Sat.Jul 06, 2019 - Fri.Jul 12, 2019

Time for a New Association Verb

Association Success

It's time we add to lead, learn, and connect. Three Verbs. After 20 years working in VP, COO, CFO and CSO roles for associations, it’s become clear to me that our industry shares many common approaches to helping our members lead, learn and connect.

Is There One Association Marketing Platform That Does Everything?

HighRoad Solution

There are two common mistakes when assembling a tech stack. Association Management

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Participation Tracking Is Not for the Faint of Heart

Eric Lanke

We track our members. We don't use face recognition software, metadata, or complicated algorithms. We use an even more diabolical mechanism. Microsoft Excel. What am I talking about?

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Association Hustle – Episode 196: Setting Realistic Member Acquisition Goals

Moery Company

Let’s be realistic. Membership goals should not be an arbitrary number pulled out of thin air by a very well-meaning volunteer. Hey, Host JP Moery is all about aspiration and recruiting more members than ever – but, these goals must be based on solid data.

Build or Buy an LMS? How to Pick the Right Solution for Your Budget

BUDGET. When it comes to picking your next LMS that six-letter word is probably the most important part of the decision-making process. So, what are your options to get the best possible eLearning solution without breaking the bank? Build it or buy it. This guide from Lambda’s eLearning experts details absolutely everything you need to consider so you can pick the perfect eLearning solution for your organization and budget.

The Learning Equation that Changes Everything

Blue Sky eLearn

As adults, most of us operate with a fundamental belief that we are terrible students.

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Keeping Association Leaders and Staff Accountable

Association Leaders

We can likely all agree that in business cash may be King but accountability is next in line for the throne. In our businesses if we don’t establish Strategies, Goals and specific, measurable Objectives we hold ourselves and each other accountable for achieving, we will not achieve our mission. Associations are no different – except that associations are led by volunteers. Everyone knows you can’t hold volunteers accountable right? WRONG!

The #1 Mistake Associations Make With Their Office Space

Moery Company

Hint: Timing can be your greatest asset – or biggest liability. After representing trade associations in the Washington, DC market, for the past 13 years, I can say with 100% certainty: The biggest mistake association executives make is waiting too long to engage in the leasing process.

The Top 15 Political Campaign Software Options to Boost Your Campaign

Wild Apricot

Choosing a political campaign software isn't easy. Here is a comprehensive list of the best political campaign software solutions most used in 2019

How to Spot Emerging Educational Needs Your Competitors Are Overlooking

WBT Systems

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

Geospatial Analysis and Predicting the Future

Association Success

Which visual representation permits your data to come to life in the most palatable, efficient, understandable way? What does it mean not to be behind the geospatial curve?

Site Visits for Sales Success

Moery Company

About a month ago, our sales team discussed the potential benefit of making site visits to some of our client’s members to get a better perspective on their daily work. As a result, I will be visiting a company nearby to learn about what exactly goes on inside their plants.

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Better Data Can Lead to Better Sponsorships

Associations Now

A new survey reveals that associations are not collecting enough data about their sponsorship programs. By being more comprehensive, they can keep partners happy and maintain a steady stream of nondues revenue.

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The Limits of Generational Orthodoxy: Part II

Association Adviser

Why associations' focus must shift from being "Millennial-ready" or "Gen-Z ready" to being "future-ready," and capable of thriving in a world experiencing profound societal transformation. The post The Limits of Generational Orthodoxy: Part II appeared first on Association Adviser.

Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

Stop Waiting. It’s Time for Associations to Use Marketing Automation

GrowthZone

Could you use some more time or an extra set of hands in your organization? Most people would respond with an emphatic YES! to this question.

Working Smarter, Not Harder During Your Organization's Busy Times

MembersClicks

Are you in the middle of your organization’s busy season? Conference season, perhaps? If so, you’re not alone. But even if you aren’t, chances are, that time is coming.soon!

Boost Your Networking Strategy at Events

Associations Now

A new report looked at how people behave and communicate when they network, and then offered up tips to attendees about how do to it more effectively and to event organizers about how to create better environments for it.

