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?

Association Growth Strategy: 6 Tech Tools to Drive Member Recruitment + Retention

Higher Logic

For associations focusing on strategically attracting new members (and keeping them engaged for the long haul), it’s important to package your tech stack for ample growth and retention. Give people indisputable reasons to renew. Ready to learn more?

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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 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.

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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.”

How to Get Useful Student Feedback on Online Courses

WBT Systems

Good feedback gives you the data you need to improve courses yourself and to make a case for hiring professional instructional designers to develop courses. You can also determine if your existing instructors and learning technology are up to par. By repeatedly asking for their perspective, you demonstrate your learner-centric mission: to deliver education that makes a difference in their lives and helps them achieve their career goals.

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New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

We are all making personal and professional new year’s resolutions for 2017, setting goals and making promises to ourselves to keep them this year. New Year, New Goals, New Technology. Association Learning Technology: Resources for Planning.

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. How to Create a Great Mentoring Program. Mentors are a vital part of any industry.

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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 Get Started with LinkedIn

Wild Apricot

Whether you’re looking for a first job or making a career change, or simply looking to meet other professionals in the non-profit sector, LinkedIn is the social network of choice. Already, 45% of all US employers use social networks to find qualified employees, and 72% plan to step up their online recruiting.( Tags: Non-profit technology nptech Best practices Social networking Non-profit Communications careers LinkedIn

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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 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?

What Associations Need to Know About Technology

Association Adviser

” Thanks to social media, 4G, iProducts, broadband, wireless, the cloud, Big Data, Skype and apps, we’re now more connected than ever. You don’t have to be the first to market or the earliest adopter of new technology. Technology cuts both ways.

How technology can improve your association’s value prop

Aptify

If members think your organization provides too little value, they’re not likely to renew. Simply put, if members think your organization provides too little value, they’re not likely to renew. So, what’s an organization to do? Technology alone does not deliver value.

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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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 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.

Study: To Retain Millennial Employees, Organizations Must Adopt New Technologies

Associations Now

workforce, they’re bringing new ideas and preferences with them, setting the stage for changes in workplace behavior and technology use. Employers need to address them now. The option to telecommute is one way to attract and retain that talent.

How to Gain Strategic Insight from Digital Metrics

Association Adviser

Few topics give association executives more fits than choosing metrics—the counts, percentages and ratios that are supposed to measure the performance of digital initiatives. Don’t fall into the trap of optimizing to platform and network metrics. For strategic insight, develop a theory about how digital supports your objectives, then develop a measurement framework and fit metrics to it. Three steps to strategic insight through digital metrics.

Arrested Development? A Strategic Approach to Technology Reboots Association Growth

.orgCommunity

Somewhere back in the Dark Ages of IT- say two years ago, because that’s how fast the electronic world moves now ¬- we thought about technology as a tool to do business. Technology has made the leap out of the toolbox. How are we listening to our members?

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. Not so distant future, with the help of new technology].

Lunchtime Links: Deciding When To Embrace New Technologies

Associations Now

How to determine if a new tech tool might benefit your association. As an association leader, you probably read a lot about new technologies and how they could benefit your organization. ” and “How does your association approach new technologies?”

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 understand payment processing and PCI compliance for your association

Nimble AMS

When picking a payment partner solution for your association to enhance PCI-compliance consider these questions before moving forward. The internet has provided great opportunities for nonprofits to increase brand awareness, recruit new members, and raise funds for the causes they support.

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. Identify process, technology, and budget considerations. Now, we’ll take our joint membership plan through the steps to implementation. Next, think about technology.

How To Get Started Thinking About Online Peer Learning Communities for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth Kanter

” The idea was to get folks who do social media for nonprofits sharing best practices about social media adoption and culture change by balancing brief c ontent delivery with lots of interaction. Community Cultivator Recruitment.

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.

Top Twelve “WTF?” Moments From the NonProfit Technology Conference

SocialFish

So Lindy and I got back late last night from NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference , which was, of course totally intense. We’d never been before (and were able to find lots of others who hadn't either, creating another layer of collective newbie experience (awesome!)). We were able to meet a whole ton of cool people IRL who we had gotten to know online, which was, as always, truly incredible. We recruited at least 8 people to YAP.

Thanksgiving for associations: 5 ways to show your members you appreciate them

Nimble AMS

Everyone likes to be appreciated, and your members are no exception. Here are five great ways to say “thanks”. The season of gratitude is the perfect time to consider how you can make your members feel more appreciated. Ask members to get more involved.

Serving Your Professional Community for Impact

Association Adviser

If you were the CEO of an association that strives to support applied technology professionals through training, credentialing, research, standards-setting and ongoing development of new competencies in any region of the world, where would you start? How do you keep this from happening?

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3 ways to breathe new life into your membership in 2020

Nimble AMS

How you can use the Community Brands Member Engagement and Loyalty Study to revive member value. Now is the perfect time to revisit the value you provide your members. Here’s some inspiration from Community Brands’ latest study to get you started.

A Little Something About 20-somethings

Association Management

For over a decade, I have been attending standards and technology-focused events sponsored by client associations as well as forums hosted by venerable U.S. At Virtual, we are often asked by our clients “what can we do to attract younger members and get them more involved?”

Webinar Recap: Attracting Young Professionals to Your Association

Higher Logic

To attract young professionals to your association, you have to understand what matters to them in their early career stages and what really drives them to succeed. Wondering how to get in the mindset of a young professional in today’s world?

Resolve to Maximize Your Association Management Software This Year

Association Adviser

As we all know, it’s customary to begin a new year by setting resolutions for what we’d like to achieve. For these associations, it’s important to creatively maximize the use of existing resources, and use them in ways that may not have previously been considered. Happy New Year!

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.15.20

Reid All About it

Naylor and Association Adviser’s annual Association Communications Benchmarking Study is now open to association professionals. Your participation will help associations understand how others in the community are navigating communications in the current climate. to 3 p.m.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.11.19

Reid All About it

The resulting report from this survey provides benchmarking data and insight into how more than 1,000 associations recruit, engage and retain members and certificants. Yes, I’m a tease, you’ll have to click through to see what everyone was reading last year.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.18.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Maddie Grant and Jamie Notter have a new book coming out, The Non-Obvious Guide to Employee Engagement. Jimmy Daly at Animalz describes three big challenges to producing great content.

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Snag Passive Job Seekers With a Dynamic Online Career Center

Association Adviser

An analysis run by LinkedIn shows 85 percent of the full-time employed workforce consider themselves to be passive job seekers. First, associations have more access now than ever to talented candidates and should revamp their staffing strategies to include these less tenured employees.

The Member Journey Has Changed: Are You Changing With It?

Higher Logic

Its effects aren’t limited just to big consumer brands like Amazon, Netflix Uber. Technology has changed how people travel down the path toward membership at your association, and how they engage with your association if or when they join. Changing Role of Technology.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.8.20

Reid All About it

Chapters have always had the face-to-face advantage but now even they must get on the virtual bandwagon. Will college students return to campus this fall? I just now left the Non Dues-A-Palooza virtual happy hour to finish writing this post (dedication!) to 1:30 p.m. –