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Continuing Education Offerings: 5 Engagement Strategies

Higher Logic

When I was a kid, I always thought that once I had graduated from high school or college, my days of taking classes would be over. What I didn't realize then was that education never really ends.

Help Your Attendees Make Friends—Not Contacts

Associations Now

It’s no longer enough for meetings to feature networking events that lead to superficial introductions and the simple swapping of business cards. A far better goal: Help attendees build friendships. My first boss was a bit of a networking addict.

How do you Handle Negativity in your Association’s Meetings?

Association Leaders

Associations are groups of people or companies in the same profession or industry or with similar interests working toward a common goal. By definition, when groups of people get together to take some action, there will be discussions, debates, and disagreement. It’s also true that whenever a group of people get together there will almost always be at least one person with a negative outlook on things.

JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 179: Why Associations Need “Association Hustle”

Moery Company

Host JP Moery recently launched Association Hustle – his debut book based on his real-life experiences and lessons learned working for decades in the association space.

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How Engagement Tools Improve Association Event Management

Higher Logic

Interested in filling more chairs at your next event? Achieving this goal is easier said than done without effective tools, but it’s a common core objective among associations (for good reason).

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.1.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… I’m a Squiggle, what are you?

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Why “Association Hustle” is Your Best Resource for 2019 – Moery Webinar

Moery Company

Does your organization need an innovative approach to membership growth, sponsorship sales, communications, or your advocacy and public affairs efforts? If so, then Association Hustle is your very best resource to help strengthen those aspects of your organization.

47 Free Nonprofit Webinars for March 2019

Wild Apricot

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars I could find happening in March 2019


Seeing Systems (Culture 401 Series)

Jamie Notter

This post is part of a new series investigating workplace culture at a more advanced level (hence the “401” moniker, like you only get access to this course your senior year…), digging into what we see emerging as the “essentials” of culture in the 21 st. century.

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The Tightrope

Eric Lanke

Sometimes I feel exactly like the tightrope walker in the picture accompanying this post -- out on a thin and dangerous wire, leaving one position of safety with the hope of reaching another, alone, and with only the balance pole of my wits and my association's mission to stabilize me.

How Do You Handle a Big Win?

Moery Company

I came across an article that really stuck with me, by Robert Glazer, Founder & CEO of Acceleration Partners relating to “Success Disease.” It talks about victories and how to best handle them.

16 Incredible Church Management Software Solutions that Save Time and Money

Wild Apricot

Find out which church membership software best fits your church, what features to look for, and which ones have the best prices

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Automate your association’s processes to increase efficiency and improve member acquisition and retention

YourMembership Blog

When you work on member acquisition and retention plans for your association, do you think about improving your staff’s efficiency? Consider this: If you simplify and streamline your association’s day-to-day operations, it frees valuable staff time so they can focus more on attracting new members and creating a great member experience.

Machine Learning: Optimize Your Team for Artificial Intelligence

Associations Now

Integrating artificial intelligence into your organization’s daily work isn’t as effortless as flipping a switch, but it’s easier if you start with the right framework and the right people.

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How to Best Address the “Stuck Deal”

Moery Company

IStock/Credit:BernardaSv. The stuck deal is the business development experts most frustrating situation. The prospect loved the discussion, wanted a proposal, and now nothing has happened. Not even a response from a desperate email plea.

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Does Your Association’s IT Executive Need a Coach?


Are you losing confidence in your association’s IT executive? Perhaps you’re beginning to wonder if you have the right person in the CIO or IT Director role. In professional sports, an owner is quick to replace their head coach when the team isn’t performing.

New Attachments Feature: What It Can Do, and How to Use It

Wild Apricot

Learn how to upload attachments to event and membership forms with our new attachments feature, and get ideas for ways it could benefit your organization

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Put Members in the Spotlight as Meeting Storytellers

Associations Now

When members gather at conferences, you have a big opportunity to collect their stories to showcase the people who make up your community. Some specific tools, distribution channels, and strategies will help you put them in the spotlight.

