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4 Things Your New Members Need from Your Association

4 Things Your New Members Need from Your Association | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Just as there are things you want and need from your new members, there are things your new members want and need from you:
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The Small-Staff Guide to Association Marketing

The Small-Staff Guide to Association Marketing | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As as association professional, you understand the importance of marketing. But actually doing it, well, that’s a different story. If marketing isn’t necessarily your forte, allow us to help. Here are a few tips for marketing your association through your organization’s website, email, social media sites, and word-of-mouth marketing.

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5 Elements Your Association Homepage NEEDS

5 Elements Your Association Homepage NEEDS | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We talk about membership websites a lot - how to make them engaging, how to attract people to them, how to get those same people to return, etc. But while all of those “how-tos” are important, they can sometimes require a bit of work. That’s why today, we’re focusing solely on the homepage. Your homepage is what determines whether or not people explore your site - which boils down to whether or not people join your association and whether or not members engage with you.

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4 Ways to Make Your Members Look Good

4 Ways to Make Your Members Look Good | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There are probably a number of reasons people join your association - for professional development, to network with other industry-professionals, to have easier access to job opportunities, etc. But regardless of all those reasons, there’s one thing all of your members would love to have from your association - and that’s for you to make them look good.

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Making Big Events Feel Small Again: 3 Tips for Association Pros

Making Big Events Feel Small Again: 3 Tips for Association Pros | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If your annual meeting or event keeps growing, first of all, that’s AMAZING news! You put so much time and energy into planning that event, and the fact that people not only want to attend but are attending is huge.

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How to Plan a Virtual Conference at Your Association: 5 Steps

How to Plan a Virtual Conference at Your Association: 5 Steps | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We recently wrote a blog post about the benefits of hosting a virtual conference at your association. But let’s say you do decide to host one. What happens next? How do you actually plan and execute an online event?

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4 Things Your Members WANT to Hear

4 Things Your Members WANT to Hear | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You probably spend a lot of time crafting and sending out messages to your organization’s membership. But are those messages even being heard? And if they are, are they resonating with people?

You have a lot to communicate to your members, so to do so effectively, take a look at these four messages your members genuinely want to hear.

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5 Podcasts for Association Pros

5 Podcasts for Association Pros | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You may not be producing a podcast for your association, but you should definitely be listening to some - both for yourself and on behalf of your association. See, podcasts are a great source of inspiration and professional development, and the more you’re able to listen to them/soak up ideas, the more you’ll be able to do for your association.

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How to Find Sponsors for Your Association’s Event

How to Find Sponsors for Your Association’s Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We all know the importance of event sponsors - they’re the ones who make our events possible, plain and simple.

But finding event sponsors? That’s a whole different story. Where do you even begin? How do you find potential candidates, and more importantly, once you do, how do you encourage them to participate?

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Engaging Your Association’s Introverts: 3 Tips

Engaging Your Association’s Introverts: 3 Tips | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You’ve probably heard and read a lot about introverts. You might even BE an introvert. But are you taking enough action to engage your association’s introverts?

If not, it might be time to offer a few new outlets/opportunities. In fact, here are three specific ways to engage your association’s introverts.

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3 Things That Scare Your Members (And How Your Association Can Help)

3 Things That Scare Your Members (And How Your Association Can Help) | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Check out these three things that likely scare your members, and more importantly, how your association can assist:
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The Benefits of Hosting a Virtual Conference at Your Association

The Benefits of Hosting a Virtual Conference at Your Association | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Is an online event, such as a virtual conference, something your association should consider? We're here to break it down:
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3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Looking for Volunteers

3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Looking for Volunteers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If membership recruitment is tough (which it is), volunteer recruitment is 10x tougher. You’re asking people to give their time - a scarce resource, particularly nowadays. So what’s the trick? Well there is no easy or sure-fire method for finding volunteers, but if you’ve been struggling lately, consider asking yourself these three questions:

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The Evolution of Workplace Communication (And What It Means for Your Association)

The Evolution of Workplace Communication (And What It Means for Your Association) | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The times they are a changin’ - particularly in terms of technology. And as you know, technology advancements (in some way, shape, or form) always make their way to the workplace.

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7 Event Planning Details That Associations Often Overlook

7 Event Planning Details That Associations Often Overlook | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The devil is in the details. We’ve all heard it, and most of us have lived it. But what details, in regards to event planning, tend to trip association professionals up the most? We’ve got seven.

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4 Ways to Embrace (And Celebrate) Diversity at Your Association

4 Ways to Embrace (And Celebrate) Diversity at Your Association | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Associations may target or cater to specific groups - for example, public educators - but within those groups, there are several sub-groups (e.g. science teachers, high school teachers, special education teachers, etc.) that could all use a little attention.

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Branding on a Budget: 3 Tips for Association Pros

Branding on a Budget: 3 Tips for Association Pros | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Branding is important - we don’t have to tell you that. But branding can also be expensive, and that’s where the problem often lies. But good news! Branding doesn’t HAVE to be expensive. In fact, some of the best tactics out there are actually quite cost-effective.

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Should You Consider an Association Management Company (AMC) in 2017?

Should You Consider an Association Management Company (AMC) in 2017? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If you’ve been in the association space for a while (or perhaps even just a short time), you’ve probably heard the term ‘AMC’ thrown around, which stands for association management company. But do you fully know what that means? And better yet, could it be a good fit for your association? Let’s start with the basics. First, what is an AMC? Well, an AMC, according to the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), is defined as “a professional service company that specializes in providing management services for associations on a fee-for-service basis. 

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7 Membership Management Reminders for 2017

7 Membership Management Reminders for 2017 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

2017 is officially here, and that means new goals and resolutions for your association. But before you dive too heavily into those, take a look at these important reminders (some big, some small) regarding membership management in 2017.

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4 Generational Myths Every Association Professional Should Stop Believing

4 Generational Myths Every Association Professional Should Stop Believing | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
You can't believe everything you hear, especially these four generational myths:
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The Small-Staff Guide to New Member Onboarding

The Small-Staff Guide to New Member Onboarding | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A big part of getting your new members to stay is making sure they’re onboarded correctly. Here are a few tips for doing just that:
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Associations Working on a Global Scale: Opportunities & Challenges for Growth

Associations Working on a Global Scale: Opportunities & Challenges for Growth | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Every day associations are looking for ways to take advantage of being part of a global community for growing their membership, programs and services.
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Bring Members Back With This Membership Marketing Tactic

Bring Members Back With This Membership Marketing Tactic | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Research shows that the top reason association members don’t renew their memberships is a lack of engagement with the organization. So, it’s not surprising to learn that increasing member engagement isthe top goal for the majority of associations. Every organization has an association membership marketing plan, but getting the word out at the exact time a member is most receptive can be a challenge. A member engagement funnel can be an effective way to drive association members toward engagement and, ultimately, retention, but you need to deliver information where and when they’re likely to listen. It’s a bit of a dance really.
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