Sat.Aug 10, 2019 - Fri.Aug 16, 2019

[Member Engagement Hack] Digital Easter Egg Hunts

MembersClicks

Do you struggle to get members (and even prospects) to engage with your organization’s website? It’s a challenge we all face! Hopefully you have a modern, mobile-friendly design, fresh content, social links, and fast page load times.

Crowdsource Members to Propel Ideas and Projects Forward

Associations Now

The wisdom of the crowd can go to work for your association. At #ASAE19, several speakers explored how associations can use crowdsourcing to generate new ideas and opportunities for member engagement.

9 things your association’s online career center should do

Aptify

Provide member value and job opportunities to your association’s members. Want to deliver a career center experience that offers unmatched value to your members while driving revenue for your organization? Here’s how. .

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The Three Areas Enhanced by Partnerships

Association Success

How can an organization design a stronger global approach? Though the world may be big, even across oceans, the association community is small and powerful. Across the globe, associations tackle similar challenges and opportunities: how to grow membership, how to provide dynamic learning and meetings, what is good governance and how do we advocate on behalf of the industries we serve, to name a few.

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.

4 Steps to Defining Your Association’s Value Proposition

Membersuite

How compelling is your association’s value proposition? If you think it could use some help, you’re not alone. Read the blog post and follow these four steps to defining your association's value proposition

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Take a Learner Assessment-First Approach to Program Design

WBT Systems

Take a Learner Assessment-First Approach to Program Design. Read more about Take a Learner Assessment-First Approach to Program Design

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Creating an Educated Workforce in Three Phases

Eric Lanke

Two weeks ago, I posted about an upcoming panel discussion I was asked to participate in -- a panel on how associations are successfully working to develop a better educated workforce for the industries they represent. That post can be found here.

How to Elevate Your Sponsorship Program from Good to EXCELLENT

Moery Company

IStock_Credit:NicoElNino. I’ve been really impressed by some of the changes that associations are adopting for their sponsors – in terms of better inventory. And I’m beginning to see more genuine interest in helping sponsors achieve their goals. That’s great.

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8 ways to deliver an unbeatable learning experience for your members

YourMembership Blog

How integrations with your membership software can improve your associations member experience Connecting your learning management system with your association’s other membership software provides a continuing education experience that offers value to members through their entire careers. Here’s how. As your members move through their careers, their needs and expectations change. In addition to using.

Why Nonprofits Struggle to Show Fundraising Outcomes

Associations Now

Nonprofit executives say improving their tracking of fundraising impact is a top priority, according to recent research from Oracle NetSuite. But outcomes are harder to show than dollars raised. Donations are an obvious way to measure interest in an organization’s mission.

The Donor’s Guide to Recurring Donations: How to set up, view or edit a donation subscription

Wild Apricot

Are you thinking of setting up a donation subscription? Or is your organization trying to encourage your donors to give regularly? Here's a how-to guide to using recurring donations, plus answers to donor FAQs, to help donors confidently get started using recurring donations

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Association Hustle – Episode 201: What Associations are REALLY Looking for in a New CEO, with Guest Ivan Adler

Moery Company

Looking to make the next move in your executive career? This week Host JP Moery welcomes to the podcast his long-time friend and government relations search specialist, Ivan Adler, Principal of Ivan Adler Associates.

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How to Prove Your Organization’s Relevance Time and Time Again

MembersClicks

Like most industries, associations and chambers aren’t immune to the disruption that comes with new technology. And that impact has certainly been felt in the past decade or so with the introduction of social media and smartphones.

Realtors Association Launches Effort to Fight Event Food Waste

Associations Now

The National Association of Realtors is working with a food-salvage nonprofit to help redistribute unused food from events—and is encouraging its 1,200 state and local affiliates to do the same.

DATA: OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE

Association Success

Much of the general conversation around data is about how it can be used to shape or shift the subject’s behavior.

Tips & Tools To Appreciate Your Nonprofit Staff and Build A Culture of Resilience

Beth Kanter

As part of my work with nonprofit organizations to help them build a culture of resilience that I wrote about in the Happy Healthy Nonprofit , I have facilitated retreats where staff brainstorm ideas and identify simple ways that they can make working at their organization more enjoyable.

