Sat.Aug 22, 2020 - Fri.Aug 28, 2020

The Importance of Decision Making Role Clarity

Jamie Notter

I’ve noticed that a lot of our clients are focused on decision making processes when they come up with action plans following their culture assessments. The action plans vary, but they usually involve an effort to clarify decision-making roles inside the organization.

30 Virtual Event Statistics You Need to Know in 2020

Wild Apricot

Are you considering hosting a virtual event? Check out these 30 stats from nonprofits, membership organizations, and professional event planners to get prepared

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

4 Reasons Your Association Should Open Its Online Community


By Brian Smith, Communications Specialist . If there’s one thing we’ve learned from a ssociations during the COVID-19 pandemic , it’s that they can – and in many cases must – be innovative. .

CA 56

Takeaways from the ASAE’s Virtual Annual Meeting – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 247

Moery Company

This week on the Association Hustle Podcast we have a special guest on the show! Patty Leeman, Chief Research Analysts here at The Moery Company, joins JP Moery to discuss the key takeaways from ASAE’s Annual Meeting held virtually earlier this month.

Video 328

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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.28.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Racial diversity in events. I’ve got another important survey for you—this one is on racial diversity in the events industry.

More Trending

It's Time to Revamp Your Sponsorship & Non-Dues Revenue Strategies


The pandemic has exposed how risky it is to rely upon an annual event for a major portion of your non-dues revenue. You can’t stick to the old way of doing things. Revamp and improve your sponsorship and non-dues revenue strategy with these tips

Building a Virtual Sponsorship Program, Part 2: Design

Moery Company

We are continuing the discussion on how to develop a strong organizational framework for your virtual sponsorship program. If you haven’t already, please refer to our first post in this series by clicking here , as it lays the foundation for establishing a virtual sponsorship program.

Price 267

5 signs your association’s strategy needs a refresh

Association Success

How would you describe your association? Most people would like to belong to a dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking organization that sets a high bar among its peers. Yet many associations lose their way, becoming stagnant, uninspiring and distracted with complicated internal barriers. .

How to Run Better Virtual Events: 5 Experts Weigh In

Wild Apricot

Earlier this month, we released the 2020 Virtual Events Research Report. In this post, experts in the nonprofit, association, and membership management space provide additional insights and advice around taking your virtual events in the right direction

How To 303

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.

You Might Need an Association Management Company If…


Perhaps you’ve heard the term “AMC” before, short for association management company. But what is an AMC? Well, according to the AMC Institute , an AMC is “a for-profit business that manages associations to help them grow and prosper.”. Sounds great , you might be thinking.

Building a Virtual Sponsorship Program, Part 3: Pricing and Sales

Moery Company

The final part of building a virtual sponsorship program is pricing and selling of the virtual event sponsorship packages. If you need to, please refer back to part one for strategy and part two for design. for the first steps you need to take in the process.

Price 261

Why associations need to understand their member voice

Association Success

As an association, your job is to do three things for your members: serve them, offer connections and make them better at what they do. To do that, you must have a keen understanding of what they need, what they want and what they want to work on.

August Update: Expert Insights to Help You Run Virtual Events

Wild Apricot

From running virtual events to raising funds online, many organizations have adapted well through a variety of digital initiatives in August. Here are more insights and resources, including the brand new 2020 Virtual Events Research Report, to help you continue to engage members

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.

[Guest Post] Meeting Members Where They Are


The following blog post was written by Cathi Hight, a performance improvement consultant specializing in membership development, customer and staff retention, and strategies to work smarter, not harder.

What to Change, What to Keep the Same – Association Field Report (August 28, 2020)

Moery Company

We’ve got two questions to answer during this week’s filed report: what is changing and what needs to stay the same? Here’s an observation in terms of change: every weakness that you have is currently being exposed.

Report 195

Optimize your blog content for search engines in 6 easy steps

Association Success

As a professional in the digital age, you’ve probably already heard plenty of people talk about search engine optimization (SEO) by now. But just how important is SEO, and if you’re already posting engaging content on your organization’s blog, do you really need to worry about it?

Targeted Impact: Episode 6 Recap with Katie Appold

Wild Apricot

We sat down with nonprofit expert Katie Appold to answer your most pressing questions about nonprofit branding and marketing. Here are the answers to the most common questions we received

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!

Revenue Diversification: It’s Time to Spread Out Your Eggs!

Association Adviser

This is your time to shift focus and ultimately find new ways to fund and deliver products and services to our members. The post Revenue Diversification: It’s Time to Spread Out Your Eggs! appeared first on Association Adviser. COVID-19 Resources Features Revenue non-dues revenue

Stop Wondering What to Include in an Association Website URL


Each page on an association website has a unique address – commonly known as a URL (uniform resource locator). A URL is like anything else on the web, it can be good, it can be bad, or it can be ugly.

Growing your audience during the pandemic? Yep, it’s possible

Association Success

Circumstances have definitely changed for all association leaders! Does your new strategy embrace digital? COVID-19 has made physical meetings and events, the mainstay of all association programs, less desirable or even impossible to host in the near future.

Event Recovery Food Chain

Velvet Chainsaw

The harsh reality of an elongated recovery for the live events industry has settled in, as we wrote about back in March when we crafted the Event Recovery Food Chain.

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.

Flipping Traditional Project Management to Fit the Association Model

Association Adviser

Crystal Stone, M.Ed., CAE, PMP of Bostrom leads attendees through a crash course on what project management is and how to manage projects for associations. The post Flipping Traditional Project Management to Fit the Association Model appeared first on Association Adviser.

Up Your Email Marketing Game: 4 Membership Software Tips


Sending emails is a simple, low-cost way to recruit prospective members and engage your current ones. And it’s pretty direct, as long as you can figure out how to cut through the inbox clutter.

Pandemic pods, virtual volunteerism and more are popular headlines this week

Association Success

Recognizing your association’s areas for growth, virtual volunteerism and understanding how your association can utilize pandemic pods are the topics association professionals are reading this week.

A vote for technology: How electronic voting can facilitate community association elections


Contributed by Denise Lash, Esq. Board members, community association managers, and homeowners have been forced to fundamentally change how they conduct business during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Innovation During Times of Crisis

Association Adviser

Duncan Wardle explains that while not all ideas make it, we create an environment where more ideas can be visualized, that’s when true innovation happens. The post Innovation During Times of Crisis appeared first on Association Adviser. ASAE Annual Meeting Features Leadership asae2020

Looking ahead. What’s next for association components?

Mariner Management

We’re halfway through this unusual and, often unsettling, year where we’ve had to regroup and rethink how we do things.

10 tips for overcoming imposter syndrome

Association Success

Juliet Meeks, an artist and designer based out of New Orleans, recently posted on Instagram a touching look into the emotions she sometimes feels as an artist and business owner.

Tips 78