January, 2020

Twitter for Nonprofits: Does Your Organization Really Need to Tweet?

Wild Apricot

For some nonprofits, Twitter is the perfect platform to grow their community, while others are better off putting their efforts elsewhere. Is Twitter right for your organization

3 Ways Associations Can Deliver Value to Members at Events

Blue Sky eLearn

If you’re considering hosting an event or conference for your association, it’s critical that you plan for a few key elements to drive value to your members: Education. Engagement . Experience.

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5 Tips for Implementing an LMS to Increase Productivity

Higher Logic

One of the main functions of an association is facilitating the professional development of your members. This could mean providing networking opportunities ( maybe through an online member community ), posting job openings, and even providing continuing education (CE) programs.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.3.20

Reid All About it

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.

The Dynamic Duo: Careers and Learning

YourMembership Blog

Did you know that 80% of Millennials are interested in relevant job opportunities based on their current certifications? Wouldn’t it be great if you could easily provide your members with both?

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Ending Missed Opportunites

Golden's Rules for Association

We are a product of history. None of the inequities, whether trivial or profound, at work in our lives came about overnight. Small injustices compounded over time and became institutionalized and even sublimated into our unconscious collective and individual biases

Webinar Pricing Strategies: How to Pick the Best for Your Organization

Blue Sky eLearn

Over the past couple months we’ve provided you with helpful hints on how to recruit and pay webinar speakers , and how to train your speakers to deliver top-notch content, now let’s talk a bit about how to price your webinar content for maximum success.

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7 Situations Where Customer Communities Improve Customer Experience

Higher Logic

When executed with proper planning and resources, a customer community can have a tangible impact on key business performance indicators, including ticket deflection, revenue generation, and customer satisfaction. According to Aberdeen Research , firms with online communities: Enjoy 5.4x

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.10.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… As many in my family can tell you, I’m not always good at noticing someone’s sent me a text, so I’m not in need of a digital detox.

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2020: The Year of Variety and Personalization for Your Learners

YourMembership Blog

Start off the new year with implementing a personalized learning program, complete with a variety of educational opportunities for your members. Contrary to popular belief: One size does not always fit all. At some point, people want variety – they crave it.

40 Free Nonprofit Webinars for January 2020

Wild Apricot

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in January 2020 that the internet has to offer

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11 Issues to Keep on Your Association’s Radar for 2020 and Beyond

WBT Systems

11 Issues to Keep on Your Association’s Radar for 2020 and Beyond. Read more about 11 Issues to Keep on Your Association’s Radar for 2020 and Beyond

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Competing in the Digital Age

Moery Company

Associations are thinking about competition more than ever before and, more specifically, about competing in a digital world. I’ve got news for you: the internet is not going away and it’s your biggest competitor.

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Making Connections at Higher Logic’s Annual Conference: Super Forum 2019

Higher Logic

Editor's note: Anne-Margaret, online community manager for the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), shares her perspective on Super Forum 2019. There are so many great reasons for why I go to Higher Logic’s annual conference, Super Forum. One of my favorite aspects is the networking.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.17.20

Reid All About it

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How To Leverage Marketing For Your Career Center Brand

YourMembership Blog

Your brand is what sets you apart from your competitors, but are you leveraging all your resources to drive career center traffic? Recent research shows that members primarily join associations for career growth opportunities.

Fundraising Trends: 6 Modern Strategies to Consider for 2020

Wild Apricot

The most effective fundraising trends change from year to year. In 2020, here are the ones we predict will be most effective

9 Ways to Gain the Trust of Members and Customers

WBT Systems

9 Ways to Gain the Trust of Members and Customers. Read more about 9 Ways to Gain the Trust of Members and Customers

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Advice for Associations to Succeed in 2020 – Drown out the Noise

Moery Company

Digital marketing is constantly evolving, one moment the algorithm works in your favor and then the next it throws a wrench into your efforts by completely changing overnight.

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Study: Shoe Leather Moves the Advocacy Needle More Than Social Media

Associations Now

While it’s easier to send a tweet or a social media message than to have a face-to-face meeting, legislators tend to react more strongly to advocacy efforts focused on in-person meetings, a new report finds. Social media seems to be where all the political discussion is these days.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.24.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Is social media about paying attention … or getting it? For me, it’s primarily about paying attention. Twitter is a serendipitous source of good reads and inspiration. LinkedIn has its moments.

Make your association a part of your members’ social habits

YourMembership Blog

Even small associations can use social media to take member engagement to the next level. Here’s how. It might be time for your small association to “think bigger” when it comes to social media. Consider this: The Community Brands Digital Evolution Study points to the top reasons that members join a professional organization. They include. The post Make your association a part of your members’ social habits appeared first on YourMembership.

Everything Your Organization Needs to Know About In-Kind Donations

Wild Apricot

In-kind donations can help you grow your fundraising, stretch your resources, and build your community. But how do you get in-kind donations? In this guide, I'll show you how to solicit, record, acknowledge, and report these gifts

Guest Post: Why the Generational Topic Is More Controversial — And More Relevant — Than Ever

MembersClicks

I’ve been in the association community for about five years now, and some topics, you just hear brought up over and over again. For me, one of those topics is “the great generational shift.”.

Advice for Associations to Succeed in 2020 – Finding the Best Non-Dues Revenue Mix for Your Association

Moery Company

Every week I speak with associations about non-dues revenue opportunities. There are many options ranging from annual conferences, webinars, magazine ads, podcasts, and more. The question we help answer is, “What is the right mix for my association?”.

Association Community Floods Social Media With Tributes to ASAE’s Graham

Associations Now

Donations and Condolences The Graham family suggested that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Graham’s memory to organizations that were particularly important to him, including: The National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.

What Association Learning Professionals Read in 2019 & Plan to Do in 2020

WBT Systems

What Association Learning Professionals Read in 2019 & Plan to Do in 2020. Read more about What Association Learning Professionals Read in 2019 & Plan to Do in 2020

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5 email reminders your association should be sending

YourMembership Blog

Even your members need reminders every now and then. Here are five communications you should be sending them. If you’re like many people, you have some sort of system to make sure you don’t forget the important things in your day. You might use sticky notes. Maybe you have online calendar reminders. You may have. The post 5 email reminders your association should be sending appeared first on YourMembership.

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12 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your New Member Orientation

Wild Apricot

New member orientation doesn’t have to be boring. With these orientation tips and activities, your organization can welcome new members smoothly and easily, inspiring member engagement and retaining them longer

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Invest in Your Speakers to Grow Your Value Proposition

Velvet Chainsaw

The bread and butter of conferences is concurrent education sessions.

Advice for Associations to Succeed in 2020 – Four Tips to Effectively Manage a Small Team

Moery Company

Associations come in different sizes, from small shops of less than 20 employees to organizations that employ hundreds. Here at The Moery Company we have learned a lot over the past ten years of what it means to run a successful business with a small team.

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Apply UX Design to Ease Members’ Online Experience

Associations Now

Principles of user experience design can help associations help their members move easily around their websites and other digital properties. A UX strategist shares how some associations are applying a UX mindset to improve member services and experiences.

Why every staffer should be involved in cybersecurity

Association Success

When we walk out the front door, we lock it behind us. We double-check that our car keys are in our pockets, and we have our kids text us when they get to their friend’s house. . We do all these things because we’re concerned about our safety.