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How to Find Out What Your Members Want from Your Association

Higher Logic

The post How to Find Out What Your Members Want from Your Association appeared first on Higher Logic. Successfully giving your members what they want isn’t about luck. It’s about paying attention over time, and sometimes coming right out and asking them what they want.

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How to Reevaluate the Member Experience in 2022


The pandemic affected industries and professionals differently, but most of your members probably experienced big changes at work and home.


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How associations are managing the hybrid workplace


This timely post from McKinsey was just published: The uptick in remote and hybrid work is causing organizations to rethink how they use their office space. More than 50 percent of respondents to our recent survey noted they are optimizing their real-estate portfolios or have already done so.

Learning By Doing

Spark Consulting

I recently had the opportunity to participate in the January 2022 Association Insights In Old Town (ASAE login required) virtual educational session, Better Engage Your Members and Attendees to Solve Association Problems , led by Better Meetings ‘s Lee Gimpel.

10 Common AMS Implementation Myths Debunked

Voicing the need for a new AMS may not win you any popularity contests. But if your business objectives aren’t being met, it’s time to broach the subject. Turn skeptics around with 10 hard-to-argue responses designed to showcase the value of a new system.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.14.22

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. CAE survey. Calling all CAEs! Please take five minutes to participate in the “Why I Sat for the CAE” survey.

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Now is the Time for Community

Higher Logic

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How to get started with artificial intelligence and predictive analytics for your association

Nimble AMS

Artificial intelligence and predictive analytics have a lot to offer associations. . Here are some tips on how to get started with them for your organization. We also have a 20 minute deep-dive webinar on the topic you can register for here.

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Knowing when to fold ’em

Mizz Information

I just want to say one thing off the bat: I am horrible at saying goodbye. So horrible, in fact, that I mostly just don’t do them–I ghost, I avoid, I say I’m not saying goodbye yet…then just let the clock tick down until the opportunity has passed.

How Do We Stay Healthy & Happy in this Profession?

Smooth The Path

A famous piece of advice for new moms is, “you can’t take care of someone else without taking care of yourself first,” which is untrue. It is possible (probable, in fact) to take care of someone else and sacrifice yourself in the process.

7 Signs It’s Time to Move to a New AMS

Do you need to break up with your AMS? Your association deserves a membership management platform that enhances staff efficiency, creates value, and delivers outcomes to drive membership success. Download this guide to uncover the 7 signs it’s time to move to a new AMS.

Expand the capabilities of your slim marketing team and budget

HighRoad Solution

Associations, non-profits, and societies tend to find themselves in the perfect storm of resource-deprivation and program decentralization. This equates to small marketing teams with lean operating budgets working as in-house agencies to a suite of program managers.

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The ROI of Smarter AMS: The Member Experience


A powerful AMS helps your organization streamline its internal processes so that your leadership and staff can focus on the member experience. Engaged members will renew their contracts and recruit colleagues who help your organization grow and support your mission.

Legal changes: New mandates for HOAs in California


Community associations in California must follow new mandates for election procedures, communication preferences, disbursement of funds, insurance requirements, and compliance with rental restrictions after several laws bringing changes to association operations became effective Jan.

Greatest Hits from 2021

Smooth The Path

Every year I look for the patterns in the most read posts because I’m curious about what topics, formats, or stories you like best. While I was pulling the metrics, I thought I’d share the recap of the most popular posts from last year with you. The Future of Associations Is Experiences.

8 Requirements Executives Should Look For in a New AMS

Selecting a new Association Management System (AMS) can be daunting, even for the most “seasoned” professionals. Learn what top association executives require when it comes to their most crucial investments.

Enable Your Team to Go Faster


In organizations, we tend to think that speed is primarily out of our control. There are only so many hours in a day and what usually slows us down is the time we spend waiting on OTHER people to turn things around for us.

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7 Emerging Trends Shaping the Future of Work, Careers and Professional Development

WBT Systems

“Making predictions is hard, not only because the future is hard to see, but also because the present is hard to grasp,” said Derek Thompson, staff writer at The Atlantic. Just when you think you have a handle on

Smart Sourcing Puts the World of IT Talent Within Reach


If you recently discovered that your IT bench is missing some important players, you are not alone. As increasing numbers of organizations move toward digital transformation or to strengthen data security, there is a shortage of talent to take them where they need to go.

Data Management Strategy

Effective Database

Data Management Strategy Do you know what your data management strategy is? If you have one written down, congratulations! If you don't, well I have news for you: that IS your data strategy. You have a data strategy, whether you know it or not. It's your choice as to whether it was created actively or passively. … Data Management Strategy Read More » Wes's Wednesday Wisdom

The Ins and Outs of Marketing Automation for Associations

What the heck is marketing automation? Grab this informative guide that explains what it is; why and where associations use it; and how it’s like email marketing on steroids. The guide also includes a new-member onboarding schedule that is helpful whether you already use marketing automation or not.

Association Professional Development as a Revenue Diversification Strategy

Ewald Consulting

The way associations are making money is changing. Here’s why you need to keep up with those changes… Traditionally, many associations rely on revenue from at least one major conference or event each year. And maybe that cut it in 2019, but post-pandemic? Not a chance.

What’s the Latest in Facebook Ads for 2022?

Beekeeper Group

Special New Year Offer: Free Membership Recruitment eBook

Membership Marketing

Here is an opportunity that I wanted to share with you. For the next five days, January 11 through the 15th, y ou can download a free copy of my eBook, Membership Recruitment: How to Grow Recurring Revenue, Reach New Markets, and Advance Your Mission.

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Gardian of the Month: Dilhara Muthukuda

Aaron Wolowiec

Dilhara Muthukuda is our Gardian of the Month. Find out her strategy for helping someone learn a difficult topic, how she thinks that mentorship aids in knowledge transfer and a resource she can't live without

The Four Culture Decisions that will Make or Break Your Return to the Workplace

Rethinking Work, Office, and Culture in the New Reality - How will you design the workplace for the needs of employees? How will you define what it means to collaborate or supervise? Find out here.

Association Professional Development as a Revenue Diversification Strategy

Ewald Consulting

The post Association Professional Development as a Revenue Diversification Strategy appeared first on Ewald Consulting. Ewald in Practice Member Value Professional Development