Unpacking an Association’s Project Management Bag

Delcor

Project managers head into a new project with that same sense of excitement and caution. And, like backpackers, they only achieve success if everything they need is in their metaphorical association project management backpack. Let’s see what association project managers carry in their backpacks. A backcountry camping trip is a project. But sometimes, a colleague without any project management experience is put in charge of the project. Tools.

How to Recruit and Retain Millennial Employees (Hint: Start by Building Community)

Higher Logic

It makes sense that a generation raised on team projects would prefer collaboration to competition. So if you want to recruit millennials, foster a collaborative environment that lets employees learn and build professional relationships. Collaborative businesses focus on solutions instead of which department oversees which project. Best of all, an online community makes it easy for you to demonstrate a collaborative work environment to recruits.

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Workplace Genome Project: Q1 Update

SocialFish

We launched our Workplace Genome Mapping project in early 2016 as a means for helping organizations begin their own transformation from the (oft overlooked) stating-point of deeply understanding who they really are, how they really work, and how their employees really experience it all. active member projects. is using their Workplace Genome as the launch-pad for a long-term cultural transformation project. Every quarter, I’ll post what we’re up to over at WorkXO.

Test-Drive Your Next Member Recruitment Campaign

Associations Now

Digital marketing tools make it easier to test out a member recruitment campaign in real time. When it comes to new-member recruitment, a little bit of testing and tinkering can go a long way to a successful outcome. At the American Optometric Association, a piloted approach with chapters pointed the way to a successful national member recruitment campaign to reach more young people. Have you piloted a member recruitment campaign with a chapter?

3 Add-on Tools to Drive Association Revenue + Amplify Member Engagement

Higher Logic

As you strategize for the future, consider a few add-on tools to help you amplify the impact of your online community and strengthen your ability to meet the personalized needs of your members while driving association revenue, among other business objectives like recruitment and advocacy. Ask yourself - are you willing to implement the software as a service (SaaS) tools necessary to extract the most value from your member data and support your association’s future?

Crowdsource Members to Propel Ideas and Projects Forward

Associations Now

One powerful tool is crowdsourcing, according to speakers in a number of #ASAE19 sessions. In a workshop on Monday, Torres and her co-presenter, Michael Feinson, president and founder of Engaged Strategies, offered up a new framework that hands idea generation and project control to members, giving them greater opportunity to engage. Recruit members as social influencers. The post Crowdsource Members to Propel Ideas and Projects Forward appeared first on Associations Now

Survey: Charitable Groups Losing More Donors Than They Recruit

Associations Now

The latest Fundraising Effectiveness Project survey revealed that less than half of charitable donors contributed to the same organization two years in a row. As reported by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and Urban Institute’s Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy 2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP), those offsets resulted in that $3.611 billion figure being trimmed to just $173 million in net giving growth.

Hatch: A Tool for Digital Storytelling for Social Impact Launches

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth : Over the past six months, I’ve been on an advisory group for project that my colleague Jay Geneske at the Rockefeller Foundation has spearheaded to help build the capacity of nonprofits in storytelling skills. Based on the research, they have launched a platform that helps connect practitioners with tools and resources to tell better stories of impact. I particularly like the sections about how to create a culture of storytelling and measurement.

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Tips and Tools for Integrating Social Media Into Your Nonprofit Event Marketing Plan

Beth Kanter

Here’s a summary of tips, tools, examples, and resources for getting the most of our your nonprofit event with social media. (Here’s a curated link list used to create this post). Start to recruit your champions, people in your community who can serve as ambassadors for promoting the event. ” Other amplifier tools include JustCoz and Gaggleamp. Depending on your event and topics, you may want to project the tweets on a “TwitterWall.”

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Jumpstart 2012: A Planning Tool for AEs to Use : Off Stage

Off Stage

12, 2011 - Jumpstart 2012: A Planning Tool for AEs to Use. One of the new projects I’m working on is a 1-day presentation for Realtor association leadership and staff: “J umpstart 2012 ” My goal for this program is to aim association leadership in the right direction to have a productive year—a year which concentrates on the priorities of each individual organization and strategizes on the highest and best use of that association’s resources. Off Stage.

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Your Membership Marketing Playbook for Turbulent Times

Membership Marketing

And many association executives are wondering how this downturn will impact their membership numbers and what to project for the future. Additionally, the driver for this rapid improvement appears to be associations refocusing on membership recruitment. Each of the four years after the Great Recession produced the best new member recruitment years to date in our research. Most economists agree based on recent reports on GDP and unemployment that we are entering a recession.

5 ways to communicate the value of your membership

Optimist Consulting

I recently carried out a project for a client and as part of that I spoke to some of their members. Your members are your most powerful sales tool – use them! Membership Membership Benefits Membership RecruitmentYour membership organisation is likely to have a membership fee, however do you know and communicate what the value of membership is to your members and potentials? The value of what they receive from being a member, should outweigh the fee.

