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Create a Winning New Member Strategy in 3 Easy Steps

Association Analytics

It’s no secret that growing membership is hard. When you’re working with limited resources it can be a struggle to both get new people in the door and then keep them there once you do. Not surprisingly, a 2020 report from Wild Apricot showed that 68% of organizations have difficulty growing membership. What’s slowing these association’s down? Besides facing competition from free online sources of continuing education and mentorship, it can also be a challenge for associations to communicate thei

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Human Resources for Nonprofits 

Wild Apricot

Learn the key responsibilities of HR in nonprofits including staffing, compensation, benefits, training, culture, and employee relations. Discover best practices for nonprofit human resource management.

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Does Your Association Have the Best Job Board Software?

YM Careers

How do you know if you’re using the best job board software to power your association’s online career center? Here’s what to look for. The post Does Your Association Have the Best Job Board Software? appeared first on YM Careers by Community Brands.

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How Association Management Companies Enhance Your Volunteer-Led Organization’s Efficiency and Impact


Volunteer-led associations play a vital role in bringing like-minded individuals together and fostering a sense of community. However, managing a volunteer-driven organization comes with its own set of challenges. From website management and email marketing to event planning, bookkeeping, and governance, hiring SBI Association Management to tackle these crucial aspects will allow your association to thrive and make a more significant impact.

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The Ultimate Guide to Monetizing Customer Learning

Every decision that goes into your learning monetization strategy matters for your organization’s bottom line. Our research has shown a clear correlation between high program maturity (and ROI!) and choosing the right monetization strategy. This eBook contains clear, actionable ways to approach packaging and pricing models that will help your association grow revenue, improve profitability, and drive expansion into new markets.

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Got Potential Volunteers Who Are Afraid to Step Up?

Elevating Engagement

Not so long ago, I joined a board. Before being voted on, the board members interviewed me, and I secretly (maybe not so secretly) interviewed them right back. “How long do you usually spend on your board duties during the average week and month?” I asked. Four hours a week was the reply. Their clocks must have been slow because while I was on that board, most of us were logging 20-ish hours per week, so I have a lot of empathy for this week’s question (empathy for staff and volunteers.

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HOA Reserve Funding: Real-Life Lessons from 3 Associations

Association Reserves

When managing a homeowners association, reserve funding decisions made by the HOA board have a profound impact on the community’s financial health and quality of life. By examining the REAL experiences of three different communities, we can put into practice valuable lessons from their reserve fund wins and fails. Which HOA are you? The Struggling HOA A large, age-restricted master-planned community with over 2,000 homes faced significant challenges due to inconsistent reserve funding deci

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5 Practices for Improving Concurrent Sessions

Velvet Chainsaw

Conference organizers know that the “main course” of their education offering and value proposition is in the concurrent education sessions. These learning experiences are primarily guided and selected by committee members who have little to no training or experience in adult learning principles. This model can be very risky. What happens in those rooms will make or break their overall satisfaction and future decisions to attend.

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HOA Reserve Fund Tips: The Expert’s Strategy to Avoid Quicksand

Association Reserves

Navigating the complex terrain of HOA reserve funds can sometimes feel like evading quicksand. “Reserves quicksand” can trap any HOA board, except the most prepared. Are you leading your community association to financial instability, deferred maintenance, and depreciating property values? To safeguard your community’s health and future, it’s crucial to understand the 7 types of reserves quicksand, how to identify them, recover from their grip, and avoid them altogether.

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Shift from Transactions to Relationships with Learning Subscriptions

WBT Systems

When a speaker’s topic gets the audience excited, the conversation in the chat box flows by too quickly to read.

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2024 Association Survey Results Report

2024 Association Survey Results Report For the 10th year, association professionals across the U.S. and Canada provided a look at the inner workings of their organizations when they replied to GrowthZone’s annual survey. Read the 2024 survey results report to see how your association compares: Top Challenges Retention Rates Non-Renewal Reasons Automatic Renewals Reinstatement Strategies Member Engagement Changes & Strategies Why Members Join Non-Dues Revenue Sources Dues Increases, and more

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Association Brain Food: 2.23.24

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Join or Die. I’d love to see that phrase in membership marketing copy. But, seriously, has anyone seen the movie Join or Die yet? I’m hoping to somehow. Featuring Robert Putnam, author of Bowling Alone , it looks like a PSA for association membership. Learning subscriptions.

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How the Kiwanis Club of Woodland Boosted Their Membership with WildApricot – Case Study

Wild Apricot

WildApricot has proven to be a transformative tool for the Kiwanis Club of Woodland, empowering the team to build a stronger online presence, streamline financial transactions, and greatly enhance communication.

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What is Healthcare Analytics? A Mini Guide + Examples


Can data analytics save lives? Many seem to think so. The Big Data Analytics healthcare industry is projected to be worth multimillion USD by 2029 as people put more faith in its potential to improve patient care, streamline operational efficiency, and contain costs. Additionally, big data analytics solves the problem of healthcare’s formidable data volume problem, as it’s estimated that the average hospital produces roughly 50 petabytes of data every year—more than twice the amount of data hous

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Case Study: Editing Services Add Polish to APCO Technical Reports

Association Adviser

APCO has engaged the copyediting services of Naylor Association Solutions since 2021 to provide a detailed review of all reports before they are presented as final to agencies. The reports average between 150 and 200 pages, and copyediting services are typically completed and delivered within two weeks.

