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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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The Millennial Mashup: 20 Ways to Engage Your Organization’s 20-Somethings

Posted by Callie Walker

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Are your Millennial members keeping you up at night? If so, we totally understand. Millennials have a completely different set of preferences and priorities than other members and engaging them can sometimes be tough.

To help you out, we’ve put together a list of 20 ways to engage your organization’s 20-somethings. Take a look!

  • Meet them on social media. (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.)
  • Create a hashtag and encourage live-tweeting during meetings and events. 
  • Offer an incentive for fundraising or attendance (i.e. free food, a t-shirt, etc.) 
  • Add a little humor to your organization’s content – think pop culture references, animated gifs, etc.
  • Create a Millennial mentoring program.
  • Establish a Young Professionals Committee. (Think about it: who can plan Millennial events better than your very own Millennial members?)
  • Organize a TED Talk. (You can either put together a presentation for Millennials or encourage your Millennial members to present.)
  • Launch a social media contest. 
  • Organize an impact session. (An impact session is a meeting with multiple presenters, each one speaking for only about five to ten minutes.)
  • Host a Millennials-only event. (a quarterly pizza night, an ice cream social, etc.) 
  • Host a Millennials-only focus group. 
  • Create short, “snackable” content. (blog posts, YouTube videos, etc.)
  • Make everything mobile-friendly. (This one’s non-negotiable.)
  • Repost your Millennial members’ content. (Regram their Instagram pictures, retweet their tweets.)
  • Host a quarterly networking event to help with career advancement. 
  • Create a social community exclusively for Millennial members. 
  • Create a young professionals group on LinkedIn. 
  • Minimize lecture-driven meetings. (If you must have a lecture-driven meeting, try breaking up into smaller groups to make it more interactive.)
  • Send out a Millennial survey. 
  • Form a panel of well-established professionals to talk to your Millennial members. 

For more tips on engaging the next generation now, download our free Millennial guide below!

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Topics: social media for associations, member engagement, Small Staff Chatter

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