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Are Your Vendors Engaged? Would You Like Them to Be?

Are Your Vendors Engaged? Would You Like Them to Be?

Rumor has it, in some association circles, trade show attendance is struggling. This could spell trouble for how vendor members find value in belonging to your organization. While some industries may be feeling the pain more than others, it is never a bad time to think about the ways you are engaging your vendor/supplier members. Read on for a handful of ideas on engaging your vendor-side members in effective and successful ways.

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Friday Top Five: Valentine's Day 2014

Posted by Sarah Hill

We're showing some love for some of our favorite bloggers in the association and nonprofit space by showcasing some of the amazing blogs we saw posted this week. Click like crazy!

Friday Top Five: Valentine's Day 2014

 

Why Your Association’s Competition May Not Matter by Amanda Kaiser

“Do you think that if your members are not buying from you they are buying from someone else? Probably not. There are three potential actions that a buyer could take when they identify a need.”

 

How Much Time Should Your Nonprofit Invest In Different Social Media Channels? By Beth Kanter

Many nonprofits do not have dedicated teams for social media and social media strategy and implementation is typically only a part of a someone’s job.  With limited time, how should that resource be invested to for best results?    Often, it can be choice of what channels to go deeper on and what channels to ignore.

 

Association Leadership - The Opportunity To Influence by Chris Landis

Many organizations have functioned very successfully based on a traditional leadership model in which leadership is synonymous with authority and comes from the top down.  The question we have been asking each other is whether or not that model works for our company, with our goals, with our team, with our customers and in today’s environment.  The conclusion we have come to is an emphatic “No!”    Many of our association customers have experienced similar feelings when contemplating how to provide value to their members and empower their staff to drive growth for their organization.

 

3 simple rules for spreading #donorlove by Caryn Stein

As we inch closer to Valentine’s Day, love is in the air. Beyond heart-shaped boxes of chocolates and overpriced bouquets, there’s an even bigger force in play—the kind of love that comes through generosity. Today, the nonprofit community is sharing examples of donor appreciation and tips for expressing gratitude in honor of Donor Love Day.

 

Goodbye e-learning by Kristen Parker

“Young or old, technology has redefined the way we learn and work. As 8-to-5 days at the office have slowly turned into 24-hour social media networking from the car and virtual meetings during the kids’ soccer practices, social media has filled in the gaps.

“The world of continuing education and professional development has changed dramatically in the past few years,” Cobb and Steele said.  “To meet member needs and stay out in front of the competition, you need to arm yourself with real data targeted to help you grow your programs.””

Topics: association management, association leadership, small staff association

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