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Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 12, 2019

Membership Hack: Consumer-Oriented Blog

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 12, 2019

The American Cleaning Institute created a consumer-focused for its members’ customers. The content includes practical cleaning tips as well as safety information.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 3, 2019

Membership Hack: Three Meetings, One Week

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 3, 2019

The American Dental Association combined three of its small meetings into one week-long conference. The three-in-one format expands professional development opportunities while combining resources and stakeholder groups.

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 24, 2019

Membership Hack: Summer Reading List

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 24, 2019

A curated list of member-recommended books keeps members of the National Association of Colleges and Employers learning all summer long.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 14, 2019

Membership Hack: Museum Exhibit

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 14, 2019

Members of the International Trademark Association created an exhibit for the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum. The exhibit uses content inspired by a public awareness campaign that educates young people on counterfeit goods.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 7, 2019

Membership Hack: Jobs for Veterans

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 7, 2019

A new partnership empowers members of AICC, the Independent Packaging Association, to hire military veterans. The program helps members find much-needed employees and prepares vets for careers in the industry.

Membership by Tim Ebner May 31, 2019

Membership Hack: Chapter Microsites

Membership by Tim Ebner May 31, 2019

The Institute of Management Accountants uses microsites that chapter volunteers manage to drive online member engagement while maintaining IMA brand consistency. The sites are easy to configure and help boost event attendance.

Membership by Tim Ebner May 17, 2019

Membership Hack: Virtual Chapters

Membership by Tim Ebner May 17, 2019

Chapters don’t always have to be about serving members in the same local community or state. At NIGP, the Institute for Public Procurement, virtual chapters connect members with similar interests from thousands of miles away.

Membership by Tim Ebner May 10, 2019

Membership Hack: Mother’s Day Good Deed

Membership by Tim Ebner May 10, 2019

The National Peace Corps Association encourages its members to buy gifts for Mom online. Each purchase is a chance to give back and do some good.

Membership by Tim Ebner May 3, 2019

Membership Hack: Microvolunteering for Content Creation

Membership by Tim Ebner May 3, 2019

Your members can pitch in as content creators of social media feeds, newsletters, or blogs. These microvolunteering opportunities can help time-strapped members get involved.

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 26, 2019

Membership Hack: Virtual Town Halls

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 26, 2019

The National Association of Home Builders hosts virtual town halls every month with its state and local affiliates, providing a regular forum for both staff and volunteers to swap ideas about membership.

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 19, 2019

Membership Hack: Logo Sharing

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 19, 2019

Sharing your association’s logo with members can help increase your visibility, recruit new members, and foster credibility and trust with members’ customers.

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 12, 2019

Membership Hack: A Tech Tool for Member Onboarding

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 12, 2019

Trello is a web-based app that’s popular for project management. One association uses Trello’s kanban boards, which visualize workflows, to onboard new members.

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 5, 2019

Membership Hack: Chapter Services Lab

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 5, 2019

Staff from the American Academy of Pediatrics play a direct role in component relations problem-solving. During its annual chapter summit, volunteers can ask questions and find answers at the chapter services lab.

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 29, 2019

Membership Hack: Virtual Expos

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 29, 2019

Not all of your members will be able to attend the annual meeting. For those who miss it, a virtual expo can be a great way to remotely engage people in professional development.

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 22, 2019

Membership Hack: Association StoryCorps

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 22, 2019

Association members have stories to tell. The American Geophysical Union has enlisted StoryCorps, a nonprofit that collects and archives audio conversations with everyday Americans, to document its members’ accounts of their journeys through science.

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 15, 2019

Membership Hack: “Ask Me Anything” Calls

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 15, 2019

The Digital Analytics Association hosts a monthly call modeled off Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” series. DAA members dial in to ask whatever is on their minds.

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 8, 2019

Membership Hack: Member-Generated Memes

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 8, 2019

The Grant Professionals Association found a creative way to reach and engage members during an annual celebration of the profession: Tap into the internet’s love of memes.

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 1, 2019

Membership Hack: Conference Suggestion Box

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 1, 2019

Does your conference need an overhaul? At the Online News Association, a digital suggestion box gives members an easy way to provide input into content planning for ONA’s annual meeting.

