September, 2019

A Stark Association Reality

Moery Company

IStock_Credit_alphaspirit. If you’re a reader of the great publication CEO Update or a subscriber to that service which I highly recommend, you may have seen an article a few weeks ago about how the Natural Products Association filed for bankruptcy.

Mobile apps: Your small-staff association’s key to effective member engagement 

YourMembership Blog

How a great mobile experience boosts member engagement.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.20.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… I’ve referenced the New Member Engagement Study from Kaiser Insights and Dynamic Benchmarking for many of the posts I write for clients, so I’m happy to see they’re preparing to do another one.

How to Recruit Volunteers from Start to Finish

Wild Apricot

Recruiting volunteers doesn't have to be difficult. Create your own recruitment process and engage your volunteers with tips from this amazing guide

5 Ways Associations Can Support Lifelong Employability

Blue Sky eLearn

We talk a lot about lifelong learning. With many of our clients being professional associations, it would only make sense that lifelong learning is often a topic of conversation. Many people join associations as they can be a great place to find education and training.

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How to Earn and Reward Learner Loyalty

WBT Systems

How to Earn and Reward Learner Loyalty. Read more about How to Earn and Reward Learner Loyalty

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6 Tips for Effective Board Meetings in 2020

YourMembership Blog

Simple yet effective tips to help you hold efficient board meetings now and into the coming year. Do you sometimes feel like you’re living in a world of meeting overload? I know I do. And it’s safe to say that your board members feel the same way.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.13.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is cool again , says Buffalo News reporter Colin Dabkowski. Almost half their visitors are 18 to 34 years old, while the average at other art museums is 55 to 65.

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How You Can Make Your Membership More Affordable For Young Members

Wild Apricot

Are your memberships affordable for millennials and generation Z newcomers? Learn how to price your memberships accordingly using our free research report

No Silver Bullet for Association Success – It’s about the Members

Association Leaders

As a leading Association Management Company (AMC) we are often asked by prospective association client partners and volunteer leaders of associations, “What is the key to making an association successful?”. They, understandably, want a ‘silver bullet’ or ‘easy button’ answer – something they can easily implement to make their association successful. . The answer is easy. Unfortunately, the implementation is complicated. The key to association success can be found in one word – Members. .

Selling Education to Nonmembers, a Market Segment with Huge Potential

WBT Systems

Selling Education to Nonmembers, a Market Segment with Huge Potential. Read more about Selling Education to Nonmembers, a Market Segment with Huge Potential

Association Hustle – Episode 204: What Does the Generational Shift Mean for Your Organization?

Moery Company

There are a few things keeping association leaders up at night and one is declining membership numbers with the retirement of Baby Boomers. Host JP Moery knows this is a reality for most organizations.

How will your association join in on Make a Difference Day?

YourMembership Blog

Is Make a Difference Day on your association’s radar? It should be! It’s a day when people across the U.S. volunteer or provide some kind of service for their community or those in need. This unofficial holiday is celebrated the fourth Saturday of October (this year it’s October 26). Not sure what your association can. The post How will your association join in on Make a Difference Day? appeared first on YourMembership. Industry News & Trends Event Management

Membership Q&A: Online Communities?

Spark Consulting

No, I’m not going to get into which white-label platform you should use – for that, we have ReviewMyCommunity. Take one step back: white-label or public ? That is, the publicly-available, commercial platforms (LinkedIn, Facebook, and their ilk). This is a tough one. The advantage – and it’s a BIG one – of using a public platform is that your members are already there. They already know how to access the site. They already have an account.

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30+ of the Best Google Docs Templates for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

Creating a presentation for your board? Wading into end-of-project paperwork? Or maybe you’re signing up a new crop of volunteers for your non-profit. Whatever the task, odds are that there’s a time-saving Google Docs template to help.

You Are The Association

Eric Lanke

This past week one of my staff members retired from working for our association. She has been with the organization for just over 30 years. At the celebratory lunch we threw in her honor I asked her how many former Executive Directors of the association she had worked with.

