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Money & Business by Alex Beall Jul 13, 2017

Group Offers Benchmarking Benefits Through Tiered, Online Program

Money & Business by Alex Beall Jul 13, 2017

With a new online platform, the Truckload Carriers Association is introducing members to the benefits of benchmarking as a way to capture industry data and boost their profitability.

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 6, 2016

Tiered Benefits: A Better Solution for Trade Associations?

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Apr 6, 2016

A multilevel membership structure that varies by benefits chosen, not by company size, could eliminate the headache of verifying member revenue or staff numbers. One trade association shares its positive experience with its fledgling tiered-benefits system.

Membership by Alexis Williams & Alexis Davis Feb 12, 2014

Social Media Roundup: Thinking About Tiered Membership

Membership by Alexis Williams & Alexis Davis Feb 12, 2014

Having only one membership rate doesn’t work for everyone, but switching to levels can be tricky. Also: When your members signed up, you made a promise to them. Remember to keep it.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Sep 19, 2012

Two Associations Go With Tiered Memberships

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Sep 19, 2012

AIGA, the professional association for design, and the American Alliance of Museums have unveiled tiered memberships aimed at casting a wider net in diversifying professions.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jun 18, 2019

B Lab Pushes Growth of Mission-Focused B Corporations

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jun 18, 2019

The B Corp designation is awarded to socially minded businesses that meet high standards of transparency and accountability. B Lab, the nonprofit that awards the certification, is working to build on the model's success so that more companies adopt a mission-focused mindset. 

Money & Business by Mark Athitakis Apr 1, 2019

Certification, Disrupted

Money & Business by Mark Athitakis Apr 1, 2019

Digital badges? Gamification? Tiered or standalone certificates? Credentialing and certification are as complex as today’s workforce. But a focus on needs—yours and learners’—can point your program in the right direction.

Leadership by Sophia Conforti Dec 20, 2018

Daily Buzz: Empathy is Key to Organizational Change

Leadership by Sophia Conforti Dec 20, 2018

Organizational transformations aren’t easy if your team members aren’t on board. Talk to them with empathy to make the transition run smoothly. Also: how to communicate a membership dues increase.

Membership by Sophia Conforti Dec 18, 2018

Daily Buzz: 2019 Renewal Strategies

Membership by Sophia Conforti Dec 18, 2018

Improve your member renewal rates—and gain new members—next year with these tips. Also: why people flake on meetings.

Money & Business by Mark Athitakis Dec 9, 2018

Name Your Price: The Challenges of Pricing for Associations

Money & Business by Mark Athitakis Dec 9, 2018

Putting a price on membership, products, and services can feel fraught with risk and uncertainty. How do you define the value of something? Will members revolt against a price increase? But pricing shouldn’t be guesswork: Patience, testing, research, and a little courage can lead you to the right number.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jun 15, 2017

Thursday Buzz: Prevent Meeting Fiascos

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jun 15, 2017

Even the best meeting planners will come across these common problems that could lead to disaster. Also: Change up your seating arrangements to get more people engaged.

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 1, 2017

Moving From Free Rider to Engaged Member

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 1, 2017

The Senior Executives Association, which dedicates itself to serving federal leaders, is refocusing its membership strategy. That transition involves a new strategic plan, chapter growth, tiered membership, and partnerships to grow nondues revenue.

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 22, 2017

Does Your Membership Team Have Ninja-Like Reflexes?

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 22, 2017

At the ASAE Great Ideas Conference next month, an experienced Parkour athlete will train association leaders on flexible movements. Here’s what membership teams can learn from the sport’s mind-body connection. If there’s an obstacle in your path, can you climb or jump over it? If you’re trained in the art of Parkour, like Dan Scheeler, […]

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 13, 2017

Film Critics Group Branches Out With Banking Campaign

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 13, 2017

With a new production arm, the African American Film Critics Association is using its film-industry knowledge to help launch a financial literacy campaign with the largest black-owned bank in the United States.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Nov 16, 2016

What I’ve Learned in Four Years of Blogging About Membership

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Nov 16, 2016

When you write a thousand words about association membership every week, you pick up a thing or two. As I hand the keys over to our new senior editor, here are the thoughts and ideas I’ll take with me.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Aug 10, 2016

A Better Alignment of Membership and Certification

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Aug 10, 2016

For one association's new two-tier membership offer, the deciding factor between the two options is a member's desired engagement with one primary activity: certification.

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 Joe Rominiecki May 11, 2016

5 Ideas for Adapting to Shifts in Your Member Market

Membership by Joe Rominiecki May 11, 2016

As times change, so do jobs and entire professions. If your association is seeing growth in nontraditional members—whether they're freelancers, "paraprofessionals," or else—consider these ideas for evolving your membership strategy.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Nov 18, 2015

How Many Benefits Do Members Actually Care About?

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Nov 18, 2015

Your association probably offers more benefits than it needs to. But which ones factor into the decision to join? Get in the habit of market analysis to find out.

