What to Look for in a Payment Gateway – Reporting

Updated: Apr. 5, 2021  |  Categories: Revenues  

Learn about the value the right reporting adds to a payment gateway, including decreasing the stress of those who will be managing it.

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3 Ways to Improve Networking in Your Virtual Continuing Education

Updated: Apr. 5, 2021  |  Categories: Meetings/Events  

Learn how to help ensure the networking at your virtual continuing education events, and your other virtual events, better connect attendees to what they’ll be learning, and to each other.

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Renewal Incentives are Critical to Association Chapter Success Post 2020

Updated: Apr. 5, 2021  |  Categories: Decreasing Membership  

Providing an incentive to existing members when they renew their membership might be what your chapter needs. A membership renewal incentive program can help boost renewals while showing that you value your members.

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The Role of Security, Encryption and Fraud Detection in Association Payment Service Decisions

Updated: Mar. 8, 2021  |  Categories: Revenues  

Security needs to be on your short list of considerations for an association chapter’s payment service, including security features, encryption standards, and fraud detection.

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2021 Design Trends for Your Chapter Website

Updated: Mar. 8, 2021  |  Categories: Website  

Web designers have chosen several best practices for web design in 2021, including typography, color and shapes. Implement a few of these on your association chapter website to increase engagement and get visitors to stay on your site a little longer.

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5 Ideas to Improve Networking for Your Association Member Engagement

Updated: Mar. 8, 2021  |  Categories: Low Engagement  

With all the virtual meetings people are required to attend, for them to choose and actually enjoy your events, you’ll need to kick things up a few notches. Here are some fun virtual ideas for your next association chapter meeting.

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Considering an Association Payment Service? Start Here

Updated: Feb. 5, 2021  |  Categories: Revenues  

Understand how your association chapter can take credit card payments online. Finding the right payment gateway is the first step.

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Boost Membership with a Member-Get-a-Member Association Chapter Referral Program

Updated: Feb. 5, 2021  |  Categories: Decreasing Membership  

What’s better motivation than a friendly contest between association chapter members, especially if there’s a reward? Follow these steps to expand chapter membership with a member-get-a-member contest.

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When Was Your Association Chapter’s Last Virtual Presence Audit?

Updated: Feb. 5, 2021  |  Categories: Low Engagement  

A virtual presence audit can help get your online presence on track. Here are three areas to review to see how you’re performing, along with some ideas for closing gaps.

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5 Hybrid Event Ideas for Strong Association Chapter Events

Updated: Jan. 11, 2021  |  Categories: Meetings/Events  

Hybrid events allow for small local gatherings that are also broadcast to remote attendees and/or remote sites. Here are five hybrid event ideas that can help shape your association membership engagement strategies.

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Your Audio-Visual Kit: Technology Tips for Holding Compelling Association Chapter Hybrid Meetings

Updated: Jan. 11, 2021  |  Categories: Meetings/Events  

Technology and audio-visual best practices used to improve sound and video quality and the experience of all meeting attendees.

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Association Member Engagement Strategies Should Include Asking Other Association Chapters What They’re Doing

Updated: Jan. 11, 2021  |  Categories: Membership  

One of the easiest ways to expand what you offer to members and prospective members is to learn what other chapters are doing. Chapter partnerships are often extremely successful.

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5 Membership Marketing Ideas for Succeeding in the New Normal

Updated: Dec. 8, 2020  |  Categories: Membership  

Marketing is critical during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the connection members have to your association chapter. Chapters should review their membership marketing strategies, adjusting as needed, to reposition messages and meet current needs.

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Use Incentives to Increase Association Chapter Member Participation

Updated: Dec. 8, 2020  |  Categories: Membership  

Creatively bring association chapter members’ focus back to the chapter and all it has to offer by turning engagement into a game.

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Association Member Engagement Strategies for Running a Chapter in the “New Normal”

Updated: Dec. 8, 2020  |  Categories: Meetings/Events  

Association member engagement strategy chapter leadership should consider in their current planning to run their chapters more effectively now and make stronger connections that will survive for the longer-term.

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Why You Should Consider Including Philanthropy as a Membership Engagement Best Practice in the “New Normal”

Updated: Nov. 3, 2020  |  Categories: Low Engagement  

Here are 4 ideas for supporting your members under significant stress, like what many are experiencing with the current COVID19 pandemic.

