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4 Steps to Identifying Non-Dues Revenue Opportunities

Association Success

As someone who works in the digital communications business, I work on many different channels of communication every day. Determining the best ways to effectively communicate with members, drive engagement and grow non-dues revenue is a constant focus for associations. .

How to Win at Instagram

Association Adviser

When associations marry the art and strategy of posting on Instagram, they open a new pathway to reach potential members. The post How to Win at Instagram appeared first on Association Adviser. Features Marketing & Communications Instagram social media

How Your LMS Can Improve New Member Onboarding

WBT Systems

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Use a Rebranding to Announce Member Upgrades

Associations Now

Is it time for your association to rebrand? As an organization changes its look and feel, the timing might be right to announce new member benefits and services too. A rebrand is an exciting and high-stakes moment for an association.

AMC-Managed Organizations are More Stable than Standalone Organizations

Why do organizations managed by Association Management Companies outperform standalone organizations? This paper seeks to answer that question through the results of a study examining the rates of change in the length of chief staff executive tenure and changes in office locations of membership-based organizations between 2009 and 2015.

2 Simple Ways to Strengthen Your New Member Onboarding Process

MembersClicks

Regardless of where you stand with new member onboarding (you have a solid strategy in place or you’re still trying to get a process sorted out), there’s ALWAYS room for improvement. And it’s worth dedicating some time to, given that new member onboarding directly plays into membership retention.

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Tips to Create a 5-Star Sponsorship Program

Moery Company

CreditNicoElNino.jpg. With sponsorship dollars down and withering vendor enthusiasm for legacy sponsorships (i.e. The coffee break), a different approach to revenue growth is desperately needed.

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Will AI Change Leadership?

Associations Now

New machine-learning research on leadership is scrutinizing CEOs’ every word and facial expression. But don’t rush to change yourself to please an algorithm. If you’re a CEO, you’re being watched. A little more than you usually are, anyway.

What’s the difference between an AMS query and an AMS report?

Delcor

Updated from original March 2016 publication. One of the most befuddling concepts for new users of association management systems (AMS)—and customer relationship management (CRM) software too—is query vs. report. What’s the difference between AMS queries and AMS reports?

This Nonprofit Event Calendar Reveals What 17,000 Other Nonprofits Are Doing Every Month

Wild Apricot

Ever wonder what time of year nonprofits are doing what types of things? We dug through data of more than 17,000 organizations to discover what the majority are doing throughout the year. nonprofit infographic calendar

Ready to grow? 4 books to get you started

Association Success

If you’ve ever picked up a copy of one of Verne Harnish’s books, you know the Entrepreneur’s Organization founder puts serious stock in habit development. .

Does Your Association Need a Stop Doing List?

Associations Now

Associations are always trying to do more for their members, but with limited time and money, sometimes the best way to move forward with new projects is to stop doing old ones. Most people talk about having a to-do list.

My Unplugged Lite Life: I’m Turning Off My Phone at 5 pm & Why You Should Too

Delcor

For 30 days, when business hours are over at 5 p.m. and on the weekends too, I’m turning off my phone. Why would I do such a thing? My lite version of unplugging has three goals. #1: 1: Practice what I preach. Emphasizing the importance of reducing screen time, I regularly deny my kids their screen time, yet I'm using my phone all the time. #2: 2: Spend more attention to the people I’m with so I’m more "present" in social situations. #3:

How Personalization Is Key for Your Membership (and Your Organization)

Multiview

Personalization has been a buzzy word in marketing for a while now, especially in retail. Of course, Amazon is lauded… The post How Personalization Is Key for Your Membership (and Your Organization) appeared first on MultiView.

Incorporating Fall Into Your Non-Dues Revenue Strategy: 4 Ideas

MembersClicks

Your non-dues revenue strategy should be ever-evolving. And with fall right around the corner, what better time to try a few new tactics?

Daily Buzz: Change Your Mindset to Embrace Digitalization

Associations Now

A digital transformation is about more than new technology. It must include a mindset change too. Also: New members feel new longer than you might think. Going digital? You’re not alone. Frank M. Waechter writes on Boardroom that digitalization is one of the key disruptors of the 21st century.

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5 Common Nonprofit Workplace Stress Triggers and Tips for Addressing Them

Beth Kanter

Photo credit: PlusLexia. It is coming up on three years since I first published the Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Impact without Burnout and thrilled to see more people and publications talking about well-being in the nonprofit sector.

