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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Afraid of a “Ghost”? How to Keep Recruits From Disappearing

Associations Now

How can you prevent a crisis when a new employee doesn’t show up? Your HR department—which may have dealt with job candidates, or even new hires, doing the exact same thing to them. It’s one thing for a person to skip out on the interview process.

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 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. The post How to Make Your New Members Feel Welcome appeared first on YourMembership.

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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? Take Time to Connect.

Monday Buzz: How to Recruit Small Businesses

Associations Now

Recruiting small businesses to join your organization is difficult, but these tips could help. Many organizations already know the value of recruiting small businesses as members, but servicing emerging businesses can come with a unique set of challenges.

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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[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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Membership Hack: Instagram Recruitment

Associations Now

The American Society of Interior Designers takes advantage of Instagram’s visual appeal to market to prospective members. How to hack it? This is a campaign geared toward recruiting our young, emerging professionals,” she says. “We

How to Apply Social to Marketing and Membership Recruitment

SocialFish

Used in the right way, social media marketing can help you acquire new customers, convince customers to buy more often, and increase the amount customers spend with you. Your members want to spread the word about you, especially if you make it easy for them. This is how.

3 Surprising Truths about Recruiting

SocialFish

On Association Success this past month, Jamie’s been writing all about recruiting. What We Can’t Admit About Recruiting. It’s a big decision, yet neither side really seems to have the information they need to make a good decision. How about watching them work.

How to Use Pinterest to Advance Your Organization

SocialFish

Feeling rested and ready to take on the world again? Well then you’ll be excited to know that our kick-off webinar for the Think Tank Summer Series is this Thursday at 2 pm ET ! Caveats and potential pitfalls to avoid. Did you have a nice 4th of July break?

How to Build a Dashboard to Track Membership Statistics

Membership Marketing

Yet, perhaps there is no more important step that you can take to improve your membership program this year than establishing a clear and consistent dashboard to keep track of your association’s recruitment, new member conversion, and renewal efforts.

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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[Cool Infographic Friday] How Social Recruiting Can Attract Top Talent to Your Organization

SocialFish

Have you tried using social media as a recruiting tool for your association or nonprofit? If you learn how to use social media for recruiting, you’ll find it’s one of the best ways to attract top talent. Employers know this – 89 percent of them use social media to find candidates, and 70 percent of hiring managers have successfully recruited with social media. But social recruiting can have a downside as well.

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.

How to Budget for Membership Recruitment and Renewals

Membership Marketing

An organization determines how much it can spend and then asks the membership staff to use it in the best way possible. But the correct question should not be how much you are allowed to spend, but how much you can generate in revenue for the organization.

How to Leverage Social Media for Successful Marketing and Membership Recruitment

SocialFish

Here are the slides for a webinar I’m conducting today for Springer ; where I’ll be talking to 100 scientific and heathcare societies about their social media marketing efforts. Social CRM is the way that you will get to ROI.

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 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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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.

Daily Buzz: Rethink Your Recruiting Process

Associations Now

Any new hire has to meet your organization’s expectations both professionally and culturally. To find the right person, you have to tweak the recruiting process. Tweaking something small can make a big difference to your association culture.”.

[Cool Infographic Friday] How Social Recruiting Can Attract Top Talent to Your Organization

SocialFish

Thanks to Betterteam for sending along this infographic! ———— Have you tried using social media as a recruiting tool for your association or nonprofit? Plus, if you’re looking to attract millennials to your workforce, social is possibly the best method.

Membership Hack: Card-Carrying Volunteer Recruiter

Associations Now

The New Jersey Society of CPAs recruits volunteers with a business card that removes the barriers to getting involved. How to hack it? The New Jersey Society of CPAs was on a mission to engage members face-to-face and recruit some volunteers at the same time.

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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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 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!

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.

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. What is their organization’s revenue?

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How to Create a Great Mentoring Program in Your Online Community

Higher Logic

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. Associations, which are widely-recognized experts in their industries, are stepping up to offer such programs.

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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 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?

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. 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. Employees who apply new skills and knowledge to their work help their company become more competitive. Here are some stats to buttress your campaign.

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Seven Levers to Increase Membership Recruitment

Membership Marketing

Membership marketing – acquiring, engaging, upgrading, and renewing members – is the cornerstone for associations and relationship driven organizations. Seven Levers to Increase Membership Recruitment. so it is a legitimate and useful tool to explore.

How to Market like a Musician

SocialFish

Its inherent “ick factor” is why so many companies fail to properly engage their audiences. The key to getting over that “ick factor” is to get creative. Of course, it’s one thing to know that. Offer a giveaway if your organization’s page reaches 1000 likes on Facebook.

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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.”.

How to Build an Association Board of Directors

GrowthZone

Membership pro, Frank Kenny, explains how to build a board of directors that is representative of your members (and why it’s important you do so). How many are men? How old are they? Choosing good board members is critical to your association’s success.

Tuesday Buzz: How to Handle Potential Members on Tight Budgets

Associations Now

There are things your organization can do to keep them involved. Membership-based organizations put forth a lot of effort to recruit new members. Folks who are passionate about your organization may still be willing to participate in other ways.

Membership Marketing Blog: How to Recognize a Good Strategy?

Membership Marketing

Membership marketing – acquiring, engaging, upgrading, and renewing members – is the cornerstone for associations and relationship driven organizations. How to Recognize a Good Strategy? We are told that the organization is going to launch a bold new strategy.

From #Ideas17: How to Simplify Your Association’s Messaging

MembersClicks

Messaging is something that all companies and organizations have to do, but something that only a small percentage do well. Many organizations disseminate complicated messages - or conflicting messages.