3 signs growth leads you to switch membership management systems.

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But, you also deserve a little sympathy if you contend with manual spreadsheets or an entry-level membership management system. As your growth brings size and complexity, it becomes clear a more sophisticated membership management system is needed. The post 3 signs growth leads you to switch membership management systems. Membership & Marketing Member Retention Member Recruitment Member Renewal

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How to Use Membership Management Software to Recruit Members

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In this guest post, Leah Merrill suggests four ways you can use your membership management software to help you grow those members and perform outreach. membership website

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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membership management software, board members are often hesitant about moving forward with the investment if your old, outdated and manual systems still work.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 RecruitmentIt’s no walk in the park when it comes time to convince your board to allocate funding for a new software solution.

Membership Management: 4 Top Ways to Maximize Engagement

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That said, it’s important to think about boosting member engagement as the best way to set your recruitment strategy up for long-term success.¹. With an engaged member base, word about your association’s value will spread organically, supporting your greater recruitment efforts. The next time you revisit your member recruitment strategy, consider these top four tips for maximizing member engagement as a long-term investment: Establish online member communities.

3 Ways to Bump Up Your Member Recruitment Game

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Here are three ways to bump up your association’s member recruitment game: association management membership management Association ViewsIf there’s one common goal for associations across the globe, it’s grow , grow , grow. But we know as well as you do, easier said than done. So where are some of the best places to find new members? Are there any “hot spots” you’re currently leaving untapped?

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

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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. The Evolution of Membership Management Software.

3 Strategies to Recruit Members Through Association Software

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When it comes to recruitment for your association, you have to walk a thin line. That is, if your membership program offers incredible value to your members, then any introduction to your program is a natural advertisement ! Try these strategies, all made possible with the right association management software solution: Increase exposure to your membership program. Offer online-only membership benefits. Ready to recruit a fresh pool of members for your program?

4 Quick Tips for Online Membership Recruitment

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Well for starters, membership recruitment. Here are a few tips for growing your membership online: association management membership management Small Staff ChatterBy now, we all know how powerful the Internet can be. We’ve seen posts and videos go viral, and people and organizations directly impacted (if not majorly changed) by that. Just look at the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - more than $115 million raised. That’s incredible!

2018 Member Recruitment Techniques: What's Hot and What's Not

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We’ve recently checked out Marketing General Incorporated’s Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report and found some member recruitment facts we think you should know! Check out what member recruitment techniques your association needs to focus on and the ones you can ditch in 2018! association management member engagement membership management Small Staff Chatter marketingAs you may well know, marketing trends are changing all the time.

How Moose Became King of the Forest: 5 Tips for Recruiting

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Membership Software Association Management Software. Management Team. Five Tips to Rock Membership from Moose. But like many other membership-based organizations, the Moose often finds itself riding through the peaks and valleys of member recruitment. Generally, its membership drive relies on existing members sticking around year after year and reaching out to recruit their friends to join, too. Membership Management.

Your Member Recruiting Campaign Will Fail Without This

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Membership Software Association Management Software. Management Team. ” His answer surprised me but we continued talking about what YourMembership.com does and our involvement with associations, membership management and online community. the importance/value of association memberships. Their call to action is not a typical membership drive of join us now. Membership Management. Membership Solutions.

3 Real Ways to Improve Your Membership Marketing Program

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To successfully attract and keep association members, continually remind yourselves membership marketing is a process. Many associations struggle to improve their membership growth and retention. Within your offices and before your boards, you search endlessly for one idea to reverse your membership fortune. Unfortunately, there’s no silver bullet. To successfully attract and keep members, you […].

3 steps to drive student membership growth.

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Strategies to expand your association’s younger membership base. 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. Do you have a strategy in place to grow your association’s pipeline of younger members? It’s translated to an astounding 70% increase in […].

