The 5 Habits of Highly Engaging Organizations
This is a guest post from Joy Duling, The Joy of Membership, who recently spoke at a Personify user group event in Washington D.C. Ahhhh, engagement. It’s like the holy grail for those who run relationship-oriented organizations. We yearn for it. ...Read More
Hear Me Out! Tips for Submitting a Speaking Proposal
Have you ever attended a breakout session at a conference and thought, “I could totally do this”? You have ideas and experiences to share, but how do you figure out the best way to package and deliver your expertise? Becoming a speaker at leading ...Read More
Have We Reached the Facebook Tipping Point?
1997 was the year Harry Potter was published, “Titanic” opened at the box office and the Hanson brothers skateboarded into the hearts of teen girls everywhere and gave us all the earworm that was their catchy pop hit “Mmmbop.” It also the year I s...Read More
Where the Left and Right Brain Meet: Nonprofit Marketing
The face of the nonprofit constituency is changing. As Millennials move from volunteer to donor, Generation Z is right behind them. While these younger members of your constituency may bring new energy and new ideas, they also bring the NOW Effect...Read More
Starting a Chapter of an Organization: The Ultimate Guide
This is a guest post from Wild Apricot. Have you been inspired by an organization that isn’t in your area yet? Or are you hoping to found your own nonprofit, but aren’t quite sure how? Before establishing a completely new association, consider fou...Read More
Matchmaker, Matchmaker! 4 Tips for Getting Started with Mentoring Programs.
Yoda and Luke Skywalker. Dumbledore and Harry Potter. Leslie Knope and April Ludgate. Associations are in the business of relationships, but while the idea of mentors and the less-experienced friends who look to them for guidance is a theme often ...Read More
4 Best Practices for Engaging in Member Research (and a recap of ASAE Annual)
What do your members truly worry about? That simple question opened Monday’s “Research. Solve. Repeat” session at ASAE Annual in Chicago. And while many organizations believe they know the answer, retention efforts or low-engagement levels may rev...Read More
#ASAE18 Session Recap: Revitalizing Member Onboarding
As someone who loves studying different generations and their unique behavioral attributes, I’d planned to attend a session on turning young professionals into raving fans. But while creating evangelists among this growing demographic, I couldn’t ...Read More