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What is an AMS? Here's How It Can Benefit Your Organization

Wild Apricot

Have you heard the term AMS being thrown around, and now you're wondering: what is an AMS? We're here to answer all your questions and help you learn more

How Association Leaders Are Pivoting Their Organizations – Notes From Our Covid19 Executive Leader Round Table

Moery Company

Last week we hosted a COVID-19 Roundtable with association executives and asked them what was working, and what was not working, in various areas of their operations. There was a lot of valuable information shared that we compiled into an executive summary and we wanted to share it all with you. Feel free to reach out to us (via the form at the bottom of this page) and let us know if we could help you in the areas of membership, sponsorship, and business development. Membership.

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[Member Engagement Hack] Digital Easter Egg Hunts


Do you struggle to get members (and even prospects) to engage with your organization’s website? It’s a challenge we all face! Hopefully you have a modern, mobile-friendly design, fresh content, easy to find social links, and fast page load times. But in addition to that, what else can you be doing to not only drive members to your website, but actually keep them there? Here’s one idea: a digital Easter egg hunt. member engagement Small Staff Chatter marketing

From Financial Management to Event Management: Leading Your Members Out of a Time of Crisis


We’re all trying to navigate the “new world” we’re living in — a more digital world where the wants, needs, and priorities of just about everyone have shifted. As an association or chamber professional, that means trying to figure out how to continue providing your members with value, how to continue raising funds when finances are tight across the board, how to encourage renewals and retention when, again, everyone is trying to conserve money.the list goes on and on.

Don't Pick Your Next LMS Until You Read This Guide!

With so many factors and people to consider, how do you make sure you pick the right LMS? It’s simple: This guide covers crucial considerations with actionable advice and professional insights, so you know you’ve picked the perfect eLearning solution.

26 ways association professionals find problem-solving inspiration

Association Success

From the time we begin work in the morning to the time we wrap things up for the day, there’s no telling what’s going to come across our desks or land in our inboxes. . Especially now, as association professionals around the world are contending with the coronavirus and its impacts on not only our industry but those we serve, problem-solving feels like a muscle we’re exercising daily. And that can make the creativity it requires feel often far away. .

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Overcoming Challenges

Moery Company

Last week we closed out the month of April and, as a business leader, I’ve never had a more challenging month. I’m sure many of you can say the same. With all of the challenges that we’ve faced, I have never been more inspired by the team that I work with. So, I asked my team, “How have you been able to do it? What have you learned from this process as the business community has collapsed and associations pulled back by canceling events and programs?”.

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47 Free Nonprofit Webinars for May 2020

Wild Apricot

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in May 2020 that the Internet has to offer


Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.1.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… For the last six weeks, virtual events have been the focus of my reading and writing time—which is why you’ve seen the topic popping up so frequently here and on my Twitter stream too. So, I’m sorry or you’re welcome, whichever one applies. Virtual worlds for association events. Here’s a pair of posts about a virtual event format I’ve only recently come around to.

7 Tips for Engaging Your Audience with a Virtual Event Community

Higher Logic

During the plethora of free webinars and events happening right now, how can you help your virtual event stand out from the crowd? We’ve heard a lot about how difficult it is to keep people engaged when they’re participating at their desks. It’s probably even harder when they’re working from home, due to all the distractions. To counter this, try adding an unexpected element: community engagement.

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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.

What We Learned From the PPP Application Process – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 230

Moery Company

On this week’s episode JP provides an update on The Moery Company’s business operation and what we learned during out application process for the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan. Hello and welcome to JP Moery’s Association Hustle Podcast. President of The Moery Company, JP’s mission is to arm today’s associations with insight and strategy to thrive and a progressively complex and competitive business landscape.

15 Spring Cleaning Ideas for Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot

It's time to spring clean your work! If you have a little extra time on your hands, here are some projects that will help you clean up, organize and prepare your nonprofit for a post COVID-19 world

7 Tips for Keeping Your Virtual Event Engaging

Blue Sky eLearn

If you’re not seasoned in hosting virtual events, you may be worried about holding your attendees ’ attention. After all, they aren’t sitting in front of you in a conference room, but instead behind a computer at home. Here are some ways to keep virtual attendees engaged: . Ask an Icebreaker Question . Having a chat pod as part of your virtual event allows you to ask a question to the audience and have them reply in real time – and also to one another.

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The New Working Normal

Association Leaders

Most of the country (and really the world) have been self-quarantining at home for six weeks or more. We’ve dealt with figuring out how to work and school from home. We’ve struggled with spending 24/7 under the same roof with our family members – and even though we love them unconditionally – we know why our children must leave home after high school.

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.

Short- and Long-Term Strategies for Moving Forward

Moery Company

We have seen several themes come to fruition from the past two months that we wanted to share with you. If you’re not already doing so, make sure you subscribe to our YouTube Channel to be the first to know when we post our Association Field Report videos that cover up-to-the-minute observations from what is happening in the association world. The pace right now during the pandemic is frenetic for our organizations. For most associations this pace is probably not sustainable for the long term.

