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Can Associations Be Part of the Climate Solution?

Spark Consulting

We ABSOLUTELY can. People associate in order to solve problems that are, individually, intractable. I can’t think of a more important problem that’s not amenable to individual solutions than climate change. Shelly Alcorn and I were honored to discuss the association role in combatting climate change with Elisa Brewer Pratt on a recent episode of the Association Transformation podcast.

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Survey: In-Person Meeting Attendees Are Younger, Want Personalized Experience

Associations Now

In-person meetings are bouncing back, according to a Freeman report, but millennials and Gen Z attendees are more particular about what they want out of them. Meetings are attracting younger attendees, a new study has found, but there’s increased pressure on planners to restructure and communicate those meetings to satisfy them. The Freeman Trends Report: Event Attendee Intent and Behavior Q1 2023 , released in March by the events services company, found that the average age of a B2B event atten

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Top 30 Community Management Software (Reviews + Pricing)

Raklet

Today, being present on social media platforms creates a big difference in terms of brand identity and perception. You can. The post Top 30 Community Management Software (Reviews + Pricing) appeared first on Raklet - All-in-one platform to grow your audience.

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7 Business Model Strategies to Steal from For-Profit Online Learning Providers

WBT Systems

It pays to watch what for-profits in the learning business are doing. The fastest growing customer segment for online learning providers, like LinkedIn Learning, Coursera, and EdX, is the corporate market.

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Increase Member Value with Modern Training Experiences

Unlock the potential of your membership association by prioritizing modern member training experiences. In this white paper, we discuss the infrastructure behind an excellent learner experience for members, and how a modern upgrade can turn into major retention gains down the road. You’ll gain insights from real-life examples and identify and address common UX blind spots that may be undermining your current training initiatives.

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The Building Blocks of a Flexible Volunteer Model

Associations Now

To attract new volunteers and redefine its board’s focus, the Network for Change and Continuous Innovation launched a new volunteer model in 2020. With an emphasis on connection, the model embraces all types of volunteer positions that appeal to various interests and time commitments. Three years ago, the Network for Change and Continuous Innovation realized it needed to rethink the goals of its board of directors.

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To Find Value—Innovate!

.orgSource

Value is the association industry’s word of the hour. Customer expectations for online commerce are driving the preoccupation to deliver tangible member benefits paired with exceptional experience. Tired thinking won’t get you to your value happy place. To meet the moment, make an ongoing commitment to innovation.orgSource senior consultant, Elizabeth Lucas and I recently discussed this topic on the Association 4.0 Podcast.

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Blog | Engage Attendees With Conference Newsletters | Multiview

Multiview

One of the most important things to remember when planning a conference is that you're not just putting together an event, you're creating an experience. And in this digital world, it's easy to forget that we all have shortened attention spans. But what if there was a way to make your meetings more engaging for attendees? It turns out there is! With building a conference newsletter, your association can make your meetings more engaging and memorable.

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Blog | Increase Productivity With Work-Life Balance | Multiview

Multiview

Work-life balance is something that most of us have heard a lot about, but what exactly does it mean? The term "work-life balance" was first used in the 1970's by the sociologist John Robinson. The concept was simple: he wanted to quantify what people were doing with their time outside of work, and how much time they spent at work. It wasn't until the late 90's that the term "work life balance" became popular, and then it really took off in 2000 when researchers from Duke University conducted a

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The Case for Self-Aware Leaders

Associations Now

CEOs know how their organizations operate. But a study suggests they don’t always see the impact of their actions. Confession: I roll my eyes a bit whenever I come across something in the leadership literature that talks about the importance of being “self-aware.” Leaders, drowning in data , tend to be profoundly well-informed about what’s happening at the organizations they lead.

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Here’s a Powerful Marketing Tool Designed for Associations

Show the Benefits of Membership to Your Toughest Prospects. Download this FREE infographic from GrowthZone AMS, Why Join an Association, and start using it as your go-to recruitment and retention marketing tool. Post it on your website. Use it in sales presentations. Or use it as inspiration to create your own version. Infographics have power. They're a quick read.

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Prioritizing The Tender Parts of You

Aaron Wolowiec

Why is it that we often have reservations about sharing the tender parts of our soul, heart, and mind? Tenderness and vulnerability are not foreign to the human experience, they’re in fact universal core characteristics. Yesenia shares some promising ways to prioritize the tender parts of you.

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Association Brain Food: 5.12.23

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Non Dues-a-Palooza (NDP). It’s not until early September, but put NDP on your radar. I’m tired of experiencing FOMO for this one, so I’ve already got my flight booked for Denver. I love the idea of a small, focused conference where you can actually get to know people, so I hope to meet many of you there.

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Nonprofit Databases 101: How To Organize Your Supporter Relationships

Wild Apricot

From the features to look for to implementation strategies, we’ll show you everything you need to know about database software for nonprofits.

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Five Years Post-GDPR, Data Privacy Even More Important

Associations Now

Though the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation went into effect five years ago, organizations are still ensuring they stay compliant and keeping a close eye on any new data privacy legislation that may be down the road. Like many organizations in spring 2018, the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society was preparing to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation that went into effect on May 25.

