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Step Up Your Member Recruitment Game

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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MC LIVE! 2018: Get the Recap!

Last week, we welcomed 207 MemberClicks and WebLink users - representing 127 different organizations and 15 different industries from 38 different states (and three different countries!) - to Indianapolis for three days of membership management insights, software training and analysis, and a whole lot of fun.

Attendees of MC LIVE! 2018 called it “motivating,” “priceless,” and downright “refreshing.” Here are some of the high points from the week that MemberClicks customers raved about!

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Universal Software Tips: Paying Attention for Retention

Part of impacting retention in a meaningful way means paying attention to how each member prefers to interact with your organization. Arming yourself with this information means you’ll be able to have relevant conversations around renewal time.

Now, for those of you who have thousands of members, that may sound pretty daunting. Luckily, your membership management software - whether it’s MemberClicks or WebLink - has some tools to make it easier! Check it out:

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4 Benefits That’ll Help Your Members Land Their Dream Job

As an association, you exist to connect your members: With each other, with members of the community, and with potential employers! In fact, many members cite professional development and networking as a top reason for joining in the first place.

There are a number of benefits you can offer that will prepare members for a successful job pursuit:

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When You Succeed, We Succeed: Our Customer Success Services

Any membership management software has a learning curve - that time in the beginning as you and your staff learn all the "how to's" of your new system. But what about after that...when you know the “how to's” and you want to focus on the “how best's”?

That’s where our Customer Success team comes in. Made up of product and industry experts, our Customer Success team is here for in-depth consultations and coaching to help you and your staff get more value from your MemberClicks product.

The Customer Success team has a number of services, both paid and complimentary, that can help you along your journey toward mastering your software:

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12 Tips for Attending MC LIVE!

First time attending a user conference? Or has it been a while? A user conference differs from others because it’s meant for you, the user, to go home with more confidence to use your database in a way that will transform your organization.

And with MC LIVE! right around the corner, I have a few pieces of advice to get the most out of your experience:

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Easily Generate Non-Dues Revenue With FinTech Your Members NEED

Did you hear the news? MemberClicks recently extended its partnership with Payscape, our preferred payment processor!

As part of this partnership extension, we’ve introduced the Payscape Affiliate Partner Program. This is a revenue-share agreement designed to help you generate thousands in non-dues revenue a year while providing financial technology benefits to your members. All you have to do is sign on and - quite literally - sit back, relax, and watch the revenue roll in. (I know, we were shocked as well.)

And don’t worry - if you already work with a payment processor you love, you don’t have to switch in order to join the program!

Interested? Check out these details:

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Meet the Operations Team!

Chances are, as a MemberClicks customer, you haven’t interacted much with anyone on our Operations team - and that’s a shame! These Clickers literally keep our business running. From managing company finances to saving us when technology doesn’t want to work to keeping us constantly stocked with the essentials (aka, coffee) and more, we would be absolutely lost without them!

Introducing, the MemberClicks Operations Team!

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Mark Your Calendars! September and October Events & Training

We’re coming off a hot summer of events and trade shows, and it sure isn’t lightening up any this Fall! Here’s where we’re going to be - and where we hope to see you!

But first - let’s take a look at some upcoming opportunities for training and best practices on the system YOU use every day:

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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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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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