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The Ultimate Guide to Community Management (2023)

Raklet

Community management has become more and more important with the increasing use of social media and the rate of forming. The post The Ultimate Guide to Community Management (2023) appeared first on Raklet - Membership Management Software.

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The Real Reason Members Lean Out

Elevating Engagement

Erika sat at her desk with a mug of steaming coffee and popped her email open. Since she joined the association three weeks ago, she’d been scanning the daily digests that chronicled activity in the online forum. Sometimes the topics were interesting, and occasionally, an idea caught her eye that she could use immediately. Today was one of those days.

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New Years Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals: 2023

Beth Kanter

Leaving for my first in-person event in 2022 after two years of pandemic shut down. Rituals are intentional small, tangible acts done routinely and carry meaning. Our family has several New Year’s rituals, including a nature hike. Unfortunately, the atmospheric river dumping a lot of much needed rain prevented us from enjoying a hike. Rituals can also be used by professionals to boost personal productivity because rituals capitalize on our brains’ ability to direct our behavior on autopilot, al

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Culture Assessment versus Engagement Survey

PROPEL

Employee engagement surveys are about satisfaction. They have questions like, do you like coming to work every day, are you optimistic about the future of this company, are you satisified with the benefits package, do you have confidence in the leadership, etc. The goal is always to get high scores. Your results will be delivered usually with a green-yellow-red scale, and lots of green means you.

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Increase Member Value with Modern Training Experiences

Unlock the potential of your membership association by prioritizing modern member training experiences. In this white paper, we discuss the infrastructure behind an excellent learner experience for members, and how a modern upgrade can turn into major retention gains down the road. You’ll gain insights from real-life examples and identify and address common UX blind spots that may be undermining your current training initiatives.

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What Is ADPPA And How Could It Affect Associations?

Multiview

On July 20, 2022, the House Energy and Commerce Committee (E&C) approved the proposed American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA) by a 53-2 margin. In a two-decade effort to develop a national security and digital privacy framework, ADPPA represents a huge step forward by Congress to create new protections for all Americans. This is especially true as it comes at a time when five out of the fifty United States (California, Colorado, Connecticut, Utah, and Virginia) have their own data p

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30 Free Nonprofit Webinars for January 2023

Wild Apricot

The post 30 Free Nonprofit Webinars for January 2023 appeared first on WildApricot.

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5 Facilitated Conversations You Can’t Afford to Put Off in 2023

Aaron Wolowiec

As Aaron returned to a regular work schedule this week, it occurred to him that now’s the time to both reflect on our current level of facilitation knowledge and confidence, as well as take stock in those important conversations we need to have before we get too far into the minutia of the day-to-day meetings and tasks that are almost inevitably creeping into our calendars.

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5 New Years Resolutions for HOA Managers

AMG

As the New Year begins, HOA managers and boards should start thinking about what 2023 has in store. Here are some important resolutions that are essential for a well running homeowners association. 1. Recruit Board Members Each HOA manager needs to focus on recruiting and finding people who are interested in community affairs. One way to approach them is with an invitation to join an HOA board.

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How Associations Can Avoid Assumptions to Better Serve Their Members

Higher Logic

The post How Associations Can Avoid Assumptions to Better Serve Their Members appeared first on Higher Logic. Many associations understand they exist to serve the needs of their members, but the concept of servant leadership goes beyond that. . The post How Associations Can Avoid Assumptions to Better Serve Their Members appeared first on Higher Logic.

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Here’s a Powerful Marketing Tool Designed for Associations

Show the Benefits of Membership to Your Toughest Prospects. Download this FREE infographic from GrowthZone AMS, Why Join an Association, and start using it as your go-to recruitment and retention marketing tool. Post it on your website. Use it in sales presentations. Or use it as inspiration to create your own version. Infographics have power. They're a quick read.

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How To Create an Effective Donor Stewardship Program in 8 Simple Steps

Wild Apricot

The post How To Create an Effective Donor Stewardship Program in 8 Simple Steps appeared first on WildApricot.

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Top 5 blogs of 2022: Lessons to take into the new year 

Achurch

Top 5 blogs of 2022: Lessons to take into the new year . We’re a few days into 2023. Already many of us are trying to keep pace with the “new goals” that come with a fresh slate of 365 days waiting to be written. Before we dive full force into the new, we’ve looked back at our 2022 blogs to see what rose to the top. The most sought out topics ranged from selecting a workplace model to understanding how to connect better in a remote workplace.

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50 years and counting: CAI celebrates golden anniversary

Ungrated

Not every organization gets to celebrate 50 years. Those that do drive transformation, integrate new technology, ignite passion, and instill pride. Whether you’ve been with us since the early days or you’re a new member, you know that CAI is the collective place for community association information, education, and resources. Founded in 1973, CAI was organized through the joint efforts of the Urban Land Institute, National Association of Homebuilders, the U.S.

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Association Mashup Episode 8: Association Boards and Technological Harm

PROPEL

In this episode, we dig deep with association provocateur and futurist Jeff De Cagna into one of his six tough questions for boards: “When it comes to the expanding embrace of technology in both their associations and the broader world, …boards face a fundamental dilemma: technology will be at the core of their organizations’ pursuit of long-term thrivability even as it remains an ongoing source.

