In this section of our website we feature the latest MemberWise publications. Our publications are designed to help you as a membership or association professional and are written and quality assured by fellow professionals to ensure the content is current and robust.

Titles include:

  • Harnessing the Web 2016 Research Summary Report
  • Association Research Report 2016
  • Data Protection Research Summary Report
  • The Perfect Membership Scheme (Version 4)
  • The Jargon Buster

Featured Publication – The Jargon Buster

Definitions and meanings for the 800 most useful words and phrases in Associations and Membership Organisations

If your working day is filled with colleagues using confusing jargon then this publication is for you and should be kept close at hand to enable some serious ‘jargon busting’.

Staff and stakeholders at all levels will find the straightforward A to Z format quick and simple to use, whether they are new to the sector or just think that the jargon is getting out of hand.

This publication was compiled in response to cries for help with the overwhelming use of acronyms and jargon within the membership and association sector.

The Jargon Buster provides a handy resource enabling you to check meanings immediately, access definitions easily and have conversations with confidence.

Order Online via the Amazon/Kindle Store (£9.99)

This book is a great idea. It is the kind of book that’s worth having close at hand so you can confidently put your point across in any membership or association conversation at any time. The membership industry is all about being inclusive and if we can help make entering the industry itself even more accessible through demystifying some of the language then we are taking a leaf out of our own book, so to speak.
Laura Fleming, Head of Membership Engagement, Royal College of Physicians
Working in the world of membership bodies can seem daunting, given that the sector is unique in many ways and has developed its own set of jargon. This book is an invaluable reference tool, comprehensively and clearly explaining many terms – both general and sector-specific – that you may need to know and understand.
Sara Llewellyn, Head of Internal Communications, Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA)
A detailed and practical guide for anyone involved with trade associations and professional membership bodies. This is an invaluable resource for those who don’t know as well as those who should know, but don’t.
Andrew Chalk, Director of Operations, British Blnd and Shutter Association (BBSA)