Sat.Oct 26, 2019 - Fri.Nov 01, 2019

Could a Podcast Change Everything?

Association Adviser

If your audience is asking for it, a podcast could be a great step forward. Here's how to strategically plan, produce and promote your association podcast. The post Could a Podcast Change Everything? appeared first on Association Adviser.

How To 107

6 Digital Tactics to Keep Association Members Engaged

Blue Sky eLearn

In today’s world, associations are growing and evolving at a rapid pace. With advances in association management systems (AMS), associations are attracting millennials , as well as other high-priority groups of professionals.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Identify Members on the Verge of Lapsing


It’s often estimated that it costs about five times more to acquire a new customer than to keep an existing… The post Identify Members on the Verge of Lapsing appeared first on MultiView.

Cost 60

Membership management health check: How does your association measure up?

YourMembership Blog

As your association prepares for 2020, make sure your membership management program is in top shape. You likely have goals around member acquisition, engagement, and retention. And, you may regularly review your progress toward these goals. But are you really taking time to assess your program’s vital signs and ensure your membership management program is. The post Membership management health check: How does your association measure up? appeared first on YourMembership.

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.

Member Experience and the Importance of Tech that Works Together


Many organizations - associations, chambers, businesses, and everything in between - are starting to focus a whole lot more not only on their customer service practices but on the overall experience a customer has from their first interaction to purchasing and beyond.


More Trending

How to Differentiate Your Association: Achieve Reputable Customer Service


Tips for Improving Your Digital Accessibility

Associations Now

A recent federal court case makes it clear that the Americans With Disabilities Act applies in the digital realm. Experts share some tips to ensure your association’s websites and apps are compliant.

Tips 77

Are You Disillusioned About Change at Your Association?

Smooth The Path

Seven years ago, the talk in our industry was about relevance. We heard that if associations did not change, they would flounder and then probably die. Many association executives answered that call.

Does Your New Member Welcome Packet Include These Four Elements?


Hopefully your organization sends out - either via email or traditional mail - a new member welcome packet to help onboard your newest (and most eager!) members. But what do you include in that new member welcome packet? What information is critical?

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.

How Strategy Can Lift an Association’s Spirits

Associations Now

A recent study connects a strategic plan with optimism among association leaders and staffers. That’s great—just make sure the board is engaged too. There are plenty of ways an association executive can try to feel optimistic these days. A walk on a cloudless late afternoon.

JP Moery to Speak at Thought Leadership Conference in Cambridge, MA

Moery Company

JP Moery, president of The Moery Company, will be speaking at the Profiting from Thought Leadership seminar , held on November 14 and 15, in Cambridge, MA.

Protect your members’ data with multi-factor authentication

YourMembership Blog

How can your small association address member and regulatory demands for data security? Multi-factor authentication will get you a big step closer. Like all of us, your members are concerned about data privacy and security. In fact, the Community Brands Digital Evolution Study indicates that 71 percent of members of professional associations say they worry. The post Protect your members’ data with multi-factor authentication appeared first on YourMembership.

11 Best Website Builders for Nonprofits, Reviewed & Compared

Wild Apricot

Find the best nonprofit website builder that can support the needs of your modern organization broken down by price, pros, and cons

Review 237

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.

Association leaders in Canada converged in Vancouver for CSAE’s Associations: Decoded

Association Adviser

More than 600 participants gathered for the annual conference of the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE). ASSOCIATIONS: DECODED took attendees on a journey of discovery, with 53 sessions and 63 speakers deciphering complexities around leadership, resiliency, member engagement and more.

5 Improvements for Event Registration Data Collection

Velvet Chainsaw

It’s difficult to determine what to include — and not include — when collecting attendee data at the time of conference registration. We need to make it easy to click “yes” during the registration process, while also collecting intelligence to drive personalization.

Skyrocket your association’s revenue through your member education program in 2020

YourMembership Blog

Here are three ways to boost your revenue through your continuing education program in the new year. Your members look to you for learning opportunities including everything from continuing education to certification. According to the 2018 Member Education and Career Development Report, 85 percent of members look to associations for professional development opportunities. Are you.

Digital Governance is Critical for Digital Transformation


Digital Governance is Critical for Digital Transformation. Associations are generally experts in governance. However, they may have a blind spot when it comes to governing their digital presence.

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!

How One Association Professional Rose to the Top: Alesa McArthur, MBA, CMP, National Association of Elevator Contractors

Association Adviser

Alesa McArthur, MBA, CMP, executive director of the National Association of Elevator Contractors, grew up intending to be a lawyer but has enjoyed the creativity, flexibility & hospitality the association industry offers.

So Teamwork Can Make the Dream Work!

Velvet Chainsaw

Hallelujah! The Washington Nationals won game seven of the World Series to become world champs. This is a huge deal for Washington sports fans and their story should resonate for all of us in the meetings industry as we are dependent on our teams to successfully execute our events.

Team 99

3 reasons it’s time to take your association’s career center to the next level

YourMembership Blog

If you aren’t tapping into the full potential of your career center, your association is missing out. Now’s the time to take action. Here’s why. Your association’s career center can be a great source of non-dues revenue, a valuable member benefit, and a critial component to a great overall member experience. And if you aren’t. The post 3 reasons it’s time to take your association’s career center to the next level appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing

Ghost Stories, Association Style

Associations Now

Seen a ghost at your association? These groups probably have. Read on for some offbeat facts and stories from organizations that aren’t giving up the ghost anytime soon. Halloween is, of course, the domain of ghosts.

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.

Is your management actually getting in the way?

Association Success

The story of Edwin Land and Polaroid is a familiar one to those who read often about business leadership — Steve Jobs was notably a big fan of the man — and for good reason: Land is a great example of both a winning inventor, but also a cautionary tale. .

Creating a Compelling "Call for Committee Volunteers" at Your Association or Chamber


Few projects could be completed (and/or completed well ) without the help of committees. Not only do committee members assist with ideation, but they help with execution, often managing projects from start to finish. Talk about a blessing!

More than a Platform: Five Key Considerations to Selecting an Association LMS Company


The primary focus for most Request for Proposals is to ensure the platform selected meets a defined set of requirements. The review and whittling down of providers, tends to be based on which companies can satisfy those requirements.

LMS 72

The Changing Role of Association Chapters

Associations Now

A new benchmarking study indicates that associations view chapters as an increasingly important element of their member engagement strategy. Meanwhile, chapter membership structures and programs are starting to shift in new ways to support members.

Metro 79

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.

Why leadership support is important when incorporating automation

Association Success

Over the decades, the world has transformed in a way that makes technology indispensable to organizations with any kind of customer service.

3 End-of-Year Initiatives to Begin Planning for NOW


Does anyone else feel like Q4 flies by faster than any other quarter? One minute we’re celebrating Halloween and then the next minute, it’s nearly New Year’s! (If If you don’t feel that way now, check back with us in December.). The point is, though, time really does fly.

Younger Millennials Strike Back with “OK Boomer”

Jamie Notter

The keynote I did in San Diego last week covered both Millennials and workplace culture, and as I was preparing for it, I realized that Millennials have now been in the workforce for more than 15 years. The oldest Millennials are nearly 40 now, and that means that the younger Millennials (often called Gen Z) are now entering both adulthood and the workforce in larger numbers, and like every generation, the second-half cohort is noticeably different than the first half.