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10: Five Tips for Success with Ad Hoc Volunteers

Spark Consulting

Starting in position 10, Five Tips for Success with Ad Hoc Volunteers. When I first wrote this post in 2014, Peggy Hoffman and I had recently released The Mission-Driven Volunteer.

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Better Hybrid Experiences for You and Your Members

Smooth The Path

Last week we started talking about expanding our definition of hybrid conferences so we can increase member engagement and at the same time reduce the intense resource risk of producing a big hybrid event while worrying about soft registrations.


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How Zoom Has Become a Tool for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Zoom has emerged as the shining star of the pandemic, keeping businesses, well, in business and allowing employees to keep working from home.

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How to Get Event Sponsorship: Your Ultimate Guide for 2022

Wild Apricot

Getting event sponsorship can be a huge win for your next event. But the road to securing one can be a point of stress in your event planning. A recent survey stated that 90% of event planners put finding an event sponsor as one of their top two concerns. events

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10 Common AMS Implementation Myths Debunked

Voicing the need for a new AMS may not win you any popularity contests. But if your business objectives aren’t being met, it’s time to broach the subject. Turn skeptics around with 10 hard-to-argue responses designed to showcase the value of a new system.

Association Brain Food: 4.15.22

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Advocacy’s membership value.

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Marketing Movers & Shakers: Meet Debbie Segor

Higher Logic

The post Marketing Movers & Shakers: Meet Debbie Segor appeared first on Higher Logic. This spring, we’re celebrating six Marketing Movers and Shakers in the association marketing space. First up? Debbie Segor! Learn how she does email marketing.

How To Create a Silent Auction Bid Sheet + Free Template

Wild Apricot

Silent auctions are quite popular among nonprofits, and for good reason. They’re a fun and engaging way for people to support your organization. More importantly, they tend to generate a lot of revenue. If you’ve decided to organize a. events

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Top Trends for Your Event’s Social Influencer Campaign

Velvet Chainsaw

The great resignation, coupled by increases in unsubscribes, have made it more difficult than ever to reach the inbox of potential attendees and conference participants.

Work @ Life: Understanding How Conflict Shows Up in the Workplace


The truth is crystal clear: workplace conflict is inevitable, given that we’re humans, first and foremost— and it’s certainly nothing new for managers and leaders.

7 Signs It’s Time to Move to a New AMS

Do you need to break up with your AMS? Your association deserves a membership management platform that enhances staff efficiency, creates value, and delivers outcomes to drive membership success. Download this guide to uncover the 7 signs it’s time to move to a new AMS.

Activating Community Engagement with AAE

Higher Logic

The post Activating Community Engagement with AAE appeared first on Higher Logic. All communities need strategies, but every online community needs its own unique strategy. Hear how the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) approaches getting their audience engaged.

Virtual Mentoring: What is it, and how to build an effective online mentorship program

Wild Apricot

Over the last few years, we lost the organic mentorship conversations that once took place at conferences, coffee shops, and other events. That can be a tough pill to swallow. Mentoring opportunities are a great way for association members to grow. membership

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Last Chance to Participate in the New Member Engagement Study

Smooth The Path

A few respondents noted that they got new ideas for their new member onboarding program just by taking the survey. It takes about 10-minutes, and we would love to have you join us in contributing to this important industry research. Take the Survey!

What to do about Zoom Fatigue


During the pandemic, many organizations make big changes to their meetings. But how many of those changes are here for good?

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8 Requirements Executives Should Look For in a New AMS

Selecting a new Association Management System (AMS) can be daunting, even for the most “seasoned” professionals. Learn what top association executives require when it comes to their most crucial investments.

Hidden In Plain Sight: Find More Non-dues Revenue for Your Association

Association Adviser

Are you struggling to find additional areas to drive more non-dues revenue for your association? Chances are, you missed opportunities that are right at your fingertips.

Getting involved: 4 strategies to boost volunteer engagement


Contributed by Domenic Apperti and Natasha Paz . Community association managers, board members, and homeowners collectively want to create thriving communities. Many residents will volunteer their time to accomplish that shared objective, but some may not know where to start.

