May, 2020

It’s Time to Get Tough – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 232

Moery Company

Things aren’t coming back like they were. This is a test. What grade will your association get? The latest on what is happening in the association field regarding memberships, events, and sponsorships. Hello and welcome to JP Moery’s Association Hustle Podcast.

How to Host a Virtual Member Appreciation Week in 5 Simple Steps

Wild Apricot

How do you say thank you to your members? If the answer is "we don't", it might be time to consider hosting a member appreciation week

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.22.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… New member onboarding. Does your association have a new member onboarding, orientation or welcoming program?

7 Tips for Engaging Your Audience with a Virtual Event Community

Higher Logic

During the plethora of free webinars and events happening right now, how can you help your virtual event stand out from the crowd? We’ve heard a lot about how difficult it is to keep people engaged when they’re participating at their desks.

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AMC-Managed Organizations are More Stable than Standalone Organizations

Why do organizations managed by Association Management Companies outperform standalone organizations? This paper seeks to answer that question through the results of a study examining the rates of change in the length of chief staff executive tenure and changes in office locations of membership-based organizations between 2009 and 2015.

What IS Content Curation?

Spark Consulting

Associations use the term “content curation” frequently, but to quote the great Inigo Montoya: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

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Overcoming Challenges

Moery Company

Last week we closed out the month of April and, as a business leader, I’ve never had a more challenging month. I’m sure many of you can say the same. With all of the challenges that we’ve faced, I have never been more inspired by the team that I work with.

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Everything You Need to Know About Live Video Streaming for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

It’s never been more important to build your nonprofit’s online presence. Read on to learn all about live streaming and live video best practices

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.1.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… For the last six weeks, virtual events have been the focus of my reading and writing time—which is why you’ve seen the topic popping up so frequently here and on my Twitter stream too.

6 Ways Associations Can Use Webinars to Engage Members and Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Higher Logic

Video conferencing and virtual events have never been more important to business as it is now - especially for associations who need to keep members engaged and revenues high.

Member-Centric Engagement Has Never Been More Critical

Spark Consulting

Join me Wednesday, June 3 at noon for “Leading Engagement from the Outside-In” at Association Insights in Old Town Cyberspace. I’ll be discussing findings from a whitepaper I wrote with Anna Caraveli a little while ago on member-centric engagement.

The Top 5 Challenges Education Directors Face – Webinar Recap

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently, Dan Streeter, Blue Sky’s very own Vice President of Learning Strategy and Development, sat down and talked about the five challenges education directors face. You can watch the full on-demand webinar here and view our high – level recap below! .

Introducing the Association Stimulus Package

Moery Company

We are excited to announce a brand new service offering to help associations weather these challenging times and not only survive but also thrive! “It’s It’s been an unbelievable time here for our associations. I know it has been for you.

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How to Prepare a Nonprofit Fundraising Plan

Wild Apricot

Creating a fundraising plan is one of the best things nonprofits can do to reach their goals. Here are the steps that go into creating the most effective one possible

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.15.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Benchmark survey on communicating in the current climate. Naylor and Association Adviser’s annual Association Communications Benchmarking Study is now open to association professionals.

Why Every SaaS Company Needs a Branded Customer Community

Higher Logic

Business-to-business software as a service (SaaS) companies are rushing to dedicate resources and specific teams to improve the customer experience (CX). In fact, 80% of customer success teams have grown in the last year ( Totango ).

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What Lies on the Other Side?

Spark Consulting

Shortly after the coronavirus pandemic stay at home edicts began coming down, a colleague posted a question to LinkedIn: What’s your vision for when we come out of this?

10 Attendee Complaints About Virtual Conferences—and How to Resolve Them

WBT Systems

10 Attendee Complaints About Virtual Conferences—and How to Resolve Them. Read more about 10 Attendee Complaints About Virtual Conferences—and How to Resolve Them

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Preparing for the Days, Weeks, and Months Ahead

Moery Company

I’ve got a very direct message for you today: it’s time to get tough. Things aren’t coming back like they were. This is a test. What grade will your association get?

5 Nonprofit Fundraising Laws You Should Know About

Wild Apricot

Following government regulations for your nonprofit can be confusing. This helpful guide will help you navigate the world of nonprofit fundraising laws and stay compliant

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.8.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Chapter virtual events. Chapters have always had the face-to-face advantage but now even they must get on the virtual bandwagon.

Our Customer Reviews Make Higher Logic a G2 Leader in Online Community Management

Higher Logic

G2, the leading B2B technology review platform, released their Spring 2020 Grid Report, and we are excited to announce that we’ve been named a Leader in Online Community Management for the 4th consecutive quarter.

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Stop Trying to be Google

Spark Consulting

If an association wants to move beyond mere aggregation and serve your members by providing real curation, what should you do? To quote my co-author HilaryMarsh: “Stop trying to be Google.”

Market Virtual Education Programs Carefully and Caringly Right Now

WBT Systems

Market Virtual Education Programs Carefully and Caringly Right Now. Read more about Market Virtual Education Programs Carefully and Caringly Right Now

What is your biggest professional accomplishment? – Ask JP #021

Moery Company

The question today is a different one, it is, “What is your biggest professional accomplishment?” ” I’ll tell you what – and I’m absolutely sincere about it – giving people an opportunity and a chance is something that I’m proud about.

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The Ultimate Guide to Creating A Membership Site

Wild Apricot

If you're thinking of creating a membership site, this ultimate guide has everything you need to know to get started

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How do you price a virtual event?

Association Success

As the world adjusts to the “new normal” brought about by COVID-19, organizations everywhere are coming to terms with shifting to virtual distribution of content rather than at in-person events.

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Want to Maximize Association Membership Value? Create Indispensable Engagement

Higher Logic

Although “engaging people” might not seem like the most groundbreaking approach to organizational growth, it’s a simple idea that has wide-reaching effects. What is engagement, at its core? The more connected we are to something, the more we love it.

Help Your Members Find the Signal in the Noise

Spark Consulting

This is probably not news to you, but we’re at an information crisis point. Your members and other audiences are dealing with a flood of information during a time when the role of traditional information gatekeepers has become severely devalued.

Virtual Fraternal Chapters Help Students Make the Best of Their College Experience

WBT Systems

Virtual Fraternal Chapters Help Students Make the Best of Their College Experience. Read more about Virtual Fraternal Chapters Help Students Make the Best of Their College Experience

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How to Prepare Your Association For The Upcoming Sales Crisis

Moery Company

I’ve been in this association business for almost 30 years and I’ve heard a lot of conversations about membership sales. And let me tell, you, I’ve heard it all! “We’re just a nonprofit, we don’t really like selling that much.”

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Why Associations Need to Innovate to Survive

Wild Apricot

Want your association to survive beyond the pandemic? Sarah Sladek, CEO of XYZ University, shares how you can do so

On the Mark: Associations Are Winners

MembersClicks

“You are only a success at the moment you perform the successful act. Then you have to go do it again.” - Phil Jackson. I came across this quote while watching “The Last Dance” with my two sons recently. The quote came from the former Chicago Bulls head coach after winning their second title.

SURGE Connect registration is now open

Association Success

Well, this spring didn’t go quite as planned. As we began preparing to host SURGE Connect , we knew the event would be virtual as it always has been. We just didn’t know that virtual events would quickly become our only option.