Know Your Members Through Better Surveys: A How-To Guide

Aaron Wolowiec

He has four years’ experience helping associations with member surveys and data. 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?”

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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? How Online Communities Encourage Collaboration.

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.

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.

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 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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SNMMI Rekindles and Sparks Recruitment Among Their Lapsed Member Base [Case Study]

Higher Logic

SNMMI is a dedicated society that proudly represents 17,000 nuclear and molecular imaging professionals worldwide, working to facilitate the knowledge, tools, and resources necessary to strengthen and advance their meaningful careers in the field. 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.

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.

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.

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? The post Association Staff Stretched to the Limit?

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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?

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.”

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.

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. Trying new ways to present membership really comes down to making the buying decision easier for a prospective member.

Corporate Well-Being Programs Have Broadened, Survey Shows

Associations Now

A survey by the National Business Group on Health indicates that organizations are taking a more holistic approach with their well-being programs, such as offering help on financial security. Our members began to see the impact of financial insecurity on their employees,” Heinen said.

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.

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. Survey the rest of those members.

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?

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).

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?”

2010 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Survey

Membership Marketing

2010 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Survey: Please Participate. We have just launched the questionnaire for the 2010 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Survey and I want to invite each of you who work for a membership organization to participate. As you may recall, last year, our survey provided critical comparative data on how organizations recruit members, engage new members and renew their members. You can participate using this survey link.

Participate in the 2011 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Survey

Membership Marketing

Participate in the 2011 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Survey. We have just launched the questionnaire for the 2011 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Survey and I want to invite blog readers who work for a membership organization to participate. If you are on our survey list, you would have already received an email with a personal link to connect you to the survey. Please use the link provided in the email to respond.

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.

Six Components to Building Your Membership Model

Membership Marketing

Six Components to Building Your Membership Model. I am speaking with a number of clients about options on how to build new memberships or adapt current categories. Value – What products and services are desired by your market that you are able to deliver to the membership?

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Membership Marketing Blog: Customers Love 'Em or Lose 'Em

Membership Marketing

The book includes 57 tips on how to better serve your customers. No one likes to be in the dark. While this is human nature, you don’t want to be the source of their worries. Finally, when in doubt, it’s better to over communicate then under.”

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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.

Membership Marketing Blog: Here's How to Engage Your Members

Membership Marketing

Here’s How to Engage Your Members. • Members who upgraded their membership in the past year to a higher level of service were 12% more likely to renew. But the engagement does not just need to be a financial exchange. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook.

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Want More Members? Better Get to Know Them

Association Adviser

Recruit, retain, engage and repeat. 1 response the Texas Society of Association Executives (TSAE) received when it recently asked members to identify their biggest challenges. Recruit. Word of mouth, Hill stressed, is important but “it has to be from the right mouth.”

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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? She shares some great examples from pricing strategies used by a number of associations related to membership, conference, and publications. Here is the link to the article. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Labels: Associations Now , dues increase survey , Price. Informative Post - Like To See More On Pricing Tactics - Thanks.

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5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Association’s Event

Blue Sky eLearn

For an association, hosting events like conferences, networking meetups, and learning sessions is an effective way to bring people who share a common goal or passion together. There’s a lot riding on your association’s next event, so how can you get the most out of it? .

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Membership Marketing Blog: Disturbing News on the Practice of.

Membership Marketing

Many organizations are seeing growth in membership and using great tools to recruit, engage, and retain members. But answers to the question, “What types of analysis do you use to measure the effectiveness of your membership marketing campaigns?”

Membership Marketing Blog: Five Steps to Building a Membership.

Membership Marketing

Five Steps to Building a Membership Recruitment Strategy. I just responded to a question on how an organization should put together a membership recruitment strategy. The question reminded me that sometimes it is a good idea to step back and look at the fundamentals of what we are doing. So here are five basic elements that I think are important to consider in putting together a membership recruitment program. 2009 Benchmarking Survey. (12).

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Membership Marketing Blog: Three Steps to Engage Volunteers in.

Membership Marketing

Three Steps to Engage Volunteers in Membership Marketing. There is a big world out there and volunteers can make a significant impact in helping you reach out to others and grow your membership. Here are three steps to get volunteers plugged in your membership marketing efforts.

Launching: Membership 101 Series

Spark Consulting

I’ve had several clients hire me recently to do webinars/presentations on basic concepts in membership. It occurred to me that other people might want this information, too. Recruitment v retention v renewal – how do they relate to each other?

Associations Report Jump in New Members, Renewals, and Total

Membership Marketing

Membership organizations reported a triple play in membership numbers in the soon to be released 2011 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report. Growth in new member recruitment appears to be a big driver in membership growth. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook.

Membership Marketing Blog: Maximizing your Website as a Tool for.

Membership Marketing

Maximizing your Website as a Tool for Membership Recruitment. But surprisingly few use a visit to a website as an opportunity to capture an opt-in from a prospective member. So how do you get a visitor to opt-in to receiving additional information from an organization?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.11.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… It’s time for Marketing General Incorporated’s (MGI) 11 th annual Membership Marketing Benchmarking Survey. Three ways content marketers can provide value to the sales team.

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Membership Management: 4 Top Ways to Maximize Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

That said, it’s important to think about boosting member engagement as the best way to set your recruitment strategy up for long-term success.¹. With an engaged member base, word about your association’s value will spread organically, supporting your greater recruitment efforts.

Membership Marketing Blog: Current Practices in Increasing.

Membership Marketing

We have started to work our way through the crosstabs for the 2011 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report and some great data is showing up from the responses provided by the 650 participating associations. ” Here is how participations responded. 2009 Benchmarking Survey. (12).

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Members Hire Tomorrow’s Associations

Potomac Core

Global uncertainty and technological advances are forcing Members to make more informed decisions on how to spend their precious time and money. Members expect their Associations to be nimble, future focused, and having the speed and foresight to help move an Industry forward.

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