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Association Events: 3 Best Practices to Increase Engagement

Events that bring your association’s community together are a great way to bring your members together in an engaging and memorable way. Often, these events become recurring annual activities, giving your members something to look forward to every year, even during challenging times

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Growing Pains? 7 Tools to Improve Your Association

 

 

The ability to adapt to an ever-changing business landscape is crucial for associations. If you’re struggling to grow your business (or even seeing a decrease in membership), here are a few tools that can help:

  • Association Management Software

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5 Benefits of Utilizing Online Waivers for Your Association

Over the past two years, associations have had to overcome new challenges to keep their members both safe and engaged. While many associations have encountered difficulties such as decreased memberships, there have also been just as many creative solutions to help counter these problems. One of these solutions is online waivers. 


Waivers may already be part of your association’s event planning process. However, online waivers are an even more convenient option, providing the same benefits as traditional paper waivers while offering their own unique positives. 

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Auction Planning: 5 Steps to Master Pre-Event Preparation

You’re likely familiar with the planning chaos before the launch of an event: your team is scrambling to polish off details, items seem to be missing, and you’re in the midst of trying last minute strategies to drive more registrations. The commotion before your big event can make even the seasoned fundraiser think that more advanced planning could save you trouble. 

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4 Best Practices for Creating an Inclusive Digital Strategy

Inclusivity has increasingly become a central component of the digital strategies of a wide variety of associations and other membership organizations. 

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Building an Advocacy Leadership Team: Skills and Roles

Grassroots advocacy campaigns are built from groups of concerned individuals coming together to achieve a common goal. While successful advocacy movements rely on each and every supporter, campaigns don’t just spontaneously come together. Instead, they are guided by a strong advocacy leadership team. 

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Why You May Have Lost Members This Year (And 3 Solutions)

While the pandemic has introduced several new challenges to many organizations, membership programs have had to make more adaptations than others.

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Tips to Overcome Your Association E-Learning Challenges

To attract new members and retain them year after year, you need to provide stand-out content that appeals to your association’s audience. Networking events and professional development opportunities are center stage when it comes to fostering the development of the future leaders in your group and maintaining their interest over time.

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What You Need to Know About Functional Expense Reporting

By ISAE Gold Partner VonLehman CPA Advisory Firm

Functional expense reporting became a requirement a few years ago when nonprofits implemented Accounting Standard Update (ASU) 2016-14, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Presentation of Financial Statement of Not-for-Profit Entities.  Have you given much thought since then to what you’re reporting? We’ve summarized some key points about functional expense reporting and some things to consider as you approach year end.

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5 Web Design Tips to Make Your Association Website Stand Out

It’s no secret that it’s been a difficult year and a half for associations. 

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4 Tips for Creating Engaging Online Course Materials

We’ve all sat through a boring training, class, or certification course. 

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5 Ways to Optimize Your Association's Website

Modern associations and their communities are thriving online. With most face-to-face interactions still on pause (thank you, global pandemic) and online events growing in popularity, focusing on your association’s web presence and digital efforts is not just sound advice but essential to your success. 

Having a flourishing online community and optimized association website promotes association member engagement, retention, and recruitment. 

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Microlearning as a Tool for Ongoing Professional Development

From Artisan E-Learning

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How to Secure Extra Fundraising Revenue for your Association

By Craig Grella, Salsa Labs

While dues are certainly a key component of any association’s financial stability, the leaders at your organization — particularly those who work in finance and fundraising — understand that dues alone are not enough to keep an association afloat. 

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How the DOL’s Withdrawal of the Independent Contractor Status Final Rule May Affect Your Association

By Elizabeth M. Roberson & Kate E. Trinkle
Krieg DeVault LLP

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ISAE Partners With MPI Indiana, MIH to Host Successful Hybrid Event

Nearly 100 association professionals and industry partners/suppliers gathered both in-person and virtually for a unique hybrid program on Thursday, October 29 at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie, IN. "Back to Business: Planning Live Events During The Pandemic" was a collaboration between the Indiana Society of Association Executives (ISAE), Meeting Professionals International's Indiana Chapter (MPI Indiana) and Minorities in Hospitality (MIH).

The purpose of this program was to:

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Virtual Game On! Gamification for Virtual Meetings

By Kim Harwood, Results at Hand Software

Discover new ways to engage your attendees at your next virtual meeting! Remote games don't have to be time-consuming to create or even all that challenging to be FUN! Here are some suggestions for games you can create in minutes with your current event technologies (video conference platform, event app, survey tools).   

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A Session in Line With Our Times - and the Future of your Association

By Kay Neidlinger, CUDE, VP Communications, Indiana Credit Union League

Attending the sessions at ICON2020 are sure to check a lot of boxes for you as you find the tools and information to fuel your association’s success during these challenging times. One challenge that is sure to outlive the pandemic is revenue generation.

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Tips for Hosting a Successful Virtual Board Meeting

Whether your organization is on a national scale with board members across the country or is a local chapter with board members in close proximity, your team can benefit from hosting virtual board meetings.

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Serving the Future Leaders of Your Association

By Alyssa Gibson, American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives

A few months ago, one of our volunteers approached us to inquire about education and networking for young professionals. While we could certainly provide a list of programs and resources appropriate for this segment of our membership, we realized there was a much larger opportunity to cultivate a community for members in this very important stage of their career.

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