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Planning with small teams to meet big expectations

Association Success

I’m part of an incredible team, small but nimble, with the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). By working in this environment, it has allowed us to stay constant in our communication, ensure staff flexibility, and reduce the departmental silos inherent in larger organizations.

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Three Small-Scale Ideas for Free Membership

Associations Now

When you rely on member dues as a significant revenue source, free membership sounds scary. But you don’t have to go big: Limited free membership offers might provide just the boost you need. As the old adage goes, “The best things in life are free.”

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Ideas to Target Members of a Specific Generation


Look around. There’s a good chance that you’re looking at a 25-year-old, a 40-year-old and a 60-year-old all in the… The post Ideas to Target Members of a Specific Generation appeared first on MultiView.

Prepping for Renewal Time: 3 Membership Software Tips


With the end of the year comes renewal time for many member-based organizations. Even though renewal time is an annual occurrence, it can sneak up on you! Is your membership software in tip-top shape, ready to process all of those renewals and everything that comes along with 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.

5 Steps to Navigate the Data Tsunami

Association Adviser

How should associations manage (and conquer) the data tsunami their tech platforms create each day? Start by considering the value of various metrics. The post 5 Steps to Navigate the Data Tsunami appeared first on Association Adviser.

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How to Differentiate Your Association: Define Your Strong Core Values


Building your brand is more than creating an enticing logo. Your target potential members place value on your core competencies and culture, both of which cannot be fabricated. Start by defining what it is that makes your association stand out, and capture that value in all aspects of the company.

3 Add-on Tools to Drive Association Revenue + Amplify Member Engagement

Higher Logic

Is your association leveraging technology to its fullest potential? You can elevate the success of your online community and marketing automation activities by integrating solutions that fuel long-term engagement , like data collection, mobile apps, and volunteer management programs.

Five Ways to Keep Your Association’s Social Media Accounts Safe

Associations Now

With the need for many teams and stakeholders to have access to your social media accounts, it’s important to have strategies to ensure your accounts are managed carefully. Read on for a few tips.

2 Key Items to Work Into Your 2020 Budget


As we start to round the corner at the end of 2019, we’re sure “the budget” has come up once or twice (or a few hundred times) at your association or chamber. Small Staff Chatter learning management system

What You Need to Know About Being an LMS Project Manager

WBT Systems

What You Need to Know About Being an LMS Project Manager. Read more about What You Need to Know About Being an LMS Project Manager

Seven Keys to Running a Successful Meeting

Association Leaders

Meetings are necessary to achieve consensus – especially in associations. We’ve all been in those meetings that were a complete waste of time. Make sure meetings you run are not a waste of time but are productive and help your organization work toward achieving its mission. To do so, we have identified seven keys to running successful, productive meetings: Have an agenda for every meeting Every meeting should have an agenda that identifies all the items to be covered during the meeting.

What’s Missing on the Corporate Ladder for Women? The First Rung.

Associations Now

For women, inequities in the leadership pipeline start at lower levels than organizations might expect, according to a new study from McKinsey and When it comes to climbing the corporate ladder, the hardest part for many women is stepping onto that first rung.

The #1 Way to Speed Up Event Check-In: How to Use QR Codes

Wild Apricot

If you find that checking in registrants for your events is a slow and error-prone process, with the new QR code feature you can check in each attendee in under 2 seconds

On the Mark: The Clickies and the Importance of Rituals


Introducing On the Mark, a series of posts written by MemberClicks President and CEO, Mark Sedgley. I am pretty excited about a new series we are putting together here at MemberClicks.

Podcast: Storytelling with Tamsen Webster

Association Adviser

Tamsen Webster tells us how weaving your Red Thread™ is about knowing where members are, building THEIR case for joining and staying involved, and creating a sense of pride in being a member of your association and industry.

How Quickly Should You Upgrade Your Software?

Associations Now

When a big upgrade to Windows, iOS, or MacOS comes about, how soon should you pull the trigger on a software update? Generally, you might want to let your IT department make that decision. Here’s why. How aggressive should you be at ensuring that your software gets updated at a regular clip?

7 Lessons You’ll Learn When Upgrading Your Association Marketing Technology

HighRoad Solution

Rather than reinvent the wheel, you can simply look to other associations and find out about the important lessons they’ve learned during their digital transformation projects. Most of your peers in the association space will offer the following tips: Marketing Technology

[The Highlight Reel] Marketing Trends for Association and Chamber Pros


The marketing world is constantly changing. There are always new tools and tactics popping up. So how do you know which ones you should be jumping on and which ones you should just let pass on by? We’ve made it simple!

