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Style Grabs Attention/Substance Wins Hearts—A Website Content Strategy Makes It Happen

Style Grabs Attention/Substance Wins Hearts—A Website Content Strategy Makes It Happen

Animation, riveting images and a contemporary color palate get you noticed. But a content strategy is the secret to giving your audience a more meaningful relationship with your website, your brand and your organization. A website redesign is a significant investment in resources. The temptation to take shortcuts is understandable. But even Ferrari-sleek graphics, won’t […]

Make a Plan Now for a Professional Development Day During the Holidays

Make a Plan Now for a Professional Development Day During the Holidays

Several times a year, kids are sent home early or have a day off so teachers can attend professional development workshops. Teachers look forward to their Professional Development Day because they’ll learn about new instructional strategies and acquire new skills. Wouldn’t it be great if your members could have a Professional Development Day too? It’s […]

Marketers, Promote Yourselves! Get the Buy-In You Need for a Successful Content Strategy

Marketers, Promote Yourselves! Get the Buy-In You Need for a Successful Content Strategy

We’ve all experienced the meeting from hell. The chair lost control. People were frantic to have their say, and nobody got heard. The same kind of communications nightmare happens when you don’t impose order on your content. A thoughtful content strategy ensures that the message you deliver will be one that makes people listen. It’s […]

.orgCommunity’s Solutions Day Honors Innovator in the Association Industry

News For Immediate Release Contact:   Emily Hendershot, Managing Director 810.610.1512 emily@orgcommunity.com     .orgCommunity’s Solutions Day Honors Innovator in the Association Industry   Schaumburg, IL. September 19, 2019. Association professionals from across the country gathered at the American Society of Anesthesiologists in Schaumburg, Illinois for the 4th annual .orgCommunity Solutions Day. The program featured association […]

Association Disruption: What’s your Educational Moonshot?

Association Disruption: What’s your Educational Moonshot?

How grand is your association’s vision for your educational programs? With all the disruption going on around us and in your industry, will incremental change bring your vision for professional development closer to realization? Thinking small isn’t going to turn your association into a market leader and innovator, but an educational moonshot will. A moonshot […]

Hiring a Consultant Can Be a Make or Break Relationship—Here’s How to Court Success

Hiring a Consultant Can Be a Make or Break Relationship—Here’s How to Court Success

When you sign a consulting contract on the dotted line, the stakes are high. You’ve called in the experts to guide a project that will have a significant impact on your association’s future. It’s almost always a highly visible, big-ticket item. People across the organization are invested in a positive outcome. None more so than […]

Don’t Nickel-and-Dime Members: Ideas to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Don’t Nickel-and-Dime Members: Ideas to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Associations have traditionally used membership “as an excuse to sell more stuff at discounted prices to members,” said Garth Jordan, senior vice president of corporate strategy at the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). But, HFMA has cast that old non-dues revenue practice aside. Their new membership model includes unlimited access to certifications, online education, newsletters, industry […]