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How to Become the Corporate Training Partner for Member Companies

WBT Systems

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How to Prepare Your 2021 Sponsorship Prospectus

Moery Company

Your sponsorship prospectus may look different next year and there’s no better time than right now to put it all together for your supplier community. If you’ve been thinking about offering a full year partnership, this the year to do it.

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Association Management: Online vs. In-person Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

As an association leader, you know the importance of engaging your members. How you communicate with members and the opportunities you offer directly impact their experience with your organization and the chance that they’ll renew.

3 Ways to Improve Your Association’s Membership Acquisition Strategy

Higher Logic

The post 3 Ways to Improve Your Association’s Membership Acquisition Strategy appeared first on Higher Logic. How can your association reach potential members + convince them to join? Email campaigns? Virtual events? Get tips from the 2020 Membership Marketing Benchmark Report.

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!

We Have a Match!

Spark Consulting

Update on my fall fundraising for Reading Partners (where I’m both a tutor and a board member): My initial goal was $1000, and, with ten days still to go in the campaign, I’ve raised $1300! To everyone who’s given so far, HUGE thanks.

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How to Convince Your Board You Need Membership Management Software

Wild Apricot

Ready to start using membership management software. but your board is dragging their feet? Here's how to overcome the top three most common objections, and how to successfully pitch your new MMS

Here’s How Community Helps Your Customer Advocacy Program Take Off

Higher Logic

The post Here’s How Community Helps Your Customer Advocacy Program Take Off appeared first on Higher Logic. An online community can energize your customer advocacy program – here are three reasons why.

Seasonal Promotions at Your Association or Chamber


Q4 brings many things, but one of the most loved (and most fun): holidays! There’s Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa (among many others). And let’s not forget about Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday. Put simply, there’s a lot going on.

How are you adapting your sales for success in the current environment? – Ask JP #38

Moery Company

I had somebody asked me the other day, “How are you changing association sales in the environment that we’re in right now? Specifically, as we’re entering Q4?” ” Be a differentiator with a phone first approach.

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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.

8 Giving Tuesday Ideas To Make 2020 Your Best Year Yet

Wild Apricot

If you're hoping to create a great experience for donors this Giving Tuesday and raise more funds than ever before, check out this list of ideas to inspire you


Could Hybrid Events Become the New Standard?

Association Adviser

Hybrid events can unite the benefits of physical and virtual events to provide a tailored experience that reinforces your association's value. The post Could Hybrid Events Become the New Standard? appeared first on Association Adviser.

How a middle school lesson can increase member engagement

Association Success

Members come to your organization with three distinct needs: for community, self-esteem, and opportunities to reach their full potential. Throughout the course of their membership, members will cycle through these needs, and search for any solutions your organization can offer.

Associations Behaving Like Businesses – Association Field Report (October 23, 2020)

Moery Company

Over the last decade, consultants such as myself have been talking about association needed to behave, act, perform more like a business, and be more bottom line oriented. We’re beginning to see this happen across the industry for a variety of reasons.

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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.

Six Attributes of Successful Women’s Conferences

Velvet Chainsaw

This article was originally written for the April issue of PCMA’s Convene magazine. The timing was right before the lockdown and a couple months before the 2020 social justice movement eclipsed.

The Reinvention Mandate: Part I

Association Adviser

With 2021 on the horizon, associations must abandon the pursuit of relevancy and commit to the comprehensive reinvention of institutions, systems and society. The post The Reinvention Mandate: Part I appeared first on Association Adviser.

How to plan for an uncertain 2021 association conference format

Association Success

The 2020 annual conference season is largely complete, and it was certainly the most confusing, demanding, and complex event period in modern times. For many associations, 2020 marked their first large-scale virtual event.

Why your association needs an online community now more than ever

Nimble AMS

Keeping members engaged with your association is always a challenge. In this era of social distancing, it’s especially tough. That’s where an online member community can help. An online community is always a great way for your members and staff to collaborate and share ideas.

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.

IA Sponsors 50-State Racial Justice Legislative Tracker And Releases Additional Commitments To Increase Diversity & Inclusion


Washington, DC – Internet Association (IA) today released new industry-wide initiatives aimed at addressing systemic racial inequality and increasing diversity within the internet industry workforce.

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Governance vs Management and Defining Your Board’s Role

Association Adviser

Moving into an association board position requires a different invovlement level. How do we encourage board members to focus on governance and not management? The post Governance vs Management and Defining Your Board’s Role appeared first on Association Adviser.

How redundant communication can combat miscommunication

Association Success

At countless associations around the world, one persistent issue is a silent killer : Miscommunication. . Miscommunication thrives when organizations lack clarity, honesty and vulnerability. . It can create needless tension between managers and employees.

How to build an all-star AMS project team

Nimble AMS

When you’re moving to a new association management software (AMS) system, having the right project team in place makes all the difference.

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!

6 Benefits of an Online Submission and Review Process


Your awards presentation is coming up, and it’s time to ask for nominations. And, if this year is anything like last (and the year before that, and the year before that…) they’ll be submitted everywhere — your email, your voicemail, in the middle of a Zoom meeting!

It’s Time Associations Moved from Surviving to Thriving


We’re now more than six months into the pandemic, and unfortunately, we don’t necessarily feel all that much closer to… The post It’s Time Associations Moved from Surviving to Thriving appeared first on MultiView.

The 1 thing you need to know about GenZ

Association Success

“By 2030, just 10 years from now, Generation Z will start to occupy senior leadership roles,” reported Elisa Pratt , association authority and expert in strategic nonprofit solutions in our new member-exclusive course, “Who is your member of 2030?”.

Will Members Really Want to Go Back To In-Person Conferences?

Smooth The Path

In-person conferences were generally quite exclusive. Attendees had to have the money to travel, which often meant they worked for a well-resourced organization, and they were high enough in the organization structure to have access to the budget.

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.

[Guest Post] Three Ways Your Association Can Build and Strengthen a Certification Program


The following blog post was written by SBI Association Management , the premier association management company (AMC) in the Pacific Northwest. When it comes to credentialing and certification programs, there are many advantages awarded to both the association and the professionals who pursue them.

Election notice: How communities can regulate displays of political signs


Political signs often receive a lot of attention in local news and on social media, particularly during election seasons. At a time when political views can become quite charged, the issue of lawn signs endorsing a candidate or supporting a social cause can further divide communities.

How to measure the impact of content

Association Success

Every organization has a unique set of goals — some humble and commonplace, others wildly ambitious. Your team works hard each day to make these goals a reality, pouring their time and talents into the multiple tasks that will get your organization there. .