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Should associations abandon the relentless pursuit of membership growth?
The Demand Perspective
Though for the past 10 years growth within a traditional association has been rarer than a confirmed unicorn sighting, most associations still believe it will happen for them. As a result, they will not let go of the idea that the path to organizational growth is through membership growth. They remain fiercely focused on acquiring and retaining members — whatever the cost to their mission, their revenue, their reputation, their relevance and their members.
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Tools for member recruitment and retention
XYZ University
In 1965, 75 percent of all physicians belonged to the American Medical Association. Today less than 25 percent do. This decline can be attributed to six major issues: Technology, generational differences, value expectations, market structure, competition and time constraints. In these challenging times, how can trade associations recruit and retain members?
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The perils of blended job roles for association leaders
Associations Now
Blended job roles have happened more by circumstance than by choice: The recession forced many organizations to combine positions when they might have otherwise avoided such belt-tightening. Combining executive responsibilities can give you a better sense of what your association does. But does it hamper your job as a strategic leader?
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Why isn't servant leadership more prevalent?
Harvard Business School Working Knowledge
With servant leadership, a leader's primary role is to serve employees. Everyone from Lao-Tzu to Max De Pree thinks this a wonderful model. Why then, asks Professor James Heskett, is this style so rare among CEOs?
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The changing role of conference education
Midcourse Corrections
The abundance of information, resources and relationships that is easily accessible via the Internet increasingly challenges the traditional conference education model. In a world where information is everywhere, do people really want to pay for registration, airfare, lodging and expenses to access more information at a conference, even if it's information from their colleagues? Not really. They only want to pay for that access if it is the right information that fits their current needs and it helps them get ahead immediately. And they only want to pay for conference education that makes sense of credible information and how it affects their daily work.
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6 ways to be a more courageous leader
Fast Company
Life and leadership are a lot like baseball; even the best batters strike out sometimes. But a true athlete, and courageous leaders, can never run away from the pitch. Progress requires courage — but unfortunately, many leaders lack it. Here are simple tips that will help you make tough decisions with confidence.
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Digital firm attests to the value of face-to-face tradeshows
By Colby Horton
The fast-paced, technology-filled world we live in has changed the reality of our everyday work lives. We telecommute, we email to communicate, we hold virtual collaboration meetings, we manage remote locations from the comfort of a home office, we serve a national or international membership from a building in Washington, D.C., Dallas or Chicago. Technology lends itself to better productivity and enhanced efficiencies. So when it comes to the future of association tradeshows, it's time to get with the times and virtualize, right? As one of the leading technology providers to the world of associations, you would think you could predict MultiView's stance on the question. But most likely, you'd be wrong.
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Findings on membership dues increases
Membership Marketing Blog
A total of 31 percent of trade associations report that they are raising dues in 2013 compared to 21 percent of individual membership organizations. Also, associations with budgets of over $5 million dollars are more likely to be putting a dues increase in place.
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