Sat.Mar 11, 2017 - Fri.Mar 17, 2017

Improve Your Customer Retention Program with an Online Community

Higher Logic

Many people ask how online communities can bring in new customers. It’s important, but communities aren’t just about growing your customer base. Part of a community’s value comes from something else - retaining existing customers.

7 lucky reasons to attend Xperience 2017.

YourMembership Blog

A golden pot of educational and association industry-building opportunities await leaders and their staff in Orlando.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.17.17

Reid All About it

Wine comes in at the mouth. And love comes in at the eye; That’s all we shall know for truth. Before we grow old and die. I lift the glass to my mouth, I look at you, and I sigh. Happy St. Patrick’s Day. That lovely poem is A Drinking Song by W.B. Yeats, one of my favorite poets.

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xAPI Use Case Session Learning Solutions 2017

Web Courseworks Associations

Next week, Dr. Jon Aleckson of Web Courseworks will be speaking at the Learning Solutions 2017 conference in Orlando, FL.

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How to Increase Participation in Your Online Community Using Social Psychology

Higher Logic

I’m miserable at all types of computer coding, but I learned basic HTML at my first job out of college – not because I wanted to learn, but because all my colleagues knew HTML. They thought I should too and every day they’d remind me to try Codecademy for free lessons.

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How To Get More Online Donations With Content Marketing

NonProfit University Blog

It’s no secret that content is king when it comes to engaging and delighting donors and members alike. But did you know content can also be used to target donor intent keywords that increase revenues to your organization?

The Secret to Better Web Writing


It might not be what you expect. Last week I had the pleasure of teaching the Principles of Digital Writing to a group of content creators at a scientific society. And now you get to learn the secret I revealed to them.

How Meetup is Disrupting your Chapters & Events


According to Inc. , “Websites like Meetup have created an entire sub-industry for events. That’s right Inc. is saying the DIY events and Meetups are disrupting events industry. And that’s not all they are disrupting. Back in 2012, we first pointed to the WordPress Meetup in a post on The New Competition for Our Association Chapters

6 Effective Fundraising Ideas for Small Nonprofits (with examples!)

Wild Apricot Blog

This is a guest post by Adam Weinger, President of Double the Donation. A challenge I’ve come across with small nonprofits is finding a fundraising idea that will make a big impact, but will also be inexpensive. From my experience, there are six types

Millennial-Friendly Benefits Worth Considering

Associations Now

Not sure how to crack the code to attracting and retaining that millennial workforce you’re looking for? These three benefits might just be the way to go. Oftentimes, your job—or your first few jobs—may not come with the perfect salary.

Social Media Stress is Real


This post originally appeared on Mizz Information. Today, APA released the second part of their annual Stress in America™ report , which focuses on something that’s super real for me and, according to the report, 86% of US adults: social media stress.

Using Digital Credentials to Close the Skills Gap: Webinar

WBT Systems

Today’s workforce is caught in a relentless skills gap that grows wider each year. Employers are desperate to find qualified talent among candidates who lack sufficient technical know-how and business competence to drive organizations forward.

How to Create a Nonprofit Facebook Page and Get Followers

Wild Apricot Blog

If your nonprofit doesn’t have a Facebook Page yet, I’ll show you the five basic steps to getting set up and gaining your first followers. The whole process should take less than one hour. followers Facebook

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Lessons From the Uber Crisis

Associations Now

A viral video has put the company’s CEO in hot water, but that’s not Uber’s only concern. Help is on the way, but help for troubled organizations is complicated. Some are born great leaders. Some achieve greatness.

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American Associations Day 2017


It’s no secret that we love associations, which is why we’re THRILLED there’s a day (two, in fact!) to celebrate them. That’s right, we’re talking about American Associations Day!

Use Sponsored Grants to Strengthen Your Membership and Events

Association Adviser

Kelly Clark, Naylor Association Solutions. You’ve probably heard of grants in the context of academia or community building: An organization offers a sum of money to any individual or group that promises to pursue a project, an idea or a program within certain parameters.

Learners and Your LMS: If you build it, will they come?

WBT Systems

Working with many associations over the years, we have listened to many organizations describe the reasons why their members do not use their existing Learning Management System (LMS) and why they are looking for a new learning solution to re-engage their learners.

