3 Ways to (Better) Showcase Members in Social Media

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Categories: Membership Management Tags: association members , associations , business social networking , community , member community , member organizations , member retention , online community , online member communities , social media , Social Media and Business Trends , social media strategy , social networking software , yourmembership.com Social media gurus tell member organizations again and again – don’t make it about you, make it about them.

Should You Pursue That New Social Media Platform?

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The thing about social media is there are new platforms popping up every. Three questions tell it all: association management social media for associations member engagement membership management Association Viewssingle. And what works well for some associations, may not work well for others. So how do you know which platforms your organization should be using?

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What If Don Draper Ran Social Media for Your Association?

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Membership Software Association Management Software. Corporate + Social. Management Team. What If Don Draper Ran Social Media for Your Association? March 27th, 2012 | Posted in Social Media and Business Trends. how would your association’s social media plan be different if Don Draper (the infamous ad exec from AMC’s Mad Men) ran the show? That’s how social media feels a lot of the time.

Top 11 Productivity Apps for Membership Managers

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Here is a list of the top free (or nearly so) productivity apps for membership managers. We’ve broken it into two categories – content and time management. We know m embership managers are constantly dealing with content. This is probably one of the most affordable scheduling tools for social media platforms. It allows you to manage between three and 50 accounts across Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other sites. Happy belated Labor Day!

Social Media ROI in Dollars & Cents – Your Questions Answered

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Last week we held YourMembership’s November Thought Leadership webinar Social Media ROI in Dollars & Cents , with Ben Martin, CAE, noted speaker and Chief Engagement Officer for Online Community Results. In conjunction with the upcoming release of the second edition of Online Community Results’ Online Community Software Selection Guide , Ben joined us to tackle the interesting topic of how to build and identify the ROI on an association’s social media efforts.

Membership Management Software + Social Networking

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Membership Software Association Management Software. Corporate + Social. Management Team. Membership Management Software + Social Networking. December 6th, 2011 | Posted in Social Media and Business Trends. What’s the point of social networking for member-centric organizations? Download mp3 | Social Membership. Social Media and Business Trends. Membership Management.

Search Engines and Social Media. Your questions answered.

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Last week we held our monthly Thought Leadership webinar, Search Engines and Social Media. We had many association professionals attend who are still working to come up with a winning strategy regarding search engine optimization (SEO) and social media. Despite the complexity, Joey Baird, YourMembership’s Director of Marketing, took a back to basics look at SEO and social marketing and shared strategies and best practices you can implement today.

Win with Social Media at ACCE2012

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Membership Software Association Management Software. Corporate + Social. Management Team. Win with Social Media at ACCE2012. Check out the following video for details: Social Media Contest at ACCE . Social Media and Business Trends. Membership Management. Corporate + Social. Membership Solutions. Tags: ACCE Convention , chambers , social media , video.

The 3 Most Engaging Photo Spotlights for Social Media

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With the rise of advertising on varying social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc), it can be hard to know how to get your profile to stand out from the crowd. It’s crucial now more than ever that your social media photos make a real impact and leave a lasting positive impression of your organization. If you’re not sure where to start, check out these three photo spotlights to help you get the most out of your social media channels.

Membership Management: 4 Top Ways to Maximize Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

And before you get started, make sure you have the right membership management software to help you put these strategies into place. Start with Fonteva’s ultimate buyer’s guide to association management software.². With the right association management software, it’s easy to set up opportunities for members to make the community their own. Collecting a certain number of points earns members a badge or membership level. Membership Sales.

Handling Social Media Strife & Other Unpleasantries

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Membership Software Association Management Software. Corporate + Social. Management Team. 3 Simple Steps to Extinguishing a Social Media Firestorm. May 17th, 2012 | Posted in Social Media and Business Trends. Don't be aggressive in your approach to social media attacks. The words of the brilliant philosopher, Mike Tyson, ring true for those working in social media. Social Media and Business Trends.

3 Ways to Use Social Media to Grow Your Organization’s Membership

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Now you may have a growth strategy in place (as part of your association’s strategic plan), but does that growth strategy incorporate social media? If not, you may want to consider adding that in, as social media is typically a fairly cheap and easy way to reach new eyes. Not sure how to grow your organization’s membership using social media?

