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How to Write a Volunteer Thank-You Letter That's Actually Meaningful (+ Template)

Wild Apricot

Showing your volunteers how much you appreciate them with a meaningful thank-you letter can make a big difference in your volunteer engagement and retention. Use our template and examples to get inspired and craft the perfect thank-you letter

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15 Event Ideas for Young Professionals

ePly

Engaging young professionals can be tough, especially when it comes to events. Throw the word ‘networking’ out there, and people seem to run for the hills. But you know what makes networking a lot less intimidating and a lot more appealing? When there’s an activity to break the ice.

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5 resources for boosting recruitment and retention

Association Success

With the quarter coming to an end, it’s no wonder association professionals are looking for ways to boost their recruitment and retention rates before the end of the year.

Day in the Life of a Director of Salesforce

Moery Company

Working with Salesforce can come with a variety of responsibilities depending on what services or products your company provides.

eLearning demand is at an all-time high. Pick the right LMS!

The need for online learning is greater than ever having the right LMS is absolutely crucial. Quickly, easily, and cost-effectively decide which Learning Management System is right for you with this 12-step guide from LMS implementation experts.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.18.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Association marketing. In a changing world and uncertain economy, if you want to hold on to a job—or find a new one—you need to acquire and demonstrate mastery of new skills.

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Members on Her Mind: Colleen Agan, Institute of Transportation Engineers

Association Adviser

Colleen Agan explains how she's meeting the challenge of supporting members of various backgrounds for the Institute of Transportation Engineers. The post Members on Her Mind: Colleen Agan, Institute of Transportation Engineers appeared first on Association Adviser.

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Now I Really Have Something to Say – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 250

Moery Company

This week we’re celebrating the release of the 250th episode of the Association Hustle Podcast. Tune in as JP Moery dives into the lessons learned and what the future holds. Hello and welcome to JP Moery’s Association Hustle Podcast.

4 Easy Icebreakers for Your Next Virtual Meeting

MembersClicks

You might cringe when you hear the word “icebreaker,” but done in the right space at the right time, icebreakers can actually be pretty fun, not to mention, effective! But what about in this new, mostly virtual world we’re all living in? Are icebreakers still effective?

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The Ultimate Guide to Building a New Online Community

Higher Logic

The post The Ultimate Guide to Building a New Online Community appeared first on Higher Logic. Launching an online community can feel overwhelming – but these 9 steps will help you build a strong foundation for a new online community that will thrive.

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.

Not Going Virtual Isn't an Option for Association Conferences

Membersuite

Not going virtual with your event(s) shouldn't be an option as you need to stay relevant to your members and market and stay in business. If you’re tempted to not host a virtual conference, consider these questions before making a final decision

Hope is Not A Strategy

Moery Company

As my favorite personal development gurus, Dave and Rachel Hollis, like to say, “Hope isn’t a strategy.” If you want to lose 20lbs – you cannot just hope that extra weight away – you have to meal prep, you have to develop a workout plan and you have to put in the effort.

3 tips for moderating tough conversations

Association Success

With the increased use of social media platforms in our professional lives due to COVID-19, organizations are having to monitor online activity more than ever. Usually a simple job, moderating becomes difficult in times of high stress, political strife and other emotional instances. .

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Fresh Formats for Your Organization’s Webinars

MembersClicks

More webinars are taking place now than ever before. And that’s not a bad thing — they’re a great way to engage both your members and prospects. But with so many webinars being offered, how can you ensure your organization’s webinars stand out?

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.

5 Unusual Ways to Find New Inspiration for Content!

AssociationChat

Why can’t coming up with new content be easier ?! Look, you know how this goes…you have a great series of ideas for the next series of blog posts or videos while you are in the shower, only to become completely flummoxed when you sit down later to write them all down.

How to Sell More Virtual Event Sponsorships – Association Field Report (September 18, 2020)

Moery Company

Here are some observations from the field on getting more sponsor revenue and gaining more sponsors. And we’ve got a perfect example to share because we did this the other day. It went great and I’ll share the results with you.

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How to make your core purpose come alive — and inspire members and employees

Association Success

Pop quiz: Can you recite your organization’s mission statement from memory? If you find yourself struggling to recall every word, you’re not alone. Many associations are weighed down by outdated, ineffective mission statements that are impossible to remember. .

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Your Member Website Will Always Need Some Work (Here’s Why)

MembersClicks

There’s a common misconception that a website is a set-it-and-forget-it kinda thing. Well, I’m here to tell you that’s not true!

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!

What to Do When You Inherit a Career Center: First Steps

Association Adviser

Get comfortable with online career center terminology and roles as you develop your association’s online career center into a No. 1 industry resource. The post What to Do When You Inherit a Career Center: First Steps appeared first on Association Adviser. Careers Features association career center

It’s Time to Modernize Your Renewal Process

GrowthZone

Guest Blog by Frank Kenny. Is your renewal process as effective as it could be? If you’re not sure how your renewal process measures up to others in the membership business, let’s think about one of the strongest, most efficient membership models—Netflix.

Why this association CEO cautions against DIY

Association Success

When I started working within the association space, I couldn’t help but notice a recurring comment with many professionals I spoke with: “There’s an association for EVERYTHING.” ” And they were right!

Top 5 Ways the Salesforce Platform Benefits Associations

Nimble AMS

The Salesforce platform is widely regarded as the leading customer relationship management (CRM) platform. More than 100,000 companies worldwide have chosen to use Salesforce CRM.

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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.

Strategies to activate on leads

HighRoad Solution

In the Actual Disruption Webinar series’ episode 8, sponsored by Breezio and Adage Technologies, titled “Got Leads? Now what?”,

Rekindle the Flame for Virtual Event Sponsorships

Association Adviser

This year's shutdown of in-person events is a great time for associations to reconsider their event sponsorship model, according to a new whitepaper, The New Sponsorship Model for Virtual Events. The post Rekindle the Flame for Virtual Event Sponsorships appeared first on Association Adviser.

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How to attract top talent

Association Success

The quality of your organization’s culture depends on the people you hire. Poor cultural fits can lead to high turnover rates, low productivity and dissonance among your staff.

Learning Strategies for New Members: Onboarding

CommPartners

This is a guest post written by Tracy King, CAE. As CEO of InspirEd, Tracy King leverages her more than 20 years in workforce development consulting with organizations on education strategy and learning design.

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.

Election Day is coming: Be prepared and patient—with your vote and in your community

Ungrated

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted so many aspects of our lives—from how we work, shop, and socialize to how we relax, entertain ourselves, and teach our children. For many of us, how we vote on Election Day is about to change too.

Yes, Some In-Person Meetings Are Still Happening! (Here is how they are doing it!)

AssociationChat

GSAE Supports Community, Safety at 2020 Annual Meeting. Savannah, Ga. ––– 113 GSAE members, speakers, and guests attended the 2020 Georgia Society of Association Executives Annual Meeting, August 26-28, at the Hyatt Regency Savannah in Savannah, Georgia. The theme of this year’s event was “Connect.

Why associations shouldn’t look for “good fit” when hiring

Association Success

If you’ve ever had a hand in the hiring process at your organization, you’ve probably heard the phrase “good fit” many times. Will this candidate be a good fit in our organization? .