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Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 12, 2019

Three Small-Scale Ideas for Free Membership

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 12, 2019

When you rely on member dues as a significant revenue source, free membership sounds scary. But you don’t have to go big: Limited free membership offers might provide just the boost you need.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Mar 1, 2018

Thursday Buzz: Free Membership to New Citizens

Membership by Raegan Johnson Mar 1, 2018

A Rhode Island museum offers up free membership to newly naturalized citizens. Also: Twitter rolls out a new bookmarking feature.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jul 30, 2014

When Free Membership Fits Your Mission

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jul 30, 2014

A trade association eliminates dues for its smallest companies, an inclusive effort to boost innovation and safety more broadly across its industry.

Membership by Katie Bascuas Jun 11, 2014

Hedge Fund Group Offers Free Membership to Women

Membership by Katie Bascuas Jun 11, 2014

Aiming to boost opportunities for women in a field long dominated by men, the Hedge Fund Association is offering six months of free membership to women hedge fund professionals. The offer comes as the group adds three new women leaders in top executive positions.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas May 8, 2013

Rebrand with a Twist: Free Membership

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas May 8, 2013

To keep pace with the changing publishing industry and to help increase member numbers, one West Coast marketing association is changing its name and offering complimentary membership.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Aug 7, 2019

We Asked, You Answered: Practical and Tactical Event Strategies

Meetings by Ernie Smith Aug 7, 2019

Not every “wow”-worthy gesture at an event has to be bold—sometimes, it just has to be supremely useful. Here are a few smart ways associations impressed their attendees and exhibitors.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 28, 2019

Membership Hack: Outstanding Student Award

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 28, 2019

An awards program of the Academy of Osseointegration recognizes top-performing dental students. The recognition comes with a free membership, plus some additional member perks.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 18, 2019

Four Internet Trends Affecting Membership

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 18, 2019

At the 2019 Code Conference, venture capitalist Mary Meeker detailed numerous internet trends giving shape to businesses. Many of them also have implications for associations and their members.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jun 2, 2019

The Next-Generation Power Play for Associations

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jun 2, 2019

Associations can’t function like they used to, laying out a few rigid ways in which members may participate in the community. Now, members want to define the terms of engagement—or they won’t join at all. Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms have a vision for what next-generation nonprofits look like in a “new power” world.

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 26, 2019

To Boost Global Membership, Get Flexible

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 26, 2019

Strict membership categories and dues structures don’t work for everyone. For your global members, consider flexible options, like income-adjusted pricing or low- or no-cost membership.

Meetings by Sophia Conforti Mar 19, 2019

Daily Buzz: Event Registration’s New Frontier

Meetings by Sophia Conforti Mar 19, 2019

Meeting registration technology is changing. With it comes the need for greater data security. Also: Finding a learning management system fit for your organization.

Membership by Ernie Smith Aug 7, 2018

Bar Association Revamps Member Model, Plots Digital Update

Membership by Ernie Smith Aug 7, 2018

The American Bar Association House of Delegates has approved a series of reduced membership rates intended to attract new lawyers or bring back lapsed members to the organization. In another change, the ABA website is moving to a metered paywall model.

Membership by Tim Ebner Nov 22, 2017

What Can Artificial Intelligence Do for Your Members?

Membership by Tim Ebner Nov 22, 2017

For membership organizations, one of the primary benefits of artificial intelligence is that it adds a hook to member engagement. Here are three examples.

Membership by Tim Ebner Oct 13, 2017

Membership Hack: Renewal Contest

Membership by Tim Ebner Oct 13, 2017

To encourage quick renewals, the U.S. Personal Chef Association holds a monthly contest with a chance to win next year’s membership for free.

Membership by Tim Ebner Sep 20, 2017

Is Now the Right Time to Add a Student Membership Category?

Membership by Tim Ebner Sep 20, 2017

Getting students involved as members can leave a lasting impression after they graduate. But some association membership pros say it’s important to ask a few questions before launching or reconfiguring your student membership category.

