Sat.May 04, 2019 - Fri.May 10, 2019

8 Tips to Write Emails Your Association Members Will Open

Higher Logic

Let me guess – your inbox is overflowing with so much content that you don’t know which way is up, much less which emails are worth your time. What to open? What to ignore? It’s a relatable circumstance for anyone with an email address (and fun fact: active email accounts are expected to hit 5.6

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Up Your Name Badge Game

Associations Now

Name badges are a staple of association conferences. Three elements to keep in mind when designing your next attendee badge. Do you remember the first time you wore a name badge? I don’t. But I was reminded a few months back when I was going through some boxes at my parents’ house.

Making Marketing Simple for Associations


Marketing encompasses everything your association does. Here are some tips to break marketing down into bite-sized pieces.

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JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 189: What Value Are You Providing Through Social Media?

Moery Company

“I’ve talked a good deal about social media and how these platforms better enable you to communicate with members and prospects – and I still have plenty to say on the subject,” shares Host JP Moery.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.10.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… “5G, when fully implemented, is poised to be a very big deal, a far bigger transformation in mobile technology than any previous generational shift.

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Crowdfunding for Nonprofits: How to Succeed + 5 Platforms You Can Use

Wild Apricot

Crowdfunding for nonprofits might seem intimidating, but many organizations are using it to great success. In this post, I break down the steps your organization needs to take to succeed as well as reviewing 5 common crowdfunding platforms

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The Big Red “M” Announces Partnership with FSI

Moery Company

The Moery Company is pleased to announce its recent partnership with the Financial Service Institute (FSI). FSI was founded in 2004 with a clear mission: to ensure that all individuals have access to competent and affordable financial advice, products and services delivered by a growing network of independent financial advisors and independent financial services firms.

Let Your Members Determine Email Frequency

YourMembership Blog

Email tops the list of easiest communication channels to consume, most likely to keep members engaged, and most powerful storytelling. The question is, are you using email in a manner that your members desire? According to the Community Brands Member Loyalty study, email tops the list of easiest communication channels to consume, most likely to. The post Let Your Members Determine Email Frequency appeared first on YourMembership.

7 Steps to Protect Your Members' Data (+ Downloadable Checklist)

Wild Apricot

Here are 7 steps you can take today to make your website more secure and protect your members' data from online criminals. Not a techie? No problem! We show you step-by-step how to do them

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How Will Blockchain Affect My Members?

Spark Consulting

As you may recall from my previous post on my new whitepaper, Blockchain for Associations: Separating the Hype from the Promise , my co-author Shelly Alcorn and I think that this is the REAL question association execs need to be asking ourselves right now.

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How Associations Must Adapt to the Generational Shift

Moery Company

Pixabay. There are a few things keeping association leaders up at night and one is declining membership numbers with the retirement of Baby Boomers. This is a reality for most organizations. And, data show in the next decade there will be more Millennials in the workforce than any other generation.

Report: Thought Leadership Has a More Direct Effect Than You Think

Associations Now

A recent study from Edelman and LinkedIn finds that while leaders put a lot of value into good B2B thought leadership and make decisions based on it, sales departments often discount its value.

Phone Interviews Are No Longer Just a Skills Check

Eric Lanke

My association is hiring again, and this week I spent a lot of time doing a series of phone interviews. The phone interview has always been a key part of my screening process. If anyone were to ask me, I would have said that I use the phone interview to screen for the skills I'm looking for, and then use the in-person interview to screen for values and cultural fit. And this time, things started very much on that footing. My questions were very much about skills.

The Top 10 Most Downloaded WordPress Membership Plugins (of all time)

Wild Apricot

Here are the top 10 most downloaded WordPress Membership Plugins of all time - free and paid. We’ve made it super easy to pick the right plugin for you by highlighting each one’s most important features


Association Leadership Hustle – Moery Webinar

Moery Company

The post Association Leadership Hustle – Moery Webinar appeared first on The Moery Company. Resources

Report: Associations, Think Tanks Have a Leg Up in Advocacy Game

Associations Now

A new report from the Public Affairs Council finds that federal watchdogs are most trusted by congressional staffers, but associations and think tanks top other forms of private-sector advocacy.

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I’m back…

Association Advocacy Chick

It’s been awhile. A lot has happened since my last blog post in 2016. Some good. Some bad. But, through it all, I missed writing. So, on this Friday night in May 2019, I’m coming back to blogging. Welcome to Stef’s Reflective Playlist. What am I talking about now? My dreams. My fears. The people who inspire me. The podcasts I’m listening to. The music I dance to. My favorite Avengers. I have so much to share. For now, I’ll just say thank you in advance for reading.


