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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How to Price a Virtual Event Sponsorship

Moery Company

One of the biggest topics of discussion in the association space right now is how to price webinar sponsorships. How will you maximize the content delivery and provide value for your members? Now on to the sponsors themselves.

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How to Re-Engage a Lapsed Member

Moery Company

How do we re-engage our lapsed members?”. We have found that, through years of experience and helping our association clients attain their membership goals, a lapsed member is the best opportunity to recruit someone back to your organization.

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How to Recover, Relaunch, and Rebound Your Association

Moery Company

Now it’s time to recover, relaunch, and rebound. Here’s some tips on how to do just that in the areas of communications, virtual events, and sponsorships. Our newsletter open rate is up 20% and our click through rate has gone up to 22%. Good for you to know that.

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Build or Buy an LMS? How to Pick the Right Solution for Your Budget

BUDGET. When it comes to picking your next LMS that six-letter word is probably the most important part of the decision-making process. So, what are your options to get the best possible eLearning solution without breaking the bank? Build it or buy it. This guide from Lambda’s eLearning experts details absolutely everything you need to consider so you can pick the perfect eLearning solution for your organization and budget.

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 Prepare Your Association For The Upcoming Sales Crisis

Moery Company

I guarantee you that they’re probably in the corner of the room in a fetal position because everything around them is falling apart or they’re sitting there wondering when things are going to “return to normal” and hoping that they do.

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How to Launch Your Virtual Event Sponsorship Program

Moery Company

One of the things that we’ve hear about from our clients is the desire to move some of their live event programming to virtual ones: webinars or live streaming sessions, to name a few. Along with that, you will need to manage the expectations for the sponsors before you start.

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How to Set Realistic Member Acquisition Goals

Moery Company

First of all, don’t leave member acquisition decisions to your board or the membership committee. So, declaring a goal of reaching 20,000 members was not based on data, industry standards, or the strength of the organization’s infrastructure to reach and accommodate that goal.

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How to Prepare a Nonprofit Fundraising Plan

Wild Apricot

Creating a fundraising plan is one of the best things nonprofits can do to reach their goals. Here are the steps that go into creating the most effective one possible

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How to Avoid Fundraising’s Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition

Speaker: Jay Wilkinson, CEO & Founder, Firespring

It doesn't take an industry professional to know that nonprofits highly depend on donations. The marketing emails, events, and website design are meant to attract new donors, when what we should be doing is trying to keep the donors we have. Teach a man donor acquisition and he'll get donations for the day--teach a man donor retention and he'll get donations for a lifetime. John Jay Wilkinson, CEO and founder of Firespring, and learn how to get donations for a lifetime. In this session, Jay will help us learn how to step off of the donor acquisition treadmill and rev up donor retention. Six out of ten donors give only once, but this doesn’t have to be your reality. Jay will help us understand how a 10% increase in donor retention will more than double the lifetime value of a donor and minimize our reliance on producing constant appeals for new donors.

How to Use Mail Merge to Create Custom Membership Cards

Wild Apricot

Need to easily create and print membership cards for your members? Here's how to do it using Microsoft Word's mail merge feature

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How to Manage Your Organization Virtually

Wild Apricot

Top six areas of your organization that can be done virtually, so you can stay on top of its needs even when you’re in the midst of social distancing

How to Create a Crisis Communications Plan for Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot

Here's how to put one together When a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic strikes, is your nonprofit ready with a well thought out communications plan?

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 Update Your Membership Retention and Renewal Programs

Moery Company

Many of you are entering the time of year when you renew your members and this time around, due to the current state of the world, the renewal process will look different than before. Here’s a step-by-step plan to develop an intentional renewal process: Set a Goal and Evaluate Your Resources.

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How to Adapt Your Membership Renewal Policies to COVID-19 Challenges

Wild Apricot

In this post, we cover solutions to membership renewal admin challenges you might be facing during COVID-19. Learn how to defer renewal dates, freeze a membership, and more

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Nonprofit Financial Planning: How to Create a Blueprint for Sustainability

Wild Apricot

Proper financial planning and establishing sound accounting practices for your nonprofit are key to remaining sustainable. Here's how you can get started

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How to Earn and Reward Learner Loyalty

WBT Systems

How to Earn and Reward Learner Loyalty. Read more about How to Earn and Reward Learner Loyalty

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How to Host a Successful Virtual Fundraiser for Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot

Hosting a virtual fundraiser is a great option when in-person events aren't feasible. Here's everything you need know about organizing a successful event online

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How to Keep Your Association Out of Technical Debt

WBT Systems

How to Keep Your Association Out of Technical Debt. Read more about How to Keep Your Association Out of Technical Debt

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How to Elevate Your Sponsorship Program from Good to EXCELLENT

Moery Company

And I’m beginning to see more genuine interest in helping sponsors achieve their goals. So, here are three activities that can take it to the next level. #1 And an element of the program they liked, disliked, would add or change to their current program. Best of luck to you.

