Trade Association CEO Support: Event Planning Checklist

Trade Association CEO Blog

Consider these major responsibilities: Membership Development, Membership Benefits, Membership Administration, Governance, Volunteer Development, Meeting/Event Management, Government Affairs, Market Development, Education, Operations, Communications and Cheerleader. Event Planning Checklist. My volunteer leaders were struggling with the complexities of planning a small event for our trade association so I prepared this checklist to help guide them.

Audit Secrets: Leveraging Your Inner Entrepreneurial Spirit

Association Adviser

Wolowiec, MSA, CAE, CMP, CTA, Event Garde. Editor’s Note: Before your association decides to modify or expand its slate of events, consider stepping back to conduct an audit of what is working well for your members and other stakeholders, and what could use some improvements.

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4 Professional Services that Save Associations Time and Money

Higher Logic

A membership director also helps with event planning and updating the website, for instance. Additionally, community managers create and distribute newsletters, moderate community activity, and generate reports about member engagement. Event Planning.

3 Ways to Strengthen Communication Using Smart Member Data

Higher Logic

But that’s only one piece of the puzzle: you also have finance software, marketing software, and event planning and management software. For example, prioritize using a native Salesforce app for event planning if you use Salesforce as your CRM.

8 Practical Ways to Boost Engagement with Mobile Event Apps

Higher Logic

Businesses can tap into this potential with a mobile app for their events. Meeting and conference attendees increasingly expect ways to engage organizers, presenters, and each other – from the moment they register until months after the event. Mobile Event Apps: No Laptop?

3 Creative Ways Associations and Nonprofits Can Use Volunteer Management Tools

Higher Logic

Then, find creative ways to recognize contest winners through your member newsletter, via your community homepage, or by publishing a congratulatory blog post. Event Planning and Hosting.

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The Role of Associations in the Educational Landscape

Association Success

If we look at training for event planning, I know about places that are training the next generation of event planners with professors who aren’t actually planning meetings and events. These include learning vehicles such as blogs, newsletters, websites, magazines, podcasts, and the like. We challenge them to make sense of the various communications we send or events we hold. How can associations cater to learners?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.3.17

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free professional development events for the association community… I love the role of content curator, haven’t you noticed? And I especially love it when others do it for me—those are the newsletters I value most.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.17.17

Reid All About it

Now, onto the list of this week’s free webinars and learning events. If you’re eager to get the most out of your time at the European Meetings & Events Conference, think of this webinar as a “must-attend.” Plan to join the discussion. Hosts: Hubb and Event Tech Tribe.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.17.17

Reid All About it

Now, onto the list of this week’s free webinars and learning events. If you’re eager to get the most out of your time at the European Meetings & Events Conference, think of this webinar as a “must-attend.” Plan to join the discussion. Hosts: Hubb and Event Tech Tribe.

Member Engagement Strategies: A Guide for Associations

Fonteva

That’s why it’s important that your association actively works hard to keep members coming back year after year, offering value through opportunities and events that can’t be found otherwise. Live events. Live events. Consider these approaches: After events. Host events.

Communicating Your Conference Value Proposition To A Short Attention Span World

Velvet Chainsaw

As the digital wheel accelerates, we find ourselves buried in a tsunami of information… emails, texts, blog posts, newsletters, whitepapers, podcasts, apps. Adapted from Donna’s Meeting Innovation post on Cvent’s Event Planning blog.

5 Ways Technology Can Push Your Fundraising Strategy Forward

Higher Logic

Fundraising campaign management tools allow you to create and track campaigns, accept online donations, and manage fundraising events. Used at fundraising events, near cash registers, or anywhere that people will see them, giving kiosks enable donors to simply swipe their card to make a gift.

Best Association Management Software | Our Top Picks

Fonteva

With features spanning database capabilities, messaging and email tools, accounting and payment systems, and event planning, a top AMS solution is a smart move for practically any group. Powerful event management features. Budgeting and planning solution. Event management.

What is an AMS System? Your Association Questions, Answered

Fonteva

Each year, associations work hard to host memorable events and offer educational courses to keep their members engaged and invested in the community. The more data you have, the better your team can plan and create engaging programs such as events, conferences, and educational courses.

Wednesday Buzz: The Price of Looking Too Nice

Associations Now

When designing newsletters, flyers, or other promotional materials for your organization, should you have to be worried about things looking “too professional?”

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Hot Association Jobs This Week – May 17

SocialFish

In addition, they will be responsible for proofreading, editing and formatting content for the AATB website, social media channels, quarterly newsletter and annual report. Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board !

Awesome Association Jobs This Week – April 26

SocialFish

Manager, Signature Events & Non-Profit Fundraising , PAWS Chicago – The role of the Manager, Signature Events is to lead and ensure the financial success and streamlined execution of ALL PAWS Chicago Events.

Solutions for Your Membership Conundrum

Association Adviser

The same members tell us they never know about events, professional development opportunities or other benefits to which they’re entitled. Everything we plan to send out to members and the public must go through her. Delivering the right value to the right members at the right time.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.7.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… DelCor’s Tobin Conley, CAE, has some advice for association IT directors: it’s time to start thinking like a CIO. I was at this fun and enlightening event.) Digital for Events (part 3).

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.13.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… NAIOP’s mentoring program engages chapter members of all ages —and what association with chapters wouldn’t want to have something like that? 5 Proven Ways to Spark Action in Your Event Participants.

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Daily #COVID19 Updates for Association and Events Professionals – What You Need to Know

AssociationChat

With almost daily announcements of conference and event cancellations mounting due to fears surrounding the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (that can develop into the deadly COVID-19 ), many association executives are wondering if their own conferences, special events, and Board meetings are safe.