Sat.Jan 25, 2020 - Fri.Jan 31, 2020

Want to Put Members in the Spotlight? Take Better Photos.

Associations Now

A professional photographer shares tips on how to put members front and center in the photos you take at your events. Done well, these images can capture the “human side of an association.”. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then what do your photos say about your members?

The Ultimate Guide to Nonprofit Branding

Wild Apricot

In this guide to nonprofit branding, learn why your organization needs its own brand, how to create one and how to use it to drive your mission

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8 Ways to Create a Sense of Belonging & Community at Your Association

Membersuite

Members that feel a strong sense of belonging and community at your association are more likely to renew, while those that don’t - are not. Here are 8 ways your association can create and foster a sense of community and belongingness with members

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The Cost of Innovation: Champagne Tastes But a Beer Pocketbook?

Association Adviser

Innovation's necessary to advance your association, but it can be expensive. Here are options for achieving champagne-level success with a beer pocketbook. The post The Cost of Innovation: Champagne Tastes But a Beer Pocketbook? appeared first on Association Adviser.

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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.

Introducing the 2020 Community Movers + Shakers

Higher Logic

Online communities are powerful. Not only are they complex solutions for complex organizational problems, but communities can create real lasting friendships, powerful professional connections, and loyal brand advocates.

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36 Free Nonprofit Webinars for February 2020

Wild Apricot

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in February 2020 that the internet has to offer

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The Exciting Impact of Digital Transformation on Professional Development

WBT Systems

The Exciting Impact of Digital Transformation on Professional Development. Read more about The Exciting Impact of Digital Transformation on Professional Development

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The State of Association Membership Sales

Moery Company

Here’s what I see working in the association field right now: associations are beginning to focus and implement improvements on their value proposition and modernizing their membership categories.

Put These 3 Trends on Your Marketing Radar for 2020

Associations Now

With a new decade underway, here are content marketing ideas to help you stay ahead of the association pack. By Eric Goodstadt. So long aughts and ’10s, hello ’20s. It’s almost February, and no doubt you’ve already begun executing on your business plans for the year.

25 Amazing Donate Pages To Fire Up Your Fundraising

Wild Apricot

Get inspired to create the most effective donate page for your nonprofit's website with these 25 examples that do it right

Digital Transformation Does Not End

Delcor

One frustrating thing with digital technology is that it’s always changing and evolving. The answers to your business challenges today are probably not going to be the answers ten years from now. Unfortunately, that means there is no final destination when it comes to digital transformation.

PODCAST | Association Hustle Podcast – Episode 217: Key Account Strategy

Moery Company

At the beginning of the year, your association usually has a handful of top prospects that you want to bring into your association. And, there’s a reason for that. They bring in prestige, brand, and influence in your government relations activities.

Daily Buzz: Finding Success Without Facebook

Associations Now

For some, the social media platform is no longer a part of their marketing plans. Also: What associations can do to attract new members. With concerns over privacy and cost effectiveness, some organizations have cut Facebook out of their marketing strategies, Inc. reports.

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The Ultimate Guide to Nonprofit Branding

Wild Apricot

In this guide to nonprofit branding, learn why your organization needs its own brand, how to create one and how to use it to drive your mission

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Project Portfolio Management Part III: Monitoring and Evaluation

Delcor

Monitoring. You have evaluated and prioritized projects , scheduled resources , and now the scheduled projects are underway. You may assume that your job is done.

Navigating the Loss of Kobe Bryant with Mindfulness

Holly Duckworth

Lessons He Taught Living A Mindful Life “What? What just happened.” I said to myself as I read, on Facebook that passing of Kobe Bryant. As I always do, I quickly Googled for a more credible source before believing that the news was true. Upon confirming it was true stunned I had to find a […

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Daily Buzz: Struggling Chapter Leadership? Help Them Out

Associations Now

What to do when you encounter a chapter in turmoil. Also: Print should still have a place in your communications plan. Chapter leaders are vital to an association’s success. They take on important responsibilities and set the tone for a chapter’s culture, programs, and member experience.

January Update: Which of these training sessions will you be joining?

