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Tips and Tricks for Membership Recruitment and Retention

Recruiting and retaining members are usually two of the top concerns for any organization. It’s impossible to achieve your goals and mission without a healthy and robust core of membership. The total numbers will ebb and flow, but if you’re consistently having trouble attracting new prospects or if you’re losing people around renewal time, it’s important to analyze what…

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An Association’s Guide to Board Meetings

When it comes to scheduling board meetings, some associations adhere to a strict monthly schedule, others do a less frequent schedule of bimonthly or quarterly meetings. It’s difficult to cover all the necessary agenda issues with fewer annual meetings than that. The Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance recommends a “minimum of three evenly spaced meetings per year of…

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Making New Members of Your Organization Feel Welcomed

So you’ve just signed up three new members to your organization. Congratulations! Now how can you ensure that they all become active, long-term members rather than simply attending one or two events, and then disappearing? The first few months of any new member’s time with your association can be the key to their future retention. On-boarding new members the…

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How to Choose and Hire a Speaker for Your Next Event

Whether you are looking for an enigmatic personality to inspire the membership at your big annual benefit or are just looking to inject some interest into your next monthly meeting, hiring an experienced and passionate speaker can be a great way to liven up your events. Monthly meetings and annual events can get stale by having the same agenda,…

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How to Avoid Volunteer Burnout

Your volunteers are the lifeblood of your organization. Without them, you would be unable to achieve your mission and goals. Most organizations have a small percentage of “super volunteers” that actually do the bulk of the total volunteer hours performed. One study found that 50% of volunteer hours are performed by the top 15% of an organization’s volunteers. These…

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