The 10 Best Membership Website Builders You'll Come Across [2019 Update]

Wild Apricot

Looking for a new membership site platform? Here are the top ten membership website builders and their features so you can build the best membership website possible


3 Benefits of a Customer Advisory Board for Your Software Company

Higher Logic

Do you have a Customer Advisory Board (CAB) or customer advisory council? A lot of software companies do. It’s one of those boxes that you check because you know it’s a best practice.

Four Takeaways for Associations From Experiential Marketing

Associations Now

With brands increasingly dedicated to putting on events to strengthen consumer interest, associations could gain a lot from borrowing some of experiential marketing’s best points. Events over stuff.

AI-Driven Fundraising Campaigns

Beth Kanter

Network For Good hosted a virtual conference today called “ Fundraise Like Netflix: Engaging Donors in a Subscription-Driven World ,” that included several hours of online presentations about strategy and tools for getting repeat donors.

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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Membership Site Platform (+5 sites to try right now)

Wild Apricot

Over the last few years, I’ve helped dozens of membership organization get set up and running quickly with membership site platforms. I’ve condensed all my experience and their advice to help anyone else looking to quickly choose the best membership site platform for their needs

The Vision Statement: A Roadmap for Association Success


Tweet One of our most popular blog posts, An Association Mission Statement, What it is (and isn’t) , touches on the difference between a mission statement and a vision statement. While at first glance, the differences may seem small, the fact is that the two serve very different purposes.

Three Ideas to Perk Up Your Internal Communications Strategy

Associations Now

Want your employees to stick around? Think long and hard about the tactics you use to communicate to them—as well as how they can respond. Here are a few internal communications strategies to try.

Blockchain for Impact: Blockchain Revolution Global Event Wrap-Up

Beth Kanter

Blockchain for Impact: Blockchain Revolution Global Event Wrap-Up – Guest Post . By Amy Neumann. Note from Beth: Amy Neumann recently attended the Blockchain for Impact gathering in Toronto last month with 1200 attendees from dozens of countries.

Why 100+ Parks and Recreation Organizations Use This #1 Management Software (with examples and alternatives!)

Wild Apricot

Learn how you can spend more time out in nature and less time managing your association or organization with Parks and Recreation Management Software. Recreation-Management-Software Parks-and-Recreation-Management-Software parks-and-recreation-software parks-and-recreation

Don’t Get Deserted on an IT Island: 8 Steps to Improve IT Maturity


Many of us dream of a relaxing vacation on a tropical island with white sand, sparkling blue water, brilliant sun, palm trees, and refreshing tropical drinks. But, being stranded on a deserted island with little hope of rescue—that sounds like a nightmare.

Lessons From 25 Years at One Association

Associations Now

Catherine Prather has worked at the National Tour Association for 25 years. Soon she will take on the CEO role. As she prepares, she shares some of the steps that got her there.

Keys to Successful Advocacy: The Role and Value of Coalitions

Association Adviser

Associations can widen their support for a position by establishing coalitions with other organizations. Here's why coalitions in advocacy are a good idea. The post Keys to Successful Advocacy: The Role and Value of Coalitions appeared first on Association Adviser. Advocacy Features advocacy association advocacy

Increase Retention with a New Member Onboarding Campaign


Want to develop a solid relationship with new members? With an onboarding plan guiding the way, you can help members immediately get value from their membership in a way that works for them, making renewal a breeze


Partners in Preparation: 3 Materials to Give Your Event Speakers


From webinars to conferences, educational events tend to draw a crowd. But whether that crowd leaves happy or not, well.a big part of that has to do with your event speakers. Did they deliver new, interesting, and/or helpful content? Did they cover what attendees were hoping they would?

An Adept Lesson in Crisis Communications on Social Media

Associations Now

After a major bug left users of the Firefox browser without their add-ons over the weekend, the social media accounts of its parent company, Mozilla, kicked into gear. Your IT team should take notes. If you’re a Firefox user, this past weekend was very nerve-wracking indeed.

Is Your Association Keeping Its Promises?

Smooth The Path

When we are feeling terrible, and the doctor says the test results will be back in 24 hours, we expect the test results to be back in 24 hours, not three days, not seven days. If the doctor is busy, we still want the test results back in 24 hours.

How to Resuscitate Your Education

Association Success

What can you do when your meetings are flatlining? It’s no secret that traditional lecture-style educational sessions are no longer the most effective way to educate. But how do you overhaul outdated learning techniques for interactive and engaging sessions, especially when you’re working on a budget? It starts with lots of pre-planning.