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 Recruit and Retain Millennial Employees (Hint: Start by Building Community)

Higher Logic

But for the rest of the businesses out there, convincing Gen Y that your organization is a great place to work isn’t so easy. If you can’t afford (or don’t want) distracting foosball tables, how do you appeal to young professionals? How Online Communities Encourage Collaboration.

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Association Growth Strategy: 6 Tech Tools to Drive Member Recruitment + Retention

Higher Logic

For associations focusing on strategically attracting new members (and keeping them engaged for the long haul), it’s important to package your tech stack for ample growth and retention. Give people indisputable reasons to renew. Ready to learn more?

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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. The others are failing to remain relevant. Focusing on current stale offerings and not on innovations. Related: How do associations attract younger members?

Constraints + Creativity = Innovation

Eric Lanke

Essentially, it challenges undergraduate engineers to design and build a human-powered vehicle (typically a bicycle, but not always) that uses my industry's technology (i.e., They learn fluid power, and the mentors recruit them into positions in their companies. Associations Innovatio

How to Keep Your Employees in 2017

Associations Now

Not to be a Scrooge, but here’s some potentially distressing news: Three-out-of-10 employees will likely leave your association within the next two years. But how do you do it? I asked some association professionals for their ideas, and here’s what they had to say.

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The Trick to Innovating with Gen Y

YourMembership Blog

Ideas to help you engage, empower and retain members. How Do You Innovate With Millennials? There have been many articles written on how to attract millennials and hopefully, by now, you’ve put some processes and activities in place to attract this very large generation.

Innovating the Lean Startup Way

Eric Lanke

This one was co-authored with Guillermo Ortiz de Zarate of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and it's titled " Innovate the Lean Way: Applying Lean Startup Methodology in the Association Environment. " Wondering how to start? Associations Innovation

#TEC19: How Diversity and Inclusion Power Tech Innovation

Associations Now

ASAE’s 2019 Technology Exploration Conference kicked off on Tuesday with a conversation focused on the value of diversity, inclusion, and human interactions in fueling future tech innovations. Often you have to ask yourself: “Who or what’s missing?”

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.”.

Daily Buzz: How to Speed Up Decision Making

Associations Now

If implementing change takes forever, it might be a sign to revamp your decision-making structure. If your association is looking to make a change faster than the process currently allows, you may need to take a step back and look at the decision-making structure itself.

[New eBook] The Community Module Guide: How to Support Your Organization’s Business Objectives

Higher Logic

Well, if you want to elevate the success and business impact of your online community, trust us – there’s a module for that. Customizing your online community is a great way to maximize its impact, propelling your capabilities from basic to extraordinary.

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Coaches vs. Cancer: Groups’ Fundraising Strategy Eyes New Recruits

Associations Now

Here’s why ACS recruited some of college basketball’s top coaches to their team. Basketball coaches tend to be a passionate bunch, known for their bursts of inspiration. If you don’t know how to dream, you’re dead.”.

Proven Tactics to Recruit, Retain and Unleash Millennial Talent

SocialFish

A vast majority of these Millennials want to work for organizations that foster innovative thinking, develop their skills, and make a positive contribution to society. 50% of Millennials want to work for a business with ethical practices. Foster innovative thinking.

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. objectives in place, the founding affiliates took steps to put their. Pages.

How to Build a True Learning Community at the Core of Your Membership Model

SocialFish

I use the term “developmental learning” to specify learning that is purposeful—leading to specific solutions to specific problems and constantly developing participants along competency-building paths. Welcome to a day in his life.

Social Media Roundup: How to Communicate Better With Instagram

Associations Now

Plus: look for these red flags when deciding whether to hire new employees. Thanks to the smartphone revolution, everybody is an amateur photographer. 10 Ways to Communicate Better With @Instagram [link] via @NaylorLLC #assnchat #association #nonprofit. How do you use Instagram?

Friday Buzz: Reignite Innovation During Business Meetings

Associations Now

If your office meetings have turned into snoozefests, here’s how to bring the creativity back. Another time-saving tactic is to get folks on their feet. Recruiting your office rock stars was just the first step.

Social Media Roundup: Hire and Nurture Innovators

Associations Now

Innovative ideas can revolutionize an industry, no matter whether it’s hardware or dance. But, how do you recognize an innovator during the hiring process? That, and more, in today’s Social Media Roundup: Getting Ahead With Innovation.

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.

Steal Like a Fundraiser: Innovations in Cause-Oriented Fundraising for Associations

Mizz Information

In the association world, we tend to want to treat all our members equally: nobody is more important or special than anyone else. That’s a noble impulse and helpful, up to a point. Because of that, they often don’t live up to expectations. They have to be.