The Big Picture: A New ROI Calculator For Social Network Campaigns

The Big Picture

Care2 , which describes itself as “the largest online progressive network, bringing together socially and environmentally responsible nonprofits, businesses and its 7 million members,” has created a tool to calculate an estimate of cost and return on investment for the recruitment and fundraising efforts of staff in social networking sites (like Facebook and MySpace). Social network “friends” recruited per week. Step 4 projects the results of the effort.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.11.20

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Project management basics. I bet many of you once found yourself in a project manager role without the benefit of project management experience or training. Achurch Consulting removes some of the mystery by sharing project management basics for AMS implementation projects.

The Most Important Year for Association Membership Renewal – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 254

Moery Company

This is affecting the ability for us to develop and implement a good membership renewal and recruitment program because a lot of these people were in charge of that function. We also are facing what people are calling a K-shaped recovery that may affect renewal and recruitment efforts.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.13.20

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The ROI Member Recruitment Brochure: How to Create Brochures That Positively Influence Membership Decisions. Association compensation had been rising at all levels, fueled by a robust recruiting marketplace and strong economy, but that came to a halt in March 2020.

New Community Managers: What You Need to Know

Higher Logic

My community implementation started out as “Nicole’s project” or “Nicole’s baby.” With the help of my spectacular external project team, I completed the community setup (preliminary site design, data validation, security parameters) without involving a single other person from my office. As my first step to expanding my project team, I prepared a short presentation on the communities for our biweekly staff meeting.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.15.21

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Judges get an inside look at some of the most innovative and outstanding marketing, membership and communication projects and programs in the association profession. The ROI Member Recruitment Brochure: How to Create Brochures That Positively Influence Membership Decisions.

Membership Marketing Blog: Yes Marketing Works

Membership Marketing

The other day, I received a comment from the CEO of an organization that basically said, “Hey, your marketing didn’t work” Marketing done properly provides statistically projectable outcomes that can be done with great precision. For marketers, the challenge comes when you do not have a marketing history on which to build your projections. It is like a doctor doing a diagnosis without any of the tools of modern medicine. Membership Recruitment. (4).

Ten Top Tips from the Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report

Membership Marketing

One of the most enjoyable projects that I work on each year is the Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report. For associations with over 5,000 members, direct mail is considered the most effective channel for new member recruitment. While Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are the most commonly used social media tools, they are not necessarily considered the most effective in reaching membership goals by association executives. Membership Recruitment. (4).

Daily Buzz: The Rise of Employee Surveillance Software

Associations Now

However, using tools to actually spy on their digital movements or time spent in front of a screen can encroach on employee privacy and cause distrust,” he says. If organizations are looking for a middle ground between total surveillance and employee autonomy, they might benefit from such collaboration tools as Slack or Trello. With an already established relationship, you have a leg up on recruitment.

Protech Announces SSO Integration with Web Scribble

Protech

Terry Brown, vice president of project services , Protech, says, “With more association members potentially starting a job search during the COVID-19 pandemic , it’s imperative for associations to offer easy-to-use tools to help aid in this endeavor. COLUMBIA, Md.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.18.20

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The ROI Member Recruitment Brochure: How to Create Brochures That Positively Influence Membership Decisions. See collaboration tools that will help you lead your colleagues into more productivity in less time. How to Project Leadership and Get Results on Video Conferences.

Membership Marketing Blog: Fundraising with Social Media

Membership Marketing

He writes, “Most of us know or have heard of associations that use tools like Facebook or Twitter to promote conferences or other products and services, thereby increasing their sales. But reports of associations creating net income directly from these tools have largely proven illusory. Unleash the Power of Market Testing in your Membership Recruitment. Membership Recruitment. (4). Membership Marketing Blog.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.16.16

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If you have a system implementation or some other technology project in your future, check out these two posts from DelCor about project management : Successful IT Projects Begin with a Project Charter. How to Minimize the Perils of DIY Project Management. Even someone without any tech experience can turn their website into a new member recruiter — in just an afternoon. I believe. Who else is getting excited about Christmas?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.16.16

Reid All About it

If you have a system implementation or some other technology project in your future, check out these posts from DelCor about project management : Successful IT Projects Begin with a Project Charter. How to Minimize the Perils of DIY Project Management. How to Keep Your Association’s Technology Project on Schedule. Even someone without any tech experience can turn their website into a new member recruiter — in just an afternoon. I believe.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.6.20

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The ROI Member Recruitment Brochure: How to Create Brochures That Positively Influence Membership Decisions. Terry Brown, VP of Project Services, Protech. The ROI of Words: How to Write Website Copy That Will Drive Member Renewal and Recruitment. Whether you are facilitating a team meeting, a member committee or work group, or a board meeting, learn how to leverage new tools for more effective remote meetings.

