How To Create A Volunteer Engagement Strategy that Actually Works

Wild Apricot

Creating a volunteer engagement strategy can not only improve your volunteer's experience, but your entire organizational atmosphere. That's why I've created this guide to engaging volunteers from start to finish

How To Design a Digital Badge Strategy

WBT Systems

Dramatic changes have occurred in how learning is recognized, accredited and validated. Digital Badges are a part of these changes and are set to make a big impact on education and certification programs in 2017. What Does Designing a Digital Badge Strategy Look Like?

How to Create a Strategy That Includes Everyone

Associations Now

Without engagement from all stakeholders, your grand plan for a new strategy is likely to fizzle. Making strategy discussions inclusive can help. “It Fixes to the problem don’t come easy. More than something you have, strategy is something you do. But how, exactly?

How to Launch an LMS with No Content

Blue Sky eLearn

We’ve talked to plenty of organizations who don’t believe they are ready or qualified to purchase a learning management system because of lack of content. Instead of leaving these on your regular website, move any educational white papers over to your LMS. .

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How to Develop a Long-Term Member Engagement Strategy

Socious

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How to Design Smarter Learning Experiences

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently, I listened to a Leading Learning podcast that featured Connie Malamed a learning experience design consultant. Being in the LMS industry and seeing all of the different ways our clients design and present their eLearning programs, I always find topics like these interesting to share.

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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. So, declaring a goal of reaching 20,000 members was not based on data, industry standards, or the strength of the organization’s infrastructure to reach and accommodate that goal.

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How to Leverage Mobility Strategies for Member Engagement

Association Adviser

According to recent statistics , desktops now account for only 29 percent of digital minutes, rest of the share is mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. A mobility strategy thus becomes crucial for harnessing member engagement for your association.

How to Win at Instagram

Association Adviser

When associations marry the art and strategy of posting on Instagram, they open a new pathway to reach potential members. The post How to Win at Instagram appeared first on Association Adviser.

How to Give Your Customer Success Team Superpowers

Higher Logic

How about stressed? These issues are roadblocks to your customer success team’s ultimate goal of improving customer satisfaction and growing your revenue. But how can you get past these roadblocks to activate your customer success team’s success?

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How to support your members’ career journey

YourMembership Blog

Strategies that support every stage of your association’s members career journey – from student to retiree. As you think about your members’ relationships with your association, you likely think about the member journey – from the first interaction with your organization to the moment a member renews. The post How to support your members’ career journey appeared first on YourMembership.

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Party of One? How to Manage Your Association’s Education

Blue Sky eLearn

Meet with all the other departments in your association to identify new educational opportunities. Can your marketing department identify new segments to promote a course to a broader audience? Let them know what you’re up to, and find ways to work together.

How to Scale Online Learning: B2B Market Strategies for Assocations

WBT Systems

How can your organization expand online learning reach? Learn from successful corporate market strategies! Selling online learning content to individuals is challenging enough. Plus, business-to-business relationships require specialized content management functionality.

LMS Buy-In: How to Overcome these Top 4 Objections

Blue Sky eLearn

However, with the expense of an LMS comes online courses and on-demand webinars that can become a part of your non-dues revenue strategy as well as new avenues to acquire sponsorship dollars. How will they learn to use it? It’s Not in Our Budget.

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Keeping Your Members Involved: A Helpful How-To Guide

Blue Sky eLearn

Once your members have attended their first event or taken their first course through your association, you’ll want to take the necessary steps to keep them involved and motivated. We’ll show you how you can: Learn more about your members by gathering information in your CRM.

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How to Grow Your Nonprofit’s Instagram Following

Wild Apricot

If you're planning on starting a nonprofit Instagram and aren't sure where to begin, Lilach Bullock, social media expert, has you covered. nonprofit-instagram-strategy nonprofit-instagram

How to Use Webinars to Promote Your eLearning Programs

Blue Sky eLearn

How can we monetize our webinars? There is, however, an (almost) constant thread when it comes to webinars – a lower barrier to entry for both the person hosting the webinar and the person attending. Use this to your advantage!

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Why Online Communities Still Aren’t a Top Business Strategy (And How to Change That)

Higher Logic

Dear online community professionals, We have work to do. Today, we are failing to showcase the inherent value we believe online communities can provide, because too many of our arguments are unproven. How Online Communities Impact Competitive Advantage. Not sure what to measure?

How to Sell Content Strategy to Management

SocialFish

Check out this awesome slide deck by the wonderful Hilary Marsh on what content strategy is all about. Selling Content Strategy to Management from Content Company. Click through to see it! Content Strategy

How to Elevate Your Sponsorship Program from Good to EXCELLENT

Moery Company

And I’m beginning to see more genuine interest in helping sponsors achieve their goals. So, here are three activities that can take it to the next level. #1 And an element of the program they liked, disliked, would add or change to their current program. Best of luck to you.

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How to Design Your Content Strategy

SocialFish

Here’s our follow-up post from Bob Le Drew, responding to questions that arose during his Think Tank Webinar on content strategy. Your New Content Strategy from Bob LeDrew – Translucid Communications. Build a spreadsheet of the content you have to share online.

How to deliver the right in-person learning experience online.

