Sat.Jan 04, 2020 - Fri.Jan 10, 2020

Guest Post: Why the Generational Topic Is More Controversial — And More Relevant — Than Ever


I’ve been in the association community for about five years now, and some topics, you just hear brought up over and over again. For me, one of those topics is “the great generational shift.”.

12 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your New Member Orientation

Wild Apricot

New member orientation doesn’t have to be boring. With these orientation tips and activities, your organization can welcome new members smoothly and easily, inspiring member engagement and retaining them longer

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3 Ways Associations Can Deliver Value to Members at Events

Blue Sky eLearn

If you’re considering hosting an event or conference for your association, it’s critical that you plan for a few key elements to drive value to your members: Education. Engagement . Experience.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.10.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… As many in my family can tell you, I’m not always good at noticing someone’s sent me a text, so I’m not in need of a digital detox.

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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.

2020: The Year of Variety and Personalization for Your Learners

YourMembership Blog

Start off the new year with implementing a personalized learning program, complete with a variety of educational opportunities for your members. Contrary to popular belief: One size does not always fit all. At some point, people want variety – they crave it.

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Ending Missed Opportunites

Golden's Rules for Association

We are a product of history. None of the inequities, whether trivial or profound, at work in our lives came about overnight. Small injustices compounded over time and became institutionalized and even sublimated into our unconscious collective and individual biases

How to Make Your Nonprofit Facebook Page Great in Under Five Hours

Wild Apricot

Ready to join the world of Facebook for nonprofits? Here's a step-by-step guide to setting up, managing and making the most of a Facebook page for your nonprofit, club or association

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How To Leverage Marketing For Your Career Center Brand

YourMembership Blog

Your brand is what sets you apart from your competitors, but are you leveraging all your resources to drive career center traffic? Recent research shows that members primarily join associations for career growth opportunities.

Advice for Associations to Succeed in 2020 – Finding the Best Non-Dues Revenue Mix for Your Association

Moery Company

Every week I speak with associations about non-dues revenue opportunities. There are many options ranging from annual conferences, webinars, magazine ads, podcasts, and more. The question we help answer is, “What is the right mix for my association?”.

Should Your Next Conference Have a Plant-Based Menu?

Associations Now

This year’s Golden Globes served an entirely plant-based menu for the first time. With more of your attendees going meatless and looking for meetings to have a smaller environmental footprint, should your conference menu be plant-based too?

What Association Learning Professionals Read in 2019 & Plan to Do in 2020

WBT Systems

What Association Learning Professionals Read in 2019 & Plan to Do in 2020. Read more about What Association Learning Professionals Read in 2019 & Plan to Do in 2020


Why every staffer should be involved in cybersecurity

Association Success

When we walk out the front door, we lock it behind us. We double-check that our car keys are in our pockets, and we have our kids text us when they get to their friend’s house. . We do all these things because we’re concerned about our safety.

Is it more difficult to keep a client or gain a new one? – Ask JP #006

Moery Company

Transcript: Hello, it’s time for Ask JP! I love getting your questions. Here’s today’s question, “Which is more difficult: keeping a client or getting a new one?”. Ah, great question, and I’ve got some real strong feelings about this one.

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What Star Wars Can Teach You About Talent Management

Associations Now

A series doesn’t become the juggernaut Star Wars has without having universal themes that resonate on many levels. One expert highlights the key lessons association execs can learn about effective work environments from the film series.

Professional Development for Millennials (and Everyone Else Too)

Association Adviser

5 ways to invest in millennials and their professional development so they are more likely to be engaged in their jobs and loyal to your company or association. The post Professional Development for Millennials (and Everyone Else Too) appeared first on Association Adviser.

Why you need your own board of directors

Association Success

Both Marice Fernando and Amy Thomasson have both participated in formal mentorship programs and found their own mentors by forming relationships with key figures in their professional lives. .

How Associations Tell Their Stories

Moery Company

Associations need to tell their members’ story. I realize that takes additional effort, however, you’ve got to capture that content.

