Sat.May 25, 2024 - Fri.May 31, 2024

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What if associations decided that sometimes, telling a member ‘no’ is an acceptable practice?

Spark Consulting

What if (perish the thought!), we actually told members NO? I actually suspect that most associations already do this, but we do it in the wrong way. We say “no” all the time. Only it’s called, “That’s against association policy.” Which, aside from “we’re out of bourbon,” might be my least favorite four words in the English language.

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How to successfully implement a vision at your association

Nimble AMS

As association leaders, we know it’s a vital part of your work to be on the lookout for the latest strategies and best practices to implement a vision across your organization. Without a strategic vision on where you’re going, it will be impossible to get there! This has a negative impact on your staff and your members. Navigating change and effectively communicating with your teams during the process will determine success and avoid the challenges.

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How One Association Earned an Advocacy Win

Associations Now

The National Association of Broadcasters’ campaign to preserve AM radio had a big push on the air—but savvy online organizing helped as well.‘ Last week a Congressional committee approved a bill that would require cars to have access to AM radio. The move comes a year after the introduction of the AM for Every Vehicle Act, and an even longer period of industry advocacy on its behalf.

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8 Proven Tips to Drive Mobile App Adoption & Member Retention

Clowder

Your association's mobile app can serve as a pivotal point for engaging with your members more effectively. However, increasing app adoption and ensuring consistent usage can be challenging.

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Dont Waste Another Minute Drafting Board Resolutions

Drafting board resolutions should not be draining your leadership’s time. This can impact both the flow of discussions and your overall decision-making. A board resolution is an important compliance document that records the votes and decisions on specific actions. Learn how you can get started with your board resolution by downloading our free template.

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How to Empower Your Donors to Give Stocks & Cryptocurrency

NXUnite

The fundraising landscape is constantly changing and evolving, responding to new technologies, giving trends, and global developments. For your nonprofit to keep up and tap into the future of fundraising , you need to stay open to new opportunities. While much of the world’s attention is on artificial intelligence (AI), we’d like to bring your attention to another growing trend: the fundraising potential of appreciated assets.

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From Wishlist to Winning Bids: How to Procure Auction Items

NXUnite

Imagine this—you’ve just kicked off your nonprofit’s exciting auction event. Bidding starts and the event rolls along. You’re busy mingling with guests, discussing your mission, and handling logistics. After the auction ends, you take a look at your fundraising results. The numbers are disappointing, and something clearly went wrong with the event. Why?

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Soft Skills Support Hard Leadership Challenges

.orgSource

In a digital market moving at the speed of a video game, recruiting the right staff is a make-or-break activity. But what about the other half of the equation? Most association CEOs don’t hand-pick the board. How do we bring novice players up to speed? What can we do to ensure they have the skills to understand a challenging landscape and make the wise decisions needed for success?

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Choosing the Right Online Community Platform

Forj

Community is at the heart of many associations and professional networks. Your organization exists to bring people together for learning, development, and growth. But before you can create a space where ideas flourish and collaborations thrive, you have to identify the right strategy and the right tech platform to make it happen. As you start your search for a community platform , the number of options may seem overwhelming.

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The End of Universal Analytics: Recommended Next Steps

Nexus Marketing

Starting July 1, 2024, Google will officially sunset its platform Universal Analytics (UA). Unlike last year’s change, which ended data collection in UA properties, data will also no longer be available to view moving forward. This significant change marks the end of an era for one of the most widely used web analytics platforms. Sunset of Universal Analytics While many users transitioned to Google Analytics 4 (GA4) the summer of 2023, UA properties were still available to access and referen

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Mastering Remote Onboarding: Proven Strategies for Seamless New Hire Integration

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

Join this brand new webinar with Tim Buteyn to learn how you can master the art of remote onboarding! By the end of this session, you'll understand how to: Craft a Tailored Onboarding Checklist 📝 Develop a comprehensive, customized checklist that ensures every new hire has a smooth transition into your company, no matter where they are in the world.

