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How to improve inefficient processes at your association


Association trends research by Community Brands shows that, overall, association professionals are optimistic about the future of associations. But they still face challenges and concerns in reaching their goals. Inefficient processes are one of the big challenges for associations. Here’s how to improve them. How to improve inefficient processes at your association appeared first on NetForum Association Management Software.

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How to Harness Peer-to-Peer Networks for Membership Renewal

AMR Management Services

As the main source of your member-based organization’s revenue, securing membership dues is undoubtedly one of your association’s biggest priorities. Strengthening your relationships with existing members is less time- and resource-intensive than cultivating new connections from scratch, which is why membership renewal is so important. Plus, the more members who renew, the larger and stronger… The post How to Harness Peer-to-Peer Networks for Membership Renewal first appeared on AMR Manage

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The Three Stewardship Imperatives of Fit-for-Purpose Association Boards: Part I

Association Adviser

AUTHOR’S ATTESTATION: This article was written entirely by Jeff De Cagna AIMP FRSA FASAE, a human author, without using generative AI. As of this article’s publication date (6/4/24), there are 2036 days remaining in The Turbulent Twenties, and 211 days until this decade’s midpoint on January 1, 2025.

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6 Steps to Revive a Stagnant Online Community


A vibrant online community is a sign of a thriving, successful organization—it signifies active engagement, robust knowledge-sharing, and a connected membership. On the flip side, a stagnant community can be a silent threat. Disengagement creeps in slowly and steadily, sometimes going unnoticed until it seems too late. Before stagnation creeps in, it's important to recognize the signs of decline and take steps to inject new life into your community.

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Dont Waste Another Minute Drafting Board Resolutions

Drafting board resolutions should not be draining your leadership’s time. This can impact both the flow of discussions and your overall decision-making. A board resolution is an important compliance document that records the votes and decisions on specific actions. Learn how you can get started with your board resolution by downloading our free template.

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What Does a Culture Assessment Really Measure?


In short, a culture assessment should measure what your employees experience as they work at your organization. The assessment should clarify what is valued inside the culture, because that is what drives behavior. That said, “experience” and “valued” can mean a million different things, so how do you boil it down? Well, every culture assessment has its own model for boiling things down.

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The Future of Awkward Networking

Elevating Engagement

Did you ever happen to attend an early Tweet Up? Let’s use the Wayback Machine to travel back 16-ish years. At the national professional association where I worked, we had a small but active Twitter following. As the annual conference approached, we saw an appetite among the Twitter community to meet each other IRL. I asked the event crew if we could informally borrow an empty room to hold a Tweet Up (an in-person gathering of Twitter users).

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Understanding the True Cost of Employee Turnover for Associations in 2024


Reducing your voluntary turnover rate by 3% can result in cost savings ranging from $135,000 (association with 50 employees) to $540,000 (association with 200 employees), and that’s not just once—that’s every year. Plus, the median voluntary turnover rate among nonprofits is 13%, so you could probably save even more if you work at it.

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Report: Leaders Want More, Better In-Person Staff Meetings

Associations Now

The report from Cvent finds that team leaders are committed to hybrid workforces, but looking at ways to increase engagement. A new report finds that organization leaders see increasing value in in-person staff meetings, even with a more distributed workforce. The 2024 U.S. Internal Meetings Impact Report , released last week , is based on a survey of business leaders conducted by the events technology firm Cvent in collaboration with the Harris Poll.

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SEO for Nonprofits: Crash Course & Get-Started Guide

Nexus Marketing

A user does a quick Google search for a program or service that your nonprofit provides. What if your nonprofit was the very first thing they see? Search engine optimization (SEO) isn’t just for big for-profit brands—any organization that depends on reaching online audiences to promote its programs, services, and products can benefit from an SEO strategy.

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Mastering Remote Onboarding: Proven Strategies for Seamless New Hire Integration

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

Join this brand new webinar with Tim Buteyn to learn how you can master the art of remote onboarding! By the end of this session, you'll understand how to: Craft a Tailored Onboarding Checklist 📝 Develop a comprehensive, customized checklist that ensures every new hire has a smooth transition into your company, no matter where they are in the world.

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Association Brain Food: 6.7.24

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Generative AI. AI content is short-term arbitrage , not a long-term content marketing strategy, says Ryan Law at Ahrefs. Google doesn’t look kindly on AI-infused content. You won’t stand out in your market or connect and build trust with your audience if you’re publishing mediocre AI-generated content.

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Four traits of ultra-flexible membership management software for large organizations


Large, complex associations and unions need ultra-flexible membership management software to support their needs now and down the road. Here’s what to look for in software that will take your organization well into the future. When your association or union is large and complex, you have unique goals and challenges to address – and your organization changes over time.

