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6 Data Security Practices For Nonprofits in The Digital Age

Wild Apricot

In this post, we cover the kinds of nonprofit data security breaches that are most likely to happen, and which data security practices your nonprofit can use to prevent them.

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6 Tips to Attract Attendees to Your Virtual Conference

Blue Sky eLearn

When the pandemic started causing conferences to cancel at the last minute, those that quickly went virtual saw a high number of attendees. In fact, even at Blue Sky eLearn, our webinar attendance for our own educational webinars shot up. But as the months of the pandemic have worn on, we’ve started to hear the phrase “Zoom fatigue” more and more. .

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The Ultimate Guide to Year-End Giving

Wild Apricot

Follow these steps to make your year-end giving campaign the best yet, as well as getting inspired by three great examples.

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Put Members First: Become More Member-Centric In 2021

Higher Logic

The post Put Members First: Become More Member-Centric In 2021 appeared first on Higher Logic. How you approach your members moving forward will impact your association’s future outlook. Aim to be the Slack or Amazon or Netflix of associations in 2021 by taking a member-centric approach. The post Put Members First: Become More Member-Centric In 2021 appeared first on Higher Logic.

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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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Conference Innovation While Traveling at Warp Speed

Velvet Chainsaw

Navigating change during a crisis is not for the faint of heart. During my career leading association event teams, I regularly recalibrated and redefined team member roles in order to drive innovation and improve our meeting experiences. Not every effort was a rousing success but attempting to inject new conference elements made us more nimble, creative and smarter as a team.

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Rethinking Revenue: Your Membership Plan

Spark Consulting

What happens when your membership plan becomes reality? Join me and Dana Anaman (National Association of Professional Insurance Agents) Wednesday, September 30 at 10 am ET as we take you through our journey to increase membership for the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents. We’ll discuss how we approached membership recruitment, onboarding, engagement, retention, and renewal – the full membership lifecycle – to increase membership.

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Adding Member Value in Time of COVID-19

MemberClicks

This is unchartered territory we’re all in right now — trying to navigate COVID-19 and how it’s not only impacting us, but our key constituents as well. For you, that’s your members.

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Why a members-only model might be holding your association back

Association Success

Picture this: It’s Friday night, and you’re walking home through a city. Your commute takes you past a high brick wall with ivy spilling over the top. You can’t see beyond the wall, but you can hear the sounds of a dinner party taking place in the garden beyond. There’s laughter, glasses clinking, and the sizzle of a grill. You can easily picture what’s happening—but without an invitation, you can’t join the fun. .

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My Writing in September 2020

Jamie Notter

Here's a rundown of the content I put out there last month. I went a little big picture on the blog, addressing some of the tough societal issues we're facing in the U.S. right now, and my Forbes post provides some advice on how management teams can integrate culture into their regular work and meetings. Human Workplaces Blog. Getting Ready for the New Wave of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Work.

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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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Your Virtual Events Have Value. Stop Making Them Free!

Membersuite

Do you know the message you're sending when you make your virtual events free? Avoid relaying the wrong message to your members and community - your virtual events have value, here's why you should stop making them free.

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Writing Member Communications

GrowthZone

Membership Communications Expert, Melynn Sight recently shared her presentation “Crisis Communication Strategies to Strengthen Membership.” It proved to be one of our most popular webinars in recent years. The free, on-demand webinar is ideal for anyone interacting with members using the written word. While explaining the Top 6 Principles for Association Crisis Communications , Melynn discussed strategies for credible communication with members during periods of uncertainty.

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For Presenters: A Virtual Event Checklist

Blue Sky eLearn

Whether your presenters are experienced in presenting to a virtual audience or not, it’s never a bad idea to have a checklist for them to run through. Even if some of these items seem obvious, you never know what someone may forget to do before it’s time for them to present! Reboot your computer a few hours before the webinar to avoid any automated updates that could launch during the virtual event.

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40 Free Nonprofit Webinars for December 2020

Wild Apricot

Every month, I compile the internet's biggest list of free nonprofit webinars. As we get closer to the new year, it's time for nonprofits to take all we learned in 2020 and start planning for a successful 2021. This month, nonprofit experts are offering.

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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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What is an Online Community? The Basics & Benefits

Higher Logic

The post What is an Online Community? The Basics & Benefits appeared first on Higher Logic. Online communities are all around us, connecting families, friends, neighborhoods, and finally, businesses: Branded online communities help organizations with everything from being more transparent to deflecting support cases. The post What is an Online Community?

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How to Send Onboarding Emails that Make Your Association’s New Members Feel Welcome Right Away

Aptify

Your membership recruitment efforts worked! You have new members. Now it’s time to get them on board. In any relationship, the first interactions make a lasting impression. It’s the same with new members to your association. That’s why member onboarding is so important. Here are some tips for creating member onboarding emails that make new members feel connected with your organization and set the stage for a relationship that will last for years to come: Start simply.

