Three Ideas for Member Engagement

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While it is hard to believe anyone would want to break up with us, as membership organizations we all know it happens sometimes. There are many consultants out there who are happy to give you the key to engaging your members but it’s not formulaic. True engagement comes from conversations. The post Three Ideas for Member Engagement appeared first on

3 ways career centers increase member engagement.

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Your career center is another way to engage members and ensure they understand the benefits of your association. Are your association members passing by your website more often than you’d like? Maybe your last onsite networking event didn’t have many attendees. Or, are you looking to increase the number of people taking your online courses? […].


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Building a Community: 5 Tips for Digital Member Engagement

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Association membership is one of the most enriching experiences—particularly when you’re part of an association that prioritizes engaging its members. As your association evolves and increases its membership, your engagement strategy should evolve as well.

Modernize your association with member engagement.

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Member engagement starts with your onboarding process. One of the metrics I established as a membership manager at a medical association was to determine the likeliness of new members to renew their membership based on their level of engagement. Digging through the data, we found that only 10% of members renewed if they didn’t engage […]. Member Engagement + Retention

4 talking points to justify membership management software

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With the right technology, you can keep track of member activities and assess critical metrics to know when your member engagement practices gain traction and increase membership. The post 4 talking points to justify membership management software appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Member EngagementAre your strategies limited by your technology?

Membership Management: 4 Top Ways to Maximize Engagement

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Your members are more than a source of revenue for your association. Members who find value in your member community don’t keep their feelings a secret. They’re not shy about telling their friends and coworkers that they’re a member of your association. Engaged members become your association’s best ambassadors. No amount of advertising can equal the impact of testimony from a member who truly feels like they’ve found a place they belong.

3 tips to gain board approval for a new membership management software

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You’ve read white-papers, investigated pricing and discussed with peers, you know that membership management software will help grow your organization. This will be one of the most important decisions your organization makes as it will impact members, staff, and the bottom line. An investment of a new (or first) membership management system will need to gain board approval. Membership & Marketing Member Engagement Industry Trends New Technology

4 ways to convince your board membership management software’s a smart investment.

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Despite the benefits of membership management software, board members are often hesitant about moving forward with the investment if your old, outdated and manual systems still work. The post 4 ways to convince your board membership management software’s a smart investment. Membership & Marketing Member Engagement Member Recruitment

Ringing the Bell for Member Engagement

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From Greg Melia’s Opening Keynote “The Rules of Engagement: Enhancing Membership in Your Association” to Shelly Alcorn’s “Buckle Up Kids: Behind the Wheel of the Disruptionmobile”, a somewhat disturbing look at the future and how it will impact many associations, there as a great deal of information to consider. Member engagement played a big role in the content that was presented in the meeting’s sessions. represented ad hoc members. Know your members.

Millennial Member Engagement: 6 Little Hacks to Try


While the takeaways were boundless (and the insights fascinating), there were a few little hacks (related to Millennial member engagement) that I found particularly interesting. association management member engagement membership management Association ViewsA few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend Membership2020 , a one-day learning event centered around next-gen recruitment and retention strategies.

Preparing for Seasonal Member Engagement: 3 Tips


The holiday season is a busy season - and not just for you, but for your members as well. That said, it doesn’t hurt to start thinking about seasonal member engagement now. When your members are busy and/or out of the office, how can you keep those engagement levels up? Here are a few ideas: association management member engagement membership management Small Staff Chatter

3 Tips for Generating Seasonal Member Engagement


The bad news: That can sometimes result in your members going somewhat to completely MIA. We’ve got a few tips to help you engage your members even during the busy holiday season. association management member engagement membership management Small Staff ChatterThe good news: Holiday season is officially in full swing! But not to worry! Check ‘em out!

7 Membership Management Reminders for 2017


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 Views2017 is officially here, and that means new goals and resolutions for your association.

Top Membership Management Software Options & Reviews


As your association grows, your requirements for your membership software grow, too — so much so that you’ve outgrown your current membership management solution! We’ll cover these topics: What is Membership Management Software? Robust member profiles.

