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Could Your Board Benefit From Spring Training?

Associations Now

While you may think spring training is only relevant for professional baseball players, it’s a good training tool for boards too. One leadership and communication expert shares how spring training, or consistent training, makes for more effective boards and stronger associations. It’s officially spring training season for Major League Baseball. But this type of training isn’t just for professional athletes.

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How to Generate Non-Dues Revenue from Sponsorships

Higher Logic

The post How to Generate Non-Dues Revenue from Sponsorships appeared first on Higher Logic. Associations that diversify their revenue streams beyond member dues are much better positioned to keep a robust staff and explore new programs. Generating non-dues revenue (NDR) from email and community sponsorship can be a game-changer. The post How to Generate Non-Dues Revenue from Sponsorships appeared first on Higher Logic.

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User-Generated Content for Associations: Part I

Association Adviser

Welcome to UGC 101! The first of this two-part series will dive into what user-generated content is and how to begin mining for that content. Then, Part 2 will show you how to build your community as a foundation for mining the best UGC. The pandemic changed the way we approach just about everything in […] The post User-Generated Content for Associations: Part I appeared first on Association Adviser.

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Why continuous software updates mean ROI for your association

Nimble AMS

Imagine w hat would happen to your organization if your outdated association management software (AMS) suddenly imploded. M embers couldn’t pay their dues , n ew members couldn’t join , and no one could participate in your online community. Your association would see a decline in member engagement , retention , and recruitment. U ltimately, yo ur organization would experience a sharp decline in ROI.

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Increase Member Value with Modern Training Experiences

Unlock the potential of your membership association by prioritizing modern member training experiences. In this white paper, we discuss the infrastructure behind an excellent learner experience for members, and how a modern upgrade can turn into major retention gains down the road. You’ll gain insights from real-life examples and identify and address common UX blind spots that may be undermining your current training initiatives.

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How to Build a Membership Portal in 3 Easy Steps

Raklet

Membership portals are great platforms to provide a unique place for your members and keep your engagement rates high. You. The post How to Build a Membership Portal in 3 Easy Steps appeared first on Raklet - All-in-one platform to grow your audience.

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Self-Assessment Tools & Programs for Your Association’s Members & Customers

WBT Systems

Many of us progress through our careers with little official guidance. Unless you’re working with a coach, your next steps in professional development aren’t always clear. Enter self-assessments.

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Ask Better Questions

Spark Consulting

I recently had the opportunity to participate in Association Charrette , a project of Vista Cova, facilitated by Lowell Apelbaum. Most commonly used in design focused industries (architecture, urban planning, landscaping), charrettes “…serve as a way of quickly generating a design solution while integrating the aptitudes and interests of a diverse group of people.

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Why Your Strategy Needs a Story

Associations Now

Communicating your association’s reason for being is essential for leaders. A simple rubric can help distill your complex activities into a powerful narrative. Associations are often told that they need to “tell a story” around their mission, and the news these days is full of examples of how complicated that can be. The machines aren’t getting storytelling right: Microsoft launched an AI chatbot that quickly gained a reputation for being “ weird and creepy.

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ChatGPT Isn’t Ready for Prime Time, But an Upskilled Team Will Be

.orgSource

The introduction of ChatGPT from Open AI makes for jittery breakroom conversation. An AI whose vocabulary is limited to customer service platitudes doesn’t seem so threatening. But when the chatbot can write an essay, that’s another story. Back in 2017, McKenzie reported that: “By 2030, 75 million to 375 million workers (3 to 14 percent of the global workforce) will need to switch occupational categories.

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Here’s a Powerful Marketing Tool Designed for Associations

Show the Benefits of Membership to Your Toughest Prospects. Download this FREE infographic from GrowthZone AMS, Why Join an Association, and start using it as your go-to recruitment and retention marketing tool. Post it on your website. Use it in sales presentations. Or use it as inspiration to create your own version. Infographics have power. They're a quick read.

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Can Culture Assessment Results Be Skewed?

PROPEL

Culture assessments measure one moment in time, so there will always be external factors that can push the scores in one direction or another, but for the most part these variations will be at the edges. Once you run a culture assessment and look at your results, you may be hit with a lingering feeling of doubt—is this really an accurate picture of my culture?

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Playing Around with AI: ChatGPT and Text to Image

GrowthZone

Have you tried ChatGPT or Canva ’s Text to Image feature yet? We posed this assignment to both platforms: Write a funny blog article about how association executives can use ChatGPT to write blog articles. This article includes an example of one of the images created with Canva’s Text to Image. Here’s the unedited blog article ChatGPT wrote: Hello, association executives!

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Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Expand Charitable Deduction

Associations Now

The Charitable Act would expand and extend the expired non-itemized deduction for charitable giving and ensure that Americans who donate to charities and other nonprofits can deduct that donation from their federal taxes at a higher level than the previous $300 deduction. This week, Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced bipartisan legislation to expand and extend the expired non-itemized deduction for charitable giving.

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The New Question You Want To Be Asking Yourself

Elevating Engagement

There is a question that we’ve been asking ourselves for decades now. What do our members need? What do they need when they are new members? What do young professionals need? What do members and attendees need at each career milestone or organizational milestone? What do they need now that that critical regulation has changed? You get the picture. Sometimes we even ask them, “what do you need?

