Rewarding Your Association Members with Awards

By |2021-09-16T11:34:39-05:00September 16th, 2021|

There are many exciting ways to engage the members of your association, whether it’s by involving them as volunteers or engaging them at events. Creating an award program for the members of your association - regardless of their professional field or industry - can be very beneficial. Everyone wants [...]

Growth and Mentorship: The Path to Finding Your Place

By |2021-09-09T11:22:06-05:00September 9th, 2021|

As a young professional working in today’s economic climate, I have experienced the struggle to find my way on the career path I have chosen. This is a challenge that most people experience at some point in their career, and for many, it can be a disheartening hurdle to [...]

Migration Complete – Moving Your Membership Database to a New Platform

By |2021-08-26T12:12:09-05:00August 26th, 2021|

Have you ever taken a step back to consider whether your association membership database is performing at its peak for members? Have you thought about how migration to a new database could help increase workflow and productivity? Most importantly, is it user-friendly for your members? Migration can be simple [...]

Ways to Recognize Association Members

By |2021-07-23T08:11:41-05:00July 22nd, 2021|

Associations thrive and grow when members are interested in the actions of its board and association. That is why it is so important to always be looking for new, creative, and engaging ways to ‘entertain’ association members. Whether membership in your association is voluntary or required for a profession/industry, [...]

How to Choose and Use Association Communication Channels Efficiently

By |2021-02-25T11:26:35-06:00February 11th, 2021|

Associations are unique. They exist for different purposes, serve different professions or industries, and represent different kinds of membership. That’s why a communication channel may work better for one association than another. For years now, technology has been a main component of our day to day lives and traditional [...]

Association Membership Surveys, Satisfaction, and Retention

By |2020-10-29T11:15:01-05:00October 29th, 2020|

Membership associations exist to serve their members. Ensuring members are satisfied and engaged should be a key priority for every association. To deliver on this, members must be able to express their support of the actions of the association. Membership satisfaction and feedback surveys help associations realize members’ wants [...]

How to Make New Association Members Feel Welcomed

By |2021-01-05T13:54:06-06:00October 8th, 2020|

New members should feel welcomed and receive guidance to connect with other members when joining an association. Making an association a welcoming environment is essential for recruiting new members but also for keeping the members you have! In this article, I will explore four essential components to increasing your [...]

Maintaining Association Member Engagement in a Socially Distant World: An Interview

By |2020-10-28T09:34:14-05:00August 20th, 2020|

In this interview, Sandra Harssar, an executive member of the Promotional Products Professionals of Canada (PPPC), discusses her journey as a board member and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected association member engagement and involvement. Q: What prompted you to run for a position on the board? Sandra: I [...]

Creating an Association Membership Directory

By |2020-10-28T11:01:24-05:00July 2nd, 2020|

The membership directory is a useful tool for association members. Industry partners and stakeholders make use of it often. The directory is a great way to encourage and allow members to connect with each other and to build strong partnerships. There is a lot of thought and a lot [...]

Keep Engaging Association Members During this Pandemic

By |2020-10-28T14:48:18-05:00April 30th, 2020|

What have I learned during March and April amidst the global economic pause and stay at home orders? I’ve learned that despite legislated closures, jobs lost, and event cancellations, association members are engaging with their associations more than ever! They want to be engaged and connected; they want to [...]

Go to Top