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ASID Accomplishes Education Mission Through Elevate LMS

CommPartners

"The custom design services really sold us, in that their team worked with us to build a site to our specifications.". Blog Customer Stories Education

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New Badges Highlight Girl Scouts’ Increased Focus on STEM

Associations Now

By request of members, most of the nearly four dozen new badges recently announced by Girl Scouts of the USA focus on different aspects of STEM, including coding, cybersecurity, and space exploration. The mission of the Girl Scouts of the USA has long been to push young girls to new heights.

The Role of Associations in the Educational Landscape

Association Adviser

Instead of taking a stab at the content associations should be offering, leverage the approach of an educational gap analysis to determine members' professional education needs. The post The Role of Associations in the Educational Landscape appeared first on Association Adviser.

Attention-Grabbing Subject Lines for Your Organization's Event Emails

MembersClicks

Half the battle in event planning is event promotion. You need to get people in the door. Now you’re likely sending plenty of emails, but are people reading those emails? Do you wish more would?

THE THREE AREAS ENHANCED BY PARTNERSHIPS

Association Success

Though the world may be big, even across oceans, the association community is small and powerful.

Study: Women Executives Help Close Wage Gap—But Mostly at the Top

Associations Now

High-level female employees tend to see their compensation go up with a woman as CEO, a new study finds—but women at the lower end of the pay scale are less likely to get a boost.

Innovate Your Survey Strategy

Association Adviser

Members are not numbers, and statistics won't solve your member recruitment and retention issues, says Scott Douglas with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. The post Innovate Your Survey Strategy appeared first on Association Adviser.

8 things your association’s online career center should do

Aptify

Provide member value and job opportunities to your association’s members. Want to deliver a career center experience that offers unmatched value to your members while driving revenue for your organization? Here’s how. .

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Data: of the People, by the People, for the People

Association Success

How can data help shift our behaviour to better meet the needs of our members? Much of the general conversation around data is about how it can be used to shape or shift the subject’s behavior. I would argue that we should be expending as much, if not more, effort in interpreting the data and using it to shift and shape our behavior to better meet the needs of our members and customers.

Membership Hack: $5 Trial Membership

Associations Now

For the cost of a Starbucks latte, the International Public Safety Association gave member prospects a limited $5 trial membership that included access to a lot of member benefits. How to hack it?

A Method to the Madness: Strategically Use and Reuse Your Content

Association Adviser

A session on content strategy isn't one you would think would start off with a straightforward math equation, but that's what Mandy Moody of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners did.

Making Sure Your Emails Get Delivered (And Opened): 9 Tips

MembersClicks

Believe it or not, modern email functionality has been around since the mid-70s. And it’s not going away any time soon. In fact, did you know that email is your best marketing channel for getting the most return on your investment? It’s inexpensive, engaging, and direct!

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PERSONALIZATION DRIVES LEARNING EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS

Association Success

The personalization of learning for individual professionals will be one of our best weapons in the war against the growing knowledge gaps that plague today’s workforce. As the pace of change in the workforce accelerates, workforce readiness requires ongoing lifelong learning.

High Quality Educational Content Remains Key for Attendees

Associations Now

A strong professional community makes for an appealing—and invaluable—meeting destination. Content is king, especially for professional meetings.

Applicable AI: Practical Uses of Artificial Intelligence

Association Adviser

Amith Nagarajan of rasa.io shares four ways associations can adapt artificial intelligence at all levels of their operations. The post Applicable AI: Practical Uses of Artificial Intelligence appeared first on Association Adviser. Features Technology artificial intelligence

Part 2: Running Short and Effective Meetings

GrowthZone

Effective meetings need a disciplined approach to be efficient. The second installment of our three-part series about meetings focuses on streamlining the event itself. Check out the first article, Avoiding Meeting Misery , if you missed it.

Personalization Drives Learning Efficiency and Effectiveness

Association Success

How can you use personalization for more efficient learning? The personalization of learning for individual professionals will be one of our best weapons in the war against the growing knowledge gaps that plague today’s workforce. As the pace of change in the workforce accelerates, workforce readiness requires ongoing lifelong learning. Today’s employers are battling a skills gap as the pace of learning has lagged the pace of change for required skills.