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Key Areas of AI Benefit and Caution for Associations

Higher Logic

The post Key Areas of AI Benefit and Caution for Associations appeared first on Higher Logic. How can you leverage AI tools and technologies to enhance your operations, engagement, and value proposition for members? Let’s break down some opportunities and cautions.  The post Key Areas of AI Benefit and Caution for Associations appeared first on Higher Logic.

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Key Findings from the 2023 Association Benchmarking Report

Association Adviser

Each year presents opportunities and challenges – and 2023 is no different. While inflation, global conflict and political fallout continue to present challenges to the economy, overall morale and perceived quality of life, there are myriad opportunities we can glean from the better aspects of society and progress. The 12th Association Benchmarking Report of North […] The post Key Findings from the 2023 Association Benchmarking Report appeared first on Association Adviser.

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The Art of Crafting Cold Emails to Prospective New Members: A Guide for Associations

Rejuvenesce

In today's digital age, email remains one of the most effective tools for communication, especially for associations looking to grow their membership base. However, the challenge lies in crafting a cold email that not only captures attention but also encourages a positive response. In this article, we will delve into the art of writing compelling cold emails to prospective new members, ensuring that your association stands out in an overcrowded inbox.

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Microlearning Programs for Ambitious Professionals Who Lack the Time and Headspace for Learning

WBT Systems

What’s the biggest obstacle between your members and your educational programs? It’s a perceived lack of time.

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How To Cultivate Community Affinity Throughout The Generosity Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand

This session will dive into how to create rich generosity experiences that foster long-lasting relationships. You’ll walk away with actionable insights to redefine how you engage with your supporters—emphasizing trust, engagement, and community over transactional giving models. 🤝 Industry expert Tim Sarrantonio will explore data-backed strategies to engage supporters as active participants in a community that values their contributions and shared ideals.

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New Report Reveals a Rebound in Membership Numbers

Associations Now

Marketing General Incorporated’s 2023 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report found that associations are experiencing an increase in membership following declines during the pandemic. That growth was correlated with associations that have compelling value propositions, embrace innovation, and focus on recruitment. Many associations are seeing an increase in membership following sharp declines during the pandemic.

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Can a New Capital Project be Paid by Annual Assessments – YES

Association Alert

Walsh v. Hawthorn Hills Owners of Rochester, Inc. 2023 WL 4144757, Not Reported in N.W.Rptr (Michigan, 2023) What you need to know: A new construction project (street lights) can be a general and recurring expense and therefore fall under the annual budget. The key to determining whether something is or is not potentially part of the budget is what is provided in the association documents.

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5 non-technical questions to ask before buying new membership management software

Aptify

Consider these five questions to help streamline the software-buying process and get the technology you need to move your organization forward. Super-charge your member-based organization with the right technology ecosystem 8 powerful software applications that amplify the impact of large associations and unions Download now When searching for new membership management software for your association or labor union, you might focus on the technology itself.

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How Student-Focused Initiatives Can Inspire the Next Generation of Members

Associations Now

Want to develop a strong pipeline for the next generation of members and industry leaders? Giving a little inspiration to young students can go a long way. Learn how this strategy worked for the American Industrial Hygiene Association. Laurie Mutdosch, CAE, director of membership and volunteer relations at the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), has found that the first thing people think of when they hear “industrial hygiene” is either dentistry or cleaning warehouses.

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Thought Leaders Blaze Trails of Discovery and Engagement

.orgSource

Until recently I knew zip about dog grooming, restoring vintage clothing, or Chinese cooking. While I might take a stab at making Shaking Beef, I’m still not going to style a Labradoodle or remove the stains from 50-year-old lace. But I have learned a few things about each of those topics. Why dive into subjects that are off my beaten path of discovery?

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How to Increase Membership Renewal

Dive deep into essential elements that drive member retention. Learn why members may hesitate to renew. Discover actionable techniques to encourage their return and foster lasting engagement. Uncover reasons members choose not to renew. Learn effective tactics to elevate member engagement and communication. Explore methods to encourage member renewal and active participation in your association Download now to take charge of your membership retention strategy!

