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Must member dues always be monetary?
Associations Now
A proposed model for the future of membership in public broadcasting raises an intriguing question for associations: Could volunteering be another way to pay membership dues?
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Don't let them get away: Best practices for membership renewals
MemberClicks
For many associations, it’s easy to get caught up in the marketing efforts associated with attracting new members. But as important as membership growth is, renewal is key. If you’re looking to bump up your renewals, following a few best practices can actually increase the likelihood members will rejoin.
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10 commandments for productive meetings
By Deborah Ike
Meetings get a bad reputation for being a waste of time. That doesn't have to be the case. In fact, a meeting can be a productive and effective tool for accomplishing many endeavors. That's not going to happen by accident, though. It requires planning and follow-up.
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Harness your conference data to produce big insights
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Change doesn’t happen fast in most organizations. Leadership is often slow to react without data to support change initiatives. Some leaders are obsessed with big data. Don’t fall into that trap. It’s not big data that’s important. It’s the insight from that data. And it doesn’t have to be large amounts of data to uncover big insights.
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Don't be an association hoarder: Use professional organizer techniques to revamp your programs
Partners Preceptors
Boxes. In the association world, we know boxes – literally and figuratively. We check them off our to-do lists; we’re encouraged to “think outside” them; and we pack them full for conventions and meetings. The problem with association hoarders is that we often times hold those boxes (both the literal and figurative ones) as sacred objects not to be moved, touched or heaven forbid – tossed. Do not be afraid to hoist your boxes overhead and with a casual tilt, dump the contents for a fresh perspective on your organization’s programs and services.
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4 fatal flaws for growth
The Demand Perspective
Noted association author Anna Caraveli writes, “I interviewed some exceptionally intelligent CEOs and uncovered pockets of enormous innovation that I developed into case studies for the book. In spite of this, however, I was surprised to encounter a few unexpected gaps of huge importance for the growth of these associations.”
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Gartner's Technology Trends for 2015: Why do they matter to associations?
Abila
Every year Gartner, one of the world’s leading technology analyst firms, takes a look at the biggest trends in technology and how they might impact organizations. We’re taking a look at Gartner’s trends through the lens of our customers in the nonprofit and association sectors.
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How to get over an unsuccessful event
Event Manager Blog
We’ve all felt it: the gut sinking feeling that comes from planning an event that turns out to be a flop. There is nothing more devastating for an event pro than to put countless hours of work and ingenuity into crafting a valuable experience for your client and their attendees, only to feel when all’s said and done, as if your work wasn’t good enough.
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