Sat.Oct 15, 2022 - Fri.Oct 21, 2022

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5 Benefits of an AMS with a Built-In Data Warehouse


When shopping for a new AMS, even non-techies have to dig into some technical details to know exactly what you’re looking at and whether it’s the best fit for your association. Since an AMS is at its essence a database, find out what kind of reporting and analysis you can do with the AMS alone, and what you’ll have to rely on other software to do. You don’t want to get too deep into your AMS project before learning you’ll have to budget for additional software and manage another vendor relations

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Drafting a Social Media Policy for Your Association

Association Adviser

You’re creating engaging content for your members and posting on your association’s social media pages consistently — nice work! However, have you thought about how your employees' and board members’ online interactions can help or hurt your social media marketing efforts? What your employees and board members say about your association on their professional and personal social media profiles can impact the reputation of your organization — for good or bad.


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Tips for Hiring Lifelong Learners for Association Positions

WBT Systems

In a competitive talent marketplace, jobseekers can be pickier about where they want to work. But you have to be pickier too. Think about your association’s future.

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Five reasons you need text-to-give technology at your association

Nimble AMS

As an association looking to provide the best member experience, it’s vital to offer a mobile-friendly option. Pew Research Center reports that 97% of Americans now own a cell phone, with 80% of respondents texting. Whether discussing the latest industry trend on your online community platform or registering for your annual event, members want to connect with their organization from the convenience of their mobile devices.

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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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A Technology Assessment Connects Intention and Ability


Do you have a friend whose house looks like it belongs to neat freak Felix Unger, but the closets and drawers are clearly owned by lovable slob Oscar Madison? This Odd Couple disconnect happens to even savvy digital organizations. My writing about digital leadership often focuses on values and attitudes. But attention to the infrastructure’s […].

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Using Events to Grow Your Association’s Membership


Events are a great way to engage your association’s membership. But did you know they’re also a great way to grow your association’s membership? If you’re hoping to use an event to land new members, there’s a few things you need to consider throughout the phase of promoting, planning, running and following up for your event. With these tips, you’ll be getting member form fills by the dozens!

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Four ways to celebrate Cybersecurity Awareness Month at your association

Nimble AMS

October: ‘Tis the season of pumpkin spice lattes, hikes in a colorful forest, and all things cozy. Since 2004, October has also been Cybersecurity Awareness Month to provide much-needed information for individuals and organizations to protect themselves against online threats like phishing or data leaks. While you likely won’t see a horror film featuring a data breach, the risk of your member data being exposed is a terrifying prospect. .

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When Caregiving and Your Career Collide


Thoughts on the recent “Take a Break Before You Break” podcast episode with guest Breeda Miller. First, I’ll admit there are a million reasons why I shouldn’t write about this topic. Here are just the first three that come to mind: The subject isn’t why Association Chat readers subscribe. The keywords won’t help the website rank for our targeted SEO results.

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A Better Approach to Budgeting for a Hybrid Workplace


It’s tempting, during the busy budget season, to simply update last year’s spreadsheets. But, if your organization switched to a hybrid workplace in the last few years, or you’re planning to, you need a different and better approach to budgeting. Our three-step budgeting process helps identify and prioritize the areas where your limited resources can make a long-term impact for your hybrid workplace. 3-step budgeting process for hybrid workplaces.

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The Staffing Solutions Playbook for Associations

44 low-cost and free ideas to reduce employee turnover and improve morale. Employee turnover is disruptive, costs money, and impacts morale. But it’s preventable — or at least manageable — when you have a game plan. Read the Staffing Solutions Playbook for Associations, and you’ll learn: 21 ideas to boost morale and improve retention 12 key perks of time off, awards, recognition, and praise 11 strategies to keep new and existing employees involved and informed, and why this is fundamental to the

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Virginia Condo & HOA Law Blog

As the popularity of electric vehicles increases the time is here for associations to focus on charging stations and individual charging at the owner’s residence. Virginia statutes require associations to permit electric vehicle charging unless their documents prohibit it. Of course, most documents don’t deal with the topic at all although newer documents certainly will.

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Building A Better Presence with Elevated Retargeting


Has your association succeeded with member acquisition and conference attendance this year? Could it be better? Think you’ve tried all the marketing tips and tricks to get your name out there to prospective members and vendors?

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5 Things Your Members Want from Your Association


Putting yourself into the position of your members can be hard. But the goal of every association (and association professional) is to understand what their members really want and to give it to them. Your members are the ones that bring the life, the drive, and the mission to your association (and not to mention, the membership dues). So, it’s understandable that you want to make them happy.

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What is Customer Experience (CX)? Crash Course


When your association engages members , how do you conceptualize and measure their experiences? Associations understand the importance of engagement and loyalty since member retention is of such critical importance. However, they also might lack a framework to measure and study the various factors that shape the member engagement and retention trends they experience.

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5 Habits of Growth-Oriented Associations

We’ve identified the five defining characteristics of future-focused associations. Adopting these traits allows your organization to chart a course for long-term growth and success. Find out: Why some organizations are more adept at navigating and overcoming challenges facing all associations. The success formula for thriving associations, including a behind-the-scenes peek at some flourishing organizations.

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Association Brain Food: 10.21.22

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Survey invite. iMIS by ASI invites you to participate in their annual Membership Performance Benchmark Survey to help uncover upcoming trends in technology and digital transformation; membership acquisition, engagement and retention; and association goals and challenges.

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Gardian of the Month: Michelle Porter

Aaron Wolowiec

Michelle Porter is our Gardian of the Month! Find out how she studies for a big exam, her favorite form of networking, the resource she can't live without and her favorite thing about Fall!

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“Her eyes were bigger than her stomach.”

Effective Database

"Her eyes were bigger than her stomach." When I was a child, my siblings used to joke about how one of our sisters, on the rare occasion when we ate at a restaurant (like McDonald's!), was well known for ordering way more food than she could eat. Later in life I heard the phrase "Her eyes … “Her eyes were bigger than her stomach.

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3: Getting the Most Out of Your Consulting Partnerships

Spark Consulting

Coming in at Number Three in the all-time Top 10 Spark blog posts: Getting the Most Out of Your Consulting Partnerships. (And it garnered a lot of pingbacks, which is probably one of the reasons it’s so high on the list.). The original post was written about a year into the Spark journey. So how did I already have a perspective on effective consulting partnerships?

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How to Design a Seamless & Personalized Digital Donor Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio

The average nonprofit uses five or more different software platforms to create their donor’s journey, making the experience clunky and disjointed. If you want to design a magical online giving experience for donors, making their journey as seamless as possible is key. In this webinar with expert Tim Sarrantonio, you’ll learn the fundamental steps to create an immersive and personalized online giving experience for your donors.

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3 Churn Reduction Mistakes

Robert Skrob

Many subscription leaders tell me, “My team has been implementing retention strategies but it’s making churn worse.” Ironic, but Yes, I see it a lot. Unfortunately, some churn rate reduction strategies are counter intuitive. Plus, there’s one mistake that appears to work initially, but usually backfires, causing high churn rates that can’t be stopped.

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A Higher Logic Hello: Meet David Jovel

Higher Logic

The post A Higher Logic Hello: Meet David Jovel appeared first on Higher Logic. We recently sat down with David Jovel, Director of Sales at Higher Logic, to learn a few fun facts. The post A Higher Logic Hello: Meet David Jovel appeared first on Higher Logic.