Membership by Tim Ebner Aug 11, 2017

Membership Hack: Free Digital Access

Membership by Tim Ebner Aug 11, 2017

A new complimentary, digital membership is adding some much-needed buzz to member recruitment for the American Beekeeping Federation.

Membership by Raegan Johnson May 25, 2017

Thursday Buzz: Control Your Membership Retention

Membership by Raegan Johnson May 25, 2017

Membership retention is tricky and often out of your control. But a few key benefits can help. Also: Why marketing automation could be hurting you.

Membership by Ernie Smith May 4, 2017

Amazon Prime's Next-Level Membership Gimmick

Membership by Ernie Smith May 4, 2017

Amazon wouldn't have any Oscars if not for Amazon Prime, which is why residents of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, are getting free memberships to the service. Here are some takeaways from the gimmick.

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 8, 2017

Opening the Door to Government Members

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 8, 2017

In some fields, associations can’t fully carry out their mission of guiding smart policy and facilitating information exchange if government employees aren’t part of their membership community. But state and federal rules are sometimes an obstacle to bringing in those members. Some groups are reexamining their membership strategies to bring down that barrier.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jan 3, 2017

Lessons From Super Mario Run's Business Model Stumble

Technology by Ernie Smith Jan 3, 2017

Nintendo’s first Mario game exclusively produced for mobile platforms was heavily hyped but struggled to keep its sales momentum beyond its first week—despite being a pretty solid game. In fact, it got savaged by reviewers thrown off by the price tag. The lesson for associations bringing something online? Your business model has to match the medium.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Dec 13, 2016

Best Benefit Ever: Compensation Data

Membership by Raegan Johnson Dec 13, 2016

A California hotel group launches a new platform to allow members to discover wage and benefits data specific to the hotel industry.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jul 20, 2016

Another Look at Freemium for Association Memberships

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jul 20, 2016

Evernote, a poster child for the freemium model, is showing signs of struggle, but associations may be better equipped to make the buzzy business model work.

Membership by Ernie Smith Jul 8, 2016

Arizona State University's Alumni Association Tries Free (but Tiered) Membership

Membership by Ernie Smith Jul 8, 2016

In an effort to boost donations to the university and boost connections with the school's numerous graduates, the Arizona State University Alumni Association is shifting to a free membership model in addition to a variety of paid tiers for those who want more services.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Apr 1, 2016

Membership Memo: Reach For It

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Apr 1, 2016

Could a sponsor help you enroll hard-to-get prospects?

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Mar 2, 2016

Member, Meet Sponsor: A Model for Reaching Under-Served Segments

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Mar 2, 2016

Can't get certain audiences to pay to join your association? Why not get someone else to pay for them? The sponsored-membership model is alive in many forms. Here's how associations are using it.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jan 20, 2016

A Collaborative Solution for Engaging More Student Members

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jan 20, 2016

Two associations in the plastics industry have partnered to grant free memberships to students, with an eye toward the long-term benefit of both associations and their industry as a whole.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jan 13, 2016

A Few Ideas to Score More Member Loyalty

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jan 13, 2016

Take a peek inside the rewards program at video-game retailer GameStop to see how incentives and personalization can drive greater member engagement

Money & Business by Morgan Little Aug 12, 2015

Wednesday Buzz: When Free Admission Doesn't Work

Money & Business by Morgan Little Aug 12, 2015

Take a data-driven dive into why free admission isn't a one-stop solution for the museum world. Plus: Is Pinterest really a social network?

Membership by Ernie Smith Aug 7, 2015

Friday Buzz: How Teens Are Embracing Online Connections

Membership by Ernie Smith Aug 7, 2015

A new study finds that teenagers are likely to both find new friends online and keep the conversation going on digital platforms. Also: The revamped Hamburglar stole our hearts but didn't sell burgers. Is that a problem?

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Aug 5, 2015

Must Member Dues Always Be Monetary?

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Aug 5, 2015

A proposed model for the future of membership in public broadcasting raises an intriguing question for associations: Could volunteering be another way to pay membership dues?

