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How To Create an Effective Donor Stewardship Program in 8 Simple Steps

Wild Apricot

As a fundraiser, you likely spend much of your time promoting your cause, organizing campaigns, and soliciting new gifts. But what happens after a gift has been made? Is the work over? Far from it. This is where donor stewardship begins. Ideally, you’ll.

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Reflections After My First Time Back

Spark Consulting

This week, I attended the ASAE Technology Exploration Conference, my first in-person event since January 2020. My MAIN takeaway was that it was very good to see friends and colleagues in the industry who, for the past two years, have appeared only as small rectangles on my computer screen. I also REALLY enjoyed presenting in person to other human beings who were in the same physical space as me.

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Buh Bye Bronze, Silver & Gold, We’re Adopting a New Year-Round Approach to Sponsorship

WBT Systems

In the last few years, associations have seen the shortcomings of the traditional, event-centric approach to sponsorship with its bronze/silver/gold/platinum menu.

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2022: A Year of Voice, Listening, & Possibility

Aaron Wolowiec

As we come into 2022, we find a populace that is tired. It feels like 2021, while different, was in some ways a continuation of 2020. Successful associations in the coming year will not just need adaptive systems and differentiated value – they will need to demonstrate an incredible, authentic depth of care for humanity. Lowell Aplebaum shares a few 2022 predictions that can bring this into focus.

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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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The Ultimate Guide to Year-End Giving

Wild Apricot

The holidays are fast approaching, which means ‘tis the season. for nonprofits to launch their year-end giving campaigns. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, you’ve come to the right place.

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“No Decision” is Still a Decision – What Does it Cost You?

Higher Logic

The post “No Decision” is Still a Decision – What Does it Cost You? appeared first on Higher Logic. Have you put off a decision lately? Could it be costing you more than you realize? The post “No Decision” is Still a Decision – What Does it Cost You? appeared first on Higher Logic.

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10 Days of Holiday Baking with Event Garde - Day 6: Millionaire Shortbread

Aaron Wolowiec

On the sixth day of holiday baking Event Garde team member Aaron Wolowiec shares with us a decadent shortbread recipe. Perfect for sharing or enjoying on your own with a cup of coffee!

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4 Compelling Reasons to Use AP Automation for HOA Management

AvidXchange: Association Management

Why should you as a finance pro for a community association management (CAM) company start using accounts payable (AP) automation for homeowner association (HOA) management? We’re going to answer that question – but in a different way. We’re not going to give you an extensive list of 15-to-20 generic reasons. Instead, we’ll share four carefully selected and actionable reasons most relevant to you now.

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2021 - A Year in Review

Virtual

In this episode, Andy discusses Virtual’s end of year wrap with what happened, how we made things happen, and looking toward 2022. In this episode, Andy discusses Virtual’s end of year wrap with what happened, how we made things happen, and looking toward 2022.

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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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How to Overcome Change Fatigue During an AMS Implementation

Membersuite

Change fatigue is real—it’s proven. Gartner research says our ability as employees to cope with change is 50% less than what it was before the pandemic. And if the change affects our daily work life, like new technology or a new manager, then its impact is 2.5 times more than bigger organizational changes, like a merger or acquisition. Everyone is about at their limit with change.

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10 Days of Holiday Baking with Event Garde - Day 3: Overnight Egg and Hash Brown Casserole

Aaron Wolowiec

On the third day of holiday baking Event Garde team member Krista Rowe shares with us a bountiful breakfast casserole perfect for holiday brunch!

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Board of Directors Statement on IA’s Future

InternetAssociation

Washington, D.C. – Today, Internet Association’s Board of Directors released the following statement about the future of the organization: “Our industry has undergone tremendous growth and change since the Internet Association was formed almost 10 years ago, and in line with this evolution, the Board has made the difficult decision to close the organization at the end of this year.

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2021 - A Year in Review

Virtual

In this episode, Andy discusses Virtual’s end of year wrap with what happened, how we made things happen, and looking toward 2022. In this episode, Andy discusses Virtual’s end of year wrap with what happened, how we made things happen, and looking toward 2022.

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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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In the Midst of Uncertainty, Expect These Trends to Rise

.orgSource

Dust off the crystal ball, slosh the tea leaves, and toss the I Ching. It’s that time of year when the pundits make predictions about what’s in store for the next 12 months. Based on our last two turns around the sun, these more intuitive schemes might be as reliable as a carefully considered hypothesis. […]. The post In the Midst of Uncertainty, Expect These Trends to Rise appeared first on.orgSource.

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Preparing Your Home for the Winter Season

AMG

With the winter season almost upon us, preparing your house for winter should be on the top of your to-do list right now. Winter can seem like a gentle season, with falling snow and cooler temperatures that encourage you to cozy up with a warm drink. But the winter months, including cold weather and winter storms, can be fierce and damage your home if you aren’t prepared.

