Team Culture and Membership Recruitment Incentives – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 252

Moery Company

This week JP Moery explains why it’s important to have a pulse on your organization’s culture followed by three incentives you can use to help recruit new members. New Member Recruitment Incentives. So, those are my thoughts today on culture membership and recruitment.

Recruit the Whole Person

Spark Consulting

Last week, I was teaching the volunteer management course for ASAE’s Association Management Week with the smart and talented Andrea Rutledge (Executive Director of the National Architectural Accrediting Board), and she and I got chatting about membership recruitment. What are you doing to “recruit the whole person”? innovation membership Andrea Rutledge ASAE


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Three Must-Haves for Successful Membership Recruitment

Moery Company

In our experiences, the authentic stories of success from members are the most convincing recruitment tools, yet the technique is used infrequently. Often these well-meaning leaders will convince you the services, programs, and sales tactics which recruited their companies years ago still work. Every tactic used for years has not worked for the outlier, the independent type of company, the innovator who thinks your association is old, stale and no longer relevant.

Prepare for the Virtual Event Sponsorship and Membership Recruitment Surge – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 236

Moery Company

Now is an incredible opportunity to innovate. Are you ready for the incredible opportunities that are about to come to you with the surge in virtual events, sponsorships, and membership recruitment? Now is an incredible opportunity to innovate.

Industry Hiring Managers: Reach & Recruit Only the Best Candidates

YourMembership Blog

Niche job boards, recruitment advertising and sponsorship solutions make it easier than ever for associations to bring value to their industry and members. It’s now their mission to provide better services and innovative technologies to help match highly-qualified candidates with the best employers. The post Industry Hiring Managers: Reach & Recruit Only the Best Candidates appeared first on YourMembership. Lean how associations make it easy for you.

5 resources for boosting recruitment and retention

Association Success

With the quarter coming to an end, it’s no wonder association professionals are looking for ways to boost their recruitment and retention rates before the end of the year. In a time where innovation and cultural change runs rampant, hiring a “good fit” could inhibit your efforts.

Constraints + Creativity = Innovation

Eric Lanke

They learn fluid power, and the mentors recruit them into positions in their companies. In many ways, it is a textbook example of innovation -- and how it is design constraints themselves, coupled with creativity, that allows it to flourish. + + + This post first appeared on Eric Lanke's blog , an association executive and author. Associations InnovationMy association sponsors an undergraduate education program we call the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge.

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

Higher Logic

Collecting data supports your growth strategy by allowing your association to create and track automated recruitment campaigns, as well as activity within specific online communities dedicated to your chapters, committees, and councils. The effectiveness of your association’s growth strategy depends on your organization’s willingness to adapt, innovate, and implement data-backed solutions that produce maximum member value.

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How to Recruit and Retain Millennial Employees (Hint: Start by Building Community)

Higher Logic

So if you want to recruit millennials, foster a collaborative environment that lets employees learn and build professional relationships. They break down barriers and let employees work together to share ideas, solve problems, and innovate. Best of all, an online community makes it easy for you to demonstrate a collaborative work environment to recruits. Online communities are more than a recruiting tool for attracting Gen Y.

Express Talks: Innovate Your Survey Strategy

Association Adviser

Members are not numbers, and statistics won't solve your member recruitment and retention issues, says Scott Douglas with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. The post Express Talks: Innovate Your Survey Strategy appeared first on Association Adviser. Features Marketing & Communications

The Trick to Innovating with Gen Y

YourMembership Blog

How Do You Innovate With Millennials? Innovating with millennials sounds like a no-brainer. While they have the enthusiasm, they may need the goals of your innovation to be laid out for them. Another way to capitalize on their exuberance and get them innovating is by placing them in charge of the “little things.” This will help you make the most of their ideas and innovative spirit. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions.

#TEC19: How Diversity and Inclusion Power Tech Innovation

Associations Now

ASAE’s 2019 Technology Exploration Conference kicked off on Tuesday with a conversation focused on the value of diversity, inclusion, and human interactions in fueling future tech innovations. We need diverse teams if we want to adopt a culture of innovation,” Shapiro said.

Innovating the Lean Startup Way

Eric Lanke

This one was co-authored with Guillermo Ortiz de Zarate of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and it's titled " Innovate the Lean Way: Applying Lean Startup Methodology in the Association Environment. " One of the things I like best about this series is that Elizabeth and the co-authors she recruits "get" the audience their speaking to. Associations InnovationElizabeth Weaver Engel of Spark Consulting has another white paper out.

Membership Innovation in a Time of Turbulence

Membership Marketing

A time of crisis requires every organization to innovate to survive and thrive. But a common question is, how do you go about innovating? Matt Ridley’s book, How Innovation Works and Why it Flourishes in Freedom , shares valuable principles that answer that question. Innovation occurs incrementally. Innovation comes from trial and error. Innovation requires a tolerance for error. Innovation often emerges through the combination of existing components.

