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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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6 Questions Your IT Vendors Wish You Would Ask

The following post was written by Paul Plaia III, MBA | CPA, Executive Vice President of Sales at MemberClicks.

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How to Get Your Board on Board When Shopping for an AMS [Infographic]

Sometimes the hardest part of shopping for an association management system isn’t identifying possible providers or scheduling various demos, it’s getting your board’s approval on an AMS to begin with. Your board members are busy - they have full-time jobs and families, and sometimes it’s easy for them to put software decisions such as this on the backburner.

But just because getting board approval isn’t a walk in the park doesn’t mean it’s impossible. In fact, here are a few tips for getting your board on board when shopping for an AMS.

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How to Get Your Board on Board When Shopping for an AMS

One of the biggest challenges association professionals face is a lack of forward momentum with their board. Time and time again, association professionals see their great ideas fall into a black hole of board approval, sometimes never to be seen again – and that couldn’t be more true of association management software shopping.

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Shopping Simplified: 5 Steps to Selecting the Right AMS

Shopping for any kind of technology is stressful, but when it’s a small-staff association pro looking for an association management system, things can get extra crazy. There are SO many moving parts. Where do you even begin?!

We’ve taken that crazy process and broken it down into five simple steps. Consider these the five steps to selecting the right AMS:

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6 Quick Tips for Increasing Membership Renewal Rates

Membership renewals are the lifeblood of your organization. After all, no one wants to spend all of their time recruiting new members only to lose them again in the end. If your organization is struggling with membership renewal rates, here are six quick tips to get you back on your feet:

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5 AMS Tips for AMCs

Association management companies face some unique challenges. When you’re dealing with several organizations that all have different needs, streamlining your operational efficiency is essential to keeping your sanity intact.

AMCs need a technology partner who understands their business. That’s why we’ve put together these 5 tips to make sure you’re getting the most out of the relationship you have with your association management system provider.

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Realizing You Need an Association Management System

Realizing you need an association management system (AMS) can be overwhelming. You’re already pressed for time – how are you supposed to spare any hours for software research?

We know this part isn’t fun, but once you realize how much time and sanity you can save with an AMS, you’ll be more than happy to embark on the journey. 

Do any of these thoughts sound familiar?

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Infobesity: Tackling Big Data in Your Association

“Infobesity” is a term used to describe the modern dilemma of too much data. As an association professional, you probably know that dilemma well – you understand the importance of data analysis, but you feel overwhelmed with all those facts and figures.

Sound familiar? If so, don’t beat yourself up. You can’t possibly monitor and analyze everything about your organization – you’re only human! That being said, you can prioritize your research efforts to draw better insights and overall conclusions. 

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The Secret to a Winning Membership Website

Your website is the mothership of online member engagement. This is where members go for information, event registration, and even annual dues renewals. But it takes more than just having a website to encourage online member engagement. A little extra TLC is needed.

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Messy Database? 5 Tips for a Clean Sweep

Raise your hand if your membership database is in perfect condition – no typos, no duplicates, and no outdated information.

Anyone? Bueller? Yeah, us neither.  

That’s why today, we’re diving into five quick tips for cleaning up a messy database. But first, what exactly is a messy database? Well, a messy database contains data that’s outdated, formatted incorrectly, or suggests the impossible (for example, that one of your members is 200 years old).

To get things back in order, check out these five database cleaning tips:

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