Sat.Nov 02, 2019 - Fri.Nov 08, 2019

Partnership v. Membership: ROI

Spark Consulting

Lewis’s latest post in our ongoing, irregular series addresses making sponsorship offerings more valuable to your corporate supporters: understand what’s motivating them, structure the relationship to address their specific business needs, and offer different levels of investment.

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What Lady Gaga can teach your association

Association Success

Nearly a decade ago, Lady Gaga fans were introduced to Jo Calderone. . Calderone, a striking Italian-American from New Jersey, was in a kind of love affair with Gaga.

7 Giving Tuesday Ideas To Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet

Wild Apricot

If you're hoping to create a great experience for donors this Giving Tuesday and raise more funds than ever before, check out this list of ideas to inspire you

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Do You Really Have Them at Hello? Rethinking Your First-Timer Strategy

Velvet Chainsaw

One of my biggest pet peeves is the way some conferences approach first-time attendees. Being intentional and having a plan for how you welcome someone who is experiencing your conference for the first time is not only the right thing to do, it’s also a smart attendee acquisition strategy.

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.

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and New York SHIELD Act for Associations, Nonprofits, and Other 501(c) Organizations

Delcor

In 2018, the European Union (EU) implemented the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to put consumers in charge of their data and establish data privacy best practices. (Of Of course, it’s a little more complicated than that.

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Unpacking PACs for Associations

Association Adviser

PACs are an important element in any advocacy toolkit, providing a mechanism for trade and for associations to support candidates and access policy makers. The post Unpacking PACs for Associations appeared first on Association Adviser. Advocacy Features advocacy government affairs

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Do Your Membership Renewal Reminder Emails Need a Refresh?

MembersClicks

For many organizations, renewal season is quickly approaching. Hopefully, you have automated, personalized emails set up and ready to go, but before hitting send, it’s worth asking: When was the last time you updated your membership renewal reminder emails?

Add Chapters to Make an Old Association Feel New

Associations Now

Launching a chapter network has helped PEN America, a literary organization with almost 100 years of history, recruit new members and reinvent opportunities for member engagement at the local level.

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Top Findings from the Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report

Membership Marketing

Everyone working for an association can relate to the competitive challenges of today. In addition to 24/7 competition, associations are faced with scarce resources, talent shortages, and sometimes political or bureaucratic hurdles.

Your association website probably isn’t accessible — but should be

Association Success

When President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, he did so on the White House lawn in front of a crowd of 3,000 people. . The landmark legislation would ensure “every man, woman and child with a disability can now pass through once-closed doors into a bright new era of equality, independence and freedom.” . In the nearly 30 years since, however, much of how we interact with the world has changed.

­­25 Things You Can't Miss at Super Forum 2019

Higher Logic

Whether you’re attending Super Forum 2019 or putting our annual community conference on your wish list for next year, there’s plenty to look forward to. Here are the 25 things you will be glad you didn’t miss at our 10th Super Forum. Dazzling Views.

Presentation Tips: Help Your SME Deliver Their Best Content

Blue Sky eLearn

As we’ve discussed before the recruitment of good quality subject matter experts (SMEs) is one of the hardest parts of creating a solid curriculum. Now that you’ve identified the “right one ; ” let’s look at some tips and tricks you can provide your speaker to deliver their best content.

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5 Examples Of Nonprofit Social Media Strategies (And What You Can Learn From Them)

Wild Apricot

Trying to develop a social media strategy for your nonprofit? Here are 5 great examples that you can use to get inspired

Colleges & Universities Are the New Competition for Associations in the Lifelong Learning Market

WBT Systems

Colleges & Universities Are the New Competition for Associations in the Lifelong Learning Market. Read more about Colleges & Universities Are the New Competition for Associations in the Lifelong Learning Market

Federal Agencies Urged to Cancel Their Washington Post and New York Times Subscriptions

Moery Company

Recent news of federal agencies being urged to cancel their Washington Post and New York Times subscriptions could have a huge impact on the associations that advertise in the special edition publications. What should associations do to brace for the impact?

The Fatal Flaw of Open Enrollment? A Lack of Benefits Literacy

Associations Now

Employees often struggle with the lingo and details of benefits, and that could be leading them to make bad decisions about insurance or financial savings. Here’s how you can help with benefits literacy.

Is your association ready for a culture change?

Association Success

During SURGE Growth this fall, we sat down with business coach, author and speaker John Spence to talk about organizational culture. He taught us that every organization has a culture — from the quiet offices where no one talks to the boisterous workplaces with a happy hour every Friday. .

