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Membership Monday Post 1 (Final)

Membership Monday: Attracting Young Professional Members to Your Association

It’s the question that gets asked over and over and over again:

How can we attract young professional members to our association?

And hey, it’s a valid question! As more and more Baby Boomers enter retirement, and more and more Millennials and Gen Z-ers enter and move up in the workforce, in order for associations to remain relevant (and in existence), they have to start appealing to those younger generations.

And we’re not just talking about “getting on their radar,” but actually getting those young professionals to JOIN associations. (Not the easiest task ever, we’ll admit.)

But good news! In the first installment of our new Membership Monday series, we’re addressing how to attract young professional members to your association. Read on for a few tactics worth trying!

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Inspiring Your Association Staff at Your Employee Retreat: 4 Tips

When most professionals contemplate going to an employee retreat, it’s usually accompanied with a sigh and a begrudging acceptance. Why? Employee retreats are often seen as a use of time away from the office that could be better spent in the office to avoid getting too far behind with your workload.

What if you could change that? Read these four tips to check out some alternative ways to view how you should run your next employee retreat.  

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3 Ways to Use Survey Feedback to Recapture Member Interest

No matter the time of year, membership retention is always on the mind of any association professional. Earlier this month, we highlighted the importance of using thoughtful member surveys to improve your member retention plan. But now you may be asking yourself, “What do I do once I get all of this feedback?”

Worry no more! Check out these three effective ways you can take your member’s survey responses and turn them into quick and easy action items.

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The Most Underrated Soft Skills You Need to Succeed

With March Madness in full swing, it starts to make you think: How can you stand apart from the crowd? It’s a jungle out there, and you need to compete to make sure you (AND your nonprofit) stay ahead of the pack. What better way than to take a quick look at how you can leverage your professional skill sets!

When it comes to work experience, it’s traditional to split up these proficiencies into two categories: hard skills and soft skills. A hard skill is typically defined as technical knowledge that is teachable and easy to measure, such as computer programing or accounting. A soft skill, often known as “people skills,” comes down to how you deal with personal interactions, such as clear communication or time management. Today, we’re going to focus on some of the key skills you should have in your soft skills “toolbox.” Check them out below!

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