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6 Online Engagement Hacks for Association Professionals

6 Online Engagement Hacks for Association Professionals

Member engagement is top-of-mind for most association professionals. But when it comes to actually making that happen, well, roadblocks often occur. Sometimes what we THINK will appeal to members and potential members doesn’t, and we’re left scratching our heads.

Engagement is tough - we get it. So to help you out, we’ve put together six online engagement hacks for association professionals:

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The Benefits of Hosting a Virtual Conference at Your Association

It’s no secret that in this day and age, everything’s going digital. Meetings, events, methods of communication - you name it, it’s all going online.

That said, is an online event, such as a virtual conference, something your association should consider? What exactly are the benefits of hosting a virtual conference versus a traditional, in-person event?

Well, as it turns out, there are several. Take a look!

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Association Professionals: 5 Things to Truly Love This Valentine’s Day

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is officially here! To celebrate (in addition to the mounds and mounds of chocolate we’ll eat), we thought it’d be fun to put together a list - FOR association pros - of five things to truly love this Valentine’s Day:

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Looking for Volunteers

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 4 Biggest Time-Sucks for Association Professionals (And How to Avoid Them)

Raise your hand if this has ever happened to you: You go into work, have 10 items on your to-do list, five hours go by, and you’ve only gotten three done. How is that possible? Where did the time go?

Well it’s possible that those tasks were really challenging and took more time than you initially planned. But more than likely, you lost that time doing seemingly-important tasks you didn’t think would take long.

Then bam - five hours have gone by.

The question then becomes what are those tasks that are taking up so much of our time? (Time-sucks, they’re often called.) We’ve outlined four, but more importantly, solutions for each:

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The Evolution of Workplace Communication (And What It Means for Your Association)

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.

Just look at workplace communication tools. There’s Slack, Atlassian, Trello, Facebook’s Workplace - and more and more popping up all the time!   

That said, are these workplace communication tools beneficial for associations? Are they worth looking into/considering? Well, like any sophisticated tool or system, there are pros and cons for each.

Take a look:

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6 Questions to Ask Your Members BEFORE Planning an Event

We all know the importance of asking for feedback - and most of us are pretty good at actually doing so. But what about asking for input? Are we doing that enough?

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2017 Technology Trends (And How Your Association Can Adapt)

When it comes to technology, I think we can all agree that the only constant is change. Once we get comfortable with one platform/device, bam! Another 10 pop up.

Now the key to adapting to these changes is to understand which trends impact your members the most. (Not all should be given equal weight.) Then from there, you can figure out unique ways to incorporate those trends into your association.

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From GSAE: Understanding Change at Your Association

We talk about, hear about, and experience change all the time. But it wasn’t until the other day that I really started to think about the process (and psychology) of change.

I attended a webinar held by the Georgia Society of Association Executives (GSAE) where Dr. David Renz, Director of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, spoke in great detail about successfully leading change initiatives. He explained what components are needed to successfully guide change and what factors often play into change (that leaders should been keenly aware of).

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7 Event Planning Details That Associations Often Overlook

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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The Rise of the Solopreneur (And How Your Association Can Help)

You may have heard (or noticed) that more and more people are working independently. In fact, according to a recent survey from the Freelancers Union, “Freelancing in America: 2016,” freelancers now make up 35 percent of U.S. workers - and that number is on the rise.

So what does that mean for your association? How can you attract these solopreneurs to your organization and engage them in such a way that they’ll stay?

Here are a few tips:

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