11 Elements of a Winning Member Engagement Strategy

Higher Logic

The numbers represent speculated percentages of online engagement, with 90 percent of participants only viewing content, 9 percent responding to content, and 1 percent actively participating in the creation of new content. Why is a Member Engagement Strategy So Important?

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. Your new members will begin forming their opinion about the value of.

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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. When members had more time in their days. When member attention was not so scarce.

Member Engagement Solution #6: Provide Structure, But Not Too Much

Eric Lanke

Ours is focused on member engagement, and you can get an overview of what it is and what we're trying to achieve with it here. I've previously posted on some of the member engagement issues people in the Circle are wrestling with. They wanted to serve on the Board.

Recruiting Members Face-to-Face

Eric Lanke

As has become my habit, whenever I find myself going somewhere, I check our database to see if there are any members in the area and, if so, I try to reserve some time to go visit them. That worked for one of our most engaged members this week, but on this particular trip there was another kind of opportunity that presented itself. Why, I wondered had he not yet decided to become a member? Frankly, my instinct was to reject it.

Member Engagement Solution #8: Effective Orientation and Interaction Is Key

Eric Lanke

Ours is focused on member engagement, and you can get an overview of what it is and what we're trying to achieve with it here. I've previously posted on some of the member engagement issues people in the Circle are wrestling with. Member Engagement Associations

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.

[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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Social Media Roundup: The Personal Approach to Member Engagement

Associations Now

Get personal to boost your member engagement. Plus: how mobile technology can benefit your recruiting efforts. RT @christinagsmith My last blog post with @YourMembership : 3 Ideas for Member Engagement [link]. How so? According to Christina G.

Membership Management: 4 Top Ways to Maximize Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

Your members are more than a source of revenue for your association. Members who find value in your member community don’t keep their feelings a secret. They’re not shy about telling their friends and coworkers that they’re a member of your association.

How to Increase Facebook Page Followers for Free

GrowthZone

Two free methods to drive page “likes” are to leverage your email contacts and your personal Facebook account. Read on to learn how. Suggest your Facebook Page to the people on your association’s email list. Invite your Facebook “friends” to like your Facebook Page.

Buzz-Worthy Advice for Member Engagement and Market Analysis

Associations Now

A roundup of five great reads for association membership pros that will get you thinking differently about how to get members engaged, how members view your association, and what benefits they’ll want next. The heart of engagement.

How to Tame Technology

Association Adviser

” But, according to the association technology experts we consulted, if you don’t get some more features soon, you ain’t going to have more members. If you have a chance to read this Did You Know? So why is it so hard for associations to get it right?

Members Hire Tomorrow’s Associations

Potomac Core

Members Hire Tomorrow’s Associations because they have no other choice. Global uncertainty and technological advances are forcing Members to make more informed decisions on how to spend their precious time and money. Members Hire Tomorrow’s Associations.

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What If Your ED Was a Millennial?

YourMembership Blog

There’s plenty of talk among organizations on how to recruit and engage Millennials but are you getting them involved to the point they are assuming the role of your next ED? Millennials were raised to be collaborative [.] ( Read more. )

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

Higher Logic

With nuclear medicine and molecular imaging rapidly expanding, it’s critical that The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging’s (SNMMI) members stay informed about the new therapies, devices, and drugs that are redefining the way patient care is managed. 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.

The Member Journey Has Changed: Are You Changing With It?

Higher Logic

Its effects aren’t limited just to big consumer brands like Amazon, Netflix Uber. Technology has changed how people travel down the path toward membership at your association, and how they engage with your association if or when they join.

How Engagement Tools Improve Association Event Management

Higher Logic

It is incredibly gratifying for associations to see a spike in event attendance, as participation plays a valuable role in their impact, but poor event management can cause your members to disengage. Measure Member Interest & Event Performance: Data Collection.

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How to Design a Successful Mentoring Program

Association Adviser

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. Recruiting. Should I run a pilot program to test the waters?

8 Tips to Write Emails Your Association Members Will Open

Higher Logic

What to open? What to ignore? It’s a relatable circumstance for anyone with an email address (and fun fact: active email accounts are expected to hit 5.6 Keep this in mind when trying to reach your busy members. How do your association’s metrics stack up?

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What If Your ED Was a Millennial?

