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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.

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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.

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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.

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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Imagine w hat would happen to your organization if your outdated association management software (AMS) suddenly imploded.

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How to Fix the 10 Biggest Mistakes in Gamification

Speaker: Stephen Baer - Chief Creative Officer, ELB Learning

Whether you are looking to improve the content you have already created or are interested in trying new gamification strategies, Stephen Baer, Chief Creative Officer at The Game Agency, will share the secret sauce to make your training interactive, effective, and FUN. You won’t want to miss how to make your training stick!

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How to Build a Membership Portal in 3 Easy Steps


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

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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. These tools show

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


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.

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Can Culture Assessment Results Be Skewed?


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.

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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.

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Revitalizing Dry Content: A Lesson in Engagement

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

This webinar with Tim Buteyn will teach you strategies for motivating learners even when training them on "boring" topics, methods to capture learner attention and bring your courses to life, and techniques that convert a course from dry and lifeless to relevant and engaging.

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Playing Around with AI: ChatGPT and Text to Image


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.

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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?

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What AI REALLY means for associations


Paul Roetzer is the author of Marketing Artificial Intelligence: AI, Marketing, and the Future of Business and founder of the Marketing AI Institute.

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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.

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LIVE DEMO: Using PowerPoint to Create Compelling Presentations for Virtual Training

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director at BrightCarbon

In this webinar you will get a live demo on how to create unique, dynamic, and engaging powerpoints.

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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).

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


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. Read more

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Even 100-Year-Old Organizations Can Embrace Innovation


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.

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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.

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Brain Fog HQ: Memory Enhancement Techniques for Professional Development

Speaker: Chester Santos – Author, International Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach, Corporate Trainer, Memory Expert, U.S. Memory Champion

In this entertaining and interactive presentation, Chester Santos, "The International Man of Memory," will assist you in developing life-changing skills that will greatly enhance your professional development and lifelong learning.

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Are Scholarships the Key to Gaining Younger Membership?


Have you thought about creating a scholarship to bring younger members into your trade association?

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Lawsuit claims "negligence" in massive Miami Gardens condo fire


Living in a Florida condo seems like a risky idea these days, with another major disaster happening to Miami Condos. A fire has broken out and left around 200 people without homes. Are the managers to blame? Read more to find out. Read More

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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. Guide

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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.

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How to Apply the Concepts of Neuroscience to Create a Thriving Learning Culture

Speaker: Margie Meacham, Founder and Chief Freedom Officer at LearningToGo

In this webinar, Margie Meacham, CEO of Learningtogo and a neuroscience expert, will show you how to create a training program that promotes psychological safety and uses neuroscience to create a workplace culture where people flourish, connect, and perform at their best.

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Action must follow the decision

Effective Database

Action must follow the decision When I work with my clients on their projects (whether system selection, system implementation, or other data management projects), I emphasize to them how important decision-making is. We can't move if we don't make choices, and if we don't move, we can't make progress/improve things. But the key to any … Action must follow the decision Read More » Wes's Wednesday Wisdom

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Homeowners call for HOA reforms in Carolinas; Colorado has a model to acheive it


After North Carolina’s Planned Community Act was signed into law in 1998, HOA’s have barely seen a difference. Can we look to Colorado HOA’s as a model to organize and advocate to protect homeowners? Find out by reading this article. Read More

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Association Brain Food: 3.3.23

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Self-assessment tools/programs. Self-assessments reveal where you need to improve your skills and what you need to learn.

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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.

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Selling With Video – Your Guide to the Benefits of Video-Based Training

Speaker: Don Schmidt - WW Sales Enablement Director, Inside Sales MongoDB

The power of video is working for a growing roster of organizations, whether working with a live mentor or scaling programs with artificial intelligence. Take advantage of this exclusive webinar to learn how to use video coaching to your advantage!

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What Other Ways Can I Connect My Audience Virtually?


In our previous blog " Why Online Communities are Necessary in 2023 and Beyond ", we discussed why online communities are key to getting your members engaged and connected with each other virtually, but what other types of systems or channels can you use to keep members connected with your association from anywhere?

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Neighbors cried foul when Mooresville HOA sought to remove beloved ducks from pond


After a resident spent 18 years tending to the wild ducks in the neighborhood pond, the HOA voted to relocate them due to property damage risks. However, these ducks left an imprint on all the residents, resulting in them fighting for the ducks to stay. How would you react? Read more

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Our Member’s Decisions to Engage are Evolving

Aaron Wolowiec

If it seems more difficult to engage members these days - you are right. But don’t worry because Amanda Kaiser has got a whole passel of solutions for you