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Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 21, 2020

Give Young Members a Greater Leadership Voice

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 21, 2020

To cultivate its pipeline of future leaders, the National Automatic Merchandising Association evolved its Emerging Leaders Network to ensure that it provides high-quality engagement opportunities and a seat at the leadership table.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 3, 2020

Membership Hack: A Conference Led by Young Members

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 3, 2020

The International Casual Furnishings Association highlights young members’ voices at an annual educational conference. Millennial and Gen Z content leaders present on emerging issues to a multigenerational audience.

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 12, 2019

What Makes Young Members Tick?

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 12, 2019

A new benchmarking study focuses on young professionals’ views on membership. While many from the Gen Z and millennial generations decide to join associations, they’re skeptical about the value and benefits that membership brings. That’s a challenge associations will need to overcome.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 13, 2018

For Better Online Engagement, Go Where Your Young Members Go

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 13, 2018

A new survey from Pew Research Center indicates that young people use online platforms very differently than they did just a few years ago. Here are a few examples from associations that have made changes to their digital strategy, embracing Snapchat, YouTube, and Instagram to recruit and engage younger members.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jan 23, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Give Young Members Their Own Group

Membership by Raegan Johnson Jan 23, 2018

Want to keep your millennial and Gen Z members engaged? Create a group within your organization that’s just for them. Also: The Women’s March takes advantage of a new group stories app that lets you combine posts from different platforms.

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 Joe Rominiecki Jul 6, 2016

Get Young Members on the Fast Track to Engagement

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jul 6, 2016

At the American College of Cardiology, a program to get new graduates on the road to its "fellow" designation is one effort among many to enroll and engage members earlier in their careers.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jun 22, 2016

The Obvious Benefit That Young Members Are Looking For

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jun 22, 2016

A new study suggests associations overlook the primary motivation for young members: jobs. But is that a benefit associations are capable of offering?

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 10, 2020

Membership Hack: Easier Transitions for Student Members

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 10, 2020

Students can get lost in the membership shuffle, especially as they move from school into careers. Here’s how the Society for Personality and Social Psychology retains young members during that transition.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 7, 2020

Three Ideas to Ramp Up Digital Member Engagement

Membership by Tim Ebner Jan 7, 2020

Associations pros frequently cite member engagement as a top challenge, and many of the most effective ways to make easier connections with members are in the digital realm. Here are three items to add to your online engagement plan in the new year.

Membership by Tim Ebner Aug 20, 2019

How Omnichannel Marketing Can Build Relationships With Your Members

Membership by Tim Ebner Aug 20, 2019

Two new reports point to member engagement challenges for associations, which could mean it’s time to test out an omnichannel marketing strategy—and, no, that’s not the same thing as multichannel marketing. Here’s what the omnichannel approach looks like.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 23, 2019

#ASAE19 Game Changer: Drive Engagement With Connectional Intelligence

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 23, 2019

To provide meaningful engagement opportunities, associations need to help members master “connectional intelligence.” It’s less about chalking up connections and more about putting them to good use.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 2, 2019

Test-Drive Your Next Member Recruitment Campaign

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 2, 2019

Digital marketing tools make it easier to test out a member recruitment campaign in real time. At the American Optometric Association, piloting several marketing tactics with chapters first helped inform a national campaign targeted to young prospects.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 4, 2019

What Can Associations Learn From Social Clubs?

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 4, 2019

For decades, social clubs have brought people together, and today a new crop of venture-backed clubs is emerging. What membership challenges and opportunities do clubs face, and what can associations learn from them?

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 23, 2019

Design Membership to Take Students From College to Career

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 23, 2019

A new crop of graduates is about to enter the workforce, and associations can help ease their transitions from students to professionals. Here are three ways associations can support young people just starting out in their field.

Membership by Sophia Conforti Mar 21, 2019

Daily Buzz: Make Membership Affordable for Young Professionals

Membership by Sophia Conforti Mar 21, 2019

Membership packages with all the bells and whistles of career benefits are important for young professionals, but you won’t attract them unless it’s affordable. Also: select the right AMS.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Dec 12, 2018

Tips for Effectively Marketing Repackaged Content

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Dec 12, 2018

Repackaging content is nothing new, but ensuring it’s marketed correctly can keep your association top of mind among members.

Meetings by Sophia Conforti Nov 5, 2018

Daily Buzz: Conference Swag Beyond the Bag

Meetings by Sophia Conforti Nov 5, 2018

Tote bags, notepads, and USBs: You’ve gotten them as meeting giveaways too many times, and they end up in the trash. Ditch these tired ideas for more earth-friendly options. Also: the benefits of a young professionals committee.

Membership by Tim Ebner Sep 18, 2018

Looking Back to Move Forward With Member Data

Membership by Tim Ebner Sep 18, 2018

The Entomological Society of America’s new membership study looks at historical data to shed light on current challenges like young member retention. At the same time, ESA is asking its members to help make sense of membership trends.

Membership by Tim Ebner Aug 28, 2018

3 Mistakes to Avoid During Member Onboarding

Membership by Tim Ebner Aug 28, 2018

Common missteps or incorrect assumptions can jeopardize new-member relationships. The author of Retention Point, a new book on how to establish lasting connections with members, identifies three common errors organizations make in the onboarding process.

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.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Jul 11, 2018

Tips for Effectively Marketing Repackaged Content

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Jul 11, 2018

Repackaging content is nothing new, but ensuring it’s marketed correctly can keep your association top of mind among members.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jul 11, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: Young Professionals' Student Loan Burden

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jul 11, 2018

DC has the highest median student loan balances in the country—something associations should keep in mind as they hire and recruit millennials. Also: Instagram introduces a new engagement feature.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 10, 2018

Taking a Sandbox Approach to Membership

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 10, 2018

Sandbox, a globally focused organization with an ambitious agenda “to co-create the world we inherit,” has rapidly grown its network of young members. For associations looking to recruit and engage the next generation, its ground-up collaboration model offers some lessons worth considering.

