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.

Restructuring Membership? Here’s How to Avoid a Big Gamble.

Associations Now

A few key signs may indicate that it’s time to change your membership structure. Knowing when and how to act can help slow churn and create opportunities for future growth. If you do it right, it can lead to membership growth,” Ratner told me in an interview.

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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.

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. A non-member, a company similar to many that are already in the membership, was in the same general neighborhood and was willing to meet with me to discuss the possibility of becoming a member. Why, I wondered had he not yet decided to become a member?

Friday Buzz: How to Use Your Annual Meeting to Recruit New Members

Associations Now

Your association’s annual meeting is likely your biggest event of the year, but are you leveraging it to recruit new members? CIVSA also changes the location of its events each year to reach more people in different regions. Check out Ibele’s post for recruitment keys to success.

How to go viral

SocialFish

I won’t pretend to understand this, but if you’re into math, I bet you’ll love it. ” you can show them the math and ask them to provide a predictive model for what they want to achieve – in fact they can experiment right here.

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How to Mitigate Revenue Losses

Associations Now

There are a number of steps associations experiencing revenue shortfalls can take to reduce the damage. One expert shares how to get started and why it’s important to know your sales history. Whether it’s failing to meet membership goals or advertising projections, it’s not so much if an association will experience a revenue loss, but when an association will experience a revenue loss. Without this data, you will be surprised, and that’s not a good place to be.

How to Make Culture, Not Perks, Work For Your Organization

Higher Logic

These perks are meant to reflect a culture that helps employers recruit and retain top-rate talent to their organizations. Too good to be true. This has the potential to create resentment amongst organization members. How to define your organization's culture.

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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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. From data collection to analysis.

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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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The Secret to Recruiting the Best Talent: Authentic Employer Branding

SocialFish

Join Jamie Notter and Charlie Judy at WorkXO for the first in our new HR webinar series in partnership with QuestionPro about The Secret to Recruiting the Best Talent: Authentic Employer Branding. Why is it so hard to recruit and retain the right talent? Your brand promise is the most important reason why customers want to buy your product and why employees want to work for you. How to use data to create an authentic employer brand.

The Secret to Recruiting the Best Talent: Authentic Employer Branding

SocialFish

Join Jamie Notter and Charlie Judy at WorkXO for the first in our new HR webinar series in partnership with QuestionPro about The Secret to Recruiting the Best Talent: Authentic Employer Branding. Why is it so hard to recruit and retain the right talent? Your brand promise is the most important reason why customers want to buy your product and why employees want to work for you. How to use data to create an authentic employer brand.

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. Recruit Help. You have no credibility, so you’d be paying to rank.

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Add Productivity to the Last Hour of the Day

Associations Now

The last hour of the day can feel like a productivity killer. But a workplace efficiency trend, called the “soft project” hour, might help you to refocus and tackle those small membership to-do items. and you start to feel a productivity buzzkill.

The Secret to Recruiting the Best Talent: Authentic Employer Branding

SocialFish

Join Jamie Notter and Charlie Judy at WorkXO for the first in our new HR webinar series in partnership with QuestionPro about The Secret to Recruiting the Best Talent: Authentic Employer Branding. Why is it so hard to recruit and retain the right talent?

College Grads, Employers, and the Recruitment Disconnect

Associations Now

For recent college grads and potential employers, the recruitment process can be a stressful one. One expert offers tips for associations to up their recruitment game and attract fresh talent. For recent grads, that means taking a customized approach to recruitment.

Membership Marketing Blog: 3 Tips on How to Improve the.

Membership Marketing

3 Tips on How to Improve the Presentation of Your Membership Product. How membership is presented is also important when promoting to prospective members. What other suggestions do you have to better present membership in your organization? new products. (4).

Seven Levers to Increase Membership Recruitment

Membership Marketing

Seven Levers to Increase Membership Recruitment. Where do you start if your supervisor or board tells you to increase the number of new members coming into your organization? so it is a legitimate and useful tool to explore. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook.

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. Provide opportunity to make an impact.

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.

Membership Marketing Blog: How to Recognize a Good Strategy?

Membership Marketing

How to Recognize a Good Strategy? We are told that the organization is going to launch a bold new strategy. A good strategy does more than urge us forward toward a goal or vision; it honestly acknowledges the challenges we face and provides an approach to overcoming them.”

Association Staff Stretched to the Limit? How to Get More for Your Association Without Breaking Your Team

Association Adviser

The new norm is to have more work to do than can possibly be done with the current level of resources. What can association professionals do to make the most of the resources they have without leading to staff burnout? Video production 21%.

