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Alleviating Financial Management Stress with Association Software

Sounds like an oxymoron, right? If you’re not sure that “alleviating stress” and “financial management” belong in the same sentence, then you might be surprised to learn what association management software (AMS) can do to lend a helping hand!

An AMS is a valuable part of an association’s financial ecosystem. Its functionality can create a better experience for members, save valuable association staff time, and make things easier on your books. (Which also makes things easier for you!) Here are just a few ways that an AMS can alleviate financial management stress:

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The Responsibility to Always be Shockingly Refreshing

At MemberClicks, being shockingly refreshing is so important to us that it appears in our mission…

“To empower member-based organizations to thrive through refreshing technology and a heart for service”

...and it’s our very first core value:

“Everything we do has to be shockingly refreshing.”

Always being shockingly refreshing is no easy task, but it’s a responsibility we take seriously. But what exactly does that mean?

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Meet the Training and Customer Success Teams!

Never fear, Training and Customer Success are here! These teams are constantly working to make sure that you are all getting the absolute most out of your system, based on your unique needs.

Whether you need a database consultation, would like to take advantage of one of our professional services, are interested in hands-on training opportunities, or would simply like to talk to someone who’s been in your shoes (because half of this team has worked in an association or chamber) - these are the Clickers you’re looking for!

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4 Spring Cleaning Hacks to Refresh Your Nonprofit

With the seasons finally changing (at least on your calendar!), you might be feeling like you’re finally emerging from your winter slump and ready to jumpstart your motivation. What better way to begin this initiative than by tidying up the clutter around your nonprofit!

While everyone lets their projects get scattered from time to time, we recommend that now is the perfect time to start some serious spring cleaning. Check out these four spring cleaning hacks that you should start doing today!

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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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Meet the Help Team!

Not all heroes wear capes. These Clickers are kind, patient, and so dedicated that they come in early, stay late, and work weekends with smiles on their faces. They always go the extra mile and collaborate so seamlessly, they notify each other before stepping away for even 5 minutes. All of this, in the name of ensuring that you receive a quick, effective solution and can get on with your day. (Humble brag alert -) With a current satisfaction rating of 97%, we do have a reputation to maintain!

Everyone, meet the Help team!

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Do You Ask These Interview Questions When Hiring Nonprofit Staff?

The hiring process is exhausting, no matter your industry. First, you have to determine the gaps and additional skills you need to efficiently grow your staff. Then you need to consult the appropriate coworkers to clearly define the position, deciding on their title, salary limits, and job responsibilities.

Next, you’ll need to start looking for candidates and start the interview process! Feeling a little overwhelmed? Check out these seven crucial questions you need to be asking to make sure you get the right staff fit for your nonprofit!

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What Does it Mean to Have a "Heart for Service"?

If you’ve been a part of MemberClicks Nation (you all, our users) for a while, you’ll know that we hold our mission very close to us. And if you haven’t, get used to hearing about it! Because we honestly circle back to our mission - and our values - in everything we do.

The MemberClicks mission is to empower member-based organizations to thrive through refreshing technology and a heart for service.

Obviously our main purpose for existing is the technology, right? That’s what you know us for! We are the technology partner to over 3,000 trade & professional associations, chambers of commerce and association management companies. And to us, it’s vital that you walk away from any MemberClicks interaction completely refreshed - whether that’s with the Help team, during your time in Onboarding, the first phone call with a Solution Adviser...or even reading this blog post.

But this (almost) Valentine’s Day, it’s only appropriate that we talk about that “heart for service” bit. What exactly does it mean for us to empower you with a heart for service? I think it’s easiest to explain in three buckets:

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