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. And, the most they’d ever recruited was 500. To set realistic goals, look at your existing renewal rate across your membership categories or membership segments.

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Three Must-Haves for Successful Membership Recruitment

Moery Company

What worked before to get members to enroll is changing. One major shift lies in the ways people decide to join – people want information and input from colleagues to solve problems; they don’t want to be sold. 1) Get prospects to buy, don’t sell them.

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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Membership Hack: 30 in 30 Recruitment Drive

Associations Now

To commemorate its 75th anniversary, the National Association of Concessionaires recently launched a member-referral program to recruit 30 new members in 30 days. It’s part of a yearlong effort to get current members to become new member sponsors. How to hack it?

Membership Hack: Recruiting Award

Associations Now

To encourage membership recruitment, the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors gives an award to the member who is the biggest connector. How to hack it? This award has become an effective way to incentive our recruitment process.”.

Restructuring Membership? Here’s How to Avoid a Big Gamble.

Associations Now

A few key signs may indicate that it’s time to change your membership structure. Knowing when and how to act can help slow churn and create opportunities for future growth. If you do it right, it can lead to membership growth,” Ratner told me in an interview.

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How to Recruit and Engage an Entirely New Generation of Members

Smooth The Path

Not all associations are struggling to retain their members, but some are. Well, some associations serve declining industries or professions. The others are failing to remain relevant. Focusing on the wrong key industry issues.

How to Motivate Around Mission

Associations Now

Roles at associations are in constant flux, which makes it harder for leaders to assign roles. Freeing staff and volunteers to express their own passions around the job can help. People come to work for relationships, personal efficacy, and a sense of purpose.”

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How To Start a Micro-Advocacy Program in Your Association

Higher Logic

What happens when you combine a passionate segment of your membership with opportunities to make a difference beyond the walls of your association? Similar to a volunteer program , an advocacy program asks members to help with certain projects or initiatives.

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Membership Hack: Recruitment Competition for Chapters

Associations Now

This year, to raise the stakes, NAHB announced extra cash and prize incentives. How to hack it? To be eligible to win, a builder member must be in good standing with an affiliated state or local building association.

Daily Buzz: How to Build a Meeting Legacy

Associations Now

Also: strategies to add to your member recruitment toolbox. Hosting a one-off meeting is one thing, but establishing a legacy for a conference requires a different type of planning, especially when it comes to meeting content. They all need to hear about the outcomes.”.

How to Convert Students into Full-Time Members After Graduation

MembersClicks

Having a student membership is a GREAT way to introduce the next generation to your organization, and demonstrate the value of membership early on in their career. That makes it even easier to recruit them for full-time membership upon graduation!

Sales Operations Demystified: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How To Do It Right

Wild Apricot

Sales operations refers to the unit, role, activities and processes within a sales organization that support, enable, and drive front line sales teams to sell better, faster, and more efficiently. But perhaps more than anything else, sales operations brings a system to selling.

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How to Make Culture, Not Perks, Work For Your Organization

Higher Logic

These perks are meant to reflect a culture that helps employers recruit and retain top-rate talent to their organizations. Too good to be true. This has the potential to create resentment amongst organization members. How to define your organization's culture.

How to Create a Great Mentoring Program in Your Online Community

Higher Logic

Mentors are a vital part of any industry. Through mentoring, employees get the chance to learn vital skills and increase competency in ways that boost morale and job satisfaction – something that’s improving with technology. How to Create a Great Mentoring Program.

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Know Your Members Through Better Surveys: A How-To Guide

Aaron Wolowiec

When we discuss knowing who our members are, we sometimes speak in nebulous terms, such as “We need to find out what’s best for our members” or “How can we better serve our members?” We tend to put the how or what before the who. From data collection to analysis.

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How to Start or Grow Your Online Career Center

Association Adviser

Starting or growing a career management site doesn’t have to be intimidating. However, many associations are hesitant to commit the needed resources and staff time to begin or enhance an online career center because doing so always seems to be a large undertaking.

A LinkedIn-Centric Strategy for Member Recruitment

Associations Now

Learn how one association professional has done just that. To put it another way: Have you started an international scientific association from scratch, using LinkedIn exclusively to get it off the ground? So, to grow The Graphene Council, he pursued a LinkedIn-only strategy.

How to Convince Employers to Pay for Professional Development

WBT Systems

When you’re a lifelong learner, it’s frustrating to see people in positions of power who don’t understand the value of professional development. It’s especially frustrating when these people are employers in your association’s industry or profession. Here are three of the most common reasons professional development budgets are sparse (or non-existent) and what you can do to help employees get the money and education they need. Here are some stats to buttress your campaign.

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SNMMI Rekindles and Sparks Recruitment Among Their Lapsed Member Base [Case Study]

Higher Logic

SNMMI is a dedicated society that proudly represents 17,000 nuclear and molecular imaging professionals worldwide, working to facilitate the knowledge, tools, and resources necessary to strengthen and advance their meaningful careers in the field. However, when surveyed, members revealed that the most significant professional challenges they face are keeping up-to-date with trends and expanding their level of expertise. Looking to the future.

Survey: Charitable Groups Losing More Donors Than They Recruit

Associations Now

The latest Fundraising Effectiveness Project survey revealed that less than half of charitable donors contributed to the same organization two years in a row. That’s a sum any industry or economic sector would be overjoyed to look at — until the offsets are considered.

