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Five Ways to Improve Your Association’s Email Communication

Five Ways to Improve Your Association’s Email Communication | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Email communication is not only the norm, it’s outright expected. But when your members open their email inboxes they’re buried under work notes of varying importance, blog subscriptions, social media notifications, message board updates, dozens of newsletters, ads, spam, and then maybe some personal correspondence too. How is your association communication supposed to get through all that mess?

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Noémie Maljean's curator insight, August 18, 2017 4:06 AM
On parle souvent de réseaux sociaux mais on parle peu de la communication via e-mail. Il est judicieux pour une association d'avoir une newsletter. Voici quelques conseils à lire pour améliorer sa communication par e-mail. 
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Advice for the Emerging Association Professional by Callie Cady

Advice for the Emerging Association Professional by Callie Cady | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As a fairly new addition to the association world (I've really been completely submerged in it for a little over two years now), I can honestly say I have already learned so many valuable lessons that pertain to my professional life, as well as my personal life.

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Tips for Working With Volunteers at Conferences

Tips for Working With Volunteers at Conferences | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Summer is coming and you know what that means: conferences! 
This morning I saw a great blog post from Adrian Segar about the important lessons he learned using volunteers at conferences.

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Five Ways to Look Great to Your Members

Five Ways to Look Great to Your Members | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It’s nice to be adored, and as a small staff association leader it gives you a little bit of flexibility. Think about it; if members generally think you’re a great guy/gal they’ll be more likely to attend programs, come to you with questions, and offer help and support. While you can’t turn your job into a popularity contest, there are a few things you can do today to make your members your biggest fans.

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5 Things to Consider When Hiring an Association Website Developer

5 Things to Consider When Hiring an Association Website Developer | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Let’s face it: you have to have a sharp, regularly updated website in this day and age to be relevant. Association pros are experts at a lot of things, but website development is rarely one of their skills, so they often outsource their association’s website development.

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Three Things You Should Do In Case of an Association Leadership Void

Three Things You Should Do In Case of an Association Leadership Void | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
There are many places for leadership in your association. It’s one of the things that make associations in general great!
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My Advice for Emerging Association Professionals by Deirdre Reid CAE

My Advice for Emerging Association Professionals by Deirdre Reid CAE | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As many association professionals know, careers can sometimes take an interesting turn. Many of today's association leaders would say that while their careers didn't necessarily start out with association management, they're delighted that the path led them there and they found a very rewarding career in the association community.

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Could a Student-Run Session or Event Benefit Your Association?

Could a Student-Run Session or Event Benefit Your Association? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Cornell University lets its Hotel School students plan and execute a weekend conference for leading hospitality professionals. What if your organization did something similar to engage those who are about to enter your industry?
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Designing New Opportunities for Millennial Members

Designing New Opportunities for Millennial Members | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
On the heels of new research on millennials that illustrates some potential areas of concern for associations, we take a look at how the American Institute of Graphic Arts is adjusting to changing membership demographics and needs.
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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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Catching Up With Membership Stories, Part 1

Catching Up With Membership Stories, Part 1 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
One association launched a tiered membership structure. Another was on a 29-month membership growth streak. I followed up with both to see how they’ve fared since we shared their stories.
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Ctrl, Alt, Belief: How to Reboot Your Association

Ctrl, Alt, Belief: How to Reboot Your Association | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Fear and doubt can be fatal to associations, but rebooting the way you think about problems (they’re actually opportunities) and about trying new things can bring an organization back to life, said leadership consultant Holly Duckworth, CAE, at...
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Membership at Scale: Lessons From Costco and Amazon Prime

Membership at Scale: Lessons From Costco and Amazon Prime | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Two of the best private-sector examples of membership programs have impressive reach, but that doesn’t mean their models are immune to weaknesses. Read on for some examples.
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Outlook Strong for International Association Meetings, Survey Shows

Outlook Strong for International Association Meetings, Survey Shows | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
More than 40 percent of North American association executives report increased budgets and higher attendance at international events, finds a new survey.
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Your Members Need Help With Information Overload

Your Members Need Help With Information Overload | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Are you helping your members with managing all the information that’s thrown at them or just piling on? This challenge presents a major opportunity for associations, but it also calls for a big shift in thinking.

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