2019

JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 172: How to Successfully Land an Association Job

Moery Company

Host JP Moery frequently receives calls and questions from folks who are looking to break into the association marketplace for their career. During this episode, he outlines several strategies that might be helpful and if you like what you hear, share with a colleague who might be on the job hunt!

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.11.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… It’s time for Marketing General Incorporated’s (MGI) 11 th annual Membership Marketing Benchmarking Survey.

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2019 Marketing Strategy: Food for Thought From Seth Godin

Higher Logic

The start of a new year is a great time to reevaluate your current marketing strategy and decide which tools and changes you can implement to drive maximum success in the months ahead.

Don't Put Association Benefits Before Member Outcomes

Eric Lanke

Amanda Kaiser on her Smooth the Path blog had a good reminder last month for all us association professionals about the importance of speaking to members in a language they understand.

Using Micro-Moments for Member Engagement 

YourMembership Blog

Most of us have our mobile phones within arm’s reach – every hour of every day. Think about what that means: People are searching, reading and communicating while they have spare moments throughout the day. Now think about how you can take advantage of these micro-moments, or critical touch points in today’s consumer journey, to engage with your members. This approach. The post Using Micro-Moments for Member Engagement appeared first on YourMembership.

The 3 Things Every CEO Should Know About Culture

Jamie Notter

One of my mantras is that workplace culture isn’t as complicated, difficult, vague, etc. as we make it out to be. I’m not saying it’s super simple and easy, but it’s definitely something we all can handle.

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Why Your Organization Needs a Member Directory

Wild Apricot Blog

Wondering how to keep your members connected? Consider creating a member directory for your organization to facilitate outreach, support your communications, and more

Membership Q&A: What’s the Most Effective Renewal Cycle?

Spark Consulting

When is the best time of the year to begin renewal communications to members? How many notices should we send? Should we send paper or electronic notices? What should we send WITH the notices? I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there is no one right answer to these questions. There are some good guidelines, which we’ll go over in a minute, but really, you have to test different options and, more importantly, PAY ATTENTION to what happens.

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals to Build Resilience

Beth Kanter's Blog

Flickr photo by Geoff Livingston. I wish you a very happy and healthy 2019! I had a great holiday break, although unfortunately I got sick.

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Has Your Leadership Evolved For The New Normal?

Velvet Chainsaw

Change is hard. Foresight—looking forward—is hard. Because we prefer certainty and concreteness to ambiguity and abstraction. Becoming a new normal leader requires shifting your perspective.

Why Associations Should Focus on Key Accounts in 2019 – Moery Webinar

Moery Company

The Big Red “M” is tackling a new sales tactic this year in both the membership and sponsorship areas – with a special focus on key accounts. These larger companies are complex, so landing the “Big Kahuna” requires a more strategic and long-term approach.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.4.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… If your association has chapters or geographic components (sections, affiliates, local networking groups), please participate in the Chapter Benchmarking Study.

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Ace 2019 with 6 Expert Marketing Strategy Tips

Higher Logic

How can we better engage our customers? How can marketing and sales teams work more efficiently ? How can we produce more qualified leads? If these types of marketing strategy questions are floating around in your mind as we enter the new year, keep reading.

Give Me Free Afternoons

Eric Lanke

This post in Associations NOW recently caught my eye, arguing, as it does, for association conferences that span a fewer number of days in recognition of the increasing desire for "work-life balance" among association members. I've got a different take.

Social engagement for a great member experience

YourMembership Blog

Think for a minute about all of the ways your members interact with others – social media channels, messaging apps, and your online community, just to name a few. Here are a couple of social technology capabilities to consider: Built-in online community Many association technology providers are seeking innovative ways to elevate social networking among association. The post Social engagement for a great member experience appeared first on YourMembership.

How to Build a Dashboard to Track Membership Statistics

Membership Marketing

When we asked association staff what are the most significant data challenges that they face, 48% of respondents told us that “Inadequate membership dashboard and reporting tools” represented a top problem.

2019 Tech Trends: 3 Factors Associations Should Watch

Associations Now

After what feels like a decade of aggressive innovation, things are starting to slow down a bit—which might make tech a little easier for associations to manage in 2019. I have a lot to live up to with this year-beginning column.

