7 Membership Management Reminders for 2017

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But before you dive too heavily into those, take a look at these important reminders (some big, some small) regarding membership management in 2017: association management association leadership member engagement member retention membership management Association Views

How to Convince Association Millennials to Stick Around in 2019

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Small Staff Chatter membership management association leadership member engagement member retentionTrying to look into the future to see how you can be the most prepared in 2019?

Music City, Our Thought Leadership Team, and a Memorable 2014

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Downtown Nashville also provided the perfect setting to host the second YM Thought Leader Summit, where we pulled together many of the people who so generously share their time and talents to help drive YourMembership’s thought leadership initiatives. We launched the YM YouTube Channel , dubbed RCTV with videos from our monthly CAE Webinar Series , our new Ask the Thought Leader series, and the thought leadership sessions from Xperience2014 , YM’s Annual Customer Conference.

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5 reasons everyone at your association needs to go to #Xperience17.

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#leadership #inspiration #learning #innovation #technology – all in one place. It’s a chance to grow your skills in leadership. It’s a sure way of learning new ideas to make stronger connections with your members, adapt new technologies and grow your membership […].

Don’t Be Afraid to Experiment – Even with Scared Cows (Like Your Trade Show)

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Creating the Remarkable and Contagious for Your Association

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Should You Consider an Association Management Company (AMC) in 2017?

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If you’ve been in the association space for a while (or perhaps even just a short time), you’ve probably heard the term ‘AMC’ thrown around, which stands for association management company. association management association leadership membership management Small Staff Chatter

The truth IS out there and your association is definitely needed (or should be)!

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Association Leadership Association Management Software Member Engagement + Retention Membership Management Social Media and Business Trends “Mulder…where is the truth?” ” A little X-Files reference for all you sci-fi fans out there.

Touring Toronto: A City Guide for #ASAE17 Attendees

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Here’s a round-up of must-see sites for #ASAE17 attendees: association management association leadership ASAE membership management Small Staff ChatterASAE’s 2017 Annual Meeting & Exposition is OFFICIALLY one month away! Can you believe it?!

Should Your Association Offer a Virtual Membership?

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There are all kinds of memberships out there - individual, organizational, freemium, and ah yes, virtual. You may be offering individual and organizational memberships, but should you be offering virtual memberships as well?

Lessons from the Veterans: What to Expect at ASAE Annual

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association management association leadership ASAE membership management Small Staff ChatterASAE’s Annual Meeting & Exposition is quickly approaching! Not sure what to expect? We asked our veteran attendees and here’s what they had to say….

4 Little Ways to Make Your Members Smile

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Here are a few little tips: association management association leadership membership management Association ViewsAccording to Webster’s Dictionary, a smile is a pleased or amused facial expression.

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American Associations Day 2017

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association management association leadership membership management Association ViewsIt’s no secret that we love associations, which is why we’re THRILLED there’s a day (two, in fact!) to celebrate them. That’s right, we’re talking about American Associations Day!

3 Ways to Successfully Convey Your Association’s Value Proposition

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Here are three tips: association management association leadership membership management Small Staff ChatterYou probably know your association’s mission, but do you know your association’s value proposition? And if so, does it resonate with people?

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The Small-Staff Guide to New Member Onboarding

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Here are a few tips: association management association leadership member engagement membership management Small Staff ChatterIf we had to guess, we’d say you probably put a LOT of time and energy into recruiting new members - and that’s completely understandable.

MC Talks, Halloween Edition: 3 Horror Stories for Association Pros

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In fact, here are three horror stories association professionals fear (and often face), and more importantly, a few solutions/workarounds for each: association management association leadership membership management Small Staff Chatter

6 Association Mistakes to Avoid in 2018

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We’ve identified six: association management association leadership membership management Association ViewsWhen we talk about the new year and what that means for us - both personally and professionally - we often talk about what we’re going to do. But to achieve success, sometimes we need to pinpoint the activities and behaviors that are bad for us; the things we’re not going to do. What mistakes should association professionals avoid in 2018?

4 Tips for Soothing Member Burnout

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Instead, to help soothe some of that end-of-year burnout, check out these four tips: association management association leadership membership management Small Staff Chatter

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5 Reasons to LOVE Being an Association Pro

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In fact, here are five reasons to LOVE being an association pro: association management association leadership membership management Small Staff ChatterIt’s no secret that being an association pro is hard. And sometimes, it can be downright exhausting.

3 Reasons Your Membership Spreadsheet Just Isn’t Cutting It Anymore

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Do you ever feel like you’re in a bad episode of “Man vs. Membership Spreadsheet?” And worse, you’re losing ? It’s not a fun position to be in.

