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Study says, associations must target Millennial learners.

YourMembership Blog

The Millennial generation—of which I’m a proud card-carrying member—has certainly been a hot topic during the last couple of years. As the largest working generation, we’re shaping how associations recruit, engage and retain membership. Smart association leaders are quickly realizing that continuing education programming is an offering highly valued by young professionals. To learn more, The post Study says, associations must target Millennial learners. appeared first on YourMembership.

Membership 101: Life Time Value

Spark Consulting

One of the questions I get asked a lot is: “How much should I be willing to invest to recruit a member?” ” The answer is not obvious. For example, let’s say you invest $1000 on a recruitment campaign and bring in five new members.

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Fostering a Culture of Innovation (Webinar)

Jamie Notter

Don't miss this upcoming webinar , featuring me and Dan Stark from Nimble User/Community Brands, to be held on Tuesday, December 5, at 1:00pm eastern time.

The Intersection of Online Communities and Marketing Automation

Higher Logic

In the digital landscape of 2017, online communities continue to make headway in the association market. While once thought of as members-only online discussion groups, online communities have taken on even greater importance given the generational shift in workforce and associations adjusting to the mobile-first and always connected user. Online communities help organizations to maximize retention rates, attract new members, and grow their relevancy.

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9 (little) Things to Be Thankful for at Work

GrowthZone

Imagine your work-life without these (shudder)…. Control-Z – for real. Email – what did we without it? Payday – enough said. Chairs with wheels – right? Heat and A/C – even if it’s never the right temperature. Small wins – being able to check something simple off a to-do list.

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How to Boost Staff Collaboration in a Diverse Association

MembersClicks

We all know how it goes: Your to-do list is a mile long, your schedule is slammed, and now you’re waiting on someone else to finish a project you needed yesterday. Sound familiar? No matter what industry you work in, understanding out how to efficiently use your time will always be a top priority! But what about when it comes to working with your various co-workers?

Can Only the C-Suite Lead Change?

Association Success

Effecting change is within everyone’s reach. Call me optimistic, but I believe in the power of one. Inside each of us is the ability to influence, motivate and lead. While there are many factors at play - which Lauren LeMunyan, Brian Calvary and I discuss in our SURGE session - if you want to be a change agent, you can be, no matter what your formal role at your association may be. Why do I believe this? Because I’ve done it.

You Have a Month to Go! - Moery Company

The Moery Company

IStock/Credit:BrianAJackson. I was going over my calendar today and with only weeks to go ‘til the end of the 2017, we are at that tipping point: Is this going to be the best year ever? Or, one that is merely fantastic? With a month to go, I have a few tips for you to close in a spectacular way. #1

80% Is Good Enough

Eric Lanke

I used to blog a lot about innovation in the association environment. I used to think a lot about the subject, I helped write a white paper on the subject, helped launch a regional conference focused on it, and have tried to move my association on to a more innovative footing.

Learning Pathways: How to Fill Your Industry’s Skills Gap

WBT Systems

If you ever hiked up a mountain without the help of a trail, you know how frustrating and, sometimes, dangerous it can be. You might head off along a ridge in the wrong direction or end up at the bottom of cliff with no way up. A well-marked trail helps hikers get up a mountain efficiently and safely—and well-marked learning pathways helps learners achieve professional goals efficiently too.

11 Time Tracking Software Tools Nonprofits Swear By

Wild Apricot Blog

If you're looking for a better way to fill out time sheets, here are 11 easy-to-use (and free) time tracking software tools that can completely automate the process for you. Time-Tracking

JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 114: New Association Leaders for a New Era, with Guest Bill Hudson - Moery Company

The Moery Company

What makes a successful leader today – and, tomorrow? Host JP Moery welcomed to the podcast one of his very best friends in the association space, Bill Hudson.

Creating a Video Strategy? Answer These 4 Questions First

MembersClicks

These days, the written word seems to shrink by comparison to what your eyes see (live and in living color) and what your ears hear (even so, PLEASE don’t stop reading this blog; we love and value you). And, why shouldn’t this be the case? As we have fewer moments in the day to consume massive amounts of information, videos are super easy for an audience to ingest, process and act upon.

Write the Perfect Email to Launch your Membership Website

SilkStart

At SilkStart, we help associations launch brand-new membership websites that facilitate growth, promote engagement, and increase member satisfaction. In this blog post, we’ve brought together our best tips for creating a successful launch email to officially invite members to your new website.

Lean Methodology: Before and After

Association Success

How I adopted the innovative start-up strategy for the benefit of my association. I first read The Lean Startup by Eric Ries in 2013. It was a lightbulb moment to see thoughts that had been percolating in my head over the years be articulated in such a way.

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The Top Reasons You Should Be Using Microlearning

Blue Sky eLearn

If you’re in the elearning industry, there is a pretty good chance you’ve heard the buzzword ‘microlearning’. Perhaps you’ve already started implementing microlearning into your overall elearning program. If you have not, or are still on the fence about starting to use microlearning at all, here are some of the top reasons to start! Reinforce or supplement formal training. According to a 2017 ATD Report , 81% of adopters cited this as the most common application.

8 Ways to Engage and Promote Your Members with Small Business Saturday

MembersClicks

Small Business Saturday was started in 2010 by American Express to help promote the little guy after the fallout from the 2008 recession. The financial services company recognized that while everyone was struggling to navigate the economic turmoil, many small business owners in particular just didn’t have access to the same resources to stay afloat, let alone compete. And then they found a way to totally disrupt something consumers hold dear: our holiday spending habits.