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How an Online Community Meets 3 Needs You Didn’t Know You Had

Higher Logic

There’s a lot of hype around online communities now. But does that mean your organization really needs one? You’re not alone. You or you r stakeholders may be skeptical about launching an online community – after all, no one’s really asking for one yet. Why i nvest in something that may not seem like an urgent need? You’re right to ask questions and be concerned.

3 tips to successfully launch a new online member community.

YourMembership Blog

Your organizational membership is boosted by your members seeking professional development, competitive advantages and ways to give back. But, one of the primary reasons members join your organization is for networking opportunities with like-minded people. They want to be part of a community made up of their peers and the leaders within their industry. Communities. The post 3 tips to successfully launch a new online member community. appeared first on YourMembership.

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Refocusing on Member Retention: 7 Best Practices


Member retention is likely in the back of your head at all times. But the problem is, there are a million other things going on in your head as well! Member engagement, event planning, the day-to-day logistics of running your association - the list goes on and on. But let’s take a moment to refocus on member retention.

Again this year, associations struggle with event content

Aaron Wolowiec

While content remains important, a 2018 report by Omnipress found associations are facing new challenges in communicating and disseminating content as attendees’ expectations are constantly changing

Bridging the Education to Employment Gap Will Take An Industry-Wide Movement

Spark Consulting

I recently had the opportunity to contribute to Association Success’s SURGE 2018 spring conference, hosting a “monitor-side chat” with Shelly Alcorn and Tracy Petrillo on the association role in the new educational paradigm.

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The #1 Rowing Club Software: Free Trial

Wild Apricot Blog

Looking for an easy way to coordinate training programs and register rowers for events and classes? Dozens of rowing clubs use Wild Apricot’s software to seamlessly handle all their admin tasks and more

Missouri News: Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois (ATXI) breaks ground on the Mark Twain Transmission Project

NonProfit University Blog

The project will bolster the region’s energy reliability.

How to Attract New Sponsors to Your Organization - Moery Company

The Moery Company

“How can we bring new sponsors into our organization?” We’ve heard this question over and over – particularly when launching new programs with our clients.

Laurel or Yanny: Association Edition


Laurel or Yanny? . It is amazing not only how quickly this internet debate went viral, but the fact that people truly do hear the recording differently. It brings to light the age-old issue of communication breakdown. Check out From Introverts to Extroverts: Keeping All of Your Members Engaged.

The Market Shifts That Led to Commission Cuts

Velvet Chainsaw

Marriott, Hilton and IHG have announced reductions in group-booking commissions from 10 percent to 7 percent for their North American hotels, to take place over a period of time this year and next. Marriott’s has already begun for most intermediaries.

PENNSYLVANIA | Human Traffickers Who Lured Victim into Forced Prostitution Now Face Federal Charges

NonProfit University Blog

In Case First Prosecuted by Attorney General Shapiro, Defendants Forced Victim into Prostitution, Held Against Her Will.

Killer Strategies to Get New Sponsors Through the Door – Moery Webinar - Moery Company

The Moery Company

The hottest growth opportunity in the association space is sponsorship sales – but, the prevailing question remains, “How do we get new ones through the door?” Join JP Moery for another in his series of complimentary webinars on Tuesday, June 19th at 2:30 pm.

Why Long-Time Members Are Reluctant to Leave Your Association

Smooth The Path

New members are our most at-risk segment of members but, they are not the only at-risk members we have. We see retention rates decline for long-time members as well. Long-time members have experienced years of happy membership. Why would they fail to renew? They say it is because they are bored.

A Culture of Wellbeing as a New Nonprofit Strength: Building Capacity During a Time of Disruption

Beth Kanter's Blog

Note from Beth: In my recent book, The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit and leading workshops for nonprofits all over the world on this topic, I continue to be passionate about the need to build resilient and sustainable nonprofit leaders and organizations. This is true now more than ever.

Missouri News: KC Woman, Evelyn L. Cooper Sentenced to 27 Years for Leading Meth, Heroin Conspiracy

NonProfit University Blog

KANSAS CITY, MO – A Kansas City, Missouri, woman was sentenced in federal court yesterday for leading a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and heroin. Evelyn L. Cooper , 46, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A.

JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 139: Association Mergers with Guest, Robb MacKie - Moery Company

The Moery Company

JP welcomes to the show, his long-time friend and partner, Robb Mackie, President and CEO of the American Bakers Association (ABA). They tackle the topic of association mergers – an issue on the minds of many leaders in the nonprofit space.

Association Ideas Borrowed From For-Profits

Smooth The Path

Often we try best in class strategies and tactics from other associations. For-profits are also excellent sources of ideas and best practices. Disney developed a super helpful email series to prepare guests for their trip and get them excited about their upcoming vacation.

The #1 Rotary Club Administrative Software: Free 30-day Trial

Wild Apricot Blog

Wild Apricot is the easiest way to manage your rotary club and spend more time serving your community. Start your free, 30-day trial now

Missouri News: Grand Opening Planned for Fishing at Cape County Park North Lake

NonProfit University Blog

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO – Grab your fishing license and a pole and go fishing Friday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Cape County Park North.

A Letter to My Association Family: Embrace the Pursuit of Non-Dues Revenue!

Association Adviser

To my association family: Generating non-dues revenue (NDR) and increasing those figures year over year for associations is a key responsibility of being a Senior Group Publisher (that’s me!) at Naylor Association Solutions.

GDPR Wheels in Motion


By now your association should be up-to-speed on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that goes into effect May 25 th , 2018. It applies organizations located in the European Union (EU) or organizations that collect data from members in the EU.

The #1 Rotary Club Administration Software: Free 30-day Trial

Wild Apricot Blog

Wild Apricot is the easiest way to manage your rotary club and spend more time serving your community. Start your free, 30-day trial now

ARIZONA | AG Brnovich Asks AZ Supreme Court to End Tempe’s Improper Tax Scheme

NonProfit University Blog

PHOENIX, AZ – Attorney General Mark Brnovich today filed a Petition for Special Action asking the Arizona Supreme Court to declare the City of Tempe is violating state law when it improperly gives a tax break to private developments. State law was amended in 2010 to prohibit such tax breaks.

5 Ways to Power Boost Your Revenue from Member Communications

Association Adviser

How can we increase non-dues revenue? This is likely a question at the back of every association executive’s mind. One of the most valuable revenue-building tools all associations have in their arsenal is member communications.

#MondayMotivation Quotes for Association Marketing


Our latest publication, Quote Notes for Associations , is a sharable, strategically-selected collection of famous (and not so famous) sayings to inspire and motivate.

Do you need help crafting a donor communications plan?


Your organization does great work, but do your donors understand it fully? Are you communicating with your supporters too often—or not enough? Is that channel the right one to connect with your best prospects?

RE/MAX Collaborates with Henry Ford College to Build “Tiny Home for Tiny Tots”

NonProfit University Blog

Is Your Sales Commission Plan Working Against You?

Association Success

Some radical recalculations could speed you towards your revenue goals. I was recently speaking with an association publisher who told me that she was considering replacing the advertising representative firm she had been using with another.

Could a Young Professionals Microsite Be What Your Association Is Missing?


Engaging the next generation now is a big concern for many associations. Engaging your members in general is tough. But engaging the young professional sector presents a whole new set of challenges. How can you showcase your association’s value - value that can’t be accessed elsewhere, or worse, for free? How can you get your YP members to attend events where many people there are, in fact, twice their age?

5 Ways to Power Boost Your Revenue from Member Communication

Association Adviser

How can we increase non-dues revenue? This is likely a question at the back of every association executive’s mind. One of the most valuable revenue-building tools all associations have in their arsenal is member communications.

Impressive 500,000+ Yearly California Exodus Prompted By Recent Sky Rocketing Home Prices

NonProfit University Blog

LAS VEGAS/MAY 21, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — The exodus from California actually started 10 years ago and has rapidly expanded in recent months.

Pennsylvania; Governor Wolf Announces $1.6 Million for Troops for Teachers Program

NonProfit University Blog

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that his administration has secured a $1.6 million, 5-year Troops to Teachers grant.

Maryland News: BGF Gang Member, Kenneth Faison Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Racketeering Conspiracy

NonProfit University Blog

Baltimore, MD – United States District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Kenneth Faison, age 28, of Baltimore, Maryland Friday, May 18th to 15 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for racketeering conspiracy.

Changing of the Guard

Idea Architects

I facilitated a session a few weeks ago where some participants talked about the need to replace the "old guard" with some new faces and fresh thinking. It's a common concern and a common expression.