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Shake Up Success with Community: A Strategy for Customer Success Leaders in B2B SaaS 

Higher Logic

The post Shake Up Success with Community: A Strategy for Customer Success Leaders in B2B SaaS appeared first on Higher Logic. Customer success continues to change and evolve, but one thing remains the same: Customers are your most significant assets. In this guide, we walk you through how an online community helps to provide value and. The post Shake Up Success with Community: A Strategy for Customer Success Leaders in B2B SaaS appeared first on Higher Logic.

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Association Brain Food: 9.1.23

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Because I’m away most of next week at the Non-Dues-A-Palooza conference, Association Brain Food isn’t publishing next Friday, September 8. Hope to see you back here for the next edition on Friday, September 15. AI pulse survey. MCI invites you to participate in its AI benchmark survey , a 3-minute pulse survey about the integration of AI technologies within your organization and your members’ inte

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The Real Estate of the Conference Namebadge (Part II: The Extras)

Aaron Wolowiec

Event Garde is a professional development consulting firm committed to lifelong learning—for ourselves, our community and those who attend the meetings we facilitate—believing in its ability to create well-connected leaders and to foster performance improvement.

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3 data security factors to consider in your next AMS

NetForum

Learn three things you should consider in your next association management software to secure your member data and reduce risk for your organization. 3 data security factors to consider in your next AMS appeared first on NetForum Association Management Software.

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How to Create a Winning Event Marketing Strategy

Events hold the power to create lasting impressions and meaningful connections. They are not only occasions for celebration but also valuable marketing opportunities. Event marketing has become an essential component of successful business strategies, enabling organizations to engage with their target audience and create memorable experiences. However, behind every successful event lies a well-thought-out marketing strategy.

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Better Results Start with Culture

PROPEL

Your culture drives your results. Stop thinking of culture as what people “feel” about working there. Culture is an operating system that nudges people towards certain behaviors, and if you can nudge them toward the behaviors that make you successful, you’ll get better results than you’re getting today. But none of that happens until you see the patterns.

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Meetings Industry Insights – August 2023

AMR Management Services

The headline of the most recent Meeting Professionals International Meetings Outlook articulates what most in the industry have been feeling: Cost Increases Continue to Outpace Budgets, Present Challenges. But it’s not all bad news! The drive for attendance is back for most organizations, with over 80% of planners reporting and projecting continued in-person attendance growth.… The post Meetings Industry Insights – August 2023 first appeared on AMR Management Services.

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Associations Offer Back-to-School Support

Associations Now

From original research to reused content to promotions, numerous groups are helping members, teachers, and parents kick off the school year. Classes are back in session, or soon will be, and associations have been busy helping members, parents, teachers, and students prepare for them. From fundraisers to data to tips, here are some of the resources and initiatives associations have been offering: Data-driven insights.

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Keeping Your HOA’s Covenants Alive

Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog

The Marketable Record Title Act’s (MRTA) purpose is to extinguish old interests and use restrictions on lands and to allow for land sales to be completed more easily and with less expense. Unfortunately, aged homeowners’ association covenants are amongst the interests that can be extinguished by MRTA, and preventing such extinguishment is a very important responsibility for homeowners’ association directors.

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The Ultimate Guide to Monetizing Customer Learning

Every decision that goes into your learning monetization strategy matters for your organization’s bottom line. Our research has shown a clear correlation between high program maturity (and ROI!) and choosing the right monetization strategy. This eBook contains clear, actionable ways to approach packaging and pricing models that will help your association grow revenue, improve profitability, and drive expansion into new markets.

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5 Breakthroughs in Membership Marketing

Association Freak

Reading Time: 5 minutes This article first appeared in Associations Now as “ Five Breakthroughs in Membership Marketing “ It's Time for a Breakthrough in Membership Marketing Traditional membership marketing is predictably low return and has stayed the same for years. Most associations were slow to adopt email marketing when it came on the scene in the mid-90s.

