Who Should Own Your Email Newsletter Production Process?

Associations Now

The email newsletter is a centerpiece of digital strategy for many organizations. And this can make executing your email newsletter tricky business. And, of course, volunteers might want a say in what goes inside your email newsletter.

Daily Buzz: Whittle Down Your Email Newsletters

Associations Now

What changes would make your email newsletters more engaging? The Wall Street Journal is starting by cutting back on the number of newsletters it produces. How many newsletters does your organization send out each week?

Newsletter Launch

Moving through the Association World

It took a bit longer than planned but we finally finished up the re-launch effort of the TMG Connection Newsletter. You can view the newsletter here , and the blog that goes along with it here. The next step of this project now is to keep up with content on the blog. I think a lot of what I talk about on here will lead into some content for the blog and upcoming newsletters.

PA Court Reporters Lend Fast Fingers to Flight 93 Oral History Project

Associations Now

Hundreds of hours of interviews need to be transcribed for the National Park Service’s Flight 93 Oral History Project, and the Pennsylvania Court Reporters Association is stepping up to help get the job done.

Social Media Benchmarking: Gauging Success for Project and Organizations in Global Health and Development

Beth Kanter

Using it as a diagnostic to help networks of similar nonprofits learn best practices from each other. Here’s a guest post about the a group of organizations and projects working Global Health and Development are using it. Flickr Photo by Kevlar.

Trade Association CEO Support: Newsletter Distribution

Trade Association CEO Blog

Ask me for a quote on many projects like: Newsletter design, newsletter strategy, newsletter production, strategic planning, budgeting, evaluation of endorsed programs, governance structuring, bylaws, education programming, member database selection/conversion/optimization/training, discussion facilitation and more. Newsletter Distribution. How tight should you control your associations newsletter distribution? Newsletter Distribution.

Trade Association CEO Support: Projects Unique to State Associations

Trade Association CEO Blog

Ask me for a quote on many projects like: Newsletter design, newsletter strategy, newsletter production, strategic planning, budgeting, evaluation of endorsed programs, governance structuring, bylaws, education programming, member database selection/conversion/optimization/training, discussion facilitation and more. Projects Unique to State Associations. Projects Unique to State Associations. Trade Association CEO Support.

SCD Group: Are Associations Ready for ?Hit and Run? Volunteering?

SCD Group

And, for many associations and non-profits, that means millions fewer volunteers for boards, committees and service projects. projects that can be completed quickly allowing our volunteers to help and then move on. Time to read association newsletters and magazines. Pages. About.

The Humble E-Mail: An Appreciation

Guilt by Association

I ponder the e-mail this week because our organization just installed and launched a new e-mail marketing and newsletter platform, integrated with our association management system. Our new project has also been a fascinating exercise in cultivating a new culture in our association.

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Seen Elsewhere: Building Creative.

Idea Architects

In one of my volunteer roles, I write a feature in the ASAE Executive Management Section IdeaLink newsletter called Seen Elsewhere. The best are delivered in a free newsletter every Sunday and make for an inspired start to the week ahead. Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects.

Learning Along The Way: Transitioning a Client When an Executive.

Learning Along the Way

I was excited to receive my copy of ASAEs AMC Connection December 2009 e-newsletter. You see, this newsletter contains my first ever published article, "Transitioning a Client When an Executive Leaves". Ive reprinted the article below for those of you who can not access the e-newsletter. They have many great resources, like this newsletter, to offer association professionals. About. Archives. Learning Along The Way. Transitioning a Client When an Executive Leaves.

Reaching Out To Global Markets Through Meetings & Events.


The following post was written by Ajay Bhojwani, MCI director of association management, consulting and congresses for MCI Middle East in Dubai and published in ASAE’s Global Link newsletter, July 2010. GrowGlobally.org.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Seen Elsewhere: Crowdsourcing.

Idea Architects

In one of my volunteer roles, I contribute content for a feature in the ASAE Executive Management Section IdeaLink newsletter called Seen Elsewhere. Former Harvard Business School professor Gary Hamel is one of the thought leaders behind the MIX, which describes itself as "an open innovation project aimed at reinventing management for the 21st century. Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas.

Maker Mindset: Six Ways Associations Can Embrace Side-Hustlers

Associations Now

It’s one thing to have an internal side project that you can work on at the office. It eventually became one of the most popular programming languages in the world—a side project that enabled lots of other side projects.

5 Unexpectedly Thoughtful Ways to Thank Your Association’s Volunteers

Higher Logic

Whether they’re in your office or working remotely, your association probably has volunteers contributing to projects every day. Take plenty of photos and highlight them in slideshows in your online community or an article in your print newsletter to extend post-event engagement.

10 Tips to Take You from Zero to eLearning Hero

Blue Sky eLearn

If you have very limited resources or no tech-talented friends, acknowledge that you’re going to be learning and doing some of this yourself, and make it part of your project timeline. Start your own newsletter!

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4 Professional Services that Save Associations Time and Money

Higher Logic

Your staff is short on time and, with so few employees, you may not have the expertise to take on all the projects you want. Additionally, community managers create and distribute newsletters, moderate community activity, and generate reports about member engagement.

Top 6 Types of Content and Perks to Offer Your Members

Blue Sky eLearn

Ambitious new goals or projects can sometimes overshadow the importance of continual engagement work. Maybe some of your members don’t have much time to stay engaged; a podcast newsletter to listen to on the way to work is the perfect solution.

Engaging Your Members Through Routine


Let’s say you wake up, have your morning coffee, head to work, check your email, work on a few projects, run out for lunch, work on a few more projects, head home, exercise for a little bit, have dinner with your family, then soon after, head to bed.

