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 Launch an LMS with No Content

Blue Sky eLearn

We’ve talked to plenty of organizations who don’t believe they are ready or qualified to purchase a learning management system because of lack of content. Instead of leaving these on your regular website, move any educational white papers over to your LMS. .

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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 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 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 Help Individual & Company Members Adapt to Remote Work

WBT Systems

How to Help Individual & Company Members Adapt to Remote Work. Read more about How to Help Individual & Company Members Adapt to Remote Work

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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 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 Give Your Customer Success Team Superpowers

Higher Logic

How about stressed? These issues are roadblocks to your customer success team’s ultimate goal of improving customer satisfaction and growing your revenue. But how can you get past these roadblocks to activate your customer success team’s success?

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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 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 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 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 Win at Instagram

Association Adviser

When associations marry the art and strategy of posting on Instagram, they open a new pathway to reach potential members. The post How to Win at Instagram appeared first on Association Adviser.

How To Create A Volunteer Engagement Strategy that Actually Works

Wild Apricot

That's why I've created this guide to engaging volunteers from start to finish Creating a volunteer engagement strategy can not only improve your volunteer's experience, but your entire organizational atmosphere.

How to Delight Meeting Attendees in 2020

Associations Now

Meeting planners seeking to engage attendees must harness the uniqueness of the destination to succeed. Creative meeting planners can use traditional spaces, such as hotel ballrooms and convention center salons, to create the authentic, unique experiences that attendees seek.

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 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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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 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 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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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 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 Start a Mentoring Program People Want to Participate In

Higher Logic

Think back to your first job out of college. You were probably excited and wanted to learn everything. Your association is the perfect place to connect members with the perfect mentor or mentee. Starting a mentoring program is one of the best ways to accomplish those goals!

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Party of One? How to Manage Your Association’s Education

Blue Sky eLearn

Meet with all the other departments in your association to identify new educational opportunities. Can your marketing department identify new segments to promote a course to a broader audience? Let them know what you’re up to, and find ways to work together.

How to Get Attendee Personalization Right

Associations Now

While some members may see personalization as creepy, if associations do it right, it could turn prospects into attendees and lead to more engaged participants onsite. A few weeks ago, I went down to Miami for some rest and relaxation, and most importantly, beach time. How’d they do it?

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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 Use Customer Engagement Data to Identify New Sales Opportunities

Higher Logic

Determining where each customer is in their (ideally) lifelong journey with your company can be challenging, and just like new-customer acquisition, trying to make a pitch or close a deal without first segmenting customers will decrease your effectiveness.

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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 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 Lead a Successful Spinoff

Associations Now

Associations can often struggle to launch a foundation or sister organization. One persevered by sticking to its vision. Perhaps the idea is to serve charitable goals, such as providing scholarships or conducting public outreach.

How to Create a Custom Short URL with Bitly

Beekeeper Group

Recently, we had the opportunity to help a client set up their own branded short domain. Social Media bitly branded short domain custom short link how to make a branded short domain how to make a custom short url

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 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 End Your Employees’ Vacation Guilt

Associations Now

Vacation guilt ” has become increasingly common, making workers feel like they have to check their email and take calls when they take time off—or that they can’t get away from the office at all. According to the most recent State of American Vacation report [PDF] from the U.S.

LMS Buy-In: How to Overcome these Top 4 Objections

Blue Sky eLearn

However, with the expense of an LMS comes online courses and on-demand webinars that can become a part of your non-dues revenue strategy as well as new avenues to acquire sponsorship dollars. How will they learn to use it? It’s Not in Our Budget.

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Keeping Your Members Involved: A Helpful How-To Guide

Blue Sky eLearn

Once your members have attended their first event or taken their first course through your association, you’ll want to take the necessary steps to keep them involved and motivated. We’ll show you how you can: Learn more about your members by gathering information in your CRM.

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Daily Buzz: How to Handle Payment Disputes

Associations Now

The keys to dealing with a financial dispute? Payment disputes can be awkward: You don’t want to frustrate members or put them in a bad spot financially, but you also have to make sure that your association is collecting dues and other payments accordingly.