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Are People Becoming Too Busy to Engage?

Elevating Engagement

Yup, I know that I left you with a bit of a cliffhanger in last week's article. It was all about our societal challenge with busyness. Why do members tell me they don’t engage? Time. They are too busy. Well, that’s depressing, isn’t it? How do we have even a speck of a chance against something as big as time? If the people we want to engage are too busy, they are too busy.

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Why Climate Change Matters for Every Leader

Associations Now

A new survey says many executives underestimate the impact of climate change. Associations have an opportunity to change the conversation. Leaders are feeling better these days about things—but they might have a blind spot. A pulse survey of more than 600 U.S. business executives released last week by PricewaterhouseCoopers revealed plenty of optimism.

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Can Anything Be Done About Solar Panels?

Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog

If you are living in a homeowners association you probably know that the Association cannot prohibit the installation of solar panels (or “solar collectors”). But what about a request to install such devices on the roof of a condominium? Section 163.04, Florida Statutes, provides: A deed restriction, covenant, declaration, or similar binding agreement may not prohibit or have the effect of prohibiting solar collectors, clotheslines, or other energy devices based on renewable resources from being

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2024 Association Survey Results Report

2024 Association Survey Results Report For the 10th year, association professionals across the U.S. and Canada provided a look at the inner workings of their organizations when they replied to GrowthZone’s annual survey. Read the 2024 survey results report to see how your association compares: Top Challenges Retention Rates Non-Renewal Reasons Automatic Renewals Reinstatement Strategies Member Engagement Changes & Strategies Why Members Join Non-Dues Revenue Sources Dues Increases, and more

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Baby, Come Back! How to Win Back Lapsed Members and Why You Should

Association Freak

Reading Time: 4 minutes This article first appeared in Associations Now as “Baby Come Back! How to Win Back Lapsed Members and Why You Should” Learn common reasons why members leave their associations and creative strategies to pull them back in for the long term. When a member leaves, it doesn’t mean goodbye forever. Members who have walked away may be the easiest ones to get back.

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The Wheel of Life: Finding Balance and Fulfillment

PROPEL

Join host Sanja Licina, PhD, along with special guests Jasenka Šabanović, Facilitator & Executive Coach at The Fast Forward Group and Guille Santana, Marketing Manager at QuestionPro for an insightful exploration of the “Wheel of Life.” In this episode, we delve into the art of achieving work-life harmony and well-being. Discover the transformative power of assessing and nurturing the diverse.

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Using DEI to Create Welcoming Environments

Associations Now

Learn how Tampa Bay is highlighting its long history of diversity and inclusion to attract more events from Rachel Covello, owner of Outcoast.com , and Santiago C. Corrada, president and CEO of Visit Tampa Bay. Unlock Tampa Bay, the heart of Florida’s Gulf Coast. Bask in the sun, fun, and culture that make Tampa Bay ideal for your meeting. Outside the recently expanded waterfront Tampa Convention Center, the Tampa Riverwalk links hotels, restaurants, and cultural venues like gems on a string.

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You May Be Able to Extend Your Permit Expiration Dates Due to Hurricane Idalia – Here’s How

Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog

As Hurricane Idalia heads for Florida’s Gulf Coast, some property owners, developers, construction industry professionals, and other building permit- and authorization-holders may be eligible for extensions to preserve their development and construction rights. A Florida law allows certain qualifying permits and authorizations to be extended beyond their current expiration dates once the Governor issues a state of emergency stemming from natural causes.

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

Speaker: Andrew Olsen, CFRE - EVP, Fundraising Solutions at DickersonBakker | Kat Landa, CFRE, CSD - SVP, Talent Solutions at DickersonBakker

Across the nonprofit sector, organizations invest heavily in donor retention efforts, yet the struggle of cultivating lasting relationships remains. While attracting new donors is crucial, the lack of repeat donors poses significant financial risks. Through a comprehensive analysis of industry data, experts argue that there is a direct correlation between donor burnout, donor retention, and the talent retention crisis.