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How to Anticipate Your Association Members’ Event Preferences During Uncertain Times

Updated: Nov. 2, 2020  |  Categories: Meetings/Events  

The way in which members want to meet today as a chapter might not be the same as what they wanted to three months or even three weeks ago. Chapters need more insight into how your members need you to be operating right now.

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How Can Virtual and Hybrid Event Content Help Association Membership Recruitment?

Updated: Nov. 2, 2020  |  Categories: Meetings/Events  

Recruiting new members during the pandemic is critical to your chapter’s success. Make your virtual events stand out for potential members through the options you offer existing members.

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Another Zoom meeting? How to Ensure that You are Engaging Members Virtually

Updated: Oct. 12, 2020  |  Categories: Membership  

Environmental and emotional adjustments that decrease the disconnection that comes with virtual meetings and helps your association chapter better engage members virtually.

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Pricing Your Association Chapter’s Virtual Events

Updated: Oct. 12, 2020  |  Categories: Meetings/Events  

Virtual events are here to stay. Here are some ideas for pricing access to these events, to engage and keep your association members choosing yours.

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Partnering to Improve Member Participation; a Conversation with Kevin Grega, President, Greater Lehigh Valley CSI

Updated: Oct. 12, 2020  |  Categories: Low Engagement  

Partner with other local association chapters to deliver events that increase member participation and interest, while giving them the chance to interact with those in overlapping industries.

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Association Virtual Meetings Deliver Value Worth Paying For

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020  |  Categories: Meetings/Events, Low Engagement  

You may assume a virtual meeting is less valuable than an in-person one. But, less valuable is quite different than not having any value. That difference means your event does not, and should not, be free.

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How to Apply Lessons From the 2008 Recession to Your Association Member Engagement Strategies

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020  |  Categories: Membership, Lack of Resources  

Applying lessons from the 2008 recession can help you better engage your association members, providing online opportunities for them to connect with peers and get the resources they need.

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A Tough Economy Is an Even Bigger Reason for a Chapter Membership Job Board

Updated: Sep. 6, 2020  |  Categories: Membership  

Add a job board to your website to connect your chapter membership looking for work with the companies that need them. Chapter job boards provide significant value to those looking for jobs and those looking for experienced, qualified candidates.

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Are You Engaging with Members or Putting Everything on Hold?

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020  |  Categories: Membership, Decreasing Membership  

Members need your chapter more than ever. Here a few easy things chapters can include to keep members involved and provide some of what they need to stay sane.

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Board Dysfunction – Know How to Use It

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020  |  Categories: Board Productivity, Chapter Leadership Turnover  

Board personality differences can help you meet the mission of your chapter if you know the source of dysfunction and can figure out how to use it to your advantage.

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Hosting a Virtual Golf Event – It Can Be Done

Updated: Aug. 3, 2020  |  Categories: Meetings/Events  

Whether your annual golf event is on hold or you’re looking to add more virtual events to your lineup, a hybrid outdoor/virtual golf event might be what your members need.

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Consider Your Content as Part of Your Website Redesign

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020  |  Categories: Website, Inconsistent Branding  

Develop a website update plan to ensure your new site is engaging both in how it looks and what it says and drives visitors to pages you want them to interact with.

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Membership Extensions – Are They Right for Your Chapter?

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020  |  Categories: Membership, Membership Data Inconsistencies  

Before you make the quick decision to offer membership extensions, ask some questions that make sure the move is the right one.

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4 Ways Technology Can Increase Your Virtual Meeting Engagement…Plus a Bonus Tip

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020  |  Categories: Meetings/Events, Outdated Processes  

Use technology to enhance your chapter’s virtual events to better engage members and make the meetings stand out from all those your members are attending.

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Turn Your Average Remote Events into Engaging Virtual Experiences

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020  |  Categories: Meetings/Events, Low Engagement  

Stan Phelps discusses what he believes are critical components to holding engaging virtual chapter events. From planning, to selecting the event type, and during the actual event there are various options to explore to keep your members engaged.

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Setting Up a Virtual Chapter Structure that Delivers for Your Association

Updated: Jun. 2, 2020  |  Categories: Meetings/Events  

Maddie Landers, Marketing and Communications Manager for the Interior Design Society, discusses some of successes behind their virtual chapter.

