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10 basic rules for great conversations

Association Success

I had the pleasure of participating in my favorite hobby last night: mindlessly scrolling through social media. However, instead of watching funny cat videos or meme compilations, I wound up watching an endless series of Ted Talks. While they were all inspiring, one in particular resonated with me the most: “ 10 ways to have a better conversation ” by Celeste Headlee. . “A

Why engagement should be your association’s primary goal

Association Success

Associations were once at the heart of many professionals’ social lives. Take London’s Royal Society, for instance. Founded in 1660, the Royal Society published many of the world’s most crucial scientific papers in its signature peer-reviewed journal. From Isaac Newton to James Cook, the Royal Society’s members were responsible for paradigm-shifting discoveries. Today, however, people have a seemingly endless array of groups to join and ways to discover new information.

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Rolling Out New Technology to Your Members: 3 Best Practices

MembersClicks

Adopting new technology — whether it’s a membership management system, a learning management system, a conference app, or something else entirely — is exciting! Think about all the new capabilities you’re about to have. And not just you, but your members as well. Remember, software empowers them too.). But, before launching that new technology, it is important to communicate that shift to your members — especially if the software you’re adopting is member-facing.

How do we price and sell our virtual event sponsorships? – Ask JP #030

Moery Company

Today’s Ask JP question is two part on the topic of virtual sponsorships. We’ve been doing a series of podcasts and videos about virtual sponsorships and these questions fall into the third pillar of pricing and selling virtual event sponsorships. The first question is, “How do you price your virtual sponsorship program?” ” Here’s the answer: I don’t have the foggiest idea what’s going to work for you without doing a qualitative and quantitative analysis.

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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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.14.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… #ASAE20. I took three days off this week to dedicate my time to ASAE’s Virtual Annual Meeting aka #asae20. Originally, the registration was about $600.

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7 Content Types to Consider in Your Organization’s Next Newsletter

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The key to an engaging newsletter is to keep the content fresh. Of course, value is of utmost importance, but when you can, try playing around with the types of content you include month-to-month (or week-to-week). The more you switch it up, the more interested readers will be! Not sure where to begin? Take a look at these seven types of content to consider in your organization’s next newsletter: Association Views

Applications Available for Business Leadership Diversity Program

Moery Company

The Moery Company (TMC) has pledged to work and to be more inclusive and promote more Black men and women in our small company and the association community. In that effort, TMC is accepting applications for the Business Leadership Diversity Program for Black and Minority high school students or recent graduates. The goal of this program is to provide students interested in business fields with the skills to excel in the professional world.

Great conversations top this weeks Friday 5

Association Success

Every Friday, we pull five articles our audience liked most from our weekly newsletters to keep up with what’s trending. This week, we’re getting back to the basics.

The Top 10 Yoga Studio Software Options

Wild Apricot

Do you manage a yoga studio? Here's how yoga studio software can help you automate your administrative tasks and our top 10 picks

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.

The Four Fs of Building Effective Relationships with Lawmakers

Association Adviser

Break through to elected officials and their staff with these four guidelines from Mike Bober of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council. The post The Four Fs of Building Effective Relationships with Lawmakers appeared first on Association Adviser. Advocacy ASAE Annual Meeting Features ASAE 2020

Current Leadership Challenges

Moery Company

Hello, friends. Recently, I was having a discussion about leadership with a good friend of mine and he asked me, “What are the leadership trends you’re seeing? What are your thoughts on leadership during this unique time that we’re all going through?” ” I thought about it a bit and wanted to share my answer with you. Now is a really good time to focus on internal goals because the external environment is very dynamic, unsure, and uncertain right now.

[Guest Post] Virtual Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits That Work

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The following post was originally published on the GiveCentral blog. As this article gets drafted and published, there continues to be a big cloud of uncertainty that looms above us. Future of fundraising for nonprofits seems bleak, but all is not lost as long as organizations do not give up. Given our current situation, there is hope in the fact that nonprofit businesses can be run online, communication can be carried out online, and remote donations can be made and accepted.

Targeted Impact: Episode 5 Recap with Rich Vallaster

Wild Apricot

We sat down with events expert Rich Vallaster to answer your most pressing questions about virtual events and trade shows. Here are the answers to the most common questions we received

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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.

How to Be More Interesting Than a Cell Phone®

Association Adviser

Ever find yourself talking with someone who is draining the life out of the conversation? Are you afraid YOU’RE that person? Or do people tune you out when you’re talking, preferring to check their phone instead?

How to Build a Virtual Sponsorship Program

Moery Company

We receive multiple requests every day asking for help building a virtual event sponsorship program so I’m going to walk you through the process. First, a little context. My friend Dean West at the Association Laboratory conducted a COVID Impact Study for Associations and here is what they found: the association business model is stressed, in particular the business model around meetings.

