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3 Ways to Bump Up Your Member Recruitment Game

If there’s one common goal for associations across the globe, it’s grow, grow, grow.

But we know as well as you do, easier said than done. So where are some of the best places to find new members? Are there any “hot spots” you’re currently leaving untapped? Here are three ways to bump up your association’s member recruitment game:

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13 Ideas for Generating Non-Dues Revenue

Note: This post was originally published on 1/13/16; Updated 10/16/18 for added value.

Membership dues are a big part of your organization’s overall revenue stream. But in order to attract more members, it’s important to keep those membership dues down. And in order to retain existing members, it’s important to try your best to keep those dues consistent year after year.

Embracing non-dues revenue streams is a great way to keep membership dues down, while still bringing in the revenue you need to run your organization. To help you get started, here are 13 non-dues revenue ideas for your association:

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Evolve Your Association Leadership Style: 3 Practical Ways

As a leader, you should always be trying to gain new perspectives on how to best engage with your team, otherwise your association might start to feel disconnected. The needs of your staff and members will be ever changing, so it’s in your advantage to try and keep ahead of the curb by continuing to evolve your leadership style.

Take a look at these three beneficial types of leadership that anyone can start incorporating into their association leadership today.

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7 Productivity Tips for the Busy Association Professional

This blog post was originally published October 15, 2015 by Callie Walker but was updated for added value.

How many times have you uttered the phrase, “I wish there were more hours in a day?” Yeah, you and me both. But unfortunately, 24 hours is all we get.

That being said, there are a few tips for staying on track and improving your time management skills. Take a look!

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4 Questions to Ask Yourself When Developing Your Association's 2019 Strategic Plan

It’s hard to believe we’re in Q4 already! As part of that, you’ve probably started putting together your organization’s 2019 strategic plan. But as you do that, to really ensure you take your organization where you want it to go, we recommend asking yourself the following four questions:

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How to Choose Between Staff for Professional Development Events

Unfortunately, not every member of your staff can be out all of the time at professional development events (as much as they may wish to be) due to budget constraints and workload. However, you also want to make sure that you’re rotating your staff so that everyone gets to attend at some point.

Then how do you begin to decide who goes and who stays? Check out these three factors we think will help narrow down the best staff fit for the next professional development conference on your radar!

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From #ASAE18: Managing Remote Workers: 10 Things to Consider

Working remotely is something that’s becoming more and more popular at companies and organizations. But from a management perspective, it requires a bit of extra consideration. When you can’t see that employee, how can you be sure they’re actually getting their work done? And with them being out of the office, how can you make sure they still feel engaged?

Those are just a few of the things managers need to think through, but according to Anna Hofmeister, Partner at Tate & Tryon, Nicole Banks, Associate Director of Membership at the American Welding Society, and Kimberly Mosley, President of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association, there are actually 10 key variables managers need to take into account when working with remote employees.

Here’s a recap of those variables, which they presented (along with a lot of other great info!) at the American Society of Association Executives’ (ASAE) 2018 Annual Meeting & Exposition:

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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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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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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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Exploring the Expo Hall: Tips for #ASAE18 Attendees

ASAE’s 2018 Annual Meeting & Exposition is just over a week away! (Cue ALL the fun and exciting emotions.)

By now, you’ve probably hopefully taken a look at the schedule, picked what sessions you’d like to attend, planned your evening activities (like the Small-Staff Shindig!), and maybe even started putting together a mental list of items to pack.

But the one aspect of this event (and all conferences, really) that people tend to not prep for (and rather just wing) is the Expo Hall aspect. What’s your game plan? Do you have a game plan?

If not, allow us to help! Here are a few tips to help you maximize your time on the trade show floor:

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