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How to Prevent Your Members from "Going Dark" This Holiday Season

Engaging your members throughout the year is hard enough. But throw in the holidays, and it often feels downright impossible.

Your members are on vacation, enjoying time with their loved ones, taking a much needed break from their jobs/professions - and rightfully so!

So how can your association or chamber still engage with members, even during the busy holiday season? Here are a few tips:

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It May Be Time for a Website Redesign If...

To redesign your website or to leave it as is? That is the question…

Maybe it’s something you’ve been pondering for a while. Maybe it’s something you’ve been intentionally putting off. How do you know if now is the right time?

Well, take it from us, it might be time for a website redesign if…

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12 Questions to Ask Yourself for a More Successful 2019

It’s hard to believe 2018 is almost over. As the year winds down, it’s natural (and good!) to reflect on the past 12 months. In fact, doing so can help set you up for a more successful new year.

Now, 12 months is a lot to reflect on. To help narrow the scope, here are 12 questions - some about you, some about your organization’s membership - to ask yourself for an even better (and more successful) 2019:

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How to Write an Out-of-Office Email

Note: This post was originally published on 12/23/15; Updated 12/10/18 for added value.

The holiday season is officially in full swing, and with that comes a multitude of out-of-office emails. (Brace yourself.)

Now you may need to set one up for your own personal (and much-needed) time off...but what should you say? And how exactly do you go about setting that up? Read on for tips and how-tos, plus a little sample!

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End-of-Year Member Survey for Associations: 6 Questions

Ever wish you could read your member’s thoughts to see what they REALLY thought of your association? Enter end-of-year surveys! Now is the time to get a quick view of what your members are looking for from your association next year.

Check out our short, but effective, end-of-year member survey that will help you determine what’s working and what’s not for your association.

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Ask the Experts: Event Planning Pro Tips

Regardless of how long you’ve been doing it, event planning never seems to come without its own unique twists and turns. In fact, it’s the one industry where you can almost expect a curveball.

But good news! There are a LOT of event planners out there who’ve dodged those curveballs before, and who are willing to share their experience - and pro tips - with you. In fact, we tapped into our own little event planning hub here at MemberClicks and asked those folks, “In your experience event planning, what’s one major hack or pro tip you’d offer others?”

Here’s what they had to say:

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Elevated Events: There's an App for That!

If you’re like most organizations, events are the second greatest revenue driver for your association or chamber. (Membership dues rank first, of course.) So naturally, you want your events to be as successful - and engaging - as possible!

But what makes a successful and engaging event? Well, there are a number of factors. The biggest is obviously the value that your members and/or prospects will receive from attending (the information they’ll learn, the connections they’ll make, etc.), but aside from that, there’s…

  • Ease of registration
  • Quick, clear onsite communication
  • Perceived value from your vendors/sponsors

And more. How does your association or chamber currently score on those fronts? If the answer isn’t A++, it might be time to embrace a new tool: a conference app.

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9 Ideas for a More Fun and Fulfilling 2019

December 31 seems to creep up faster and faster every year. While resolutions aren’t for everyone, I think we can all agree that a new year is the perfect time to start fresh with something, whether that’s a new initiative at the office or working on something a little more personal.

Not sure what direction to take as far as 2019 resolutions go? We’ve put together a few fun ideas for you to consider:  

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[Guest Post] 4 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Members

The following blog post was written by Neha Tandon at TechnologyAdvice.

What keeps you awake at night? As a leader in your association, your answers may range from intractable legislation to stagnant membership to the upcoming annual meeting and whether you’ll have enough exhibitors for the expo. Those are all valid concerns.  

But knowing what your membership is really thinking needs to be on that list too. And not just your largest, most established members. In fact, your newest or smallest group of members may be among your most vocal.  

The best way to prime the feedback pump is by asking the right questions. Below, we’ll look at four key questions you should be asking of your membership.

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How to Refresh Your Association’s Volunteer Program for 2019

With 2019 around the corner, have you considered doing a little housekeeping with some of your association’s initiatives? Today we decided to highlight a program that is the lifeline for any association: your volunteer program!

Take a look below at how you can start sprucing up your association’s volunteer program for 2019.

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Engaging Your Young Professional Members: 4 Tips (Plus Ideas!)

Engaging your members is one thing. Engaging your young professional members is another, entirely. They’re at a different point in their lives and careers, and thus, should be approached differently.

So how should you approach YP engagement? Below are a few tips - plus a few concrete ideas!

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