Sat.Jun 09, 2018 - Fri.Jun 15, 2018

Association Pros: What's Your Why?


Regardless of what industry you work in or what your particular role is, it is SO easy to get lost in your day-to-day. We need to send out that email. Have the lanyards come in yet? Is everything in place for tomorrow’s webinar? How many registrations do we currently have?

5 Best Practices to Promote Your Event on Facebook and Boost Registrations

Wild Apricot Blog

Are fewer people attending your events these days? Are you hoping to dramatically increase attendance at your big conference this year? Rather than relying solely on email blasts, word-of-mouth, and social media posts, here's how to use Facebook ads to increase event attendance

Why Nonprofit Workplaces Are Stressful and What To Do About It

Beth Kanter's Blog

In light of the recent high profile suicides by Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, Vu Le wrote an excellent piece on what nonprofits need to know about mental illness. One of the points he brings up is the importance of creating an environment where life/work balance flourish.

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Is your association missing an event microsite?

YourMembership Blog

As an association professional, you look for ways to more effectively communicate the value of your organization’s events. Of course, the actual value comes from the overall experience you create for your attendees: The content, the quality of speakers and presenters, and the social and networking opportunities. But, how do you convey the value of. The post Is your association missing an event microsite? appeared first on YourMembership.

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Encourage Your Speakers to Engage Conference Participants

Smooth The Path

Here is how to get the most from your speaker investment while boosting both participant and speaker engagement at the same time! Lean on the opening speaker. The opening keynote speaker sets the tone for the rest of the conference. They can encourage participation.

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Ohio Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Hotel and Resort Management Announce Exciting New Partnership

NonProfit University Blog

OREGON, OH – Tuesday the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) in collaboration with U.S. Hotel and Resort Management announced exciting new renovations and acquisitions as U.S. Hotel has officially assumed management of Maumee Bay State Park Lodge and Conference Center.

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14 Blogs and Podcasts that Will Keep You Current on Online Community and Marketing Automation

Higher Logic

In today’s digital world it can be hard to know which resources to rely on, especially when there’s new stuff coming out all the time, and there’s so much pressure to constantly consume. How can we keep up with the technology world but also filter out the things that aren’t useful?

Does Your Member Communication Tell Your Association’s Story Well?

Association Adviser

Everyone loves a good story. One that touches your heart, makes you laugh, and even makes you cry (especially for us weepers).

What You Notice Can Help You Radically Improve Your Association

Smooth The Path

Scientists discovered that first impressions are super important to us. We record and rely on first impressions heavily in our day to day lives. First impressions are hardwired into our brains.

Texas News: BEAUMONT, Tanya L. Richard, Federal Prison Employee Guilty of Defrauding Inmate Families

NonProfit University Blog

BEAUMONT, Texas – A 43-year-old Beaumont, Texas woman has pleaded guilty for her part in a conspiracy targeting federal inmates and their families in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today. Tanya L.

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Conference Purpose With Power And Participants Leads To Profitability

Velvet Chainsaw

Does your event have a clear and inspiring purpose? (If If you’re shaking your head yes, then what is it?). Now imagine someone asking your conference participants that question. How would they respond? I suspect they would say “ Yes, of course it has a purpose!”

[Cool Infographic Friday] Online Reviews and Associations


Did you know? Online review sites are an innovative way for associations to bring in revenue and provide value to their members. Learn more at

5 Best Practices to Promote Your Event on Facebook and Boost Registrations

Wild Apricot Blog

Are fewer people attending your events these days? Are you hoping to dramatically increase attendance at your big conference this year? Rather than relying solely on email blasts, word-of-mouth, and social media posts, here's how to use Facebook ads to increase event attendance

St. Louis twin duo, WombMates, release new music video

NonProfit University Blog

LOUIS, MO – St. Louis twin duo, Jacob and Noah Smith a.k.a. WombMates release new music video on YouTube.

JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 142: How to Manage an Unhappy Vendor, with Jordan Weiss - Moery Company

The Moery Company

Leading up to a client’s tradeshow can become a stressful time fielding all the vendor requests, and the line of communication between vendor and trade association is a critical task to ensure your sponsors have a positive experience.

Best Practices for Selecting an LMS

Blue Sky eLearn

Selecting an LMS is a big decision. Check out our best practices for when you make your decision! Selecting an LMS is a big decision. There’s the financial aspect. The time you’ll put into implementing the platform – adding courses, creating content.

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10 Best Practices for Modern Membership Websites

Wild Apricot Blog

This is a guest post by Lamees Abourahma who explains how to keep your website design modern by incorporating new techniques that make your site more user-friendly and technologically relevant. guest website

Missouri MDC News: Columbia Bottom Offers Free Bowfishing Basics Class in June

NonProfit University Blog

SPANISH LAKE, MO – There’s more than one way to catch a fish. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to help anglers discover something that might just be a new “angle” for pursuing their favorite fish. How about trading a rod and reel for a bow and arrow?

