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Membership by Raegan Johnson Sep 18, 2017

Monday Buzz: Use Data to Boost Engagement

Membership by Raegan Johnson Sep 18, 2017

From email to events and everything in between, Aptify reveals how to examine data to increase membership engagement. Also: Executive strategic planning determines the future of your organization. Here's how to make your internal planning meetings more productive.

Membership by Ernie Smith Sep 15, 2017

Friday Buzz: How EU Data Rules Could Shake Up Member Communications

Membership by Ernie Smith Sep 15, 2017

An analyst lays out how the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation could create some headaches for membership-based organizations. Also: Insights from a big association-space merger.

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 25, 2017

Is Association Technology at a Turning Point?

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 25, 2017

A recent deal in the association technology space raises some interesting questions about the state of the sector and what’s next. What’s holding associations and their vendors back, and what needs to happen to push things forward?

Membership by Raegan Johnson Apr 7, 2017

Friday Buzz: Attract Millennials With Job Boards

Membership by Raegan Johnson Apr 7, 2017

Are private job boards hindering your ability to recruit millennials? Also: Abila, Aptify, and YourMembership join together to create a new, unified brand.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Mar 30, 2017

Thursday Buzz: An Oscars Vendor Keeps Its Job

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Mar 30, 2017

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gives its accounting firm another chance after "unacceptable" mistake. Also: The challenges of using real names in online communities.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Mar 10, 2017

Friday Buzz: Creating Organizational Resilience

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Mar 10, 2017

Your organization can adapt to times of volatility from a place of strength by adopting a few key traits. Also: Google takes aim at Slack with a new workplace communication platform.

Technology by Ernie Smith Dec 21, 2016

Wednesday Buzz: What’s Next for the AMS?

Technology by Ernie Smith Dec 21, 2016

Thought leaders in the association space discuss association management software trends with Aptify. Also: More evidence the Mac is struggling within Apple.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Oct 28, 2016

Friday Buzz: Challenge Yourself With Your Blog Posts

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Oct 28, 2016

One blogging expert's offbeat recommendations for getting past your writing funk. Also: What AMSes have in common with shovels.

Membership by Ernie Smith Oct 3, 2016

Monday Buzz: Convert Your Data the Right Way

Membership by Ernie Smith Oct 3, 2016

Moving your data from one AMS to another? Check out this guide for tips on how to make the process less painful. Also: how other firms “borrowing” your ideas can be a boon for innovation at your organization. Switching from one membership software platform to another can be a total pain, particularly because large amounts […]

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Sep 28, 2016

Inbound Marketing’s Potential for Membership

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Sep 28, 2016

As marketing technology advances and member habits evolve, the power of inbound marketing continues to grow. Is your association ready to make the leap?

Technology by Ernie Smith Sep 16, 2016

Friday Buzz: An Experiment in Hacking Vulnerability

Technology by Ernie Smith Sep 16, 2016

An association-industry tech expert conducts a test to show how dangerous hacking incidents can be. Also: How voices alone can surface unexpected biases.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Sep 9, 2016

Friday Buzz: Down With Performance Reviews?

Leadership by Ernie Smith Sep 9, 2016

Consultant Jamie Notter breaks down why dropping the ever-unpopular performance review is harder than it sounds. Also: How should you think about hiring in the on-demand economy?

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 19, 2016

Friday Buzz: Keep Things Flowing

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 19, 2016

The importance of not letting the workflow defined by your tools get in the way of your organization's ability to collaborate. Also: Some basic tips to keep members engaged.

Membership by Ernie Smith Aug 9, 2016

Tuesday Buzz: Get 'Em on Board

Membership by Ernie Smith Aug 9, 2016

Effective onboarding is critical to driving future engagement. Also: Facebook's got a new strategy for stopping ad blockers on its social network.

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 5, 2016

Friday Buzz: Did Google Open Up the SEO Floodgates?

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 5, 2016

A decision by Google last week has a lot of people in the world of search engine optimization talking. Also: How to manage scope creep when dealing with an AMS installation.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Aug 1, 2016

Monday Buzz: Why Boston Doesn't Have Cheap Rooms

Meetings by Ernie Smith Aug 1, 2016

An array of economic and geographic pressures have boosted Boston's hotel rooms to extremely high rates. Also: Consider these tips on how to approach a niche social media platform, which could help you build your member base.

Meetings by Patrick deHahn Jun 29, 2016

Wednesday Buzz: Facebook Ups Its Events Game

Meetings by Patrick deHahn Jun 29, 2016

The massive social network will now curate hot events in a new feature box. Plus: How to best team up with others on events.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Jun 22, 2016

Wednesday Buzz: How Could Pro Sports Shake Up Vegas?

Meetings by Ernie Smith Jun 22, 2016

The major convention hub, on the cusp of getting an NHL team, hits a crossroads as the traditional gambling stigma starts to fade. Also: What big donors are really thinking.

Membership by Ernie Smith Jun 13, 2016

Monday Buzz: Don't Give Away the Whole Cake

Membership by Ernie Smith Jun 13, 2016

We explain what's wrong with making all your content available for free online. Also, 2016 MM&C attendees should check out this list of must-hit sessions.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jun 1, 2016

Wednesday Buzz: There's Always Room for Another Niche

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jun 1, 2016

A new website dedicated to nothing but breakfast highlights the importance of embracing niche content online. Also: Here's why one major retailer is getting rid of its iOS app.

