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Engaging First-Time Conference Attendees

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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Best of the Best: Content Edition

Posted by Callie Walker

Best Content of 2018

2018 was a busy one, huh? We hope you were able to keep up with our content, but if not, no worries! We went back and analyzed/pulled our most downloaded content pieces from the past 12 months.

Read on to see what those pieces were AND to download copies of your own (they could really help with your organization’s 2019 goals!):

7 Musts for New Member Onboarding

In this piece, learn all about creating effective new member welcome packets, how often to communicate with your new members (and what to say), how to plan and execute new members-only events (without having to spend much extra money), and more!

Member Retention Kit

Get your retention rates up with best practices from this kit! Specifically, you’ll learn what to do in your members’ first three months, how and when to survey your members (along with best practices), when to send membership renewal emails, and more.

Best Practices for Membership Renewals

Consider this the ultimate guide to membership renewals. In it, you’ll learn when to begin your renewal efforts, how to write a compelling renewal reminder email, and how to structure and manage your organization’s grace period - among many other things!

Membership Engagement for Small-Staff Associations

Ah yes, member engagement. A challenge for many organizations. Check out this guide for tips on how to optimize your website, fully leverage social media, capitalize on email communications - all that good stuff.

Association Event Planning: The Complete Guide

Last, but not least, there’s event planning. Need help on that front? This guide is for you! In it, you’ll learn how to negotiate costs, best practices for promotion, how to keep the engagement going post-event, and more!

We hope these pieces will help you achieve your 2019 goals. Remember, we’re always putting out new content, so be on the lookout for even MORE releases in the upcoming year!

And check out our full bank of membership management resources here!

Topics: Small Staff Chatter

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