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How a survey leads to a membership growth strategy
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Associations cannot exist without members, and for many, retaining their current membership numbers is success enough. But to grow, associations must engage individuals who have never been members or bring back former members. More

Helping members and their communities succeed: The future of what we now know as membership
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You can no longer sell to, engage or think about customers/members the way you used to if you expect to be essential to their success. To those who claim that they already have communities and forums and sophisticated social media and other cool stuff, you still may not be to the degree that will turn the traditional membership model on its head and say good-bye to all past assumptions. At the heart of the business models of fast growing, market leading associations and other service providers are human relationships and interactions. More

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The skill all leaders should work on
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Harvard Business Review blogger Scott Edinger argues that if he had to pick one skill for most leaders to improve, it would be assertiveness. Not because being assertive is such a wonderful trait in and of itself. Rather, because of its power to magnify so many other leadership strengths. More

Who should manage your organization? Industry experts vs. association experts
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Welcome to a fight for the ages! This battle royale will decide who should be the next executive director for your association. In this corner, the veteran industry expert. And in this corner, the association manager. Let's get ready to rumble! More

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Assessing the performance, usage and awareness of member benefits
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Some members rate the overall quality of member benefits low in a member survey because they are simply not aware of everything the association has to offer. Members may also be rating some benefits based on their perception, without actually having used or experienced the benefit. This raises doubts about the reliability of the performance metrics if the collection of responses is contaminated with responses from non-users. However, there are a few ways this can be fixed. More

Recruiting new, young members
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What if associations started looking at what college admissions offices are doing to recruit students these days, using some of these techniques as models for recruiting young members? More

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Financial reporting changes coming for nonprofits
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It's been nearly 20 years since there were significant changes to financial reporting standards for nonprofit organizations. But change is on the horizon after the Financial Accounting Standards Board announced a new standard-setting project and a research project intended to improve financial reporting. More


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