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How to Meet the Membership & Education Expectations of Millennials and Gen Z

.orgCommunity

Young professionals (YPs) are joiners, but they can’t afford to join associations or participate in association programs just because it’s the right or expected thing to do. But YPs are hungry to get ahead. YPs expect educational programs to offer current, up-to-date information.

Social CRM Use Case 5: Recruitment

SocialFish

Our [SocialFish] definition of Social CRM is “the discipline of applying social media to membership management”, and the 12 use cases in our white paper, ROI and the Impact of Social CRM , show this in action. Here’s the 5th of a series of blog posts for Avectra on the use cases – including four completely new ones – and we want to hear from you if these are possible for YOUR association. Only half of the original list is connected to a current member.

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.

Lunchtime Links: How to Onboard New Members

Associations Now

Be sure to make new members feel welcome. Recruiting new members is exciting. But are you doing everything you can to ensure your newest additions feel at home in your organization? How to onboard new members, and more, in today’s Lunchtime Links.

Why Share the Wealth through Membership Recruitment?

Membership Marketing

Why Share the Wealth through Membership Recruitment? This past weekend, I was in Chicago doing some membership presentations and spoke with members of one group who asked, “Why should I recruit members for the organization? Share to Twitter Share to Facebook.

Product and Service Engagement Drives Membership Retention and

Membership Marketing

Product and Service Engagement Drives Membership Retention and Growth. The connection between the products and services offered by an association and the impact of usage of these on membership is profound. Effectively, it is the fast track to membership success. new products. (4).

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.

You Must Recruit The Powerhouse Of Your Attendees’ Brains For Real Engagement

Velvet Chainsaw

You need to know how to kick-start the PFC if you want your attendees to pay attention and be involved. And how to avoid shutting down your attendees’ PFC. The Powerhouse Portion According to author Erika Garms , the PFC is a fascinating section of our brain.

How to Build a Case for and Implement Joint Membership for Your Association and Chapters

Chapter Chat

Read Part 2 to learn how to: Find out if joint membership is a good idea for your association. Now, we’ll take our joint membership plan through the steps to implementation. Introduce the joint membership plan to chapters. How much will joint membership cost?

Membership Marketing Blog: Pricing Your Product, Service or.

Membership Marketing

Pricing Your Product, Service or Membership. Sometimes pricing is an afterthought when developing a product or service or changing your membership structure. to $2,395. So how does one go about building a pricing strategy? Here are five basic approaches to pricing.

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How to Test Big and Win Big in Membership Marketing

Membership Marketing

Besides under spending on marketing, lack of testing remains the single biggest missed opportunity to grow membership. The three basics to test in marketing remain the list you market to, the offer you make, and message/package you send. First, be sure to test big things.

Membership Marketing Blog: Using Social Media to Recruit Staff

Membership Marketing

Using Social Media to Recruit Staff. A former client contact of mine helps to manage a blog and related social media to recruit staff for the company where she works -- Sodexo. If you get a chance, take a couple of minutes to browse all of the tools that are deployed. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Hi Tony - what a nice surprise to click on your link and read your post. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom). new products. (4).

Hawaii Five-O & Monopoly Show Associations How to Engage Members

SCD Group

For tonight’s (1/14/13) showing of Hawaii Five-O, CBS invited viewers to vote on which ending they wanted for its show. Many people now are watching TV with a companion device (known to many as the “second screen”). So, what does this have to do with associations?

Unleash the Power of Market Testing in Your Membership Recruitment

Membership Marketing

Unleash the Power of Market Testing in Your Membership Recruitment. In fact, testing may even be more important now because the vast array of options available to marketers. A test can mean the difference between a stunning success for a product or an abject failure.

Writing+Listening+Communications+Productivity = Readings for Association Executives

SCD Group

How To Write When You Have No Ideas and No Time. Oh, so this is how I can get traffic from search engines and social media! I don’t know what to write about. Or more often: I don’t have time to write. This post will show you how to create content, even when you have no ideas and no time. We’ll do it by finding a topic and then finding people to write about it. Step Two: Find People To Write For You. They had no need to fake it.

The Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) entry process

Optimist Consulting

We encourage desk editors, project managers and other editorial and proofreading professionals to join, whether they are freelance or employed. The SfEP promotes high editorial standards and works to uphold the professional status of editors and proofreaders.

Membership Marketing Blog: How to make sure the Price is Right!

Membership Marketing

How to make sure the Price is Right! Are you using price as a strategic tool to drive sales? A very high price may support the impression that you product is exclusive. A low price may help launch your product against an established competitor. Lynda McDaniel makes the point in her October Associations Now article, Perspectives on Association Pricing , that pricing for association products, services, and membership can sometimes receive inadequate attention.

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