Stronger by Association: How to Start an Association

AMR Management Services

How to Start an Association. Every now and again, we go through a phase when we get multiple calls or inquiries from individuals looking to start an association or formalize a loosely knit group. He has a significant and engaged audience plus industry support. Pages.

How to Design a Successful Mentoring Program

Association Adviser

Mentoring programs can be worthwhile experiences for both industry up-and-comers and seasoned veterans. Benefits for mentees range from a boost in self-confidence to life-long positive professional impacts, such as learning how to speak up and be heard and understanding how to accept feedback.

How to Hire The Ideal Freelancer

Association Success

The thought can even seem too good to be true: low cost, talented individuals that need little management or guidance to do stellar work for your association. Often times, freelancers don’t work in the office and you’ll scarcely (if ever) see them face-to-face. How to Hire a Freelancer for Your Association. There are a bunch of websites like Upwork and Freelancer - these are an OK place to start. The key is to find the right one.

How to Meet the Membership & Education Expectations of Millennials and Gen Z

.orgCommunity

Young professionals (YPs) are joiners, but they can’t afford to join associations or participate in association programs just because it’s the right or expected thing to do. But YPs are hungry to get ahead. YPs expect educational programs to offer current, up-to-date information.

Association Staff Stretched to the Limit? How to Get More for Your Association Without Breaking Your Team

Association Adviser

The new norm is to have more work to do than can possibly be done with the current level of resources. What can association professionals do to make the most of the resources they have without leading to staff burnout? The post Association Staff Stretched to the Limit?

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How Will Association Boards Recruit New Leaders?

SCD Group

With impending huge turnover in association leadership (from Boomers to Xers & Millenials), a couple of conversations I had last week illustrate some of the potential problems the association professional will face in the coming years.

How To Use Pinterest to Advance Your Organization

SocialFish

Here’s a rundown for you from the presenters, with additional answers to the questions asked during the webinar. Pinterest is an online social media platform that enables members to pin images to pinboards, save them, name them, describe them, and share them.

How to Communicate a New Membership Model

Membership Marketing

But once a new membership model has been researched, defined, and approved, the next steps are critically important: the communications plan to introduce the model to members and the larger marketplace. So the best plans are to notify members of the new model and how it will impact them with multiple communication channels. The renewal communications need to highlight the changes and benefits of the new mode.

The 7 Types of Social Media Users and How to Engage Them

SocialFish

Using social media to market your company is an undoubtedly wise decision. But understanding the differences between each type of user who follows you can also lead to an increase in awareness and sales. To engage with them, you need better calls to actions.

Why Share the Wealth through Membership Recruitment?

Membership Marketing

Why Share the Wealth through Membership Recruitment? This past weekend, I was in Chicago doing some membership presentations and spoke with members of one group who asked, “Why should I recruit members for the organization? Share to Twitter Share to Facebook.

Friday Buzz: Another Tech Industry Diversity Headache

Associations Now

Twitter becomes the latest tech company to reveal that its employees are overwhelmingly white and male. Also: advice on how to keep “lobby rats” in check at your event. Much like the rest of the tech industry, Twitter has a diversity problem.

The Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) entry process

Optimist Consulting

We encourage desk editors, project managers and other editorial and proofreading professionals to join, whether they are freelance or employed. The SfEP promotes high editorial standards and works to uphold the professional status of editors and proofreaders.

Take Advantage of One of the Most Powerful Tools in Your Content Marketing Arsenal

Association Adviser

Did you know that 90 percent of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and visuals are processed 60,000 times faster in the brain than text? Incorporate infographics within your association’s magazine, on your Web pages and in your emails to: Increase awareness of your association.

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Association Evolution: What Association Leaders are Thinking About for 2013 and Beyond

Portage Group

The Mayans mixed things up, got tired of writing their calendar or maybe they just wanted to freak us out a bit. Whatever the reason, I know that all you association leaders out there are constantly thinking about how to do things better and how to better serve your members in what in all likelyhood is a profession or industry that is going through a lot of change. The association sector is changing in so many ways, I hardly know where to begin.

Long Live Your Education Sessions: How To Repurpose, Reuse and Recoup Meeting Costs

Tom Morrison

The question for any association in this situation is, “how are you changing its delivery and purpose to engage your members in new learning styles?” These new learning styles are incredible opportunities for your association to create new income streams.

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Want More Members? Better Get to Know Them

Association Adviser

Recruit, retain, engage and repeat. 1 response the Texas Society of Association Executives (TSAE) received when it recently asked members to identify their biggest challenges. Recruit. Word of mouth, Hill stressed, is important but “it has to be from the right mouth.”

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Leveraging Your GA Department for Membership Sales

Moery Company

It’s no surprise that for most trade associations, government affairs play a key role in membership recruitment. Typically, associations and membership salespeople view it as a bolded area on their membership recruitment paraphernalia, alongside “Education” and “Communications.”

What’s in Your Community Manager Job Description?

SocialFish

You need to think about a few things first. Should your CM also be a subject matter expert, someone from the industry you serve? Communicates and promotes new community features or procedures to members and staff. Works behind the scenes to ensure engagement.

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The New Competition: For-Profit Communities With Deep Pockets (Part 2)

SocialFish

However, it’s not LinkedIn or Facebook you need to worry about. Check out Part 1 of this series for an introduction to the new, for-profit, online communities like Doximity and ResearchGate that are changing the way their members work. Collaborating to solve problems.