Sat.Nov 24, 2018 - Fri.Nov 30, 2018

Inside Baseball

Eric Lanke

I'm not much of a sports fan, but one sports analogy I use pretty consistently is the term "inside baseball." I use it to describe a situation when I'm going into too much jargon and detail in front of an audience that doesn't understand or doesn't need such an in-depth explanation.

Outsourcing: The Myth Debunked

Moery Company

I feel the need to debunk a big myth about outsourcing. Something I hear regularly is, “We don’t want to outsource membership sales because this is such a close-knit family industry.” Well, let’s break this down a bit, and I’ll share my perspective.

How to Brand Your Nonprofit To Scale Your Positive Impact

Beth Kanter's Blog

?. Note from Beth: My colleague, Simon Mainwaring, has launched a new series of online courses “ WeFirst Works ” that help you find your purpose – whether an individual, company, or nonprofit. .

What Burning Man's 10 Principles Can Teach You About Building Community

Higher Logic

Some people might be nervous to tell their employer that they’re jet-setting to the desert for Burning Man — because, wait, what is Burning Man anyway? The answer is not a simple one. A festival? Nope. A Mad Max-esque utopia? I’d say so. A party in the desert? Sure, but I’ll get back to that.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.30.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… If you’re going to the ASAE Technology Conference next week and see my name badge walking toward you, snap me out of my daze, I mean, big thoughts, and say hello.

Maintaining a Positive Attitude in Sales

Moery Company

For those of you in sales, you may agree at times it can feel like an absolute grind. When things aren’t going your way, it’s easy to get down on yourself and blame others for your mishaps. Conversely, it’s easy to be positive when you’re making sales and things are going your way.

Association 4.0 by Sherry Budziak and Kevin Ordonez

Eric Lanke

This book was handed to me at a recent WSAE event I attended -- handed to me not by the authors (who were also there) but by the WSAE staff executive, and with a specific request. Eric, you like to read. Will you please read this book and write a review of it.” Sure,” I replied.

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40 Free Nonprofit Webinars For December 2018

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars I could find happening in the month of December

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JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 166: What Farming and Sales Success Have in Common, with Julie Divine

Moery Company

Who knew there was a strong parallel between farming and a fantastic sales process? This week, Host JP Moery welcomes to the show, Moery Biz Dev Associate Julie Divine who recently moved her family from Northern Virginia to where she describes as “the middle of nowhere with cows.”

5 Things Your Organization Should Do to Improve Website Accessibility

Associations Now

With increased attention being given to situations where website design renders content inaccessible for people with disabilities, now’s a good time to keep in mind strategies to ensure users aren’t getting forgotten by your developers.

What Kind of Community Manager Are You?

Higher Logic

Any community manager knows that good community teams come in all shapes and sizes. Our community managers at Higher Logic can trace their roots back to education, human resources, research, journalism, and so much more.

Must-have functionality for your next association management software

YourMembership Blog

Your association may be small, but when it comes to selecting new association management software (AMS), you’re about to make a big investment – not just a financial one, but also an investment in the future of your association. To ensure your investment in your new AMS will enable your staff to best serve your. The post Must-have functionality for your next association management software appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Tech Trends

Maintain Sales Momentum During the Holidays!

Moery Company

The post Maintain Sales Momentum During the Holidays! appeared first on The Moery Company. Business Development Business Practices Sales

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Why a Major AI Conference Is Headed to Ethiopia

Associations Now

The International Conference on Learning Representations, which brings together AI researchers from around the world, is heading to Africa in 2020. Recently, researchers of African descent have faced challenges getting travel visas to North America and Europe.

GivingTuesday 2018 Scales Generosity and Kindness to New Highs

Beth Kanter's Blog

The results for this week’s GivingTuesday 2018 have been reported.

HighRoad Solution Presents Email and Marketing Automation Best Practices for Associations at ASAE’s Tech Conference

HighRoad Solution

HighRoad Solution is thrilled to be a part of this year’s ASAE’s Technology Conference and Exposition.

Increasing Readership Engagement: eNewsletter Briefings

Association Adviser

In our fast-paced, digital world, our attention spans are waning. So is our free time away from screens. Business professionals face more work demands than ever leading to a juggling match between work priorities and association membership involvement.

Membership Hack: Get Social With Onboarding

Associations Now

When new members join, you might send them a welcome letter or packet of information. But one association goes a step further and recognizes new members on social media platforms. How to hack it?

November Update: Get the Dream Nonprofit Career You Deserve

Wild Apricot Blog

In our November newsletter, you'll find information on our free careers webinar, details of new releases, and our Member App Mini Course to help you get started using the mobile app. spotlight releases Mobile-App november newsletter update

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Engaging Your Young Professional Members: 4 Tips (Plus Ideas!)

