My free White Paper launched – Membership Retention Essentials!

Optimist Consulting

I was delighted to be asked to write a White Paper for Sterling, one of the leading membership and communication consultancies. I’d love to know what you think of the Paper, so do leave a comment below. Click HERE to download the paper for free. It looks very nice thanks to Sterling’s designers. I talk about the six essential elements of retention including: Understanding what members want. Engagement. Innovation.

Making Culture Work (White Paper)

Jamie Notter

My next challenge was to boil that down further so I could get a White Paper version! I am pleased to announce that the White Paper is now ready. Titled, Making Culture Work , it is the third in my Making it Work white paper series (the previous two were on Conflict and Performance Management), which began in early 2013. Download the free white paper today!

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Customizing the Membership Experience white paper is available.

Portage Group

The Association Trends In-Focus by The Portage Group is a research series summarizing the top trends facing Canadian associations today. It also explores some of what is being done to address these challenges and opportunities so that associations like yours can be better positioned to survive – and thrive – well into the future. To get your copy, send us an email at dtarasca@portagegroup.com

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Virtual Meetings - First Steps White Paper

AMR Management Services

Why a Virtual Event? Virtual events are held for the same reasons as in-person events: to deliver your association’s message to drive leads and revenue, drive adoption, and build loyalty

Virtual Meetings - First Steps White Paper

AMR Management Services

Why a Virtual Event? Virtual events are held for the same reasons as in-person events: to deliver your association’s message to drive leads and revenue, drive adoption, and build loyalty

White Paper: Making Performance Management Work

Jamie Notter

This year I’m launching a new White Paper series that takes some of the key ideas in Humanize and gets practical and concrete with them. I am writing this series of White Papers with that in mind. In the paper I talk about how we can do that (with examples). So please download and share the white paper freely. The link on the White Paper page will ask you for your contact information first, but it then takes you directly to the PDF.

New Must-Read White Paper on Lean Startup for Associations

Jamie Notter

Elizabeth Engel from Spark Consulting LLC has a great new white paper out on applying the Lean Startup methodology in the association environment. And Elizabeth and her co-author, Guillermo Ortiz de Zerate, do a great job of laying out the core principles behind this important idea in a brief white paper. So if you're in an association, and you care about being successful, download this white paper and read it.

Relationship-Driven Fundraising: A New White Paper

The Demand Networks

Customer/member centricity Relationships customer-member engagement fundraising innovation

Education: The Key to Member Growth and Loyalty

Wild Apricot

White-Paper Education Shelly-Alcorn Elizabeth-Weaver-EngelIf your association targets recent graduates, young professionals, and those looking to gain more employable credentials (or would like to), you may be familiar with the current educational landscape.

Eric Lanke: The Mind of the Community

Eric Lanke

At a recent WSAE meeting I was asked to explain what we meant in our white paper on Innovation for Associations when we referred to the "mind of community." Had I had a copy of the white paper with me, I could have quoted from it directly. The added emphasis is mine, not the white papers. Eric Lanke. Association executive and author. Pages. Leadership. Innovation. Member Engagement. Generations. Books Read. Fiction. Monday, January 30, 2012.

New White Paper: 10 Tips to Develop and Effectively Use Components in Membership Marketing

Experts in Membership Marketing

JUST PUBLISHED! 10 Tips to Develop and Effectively Use Components in Membership Marketing Components offer associations a multitude of opportunities to drive their missions and increase their revenues. From the development of content to driving membership, when properly designed and managed, components become essential channels through which associations develop and deliver their value. But exactly what is a component? What are the elements associations need to consider in creating a component?

Integrating social media into the association communication mix

The Big Picture

 One Orange Feather recently released a  free white paper with primary research, statistics, and case studies. The Big Picture. A big-picture view of issues and trends affecting associations - in Mississippi and nationally. Shawn on Facebook. Shawn on Twitter. Shawn on Google+. Shawn on Pinterest. Shawn on LinkedIn. « The Forest and the Trees | Main. | The Gripman Cometh » March 14, 2012. Integrating social media into the association communication mix.

Membership Marketing Blog: The Membership Lifecycle Turns Five

Membership Marketing

Way back in 2007, I developed a white paper around a concept that I called the Membership Lifecycle. White Paper. (4). Membership Marketing Blog. Membership marketing – acquiring, engaging, upgrading, and renewing members – is the cornerstone for associations and relationship driven organizations. Whether you are an association professional or a relationship marketer, join the discussion on the Membership Marketing Blog and share your ideas and counsel.

