Sat.May 05, 2018 - Fri.May 11, 2018

The Ultimate Membership Renewal Guide

Wild Apricot Blog

If you are looking for ideas to refresh your membership renewal process, you’re not alone! With access to thousands of organization across North America, we decided to conduct an extensive survey on their membership renewal practices. We combined the results from that survey to research conducted by the Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report (published by Marketing General Incorporated) and other sources to create this helpful guide

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Fresh Formats for Your Association’s Webinars


Webinars are a GREAT way to engage members and potential long as you can get people to register. To drive registrations, your webinar must be interesting, convenient, and valuable. Now the trickiest part of that series is probably the “interesting” part. What makes a webinar interesting, aside from the topic? Well a major factor is the format.

Bright Idea: Less is more

Aaron Wolowiec

Recognizing the dying state of newsletters, the American Association of PAs downsized to a single e-newsletter to deliver news while better engaging its members

3 Ways Community Managers Can Combat Occupational Burnout

Higher Logic

Every job is stressful in its own right-- it is called a job and not recess after all. Community management is no exception. In fact, the nature of community management makes us at risk for occupational burnout.

Who Is In and Who Is Out of Your Association?

Eric Lanke

I participated in a SURGE Spring 2018 session on co-creation. Don't know what SURGE Spring 2018 is? It's an online, virtual conference put on by Association Success. Sessions were recorded and were broadcast May 2-4, 2018.

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90 Cycling Clubs Use This #1 Cycling Club Software

Wild Apricot Blog

If you want to spend more time on the road, and less time sitting around in the office managing your club, Cycling Club Software may be for you.

Tips for Activating a Culture of Wellbeing in the Nonprofit Workplace

Beth Kanter's Blog

Last month, I was honored to present and facilitate an all-day workshop for nonprofit leaders at the Oregon Nonprofit Leadership Conference on how to activate a culture of well being in the nonprofit workplace, based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.

Meet 2018’s Hottest Instagram Real Estate Influencers

NonProfit University Blog

WASHINGTON/MAY 08, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — The smarter REALTORS today are using every tool in their toolbox to bring in new clients and offer super service to existing clients.

How to Make Effective Use of Technology for Online Conferences

Association Success

Takeaways from the Learning-Technology-Design Conference 2018 Developed and hosted by Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele of Tagoras , the annual Learning ? Technology ? Design (LTD) event is an online conference designed for professionals in the business of continuing education and professional development.

65 Fraternities & Sororities Use This #1 Fraternity Management Software

Wild Apricot Blog

Need a quick and easy way to send email blasts to your chapter? Hate all the paperwork involved in processing dues? How about standing at the front of an event to collect all the ticket fees? Fraternity Management Software is something that can make your life much easier, so you can get back to bonding with the brotherhood (or sisterhood

Help I Just Lost My Google Ad Grant

Beth Kanter's Blog

Note from Beth: George Weiner from Whole Whale wrote this insightful piece about the Google Ad Grant program. He kindly offered to let me republish here. . Help I Just Lost My Google Ad Grant – Guest Post by George Weiner.

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American IRA Explains Why This Summer is “Hot” For Self-Directed Real Estate IRA Investors

NonProfit University Blog

ASHEVILLE, N.C./ May 11, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) –According to recent Zillow Research, real estate is not only hot, but it may just get hotter for the summer of ’18.

JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 137: Leveraging Live Events for Membership Sales, with Jordan Weiss - Moery Company

The Moery Company

Conferences, conventions, and symposiums are incredible opportunities to recruit new members. This week, Host JP Moery welcomes to the podcast Business Development Manager, Jordan Weiss who just returned from two live events to meet with member prospects and the response was tremendous.

7 Quick Tips from the Research to Engage Your Association’s Newest Members

Smooth The Path

You do not need a massive, complex, and perfectly polished new member onboarding plan to start engaging new members. Pick any one of these seven successful tips from the research to engage new members early in order to engage them for life!

Part 1: Straightforward Association Blogging Strategies


Jumpstart your blog with step one of simple association blogging techniques. Admit it, you’re a scanner. We all are. There’s a lot of content out there, and if a blog post doesn’t quickly grab your attention in about 10 seconds, you move on to the next one. To blog or not to blog is not a question.

Minnesota Cuts the Ribbon on the State Capitol Complex‘s First Solar Array

NonProfit University Blog

PAUL, MN — Electricity to the Minnesota Capitol complex is getting greener with the activation of the first phase of a large new solar array on the roof of the Minnesota Senate Building (MSB).

