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Associations report jump in new members, renewals and total membership counts
Membership Marketing Blog    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Membership organizations reported a triple play in membership numbers in the soon to be released 2011 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report. From this year's survey, which included 650 participating associations, the major indicators of membership health — total membership, new members acquired, and membership renewals — all showed substantial improvements from the previous year. More

Lessons from a difficult year in associations
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Tough times come with tough lessons. One association professional shares some hard truths she's learned during a period of tight budgets and high staff turnover. More

IRS announces first round of revocations for nonprofits that failed to file Form 990
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On June 10, the Internal Revenue Service released the complete list of approximately 275,000 nonprofit organizations that have lost their tax-exempt status for failure to file Form 990, Form 990-N, Form 990-EZ, or Form 990-PF for three consecutive years. The list of revoked entities is available on the IRS website. More

Secret reasons why we attend events
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Are you sure your event marketing is hitting the right buttons? We mostly think of the usual motivators when trying to get more people to attend our event. Have you considered your audience's real motivators? What can you do about it? More

What's your social media strategy?
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To understand how businesses are approaching the challenge of social media, this study analyzed strategies and practices at more than 1,100 companies across several industries and continents, and conducted in-depth interviews with 70 executives who were leading social media initiatives. The research revealed four distinct social media strategies, which depend on a company's tolerance for uncertain outcomes and the level of results sought. More

The abuse of 'must have' in recruiting and hiring
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Aside from a few obvious technical and vocational roles, there are very few positions in most organizations that absolutely "must have" someone who has held the identical role in the same industry with the same job. Nonetheless, the use of must have remains a staple in recruiting and hiring. It's too bad, because over-reliance on must have can lead to a chronic case of mediocrity, or worse, a terminal case of recycled bad ideas from industry participants. More

Be careful what you complain about
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Few things say more about organizational culture and character than how employees complain about the customers and clients they serve. It's important for association staffers to put things in the proper perspective. And ideally, that perspective has to transcend the conception of members being your customers. More

How your fear of social media can lead to death in 10 steps
Midcourse Corrections    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Your fear of using social media may actually be due to your fear of death. Sound preposterous? Way off base? Absurd? Laughable? That's not what Dr. Travis Kemp, one of Australia's leading performance psychologists and leadership development facilitators thinks. More

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