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Six key areas your association should identify to improve member engagement scoring

Nimble AMS

Successful associations prioritize improving the member experience. The Community Brands 2022 Association Trends Study reports that 90% of association professionals seek to enhance engagement opportunities for their members.

5 Tips for Recruiting Younger Association Members

AMR Management Services

Associations can be an incredible resource for young professionals! Membership gives them tools for learning how to: Develop new skills in their field. Forge new


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Cultivating Engagement One Nudge at a Time

Smooth The Path

Often simple little nudges drive engagement. A big, genuine smile can reduce an attendee’s nerves. A few sentences of small talk help first-timers initiate conversations with others. Personal welcomes may energize a new member to learn more.

Why your organization needs to reinvest in the state of its member data

Nimble AMS

What is the state of your member data? According to Community Brands 2022 Association Trends Study, while data analytics is a higher priority for organizations, just one-third of association professionals report their data is excellent or very good. What’s causing this disconnect?

Here's How to Write an Effective New-Member Welcome Email

Welcome emails have an incredibly high open rate (50-60%). Read here to learn tips for taking full advantage of your valuable, one-time opportunity to reach new members.

How to Nurture Crazy Ideas

Association Adviser

After the accelerating pace of change of the last couple years, most associations are asking not only how they can keep up with the change, but how they can stay ahead of the disruption curve to serve their members and meet their missions.

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Forces Impacting Our Success: MSAE Members Complete PESTLE Analysis

Aaron Wolowiec

During the Michigan Society of Association Executives, members and attendees had the opportunity to participate in a facilitated exercise to identify and explore current forces at play that are affecting them and their organizations.

Tips for Getting Started on Your Microsoft 365 Migration


These days, just about every organization is either in Microsoft 365 or wants to be. Before the pandemic, moving to Microsoft 365 was already appealing, and now it’s better than ever for employees either working in the office or at home.

Sing Your Song with Authenticity

Association Adviser

“I am a walking disruption, and I always have been,” said Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and LGBTQ advocate Cidny Bullens, who told his tale through song and story to close the 2022 ASAE Annual Meeting, September 20-23 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Don’t Look for a Streamlined Future—Innovation Piles on Options


If you imagine that AI, robotics, and automation are launching a future where you issue commands to mechanical workers while relaxing with a cold one, I’ve got bad news.

How to Get Young Professionals to Engage In Your Association

GrowthZone’s guide, The Power of Young Professionals, tackles the challenges of engaging, recruiting, and retaining Gen Z and Millennial members, including: • Why they do or don’t join. • Communication strategies. • Myths and facts

Insurance challenges: Communities facing rising umbrella liability rates


As property insurance rates are somewhat stabilizing in 2022, umbrella liability rates continue rising for common interest communities. Five years ago, many community associations were able to purchase umbrella liability limits as high as $50 million for a very economical price.

The Experiment in Nashville During ASAE Annual 2022


If there were a way to help balance out the unintended consequences of attending a meeting hosted in a state that doesn’t support our values, would anyone support it?

Inspiring Change by Embracing Innovation

Association Adviser

Make friends with failure. That was the message from Marcus Whitney, venture capital investor, entrepreneur, author, speaker, content creator and one of Nashville’s hometown influencers, to attendees at the 2022 ASAE Annual Meeting, September 20-23 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Refreshing Your Virtual Watercooler Strategy


Don’t Let Remote Employees Miss the Benefits of Social Opportunities and Engagement. Most employees new to working remotely miss one major thing about their old office life: impromptu conversations with co-workers.

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.

Create Positive Change in Your Industry with Manager Training Programs

WBT Systems

You can never learn enough about managing people. Even a manager who’s been at it for 30 years will tell you they’re still learning. The good ones are lifelong learners, an especially useful mindset nowadays when

HOA and Condo Manager Association Management Group (AMG) Awards College Scholarships


Carolinas HOA Management Company Gifts Four College Scholarships to Community Students (GREENSBORO, NC) Four college students have been awarded $1000 scholarships from Association Management Group (AMG), one of the Carolinas’ largest professional homeowner association managers, representing more than 30,000 property owners.

Simpler and Faster is Better

Effective Database

Simple and Faster is Better Earlier this week I was fortunate enough to attend a session at ASAE's Annual Meeting entitled "No Analyst, No Problem!" presented by Bailey Kasten and Meagan Roloff. Their session was essentially about creating data visualizations on a shoestring budget. They presented several "case studies" of how they took relatively complex … Simpler and Faster is Better Read More » Wes's Wednesday Wisdom

12 Best Community App Platforms of 2022 (Software Pricing and Features Reviewed)

Disciple Media

The number and diversity of online communities has exploded in recent years to the point that no matter what your interests or beliefs, there’s a good chance that there is a thriving online community that shares your outlook and passions.

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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 to Find Your Purpose to Be an Effective Leader

Ewald Consulting

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Steve Jobs In the fast-paced environment of associations, leaders are forced to move fast and make decisions that could make a lasting impact on their organizations. But without a personal drive, these decisions may be misdirected or unclear. In How Will You Measure Your Life?

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Finding Your Ikigai with Martha Fields


In this episode of 5 Minutes with Andy, he welcomes Martha Fields a Former Vice-President of a Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital. With Martha we find life, work, & healthy aging success in 2022 despite the 3 C's of change, COVID, and challenges.