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The Best Approach for Your Hybrid/Remote Workforce Decisions


You’re eager to make the right decisions about your organization’s workforce model , but it’s complicated. Should everyone return to the office? If not, who should return? How many days should each team work in the office and how many days at home? Which days?

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Use a Culture Roadmap to Keep Your Culture Change Moving


One of the biggest challenges organizations have when it comes to developing culture is that when push comes to shove, culture takes a back seat. You want to push that culture change project forward, but sales were off last quarter, so everyone focuses on sales.

The Ins and Outs of Marketing Automation for Associations

What the heck is marketing automation? Grab this informative guide that explains what it is; why and where associations use it; and how it’s like email marketing on steroids. The guide also includes a new-member onboarding schedule that is helpful whether you already use marketing automation or not.

The Thing About Gratitude


Question of the Week: What is one thing you feel grateful for today? The one thing you can’t take away from me is the way I choose to respond to what you do to me. The last of one’s freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance. Viktor E. Frankl.

What’s Working for the Top Fundraising Nonprofits in 2022

WBT Systems

The ‘nonprofit’ descriptor bothers many in the association community because ‘profit’ is not a dirty word. Associations must earn a healthy profit if they have any hope of fulfilling their mission. As the saying

Disruption in Associations: What Can You Do About It?

Association Freak

Reading Time: < 1 minute Worried About Disruption in Associations? You Are Not Alone. Disruption is a fact of life for associations. There are different kinds of disruption and a range of ways associations can respond. Here are two examples of powerful disruption that illustrate the challenge.

What To Do If Your Culture Change Efforts Fail


If you caught a fish every time, they’d call it “catching” not “fishing.” ” Remember that phrase when you start down the path of changing your culture to make it more aligned with what makes you successful.

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The Four Culture Decisions that will Make or Break Your Return to the Workplace

Rethinking Work, Office, and Culture in the New Reality - How will you design the workplace for the needs of employees? How will you define what it means to collaborate or supervise? Find out here.

To Discover Possibility, Explore Options—Highlights of.orgCommunities’ Solutions in Action Program


Before 2019, could you name a virtual meeting platform? There are no points for Zoom. My guess is that not many readers could do this. Don’t you wish that you’d been ahead of that curve? It’s tough keeping up with technology.

Must-Have Benefits You Need to Offer Association Members


“What’s in it for me?” The first question out of every prospective member’s mouth when contemplating association membership enrollment. While you may have an answer ready for that scenario, it doesn’t necessarily mean it will pique their interest.

Association Disruption: 4 Ways to Do Something About it

Association Freak

Reading Time: < 1 minute Worried About Disruption in Associations? You Are Not Alone. Disruption is a fact of life for associations. There are different kinds of disruption and a range of ways associations can respond. Here are two examples of powerful disruption that illustrate the challenge.

More Ideas to Celebrate Your Volunteers

Mariner Management

National Volunteer Week (April 17 – 23) is coming up fast and to get prepped, we sat down on March 23 with CRPs to share ideas on how to show our volunteers the love … not just during #NVW, but all throughout the year.

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How to Choose the Right AMS Solution for Your Association

The Buyer’s Checklist for association professionals is designed to help you make an “apples to apples” comparison of association management software (AMS) systems, so you can make the right purchasing decision for your association’s unique needs.

7 ways to increase volunteer engagement

Nimble AMS

Does your association’s volunteer program already have plenty of recruits? If so, your challenge may be with volunteer engagement and creating meaningful experiences for volunteers so they’re willing to give their time. .

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3 Steps to a Great Nonprofit Brand Strategy

Association Freak

Reading Time: 4 minutes Think Fast: What is Your Nonprofit Brand Strategy? It is not just a mission or vision. A nonprofit brand strategy is how your organization shows up in the world, and how you want existing and potential members to see and feel about you.

The 4 Most Important Questions to Up Your Content Game Now

Association Freak

Reading Time: 3 minutes How Can You Up Your Association Content Game? Four Big Questions to Ask Now The online content your nonprofit creates tells a story. It highlights the importance of your work and accomplishments.