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 22, 2019

Membership Hack: An App for Maintaining Credentials

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 22, 2019

An app from the American Board of Anesthesiology assesses members on their professional knowledge year-round to help them maintain their certification, replacing its traditional exam.

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 18, 2019

Membership Hack: Onboarding Webinars

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 18, 2019

The International Coach Federation onboards new members using a live webinar to introduce them to key benefits and services. This early engagement opportunity also helps boost first-year retention.

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 8, 2019

Membership Hack: An Appetite for Cookbooks

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 8, 2019

At the National Association of Home Builders, members submit their favorite recipes for a community cookbook that’s now in its second printing. Proceeds from Building an Appetite support NAHB’s scholarship fund.

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 1, 2019

Membership Hack: Give Back at Annual Meetings

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 1, 2019

During its annual meeting, the American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives partners with a local charity in the host city. Funds raised not only help support a worthy cause, but the effort also offers opportunities for attendees to engage and interact with one another.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 25, 2019

Membership Hack: Raise Awareness With Testimonials

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 25, 2019

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry created patient testimonials, a PSA-style video, and a website to increase public understanding of implant dentistry, putting the spotlight on AAID-certified members.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 18, 2019

Membership Hack: 30 in 30 Recruitment Drive

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 18, 2019

To commemorate its 75th anniversary, the National Association of Concessionaires recently launched a member-referral program to recruit 30 new members in 30 days. It’s part of a yearlong effort to get current members to become new member sponsors.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 11, 2019

Membership Hack: Member Appreciation Webinars

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 11, 2019

Each year, the American Occupational Therapy Association shows member its appreciation by offering free webinars during a weeklong celebration. The free learning continues all year with a monthly webinar series.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 4, 2019

Membership Hack: Ask a Question by Email

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 4, 2019

A monthly email that asks a single question about membership can boost engagement and give a glimpse at long-term membership trends.

Membership by Tim Ebner Dec 18, 2018

Top Tips From 2018 Membership Hacks

Membership by Tim Ebner Dec 18, 2018

In the weekly Membership Hack column, we share the little ways that associations save time, money, and resources while delivering value to members all year long. Here are some of our favorites from 2018.

Membership by Tim Ebner Dec 14, 2018

Membership Hack: Holiday Stress Relief

Membership by Tim Ebner Dec 14, 2018

The holidays are not always bright and cheery. For some, they’re filled with stress and anxiety. The National Funeral Directors Association helps members address these feelings with free online resources and phone counseling.

Membership by Tim Ebner Dec 7, 2018

Membership Hack: Decked Out in Member Apparel

Membership by Tim Ebner Dec 7, 2018

Members of the American Angus Association show their pride by wearing Angus Brand apparel, which is sold in a new online retail store. Merchandise and apparel sales also support a worthy cause.

Membership by Tim Ebner Nov 30, 2018

Membership Hack: Get Social With Onboarding

Membership by Tim Ebner Nov 30, 2018

When new members join, you might send them a welcome letter or packet of information. But one association goes a step further and recognizes new members on social media platforms.

Membership by Tim Ebner Nov 16, 2018

Membership Hack: Black Friday Member Savings

Membership by Tim Ebner Nov 16, 2018

On one of the busiest shopping days of the year, the National Business Aviation Association rolls out a special deal to incentivize prospects to join. The annual promotion provides a recruitment boost and garners some additional social buzz.

Membership by Tim Ebner Nov 2, 2018

Membership Hack: Conference Call Seminars

Membership by Tim Ebner Nov 2, 2018

The National Ayurvedic Medical Association hosts a monthly after-hours seminar by conference call. Each dial-in session is a chance for both members and nonmembers to learn more about Ayurveda health.

Membership by Tim Ebner Oct 26, 2018

Membership Hack: Chapter Trivia

Membership by Tim Ebner Oct 26, 2018

To spark some friendly competition and build buzz for its annual conference, the Association of Change Management Professionals quizzes members weekly on chapter trivia.

Membership by Tim Ebner Oct 19, 2018

Membership Hack: The Right Medium for Maximum Reach

Membership by Tim Ebner Oct 19, 2018

The Fiber Broadband Association uses a platform called Medium to blog about industry news, information, and advocacy. With millions of users, it lets FBA distribute content far and wide.

