2022

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1: Membership 101: The Welcome Series

Spark Consulting

And finally, coming in at #1 in the Spark All-Time Top 10 Blog Posts (and it wasn’t even close): Membership 101: The Welcome Series.

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6 Group Fundraising Ideas to Energize Your Donor Base

Wild Apricot

As a nonprofit, finding ways to continually engage your donors can be challenging. We face a bit of a paradox today—between online fundraising, events, social media, virtual offerings and other outlets, there are more ways than ever to connect. fundraising

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The Great Resignation: Ensuring Continuity for Your Members

Higher Logic

The post The Great Resignation: Ensuring Continuity for Your Members appeared first on Higher Logic. Wondering how to keep the member experience continuous during the Great Resignation? Check out the highlights from our podcast conversation with Josh Slyman.

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Associations and the Home-Court Advantage

Smooth The Path

If you happen to be watching Brene Brown’s Atlas of the Heart on HBO, you might have noticed that the show was taped in Texas at her alma mater. Why go through all the trouble?

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Is Your L&D Organization Future-Proof?

Speaker: Karl Kapp, Ed.D., Professor of Instructional Design and Technology

If the recent past has taught us anything, it's that L&D organizations need to be nimble, quick, and able to react to both foreseen and unforeseen threats in order to be successful. That means looking to the convergence of technology, learning, and business needs so you can make intelligent, informed decisions regarding both your future and the future of your organization.

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Association Strategy Trends in 2022

Portage Group

The sheer volume, complexity and diversity of issues association directors and executives must understand and address today is dizzying. In our current uncertain and complex environment, where should associations focus their time, effort and resources in order to maximize impact?

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5 Recommendations in Honor of Healthy by Association Milestone Anniversary

Aaron Wolowiec

As I reflect on the past five years of Healthy by Association and plan for the year ahead, following are five ways each of us can easily integrate more intentional health and wellness practices into our personal and professional lives

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How the Association of Change Management Professionals Launched a New Online Community

Higher Logic

The post How the Association of Change Management Professionals Launched a New Online Community appeared first on Higher Logic. Introducing a new online space for member engagement represents a big change. How did the staff at the Association of Change Management Professionals pull it off?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.1.22

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Career changers. With all the job- and career-hopping going on right now, it’s a good time for associations to extend their marketing and educational efforts to career changers.

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5MWA Back to the Office & Summer Outing

Virtual

In our latest episode of 5 Minutes with Andy discusses going back to the office, a recent TED Talk, and how to be flexible. Tune in to hear more! In our latest episode of 5 Minutes with Andy discusses going back to the office, a recent TED Talk, and how to be flexible. Tune in to hear more

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The Art of Making Engaging and Effective Learning Videos

Speaker: Joseph Suarez - Learning Experience Designer at Suarez Media Production

In this webinar, Joseph Suarez will break down the craft, the art, and the science, of video production and reveal how to leverage the production process to create engaging learning videos of all types and sizes.

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10 Steps to Choosing Your Association’s Next AMS

Membersuite

Imagine, it’s your second day on the job when the CEO asks you to find a new AMS for the association. I mean, really, they couldn’t have mentioned that in the interview?

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Learning By Doing

Spark Consulting

I recently had the opportunity to participate in the January 2022 Association Insights In Old Town (ASAE login required) virtual educational session, Better Engage Your Members and Attendees to Solve Association Problems , led by Better Meetings ‘s Lee Gimpel.

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6 Tips to Create Fundraising Videos That Drive Donations

Wild Apricot

Fundraising videos build your case for support, providing viewers with an in-depth look at your organization and inspiring them to take action. It’s no surprise, then, that 57% of people who watch fundraising videos go on to make a donation. marketing

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[GUEST BLOG] Your Chamber Has More Potential Than You Realize, Part 1

GrowthZone

by Frank Kenny. Let me share a quick story with you.

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How Do You Measure the Success of Enterprise Learning?

Every organization measures ROI differently. With Thought Industries’ three pillars of learning in this white paper, you can identify what matters to your business, define KPIs and metrics, and see how other organizations measure success and impact.

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“Attacking our Attention”

Smooth The Path

Google, Facebook, and many more tech companies are fighting for your time. Experts are making tweaks here and there to ensure you log in often and stay as long as possible. Keeping your eyes glued to their app means more opportunities for their advertising to work, allowing them to rake in revenue.