Daily Buzz: Rethink Your Recruiting Process

Associations Now

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. Instead of wasting time and money hiring the wrong type of person, your organization should create small tweaks in its recruiting process to ensure you’re attracting people who have the right professional and people skills.

Digital Transformation: Where Do I Start?

Spark Consulting

Recruit your team. Get comfortable with experimenting (for more on how to do this, see the earlier Spark collaborative whitepaper Innovate the Lean Way ). innovation whitepaper Maddie GrantThis is what it really comes down to, right?

Eric Lanke: Innovation Circle on Member Engagement

Eric Lanke

Innovation. Innovation Circle on Member Engagement. Im leading another innovation effort for WSAE. If you followed me when I blogged at The Hourglass Blog , you know that I previously chaired their Innovation Task Force, and was the lead author on the White Paper on Innovation for Associations that the Task Force published. Its been productive, but my hope is that we will evolve into a kind of clearinghouse for innovative practices in this area.

orgCommunity’s Solutions Day Honors Innovator in the Association Industry

.orgCommunity’s Solutions Day Honors Innovator in the Association Industry. The program featured association executives and industry leaders sharing how innovation, culture, technology, and data have helped them redesign their operations and position their organizations for success in this era of disruption. The Innovation Award celebrates outstanding innovation and the success of those taking their association or organization to the next level.

The Risks of Innovation Leaving Older Workers Behind

Associations Now

More and more hiring managers associate technology innovation with youth,” Heller told the newspaper. Age bias is alive and well in technology recruiting.”. The post The Risks of Innovation Leaving Older Workers Behind appeared first on Associations Now

Coaches vs. Cancer: Groups’ Fundraising Strategy Eyes New Recruits

Associations Now

Here’s why ACS recruited some of college basketball’s top coaches to their team. As we were thinking about a way to engage for donations, we started with the consumer insight that people are really interested in how coaches recruit. The new campaign, which launched last weekend and runs through April 3, 2017, features a 30-second TV commercial, in which four iconic Division I college basketball coaches leverage their passion for recruiting new players to help ACS recruit new donors.

How to Recruit and Engage an Entirely New Generation of Members

Smooth The Path

Focusing on current stale offerings and not on innovations. Understanding our youngest members, in the same way, we know our Boomer and Gen X members, is critical to forming great organizational growth strategies, solving many marketing woes, and getting our innovation engine started. The post How to Recruit and Engage an Entirely New Generation of Members appeared first on Smooth The Path.

Can Disruptive Innovation Benefit Associations?

SCD Group

Rather than sitting around and talking about negative trends or "fussing" about Millennials, two businesses within these industrie shave refocused and created innovations designed to re/engage participants and recruit new ones. Associations representing industries or professions should be scanning the environment to discover any disruptive innovations that might impact that industry or profession. What do you do if participation is dropping?

Eric Lanke: Everyone Is Responsible for Member Recruitment

Eric Lanke

Innovation. Everyone Is Responsible for Member Recruitment. Everyone," he said, "is responsible for member recruitment.". Everyone there is responsible for recruiting 2-3 new members per year. Especially those of you who dont have direct member recruitment responsibilities. Innovation. (15). Principled Innovation. Everyone Is Responsible for Member Recruitment. Eric Lanke. Association executive and author. Pages. Leadership.

Lunchtime Links: Uncovering Employee Innovations

Associations Now

Give employees a chance to let their innovative ideas flow by taking a page from Adobe’s playbook. Adobe’s“red box” innovation project is a model for organizations to access their employees’ creative potential, writes Laura Montini of XYZ University contributor Amanda Kaiser suggests investing in personal recruitment, demonstrating your association’s values, and engaging in consistent dialogue to attract younger members.

Insights from the Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report

Membership Marketing

Each year the goal of the Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report is to help associations better understand what is working in membership recruitment, engagement, and retention. Innovation – How can associations enhance the value that they provide to members?

Friday Buzz: Reignite Innovation During Business Meetings

Associations Now

Recruiting your office rock stars was just the first step. The post Friday Buzz: Reignite Innovation During Business Meetings appeared first on Associations Now If your office meetings have turned into snoozefests, here’s how to bring the creativity back. Also: A celebrity event planner offers her trendsetting, customer-focused tricks of the trade. The days of mind-numbing, never-ending, unproductive meetings are over.

Congratulations to Novo Nordisk – Grassroots Innovation Award Winner

Beekeeper Group

For the third year in a row, a Beekeeper Group client has received a prestigious Public Affairs Council Grassroots Innovation award. Our client, Novo Nordisk, was awarded the 2015 Grassroots Innovation award for Corporate Innovation. Corporate Innovation: Novo Nordisk. The post Congratulations to Novo Nordisk – Grassroots Innovation Award Winner appeared first on Beekeeper Group.