YourMembership Blog

Today, in-person courses and multi-day conferences are the top two leading learning formats for association members, according to our 2017 Member Professional Development Study. Considering today’s learner consumption habits, how can you offer your members the learning. The post How to deliver the right in-person learning experience online. Online Learning eLearning Strategy Xperience Community Brands

Coping Strategies: How to Manage Extra Holiday Stress

Associations Now

Workplace stress is all too common, especially in the lead-up to the holidays. A workplace expert over at the American Psychological Association chatted with Associations Now about how to cope with the extra stress. One way to mitigate stress is to forecast it.

How to Improve First-Year Member Retention

Higher Logic

It’s vital to growth and sustainability as well as the success of new member acquisition campaigns. Because how valuable are new members if they stay for just one year? That’s a big hit to your growth strategy. You also need to convince them to stay.

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Party of One? How to Manage Your Association’s Education

Blue Sky eLearn

Meet with all the other departments in your association to identify new educational opportunities. Can your marketing department identify new segments to promote a course to a broader audience? Let them know what you’re up to, and find ways to work together.

How to Grow Your Nonprofit’s Instagram Following

Wild Apricot

If you're planning on starting a nonprofit Instagram and aren't sure where to begin, Lilach Bullock, social media expert, has you covered. nonprofit-instagram-strategy nonprofit-instagram

How to Leverage Live Events for Member Recruitment

Moery Company

What better place to recruit new members than during a live association event – right? I believe it’s one of the most obvious strategies for membership growth – but most associations don’t take full advantage of the opportunity.

How to Build the Business Case for Your Association’s Online Community Strategy

Higher Logic

The best way for your association to provide long-term value to members is with an online community. Here’s the catch: while most people know the key to success for membership organizations is to provide value, they disagree about the best way to deliver that value.

Members Hire Bold Strategies

Potomac Core

Members Hire Bold Strategies. Part of that boldness is how much their Industry Trade Association Strategic Plan reflects the challenges and business outcomes that members care most about. New Mantra: Members Hire Bold Strategies. Members Hire Bold Strategies.

3 Association Growth Strategies

Potomac Core

growth , the race for talent, and disruptive innovation create opportunities for Associations and Professional Societies to become more essential. 3 Association Growth Strategies. SEPA is all about helping members determine how to best drive future outcomes.

How to End Your Employees’ Vacation Guilt

Associations Now

Vacation guilt ” has become increasingly common, making workers feel like they have to check their email and take calls when they take time off—or that they can’t get away from the office at all. According to the most recent State of American Vacation report [PDF] from the U.S.

Everybody’s Due-ing It! Ideas to Drive Non-Dues Revenue

Blue Sky eLearn

Associations are always looking for new and creative ways to drive additional non-dues revenue. At a recent Association SIG Summit, Blue Sky Client Success Manager, Kara Adams, joined a group of association executives as they crowdsourced ideas to drive non-dues revenue.

Onboarding for Retention: How to Engage New Members for the Long-Term

Higher Logic

If you’re onboarding with the goal of retention (and you should be), it’s all about connecting your members and continuing to engage them at strategic touchpoints. Engagement during their first year of membership, and every year after, is how you keep members around.

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Restructuring Your Business Model? How to Get it Right.

Moery Company

We’ve been in discussions with a good many organizations and one of the reoccurring questions we hear is, “We’re restructuring our membership model – what benefits need to be added?”. What webinars are they choosing to participate in? You need to track this activity from a transactional perspective. My experience is these folks aren’t going to demand anything that is far reaching – they will perhaps look for some enhancements to some of the benefits you currently offer.

Why Associations Need to Take Back Control of Their Websites Today (And How to Do It)

Socious

Try to count how many websites you visited yesterday. Member Benefits Marketing Strategy Association Management Services Membership Management SoftwareOr even today – just this morning. Do you know? Or have you already lost count?

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How to Best Address the “Stuck Deal”

Moery Company

In these situations, I suggest crafting a message to get a response, not trying to save the deal. I’m sorry we have been unable to connect. Based on our last discussion, I was to draft a proposal and have a discussion regarding its specifics on _?”.

Pitching Your Association’s Online Community Strategy: How to Overcome Common Objections

Socious

Whenever you are trying to do something innovative, you can rest assured there will always be haters.

3 Lessons from a Unicorn: How to Harness Customer Feedback to Drive Brand Growth & Success

Higher Logic

Facts: The Unicorn is Scotland’s national animal; you are reading this right now; and Glossier, a direct-to-consumer beauty brand, recently joined the ranks of other female-founded “unicorns” (privately held startup companies valued at over $1 billion).

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How to Think Like a Futurist

WBT Systems

But every association has a distinct audience who may behave differently than how trend-spotters predict. If you want to identify the most relevant trends for your membership, learn how to think like a futurist. By developing a few mindsets and habits, you’ll be able to spot your own trends, anticipate member needs, take advantage of marketplace demand, and not lose your audience to competitors. Here’s how to practice this mindset.

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7 Online Member Acquisition Strategies to Grow Your Base

Blue Sky eLearn

Without your members’ engagement, your organization wouldn’t be able to do what it needs to do. And unfortunately, members sometimes have to leave your organization. What are the best ways that your organization can step up its online strategy in order to acquire more members?