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. In Hook’s experience, recruiting new volunteers works best in face-to-face situations, where members make the personal ask.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.9.16

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Hear ways the American Institute of CPAs and New Jersey Society of CPAs are connecting with high school and college students, educators, members and other stakeholders to recruit members and nurture future CPAs. Speakers: Carolyn Hook (Moderator), Membership & Engagement Director, New Jersey Society of CPAs. Susan Dyer, Membership Development Manager, New Jersey Society of CPAs.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.15.21

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In response to the pandemic, many associations hosted new virtual events, took down their members-only content paywall, and reduced fees for virtual conferences and education—changes that affect their membership value proposition. New episodes are posted by 1 p.m.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.25.16

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EDT* – The Certificate is Obsolete: New Ways to Track PD, CE and Certification . In this webinar, you’ll hear about today’s most effective talent recruitment and retention methods. Marc Rein, Multimedia Specialist, New Jersey CPAs. – Digital Advertising to Attract New Customers (Inbound Lunch Bunch). Think about new ways to really speak and engage with your audience, including lapsed members and prospects.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.25.16

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EDT* – The Certificate is Obsolete: New Ways to Track PD, CE and Certification . In this webinar, you’ll hear about today’s most effective talent recruitment and retention methods. Marc Rein, Multimedia Specialist, New Jersey CPAs. – Digital Advertising to Attract New Customers (Inbound Lunch Bunch). Think about new ways to really speak and engage with your audience, including lapsed members and prospects.

Bar Association Welcomes Diversity at the Top With New President

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A prominent legal group has a new leader at the top who hopes to make the field more diverse. In comments to The Washington Post , the New Jersey-based lawyer noted that her goal was to boost the recruitment of women and minorities into the legal field. The post Bar Association Welcomes Diversity at the Top With New President appeared first on Associations Now

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.9.16

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This week kicks off with a webinar you won’t want to miss: Elizabeth Engel and Shelly Alcorn discussing their insightful new report, The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm. Mon 9/12 at 12 p.m.* – Bridging the Gap: The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm. You must go if you plan to evaluate, update, or purchase a new AMS in the coming year. Carolyn Hook (moderator), Membership & Engagement Director, New Jersey Society of CPAs.

Joint Membership: The “Special Sauce” for Chapter Relations

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Earlier this month, the New Jersey State Nurses Association decided to join a pilot program offered by the American Nurses Association, which offers a bundled deal. Schmidt says the cost to join is a big barrier for many New Jersey nurses. These types of associations are also more likely to recruit high-quality volunteers and see higher levels of membership retention, he says.

The Board Member’s Role as Face of the Association

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By virtue of their position, association board members can be key players in member engagement and recruitment efforts. They all said they see the board as a valuable pool of “ambassadors” for recruiting and engaging members. “And so they’re naturally the right people to be using when talking to new members or member prospects.” The association pros I spoke with offered two caveats to the membership recruitment and engagement role for the board.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.6.17

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I just ordered Tech Success for Associations , a new release (free for ASAE members) from the ASAE Foundation’s Technology Success and Readiness Study. One interesting tidbit from the study of associations and their members illustrates a huge disconnect: The largest portion of association members described themselves as technology ‘explorers’ – early and optimistic adopters of new technology. Forget New Year’s resolutions.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.6.17

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I just ordered Tech Success for Associations , a new release (free for ASAE members) from the ASAE Foundation’s Technology Success and Readiness Study. One interesting tidbit from the study of associations and their members illustrates a huge disconnect: The largest portion of association members described themselves as technology ‘explorers’ – early and optimistic adopters of new technology. Forget New Year’s resolutions.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.8.21

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Building new norms. I was going to pull out a quote from Lowell Aplebaum’s piece about the exciting possibilities for associations in building new norms in 2021, but I can’t choose. It’s out of this world with vanilla ice cream—and will be my new Christmas tradition.

Let’s Help AmeriCorps Alums Use Their Experience to Keep Giving Back

Beth Kanter

I will be doing a panel on using social media as part of volunteer recruitment and looking forward to hearing author Adam Grant talk about the ideas in his book, Give and Take. Another topic at the conference that I’m curious about is the notion of leveraging networks for capacity building and for career development for young professionals. It will feature such big names as Grammy award-winning singer John Legend, and New Jersey Gov.

Serving Your Professional Community for Impact

Association Adviser

If you were the CEO of an association that strives to support applied technology professionals through training, credentialing, research, standards-setting and ongoing development of new competencies in any region of the world, where would you start? Recruited by one of my customers, I was lured into the publishing industry to work on college textbooks for computer science and management information systems. The recruiter explained that [travel to] the interview was free.

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Get the Scoop at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Washington, DC in June #NCVS

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: I’ve just finished doing some social media workshops in New Zealand with Volunteering Auckland and now in Australia. I will be doing a panel on using social media as part of volunteer recruitment. From June 19-22, more than 5,000 people from around the nation and the world will gather to discuss best practices in engaging volunteers and new ways people can power solutions to some of our most pressing social challenges.

Diversify Your Retention Rate, and Other Membership Ideas

Associations Now

Here’s a new membership metric for your association to track: retention rates. Schankel, account executive at Association Headquarters (AH), urged associations to diversify their retention-rate tracking during his presentation, “Unraveling the Retention Puzzle: Simple Strategies That Get Big Results,” at last week’s New York Society of Association Executives Membership Summit. ” “Member-keep-a-member” is the new “member-get-a-member.”