August 30th, 2013 | Posted in Member Engagement + Retention
There’s plenty of talk among organizations on how to recruit and engage Millennials but are you getting them involved to the point they are assuming the role of your next ED? And what would your organization look like if it was Millennial led? Your organization would be:
1. More collaborative. Millennials were raised to be collaborative and inclusive. The education system, the cartoons they watched, everything spoke to teamwork. Millennials enjoy working in group settings and hate silos. There’s a belief among them (and much of corporate America now) that everyone has something to add regardless of role or function so under Millennial leadership you would experience a lot of let’s include this group/person before deciding on a change. Read the rest of this entry »
July 31st, 2013 | Posted in YourMembership.com News
We’ve been attending ASAE Conference for years now but every year is a great new experience for a multitude of reasons. Sure, there are the amazing locations. There are the fun association parties. Oh…and the swag. Gosh, I love light-up pens.
Those things are all part of what makes conference a great time but there’s so much more to the experience. I even have to admit I love running into my counterparts with the competition. It’s fun to squint our eyes at one another, point from across the room, with an I-know-you gaze. We may not all agree about whose association management software platform is the best but we are all dedicated to telling you what we know to be true (even if they are just a little less correct in their conviction than I am).
But what makes these meetings of association professionals special for me, is Read the rest of this entry »
July 24th, 2013 | Posted in Association Management Software, Member Engagement + Retention, Membership Management
Yesterday, we covered three of the five most common mistakes made by associations and member-based organizations. Today, we’ll finish with the last two. The beauty of all these “mistakes” is that they can be remedied quickly.
4. Worrying about failure/mistaking stability for direction – it is impossible to learn to walk without falling and while what associations are doing is far more complicated than taking a few steps, stumbling must be expected. Organizations can no longer continue to do it the way it’s always been done. Read the rest of this entry »