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Learning opportunities: Why pursuing education is crucial for community association leaders

Ungrated

Contributed by Brittanie Davis Morge, CMCA, AMS, PCAM. One of the most valuable gifts we can give ourselves as community association managers and homeowner leaders is to continually expand our knowledge. Pursuing education contributes to job performance and career longevity for managers and provides board members with the necessary expertise to lead their communities effectively.

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Member Journey Mapping: Walk a Mile in Your Members’ Shoes

MemberClicks

One of the many challenges that organizations regularly face is keeping member renewals and retention high. And that challenge has only grown during the COVID-19 pandemic and related shifts in the membership landscape. According to the 2021 Membership Marketing Benchmark Report , 45% of associations saw a decline in member renewal. This is an almost 2X spike from 2020’s rate of 24%.

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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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[GUEST BLOG] How to Scale Your Membership Sales Without Mailing Out a Sales Letter

GrowthZone

by Frank Kenny. Wouldn’t you love to mail out a sales letter that brought in new members like magic? A single sales letter that convinces prospects to immediately pull out their wallets and buy? I get asked for this sales letter often in my Chamber Pros Community Facebook group. I would love to give it to them, but, alas for the chamber and association worlds, no magic letter exists.

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When Ideas are Shy

Smooth The Path

There’s almost always a new idea to try, but sometimes, those ideas are not always forthcoming, especially when you need them the most. During my days working with a large brand, when we needed new ideas, we gathered the most creative minds in a room, gave them a goal and parameters, and spent hours brainstorming. The collective energy worked, and we would attract hundreds of ideas, and a few of them would be cream-of-the-crop ideas.

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7 Ways to Increase Participation in Online Courses

Leading Learning

photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels. by Kyriaki Raouna of LearnWorlds. According to Global Market Insights , in 2020 the e-learning market surpassed $250 billion, and that number is expected to grow fast. As the Global Market Insights report shows, within six years the e-learning market will reach $1 trillion. By 2027, many universities and colleges, companies, training organizations, and learning businesses as well as individual subject matter experts, will be using online learning to the fu

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How to stay on budget with a new membership management software implementation

Aptify

Purchasing new membership management software is an investment in your organization’s future. All the signs were there that it was time to reevaluate your association management software. You successfully proposed new member management software to your board. Budget was approved and you’ve found the ideal solution for your organization , but how can you be sure the project stays on budget as you move into the implementation phase?

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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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Ngage Management President & CEO Tobi Lyon Selected as 2022 ATHENA PowerLink Recipient

Ngage Management

Ngage Management is pleased to announce its founder and CEO Tobi Lyon has been selected as the 2022 ATHENA PowerLink (APL) recipient by the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC). APL is a prestigious national mentoring program that connects women business owners with a skilled advisory panel. As APL recipient Lyon will gain direct access to expert mentors offering an estimated $25,000 value of business consultation services regarding business growth strategies over the next 12 months.

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What Do Executives Look For in an AMS?

Association TRENDS

Today’s associations are fast-moving, well-informed, and impatient. And with more information– and more options– at their fingertips, they’re going to be even tougher to please tomorrow. You may be asking yourself, “What AMS should I use?” and “How do I keep up?” You’ll need an AMS built to create relationships that last.

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Member Journey Mapping: Walk a Mile in Your Members’ Shoes

MemberClicks

One of the many challenges that organizations regularly face is keeping member renewals and retention high. And that challenge has only grown during the COVID-19 pandemic and related shifts in the membership landscape. According to the 2021 Membership Marketing Benchmark Report , 45% of associations saw a decline in member renewal. This is an almost 2X spike from 2020’s rate of 24%. .

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Align Your Team Around the Growth Mindset

PROPEL

The growth mindset is an approach to leadership that is rooted in learning and adaptation. If you don’t have an answer for something, the growth mindset assumes that you can discover one. This stands in contrast to a fixed mindset, which assumes that answer is out of your reach or beyond your capacity. A growth mindset is curious and wants to work the problem; a fixed mindset wants to change the.

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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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You can’t outsource buy-in

Effective Database

You can’t outsource buy-in One factor consistent with all of my most successful projects is that there is strong buy-in from staff. That is, the staff works very diligently to ensure the success of the project.

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The Netflix Subscription Marketing Strategy You Should Be Using Right Now

Robert Skrob

Summary: Overwhelmed prospects don’t take action. Most subscription marketers overwhelm prospects by including a long list of features and benefits within lead generation advertising. Meanwhile, the most successful subscription brands focus their advertising on one key benefit. Increase your subscription revenue growth by focusing your lead generation ads on one benefit to generate traffic to your subscription sign-up pages.

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Member Journey Mapping: Walk a Mile in Your Members’ Shoes

MemberClicks

One of the many challenges that organizations regularly face is keeping member renewals and retention high. And that challenge has only grown during the COVID-19 pandemic and related shifts in the membership landscape. According to the 2021 Membership Marketing Benchmark Report , 45% of associations saw a decline in member renewal. This is an almost 2X spike from 2020’s rate of 24%.