Sat.Feb 25, 2017 - Fri.Mar 03, 2017

6 Quick Website Tweaks that Make a Big Impact

Higher Logic

If you watch budget design shows on TV, you know that one of the designers’ favorite tricks is paint. It’s cheap, fast, and gives a whole new look to furniture and walls. Rarely do you see a makeover on a budget that doesn’t at least paint an accent wall. White walls hardly ever remain white.

An Action Plan for Staying Close to Remote Workers

Associations Now

A new survey about the workplace shows that employees are spending more time working outside the office. That has an impact on how you manage your staff—and your members too.

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How to improve collaboration in the workplace

SocialFish

Here’s the latest recap of Jamie’s culture-related posts over at AssociationSuccess.org. Last month, his writing focused on collaboration – one of the culture markers we measure in the Workplace Genome. The Dark Side of Collaboration.

4 Things Your Members WANT to Hear

MembersClick

You probably spend a lot of time crafting and sending out messages to your organization’s membership. But are those messages even being heard? And if they are, are they resonating with people?

Membership Growth Too Slow? Check These 8 Trouble Spots

Wild Apricot Blog

Many membership organizations struggle to grow their membership. Joy Duling shows you how to avoid the pitfall of throwing away marketing dollars, by following an 8 step formula for keeping members forever. Membership renewal member-experience membership-growth membership Joy-Duling

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Does Your Association Need Cyber-Liability Insurance?

Associations Now

Cyber insurance covers your association when your cybersecurity measures fail, but how do you know whether your association needs it? Here are a few questions to ponder. When our daughter entered toddlerhood, my husband and I kid-proofed our house.

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Membership meets engagement in today’s modern world.

YourMembership Blog

Staying competitive and relevant in today’s digital world requires innovative ways to engage your members. Staying competitive and relevant in today’s digital world requires innovative ways to engage your members.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.3.17

Reid All About it

Today is the birthday of Alexander Graham Bell. Imagine what he would think of our phones now. I like this quote of his: “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”.

Don’t Miss These Social Media Stories

SocialFish

Just a few links I thought you should see. Enjoy. LinkedIn Just Rolled Out a Redesign – Here’s How to Clean Up Your Profile (Fast Company). The Secret To Online Community Success (Hint: It’s Not The Technology) (Vanessa Di Mauro).

Moving From Free Rider to Engaged Member

Associations Now

The Senior Executives Association, which dedicates itself to serving federal leaders, is refocusing its membership strategy. That transition involves a new strategic plan, chapter growth, tiered membership, and partnerships to grow nondues revenue.

3 steps to drive student membership growth.

YourMembership Blog

Strategies to expand your association’s younger membership base. Do you have a strategy in place to grow your association’s pipeline of younger members? At The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA), we’ve taken a proactive approach to building our membership and growing the future CPA workforce in Ohio.

February Update: What to Expect in Our First Major Release of 2017

Wild Apricot Blog

Find out what to expect in our 1st major release of 2017 and sign up for free expert webinars in February and March. free-webinars scheduled-e-mail-blasts march newsletter

How to “Crush” Your Sponsorship Season – Exclusive Webinar for 25 attendees. - Moery Company

The Moery Company

Association events really kick in during the Spring. You’re invited to a fast-hitting, “everything on the table” riff by JP Moery on the actions you can take to unleash sponsorship sales. Topics include: The Prospectus Your Sponsors Want to See! Launching the Program with more Sizzle!

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What To Do If a Speaker Cancels On You

Associations Now

Here’s a cheat sheet on what to do if a conference speaker bails on you at the last minute. President Trump announced on Twitter late Saturday afternoon that he would not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner on April 29.

How Good Is Your Community Management?

SocialFish

By Ted McEnroe , Director of Research, TheCR. For eight years, the Community Roundtable has dug deeply into the strategies, operations and tactics behind the most successful communities in our annual State of Community Management reports.

The Secret Characteristic of Successful Association Staff Teams

Smooth The Path

It is easy to get tunnel vision, but there’s no one right way to solve complex problems at our associations. Rather the environment that we work in is moving so fast it is far better to have many options.

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6 Ways to Supercharge Your Association’s Newsletter

MembersClick

So you have a newsletter and it’s filled with some pretty valuable information, but people aren’t really opening it or engaging with it the way you’d like. What gives?

