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 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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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 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 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 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 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 Write a Sponsorship Letter (+ 2 Templates)

Wild Apricot

Ready to get into the wild and exciting world of sponsorship? Here's a complete guide to writing a sponsorship letter to help you get started

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How to Provide Member Development Opportunities in Your Organization

Wild Apricot

Members typically join associations because they want to grow on both personal and professional levels. Read these seven member development ideas and start providing more value to your members

How to Disagree Nicely

Higher Logic

Knowing how to respond to a comment -- either general or directed at you -- can be tough,especially on the internet where tone and sarcasm are easily lost without body language. It’s best to have empathy and move on (which is definitely easier said than done).

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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 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.

Five Tips on How to Approach a Potential Sponsor the Right Way

Moery Company

You are 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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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 use technology to support your members’ career journey

YourMembership Blog

The post How to use technology to support your members’ career journey appeared first on YourMembership. Your members’ needs and expectations evolve as they move through their careers. Having the right technology in place helps you understand and engage with your members through each stage of their journey. When you think about your members’ experience with your association, you likely think about acquisition, onboarding, engagement, and renewal. But when thinking.

How to Get Started Using Website Themes, Layouts and Templates

Wild Apricot

Do you have a vision for how your website should look? Here's your guide to using website themes, master layouts, and page templates to make it a reality

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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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Onboarding for Retention: How to Engage New Members for the Long-Term

Higher Logic

If you’re onboarding with the goal of retention (and you should be), it’s all about connecting your members and continuing to engage them at strategic touchpoints. Engagement during their first year of membership, and every year after, is how you keep members around.

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How to Add Wild Apricot Features to Other Website Builders

Wild Apricot

If your site uses another website builder but you want to include Wild Apricot features, you can! Here's how to embed widgets in popular site builders

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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 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 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 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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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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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 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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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 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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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

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 Convert an Attendee to a Member

Associations Now

Looking to take your relationship with a nonmember attendee to the next level? Here are three ideas for encouraging a conference attendee to become a member of your association. It’s great to get a prospect to register to attend one of your association’s conferences.

How to Resuscitate Your Education

Association Success

It’s no secret that traditional lecture-style educational sessions are no longer the most effective way to educate. But how do you overhaul outdated learning techniques for interactive and engaging sessions, especially when you’re working on a budget? Your conference teams, committees, speakers and anybody else who is working on your conference or meetings need to understand that you want to revolutionize the way you’re doing things and shake things up.

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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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 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 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 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 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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