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7 Design Considerations for Your Conference Hub

Velvet Chainsaw

The Promenade, a hub experience at PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2022, in Las Vegas. High-tech user conferences like Dreamforce and Microsoft Ignite have been designing innovative hub spaces to engage and nurture their top customers for years.

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The one-in-one-out rule: What associations can learn from minimalism and decluttering

Association Adviser

I received my Certified Association Executive (CAE®) designation in the summer of 2015 and within 24 months I had also given away/donated/tossed over 70 per cent of my possessions.

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7 Event-Planning Lessons Learned in 2022

Aaron Wolowiec

Many of us are back to planning in-person events and while we continue to use our experience to help deliver first-class events, not everything is as it once was when it comes to event planning and execution. Here are some of the key lessons Kara will take with her into 2023

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Designing For Engagement: Revive Your L&D Strategy with Gamification, VR, and More

Speaker: Stephen Baer - Chief Creative Officer, ELB Learning & Luke Talbot - Chief Product Officer, Userlane

In this fireside chat, leading L&D experts Stephen Baer & Luke Talbot will discuss the exciting technological advancements in eLearning and how you can choose and implement the right technology for your company.

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Is podcasting right for your association?

Higher Logic

The post Is podcasting right for your association? appeared first on Higher Logic. How can audio – which has been around for as long as humans have been communicating – be seen as something “new”? A recent episode of our podcast, The Member Engagement Show, explores the power.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.25.22

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Brain Food resources.

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Social Impact & The Jimmy Fund

Virtual

Tune into our latest 5 Minutes with Andy -- hear about Team Russo and the Jimmy Fund and Virtual, Inc.’s s commitment to both! Tune into our latest 5 Minutes with Andy -- hear about Team Russo and the Jimmy Fund and Virtual, Inc.’s s commitment to both

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How to Promote the Value of Credentials to Individuals & Employers

Membersuite

As the cost of a college degree rises and the perception of its value falls, credentialing programs are receiving a lot of positive press.

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How to Attract New Members: 8 Steps to Take Right Now

Figuring out how to attract new members to your association amid a changing landscape can be challenging. Learn new membership recruitment strategies that help showcase that joining your association is a no-brainer.

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7: Membership 101: Exit Surveys

Spark Consulting

In position number 7 of the top ten all time Spark blog posts: Membership 101: Exit Surveys. (I I told you the Membership 101 series would be back!). Once again, the advice in the initial post remains solid.

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Why Your Organization Needs an Online Member Directory

Wild Apricot

Does trying to connect your organization’s members feel a little bit like herding cats? Then an online member directory is just what you need! One of the number one members’ benefits you can offer is the opportunity to network and connect. membership

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20 Volunteer Stats for Your Summer Reading

Mariner Management

Hope you are all enjoying the summer! As I write this, I’m in Colorado Springs enjoying time with my grandkids (yes, I have grandkids!). Meanwhile, Peggy & Peter are planning their well-deserved vacation coming soon. That said, we can’t neglect our promise to bring you our monthly top 20 lists!

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What Do You Want to Try Now?

Smooth The Path

At the pandemic’s beginning, one friend was still working in an office while nearly everyone I knew bunkered up at home. She continued her commute daily during the darkest days of COVID with a mask on and fingers crossed that she wouldn’t bring the plague to her family.

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The Ultimate Crash Course in eLearning Visual Design

Speaker: Connie Malamed, Founder of Mastering Instructional Design and Publisher of The eLearning Coach

Well-designed materials can motivate learners, improve comprehension, and assist optimal retention. If you need rapid, easily actionable ways to improve your eLearning and slides, join this session to learn the power principles that will have the biggest impact on your designs.

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2022 Conference Registration Pacing

Velvet Chainsaw

Before March of 2020, pacing data was a useful tool for predicting final attendance and revenue. If you were pacing behind, you could make midcourse corrections. As we come out of the pandemic, we need a different playbook to drive attendance and earlier commitment.

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Membership Value Just Changed Right Before Your Eyes

Association Adviser

The pandemic changed many things about life for associations, and maybe a critical piece that’s been overlooked, amongst the event cancelations and revenue shortfalls, has been membership engagement.

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Redesigning Association Meetings for Attendees Fundamentally Changed by the Pandemic

Aaron Wolowiec

Due to the pandemic, it should be no surprise that our business-as-usual, pre-pandemic meetings are going to miss the mark.

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