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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

MembersClicks

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.

How to Attract New Sponsors to Your Organization - Moery Company

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.

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

YourMembership and GDPR: Upcoming AMS feature releases.

YourMembership Blog

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new set of rules governing the privacy and security of personal data as laid out by the European Union (EU) commission. These new regulations go into effect on May 25, 2018. The primary goal of the GDPR is to give EU residents (including those in the United. The post YourMembership and GDPR: Upcoming AMS feature releases. appeared first on YourMembership. YourMembership News Tech Trends Industry Trends Product Updates

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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Association learner: Extreme skeptic or eternal optimist?

Aaron Wolowiec

Challenging problems require creative solutions. But if you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you’ve always got. Therefore, we have both the power and the responsibility to innovate upon those who have come before us.

Step Four: Discussing the Strategic Implications, Part 3

Eric Lanke

Four weeks ago, in Step Four: Discussing the Strategic Implications, Part 2 , I continued a description of a Scenario Planning exercise my Board chair and I decided to conduct at our most recently completed Board meeting.

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

Thanks For Playing

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. Association Success asked me to write a follow-up article about that session.

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

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.

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

Laurel or Yanny: Association Edition

GrowthZone

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

GrowthZone

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.

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 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

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.

#MondayMotivation Quotes for Association Marketing

GrowthZone

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

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.

Do you need help crafting a donor communications plan?

SocialFish

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?

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.

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

MembersClicks

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?

HighRoad to Showcase Marketing Automation Solutions for Associations at the ASAE Marketing, Membership, and Communications Conference (#MMCCon)

HighRoad Solution

MMCC week is here! For those of you who are new to the association world, ASAE is holding their annual Marketing, Membership, and Communications (MMC) Conference at the Washington Convention Center.

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.

Women in Tech Survey: Foresight in Action

Association Success

Research allows IEEE to dig into trends and find out what’s coming next for members. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the largest technical association in the world, with over 400,000 members in over 160 countries. Our members come from a huge variety of backgrounds. They are in electrical and electronics engineering, computing, communications, robotics, and automation, and much more. They work in academia, private industry, and government.

5 Methods to Retain Your One-and-Done Members

MembersClicks

Let us guess: Member turnover on your mind? No matter the season, every association professional worries over the loss of a hard earned member. Harder still is catching those members who come into your association for one sole reason and then slip away without even a goodbye. If you’re looking to catch these folks before they leave, check out these five methods you should try to retain those one-and-done members of your association.

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.

Are You Ready for GDPR?

Beekeeper Group

As of May 25th, 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be in full effect. We’ve had a number of clients reach out to us for guidance around navigating the complexities of GDPR readiness and the global reach of this legislation – and we are here to help!

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

Association Success

My interest in this topic was piqued in 2012 when the McKinsey Center for Government released a report entitled Education to Employment: Designing a System That Works. Shelly Alcorn, who was producing a vodcast at the time, invited me to talk about how the findings of the report might affect associations. It was a great conversation and the topic stuck in my mind.

7 Email Marketing Trends to Try for Increasing Member Engagement

MembersClicks

Email continues to be a leading communication channel for reaching members. As new tools and functionality are built, the possibilities for member engagement can be incredibly exciting! So exciting, in fact, that you may not know where to begin. Here are a few email trends that are becoming more popular in 2018 and are focused on audience engagement. Pick two or three (or more!) and give them a try: Small Staff Chatter marketing

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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.25.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Let’s start with this useful article by Alan Hoffler for both speakers and meeting planners about the questions a speaker should ask the planner before the event.