How to Start a Nonprofit the Right Way and Get Your First Paying Members

Wild Apricot

New nonprofits face more challenges than ever before, because of how the internet and emerging technologies are changing the ways in which people interact with organizations. In this comprehensive guide, I show you how to start a nonprofit the right way and get your first paying members.

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The Complete Guide on How to Start an Association

Wild Apricot

This step-by-step guide to covers absolutely everything you need to know about how to start an association in the USA. How-to-Start-an-Association

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How to Best Address the “Stuck Deal”

Moery Company

In these situations, I suggest crafting a message to get a response, not trying to save the deal. I’m sorry we have been unable to connect. Based on our last discussion, I was to draft a proposal and have a discussion regarding its specifics on _?”.

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How to Measure Association Progress

GrowthZone

Measurable results are key to the SMART goal process for associations (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-based). There are multiple approaches to benchmarking progress. Data provided by KPIs provides a roadmap for organizations to tap their full potential. Tweet.

How to Say “No” to Nonprofit Board Members

Wild Apricot

If you’re facing a difficult situation where you need to say a firm “no” to a board member, follow these five tips to help you frame the conversation in a constructive, collaborative way. Nonprofit-Board How-to-Say-No

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How to Find Your Voice

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

At the approach of every new year, we look at our lives with special scrutiny to identify the things we think we must change in order to improve our lot in some way. We resolve to lose weight, learn a foreign language, or take up exercise as a way to prove our merit and grit.

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How to publish a book and why you should care

Aaron Wolowiec

As a featured association management blogger on Alltop , I was recently given the opportunity to receive and review an advance copy of a new book written by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch titled, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur—How to Publish a Book.

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How to Approach a Potential Sponsor the Right Way

Moery Company

You’re face-to-face with a potential first-time sponsor – what are you going to say? How about nothing? The temptation is to talk about your organization, but ask yourself, what’s the best way to show the sponsor the benefit to their organization?

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JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 172: How to Successfully Land an Association Job

Moery Company

Host JP Moery frequently receives calls and questions from folks who are looking to break into the association marketplace for their career. The post JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 172: How to Successfully Land an Association Job appeared first on The Moery Company.

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How to Make Your Events More Inclusive

Higher Logic

"Anyone can come to our event." But the real truth is that not everyone is actually welcomed to our events. Whether we want to admit or not, our event send signals about who's welcomed and who isn't. Event marketing: who are you selling to? How far is it from the venue?

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How to Improve First-Year Member Retention

Higher Logic

It’s vital to growth and sustainability as well as the success of new member acquisition campaigns. Because how valuable are new members if they stay for just one year? That’s a big hit to your growth strategy. You also need to convince them to stay.

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How to Make Your New Members Feel Welcome  

YourMembership Blog

I’ve written quite a bit about the new member onboarding process and keeping new members engaged because addressing these topics is critical to any association’s long-term success. The first interactions with your organization make a long-lasting impression on a new member and provide the foundation for you to build a relationship that continues for years to come. The post How to Make Your New Members Feel Welcome appeared first on YourMembership.

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How to Land a Job in the Association Space

Moery Company

We receive many calls and questions from folks who are looking to break into the association marketplace for their career. I’ve got a few thoughts that might be helpful to you. Association leaders show up to be recognized, and these events are low cost. Go to ceoupdate.org.

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How to Deal With Disruptive Community Members

Higher Logic

Maybe the member is trying to stir the pot, or they’re oblivious to their impact. Either way, something must be done to maintain the respectful environment you’ve been cultivating. Once those parameters have been set, don’t be afraid to enforce them.

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How to Attract New Sponsors to Your Organization - Moery Company

Moery Company

How can we bring new sponsors into our organization?” Here is a sales methodology we are honing at our shop: First : We know many associations are about to send out their new prospectus for 2019 (budget season is coming up by the way). Definitely send the prospectus to them.

How to Increase Your Association’s Email Deliverability: 12 Areas to Optimize + 3 Tech To-Dos

HighRoad Solution

Email open rates have dropped for most businesses – hovering around 25%. That means for every 1,000 emails that reach a company’s target audience’s inbox, 750 of them don’t get opened. Email Marketing

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How to Solicit Corporate Sponsorships The Right Way

Wild Apricot

Soliciting corporate sponsorships doesn't have to be hard. Here are 3 simple steps to help you secure more sponsors

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How to Write the Perfect Donation Letter (+ Examples & Template)

Wild Apricot

Learn how to write a donation letter by understanding the ins and outs of appeals, following simple best practices, and referencing these two stellar examples

How to Engage Members Without Desk Jobs

Higher Logic

How do you engage members who don’t sit in front of a computer all day? Not to mention, it’s usually easier to upload materials, reply to discussions and just check in when you’re at a desktop. Here are three ideas to help spur on-the-go engagement: 1.

