Post-COVID: Return to Association Events and Travel

By |2022-04-14T09:48:25-05:00April 14th, 2022|

In a matter of only a few weeks, we have seen travel and in-person events start up in the blink of an eye. Welcome to the next ‘new normal’ for associations; the next reality in the ongoing pandemic world. How will the association world continue to change? The consensus is [...]

Creating To Do Lists that Keep Your Association Work on Track

By |2021-12-16T14:33:11-06:00December 16th, 2021|

To-do lists are a helpful tool for managing your association workload. Sometimes, however, instead of reducing your stress, they add to it. This seems to be a common sentiment in today’s world. Especially for association volunteers, your professional and volunteer to-do lists can get jumbled up. Everyone has too much [...]

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 [...]

Work Balance—How to Work Hard and Avoid Burning Out as an Association Volunteer Leader

By |2021-03-04T11:45:34-06:00February 25th, 2021|

Many volunteer board leaders have noticed that no matter how much hard work they contribute, the outcome does not reflect the long hours they are putting in. Association work never stops. Especially during this pandemic. Correspondence keeps piling up and the emails are flying in. No matter how much [...]

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 [...]

Association Trade Shows Gone Virtual

By |2020-10-28T09:03:21-05:00July 30th, 2020|

Face-to-face events continue to take a back seat due to the COVID-19 outbreak, leaving associations to find unique alternatives for members to stay connected and engaged. Many associations are using technology to bring members together, but how do you standout? One unique format is a virtual trade show. As [...]

How Associations and its Members can Continue to Work Efficiently in Quarantine

By |2020-10-29T09:16:47-05:00April 2nd, 2020|

I recently spoke with an association member that was trapped on a cruise ship during the current COVID-19 pandemic. She shared with me some ideas that helped her keep in touch with her staff and clients while stuck on board. You can see her interview on The Big Story [...]

Introducing New Association Member Benefits

By |2020-11-12T11:03:27-06:00December 12th, 2019|

Do you have a rewards card in your wallet? How about a mileage plus credit card for your favorite airline? A points system at the local grocery store? The world is full of rewards programs, and everyone is part of at least one of them. Association memberships are similar [...]

Tips for New Association Member Onboarding

By |2020-10-14T14:34:28-05:00September 12th, 2019|

A new member’s first interaction with an association can make a lasting impression. There are a variety of different ways that you can onboard your members. It is important to personalize your member initiation to the particular needs of the new member based on what their expectations are. Every member relationship [...]

The Future of Association Membership – Bridging Generation Gaps

By |2020-10-21T15:16:15-05:00May 29th, 2019|

One of the challenges that faces associations today is working with different expectations from members depending on their age group. Particularly when associations have membership comprised of people from several different generations, it can be difficult to know how to tailor communication and membership offerings in order to satisfy [...]

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