Why is non-dues revenue important to associations? In addition to supporting year-round programming and keeping member dues low, non-dues revenue (the kind of revenue your association can earn from any source other than membership dues) helps associations expand programming as well as expand their membership roll.
This month, Kaydee Brown and Kelly Clark talk with Tara Ericson, Group Vice President for Member Communications at Naylor Association Solutions, and John Bacon, a group publisher also with Naylor, about the ways asosciations can earn more revenue that will support their mission and goals. We cover ways of earning more revenue including the sale of advertising space in publications, charging for exhibit space at an event, and collecting fees to view content from an educational course or your association’s conferences and workshops.
Tara and John give useful insight into how a vendor that specializes in publication design and production or event management can help an asoscia
What are the benefits of working for an association? Why would a young professional want to start a career in association work? Kelly Clark and Kaydee Brown of The Association Adviser Podcast discuss three reasons working in the association community comes is a solid career path:
1. Opportunity to work in ANY industry
2. Opportunity to come from ANY background
3. Opportunity to work in a variety of roles
4. Opportunity to grow your career parallel to the growth of an organization
We then discuss ways to keep your association career moving forward, including self-improvement book recommendations from Erica Halmstad of the National Fluid Power Association, taking online or in-person courses, attending conferences and workshops, and where to find quick association career tips online.
As promised during the podcast, these are some of our favorite association blogs and online resources:
On this podcast, Kaydee and Kelly discuss event safety and security, and how associations can prepare for an event-related crisis.
Does your association have an event crisis plan? Do your staff know what to do when someone at an event is injured, or when a hurricane is bearing down on your venue?
Safety and security is the No. 1 trend in the Meetings Outlook Surveys held by MPI (Meeting Professionals International) twice each year. This is the first time in the history of the survey that safety and security has ranked as the number one trend meeting planners pay attention to when planning an event. Surprised? Considering recent events that have negatively impacted concerts, church services, schools and other events, not to mention the usual risks of sickness or weather that event planners usually anticipate, you shouldn't be. While some crises are more preventable than others, you and your staff can and should prepare for all types of crises.
On this podcast, we review the most re
Did you know that University of Scranton research suggests that just 8% of people achieve their New Year's goals? Furthermore, the New York Times estimates that 40% of resolutions are broken by Jan. 8. That's a short life for goals many people say they want to achieve!
On this episode we’re talking about New Year’s Resolutions: Why we make them, tips for making and keeping a new year’s resolution, and how associations can adopt resolutions that help achieve their goals.
Kaydee and Kelly run through the most popular New Year's resolutions and what research says about why people break them. We cover tips for keeping your resolutions and for setting goals/resolutions that are realistic and achieveable. We also share different ways of making resolutions, including the increasingly popular One Word or Word for the Year method of focusing your new year goals.
Finally, we discuss how associations can get into the New Year spirit and set resolutions for their organization - after all, resol
Welcome to The Association Adviser Podcast!
Association Adviser is a hub for trade and professional associations looking for best practices, news and leadership strategies. We shine a spotlight on the fun and successful things associations are doing! We also listen to what our association partners tell us they want to improve, and we research what tools and processes are available to help associations overcome those challenges.
Our goals for this podcast are to host a space for association professionals of every background, every title, and every experience level to talk about what you all have learned and are continuing to learn about working in associations. This includes working with members and boards of directors, marketing, advocacy, technology use and everything in between.
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