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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Visual Dashboards Help AAPA Understand Members & Measure KPIs

Association Analytics

The post Visual Dashboards Help AAPA Understand Members & Measure KPIs appeared first on Association Analytics.

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How to enhance your association’s membership committee

Nimble AMS

Your membership committee plays a vital role in your association—guiding conversations about key membership benefits, identifying potential member pain points , and strategizing solutions to better support your members. We’re here to help you enhance your membership committee! Empower your membership committee to do its important work by following the strategies in this blog.

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How to Write a Nonprofit Business Plan in 12 Steps (+ Free Template!)

Wild Apricot

Learn why a nonprofit business plan is so important and how to write one! Plus get great examples and a free nonprofit business plan template.

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AMG Has Volunteered to Construct a Custom Backyard Playset for a Four-year-old Pediatric Cancer Patient

AMG

AMG has volunteered to construct a custom backyard playset for four-year-old Antonio Culp, a pediatric cancer patient in treatment for ependymoma, a tumor that starts in the brain or spine. Antonio loves tacos, the Buffalo Bills NFL team, Just Wanna Rock, basketball, and his five older siblings. He is the recipient of this free playset thanks to Roc Solid Foundation, a Virginia-based nonprofit that works with organizations and volunteers like AMG to Play It Forward and build hope for children an

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5 Habits of Growth-Oriented Associations

We’ve identified the five defining characteristics of future-focused associations. Adopting these traits allows your organization to chart a course for long-term growth and success. Find out: Why some organizations are more adept at navigating and overcoming challenges facing all associations. The success formula for thriving associations, including a behind-the-scenes peek at some flourishing organizations.

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5 Signs You Need a Technology Assessment

Achurch

Leaders never wake up and say, “I need a technology assessment.” They wait for a “convenient time;” but, delaying an assessment impacts performance and productivity. By then, the need manifests itself in another way. Unfortunately, these signs disguise bigger problems leading you to treat the symptom instead of the root cause. What is technology assessment?

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Empowering Women in Tech: Navigating Career Growth

PROPEL

In this episode of Empowering Workplaces, we sit down with Claudia Miller, a sought-after career coach for women in tech, to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing women in the industry. Claudia shares her personal journey of navigating the corporate world as a first-generation college graduate and how she became a successful career coach. We delve into the importance of networking.

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The Story of How My Book Came to Be

Elevating Engagement

Talking to podcast hosts has become one of my new favorite things, and one of the questions that comes up often on-air or off is, “Why did you decide to write this book?” Whenever this question arises, my quick answers never do it justice, so let me give it a go here. Ten years ago, I started a qualitative research firm for the association industry.

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HOA and Condo Manager Association Management Group (AMG) Builds Hope for Greater Charlotte Area Pediatric Cancer Patient

AMG

(ROCK HILL, SC) Volunteers from Association Management Group (AMG), one of the Carolinas’ largest professional homeowner association managers representing more than 30,000 property owners, constructed a custom backyard playset on May 6 for four-year-old Antonio Culp of Rock Hill, SC, a pediatric cancer patient in treatment for ependymoma, a tumor that starts in the brain or spine.

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11 Tips to Drive Learning Content Consumption

Elevate your member education initiatives This eBook will explore: Why measure content consumption rather than (or in addition to) completion rates and member satisfaction? What are some proven tactics to create quality learner content and raise your content consumption rates? You’ll discover why measuring content consumption is pivotal for program success and explore effective tactics to boost overall engagement.

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Nonprofit Employee Recognition: 5 Stellar Appreciation Ideas

Achieve

Your nonprofit organization’s success depends on many people, including donors, volunteers, and board members. Your staff, for example, plays a crucial role in day-to-day and big-picture operations, helping your nonprofit work towards its mission. It’s crucial to not overlook the work that your employees are doing and to appreciate the effort they make for your nonprofit.

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Boosting Productivity by Dealing with Conflict

PROPEL

Do you have a lot on your plate? Would increased productivity be helpful? You’re not alone. Associations tend to run lean, which means we’re doing more with less, all while striving to meet the high standards of our members. And at the end of the day, we often fall short of our own expectations. Why? It’s not due to a lack of effort or expertise – it’s because we’re avoiding our conflicts.

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3 Innovative Ways to Boost Online Member Engagement

Protech

When someone becomes a member of your association, they join a valuable community of like-minded individuals with shared interests. Whether they engage with that community regularly or not can make a big difference in the quality of their experience with your association. There are plenty of steps you can take to improve members’ online experiences and increase their likelihood of engaging on a regular basis.

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Community NOW: CAI celebrating 50th anniversary at Dallas conference

Ungrated

Community Associations Institute is commemorating its 50th anniversary at the largest international gathering of homeowners, community managers, and businesses serving community associations during the 2023 CAI Annual Conference and Exposition: Community NOW , May 17–20, at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. The three-day conference is the premier destination for nearly 2,000 community association peers from around the world to come together, share ideas, and network.

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Year-End Membership Calculations for Associations

Membership Calculations for Association Pros This user-friendly workbook (aka “cheat sheet”) provides simple, step-by-step instructions for calculating seven vital member statistics, including: Retention Rate Churn Member Acquisition Cost Average Membership Tenure And more! It’s a handy cheat sheet for association pros who want a quick reference guide.