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[Guest Post] Your Association’s Website Is Your Best Member Recruitment Tool

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The following blog post was written by SBI Association Management , a Seattle-based and AMCI-accredited association management company. There are many parallels between buying a product and buying a membership in a professional association. Your website’s home page is the most important recruitment tool you have to market the value of joining and close the sale. association management member engagement membership management Small Staff Chatter

Is Your Nonprofit Losing Members? Maybe It’s Not You

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Busy modern lifestyles mean limited time for volunteer and membership activities after work and family obligations. Nonprofits know this, and have been re-tooling their programs, offering more “value” to recruit and retain members. But there’s another reason why your membership may be declining: your other members.( Tags: Associations member recruiting membership Membership management nonprofit non-profit volunteer management Volunteers

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5 questions to better market your career center.

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That’s because they know employers savvy enough to recruit via their relevant association channels are looking for […]. Nothing promotes a career center like putting relevant, niche jobs in front of professionals. When it comes time to look for a new job, professionals turn first to associations, which are among the best places to start.

Social CRM Use Case 5: Recruitment

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Our [SocialFish] definition of Social CRM is “the discipline of applying social media to membership management”, and the 12 use cases in our white paper, ROI and the Impact of Social CRM , show this in action. Connecting the dots between purchases and social capital for member recruitment. Tools – Social Media Management System, Social Discovery, AMS.

Millennial Member Engagement: 6 Little Hacks to Try

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

Eric Lanke: Everyone Is Responsible for Member Recruitment

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Everyone Is Responsible for Member Recruitment. As a result, staff members focus shifted from tactical process and program management to continuous member engagement and solutions development. Everyone," he said, "is responsible for member recruitment.". Everyone there is responsible for recruiting 2-3 new members per year. Not just the membership manager, but everyone. And I suddenly saw it as something other than a membership growth strategy.

The Small-Staff Guide to New Member Onboarding

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If 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. That said, because you put so much time and energy into recruiting new members, you absolutely want them to stay! Here are a few tips: association management association leadership member engagement membership management Small Staff Chatter

Creating Membership Tiers at Your Small-Staff Association

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If recruitment is an issue at your association, it might be time to reconsider (or revamp) your membership model. association management membership management Association ViewsYou probably have a variety of member types at your association (student, professional, associate, etc.), but within those member types , do you have varying tiers?

How to Leverage Social Media for Successful Marketing and Membership Recruitment

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Change the conversation away from the tools (“we should be on Facebook”) towards how you’re applying social data to membership management; then it becomes part of everyone’s job, not some annoying frivolous thing on top of everyone’s already full plate. Pretty much all of marketing will fall into these buckets: Recruitment, retention, outreach (sales).

Member Journey Mapping: Walking a Mile in Your Members’ Shoes

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Are recruitment levels at a standstill? You obviously want high levels of recruitment, engagement, and retention, but what’s the bridge between wanting and having? association management member retention membership management Small Staff ChatterThink about everything you do (work-related) on a day-to-day basis. What do those tasks all boil down too? Likely, engagement and retention.

Handling Membership Objections

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What objections do you hear during member recruitment or retention campaigns? We're looking for a membership perspective for this month's blog carnival.( member communication membership Membership management nonprofit blog carnivalread more ).

Overcoming Challenges to Membership Growth: 3 Tips

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Raise your hand if membership growth is an ongoing challenge at your association. Membership recruitment and retention continue to be top concerns for association professionals. Check out these tips for overcoming some of those pesky challenges to membership growth: association management membership management Association ViewsIf so, you’re not alone. But let us help!

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5 Ways to Entice Young Professionals to Volunteer

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Recruiting volunteers is a struggle in itself, but recruiting young volunteers presents a whole new set of challenges. Take a look: association management member engagement membership management Small Staff ChatterThey’re new to the industry (and still kind of observing), they don’t have a history with your association, they likely don’t know many people in your association (again, because they’re new), so getting them to go above and beyond.well, it’s tough.

Should Your Association Create a “Villain” to Appeal to Potential Members?

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After her talk, I couldn’t help but think that this topic could easily integrate into any association’s membership recruitment campaign. association management membership management Small Staff ChatterWhile attending Hubspot’s Inbound17 Marketing Conference, I listened in on Katie Martell ’s session Find an Enemy: How the Right Foe Can Motivate Your Buyers to Action.

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

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But messaging is how you recruit people (and engage and retain them), so your messaging platform (the basis of your organization’s communications) needs to be straightforward and meaningful. 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.