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How Your LMS Can Improve New Member Onboarding

WBT Systems

How Your LMS Can Improve New Member Onboarding. Read more about How Your LMS Can Improve New Member Onboarding

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Tips to Create a 5-Star Sponsorship Program

Moery Company

CreditNicoElNino.jpg. With sponsorship dollars down and withering vendor enthusiasm for legacy sponsorships (i.e. The coffee break), a different approach to revenue growth is desperately needed.

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Attract and engage members with a modern website design

YourMembership Blog

Is your association’s website doing all it can to recruit new members and deliver a great online experience? No matter how small your organization may be, it may be time for a new site design. Your association works hard to recruit, engage, and retain members. But with a small staff, it can be easy to. The post Attract and engage members with a modern website design appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Mobile Member Engagement Mobile Design

Customer Retention: 7 Signs to Help You Identify At-Risk Customers

Higher Logic

Many customer success teams are short on time and understaffed. Maybe you’re even a team of one. In an ideal world, every account would get the same amount of time, but that’s not always possible.

Instagram For Nonprofits: The Ultimate Guide

Wild Apricot

Instagram is an untapped resource for nonprofits when used correctly. Find out how to use instagram to your advantage with this ultimate guide

Eight Is Enough

Eric Lanke

Eight years ago, on September 5, 2011, I made my first post on this blog. I called it " Recipes for Innovation ," and in it, I talked about several things that were heavy on my mind at the time, including my then soon-to-be-ending first foray into blogging, The Hourglass Blog.

Will AI Change Leadership?

Associations Now

New machine-learning research on leadership is scrutinizing CEOs’ every word and facial expression. But don’t rush to change yourself to please an algorithm. If you’re a CEO, you’re being watched. A little more than you usually are, anyway.

Three Tactics to Manage “Free Riders”

Moery Company

IStock/Credit:xpoint. Here are three ideas on how to deal with “free riders” – the prospects who stay just close enough to the association to participate but never pull the trigger on joining. We’re paralyzed with our response. They often tell us how much they “like” us, “support” us, etc.

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Improve member loyalty in associations with the rise of the subscription economy

Nimble AMS

How auto-renewal of individual and company memberships can increase loyalty and retention. Member loyalty. It’s always on the minds of associations. How can you recruit, engage, and, most importantly, retain members? Here’s one way.

How to tell if your non-dues revenue programs are worth it

Association Success

When it comes to non-dues sources of revenue, not all are worth the time, energy and effort.

The #1 Student Organization Software Used By 100+ Student Organizations

Wild Apricot

Many other student organizations have already automated their administrative work with student organization software, maybe it's time you did too

Gifts Found in the Ripples of Hurricane Dorian:

Holly Duckworth

As you review your news and social media feed today, you may see many disgruntled people upset that they lost a week of productivity personally or professionally from the ripples of Dorian. Others are grateful the storm has passed.

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. Most people talk about having a to-do list.

Video Can Be a Game Changer

Moery Company

We recently had our morning “pep rally” meeting during which we share ideas and challenges we are facing and this particular day we discussed the use of video in prospect communications.

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The Anatomy of an Association Website

Association Adviser

Your association website is powerful but can lack the humanity that best sells your association. How can you bring more head and heart to your website? The post The Anatomy of an Association Website appeared first on Association Adviser.

Five-Step Framework for Effective Collaborative Design

Velvet Chainsaw

Your conference strategy should include a plan to inject fresh content or experiences each year as part of an ongoing improvement process. There are a million ways to make these improvement plans. Some work and many don’t.

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This Nonprofit Event Calendar Reveals What 17,000 Other Nonprofits Are Doing Every Month

Wild Apricot

Ever wonder what time of year nonprofits are doing what types of things? We dug through data of more than 17,000 organizations to discover what the majority are doing throughout the year. nonprofit infographic calendar

Ready for SURGE Growth? Meet the 3 keynote speakers for our digital conference

Association Success