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Don’t Let Zoom Fatigue Affect Attendance for Your Virtual Events

WBT Systems

Don’t Let Zoom Fatigue Affect Attendance for Your Virtual Events. Read more about Don’t Let Zoom Fatigue Affect Attendance for Your Virtual Events.

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Announcing New Free 5-Week Course, Rock Your Flock!

AssociationChat

Association Chat is Proud to Announce: Rock Your Flock: Leading with Deliberate Intention. Starting in October! Thursdays, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Option #1: 11am PDT/2pm EDT Enroll. Option #2: 4pm PDT/7pm EDT Enroll. Pre-order the book now: [link]. Ready to empower success in every aspect of your life? In this powerful course, values expert Brant Menswar shows you how to live a life of purpose, passion, and significance by unleashing your 100 percent, authentically original, black sheep values?

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The Ultimate Guide to Monetizing Customer Learning

Every decision that goes into your learning monetization strategy matters for your organization’s bottom line. Our research has shown a clear correlation between high program maturity (and ROI!) and choosing the right monetization strategy. This eBook contains clear, actionable ways to approach packaging and pricing models that will help your association grow revenue, improve profitability, and drive expansion into new markets.

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In Letter, ASAE Makes Case for Associations to Receive Federal Coronavirus Aid

Associations Now

In a letter to White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow, ASAE says that associations shouldn’t be left out of conversations regarding aid packages related to the coronavirus. With the coronavirus creating major impacts around the world , the White House is looking into various solutions to aid communities and industries hurt economically by the epidemic.

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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. But finding people who will fit in and help drive growth isn’t always as simple as posting the job on LinkedIn and hoping for the best. . Here are some strategies you can use to attract top talent: Think like a marketer.

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Normal is Over(rated) – For Now

Velvet Chainsaw

This is a guest post by Joy S. Davis, CAE, based on an email she sent to me after reading Lisa Block’s recent post, “I Am Sorry, But We Are Not All Fine.” Joy is Managing Director, Member Products, for the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. Not too long ago, I gently asked my Executive Director to stop opening her weekly columns to members with a depressing reminder of COVID-19 and how weird things are right now.

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Increase Membership by Creating a Culture of Innovation

Membersuite

Don’t let up on innovation - continue experimenting and improving member benefits. We’re in different times now and associations that experiment are the associations that thrive. Here's how a culture of innovation increases membership.

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2024 Association Survey Results Report

2024 Association Survey Results Report For the 10th year, association professionals across the U.S. and Canada provided a look at the inner workings of their organizations when they replied to GrowthZone’s annual survey. Read the 2024 survey results report to see how your association compares: Top Challenges Retention Rates Non-Renewal Reasons Automatic Renewals Reinstatement Strategies Member Engagement Changes & Strategies Why Members Join Non-Dues Revenue Sources Dues Increases, and more

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Collecting assessments: What to consider when negotiating a repayment plan

Ungrated

Millions of homeowners are facing or will face short- and long-term economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have already been furloughed or laid off. Paying the bills, including community association assessments, will get that much harder for the homeowners experiencing financial hardship. At the same time, community association boards have an important responsibility to collect assessments , which fund essential services such as trash pickup, stormwater management, street and sidewalk

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8 Tips for Attending a Virtual Conference

Blue Sky eLearn

At this point, you may have attended a virtual conference, and you’ve probably attended a webinar or two. While organizations are getting creative with their online events you can still probably expect to be sitting in front of your computer watching sessions for multiple hours a day. Here are some tips to make sure you’re ready to attend and get your money’s and education’s worth!

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27 Amazing Nonprofit Podcasts To Check Out In 2020

Wild Apricot

You'll find inspiring and educational podcasts on every topic from social media and nonprofit technology to cause marketing and fundraising ideas. Check out these 27 great podcasts for nonprofits to get started!

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Online Communities of Practice: A How-to Guide with Pragmatic Institute

Higher Logic

The post Online Communities of Practice: A How-to Guide with Pragmatic Institute appeared first on Higher Logic. Can’t-miss advice from Georgina (Cannie) Donahue, Director of Community at Pragmatic Institute! She’s sharing how she planned, designed, and launched their online community of practice, with takeaways for each stage. The post Online Communities of Practice: A How-to Guide with Pragmatic Institute appeared first on Higher Logic.

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

Speaker: Andrew Olsen, CFRE - EVP, Fundraising Solutions at DickersonBakker | Kat Landa, CFRE, CSD - SVP, Talent Solutions at DickersonBakker

Across the nonprofit sector, organizations invest heavily in donor retention efforts, yet the struggle of cultivating lasting relationships remains. While attracting new donors is crucial, the lack of repeat donors poses significant financial risks. Through a comprehensive analysis of industry data, experts argue that there is a direct correlation between donor burnout, donor retention, and the talent retention crisis.