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Association Forum announces new president and CEO
Association Forum of Chicagoland's Board of Directors has announced the selection of Michelle Mason, CAE, FASAE, as the organization's new President and CEO. Mason will assume responsibilities on September 15, 2014, succeeding Christie A. Tarantino, FASAE, CAE, who stepped down in March to join the Institute of Food Technologists. Read the full press release here.
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The latest issue of ASAE Inroads is out. The topics included in this edition are:
Ryan changes tune on charitable deduction
Plaintiffs want ACA subsidies in case sent to Supreme Court
White House eases lobbyist ban
Power of A Member Spotlight shines on ASGERead the entire issue of ASAE Inroads here.
6 ways to create a must-attend conference
Meetings and conferences are a large percentage of non-dues revenue for most associations. So you better create one that can’t be missed, right? Here’s how to get started.
Take advantage of the benefits gap
Associations can easily grow their memberships by offering voluntary benefits, which are traditionally benefits that employers offer as all-employee-paid options. In fact, offering such benefits may be the most effective method for increasing non-dues revenue.
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3 social media numbers your board needs to see
Winston Churchill once said, “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” You have the tools to measure reach and impact on audience, but if you’re not presenting the right data to your board, your efforts in social media and engagement will quickly lose their backing. Here are 3 things you need to track to prove your association is getting value from the time you’re spending on social media.
Emerging hybrid membership models
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Many associations are moving away from a traditional “one size fits all” membership and instead offering a portfolio of membership options that allow a prospect to select a package that best meets their content needs and budget. Hybrid membership models range from a tiered membership structure, to group membership, to an option for selecting either individual or organizationally based membership package. Properly deployed, these new models can help an association increase member engagement, numbers and revenue. If you missed Tony Rossell’s presentation on hybrid membership models at the recent ASAE conference, here are the notes and slides.
Why you need to adopt a sharing economy to keep your conference relevant
Collaborative consumption is about shared access to products and services. Sharing goods and services is considered smart, social, green and aligns with the values of your next-generation conference participants. Time magazine has identified it as one of the “10 Ideas that will change the world.” The sharing movement is having — and will continue to have — a significant impact on all of us, as consumers and professionals. It’s already creating waves in our industry. How will the collaborative movement affect conferences?
How to welcome new staff to your association
We read a lot about recruiting and welcoming new members into your association’s fold, but there’s another audience that deserves just as much attention: new association staff. These are the people who take care of the day-to-day operations that sustain an association, so it’s important that veteran staff and board members quickly onboard and sustain them in their new responsibilities.
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