2024

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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.

Resources 373
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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?

Revenue 315
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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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Association Brain Food: 4.5.24

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Apply for a marketing/branding grant. In honor of their 25th anniversary, Mighty Citizen is giving away $100,000 in marketing and branding services. They’re looking for a 501(c)(3) organization whose powerful mission could impact more people more deeply if it had marketing and branding help.

Revenue 256
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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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“It’s About Delight”

Spark Consulting

Seth Godin recently had a sort of silly story about a recent experience at Whole Foods. Which is all well and good. But one thing particularly struck me: “It’s not about charging less. It’s about delight.” I want to emphasize that. It’s about delight. Stop and think about that for a minute. I think we don’t focus enough on the concept of creating delight when we’re creating member experiences.

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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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4 Tips for Handling Unexpected Challenges During Events

NXUnite

When planning an event for your nonprofit or association, you’re probably focused on securing a venue, soliciting sponsor support, and encouraging people to register for your event online. Likely, you’re not anticipating things that could go awry at your event. However, all event organizers know there’s a chance that something will go wrong, such as the internet going out, your check-in software malfunctioning, or attendees getting lost.

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Nimble AMS has your back with trustworthy, pain-free upgrades

Nimble AMS

“Best practice is our only product practice.” Not only is the saying one of our core product principles at Nimble AMS, but it’s also the guiding light for our product release methodology. For more than a decade , (or 37 major releases at the exact time of this blog), the Nimble AMS product team has mirrored Salesforce’s ideal product upgrade model. For organizations using Nimble AMS, this means they are receiving product innovation throughout the year on a similar schedule to what they receive f

Software 162
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Why Events Are the Engine of Member Engagement for Professional Associations

Association Adviser

In today’s digital world, where connection can often feel virtual and fleeting, professional associations play a vital role in fostering a sense of community and belonging among their members. But how do associations effectively engage their members and keep them actively involved? The answer lies in the power of events.

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2024 Association Survey Results Report

2024 Association Survey Results Report For the 10th year, association professionals across the U.S. and Canada provided a look at the inner workings of their organizations when they replied to GrowthZone’s annual survey. Read the 2024 survey results report to see how your association compares: Top Challenges Retention Rates Non-Renewal Reasons Automatic Renewals Reinstatement Strategies Member Engagement Changes & Strategies Why Members Join Non-Dues Revenue Sources Dues Increases, and more

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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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How to Get Funding for a Nonprofit: Tips on Tapping into 12 Top Funding Sources

Wild Apricot

Knowing how to get funding for a nonprofit is the first step towards success! Discover the pros & cons of the most common nonprofit funding sources.

How To 367
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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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Tips for Significantly Enhancing Your Learner Surveys

WBT Systems

The odds are good your learner surveys aren’t so good. A harsh pronouncement, but probably true, unless you’re already following the advice of Will Thalheimer, founder of Work-Learning Research.

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

Speaker: Andrew Olsen, CFRE - EVP, Fundraising Solutions at DickersonBakker | Kat Landa, CFRE, CSD - SVP, Talent Solutions at DickersonBakker

Across the nonprofit sector, organizations invest heavily in donor retention efforts, yet the struggle of cultivating lasting relationships remains. While attracting new donors is crucial, the lack of repeat donors poses significant financial risks. Through a comprehensive analysis of industry data, experts argue that there is a direct correlation between donor burnout, donor retention, and the talent retention crisis.

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Association Brain Food: 1.5.24

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Reflection time. It’s never too late to review and reflect upon the past year and make plans and promises to yourself for the year ahead. To help you along, Britt Andreatta shares ten reflective questions to launch 2024. Predictions for 2024. What’s on the horizon for associations in 2024 ?

