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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.”

Ideas to Target Members of a Specific Generation

Multiview

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

MembersClicks

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?

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.

3 technology trends to improve your association’s member experience

Nimble AMS

Is keeping up with technology trends on your association’s radar? These three should be on your priority list to ensure a great member experience. As your association grows and evolves, its needs change. Meanwhile, technology advances aren’t standing still for your association. They’re evolving, too.

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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

MembersClicks

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

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 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

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

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?

On the Mark: The Clickies and the Importance of Rituals

MembersClicks

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.

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

How an Association Hotline Will Help Members Face Brexit Disruption

Associations Now

The U.K.’s s Soil Association is helping organic farmers prepare for a likely no-deal Brexit at the end of this month with a new hotline and other support services. The organization intends to minimize pain while keeping organic businesses informed.

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

MembersClicks

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.

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

Context Matters: Why Ads Do Better Next to Quality Content

Associations Now

Advertising in the wrong context can damage a brand’s reputation, and brands are noticing—which provides an opportunity for creators of high-quality content to boost their ad revenue, a new report finds.

Engaging Your Remote Employees: 3 Tips

MembersClicks

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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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

.orgCommunity

For Immediate Release. Contact: Emily Hendershot, Managing Director. 810.610.1512. emily@orgcommunity.com.orgCommunity’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.

Daily Buzz: Managing Tech Overload

Associations Now

How do you adapt to a rapidly changing workplace? Develop your soft skills. Also: keeping remote employees engaged. Technology is constantly evolving, and that means so is the workplace. How can workers keep up? It takes the right set of skills, says Shawn Murphy on CMSWire.

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.

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

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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.

Is Your Association Agile Enough to Navigate a Turbulent Future?

Associations Now

With talk of recession ahead, many associations are wondering if they are prepared. Two experts say financial forecasting can help your organization be nimble enough to withstand tempestuous times.

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.

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.

Why Your HOA Needs A Website + 10 Examples to Inspire You

Wild Apricot

Want to remove the manual effort associated with your homeowners' association? Here's how creating an HOA website can help and some great examples for you to follow

Daily Buzz: GoFundMe Launches Fundraising Platform for Nonprofits

Associations Now

GoFundMe Charity is designed to make generating donations easier—and more social. Also: Say goodbye to in-flight entertainment. Are you considering crowdsourcing funds for your association’s next project? GoFundMe just announced a new platform specifically for nonprofits: GoFundMe Charity.

Xperience sessions made for continuing education professionals

YourMembership Blog

Community Brands Xperience conference is just around the corner on November 10-13 in Orlando, Florida. We have a schedule packed with programming to give you knowledge and ideas to help take your education strategy to the next level. Check out these learning focused sessions to hear key best practices and insights that you can apply. The post Xperience sessions made for continuing education professionals appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing