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The Ultimate Nonprofit Guide to Digital Marketing

Wild Apricot

Digital marketing if key for your nonprofit to get others to hear about your mission and goals. In this guide you'll learn everything A-Z about nonprofit digital marketing strategies and how to build your own.

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Association Brain Food: 7.5.24

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Association podcasts. Dave Coriale of DelCor and the Reboot IT podcast started a Linked group, Society of Association Podcasters. He’s inviting association podcasters to share their latest episodes there and you to share episodes you recommend for association professionals and industry partners.

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Math-Free Magic: Understanding Predictive Analytics

Association Analytics

Unless you’re a data analyst or love numbers, predictive analytics are probably two words that scare you. They’re new, unfamiliar, and sound like math. In reality, you don’t have to love math to leverage predictive analytics – it does the hard part for you! Can you imagine having a crystal ball foresee which members will renew and which ones need extra attention?

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Member Engagement Metrics, Trends, and Education Program Advice for Associations in 2024

WBT Systems

What goals and concerns are your association peers prioritizing? How does your association’s performance across a range of member engagement metrics compare with theirs?

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Dont Waste Another Minute Drafting Board Resolutions

Drafting board resolutions should not be draining your leadership’s time. This can impact both the flow of discussions and your overall decision-making. A board resolution is an important compliance document that records the votes and decisions on specific actions. Learn how you can get started with your board resolution by downloading our free template.

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Don’t Stop Thinkin’ About Tomorrow

Spark Consulting

Fourteen years ago, I had the opportunity to attend a futurist session held in honor of the 50th anniversary of the CAE program. After a dense presentation by facilitator Marsha Rhea, we broke into 10-year, 30-year, and 50-year discussion groups. I found myself in the 30-year group (2040) and discovered that my fellow discussants could not seem to wrap their minds around things like sea level rise and the encroaching crisis in fresh, potable water.

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Tips from the Trenches: 3 Outside-the-Box Engagement Strategies for Your Next Event 

EventMobi: Association Events

Every event planner knows that audience engagement is key to event success. There are a few tried and true strategies: book top-level speakers, invest in an event app to increase engagement onsite, and provide them with plenty of networking opportunities. But what if you’re looking for something different? You’re in luck! Karen Hill is the Director of Meetings and Events & Engagement at Barcami Lane , an Association Management Company (AMC) that works with national and regional n

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2024 Chamber of the Year Winners Announced

GrowthZone

We are excited to share the announcement of Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE)’s 2024 Chamber of the Year winners. The winners were announced on Wednesday, July 17, during the awards show at ACCE’s Annual Convention in Dallas. GrowthZone is proud to have been there to be one of the first to congratulate the winners as the official 2024 Chamber of the Year sponsor.

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Leading with communication: Anita Brikman’s strategic vision for associations

The Association 100

Dive into a world where leadership meets strategic communication in the latest A100 podcast episode featuring Anita Brikman, president and CEO of the Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association. Brikman shares her journey from a seasoned communicator to an association leader, emphasizing the power of effective communication and active listening in shaping organizational strategy.

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Reflections as a Conference Attendee: 5 Strategies That Kept Me Engaged

Aaron Wolowiec

Are you tired of dull conferences? Discover how a recent conference transformed the experience with five dynamic strategies. From lively debates to intentional breaks, these tactics kept participants energized and engaged.

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Mastering Remote Onboarding: Proven Strategies for Seamless New Hire Integration

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

Join this brand new webinar with Tim Buteyn to learn how you can master the art of remote onboarding! By the end of this session, you'll understand how to: Craft a Tailored Onboarding Checklist 📝 Develop a comprehensive, customized checklist that ensures every new hire has a smooth transition into your company, no matter where they are in the world.

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The Vital Role of Associations in Workforce Development

Association Adviser

In the ever-evolving landscape of modern employment, workforce development stands as a cornerstone for economic growth and individual prosperity. At the heart of this development lie associations, playing a pivotal role in shaping and advancing the skills, knowledge, and networks crucial for a thriving workforce.

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Human Resources for Nonprofits 

Wild Apricot

Learn the key responsibilities of HR in nonprofits including staffing, compensation, benefits, training, culture, and employee relations. Discover best practices for nonprofit human resource management.

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Association Brain Food: 6.28.24

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Workforce trends. Association Latinos requests five minutes of your time to get your thoughts on workforce trends in association management. This survey will help them assess inclusivity, equity, and overall well-being in our field. The findings will bridge existing gaps and provide benchmarks for professional development and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

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Three Data-Informed Strategies for Better Member Engagement

Association Analytics

In the association world, member engagement is always a top priority – but it’s not always a successful endeavor. Most associations don’t have an easy way to measure member engagement across all their different systems and touch points. And even when measured, it can be tricky to know how to use engagement scores to improve member experience and operational results.

