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Where is your membership showroom?
Associations Now
Big online retailers are finding that real-world showrooms have an important influence on customers’ buying habits. How can your association put your membership experience on display?
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Do you make it hard for members to join?
MemberClicks
No one has time these days. We watch TV or sporting events with a device in hand; we reach for our phones to cover up even a moment of quiet. So what makes you think your potential members will take a moment extra to figure out the membership application process? They won’t. You need to make it as easy as possible for them. Eliminate all of the friction and challenges involved in joining. Here are some things to consider.
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A millennial approach to mentoring
Higher Logic
Mentoring has been a central tenet within associations; millennials are a product of the social internet. This is a generation used to doing things in groups; a generation that looks first to its network to solve problems. That doesn't mean they can't or don't do things one-on-one. But it might not be the first way they think to do things, even for mentoring.
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Are you ignoring half of your audience? Event planning for introverts
Event Manager Blog
While there are many different types of events they all share one thing in common: they bring together communities of people around a shared interest. For a brief moment in time, a group of people come together for some purpose, whether that is to learn, laugh, network, develop or simply have a good time. As event planners it is our job to create events that resonate for all our attendees. Certainly if we planned an event where half our audience was not engaged we would not consider that a great success. However, planning events that work for everyone is not an easy task because there are so many different personalities and preferences.
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Your gavel is not a magic wand, crown or crystal ball
By Robert C. Harris
Associations have a tradition of passing of the gavel. At installation, the outgoing president hands the gavel to the incoming board president. I've heard executive directors say they wish the gavel came with a message: "This is not a magic wand, crown or crystal ball." Wielding a gavel and being the chief elected officer does not guarantee success. Leadership of an association requires focus, determination and work, among necessary qualities.
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How to make community the basis of your membership model
The Demand Perspective
Imagine being part of a community of peers whose sole focus is on your success. Instead of pushing lists of benefits, products, and programs, the organization harnesses the collective intellectual power of your group to construct the concrete solutions and ongoing support you need. You are a partner and co-creator rather than a passive consumer. Wouldn’t you be engaged?
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Online career centers: Content gold you didn't know you had
Association Adviser
In the never-ending quest to provide relevant information to members and prospects, one source of great content is often overlooked. Even better, you don’t have to create this content, and you get paid for it. Sounds too good to be true? It’s not. We’re talking about industry job postings on your website, in you newsletters and in your online career center.
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8 steps for governance system redesign
Nelson Strategic Consulting
Is your organization in need of a governance system redesign? One of the biggest frustrations non-profit CEOs face is under-performing or ill performing boards. The cause(s) can be embedded in the current structure of the governing system, governance practices or policies, or both. Likewise, the solution can be found in changing the structure, updating practices and / or policies, or both.
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