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Is a Conference Ombuds Program Right for Your Association?

Associations Now

Attendee safety is a top priority for associations, which is why some are hiring conference ombuds to serve as a confidential and neutral resource for participants who want to share concerns. Every association wants their conference attendees to feel safe and welcome at their events.

How to Set Up a Membership Directory With Photos on Your Site — Easy Template

Wild Apricot

If you're looking to add a membership directory with photos to your site, you can do it in Wild Apricot's website builder. This easy to follow step-by-step guide will give you a simple template

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Micro-Mentoring: What It Is and How to Make It Work for Your Organization


You’ve likely heard of micro-volunteering , and possibly even micro-learning. But have you ever heard of (or thought about) micro-mentoring? Mentoring programs, like all programs, come with their fair share of challenges.

Teach Members & Customers How to Succeed as an Online Learner

WBT Systems

Teach Members & Customers How to Succeed as an Online Learner. Read more about Teach Members & Customers How to Succeed as an Online Learner

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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.

What Your Organization & Exhibitors Can Learn from Event Data


Event and attendee data provide solid evidence of the interests of attendees and the performance of exhibitors as well as valuable information about industry trends. Here are a few insights that your association can learn from your event data

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Looking Ahead: The Top 12 Nonprofit Sector Trends for 2020

Wild Apricot

Stay in the know on what 2020 nonprofit trends to anticipate when it comes to nonprofit marketing, social media, tech, volunteering and leadership

Association Webinars: Not Just for Continuing Education

Blue Sky eLearn

Our Blue Sky eLearn team spends a lot of time working with clients producing webinars associated with continuing education for their members. But there are so many more use-cases to consider leveraging this engaging and cost-effective technology. We’ve outlined a few ideas for consideration: .

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.14.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… This got me thinking and maybe it will get you thinking too… How do you measure progress in your career? Nilofer Merchant says, “Money is a shitty metric for work. Only you can find the right one.”

What skill sets should associations look for when hiring new talent? – Ask JP #011

Moery Company

Transcript : Hello there, association friends! Today’s Ask JP question is, “What skill sets should associations look for when hiring new talent?” ” This is very simple in my view. One skill.

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.

How to Write a Sponsorship Letter (+ 7 Templates)

Wild Apricot

Ready to get into the wild and exciting world of sponsorship? Here's a complete guide to writing a sponsorship letter to help you get started

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Get to Know Ideation in Higher Logic Community: Your Tool for Effective Feedback

Higher Logic

When our organizations are guided by end-user feedback, we’re more effective, we create more satisfied members and customers, and ideally, we increase our revenue.

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Why you should turn the office complainer into your champion

Association Success

Admit it. We’ve all done it. We’ve all complained at work. If you read the latest and greatest in leadership books, they would tell you this is a sign of poor organizational culture, and while I do not disagree, where others see a problem, I see potential. Complaining is a gold mine.

How to Develop a Membership Plan – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 219

Moery Company

Developing a membership plan is not complicated, however, it takes work. Take a listen to this week’s episode for tips on how to get started, whether you’re starting from scratch or have been in the industry for a while, to reboot your membership plan for a successful 2020 and beyond.

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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!

Podcast: Accessible Content is Just Good Content

Association Adviser

Accessible content isn't widely talked about in associations, but it's on the mind of Carmen Collins, senior social media & brand talent manager for Cisco. The post Podcast: Accessible Content is Just Good Content appeared first on Association Adviser.

2 Out-of-the-Box Ideas for Driving Webinar Registrations


Webinars are a fantastic tool to have in your organization’s member engagement toolbox. For you, they don’t cost much (if anything) to produce, and for your members, they’re quick and easy to attend.

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Four Strategies to Help Boost Your Self-Confidence as a Leader

Associations Now

Don’t let the hard knocks define your leadership strategy. From good health to tracking your wins, try these strategies to help build your self-confidence over time—so you’re well-positioned for even bigger wins.

Meet the Team – Elizabeth Johnson, Vice President

Moery Company

Transcript: Hi, I’m Elizabeth Johnson. I’m the Vice President of The Moery Company and I wanted to take a minute to tell you briefly about myself.

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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.

Top 5 Ideas to Make Conferences More Fun for Attendees

Association Adviser

Your association’s annual conference is one of your members' most anticipated yearly events. Here are 5 fun conference activities sure to keep attendees coming back. The post Top 5 Ideas to Make Conferences More Fun for Attendees appeared first on Association Adviser. Events Features

Making Member Engagement Easy: A Monthly Checklist


When it comes to my work style — and lifestyle — the one thing I can’t function without (or function well without, I should say) is a checklist. I make checklists for everything: daily work tasks, errands, groceries.the list (pun intended) goes on and on.

A love letter from Nimble AMS

Nimble AMS

Don’t be fooled by the others – I’m the perfect partner for you. I know there are many AMSs after your love, so I’ve written this letter to you to show why I’m the one who can make your dreams come true.

Turn Member Influencers Into Industry Ambassadors

Associations Now

If you have members who are influential in your industry or profession, consider putting them to work as ambassadors. A look at some roles to consider them for. Influencer marketing isn’t just for A-list celebrities and social media personalities with tens of thousands of followers.

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.

Getting Your Constituents to Opt-down vs Opt-out

HighRoad Solution

Oh, the dreaded. Unsubscribe". button. If you’re in charge of your association’s. mail. arketing. efforts. , it’s the one link that you’re praying your members and prospects don’t click.

Making a Membership Software Switch? 3 Data Prep Steps


The data you have relating to members, prospective members, partners, etc. plays an extremely important role in organizational growth, so moving it all from one system to another is (understandably) a delicate and thoughtful process. Talk about pressure!

Springing toward the Spring ’20 release of Nimble AMS

Nimble AMS

Here’s what customers can expect in our latest release. We’re more than halfway through the Winter and that seems like the perfect time to start talking about the Spring ’20 release of Nimble AMS. During our previous release, customers were introduced to advanced taxation capabilities.

How the Coronavirus is Affecting Work in Asia-Pacific

Associations Now

With the coronavirus causing quarantines in China and putting other Asian cities on high alert, staff are working from home, taking precautions, and looking for workarounds to keep up with job duties without risking infection.

Helpfulness, Openness, and Generosity Are Spreadable

Smooth The Path

When I was six years old, my parents were trying to find a good house to rent, at a reasonable price, in a good school district. In rural New Hampshire, I have to imagine that there were not a lot of homes that fit these criteria.

Introducing our 2020 MC Cares Initiative: CHRIS 180!


If you didn’t know, MemberClicks has an annual give-back initiative that employees (aka, Clickers) participate in called MC Cares.

4 qualities to look for in your AMS vendor

Nimble AMS

Before you choose association management software, consider these important software vendor characteristics. Features and functionality are important in your AMS, but equally important are your software vendor’s values.

Four Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling

Associations Now

Whether you’re flying across the country or across the world, it’s important to take steps to ensure your health while traveling. Read on for a few expert tips. Feeling nervous about traveling given the recent headlines about the Wuhan coronavirus?

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