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Onboarding for Retention: How to Engage New Members for the Long-Term

Higher Logic

Onboarding new members is a critical step for associations, and often one that is missed or under-emphasized. That first year of membership has a big influence on whether that member will renew with you.

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Strategies to Increase Membership: Marketing vs Programming

HighRoad Solution

When you’re trying to increase your association membership figures, you have to ask yourself two big questions: how do you attract new members, and how do you hang onto the members you’ve already got? member engagement

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Do Volunteer Association Leaders Lead Balanced Lives?

Association Leaders

Being a volunteer association leader can be very rewarding both professionally and personally. At the same time, it can be one of the most challenging undertakings for a leader. Let’s face it – people who choose to lead are typically the busiest people we know. There is an old adage, “If you want to get something done, give it to someone that doesn’t have time to do it”. That adage seems to often hold true. It defies logic though doesn’t it?

What’s the Impact of M&A on Your Association?

Moery Company

Istock/Credit: natasaadzic. Currently, we see mergers and acquisitions on the rise in the industry. Companies are buying each other and, often large companies buy each other as well. What happens at the association?

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Build or Buy an LMS? How to Pick the Right Solution for Your Budget

BUDGET. When it comes to picking your next LMS that six-letter word is probably the most important part of the decision-making process. So, what are your options to get the best possible eLearning solution without breaking the bank? Build it or buy it. This guide from Lambda’s eLearning experts details absolutely everything you need to consider so you can pick the perfect eLearning solution for your organization and budget.

13 Meeting Minutes Templates to Help You Ace Your Nonprofit Board Meeting

Wild Apricot

Browse a comprehensive list of meeting minutes templates for maximum efficiency, accuracy and formatting

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Who’s in Charge of Talent Development at Your Association?

WBT Systems

Who’s in Charge of Talent Development at Your Association? Read more about Who’s in Charge of Talent Development at Your Association

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An “Association Hustle” Happy Hour – Join Us!

Moery Company

Join us for an Association Hustle Happy Hour on Thursday, June 6th from 4:30 to 6:30 at Fadó Irish Pub. We’ll raise a glass to the good work ahead and huddle up on how we can kick it up a notch with a little hustle. Also, If you’re attending ASAE’s MM&C Conference – Fadó is a short walk away.

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How to Get Started Using Website Themes, Layouts and Templates

Wild Apricot

Do you have a vision for how your website should look? Here's your guide to using website themes, master layouts, and page templates to make it a reality

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You Might Need an Association Management Company If.

MembersClicks

Perhaps you’ve heard the term “AMC” before, short for association management company. But what is an AMC? Well, according to the AMC Institute , an AMC is “a for-profit business that manages associations to help them grow and prosper.”. Sounds great , you might be thinking.

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

Xperience 2019 Registration Is Now Open!

YourMembership Blog

Ready for something innovative, insightful, and inspirational? We’ve got just the thing! Xperience 2019, the preeminent technology show for association, nonprofit, and K-12 school leaders! Created by Community Brands, the immersive digital experience is packed with new product announcements, user training, inspirational keynotes, research, education, a bustling expo hall, and valuable networking opportunities. Last year, The post Xperience 2019 Registration Is Now Open!

JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 191: How Can We Smooth it for Our Member Prospects?

Moery Company

We know associations want to grow – but all too often Host JP Moery sees big barriers to that growth. Our membership applications are overly complicated, and the dues levels are antiquated and difficult for the prospect to figure out.

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Easy Members Only Website: Wild Apricot #1 Ranked Membership Software

Wild Apricot

If you'd like an easy way to create a Members Only Website, use Wild Apricot. Wild Apricot is the #1 rated Membership Management Software, plus you can get a free 30-day trial

Additional Resources You Can Offer Your Members (At No Extra Cost to You!)

MembersClicks

Member resources directly equate to member value. The more resources you can provide, the more valuable a membership with your association or chamber of commerce will be. That said, what if we told you there was a way to offer your members MORE resources at no extra cost to you?

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Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

A Simple Tactic to Appeal to Prospective Young Members

GrowthZone

Tweet. In an article recently featured in Minnesota Meetings and Events magazine, GrowthZone explored benefits that attract young professional members.

Segmenting Your Market - A Case Study.

Association Success

Is your association paying attention to trends and changes in market behaviors? In Segmenting Your Market - Part 1 , we introduced the topic of how associations have more than just diverse members, but how industry suppliers or similar communities present a varied market to be examined.

