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3 Keys to Solving the Member Retention Puzzle

Association Freak

Reading Time: 3 minutes This article was originally published in Associations NOW as Three Keys to Solving the Member Retention Puzzle. It’s no secret that member retention is critical. How to achieve it is another story.

Do You Even Know What Your Culture Is Any More?


Two years ago you probably had at least a rough sense of what your workplace culture was like. Then suddenly it was the pandemic, remote work, hybrid events, and now return to the office, so today it seems all up for grabs.


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SHRM Says: Employers Value Alternative Credentials—An Opportunity for Your Association

WBT Systems

Associations are longtime issuers of ‘alternative’ credentials, but now everyone else is catching up thanks to a report released last month by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), The Rise of

Association Brain Food: 6.3.22

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Association credentialing programs. WBT Systems shares research from the Society for Human Resource Management, which found that employers value ‘alternative’ credentials —non-degree credentials.

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.

21 Association Management Software (AMS) Options to Transform Your Org

Wild Apricot

“I’m drowning here! I wish I could afford an admin assistant!” ” This is what an association manager posted in a Facebook Group I’m a part of. I got in touch with her and replied, “Maybe you can’t afford an assistant, website-and-technology

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Finding Your Association’s Social Media Voice

Association Adviser

When it comes to social media marketing, the first thing most people think of is consumer businesses. Companies like Wendy’s with their fun and engaging Twitter strategy, or Duolingo’s creative TikToks really capture their audience’s imagination with their edgy and trendy campaigns.

7 Tips for Making the Move from Listserv to Online Community

Higher Logic

The post 7 Tips for Making the Move from Listserv to Online Community appeared first on Higher Logic. Ready to make the move? Here are 7 tips to help you successfully transition your association and members from a listserv to an online community.

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Everything You Need To Know About QuickBooks for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

QuickBooks is a ubiquitous tool among small to mid-sized businesses, but did you know that it’s also a great accounting software option for nonprofits? If you run a nonprofit, the importance of meticulous record keeping cannot be overstated. organizational-management

Associations and the Home-Court Advantage

Smooth The Path

If you happen to be watching Brene Brown’s Atlas of the Heart on HBO, you might have noticed that the show was taped in Texas at her alma mater. Why go through all the trouble?

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.

Simple Membership Calculations: Member Acquisition Cost


Members are the backbone of your association and bringing in new members propels your growth. There are different strategic models when it comes to attracting new customers, and while some may cost you money, it is money well spent.

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The Attention Economy & How Associations Can Benefit From Integrated Media Plans


For most of human history, access to information was limited. But in today's digital age, the only thing in short supply is the human attention span. Modern economics is driven by how well companies capture and retain the attention of the market.

Your Summer Reading: Love + Work


Association Chat Book Club members kicked off the month of June with a new book, Love and Work: How to Find What You Love, Love What You Do, and Do It for the Rest of Your Life by Marcus Buckingham.

Build a Culture To Fit the New World of Work


Who on your team is spending the lunch hour scrolling the job sites? I can guarantee that someone is seriously searching for their next opportunity. And, the most likely candidate is probably one of your rising stars. If that thought gives you an uncomfortable shiver, read on.

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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.

To improve adoption, decrease the friction

Effective Database

To improve adoption, decrease the friction "Before you try to increase your willpower, try to decrease the friction in your environment." - James Clear I'm a big fan of James Clear (who writes on habits) because so much of data management is about habits. What Clear is saying above is that if you want to change … To improve adoption, decrease the friction Read More » Wes's Wednesday Wisdom


What AMS Vendors Don’t Tell You About Implementation


A strong project plan coupled with extraordinary project management is essential for a successful Association Management Software (AMS) implementation. But that’s not all that is needed. Successful implementations also require strong communication, realistic expectations, flexibility, and time.

Building Blocks for Long Term Partnerships

AMR Management Services

Our partners – sponsors and exhibitors – provide immense value to our association members through their thought leadership, products, and services. As an association, we want to make sure

What’s New At Raklet In May 


May is a great month for renewing and growing and this is exactly what we are doing. Let’s see the. The post What’s New At Raklet In May appeared first on Raklet - Membership Management Software. Product Updates Updates

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.