How to Get Sponsors for Your Next Event (and Beyond!)

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For many members, events represent one of the biggest draws of an association. Events provide some of the biggest member benefits, accommodating networking and educational opportunities while also bringing in a massive amount of revenue to the hosting association.  Of these revenue opportunities, sponsorships often contribute a significant amount. Not only can sponsorships increase your […]

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Keeping Current with Technology: How Your Association Can Benefit

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It’s no secret that technology plays an integral role in the success of any organization, and professional associations are no exception. As technology continues to evolve and the pace of change accelerates, the need to stay up-to-date with the latest technology trends is more important than ever. That’s why today, we’re going to explore the […]

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Let’s Get Digital: 3 Strategies to Boost Member Engagement Online

As times change, so must the ways member-based organizations connect with their audiences. Let’s face it; traditional engagement methods alone are not enough to keep up. Thankfully, there’s good news: with the changing tides come opportunities to improve your content and optimize your membership growth strategies. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at […]

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Comparing Virtual Conference Software and Learning Management Systems

As a member-based organization or association, you may be wondering whether you need virtual conference software or a learning management system (LMS) While both types of software have their own distinct advantages, they are designed for different purposes. In this article, we’ll be looking at the differences between virtual conference software and learning management systems, […]

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Proven Strategies for Associations to Run Successful Online Events: Part 2

  Can associations offer hybrid events without breaking the bank? The answer is YES! Welcome back to our conversation with Dr. Laurelle Jno Baptiste, Vice President of Professional Services at Vocalmeet, on proven strategies that associations have used to run successful online events. In Part 1, we focused on the key factors that associations must […]

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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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Getting The Most Out Of Your LMS

  If you or someone you know has recently completed an online course, chances are you’ve directly experienced or heard about the power of a Learning Management System (LMS). An LMS helps big and small organizations, like professional associations, distribution companies or universities deliver education online. This includes lessons, messages, quizzes, readings, videos and more. […]

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Why Associations Should Offer Ethics Courses Online

  There is an ongoing trend in immersive and meaningful continuing education: it’s being offered online. The approach is becoming ever more popular as a way to prevent and reduce unethical behavior in a variety of industries. From the American Psychological Association and National Association of Professional Engineers to the American Bar Association and American […]

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