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Fresh Perspective: The Benefits of a Heuristic Website Evaluation

Association Adviser

Last month, I attended the ASAE Marketing, Membership, and Communications Conference in Washington, DC.

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Easy Ways to Use Video to Engage Association Members


It’s tough to build trusted relationships with members when they are spread across a state, region, or country. Using video is a powerful way to drive engagement, educate, and demonstrate member value and ROI – from your office to theirs. Blog like you mean it.

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How to Demonstrate Membership Value with Your Online Directory


When it comes to showing members the value of their investment in your organization, we’re sure you have a few tricks up your sleeve. Does one of those tricks include talking about their online directory placement? If not, it should! Your online directory is often overlooked by members, but there are a lot of hidden secrets about this benefit - and ways that you can demonstrate that value! Take a look: Small Staff Chatter

St. Louis News: WombMates Scheduled to Perform at thirteenfifty-six Public House, Saturday, June 16th

NonProfit University Blog

ST LOUIS, MO – St Louis band, WombMates , recently released a new music video, is scheduled to perform at thirteenfifty-six Public House in Twin Oaks this coming Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 8 pm to 11 pm.

Association learner: Extreme skeptic or eternal optimist?

Association Adviser

As you may know, I launched Event Garde, a professional development consultancy, in 2011. At that time, associations were suffering to varying degrees in the aftermath of a recession.

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How to Get Useful Student Feedback on Online Courses

WBT Systems

When you collect useful student feedback on online courses, you can confidently assess and improve the effectiveness of your e-learning programs. However, you need the right type of feedback. Too often, feedback tools elicit useless information because they ask the wrong questions. Good feedback gives you the data you need to improve courses yourself and to make a case for hiring professional instructional designers to develop courses.

20 Networking Questions to Keep in Your Back Pocket


Networking. If your eyes roll (and your stomach drops) upon just READING that word, you’re not alone. Many people understand the importance of networking, but they still dread it. We get that - and we’re here to help! If networking intimidates you and you’re never really sure what to ask/talk about, here are 20 questions to keep in your back pocket: association leadership event planning Association Views

Mississippi News: Memphis Man, Mario D. Collins Sentenced For His Role In Interstate Sex Trafficking Scheme

NonProfit University Blog

OXFORD, Miss. Attorney William C. Lamar and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze announced today that a Memphis man was sentenced in Mississippi on Thursday for his role in a human trafficking scheme. Mario D. Collins of Memphis, Tennessee was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment by U.S.

Trends in Education-to-Employment: Part I

Association Success

A look at the factors disrupting the US education system. In the past few years, I have conducted a tremendous amount of research into the education-to-employment system. The more I learn, the more I am convinced that associations have an important role to play in defining skills and competencies and in providing education to make a dent in the wicked problem we are being presented with in the United States. So what is this wicked problem?

It’s Not Just Another Association Member Survey


It’s that time of year again to send your members “The Survey.”. As you know, some members are loyal survey takers, some like the opportunity to vent or praise, and some will always ignore the invitation.

Grant Writing 101: Creating a Process


Have you been looking into some ways to gather some additional funding for your association or chamber? We have one word for you: Grants! Applying for grants will offer your organization a chance to bring in funds that don’t have to be paid back as well as help you expand out more robust programs to better serve your members and industry. If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed at how the process works, we get it. The grant application process is no joke!

Department of Justice News: DOJ Reaches Settlement with Washington Health Care Authority to Improve Services to Patients Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

NonProfit University Blog

WA State Agency Administered ‘Apple Health’ in a Manner that Discriminated Against Patients Who Rely on Sign Language Interpreters. Department of Justice – The U.S. Department of Justice, working through the U.S.

St Louis Eternity Med Spa Hosts BELLAFILL® Day – The Only 10 year FDA Approved Filler

NonProfit University Blog

Louis Med Spa Holds Bellafill® Beauty Day: Six Months Care Credit Free Financing.

Missouri News: World Environment Day 2018 Missouri River Cleanup

NonProfit University Blog

ST LOUIS, MO – President Lewis E. Reed joined brewers and employees of Anheuser-Busch Brewery for World Environment Day 2018 this past Friday. This year, employees cleaned up along the Missouri River at the Columbia Bottoms Conservation Area with help from Living Lands & Waters and others.

Missouri News: State announces projects creating 272 new jobs in Missouri

NonProfit University Blog

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Today the Missouri Department of Economic Development announced that five companies are expanding in Missouri with plans to create 272 new jobs at a total capital investment of $32,175,000. “We

PHOENIX | Arizona lawmaker criticized for race, immigration comments

NonProfit University Blog

PHOENIX — A Republican lawmaker is being criticized for saying “there aren’t enough white kids to go around” when discussing integration in schools at an event in northern Arizona.