5 Things to Consider When Creating a Member Referral Program

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Referrals are honestly the best way to recruit new members: For one thing, it means the members that are talking you up are loyal and engaged. On the flip side, the new members being referred are likely to come into membership excited and ready to engage, too. Creating a strategic referral program really boils down to the good ol’ five W’s: membership management MC Insider

Membership Marketing: How Does Your Association Stack Up?

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Marketing General Incorporated (MGI) just released what we believe to be one of the most valuable studies in the association space - their 2017 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report. and around the world) are recruiting, engaging, and retaining members. Below are just a few of the study’s key findings: association management membership management Small Staff ChatterIt’s that time of the year again!

Raise the Roof on ROI

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If you are using a Membership Management Software (MMS) system, you have tools at your disposal that can help turn the tide in your membership efforts, and it can really come down to something as simple as running the correct reports. One of the easiest ways to grow your membership is to not lose your current members. A new member’s first year of membership is a critical point for your association to provide an experience beyond what they were expecting.

A Deeper Look at the Big Bang Disruptions Facing Associations

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Freemium/Try Before You Buy membership models. Technology driving new business models, changing the business landscape – for profits offering membership models and content that compete with associations. We will be discussing how associations can leverage technology available today to develop compelling offers to help retain your current members and to recruit new prospective members as you grow your organization. You can find disruptive innovations anywhere you look.

3 Ways to Strategically Use Your Association's Database

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Sure, you should be tracking the normal numbers: recruitment rates, renewal rates, event registrations, etc. association management membership management Association Views association softwareYour database may give you a headache from time to time, but there’s SO much valuable information there. Are you using it to your advantage? But are you taking it a step further to actually advance your association?

Hard time getting new members? Maybe you’re in their way.

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It is the age-old challenge for all associations – how do I successfully recruit new members and keep the ones I have? Value and relevance lead to recruitment and retention. In our latest episode of Ask the Thought Leader , Willis shares the strategy and tactics SMEI is using to recruit and retain members through multi-layered membership offers. That seems to be the equation we are working from today.

Hard time getting new members? Maybe you’re in their way.

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It is the age-old challenge for all associations – how do I successfully recruit new members and keep the ones I have? Value and relevance lead to recruitment and retention. In our latest episode of Ask the Thought Leader , Willis shares the strategy and tactics SMEI is using to recruit and retain members through multi-layered membership offers. That seems to be the equation we are working from today.

ROI and Social CRM Use Case 1: Using LinkedIn for Member Recruitment

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Our (SocialFish) definition of Social CRM is “ the discipline of applying social media to membership management “, and the 12 use cases in our white paper, ROI and the Impact of Social CRM , show this in action. Using LinkedIn for member recruitment [Possible now]. Each time a member joins the LinkedIn group, the community manager updates the LinkedIn Group field in the members’ AMS record, and adds their LinkedIn profile URL.

Creating a Strong Culture at Your Organization: 4 Steps

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One way or another, you’re going to have an office culture, so you might as well make it a good one (particularly since office culture directly impacts employee recruitment and retention). association management association leadership membership management Association ViewsOffice culture is an interesting concept. It’s something that ALL organizations have, but something that only a percentage of organizations put thought into.

3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Looking for Volunteers

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If membership recruitment is tough (which it is), volunteer recruitment is 10x tougher. Well there is no easy or sure-fire method for finding volunteers, but if you’ve been struggling lately, consider asking yourself these three questions: association management member engagement membership management Small Staff ChatterYou’re asking people to give their time - a scarce resource, particularly nowadays. So what’s the trick?

The Small-Staff Guide to Volunteer Management

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So to help you out, we’ve put together a few quick tips for volunteer recruitment, onboarding, and retention. association management association leadership member engagement membership management Small Staff ChatterAs an association professional, you know that volunteers can be difficult to come by. They can be hard to find, and sometimes, even harder to keep. We understand the struggle.

A Plan to Grow Your Association’s Membership: Company Targeting

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Let me ask you this: Does your association have a specific plan in place to grow your association’s membership? We’re not talking about individual memberships versus organizational memberships. But, let’s say your organization offers individual memberships only. Well, even though you’re trying to recruit individuals, are you still targeting companies? association management membership management Small Staff Chatter