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The Ultimate Guide to Nonprofit Budgets

Wild Apricot

Running a nonprofit is a lot like learning to juggle—exciting as the skill is, it’s harder than it looks! If you’re looking for a way to keep all those balls in the air, nothing is more valuable than a foolproof nonprofit budget. organizational-management


Secrets to Selling to Associations

Moery Company

“How do you get association clients?” We hear this question quite a bit. We’ve partnered with more than 100 associations over the years and have a pretty broad background in the space.

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Why members should have a seat at the leadership table

Nimble AMS

When it comes to delivering superior member experience (MX), association professionals know how important it is to invest in technology that drives member loyalty. According to the 2022 Community Brands Association Trends Study , Pros prioritize technology used to improve MX.

7: Membership 101: Exit Surveys

Spark Consulting

In position number 7 of the top ten all time Spark blog posts: Membership 101: Exit Surveys. (I I told you the Membership 101 series would be back!). Once again, the advice in the initial post remains solid.

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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!

19 Effective Nonprofit Accounting Software Tools

Wild Apricot

Nonprofit accounting can get complicated , especially for organizations using outdated systems. If you don’t have the right financial planning tools and strategies , you may find yourself making errors or taking hours to perform even simple, website-and-technology

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3 ways to prepare your organization for the labor union comeback


After a period of declining membership, unions seem to be staging a comeback. . Here’s how your labor union can prepare for and take advantage of this opportunity for growth. . The union membership rate declined by 0.5 percent in 2021 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Congratulations to the ACCE 2022 Chamber of the Year Finalists


GrowthZone is proud to share its excitement about the announcement of the 2022 Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE)’s Chamber of the Year finalists, especially since we know over half of them VERY well—58% of the finalists use GrowthZone or ChamberMaster software.

That in Between Projects Feeling

Smooth The Path

I just finished The Circle by Dave Eggers, and I am experiencing that in-between good books feeling. After reading an excellent book and before finding the next good book, I have a feeling that’s a little like sadness mixed with anticipation.

Understand what makes Gen Z tick to serve up content with impact

HighRoad Solution

There's no question that individual and societal experiences have shaped Gen Z. Significant events such as the COVID-19 pandemic and recent advocacy movements like Black Lives Matter, gun reform, and climate change have formulated the values of this new generation.

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.

Solving Your Agility Issues with the Right Training


We’ve all gone through so much change in the last two years that people now refuse to use the word “pivot” in just about any context.


An Update from us on solar panels in North Carolina


Recently, the Supreme Court of North Carolina handed down a decision (in Belmont Association, Inc. Farwig ) which greatly affects the ability of planned communities to regulate the location and placement of solar panels on lots within the community.

Rental restrictions: Communities fighting corporate investors


Community associations across the country have begun to fight back against the corporate investors who have changed the nature of the communities. In Charlotte, N.C.,

Why You Should Encourage Your Staff To Take PTO


To say the workforce has changed is an understatement, especially with the pandemic and Great Resignation still looming.

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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.

Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) for Associations, Nonprofits, and Other 501(C) Organizations


In the last few years, we have seen an increased emphasis on data privacy in the legal sphere. The European Union (EU) adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2016 with the goal of protecting the personal data of individuals living in the EU.

Don’t Be Afraid to Move the Rug! Seven Steps for Organizational Excellence


Consultants see everything—from organizations that make Dunder Mifflin look like a tight ship to associations that could teach us a thing or two. We focus attention on what the most successful groups do right.

Association Brain Food: 7.1.22

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Metaverse. Is the metaverse a sci-fi fantasy or a realistic opportunity for associations?

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The longer you take, the longer it will take

Effective Database

The longer you take, the longer it will take It may sound like a tautology, but the longer you take to complete a project, the longer it's going to take to complete it. Put another way, every day you add to the final launch of the project increases the odds that you'll add even more … The longer you take, the longer it will take Read More » Wes's Wednesday Wisdom

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.

Innovation in Associations: How United Way Makes It Easy

Association Freak

Reading Time: 3 minutes Make Innovation in Associations Easy Socrates called himself the “midwife of ideas.” Since he himself knew nothing, his work was to help bring out the truths locked up in others. This method of learning is fine for philosophy, but what about for business?

The Metaverse: Science Fiction or a Realistic Opportunity for Associations?

WBT Systems

Should you pay attention to the metaverse? It depends on whom you ask. On one side, you have the loud, enthusiastic voices of Web3 and cryptocurrency venture capitalists, Mark Zuckerberg, and a sycophantic media

Association Decision Making: 3 Ways To Be More Intentional

Association Freak

Reading Time: 3 minutes Intentional Choices in Association Decision Making Intentional choices can be hard in the best of times. What’s a necessary choice as opposed to one that would be nice to make? How do we choose between things that are all necessary when we can’t have them all?