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Conference Innovation While Traveling at Warp Speed

Velvet Chainsaw

Navigating change during a crisis is not for the faint of heart. During my career leading association event teams, I regularly recalibrated and redefined team member roles in order to drive innovation and improve our meeting experiences.

Why you should tell your friends how much you make

Association Success

Picture this: Emily has been working at an organization for over 10 years. She’s well educated, a hard worker and has gone above and beyond for the organization. Throughout her career, Emily has received a raise or two and has been promoted to a position she loves.

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Learn about our hyper-personalized member newsletter

HighRoad Solution

As an association marketer, you likely have an e-newsletter that you send out to your members on a regular basis. This newsletter contains valuable information about upcoming events, opportunities for personal and professional development, and news in your industry.

The Next Big Sponsorship Deliverable

Moery Company

It seems like a lifetime ago that meetings were live and in-person and sponsorship opportunities were also in-person.

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Don't Pick Your Next LMS Until You Read This Guide!

With so many factors and people to consider, how do you make sure you pick the right LMS? It’s simple: This guide covers the crucial considerations with actionable advice and professional insights so you know you’ve picked the perfect eLearning solution.

37 Free Nonprofit Webinars for August 2020

Wild Apricot

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in August 2020 that the Internet has to offer

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How to Create a “Young Professionals Toolkit” at Your Association (And Why)

MembersClicks

As you know, different generations have different wants, needs, and preferences.

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The Current Role of Leadership

Moery Company

One of the realities about the current role of leadership – and times when we’re not dealing with a crisis such as a pandemic – is getting your team to buy-in to your values and mission. Whether you are an association leader, running your own business, or you’re running a household.

How to Build an Effective Volunteer Management Plan in Six Steps

Wild Apricot

Regardless of how many volunteers you have or what kind of work your organization does, here's why it's crucial to have a volunteer management plan, as well as how to create one

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7 Essentials for Creating Virtual Conference Magic

Membersuite

Offer a different kind of virtual event experience—one that has the elements that attendees expect and delivers the intangibles that turn events into memorable experiences. Apply these 7 essentials to create long-lasting virtual conference magic

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.

[2020 Report] What’s Working (And What’s Not) on Instagram

MembersClicks

Is your association or chamber of commerce active on Instagram? It’s quickly becoming one of the most popular social media sites out there. (In In fact, the site currently has more than one billion monthly active users!).

How do I find my next role? – Ask JP #028

Moery Company

Here’s a question that I’m getting quite a bit, “Hey, I’m looking for my next role. I may need a new position. I’ve been transitioned out of my organization. What do I do about it?”

20 Foundation Websites to Get You Inspired

Wild Apricot

Looking to create or refresh your foundation's website? Here are 20 amazing examples and what you can learn from them

Why eliminating racism starts with institutions

Association Success

Is racism a result of prejudice, or is prejudice a result of racism? When asked to consider the question, most people will likely say individuals are prejudiced and that prejudice leads to racism.

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.

Finding the right fit to manage member engagement: AMS vs MDP

Association Adviser

Understanding the capabilities of AMS vs. MDP platforms is a key piece in ensuring a successful implementation of your new member management platform. The post Finding the right fit to manage member engagement: AMS vs MDP appeared first on Association Adviser.

The New Association Hustle – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 242

Moery Company

It’s going to require incredible work ethic and hustle on everyone’s part to usher in the new era for associations. Here are JP’s thoughts on employee engagement, membership, sales, and meeting and their importance moving forward.

Making this season brighter with the Summer ‘20 release of Nimble AMS

Nimble AMS

Our customers’ summer will be a bit sunnier with our latest release. Here are the exciting new features Nimble AMS customers can expect. This summer will likely not go in the books as the most fun. But, it’s going to be brighter for our customers with the Summer ’20 release of Nimble AMS.

Back from furlough? Here’s how to navigate the workforce

Association Success

Whether working from a newly configured home office or returning to a now socially distant one, navigating the workforce for an employee returning from furlough is sure to feel different. The most important thing for employers and employees to remember when people start to come back: Be flexible.

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!

8 Ways Associations Can Attract and Engage Younger Members

Association Adviser

Younger members expect more immediate value from their memberships, and it’s more important than ever to encourage their participation and engagement. The post 8 Ways Associations Can Attract and Engage Younger Members appeared first on Association Adviser.

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The Value of Membership – Association Field Report (July 24, 2020)

Moery Company

Just got off a meeting with our advisory board and, I’ll tell you what, we’ve got the best advisory board in the association space! If you don’t believe me, look them up! Go to our website and you can see the rock stars that are on it. We covered a lot of ground today.

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How to Add Value Through Your Membership Directory

MembersClicks

Being placed in your organization’s online membership directory is an important benefit.

The Most Important 10 Minutes of the Day

Association Success

I’m not one for being early. With the pandemic came working from home, and I embraced the change. All I need is a computer and internet, and I can work. The fact that I can literally get out of bed 5 minutes before work and still arrive 2 minutes early is my kind of jam.

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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.

The Essential Pillars of Associations & ASAE’s New Congressional Letter

AssociationChat

[from ASAE ] . We are excited to announce a new ASAE messaging piece to support our members and the nonprofit association community: The Essential Pillars and Purpose of American Associations.

Open and shut: How communities should proceed when reopening amenities

Ungrated

Reopening amenities and common areas during the COVID-19 pandemic is a complicated decision for community association leaders. Liability and additional expenses are a huge concern, and balancing what residents want and what the law allows can present challenges.

Events in Crisis? 6 Key Recommendations on What to Do Now & What to Do Next 

Blue Sky eLearn

Events in Crisis? 6 Key Recommendations on What to Do Now & What to Do Next . Recently, our partner, Naylor Association Solutions, released a white paper, Events in Crisis? 6 Key Recommendations on What to Do Now & What to Do Next.

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4 Virtual Event Attendee Engagement Ideas

ePly

As event planners start tackling their first all-virtual event, one crossroad they tend to come to is.how do I harness the energy of an in-person event, and recreate that in an online environment?

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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.

Virtual Meetings are an Opportunity for Change

Achurch

The pivot to virtual meetings is not a 1:1 exchange. It is something different than the “ way we have always done it.” If you were thinking of replacing some part of or make changes to your old meeting, now is an opportune time to make that transition.

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Back from furlough? Here’s how to navigate the workforce

Association Success

Whether working from a newly configured home office or returning to a now socially distant one, navigating the workforce for an employee returning from furlough is sure to feel different. The most important thing for employers and employees to remember when people start to come back: Be flexible. This is an unprecedented time for many people,” said Amber Clayton, the Society for Human Resource Management ‘s Knowledge Center director. “If

5 secrets to increasing member retention for your association

Aptify

When it comes to member retention, much has changed in recent years — member expectations, communication methods, revenue streams, just to name a few. Still, one thing has stayed the sam e: Member retention is key to an association ’s survival. . But what exactly do members want?