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How to Get Your Staff (And Volunteers) to Speak Up in Meetings

MembersClicks

Meetings tend to get a bad rap, but that’s really only when attendees feel like their time was wasted. When everyone’s time is well spent, I think we can all agree that meetings can be incredibly valuable, especially when brainstorming is involved!

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How Has GDPR Affected Association Marketing?

HighRoad Solution

American-based associations don’t usually take notice of data laws in other countries. However, there is one law that you should know about: GDPR

Daily Buzz: Define Your Third-Party Fundraising Guidelines

Associations Now

If a third party wants to throw your association a fundraiser, great! Just make sure it follows your fundraising guidelines. Also: Should your AMS be a customizable or configured model?

Is your association ready for a culture change?

Association Success

During SURGE Growth this fall, we sat down with business coach, author and speaker John Spence to talk about organizational culture. He taught us that every organization has a culture — from the quiet offices where no one talks to the boisterous workplaces with a happy hour every Friday. .

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Enhance Your Online Career Center with These Fresh Content Ideas

Association Adviser

Keep members coming back to your online career center by providing strong, fresh career center content that adds value to their professional journey. The post Enhance Your Online Career Center with These Fresh Content Ideas appeared first on Association Adviser.

End-of-Year Member Survey for Associations and Chambers

MembersClicks

The end of the year is the ideal time to reflect on what’s working (and what isn’t) at your association or chamber and make plans to tackle key initiatives in Q1. But, you NEED member feedback in order to do that effectively!

The Two Most Important Trends To Know in 2020

Associations Now

Experiential events are elevating attendee experience, while improved tech is driving higher productivity. The meeting industry has been going strong for several years. This robust atmosphere allows meeting planners to embrace new trends and create innovative experiences for attendees.

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DelCor Will Be at NEXT NOW! as Part of ASAE TEC 2019

Delcor

You already know that ASAE has changed the name of the Technology Conference & Expo to the Technology Exploration Conference (TEC). After all, Dave Coriale spoke about it on a recent bonus edition of Reboot IT, DelCor’s podcast. But did you know that along with the new name comes great new educational opportunities? Like NEXT NOW!—a a collaborative learning experience brought to you by DelCor and fellow ASAE Alliance Partners Fonteva, Higher Logic, Naylor, and OpenWater. The NEXT NOW!

Microcredentialing: Small courses, big opportunities for professional learners and associations

Association Adviser

Microcredentialing serves the modern association learner with quick courses that allow deep, laser-focused learning through stackable topics. The post Microcredentialing: Small courses, big opportunities for professional learners and associations appeared first on Association Adviser.

How to Get Employers Excited About Your Job Board

MembersClicks

When it comes to having a job board on your website, your job-seeking members will pretty quickly see the value of being able to access quality opportunities directly on your website. But your employer members (or even employers who aren’t members) may need a little convincing.

A Look at the Event Industry’s Tech Skills Gap

Associations Now

New research reveals that many meeting planners don’t think they have the skills or knowledge to make informed decisions about event tech investments. Is there a way to close the gap?

We Need More Introductions in Associations

Smooth The Path

My house is just the right age that everything is breaking, and we recently moved in, so we’re doing some remodeling. Some days we have many people working on the house all at the same time. Monday was one of those days.

Webinar Q&A: The Four C’s of Engagement

Association Adviser

Our webinar, The Four C’s of Engagement: Capture, Customize, Curate & Communicate generated several thoughtful questions about strategies or tactics associations might take to increase member engagement through their communications. Because we didn’t have enough time during the 60-minute webinar to answer every question, we’re providing answers here. If you’ve been reflecting on the webinar […].

Your November Membership Management Checklist

MembersClicks

Happy November! As the holidays approach, you might find yourself becoming a bit more frazzled. You’re balancing end-of-year initiatives plus holiday parties plus possibly vacation time.it’s s a lot!

“Buddy Check” Program Encourages Veterans To Reconnect With One Another

Associations Now

The American Legion found the Buddy Check program was so successful when it first tried it earlier this year that it will now be a twice-yearly endeavor—including during the week of Veterans Day. Veterans Day is an important holiday for a lot of associations and nonprofits focused on vets.

Future Configurations for Member Organizations

Smooth The Path

Many associations organize around demographics like profession, industry or field, and geography (county, state, national, international). It can be challenging for members to find others who are just like them in traditionally configured associations.