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How to Celebrate National Volunteer Month in 2020

Wild Apricot

April is National Volunteer Month, but how do we celebrate amidst the COVID-19 crisis? Here are some ideas

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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 Create the Ultimate New Member Welcome Packet

Wild Apricot

Find out how to create the ultimate new member welcome packet with these 10 essential tips, and templates for inspiration

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How to Collect Member Feedback the Right Way

Wild Apricot

Gathering member feedback and taking action on the results is a foolproof way to increase member retention. This guide will show you exactly how to go about collecting feedback from your members

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How to Leverage Live Events for Member Recruitment

Moery Company

What better place to recruit new members than during a live association event – right? We’ve had some great success over the last several months utilizing an intentional strategy to convert nonmembers to members during client conferences.

How to Price Your Organization's Virtual Event

MembersClicks

If you’ve hosted or are planning to host a virtual event in 2020 (or beyond), let me ask you.did you charge or are you planning on charging for attendance? But here’s the thing: While your virtual event might be different than your in-person event, that’s not to say it’s any less valuable.

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How to Handle Membership Renewals in the Time of a Pandemic

Moery Company

What are you going to do with your renewal statements?”. They need it from companies like ours right now more than ever before because they have a lot of members that are struggling and may not be able to pay. Give them the options to do that.

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How to Utilize a Career Center for Your Member Needs

YourMembership Blog

It’s the go-to destination for members seeking career development opportunities. So, it’s safe to say that your career center’s work is never. The post How to Utilize a Career Center for Your Member Needs appeared first on YourMembership.

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How to turn your members events into great member experiences

YourMembership Blog

3 strategies for associations to elevate the event experience for your members. Learn how to enhance and elevate the event experience for your members. The post How to turn your members events into great member experiences appeared first on YourMembership.

Restructuring Your Business Model? How to Get it Right.

Moery Company

We’ve been in discussions with a good many organizations and one of the reoccurring questions we hear is, “We’re restructuring our membership model – what benefits need to be added?”. What webinars are they choosing to participate in? You need to track this activity from a transactional perspective. My experience is these folks aren’t going to demand anything that is far reaching – they will perhaps look for some enhancements to some of the benefits you currently offer.

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How to Design Smarter Learning Experiences

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently, I listened to a Leading Learning podcast that featured Connie Malamed a learning experience design consultant. Being in the LMS industry and seeing all of the different ways our clients design and present their eLearning programs, I always find topics like these interesting to share.

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How to Recruit Volunteers from Start to Finish

Wild Apricot

Recruiting volunteers doesn't have to be difficult. Create your own recruitment process and engage your volunteers with tips from this amazing guide

How to support your members’ career journey

YourMembership Blog

Strategies that support every stage of your association’s members career journey – from student to retiree. As you think about your members’ relationships with your association, you likely think about the member journey – from the first interaction with your organization to the moment a member renews. The post How to support your members’ career journey appeared first on YourMembership.

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How to Take Advantage of the Continuing Education Slow Season

YourMembership Blog

Here are some ways to make the most out of your slow season: Segment your learners: According to Community Brands 2019 Digital Evolution Study 76 percent of members are interested in receiving personalized continuing education recommendations related to their interest or needs.

How to Make Revenue Without Events in Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot

If running events is no longer an option for you, this post will cover tips and examples on how you can use Wild Apricot to make more revenue

How to feel comfortable on camera

Association Success

The chances of that changing soon are slim, especially as people start to realize virtual events and meetings are more cost-effective and time-efficient, said Dr. Laura Sicola, founder of Vocal Impact Productions and host of the podcast “Speaking to Influence.”.

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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Teach Members & Customers How to Succeed as an Online Learner

WBT Systems

Teach Members & Customers How to Succeed as an Online Learner. Read more about Teach Members & Customers How to Succeed as an Online Learner

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