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 Raegan Johnson Feb 15, 2018

Thursday Buzz: The Secret to Staying Relevant

Membership by Raegan Johnson Feb 15, 2018

Looking to stay relevant? Amanda Kaiser says your membership has to get younger. Also: Meeting design expert Adrian Segar shares his top recommendation for making a conference more interesting.

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Oct 31, 2017

Tuesday Buzz: Fighting for Hotel Housekeepers

Leadership by Raegan Johnson Oct 31, 2017

Most hotel service workers get a tip, with housekeepers being a notable exception. The New York Times explores why and shares how one nonprofit group is working for housekeepers. Also: spooky stories from the nonprofit world guaranteed to give you a chill.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Oct 6, 2017

Friday Buzz: NBA Standardizes Fantasy Basketball

Membership by Raegan Johnson Oct 6, 2017

The NBA delivers an official way for fans to engage with fantasy basketball. Also: Your association may be breaking a key membership rule and not even know it.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Aug 18, 2017

Friday Buzz: Why Brand Consistency Is So Hard

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Aug 18, 2017

Building a strong brand is an important part of growing your membership, but there are a lot of challenges along the way. Also: How to provide different online learning experiences to your members.

Membership by Tim Ebner Aug 16, 2017

Following Your Members’ Footsteps

Membership by Tim Ebner Aug 16, 2017

The path your members take when they interact with your association provides valuable information about what they want from you.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 14, 2017

Lessons From MCON on Millennial Engagement and Membership

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 14, 2017

MCON, the millennial conference, showcased research and ideas from those working in the social impact sector, including how to engage millennials in small-step activism.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 1, 2017

Membership Memo: Cultivating Growth

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 1, 2017

Sponsor-a-member program helps US Composting Council unearth new members.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Aug 17, 2016

The Hard Things About Membership

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Aug 17, 2016

Astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly say the toughest challenges are the most rewarding. For associations, here's a list of the "hard things" that will deliver membership success.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Apr 20, 2016

A Startup Strategy for Building a Millennial Membership

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Apr 20, 2016

With lobbying as the primary member benefit, will young people join the newly launched Association of Young Americans? Founder Ben Brown is optimistic and taking an entrepreneurial approach to the tall task ahead.

Membership by Ernie Smith Feb 12, 2016

Friday Buzz: What's Separating Your Association From Younger Members?

Membership by Ernie Smith Feb 12, 2016

One association marketing expert suggests that a value gap might be at play when it comes to getting younger members to join. Also: You gotta see what this snow sports association is doing at Fenway Park.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Feb 3, 2016

Diversify Your Retention Rate, and Other Membership Ideas

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Feb 3, 2016

Your intrepid membership blogger returns from two conferences at regional societies of association executives with a roundup of tips and ideas on membership, including great questions for member research and the power of delegating metric measurement to staff

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Apr 29, 2015

Retired Members: Tough to Serve, Too Many to Ignore

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Apr 29, 2015

There aren't a lot of clear best practices in associations on how to craft a successful membership offer for your industry's retirees, but with baby boomers moving past 65, it seems like an opportunity ready for the taking.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Apr 22, 2015

Young Professionals: Just Looking for Some Friends

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Apr 22, 2015

When school's over, we lose the regular opportunity to build connections and form friendships over shared experiences. That's a major need that associations ought to serve for their young members.

Membership by Ernie Smith Nov 19, 2014

This Australian Club Has a 40-Year Member Waiting List

Membership by Ernie Smith Nov 19, 2014

The operators of the Melbourne Cricket Club, which runs the country's largest stadium, are trying to ensure that club members aren't waiting more than half their lives just to join. Its waiting list tops currently 200,000—and then some.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jun 11, 2014

An Old-School Method for New Member Engagement

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jun 11, 2014

When one association saw an influx of new, younger members, one of its primary engagement tactics was decidedly traditional: committee volunteering.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Mar 27, 2014

Designing New Opportunities for Millennial Members

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Mar 27, 2014

On the heels of new research on millennials that illustrates some potential areas of concern for associations, we take a look at how the American Institute of Graphic Arts is adjusting to changing membership demographics and needs.

Leadership by Alexis Williams Jan 23, 2014

Lunchtime Links: Uncovering Employee Innovations

Leadership by Alexis Williams Jan 23, 2014

Creativity can blossom in your association through trust, respect and attention. Give employees a chance to let their new innovations flow by taking a page from Adobe’s playbook. Also: Entice young members to join your association.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jul 1, 2013

Rules of Engagement: Wanted: Generation Y

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jul 1, 2013

We want millennials, but we don’t know how to get them. Read on for recommendations for appealing to millennials.

Membership by Kristin Clarke Jun 1, 2013

Appalachian Trail Conservancy: Boots on the Ground

Membership by Kristin Clarke Jun 1, 2013

While attracting young members has been a challenge for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, a student program is a big hit.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Apr 10, 2013

Wake Up to Educating the Future Workforce

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Apr 10, 2013

Emerging technology is shifting our workforce toward intellectual capital and changing the ways we educate both students and adults. Is your association prepared to train members in the skills they'll need in the future?

Leadership by Julie Shoop Mar 12, 2013

Dispatches from Great Ideas: Tips to Try Today

Leadership by Julie Shoop Mar 12, 2013

So you couldn’t make it to Colorado Springs for the 2013 ASAE Great Ideas Conference? No worries. Here a few highlights from Tuesday’s Learning Labs, with key takeaways you can put on your to-do list right now.