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Introducing the 2020 Community Movers + Shakers

Higher Logic

The community has become a powerful support tool for the company, already deflecting up to 28% of support tickets. He’s clear that this program is about community as a strategy – not social media tools or marketing. Marjorie’s current role: Manager, Online Communities at the Project Management Institute (PMI). She started working with community at PMI, a global organization for project management, in 2013. Online communities are powerful.

Unpacking the Association IT Director’s Workout Bag

Delcor

IT directors can rely on in-house talent or outsource talent by hiring consultants or professionals on an interim basis to scale up or down as the project load demands. Professional project manager. In a competitive job market, such talent may best be accessed by outsourcing rather than trying to recruit and retain in-demand experts. Project management. Finally, do your project managers have the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification? Tools.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.24.20

Reid All About it

She also said, shame is not a tool for social justice, but for oppression. Now that this task has come to the forefront again, learn how to manage a project like this. Presenters: VMAE CEO and AVMA Director of Special Projects, Ralph Johnson.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.10.19

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What Makes Nonprofit Tech Projects Succeed? Learn what it means for a project to be a “success,” the key elements your organization needs to have in place, the secrets of success that fail to get enough attention, and how you can help your nonprofit be in the 50% of tech projects that succeed. Presenter: Peter Mirus, a Build Consulting expert on technology project implementations at nonprofits. AI and Automation Tools, Tips, and Tricks.

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11 Elements of a Winning Member Engagement Strategy

Higher Logic

If you have engagement tools like a private online community or marketing automation software, your members are generating valuable behavioral data ready for you to use in your personas. Using engagement tools like online community and marketing automation, gather the behavioral data that reveals their problems, what they value, and how you can help them. You have several options: online, at a live event, in a publication, through other various tools (or all of the above).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.3.17

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You don’t see many posts about recruiting small businesses for membership , so I was excited to read this one by J.P. He quickly takes on benefits, recruitment tactics and dues for small or start-up businesses. A content strategy doesn’t have to be a complicated project. Learn key principles and tools for building dialogue and alignment among your board and other stakeholders. You’ll leave with specific tools you can put to use in upcoming meetings.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.1.19

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On the DelCor blog, Tobin (also a Squiggle) explains how you can use this exercise to reveal and mesh different project team personalities. Billhighway suggests several resources and strategies a national association can provide to help chapters with member recruitment. Your AMS’ member portal is first and foremost a member engagement tool, says MemberSuite, but they suggest several ways you can also use a portal to generate non-dues revenue.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.25.20

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The ROI Member Recruitment Brochure: How to Create Brochures That Positively Influence Membership Decisions. Learn how they approached membership recruitment, onboarding, engagement, retention, and renewal—the full membership lifecycle—to increase membership. The ROI of Words: How to Write Website Copy That Will Drive Member Renewal and Recruitment. The ROI Member Recruitment Brochure: How to Create Brochures That Positively Influence Membership Decisions.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.18.16

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EDT*- Recruiting and Retaining Talent (Virtual Lunch). Learn what companies are doing in the association management community to recruit high performers with positive attitudes and how to build a loyal, high performing team resulting in higher retention rates for your AMC. You’ll gain a clearer understanding of the opportunities, challenges and tools needed to help your team consistently create new value for your members, volunteers and organization.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.18.16

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EDT*- Recruiting and Retaining Talent (Virtual Lunch). Learn what companies are doing in the association management community to recruit high performers with positive attitudes and how to build a loyal, high performing team resulting in higher retention rates for your AMC. You’ll gain a clearer understanding of the opportunities, challenges and tools needed to help your team consistently create new value for your members, volunteers and organization.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.17.20

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Quick hits before we get to the list of this week’s free education: Challenges and opportunities with membership recruitment for trade associations. What tools and platforms are they using? Tools to Enhance Your Speaker’s Engagement. Build on the success of the AMS selection project to kick start the implementation. Jordan McLean, LEED AP, Project Executive, HITT Contracting.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.5.18

Reid All About it

Connect with fellow Component/Chapter Relations Professionals (CRPs) to network and discuss current chapter challenges, such as how to measure and increase the health of chapters; best practices for chapter operations (volunteer tools, processes, etc.); Get access to the knowledge and tools necessary to automate continuous feedback from your members, your staff and your board. Tommy Goodwin, CAE (moderator), Government Relations Manager, Project Management Institute.

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Serve Your Members and Grow Non-Dues Revenue With These Online Career Center Tips

Protech

What are the necessary steps you need to take for this project to be successful? . How you will measure success or failure of this project? Lastly, associations are now communicating with members via a digital recruitment guide. An online career center is a powerful tool to help association members in the hunt for a new job or career path. By Brian Smith, Communications Specialist .