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5 Ways to Combat Communications Fatigue Among Members

Email, social media, messaging apps - oh my! It’s safe to say that the abundance of solutions available these days have made keeping up with communications slightlyoverwhelming.

If you think your members may be experiencing “communications fatigue,” take a look at these five things you can do to combat it:

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7 Questions for Vetting an Association Consultant

Considering hiring a consultant for your organization? Consultants can be an extremely beneficial outside perspective to incorporate into a specific project, or even a long-term strategy!

That said, some simply are better than others - and you want to make sure you’re spending association time and money wisely. As you dive into first meetings and interviews, here are a few questions you might want to ask to vet your potential consultants before you sign a contract:

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[Guest Post] 50 Fundraising Ideas for Associations

This post was originally written by Alex McCandless at Payscape.

While typically for a good cause, fundraising and donation gathering can be quite the task. But the efforts and long hours put in pay off in the long run!

Did you know...

  • Organizations that actively use crowdfunding techniques average over $50,000 in annual contributions?
  • The average one-time gift to a nonprofit is $82?
  • For every 1,000 web visitors, a nonprofit with online donation capabilities raises $612?

If these quick stats aren’t enough to get you pumped for crowdsourcing success, take a look at these 50 fundraising ideas to help get the creative donation juices flowing!

(And note: If lack of time is your biggest issue when it comes to creating and implementing a non-dues revenue strategy, put technology to work! Consider entering into a revenue-share agreement that both you and your members can benefit from. More about that here.)

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Live from Chicago: Updates from #ASAE18

The American Society of Association Executives’ (ASAE) 2018 Annual Meeting & Exposition is officially underway! We’ve been waiting - and we’re not exaggerating - months for this, and let us just say, ASAE and the entire city of Chicago have DELIVERED!

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Our Ultimate Template to Get Employers to Pay Association Dues

Are you trying to find the right words to help convince your member’s employers to cover your association dues? Look no further! Check out our template that will help your members sway their employer from “no way” to “okay"!

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5 Ways to Combat Communications Fatigue Among Members

Email, social media, messaging apps - oh my! It’s safe to say that the abundance of solutions available these days have made keeping up with communications slightly overwhelming.

If you think your members may be experiencing “communications fatigue,” take a look at these five things you can do to combat it:

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Keep These 5 Website Features Refreshed for Member Engagement

Like it or not, your website is a living, breathing thing. It must be consistently maintained and updated in order for members to visit regularly and keep engaging with information and content.

Don’t be overwhelmed! By planning ahead, you can easily make sure that a few key website features are kept fresh and relevant. Here are the five features we recommend you focus on, and how often you should refresh them:

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How to Nail Networking at #ASAE18

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) 2018 Annual Meeting & Exposition is just DAYS away. Are you prepped, packed, and pumped? We are!

Now one of the biggest benefits of attending this conference is all the amazing networking opportunities available. (Seriously, you’ll meet the best people!) But you have to capitalize on those opportunities.

To help with that, here are a few tips…

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Your Guide to Gen Z: 3 Common Misconceptions

As the focus shifts from Millennials to Generation Z, we begin to see the stereotypes and biases for our generation form. While some are perfect in depicting our technologically-savvy group of individuals, many stray a little far from the truth. As a Gen Z-er myself, I’ve selected a few “facts,” or more accurately -- misconceptions about my generation that I would like to dive into a little further.

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4 Metrics That All Associations NEED

It’s one thing to have an idea of why your members act a certain way and quite another to actually have the hard facts. Without tracking those metrics however, how are you going to know?

We’ve got you covered! Take a look at these four metrics (that you should be tracking with your AMS) that all associations NEED to know.

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Adapting Your Association (and its Members) to Industry Changes

Does your association struggle to keep up with constant changes in your industry? It can be difficult for staff to navigate themselves, let alone to help keep members up-to-date!

Every industry is different, but if yours is particularly prone to change then you may want to have some things in place to ease any transitions. We thought of a few ways your association can keep itself and its members on course through change:

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