Membership by Tim Ebner Oct 12, 2018

Membership Hack: Recruitment Competition for Chapters

Membership by Tim Ebner Oct 12, 2018

The National Association of Home Builders encourages friendly competition among chapter members with an annual fall membership drive. This year, to raise the stakes, NAHB announced extra cash and prize incentives.

Membership by Tim Ebner Sep 28, 2018

Membership Hack: There's No 'I' in Member

Membership by Tim Ebner Sep 28, 2018

In communications with members, do you talk too much about yourself? The Society for Vascular Ultrasound removes ‘I’ or ‘we’ statements from member materials and replaces them with member-focused language.

Membership by Tim Ebner Sep 21, 2018

Membership Hack: Online Acronym Finder

Membership by Tim Ebner Sep 21, 2018

The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society recently revamped its acronym guide from a printed piece to a searchable online database. The new tool helps RAPS members navigate a sea of bureaucratic shorthand.

Membership by Tim Ebner Sep 7, 2018

Membership Hack: Chapter Leaders as Conference Promoters

Membership by Tim Ebner Sep 7, 2018

The Association for Corporate Growth organizes a competition to encourage chapter leaders to promote its annual conference. Participants get two free conference registrations, plus chances to win prizes.

Membership by Tim Ebner Aug 24, 2018

Membership Hack: Speed Mentoring

Membership by Tim Ebner Aug 24, 2018

There’s a quick way to make mentorship matches. “Speed mentoring” rotates participants around a room for rapid-fire conversations with potential mentors.

Membership by Tim Ebner Aug 17, 2018

Membership Hack: Referral Incentives

Membership by Tim Ebner Aug 17, 2018

The Association of Academic Physiatrists incentivizes members who recruit members in August. For each new or reinstated member who joins, the referring member gets entered into a raffle.

Membership by Tim Ebner Aug 10, 2018

Membership Hack: Instagram Engagement

Membership by Tim Ebner Aug 10, 2018

The American Dental Hygienists' Association has a big presence on Instagram, where it highlights member stories every week and once a month gives a student member full-account access for a day-in-the-life look.

Membership by Tim Ebner Aug 3, 2018

Membership Hack: Collect Member News Online

Membership by Tim Ebner Aug 3, 2018

Associations can use an online form to gather updates and announcements from members that can be turned into content for the magazine, website, or future professional development programming.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 27, 2018

Membership Hack: Preview Weekend

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 27, 2018

The Association of Writers & Writing Programs occasionally opens its website to nonmembers for a weekend preview of member-only benefits. The free access incentivizes prospects to join.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 20, 2018

Membership Hack: Bite-Sized Learning

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 20, 2018

The Direct Selling Association creates podcasts to not only help its members learn from their colleagues but also to meet them “where they are.”

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 13, 2018

Membership Hack: Fundraising by Webinar

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 13, 2018

The Radio Television Digital News Association is offering access to an upcoming webinar for free. In exchange, RTDNA is asking journalists to donate to a fund supporting victims of the Capital-Gazette shooting.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 6, 2018

Membership Hack: Career-Stage Mentorships

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 6, 2018

A key benefit of membership in the Illinois Park and Recreation Association is a career-stage mentorship program that brings together early, mid-level, and seasoned professionals. It helps to grow professional networks while keeping members engaged with the association.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 29, 2018

Membership Hack: Digital Handbook

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 29, 2018

A digital handbook gives members access to the information they need about member benefits, services, and support—all in one place.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 15, 2018

Membership Hack: Spotlight Future Leaders

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 15, 2018

The Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance spotlights young members who have stories to tell and are in a good position to lead.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 8, 2018

Membership Hack: Recognize Long-Term Members

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 8, 2018

Looking for an easy way to say thanks to your most loyal members? One association takes time at its annual conference to spotlight major member anniversaries.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 1, 2018

Membership Hack: Teleforums

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 1, 2018

If your members don’t have time for an hour-long webinar, consider an on-the-go option—teleforums—where members dial in for a phone conversation.

