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.

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

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.

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6 tips to boost your association membership through events.

YourMembership Blog

Your members-only events offer a powerful membership benefit. At the same time, hosting events open to non-members are just as powerful for increasing your association’s membership. Think about it: What better way to showcase your association’s value to prospective members than by inviting them to meet your members and experience your association’s value up close? The post 6 tips to boost your association membership through events. appeared first on YourMembership.

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Stop Playing Defense with Your Online Community ROI

Higher Logic

When it comes to online communities, the best offense is not a good defense. Because playing defense might protect you, but it won’t grow your community. The truth is that online communities are doing well (really well).

The Moery Company Corporate Profile – 2018 - Moery Company

Moery Company

The 2018 Moery Company Corporate Profile from JP Moery. The post The Moery Company Corporate Profile – 2018 appeared first on The Moery Company. Resources

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.

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?

[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

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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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

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!”

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

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 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

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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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?

ASAE MM&C Conference proves associations are in the era of marketing automation

HighRoad Solution

Recently, I had the pleasure of pounding the proverbial charcoal grey carpet at ASEA’s MM&C Conference , held in D.C. Teeming with nearly 1,000 marketing and membership leaders in the association space, the event was a breath of fresh air in terms of digital possibility and receptiveness.

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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!

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.

AMR Vlog #1 - Five Takeaways from XDP

AMR Management Services

AMR's own Molly Marsh shares her top five takeaways from the recent Xperience Design Project (XDP) from ASAE. If you’d like to download the visuals from this AMR vlog, click here

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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Universal Software Tips: Support Member Acquisition


A personal touch is key to effective member acquisition. Actually building a relationship with prospective members will help communicate the value of membership by honing in on what’s important to them, and make it easier to continually engage them once they do become a member. It can be difficult to focus on creating that personal connection when there are so many other details to keep track of in membership acquisition.

The 90s called and they want their spreadsheets back


It's time to ditch spreadsheets. Your data should be giving you up to date, actionable information so you can set goals reach them


Anticipating Trends Across Industries: A Case Study

Association Success

The way we plan for the future can make or break an association and its industry. Many years of working in the association space, and two very different industries within it, have taught me a thing or two about using foresight to an association’s advantage. Now, with ASAE’s ForesightWorks , all of us have access to the resources we need to scan for trends and anticipate changes before they happen. What kind of impact can this future focus have on an organization?

Webinar: Build a Member-Centric Career Center and They Will Come

Association Adviser

Missed our live webinar? No worries, we have the recording and slides available for anyone who wants to learn how your association can hit a home run with an often overlooked, yet powerful tool—the niche career center—to grow your industry relevance and non-dues revenue. Webinar recording. Slides. The post Webinar: Build a Member-Centric Career Center and They Will Come appeared first on Association Adviser. Careers Webinars

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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.15.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… The Atlantic takes a look at the death of higher education due to declining enrollment.

The Future of Work for Associations

Association Success

How STEEP factors will offer our associations new opportunities for staff operations. Over the next few years, staff structure at associations will undergo huge changes that will present opportunities for more efficient and nimble operations. This is made clear by several Social, Technological Economical, Environmental and Political (STEEP) factors, listed below. The #CAEProud crowd will remember the acronym!). More With Less.

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