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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7 Top Association Trends for 2023 + Free Ebook!

Wild Apricot

The post 7 Top Association Trends for 2023 + Free Ebook! appeared first on WildApricot.

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6 Event Marketing Best Practices to Grow Your Show

Association Adviser

Since events are a significant contributor to associations for generating and maintaining memberships and non-dues revenue, it’s important to consistently offer enticing and exciting events for your members and industry. Whether your association’s event goals are building community, promoting the association, educating members and the general public or connecting with industry organizations, it’s mission-critical to work toward boosting attendance.

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First Impressions are Memorable

Elevating Engagement

The fortress doors swung closed in front of us, and two French colonial soldiers with silly/stern expressions barred our path. “Who goes there?” called out one. I was six years old when my parents took me to Nova Scotia. I remember only bits and pieces of that week-long trip, and only from the day we went to Louisbourg. The Fortress of Louisbourg is a Canadian National Historic Site and reenactment museum depicting a heavily walled and fortified town from the early to mid-1700s.

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Ditch The Merch - Reward With Memorable Experiences

The Journal by EXEC

Image Credit: Xtreme Xperience The season of giving is upon us; however, branded hoodies and coffee mugs are not at the top of everyone’s list. When choosing a company gift for a client or rewarding the team with an appreciation treat, the traditional go-to's are lazy, uninspiring, and unsustainable. Gifting someone is the perfect opportunity to strengthen relationships, be personable, and obviously, not be misconstrued as a marketing moment.

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5 Habits of Growth-Oriented Associations

We’ve identified the five defining characteristics of future-focused associations. Adopting these traits allows your organization to chart a course for long-term growth and success. Find out: Why some organizations are more adept at navigating and overcoming challenges facing all associations. The success formula for thriving associations, including a behind-the-scenes peek at some flourishing organizations.

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How to Take Meeting Minutes: A Step-by-Step Guide

Raklet

Taking accurate meeting minutes during a board meeting is a crucial and rewarding task. Board meeting minutes are more than. The post How to Take Meeting Minutes: A Step-by-Step Guide appeared first on Raklet - Membership Management Software.

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Are Associations Ready For A Possible Recession?

Multiview

It's the question on everyone's mind: Is this the start of a recession? Nobody really knows, but many economists predict that a recession will hit late 2023 or early 2024. And just as associations are just getting back to normal after the pandemic it’s hard to fathom what’s next.

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What Do Successful Associations Have in Common? What We’re Learning from the Associations Thrive Podcast

MatrixG

In case you missed it, Matrix Group now has a podcast. It’s called Associations Thrive ! Each week, I interview association and nonprofit CEOs, Presidents and Executive Directors about the things their organization is doing to increase membership, generate revenue, and ultimately thrive. Associations Thrive came out of a marketing planning meeting I held with my team at the beginning of Summer 2022.

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Best Social Media Management Tools For 2023

The Journal by EXEC

Image Credit: Planable Optimizing your social media tools and strategies will undoubtedly be one of the most powerful agents in your arsenal to build a long-lasting and successful organization. Billions of users are hyperactive on platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Tiktok, Pinterest, and Meta; therefore, using these outlets to your advantage is vital to member attraction, engagement, and retention.

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11 Tips to Drive Learning Content Consumption

Elevate your member education initiatives This eBook will explore: Why measure content consumption rather than (or in addition to) completion rates and member satisfaction? What are some proven tactics to create quality learner content and raise your content consumption rates? You’ll discover why measuring content consumption is pivotal for program success and explore effective tactics to boost overall engagement.

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Association Brain Food: 1.6.23

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Non-dues revenue. After attending the RevUp Summit hosted by the Professionals for Association Revenue, WBT Systems says one lesson from the painful past few years is the need to diversify revenue. Associations must address their renewed reliance on in-person events.

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It’s ALWAYS about expectations

Effective Database

It's ALWAYS about expectations The headline reads: "Tesla sets record for vehicle deliveries, an increase of 40% over a year ago." This is great news, right? I mean, they set a record! But not so fast. The next sentence reads: "However, the fourth-quarter numbers fell shy of analysts’ expectations." Ahhh, "expectations.

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How to Increase Annual Billing Renewal Rates

Robert Skrob

How do you improve the renewal rates of pre-approved annual subscription? Click HERE to discover the answer. The pre-approval of annual subscriptions is one aspect of the subscription business where a little time and attention can deliver a tremendous impact on both retention and recurring revenue. Most subscription businesses overlook annual renewal rates.

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The C-Suite's Social Responsibility

The Journal by EXEC

The phrase ‘social responsibility’ comes with some heavy lifting, especially in the corporate world. Often, the C-suite will tack on these obligations to the corporate social responsibility (CSR) team, leaving the assumption that the rest of the company is off the hook. However, there are layers of issues with this narrative. Unfortunately, these social initiatives don’t come with a low price tag.

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Year-End Membership Calculations for Associations

Membership Calculations for Association Pros This user-friendly workbook (aka “cheat sheet”) provides simple, step-by-step instructions for calculating seven vital member statistics, including: Retention Rate Churn Member Acquisition Cost Average Membership Tenure And more! It’s a handy cheat sheet for association pros who want a quick reference guide.