Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.14.20

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A few other notes… Interview sessions are much more engaging than talking head sessions. Exhibitors were psyched about the numbers, so provide free education for members—or a decent selection of education, for example, keynotes, game changers and basic-level sessions.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.3.20

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Your association can help staff, volunteer leaders, and members know better by offering (and requiring for some) diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) education. Fri 7/3 at 1 p.m.* – How to Go Virtual (While Still Creating an Engaging Experience). 2020 Engagement Trends Report.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.24.20

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Fri 7/24 at 1 p.m.* – How to Go Virtual (While Still Creating an Engaging Experience). Learn how to take events online in a way that is going to deliver high value, create an engaging experience, and preserve the outcomes you were seeking to achieve with your in-person conference.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.31.20

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If your members have to acquire new knowledge and skills to thrive in this new pandemic environment, WBT Systems suggests offering this type of certificate (and digital badge) program. Fri 7/31 at 1 p.m.* – How to Go Virtual (While Still Creating an Engaging Experience).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.17.20

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Pandemic engagement strategies. Member needs continue to change as we slowly move from pandemic response mode to pandemic recovery mode. Meetings Today talked to event planners about revenue diversification, in-person vs. virtual attendee engagement, and managing your mindset.

Membership Hack: Virtual Chapters

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Chapters don’t always have to be about serving members in the same local community or state. At NIGP, the Institute for Public Procurement, virtual chapters connect members with similar interests from thousands of miles away. AHGPA has 77 members. Montana may be next.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.10.20

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But now, you must consider your attendees’ attention and engagement capabilities when planning virtual events. More info/register (fee for MPI non-members). How to Go Virtual (While Still Creating an Engaging Experience). More info/register (fee for MPI non-members).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.7.20

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Virtual event and community platforms give you the chance to eavesdrop on what your members and others in your market are talking about. They offer webinars, blog posts, and maybe even conferences to your members. High Engagement Networking. To inform, you must first engage.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.12.20

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Hear about the nine building blocks of every successful model so you can determine where things must change to better meet member and critical stakeholder needs. How to Go Virtual (While Still Creating an Engaging Experience). Hear about some major considerations for online engagement.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.8.20

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Billhighway describes the kind of resources you can provide chapters to help them get started with virtual events , design engaging programs, prepare speakers and attendees, and put together a virtual event volunteer team. Engaging virtual events.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.15.20

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How to Go Virtual (While Still Creating an Engaging Experience). Learn how to take events online in a way that is going to deliver high value, create an engaging experience, and preserve the outcomes you were seeking to achieve with your in-person conference.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.1.20

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Engaging virtual attendees. Sarah Michel at Velvet Chainsaw Consulting recorded a shortish video you should definitely watch: five tips to guarantee engagement at your virtual event. How is your association demonstrating leadership to its members and community?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.29.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Reboarding members. WBT shares ideas for using what you learn during reboarding to better serve members. How to Go Virtual (While Still Creating an Engaging Experience).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.5.20

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Kyle Lambert London (moderator), Manager, Association Leadership Engagement, National Association of REALTORS®. More info/register – fee for MPI non-members. How to Go Virtual (While Still Creating an Engaging Experience). More info/register – fee for MPI non-members.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.22.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… New member onboarding. Does your association have a new member onboarding, orientation or welcoming program? How to Go Virtual (While Still Creating an Engaging Experience).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.19.20

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If your association wants to create a more inclusive association, you must identify and remove the barriers standing in the way of a member’s desire to volunteer or serve in leadership , says MemberSuite. How to Go Virtual (While Still Creating an Engaging Experience).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.24.20

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I’m reading a lot about “Zoom fatigue” these days, which concerns me because associations are relying on Zoom (and other web-conferencing platforms) to educate and connect members to each other. Fri 4/24 at 1 p.m.* – 13 Secrets to Help You Create an Insanely Engaging Virtual Meeting Today.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.3.20

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Sure, maybe some won’t work but members will be forgiving in these trying times. Reggie Henry, CAE, Chief Information and Engagement Officer, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership. More info/register – AMCI members only. Engagement That Scales.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.17.20

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Fret not, Billhighway has plenty of ideas for (and examples of) connecting chapter members virtually. Lisa Block at Velvet Chainsaw Consulting reminds associations that decisions made in response to this crisis will have a long-term impact on members, so act with generosity and empathy.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.10.20

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Virtual conference engagement. Everyone is wondering, should we send out member renewals right now ? How to Go Virtual (While Still Creating an Engaging Experience). Hear about some major considerations for online engagement. Engagement That Scales.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.20.20

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Emerging member needs. WBT Systems points out a whole new set of emerging member needs , like the craving for connection and community—I think we can all agree with that. Once we can be socially close again, members will be more than ready to hang out with others in their association.