Five trends that membership associations should know about
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Five trends that membership associations should know about

The way that members interact with membership associations has been evolving since the birth of the Internet. The Covid-19 pandemic caused another significant shift in member and association relations with 47% of associations reporting a decline in membership in 2021. Now, with many individuals and organizations facing budget cuts and economic volatility, there is yet […]
7 Reasons Online Member Communities Have Become Associations’ #1 Benefit
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7 Reasons Online Member Communities Have Become Associations’ #1 Benefit

What would make someone join an association today? That’s a question many association leaders are asking themselves, particularly as tightening budgets have many members scrutinizing the value they’re getting from their associations. Make no mistake, there’s a lot behind the decision to join (and remain) with an association. Tapping into this desire is the key […]
Using online communities to inspire loyalty and innovation in membership organizations
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Using online communities to inspire loyalty and innovation in membership organizations

Belonging to something bigger than yourself is powerful. Membership organizations that tap into our intrinsic need to belong and share knowledge, are building thriving, loyal membership bases. It’s a dynamic that Abraham Zaleznik, a leading scholar in organizational psychodynamics once recognized, when he stated, “Innovation grows out of membership and a sure sense of responsibility […]
How your association can use an online community to boost member engagement and retention
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How your association can use an online community to boost member engagement and retention

All eyes are on online communities. According to the State of Community Management 2022, the pandemic and resulting societal, financial, and business changes, have shone a spotlight on communities (and the opportunities they offer) among C-Suite executives. Now, 88% of senior executives are supportive of the community programs in their organization (up from 56% in […]