Member value is like an old pair of trainers

2017-10-17T14:02:30+00:00Friday, 9 June, 2017|Categories: Advice & Tips, Best practice sharing, MemberWise Recognised Supplier, Research|

By Guest Blogger: Ruth Doyle, Senior Consultant Ashridge Communications I had an interesting conversation with a neighbour recently: in response to a village storm-in-a teacup, they said “but we communicated with everyone; we told them what we were doing”. But it’s easy to forget, that telling is not communicating. And so it is with product [...]

The State of User Experience (UX) on Association websites in the UK

2017-10-17T13:55:18+00:00Tuesday, 6 December, 2016|Categories: Memberwise, MemberWise Recognised Supplier, Research, Survey|

Author: Sahar Dolev-Blitental, Marketing Executive at Pedalo Web Design       Pedalo Web Design is pleased to announce the publication of their new report today on the state of user experience on Membership sites. This report, written in association with the MemberWise Network, explores different aspects of user experience relating specifically to membership organisations [...]

An Opportunity to Temperature Check Your Association’s Online Activities

2017-10-17T13:55:29+00:00Sunday, 4 December, 2016|Categories: Research|Tags: , |

Ever wondered how your organisation’s online activity compares with other leading membership bodies? Here’s a unique and completely free opportunity to make that comparison PLUS establish the latest emerging online trends linked to online member recruitment, retention, value and engagement. The MemberWise Network invites you to take part in the Harnessing the Web 2016/17 benchmarking [...]

Direct Debit UK’s most popular payment method for memberships

2017-10-17T13:56:17+00:00Wednesday, 9 November, 2016|Categories: Advice & Tips, Member Engagement, Memberwise, MemberWise Recognised Supplier, Research|

By Guest Blogger: Nicola Anderson VP Marketing at GoCardless   Professional membership organisations have gone from strength to strength in the UK over recent years. Covering industry areas from charities to accountancy networks and everything in between, professional membership organisations help their members to network, expand their horizons and discover new opportunities in their relevant [...]

The Professional Learning Iceberg

2017-10-17T13:40:09+00:00Friday, 5 December, 2014|Categories: Best practice sharing, Research|Tags: |

Members' professionalism, lifelong learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an integral part of my role as Membership Manager for the Institute of Chartered Foresters. The motivation behind members' CPD is an area that interests me greatly. Earlier this year, I wrote a blog post for the Institute of Chartered Foresters entitled The Top 5 [...]

2014 – The Year Associations Improved ‘Online Social’!

2017-10-17T13:40:44+00:00Tuesday, 14 October, 2014|Categories: MemberWise conference, Message from MemberWise, Research, Survey|Tags: , |

In this article we revisit the pace at which associations and membership organisations are adopting/integrating online social media and establish if it can enhance online member value and engagement. In 2013 the most popular online social media platform (based on usage) was Facebook with 72% of organisations having a presence. This was followed closely by [...]

Associations – Online Anywhere, Anytime & On All Devices – Right?

2017-10-17T13:40:56+00:00Friday, 12 September, 2014|Categories: Advice & Tips, MemberWise conference, Research, Survey|Tags: , |

The ‘mobile web’ advances deeper into our lives and over the past 12 months this trend has continued. Are associations and membership organisations ready for this rapid shift in the way members wish to access mobile content? Last year the jury was out, so what about this year? Before we dive into this article it [...]