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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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Summer Reading List for Association Professionals

Posted by Callie Walker

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We love crossing some good books off our list during the warm (ok, hot) summer months. After all, what compliments a beach day better than a great page-turner?! If you’re still looking for some books to add to your list, why not check out…

When Millennials Take Over: Preparing for the Ridiculously Optimistic Future of Business by Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant

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Whether we are ready for it or not, the future of business is here. When Millennials Take Over is a practical guide to thriving in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world.  

The Art of Membership: How to Attract, Retain and Cement Member Loyalty by Sheri Jacobs

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Member engagement, recruitment, and retention are crucial to an organization’s success. The Art of Membership provides association professionals with the tools they need to build a loyal and diverse membership base over the long term.

The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users by Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick

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For social media beginners overwhelmed by too many choices as well as seasoned professionals eager to improve their game, The Art of Social Media is full of tactics that have been proven to work in the real world. Or as Guy puts it, “great stuff, no fluff.”

The Volunteer Project: Stop Recruiting. Start Retaining. by Darren Kizer

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The cycle of volunteer recruitment and turnover can be overwhelming, especially when your organization relies on volunteers to get the job done. The Volunteer Project introduces four strategies to help you stop recruiting and start retaining.

Knowing Y: Engage the Next Generation Now by Sarah Sladek

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Generation Y has a different set of needs and interests than other generations, and those needs and interests directly impact associations. Knowing Y dives into methods for engaging the next generation now.

Do you have any summer reading books you’d like to add to this list? Let us know in the comments below!

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Topics: association management, association leadership, member engagement, Small Staff Chatter

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