Membership by Tim Ebner May 18, 2018

Membership Hack: Downsizing Newsletters

Membership by Tim Ebner May 18, 2018

The American Academy of PAs downsized to a single e-newsletter to deliver news and information to members without flooding their inboxes. That change is helping to boost open rates, click-throughs, and membership.

Membership by Tim Ebner May 11, 2018

Membership Hack: Hall of Fame

Membership by Tim Ebner May 11, 2018

Each year, the Specialty Food Association inducts a handful of people into a hall of fame celebrating industry leaders. The program showcases SFA innovators and draws positive media attention.

Membership by Tim Ebner May 4, 2018

Membership Hack: Staffing Help

Membership by Tim Ebner May 4, 2018

The Retail Merchants Association recently partnered with a startup to help members fill temporary staff vacancies.

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 27, 2018

Membership Hack: New-Member Giveaway

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 27, 2018

Everyone loves a freebie—including your member prospects. The American Water Works Associations offers new members two kinds of freebies: practical and fun.

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 20, 2018

Membership Hack: Discounted Consumer Research

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 20, 2018

The United States Association of Cider Makers recently partnered with the global research firm Nielsen to offer an opt-in group study to gather consumer feedback on members’ product designs and marketing.

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 6, 2018

Membership Hack: Virtual Happy Hours

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 6, 2018

The Women’s Fiction Writers Association brings members together with a glass of wine via virtual happy hours, which are streamed live and posted online.

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 30, 2018

Membership Hack: Partnership Power

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 30, 2018

The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship worked in partnership with many other nonprofits and associations to amplify their message as part of an awareness week.

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 23, 2018

Membership Hack: “Humans of New York” for Members

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 23, 2018

To provide a more personal look at its members, the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants features photo essays like the ones featured on the popular Humans of New York blog.

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 16, 2018

Membership Hack: March Madness Membership Drive

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 16, 2018

This time of year, everyone seems to have March Madness on the mind, including an association that’s using this month to recruit new members.

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 9, 2018

Membership Hack: Daily Briefings

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 9, 2018

To give members a quick way to stay on top of news related to their field, the Infectious Diseases Society of America partnered with a medical publisher to deliver a curated daily newsletter.

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 2, 2018

Membership Hack: Trial Memberships for Meeting Attendees

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 2, 2018

One recruitment tactic that’s proving to be effective for the American Booksellers Association—a free trial membership for each Spring Forum attendee.

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 23, 2018

Membership Hack: Member Awareness Day

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 23, 2018

To empower members and help raise public awareness of the profession, the National Society of Genetic Counselors created a one-day campaign that got community members involved.

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 9, 2018

Membership Hack: Member Benefits App

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 9, 2018

The American Veterinary Medical Association gives members access to a variety of practical benefits—all with a tap of an app.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 26, 2018

Membership Hack: The “I Am” Wall

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 26, 2018

Two associations in the hospice and palliative care field brought an inclusive spirit to their joint conference with a physical space where attendees, regardless of background or origin, could express themselves.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 19, 2018

Membership Hack: Chapter Leadership Coaching

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 19, 2018

The National Speakers Association uses a leadership coaching program to support and grow new leaders in its chapters and build a leadership pipeline.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 12, 2018

Membership Hack: Referral Credits

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 12, 2018

The Textbook and Academic Authors Association recently debuted a referral program that incentivizes members to recruit prospects in exchange for a small credit.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 5, 2018

Membership Hack: Reinforce Members’ Resolutions

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 5, 2018

The American Nurses Association’s #fitnursefriday social media campaign engages members and keeps them accountable for their New Year's resolutions.

Membership by Tim Ebner Dec 15, 2017

Membership Hack: Digital Dashboards

Membership by Tim Ebner Dec 15, 2017

To give members a hands-on experience with data, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association built an interactive digital dashboard.

Membership by Tim Ebner Dec 8, 2017

Membership Hack: Affinity Analysis

Membership by Tim Ebner Dec 8, 2017

The Society for Human Resource Management took a close look at which affinity programs members wanted most. The result: a new menu of options to better meet their needs.

Membership by Tim Ebner Dec 1, 2017

Membership Hack: Online Charity Auctions

Membership by Tim Ebner Dec 1, 2017

This year, the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading raises funds for its foundation using an online charity auction that taps into members’ passion for model airplanes.