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Association Brain Food: 5.31.24

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Humans vs AI. At The Atlantic, Tyler Austin Harper highlights the big AI risk not enough people are seeing : “We need to adopt a more sophisticated approach to artificial intelligence, one that allows us to distinguish… which uses of artificial intelligence expand our basic human capabilities, and which cultivate incompetence and incapacity under the guise of empowerment.

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Boosting Your Career Center’s Online Presence: Strategies for Driving Sales and Member Engagement

Association Adviser

A successful online career center is essential for any association looking to drive revenue and provide value to its members. By optimizing the digital experience, associations can attract more job seekers, engage employers, and ultimately generate more sales.

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A Path to Improve Board Diversity

Associations Now

A new report shows that nonprofits still struggle to broaden the range of people who participate in governance. Change begins with an open conversation about challenges. Four years after a very vocal and intense public conversation around diversity, how far have we come? A new report points to some positives, but also suggests that there’s plenty of work to be done.

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Congratulations, 2024 Chamber of the Year Finalists!

GrowthZone

We are excited to share the announcement of Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE)’s 2024 Chamber of the Year finalists. As the official Chamber of the Year sponsor, GrowthZone is especially proud as nine of the 12 named use GrowthZone or ChamberMaster software. The Chamber of the Year award recognizes the leadership role chambers of commerce have in their communities.

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How To Cultivate Community Affinity Throughout The Generosity Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand

This session will dive into how to create rich generosity experiences that foster long-lasting relationships. You’ll walk away with actionable insights to redefine how you engage with your supporters—emphasizing trust, engagement, and community over transactional giving models. 🤝 Industry expert Tim Sarrantonio will explore data-backed strategies to engage supporters as active participants in a community that values their contributions and shared ideals.

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Lessons from Party Hosts

Elevating Engagement

I approached the door, feeling a tingle of nerves. I was headed to a fundraising party and didn’t know anyone. Well, that’s not entirely true. I knew the host, but guests can’t stay glued to the host’s side all night, can they? So I opened the door expecting to stay for an hour or two and, to my surprise, ended up being among the last to leave. Sure, I did some of the work, but the host also made it super easy to connect with strangers who are now friends.

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SEO for Associations: Introduction & Free Strategy Playbook

Nexus Marketing

A user does a quick Google search for a training service or professional certification they need. What if your association was the very first thing they see? Search engine optimization (SEO) isn’t just for big for-profit brands—any organization that depends on reaching online audiences to promote its programs, services, and products can benefit from an SEO strategy.

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Build Membership Resiliency through Innovation

Membership Marketing

This article is an edited excerpt from the book Membership Recruitment: How to Grow Recurring Revenue, Reach New Markets, and Advance Your Mission. Find it on Amazon. When I do presentations on the need for innovation, I often share a comparison of Sears and Amazon as a case study. There may not be a better example of the implications of whether or not organizations innovate and embrace change.

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Fund HOA Reserves: How to Fund a Condominium or Townhome

Association Reserves

A critical position that every board member is in is managing and supporting the HOA reserve fund. Even when it seems impossible, discouraging, or outright unnecessary, its very purpose and best practices proves all of that wrong. Let’s peel back the curtain and see how HOA reserve funding is achieved with careful strategy and tools that work. We’ll cover real-life examples of two community associations – a townhome and a condo – so you can see how complete HOA reserve funding is don

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How to Increase Membership Renewal

Dive deep into essential elements that drive member retention. Learn why members may hesitate to renew. Discover actionable techniques to encourage their return and foster lasting engagement. Uncover reasons members choose not to renew. Learn effective tactics to elevate member engagement and communication. Explore methods to encourage member renewal and active participation in your association Download now to take charge of your membership retention strategy!

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Employee Turnover Is Stealing Your Revenue (and How to Fix It)

PROPEL

[This is a blog post version of an ebook that will be out soon.] We all suffer from both the direct and indirect costs of employee turnover—Gallup estimates it costs U.S. businesses more than $1 trillion every year.