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How to Lead on AI

Associations Now

The technology’s growth has exacerbated fears among staff that we’ve engineered them out of their jobs. Clear goals and straight talk can help. American CEOs are all-in on AI. According to a new survey by KPMG , their enthusiasm for adopting generative AI tools has accelerated, now that they see it as “central to overcoming challenges resulting from compound volatility and gaining a competitive advantage.

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The essential guide to Continuing Medical Education (CME) for healthcare professionals


Introduction Your healthcare professionals are always looking for the latest options in Continuing Medical Education (CME). Ensure they continue returning to your program to meet their CME credit requirements by offering engaging, effective, and convenient CME courses. Have questions on how to get started? Read our blog for tips on how to get started!

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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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Join the Association Chat Roadtrip to ASAE Annual!


Hit the Road with Association Chat: Your Ticket to the Ultimate ASAE Annual Experience! Are you ready for an adventure like no other? On August 10th, we’re hitting the road in style, and we want YOU to join us! The post Join the Association Chat Roadtrip to ASAE Annual! appeared first on Association Chat.

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Know Thy Customer

Velvet Chainsaw

Focus by Jared Cherup I’ve been a big fan of Customer Centricity , a book written by Wharton’s Peter Fader for quite some time. Fader advocates that “in the world of customer centricity, there are good customers … and then there is pretty much everybody else.” He recommends focusing and investing in retaining the former, while not ignoring the latter.

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Tips & Templates for Writing an Impactful Membership Dues Increase Letter 


Raising your membership dues is just a fact of life. You know that, but it doesn’t mean your members like hearing it. As such, you have to break it to them gently. That’s where an impactful membership dues increase letter comes in. It’s not as easy as simply announcing hikes in your membership dues , unfortunately. You need to craft a careful letter that explains your reasons effectively, while simultaneously reiterating the importance of your cause.

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How to Use Prospect Research to Improve Your Asks: 5 Tips


Nonprofit professionals turn to prospect research time after time to enhance and strengthen their fundraising strategies, especially when it comes to their major giving programs. This research method has the innate ability to uncover valuable information about prospective major donors, helping your organization better understand and cultivate relationships with prospects.

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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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CMA Unveils Bold New Branding to Ignite Creativity

CMA Solutions

New-Look Logo, Color Scheme and Website Highlights Award-Winning Difference for Clients CMA , one of the top marketing and association management agencies throughout New Jersey and greater Philadelphia and the winner of 400-plus industry awards, has unveiled a dynamic new brand identity that reflects its core strength and showcases what it does best for its clients: push the boundaries of creativity.

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How to Develop an Effective Omnichannel Marketing Campaign


How to Develop an Effective Omnichannel Marketing Campaign Imagine you’re trying to promote an upcoming conference to your association members. You start by filming a video that highlights your past events and creating ads with details about your conference’s location, agenda, and registration instructions. A member of your marketing team suggests focusing your strategy on Instagram as that’s the platform where you typically see the most engagement.

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10 Steps to Start a Chamber of Commerce 


Running a business comes with its fair share of challenges, and local enterprises often need additional support to thrive. This is where formal organizations like Chambers of Commerce play a pivotal role. If you are interested in how to start a Chamber of Commerce, we will walk you through the 10 important steps you need to know. From understanding the purpose and benefits to creating a supportive network that fosters economic growth and community development, you’ll find everything you ne

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Association Briefings Expands Partnership with the Texas Society of Association Executives, Offering Exclusive Discounts on Podcasting Services to Members

Association Briefings

Association Briefings, a leading producer of podcasts in the association community, is excited to announce an expanded partnership with the Texas Society of Association Executives (TSAE) to offer full-service podcasting services to TSAE members. Since 2023, Association Briefings has served as the official producer of TSAE's acclaimed Better by Association podcast, delivering engaging content to association professionals across Texas.

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Unlock Boardroom Brilliance with A Better Agenda

Struggling to keep board meetings focused and productive? In today's fast-paced business environment, getting the most out of board meetings is crucial. Without a streamlined agenda-creation process, valuable time is wasted with disorganized or incomplete agendas. This can lead to: Unprepared board members Unfocused discussions Inefficient decision-making A good board agenda makes your meetings more effective than ever.

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A Membership Growth Case Study

Membership Marketing

This article is an edited excerpt from the book Membership Recruitment: How to Grow Recurring Revenue, Reach New Markets, and Advance Your Mission. Find it on Amazon. The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the premier professional association representing the interests of the nation’s registered nurses through joint membership with affiliated state nurses’ associations.

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“If you keep doin’ what you’re doin’, you’ll keep gettin’ what you’re gettin’.”

Effective Database

“If you keep doin’ what you’re doin’, you’ll keep gettin’ what you’re gettin’.” I saw this line recently (“If you keep doin’ what you’re doin’, you’ll keep gettin’ what you’re gettin’.”) and I chuckled because of how often I experience this with my clients.