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Questions to Add to Member Application

4 Questions to Consider Adding to Your Online Member Application

Having a soon-to-be member fill out a member application on your organization’s website is exciting. More interest! More growth!

But in addition to it being an exciting process, it’s also a great opportunity for your organization to gather information that can help with engagement and retention, as well as future recruitment efforts...as long as you ask the right questions.

In fact, here are four questions you may want to consider adding to your online member application moving forward:  

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Our Favorite Templated Email Responses: 3 Scenarios

With the end of the year approaching, we’re all looking for new ways to gain some time back in our work day (especially when it comes to email!).

While you can’t stop time, you can check our favorite templated email responses to help you zoom through your inbox!

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Member Spotlights: 14 Questions to Ask

Shining a spotlight on your members (in your newsletter, on your website, on social media, etc.) is great for a number of reasons:

  1. It makes that member feel special and highly engaged

  2. It helps your members get to know other members

  3. If that member is highly engaged (on a committee, for example), it can inspire other members to become more engaged

But the key to generating results like that is to put together a fun and engaging member spotlight. It doesn’t have to be long, just...interesting!

Below are a few questions - some fun, some serious - you may want to ask in your next member spotlight. (And tip: to keep your readers engaged, you may want to vary your questions from spotlight to spotlight.)

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How to Level Up Your Members-Only Content

This blog post was originally published March 5th, 2015 by Callie Walker but was updated for added value.

Remember pitching all of your great benefits to your prospective members? Now is the time to deliver! Offering members-only content on your association’s website is a great way to provide your members with added value. 

But in order for members-only content to be effective, it must be well executed. If you’re not sure where to begin, take a look at these quick tips for leveling up your members-only content!

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Refreshing Your Website for the New Year: 4 Little "Musts"

People often think of website updates as needing to be big and elaborate (and by extension, complicated). But that couldn’t be further from the truth! Sure, website redesigns have their time and place (no one wants an outdated website!), but at the same time, sometimes just a few minor tweaks can drive the engagement (and “fresh look”) you’re seeking.  

With 2019 right around the corner, what better time to freshen up your association or chamber’s website? Read on for four little makeover musts:

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End-of-Year Member Survey for Associations: 6 Questions

Ever wish you could read your member’s thoughts to see what they REALLY thought of your association? Enter end-of-year surveys! Now is the time to get a quick view of what your members are looking for from your association next year.

Check out our short, but effective, end-of-year member survey that will help you determine what’s working and what’s not for your association.

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Engaging Your Young Professional Members: 4 Tips (Plus Ideas!)

Engaging your members is one thing. Engaging your young professional members is another, entirely. They’re at a different point in their lives and careers, and thus, should be approached differently.

So how should you approach YP engagement? Below are a few tips - plus a few concrete ideas!

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15 Ideas for Easy, Sharable Video Content

Note: This post was originally published on 9/22/15; Updated 11/21/18 for added value.

Video has been popular for quite a while now, particularly on social media, but did you know, by 2019, video will account for about 78 percent of the world’s mobile data traffic?

That means most of the content people will be searching for and engaging with online will be in video form. So, is your association or chamber hopping on the video trend? If not, now’s the time.

Not sure what to even film a video about? Here are a few ideas:

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4 Ways to Leverage Social Media During the Holidays

Note: This post was originally published on 11/4/15; Updated 11/19/18 for added value.

The holiday season is officially upon us, and with that comes a certain level of increased social media visibility. (People are on their phones a lot more, after all.) But how can your organization really leverage that visibility to increase online member engagement? We’ve got a few ideas!

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How to Prevent Your Members from "Going Dark" This Holiday Season

Engaging your members throughout the year is hard enough. But throw in the holidays, and it often feels downright impossible.

Your members are on vacation, enjoying time with their loved ones, taking a much needed break from their jobs/professions - and rightfully so!

So how can your association or chamber still engage with members, even during the busy holiday season? Here are a few tips:

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7 Items to Include in Your New Member Welcome Packet

Note: This post was originally published on 10/20/15; Updated 11/6/18 for added value.

When it comes to onboarding new members, welcome packets go a long way. Not only do they help your new members get up to speed, but they make your new members feel welcome and relaxed about their decision to join.

While every organization’s welcome packet will vary, there are seven basic items you don’t want to leave out. Take a look:

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