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Digging Deeper Into Membership Renewal Trends

Associations Now

A new survey says that membership renewal can be one of an association’s biggest challenges. And a quick study of respondents’ renewal tactics can help membership pros fine-tune their renewal process. Membership renewal doesn’t always come easy.

From #Ideas17: How to Simplify Your Association’s Messaging


Messaging is something that all companies and organizations have to do, but something that only a small percentage do well. Many organizations disseminate complicated messages - or conflicting messages.

How to Produce Association Rock Stars for 100 Years and Beyond

Association Adviser

Wendy Kavanagh, Georgia Society of Association Executives. The Georgia Society of Association Executives is celebrating its 100 th anniversary this year. Landmark anniversaries like that deserve time to pause, reflect on the past, plan for the future and, of course, celebrate.

[Cool Infographic Friday] How Online Reviews Can Either Make or Break Your Business


Tip o’ the hat to Megan Arevalo for this good one ! By the way since were on the topic – Are you using an association management system or online community platform? Help your peers by adding a review of your technology for the former or the latter ! . photo credit).

Why One Association Is Letting Its Chapters Take Over Instagram

Associations Now

The American Society of Landscape Architects, which always has something interesting happening on social media during its World Landscape Architecture Month, is upping the ante next month by letting individual chapters run its Instagram page for a day.

Wild Apricot Ranked Number One for the Seventh Time

Wild Apricot Blog

Eleven years ago, Dmitry Buterin began to dream of a world where everyone involved in a membership organization could spend their time pursuing their purpose, instead of getting bogged down in administrative tasks.That’s when he decided to create software that could do all the tasks better suited for robots. popular best capterra

The Power of ‘No’

Association Adviser

Sarah Sain, Naylor Association Solutions. The customer is always right. Give the customer what they want. We’ve all heard those lines before. Well, the customer may always know what they want, but whether it is right may be up for some debate.

This Week’s Awesome Association PR and Communications Jobs – March 16


Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

How The New York Times Turned Unsolicited Donations Into a Successful Program

Associations Now

The Times used its readers’ interest in expanding access to good journalism to help buoy its ongoing educational programs. Its “sponsor a subscription” program has received enough funds to offer 1.3 million students free online subscriptions to the newspaper.

Trainer’s Notebook: Tips for Good Openings

Beth Kanter's Blog

I’ve just returned from a two-week trip to Guatemala hosted by Wake.

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Decoding the Dress Code

Association Adviser

What’s appropriate to wear to work is sometimes obvious, but sometimes not. Sheri Singer and Saima Hedrick decode the association workplace dress code so you won’t make a fashion faux pas at your office.

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AAAE Accelerates Event Attendance by 25% and Attributes $14,800 to Automated Campaign


Online shopping is one of my favorite hobbies. Yes, I consider shopping a hobby.) If your online shopping habits are anything like mine, you don’t always get to complete a purchase at the time you want to because something comes up and you get pulled away from your computer.

White House’s Draft Budget Plan Raises Alarm in Nonprofit World

Associations Now

The Trump administration’s draft budget plan deeply cuts funding for many agencies that nonprofits rely on. Independent Sector, the charitable community’s membership organization, is calling for a budget that maintains the partnership between government and the charitable sector.

Make More Time by Adopting Minimalism at Your Association

Smooth The Path

There’s a built-in human biological need to want more. Hundreds and thousands of years ago our ancestors kept our species alive by hunting and gathering. That yearning for more got them up and away from the warm campfire every morning to go out and fish, collect nuts, make clothing and find shelter.

An Inside Guide to Web Redesign

Association Adviser

Aaron D. Wolowiec, MSA, CAE, CMP, CTA, Event Garde. Q: Our current website is no longer meeting the needs of our internal and external audiences. While I’m now in the market for a web redesign, I don’t quite know where to begin. What pointers might you share with someone who’s a tech novice?

More Evidence of Media Bias

SCD Group

Last month (2/23), I shared a story about media bias and fake news. Now comes another story. this time in the USA Today edition within the Fort Myers News-Press. headlined College degrees elude charter students. [By

Google, American Library Association Team on Coding Initiative

Associations Now

ALA is working with the tech giant to make resources available to librarians in an effort to make exploring code as easy for kids as exploring a book at the library. Libraries have always been important places to learn, especially for kids—and they’ve never been exclusively about books.