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

Speaker: Andrew Olsen, CFRE - EVP, Fundraising Solutions at DickersonBakker | Kat Landa, CFRE, CSD - SVP, Talent Solutions at DickersonBakker

Across the nonprofit sector, organizations invest heavily in donor retention efforts, yet the struggle of cultivating lasting relationships remains. While attracting new donors is crucial, the lack of repeat donors poses significant financial risks. Through a comprehensive analysis of industry data, experts argue that there is a direct correlation between donor burnout, donor retention, and the talent retention crisis.

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The Case for Board Diversity

Associations Now

As DEI efforts face increased criticism, board diversity has stalled. To get back on track, remember why these efforts have such power in the first place. This is a tricky time for conversations around board diversity. Organizations generally grasp the importance of broadening the pool of volunteer leaders: It creates space for new ideas, makes organizations more representative of their membership, and helps avoid internal toxicity.

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Can Nonprofits Sell Products? Here’s What You Should Know

Wild Apricot

The post Can Nonprofits Sell Products? Here’s What You Should Know appeared first on WildApricot.

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Spring into the newest Salesforce product release: Discover Spring ‘24 highlights

Nimble AMS

It might still be snowy or cold outside, but Salesforce is planning great things for the Spring ‘24 product release. Stay on top of the latest Salesforce advancements! Read our blog for the top four Salesforce product releases coming in Spring ‘24 and discover how your organization can leverage these latest featu res. 4 Salesforce Spring ‘24 release highlights Is your association ready for increased efficiency and streamlined processes?

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Learn why Spark integration is solid in performance.

HighRoad Solution

Data integrations are our specialty. And while we’d love to say that they’re 100% accurate all of the time, in the end, technology is technology. It’s only as good as the people behind it. When errors come up, most of the time, it isn’t about the technology that is ‘integration’. No, that technology will continue running the same way it was designed to run.

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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What is a marketing plan & five steps to write one


Introduction Do you want to reach more learners with your continuing education program? Perhaps you want to promote an upcoming conference or educational event? If your organization hopes to reach more learners or successfully promote an upcoming event, it might be time to create a marketing plan. With a marketing plan, your organization can strategize how to grow your continuing education program, increase engagement, and attract more learners.

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Heart Group Builds Partnership Around Early Disease Detection

Associations Now

AHA’s initiative builds on research that find that oral-health issues can signal risks for diabetes, stroke, and other ailments. The American Heart Association has launched a partnership with Delta Dental to support early detection of heart disease. Healthy Hearts, Healthy Smiles, an initiative announced last month , leverages the ability of dentists’ offices to notice signs of heart disease; for instance, chronic gum inflammation can be associated with coronary artery disease, stroke, and diabe

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The End of Expertise and How Associations Must Adapt


“Trust in companies from global companies is in decline, worry over societal threats and establishment leaders misleading us is growing, while peers are as trusted as scientists for information on new innovations.” – 2024 Edelman Trust Barometer A couple of weeks ago, I facilitated a discussion through UST Education about trust and associations with Melanie Gottlieb, CEO of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) and Tara Puckey, Executive Director of t

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Why your association needs a social media strategy


{summary} There's no doubt that social media has become an integral part of our daily lives, revolutionizing the way we connect and communicate. Whether you are a professional, trade or community-based association, no one can afford to ignore the potential benefits of having a robust social media strategy. Social media sites such as Facebook, X (formerly Twitter) and TikTok have evolved from the status update, picture and video sharing sites they were once intended for.

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11 Tips to Drive Learning Content Consumption

Unlock the full potential of your educational initiatives with the 11 Tips to Drive Learning Content Consumption eBook. You’ll uncover: Why measure content consumption rather than (or in addition to) completion rates and member satisfaction? What are some proven tactics to create quality learner content and raise your content consumption rates? Discover the secrets from leading experts in the field, distilled into practical tips that promise to elevate the quality of your educational offerings,

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Clowder is Headed to Tampa for Novi Summit 2024


The recently released Guide to Mobile Engagement shares that 90% of time spent on mobile devices is spent on apps, while only 10% is spent on mobile websites, due to better user experiences and app functionality. If you’re thinking about investing in an engaging mobile experience for your association’s members, then you don’t want to miss the Novi Summit 2024 coming to Tampa, Florida next week.

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Blog | Are Your Promotional Materials Telling the Story | Multiview


Trade associations depend on new members and vendor partners to thrive. However, many organizations struggle to communicate their value in a way that truly resonates and prompts prospects to join or sponsor. Website and brochures are critical components for driving new business, but they must tell a compelling story if they're going to be effective.

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What happens when a business stops investing into SEO?

Nexus Marketing

At Nexus, we pride ourselves on building successful partnerships, aiming for our clients to not only achieve but surpass their business goals. We understand that the path to success is not linear. While we strive to exceed expectations, there are times when, despite our best efforts, the fit between our strategies and a client’s evolving needs might not be perfect.

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It’s not what happens, but how you react…

Effective Database

It’s not what happens, but how you react. “It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” - Epictetus I confess, I did not know this quote came from Epictetus, but it's one I've known for a very long time.

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Here’s a Powerful Marketing Tool Designed for Associations

Show the Benefits of Membership to Your Toughest Prospects. Download this FREE infographic from GrowthZone AMS, Why Join an Association, and start using it as your go-to recruitment and retention marketing tool. Post it on your website. Use it in sales presentations. Or use it as inspiration to create your own version. Infographics have power. They're a quick read.