Association Evolution: What Association Leaders are Thinking About for 2013 and Beyond

Portage Group

Association Trends, Issues & Challenges Consolidation Innovation Leadership Membership model Professional Trade advocacy association government relations membership recruitment retention trends valueWell, it's 2013 and we're still here. The Mayans mixed things up, got tired of writing their calendar or maybe they just wanted to freak us out a bit.

Social Media Roundup: Hire and Nurture Innovators

Associations Now

Innovative ideas can revolutionize an industry, no matter whether it’s hardware or dance. But, how do you recognize an innovator during the hiring process? That, and more, in today’s Social Media Roundup: Getting Ahead With Innovation. The Secret of Innovative Companies: It Isn’t R&D… 2013/04/18/the… via @ im_innovation #mpi #eventprofs. Do you nurture innovators in your organization?

Are You Really in the Membership Recruitment Business?

Tom Morrison

When you look at many association''s business model, you would think they are in the membership recruitment business. Everything they do is about recruiting new members. Yes, they pay some attention to current members, but the raw focus is "How many members did we recruit this year over last year." Yet, nothing in your bylaws or governing documents say recruiting more members furthers your mission. Is recruiting more members important?

Rethinking Revenue: Your Membership Plan

Spark Consulting

We’ll discuss how we approached membership recruitment, onboarding, engagement, retention, and renewal – the full membership lifecycle – to increase membership. What happens when your membership plan becomes reality?

We Know We Have to Change, Now We Actually Have to Do It

Smooth The Path

Knowing that disruption is coming and that flexible, agile innovation is the path toward stability is different than doing something about it. Many innovative associations get the board to approve an innovation budget. This is usually a small pot of money that is available for innovative activities. Recruit the right board members. Study: Association Innovation Research Report.

The Big Picture: Ethics as a Recruitment Tool

The Big Picture

Ethics as a Recruitment Tool. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Ethics as a Recruitment Tool : Comments. Innovation. The Big Picture. A big-picture view of issues and trends affecting associations - in Mississippi and nationally. Shawn on Facebook. Shawn on Twitter. Shawn on Google+. Shawn on Pinterest. Shawn on LinkedIn. « Talking to Strangers | Main. Help Jeff Change This » September 12, 2006.

Member Engagement Solution #2: Recruit with a One-to-One Philosophy

Eric Lanke

I've mentioned previously that I'm leading another innovation effort for WSAE, something we're calling an Innovation Circle. Previous posts include: #1: Don't Forget the Fun As always, I encourage you to add your thoughts and comments as we go along. + + + Member Engagement Solution #2: Recruit with a One-to-One Philosophy A personal approach is best when it comes to connecting interested volunteers with the tasks the association needs them to perform.

Fast Track Your Way to Innovation


Is your association innovative enough to survive in the roaring twenties? As you read, you might be asking: Why is innovation so important? The short answer is without an innovative approach it will be challenging to perform at the level the marketplace demands.

Membership Marketing Blog: Innovation through Collaboration

Membership Marketing

Innovation through Collaboration. We are always looking for new innovative ways to do things better. So I wanted to share two items that I came across this week that attribute successful innovation to collaboration. First, innovation is collaborative. From my own personal experience, I find that if I can get a bunch of smart people in a room, we can innovate much faster and better than any other process that I have employed. Innovation through Collaboration.

Steal Like a Fundraiser: Innovations in Cause-Oriented Fundraising for Associations

Mizz Information

Associations are struggling to recruit younger members. Even if they don’t, those committed young fans will contribute in all sorts of valuable ways: volunteering to help with the mission-driven work of the organization, recruiting other supporters, amplifying messages and stories online and on social media. Download the free whitepaper this article is based on, Steal Like a Fundraiser: Innovations in Cause-Oriented Fundraising for Associations.

Colo. Tech Group Asks Members to Help Break Down Barriers to Innovation

Associations Now

Cory Gardner, the Colorado Technology Association is hosting interactive online sessions to solicit member feedback on barriers to innovation. The Colorado Technology Association is asking its members how they could create one more innovation or one more job—if not for a regulation or another perceived barrier. Through its new One More Job/One More Innovation Initiative , CTA will partner with Senator Cory Gardner (R-Colo.)—a In partnership with Sen.

Reduce Barriers to Entry

Spark Consulting

Just about every association I know of is struggling to recruit younger members (aka Millennials). Even if they don’t, those committed young fans will contribute in all sorts of valuable ways: volunteering to help with the mission-driven work of the organization, recruiting other supporters, amplifying messages and stories online and on social media. Part of the reason for that is that we’re erecting barriers to entry rather than removing them.

Everyday Technology: Innovative Ways To Do More With Less

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: Innovation was the buzzword at the Nonprofit Technology Conference! I ran into the good folks at Idealware who offered to do a guest post on the topic – looking at small ways to be innovative. Everyday Technology: Innovative Ways To Do More With Less, Guest Post by Laura Quinn and Chris Bernard. But at its core, innovation is really about finding creative solutions to existing problems and needs—challenges faced by nonprofits every day.