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How to Communicate Member Benefits Effectively

Association Adviser

Associations have the ongoing job of retaining existing members and attracting new ones. Do this by showcasing the member benefits available to them. The post How to Communicate Member Benefits Effectively appeared first on Association Adviser.

Don’t Fear the G-word: Understanding Your Organization through Colorful Maps

Association Success

Mapping data can show you an aspect of your association that graphs, charts, and tables can’t. The words “geospatial analysis” sound intimidating. But let’s be honest: the ability to look at an organization’s work across the country or around the world is pretty powerful.

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A Win-Win: How Associations Can Transform Sponsors into Thought Leaders, with Bob Buday

Moery Company

IStock: Credit_kasto80. Every association CEO’s #1 job is helping members be successful, whether they are companies banding together in a trade group or individuals convening in a professional society.

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40 Free Nonprofit Webinars for July 2019

Wild Apricot

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in July 2019 that the internet has to offer


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 Brain Food Weekly: 6.28.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… WBT Systems encourages associations to provide educational programs for vendor members —you may call them affiliate, associate, or supplier members, I like to think of them as industry partners.

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Association Hustle – Episode 194: Why Members Hire Relevant Associations, with Dan Varroney – Part 3

Moery Company

This is a can’t-miss-episode of Association Hustle. This week’s show is the final installment of Host JP Moery’s special series on “Why Members Hire Associations,” featuring his good friend, Dan Varroney, CEO of Potomac Core Consulting.

The Ultimate Guide To Picking a Nonprofit CRM + 5 Amazing Options

Wild Apricot

A nonprofit CRM is an essential tool for running a successful nonprofit in this day and age. Browse this list to make sure you choose the right one

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Is Succession Planning Important for Volunteer Leaders?

Association Leaders

One often heard piece of advice is when a person steps into a leadership role in business, the first thing they should do is find their successor. That’s very true for most companies. Is it true for associations? The short answer – YES. Think about the various leadership opportunities within an association. The Board of Directors, the Officers, the Committee Chairs, the Chapters (if there are any). It is critical that association leaders have planned successions for all leadership positions.

Education for Supplier Members: Help Members Do Business with Members

WBT Systems

Education for Supplier Members: Help Members Do Business with Members. Read more about Education for Supplier Members: Help Members Do Business with Members

4 Ways to Make Your Conference Introvert-Friendly


Sometimes, introverts get a bad wrap. They don’t like being around people.” They just want to be alone.”. Not true! Introverts do enjoy socializing. They just tend to prefer doing so in smaller groups or one-on-one.

10 Amazing Gym Management Software Solutions That Save Time and Money

Wild Apricot

Gym management software can help eliminate and streamline administrative tasks from your workload to save you time and money. Here are 5 example gym websites to get you pumped, and 10 additional software providers

Easy Ways to Turn Members into Ambassadors

Association Adviser

Your members have the connections and credibility to advance your mission by giving their networks a clear picture of how they have succeeded thanks to your association. Here's how to turn members into association ambassadors.

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How Mindfulness Can Improve the Modern Workplace

Associations Now

As staff become increasingly busy and juggle numerous tasks, experts contend mindfulness is a skill that can boost workplace productivity and encourage better staff relations.

MC LIVE!: A Refreshing Learning Event for Member Organizations


Last October, MemberClicks hosted the first ever MC LIVE! - an educational conference for association and chamber professionals.

June Update: Here's What You Can Do With Version 7.0

Wild Apricot

This month's newsletter introduces you to 3 of the new features in version 7.0, plus we start a new segment to help you get to know our team

Exercising First Amendment Rights through Advocacy

Association Adviser

Having an advocacy plan for your membership ensures that their voices are heard when policy proposals are considered on both state & federal levels. The post Exercising First Amendment Rights through Advocacy appeared first on Association Adviser.

The Many Roles of Meeting Planners

Associations Now

Since today’s attendees expect a more immersive and memorable event experience, the role of a meeting planner has evolved. A look at three new roles that planners must master. Earlier this month, IACC released its annual “ Meeting Room of the Future ” report.

Customer Service Not Worth Emulating

Eric Lanke

A bit of a rant this week. On my most recent business trip, a staff member of mine rented a car for us. She is not a "preferred" member of the rental car company she worked with, so she had to stand in line and wait to be served. It was awful.

What’s an SEO Keyword? Why it Matters and How to Use It.


According to Techopedia , a keyword (in the context of search engine optimization), is a particular word or phrase that describes the contents of a Web page. It helps search engines match a page with a search query. Think of keywords as a short summary of a web page.

Keys to Successful Advocacy: Boots on the Ground

Association Adviser

Associations have promising potential to influence public policy. The most successful advocacy campaigns are customized to an association’s unique needs, but certain strategies are integrated into nearly every successful advocacy campaign.

Addressing the Freelance Wave

Association Success

How can you better accommodate the growing number of freelancers in your association? We are seeing an increasing number of freelancers in the United States and more change than ever in the freelance job market, as shown in this Upwork study.

X Matrix by Darrell Casey

Eric Lanke

There’s a long subtitle here: “Strategy Deployment and Execution Process for Breakthrough Business Performance.”

Tight Cultures versus Loose Cultures

Jamie Notter

Earlier this month I spoke to a small group of COOs as part of an event put on by CEO Update.

Gender Balance Your Conference’s Speaker Line Up

Smooth The Path

Not often, but every once in a while, I find that I am the only woman in the program. More often, I see female session speakers and all male keynoters. Gender imbalance at the podium is present in most industries and professions. Is it tougher to find qualified female speakers? Very possibility.

Working with Your Consultant to Get the Best Results

Association Success

How can associations work with their consultants more effectively? If you’ve never worked with a consultant before, or rarely worked with one, you may be wondering why you might want to do so when you may have the ability to complete a project on your own. The reason you would work with a consultant comes down to the best use of your resources, which are time and money.

Add a Spirit of Partnership to Membership

Associations Now

A new report indicates that partnership development is critical for rapid business growth. That’s the main reason why the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States recently created a partner membership category.

Work from Home Jobs


Almost everyone I know would love the opportunity to work from home. Not only does it appear stress-free, but it is one of those jobs that give you the freedom to do what you want when you want and how you want it. In simple terms, you are your own boss.

Secretly Counting On a Happily Ever After

Smooth The Path

I’m not a fan of romance novels, but I’ve read enough to know the formula. Girl secretly loves the object of her affection from afar and is surprised one day to find out the love is reciprocated.

Rolling Out New Technology to Your Members: 3 Best Practices


Adopting new technology - whether it’s a new membership management system, a learning management system, a conference app, or something else entirely - is exciting! Think about all the new capabilities you’re about to have! And not just you, but your members as well.

Can CEOs and CFOs Get on the Same Page?

Associations Now

A new study shows a disconnect between staff and finance leaders about priorities, which can have severe implications for a nonprofit’s strategy. Executives at an organization aren’t going to prioritize the same things at all times.

Business Ideas for Women


Women have always been known as the “weaker sex,” and there has definitely been this misconception that women cannot handle big jobs and that they need to be rescued.

What is the Customer Journey?

HighRoad Solution

Whenever you make a purchase – whether it’s something as small as a pack of gum or as big as a new house – you go on a customer journey


Could Your Organization Benefit from a 'Giving Day?'


You’re likely very familiar with Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It’s basically a global movement focused on charitable giving. Maybe your organization has a strategy in place for Giving Tuesday (and really, that’s a great approach if you do!), but what about outside of that?