The Ultimate Guide to Live Video Streaming on Social Media for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

In-person events have been suspended indefinitely and it’s never been a better time to reach your followers through livestreaming on social media. Here's how to do it on all the platforms that offer it

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4 keys to ensure your virtual events are actually engaging

Association Success

Editor’s note: This blog post originally ran on Elisa Pratt’s LinkedIn page. . Here in the United States, we are potentially in only the early stages of this global health crisis, and I have already reached my limit. Like you, I’m being barraged by literally hundreds of virtual event invitations!

Monetizing Your Virtual Conference When Competing with Free

Velvet Chainsaw

If you’re inbox is anything like mine, you could spend a good portion of our day consuming webinars, virtual events and networking in Zoom or Facebook Messenger Happy Hours. We’re on content overload and it’s only going to get noisier as the pandemic lingers. The dynamics that we’re seeing impact conferences and their business models are very similar to the Freemium movement we experienced way back in 2009.

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!

Why is The Moery Company involved in IndyCar racing? – Ask JP #020

Moery Company

Hi everybody, it’s JP Moery. I’ve got an Ask JP question today from one of our readers. Why is The Moery Company involved in IndyCar racing? Hey, that’s a great question and I would love to answer it for you. The original Moery Company, back in Oklahoma that my family owned, was actually in construction business. We were very involved in racing when I was a youth in the early 70s.

The Ultimate Guide to Live Video Streaming on Social Media for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

In-person events have been suspended indefinitely and it’s never been a better time to reach your followers through livestreaming on social media. Here's how to do it on all the platforms that offer it

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Collecting assessments: What to consider when negotiating a repayment plan


Millions of homeowners are facing or will face short- and long-term economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have already been furloughed or laid off. Paying the bills, including community association assessments, will get that much harder for the homeowners experiencing financial hardship.

Virtual Events: Strategy Before Execution

Velvet Chainsaw

My mother used to tell us that “things are going to be different” as we drove home from our annual summer beach vacation. It was her way of getting the family focused on the upcoming routine and discipline of school and work. I remember feeling that her words were both a warning and a promise of adventures yet to come. That lesson is easily applied to the challenges that lie ahead for associations considering alternatives and augmentation of their future live events.

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.

Timely Business Development Tips – Association Field Report (April 29, 2020)

Moery Company

Hi, everyone, it’s JP with your report from the field. We’re very close to ending the month of April and, as a business leader, I’ve never had a more challenging month. However, as we approach the end, I’ve probably never been more inspired by the team that I work with. We just had a discussion and I’m looking at the numbers, because we’re getting ready to invoice, and I want to specifically speak to sales here for a moment.

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5 Nonprofit Fundraising Laws You Should Know About

Wild Apricot

Following government regulations for your nonprofit can be confusing. This helpful guide will help you navigate the world of nonprofit fundraising laws and stay compliant


The New Instagram Gift Card Sales Program


Businesses can now sell gift cards on Instagram. We’re curious… has your chamber or association found a creative way to leverage this for your members? Below we’ve provided step-by-step instructions* to share with your members. Setting up Instagram Gift Cards for Your Business. You can set up gift cards on Instagram to give people a way to support your business.

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ICANN Makes Big Decision in Battle for.ORG


ICANN Board Withholds Consent for Change of Control of PIR. In the ongoing saga to control seven top-level domains, including the.ORG and.NGO domains, it appears that the sale of the Public Interest Registry (PIR) to Ethos Capital is not approved to happen. At least, not right now. ICANN’s Board posted their decision on Thursday, April 30, and explained their reasoning in a post on their website, providing their Board meeting minutes , which revolved around financial security and transparency.

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.

Association Field Report (April 24, 2020)

Moery Company

Hey guys, how are you? Quick observations from a Zoom call that I’ve facilitated with about 15 to 20 association executives, CEOs, and CEOs. Three observations. Some of these organizations are recruiting members right now. Big time movement to virtual meetings of some sort. They are concerned with their platforms and they’re exercising muscle that they don’t know how to work yet, because they haven’t done it that much before.

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?April Update: Finding New Opportunities During a Pandemic?

Wild Apricot

In this month's newsletter, you'll find out about upcoming webinars, recent product updates, and more to help your organization adapt during the pandemic

Leading During a Pandemic: Management From a Distance

Associations Now

Workers’ increasing comfort with remote work and videoconferencing will outlast COVID-19, says PMI CEO Sunil Prashara. That’s good news—and a warning sign. These are disruptive times for associations, their staffs, and members. But a month of learning new ways to connect and communicate does have some benefits, according to Sunil Prashara, president and CEO of the Project Management Institute.