Membership by Tim Ebner Nov 17, 2017

Membership Hack: Call for Micro-Volunteers

Membership by Tim Ebner Nov 17, 2017

The National Society of Genetic Counselors uses an online discussion forum to put out a call each time it needs members to take on small, ad-hoc volunteer tasks.

Membership by Tim Ebner Nov 10, 2017

Membership Hack: Showcase Members’ Talents

Membership by Tim Ebner Nov 10, 2017

To drive deeper engagement and a sense of community, the National Art Educators Association exhibits members’ creative talents both in person and remotely.

Membership by Tim Ebner Nov 3, 2017

Membership Hack: "Look Book" for Members

Membership by Tim Ebner Nov 3, 2017

A small-staff association distributes a simple directory, complete with photos, to onboard, orient, and engage its members.

Membership by Tim Ebner Oct 27, 2017

Membership Hack: Chapter Liaisons

Membership by Tim Ebner Oct 27, 2017

As part of a strategic effort, every staff member at the Society of Financial Service Professionals, including the CEO, serves as a chapter liaison.

Membership by Tim Ebner Oct 20, 2017

Membership Hack: Meeting Discount for Chapter Presidents

Membership by Tim Ebner Oct 20, 2017

Want to reward chapter volunteers and give them an incentive to stay involved? Take a cue from one association that discounts registration for chapter presidents to attend its annual meeting.

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 29, 2017

Membership Hack: Social Ambassadors

Membership by Tim Ebner Sep 29, 2017

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare tapped members as social ambassadors to promote a week-long online advocacy effort.

Membership by Tim Ebner Sep 22, 2017

Membership Hack: Opportunity to Do Good in a Disaster

Membership by Tim Ebner Sep 22, 2017

Due to Hurricane Irma, the Textile Rental Services Association canceled its annual conference in Miami. It gave attendees and sponsors the option to turn their fees into donations for disaster relief.

Membership by Tim Ebner Sep 15, 2017

Membership Hack: Storify Member Experiences

Membership by Tim Ebner Sep 15, 2017

Associations can use the Storify tool to quickly and efficiently gather social posts into online stories that highlight the member experience.

Membership by Tim Ebner Sep 8, 2017

Membership Hack: Pay-What-You-Can Members

Membership by Tim Ebner Sep 8, 2017

SHAPE America is testing a new way to recruit and win back members: letting them decide how much to pay in membership dues.

Membership by Tim Ebner Sep 1, 2017

Membership Hack: Quick Response With Texting

Membership by Tim Ebner Sep 1, 2017

The National Association of Sports Commissions is piloting a text message communication system to improve response time when members need help.

Membership by Tim Ebner Aug 25, 2017

Membership Hack: Lifetime Members

Membership by Tim Ebner Aug 25, 2017

The International Live Events Association recently debuted a lifetime membership to honor committed and long-time members.

Membership by Tim Ebner Aug 18, 2017

Membership Hack: ROI Scorecard

Membership by Tim Ebner Aug 18, 2017

The Digital Analytics Association has developed a scorecard that demonstrates to members the dollars-and-cents return on their dues investment.

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 Tim Ebner Jul 28, 2017

Membership Hack: A Two-for-New Deal

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 28, 2017

The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits offers member prospects an incentive to join with two free webinars, which provide practical value.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 21, 2017

Membership Hack: Instagram Recruitment

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 21, 2017

The American Society of Interior Designers takes advantage of Instagram’s visual appeal to market to prospective members.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 14, 2017

Membership Hack: Volunteer Matrix

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 14, 2017

The American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives uses a volunteer matrix, which is a spreadsheet that helps to track and recruit members.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 7, 2017

Membership Hack: Host an 'Amazing Race'

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 7, 2017

The American Probation and Parole Association is adding a little competition to its annual conference to get members moving and active in their host city.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 23, 2017

Membership Hack: Morale Boosters for Meetings

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 23, 2017

To add camaraderie and creativity at annual meetings, the Association of Public Health Laboratories encourages members to share morale-boosting moments.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 16, 2017

Membership Hack: Member Prospect Cards

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 16, 2017

Getting board members on board with membership recruitment is as easy as handing them a prospect card.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 9, 2017

Membership Hack: Recognizing Retirees

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 9, 2017

By recognizing members who are retiring or already retired, one association is hoping to celebrate and engage them for a lifetime.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 2, 2017

Membership Hack: Member Videos

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 2, 2017

Member testimonials are a tried-and-true marketing tool for associations. Put them in simple video form to put a human face on your campaigns.