Don’t let ‘perfect’ stand in the way of solving a problem

Association Success

As great as it would be to take the time to really dig deep into the complexities surrounding a problem and all its possible solutions, watching our budgets and the pile-up of other issues is usually enough to force us to act quickly. Actually, it’s not really a matter of the money.

Membership Hack: Coffee Break Webinars

Associations Now

Are you tired of sitting through hour-long webinars? At the American Evaluation Association, members register for virtual “coffee break” sessions. Time commitment: 20 minutes. How to hack it?

7 Lessons You’ll Learn When Upgrading Your Association Marketing Technology

HighRoad Solution

Rather than reinvent the wheel, you can simply look to other associations and find out about the important lessons they’ve learned during their digital transformation projects. Most of your peers in the association space will offer the following tips: Marketing Technology

Engaging Your Remote Employees: 3 Tips


More and more people are engaging in - and even seeking out - remote work. It’s a trend that doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. But even though working from home has its advantages (for both employers and employees), it also comes with its own disadvantages.

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Is Your Association Really Deficient?

Smooth The Path

One of my friends finds time to exercise every day even though she has a crazy busy work schedule and two young children. Another friend is vegetarian and eats super healthy. Another friend lives in a 3 million dollar house in a wealthy neighborhood.

Can Analyzing Emotional Data Help Improve Your Conferences?

Associations Now

Associations are always using data to analyze attendee engagement at their meetings. But could even more valuable insights come from measuring attendees’ emotions? A look at some benefits. Number of registered attendees. Clicks and opens on a marketing email. Attendance numbers for specific sessions.

Want creative solutions? Then get creative about finding them

Association Success

It can be pretty hard to ask for help. . But what if, every time you needed it, you got to ask a room full of the smartest, most creative, eager-to-help friends? . That’s exactly what some organizations are doing through open innovation. . Consider an example laid out by SURGE Growth keynote speaker Safi Bahcall in his bestseller, “ Loonshots ,” which examines and lays out how to create space in your organization to let crazy ideas have a chance to succeed and — just maybe — change the world. .

orgCommunity’s Solutions Day Honors Innovator in the Association Industry


For Immediate Release. Contact: Emily Hendershot, Managing Director. 810.610.1512.’s Solutions Day Honors Innovator in the Association Industry. Schaumburg, IL. September 19, 2019. Association professionals from across the country gathered at the American Society of Anesthesiologists in Schaumburg, Illinois for the 4 th annual.orgCommunity Solutions Day.

5 Rules for Creating Content that Cuts through the Clutter

Blue Sky eLearn

More content than ever is vying for your members’ attention. That revelation is no surprise to most associations – 70 percent of respondents to Naylor’s 2019 Association Communications Benchmarking Report said “combating information overload/cutting through the clutter” is a major concern.

Three Tech Screw-Ups That Could Cost You

Associations Now

Is your association lagging rather than leading when it comes to tech? Falling behind on your tech needs slows down your organizational machine and can cost you plenty. Here are three big laggard mistakes to avoid.

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Completing the puzzle to decode chapter ROI

Mariner Management

Most associations know how much their chapters cost in staff support, rebates/grants, training programs, technology platforms, etc. But few seem to have a good handle on the actual return on that investment.

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AMR Meet The Expert Episode 1 - Advocacy

AMR Management Services

. In this episode of Meet the Expert, Meredith Ward, NASCIO's Director of Policy and Research, shares why Advocacy is important to assocations


How to Get Members to Do What You Want Them to Do

Smooth The Path

Have you ever noticed that members often do not do what we think they should do? They want to establish a new group on the online community, and then no one participates. They say they want a course but no on registers. We offer them a discount designed to drive sales, but there is no boost. Members do not always do what we think they should be doing. They have their priorities, their careers, their own goals, and a series of challenges that prevent them from doing what we think they should do.

We Asked, You Answered: Procrastination Remedies

Associations Now

There’s more than one way to cure procrastination. In our reader poll, association pros shared how they get themselves going when they’ve been dragging their feet for too long. Perhaps it’s because it’s such a common problem. Or maybe people were using our form to procrastinate.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.18.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Here’s one for the accidental project managers.