Membership by Eli Zimmerman Oct 20, 2015

Tuesday Buzz: Poynter Enters the Membership Space

Membership by Eli Zimmerman Oct 20, 2015

A premier journalistic institution is broadening its reach to include a multitiered membership program. Plus: A sports nonprofit dedicated to combating racism makes its debut.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Oct 1, 2015

How A Group of Librarians Found Humor In a Facebook Hack

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Oct 1, 2015

If you get hacked, you might as well find the humor in it. That the American Library Association’s takeaway after it lost control of its Facebook page.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Aug 19, 2015

The Eternal Quest for Membership Growth, and Other Survey Findings

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Aug 19, 2015

A new industry benchmarking study shows more associations grew in members in 2014 than shrank, but less so than the year before. Here's what that and other data in the report say about growth in associations.

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 Joe Rominiecki Apr 8, 2015

Who Are Your Most Important Members?

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Apr 8, 2015

Step 1: Admitting that some members are more valuable to your association than others. Then, a metric like Lifetime Value can help you see who brings the most value to you over the long term.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Feb 12, 2015

Micro or Macro? Competing Beer Bills Highlight Brewing Industry Conflict

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Feb 12, 2015

Two bills that would reform the federal excise tax on beer take different approaches. Craft brewers argue that large beer companies don't need tax breaks and big brewers argue about fairness. The result? Conflict's a brewin'.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Feb 11, 2015

What Should We Make of "Pay What You Want"?

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Feb 11, 2015

The no-price price tag blends a purchase with a donation, turning the conventional transaction on its head. Could "pay what you want" work for association membership dues?

Money & Business by Rob Stott Jan 22, 2015

Restaurant Group Cooks Up First-Ever Industry Competency Model

Money & Business by Rob Stott Jan 22, 2015

With guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation developed a tool to help restaurant and foodservice industry professionals find success.

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 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 Joe Rominiecki Jul 16, 2014

Tiers Put Power of Choice in Members' Hands

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jul 16, 2014

In what looks like a continuing trend, another association plans to offer multiple tiers of benefits and dues and explains how both members and the association stand to gain.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jun 24, 2014

Insurance Groups Raise Red Flags on Ride-Sharing Services

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jun 24, 2014

Despite the popularity of services such as Uber and Lyft, the insurance industry says the companies are leaving drivers and passengers at risk by not using the right kinds of insurance on the road. A Senate bill in California could change that, however.

Meetings by Ernie Smith May 6, 2014

Hotel Group Takes on Airbnb, Short-Term Rentals

Meetings by Ernie Smith May 6, 2014

With the model quickly growing while regulatory questions remain up in the air, Airbnb and its short-term rental competitors are hoping to maintain goodwill with local markets with a strong lobbying campaign. But a major hotel trade group is about to gear up on a campaign of its own.

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.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Mar 12, 2014

Catching Up With Membership Stories, Part 1

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Mar 12, 2014

One association launched a tiered membership structure. Another was on a 29-month membership growth streak. I followed up with both to see how they've fared since we shared their stories.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jan 22, 2014

Do You Know Your Members' Engagement Potential?

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Jan 22, 2014

More engagement equals more renewals, right? Maybe not. The new book The Art of Membership explains that some members don't want to become more engaged, but if you understand what those members do want, you can keep them satisfied and renewing year after year.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 3, 2014

Ruling Upholds Border Patrol's Rights to Search Electronics

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 3, 2014

An association-backed lawsuit against the search and seizure of electronics at border crossings was dismissed this week in a very critical ruling. The dismissal, however, stands in opposition to a recent appeals court decision.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Nov 20, 2013

Want Your Members' Opinions on Strategy? Ask Them.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Nov 20, 2013

Facing major strategic decisions about its future, one association shared options with members via in-person meetings, online webinars, and even direct mail to solidify momentum for future change.

Leadership by Kristin Clarke Jun 1, 2013

Into the Wild: On the Appalachian Trail Conservancy's Beat

Leadership by Kristin Clarke Jun 1, 2013

For 75 years, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy has maintained 2,100 miles of footpath through mountain wilderness. A sustainable volunteer strategy carries the load.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki May 29, 2013

What Does Member Mean to You?

Membership by Joe Rominiecki May 29, 2013

The future of association membership models is a question of both business philosophy and language. We pack a lot of meaning into one little word.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki May 1, 2013

Why I Broke Free of the Bundle

Membership by Joe Rominiecki May 1, 2013

I reached my breaking point with the price of a cable TV package and decided to cut the cord. Do associations' bundled member-benefits packages face the same danger?

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Mar 28, 2013

Social Media and Shiny Object Syndrome

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Mar 28, 2013

Resist the urge to jump head first into social media. Find out how two association marketers developed a streamlined social media strategy for their national and affiliate offices to complement and enhance their overall marketing plan.

Technology by Katie Bascuas Mar 1, 2013

Tech Memo: Ducks in a Row

Technology by Katie Bascuas Mar 1, 2013

The benefits of a uniform social media strategy, as shown by the American Diabetes Association.

Money & Business by Chloe Thompson Jan 7, 2013

Heart Association Aims to Shake Up Americans' Salt Intake

Money & Business by Chloe Thompson Jan 7, 2013

The American Heart Association's big push to cut the salt from American diets in the three-week Sodium Swap, and how you can learn from its campaign.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Dec 12, 2012

Balancing Member Motives

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Dec 12, 2012

Two museum membership model changes illustrate the delicate balance of appealing to members motivated by "what's in it for me" and "what's in it for us."