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Key Strategies to Lifelong Association Membership


For associations to drive core objectives and sustained growth, it's essential they have active, engaged members ; however, due to extreme fluctuations in enrollment and renewals over the last few years, maintaining membership has been challenging. For instance, according to 2022 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report , associations saw a drastic decline in membership in 2021 due to the pandemic and recession.

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Technology 101: Revisiting Your Association’s Options and Goals

Association Adviser

Technology has come a long way in the past few decades, completely transforming the business landscape. Proper use of technological tools and services is no longer an optional route for associations. Instead, having the right mix of tools that seamlessly integrate to meet an association’s needs is now a business necessity. Without the right technology, along with a comprehensive knowledge of how to best use it, it’s almost impossible for an association to reach and engage members, grow revenue a


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Four big takeaways from ASAE 2022 your association needs to know

Nimble AMS

We had such a great time seeing you in Nashville at ASAE Annual 2022 ! While on the exhibition floor, we talked, we laughed, and we gave away amazing prizes. We also learned from some of the finest minds in the association space. . The theme of this year’s conference was Disruption=Opportunity. Each session we attended expanded on this theme perfectly, proving that trailblazing associations and innovative software like Nimble AMS have the power to transform any pain point into progress. .

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4 Practices that Lead to Innovation with AMGA’s Director of Council Relations

Higher Logic

The post 4 Practices that Lead to Innovation with AMGA’s Director of Council Relations appeared first on Higher Logic. Experimenting, taking chances, learning from successes and failures…these are the things that keep association offerings fresh and relevant. And that spells retention. The post 4 Practices that Lead to Innovation with AMGA’s Director of Council Relations appeared first on Higher Logic.

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VR 101: Facts, Fiction, and Testing It Out

Speaker: John Blackmon - CTO, CAIO ELB Learning

Did you know that (VR) training is becoming more of a mainstream strategy in the eLearning Industry? This learning modality has changed dramatically over the past 2 years, and several organizations have proven it has better results than traditional eLearning - but why and is it worth it? Join John Blackmon, CTO and Chief AI Officer of ELB Learning, and creator of CenarioVR and Lectora, for an honest look at data points and common myths — including needing a camera to get started or a headset to

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2022 Association Benchmarking Report: A Member Engagement Evolution is Underway

Association Adviser

The changes the world has experienced in the last few years – a global pandemic, rising inflation and economic uncertainty, labor shortages and high turnover in the job market, global unrest and social justice movements – accelerated an evolution that was already underway in how association engage with their members. The newly released 2022 Association […].

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Online Learning Tips for You & Your Members to Take Back to School

WBT Systems

As fall approaches, you or your members might head back to school, perhaps taking an online class for the first time.

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How the Questions We Ask Effect Our Work

Aaron Wolowiec

Often as facilitators we create questions to get to a particular outcome, to the extent that it guides the conversation in a narrow direction. Being clear about our own agenda for a question - the ways in which all questions are loaded and are directly connected to our own worldview – is super important.

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Labor Day-inspired ideas to strengthen and grow your union


Labor Day is an ideal time to reflect on ways to prepare your union for a bright future. . Read on for three ideas to help strengthen and grow your organization. The history of the labor movement in the U.S. is rich, including many years of advocacy for workplace safety; labor laws; and gender, civil, and immigrant rights. And since 1894, when President Grover Cleveland signed a law making the first Monday in September the annual national Labor Day holiday , the U.S. has formally celebrated Ame

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Getting Started with Membership Cards


The most important part of an association is its membership. But just because they’re important that doesn’t mean you know them all by name… Or whether they paid their membership dues this year… Or even what kind of a membership they have. Enter membership cards. Membership cards are a little piece of digital or paper proof that a person is a member of your organization.

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Why Nonprofits Are Seriously Interested in eLearning Tech

The time is right for nonprofits to do more with learning tech! Nonprofit organizations seem to have accelerated their interest in eLearning tech as of late. Driving this need are several factors including reaching a remote workforce, growing demands for training, and changing regulations. The challenges nonprofits face are not dissimilar from for-profit companies, yet there are notable differences.

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You Can’t Run an Obstacle Course in the Dark


When you look at our aggregate culture assessment data, the lowest scoring marker is Agility (average score of 3.52, compared to the overall average of 3.69). We see this a lot with clients as well. Despite the fact that over the last two years pretty much every organization was forced into being really agile, it’s still not a part of culture.

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Balancing Today with the Future

Smooth The Path

“What if this is all for nothing?” A friend poured his heart and soul into a fun, impactful, and, luckily, successful project. Now fans are asking for more. Just recently, it started to occur to him that the project could be monetized, and perhaps down the road, he could ditch his meh-job. It feels like the world is riding on this next effort, which has him stuck, procrastinating the little administrative next steps.

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Association Brain Food: 9.2.22

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Manager training. Bad bosses are a leading contributor to the Great Resignation (or Transition). Because managers are facing a host of new issues and challenges in the post-pandemic workplace, WBT Systems says associations can help industry employers and employees by offering manager training programs.

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Building a Board Meeting Agenda 


Nearly everyone who works in a non-profit or association has sat through a board meeting that went off-topic or ran over time. It usually isn’t a big deal if the board and staff present have the extra time. In fact, sometimes the off-topic conversations or additional time end up being the most productive part of the meeting. But board meetings that routinely go over time or off-topic could end up causing organizational problems.

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Revitalizing Dry Content: A Lesson in Engagement

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

We’ve all been there. You’ve been given a pile of dry content and asked to create a compelling eLearning course. You’re determined to create something more engaging than the same old course that learners quickly click through, but how do you take this “boring” content and create something relevant and engaging? Many instructional designers will say, “Boring in means boring out.

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Finding Your IT Zen


Many organizations come to DelCor or other service providers when they feel like their technology isn’t working or is too hard to use, but they can’t identify the real problem. In many cases, staff, partners, and members are not in harmony with their organization’s technology. Enter the concept of IT Zen, created by Ben Muscolino of AMS Geek and our very own Gretchen Steenstra ?.

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MDR (Minimum Data Required)

Effective Database

MDR (Minimum Data Required) I've written about minimum viable product (MVP) in software development in the past. MVP means getting the product out into the market with the least amount of features, in order to get customer feedback and to just get something out there. A related concept in data management is minimum data required (MDR)*.

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Case Study – Unlimited Car Wash Subscription

Robert Skrob

How would you like to own a business with minimal labor that makes $1 to $2.5 million a year, with 50% of that, pure profit? Click here to find out. Investors have discovered the thriving business of car washing, all due to subscriptions. Car washes without subscriptions suffer from the high competition, bad economics pushing price down, no loyalty with.

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Rule Your Market—Blue Ocean Strategy Sidesteps the Sharks


Are sharks circling your member base, eyeing bites for their next meal? Even if your association is trapped in a sea of competition, you can change course and sail toward possibility. Sharon Rice,orgSource Managing Director of Business Strategy, is our expert for guiding associations through tough markets. At.orgCommunity’s recent Innovation Summit, Sharon explored […].

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Report: 2023 Association Survey Results

For the 9th year, association professionals across the U.S. and Canada provided a look at the inner workings of their organizations when they replied to GrowthZone’s annual survey. Read the 2023 survey results report to see how your association compares: Challenges/Concerns/Worries Reinstatement Strategies Non-Dues Revenue Sources Renewal Rates, and More!