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6 Mistakes to Avoid at Your Association or Chamber in 2019

When we talk about the new year and what that means for us - both personally and professionally - we often talk about what we’re going to do. But to achieve success, sometimes we need to pinpoint the activities and behaviors that are bad for us; the things we’re not going to do.

What mistakes should association and chamber professionals avoid in 2019? We’ve identified six:

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Nailing the "Newness" of a New Year

With a new year comes a fresh start - positive change. But with all change comes the need to adapt.

What “newness” are you expecting in 2019? New staff? New members? (Hopefully!) New technology? Below are a few tips and best practices for adapting:

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6 Mistakes to Avoid at Your Association or Chamber in 2019

The following blog post was originally published on 1/24/18, but updated 1/2/19 for added value.

When we talk about the new year and what that means for us - both personally and professionally - we often talk about what we’re going to do. But to achieve success, sometimes we need to pinpoint the activities and behaviors that are bad for us; the things we’re not going to do.

What mistakes should association and chamber professionals avoid in 2019? We’ve identified six:

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15 Content Ideas for Your Organization's Newsletter

The following blog post was originally published on 11/10/16, but updated 12/31/18 for added value.

Does your association or chamber send out a weekly or monthly newsletter? If so, you know how challenging it can be to come up with fresh and valuable content, time and time again. (We speak from experience.)

But having those newsletters is a great way to not only engage your membership, but provide your members with value on a frequent and consistent basis - so it’s important to keep those communications flowing.

Not sure what to include in your next (or future) newsletter(s)? Below are a few content ideas:

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Best of the Best: Content Edition

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!):

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Year in Review: Highlights from 2018

We’re just days away from a brand new year! But as 2018 winds down, it feels only right to do a little reflecting. The past 12 months have been a blast - a busy blast, but hey, we wouldn’t want it any other way.

Take a look at some of our favorite moments from 2018!

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Our Favorite Templated Email Responses: 3 Scenarios

With the end of the year approaching, we’re all looking for new ways to gain some time back in our work day (especially when it comes to email!).

While you can’t stop time, you can check our favorite templated email responses to help you zoom through your inbox!

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Turning One-Time Event Attendees into Long-Term Members

If you market your organization’s events to prospects, in addition to members, good for you! It’s a great way to showcase your organization’s value and give prospects a taste of what membership is like.

But how do you get those prospects to take the next step and join? After all, that’s the main goal here. Read on for a few tips:

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Happy Holidays from Your MemberClicks Family!

Christmas music, gingerbread cookies, holiday lights, warm hot cocoa (with marshmallows!)...it really is the most wonderful time of the year!

As 2018 winds down, we wanted to take this moment to 1) say THANK YOU for the most amazing year! (Seriously, between seeing you at trade shows, getting to celebrate you (and with you) at MC LIVE!, watching you advance your organization and industry, AND seeing how you rock your MemberClicks socks (which we’re here to tell you, you absolutely do!), it’s been a year full of memorable moments.)

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Your Out-of-Office Holiday Checklist

Planning on taking a little time off for the holidays? Good for you! You definitely deserve it. Before heading out though, be sure to complete the following four tasks:

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Member Spotlights: 14 Questions to Ask

Shining a spotlight on your members (in your newsletter, on your website, on social media, etc.) is great for a number of reasons:

  1. It makes that member feel special and highly engaged

  2. It helps your members get to know other members

  3. If that member is highly engaged (on a committee, for example), it can inspire other members to become more engaged

But the key to generating results like that is to put together a fun and engaging member spotlight. It doesn’t have to be long, just...interesting!

Below are a few questions - some fun, some serious - you may want to ask in your next member spotlight. (And tip: to keep your readers engaged, you may want to vary your questions from spotlight to spotlight.)

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