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Pricing in a Post-Pandemic World: Maximizing Revenue

Leading Learning

Learning businesses rely on the revenue that comes from introducing new offerings and growing the adoption of existing offerings. That means they have to know how to determine the best pricing for attracting and converting prospective customers while maintaining—or, better yet, maximizing—revenue levels. In a post-pandemic world, doing that has become harder.

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Before You Go!

ReviewMyAMS

Attention AMSFest Participants! By attending AMSFest this year, you are actively setting yourself up for success with its wide array of solution vendors and association consultants packed into 2 full days. Have you done your homework to get the best value from AMSFest? We invite you to join our team of industry insiders, AMSFest Sponsors, James Marquis, CIO of 501Works and Olivia Wilkins, Business Analyst, PerByte, for this FREE webinar where you’ll get the inside.

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Reserve Study Basics: Your First Guide to HOA Reserve Studies

Association Reserves

Every HOA faces the ongoing challenge of common area deterioration. Roofs wear out, pavement cracks, and landscaping requires ongoing maintenance. Ignoring these inevitable issues leads to costly special assessments, deferred maintenance headaches, and ultimately, declining property values. A HOA reserve study not only identifies these components and their life cycles but also lays out a financial strategy to create a reserve fund for inevitable repairs and replacements, ensuring the association

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Unlock Boardroom Brilliance with A Better Agenda

Struggling to keep board meetings focused and productive? In today's fast-paced business environment, getting the most out of board meetings is crucial. Without a streamlined agenda-creation process, valuable time is wasted with disorganized or incomplete agendas. This can lead to: Unprepared board members Unfocused discussions Inefficient decision-making A good board agenda makes your meetings more effective than ever.

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ChatGPT knows if you have a shitty culture

PROPEL

As an experiment, I asked ChatGPT to give me examples of ten associations and ten nonprofits who have bad workplace cultures, with data to back it up.

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Rather than adding something new, try subtracting

Effective Database

Rather than adding something new, try subtracting I read recently that sociological research suggests, when presented with a problem, humans default to "adding" something to address the problem, rather than subtracting. And of course, this got me to thinking about how this happens in data management all the time.

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How to Set Up Online Registration for an Event

Expo Logic

Discover how to simplify event registration with our comprehensive setup guide. Streamline your process for seamless attendee management. The post How to Set Up Online Registration for an Event appeared first on Event Management Solutions for Expo Events and Trade Shows | Expo Logic.

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What Components Should Be Funded By Reserves? | Reserve Study 101

Association Reserves

As an HOA board member concerned about maintaining property values, you’re likely scouring for ways to ensure proper HOA funding. What gets funded by reserves? Which components should you include in your reserve study? What can’t your reserve fund be used for and why? What To Fund with HOA Reserves (& What Not to Use Your Reserve Fund On!) | Reserve Studies 101 What Happens Without a HOA Reserve Study So what is a reserve study for anyway?

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How to Create a Winning Event Marketing Strategy

Events hold the power to create lasting impressions and meaningful connections. They are not only occasions for celebration but also valuable marketing opportunities. Event marketing has become an essential component of successful business strategies, enabling organizations to engage with their target audience and create memorable experiences. However, behind every successful event lies a well-thought-out marketing strategy.

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Why Member Engagement is a Top Priority for Associations

Breezio

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, associations face unique challenges and opportunities in fostering strong, vibrant communities. At Breezio, we understand that member engagement is not just a buzzword; it’s the heartbeat of any successful association. Here are several reasons why prioritizing member engagement is crucial for associations aiming to thrive and grow.

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Rather than adding something new, try subtracting

Effective Database

Rather than adding something new, try subtracting I read recently that sociological research suggests, when presented with a problem, humans default to "adding" something to address the problem, rather than subtracting. And of course, this got me to thinking about how this happens in data management all the time.

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