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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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Boost Certification Pass Rates with Credentialing Exam Study Groups

WBT Systems

If you've ever studied for the Certified Association Executive (CAE) exam, Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) exam, or another certification exam, you know the intense amount of work that goes into preparing for…

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Who’s Allowed to Be Honest?

Spark Consulting

One of the observations that has fascinated me the most over my years of consulting is this question: Who’s allowed to be honest? What do I mean by that? Well, let’s flip it around. Have you ever hired a consultant for your association? The answer is probably “Yes.” So then you’re likely familiar with the phenomenon of: In her report, the consultant includes something that you or someone else on your staff has been pushing for months, maybe years, and it’s bee

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How to improve inefficient processes at your association

NetForum

Association trends research by Community Brands shows that, overall, association professionals are optimistic about the future of associations. But they still face challenges and concerns in reaching their goals. Inefficient processes are one of the big challenges for associations. Here’s how to improve them. How to improve inefficient processes at your association appeared first on NetForum Association Management Software.

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How to Choose the Right Event Technology Provider for Your Association: 16 Essential Questions for Vendors

EventMobi: Association Events

Selecting the best event technology for your association is crucial for creating engaging events and meetings for your members. But with so many different vendors on the market, trying to make sense of all your options is often overwhelming. That’s why asking the right questions upfront is essential to finding a provider that aligns with the goals and objectives of your events program.

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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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Stay cool with the Salesforce Summer ‘24 release highlights

Nimble AMS

The weather is starting to heat up across the US! If you’re anything like us, you’re making plans to stay cool this summer with an exciting vacation or trip to the beach. Want something else to look forward to this summer? The Salesforce Summer ‘24 product release promises to offer increased efficiency and streamlined processes for your association.

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10 Overlooked Tactics for Increasing Membership at Your Organization

Aptify

How can you continue to attract new members to your organization? Here are 10 proven, yet often overlooked , approaches to increase membershi p. For large associations and labor unions, membership recruitment is a never-ending project. Just think: Every year, members leave your organization – they retire, change jobs or professions, go out of business, lose their professional development budget, or just leave for unknown reasons.

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Corporate Transparency Act Ruled UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Association Alert

If you are reading this article, odds are that you have heard of the Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”). Odds also are that this is the first you have heard that a Federal Court in the Northern District of Alabama has ruled it to be unconstitutional because the CTA “ cannot be justified as an exercise of Congress’ enumerated powers.” National Small Business United v.

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Boosting Your Career Center’s Online Presence: Strategies for Driving Sales and Member Engagement

Association Adviser

A successful online career center is essential for any association looking to drive revenue and provide value to its members. By optimizing the digital experience, associations can attract more job seekers, engage employers, and ultimately generate more sales.

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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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Top Companies That Donate to Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

Explore the top companies that generously donate to nonprofits. You'll also learn the different types of donations and tips for requesting donations.

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Association Brain Food: 6.21.24

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Membership reset. A new report from McKinley Advisors got me thinking about the role of membership in associations. Too often, membership “just is.” Yup. “Membership lacks focus and intentionality in execution.” You’ll nod along as the report describes challenges (especially #2) we’ve put up with for way too long.

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Using Your Data to Improve Member Engagement – 2/28/24

Association Analytics

The post Using Your Data to Improve Member Engagement – 2/28/24 appeared first on Association Analytics.

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How Associations Rituals Encourage Learning, Engagement and Belonging

WBT Systems

Do you have daily or weekly rituals? Maybe a morning walk, journaling, or a quiet moment with coffee. Or an evening run or bath. Saturday night dinner with your best friends or movie night with the kids.

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The Ultimate Guide to Monetizing Customer Learning

Every decision that goes into your learning monetization strategy matters for your organization’s bottom line. Our research has shown a clear correlation between high program maturity (and ROI!) and choosing the right monetization strategy. This eBook contains clear, actionable ways to approach packaging and pricing models that will help your association grow revenue, improve profitability, and drive expansion into new markets.

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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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Create a personalized member experience that exceeds expectations

NetForum

The consumer (and member) demand for personalization has reached new heights. Here are three ways to deliver a more personalized experience for your members. Create a personalized member experience that exceeds expectations appeared first on NetForum Association Management Software.

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How Trade Associations Stay Optimistic

Associations Now

Despite plenty of uncertainty, a new survey says trade-group execs remain positive, thanks to efforts to move beyond advocacy. These might be complicated times domestically and globally, but trade associations feel like they’re well-equipped to handle them. The 2024 Trade Association Executive Survey, released last month and produced by Potomac Core Association Consulting with Edge Research and Vetted Solutions, found that a majority of trade-association CEOs (57 percent) rate their organization

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