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Living in Purpose on Purpose as a Young Association Professional

Association Adviser

Natasha Bethea, senior manager for membership at the Association for Psychological Science, talks about strategizing for your career, getting a mentor, and living a life in purpose on purpose. The post Living in Purpose on Purpose as a Young Association Professional appeared first on Association Adviser. Features From the Corner Office Membership Association for Psychological Science Natasha Bethea young professionals


8 Practical Ways to Boost Engagement with Mobile Event Apps

Higher Logic

Here’s a fun forecast: The number of mobile users worldwide is expected to reach 7.26 billion in 2020. With (nearly) the entire human population walking around with a mobile device in their pocket, it should come as no surprise that people expect a certain level of connectivity in their experiences.

Design Membership to Take Students From College to Career

Associations Now

A new crop of graduates is about to enter the workforce, and associations can help ease their transitions from students to professionals. Here are three ways associations can support young people just starting out in their field.

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Members Hire Constant Transformation

Potomac Core

Late Breaking News. Members Hire Constant Transformation. As Artificial Intelligence , the cloud, and virtual reality take hold , Industries will invest resources in Associations that are equally transformation focused.

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The Big Red “M” Announces New Client Partners

Moery Company

The Moery Company is pleased to announce new partnerships with several organizations representing a wide variety of industries – the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute , the Surety & Fidelity Association of America , and the American Bus Association. “We

Blockchain for Associations

Spark Consulting

In the spring of 2018, I had the opportunity to attend one of my favorite conferences in the association year: digitalNOW. At that event, among all the cutting-edge content, I heard one word over and over: blockchain.

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Risk and Reward

Eric Lanke

I think I've written on this blog before about the Technology Roadmap that my association maintains for the industry we represent.

Why Does Membership Have to Be So Complicated?

Moery Company

We know associations want to grow – but all too often I see 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.

The Importance of Cultural Artifacts

Jamie Notter

This week I spoke to leaders from a group of contractors, suppliers, and manufacturers about both culture and employee engagement. In the afternoon session, I was part of a panel that went for two hours (!), so it allowed for some interesting and more in-depth conversations.

39 Free Nonprofit Webinars for May 2019

Wild Apricot

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in May 2019 that the internet has to offer


What IS Blockchain?

Spark Consulting

At it’s most basic level, blockchain is a ledger-style database. “Wait a second!” ” you might say. “There are PLENTY of database options out there. Why do we need ANOTHER one?”

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JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 187: Get to the Point, with Jordan Weiss

Moery Company

What drives Host JP Moery crazy is when “communications” just don’t get to the point, whether it’s a blog, e-newsletter, an email, and particularly during a podcast.

The Industry Group That’s Fighting Counterfeit Printer Ink

Associations Now

For decades, the Imaging Supplies Coalition has targeted the growing sale and manufacture of counterfeit printer accessories—particularly ink. It’s an issue the White House is starting to focus on.

The 1-Minute Guide to Getting a Website Security Certificate – For Free

Wild Apricot

Your custom domain could be missing out on website traffic and member registrations if you haven't secured it with an SSL certificate. This guide shows you why and how to get one

What is a Social Business Model? 8 Companies Doing it Right

Higher Logic

Once upon a time, during the initial rise of social media platforms and online communities , people were aflutter about what these new developments would mean for their business.

Marketing 101: The Importance of Storytelling

Moery Company

Why Human Resources and Analytics Make a Great Team

Associations Now

HR was often forgotten about in analytics conversations just a few years ago, but evidence seems to be growing that it may be the department that benefits most from data analytics.

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5 Books to Inspire Leadership and Innovation


In the spirit of today being World Book Day, we have compiled a list of some of our staff’s top book recommendations for e-learning leaders. These books fulfill different needs in our lives, whether it is to inspire or inform.

Looking into the Future of Event Tech

Velvet Chainsaw

Your guidepost for event-technology decisions should be to put your customer’s experience before your staff efficiency. As the event-tech space continues to evolve with a number of mergers and acquisitions, I see four changes coming for larger annual conferences. #1.