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Give Your Team the Direction They Need to Hold Successful Virtual Events

Updated: Jun. 1, 2020  |  Categories: Meetings/Events  

Lynda Katz Wilner, communication and soft skills specialist, spoke about the virtual event best practices to keep in mind that help chapters provide the human interaction that comes with face-to-face meetings.

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Fast Track Your Board’s Decision-Making With Affirmations

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020  |  Categories: Board Productivity, Board Overload  

Repeating a positive affirmation before important conversations can make decisions happen faster.

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You’re Missing Out On Engagement If You’re Not Offering Swag

Updated: May. 5, 2020  |  Categories: Revenues  

If you’re not selling swag, you could be missing an easy source of revenue and an opportunity to keep your chapter visible.

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Making Chapter Changes that Keep Members Engaged and Active

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020  |  Categories: Membership, Low Engagement  

The most successful organizations will approach a pivot with fresh eyes. It’s vital to make the changes you need to continue to move your chapter forward and engage your members and prospects.

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Politics and Puppies: Is It Time to Redefine Your Chapter’s Use of Social Media?

Updated: Apr. 6, 2020  |  Categories: Member Communications  

Knowing your social media posts may be mixed up with politics and puppies, consider adding industry-specific or members only forums into your communications plan.

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Use Members’ Reasons for Leaving to Keep Them from Going

Updated: Apr. 6, 2020  |  Categories: Membership  

Use surveys and exit interviews to learn why members leave and make changes based on what you learn to improve your member retention.

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5 Tips for Keeping Members Sane During a Pandemic

Updated: Apr. 6, 2020  |  Categories: Membership  

Social distancing is affecting your members in a variety of ways. Here are some ideas for helping your members keep a little more of their sanity during this time.

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Consider Evaluating Virtual Events to Overcome Engagement Challenges

Updated: Jul. 10, 2020  |  Categories: Meetings/Events  

Have you been considering virtual events? Many organizations are as challenges arise that impact the ability to hold in-person meetings and events.

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Does Your Board Have a Member Retention Strategy?

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020  |  Categories: Membership, Decreasing Membership  

Members leave for multiple reasons, many of which the board can have some control over. Implement a strategy for keeping your members active and engaged.

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Mutually Beneficial Volunteer Programs Increase Engagement and Retention

Updated: Feb. 27, 2020  |  Categories: Volunteers  

Do you have enough volunteers? Are they in the right roles? Matching the right person to the right volunteer opportunity is critical to your chapter’s continued success.

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Is Generational Marketing Part of Your Plan?

Updated: Feb. 27, 2020  |  Categories: Member Communications  

Segmenting your marketing by generation helps ensure your members get the communications that resonate with them, while improving the chances they’ll get more involved in your organization.

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When You Volunforce Members, Bad Things Happen

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020  |  Categories: Volunteers, Volunteer Recruitment  

When members are forced into taking positions, the end result could be devastating to the board and your chapter. Make your volunteer needs enticing and engaging and get more people to step into roles willingly.

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Why You Need to Charge for Meetings and Even More for Your Guests

Updated: Feb. 3, 2020  |  Categories: Meetings/Events  

Charging for events significantly increases the likelihood of attendance; when someone registers for a paid event, they tend to be more serious about attending.

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Stagger Your Board Transitions to Improve Continuity and Decrease Stress

Updated: Sep. 22, 2020  |  Categories: Board Productivity, Board Overload  

Staggering your board transition makes the transition much easier to manage and less stressful for all of your board members, existing and new board, as well as your chapter at large.

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How to Launch a New or Newly Redesigned Website

Updated: Dec. 31, 2019  |  Categories: Website  

Before you start your website project, review your plan and make sure you include activities that will help the new site serve your audiences better than your existing one.

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Tips for scoring an amazing speaker at your next event

Updated: Dec. 30, 2019  |  Categories: Meetings/Events  

Choosing the wrong speaker can have a negative impact on your chapter. Here are some ideas to help you find the right speaker.

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Video is key to your sponsor strategy

Updated: Dec. 30, 2019  |  Categories: Revenues  

Adding video to your sponsorship marketing program can help you build motivation and credibility in the eyes of potential sponsors.

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Tips for Stopping Internal Theft Before It Starts

Updated: Dec. 3, 2019  |  Categories: Revenues  

What would you do if you found out that someone inside your chapter was stealing from it? A few well-planned internal theft structures can decrease that risk.

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