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Earning Revenue at Your Association's Events - 4 Ideas

AMR Management Services

. Planning an event is a cyclical process. Your event outcomes are determined in large part by your initial planning, and your initial planning should be guided by the outcomes of past

Building a Future-Proofing Strategy – How to Diversify Your Non-Dues Revenue Part 1

Association Adviser

By David Butler & David Freeman If your association depends almost solely on one revenue source, you’re at a major — and potentially catastrophic — risk if that revenue source shifts.

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How to Create a Successful Association Consulting Partnership

Moery Company

Updated By: Jannan Poppen. Having been involved in some incredible projects over the years, both on the association and consulting side of the relationship, we’ve developed a unique perspective on what it takes to create a successful association consulting partnership.

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The Easiest Way To Collect and Track Membership Dues

Wild Apricot

If you’re starting a membership organization, one of the first things you’ll want to think about is how to collect membership dues. Membership managers often find it challenging to: Decide on a fair price and payment schedule for their. membership

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What AMS Vendors Don't Tell You About Implementation

AMS vendors often boast about proven implementation processes. And while yes, the right strategies are imperative, they are also not enough. Discover 3 often-overlooked requirements for successful AMS implementations by downloading!

Flexibility and Creativity: The Key to Event Planning

Aaron Wolowiec

As we prepare to kick off the busy fall conference season, we are continuously reminded that despite the resurgence of in-person events, the way we plan and execute events continues to require more flexibility…with a side of creativity

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Member Engagement: Listening, Likes, & Leadership

Moery Company

Member engagement is a topic I often get asked about because it’s top of mind for most associations. In an ideal scenario, new members would consistently join your association, engage with your events and committees, and renew year after year.

The Ultimate Guide to Donation Pages for Nonprofits + 25 Examples to Fire Up Your Fundraising

Wild Apricot

Donations are the lifeblood of any nonprofit! Not only do they bring in regular revenue, but they also represent the strength of your relationships with your supporters. Looking for an easy way to turn those supporters into donors? Then it’s. fundraising

A Journey: From Member Marketing to Corporate Marketing

Higher Logic

The post A Journey: From Member Marketing to Corporate Marketing appeared first on Higher Logic.

3 Ways to Boost Attendance at Your Association’s Next In-Person Event

Association Adviser

Events come in all shapes and sizes, and with the shift from solely virtual to a combination of hybrid, virtual, and live events, there is no doubt that there is a large focus on reaching attendance goals regardless of the size of your event.

How to Sell Your Board on Better Technology

Use this helpful blueprint when you need to convince your board to invest in better software. It includes talking points and tips for your presentation, including quantifying ROI, outlining indirect benefits, and selling the potential of the purchase.

Why your association needs to adopt a flexible IT budget

Nimble AMS

Adopting new technology is a sometimes stressful, always necessary responsibility for association leaders. During the pandemic leaders rethought how they handled all aspects of their organization more than ever before.

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Build a Mission Worthy Team

.orgSource

When the first crew of astronauts departs for Mars, Suzanne T. Bell’s work will play a large role in their success. Bell is an associate professor of industrial and organizational psychology at DePaul University. She studies team composition.

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9 Ways to Maximize Your Marketing Automation Platform Investment

Higher Logic

The post 9 Ways to Maximize Your Marketing Automation Platform Investment appeared first on Higher Logic. Increase your ROI with these tips. The post 9 Ways to Maximize Your Marketing Automation Platform Investment appeared first on Higher Logic. Uncategorized marketing automation

Congratulations to the 2022 ACCE Chamber of the Year Award Winners

GrowthZone

GrowthZone congratulates all of the 2022 Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE)’s Chamber of the Year award winners. We are especially excited to recognize 2 of the 4 winners as they use our software! Congratulations to the following winners in their respective categories: Category One.

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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.

What If Gift Cards Could Solve Your Silo Problem?

PROPEL

Since the dawn of organizations there have been issues with silos. To be clear, we need silos—they don’t really need to be “busted.” ” They just need to be better at working together seamlessly.

Emotional rover coaster: Accommodating emotional support animal requests

Ungrated

Community associations often struggle when a resident requests an accommodation for an emotional support animal. It’s a complicated issue that requires expert advice. Boards that err in the way they handle requests could face investigations, lawsuits, and fines.

How The Game of Jenga Can Spark Strategy and Decision Making

Multiview

Multiview recently attended ACCESSE22 in Richmond, VA, where hot topic discussions revolved around DE&I, membership, content management, and leadership.

5 Reasons Why Your Team Should Support Flexible Work

Achurch

5 Reasons Why Your Team Should Support Flexible Work. Transitioning to Working Remotely is Easy When You Collaborate with Achurch Consulting. If your company still isn’t supporting a hybrid work or remote work model of any kind, then you’re already falling behind the curve of the rest of the world.

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How to Select an Association Credit Card Processing Company

Right now, every penny counts. It’s an ideal time to check if your association’s credit card processing provider is offering competitive terms. However, there are many important factors to consider if when researching options.

How Better Feedback Can Accelerate Your DE&I Work

PROPEL

We created a fairly simple maturity model for understanding the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a common step in the journey is to move from informal conversations about DE&I topics to more formal training for all your employees.

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Tired of Operational Surprises? Ask These Strategic Questions

.orgSource

Surprise parties can be fun. If the balloon tower featuring your age got cancelled—even better. Surprises in business aren’t so welcome. When the membership director springs a dashboard on you with every indicator trending south, it’s not a good day. Distraction is an invitation for the unexpected.

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How to save a “failing” project

Effective Database

How to save a "failing" project It is not unusual for me to receive a call from an association that sounds something like this: "We implemented a new AMS in the past year, everyone on staff hates the new system, and this whole project is failing. What can we do to save it?" While every project … How to save a “failing” project Read More » Wes's Wednesday Wisdom

5 Reasons Why Your Team Should Work Remotely

Achurch

5 Reasons Why Your Team Should Support Flexible Work. Transitioning to Working Remotely is Easy When You Collaborate with Achurch Consulting. If your company still isn’t supporting a hybrid work or remote work model of any kind, then you’re already falling behind the curve of the rest of the world.

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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.

Member Engagement: Three Big Problems and Three Ways to Fix Them

Association Freak

Reading Time: 5 minutes Member Engagement Is The Key to Renewal What is member engagement? We usually talk about from our organization’s perspective. However, real growth happens when we start thinking about it from the perspective of a member, as an experience of value.

A Shadow Board Can Help Your Association Become More Relevant to Young Professionals

WBT Systems

Despite the recruitment and retention efforts of associations, two-thirds (66%) of members are still Boomers and Gen X, a three-point increase over last year. You would’ve expected this percentage to decrease

Bulletproof Budgeting: How A Midyear Check on Your Association’s Budget Can Help Your Team Succeed 

Ewald Consulting

By Ava Ewald and Darrin Hubbard, Ewald VP of Business and Portfolio Management. This time of year, you may think, “How is it already July?” That’s right—we are already halfway through 2022. Now is not the time to let things slip. Budgets must be carefully watched year-round, but a midyear check-in may be just what you need to set up your organization for success in the second half of the year. Budgets are made in advance without knowledge of how future events will impact decision-making.

We Need a Translator to Cut Through Emotional Barriers

Smooth The Path

I attended a contentious board meeting yesterday where a couple of fiery topics were discussed, and it got me thinking about my board member experiences.

The Ultimate Guide to Amazing Association Websites

Your association’s website needs to engage members AND deliver a great user experience so everyone who visits it leaves with a positive impression. But how? Get the free guide to optimizing your website “under-the-hood” (great for "non-techy" people).