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How to Remove the Headache of Managing Committee Projects Using Social HubSite

Managing projects within a committee can be a real pain in the you know what. The committee probably meets on a regular basis. Someone takes notes. Members are assigned specific tasks. Then, everyone leaves the meeting and real life kicks in, shifting focus away from the great ideas and tasks that were shared during the meeting. Since […]

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How to create an incredible member sign up page using Social HubSite

Level: Moderate to Advanced Whether your building a private social network for your company, team or membership organization, there is one thing that is absolutely critical: focus. Members need to know the purpose of your online community. Members need to know what the community is going to do for them. What real benefit does it […]

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Use Your Social HubSite to Plan Your Next Conference! 10 Tips for Success:

All too often, conferences are a dreaded necessity for associations of all shapes and sizes. You need a way to connect with members, to vote on critical issues, to discuss the future and to make plans. There’s just no way out. Sometimes these conferences happen annually, sometimes they’re monthly. Regardless of how often they occur, […]

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Creating an Online Course for Your Association Members

You’re constantly looking for ways to add value for members. You want them to receive tangible benefits that make their memberships make sense…it’s what keeps them renewing each year and is vital to the future success of your trade association. One great option that’s frequently overlooked? Online training courses. Think about the purpose of your […]

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14 Conversation Starters for Your Community

Your community is set up. Now it’s time to get the conversations and relationship-building started. Great…how? We’ve all been a part of corny ice breakers and uncomfortable team building exercises. Luckily, the conversation starters you use in your community doesn’t have to be like those! Instead, give one of these a go! Simple Introductions If […]

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What a Call to Action Means Inside Your Community

Calls to action are important, and, chances are you use them frequently whether you’re aware of it or not. You post information online and expect a certain response from your readers – members, potential members and so on. But, are you taking the steps necessary (inside AND outside your community) to make sure those actions […]

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Reaching Your New Generation as an Association

Think about the makeup of your association members. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that, unless you’re a young professionals group, you’re probably comprised mostly of Baby Boomers with a few Generation X’s thrown in here and there. How can I be so sure? Because right now, many associations are coming […]

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Reflect on Your Member Journey

You’ve received notice that you’ve added a new member. Wonderful! For many associations, this is a cause to celebrate, especially with where things stand right now. But, is that the end? The member joins and everything falls into place? Unfortunately, many associations operate this way. The big push is to gain new members, but, once […]

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How to Make Social Media Work for Your Association

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It’s not all “social” with your online member community

I work directly with many organizations to manage their online member community. The one thing that is consistent from organization to organization is that members value social interaction differently. For some associations, focus on increased social activity is a good thing. For others, it’s definitely NOT a factor that members value. The goal with any online community for […]

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