Sat.Jul 11, 2020 - Fri.Jul 17, 2020

6 Tips to Attract Attendees to Your Virtual Conference

Blue Sky eLearn

When the pandemic started causing conferences to cancel at the last minute, those that quickly went virtual saw a high number of attendees. In fact, even at Blue Sky eLearn, our webinar attendance for our own educational webinars shot up.

Treat it Like a Marriage: Top Tips for a Long and Happy Donor Relationship

Wild Apricot

A great donor relationship is not unlike a happy marriage. Here are some tips for keeping your donors' love alive so they keep coming back

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Design Thinking for Associations: Let’s Take It from Conceptual to Practical

WBT Systems

Design Thinking for Associations: Let’s Take It from Conceptual to Practical. Read more about Design Thinking for Associations: Let’s Take It from Conceptual to Practical


Virtual Event Sponsorship Ideas

Moery Company

Virtual meeting sponsorships can help you break down some of the old bureaucracy that stiff-armed opportunities for sponsors in an in-person meeting setting. Internal regulations, bureaucracy, and task forces telling us what we can and cannot do.

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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 the crucial considerations with actionable advice and professional insights so you know you’ve picked the perfect eLearning solution.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.17.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Design thinking demystified. Are you just a tiny bit intimidated by the idea of design thinking? It’s okay, we’ve all been there.


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Member-Centric Engagement Webinar RESCHEDULED for September 2

Spark Consulting

Mark your calendar to join me Wednesday, September 2 (NEW DATE!) at noon for “Leading Engagement from the Outside-In” at Association Insights in Old Town Cyberspace. I’ll be discussing findings from a whitepaper I wrote with Anna Caraveli a little while ago on member-centric engagement.

Certainty in Uncertain Times

Moery Company

I don’t know about you but there are a few phrases and words that I’m tired of hearing: uncertain, unprecedented, and new normal to name a few. These are phrases and words that I want to eliminate because I don’t want them to frame my approach.

How to pivot away from old and bad data

Association Success

Just when you think we’re about to close out the pandemic chapter of our lives, you turn the page and alas, the saga continues. It’s been a hard road to navigate for organizations and industries across the world.

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How to Run an Online Auction for Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot

If your nonprofit has had to cancel your silent auction fundraising event due to COVID-19, you can still run a successful virtual auction online. Here's everything you need to know

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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.

5 Strategies for Engaging Members During This Next Phase of the Pandemic Crisis


Members only engage if they’re interested in what you’re offering. And as the pandemic wears on, their needs and interests are changing which requires you to quickly adapt. Here are 5 strategies to help your association keep members engaged

Introducing the Virtual Event Sponsorship Program

Moery Company

We’re excited to introduce our new service, the Virtual Event Sponsorship Program ! The program was designed to help association pivot from in-person events and sponsorships to inventory best suited for virtual platforms. There are two main components to the program.

On the Mark: Ecosystems


The intricate nature of ecosystems fascinates me. I am always glued to shows and documentaries like Earth or The Biggest Little Farm. They always boil down to one thing; the importance of everything: one thing is everything. The fluidity of our universe is astonishing.

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Why You Should Try The #1 Youth Group Management Software

Wild Apricot

If you're finding that you're spending too much time on administrative tasks and not enough time building relationships with your youth group members, this youth group management software could be the solution you need

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.

The 1 thing you can learn from Gritty

Association Success

Take a guess: What is 7-foot tall, has orange fur, giant googly eyes and wears Flyers’ gear? Gritty! Created by Brian Allen of Flyland Designs in 2018, Gritty is the official mascot for the Philadelphia Flyers National Hockey League team.

Focus on Customer Service

Moery Company

During this unique time of limits there is something that it is readily available: good customer service! During this global pandemic, the focus has often been on what is not possible, what is not available, and what needs to be avoided.

Are You Meeting These Three Member Expectations?


People join associations and chambers for a number of reasons — professional development, networking, advocacy, continuing education, etc. But regardless of why they join, there are a few underlying expectations — beyond the benefits they’ll receive — people have of your organization.

How Racism Plays a Role in Health Inequities with Author Harriet A. Washington


“People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

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!

14 content curation tools every online marketer should check out now

Association Success

Content curation is a way to strengthen your content marketing efforts without having to invest a ton of time and money in creating original content like blog posts. Still, it takes energy and strategy to curate content well.

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How do you address current leadership challenges? – Ask JP Moery #027

Moery Company

Hello, friends. The question today is from a good friend of mine. We were talking about leadership and he said, “You know, what are the leadership trends you’re seeing? What have you been thinking about leadership during this unique time that we’re all going through?”

Good thinking: Finding solutions and support in communities


What will we remember about the COVID-19 pandemic when we look back at it a few years from now? I’m hopeful one thing that remains is how we’ve found solutions and support from each other, our neighbors, and within our communities.

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Discerning Hunters from Managers

Association Adviser

When trying to change your association’s financial model to focus on non-dues revenue, it’s vital to assess the habits of your sales representatives. The post Discerning Hunters from Managers appeared first on Association Adviser. Features Revenue Advertising Sales non-dues revenue

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.

How to pivot away from old and bad data, and other top read association articles this week

Association Success

The COVID-19 pandemic has really shaken things up, so it’s no wonder this week’s Friday 5 is full of articles helping to navigate some important topics on change. Every Friday, we pull five articles our audience liked most from our weekly newsletter, which helps us all keep up with what’s trending.

How to Build a Virtual Event Sponsorship Program – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 241

Moery Company

The association business model is stressed, in particular the business model based on in-person meetings. Ninety percent of organizations will move to virtual events this year.

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Association Website Footers Matter. A Lot.


Are you paying attention to the footer on your association’s website? If not, you’re missing an opportunity (and you’re not alone). A LOT more people see the footer than you might think (particularly on mobile). It’s an essential element of any website.

Boost member retention with artificial intelligence and automation

Nimble AMS

Don’t wait until members leave to try to win them back. Here are two effective ways to keep your association’s members around. Lapsed memberships are not something you want to see. But membership retention is a challenge for many associations. The question is: How will your organization address it?

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.

Resources to Provide Your Members with Right Now: 2 Ideas


As a passionate association or chamber professional, you’re likely always seeking out new ways to provide your members with value — especially during this challenging time. But the trick is identifying what will be of value to your members; what do they really want and need?

Let’s talk about race

Association Success

At some point in the last six weeks, you’ve probably given at least a little thought to your association’s policies and bylaws — and maybe even wondered if they’re passively promoting racism within your organization. We want to help you do better.

Is This Your “Hire” Moment?


Whether you’re currently in job transition or think you might be soon, your survival instincts have likely kicked into gear. How do I hold on to the job I have… or find a new one fast?” . Take a deep breath.