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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What AI REALLY means for associations

PROPEL

Paul Roetzer is the author of Marketing Artificial Intelligence: AI, Marketing, and the Future of Business and founder of the Marketing AI Institute. In this fascinating conversation, we discuss his years of researching and predicting the impact of AI, his thought on “Responsible AI Principles” and what it all means for associations. Listen below, and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

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7 Things You Need to Know about Emotional Support Animals in 2023

Association Alert

What you can’t do: Breed, size, and weight limitations may not be applied to an assistance animal. Pet conditions and restrictions such as pet deposits cannot be applied to assistance animals. You may not ask an applicant or tenant to: Provide access to medical records or medical providers or Provide detailed or extensive information or documentation of a person’s physical or mental impairments.

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Use Your Member-Referral Program to Drive Recruitment and Engagement

Associations Now

Member-referral programs can help associations expand their communities. One membership expert shares some strategies for developing a referral program that benefits new and current members. Members can be your best asset for recruiting other members. Knowing firsthand what your association offers, they can talk up the benefits of membership to their colleagues.

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Skyrocketing Costs Squeeze Event Budgets

Velvet Chainsaw

Credit: iStock Event organizers are feeling the pinch as industry suppliers, venues and transportation companies rebound from the pandemic. Travel costs are rising due to strong demand (led by the leisure sector). Following are considerations gathered from industry media, meetings market surveys and anecdotal reports from Velvet Chainsaw Consulting clients.

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5 Habits of Growth-Oriented Associations

We’ve identified the five defining characteristics of future-focused associations. Adopting these traits allows your organization to chart a course for long-term growth and success. Find out: Why some organizations are more adept at navigating and overcoming challenges facing all associations. The success formula for thriving associations, including a behind-the-scenes peek at some flourishing organizations.

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Even 100-Year-Old Organizations Can Embrace Innovation

PROPEL

This is the third post in a new series of case studies that showcase several different ways in which we have worked with a client to solve a particular presenting culture issue. This organization was strong, but they had hit a point in their history where they were not responding quickly enough to opportunities in their industry as they emerged. They ran the WorkXO culture assessment.

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Association Successfully Recovers ALL Attorney’s Fees From Unit Owners Who Refused to Pay Attorney Fees

Association Alert

Recently, Attorney Naomie Kweyu Husch Blackwell LLP, scored a huge bench trial win in a southeastern Wisconsin circuit court on a foreclosure and money judgment action. Summary If you want the best chance of collecting outstanding assessments, late fees, interest and attorney fees, you need to be organized, have a collection policy and follow your documents.

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Good Reads You Might Have Missed: Working With Meeting Vendors

Associations Now

Associations’ relationships with meeting vendors have shifted in recent years. Check out a few highlights from the back catalog. Whether they’re exhibiting their products and services on the tradeshow floor, lending a helping hand in executing the event, or sponsoring what’s happening on stage, vendors play a key part in the event ecosystem. The problem is, that ecosystem has been a little challenging of late, in part because of the shift to virtual and then hybrid events, which has changed the

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Business Travel: The Most Common Mistakes to Avoid

The Journal by EXEC

Business travel can be an exciting and productive experience, but it can also come with its own set of challenges. Many things can go wrong during a corporate trip, from unexpected delays and language barriers to lost luggage and canceled flights.

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11 Tips to Drive Learning Content Consumption

Elevate your member education initiatives This eBook will explore: Why measure content consumption rather than (or in addition to) completion rates and member satisfaction? What are some proven tactics to create quality learner content and raise your content consumption rates? You’ll discover why measuring content consumption is pivotal for program success and explore effective tactics to boost overall engagement.

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Horry County leads state in number of HOA complaints filed, report shows

AMG

Imagine living in the county with the most HOA complaints in North Carolina, with 25% of all complaints statewide coming from your own area. That’s how residents of Horry County feel. Is your county in the top 3 most complaints filed? Find out by reading this article.

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Are Scholarships the Key to Gaining Younger Membership?

Multiview

Have you thought about creating a scholarship to bring younger members into your trade association? Typically, people would naturally join a trade association to connect with others in the industry, but with social media filling this need today, the value in membership isn’t always obvious to younger generations.

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Fragrance Group Launches Robust Data-Gathering Effort

Associations Now

The Fragrance Creators Association’s Policy Insights Program centralizes industry data to better anticipate advocacy and member needs. A trade association has introduced a new program for data gathering that’s designed to improve strategic and advocacy decision-making. The Fragrance Creators Association launched its Policy Insights Program in late January as a way to centralize disparate information around regulations, legislation, consumer behavior, and supply-chain issues.

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Association Networking Tips to Forge New Connections

MemberClicks

Imagine you decided to join a professional association for the first time. You were ready to meet other professionals, learn and boost your career. Only there’s just one problem: As the weeks and months have gone by and you’ve attended association events or checked out their online program, you haven’t really interacted much with other members. Now, imagine that this is what your members are experiencing.

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Year-End Membership Calculations for Associations

Membership Calculations for Association Pros This user-friendly workbook (aka “cheat sheet”) provides simple, step-by-step instructions for calculating seven vital member statistics, including: Retention Rate Churn Member Acquisition Cost Average Membership Tenure And more! It’s a handy cheat sheet for association pros who want a quick reference guide.