Social Media and Your Association: 3 Trends to Watch Closely

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A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to attend the American Society of Association Executives’ Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference (MMCC) in Washington, D.C. It’s one of our favorite conferences because it allows us to keep up with up all the latest trends and best practices regarding - you guessed it - marketing, membership, and communications.

Social Media Takeovers: Why They Could Work for Your Association

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Have you ever seen a takeover on social media? Usually, this is when a student, employee, or key constituent takes over a company or organization’s social media for the day. Here are a few reasons to consider hosting a social media takeover: association management social media for associations member engagement membership management Small Staff Chatter

How the APMA ties social media to membership management

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Register for Engaging Members with Social CRM , our next FREE Think Tank webinar with Jessica Etter, from the American Podiatric Medical Association. Jessica will share how she used Social Customer Relationship Management (Social CRM) practices to find and connect with current and potential members on sites like Twitter and Facebook. meaningful social media goals.

Stop Wasting Time with Social Media

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Membership Software Association Management Software. Corporate + Social. Management Team. Put an End to Your Social Media Efforts. September 18th, 2012 | Posted in Member Engagement + Retention , Social Media and Business Trends. Give up on social. Then you haven’t really tried social. Social Media and Business Trends. Membership Management. Corporate + Social. Membership Solutions.

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. Over the past half-decade, we’ve seen enormous advancements on the social media front with the rise (and fall) of sites and apps like: Snapchat.

Don’t let Facebook + LinkedIn have your cake and eat it, too.

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Associations are handing over their entire membership base to competitors and don’t even know it! Industry News + Trends Membership Management Social Media and Business Trendsyou are handing over your association members to the competition. Now, you may not believe me, but it’s true. That’s because your competition doesn’t look familiar. It’s not another association, non-profit, society or organization. These competitors, […].

Stay relevant to your association’s members in today’s social world.

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Industry News + Trends Member Engagement + Retention Membership Management Social Media and Business Trends association management software integrated software solution member engagement online community relevant content social community social learning social mediaAn integrated online community keeps you in control.

The Key to Social Media ROI

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So what is social CRM, you ask? Here’s our simplified definition: Social CRM is the discipline of applying social media to membership management. Discipline means you’re doing social media work strategically, with organizational goals in mind. Social media is more than just Facebook and Twitter. In this definition, when we use the term social media, we’re talking about: 1.)

7 issues nonprofits can turn into opportunities.

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Industry News + Trends Member Engagement + Retention Membership Management Product Information Social Media and Business Trends donor management nonprofit sector nonprofit services and solutions nonprofits online social community social community social mediaHere are some solutions for your nonprofit to become more efficient and spur growth. Your nonprofit has faced challenges for as long as it’s been around.

Advice for Implementing Social Media from Star Wars

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Membership Software Association Management Software. Corporate + Social. Management Team. Advice for Implementing Social Media from Star Wars. February 14th, 2012 | Posted in Social Media and Business Trends. I wondered what Yoda and the crew would suggest for those of us trying to implement social in our organizations. They had lots of sage advice for member-based organizations embracing social and a more human side of business: 1.

An AMS to optimize your association’s financial operations.

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Last month, we revolutionized the member experience with SocialLink, YM’s online community and social mobile app built into our association […]. YourMembership’s AMS now integrated with QuickBooks Online and Great Plains. We’ve been busy at YourMembership, enhancing our technology solutions to improve your association members’ experience, streamline your operations and processes, and help your organization grow.

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility!

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Categories: Association Management , Member Engagement + Retention , Membership Management , Social Media and Business Trends For you Spiderman fans out there, you will remember this sage advice given to Peter Parker by his Uncle Ben. Association Management Member Engagement + Retention Membership Management Social Media and Business Trends

The Undeniable Value of an Integrated Membership Management Software System

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Many organizations don’t have a strategy or even realize how using a tool like an integrated Member Management Software (MMS) solution can be a game changer in increasing the level of engagement and overall value they provide to the members they serve. For many associations the time and cost saved in only having to deal with a single provider for all the functionality they need to manage their organization is reason to celebrate. I have a question for you.

The Undeniable Value of an Integrated Membership Management Software System

YourMembership Blog

Many organizations don’t have a strategy or even realize how using a tool like an integrated Member Management Software (MMS) solution can be a game changer in increasing the level of engagement and overall value they provide to the members they serve. For many associations the time and cost saved in only having to deal with a single provider for all the functionality they need to manage their organization is reason to celebrate. I have a question for you.

