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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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Top Downloaded Membership Management Content of 2016

Posted by Callie Walker

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If you follow our blog regularly, you probably know that we touch on a variety of topics - everything from remembering names at networking events to shopping for association management software. But do you ever wonder which topics resonate the most with people? We were curious, so we checked our vault, and found the top downloaded content of 2016.

Did you miss any of these?!

What Is an AMS?

You’ve probably heard the term “AMS” thrown around, but what exactly does that mean? What IS association management software?

Well, this guide explains it all. In it, you’ll learn how an AMS can help your organization, what features are commonly included, signs it might be time to start looking for an AMS, and more! To download your own copy, click here.

Buyer’s Guide: Selecting the Right Association Management System

So you’ve decided it’s time for an association management system. But what’s next? Where do you even begin when it comes to software shopping?  

Allow us to help! In this guide, learn how to identify key AMS requirements, how to create a vendor shortlist, what to ask when demoing an AMS, and when to pull that final trigger.

Membership Engagement for Small-Staff Associations

It’s no surprise that this one’s on the list. Membership engagement continues to be a HUGE part of association management. After all, engaged members are happy members and happy members STAY.

So how can you engage your association’s membership? We’ve got some tips. In our guide, Membership Engagement for Small-Staff Associations, you’ll learn how to optimize your website to keep members coming back, how to engage members using social media, how to capitalize on email communications, and more! Download your copy here!

8 Steps to Event Planning Success

Ah yes, event planning. A big part of membership engagement, but not always so easy to execute. Need a little help? Check out our guide, 8 Steps to Event Planning Success. It has everything you need to plan, promote, and maximize the impact of your organization’s next event.

Best Practices for Membership Renewals

You put a lot of time and energy into recruiting new members, so it’s no surprise that you want them to stay. But easier said than done, right?

If you need a little help getting those retention rates up, check out our guide, Best Practices for Membership Renewals. It explains when to begin your renewal efforts, how to write a compelling renewal reminder email, how to structure and manage your organization’s grace period, and how to re-engage lapsed members. Check it out here!

The Ultimate Guide to Membership Management

Sometimes, it’s just nice to have everything in one place, which is exactly why our Ultimate Guide to Membership Management exists. In it, we go over best practices for membership recruitment, onboarding, engagement, non-dues revenue, AND retention. Want a copy? Click here!

If you missed any of these content pieces, we highly encourage you to download them. And if there are any content pieces/topics you’d like to see us cover in the future, please let us know in the comments below!

Topics: association management, membership management, Small Staff Chatter

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