Sat.Jun 08, 2024 - Fri.Jun 14, 2024

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Velvet Rope or Come Party with Me?

Spark Consulting

Scene one: I’m in New Orleans on vacation wandering down Frenchmen Street in Faubourg Marigny looking for a good place to hang out and hear some tunes on a Wednesday night. First stop: the Spotted Cat. It was so packed I couldn’t get in the door (literally), so I hung out on the sidewalk with a WIDE mix of characters (and nobody does “characters” like NOLA) for a while enjoying the music wafting out…for free.

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How to improve your association’s member experience with engagement scoring


Learn how NetForum A-Score helps you enhance the member experience, offering crucial engagement insights. Download this free guide today. How to improve your association’s member experience with engagement scoring appeared first on NetForum Association Management Software.


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The Role of a Nonprofit CRM in Personalized Fundraising


What would you say if someone were to ask you, “What goes into a successful fundraising campaign ?” Drawing on your experience as a nonprofit leader, you might talk about having clear goals, coming up with unique campaign ideas, or using storytelling best practices in your marketing materials. While it’s true that all of these strategies are important, the groundwork for fundraising success is laid long before you ever start designing a campaign.

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Navigating press interviews: essential don’ts for association leaders

The Association 100

In this video , I dive into critical mistakes to avoid during press interviews. It’s vital for association leaders to communicate effectively while maintaining authenticity and strategic awareness. Avoid sounding overly scripted. Preparedness is key, but your responses should reflect sincerity and engagement. Never shy away from asking for clarification on unclear questions – ensuring precision in your answers and avoiding missteps.

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How To Cultivate Community Affinity Throughout The Generosity Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand

This session will dive into how to create rich generosity experiences that foster long-lasting relationships. You’ll walk away with actionable insights to redefine how you engage with your supporters—emphasizing trust, engagement, and community over transactional giving models. 🤝 Industry expert Tim Sarrantonio will explore data-backed strategies to engage supporters as active participants in a community that values their contributions and shared ideals.

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Essential Strategies for Transitioning Your Community Platform


A vibrant online community can transform how people connect, learn, and engage. But creating a space where ideas flourish and collaboration thrives isn't just about gathering people—it's about implementing the right technology.

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Authors Group Declares Bankruptcy

Associations Now

The Romance Writers of America had seen its membership drop precipitously since the pandemic. A leading writers’ organization has filed for bankruptcy following plummeting membership and struggles to bounce back from a high-profile organizational crisis. On May 29, the Romance Writers of America filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. According to reports on the filing published in the Guardian and Publishers Weekly , RWA owed more than $3 million to hotels relating to its conferences (two

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Mastering media timing: strategic communications for associations

The Association 100

In this recent edition of Association Insights , I address a crucial aspect of PR for associations: the importance of timeliness in media pitching. It’s essential to align our communications with news cycles and industry events, leveraging these opportunities to enhance media engagement and impact. I share strategies for educating stakeholders about using timely relevance, like connecting pitches with current trends and seasonal hooks to maximize media attention.

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Make Space—Lighten the Load for Your Heavy Lifters


Stuff is falling off your plate. You’re surrounded by a scary pile of responsibilities. You could delegate. But you don’t have the time to bring another staffer up to speed. Or you might hire new talent, but an opportunity to interview and onboard seems as elusive as a vacation day. Unfortunately, this Catch 22 is standard operating procedure in some associations.

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Announcing the Relaunch of the Association Adviser Podcast!

Association Adviser

We’re thrilled to share the exciting news of the newly relaunched Association Adviser Podcast, brought to you by Naylor Association Solutions. Under the insightful leadership of Naylor CEO & President Christine Shaw, the podcast is dedicated to exploring innovative strategies and effective solutions that keep association professionals informed, inspired, and ahead of the curve.

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How to Increase Membership Renewal

Dive deep into essential elements that drive member retention. Learn why members may hesitate to renew. Discover actionable techniques to encourage their return and foster lasting engagement. Uncover reasons members choose not to renew. Learn effective tactics to elevate member engagement and communication. Explore methods to encourage member renewal and active participation in your association Download now to take charge of your membership retention strategy!

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Join Aptify at AMS Fest to find the right association management software for your large organization


Considering new association management software for your large, complex organization? Join Aptify at AMS Fest to learn all you need to know. Your choice of association management software (AMS) is an important one. The right AMS can help you manage your complex organization more efficiently and grow in new ways. So, make sure you know about the latest AMS solutions on the market today.

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Podcast: ‘Mental health in the workplace’

The Association 100

Step into the often-overlooked area of workplace mental health with The Association 100 Podcast as my colleagues Meghan Henning, Christine Stay and I explore the critical impact of mental health initiatives within associations. This episode offers a comprehensive look into the role that associations play in shaping a supportive mental health culture.

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Learn how AI can predict the future

HighRoad Solution

If you haven’t already, we recommend that you read the previous Meet the AI Family: the Communicators & and the Translators and Meet the AI family: The Generators & Revivers for reference before diving into this blog. We all know the family members that have an opinion about everything. They're constantly researching historical events. They're always up on the latest trends.

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Top priorities and outlooks of association professionals

YM Careers

Discover the top priorities and outlooks of association professionals, based on association trends research. The post Top priorities and outlooks of association professionals appeared first on YM Careers by Community Brands.

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How to Create a Winning Event Marketing Strategy

Events hold the power to create lasting impressions and meaningful connections. They are not only occasions for celebration but also valuable marketing opportunities. Event marketing has become an essential component of successful business strategies, enabling organizations to engage with their target audience and create memorable experiences. However, behind every successful event lies a well-thought-out marketing strategy.

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The Journey from Traditional to Futurist: Navigating Culture Transformation


Leadership and management is in the middle of a revolution, as traditional management is giving way to what most call the “future of work.” This has been going on for the last couple of decades (we first wrote about it in Humanize, back in 2011).

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Evolving leadership and advocacy: insights from CTA’s Kinsey Fabrizio

The Association 100

Join us on The A100 podcast where Kinsey Fabrizio, president of the Consumer Technology Association, shares her comprehensive leadership journey from joining the membership team to steering the organization. Fabrizio discusses the significance of mentorship, strategic succession planning and fostering a nurturing environment for staff and members. She also shares insights on leveraging technology for operational efficiency and enhancing member experiences.

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Announcing New Account Executive for Public Affairs, Christian Frankl

Arc 3 Communications

Rising star in public affairs strengthens multi-state advocacy capabilities in the Midwest Arc 3 Communications, a public affairs agency that specializes in content, digital and advocacy , announced that they have hired new account executive, Christian Frankl. With extensive government affairs experience in the private and public sectors, Frankl most recently served as a lobbyist with the government relations team at Fredrikson and Byron P.A. in Des Moines, Iowa.

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