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How to Address the 6 Biggest Engagement Problems in Your Association

Written by Christina Green | on September 12, 2016 at 8:30 AM

When I was in high school I was invited to one of those coveted boy-girl parties. It was a friend's birthday and she was making a big deal of everything, renting out an entire church hall for the event.

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6 Steps to Pinpoint Your Most Engaged Members in 5 Minutes or Less (And Why You Need to)

Written by Julie Dietz on September 1, 2016 at 8:30 AM

Forbes, Associations Now, and Association Universe.

What do these publications have in common?

In the last several years they've begun touting engagement as a way to increase revenue, renewals, and customer acquisition. These and many other go-to industry hubs now frequently feature articles that highlight the importance of engagement as well as tips for how to encourage it.

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Are Your Member Engagement Strategies Working? 3 Ways to Tell

Written by Julie Dietz on August 30, 2016 at 8:30 AM

What's the point of joining an association if you don't participate? If members don't use your members-only benefits they won't see the value in them. If they don't interact with other members, they won't network. And if they don't volunteer, they won't help further your mission. There will be no reason for them to renew and continue paying dues year after year.

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5 Myths About Measuring Member Engagement

Written by Julie Dietz on August 24, 2016 at 8:30 AM

How can associations build loyalty and convince members to renew? According to research by Association Metrics, members who regularly engage by visiting the association's website, attending conventions, and volunteering are more likely to remain loyal.

In other words, members who are engaged tend to renew at higher rates.

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Is It Time to Ax Your Young Professionals Group?

Written by Christina Green | on August 18, 2016 at 8:30 AM

Do you remember sitting at the kiddie table? I do, and it's a memory that brings up mixed feelings. I loved the kiddie table when I was five, but by 14 I was tired of all the screaming children. I wanted to move on to the main table. I imagine you can think of a time when you wanted the same thing.

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Topics: Millennials, Associations, Member Experience

The Dangers of Waiting to Start a Private Member Community

Written by Christina Green | on August 16, 2016 at 8:30 AM

Several years ago Ducati Motor Holdings, manufacturer of luxury motorcycles now owned by Audi, made a decision. They wanted to start an online community for fans of their brand. Sounds like a good idea doesn't it? Except for one tiny thing. A vibrant, online Ducati fan community already existed and it didn't belong to them.

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Topics: Member Communities, Associations

6 Tips Guaranteed to Make Your Association's LinkedIn Page More Effective

Written by Julie Dietz on August 12, 2016 at 8:30 AM

It's amazing how much time people spend on Facebook. And Twitter. And Snapchat. But what about LinkedIn? LinkedIn clearly has a different audience, catering to professionals instead of the casual user, but it's also been wildly successful in its market. How successful? 450 million users in over 200 countries successful.

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How to Use Activity Data to Identify Your Association's Next Volunteers

Written by Julie Dietz on August 10, 2016 at 8:30 AM

$23.56 per hour.

According to nonprofit management and advocacy organization, Independent Sector, that's the estimated worth of a job.

But what job? A paralegal? A dental hygienist? A mechanic?

All those careers pay close to $23/hr, but none are the job that I'm referring to.

What's your guess?

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Associations, Member Engagement

Association Career Pathing: Should You Promote from Within?

Written by Christina Green | on August 9, 2016 at 8:30 AM

Your employees are smart. They're driven, educated, and passionate about your mission. After all, according to ASAE's Association Career Headquarters, workers often enter the association field because a job is a good fit, but they stay for your mission and your culture.

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Why Building Community Online is Important When Attracting and Engaging Millennials

Written by Julie Dietz on August 8, 2016 at 8:30 AM

71% of American adults think that millennials are selfish. That's according to a recent public opinion survey from Reason-Rupe, and it gives valuable insight into how society views one of the largest generations in history. People look at millennials on their smartphones and tablets and say they're focused on themselves, lacking engagement with other people.

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Topics: Millennials, Online Community Management, Associations

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