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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. . When assisting associations in this process, we often take these four steps: Evaluate your current state of operations. Are your current operations and communication products efficient and effective?

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

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How Your LMS Can Improve New Member Onboarding

WBT Systems

How Your LMS Can Improve New Member Onboarding. Read more about How Your LMS Can Improve New Member Onboarding

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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. In a push to add new energy or hit the refresh button, associations have to carefully consider how members might react to an updated logo or tagline.

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Don't Pick Your Next LMS Until You Read This Guide!

With so many factors and people to consider, how do you make sure you pick the right LMS? It’s simple: This guide covers crucial considerations with actionable advice and professional insights, so you know you’ve picked the perfect eLearning solution.

2 Simple Ways to Strengthen Your New Member Onboarding Process


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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Instagram For Nonprofits: The Ultimate Guide

Wild Apricot

Instagram is an untapped resource for nonprofits when used correctly. Find out how to use instagram to your advantage with this ultimate guide

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. Research led by two Harvard Business School professors is attempting to find keys to the CEO’s success through close study not of the exec’s decisions or of others’ opinions but of what they say and how they look when they say it.

3 Ice Breaker Ideas for Your Organization's Next Luncheon


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. But as much as your attendees may want to network, for many people, it’s a challenge - at least getting the conversation going. To help them out - and, thus, help them get even MORE value from your event - check out these three ice breaker ideas: event planning Small Staff Chatter

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. . As the author of “ Mastering the Rockefeller Habits ” and the later update “ Scaling Up: Mastering the Rockefeller Habits 2.0 ,” Harnish knows the value of making a plan and sticking to it.

Build or Buy an LMS? How to Pick the Right Solution for Your Budget

BUDGET. When it comes to picking your next LMS that six-letter word is probably the most important part of the decision-making process. So, what are your options to get the best possible eLearning solution without breaking the bank? Build it or buy it. This guide from Lambda’s eLearning experts details absolutely everything you need to consider so you can pick the perfect eLearning solution for your organization and budget.

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

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. However, if that list gets too full, it’s probably time to consider a stop doing list.

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


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? Celebrate the season and raise a little extra money for your association or chamber of commerce with one (or more) of these fall fundraising ideas: Small Staff Chatter non-dues revenue managing-your-organization

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


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:

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

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. The stakes are perhaps higher — and more visible — than in any other transportation industry.

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. Today is a big day for Apple and its fans: After the company announced the iPhone 11 during its Special Event on September 10 , it’s officially available. And the whole thing has me thinking: It is time for an upgrade? Before you ask, no, I’m not one of those serial upgraders who must have every iteration of the iPhone.

Quickly Qualify Submissions by Asking One of These Questions


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! And some.well, just won’t quite align with what you’re looking for. Small Staff Chatter

10 Reasons to Attend CEX

Mariner Management

CEX isn’t your typical association conference. And it isn’t for everyone. It’s a one-day deep dive into all things “geographic components.” It’s for association exec who have or are thinking of building geographic components. The deep dive isn’t a series of break-out sessions with sages on the stage. It’s about conversations and problem-solving. From the mouths of last year’s attendees, here’s why CEX is special.

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Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

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


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? They both involve getting data out of the system and into your hands, but each has a specific purpose. AMS queries vs. AMS reports: what’s the difference?

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. The question is how far your organization wants to take it. While it might be tempting to go all-in, Waechter warns against it.

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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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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? How the association industry reacts today will determine our future, and there’s only one way to tackle it: By growing. But growth is impossible or, at least, unsteady unless you can build a solid foundation on which to begin.

How to Avoid Fundraising’s Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition

Speaker: Jay Wilkinson, CEO & Founder, Firespring

It doesn't take an industry professional to know that nonprofits highly depend on donations. The marketing emails, events, and website design are meant to attract new donors, when what we should be doing is trying to keep the donors we have. Teach a man donor acquisition and he'll get donations for the day--teach a man donor retention and he'll get donations for a lifetime. John Jay Wilkinson, CEO and founder of Firespring, and learn how to get donations for a lifetime. In this session, Jay will help us learn how to step off of the donor acquisition treadmill and rev up donor retention. Six out of ten donors give only once, but this doesn’t have to be your reality. Jay will help us understand how a 10% increase in donor retention will more than double the lifetime value of a donor and minimize our reliance on producing constant appeals for new donors.

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. When you think about your association management software (AMS) , you likely think about how it helps in the day-to-day activities of managing memberships. That’s important.

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. Associations serve a wide variety of roles for their local communities, their industries, or the world at large. Sometimes, those roles represent yeoman’s work, doing things that are important to a culture’s preservation or broader growth but that the average person does not think about.

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

5 Signs It’s Time to Give Videography a Shot


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.". And that can make a MAJOR impact on your organization in terms of generating non-dues revenue, providing engaging content, communicating membership value, and more.

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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.

Meet Sebastian Gibson - Implementation Consultant at 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

Daily Buzz: How to Reengage Audiences During Your Presentation

Associations Now

Writing an engaging speech is one thing; delivery is another. One speaker weighs in on how to keep listeners tuned in while you’re talking. Also: Nurture your online community to increase growth. You’ve been rehearsing your presentation for weeks—making tweaks, talking to yourself in the mirror, the whole nine yards. Come the day of, you’re gearing to go. But your audience? Well, not so much. “As

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


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. Association Insights Association Membership data email Email marketing members membership membership best practices personalization