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Of Crowdsourcing and Cassandras

Spark Consulting

Reupping this post I wrote back in 2009 about crowdsourcing, because my larger point is, I think, even more relevant in 2024. Jeff Howe , who is credited with coining the term “Crowdsourcing,” was the opening keynoter at the 2009 ASAE Technology Conference, where he mad the point that no matter how smart the people around you are, most of the smartest people work somewhere else.

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6 ways your association management software supports fundraising activities

NetForum

Your ability to engage donors and drive revenue effectively depends heavily on the software you select. Here are six fundraising activities your association’s software should help you do better and faster. 6 ways your association management software supports fundraising activities appeared first on NetForum Association Management Software.

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‘Mastering Earned Media’: insights from O&U’s open mic Q&A

The Association 100

OnWrd & UpWrd’s latest open mic Q&A, “Mastering Earned Media for Associations,” offered a deep dive into effective media strategies for associations. Highlights included crafting narratives that resonate, personalizing pitches, innovative follow-up techniques and the strategic use of Letters to the Editor. Attendees explored storytelling for industry advancements, building meaningful trade publication relationships and employing modern metrics for measuring PR success.

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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How and Why Do Today’s Companies Donate to Nonprofits?

NXUnite

Companies gave $29.48 billion to nonprofits last year, representing an incredible 3.4% increase. Nonprofits Source shared these impressive numbers in its corporate giving trends article, indicating that companies proactively seek causes like yours to support. The benefits of corporate support for nonprofits are clear: more revenue, extra volunteer power, and greater brand exposure.

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7 signs of a successful enterprise association

Nimble AMS

What sets a successful enterprise association apart from competition? A study conducted by McKinley Advisors found that successful associations take time to plan strategically. Study interviewees shared the importance of defined, long-term planning that encompasses the current and future state of the industry and organization. Perhaps you’re currently experiencing success and are looking for methods to maintain your organizational growth and exceed your future goals.

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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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Elevating Event Marketing for Associations

AMR Management Services

In today’s bustling event landscape, where myriad options vie for attendees’ attention, the challenge of encouraging attendance looms large for associations. Standing out amidst the noise requires more than just hosting an event—it demands a strategic approach to event marketing. Associations must navigate through the sea of competing events by crafting compelling narratives, highlighting unique… The post Elevating Event Marketing for Associations first appeared on AMR Management Ser

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5 Habits of Growth-Oriented Associations

We’ve identified the five defining characteristics of future-focused associations. Adopting these traits allows your organization to chart a course for long-term growth and success. Find out: Why some organizations are more adept at navigating and overcoming challenges facing all associations. The success formula for thriving associations, including a behind-the-scenes peek at some flourishing organizations.

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Getting Started With Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Wild Apricot

With peer-to-peer fundraising, you can leverage your existing community of supporters and tap into their networks to increase revenue. We'll show you everything you need to know to get started.

Revenue 367
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Engagement Analytics 101: Setting Your Association Up for Success

Association Analytics

Your members can provide you with a lot of data about what they are interested in and how well your association is meeting their needs. Are you taking advantage of this important information, or are you still creating events, products, and activities based on what’s always been done? You can glean a lot of insights about your members once you get your association on board with engagement analytics.

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In an AI-Powered Market, a Human Touch Can Differentiate Your Association’s Education Programs

WBT Systems

Building AI into your association’s practices is a careful balancing act. It makes sense to use AI to automate menial tasks and extend your capabilities.

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Association Brain Food: 2.16.24

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Competition-beating strategies. Impexium shares seven strategies to differentiate your association from the competition in 2024. A few common themes I spotted: emphasizing what makes us and drives us as humans, taking advantage of AI and data, and extending your reach beyond the usual suspects.

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How to Design a Seamless & Personalized Digital Donor Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio

The average nonprofit uses five or more different software platforms to create their donor’s journey, making the experience clunky and disjointed. If you want to design a magical online giving experience for donors, making their journey as seamless as possible is key. In this webinar with expert Tim Sarrantonio, you’ll learn the fundamental steps to create an immersive and personalized online giving experience for your donors.