Category Archives: Membership

4 Facebook Audience Engagement Lessons Learned from a Police Department

4 Facebook Audience Engagement Lessons Learned from a Police Department

Facebook is undoubtedly one of the most powerful engagement tools being used on the Internet these days, and if you aren’t leveraging Facebook’s tools for your own association, you run the risk of losing out on potential membership enrollment. Also, as more and more people, both in their personal and professional lives, rely on Facebook and other social media for interaction with professional organizations and Read More →


Is a Membership Package Right for Your Job Board?

As the online job board industry gets more competitive, job board owners are constantly looking for new ways to generate revenue. One of the ways that many board owners have been able to generate more income is by focusing on a niche industry that does not get a lot of comprehensive coverage from the general job boards. But what about charging for memberships? Is it Read More →


4 Tips for Making Your Association Content ‘Upworthy’

You’ve worked hard to help your trade publications’ reputation for depth of thought and editorial integrity, but at the same time you’d like to take full advantage of social media so the mass market can discover your association¬†content. Well, you’re in luck, because you absolutely can “go viral” without watering down your content – but a dry, stuffy approach to social media won’t get you Read More →


Get Social: 3 Benefits of a Robust Social Media Presence

Social media is a fact of life for businesses of all types, and as a result, it’s also a fact of life for professional associations that want to get ahead. Your members expect to be able to connect with your association through social media, but they also expect to be able to share their own content through social media and connect with other members online. Read More →


Member Data Collection: An Ongoing Process

Much like traditional businesses rely on customer data and potential customer data, professional associations rely on member data and the data of potential members in order to not only provide the right services, but also to entice potential members to join. The process of gathering and using this data, however, can be fraught with difficulties. SEE ALSO:¬†Attracting & Retaining Members with a Great Content Strategy Read More →

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4 Ways a Conference Blog Can Benefit Your Association

Planning and executing a conference for your professional association can be a great way to not only engage current members, but also to attract new members. Although there are a number of tools available to help promote your upcoming conference, one of the most important, yet underused, is a dedicated blog. Creating a dedicated blog for your conference provides a variety of benefits, including: 1. Read More →

4 Content Strategy Tips for Member Communication

Communication is one of the key elements in running any successful relationship, whether it be personal, professional, or otherwise. If you are seeking to engage, attract, or retain members, then you’ll note how communication can make or break your mission. Although communicating via the Internet may come across as awkward at first, especially since so much communication surrounding professional associations takes place in person, many Read More →


How to Connect with Next Generation Members: Millennials

In the past, marketing was carried out with specific demographics in mind, but today, demographic lines have been blurred more than ever. This has been especially apparent when targeting Generation X, or individuals born between the late 1960s and the early 1980s, as well as Generation Y, also known as the Millennials, often considered individuals born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s. The Read More →


How an Explainer Video Can Help Your Trade Association

There is always a great deal of competition when it comes to getting new members for a trade association, especially when you are focusing on gaining new members online. A good membership effort should try to set itself apart from the other associations in as many ways as possible and one effective way is through the use of explainer videos. An explainer video is a Read More →


4 New Year’s Resolutions for Growing Your Trade Association

It’s now officially 2015 and that means it’s time to get your business strategy mapped out for the coming year. Although most people make resolutions on New Year’s Eve, it’s never too late to solidify the guidelines you’ll follow to achieve success for your organization. Below are four tips you can use during the next 12 months to help grow membership, improve visibility, and increase Read More →