MembersClicks

Engaging your members is one thing. Engaging your young professional members is another, entirely. They’re at a different point in their lives and careers, and thus, should be approached differently. So how should you approach YP engagement? Below are a few tips - plus a few concrete ideas!

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Happy Giving Tuesday: How Board Members Participate

Beth Kanter's Blog

Before I take you behind the scenes of our NTEN board fundraiser for Giving Tuesday , let me ask you to consider to a donation of any size to support NTEN and the Nonprofit Technology Conference Scholarship campaign. Donor Perfect is matching the next $3,000 that is donated).

Helping—and Keeping—Members in Hard Times

Associations Now

Whether due to job loss or career transition, your members might face times when it’s difficult to pay dues. Offering a transitional membership category can be one way to retain members through a period of hardship.

Why you can’t trust your website analytics: Part One

Association Success

Google Analytics is lying to you - massively. How much do you trust your website stats, e.g. Google Analytics? The answer should be ‘not that much’. Data from three separate UK membership organizations reveals a steady decline in the proportion of visitors who are captured by Google Analytics.

6 Bad Habits that are Killing Your Membership Marketing

Membership Marketing

The most recent research shows that nearly half of all professional and trade associations are experiencing growth in their membership counts. But that also means over half of associations are reporting declines or stagnation in membership. What is holding back growth for these associations?

DelCor’s Guide to the 2018 ASAE Technology Conference

Delcor

ASAE’s 2018 Technology Conference & Expo ( #asaetech18 ) is packed with sessions led by industry experts that will provide valuable information about current technology trends that you can take back and put into action in your own association.

Time for a Conference Chatbot?

Associations Now

If you’re looking to improve onsite customer service at your meeting, a chatbot may be a good choice. Not only will it help answer your attendees’ most frequently asked questions, but it will also provide your association with data and insights.

10 Body Language Techniques for Powerful Presentations

GrowthZone

When making presentations, it’s critical to be aware of the messages you’re sending through body language. Set up your board members for success. with The Field Guide to Board Orientation. 10 Tips for Effective Body Language: Open your chest and arms and keep your back straight to help you relax.

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Print is Alive and Kicking

Association Adviser

“Wait…print isn’t dead? Not at all – recent surveys demonstrate that younger generations prefer print and read more than older generations.”. Forbes.com: Millennials: A Generation of Page-Turners, Jan. 16, 2017.

The value of a consultant? Perspective

Effective Database

At a recent speaking engagement, I was asked what I think is the greatest value a consultant can bring to a project (in this case, choosing a new association management system). I think the greatest value a consultant with significant experience can bring you is perspective. .

Content Strategy Lessons From Amazon’s New Holiday Toy Catalog

Associations Now

This year, Amazon kicked off the holiday season by introducing something that many will consider unusual for the e-commerce juggernaut: a printed toy catalog. Here’s why associations would do well to take a page from Amazon’s book. This is holiday season marks the first year without a big toy store.

Why Member Engagement No Longer Means Face-to-Face

GrowthZone

Your members don’t need to show up to all your events to be engaged. It’s time for associations of every size to walk away from 20 th -century rules and fully embrace online marketing. Here’s one of five proven tactics that will increase member engagement through online interaction.

Embracing the Norm of Calculated Risk: Annette Homan, CAE, RIMS The Risk Management Society

Association Adviser

Annette Homan, CAE is not afraid of change. A willingness to face change head-on might seem surprising for someone who works in the risk management field, but she knows that embracing changes in processes or services offered is really an embrace for her association’s members.

Garbage in, Gospel out

Effective Database

We’ve all heard the phrase “Garbage in, garbage out.” ” If the data entered into the system is bad, any reports coming out of it will be bad. Simple. But what about “Garbage in, gospel out”? (I I first heard this from my father.)

Daily Buzz: A Big CMS Shift

Associations Now

WordPress is making some major changes to its content management system in the coming weeks. Are you ready? Also: The success of branded Facebook Groups is helping ease the pain for marketers.

Your Members Feel Very Alone

Smooth The Path

According to the US Census Bureau, most businesses are relatively small. 99.7% of companies in the US have 500 or fewer employees. Even in organizations with 500 staff, most professional positions are held by people who are the only ones who do what they do at that organization.

How to Shape Your Personal Brand

Association Adviser

What are brands? Brands are perceptions. When people choose a brand over another, their choice is not random, but has developed over time. People choose brands because they have established perceptions and expectations of the benefits they will get from using that product or service.

How to Refresh Your Association’s Volunteer Program for 2019

MembersClicks

With 2019 around the corner, have you considered doing a little housekeeping with some of your association’s initiatives? Today we decided to highlight a program that is the lifeline for any association: your volunteer program!