The Why and The How of Online Events and Conferences

  In-person events such as seminars, conferences and conventions, have long been the staple of associations’ non-dues revenue streams. In fact, as much as 41% consider it their most valuable source of ancillary earnings, according to Association Adviser. Organized properly, they can certainly help diversify revenue, create necessary brand recognition and member loyalty. However, in-person […]

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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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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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Different Learners, Different Styles: How Versatility in Learning Strategies Can Maximize Profit

  When it comes to learning, we all do it a little differently. Even the best content provided by the best instructor can be lost on segments of the audience if it’s all presented in the same way. This is because of the way people digest knowledge. When trying to optimize audience reception and response, […]

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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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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 Your Association Can Take Advantage of Website and Member Analytics

  The digital world offers associations the ability to connect with members in ways that were never possible before. Memberships have improved and associations everywhere are benefitting, but many are still barely scratching the surface of what they have access to. While technology has given rise to more efficient member management, the true strength of […]

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Relationships Are the Key to Successful Member Loyalty: Here is How to Create Them

  The modern association has a wealth of tools and technologies available to it that make managing and maintaining memberships easier and more effective than ever before. Yet, associations have always and will continue to be built on forging quality relationships with members. The good news is that the technology in the digital age makes […]

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Are You Getting the Most Out of Your E-Learning?

While associations everywhere have adopted e-learning as part of their membership programs and are benefitting from a more integrated and involved body of members, fully maximizing on e-learning’s potential requires frequent change and adaptation. As online learning strategies and techniques continue to improve, the e-learning industry evolves to incorporate these new methods. Even though access […]

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Five Benefits to Making Your Conference Virtual

  Virtual conferences are no longer the best-kept secret for associations. These days, many, if not most, associations have considered making their conferences virtual. The additional costs are minimal and the infrastructure necessary to set up a virtual conference is widely available and easy-to-use, so why are some associations only entertaining the idea of virtual conferences […]

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