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The Complete 2018 Step-by-Step Guide On How To Write A Press Release

Jamie Notter

In order to ensure the maximum effectiveness of your press release, you will want to make sure that they conform to certain generally accepted formatting practices. A press release is defined as “a public relations announcement issued to the news media and other targeted publications for the purpose of informing the public about company developments” Simply put, a press release is simply your ticket to publicity. How To Writing

3 Lessons from a Unicorn: How to Harness Customer Feedback to Drive Brand Growth & Success

Higher Logic

Facts: The Unicorn is Scotland’s national animal; you are reading this right now; and Glossier, a direct-to-consumer beauty brand, recently joined the ranks of other female-founded “unicorns” (privately held startup companies valued at over $1 billion).

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JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 171: How to Manage the Gatekeeper Process in Sales

Moery Company

To be clear, there are two types of gatekeepers, explains Host JP Moery – those who call you to get information about your association membership program; and, those who answer the phone when you’re calling to reach the decision maker.

How to Get Association Members Volunteering

Higher Logic

Volunteer work is critical to your association. Not only does it supplement your staff’s daily workload, it deepens member relations to the organization and offers the chance to build new skills. But how do you get members to start volunteering?

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How to Convince Association Millennials to Stick Around in 2019

MembersClicks

Trying to look into the future to see how you can be the most prepared in 2019? Check out these values that your association should focus on to keep association Millennials around in 2019.

I Don't Know How To Do That

Eric Lanke

I was talking to a friend last night about one of the newest education programs in my association. He's a friend, but he's not in the association business, and I often find his viewpoint as an outsider to my world refreshing. I don't know how to do that.

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How to deliver the right in-person learning experience online.

YourMembership Blog

Today, in-person courses and multi-day conferences are the top two leading learning formats for association members, according to our 2017 Member Professional Development Study. Considering today’s learner consumption habits, how can you offer your members the learning. The post How to deliver the right in-person learning experience online.

JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 173: How to Structure a Killer Brainstorming Session

Moery Company

During his latest podcast, he shares a few ways to successfully map out your approach. It’s a simple, yet effective framework that provides for direction to help move you forward to identify key priorities and new initiatives.

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How to Lead Your Association Through Difficult Times

Socious

Something always seems to be going wrong, which may just be a symptom of the fact that we’re living in turbulent, uncertain times. When it rains, it pours. And man, is it pouring. It seems like every few hours we hear another piece of crummy news from the media, our friends, or our coworkers.

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How to Write Emails Your Association Members will Open

Socious

There are a lot of mediums available when it comes to engaging your customers or members—social media, your online community , email, etc. Email is a marketing channel that has shifted in usage and popularity over time, making it increasingly harder to capture the attention of your members.

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How to Get Those Prospects to “Act Now” - Moery Company

Moery Company

The better you can successfully nuance your discussion in this way, the more sales you will close – but, how do you do it? These three strategies have been highly effective for me: #1 Offer the opportunity to participate.

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How to Get Amazon-Level Personalization (With No Extra Effort)

Socious

This is a wedding without a gift registry, which should be illegal because I spent well over an hour scrolling through “wedding gifts” on Amazon before I figured out what to give the happy couple. I’m attending a wedding next month.

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How to Motivate Young Employees to Volunteer

SocialFish

Generally someone coordinates these activities and students simply show up, are told what to do, and have fun while serving their community. According to recent figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 18.7 How to Increase Your Millennials’ Volunteering.

How to Prioritize Your Culture Work

Jamie Notter

It’s basically a list of things they will do inside their organization to either change or protect specific aspects of their culture, in order to ensure ongoing success. Their first challenge, then, is to prioritize which plays should go first.

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How to Become a Community Manager

Higher Logic

There’s no one right way to run a community, so it should come as no surprise to anyone that there’s not a single path to becoming a community manager. And yet, there are plenty of things you can do to prepare yourself for getting a job as a community manager.

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How to Nurture Your Donors to Improve Fundraising

Higher Logic

For nonprofits and charities, that makes the holidays a great time to focus on fundraising. You’re probably already leveraging the giving season to improve your campaigns and help meet year-end goals. How will your current project affect your donor?

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5 Reasons Your Executives Don’t Participate in Your Online Community (And How to Fix It)

Higher Logic

It’s designed to help members get involved, make connections, and develop relationships with their peers and organizations. Your c-suite and board of directors may not be as involved in your community as you’d like them to be – and that’s a problem. Why Executives Need to Be Involved.

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How to Grow Your Nonprofit’s Instagram Following

Wild Apricot

If you're planning on starting a nonprofit Instagram and aren't sure where to begin, Lilach Bullock, social media expert, has you covered. nonprofit-instagram-strategy nonprofit-instagram

How To Actually Hear What Customers Say

Higher Logic

How do you think kids feel when they know they don’t have their parent’s full attention? Listening to your members or customers and actually hearing what they say is critical. This is invaluable to you -- it’ll help you cater to them and create better products.

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20 Marketing Automation Mistakes You Could Be Making (And How to Fix Them)

Higher Logic

Before we get started, let me say this: making mistakes is part of learning how to do anything well. That being said, it’s time to take a closer look at your marketing automation strategy to see if you’re making any of these common mistakes.

How to deal with Gmail’s new Promotions Tab

SocialFish

From the get-go, our entire Dev team signed up to kick the tires. We were lucky enough to get early access to do some testing so we can allow you to implement this efficiently and effectively, should Gmail decide they want to roll this out widely. A nod to…AOL?