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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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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Five Tips to Engage Members in Your Online Community

  Creating a private online community can have a profound impact on an association and its members.  It provides associations with the unique opportunity to establish a private social hub that caters specifically to members and at the same time foster engagement between members with similar mindsets and values. In addition, the online community can […]

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How Associations Can Use Technology To Increase Member Engagement

  In a recent post, we dove into four high-level considerations that associations should make when looking to increase membership engagement — what we consider to be the lifeblood of all successful and flourishing associations. You’ll recall from the previous post that we defined membership engagement as the level of interaction and involvement an individual […]

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4 Best Practices To Increase Member Engagement

  Without members, associations can’t exist. Without engaged members, associations can’t flourish. Unfortunately, belonging to an association might not be a priority for some professionals. They might ask themselves “why should I care about belonging to an association?” The simple answer is opportunities — like networking events, continuing education and other intangible member benefits— that […]

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