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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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Why Does Innovation Challenge Associations So Much?

Why Does Innovation Challenge Associations So Much? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Innovation often requires quick work, something many associations are not known for. How can we make the big, hulking machine a little easier to turn?
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Associations See Hints of Economic Weakness on the Horizon

Associations See Hints of Economic Weakness on the Horizon | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Associations are expanding services and staff, according to a new report, but more are thinking more about where to cut.
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Serve Versus Sell: How to Negotiate Associations' Dual Roles

Serve Versus Sell: How to Negotiate Associations' Dual Roles | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A study on how hybrid organizations manage the tension between mission and business offers some guidance for associations and the membership model.

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Associations’ Social Media Confidence Grows

Associations’ Social Media Confidence Grows | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A new report on social media use among associations shows they have grown increasingly more comfortable in using social media over the last couple of years. Here’s a look at that finding and more.

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Sponsorships: What Do Meeting Organizers and Exhibitors Want?

Sponsorships: What Do Meeting Organizers and Exhibitors Want? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Many association meetings wouldn’t be successful without sponsors. A new study reveals what meeting sponsors and organizers are looking for from these partnerships.

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What Makes Members Volunteer and Keeps Them Coming Back

What Makes Members Volunteer and Keeps Them Coming Back | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Two research studies on volunteer motivations and experiences offer new clues about how to find and keep happy member volunteers at your association.

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GiveGo Travel's curator insight, May 6, 2015 9:24 AM

What makes YOU want to volunteer? 

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What a Customer-Driven Association Might Look Like

What a Customer-Driven Association Might Look Like | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A recent report from a nonprofit software maker suggests that associations are going to become increasingly customer-driven, not just member-driven. Does the road to increased revenue run through technology offerings?

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Without Membership Metrics, You’re Working Blindfolded

Without Membership Metrics, You’re Working Blindfolded | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A new survey of associations on their membership performance shows that some still lack a clear view of vital membership statistics like retention, engagement, and market share.

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Does Your Association Need a Mobile Learning Strategy?

Does Your Association Need a Mobile Learning Strategy? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Many of your traditional onsite learners have turned to e-learning in the past few years. But now there’s something new to consider: mobile learning. Should your association implement a strategy around it?

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Trends Report: What Could 2015 Look Like for Association Meetings?

Trends Report: What Could 2015 Look Like for Association Meetings? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It’s never too early to start thinking ahead when it comes to conferences and events. Here’s what a few organizations and companies are predicting that 2015 has on tap for meetings.

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The benefits of educating about benefits

The benefits of educating about benefits | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It’s true that larger organizations can generally provide better – and more comprehensive – health care benefits. But according to a rather surprising Unum survey conducted recently, most employees don’t know or understand the benefits they have.

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5 Cool Things Associations Are Doing at Meetings and Events

5 Cool Things Associations Are Doing at Meetings and Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Association meetings are sometimes wrongly perceived as unable to keep up with the likes of bigger conferences such as SXSW or TED. Here are five ideas executed by associations throughout the past year that I think are the best of the best.

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What If Members Don’t Know What They Need?

What If Members Don’t Know What They Need? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Sure, you can ask members what they want, but designing association benefits isn’t their job. It’s yours, and it starts with seeing the world from your members’ eyes.
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4 Survey Findings That Illustrate a Big Problem for Associations

4 Survey Findings That Illustrate a Big Problem for Associations | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

One possible solution for associations struggling with membership is rather obvious, but associations seem to be ignoring it. This and other highlights from new benchmarking research.

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ICCA Statistics Report 2013 - The International Association Meetings Market 2013

With the release of the 2013 country and city rankings ICCA is reporting another year of continued strength in the international association meetings market.
11,685 regularly occurring association meetings which rotate between at least three countries were identified by ICCA members and ICCA’s in-house research team as having taken place during 2013, 535 more than identified a year previously.
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Attracting Millenials Through Storytelling

Attracting Millenials Through Storytelling | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A 2011 report commissioned by the Career Advisory Board, found that the number one thing adults ages 21-31 were looking for in a career was a sense of meaning, being connected to something bigger than themselves.
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The Association Industry Continues to Grow, MGI Study Says

The Association Industry Continues to Grow, MGI Study Says | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Among the key findings of the 2014 edition of the “Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report” was that more than 50 percent of associations reported an increase in membership.

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A Peek Into Some of the Latest Association Sponsorship Trends

A Peek Into Some of the Latest Association Sponsorship Trends | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Based on the findings of a recent state of association sponsorship survey, one expert takes a deeper look at some of the latest trends in the industry.

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International Meetings Growth Continues, Study Says

International Meetings Growth Continues, Study Says | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

According to new data from the International Congress and Convention Association, the growth streak for international meetings that started after the 2008 financial crisis continued through 2013. 

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Does Your Association Have Trust Issues?

Does Your Association Have Trust Issues? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A new survey from the American Psychological Association found that workers’ trust of their employers is somewhat lagging, and it affects their job performance. A psychologist explains some methods organizations can use to build more trust among staff.

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What Will Associations Monetize In The Future?

What Will Associations Monetize In The Future? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Associations offer more than education opportunities.
They provide industry research, membership, certification and standards, networking and advocacy.
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5 Surprising Reasons Millennials Join and Stay with Your Association

5 Surprising Reasons Millennials Join and Stay with Your Association | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Millennials are the future of the working world. Get them to be members, and get them to stay!
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The Outsize Effects of Environmental Conditions on Membership

The Outsize Effects of Environmental Conditions on Membership | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Membership is tough work, and success often hinges on which way the wind blows in your industry. But associations can work to improve the weather.
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Survey: Charitable Giving Saw Strong Gains in 2013

Survey: Charitable Giving Saw Strong Gains in 2013 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
60% At least six in 10 organizations from nearly every subcategory of nonprofits—from education to  health to professional societies—reported an increase in fundraising in 2013, according to the Nonprofit Research Collaborative’s Year-End 2013...
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