6 Steps to Create a Donation Website for Your Nonprofit + 10 Great Examples

Wild Apricot

Here's an easy, step-by-step guide on how to create a donation website that will drastically boost your online donations — plus ten great examples to inspire you

Working with Volunteers: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

MembersClicks

If you’re like most associations and chambers of commerce, you likely rely on volunteers quite heavily. But the (never-ending) process of finding - and keeping - volunteers is certainly a challenge, which is why it’s crucial to put some serious thought into your volunteer management style.

How to Avoid Fundraising’s Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition

Speaker: Jay Wilkinson, CEO & Founder, Firespring

It doesn't take an industry professional to know that nonprofits highly depend on donations. The marketing emails, events, and website design are meant to attract new donors, when what we should be doing is trying to keep the donors we have. Teach a man donor acquisition and he'll get donations for the day--teach a man donor retention and he'll get donations for a lifetime. John Jay Wilkinson, CEO and founder of Firespring, and learn how to get donations for a lifetime. In this session, Jay will help us learn how to step off of the donor acquisition treadmill and rev up donor retention. Six out of ten donors give only once, but this doesn’t have to be your reality. Jay will help us understand how a 10% increase in donor retention will more than double the lifetime value of a donor and minimize our reliance on producing constant appeals for new donors.

Personalization: The Key to Increased Member Engagement

HighRoad Solution

Low member engagement is a major concern for every organization. member engagement

I Want the Right Pageviews

Eric Lanke

This week's blog post is partly inspired by this post on Seth Godin's blog. In it, he makes the case that the idea of "reach" is overrated. Why do you care if you can, for more money, reach more people? Why wouldn’t it make more sense to reach the right people instead? I agree entirely.

Should Event Planners Adapt to Healthy Eating Trends?

Associations Now

64 % The percentage of respondents who said their meetings were somewhat healthy, according to the Incentive Research Foundation’s 2019 Wellness in Meetings and Incentive Travel Study. Just 24 percent said their meetings were “mostly” healthy, and 5 percent said they were “very” healthy.

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Why Your Association Should Sell Native Sponsored Content in Your Media Programs

Association Adviser

Your business members look to your association as a way to network with peers and potential customers, and share ideas. But what can you do for them when their ideas have outgrown your website or newsletter ads? Offer native sponsored content.

AMC-Managed Organizations are More Stable than Standalone Organizations

Why do organizations managed by Association Management Companies outperform standalone organizations? This paper seeks to answer that question through the results of a study examining the rates of change in the length of chief staff executive tenure and changes in office locations of membership-based organizations between 2009 and 2015.

6 Marketing Ideas to Increase Membership

HighRoad Solution

Every association needs to try to attract new members, especially those associations that are experiencing membership decay as long-term members move towards retirement. But is it possible to grow your membership without a huge advertising spend or a massive recruitment push? member engagement

Engaging Young Professionals in Your Association

Association Success

How can you improve engagement in young professionals in your organization? Young professional members are the future of associations, so it is vital to keep them involved. As a young professional (YP) myself, I can tell you that what we want most from associations is a sense of community. This includes being able to make personal connections, use available programs and services to fill gaps in our professional development, and contribute to the association’s advancement.

Want to Be an Effective Leader? Get a Full Night’s Sleep

Associations Now

A series of recent studies highlights numerous ways that sleep deprivation negatively affects the ability of leaders to do their job properly. Take the hint!). Want to get a little better at leading your organization? A good night’s sleep might help.

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How to Help Your Members Justify Event Attendance

MembersClicks

The barrier between a member learning about your event and registering is often being able to justify the cost to their boss. This especially holds true for daytime, multi-day, or out-of-town events since your member will be spending time away from the office.

How often are you meeting with your AMS vendor?

Effective Database

I’ve written before about how your relationship with your vendor is much like a marriage. Can you imagine if you only talked to your significant other when there is a problem? Yet that’s exactly how most associations treat their relationship with their AMS vendor.

The Full Potential of the Changing Freelance Economy

Association Success

Do you know how you can leverage changing freelance economy trends? The American workforce or rather the workforce around the world is seeing trends of independent workers increasing in numbers , Millennials with strong entrepreneurial spirits wanting to take matters of financial stability into their own hands, increased virtualization of association offices, increased technology-enabled efficiencies and time savings, etc.

What Your Conference Needs to Embrace Now

Associations Now

Three conference practices that associations need to put into action now to ensure your attendees feel welcome, happy, and included. For my final blog post of 2018, I identified three conference elements I didn’t want to see stick around this year.

Leveraging Team Learning at Conferences

Velvet Chainsaw

Traditionally teams from organizations attend a conference with a divide-and-conquer game plan, as they split up and attend as many different sessions as they can.

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