2022

The Importance of Onboarding

Moery Company

I want to talk about the importance of onboarding and having a strong process in place for that. We’ve been in situations before with associations where there really wasn’t an onboarding process in place, which never ends well.

Learning By Doing

Spark Consulting

I recently had the opportunity to participate in the January 2022 Association Insights In Old Town (ASAE login required) virtual educational session, Better Engage Your Members and Attendees to Solve Association Problems , led by Better Meetings ‘s Lee Gimpel.

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How to Start a Nonprofit in 12 Steps

Wild Apricot

If you’re thinking of starting a nonprofit, congratulations! It’s an amazing way to bring people together and make a difference in your community. It can also be quite an overwhelming process. That’s why we created this comprehensive. organizational-management

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Association Brain Food: 4.29.22

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. ASAE scholarships. If you don’t have the budget to attend ASAE Annual, apply for the new ASAE-USAE Travel Scholarship made possible by Ross E. Heller, founder and publisher of USAE and CustomNEWs.

Here's How to Write an Effective New-Member Welcome Email

Welcome emails have an incredibly high open rate (50-60%). Read here to learn tips for taking full advantage of your valuable, one-time opportunity to reach new members.

How the Association of Change Management Professionals Launched a New Online Community

Higher Logic

The post How the Association of Change Management Professionals Launched a New Online Community appeared first on Higher Logic. Introducing a new online space for member engagement represents a big change. How did the staff at the Association of Change Management Professionals pull it off?

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The Next Definition of The Board’s Duty of Foresight

Association Adviser

With the arrival of T20s Day 1000, our community enters a transitional space within which boards, their staff partners, and other contributors must determine together how they will guide their organizations through the rest of this turbulent decade.

Designing impactful instructor-led learning experiences with the millennial in mind

Aaron Wolowiec

When it comes to offering face-to-face learning experiences, such as a day-long interactive workshop or a 75-minute breakout session at a conference, associations must carefully consider the millennial learner’s needs and expectations

5MWA Back to the Office & Summer Outing

Virtual

In our latest episode of 5 Minutes with Andy discusses going back to the office, a recent TED Talk, and how to be flexible. Tune in to hear more! In our latest episode of 5 Minutes with Andy discusses going back to the office, a recent TED Talk, and how to be flexible. Tune in to hear more

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10 Steps to Choosing Your Association’s Next AMS

Membersuite

Imagine, it’s your second day on the job when the CEO asks you to find a new AMS for the association. I mean, really, they couldn’t have mentioned that in the interview?

How to Get Young Professionals to Engage In Your Association

GrowthZone’s guide, The Power of Young Professionals, tackles the challenges of engaging, recruiting, and retaining Gen Z and Millennial members, including: • Why they do or don’t join. • Communication strategies. • Myths and facts

7 Design Considerations for Your Conference Hub

Velvet Chainsaw

The Promenade, a hub experience at PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2022, in Las Vegas. High-tech user conferences like Dreamforce and Microsoft Ignite have been designing innovative hub spaces to engage and nurture their top customers for years.

Things That Matter: Building a Personal Connection Throughout the Sales Process

Moery Company

Before joining the Moery Company, I worked in association membership and marketing roles, which taught me how valuable member relationships are.

4: Five Ways NOT to Brainstorm

Spark Consulting

The 4th most popular blog post on the all-time top ten list is an unexpected entry: Five Ways NOT to Brainstorm. Written almost exactly eight years ago, it was intended to be funny and a little silly – mostly.

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Designing an Effective New Member Onboarding Process: 7 Tips

Wild Apricot

You’ve designed a value-packed membership program that offers amazing benefits and gives your members access to highly sought-after resources. So how is it possible that your renewal rates keep declining? Why are members dropping off when they. membership

How to Sell Your Board on Better Technology

Use this helpful blueprint when you need to convince your board to invest in better software. It includes talking points and tips for your presentation, including quantifying ROI, outlining indirect benefits, and selling the potential of the purchase.