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. They will give anything to […].

Attending ASAE Next Week? Don't Miss Our Social Media Contest!

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Membership Software Association Management Software. Corporate + Social. Management Team. Don’t Miss Our Social Media Contest! August 6th, 2012 | Posted in Social Media and Business Trends , YourMembership.com News. Social Media and Business Trends. Membership Management. Corporate + Social. Membership Solutions. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs.

5 Things Associations are Doing Wrong and How to Fix Them (Part 1)

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These challenges have been blamed on a myriad of things including social media, the economy, and even millennials. The irony is that in a time when everyone seems to want to be a part of a community/social network, many associations are struggling with [.] ( Read more. ) Association Management Software Membership Management Social Media and Business Trends associations member engagement membership management software

7 lucky reasons to attend Xperience 2017.

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Membership meets engagement in today’s modern world.

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Industry News + Trends Member Engagement + Retention Membership Management Social Media and Business Trends Thought Leaders association management software association membership growth member engagement membership growth membership marketing mobile responsive modern website design social communityStaying competitive and relevant in today’s digital world requires innovative ways to engage your members.

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

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It’s a sure way of learning new ideas to make stronger connections with your members, adapt new technologies and grow your membership […]. Industry News + Trends Member Engagement + Retention Membership Management Product Information Revenue Solutions Social Media and Business Trends YourMembership News association career center association management software conference innovation leadership skills learning management system member engagement membership growth

Turning Post-Conference Euphoria into Action

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Membership Management conference social media The days after a major conference are filled with busy work, attending to all of the things you pushed off leading to the conference. I have 50,000 vendors calling me (yes they call me too, I know how you feel) some from conference and others I politely deferred before conference. Your colleagues have all sorts [.] ( Read more. ) The post Turning Post-Conference Euphoria into Action appeared first on YourMembership.com.

The Key to Social Media ROI

SocialFish

We believe that Social CRM is the key to getting ROI out of social media activity. So what is social CRM, you ask? Here’s our simplified definition: Social CRM is the discipline of applying social media to membership management. Discipline means you’re doing social media work strategically, with organizational goals in mind. Social media is more than just Facebook and Twitter.

5 Things Associations are Doing Wrong and How to Fix Them (Part 1)

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These challenges have been blamed on a myriad of things including social media, the economy, and even millennials. The irony is that in a time when everyone seems to want to be a part of a community/social network, many associations are struggling with [.] ( Read more. ) Association Management Software Membership Management Social Media and Business Trends associations member engagement membership management software

Alright stop: collaborate + listen, part 3.

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Effectively capture + score member engagement in your social community. Editor’s note: This is the third installment in a four-part series looking at member engagement at associations and the importance of implementing a social networking platform equipped with the right tools to ensure early adoption and consistent engagement. The success and growth of your online social community hinges on these smaller offerings by everyday members. Get more with the right social tools.

Association Weekly Wrap-Up for February 22nd!

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I have a smartphone; I’m connected to a worldwide community through Twitter and other social media platforms; I have crowd-sourced information through a Google+ community; I get more industry updates in my email inbox daily than I have time to read. The social-media-based videoconferencing platform offers ample opportunities to stretch your event’s budget and reach. 9) 10 Reasons Why You Should be Using Social Media to Communicate with your Employees by Paula Berg.

Creating the Remarkable and Contagious for Your Association

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Association Leadership Member Engagement + Retention Membership Management Social Media and Business Trends I was looking at the statistics from this past weekend’s annual exercise into insanity we lovingly call Black Friday (and also Gray Thursday), and was interested in seeing if there were any lessons there for associations related to creating value for members.

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. In a recent post I shared some thoughts on the annual Black Friday ritual that leads many into both panic buying and shopping nirvana, sometimes at the same time.

Hot Association and Nonprofit Social Media Jobs This Week – April 5

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We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital. We are looking for someone who can manage multiple email marketing campaigns, write copy, manage our web content, edit video and help us increase the visibility of all of our efforts, but particularly those surrounding the educational programming we offer our industry. Provide support with promoting events and programs through social media and graphic design.