Moery Industry Partners

Moery Company

Many businesses utilize partnerships with trade associations as a way to build relationships with end users and position their company as an ally to the industry.

What Associations Can Learn From the Starbucks Rewards Backlash

Associations Now

The coffee giant promises more flexibility in its revamped rewards program, but consumers are smart enough to realize when a deal isn’t as good as it used to be. When it comes to rewards programs, you have to give your audience some credit—or prepare for a major backlash.

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10 Tips for Politely Invoicing Association Members


Tweet. In a recent blog post about how to get invoices paid faster, Turbine outlined 10 tips for getting paid on time. Be polite. Small phrases like ‘please pay your invoice within…’ and ‘thank you for your business’ can make a big difference.

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Young Professionals: What Are You Waiting For?

Association Adviser

So you want to get that next promotion, a higher salary, or find a new job, huh? I have one question: What are you waiting for? The post Young Professionals: What Are You Waiting For? appeared first on Association Adviser. Features From the Front Lines association careers young professionals


The ABC to Becoming a Healthier Human in Your Association

Association Success

How can you be healthier in your association? As busy association executives at every level of your organization, you are required to address multiple demands at the same time. You experience change, and that change can cause chaos. I practice and teach applied mindfulness, which has changed my life. It has given me the ability to stay calm in moments of chaos, and it helps me easefully sort through priorities and make focused decisions.

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Turn Your Harshest Critics Into Your Biggest Supporters

Associations Now

While associations may want to hide from negative feedback related to their events, confronting it and responding creatively can turn dissatisfied attendees into die-hard conference supporters. I’ve blogged a few times about how associations can best respond to negative attendee feedback.

10 Ways E-Billing Increases Efficiency and Lowers Costs


Tweet How much time (and money!) does your association staff still spend on tedious billing, payment processing, and manual accounting tasks? Electronic billing enables staff to streamline their day-to-day tasks, increasing efficiency. ADVANTAGES OF ELECTRONIC BILLING.

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Successful Launch: How to Be Indispensable to Your Association

Association Adviser

You might not know exactly how your professional career will play out, but these strategies for mastering professional relationships and advocating for yourself will guide you. The post Successful Launch: How to Be Indispensable to Your Association appeared first on Association Adviser. Careers Features From the Front Lines ask for a raise professional relationships young professionals

Culture Club

Association Success

Can you be a culture influencer? It might be defined; it might not. Either case, it’s still there—your company’s culture. More than foosball tables, vending machines and flex schedules, organizational culture hits to the personality of a company. It defines the environment in which employees work, including—but going beyond—company mission, values, ethics, expectations and goals.

Daily Buzz: Tips for Collaborating on Events

Associations Now

Hosting a joint meeting with another organization can come with big benefits—as long as you’re on the same page. Also: the metrics that planners should be tracking.

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CAE CREDIT: Live Webinar “Make Your Members Famous”


Tweet. CAE Credit: Join us for the informative and live webina r with author and international speaker, Kyle Sexton, “Make Your Members Famous (Think Like an Editor, Act Like a Journalist).”

Want to Engage Young Professional Members? Invite Them In

Association Adviser

Without young professionals, associations risk declining membership & revenue, and future instability. Wondering what to do about this? Create engagement. The post Want to Engage Young Professional Members? Invite Them In appeared first on Association Adviser. Features Membership

Associations Model Good Behaviors

Smooth The Path

Some associations are in a position to set a good example for members. We can set the tone of the culture for our industry or profession. We can model excellent customer service. We can show a keen interest in the future, a desire to make things better, and a forward-thinking attitude.

Daily Buzz: Event Tech and the Future of Annual Meetings

Associations Now

If current meeting technology trends are any indication, big changes are headed for annual conferences. Also: how mindfulness can make you a better leader. As event technology continues to evolve, so will the way annual conferences function.

Explaining a "Whoops" to Your Members: 4 Tips


Mistakes: We all make them. Maybe you got the date wrong in one of your emails. Or you sent an email to the wrong list. Or your website went down for a couple of minutes, cutting off access to members-only content. They’re those moments that make you think (and possibly even say), shoot !

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