Money & Business by Eli Zimmerman May 13, 2016

Friday Buzz: Convincing Media to Cover Your Conference

Money & Business by Eli Zimmerman May 13, 2016

Leveraging media outlets can be the best way to get the word out about your conference, and here's how to do it. Plus: The benefits of social recruiting.

Technology by Eli Zimmerman Apr 8, 2016

Friday Buzz: Could Bots Replace Apps?

Technology by Eli Zimmerman Apr 8, 2016

How artificial intelligence programs, particularly those used through chat mechanisms, may give apps a run for their money. Plus: Why donors are reluctant to give twice.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Feb 24, 2015

Tuesday Buzz: Diversity Matters, Emoji Edition

Leadership by Ernie Smith Feb 24, 2015

How one industry group's work is ensuring that emoji represent a broader range of human diversity. Also: Get people talking in your private community.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Nov 12, 2014

Zero In On Your Unengaged Members

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Nov 12, 2014

One association's key engagement metric answers a simple question: How many members' engagement score is zero?

Membership by Ernie Smith Nov 7, 2014

Friday Buzz: Make Hybrid Membership Work for You

Membership by Ernie Smith Nov 7, 2014

An association-membership firm offers tips to move beyond the traditional one-size-fits-all approach. Also: What nonprofit marketers should know about Google's new Inbox platform.

Membership by Ernie Smith Aug 19, 2014

Tuesday Buzz: When the Gated Online Community Works

Membership by Ernie Smith Aug 19, 2014

Nextdoor, a social network for neighborhoods, finds success despite being extremely tough to join. Also: how one popular Twitter-based chat has slowly moved toward relevance.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Aug 6, 2014

Social Media Roundup: Get This Party Started

Meetings by Ernie Smith Aug 6, 2014

A list of the best parties to be found in Nashville for #asae14. Also: where data and experiments intersect.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jul 29, 2014

Tuesday Buzz: Say No to Wine and Cheese, Nonprofits

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jul 29, 2014

Why nonprofit donor events need to get beyond simply being fancy-schmancy affairs. Also: A generational expert talks up her latest book.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Jun 10, 2014

Tuesday Buzz: Smile for the Camera

Meetings by Ernie Smith Jun 10, 2014

A small, but useful, trick to help you get over stage fright. Also: what's behind the boost in security spending for special events.

Technology by Melanie D.G. Kaplan Jun 1, 2014

Sift Skills: The Value of Big Data for Associations

Technology by Melanie D.G. Kaplan Jun 1, 2014

Associations are good at collecting data, but they’re less adept at analyzing it or knowing what to do with the gold mine of information they have. But that’s changing. As technology becomes more affordable, organizations are harnessing “big data” to improve member engagement.

Membership by Morgan Little May 20, 2014

Social Media Roundup: Membership Tips From digitalNow

Membership by Morgan Little May 20, 2014

A conference featuring some of the best and brightest in the association space homes in on membership advice. Plus: Which social features could be bogus?

Leadership by Ernie Smith May 8, 2014

Thursday Buzz: How to Keep the Visionary In Check

Leadership by Ernie Smith May 8, 2014

They may be brilliant, but they can be quite frustrating, too. Some thoughts for communication managers for ensuring your visionaries aren't driving you crazy. Also: how a lack of response could hurt your member engagement right off the bat.

Membership by Ernie Smith Feb 10, 2014

Social Media Roundup: Nailing Down the Price

Membership by Ernie Smith Feb 10, 2014

Trying to offer your members great educational content? Make sure you're pricing it according to market demand. Also: Advice on working your way up the association ladder.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Jan 9, 2014

Why Keeping Calm May Not Help You Carry On

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Jan 9, 2014

New research found that perking yourself up before a big presentation or speech may be more helpful in calming anxiety than trying to relax.

Technology by Ernie Smith Dec 10, 2013

Lessons From #Tech13: We’re One, But We’re Not the Same

Technology by Ernie Smith Dec 10, 2013

ASAE's 2013 Technology Conference & Expo's path-oriented approach illustrated something long clear for both associations and vendors: Technology is a bigger conversation than ever, and our needs often might diverge—even when we have a common end.

Leadership by Joe Rominiecki Nov 15, 2013

#TEAM Cool: Fitness Australia's Approach to Active Values

Leadership by Joe Rominiecki Nov 15, 2013

How do you turn a positive vibe into a sustained organizational culture? Here’s a look at one association that devoted itself—and half of its general manager of operations’ time—to putting values into action.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Jul 25, 2013

Recognition Can Go A Long Way Toward Inspiring Engagement

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Jul 25, 2013

Want to encourage hard-working and engaged employees and members? Take a cue from some associations that have implemented reward programs.

Technology by Jasmine McGee Jun 5, 2013

Social Media Roundup: Hip-Hop Creates Fresh Content

Technology by Jasmine McGee Jun 5, 2013

Old-school hip-hop is more than rhymes: It teaches us to remix and create fresh marketing content. Also: Kick off your event coverage with Vine.

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.

Money & Business by Chloe Thompson Jan 29, 2013

Lunchtime Links: Think Like the Boss

Money & Business by Chloe Thompson Jan 29, 2013

How to really own it at work through creative business ideas. Plus: Make your business writing shine.

Technology by Katie Bascuas Sep 25, 2012

Talking Tech: Be Where Your Members Are

Technology by Katie Bascuas Sep 25, 2012

Aptify CEO Amith Nagarajan shares tools for improving and measuring member engagement.