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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How to Win Members and Influence Renewals

  Members are the lifeblood of every association. While maintaining a solid membership represents the central mission, acquiring new members remains a yearly challenge. According to the Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report, less than half of all associations increased their new member acquisitions in 2018 and nearly 25% of associations saw a decrease in renewals. To […]

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How to Attract and Engage with Younger Members (And Why It’s Important to Start Recruiting Millennials)

  If your association hasn’t started yet, it’s time to start aggressively recruiting millennials and engaging with these young professionals. But how and why? If you’re at a loss for an answer, don’t feel bad. Association board members, executives, and marketers have been just as stumped over the years. And with good reason. Stereotypes about […]

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Top 5 Reasons To Replace An Elearning Vendor

  There was a time when consumers had no choice but to purchase their products or services  from the same vendor over and over again. These days are long gone. In today’s world, consumers have access to numerous  options. As technologies continue to evolve, it creates a unique environment that constantly fosters growth and innovation. […]

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Three Keys to Offering Great Lifelong Learning Programs

  As the saying goes, knowledge is power. For any association, it is important to provide  members with opportunities to continuously grow in their professions. To help achieve this, offering continuing education programs can be instrumental in attracting new members who are excited about learning opportunities that further their overall development and also provides opportunities […]

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