Monday Buzz: Recruiting Student Volunteers

Associations Now

Inspire more students to participate in volunteer work. Also: Discover an efficient way to promote your content through Twitter. Volunteer experience can also help make students more attractive to college admission officers and prospective employers.

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.

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Add Chapters to Make an Old Association Feel New

Associations Now

Launching a chapter network has helped PEN America, a literary organization with almost 100 years of history, recruit new members and reinvent opportunities for member engagement at the local level. New threats to free expression, press freedom, and discourse have emerged.”.

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This Is Not a Good Look for Us

Spark Consulting

It’s an open secret that associations are deeply concerned about – and struggling with – our ability to recruit and retain Millennial young professionals, both as members and as association executives and talent in our industry.

Daily Buzz: A Better Strategy for Member Research

Associations Now

The two methods work well together, especially when the qualitative research is conducted first, and the results are used to write the quantitative survey,” she explains. How to Declutter Your CRM’s Email Marketing and Make it More Efficient [link].

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.4.19

Reid All About it

WBT Systems suggests ten factors you should consider while developing requirements for your new LMS. MemberSuite shares the secret to retaining new members. It’s a secret worth spilling about what members are really seeking and how to help them find it.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.2.17

Reid All About it

Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… Countdown time to AMS Fest!! I’m looking forward to spending a few days next week talking and thinking about association technology. I’ll be happy to feature it as long as it’s not too product-centric.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.12.17

Reid All About it

Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… How are associations using learning technologies? Don’t you want to know? She likens it to Costco where “ you pay an annual fee to be a member so that you can go to their store and spend money.”

Back to The Future: Associations in 2010

Portage Group

Together in a fun and interactive format, we will explore the landscape of associations today and discuss what trends will shape the sector in the years to come. Future associations structures will be flatter so as to be more accessible, responsive and nimble. How have you adapted?

Hot Association Jobs: November 10


If you are an organized, communicative and persuasive person with excellent design skills who understands how to quickly establish relationships and manage multi-faceted projects across departments, consider this role. EMPLOYERS: Want to know how this job board differs from the rest?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.14.19

Reid All About it

WBT Systems explains how association membership can be an antidote to the loneliness epidemic. shares the benefits of reading, according to science. Some quick hits before we get to next week’s free webinars: “Attention is the beginning of devotion.”

Delayed Adulthood: The Hidden Root of Your Young-Member Struggles

Associations Now

If you can’t seem to attract enough young professionals to your association, maybe it’s because there aren’t enough young people in your industry. Are you concerned about how to attract young professionals to join and engage with your association?

Culinary Federation Cooks Up a Master Chef Pipeline

Associations Now

The American Culinary Federation is working on getting new talent into the pipeline and helping restaurants hire those up-and-comers. If new reports of a shortage of up-and-coming chefs are true, “Restaurant Impossible” could take on a whole new meaning in kitchens across the country.

Lunchtime Links: Deciding When To Embrace New Technologies

Associations Now

How to determine if a new tech tool might benefit your association. Also: Tips for attracting new members. As an association leader, you probably read a lot about new technologies and how they could benefit your organization.

AI for Nonprofits and Social Good: Link Roundup

Beth Kanter

Google.Org is giving away $25 million to humanitarian projects that use Google’s machine learning technology. Impact Challenge ” is based on Google’s belief that artificial intelligence can provide new solutions to old problems and improve people’s lives.

Moose to MOOCs and 3 other articles for association executives

SCD Group

Public universities and systems in nine states say they''ll join a push to greatly expand and improve online learning. Partnerships with several state flagship universities also are being announced, bringing to more than 70 the number of schools or systems working with the company.

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A Different Way to Diversify Boards

Associations Now

A organization’s effort to improve gender parity on boards uses a surprising and effective strategy—and one practically tailored for associations. So, back to that question I asked above: Who wouldn’t like this? Encouraging women to smash the glass ceiling is great.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.6.19

Reid All About it

Do brands have anything to teach associations about earning and rewarding customer and learner loyalty? They explain how to earn and reward learner loyalty. Another person who has dedicated countless hours to the association community is KiKi L’Italien. How to respond?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.9.19

Reid All About it

But, I’ve got to admit, reading all the tweets and putting together this post, I’m feeling a bit wistful. I’m realizing how much I’ll miss seeing my friends. Jay Daughtry shares his list of 19 moments to celebrate at #ASAE19 in Columbus. Sun 8/11 from 5 to 6 p.m.

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Would love you to register and join me. I think it will be really good and I hope to have lots of interesting info to share after listening to their speakers. Join with national leaders to discuss innovative workplace practices SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE and engage with workforce leaders to discuss promising practices and innovative ideas on how to recruit, retain and fully engage top talent by creating diverse, flexible and equitable work environments.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.18.19

Reid All About it

It’s so sad to meet an association professionals whose boss doesn’t provide a budget for professional development—how cruelly ironic considering associations are in the lifelong learning business. Quick hits before we get to next week’s free webinars: Is your marketing mediocre?

From the Corner Office: Carol Khoury, NYSSA

Association Adviser

This month’s Corner Office spotlight shines on Carol Khoury, managing director of membership & marketing, for the 10,000-member New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA). Associations are finally coming to grips with the fact that they can no longer do business as usual.

What Associations Need to Know About Technology

Association Adviser

As Thomas Friedman, bestselling author of The World Is Flat, quipped in a recent New York Times op-ed , “something really big happened in the world’s wiring in the last decade, but it was obscured by the financial crisis and post-9/11.” By Hank Berkowitz.

Keys to Association Career Success

Association Adviser

Probably the best piece of career advice I’ve heard in a long time came the other day from Michael Bloomberg , former mayor of New York City and billionaire founder of Bloomberg, LP: “If you like what you do, you’re going to do more of it and the more you do of it, the more successful you’re going to be—and that gives you more reason to like it.” You don’t have to be an aspiring billionaire to follow it.

Membership Wakeup Call for Associations

Association Adviser

Many associations tell us their membership is back to where it was before the 2008-09 downturn, perhaps even a bit better. Associations must adapt to shifting demographics, new communication platforms and changing member preferences. But, it will be a challenge to implement.

Romancing Customers with Compelling Content


I ticked off the attributes that were most attractive: central location, salary, interesting projects, and office subscription to the New York Times (the basics for this 20-something). I was ready to sign! I wanted my new best friend to be excited and validate my decision.

Listen up and pay attention. Please!


Crunch Predicted in Nonprofit Sector Groups Are Not Nurturing and Retaining Tomorrow's Leaders, Study Says "The nonprofit sector is facing what experts call an unprecedented crisis in leadership, with organizations in the Washington region and across the country struggling to recruit and retain talented staff. The sobering report, "Ready to Lead? I love this industry and want to stay. Now, Light said, "they're waking up to say, 'Where's the next generation of workers?'

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Doing Business in the Middle East ?


global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. His presentation was so popular I have asked Ajay to share some of his thoughts along with a copy of his slides on his experiences in Dubai of the UAE. Return to top.