Invigorate Revenue

Jul
30

SURGE GROWTH SPEAKERS WANTED

What began as a notion in November 2017 has now confidently become a certainty: that the best, brightest, and boldest ideas come from minds meeting. Along with thousands of association professionals, AssociationSuccess.org saw this thesis in action, and over the past 2 years our free virtual conference has evolved. It’s gone from a vanguard experiment to […]

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Jul
30

HOW TO USE METRICS AND DATA IN MEMBERSHIP ORGANIZATIONS

There are numerous benefits of digital technology to harness in associations, but today, I want to tell you about metrics and data in membership organizations and how to effectively use them. I think there are three components to this: 1. Clarify who your members are. You need to know what their needs are and how your […]

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Jul
22

NICKEL AND DIMING YOUR WAY TO A RAISE

Association work can be rewarding in a number of ways—professionally, socially, intellectually, and even monetarily. That last one is a bit rarer, especially if you’re in a small to mid-sized association and if you’re not in the latter stages of your career. But it can happen, and you can do something to speed it along. It’s […]

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Jul
18

ALIGNING VISION WITH TECHNOLOGY

When it comes to becoming a more innovative organization and leveraging today’s technological advancements for the overall betterment of the association and its operations, it all starts with the vision. Just look at how the tech stack comes out of the organization’s vision and their strategic plan. It might be very well worth borrowing philosophies from outside the […]

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Jul
11

TIME FOR A NEW ASSOCIATION VERB

THREE VERBS After 20 years working in VP, COO, CFO and CSO roles for associations, it’s become clear to me that our industry shares many common approaches to helping our members lead, learn and connect. At a high level, associations often apply these three verbs on their web sites and in their various marketing campaigns. Many of […]

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Jul
02

BECOMING A CHAMPION OF TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION

I’ve always embraced technology, and I’ve pushed that forward in every position I’ve been in. Today’s technological advancements present many possibilities and solutions for organizations. Although most people can agree that there is always room for improvement, there are limitations and doubts surrounding the idea of bringing in new technology into operations and changing the way […]

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Jun
25

WORKING WITH YOUR CONSULTANT TO GET THE BEST RESULTS

If you’ve never worked with a consultant before, or rarely worked with one, you may be wondering why you might want to do so when you may have the ability to complete a project on your own. The reason you would work with a consultant comes down to the best use of your resources, which are […]

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Jun
17

ARE YOUR PRODUCTS AGING LIKE WINE OR FORGOTTEN YOGURT?

Our members are our consumers. Collectively, they buy millions of products & services (including membership) from our associations every year. Many associations offer multiple product lines and multiple products in each product line, such as: membership publications (magazine, newsletters, blogs, etc.) certifications research, data, & analytics education events (conferences, seminars) online learning (webinars, e-learning, virtual events) […]

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Jun
13

HOW CAN ASSOCIATIONS PROVIDE ROI VALUE TO THEIR CORPORATE PARTNERS?

Many association sponsorships are transactional – with low visibility and recognition, banner ads and logos placed on websites and podiums at conferences. These are of minimal value to many companies. What sponsors and partners are really looking for is Return on Investment (ROI) value from associations. In fact, some companies are now increasing their sponsorship spending […]

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Jun
03

FIND A BUREAUCRACY AND UNCOVER CUSTOMER SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

What is the job of the IRS? It is to collect taxes to fund the work of the US government. Except depending on your viewpoint the job of the IRS could be something else entirely. In 2009 the IRS spent 11.7 billion dollars to do its job and in 2017 the IRS had 76,832 employees. So […]

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