Membership by Ernie Smith Jul 6, 2015

How an Australian Group Found 1,000 New Student Members

Membership by Ernie Smith Jul 6, 2015

The Finance Brokers Association of Australia is riding high these days after a promotion for new students proved hugely successful in driving member growth. Now, the FBAA is eyeing where to go next.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jun 3, 2015

Where Is Your Membership Showroom?

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jun 3, 2015

Big online retailers are finding that real-world showrooms have an important influence on customers' buying habits. How can your association put your membership experience on display?

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Apr 27, 2015

Native American Groups See Potential in Legal Cannabis

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Apr 27, 2015

With a new coalition in tow, Native American tribes nationwide are considering the potential sale of legal marijuana on their land. The tribes' sovereign status gives them some advantages that state governments don't have, but the drug's regulated status still means there's plenty to consider.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Mar 11, 2015

Got Them In the Door: How a 10-Month Trial Membership Offer Found Success

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Mar 11, 2015

An association that let new members join for free for nearly a year says the offer worked better than any membership drive it's tried before. It's even repeating the offer in 2015. Could it work elsewhere?

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Dec 24, 2014

Membership Ideas I Couldn't Get to in 2014

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Dec 24, 2014

Some things just never seem to make it off the To-Do List. Here's a look at several membership topics we couldn't get to in 2014. Let us know which ones are the most interesting, or share your other ideas for our membership coverage in 2015.

Membership by Ernie Smith Dec 18, 2014

Thursday Buzz: Why This Association Made Membership Free

Membership by Ernie Smith Dec 18, 2014

A trade group focused on the B2B publication space credits increasing financial stability for the ability to offer free membership. Also: Tips for live-tweeting events.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Dec 12, 2014

Who's Who? Networking Ideas for Meetings and Events

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Dec 12, 2014

People attend meetings for many reasons, but often at the top of their list is networking opportunities. Is your association doing everything it can to create connections and build relationships among attendees?

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jul 23, 2014

Commercial Drone Pilots Group Gets Airborne Quickly

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jul 23, 2014

In the span of just a day, hundreds of people signed up to join the Drone Pilots Association, a group that hopes to push back against some of the regulatory complications commercial drone users face.

Membership by Katie Bascuas Oct 17, 2013

Free Admission: Why One Group Dropped Dues for Government Employees

Membership by Katie Bascuas Oct 17, 2013

The Parenteral Drug Association now offers free membership for government workers worldwide. The goal: to keep members from industry and regulatory agencies connected, despite tighter government budgets.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Mar 6, 2013

The Free or Fee Decision

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Mar 6, 2013

If your association is giving away products or membership at zero charge, and you're not getting anything else in return, you're doing it wrong.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Feb 28, 2013

Power of a Picture: Increasing Social Media Engagement with Photos

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Feb 28, 2013

A recent HubSpot study found that Facebook posts with photos received 104 percent more comments than posts with simply text or links. Adding visuals to your social media posts may not be as hard as you think.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Feb 5, 2013

Association’s Video Contest Shines Spotlight on Small Businesses

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Feb 5, 2013

The contest, sponsored by the National Federation of Independent Business, will offer small-business owners a way to share their start-up stories. And NFIB hopes it showcases the value of membership.

Leadership by Associations Now Staff Feb 1, 2013

The Innovators 2013

Leadership by Associations Now Staff Feb 1, 2013

How three smart thinkers made innovative approaches come alive inside their organizations.

Leadership by Melanie D.G. Kaplan Feb 1, 2013

The Innovators: The Big Embrace

Leadership by Melanie D.G. Kaplan Feb 1, 2013

Some might call it free membership—and they’d be right. But Erin Fuller calls her stroke of brilliance “radical inclusiveness,” and it’s helping the Alliance for Women in Media thrive.

Leadership by Melanie D.G. Kaplan Feb 1, 2013

The Innovators: 3 Questions With Erin Fuller, FASAE, CAE

Leadership by Melanie D.G. Kaplan Feb 1, 2013

Erin Fuller, FASAE, CAE, the President Alliance for Women in Media, brought free membership to her organization. Here are the things that inspire her.