Membership by Tim Ebner May 19, 2017

Membership Hack: Workshop Essentials

Membership by Tim Ebner May 19, 2017

The Utah Nonprofits Association does more than just train its members. It now works with them in post-training workshops to ensure they know how to put the tools they learned to use.

Membership by Tim Ebner May 12, 2017

Membership Hack: Celebrate Online Contributors

Membership by Tim Ebner May 12, 2017

The American Staffing Association’s online community marked its fourth anniversary by recognizing its most active participants.

Membership by Tim Ebner May 5, 2017

Membership Hack: Repeat Advocates

Membership by Tim Ebner May 5, 2017

To get members coming back year after year for its annual advocacy day, SHAPE America awards long-time attendees and offers scholarship incentives.

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 28, 2017

Membership Hack: Listening Tour

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 28, 2017

A team from the American Dental Association visits dentist offices to listen to members’ unmet needs.

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 21, 2017

Membership Hack: Micro-Advocacy

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 21, 2017

Asking regional members to take action on micro-advocacy efforts could result in big payoffs—both for your issue and in member engagement.

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 14, 2017

Membership Hack: Recruiting Award

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 14, 2017

To encourage membership recruitment, the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors gives an award to the member who is the biggest connector.

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 7, 2017

Membership Hack: The Gratitude Book

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 7, 2017

There’s a simple way to say thanks to dedicated members who serve in volunteer positions—sign and send a gratitude book.

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 31, 2017

Membership Hack: Young Members Pitching In

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 31, 2017

The US Composting Council taps a young professionals committee to lead on conference activities, connecting them with more established members and building a sense of belonging.

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 17, 2017

Membership Hack: Milestone Moments

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 17, 2017

The Agriculture Future of America Alliance recently celebrated its 20th anniversary with a promotion designed to boost renewals and bring in new and lapsed members.

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 10, 2017

Membership Hack: A Soft-Touch Note

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 10, 2017

Sometimes a bit of friendly outreach is all it takes to get valuable information from your members.

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 3, 2017

Membership Hack: Two-for-One Fly-Ins

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 3, 2017

The National Association of Counties turns members into advocates by doubling the value of their trip to Washington, DC.

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 24, 2017

Membership Hack: Savings on Shipping

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 24, 2017

The National Association of Wine Retailers formed a partnership with FedEx to save members money on shipping. This new benefit helps retailers meet consumer demand and helps NAWR recruit members.

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 10, 2017

Membership Hack: Conference Buddy System

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 10, 2017

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy uses a mentoring program that incentivizes conference attendance and provides members with opportunities to network and recruit new staff.

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 3, 2017

Membership Hack: An Easier Way to “Contact Us”

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 3, 2017

The National Association of Professional Organizers keeps its house in order with a simplified “contact us” form. The new form makes it easier for members to ask questions and receive prompt replies.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 30, 2017

Membership Hack: Combo-Promo Campaigns

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 30, 2017

One small association increased membership by 7 percent in a year using targeted "combo-promo" campaigns.

Membership by Tim Ebner May 21, 2019

Get Member Thinking on Nondues Revenue Projects

Membership by Tim Ebner May 21, 2019

When your association designs new products and services, do you tap your members for input? Maybe you should. Here are a few areas where members might help you boost your organization’s bottom line.

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 26, 2019

Put Members in the Spotlight as Meeting Storytellers

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 26, 2019

When members gather at conferences, you have a big opportunity to collect their stories to showcase the people who make up your community. Some specific tools, distribution channels, and strategies will help you put them in the spotlight.

Membership by Tim Ebner Dec 13, 2017

How They Hacked It: Top Membership Tips of 2017

Membership by Tim Ebner Dec 13, 2017

One year in, our Membership Hack column has become your weekly two-minute read for ideas for saving time, money, and other resources while delivering value to your members. Here’s a look back at some personal favorites.