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How to Nail New Member Onboarding: 3 Musts

It’s no secret (or surprise) that the better you onboard, the more likely your new members are to stay with your organization. But what constitutes as an effective new member onboarding process? What should you really be doing? We’ve identified three musts:

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Exploring the Expo Hall: Tips for #ASAE18 Attendees

ASAE’s 2018 Annual Meeting & Exposition is just over a week away! (Cue ALL the fun and exciting emotions.)

By now, you’ve probably hopefully taken a look at the schedule, picked what sessions you’d like to attend, planned your evening activities (like the Small-Staff Shindig!), and maybe even started putting together a mental list of items to pack.

But the one aspect of this event (and all conferences, really) that people tend to not prep for (and rather just wing) is the Expo Hall aspect. What’s your game plan? Do you have a game plan?

If not, allow us to help! Here are a few tips to help you maximize your time on the trade show floor:

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Prep Like a Pro: Your #ASAE18 Checklist

Like many things, you get out of a conference what you put into it. You can’t just show up and hope for the best. A little preparation is necessary.

With ASAE Annual right around the corner, we wanted to help you prepare - to ensure you have the best conference experience possible.

That said, here’s a checklist of tasks to complete (they’re easy, we promise!) BEFORE heading to Chicago next month:

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Small Staff? BIG Opportunities at #ASAE18!

The American Society of Association Executives’ 2018 Annual Meeting is right around the corner, and if you’re a small-staff association professional, there are BIG things in store for you!

Be on the lookout for the following…

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Gettin' Down in Chi-Town: Your #ASAE18 City Guide

We’re almost exactly a month out from the American Society of Association Executives’ (ASAE) 2018 Annual Meeting, and this year, it’s being held in Chicago!

Now one of our values here at MemberClicks is “work hard, play hard,” and you better believe we’re planning on playing hard in the Windy City!

We encourage you to do the same, and in fact, here are a few things to check out if/when you have a little downtime:

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From #ASAE17: Why You Should Hire the Overqualified Candidate

Earlier this month I was thankful to attend my first ASAE Annual Meeting & Expo in Toronto, Canada. As a first timer, I was blown away with the clear organization of the show and the palpable enthusiastic from our industry community! I can see why people describe this show as recharging their association “batteries.”

I had the pleasure of sitting in on a session co-presented by Lynn Erdman and Susan Hohenhaus from the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. Their session, Take a Chance on Me: Hiring the Overqualified Candidate, discussed the benefits and challenges of hiring an overqualified candidate for your association.

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From #ASAE17: Creating a Win-Back Campaign for Lapsed Members

Regardless of how hard you try, every year, there are always going to be some members that lapse. And as frustrating as that can be, the good news is, that doesn’t have to be the end of the road for those members. You could still potentially win them back - with the right strategy in place.

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Live from Toronto! Updates from #ASAE17

ASAE’s Annual Meeting & Exposition is officially in full swing, and even though it’s only day #2, we’re already having a blast - and learning so much!

The conference kicked off with an AMAZING Opening Celebration at the Royal Ontario Museum, which we’d heard was one of the most beautiful museums in the world, but boy, they weren’t kidding! Take a look at some of the fun we had below!

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How to Ask the Best Networking Questions for #ASAE17

While attendees are going to have a lot of varying reasons for going to the ASAE Annual Meeting, one thing’s for certain: we are all trying to network! Whether you’re an introvert or extrovert, walking up and mingling with strangers can be a truly intimidating experience. To relieve some of this stress, we came up with nine questions for you to try out at ASAE Annual (and really any conference) to connect with your fellow attendees.

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It’s a Party! 3 Can’t-Miss Events at ASAE Annual

ASAE’s Annual Meeting & Exposition is in four short days! Can you believe it?! As you’re finalizing your schedule, be sure to include these 3 CAN’T-MISS events:

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From the Trade Show Floor to the Contract Table: 5 Signs You’re Dealing with a Gold Star Vendor

So, you’ve found yourself in trade show season, with the big show, #ASAE17 in Toronto, right around the corner. One of the reasons to spend precious time on any trade show floor is to discover potential partnerships that will help your association succeed. Now, whether that means finding exciting locations for your next annual meeting or a new association management software--word on the street is MemberClicks has a good one, btw--there are certain signals sent through a vendor’s on-floor presence and behavior that can give you an indication of their relationship potential once the booths have been broken down and you’re back in the real world together.

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