Advice & Tips offered by membership/association professionals and commercial providers.

Deliver real value to your members – understand why they joined

2018-07-16T13:47:45+00:00Sunday, 15 July, 2018|Categories: Advice & Tips, Best practice sharing, Member Engagement, Memberwise, MemberWise Recognised Supplier|

By Guest Blogger: Steve Shiels, Head of Operations Protech At the risk of stating the obvious, how can you deliver value to your members if you don’t understand why they joined your membership organisation or association in the first place? Making sure that you deliver value, consistently and sustainably to  members is crucial for all [...]

GDPR: life after the 25th of May

2018-07-13T14:25:46+00:00Friday, 13 July, 2018|Categories: Advice & Tips, Best practice sharing, MemberWise Recognised Supplier|

By Guest Blogger: Janine Chasmer, Executive consultant & MemberWise Ambassador Purple So, you’ve mapped out a personal data inventory, you’ve raised GDPR awareness in your organisation and maybe you’ve even appointed a data protection officer. You’re safe in the knowledge that once May 25th arrives, your organisation will be an air tight data fortress. But [...]

Top Tips For Engaging Members & Managing Elections

2018-07-10T08:48:39+00:00Tuesday, 10 July, 2018|Categories: Advice & Tips, Best practice sharing, Member Engagement, Memberwise, MemberWise Recognised Supplier|

By Guest Blogger: Alex Lonie Electoral Reform Services As leaders of membership organisations, you are focused on growing your membership and engaging members. Of course, the two goals go hand-in-hand as you are unlikely to succeed with the growth agenda if you do not engage with members effectively. You will want to maximise engagement at [...]

Top tips to optimise your online membership payment pages

2018-06-19T10:08:27+00:00Tuesday, 19 June, 2018|Categories: Advice & Tips, Best practice sharing, MemberWise Recognised Supplier|

By Guest Blogger: Daragh Everett, Client Support Specialist Rapidata Small tweaks to your membership subscription payment pages can lead to big results – especially in the world of mobile.  In a global population of seven billion, over three billion people are active internet users and 52.2 per cent of people visiting a website now do [...]

Nurturing New Members

2018-06-19T09:40:19+00:00Wednesday, 13 June, 2018|Categories: Advice & Tips, Best practice sharing, Member Engagement, MemberWise Recognised Supplier|

By Guest Blogger: Emma Thompson, Director Ashridge Communications   At the point your new member hits the ‘join now’ button, they are at their most enthusiastic. They have made a conscious decision to become a member, they’ve filled in the forms, sent you their payment details and provided evidence that they qualify for your membership - [...]

How moving membership renewal online makes membership management easy

2018-06-06T09:20:19+00:00Tuesday, 5 June, 2018|Categories: Advice & Tips, Best practice sharing, MemberWise Recognised Supplier|

By Guest Blogger Laura Button, Marketing Account Manager Spindogs     Digital membership renewal makes life easier for associations and members Membership renewal looms over every club or association on an annual basis. Talk to any membership leader and they’ll tell you they are always looking for new ideas to make the renewal process easier [...]

Introducing the Member Value 2025 Project (Part 1 of 7)

2018-06-01T17:20:30+00:00Wednesday, 9 May, 2018|Categories: Advice & Tips, Best practice sharing, Member Value|

Author: Richard Gott,  Membership Sector Thoght Leader & Chair, MemberWise Network   I am pleased to announce the launch of our latest game changer best practice guide - The Member Value 2025 Project - a topic and a year that requires focus now! The Member Value 2025 Project was initiated to help membership organisations and [...]

MemberWise – Building Membership Focused Walls – Eh?

2018-05-04T12:27:08+00:00Tuesday, 8 May, 2018|Categories: Advice & Tips|Tags: , |

At each of our popular membership focused national conferences our Official Illustrator, Caroline Chapple, captures the key themes of the day via 'The Wall'. As our expert keynote speakers present on their insight, knowledge, experience and achievements Caroline draws the emerging themes on a blank canvas. She quite literally 'draws the conference'! Here is the [...]

Membership bodies are sitting on a digital gold mine

2018-05-01T20:38:50+00:00Wednesday, 2 May, 2018|Categories: Advice & Tips, Best practice sharing, Memberwise, MemberWise Recognised Supplier|

By Guest Blogger: Russell Ward Co-Founder of Meta Capability Membership bodies are sitting on a digital gold mine, their Professional Framework and content, but are not using it to their advantage to engage and grow membership. I am relatively new to the Membership world having spent all my life in the Corporate sector working with [...]

The MTM Agency’s Top Tips for member organisations’ marketing – (part 1)

2018-04-30T16:24:23+00:00Monday, 30 April, 2018|Categories: Advice & Tips, Best practice sharing, Memberwise, MemberWise Recognised Supplier|

  By Guest Blogger: Richard Broughton, Director The MTM Agency The marketing challenges faced by member-based organisations are in many ways unique, with specific opportunities and threats. However, in other ways, their route to growth and prosperity is consistent with the strategies exercised by commercial entities selling a traditional product or service. In the case [...]