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Event Committees: 5 Types and Their Duties

ePly

We’ve all heard the old phrase “two heads are better than one”! And it still rings true today. Planning a large conference or company event is a huge task to take on and will almost always need more than one person planning. So, how do you manage it in an organized way? Introducing….committees. committees. Committees are appointed for a specific function and can help your daunting task list become more segmented and task-specific.

3 Quick Tips for Writing Emails That Get Read

MembersClicks

You likely spend a lot of time drafting and sending emails. So naturally, you want people to read them, and not only that, but take some kind of action. If you’re struggling with email click-throughs at your association or chamber, take a look at these three copywriting MUSTS: Small Staff Chatter marketing

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.31.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Economic outlook for associations. Please consider participating in Marketing General Inc.’s s (MGI) second annual Association Economic Outlook survey. The results will help our community better understand how associations are adapting to change and preparing for the future. Survey participants will receive the study’s final report. Virtual certified. Event planners did it. Speakers did it.

5 Membership Recruitment Tips

Moery Company

These past few months have been an incredible time for associations to show their value to their members and prospects. They have helped their members secure PPP loans, lobby that their members are essential businesses, and develop plans for reopening. The communications teams have been working overtime to produce more webinars, podcasts, social media posts, and industry updates. As your members begin to reopen, now is the time to evaluate your retention and recruitment plans.

Don't Pick Your Next LMS Until You Read This Guide!

With so many factors and people to consider, how do you make sure you pick the right LMS? It’s simple: This guide covers crucial considerations with actionable advice and professional insights, so you know you’ve picked the perfect eLearning solution.

Church Membership: Why You Should Set It Up Today

Wild Apricot

Now is the time to get set up with church membership! We go over everything you need to know, including the benefits for members of your congregation and your team

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Finding a Community as a Remote Worker: The Growth of Pop-Up Groups

Association Adviser

Before 2020, the Virtual Association Network & Associations Catalyzing Entrepreneurship pop-up groups were connecting remote association professionals with resources and wisdom. The post Finding a Community as a Remote Worker: The Growth of Pop-Up Groups appeared first on Association Adviser. Features From the Front Lines Membership Technology Associations Catalyzing Entrepreneurship COVID-19 remote working Virtual Associations Network

Thought Leadership Sponsorships for Virtual and In-Person Events

Moery Company

The post Thought Leadership Sponsorships for Virtual and In-Person Events appeared first on The Moery Company. Sponsorships mike thomas sponsorship sponsorship idea thought leadership thought leadership sponsorship video virtual event sponsorship

July Update: New Membership Report is Finally Here

Wild Apricot

While it's impossible to predict the future, we can still prepare for what's to come with a solid strategy and plan. This month, we’ve announced the new membership report feature along with other resources to help your organization remain sustainable

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3 Committees to Consider Forming in 2020

MembersClicks

Every organization has a unique structure in terms of staff, board of directors, committees, task forces, etc. And what works well for one association or chamber may not work well for another. That said, however your organization is structured, there are three committees, in particular, that could serve your association or chamber well in 2020: Association Views volunteer management

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.

10 Simple Tips for Thriving While Working from Home

Association Adviser

Discover activities you can do throughout the day to stay focused, on track, and in your element while working from home. The post 10 Simple Tips for Thriving While Working from Home appeared first on Association Adviser. COVID-19 Resources Features Membership Technology remote work Society for Marketing Professional Services

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Pros and Cons of a Virtual Meeting + How to Launch Your Own Virtual Sponsorship Program – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 243

Moery Company

Virtual event sponsorships are a huge topic for associations right now. Take a listen to this week’s episode as JP Moery discusses the pros and cons of virtual events and then takes a deep dive into what you need to do to launch your own virtual event sponsorship program. Hello and welcome to JP Moery’s Association Hustle Podcast.

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How Political Action Committee Software Can Help You Grow and Manage your PAC

Wild Apricot

Want to raise more money and save more time for the campaigns that matter? Here's how political action committee software can help you

Missed “Rooting out Racism?” Watch it here

Association Success

Yesterday we proudly launched a new workshop titled “Rooting out Racism: How to get started at your organization,” led by Dialogue on Race Louisiana CEO Maxine Crump. . As an introductory workshop about how to identify the racist policies, bylaws and practices at your association that passively and actively allow inequities to continue, this conversation was a starting point for those unsure of where to begin. “We

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.

Healthy Pets, Healthy Careers: Christine Shupe, CAE, Veterinary Hospital Managers Association

Association Adviser

While most association professionals scrambled to flip their workspaces from in-office to remote in a matter of days this past spring, Christine Shupe, CAE has been managing associations and staff remotely – and making it look easy – since 2003. As the executive director of the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) since 1998, Christine works […].