Improving the Relationship Between People and Technology

Association Success

You need your staff’s buy-in before bringing in new technology solutions to your association. When trying to bring in new technology into an organization, it is guaranteed that you will be met with resistance, because any sort of change often is. You need that buy-in from people first, otherwise there’s going to be struggle in incorporating the technology into operations.

How to Avoid Fundraising’s Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition

Speaker: Jay Wilkinson, CEO & Founder, Firespring

It doesn't take an industry professional to know that nonprofits highly depend on donations. The marketing emails, events, and website design are meant to attract new donors, when what we should be doing is trying to keep the donors we have. Teach a man donor acquisition and he'll get donations for the day--teach a man donor retention and he'll get donations for a lifetime. John Jay Wilkinson, CEO and founder of Firespring, and learn how to get donations for a lifetime. In this session, Jay will help us learn how to step off of the donor acquisition treadmill and rev up donor retention. Six out of ten donors give only once, but this doesn’t have to be your reality. Jay will help us understand how a 10% increase in donor retention will more than double the lifetime value of a donor and minimize our reliance on producing constant appeals for new donors.

How to Generate Leads and Build Your Contacts Database

HighRoad Solution

You might have the greatest marketing strategy in the world, but it’s useless unless you’ve got people to market to. Association Management

5 Customer Service Skills for a 5-Star Member Experience

MembersClicks

Regardless of what industry you work in, we’re all in the people business. And for your association or chamber of commerce, the goal is to ensure your members are happy so they’ll renew. Enter the importance of exceptional customer service.

Improving the Attendee Experience with the 5 Hows

Associations Now

To understand the true purpose of your event, continue to ask “why.” To create clear thinking space for your attendees, continue to ask “how.”. Many of us are familiar with the 5 Whys, a Six Sigma construct for getting to the root of a problem.

How to Expand Your Nimble AMS Platform with Integrated Payments

Nimble AMS

Nimble AMS is excited to announce a fully integrated payment processing solution with CardConnect. Here at Nimble AMS, we know how important it is for you to have the right tools in place to ensure your association is always running smoothly.

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.

Associations Need to Swing More

Smooth The Path

At a championship little league game a nine-year-old struck out and shuffled back to the dugout, bat held limply, slumped shouldered, head hanging. A teammate saw him and asked, “did you swing?” The dejected boy said, “yes, at all of them.” Well, that is really good then!” said the teammate. .

How to Make Your Organization's Emails Stand Out

MembersClicks

Raise your hand if you get (what seems like) a million emails per day? Yup, we can ALL relate. And your members are in the same boat. So when they’re receiving email after email after email, how can you make sure yours stand out? Here are a few tips: Association Views email marketing

Wind Group Looks for Ways to Recycle Old Turbines

Associations Now

With a goal of reusing more materials from decommissioned wind turbines, the trade group WindEurope is collaborating with chemical groups to find uses for composite materials used in turbine blades. Wind energy may be more sustainable, but those giant blades driving wind turbines don’t last forever.

FAFSA Renewal

SocialFish

FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. If you are a student requiring financial aid, you must start by filling out this form, and submitting it to your college. This will open for you many doors of getting financial aid.

Are Associations Attitude Changing Machines?

Smooth The Path

By the time members join the association, or get to the conference, or attend their first chapter meeting, they might be all beaten up. Their manager may be a terrible judgemental, micromanaging, credit-taking boss. Or they may consistently feel the sting of discrimination.

Creating an Effective Join Form: 3 Membership Software Tips

MembersClicks

To most, filling out forms on websites is a pretty common occurrence. So common, in fact, that you almost feel like you’re on autopilot when filling one out these days! But, you and I both know that form setup and maintenance takes a lot more work behind the scenes.

What’s Keeping CEOs Awake at Night? Cybersecurity Risks, New Study Says

Associations Now

While issues of technology are raising concerns for many CEOs, they feel increasingly comfortable taking action on political issues, the 2019 edition of the EY CEO Imperative Study revealed. Speaking out on a big political issue isn’t something most corporate leaders will shy away from in 2019.

Discover Student Loans

SocialFish

Discover student loans provide a great back up in case the federal loan you received is unable to cover all of your college fees. They also provide for you options to refinance your loans, if you are overwhelmed at competitive interest rates.