U.S., Canadian Fire Agencies Deploy Help to Australia

Associations Now

With wildfires raging in Australia, federal agencies in the United States and Canada are sending firefighting personnel—from frontline firefighters to fire behavior analysts—to help squelch the flames threatening that nation.

5 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals to Build Personal Resilience

Beth Kanter

Rituals are intentional small, tangible acts done routinely and carry meaning. Our family has several New Year’s rituals, including a nature hike. This year we hiked by Pacific Ocean near Moss Bay.(Pictured Pictured above).

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New-Member Onboarding: It’s Okay to Make Program Changes


An association’s member onboarding program is the ideal litmus test for gauging success in member engagement. Many say o nboarding is the foundation on which member engagement is built.

PODCAST | Association Hustle Podcast – Episode 215: Productivity Hacks for the New Year

Moery Company

JP Moery shares his top three productivity hacks for the new year featuring advice from Andy Frisella, Kseniya Martin, and Tim Ferriss. Transcript: Hello and welcome to JP Moery’s Association Hustle Podcast.

Three Ideas to Ramp Up Digital Member Engagement

Associations Now

Associations pros frequently cite member engagement as a top challenge, and many of the most effective ways to make easier connections with members are in the digital realm. Here are three items to add to your online engagement plan in the new year.

Yep, even your IT manager can make cybersecurity mistakes

Association Success

Let’s get one thing out of the way quickly: Ray Arambula does not consider this story his most perfect, shining moment.

[CAE CREDIT] Amanda Kaiser Webinar – THIS Thursday, 1/9


FREE CAE Course! Join GrowthZone for a live presentation with membership-expert, Amanda Kaiser. Key insights and stories will bring you right into the middle of the member experience. Amanda will educate attendees about: How members from small to large organizations become engaged.

Elevating Your 2020 Events: 2 Tactics to Try


2020 is here! With a new year AND new decade, why not try some new ideas at your association or chamber’s upcoming event(s)? To bump up attendee engagement and elevate the overall attendee experience, here are two tactics worth a try: event planning Small Staff Chatter event engagement

Getting to Zero: Maritime Climate Change Effort Earns Plaudits

Associations Now

With a major emphasis in trade and transport, the maritime industry is responsible for more than its fair share of greenhouse gas emissions. But with broad support, the industry is looking to turn a corner with a new coalition.

7 tips for getting the most out of an RFP for your next AMS

Nimble AMS

Best practices say that when you’re ready to find a new association management software (AMS) system, you should issue a request for proposal (RFP). Read on for tips to ensure your RFP drives accurate proposals and helps you find the right AMS for your organization.

Digitization Is Not Digital Transformation


For the past twenty years or so, almost every association that is still in existence today has been focused on digitizing their businesses.

New Year, New Members: 2 Recruitment Messages to Try


It’s the first full week of the new year, and chances are, you’re ready to hit the ground running. By now, you likely have your organization’s 2020 goals laid out, and for many, that includes organizational growth. You want to recruit as many new members as you can!

Are You Ready to Tackle What Lies Ahead in 2020?

Associations Now

It’s a new year and a new decade—don’t create a new excuse to put off your big innovation plans. By Eric Goodstadt. Never mind about innovation.” There’s a phrase uttered by no one—ever.

Setting Chapters Up for Change

Mariner Management

For many the new year brings new resolutions most of which are about change. While we focus on the need to change, we sometimes skip over setting ourselves up for change. This can be doubly so when we look at change in our associations and in our chapters.

Are You Happier When You Visit a Post Office?

Smooth The Path

My family moved to a new town a year ago. Right away, I noticed something different about my local post office. I love going there. Does that statement sound odd to you? In my experience, post offices are, mostly average. Staff members are efficient.

Need a New Member Onboarding Refresh? Incorporate a Live Webinar


You don’t need me to tell you just how important new member onboarding is — but it’s not just important, it’s *exciting*! You get to welcome a whole new crew of members, and they’re getting their first look at what membership has to hold. One way to amplify that buzz? Live webinars!