? Ask JP #064

Moery Company

Hello everybody, welcome to Ask JP. Today’s question is, when do I start having in-person meetings? I just had a great discussion with my colleague Mike Thomas. I shared my insight with Mike that things are breaking through big time.

We’re Saying Goodbye to One-Size-Fits-All Community Solutions

Higher Logic

The post We’re Saying Goodbye to One-Size-Fits-All Community Solutions appeared first on Higher Logic. Meet our three new customer community products, purpose-built for your company’s unique needs. The post We’re Saying Goodbye to One-Size-Fits-All Community Solutions appeared first on Higher Logic.

What Is An Online Community?

MembersClicks

What is an Online Community, Really? Sometimes you want to go…where everybody knows your name.”. A vibrant digital space. A branded, online destination. A digital collaboration tool. You may have heard these descriptions before to describe an online community. But what is an online community, really?

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Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

Associations North Pays It Forward to Help Hospitality and Tourism Members Rebound

Association Adviser

Associations North's Pay It Forward initiative helps hospitality and tourism members impacted by the pandemic's economic fallout continue to be members. The post Associations North Pays It Forward to Help Hospitality and Tourism Members Rebound appeared first on Association Adviser.

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Association Success: Effective Responses to COVID-19

GrowthZone

The GrowthZone AMS 2021 Association Industry Survey Report includes comments by association professionals, sharing some of their organization’s successes during COVID-19. Watch short videos featuring association and. chamber executives discussing their successes. >>

Don’t Wait Until You’re Swamped in Negative Numbers to Call a Consultant

.orgSource

The conference ROI slowly rose like a gator lifting its head from the swamp of negative numbers. But membership dues, product sales, and web analytics are sinking deeper into quicksand. Even facing a dismal scenario like this, the decision to call for outside expertise can be difficult.

The Top 12 Trade Association Websites in 2021

MembersClicks

As a trade association, you have more tasks to accomplish with your website than simply informing your audience. Trade or business association websites are responsible for educating their members, as well as finding new members to help their cause.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

Breaking Down Data Silos with a Member Data Platform

Association Adviser

6 takeaways about how to use a member data platform to measure and strengthen member engagement, and create more personalized marketing campaigns. The post Breaking Down Data Silos with a Member Data Platform appeared first on Association Adviser. Features Technology Member Data Platform Wicket

Recruit and retain: 6 ways to create long-term volunteer partnerships

Ungrated

Community associations simply can’t function without volunteers. Board members and committee members play a critical role in making community associations vibrant and attractive places to live. Finding, motivating, directing, and creating long-term volunteer partnerships, however, can be challenging.

Call for Papers in a Pandemic: Virtual and Hybrid Event Planning

ePly

For a few short weeks in 2020, the world seemed to slow. As we’ve progressed to nearly the end of the pandemic, it looks like it has begun to speed up even faster than our pre-COVID lives once again.

The Complete Guide to Membership Dues

MembersClicks

Deciding what to charge for your membership is one of the most important decisions your organization can make

eLearning demand is at an all-time high. Pick the right LMS!

The need for online learning is greater than ever having the right LMS is absolutely crucial. Quickly, easily, and cost-effectively decide which Learning Management System is right for you with this 12-step guide from LMS implementation experts.

What We’ve Learned from a Year of Virtual Conferences

Association Adviser

Kip and Jenn share how they approach to online events and operations to level up their virtual conference game and make logging on something you WANT to do. The post What We’ve Learned from a Year of Virtual Conferences appeared first on Association Adviser.

In-person, virtual, hybrid? How do you choose?

Mariner Management

That question is an ongoing conversation between associations and their chapters that is often complicated by differing state restrictions and the comfort levels of members regarding in-person events, leaving associations with no clear answers.

How to Host a Rewarding Ideation Session for Members and Volunteer Leaders

WBT Systems

How to Host a Rewarding Ideation Session for Members and Volunteer Leaders. Read more about How to Host a Rewarding Ideation Session for Members and Volunteer Leaders

Build AMS Process Documentation that Actually Makes Users More Efficient

Protech

By Bryan Goldman – Customer Service Manager . Pop quiz: If your typical staff member is working through a complex task and doesn’t know the correct procedure, will they: . Spend time flipping through a paper user manual or online user guide .

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.

10 Free Behavioral Science Secrets to Increase Engagement

Association Adviser

By understanding why people respond to certain marketing tactics, you can leverage these 10 member engagement decision-making shortcuts to your advantage. The post 10 Free Behavioral Science Secrets to Increase Engagement appeared first on Association Adviser.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.9.21

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Ideation session. Who doesn’t love sitting around and talking about a situation, coming up with ideas, and riffing off each other’s contributions—then marveling at how smart and creative we are?

Hearing Every Member’s Voice

Smooth The Path

I was speaking to a group of chapter leaders who are often the MCs of each chapter meeting. We were talking about how some member’s voices never get heard. In frustration, someone shouted out, “If I want to say something, I just say it! I never feel shy! No one else should either.”

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10 Strategies for Managing an Extremely Heavy Workload

Membersuite

When meeting with association professionals, we see the same challenge coming up again and again: overwhelming workloads. This past year, your workload has probably grown even more because of the layoff of colleagues, new program responsibilities, and new projects, like virtual conferences.

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.

The Concept of Open Communities & Growing Non-Dues Revenue

ReviewAMS

Within the past year, there has been a heightened need for community management and a shift in strategy because of increased virtual engagement. Online community platforms were ready when associations and organizations needed a virtual space to connect, network, and conduct business as usual.

The challenge the AMS providers see

Effective Database

The challenge the AMS providers see Over the years I've asked AMS providers what they see as the biggest challenges their customers face when it comes to successful data management. Two issues always rise to the top: Not knowing all of the features available in the system. I see this a lot with my clients. Very often … The challenge the AMS providers see Read More » Wes's Wednesday Wisdom

Is Your Association Your Members’ Professional Family?

Smooth The Path

The Freakonomics podcast is one of my favorites. Using data and research to reveal why people do what they do and why things are broken or misunderstood – it’s like smooth, dark chocolate for my brain.