Managing Tasks to Meet Association Needs

By |2022-08-04T11:48:50-05:00August 4th, 2022|

Ever find yourself over-booked because you promised to help more than one person forcing you to be in multiple places at once? I know I have, and it can be a very stressful situation. Ever find yourself in the same situation working on association tasks where you have multiple [...]

How to Apply Knowledge from Social Events to Association Events

By |2022-07-28T10:46:44-05:00July 28th, 2022|

Coming into the world of association event management offered many changes from my background in planning social events. I was used to working with one individual for any particular event, which changed to working with several individuals. What was once the bride for a wedding, or the couple for [...]

Readiness – Is Your Board Ready to Think Strategically?

By |2022-07-15T08:58:54-05:00July 14th, 2022|

Not many people roll out of bed daily asking: “How can I think strategically today as a volunteer board member”? All volunteer board members come to the board table with a skill set and a level of knowledge that benefits the association/profession with which they are involved. They are [...]

Member Satisfaction is Key for a High-Performance Association – Listening to Your Association Members

By |2022-07-08T10:18:23-05:00July 6th, 2022|

One of the biggest traits of a high-performing association is member satisfaction! But how do you quantify and obtain member satisfaction, ensuring all are satisfied with their investment in the association and that their opinions are of value? (See one of my past articles highlighting the characteristics of a [...]

The Winning Recipe for Successful Association Events

By |2022-06-30T13:59:28-05:00June 29th, 2022|

A successful association event begins with a solid recipe that passed the test of people and time but is tweaked based on innovation, creativity, and past learning. Planning an event involves layers upon layers of details. There is a lot to keep track of, from planning to onsite management. Creating a solid plan [...]

Your Guide to Networking at In-Person Association Events

By |2022-05-26T09:15:53-05:00May 26th, 2022|

Following a shift to virtual spaces over the past couple of years, association members are finally getting back to connecting in-person again. For some, this comeback will be like riding a bike, whereas for others, it could feel daunting and awkward. It’s not a one-size-fits-all members formula. However, there [...]

Association Members Are Talking – Are You Listening?

By |2022-05-19T15:38:24-05:00May 19th, 2022|

In association leadership, we know how important it is to members that they feel heard and seen. With this in mind, we survey members, request feedback, and provide ample opportunity for them to communicate their needs and priorities. This process is extremely important, but if we aren’t actively listening [...]

Optimizing Your Call to Action: What Is Your Association Asking For?

By |2022-05-05T08:23:27-05:00May 5th, 2022|

Members are an association’s life force. Revenue from membership dues, event attendance, and professional development opportunities keep your association running. So, how can your association secure these revenue sources? If you’ve sent an eblast to your association’s members before, you probably know what a call to action is. However, [...]

10 Ways to Make Your Association Newsletter Stand Out

By |2022-04-28T11:26:18-05:00April 28th, 2022|

Earlier this year I attended a presentation that provided tips on elevating the quality of your newsletter. Prior to this presentation, I had not put too much thought into the newsletter process and how effective it can be for your association membership. According to the 2021 Association Communications Benchmarking [...]

Connecting with Association Members Using Online Tools – Part II

By |2022-04-21T14:22:04-05:00April 21st, 2022|

In a past blog, I shared the following three helpful tools to connect with association members: Doodle to create polls, QuestionPro to create surveys, and Campaign Monitor to send bulk emails. Since the pandemic began, we’ve elevated our use of online resources to stay connected with members. I would [...]

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