Member directories lie at the heart of what makes membership valuable for professional organizations, but taking care of them can be a major hassle for managers. Most membership managers start [...]
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There are as many types of membership software as there are member-based organizations. Sorting through them to find the one best for you can be an intimidating task. It isn't [...]
The old saying is that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. This principle is especially true for member-driven organizations. The nature of managing members is that you're [...]
Fundraisers are always a struggle. It doesn't matter if your goals are big or small, it takes serious elbow grease to push the red thermometer line higher. But perhaps not [...]
Brainstorming can be a so much more than a bunch of people getting together to throw out a few ideas. Done thoughtfully, in a structured way, a quality brainstorming [...]
Surveys are a simple tool, but used strategically, they can offer a tremendous amount of insight that you can use to drive member engagement for your events. Most member-driven organizations [...]
Members that don't engage don't renew. Members that do engage not only stay members longer, but can add value to the membership of every other member in your organization. For associations especially, [...]
Member-driven organizations have a real problem with employee churn. Each has their own complex, nuanced approach to membership management - making training expensive, and churn a frustrating inconvenience to organizations [...]
The millennial generation is notoriously difficult demographic to target. Hard to bring on as members, and just as difficult to keep as members - they represent a major challenge to the [...]
Software is at the core of everything your organization does. Almost every task you perform requires you to use it, so using one that your needs ought to be a [...]