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7 Event Planning Details That Associations Often Overlook

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 One Thing Your Association Needs to Multiply Member Engagement

You have a website, post semi-regularly on social media, host various meetings and events, but you still feel like member engagement is an issue at your association.

What’s missing?

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Engaging Your Association’s Introverts: 3 Tips

You’ve probably heard and read a lot about introverts. You might even BE an introvert. But are you taking enough action to engage your association’s introverts?

If not, it might be time to offer a few new outlets/opportunities. In fact, here are three specific ways to engage your association’s introverts:

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Should Your Association Be Active on Instagram?

Instagram has been out for a while now - since 2010 actually. And in that time, it’s grown tremendously. As of December of 2016, the photo sharing network had 600 million monthly users (up from 500 million in just July of 2016).

That’s some pretty significant growth!

That said, should your association be using Instagram? Well, in all honesty, it just depends.

For a more clear-cut answer, consider asking yourself these three questions:

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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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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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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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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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3 Ways to Engage Your Members Via Email

Email. So great in theory, but sometimes, so difficult in execution. You HAVE all of your members’ email addresses, so why is it so difficult to actually communicate with them via email? (We’re talking high open rights, high click-through rates, low (if any) unsubscribes - the whole nine yards.)

Well, there’s no easy answer to this. But there ARE a few best practices. Check out these three ways to engage your members via email:

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How to Customize Your Member Experience (With Limited Time and Money)

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could customize everything little thing you did for your members? We’re talking content, meetings, events - the whole member experience.

Yeah, that would be great (just think of the engagement!), but even for staffs of 100+, that’s pretty difficult to do. And for staffs of 1 - 2, it’s virtually impossible.

But that’s not to say you can’t customize your member experience at all. There are a few things you can do to make your members feel special, even if you are only a staff of 1 - 2.

Take a look:

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