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. We've got five tips to help you be successful in starting a mentoring program.

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How to Recruit and Engage an Entirely New Generation of Members

Smooth The Path

Some associations are seeing exceptional member growth while other associations are seeing a decline. Not all associations are struggling to retain their members, but some are. The others are failing to remain relevant. Younger members and hiring managers will thank you!

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Don’t Be Led Astray From Protecting the Member Experience

Associations Now

Businesses that deliver a cluttered customer experience have likely fallen victim to short-sighted temptations. Associations can avoid the same fate by fending off the forces that put other goals ahead of member needs. So, how to keep these angry gods at bay?

[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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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. You know your members. Ready to learn more?

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3 Add-on Tools to Drive Association Revenue + Amplify Member Engagement

Higher Logic

Is your association leveraging technology to its fullest potential? Magical experiences are earned on the other side of diligent courage and execution. Identify what you need to deliver the member experience you want, and learn how to make the data work for you.

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 engage your members in today’s hyper personalized world

Aptify

To engage today’s members, personalization is no longer a nice-to-have. Here are some ideas to get you started. Consumer (and member) demands for personalization are at all-time highs. We want companies to address us by name in the communications they send us.

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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.

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.

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.

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?

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. How are they doing it?

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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.10.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… “5G, when fully implemented, is poised to be a very big deal, a far bigger transformation in mobile technology than any previous generational shift. How to use FAQ pages to improve SEO.

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10 Association Communications Stats with Tips to Reach Younger Members More Effectively

Higher Logic

What do your members want? Personalized content customized to their interests!]. ?? Delivered to their inboxes, online community dashboards, and everywhere they consume content.]. ?? Tip: Tap into tools that support the collection of comprehensive member data.

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?

5-Step Guide to Calculating Your Member Retention Rate

Higher Logic

Ah, member retention. In fact, 46 percent of associations reported that increasing member retention is one of their top membership goals, according to the Membership Marketing Benchmark Report. How to Calculate Your Member Retention Rate.

What to include in your membership marketing plan

Optimist Consulting

I was delighted to recently present at CHASE on how to develop your membership marketing strategy and plan. 1.What do you need to promote across the year? How can you promote these product/service lines? Social media: Go where your members are.

How technology can improve your association’s value prop

Aptify

Keeping members around long-term by continuously providing value. . If members think your organization provides too little value, they’re not likely to renew. Keeping members around year after year means continually providing them with value. Consider the member journey.

Daily Buzz: Optimize Your Online Member Application

Associations Now

On one hand, it’s important to acknowledge that people don’t have time to fill out a lengthy application. What do you need in order to give them the member experience they want?” But don’t let data be an excuse to go crazy mining for information. “Be

7 Tips to Improve Your Marketing Reporting and Prove Your Worth

Higher Logic

Proving your association marketing team’s effort’s worth to upper management and a board can be challenging. But it doesn’t have to be! Well, have no fear, I’ve got seven tips to help you learn how to track the right thing and understand your numbers.

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Thanksgiving for associations: 5 ways to show your members you appreciate them

Nimble AMS

Everyone likes to be appreciated, and your members are no exception. Here are five great ways to say “thanks”. Your association wouldn’t be an association without members. Here are five ways to thank your members for their support.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.8.16

Reid All About it

Schedule one hour next week to attend one of these webinars, read ASAE Collaborate, or skim the #assnchat hashtag on Twitter for good reads. – How to Build an Amazing Volunteer Recruitment Strategy. Blab is easy to use.

Three Ideas to Ramp Up Digital Member Engagement

Associations Now

Associations pros frequently cite member engagement as a top challenge, and many of the most effective ways to make easier connections with members are in the digital realm. Here are three items to add to your online engagement plan in the new year.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.5.18

Reid All About it

He describes his experience over at the DelCor blog along with the reasons we might be seeing this technology more often at offices and events near you. A few quick hits before we get to this week’s list of free webinars: Keep an eye out for these top 11 phishing email subject lines.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.2.16

Reid All About it

If you’re going to the ASAE Technology Conference, like me, and agreed during registration to receive emails from exhibitors, then you’re probably getting several of them a day. Want to read more? Ok, on to the list of this week’s free webinars and learning events.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.2.16

Reid All About it

If you’re going to the ASAE Technology Conference, like me, and agreed during registration to receive emails from exhibitors, then you’re probably getting several of them a day. Want to read more? Ok, on to the list of this week’s free webinars and learning events.

Design Thinking: A Team Sport Your Association is Ready to Play

Revverberations

In a previous post , we encouraged associations to apply Design Thinking to improve non-dues revenue opportunities as well as the experience and engagement of members. Iteration is purposefully embedded in the process to continuously improve and refine.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.9.18

Reid All About it

Flickr is going to a subscription model and many of those photos may be deleted unless Creative Commons works out a solution. MemberSuite shares the many different ways your association can collect and update member data throughout the membership journey. NiUG members only.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

Reid All About it

It’s that time of year – your chance to participate in the industry’s most comprehensive study on membership marketing. Every year, I look forward to pouring over this report as soon as it comes out. To participate in the survey, email Tony Rossell at MGI.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

Reid All About it

It’s that time of year – your chance to participate in the industry’s most comprehensive study on membership marketing. Every year, I look forward to pouring over this report as soon as it comes out. To participate in the survey, follow this link.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.14.16

Reid All About it

Most webinar hosts send a link to the recording to all registrants. Rebecca Achurch joins Association Chat to make project management more…er, manageable. Learn how to present a business case to your leadership for adding digital events to your offerings.

3 ways to breathe new life into your membership in 2020

Nimble AMS

How you can use the Community Brands Member Engagement and Loyalty Study to revive member value. Now is the perfect time to revisit the value you provide your members. Here’s some inspiration from Community Brands’ latest study to get you started.

Want to Put Members in the Spotlight? Take Better Photos.

Associations Now

A professional photographer shares tips on how to put members front and center in the photos you take at your events. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then what do your photos say about your members? An example might be an award presented to volunteers.

8 things your association’s online career center should do

Aptify

Provide member value and job opportunities to your association’s members. Want to deliver a career center experience that offers unmatched value to your members while driving revenue for your organization? Here’s how. .

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.4.16

Reid All About it

How many times have you asked yourself that? The only problem with flow is when I forget to set a timer to get up every 30 or 40 minutes to stretch my legs and get some fresh air. Before I get to the list of webinars, how about some good reads?

3 Mistakes to Avoid During Member Onboarding

Associations Now

Common missteps or incorrect assumptions can jeopardize new-member relationships. The author of Retention Point , a new book on how to establish lasting connections with members, identifies three common errors organizations make in the onboarding process.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.20.17

Reid All About it

to 5 p.m. A Community Manager of the Year award with a prize valued at over $1,000 including a complimentary registration to the CMX Summit, roundtrip airfare on Southwest Airlines and a $500 travel stipend. I’ll be happy to feature it as long as it’s not too product-centric.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.20.17

Reid All About it

to 5 p.m. A Community Manager of the Year award with a prize valued at over $1,000 including a complimentary registration to the CMX Summit, roundtrip airfare on Southwest Airlines and a $500 travel stipend. I’ll be happy to feature it as long as it’s not too product-centric.

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