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How do we get started with a virtual sponsorship program? – Ask JP #029

Moery Company

“How do I start with my virtual sponsorship program?” ” I’m going to dive deep and explain the strategic decisions you need to walk through. Virtual Platform. First and foremost, learn the platform that you’re going to be using for your virtual event. This may require you to collaborate with your meeting planning friends that are learning a whole new way of doing business.

Beware of sneaky, hidden costs in your next association management system

Nimble AMS

If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Here’s how to avoid surprise fees that can be lurking below the surface. Determining how much your next association management software (AMS) system will cost you can be a tricky thing. There are many factors that determine how much you will pay for an AMS. Many of the costs are predictable if you know what to look for. But others can be lurking below the surface.

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Making your digital image picture perfect

Association Success

Just as looking in the mirror reflects your physical appearance, your digital image is a reflection of your personal brand. The manner in which you appear online, whether via video, social media presence, or even Slack message is telling a story about who you are and how you’re showing up in the world. The problem is, just like that new patch of gray hair, you might not like what you see.

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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!

Attract and Retain Members Better through Your Online Career Center

Association Adviser

Here are 5 ways to identify potential new members while reinforcing membership benefits through your online career center. The post Attract and Retain Members Better through Your Online Career Center appeared first on Association Adviser. Careers Features association job board online career center

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A Peek at MemberClicks’ Product Development Process

MembersClicks

In order to continue empowering member-based organizations to thrive through refreshing technology and a heart for service (MemberClicks’ mission!), we take a very methodical approach to how we develop each of our membership solutions. Did you know that you can submit feedback directly through your MemberClicks product? That’s where it all begins. If you’ve ever submitted a suggestion and are wondering what happens next (or haven’t but are now wondering), this behind-the-scenes peek is for you!

Spreading joy: How associations are lifting community spirit in the pandemic

Ungrated

Despite the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, outreach has increased in community associations across the U.S., even as neighbors maintain physical distance from each other. Many have stepped up to develop innovative ways to raise community spirit , including virtual activities and socially distanced events. Having to keep apart made get-togethers look a bit different at WindyBush Homeowners Association in Langhorne, Pa.,

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How diverse is the association industry?

Association Success

As American media this summer turned much of its attention toward the social inequities brought on by systemic and institutionalized racism, we at AssociationSuccess.org made a commitment to do our own reflecting and to consider how we can be part of the solution to bring forth a better world for everyone in it. We’ve taken a few steps since then, including internal discussions about representation on our blog and social media.

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.

Model the Change You Want in Your Association

Smooth The Path

Do you have a change that you would like to see in your chapter or association? Perhaps you would like new members to feel more welcomed? Or you know that members would have a better experience if staff were more accessible? Or the tone used in member messaging needs to get warmer. Perhaps you’ve talked to your colleagues and agreed upon a change, but later, you notice no one is doing what they said they would do. What do you do then? Try modeling the behavior you would like to see.

Protech Announces SSO Integration with Web Scribble

Protech

COLUMBIA, Md. July 29, 2020 – Protech Associates, Inc. Protech), provider of the first and leading cloud association managemen t solution powered by Microsoft Dynamics 365 , announces a single-sign on (SSO) integration with Web Scribble. The unified login will bring together the powerful capabilities of Protech’s association management software and Web Scribble’s job board technology to better serve associations and their members. .

AMS Fest: Socially Distant Edition

Breezio

Breezio is proud to be a part of such an innovative virtual event that safely fosters engagement between association leaders across the country. How is AMS Fest doing this? Powered by VirBELA, conference guests have the opportunity to interact in a virtual world by attending online meeting spaces, trading notes with colleagues, testing the newest industry technologies, and much more! AMSFest

Association pros are improving themselves: Find out how in the Friday 5

Association Success

Starting with what associations can learn from the Romance Writers of America’s response to allegations of racism, and ending with a podcast on essentialism, this week’s Friday 5 is all about how to become a better professional. Every Friday, we pull five articles our audience liked most from our weekly newsletters to keep up with what’s trending. This week, you’re focusing on becoming a better version of you.

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 are Leaving Data on the Table

Smooth The Path

Associations can eavesdrop like never before, and this is a great thing! Back in the old days of in-person meetings, member conversations helped only the members having the conversations. But, now we have digital access to the record of many of their conversations. Not only do their conversations help them, but these conversations can also help us help them because these conversations are untapped rich qualitative member data.

Is There a Need for Professionals to Become “Virtual Certified” in Your Industry?

WBT Systems

Is There a Need for Professionals to Become “Virtual Certified” in Your Industry? Read more about Is There a Need for Professionals to Become “Virtual Certified” in Your Industry

LMS Matchmaker: Deal Breaker Edition

AssociationTrends

According to the Community Brands Member Education and Career Development Report, 85% of members want organizations to provide continuing education opportunities. However, implementing a learning program with a corresponding learning management system (LMS) can pose quite a challenge for associations. Your organization should be a source of information, tools, and resources for your members.

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