6 Ways Associations Can Improve Chapter Performance

Higher Logic

You just need to respect your chapters’ needs and empower chapter leaders – whether they’re volunteers or paid staff – to take initiative on projects that benefit both your association and chapters’ more localized members. If your association has chapters, how many does it have?

Digital Transformation Stalls Without Strong Leadership

Associations Now

executives, almost 1-in-5 respondents harbors secret doubts about their organization’s digital efforts, believing the projects are a waste of time. A recent survey spells out challenges that leaders need to overcome to bring about change within their organizations.

Better Member Retention From Frictionless Experiences Designed for Your Association

Association Success

Easy access to other members who have the same niche project, goal, or challenge. Quick-to-read but highly valuable newsletters. Try standing in your member's shoes. In the age of infinite choice, organizations can not afford to make the purchase experience difficult. And so we see one-click online ordering, retail stores with no checkout lines, curbside pick up, and more. All of these changes, which would be unheard of just a decade ago, seek to make the consumer experience easier.

17 Essential Email Design Tips + Inspiration for the Non-Designer

Higher Logic

Did you know that the number of emails sent per day is projected to grow to 333 billion by the year 2022? Tip #10: Blocks of color can help divide the body of the email, especially for those newsletters and event emails.

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Your new website isn’t ready for launch. And that’s OK.

Vanguard Tech

The reality is that website redesign projects are never really “done.” Newsletters, press releases, announcements and more are churned out every day. While it is nice to have every archived newsletter on your site, you don’t need them there for a successful launch.

10 Steps from Zero to eLearning Hero

Blue Sky eLearn

If you have very limited resources or no tech-talented friends, acknowledge that you’re going to be learning and doing some of this yourself, and make it part of your project timeline. Start your own newsletter!

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Design Thinking: A Team Sport Your Association is Ready to Play


By applying Design Thinking to the member experience, the association: Consolidated and improved use of member benefits and communications;Improved staff coordination and project prioritization;Introduced a new recruitment and member experience model, growing membership by almost 10% in 8 months.

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Daily Buzz: Show Volunteers Their Impact

Associations Now

It could be an article, webinar, member newsletter, and so on, say The Membership Guys on their latest podcast (another form of content, for those keeping track). Emily Roseman of The Membership Puzzle Project breaks down how some companies do it.

Are Your Products Aging Like Wine or Forgotten Yogurt?

Association Success

publications (magazine, newsletters, blogs, etc.). When products, services and projects are divided in silos and organized by funding sources, special effort must be applied to create useful, holistic views of the organization’s work and value to the customer.

Kickstart a Video Campaign with this Simple Process

Web Courseworks Associations

Use your social channels, newsletter, and email marketing. Often times, marketers try to do too much and become overwhelmed with the project.

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How to Get Association Members Volunteering

Higher Logic

If potential volunteers only see large projects or term-based volunteer opportunities, you miss out on a large swath of people who are interested in volunteering but don’t have the time for long-term assignments. Sign up for our newsletter.

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What to include in your membership marketing plan

Optimist Consulting

Non-member e-newsletter remain a good recruitment tool, you can repurpose content from your main e-newsletters but include more promotional messages. How do the activities within your plan fit in with their projects and workload?

What I have been working on.

Moving through the Association World

The past couple of weeks I have been putting some time into a new project, the company newsletter. The newsletter had been a quarterly publication in PDF. Using MailChimp , which is one of my favorite things on the internet, I got the template done for the newsletter and began building the first issue. I anticipate getting the newsletter out in the next few weeks.

We’re Hiring! The Big Red “M” Seeks a Marketing and Communications Director

Moery Company

Moery/InLoop Newsletter: Manage production of the weekly Moery/InLoop Newsletter to nearly 3,000 readers. Strong organization skills to proactively manage and prioritize projects and activities with firm deadlines. Job Information: Marketing and Communications Director.

Interview with an Expert: Emilio Arocho, Director of Technology and Digital Strategy at FDLI

Blue Sky eLearn

We are all collectively starting to recognize that a more nimble and iterative project management style is not only possible for nearly any organization structure, but it delivers excellent business results as well. I also think associations will increasingly adopt an internal culture of continuous improvement and iteration, with big technology projects not being so loaded with heavy implementation and integration costs at their outset.

Best Benefit Ever: Say It Visually

Associations Now

Individuals get free access to webinars, newsletters, research, and, at higher levels, project and career assistance. An arts organization offers its members discounts on a new visualization tool—and sweetens the deal with a bit of competition. What is it?

Gamification: member organizations play for keeps

YourMembership Blog

However, it sure does feel good when your boss says ‘thank you’ for staying late or recognizes you in front of your peers for your hard work on a recent project you completed.

Test-Drive Your Next Member Recruitment Campaign

Associations Now

The pilot yielded a conversion rate of 11 percent, exceeding the 8 percent goal set early in the project. The newsletter really was a peek behind the scenes of what the AOA was doing for young members.”.

Back to the grind

Moving through the Association World

Now that it is over I feel a little less pressure and some time to dig into some new projects in a few different areas. The first project I turned to is some website updates. With a little extra time to devote to this I have been able to dig in and get some good testing of the AMS, which is my main concern of the project. The second project I have taken on is a revamp of my company newsletter. The first part of the project has gone smooth.

5 Marketing Pain Points & Solutions (From Our In-House Experts)

Higher Logic

Sometimes it’ll be an email newsletter with text and images. Interdepartmental Project Management & Turnaround. Wondering if you’ll ever live to see the day your project is approved? Tien also noted project management across different departments as a pain point.

Does Your Association Need a Stop Doing List?

Associations Now

Associations are always trying to do more for their members, but with limited time and money, sometimes the best way to move forward with new projects is to stop doing old ones. People may say, ‘Hey, they didn’t do the newsletter, so I don’t care what they are saying about my program.’”.