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Small Staff Chatter

6 Out-of-the-Box Volunteer Recruitment Ideas to Try

A new year means new volunteer opportunities. But getting volunteers...not always so easy. 

To bump up awareness and interest, try these six...

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Association Views

Are You Making These Popular Direct Mail Mistakes?

People don’t talk about direct mail as much as they used to, but that’s not to say it’s not still an effective marketing tactic...if done right. 

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MC Insider

Lessons from Retail: 2 Tactics for Membership Engagement

Sometimes looking outside of your industry can spur some creativity for new ways to recruit, engage, and retain your members.

What do we mean?

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Association Leadership

Managing a Change at Your Association or Chamber: Do’s and Don’ts

Change is one of those inevitable facts of life. It’s GOING to happen, but how you handle it will make all the difference in how you come out on...

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Small Staff Chatter

Supercharge Your Email Marketing in 2020: 4 Tips

Email marketing is something all companies and organizations are tasked with. It’s the number one driver of acquisition, engagement, and...

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Event Planning

Elevating Your 2020 Events: 2 Tactics to Try

2020 is here! With a new year AND new decade, why not try some new ideas at your association or chamber’s upcoming event(s)?

To bump up attendee...

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Association Views

New Year, New Members: 2 Recruitment Messages to Try

It’s the first full week of the new year, and chances are, you’re ready to hit the ground running. 

By now, you likely have your...

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MC Insider

4 Membership Software Initiatives for the New Year

There’s something about the new year that’s downright energizing. You have a clean slate ahead of you!

Which is why it’s a great time to...

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Small Staff Chatter

Need a New Member Onboarding Refresh? Incorporate a Live Webinar

You don’t need me to tell you just how important new member onboarding is — but it’s not just important, it’s *exciting*! You get to...

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Small Staff Chatter

Guest Post: Why the Generational Topic Is More Controversial — And More Relevant — Than Ever

I’ve been in the association community for about five years now, and some topics, you just hear brought up over and over again. For me,...

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Member Retention

Communicating with Your Lapsed Members: 3 Messages to Try

The following blog post was originally published on 9/12/18, but updated on 1/2/20 for added value. 

When it comes to membership...

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Association Leadership

How to Create an Effective Meeting Agenda

The following blog post was originally published on 11/7/17, but updated on 12/30/19 for added value. 

Have you seen those mugs that...

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