Is a Live Podcast an Event Format to Consider?

Associations Now

Event and session formats are constantly evolving to meet attendee expectations. Is a live podcast another one to add to the mix? We’re no strangers to exploring the potential of podcasts here at Associations Now.

Evolve into a Caretaker of Content

Velvet Chainsaw

Imagine designing your next conference or annual meeting from scratch around content instead of picking up the template you’ve been using for years and tweaking it.

Overcoming the Barriers to Association Innovation

Smooth The Path

Innovation is a difficult strategy for any organization past the startup phase to adopt, and associations are no exception. When association executives talk about innovation, we talk about the possibility and how much more we can help members.

5 Podcasts for Association Pros

MembersClick

You may not be producing a podcast for your association, but you should definitely be listening to some - both for yourself and on behalf of your association. See, podcasts are a great source of inspiration and professional development, and the more you’re able to listen to them/soak up ideas, the more you’ll be able to do for your association. So what podcasts should you be listening to?

Oscars Foul-Up: Lessons From Notable Event Embarrassments

Associations Now

You might not have an embarrassment on your hands as big as the Best Picture disaster that the Academy Awards had last night, but there are plenty of lessons to take away from that incident, along with a few other notable disasters over the years.

Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs

WBT Systems

We have come across several interesting articles in the past couple of weeks, which discuss some of the social, political and economic changes that are currently impacting how we work and learn.

Why We Might Be Interpreting Our Association’s Data All Wrong

Smooth The Path

Two people were talking about the same data represented in a chart, but you wouldn’t know it. The data showed that the organization had a 96% satisfaction rating and that thrilled one professional. The other professional focused on how dissatisfied the remaining 4% were.

How to Find Sponsors for Your Association’s Event

MembersClick

We all know the importance of event sponsors - they’re the ones who make our events possible, plain and simple. But finding event sponsors? That’s a whole different story. Where do you even begin?

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Tuesday Buzz: Increase Your Appeal to Introverts

Associations Now

Don’t leave your introverted members out in the cold. Create opportunities to get them engaged by respecting their personality traits. Also: Give your boomer members a little notice.

An Excellent Tactic for Prospect Engagement - Moery Company

The Moery Company

IStock:Credit:boygovideo. I’m pretty pumped about a new engagement tactic that’s working for me with prospects. I’ll share a quick story to make my point. Recently, I reviewed the sponsorship program of a particular client and noticed several areas of improvement.

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How to Create a Data-Sharing Partnership with Chapters: Part 2

Chapter Chat

Ask any component relations professional to describe the worst possible relationship between an association and its chapters and you’re bound to hear the words “us vs. them.” When this mindset afflicts staff and leaders, everyone loses, including your members.

Learning Management Systems for Associations: The Essentials

.orgCommunity

From : Blog Entry >> Michelle's Blog Entry What are the essential functions of a Learning Management System for Associations? With so many options out there, and every vendor keen to advertise their platform with the latest bells and whistles or the prettiest interface, how do you make sure that your LMS performs the way your organization needs it to?

Clean-Energy Groups Unite on Social Media Campaign

Associations Now

Rallying behind a U.S. Department of Energy report that showed job growth in the clean-energy sector, industry groups organized the #CleanEnergyJobs campaign to raise awareness about how clean energy creates good jobs and boosts the economy. More than 3 million workers in the U.S.

Technical Experts are Your Best Salespeople - Moery Company

The Moery Company

IStock/Credit:Ahmetov_Ruslan. How have membership sales been the last few months? Hitting your goals? Or, stagnant and the same old tired approach. I believe leveraging an association’s technical specialists is a great sales tactic and builds a membership culture within the organization.

5 Things to Give Up to Become More Efficient

Membersuite

Association professionals are some of the hardest working people I have ever met. So many wear multiple hats, doing the jobs of several people, to deliver on their mission. That being said, many of those same hard-working people spend times on things that they shouldn’t.

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Playing the Long Game

Eric Lanke

When in a negotiation of any kind, it's important to understand the time horizon that each party is bringing into the discussion. Because the one with the longer time horizon will have an advantage over the one with the shorter one.

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Jewish Center and School Groups Ramp Up Response to Bomb Threats

Associations Now

After 100 bomb threats to Jewish community centers and schools, groups are working to keep member schools and centers informed and are coordinating with federal authorities to provide security expertise on protective measures.