Unpacking an Association’s Project Management Bag


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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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?

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?

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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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.

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.

Does your chapter toolkit have a well-designed self-assessment?

Mariner Management

Benchmarking is a powerful tool in helping you – and your volunteer leaders – assess where your chapters are in terms of what’s working and what’s not working. A powerful tool. Read more about what ACG’s self-assessment tool looks like here.

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: 6.11.21

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Billhighway talked with Peter Houstle of Mariner Management and Christi Beatty of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) who are working together on AGC’s chapter benchmarking project. Mike Frost, Co-Founder & Global Recruitment Director, Expocast.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.26.21

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Sigh, another self-improvement project—almost complete. They explain why you’re having a tough time recruiting volunteers and how you can enhance the value of the volunteering experience. The seven biggest mistakes in membership recruitment.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.5.21

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The ROI Member Recruitment Brochure: How to Crea8e Brochures That Positively Influence Membership Decisions. Hear about the strategies and tools modern associations are using to supercharge member engagement.

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.

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: 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.

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).

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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.30.21

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I think one had an AMS, CMS, and LMS project on the horizon. I’ll refer them to this post from MemberSuite which advises what you need to do before this monster project begins. Why is membership recruitment so important, and how can you use it to grow your association?

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).

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.

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. With an already established relationship, you have a leg up on recruitment.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.12.21

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WBT Systems introduces a new brainstorming and innovation tool: jootsing. The ROI Member Recruitment Brochure: How to Crea8e Brochures That Positively Influence Membership Decisions. The ROI of Words: How to Write Website Copy That Will Drive Member Renewal and Recruitment.

5 Competencies to Seek When Hiring for Remote Work


During the recruiting process, pay attention to how promptly a candidate responds to your emails and messages. How they keep their supervisor and other stakeholders in the loop, for example, co-workers, project team members, and volunteer leaders. They are in the habit of prioritizing projects and tasks, managing their time, and structuring their day so they can accomplish everything on their list. Preferred tools or apps for task and time management.

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. Online communities are powerful.

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.

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

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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.

Unpacking the Association IT Director’s Workout Bag


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: 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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Choosing the Best Association Management Software


Keep members engaged with event management, member forums, and educational certification tools. Our platform also seamlessly integrates with other third-party tools you might currently be using, such as Mailchimp, Quickbooks, Zoom, and many more.

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.

Protech Announces SSO Integration with Web Scribble


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.

7 Practices to Guide Associations Through the Unpredictable Year Ahead


However, in their membership report, MGI said, “There was a remarkably strong rebound following the Great Recession… Each of the four years after the Great Recession produced the best new member recruitment years to date in our research.”.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.29.19

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They especially get in the way when you’re leading up a project, so thankfully WBT Systems suggests 11 catalysts for cross-departmental collaboration. When you recruit members, you’re inviting them to your organization’s “party.”

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.24.20

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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.

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).