Our Gift to You! Happy Holidays from the Portage Group.

Portage Group

If you'd like your copy of Customizing the Membership Experience white paper, send us an email at dtarasca@portagegroup.com #AssnChat #Membership #MembershipExperience #WhitePaper #Customization #HappyHolidays

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The Big Picture: More Use RSS Than Have Heard Of It

The Big Picture

In doing some research, I found this interesting white paper about RSS feeds. The Big Picture. A big-picture view of issues and trends affecting associations - in Mississippi and nationally. Shawn on Facebook. Shawn on Twitter. Shawn on Google+. Shawn on Pinterest. Shawn on LinkedIn. « Free daily cartoons for your blog | Main. | RNC Names eCampaign Director » October 18, 2005. More Use RSS Than Have Heard Of It.

Riding the WAV: Useful Whitepapers for AEs and Brokers : Off Stage

Off Stage

For an information junkie like me, White Papers are the greatest thing since encyclopedias. One of the companies whose white papers I’ve appreciated (and cited in previous articles) is the Wav Group, which offers white papers on real estate technology trends. Certainly one of the Wav’s best white papers productions was the analysis of localism (geo-domain targeting trends). suggests this white paper from WAV.

How Often Should You Communicate With Your Members and Industry? – Ask JP #075

Moery Company

We need to engage podcasts, video, e-newsletters, magazines, webinars, one off white papers that you send to them, handwritten notes, etc. Hello, it’s another edition of Ask JP, the question today was, how often should I communicate with our members and our industry?

The Hourglass Blog: Association Advantages for Innovation

The Hourglass Blog

Heres part three of the "innovation for associations" white paper Im helping to write while chairing the Innovation Task Force for the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. Part one of the white paper focused on the principles of innovation we identified from the case studies--organizational traits that are necessary to create a true culture of innovation. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Saturday, August 28, 2010. Association Advantages for Innovation.

5 Free Non-profit Reports and Resources

Wild Apricot

Here is a round-up of five free reports, white papers and e-books offering insight on fundraising, resource-raising and mobile phone usage.( read more ). Donor management E-mail marketing Fundraising research

The Hourglass Blog: Barriers to Innovation in the Association World

The Hourglass Blog

In one of my last posts I shared the principles of innovation weve drafted as part of the "innovation for associations" white paper being written by the WSAE Innovation Task Force. Im sharing the draft pieces of the white paper here on Hourglass to hopefully get some feedback from a broader cross-section of the association world. Ill keep posting additional sections of the draft paper as we write them, and I encourage all of you to share your thoughts and comments.

Avoiding the False Positive

Wild Apricot

In this guest post, Elizabeth Engel and Peter Houstle introduce their newly released white paper, Getting to the “Good Stuff”: Evidence-Based Decision Making for Associations One of the biggest problems we encounter in decision-making is the problem of asking the right question.

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Member Relations

Spark Consulting

Back in April, I came out with a white paper of the same name, which focuses on looking at how associations are using AMS and/or CRM to form better relationships with their members and includes case studies of three associations that have each taken a different approach to this. I’m doing my first presentation based on the white paper today at the CESSE annual meeting. My slides: You have already downloaded your free copy of the white paper, right?

Non-profit Report & Resource Round-up

Wild Apricot

Here is a brief review of five recently published research reports, white papers, e-books and guides that might be of interest to non-profit and membership organizations.( read more ). nonprofit non-profit nptech research social media

3 tips to gain board approval for a new membership management software

YourMembership Blog

You’ve read white-papers, investigated pricing and discussed with peers, you know that membership management software will help grow your organization. You’ve done your research. This will be one of the most important decisions your organization makes as it will impact members, staff, and the bottom line. An investment of a new (or first) membership management system will need to gain board approval. Your presentation to the board will move the project.

The Perfect Storm

Spark Consulting

Over the next week, I’ll be blogging about and sharing excerpts from The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm , the eighth white paper in the ongoing Spark collaborative series. The white paper concludes with practical advice for associations that are eager to get started reshaping education, the employment market, and lifetime learning for the professions and industries you serve.

2017 New Idea Search: #7 Meeting the Education Challenge

Mariner

A good friend and colleague sent me her latest white paper to read. Do you want to believe in associations' ability to change the world? Do you want to help be part of innovating education for all? Are you just a little curious about how a couple of associations are rewriting their approach to education

Engagement: You’re Doing It Right!