YourMembership Blog

There’s plenty of talk among organizations on how to recruit and engage Millennials but are you getting them involved to the point they are assuming the role of your next ED? Millennials were raised to be collaborative [.] ( Read more. )

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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Beyond Testimonials: How to Unearth Great Member Stories

Associations Now

Every member has a story, but most people aren’t polished storytellers. An author and expert on business storytelling offers advice for turning raw member stories into tales that inspire. So it stands to reason that stories from members must be of some use to associations, right?

Lunchtime Links: How to Get Volunteers (And How to Keep Them)

Associations Now

How to do both, and more, in today’s Lunchtime Links: Volunteer magnet: There’s nothing like the first few days of a volunteer program when the energy is up and you’ve got people lined up around the block to help. Your volunteer programs have to have impact.

You Could Just Set It and Forget It with Marketing Automation…But Don’t!

Higher Logic

But just because you have the ability to set your automation rules and then forget about them doesn’t mean this type of strategy will be the most effective. It can do more for you than you can do on your own, giving you a heightened ability to run targeted marketing campaigns.

Shari Pash On-Demand: Engaging the Disengaged Member

GrowthZone

We recently hosted a webinar presentation with Shari Pash of Strategic Solutions for Growth , entitled Engaging the Disengaged Member. Shari shares useful ideas and tactics for engagement that can be implemented right away. Member Engagement Growth

Leading Engagement from the Outside in: Your Questions Answered

YourMembership Blog

All during May we’ve focused on member engagement , from the strategies you should consider to increase you success in your efforts, to the overall impact to any association when member engagement isn’t successful or a focus or priority.

The Small-Staff Guide to New Member Onboarding

MembersClicks

If we had to guess, we’d say you probably put a LOT of time and energy into recruiting new members - and that’s completely understandable. Your members are the lifeblood of your organization. Not sure how to onboard your new members?

9 “Musts” for a Successful Association Board Orientation

GrowthZone

You want new board members to hit the ground running, right? The key is to make sure your orientation process is actually producing results. Get the Field Guide to Board Orientation for. Have a sense of camaraderie with the other members.

The Limited Power of the Ask

Eric Lanke

Like some trade associations, ours has an affiliated 501(c)(3) foundation, through which we raise money to support research and education initiatives related to our industry. If you want someone to give you money for your cause, the most important thing for you to do is to ask them.

The World of Opportunities for AMCs: A YM Perspective

YourMembership Blog

We are proud to be the Platinum Sponsor for AMCi, because Association Management Companies (AMCs) have always been an important part of our success. We believe the AMC industry will continue to experience growth opportunities for the foreseeable future. The Roadblocks to Success.

Reduce Member Anxiety with Clear Instructions

Smooth The Path

These folks use big gestures, and every movement leaves no doubt as to when it is your turn. Not all traffic directors are as easy to read. Each morning I strain to figure out what to do. Not knowing what to do produces anxiety.

Guest blog: 5 essentials for a great telephone renewals campaign

Optimist Consulting

I am delighted to include this blog by Chord UK Ltd; a specialist telemarketing agency that has helped a number of membership organisations engage with their members over the phone. And of course, do say ‘thank you for being a member’.

Who Should Your Association Really Serve?

Smooth The Path

I belong to a couple of professional membership organizations that are for-profit. One is a group for entrepreneurs (just over 1,000 members) and other is a group of professional speakers (just over 700 members). Related: Is it time to revisit our member segments?

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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High Pressure Tactics Do Not Work, Especially for Associations

Smooth The Path

Telemarketers are trained to add pressure until you give in. Realtors love to add just a bit more pressure when they say “oh, by the way, we are getting an offer on this property this afternoon.” We figure out ways to cut advertising out of our media diets altogether.

Membership Marketing Blog: Here's How to Engage Your Members

Membership Marketing

Membership marketing – acquiring, engaging, upgrading, and renewing members – is the cornerstone for associations and relationship driven organizations. Speaking Engagements. Speaking Engagements. Here’s How to Engage Your Members.

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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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Make Newbies Feel Welcome!

Association Success

How to give new members a golden first experience and learn from their feedback. Remember the first time you went to an association event and how that felt? Making new members feel welcome at your association’s events is a smart investment of resources. Will it cost more to organize an onboarding program to your events now, or replace the member who won’t return because they had a negative first experience?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.18.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Maddie Grant and Jamie Notter have a new book coming out, The Non-Obvious Guide to Employee Engagement. Jimmy Daly at Animalz describes three big challenges to producing great content.

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