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What can we learn from the Boeing 737 MAX?

Association Success

It’s impossible to have avoided the corporate crisis that dominated business in 2019: The Boeing 737 MAX. When things go wrong midair, they can really go wrong. There’s not only the safety of everyone on board to consider but the safety of the untold numbers of people below.

Webinar: ASAE: The NDR Story

Association Adviser

Learn how ASAE creates & expands non-dues revenue opportunities for itself as well as how you can increase your association's NDR, in this 60-min webinar recording. The post Webinar: ASAE: The NDR Story appeared first on Association Adviser. Webinars association webinar non-dues revenue

Is It Time for a Meeting Upgrade?

Associations Now

It can be a struggle to determine whether now is the right time to try something new at your meeting, but a few factors could make the case for yes more compelling.

The Nonprofit’s Guide To Inclusive Walking Meetings: Strolling Meetings

Beth Kanter

Meetings can not only be a waste of time if they are not well designed, but can also zap our energy. Even worse, the meeting can be so boring that participants tune out or cancel. One way to shake things is up to host a “Strolling” Meeting.

SURGE Growth registration now open

Association Success

It’s no secret the association industry faces new challenges and market disruption as the world around it is made all the more complex by technological change and globalization. But did you know all of those challenges are actually opportunities?

Follow the leader to ensure your association management software’s code is covered

Nimble AMS

Understanding what code coverage is and what associations can learn from Salesforce. Do you know what code coverage is? Here’s an overview of what it is and why your AMS should follow the code coverage guidelines set forth by Salesforce, the leader in customer relationship management.

A Quiet Art Conservation Association Gets a Little Less Quiet

Associations Now

For nearly 70 years, the Cleveland-based Intermuseum Conservation Association has quietly helped to preserve and maintain art throughout the Midwest. Its next restoration project? Its own building.

Quickly Qualify Submissions by Asking One of These Questions

MembersClicks

Conference speakers, awards nominations, scholarships and grants.whatever you’re collecting submissions for, you never really know what kind of submissions you’ll get once you open up your call for them. Some will be good - great, even!

AI for Fundraising Today: Voice Activated Fundraising & Chat Bots for Giving

Beth Kanter

Source: AI for Lawyers (Click image for larger version).

Podcast: Don’t Test Your Emails

Association Adviser

Jen Capstraw spoke with Association Adviser at Digital Summit in Tampa about today's email capabilities and how anyone can be a proficient email marketer if they take advantage of the tools available to them. The post Podcast: Don’t Test Your Emails appeared first on Association Adviser. Features Marketing & Communications Podcasts email marketing Jen Capstraw podcast

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Daily Buzz: Start an Employee Advocacy Program

Associations Now

Influencer marketing might rein in some A-list names, but employees have more leverage with audiences. Also: lessons from Boeing’s 737 Max fail. How does your team advocate for your association?

5 Signs It’s Time to Give Videography a Shot

MembersClicks

If videography sounds intimidating, we're here to put that to rest. Because when it comes down to it, "videography" is really just a fancy word for “creating videos, but with a little more creativity and strategy behind it.".

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Our Careers Are a Big Part of Our Identity

Smooth The Path

If you only had a few sentences to tell another professional who you are, what would you say? At parties, you hear people say I’m an attorney, or I’m a teacher, or I own a business.

Meet Sebastian Gibson - Implementation Consultant at MemberSuite

Membersuite

Meet Sebastian Gibson, a.k.a Seabass, an Auburn fan born and raised in Atlanta that loves soccer. Learn more about our Implementation Consultant in this month's Employee Spotlight

Why Payday Could Become a Thing of the Past

Associations Now

Two recent surveys find a growing demand among workers for new ways to get paid—including off the traditional two-week or monthly cycle. In the future, you may not have to wait for payday to collect what you’ve earned.

3 Ice Breaker Ideas for Your Organization's Next Luncheon

MembersClicks

Does your association or chamber of commerce hold regular luncheons (or breakfasts)? If so, you know one of the biggest value props is the networking attendees are able to conduct with others.

Relaunching the New Member Engagement Study

Smooth The Path

Does your association have a new member onboarding, orientation, or welcoming program? Please participate in this quick survey. Five years ago, when I asked audiences of association professionals whether their associations had new member onboarding programs, a few people would raise their hands.