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: From Industrial Revolution Work Models To Knowledge Economy Models

Velvet Chainsaw

Is your organization stuck in a 20th Century time warp and on the endangered list? Are its structures, business models and operations using outdated methods resembling a relic of the past?

The High-Cost Solution Association Fallacy

Smooth The Path

In association land, we do not always get what we pay for. Free or low-cost solutions are not always bad. At the same time, high-cost solutions are not always good. This is true for associations and also true in many industries.

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#MondayMotivation Quotes for Associations


Our latest publication, Quote Notes for Associations , is a sharable, strategically-selected collection of famous (and not so famous) sayings to inspire and motivate.

JERUSALEM  | The Latest: Russia: Syria downed half of Israel’s missiles

NonProfit University Blog

JERUSALEM — The Latest on the war in Syria, where Israel responded to a rocket attack by launching a wave of missile strikes on Iranian positions (all times local): 1 p.m.


Getting a High Return on Your LMS Investment: 5 Takeaways

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently, I listened to Tagoras’ Leading Learning podcast, 5 Keys to Getting a High Return on Your LMS Investment. They shared some great tips everyone should consider when developing their eLearning program and LMS strategy.

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An Association Committee’s Three Responses To Change And Innovation

Velvet Chainsaw

Here’s your Who Wants to be A Millionaire million dollar question: What are the three states of association committee change? Is that your final answer? I’m sorry but solid, liquid and gas are not the right responses.

How to Scale Online Learning: B2B Market Strategies for Assocations

WBT Systems

How can your organization expand online learning reach? Learn from successful corporate market strategies! Wednesday, May 23, 2018 – from 1-2pm ET. Selling online learning content to individuals is challenging enough.

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HARRISBURG, Pa | APNewsBreak: Pennsylvania funds clean air with VW settlement

NonProfit University Blog

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) AP) — Pennsylvania’s governor said Thursday the state will use a $118 million settlement with Volkswagen over the company’s cheating on emissions tests to cut air pollution in the state. Democratic Gov.

Association 2.0 – Digital Transformation and Relevance in the Digital Age

Association Success

How we started thinking like a web startup – and what happened next. In 2012 my association was confronting member disengagement and depletion. We knew that less than 50% of our members attended our events (for multiple reasons).

7 Simple Upgrades to Improve Conference R.O.I.

Idea Architects

You know the old adage, "don't let perfect be the enemy of good." It's tempting to hold off on making improvements until you've got just the right enhancements ready to really rock the return on investment (ROI) a participant gets from attending your workshop or conference.

Why You Need to Build a Digital Relationship with Your Members


You know by now that your website, emails, social media pages, and other online channels are vital to communicating with members (and prospects) these days. And thanks to tools like your database and Google Analytics, you can create a history by capturing most of those interactions and the way members respond to them on an individual level. Why would you want to do that? Over time, building a digital relationship will help you acquire, engage, and retain more members.

HouseLens, Uplift Data Partners Join Forces to Offer Real Estate Drone Services

NonProfit University Blog

CHICAGO/ May 9, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — HouseLens and Uplift Data Partners are joining forces to boost availability of affordable drone services for residential real estate.

To Improve Customer Service: Solve a Problem Twice

Association Success

Get more out of responses to customer and member problems by learning from your mistakes. When a member contacts your organization with a problem, you have to come up with a solution fast.

12 Ways to Increase Student Participation in Online Discussions

WBT Systems

Dozens of studies have come to the same conclusion: online discussions strengthen student engagement and learning. But what can you do to increase student participation in online discussions? We’ve been doing some studying of our own and found a dozen tactics that will help you get students more involved in online discussions. Why online discussions are essential to the learning experience. Discussions give students the opportunity to reflect upon and apply what they’ve learned.

How to Ace Networking at Your Next Industry Event: 3 Techniques


It’s no secret that most people are nervous when it comes to networking. You’re usually walking around a room full of strangers who are only connected through your industry and feeling the pressure to strike up one (or more!) random conversation. Sounds kind of intimidating, right? While we can’t take all your jitters away, we do have some recommendations to help you make the most out of any upcoming networking event with less stress.

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Protests and denials: Bosnia in uproar over student’s death

NonProfit University Blog

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina— Serb lawmakers discussed security Thursday in their mini-state in Bosnia after a student’s death triggered a month of daily protests and cover-up accusations against top police officials.


5 Things Clients Love about Nimble AMS


Sig VanDamme, Founder, Membership Software Evangelist Do you love your association management software (AMS)? If you said “no,” then it may be time for a change.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.11.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… DelCor consultant Mike Guerrieri explains how to build a strong business case for a new technology project.

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