Wild Apricot

In this month's newsletter, see some of the training sessions you can join at PersoniFest, learn about the new Help Center options, and meet one of our onboarding coaches

How to Prioritize Your Never-Ending To-Do List

MembersClicks

Do you ever get so overwhelmed with work that you start to feel paralyzed? The to-dos keep coming, and you don’t even know where to begin. It’s ALL important, and it all HAS to get done. If so, you’re certainly not alone.

Embrace Personalization and Improve the Member Experience

Nimble AMS

It’s time to deliver the experience members have come to expect. Your association might want to provide a personalized member experience, but are you actually doing it? Here are four ways to get started. Chances are that your association wants to provide a personalized member experience.

At One Meeting, Innovative Registration Makes for Happier Attendees

Associations Now

Kevin Brooks of Church of God discusses how embracing wireless technology in Orlando streamlined registration and was a welcome addition to the attendee experience.

Delivery Best Practices to Start the New Year Right

HighRoad Solution

For every crafted email, there’s always uncertainty around its intended destination—the right inbox. You’d think that after crafting the right words, getting them approved, reworking, dropping the messaging into your branded template, and testing, the email would get to the right place.

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7 Association Programming Strategies Proven to Drive Member Engagement

GrowthZone

Our GrowthZone AMS blog series, 6 Proven Ways Associations Improved Member Engagement , explores different tactics that can increase member engagement. In this installment, we dive into programming strategies used by associations with strong member engagement rates.

From Client to Employee, Meet Cristyn Johnson

CommPartners

Cristyn Johnson is the newest addition to the CommPartners team. She may be a new name to some clients, but she no stranger to Elevate or CommPartners. Cristyn is a former client who has joined us as a Client Development Manager.

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Finish the Sale: 4 Strategies to Prevent Abandoned Online Carts

Associations Now

An abandoned cart could be a missed opportunity … or a potential second chance, depending on how you play it. Here are some ways to make the most of your e-commerce strategy.

No Photoshop? No Problem! A Quick Guide to Using Canva

MembersClicks

If you handle any type of marketing at your association or chamber, you’ve likely encountered situations where you need graphics. But the problem is, you’re not a graphic designer and you don’t have any kind of tool, like Photoshop, to help you out.

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How to Choose an Association Credit Card Processor

GrowthZone

When it comes to selecting an association credit card processing company , no provider is perfect… but like any service, the company should be efficient, accurate, and affordable.

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Should You Buy Marketing Software Direct or Work With a Consultant?

HighRoad Solution

When you form a strategic partnership with a consultant, they will offer your association guidance and support as you tackle some of your most challenging questions. How do you set realistic goals? How can you improve your processes? How do you get your team up to speed?

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Five Ways to Boost Your Microvolunteering Resources

Associations Now

Sometimes, it comes down to the right task doled out the right way. Here are some ways to make microvolunteering work for your association. Volunteers can sometimes be difficult to recruit—but asking them the right way helps. A lot.

20 Questions to Keep Your Member Spotlights Fresh

MembersClicks

Does your association or chamber ever conduct member spotlights? If not or if you’ve stepped away from them for a while, let us remind you…. They’re a quick and easy way to generate content your members will actually enjoy.

6 Reasons to Attend Engage 2020

Membersuite

Year-after-year we strive to deliver a great attendee experience at Engage, MemberSuite’s annual user conference. Here are 6 reasons to join us at Engage 2020 in Atlanta, GA from May 5-7 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel. See you in May

What to do with great ideas you can’t tackle right now

Association Success

At the beginning of every year, Jessica Johnson meets with the board of directors for The Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) to determine goals and projects in the coming months. It’s exciting, and everyone comes to the table with new ideas to move SHEA forward. The trouble is, with just Johnson and one other staffer, there’s only so much bandwidth to actually tackle these ideas. And that’s where the parking lot comes in. .

Redesigning? Bring In Outside Eyes

Associations Now

The Wikimedia Foundation is trying to do something ambitious: The famously designed-by-committee nonprofit is planning a full rebrand, complete with a design firm’s assistance. The approach highlights the value of a third-party viewpoint.