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Outsourcing Tasks and Functions – Association Field Report (September 10, 2021)

Moery Company

Hello there, it’s JP Moery, Observations from the Field. I want to make an observation today and it may be controversial. I’m wondering if outsourcing tasks and functions in your association is less risky? Let me tell you why.

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Event Email Marketing for Associations: 3 Essentials

Blue Sky eLearn

The first pitfall into member attrition is the assumption that members are committed to sticking with an organization simply because they’ve signed up to pay regular dues.


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The Complete Guide to Diversifying Your Nonprofit Revenue Streams

Wild Apricot

Whether you work for a large nonprofit or run a small two-person shop, the question “How do we bring in more revenue?” ” is probably constantly running through your mind. After all, nonprofits are driven by the need to raise funds to support. fundraising

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.10.21

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. The next decade.

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!

What I Learned?From the Pandemic: Diversification is the Key to Survival?

Moery Company

My advice for what I have learned from the pandemic was the same one month in, as it is now, 17 months in – diversification is the key to survival. The realization came so easily that I’m surprised more organizations didn’t think of it before it all began.

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Thoughts from a Think Tank: The Shifting Work Culture

Blue Sky eLearn

I recently moderated a Think Tank event for the Association Executives of North Carolina Young Professionals group, FUEL. This event brought association executives and their partner organizations together to discuss the problems they see facing the world and innovate new solutions to fix them.

5 Steps to Build a Membership Site (No Tech Experience Required)

Wild Apricot

“I want to create a membership site where people can fill out a form and pay online to get access to my community and resources.” ” This is what Lily, the membership manager of a small Library Association wanted to accomplish. After doing. website-and-technology

Data Migration

Moery Company

A common hurdle for most businesses is making the leap from one CRM to another. Typically, you are juggling multiple departments in different systems because their needs are different.

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Gardian of the Month: Steven Stout

Aaron Wolowiec

Steven Stout, Executive Director for the Texas Society of Association Executives. is our Gardian of the Month

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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.

[Guest Vlog] Event Nightmare #212: The Last Minute Slide Show


by Beth Z. Your Nerdy Best Friend). Sound familiar? It’s the day of the big banquet. You have everything ready to go and then it happens: Someone wants to include a slide show with dozens of photos. .

Associations May Now Have Access to Previously Hidden Data

Smooth The Path

In the old days of in-person events, the information exchanged in breakout groups was mostly effervescent. During breakout groups, great ideas bubble up, and the group creates understanding and excitement around the best ideas.

Improve Renewal and Tee Up For Next Year’s Success – Association Hustle Episode 297 (7m 29s)

Moery Company

The membership renewal process is much more than just billing or invoicing. Use the tools from this week’s association hustle podcast to consistently retain members. Hello and welcome to JP Moery’s Association Hustle Podcast.

One Foot in Two Worlds—Expert Advice on Hybrid Events, Podcasts, and AV Tech


Laird Crawford has straddled the virtual and in-person worlds for some time now. He edits the mumbles out of podcasts and makes people look better on video than they do in person. Over the last 25 years, Laird’s company, Ian Ryan Interactive, has been my go-to for audio-visual success.

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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.



The modern association is lean and agile, focuses on its core strategy, and relies on innovative association management software.

Is it Possible to Turn Drudgery into Joy?

Smooth The Path

Every summer seems to have a theme. I’ve had “travel summers” and “fun summers” and “relaxing summers” – this was a “thinking summer.”

Talent pipeline: Finding the next generation of community association managers


Demand for community association managers to help boards fulfill their responsibilities remains high as the number of communities continues to grow across the country.

How Extroverts Can Find Success Working Remotely


How much do you resonate with the concerns of this person? “I’m I’m scared we’ll remain a remote-only workplace. I feel so depressed and disconnected working from home. I’m an extrovert. I really enjoyed coming into work.”. Fear not, extroverts (and social introverts).

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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.

Virtual Events and Their Implication on Sustainability


Globally, July 2021 was the hottest month on record, according to the NOAA. We are experiencing the effect of climate change now. We should all do everything we can do be more sustainable—including in the events industry.

How Could Your Association’s Learning Business Shape a Better Future for Your Industry?

WBT Systems

How Could Your Association’s Learning Business Shape a Better Future for Your Industry? Read more about How Could Your Association’s Learning Business Shape a Better Future for Your Industry

Who should “own” the database?

Effective Database

Who should "own" the database? One of the most common questions I get from my clients is "Who should have responsibility for the database?" That is typically followed by "Should it be the membership department, or IT, or somewhere else?" Back in the day, I would recommend that whoever was "closest" to the data should manage it. For … Who should “own” the database? Read More » Wes's Wednesday Wisdom


Volunteer Training a new way: Start with the person not the position

Mariner Management

*Part 1 of a 3-part series on creating a volunteer learning journey. Our volunteers are motivated. There’s no question there. They begin their volunteer journey enthusiastic, energized, elated to be involved in something they truly believe in. And we are happy to have them.

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.

Statement On The Signing Of Texas Social Media Censorship Bill


Washington, DC – In response to the signing of Texas House Bill 20, IA President and CEO K. Dane Snowden released the following statement: “The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution will prevail long after the ink has dried on this Texas law.

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Tapping the volunteer career pathway

Mariner Management

*Part 2 of a 3-part series on creating a volunteer learning journey. In the last post, we gave you an overview of how the volunteer learning journey concept was developed as well as how it can help your volunteers take charge of their training thus leading to more qualified volunteer leaders.