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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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Should Your Association Be Active on Instagram?

Should Your Association Be Active on Instagram? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Should your association be active on Instagram? Three questions will tell it all:
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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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How to Engage Different Generations at Your Association

How to Engage Different Generations at Your Association | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
How do you engage four generations of members, particularly when you’re a small-staff association with limited time and resources? We’ve got some tips:
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3 Ways to Successfully Convey Your Association’s Value Proposition

3 Ways to Successfully Convey Your Association’s Value Proposition | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
You probably know your association’s mission, but do you know your association’s value proposition? And if so, does it resonate with people?
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How to Get Your Staff (and Board) to Work Together: 4 Tips

How to Get Your Staff (and Board) to Work Together: 4 Tips | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
How do you eliminate silos within your organization and get everyone to work as a team? Here are a few tips:
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Tactical Or Strategic: Which Best Describes Your Nonprofit Board

Tactical Or Strategic: Which Best Describes Your Nonprofit Board | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Tactical board members are focused on the predictability of the past for today, the here and now, and getting through the year. Strategic board members think, prepare and act on challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
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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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The Rise and Importance of Shaping Organizational Culture

The Rise and Importance of Shaping Organizational Culture | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
With the rise of such companies as Google and Facebook, organizational culture has emerged as a bigger concern for most companies.
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Using Events to Grow Your Association’s Membership: 4 Tips

Using Events to Grow Your Association’s Membership: 4 Tips | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Events are a great way to engage your association’s membership. But did you know they’re also a great way to grow your association’s membership?

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Globalization isn’t a ‘one-size-fits-all’ strategy for associations

Globalization isn’t a ‘one-size-fits-all’ strategy for associations | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
According to the United Nations, in the year 2100 the world’s population will be 11.2 billion people. Not surprisingly, Africa and India account for much of that growth, meaning businesses will steadily expand into those regions.
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