Join Jeff for P.I./TMA Resources Executive Breakfast on March 6 in Alexandria, Virginia

Principled Innovation

This free breakfast session will be held at the headquarters of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) in Alexandria, Virginia, and registration for this event is now open. Detailed directions to NSBA, including information about public transportation, can be found here. Association boards have a unique and critical responsibility for building their organizations to thrive over the next decade and beyond, especially in the realm of business model sustainability.

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.

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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 Stop Your Nonprofit’s After Hours Email Habit

Beth Kanter

One of the workshops was focused on technology wellness in the nonprofit workplace , more specifically how to avoid collaboration overload. Part of the reason is that technology has blurred the lines between work time and time off according to research.

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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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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Association Field Report (April 9, 2020)

Moery Company

Hey folks, the report from the field today is coming from outside because it’s so darn nice here in Northern Virginia today. Here’s what I want to focus on today. Think about that right now as you’re adapting to all the new changes that this pandemic has brought to us.

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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. Informative Post - Like To See More On Pricing Tactics - Thanks. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom). in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Members Hire Strategic Solutions

Potomac Core

Facing increasing pressure to produce results, they only engage in activities that help them overcome business challenges and achieve results. Associations are meeting their new mandate, by energizing their Boards to do big things, and help their members thrive in an era of uncertainty.

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WV Medical Group Opens Membership to Physician Assistants

Associations Now

In a move to help physicians and physician assistants work together both inside and outside the hospital, the West Virginia State Medical Association is adding PA’s to its membership lineup. The care of the patient in the 21st century cannot be solely dedicated to one area.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.29.19

Reid All About it

If we haven’t met and you see me walking around, please introduce yourself, I’d love to meet you. I continue to learn new things about the “bones” of an AMS, a technology I thought I knew enough about but apparently didn’t. Lead (or take) a horse to the water” will never be the same.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.13.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… I just bought a wreath at the farmers market and I’m listening to the Christmas Cocktail Jazz playlist on Spotify. We still have a long way to go.

Real-world lessons in the painful consequences of outdated software

Nimble AMS

Here’s how to avoid trouble. When in-person school was no longer possible, Fairfax County Public Schools, in Northern Virginia, launched virtual school for its 189,000 students. Others who were able to log in experienced poor audio and frozen video.

National Governors Association Makes Cybersecurity Its Newest Focus

Associations Now

This year, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants to bring his state’s cybersecurity know-how to a wider audience. Now he wants to share with the rest of the country. We have to protect our businesses and protect people’s personal information.”.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.21.16

Reid All About it

If you’re looking for a way to contribute to the association community, I’ve got one for you. After completing the survey, you’ll have the chance to win one of five registrations to Learning • Technology • Design 2017 – and, if you win, I’ll be very envious.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.16.16

Reid All About it

No matter, it’s time to review the many learning opportunities scheduled for next week. Then, you know the drill, select and register for one and add it to your schedule. Make time to invest in your future. I’ll be happy to feature it as long as it’s not too product-centric.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.6.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Starting to feel a little holiday stress? Note to self: it’s all doable. The 2020 predictions and trends articles are starting to appear. Love this approach to goals, success and life.

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You’ve Got to Read This: January 4, 2011

Reid All About it

I took a break during the holidays to enjoy time with my family and friends. Amanda Hite wrote about his tweets to constituents throughout the storm — a “new standard for politicians.” I discovered some of Virginia Woolf’s resolutions , thanks to a tweet from Ayse.

Come celebrate Jamie’s recovery and the book launch with us!


You’re invited to a very unusual event! We got our heads together with our friends at Epic PR to put together a strategic workshop, a book launch party, and a cancer fundraiser all rolled into one! To attend the party/fundraiser, the fee is $49.

Just Another Association

Potomac Core

Strive to Be More Than Just Another Association . Associations who seek to grow or expand revenues need to be more than just another association. Those who are aligned with business challenges and outcomes are relevant because they relate to what really matters.

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Higher Logic Joins Team Rubicon to Tackle Community Disaster Response in Houston

Higher Logic

HIGHER LOGIC CARES: Through our 2019 Charity Program, we sent a group of nine staff volunteers to Houston, Texas, in May 2019 to assist Team Rubicon in disaster response efforts. This story is about their personal experiences on-site and what it’s like to participate.

Future Ready, Not Future Proof: Part II

Association Adviser

In Part II, I will discuss three additional principles and offer advice to association decision-makers on how to mobilize their organizations to embrace them. The effort to build future-ready associations demands both new thinking and new action.