Membership Management Software + Social Networking

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Membership Software Association Management Software. Management Team. Ideas to help you engage, empower and retain members. Membership Management Software + Social Networking. What’s the point of social networking for member-centric organizations? Download mp3 | Social Membership. Member Engagement + Retention. Membership Management. Membership Solutions.

New Member Engagement – Looking For Value Beyond the Welcome Kit

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I came across an article recently that was making the case for the undeniable value of the age old new member packet for today’s association. It mentioned how new members are most always engaged members, and that the trusty packet can help those members stay engaged beyond the first exciting months of membership. Interesting thought, but I don’t think a new member packet on its own comes close to getting the job done.

6 Digital Tactics to Keep Association Members Engaged

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With advances in association management systems (AMS), associations are attracting millennials , as well as other high-priority groups of professionals. While this is true, sometimes associations don’t take full advantage of the digital resources available to them and their membership rates suffer as a result. For that reason, we’ve outlined several ways you can use technology to keep your association members engaged and involved. Event Management.

The One Thing Your Association Needs to Multiply Member Engagement


You have a website, post semi-regularly on social media, host various meetings and events, but you still feel like member engagement is an issue at your association. association management member engagement membership management Small Staff ChatterWhat’s missing?

Member Engagement: When It’s Not You, It’s Them


We often talk about best practices for onboarding new members - sending them warm welcome messages, inviting them to meetings and events, providing them with valuable content, etc. But let’s say you’ve done all of that and you still can’t get your new members to engage with you. Well, your members are likely just as busy, and as much as they want to get involved in your association (they joined after all!),

4 Steps to Assessing Your Membership Management Software Needs


In a less dramatic sense, if you’ve worked for an association or membership organization, selecting membership management software can feel the same way. Choosing software that is a good fit for your organization will help you engage members and achieve operational efficiencies, freeing up more time to focus on providing value for members. What your members want from a features perspective. 4 Steps to Assess Your Membership Software Needs.

Are You Taking a “Backwards” Approach to Member Engagement?

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Engagement has always been at the heart of building and sustaining the connection between associations and their members. It’s really what associations have been “about” for as long as they have existed, according to Leading Engagement from the Outside in: Become an Indispensable Partner in Your Members’ Success , a new whitepaper co-authored by Anna Caraveli, Ph.D The thing is, most of us are still not doing a very good job of engaging our members.

Could “Passion Points” Be the Secret to Online Member Engagement?


We’ll be the first to admit, engaging with people online is tough - and that applies to your members as well. but they’re just not engaging with you online - on social media, in your online social community, in forums, etc. Well, it can be hard to pinpoint exactly, but one factor that could have a major impact on your online member engagement is passion. association management member engagement membership management Association Views

Strengthening Member Engagement: Tips From an HR Consultant


Why do members join associations? As an association leader yourself, you already know that this value often revolves around the experiences you offer, the people members will meet, and the abundance of opportunities you provide. Invest in a comprehensive management solution.

The Secrets to Increasing Ongoing Member Engagement [Web Class]


Having worked with associations and user groups for many years, it always amazes me that such small groups of people are able to manage and provide so much value to such large groups of members. However, you’re always looking to grow and you’re always striving to get more and more members engaged with each other, your content, and your organization. 4 Secrets to Increasing Long-Term Member Engagement. Association Member Engagement Webinar

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What 3 things will your association do well this year?

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Member Engagement + Retention Membership Management Thought Leaders association goals association leaders association management association members association membership growth member engagement member experience member re-engagement membership growth membership management membership marketing strategic planningBe selective with where and how you spend your time and resources.

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Integrated, automated membership renewal campaign leads to $18,000 increase in revenue.

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How one association went from a low-cost email marketing program to a more efficient process and better data quality to streamline membership renewal campaigns. Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) provides veterinary management professionals ongoing education, certifications, and networking opportunities. Formed in 1981, VHMA has grown to serve over 2,700 members across North America.

Member Engagement Strategies: A Guide for Associations


Association memberships are rewarding experiences and unique in the way that members pay dues in order to continue to be a part of the organization. Engagement secures your association’s relevance and fuels healthy member retention. What is member engagement?

