Unpacking an Association’s Project Management Bag

Delcor

But now, heading down the trail, you’re confident, excited, and prepared to face whatever the wilderness brings your way. Project managers head into a new project with that same sense of excitement and caution. Let’s see what association project managers carry in their backpacks.

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? How Online Communities Encourage Collaboration.

Crowdsource Members to Propel Ideas and Projects Forward

Associations Now

The wisdom of the crowd can go to work for your association. At #ASAE19, several speakers explored how associations can use crowdsourcing to generate new ideas and opportunities for member engagement. Recruit members as social influencers.

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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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. When it comes to recruiting new team members, it’s important to find people who fit your company culture.

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. Nobody ever wants to be surprised.”. Want to Learn More?

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 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?

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.

Survey: Charitable Groups Losing More Donors Than They Recruit

Associations Now

The latest Fundraising Effectiveness Project survey revealed that less than half of charitable donors contributed to the same organization two years in a row. That’s a sum any industry or economic sector would be overjoyed to look at — until the offsets are considered.

Stronger by Association: How to Start an Association

AMR Management Services

How to Start an Association. Every now and again, we go through a phase when we get multiple calls or inquiries from individuals looking to start an association or formalize a loosely knit group. objectives in place, the founding affiliates took steps to put their. Pages.

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?

How to Get Your Nonprofit into Local Newspapers

Wild Apricot

With all the buzz about social media, it’s easy to forget that offline media attention can be equally valuable, especially for community-based nonprofits who want to get attention to local projects or recruit local members and volunteers. Challenged by online alternative news sources, print newspapers are slimming down, cutting pages to cut their costs. To save on staff, newspapers increasingly bypass.(

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How to Decide If Joint Membership is Right for Your Association and Chapters

Chapter Chat

The joint membership model is becoming more popular with associations , according to Peggy Hoffman, president of Mariner Management & Marketing. Members pay for both in one dues payment either to the national association or the chapter. What would make them more likely to join both?

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?

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. If testing is so important, then how should it be done? ” or “How about?”

Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd and How To Find Them!

Beth Kanter

Yesterday, KD Paine and I delivered an NTEN Webinar on measurement based on the ideas in our new book ” Measuring the Networked Nonprofit: Using Data to Change the World.” charities with economists willing to donate their time.

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.

How to Calculate where your Membership is Headed

Membership Marketing

How to Calculate where your Membership is Headed. And some of them do not realize just how much trouble they may be in going forward. When I meet with groups, I use a simple method to calculate where their membership is headed given their current metrics. Using your current data, you can also do this analysis to see what the ultimate equilibrium of your association membership count will be. Here is how it works. One other thought to consider.

Ten Top Tips from the Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report

Membership Marketing

One of the most enjoyable projects that I work on each year is the Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report. As I have noted on this blog, I was very appreciative to have 407 associations participate in the research this year. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.4.19

Reid All About it

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. In case you were wondering… the complete beginner’s guide to TikTok. How to Accelerate Stalled Agile: Part 1.

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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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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.

Membership Marketing Blog: Yes Marketing Works

Membership Marketing

The other day, I received a comment from the CEO of an organization that basically said, “Hey, your marketing didn’t work” Marketing done properly provides statistically projectable outcomes that can be done with great precision. If variables are held constant, a mailing list or direct mail package that worked in the past will continue to perform more or less at a predictable level when you allow for some statistical flux. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.16.16

Reid All About it

Now that I’m back from the ASAE Technology Conference & Expo , it’s time to get festive. Although, thanks to the good cheer of ASAE attendees and exhibitors, I’ve been feeling pretty festive these past few days. How to Minimize the Perils of DIY Project Management.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.16.16

Reid All About it

Now that I’m back from the ASAE Technology Conference & Expo , it’s time to get festive. Although, thanks to the good cheer of ASAE attendees and exhibitors, I’ve been feeling pretty festive these past few days. How to Minimize the Perils of DIY Project Management.

Why Do People Volunteer for Professional Associations and Trade Groups?

Higher Logic

Of the many ways to give back, volunteering is one of the most profound. Volunteerism has been the lifeblood of many groups throughout the centuries and continues to be a driving force today. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , 25.3% And what brought them to your door?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.1.19

Reid All About it

On the DelCor blog, Tobin (also a Squiggle) explains how you can use this exercise to reveal and mesh different project team personalities. How’s your association’s relationship with your chapters? It doesn’t have to be difficult. I’m starting to feel old.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.14.16

Reid All About it

Most webinar hosts send a link to the recording to all registrants. Eastern* – Project Management Techniques for Non-Project Managers (Association Chat on Blab). Project management…it’s an art and a skill. How Are You Engaging Your Young Professionals?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.3.17

Reid All About it

You don’t see many posts about recruiting small businesses for membership , so I was excited to read this one by J.P. He quickly takes on benefits, recruitment tactics and dues for small or start-up businesses. Don’t let that happen to you!

Don’t let ‘perfect’ stand in the way of solving a problem

Association Success

As great as it would be to take the time to really dig deep into the complexities surrounding a problem and all its possible solutions, watching our budgets and the pile-up of other issues is usually enough to force us to act quickly. But then they expect you to move on.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.5.18

Reid All About it

Melissa Henley and Katie Burke at CMS Wire explain how to drive change without driving your colleagues crazy using techniques based on neuroscience. 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: 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. Association project managers carry a heavy load, especially if they’re expected to juggle their regular job along with their project responsibilities.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.24.17

Reid All About it

But, you have to read novels or poetry, not articles about blockchain, if you want to get those benefits. WBT Systems explains how learning pathways benefit your industry, association, and learners , and how to get started. Start to see your potential with data.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.18.16

Reid All About it

Here’s how dedicated I am to this conference for association execs. on Thursday “morning” to catch a 5:30 a.m. flight to Orlando. I intend to be chipper throughout the day thanks to intellectual stimulation, excellent company, and modest amounts of caffeine and B-12.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.18.16

Reid All About it

Here’s how dedicated I am to this conference for association execs. on Thursday “morning” to catch a 5:30 a.m. flight to Orlando. I intend to be chipper throughout the day thanks to intellectual stimulation, excellent company, and modest amounts of caffeine and B-12.

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Groups Join Forces To Improve Veteran Hiring and Retention

Associations Now

The SHRM Foundation and the National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations are marshaling their expertise on HR and veterans issues to improve veteran employment. For many veterans, the transition from military to civilian employment is difficult.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.16.18

Reid All About it

At the 2016 ASAE Technology Conference, I ran into an old NAHB IT colleague of mine who told me about this new software they were using to streamline and automate dues and data collection from their 700+ local home building associations. You know what else is a pain to the IT team?

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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? Who do you want to communicate to?

Add Productivity to the Last Hour of the Day

Associations Now

But a workplace efficiency trend, called the “soft project” hour, might help you to refocus and tackle those small membership to-do items. It’s been a long day filled with conference calls, staff meetings, and project planning. I like to start my week by getting organized.