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How to Write a Volunteer Program Report That Proves Your Volunteers’ Impact

Wild Apricot Blog

Want to help your organization see just how valuable your volunteers are? Elisa Kosarin, CVA, explains how to prepare a volunteer report that will prove their value

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You’ll make incorrect decisions. Acknowledge them and fix it.

Effective Database

A client of mine recently wrote the following to me: “It’s so hard to set up a new database and decide how/where you want to track information when you don’t have a really good understanding of the database and how different fields/screens relate to each other.

Amanda Kaiser Webinar: The Stickiest New-Member Engagement Programs

GrowthZone

Get 1 CAE credit and and improve your organization’s renewal rates! Save your seat for GrowthZone’s upcoming live webinar, The Stickiest New-Member Engagement Programs , presented by association expert, Amanda Kaiser. We’ll be live on Thur.,

Conference Reform Requires Cultivating Leaders With Moral Purpose To Make A Difference

Velvet Chainsaw

Many conferences are stuck in the rut of legacy routines, age-old rituals and cloned programming. Conference organizers and its advisors replicate the past maintaining the traditions and well-established procedures of yesteryear.

Focusing on the Association Chapter

Moery Company

IStock/Credit_Nastco. One of the significant trends developing in 2019 is the increased interest by national organizations in strengthening their chapter operations.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.18.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Maddie Grant and Jamie Notter have a new book coming out, The Non-Obvious Guide to Employee Engagement.

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New Year, New Association Goals: 3 Online Community Building Mistakes to Avoid

Higher Logic

The good news: there’s no wrong way to eat a Reese’s Cup. The bad news: there are at least a few wrong ways for an association to approach online community building. And by wrong, I mean misguided – you may not recognize that you’re making these mistakes, so how would you know to resolve them?

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3 Reports No Association Can Live Without

MembersClicks

Reporting is one of the most valuable tools you have in your association’s toolbox. With reports, you can gain the insights needed to better your organization - and who doesn’t want that?! But are you fully leveraging the power of reporting? Are you pulling the right reports to garner the right data?

How your association can work smarter in 2019 

YourMembership Blog

Make 2019 your most efficient and effective year yet with these tips. Work smarter on the go Cloud-based technology allows you to work from anywhere and at any time. But most legacy association management software (AMS) restricts your association staff to one version of a browser and makes it nearly impossible to access your member database through a mobile device or tablet. The post How your association can work smarter in 2019 appeared first on YourMembership.

How to Create Marketing Personas for Your Association (and Use Them to Make Better Decisions)

HighRoad Solution

Imagine if you could run every decision your association makes by your members and prospective members before you take action? You would increase engagement in every phase of membership. Your messages and events would never miss the mark.

Use a Content Calendar to Engage Members in 2019

Associations Now

The member experience ebbs and flows with activity throughout the year, which is why a content calendar can help you plan for member engagements in 2019. Here are a few tools and techniques to get you started.

How to Connect Your Wild Apricot Account to Over 230 Apps and Services

Wild Apricot Blog

With the Wild Apricot app on Integromat, you can connect with lots of other software. Find out how you can automate new scenarios - without writing any code

“Experience is unobservable to everyone except the person who it happens to.”

Effective Database

In Dan Gilbert’s book Stumbling on Happiness, he writes: “Experience is unobservable to everyone except the person who it happens to.”

An Inside Look: 2019 Association Survey Results

GrowthZone

Every year, the Association Survey Results report is our most downloaded document. With up-to-date statistics and broad feedback from association professionals, this year’s report is our most comprehensive ever. Download the free. 2019 Association Survey Results report now ».

The Tension Between Content And Process In Facilitated Conference Learning Experiences

Velvet Chainsaw

Have you ever attended a conference education session because of the presenter and not the content? (I I think most of us have.). Have you ever been surprised when a full day workshop ended? You were so engaged that time flew by without you realizing it.

JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 171: How to Manage the Gatekeeper Process in Sales

Moery Company

To be clear, there are two types of gatekeepers, explains Host JP Moery – those who call you to get information about your association membership program; and, those who answer the phone when you’re calling to reach the decision maker. He shares a few thoughts on how to manage the process.

Resources of the Association Community

Smooth The Path

Where do you get knowledge and insights about the association industry? I am lucky. I conduct member research all the time, so I get direct access to the bright spots in our industry.