Recruiting Members Face-to-Face

Eric Lanke

In fact, many of the people who served in our association's leadership ranks were close partners or associates with the prospect company president. Look at all the other companies like yours that are already in our membership, many of them represented in our leadership. I was on the road again this past week.

Leadership, Now With Less Narcissism

Associations Now

What’s your most effective leadership style? But perhaps it’s best to get away from this business of “leadership style” entirely. It takes bravery to confess to your blind spots and recruit people to help address them.

Recruiting members. and keeping them

Association Adviser

Are you at a stalemate when it comes to recruiting and retaining members? Create a contest and challenge members to recruit others to join. For each new recruit, the member’s name goes into a drawing for an iPad. Branch out from the typical places you recruit members.

Membership Hack: Card-Carrying Volunteer Recruiter

Associations Now

The New Jersey Society of CPAs recruits volunteers with a business card that removes the barriers to getting involved. The New Jersey Society of CPAs was on a mission to engage members face-to-face and recruit some volunteers at the same time.

Monday Buzz: How to Recruit Small Businesses

Associations Now

Recruiting small businesses to join your organization is difficult, but these tips could help. Many organizations already know the value of recruiting small businesses as members, but servicing emerging businesses can come with a unique set of challenges.

3 Strategies to Recruit Members Through Association Software

Blue Sky eLearn

When it comes to recruitment for your association, you have to walk a thin line. Ready to recruit a fresh pool of members for your program? One time-tested way to boost recruitment is through members-only benefits.

How Will Association Boards Recruit New Leaders?

SCD Group

With impending huge turnover in association leadership (from Boomers to Xers & Millenials), a couple of conversations I had last week illustrate some of the potential problems the association professional will face in the coming years.

What a Recruiter Looks for in CEO Candidates

Associations Now

But that’s not the only thing a recruiter and hiring committee are looking for. So what are recruiters and hiring committees looking for? People tend to look the other way when there is a red ant or a problematic board member or other negative influence in a leadership role,” Kaul says.

Eric Lanke: Everyone Is Responsible for Member Recruitment

Eric Lanke

Leadership. Everyone Is Responsible for Member Recruitment. Theres a lot of leadership lessons in it, but the thing that really caught my attention was the new business model he proposed and was able to create. Everyone," he said, "is responsible for member recruitment.".

Emerging Leaders Need More than Leadership Development

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: Last year I was honored to partner with Kari Dunn Saratovksy from Third Plateau to facilitate an emerging leadership program to a cohort of leaders who were part of the Packard Foundation’s Science and Conservation portfolio of grantees. Flickr Image – ImageGroup.

Cultivating Leadership on the Boards of Tomorrow

Association Success

Over the last 18 months we have completely evolved our governance structure, including leadership identification and cultivation. We’re looking differently at how we recruit and the types of people we’re recruiting.

Community Leadership: Getting Everyone to Participate

Higher Logic

Leadership hype always focuses on the C-suite – are your executives on social media? But here’s another consideration: have you ever tapped leadership beyond the C-suite? 66% Mature communities had formal leadership/advocacy programs. Extend leadership beyond traditional roles.

5 Places to Recruit New Members


Here are five places we recommend: association management association leadership Association ViewsNew members are great, but as you know, they can be hard to find. So where, oh where is the best place to look?

SNMMI Rekindles and Sparks Recruitment Among Their Lapsed Member Base [Case Study]

Higher Logic

Moving forward, SNMMI’s staff now has the knowledge and skills needed to efficiently: Develop strategic, automated marketing campaigns using the Higher Logic platform for a variety of functions, including recruitment, renewal, sales, and event registration. Re-purpose messaging and design templates for recruitment campaigns, regular renewal outreach, and member engagement based on the established personas.

3 Golden Rules for Volunteer Recruitment

AMR Management Services

Here's the wrong way to recruit volunteers: Step One: Post the following announcement: We are looking for volunteers to serve on the XYZ committee. Check out a few tips on how to recruit volunteers the right way from Allen Liff's blog, Focus! Board Management committee leadership Volunteer RecruitmentPlease Join. Step Two: Take all comers. Focus! Focus!

Proven Tactics to Recruit, Retain and Unleash Millennial Talent


Almost 1 in 4 Millennials are “asking for a chance” to show their leadership skills. How to Recruit Millennials. Guest post by Ryan Jenkins. ————-. By 2025, Millennials will comprise 75% of the global workforce.

Future Focused Leadership Not Lollygagging Laggards

Velvet Chainsaw

Many organization leaders take great comfort in rear view leadership. Our belief in “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” results in lollygagging laggard leadership. Instead, leadership should focus on those things that matter the most to the organization’s future.

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

Eric Lanke

Here's the story of my association's recent experiment with one-to-one recruiting. I've mentioned previously that I'm leading another innovation effort for WSAE, something we're calling an Innovation Circle.

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

YourMembership Blog

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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Online Communities Reap Benefits From Volunteer, Executive Leadership

Associations Now

Strategy, governance, and executive leadership. Here, “advocacy” means a leadership structure of some sort, community members volunteering to help guide the direction of the community and actively participating in its success. Leadership Programs.