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Membership Hack: Museum Exhibit

Associations Now

How to hack it? Earlier this month, members and staff of the International Trademark Association (INTA) unveiled a new museum exhibit at the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Alexandria, Virginia.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.10.17

Reid All About it

I must admit I exceeded 140 characters a few times already but only to add a bit of commentary to articles I shared. I plan to continue being pithy on Twitter—at least in my own mind—and not use more characters just because I can.

Best of the Web: October 2013

Association Adviser

3 Tools to Simplify Your Digital World. How to Lead When Your Employees Don’t Have to Follow. Hosted by the Virginia Bankers Association. Best of the Web. The Double-Edged Sword of “Young Professional” Katie Bascuas. Associations Now.

Experts from Associations, Guilds to be Crucial in Notre Dame Restoration

Associations Now

Now, France looks to experts to restore the medieval church. A fire at Notre Dame Cathedral Monday destroyed the famed medieval church’s roof, along with other historical and religious artifacts, leading to an outpouring of support and calls to repair the damage.

Facilitator’s oath: Responsibly introducing challenge by choice

Aaron Wolowiec

Have you ever considered how you or your presenters introduce new content to learners? Last year I had the opportunity during a site visit with a client to partake in The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium. If you’re ever in the area, you absolutely have to check it out.

Facilitator’s oath: Responsibly introducing challenge by choice

Aaron Wolowiec

Have you ever considered how you or your presenters introduce new content to learners? Last year I had the opportunity during a site visit with a client to partake in The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium. If you’re ever in the area, you absolutely have to check it out.

Future Ready, Not Future Proof: Part I

Association Adviser

In Part I, I will explore why the increasingly popular phrase “future proof” is unhelpful, and discuss the first three principles that association boards and chief staff executives can apply to nurture the future readiness of their organizations.

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Best Benefit Ever: Environmental Protection for Bicyclists

Associations Now

The International Mountain Bicycling Association is celebrating an “unprecedented” membership drive that has led to more than 9,000 sign-ups and renewals. Our activity brings us closer to nature and fosters a desire for environmental protection,” IMBA states on its website.

McLean’s Most Generous Resident?

Association Navigator

Rubenstein’s charity is more high profile, like pledging to repair the Washington Monument. This round of donations is $55 million, and Conway says he is eventually giving away $1 billion; this makes him at the moment the most financially generous resident of the town that I live in, McLean, Virginia. According to Forbes , Bill Conway is the 250th richest person in America with a net worth of $1.9 This first round of donations is targeted to job training programs.

Daily Buzz: Sky-High Inspiration for Your Next Conference

Associations Now

Marie Claire brought networking to new heights. A more connected experience, according to Marikar. There was a sober, morning-after taking stock of the fact that the person you’d spoken to openly about your goals and dreams was a stranger just 24 hours ago.”.

Improve Student Success with an Online Learning Community

WBT Systems

Do you ever think about your association’s online learners and how they manage to fit your courses into their busy lives? Imagine: after a long day of work, errands, and household chores and duties, they manage to find time to finish the week’s assignments for the online course they’re taking with your association. Lifelong learners don’t have to tolerate isolation and loneliness. Get exposed to new ideas. Everyone needs to be heard.

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The Board’s Burdens: Part 3

Association Adviser

This is the third in a three-part series exploring the burdens that are (and are not) integral to board high performance. Governing debt is the accrued constraints, disadvantages and obstacles associations encounter due to the failure of their boards over time to prepare for the future.

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#ASAEIdeas19: Three Ways to Unlock Your Creativity

Associations Now

Innovation sounds scary, but everyone has the power to think differently, according to three keynote speakers who opened the 2019 ASAE Great Ideas Conference Sunday. They offered three ways to reawaken your creative side. Want to get creative? Remember how to play.

The Board’s Burdens: Part 2

Association Adviser

This is the second in a three-part series I will post in the coming months exploring the burdens that are (and are not) integral to board high performance. Stewardship is the shared commitment to leave the system better than how we found it because the system belongs to all stakeholders.

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“Flipping your publishing model” in action


Remember this post about how to flip your publishing model ? And the case study we looked at through the Virginia Associations of Realtors’ example ? I just came across this great post from NTEN about how they did just that. This new strategy means we’re driving a lot of traffic to overall: We’re up 24% year-over-year in 2011.

Monday Buzz: Make It Personal

Associations Now

Simple ways to evolve your meetings to make them feel more personalized. Also: how to give constructive feedback to your boss. Delivering criticism to a boss —no matter how constructive—can be a daunting task.

Unlock Your eLearning Differentiator & Iconic Advantage

WBT Systems

Technology continually creates new opportunities for your association’s educational programs, but it also lowers the barrier to entry for competitors to enter and disrupt your market. Think of all the organizations that now offer professional development to your members—how many of them existed even ten years ago? To stay top of mind (and top of market), you need to leverage your eLearning differentiator—your iconic advantage.

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