Sat.Aug 15, 2020 - Fri.Aug 21, 2020

4 ways for your staff to volunteer virtually

Association Success

Going from an office of 30 to an office of one can really make a dent in the staff camaraderie. Teams that used to lunch together now Zoom together, and it’s not at all the same thing.

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12 Donation Website Templates + Examples to Inspire You

Wild Apricot

If you're looking to create or update your nonprofit's donation website, check out these templates from Wild Apricot + examples to get you inspired

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.21.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Diversity benchmarking. Association Success is running a survey to benchmark diversity in the association industry.

Virtual Event Sponsorship Resources for Associations

Moery Company

OVERVIEW | DOWNLOADS | STRATEGY | DESIGN | PRICING & SALES | ADDITIONAL RESOURCES. No one could have truly predicted a global pandemic to occur in 2020 and the changes that have happened since in our lives and organizations.

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.

8 Tips for Attending a Virtual Conference

Blue Sky eLearn

At this point, you may have attended a virtual conference, and you’ve probably attended a webinar or two. While organizations are getting creative with their online events you can still probably expect to be sitting in front of your computer watching sessions for multiple hours a day.

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Why a members-only model might be holding your association back

Association Success

Picture this: It’s Friday night, and you’re walking home through a city. Your commute takes you past a high brick wall with ivy spilling over the top. You can’t see beyond the wall, but you can hear the sounds of a dinner party taking place in the garden beyond.

What is the biggest opportunity for associations right now? – Ask JP #032

Moery Company

Question for today is, “What do you think is the biggest opportunity that associations have right now that they can take advantage of?”. I’ve got a great story to tell. First, the answer is podcasting.

Let’s Get Physical at Your Next Virtual Conference


Think beyond the usual online experience for your next virtual conference. Add these four elements to provide a real-life feel and spark good memories

Q&A: Stephen J. Caldeira, 2020-2021 Chair, ASAE Board of Directors

Association Adviser

Association Adviser sat down with Stephen J. Caldeira, incoming Chair of the ASAE Board of Directors, for a chat during the 2020 ASAE Annual Meeting & Expo. The post Q&A: Stephen J. Caldeira, 2020-2021 Chair, ASAE Board of Directors appeared first on Association Adviser.

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.

Engaging Virtual Events Offer Value, Opportunity, and Connection for Members


One thing that the COVID-19 pandemic has not changed is the mission of all chambers to help their members boost business through active participation in chamber events, educational programs, and volunteer opportunities. Now, more than ever, chambers are steadfast in this pursuit.

The Pros and Cons of Virtual Events

Moery Company

There are several themes that are revealing themselves as association pivot their in-person events to virtual platforms, some good and others that call for our attention to improve. Here are some of the pros and cons of virtual events that we have seen thus far. Pros of Virtual Events.

How a successful association sets goals

Association Success

Every association needs a road map of goals to get closer to its purpose or mission. But a successful association sets these goals by being crystal clear about expectations and creating ways to monitor progress. You may have heard of the SMART goals.

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Disrupting Biases: Uncovering How Privileges Manifest in Associations

Association Adviser

Identifying and avoiding unconscious bias is hard and complicated, but it's time to start doing the work. The post Disrupting Biases: Uncovering How Privileges Manifest in Associations appeared first on Association Adviser. ASAE Annual Meeting Diversity & Inclusion Features ASAE 2020


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 attract new members in a budget-conscious world

Nimble AMS

What can you do to recruit new members when money is tight? Attracting new members to your association is always a top priority. Even in normal times, it takes continued, focused effort. But, what do you do in unusual times like these, when many people have become more budget-conscious?

The Mindset We Need Now for 2021 – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 246

Moery Company

Running an association – or a business – is going to be different than ever before and better than ever before. How you handle these changes and what you do next are depended on your philosophy and your why.

Why your association needs storytelling

Association Success

The pandemic has changed the way businesses and associations operate. No more in-person events. No more face-to-face meetings. .

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Innovation through Culture Stories at Google

Association Adviser

Innovation is simply finding a better way to do something. Here are 4 ways to encourage innovative thinking from digital marketing consultant Steve Lerch. The post Innovation through Culture Stories at Google appeared first on Association Adviser.

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!

4 Questions to Consider Adding to Your Online Member Application


Having an interested prospect fill out a member application on your organization’s website is exciting. More desire for what your organization offers! One step closer to next-level growth!

Building a Virtual Sponsorship Program, Part 1: Strategy

Moery Company

Virtual sponsorships are a huge topic for associations right now and we’re on fire about it!

Want to build a Facebook group? Take our workshop!

Association Success

When COVID-19 canceled most face-to-face interactions, many organizations began brainstorming how to fill in this engagement gap. . That’s why so many organizations have moved to or doubled down on online communities to connect with their audience.

Build Your 2021 Communications Plan

Association Adviser

A communications plan is essential to setting the right goals, getting buy-in, and getting the budget to achieve everything you need to accomplish. The post Build Your 2021 Communications Plan appeared first on Association Adviser.

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.

Meet Members Where They Are: An Online Meeting Checklist


We talk a lot about meeting members where they are, but usually in the context of talking to them about your benefits based on where they are in life or their career. Well today, let’s talk about meeting members where they are literally with online meetings.

Q&A on Permanent Changes for Associations – Ask JP #031

Moery Company

Today on Ask JP we are joined by Grace Moery, Salesforce Administrator and Executive Assistant to the President to ask JP your burning questions. “What do you think is going to permanently change for associations moving forward?”

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Engagement tops association headlines this week

Association Success

Reorganizing your priorities, the art of storytelling and how one association gained a cult following in just six months — these are the top headlines for association professionals this week. .

How to Create Amazing and Intentional Member Journeys

Association Adviser

Follow this 4-part process of mapping and improving online processes to make your association's digital member journeys more user-firendly. The post How to Create Amazing and Intentional Member Journeys appeared first on Association Adviser.

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.

It was a conference networking reception and I had already had one glass of wine…


You don’t always recognize when you are sabotaging your own future. Conversations happen every day. All over the world, at your workplace, in your home. We think about them. Complain about those that have happened. Obsess over those discussions that may never happen at all.

Forum FWD: AACSB and Protech to Share How BI & Analytics Help Navigate a Changing World


COLUMBIA, Md. – Aug. 19 , 2020 – In collaboration with Protech Associates, Inc.

How associations can utilize pandemic pods

Association Success

When scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed this week, I couldn’t help but notice the overwhelming amount of conversations about “pandemic pods” and if you’re anything like me, you had no idea what those were until recently. .