Never Stop Learning: Continuing Education Inside and Out

  Offering continuing education courses can be a strong addition to any association’s membership offerings. Gaining access to courses and certifications gives professionals another reason to join your association and even more reasons to renew their membership. These can all lead to increases in non-dues revenue. In addition, offering continuing education courses can have many […]

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How Associations Can Benefit From Social Media

  Social media can yield many benefits for an association. In the marketing world, social media represents one of the strongest tools available. Utilizing this avenue can create more brand awareness than traditional advertising, increase traffic to your website, and help improve conversion rates for visitors and consumers. Yet there’s more to social media than […]

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Money! That’s What We Want: How to Secure Your Online Payment Systems

  Online payments have gone way beyond merely a modern convenience. Simple and quick online payments are a necessity for many associations. This requires getting access to some very personal and important information. With so many payments coming through online, security and privacy are of the utmost importance. Security breaches can lead to significant financial […]

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Don’t Get Blinded by the Spotlight: How to Make the Perfect Presentation

  Making a great presentation is no easy task. Every event differs significantly, with audience expectations, tone, venue and many other factors that can change or impact each presentation. Even getting on the stage in front of people is a challenge. In fact, public speaking ranks as the biggest fear for most people. But there’s […]

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I Am the Shield that Guards: Tips on How to Protect your Association from Ransomware

  Ransomware poses serious risks to associations and its members. These attacks come from malware, infect the system, and encrypt an association’s data, blocking anyone without the encryption key from accessing their information. The perpetrators of these attacks then demand a ransom of some kind, usually a sum of money, in return for the key. […]

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Closing the Technological Gap: Taking the Fear Out of Updating Your Association’s Technology

  Not everyone feels the same about technology, so associations shouldn’t expect every member to welcome technological changes with open arms. Each generation and each individual relies on technology in considerably different ways. While some use it in nearly every aspect of their lives and can adopt new innovations easily, others use it more sparingly […]

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Sometimes More is Better, and Sometimes It’s Not: Making Your Content More Accessible Does Not Mean Introducing More Complicated Technology

  In order to get the most from its content and offerings, associations can do many things, including streamlining functions, making the content more accessible, and providing personalized support to members and visitors. Yet, doing all that manually, while still maintaining the day-to-day association duties, can prove overwhelming if not impossible. For modern associations, technology […]

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Going the Extra Mile: Making Sure Your Association is the Go-To for Continuing Education

  Continuing education courses are some of the most effective ways for professionals to acquire new skills and advanced training. For that reason, associations use continuing education as a powerful and attractive membership benefit. Yet, offering meaningful training requires commitment and effort, so associations look for validation and rewards from their work. To help associations […]

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It’s Dangerous Out There, Take This: How To Protect Your Association From Cyber Attacks

  As the world of small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) increases its reliance on the internet, the importance of digital security and security follows closely behind. According to the Ponemon Institute’s State of Cybersecurity in Small & Medium Size Businesses survey, 67% of SMBs experienced some form of cyber attack in 2018, an increase of […]

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Opportunity Awaits! 5 Tips on How to Prepare a Strong Presentation for Your Board

  Opportunity is everywhere. Innovation and technology can improve the member experience, provide considerable savings, and increase membership numbers for an association. But changes often come with risk and effort, and, as a result, the benefits may be overlooked. That means it’s up to you to show the board what they’re missing. To accomplish that, […]

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