Spark Consulting

Even in one of the first collaborative white papers I produced, The Mission-Driven Volunteer , with Peggy Hoffman, we shared the story of the Oncology Nursing Society, where they were able to go from 1:26 active volunteer members to 1:5.

Always the Last to Know: Curata

Thanks For Playing

So if you've read my recent FREE white paper on content curation , hopefully you're all jazzed to start doing it for your members. But how? One way is to use Curata , a tool that helps you easily find, organize, and share content on topics of your choice. Shout out to Ray VanHilst for the link.). cool technology

What sponsors want – and don’t want – from virtual conferences

Association Success

Many associations are missing the mark – and missing revenue potential – when it comes to their conference sponsorship offerings, according to the findings in our new white paper, “The New Sponsorship Model for Virtual Events.”.

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How to Prepare Your 2021 Sponsorship Prospectus

Moery Company

We’re seeing members buying into the space because they can post videos and white papers and it allows them to schedule and host one-on-one meetings.

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It’s Time to Prepare Your Sponsorship Prospectus for 2021 – Association Field Report (October 16, 2020)

Moery Company

We’re seeing members buying into the space because they can post videos and white papers and it allows them to schedule and host one-on-one meetings. Your sponsorship prospectus may look different next year; now is the right time to put it all together for your supplier community.

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Advice for Associations to Succeed in 2020 – Finding the Best Non-Dues Revenue Mix for Your Association

Moery Company

Sponsors now want to share their voice and have their expertise appreciated by the association.” – Association Laboratory, Strategic Partnership and Fundraising White Paper , 2013. Every week I speak with associations about non-dues revenue opportunities.

Ditch the ladder (& the committee) #Assnchat Recap

Mariner

Elizabeth Engel and I co-hosted the weekly Association Chat yesterday to talk about mission-driven volunteering based on our white paper of the same name (you can download a copy here ). There was quite a number of very interesting points made during the conversation (read the recap here thanks to Kait Solomon ) but two struck me a particularly relevant

Attention Doesn't Scale

Thanks For Playing

As a component of that presentation, and with Jeff De Cagna 's advice and assistance, I wrote a white paper on the same topic. This week, I'm going to be blogging about what's in the white paper. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to present on the topic Attention Doesn't Scale: The Role of Content Curation in Membership Associations for the Indiana Society of Association Executives.

Attention Doesn’t Scale, Redux

Spark Consulting

I’m at the Bridge Conference today, presenting on Attention Doesn’t Scale , the Spark white paper first released last fall. The basic premise of the white paper is: Information overload, while not a new problem, has gotten so much more severe in the last few decades as to turn a difference in quantity into a difference in kind.

The New Work of Culture

Jamie Notter

In case you missed it, Maddie and I released a new white paper earlier this month about our new maturity model for culture management. Our white paper is aimed at the ignorance part. Or you can just download the white paper here.

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What I'm Reading

Thanks For Playing

Check this white paper out first. The Perfect Tweet ? Doing a readership survey? Inclusion is not the goal. What color is a yield sign ? And what does that have to do with leadership? Is your association stupid ? You wrote a great blog post – now what ? Is your association having trouble figuring out how to use Facebook timeline ? blog roundup Jamie Notter Facebook Joe Gerstandt Association Media and Publishing Fast Company blogging twitter leadership

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What Associations Can Learn from Rapid Growth Startups

Socious

The white paper, “ Innovate the Lean Way: Applying Lean Startup Methodology in the Association Environment ,” written by Guillermo Ortiz de Zarate and Elizabeth Weaver Engel, hit the association world back in October of last year and if you haven’t had the chance to read it, you need to.

What is The Most Neglected Association Growth Opportunity? - Moery Company

Moery Company

As a resource, check out a Moery white paper detailing how associations can help sponsors become thought leaders – a win-win for both sponsors and your organization. #4 Sponsorship sales is the hottest growth opportunity for associations today, and organizations continue to miss the boat. Let me explain why and what your next steps should be to revamp your program.

Association Mavens: Content Curation and Membership Assocations

Thanks For Playing

Our conversation was based on the FREE white paper I released recently, Attention Doesn't Scale. I recently had the opportunity to sit down (well, virtually, anyway) with Bryan Kelly of Association Mavens to talk about content curation and associations.