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Engaging First-Time Conference Attendees: 4 Tactics to Try

Of course you want to provide an exceptional experience for ALL of your conference attendees, but ensuring that happens for your first-time attendees is particularly important. Their decision to attend future events (and possibly even renew their membership) depends heavily on that first experience, so going the extra mile for those folks, in particular, is certainly worth it.

What does “going the extra mile” for your first-time attendees look like? Here are a few tactics worth trying:

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25 Blog Post Ideas for Your Small-Staff Association

Posted by Callie Walker

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Marketing your association with few people can be tough, especially when you have a blog to keep active. It can take hours to write one post, and that’s AFTER you come up with a good topic.

To make blogging a little easier for you, we’ve put together 25 blog posts ideas for your small-staff association. Take a look!

  1. Write about an upcoming event or conference.
  2. Did your organization just hold an event? Recap it!
  3. Write about how your association or association chapter got started.
  4. Have a great sponsor? Write about them and how they've helped your organization. 
  5. Feature a new member.
  6. Do a roundup of some of your most popular blog posts.
  7. Post little known facts about your organization or industry.
  8. Do a roundup of industry-related news articles from the past week.
  9. Make a list of relevant industry leaders to follow on Twitter.
  10. Review a book related to your association's industry.
  11. Conduct a poll and post the results on your blog.
  12. Do a profile of your newest employee.
  13. Turn an old white paper into a blog post.
  14. Offer a few tips on how to get the most out of your association's membership.
  15. Post a list of resources your members might find valuable. 
  16. Discuss recent changes that have taken place in your association's industry.
  17. Are there any new research findings related to your association's industry? Write about them.
  18. Ask several association leaders about an industry issue and post their responses. 
  19. Interview the founder of your organization and post the Q&A. 
  20. Have any recent organization success stories? Share them!
  21. Share frequenty asked questions about your organization or industry. 
  22. Post pictures of your office, an event, etc.
  23. List the benefits of attending an upcoming event.
  24. Write about a viral video or trend and how it relates to your organization or industry. 
  25. Ask someone to write a guest post!

For more tips on member engagement, download our free member engagement guide below! 

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Topics: association management, social media for associations, member engagement, Small Staff Chatter

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