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10-Minute SEO for Association Websites

GrowthZone

Optimizing association websites for search engines can seem daunting, so just start somewhere. The association SEO process can be as basic or complex as you choose to make it. You don’t have to “go back” and fix things or reinvent the wheel. What Is It? Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the method of driving web traffic from organic (unpaid) search engine results. SEO drives 22% of all website visits , and the majority of search engine traffic is generated by the big 3: Google 65%.

Track These 3 Metrics Now to Improve Your Content

AssociationChat

Looking at content metrics isn’t always fun. I won’t lie. Sometimes I dread looking at the analytics for my website, social media, and podcast. It’s like when I weigh after an indulgent weekend full of homemade apple pie and nachos.

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!

Voices Carry: The Power of Allies and Inclusion in the Workplace

Association Adviser

The buzzwords "diversity” and “allyship” dominate the American conversation right now, but why? Bernadette Smith of The Equality Institute explains. The post Voices Carry: The Power of Allies and Inclusion in the Workplace appeared first on Association Adviser. ASAE Annual Meeting Features Leadership Membership ASAE 2020

Virtual Event Sponsorship Pricing and Sales – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 245

Moery Company

The third and final episode in our series on building virtual event sponsorship covers pricing and selling your new inventory. Tune in to hear a list of upsides you can use to bring sponsors on board and the variables to consider when pricing your packages. Hello and welcome to JP Moery’s Association Hustle Podcast. President of The Moery Company, JP’s mission is to arm today’s associations with insight and strategy to thrive and a progressively complex and competitive business landscape.

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How a brand new association got 1.3 million to act

Association Success

By definition, independent venues figure things out on their own, and they almost never ask for help. But when COVID-19 began spreading across the country, independent venue operators were forced to close their doors on the large groups of people their businesses rely on and realized that, without help, they would not survive.

Game On: Navigating the Return of Sports in America with Michael Lewis, Billy Beane, and Daryl Morey

AssociationChat

Learning from the Masters of the Game. Join GTN and Michael Lewis for this insider discussion of one of the earliest industries to suffer an unprecedented disruption under COVID-19, the range of challenges it’s presented, and how Billy Beane and Daryl Morey—men who built whole careers and iconic franchises as masters of reinvention— are confronting their toughest challenge yet. Time: Aug 14, 2020 12:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada). Please click this URL to join. link] . MICHAEL LEWIS.

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 Be a Hero through Kindness

Association Adviser

Kindness is the greatest strength we can extend to others, said Leon Logothetis, author and philanthropist, during the 2020 ASAE Annual Meeting. The post How to Be a Hero through Kindness appeared first on Association Adviser. ASAE Annual Meeting Features Membership ASAE 2020

The New Association Hustle

Moery Company

I’ve got some business and association related observations for you that I’d like to share with you. And let me tell you, I’m fired up about them! Employees. Recently, I’ve been wondering if and how the value of the employee relationship is going to change. Here’s what I mean. Maybe part of the value – and the reason we hire people – is to control them. We had them come in to the office, looked over their shoulder, and made sure that they were there from nine to five.

8 ways to generate fresh content ideas for your association’s blog

Association Success

As someone who oversees blog content creation in my full-time job and freelance writes on the side, I know from experience that once you hit a bad patch of writer’s block, it can be really tough to brainstorm new ideas that feel interesting and fresh. To combat this, I’ve developed a few tried and true methods over the years to help keep my creativity flowing, even when it feels like it’s all dried up. .

4 tips to consider as your association’s offices begin to re-open

Nimble AMS

Are you ready to support a changing mix of onsite and remote workers? Here’s how modern association management software can help. A few months ago, most associations made the move to a remote workforce. This required adapting their technology and related processes for remote access, collaboration , and security. Now it’s time to face another challenge: As offices begin to re-open, associations must support a combination of onsite and remote workers.

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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.

Be Fanatical About Your Event App UX

Association Adviser

Improve your members' event app user experience and get more people using it widely and frequently with these 5 UX tips from Molly Holt. The post Be Fanatical About Your Event App UX appeared first on Association Adviser. ASAE Annual Meeting Events Features Technology ASAE 2020

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Critical Data Collection – Association Field Report (August 14, 2020)

Moery Company

New programs are being launched, meetings pivoting to virtual platforms, and so much more is happening right now and I think it’s really important to focus on what I’m about to tell you. One of the things that you’re trying to do at the same time is to try to engage new people and to convert them into new members and new sponsors. An absolutely critical item that everyone needs to focus on is the collection of good data.

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4 Signs You Need to Rethink Your Organization’s Culture

Association Success

The pay and benefits are stellar. You host team-building events. Most of your team members have stayed on board for a while. Overall, your organization seems like a great place to work. But how do you really know if your organizational culture is a “good” one? Here are signs you need to rethink your organization’s culture: Your employees don’t seem happy to be there. No one is expected to be bursting with enthusiasm at 9 a.m.