Membership Marketing Blog: Innovation through Collaboration

Membership Marketing

Innovation through Collaboration. We are always looking for new innovative ways to do things better. So I wanted to share two items that I came across this week that attribute successful innovation to collaboration. First, innovation is collaborative. We come out of the womb with the ability to sop up information from people around us. And cities play to that strength. Cities enable us to learn from other people.

[WHITE PAPER] Steal Like a Fundraiser: Innovations in Cause-Oriented Fundraising for Associations

SocialFish

In the association world, we tend to want to treat all our members equally: nobody is more important or special than anyone else. That’s a noble impulse and helpful, up to a point. Because of that, they often don’t live up to expectations. They have to be.

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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Associations 101

Spark Consulting

Sponsored by me, Dave Will ( Peach New Media ), and Scott Oser ( Scott Oser Associates ) and free to you, the webinars are designed for people who are new to the profession of association management, new to particular topics in association management, or who just need a brush up on some concepts. Register now and learn how to kickstart your organizational culture in 2014! Same great format (10 tips in 20 minutes), but lots of new content and speakers!

Who Should Your Association Really Serve?

Smooth The Path

I belong to a couple of professional membership organizations that are for-profit. Sometimes the community’s owner chimes in but often they do not have to. Wouldn’t you love to have this kind of participation in your association’s online community?

You Are Not Making a Change For That Group of Members

Smooth The Path

There is a room in a grand old hotel that used to be magnificent. Entering the room is like being instantly transported back to the 1920s. There was a particular feel of British-occupied civility to the place that makes me want to grab a novel and park myself in front of the fire for the afternoon. I have not been to the hotel in three years so, imagine my surprise walking into the room and seeing a remodeled husk of what it once was.

Don’t Nickel-and-Dime Members: Ideas to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

.orgCommunity

Associations have traditionally used membership “as an excuse to sell more stuff at discounted prices to members,” said Garth Jordan , senior vice president of corporate strategy at the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). What can we do to fill that gap?’”.

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. The association sector is changing in so many ways, I hardly know where to begin. So, to kick off 2013 on the ARC blog, I thought I''d share four (just four!)

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.15.20

Reid All About it

Naylor and Association Adviser’s annual Association Communications Benchmarking Study is now open to association professionals. Your participation will help associations understand how others in the community are navigating communications in the current climate. to 3 p.m.

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Association’s Event

Blue Sky eLearn

For an association, hosting events like conferences, networking meetups, and learning sessions is an effective way to bring people who share a common goal or passion together. There’s a lot riding on your association’s next event, so how can you get the most out of it? .

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.10.20

Reid All About it

But if you are, or even if you’re not, you might like this story about a professor who asked his students to try an experiment: turn in their cell phones for nine days and write about living without them. One way to cut through information overload is to see what other people are reading.

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Who is Solving the Member Engagement Problem?

Smooth The Path

“Who is helping to solve the member engagement problem?”, Many indicators point to a member engagement problem for associations. We need strategic thinkers, advocates, promoters, people at the conference to create energy, writers, speakers, and mentors.

Association 141+: Volunteers at the Center

Association 141+

Associations rely heavily on the work of volunteers to successful achieve their goals year after year. Typically this is done by examining a list of open volunteer positions, making a call or directly recruiting potential candidates, and then slotting them into their roles.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.11.19

Reid All About it

The resulting report from this survey provides benchmarking data and insight into how more than 1,000 associations recruit, engage and retain members and certificants. Yes, I’m a tease, you’ll have to click through to see what everyone was reading last year.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.8.20

Reid All About it

Chapters have always had the face-to-face advantage but now even they must get on the virtual bandwagon. Will college students return to campus this fall? I just now left the Non Dues-A-Palooza virtual happy hour to finish writing this post (dedication!) to 1:30 p.m. –

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.12.19

Reid All About it

Now in its eight year, the results from this Naylor Association Solutions survey will highlight association communications best practices and identify improvements and challenges associations continue to face with member communications. How are associations losing corporate supporters?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.1.20

Reid All About it

Here’s a pair of posts about a virtual event format I’ve only recently come around to. I must admit, I was a skeptic about using an avatar to attend an event in a virtual world. 20 great questions to ask right now instead of “How are you doing?”

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.18.16

Reid All About it

Here’s how dedicated I am to this conference for association execs. on Thursday “morning” to catch a 5:30 a.m. flight to Orlando. I intend to be chipper throughout the day thanks to intellectual stimulation, excellent company, and modest amounts of caffeine and B-12.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.18.16

Reid All About it

Here’s how dedicated I am to this conference for association execs. on Thursday “morning” to catch a 5:30 a.m. flight to Orlando. I intend to be chipper throughout the day thanks to intellectual stimulation, excellent company, and modest amounts of caffeine and B-12.

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