#ASAE17: Leadership Lessons from The Streets, The Jail Cell, and The Kitchen

Associations Now

During the closing keynote at ASAE’s 2017 Annual Meeting & Exposition, Chef Jeff Henderson cooked up some leadership lessons, as well as a foie gras dish, for attendees. Lesson 3: Understand leadership. “A People don’t quit jobs, they quit leadership.

Survey: These Companies Set the Standard for Leadership

Associations Now

A new study finds that the best companies to recruit from have one thing in common: really, really good leadership training programs. So says a new report from Chally Group Worldwide ranking the top companies for leadership. Both have executive leadership programs of their own.

Leadership Limerick: Divide and Delegate

Idea Architects

Every Monday, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. Searching for leadership limerick will identify previous posts. Many years ago, I was one of hundred of volunteers helping with recruitment for my alma mater. leadership limerick volunteers engagement

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. Leadership. 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.

The Leadership “Advantage”

The Membership Blog

It’s the leadership advantage . If you want to regain that unique benefit you can offer your members and prospects, that competitive advantage , invest in leadership development, and make sure your members know about it. When your organization invests in leadership development, a lot of things – all of them good – happen for you. And, now that I think of it, here is something else very positive about the “leadership advantage” – size doesn’t matter.

The Joys of Mentoring, Mining Talent and Wearing Many Hats

Association Adviser

From the Corner Office American Coal Council Coal leadership leadership style member recruitment membership growth Mentoring millennials social media

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.

Association membership is on the rise

Aaron Wolowiec

An unprecedented 865 associations responded to the survey, reporting on things such as membership recruitment and renewal, social media usage and marketing budgets. I love my Barnes and Noble membership. Last Christmas, I saved nearly $100 because I was a member.

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Culture Matters: Interview with Jamie Notter


Association Marketing Associations Brand Strategy Branding Leadership Non-profit marketing Non-profits associaton membership authenticity Brand brand congruency Brand loyalty brand strategy Business hiring leadership member recruitment members membership organizational culture partners talent

From the Corner Office: What I Learned About Leadership from Arnold Schwarzenegger

Association Adviser

Working for Arnold Schwarzenegger, I learned you have to be a great listener and recruiter of talent. He was a tremendous influence on my own leadership style. He is a great recruiter of talent. That’s the future leadership.

The #1 Mistake Associations Make With Their Office Space

Moery Company

Association Business Strategy Business Practices LeadershipHint: Timing can be your greatest asset – or biggest liability.

In the Beginning was the Leadership : Off Stage

Off Stage

30, 2011 - In the Beginning was the Leadership. The requesting group needed leadership skill and commitment. I know, I know: in the Realtor organization, every level has a leadership session-- States, some regions, the NAR, many local boards. The interesting part of this solution, though, is that the foundation’s process begins with a trained leadership and staff—not with the money or the strategic plan. 17, 2011 - RE: In the Beginning was the Leadership.

Spring (Membership) Solstice

The Membership Blog

The big Annual Meeting is a great event to use as a focal point for recruitment efforts. associations governance and leadership hbas leadership Membership national association of home builders chapter participation chapter presidents leadership conference membership recruitment retention

2017 Association Trends Survey: Participate and Get a Free Copy of the Results

Portage Group

If you are in an association leadership position in 2017, chances are you feel like you are playing an eternal game of whak-a-mole. Recruiting and engaging young professionals. Trends Strategy Research Leadership

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Worldwide Priorities

The Membership Blog

They all boiled down their challenges into two categories – member engagement, and leadership development. That was one of the most interesting parts of the meeting, the universal themes of the need to get more members engaged in some way -any way- in Section activities, and the constant challenge of finding members who are willing to step forward and take on leadership roles in the Section. Give them the gift of leadership development to meet those challenges.

Intangibles Sell, Too

The Membership Blog

associations governance and leadership hbas leadership Membership national association of home builders nonprofits chapter participation chapter presidents leadership conference membership recruitment retentionDon’t be afraid to sell the intangible benefits of membership.

Frequent Flyers

The Membership Blog

associations governance and leadership hbas leadership Membership national association of home builders nonprofits chapter participation chapter presidents leadership conference membership recruitment retentionThere are a lot of things to be said for being a frequent traveler. Many of the things you can say are not positive – the hassles, the cost, the stress, the airlines, the security, the waiting, the boredom, and the airports, to name just a few.

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Building a board strategy

Aaron Wolowiec

Good leadership requires vision. According to those surveyed: Associations need to implement volunteer identification, recruitment and development strategies that ensure a funnel of high-quality leadership into the association.

My Thanks to SCSAE Annual Meeting Attendees and Leadership

Association 20/20

I want to send out a special hello and expression of gratitude to the attendees of the 2009 South Carolina Society of Association Executives (SCSAE) Annual Conference as well as the leadership and staff of SCSAE, especially Executive Director Keely Yates.

Building a board strategy

Aaron Wolowiec

Good leadership requires vision. According to those surveyed: Associations need to implement volunteer identification, recruitment and development strategies that ensure a funnel of high-quality leadership into the association.