7 Items to Include in Your New Member Welcome Packet


When it comes to onboarding new members, welcome packets go a long way. Not only do they help your new members get up to speed, but they make your new members feel welcome and relaxed about their decision to join. Take a look: association management member engagement membership management Small Staff ChatterNote: This post was originally published on 10/20/15; Updated 11/6/18 for added value.

7 vows to marry AMS tech and your association mission.

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Here’s a model to identify where your association management software comes up short and what to do if it does. Successful association management software is like a well-constructed wedding cake. Imagine a traditional wedding cake: There are several layers, with the bottom portion the largest and each layer gets smaller as you reach the top […].

Changes in Membership Management Software that Could Impact How You Run Your Association


Technology has shifted everything from the way we collect membership dues to the channels we use to communicate with prospects. What was once a phone call is now an email sent through your association management software. Yesterday’s paper check is now a simple electronic submission in your membership database. Get Your Free Membership Management Software Buyer's Guide. All of these changes are affecting your members and their expectations.

The Membership Manager’s Wish List

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’Tis the season of giving and receiving, and we know that association membership managers have more than sweaters and ties on their wish lists this year. We asked a few to share what they’d like to find in their stockings to help them meet member needs in 2017. I will get to the holiday shopping and wrapping soon, but first I wanted to hear from membership professionals. One thing we know about membership professionals is that they’re a rare breed inside associations.

Modernize your association with an integrated, cloud-based solution.

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Leverage mobile capabilities to access member information anytime, anywhere. As associations evolve, they sometimes do not have the time or resources to think long term about scalable management software and business productivity solutions. Are your strategies limited by your technology? Instead, they react to the immediate needs of their organizations by patching together a […].

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6 signs your association needs a new membership management system

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But while you’re enjoying growth, your association management software (AMS) may not be keeping pace. But while you’re enjoying growth, your association management software (AMS) may not be keeping pace. If you don’t put in place a solid system as your organization grows to the next level, it becomes more difficult to accommodate the evolving needs of members. With these challenges in mind, here are six signs that it’s time for a new membership management system.

Association leaders, stop! 10 things not worth doing during the New Year.

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eBooks Member Engagement + Retention Membership Management Thought Leaders 2017 association goals association leaders member engagement member retention membership data new year goals new year resolutionsEditor’s Note: Elizabeth Engle, CAE; Mary Byers, CAE; Peggy Hoffman, CAE; and Shelly Alcorn, CAE provided these 10 tips for 2014 that are still useful as association leaders head into 2017.

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Introducing SocialLink mobile app to transform your member experience.

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It’s the association industry’s first online community and social mobile app built into an association management software. Your association membership is boosted by your members seeking credibility, professional development, competitive advantages and ways to give back. But, one of the primary reasons members join your association is for networking opportunities.

3 steps to drive student membership growth.

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Strategies to expand your association’s younger membership base. Do you have a strategy in place to grow your association’s pipeline of younger members? At The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA), we’ve taken a proactive approach to building our membership and growing the future CPA workforce in Ohio. It’s translated to an astounding 70% increase in […].

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6 basics of member re-engagement: Part 1.

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This is the first of a two-part series from Real Magnet looking at best practices for re-engaging your association members. As an email marketer, your list of both members and prospective members is probably your most valuable asset. Likewise, the potential of shrinking your list places you in danger of losing revenue, members or donations. […].

Accurate association member data drives better engagement + revenue.

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Data management and data integrity is a demanding job for you and your association. Your association is only as good as your member data, and it’s a big task to keep it clean. Updated profile data is more than just getting current email address information. But, it has to be done. While you regularly communicate […].

5 questions to better market your career center.

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4 steps to develop association member personas.

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By understanding your members’ roles and responsibilities, motivations and […]. Industry News + Trends Member Engagement + Retention Membership Management Product Information Thought Leaders association management association management software association member personas association members member engagement membership data membership marketingLet’s get personal with 1:1 association marketing.