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Why failure is more valuable than success

Association Success

The most challenging moments in life have some things in common. They are the moments we disappoint our peers or loved ones, don’t meet expectations, or fail to accomplish a goal. The fear of failure is deeply embedded in our culture, from the education system to the way many companies work.

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Online Communities in 2020: 28 Key Facts + Statistics to Know

Higher Logic

Every year, The Community Roundtable releases the State of Community Management Report. It’s always filled with insightful analysis on how online communities, both internal and external, are making a difference. This year is no different.

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Want Your Audience to Learn? Encourage Them to Get Straight Fs

Blue Sky eLearn

“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”. Denis Waitley, The Psychology of Motivation .

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How to Recover, Relaunch, and Rebound Your Association

Moery Company

We’ve adjusted, adapted, and pivoted. Now it’s time to recover, relaunch, and rebound. Here’s some tips on how to do just that in the areas of communications, virtual events, and sponsorships. Communications. First, some observations on what we’re seeing here at The Moery Company.

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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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.5.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… What a week. This tweet summed it up for me. It feels somewhat like that week in March when the impact of COVID-19 hit us all. It’s been hard to focus.

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Postponing Member-Centric Engagement Webinar

Spark Consulting

Out of respect for the ongoing uprisings protesting the murder of George Floyd and longstanding, unaddressed racism and racial discrimination in American society, I’ve requested that Association Insights postpone our scheduled Wednesday, June 3 webinar, Leading Engagement from the Outside In, to a later date.

How to Pitch Existing Partners a Webinar Sponsorship

Moery Company

The other day, a good friend asked me, “Hey, we’re struggling a bit when it comes to converting existing sponsors – ones that we’re having great engagement with – into webinar sponsorships. They’re hesitant about the idea.” ” Here’s the advice that I gave them.

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Your Association?s Role in Students? Lives During the COVID-19 Summer and Gap Year

WBT Systems

Your Association’s Role in Students’ Lives During the COVID-19 Summer and Gap Year. Read more about Your Association’s Role in Students’ Lives During the COVID-19 Summer and Gap Year

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Changing Your Website Theme: Tips from a Home Beer and Wine-Making Organization

Wild Apricot

If you're thinking about redesigning your site by switching your Wild Apricot website theme, this blog covers some best practices that have been shared with us by our guest blogger, Karen Wall, Webmaster of Wines and Steins

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.

Extend the Attendee Experience Beyond Your Virtual Conference

Membersuite

At in-person and virtual conferences, attendees listen to speakers, take in new information, get excited about new ideas, and jot down next steps. Keep the momentum going and help attendees apply what they learned with these post-event activities

What the Pandemic Taught Me About Business ? Association Hustle Podcast Episode 235

Moery Company

JP Moery learned a lot about business over the past couple of months. Listen to this week’s episode to hear about the five lessons that he learned while leading his company and team through a pandemic. Hello and welcome to JP Moery’s Association Hustle Podcast.

Hello — is it this association you’re looking for?

Association Success

It feels as though the world is changing every single day, and with a global pandemic, that process has only accelerated. But one of the best ways to manage this change is through enforcing and developing our key relationships. .

What is CAE Certification for Association Professionals?

GrowthZone

The Certified Association Executive (CAE) Program was established in 1960 by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) to promote the highest standards of association management.

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!

[Guest Post] Content Curation: Your Secret Weapon in the Fight Against Information Overload

MembersClicks

The following blog post was written by Elizabeth Weaver Engel, MA, CAE, Chief Strategist at Spark Consulting and Hilary Marsh, Chief Strategist at Content Company. We are all overwhelmed by information these days.

Post Pandemic Membership Surge – Association Field Report (June 5, 2020)

Moery Company

Your association could experience a new member surge over the next three months. You probably think I’m crazy for saying that. However, I’ve seen it happening over the last several weeks. I’ll give you an example.

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10 Ways to Provide Value to Your Virtual Event Sponsors and Exhibitors

Association Adviser

Even as cities across the country begin a phased reopening of businesses following a months-long shutdown, large-scale events and conferences are being approached with caution.

Where Do We Go From Here? How COVID-19 Hit One Small Company and How They Are Hitting Back

AssociationChat

The year 2020 has been dedicated to change. Through COVID-19, economic crisis, and a growing population of US citizens demanding meaningful societal change, there is nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. . If you are in business, you are undoubtedly seeing some kind of impact.

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.

2 Types of Membership Reports to Watch for Growth Trends

MembersClicks

Reporting is one of the most valuable tools you have in your toolbox. With reports, you can gain the insights needed to better your organization — and who doesn’t want that?! But are you fully leveraging the power of reporting?

Meet our SURGE Connect keynote interviewees

Association Success

We are so excited our SURGE Connect virtual conference is almost here! .

Empathetic Marketing: Cultivating Creativity and Connection

Association Adviser

It doesn’t matter if you are an individual or a company, we’re all in the same boat trying to make sense of some very new territory because of challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Black Lives Matter

AssociationChat

Support Black Lives Matter: [link]. What a strange and extraordinary time to be alive in the United States. We are living in a land full of people who have reached a breaking point.

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.

How to provide the personalized experience your members expect

Nimble AMS

Your members’ last great online experience is their new expectation. Is your association keeping up? Here’s how to catch up with member expectations – no Amazon-sized staff or budget required. Here’s something to think about: Your members’ last great online experience is their new expectation.

Website Evaluation Survey: 8 Questions to Ask Your Members

MembersClicks

Your website is the hub of online member engagement. It’s where your members go to access content, view and register for upcoming events (especially all the virtual ones we’re having nowadays), interact with other members.the list of benefits goes on and on.

A Statement on Diversity

Moery Company

Since the heartbreaking events of the past several weeks, I have become more self-aware of my role in the lives of Black people in this country. Although I will never fully understand the problems of this community due to my privilege as a white man, I must do better to educate myself and act now.

Silver lining: Lessons learned from social distancing

Ungrated

All of us have been forced to adapt as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve canceled nonessential meetings and events to limit large gatherings of people, moved our operations online , and adjusted our daily routines and interactions with others now that we’re observing social distancing.

You Have Permission to Try New Things? Even Wacky, Silly Things

Smooth The Path

If your pool noodle knocks someone else’s pool noodles, it means you are closer than 6 feet. You may have seen the article about a German cafe that passed out pool noodle hats to help customers keep their distance. Pool noodle hats are a clever (and silly) solution to a real-world problem.

Can Competitors be Collaborators?

AssociationChat

Why we need to work together now more than ever. In a Forbes article titled, “Why Collaborating With Your Competition Can Be A Great Idea,” the author shared research indicating that “coopetition” could be a financial win for the organizations that opt to go that direction.

Promote and Profit Off Your Virtual Events with Retargeting

Multiview

As the novelty of virtual and hybrid events wears off, one thing that will also mature is the monetization models… The post Promote and Profit Off Your Virtual Events with Retargeting appeared first on MultiView.

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You’ve Decided to Take Your Event Virtual, Now What?

Achurch

Virtual Event Platform Considerations. For the foreseeable future organizations will be providing virtual and/or hybrid events. Moving from an in-person to a virtual event requires more than just throwing together a few Zoom recordings or sessions.

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