Engaging Your Association’s Introverts: 3 Tips

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In fact, here are three specific ways to engage your association’s introverts: association management association leadership member engagement membership management Association ViewsYou’ve probably heard and read a lot about introverts. You might even BE an introvert.

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Mission (Statement) Critical for Associations

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Does it go something like “… advancing the cause and concerns of _…” or maybe something like “…promotes the industry, while providing services, technology and leadership…”? Membership Management association mission statement

Re-Establishing a Collapsed Committee: 4 Steps

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That said, here are four steps to get them back up and running: association management association leadership member engagement membership management Small Staff ChatterCommittees are a great way to delegate tasks at your association.

How to Share Your Association’s Members: 3 Tips

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With more than 66,000 trade and professional associations in the United States alone, there’s bound to be some overlap when it comes to memberships. Here are a few tips: association management association leadership membership management Small Staff Chatter

From #Ideas17: How to Simplify Your Association’s Messaging

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association management association leadership ASAE membership management Small Staff ChatterMessaging is something that all companies and organizations have to do, but something that only a small percentage do well.

6 Questions to Ask Your Potential AMS Provider

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When it comes to shopping for an association management system, the questions people ask are often pretty routine: How much does it cost? What features are included? What does the timeline for implementation look like? But while those questions are important, they aren’t the end-all-be-all.

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Branding on a Budget: 3 Tips for Association Pros

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Take a look at these tips for branding your association on a budget: association management association leadership membership management Small Staff ChatterBranding is important - we don’t have to tell you that.

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How to Explain a Price Increase to Your Members

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Here are a few tips: association management association leadership membership management Association ViewsFrom time to time, prices have to go up. You’ve experienced this on the consumer end, and now, you may be experiencing this on the producer (or provider ) end. The tricky part is relaying that news to your members. How do you do it without 1) upsetting them, and 2) pushing them away?

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Re-Aligning Your Goals for a Strong Q4

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In fact, here are a few tips to help you end the year out strong: association management association leadership membership management Small Staff ChatterFall is officially in full swing! Hard to believe, right?

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Preparing for GDPR at Your Association

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Here’s what you need to know about the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation: association management association leadership membership management Association ViewsIf you’re in the association space, it’s hard to go a week without hearing the term “GDPR” thrown around. That’s because the enforcement date is quickly approaching: May 25.

How to Deal with a Difficult Board Member: 4 Tips

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Here are a few tips: association management association leadership membership management Small Staff ChatterEvery once in awhile, a difficult board member comes along. And that can make your job HARD (and not to mention, incredibly unenjoyable). So what do you do?

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Gearing Up for 2017 at Your Association

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To help you hit January at “full speed ahead,” here are a few items you’ll want to consider and knock out ASAP: association management association leadership membership management Association ViewsWe’re essentially a month away from 2017 - can you believe it?!

From GSAE: Understanding Change at Your Association

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I attended a webinar held by the Georgia Society of Association Executives (GSAE) where Dr. David Renz , Director of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, spoke in great detail about successfully leading change initiatives.

Competing for Your Members’ Time: 3 Ways to Attract and Engage

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association leadership member engagement membership management Small Staff ChatterOne of the most valuable things we, as individuals, own is our time. Once we spend it, we can’t get it back. And we know that, which is why we’re so careful about what we devote time to.

Achieving Results with the “One Thing a Day” Approach

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Increased membership? association management association leadership membership management Small Staff ChatterAs an association professional, what exactly are you (and your staff) trying to achieve? A larger pool of volunteers?

5 Ways to Beat Association Burnout

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Here are a few tips: association management association leadership membership management Small Staff ChatterIf you’re an association professional, you probably…. Work practically 24/7. Wear many, MANY hats. Struggle to get things done - and get them done RIGHT.

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3 Ways to Attract Recent Graduates to Your Organization

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We’ve got a few tips: association management association leadership membership management Association ViewsThe caps are off and the tassels have been flipped. Congrats Class of 2016! Now the question is, how can you attract those new graduates to your organization?

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9 Little Ways to Propel Your Association Forward in 2017

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association management association leadership membership management Association ViewsThe beginning of the year is when you hear a lot about goals and resolutions. And those are exciting!

The Horrors of Association Management (And How to Rise Above)

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Yup, we’re talking about the horrors of association management. association management association leadership membership management Small Staff ChatterHalloween is right around the corner, and as you know, things can get a little spooky. Haunted houses, scary costumes, suspenseful thrillers - yikes! But you know what’s really scary? The horrors that don’t go away! What are those horrors, exactly? And more importantly, how can you overcome them?

Are You Ready to Onboard Your New Volunteer Leaders?

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At the risk of inducing year-end stress, we ask you this: Are you and your board considering candidates to fill committee leadership slots in the new year?