Free-Agent, Lisa Block, Joins Velvet Chainsaw

Velvet Chainsaw

While many have been focused this winter on who is going to land free agents like Bryce Harper or Manny Machado, Lisa Block inked a deal to join the Velvet Chainsaw Consulting team!

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WJ Weiser and Associates Grows into the Largest AMC for U.S. Healthcare Associations

Association Adviser

I started WJ Weiser and Associates in 1988. Prior to that, I worked for Baxter Healthcare in their physical therapy (PT) department as a finance manager.

Build a Journey to Yes Using Marketing Automation


Technology creates paradoxes that are as upside down as Alice’s adventures in Wonderland. Aimee Pagano’s recent 30 on Thursday webinar, Survival Kit for Building Your Buyer’s Journey, brought this message home.

Report: Engagement Key to Keeping Your Emails Out of the Spam Folder

Associations Now

A new report from Return Path makes the case that email subscriber disengagement can be a sign that your messages could be soon to hit the spam folder. The solution? Engage early and often. If you’re sending a lot of emails, you already know that the spam folder is not the place you want to be.

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Making Membership Renewal More Effective (Plus 7 Tactics to Try)


Knowing how to effectively manage your membership renewal timing can be a bit of a game. When do start talking renewal? How often do you reach out? How do you reach out? (As As in, what communication channels.). It’s a bit of trial and error. Effectiveness can even differ from member to member!

Five Reasons to Host a Volunteer Leader Meeting

Association Adviser

Bringing together the best of the best of your volunteers can have an immediate and substantial impact on your association. As volunteer-driven organizations, we strive to recruit, retain, and recognize top individuals to serve on committees, as chapter leaders, and even as board members.

NEW and Updated CAE Requirements Take Effect Next Year


Tweet Associations Now recently published an article focused on updates to the ASAE Certified Association Executive credential requirements.

Daily Buzz: Attract Millennials and Gen Z to Meetings

Associations Now

Old-school event strategies will turn off younger attendees, but digital-focused, personalized meetings will capture their attention. Also: Get members more engaged in your education resources.

4 Questions to Consider Adding to Your Online Member Application


Having a soon-to-be member fill out a member application on your organization’s website is exciting. More interest! More growth!

Advocacy Should be a Top Priority for Any Entity – Here’s Why

Association Adviser

Prioritizing advocacy is often overlooked because there are so many administrative and operational issues pressing organizations and businesses on a day-to-day basis. These demands often leave little time left for organizing advocacy efforts.

The Surprising Secret to Improving Employee Engagement

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: In my own work on activating a culture of wellbeing, employee engagement is a key component to success.

Marketing Study: Think Beyond Millennials, Gen Z

Associations Now

The marketing agency Zenith lays out a useful contrarian take on ad targeting: We might be past the point where millennials and Generation Z are worth all the attention. So what do you target for instead?

KPIs and Dashboards

Effective Database

I saw DJ Muller from MemberClicks speak on KPIs (key performance indicators). In his session he stated that KPIs must be presented in real-time in order for them to really be adopted. I think he’s almost right; KPIs need to be as close to real-time as feasible.

It Might Be Time for a Membership Management System If.


So you’ve pondered the idea of purchasing a membership management system. I mean, it would make your job a LOT easier. But you’ve made it this far without you really need to pull the trigger now? Well, there are a few telltale signs that would lead you to “yes.”

Struggling with Competing Priorities as an Association Professional?

Association Success

Align your priorities with the career stages of your membership. As an association professional, do you ever feel like you are facing a laundry list of competing priorities? Are you searching for a new approach to reach your current and future members? Many associations face the same challenges. Legacy programs require resources but may be providing less value over time. Current leadership is generating new ideas that further stretch finite staff resources.

Where to Start in Greening Your Workplace

Associations Now

From wind power to office plants, associations have many opportunities to choose more environmentally sustainable options—on a macro and micro scale. Recycling office paper no longer cuts it.