Association Brain Food: 4.22.22

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. New education markets.

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ISO 27001 Certification: Spot the Real Thing

Higher Logic

The post ISO 27001 Certification: Spot the Real Thing appeared first on Higher Logic. In SaaS, ISO 27001 certification (International Organization for Standardization) is paramount. Here at Higher Logic, security measures are a component of our day-to-day tasks and span everything we do.

What Do You Want to Try Now?

Smooth The Path

At the pandemic’s beginning, one friend was still working in an office while nearly everyone I knew bunkered up at home. She continued her commute daily during the darkest days of COVID with a mask on and fingers crossed that she wouldn’t bring the plague to her family.

Make the Most Out of Your Association’s Website: Leveraging Landing Pages and Best Practices for Marketing Success

Association Adviser

Whether your association is using association management software (AMS) for web development or not, there are plenty of challenges in managing an association website.

How to Select an Association Credit Card Processing Company

Right now, every penny counts. It’s an ideal time to check if your association’s credit card processing provider is offering competitive terms. However, there are many important factors to consider if when researching options.

Event Garde Celebrates 10 Years of Client Success

Aaron Wolowiec

In December 2011, with the goal of planning large association conferences for multiple concurrent clients, I launched Event Garde.

Social Impact & The Jimmy Fund

Virtual

Tune into our latest 5 Minutes with Andy -- hear about Team Russo and the Jimmy Fund and Virtual, Inc.’s s commitment to both! Tune into our latest 5 Minutes with Andy -- hear about Team Russo and the Jimmy Fund and Virtual, Inc.’s s commitment to both

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How to Promote the Value of Credentials to Individuals & Employers

Membersuite

As the cost of a college degree rises and the perception of its value falls, credentialing programs are receiving a lot of positive press.

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2022 Conference Registration Pacing

Velvet Chainsaw

Before March of 2020, pacing data was a useful tool for predicting final attendance and revenue. If you were pacing behind, you could make midcourse corrections. As we come out of the pandemic, we need a different playbook to drive attendance and earlier commitment.

The Ultimate Guide to Amazing Association Websites

Your association’s website needs to engage members AND deliver a great user experience so everyone who visits it leaves with a positive impression. But how? Get the free guide to optimizing your website “under-the-hood” (great for "non-techy" people).

Components to a Strong Email Marketing Strategy

Moery Company

successful email marketing strategy is vital to achieving your marketing and sales goals. Here are a few key steps to take before you begin any email campaign. Evaluate and segment your audience. While it may seem obvious, start by deciding who’d you like to email and why.

7: Membership 101: Exit Surveys

Spark Consulting

In position number 7 of the top ten all time Spark blog posts: Membership 101: Exit Surveys. (I I told you the Membership 101 series would be back!). Once again, the advice in the initial post remains solid.

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Planning the Perfect Annual Fund Campaign

Wild Apricot

If you’re looking to bring in secure funding for your nonprofit organization, annual fundraising is a must-do! A watertight annual fund campaign helps you strengthen donor relationships, bring in new supporters and secure your operational expenses

Association Brain Food: 4.15.22

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Advocacy’s membership value.

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The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

The Great Resignation: Ensuring Continuity for Your Members

Higher Logic

The post The Great Resignation: Ensuring Continuity for Your Members appeared first on Higher Logic. Wondering how to keep the member experience continuous during the Great Resignation? Check out the highlights from our podcast conversation with Josh Slyman.

Foster the Prerequisite for Contribution

Smooth The Path

A sense of safety is a prerequisite for participating, contributing, and collaborating in a group. When people fear potential embarrassment, they clam up and let other people take the lead, which means we may lose out on the diversity of valuable insight.

Increasing Member Engagement through Technology Part 1

Association Adviser

In the fast-paced environment we live in, creating engagement among your members through technology can be one of the most beneficial endeavors for an association.After all, it’s your members who interact with your digital platforms every single day.