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2023 Association Industry Survey Results

Association professionals across the U.S. and Canada provided a look at the inner workings of their organizations when they replied to GrowthZone’s 9th annual survey. Get the 2023 survey results report to see how your association compares: Challenges/Concerns/Worries Reinstatement Strategies Non-Dues Revenue Sources Renewal Rates, and More! This information-rich report also provides links to helpful (and free!) resources for association professionals.

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On Demand: “Five Strategic Focus Areas For 2023 Planning” with Shari Pash

Wrap up the year with strong outcomes and start the new year with an intentional membership focus. In this virtual training, we discuss five areas to focus on as the year comes to a close and you prepare for the year ahead. Learn trends impacting: member engagement; member growth; as well as measurements, outcomes, and sustainability. View presentation slides (.pdf) More On-Demand Webinars with Shari Pash: “LinkedIn – Maximize Member Engagement and Strategic Recruitment” “Reignite Volunteer Leadership and Development”   […]

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On Demand: “Communicating the Value of Membership” with Beth Brodovsky

If you’ve ever been frustrated by the lack of response to surveys, programs, events, and even renewals, this session will shed light on what’s wrong and how to fix it.  Watch as member expert Beth Brodovsky helps you explore: • The differences between relationship and conversion marketing – and which to use when• The two marketing stages you need to move through before people can take action• How to discover what your key audiences consider a benefit• Which audiences […]

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On Demand: “Members: How to Get ‘Em, How to Keep ‘Em” with Elizabeth Engel

How do you find potential members? When is the right time to ask them to join? What happens next? What encourages them to stay with you for the long-term? In this fast-paced webinar, we’ll review key concepts in member recruitment and retention, like lead generation, the welcome series, the member value proposition, ladders of engagement, the difference between features and benefits, collection and use of data, and best practices in renewal cycles. Watch as member strategist Elizabeth Engel explores: Key […]

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On Demand: “Networking 4.0: Rethink and Reinvent the Art of Connection” with Cathi Hight

It’s time to move away from networking to building networks. The pandemic changed the landscape — the need to connect is still there, but the expectations have shifted.   Watch as member development expert Cathi Hight explores: Networking 4.0 and the shift away from traditional networking events. How you can revamp programming to meet members’ diverse needs and expectations. Strategies to help members “network on purpose,” stop chasing unicorns, and build relationship assets. Resources: https://hbr.org/2007/01/how-leaders-create-and-use-networks https://www.amazon.com/Get-Big-Things-Done-Connectional/dp/1137279788 https://theworldcafe.com/key-concepts-resources/world-cafe-method/ Power Up Austin: […]

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On-Demand: “LinkedIn – Maximize Member Engagement and Strategic Recruitment” with Shari Pash

You’ve joined LinkedIn, how are you using it to leverage member and business relationships? Join membership industry coach and trainer, Shari Pash as she logs into LinkedIn and walks you through how to use this powerful tool to your advantage! You’ll learn how to:• Stay front of mind with your members and business relationships, • Increase member engagement, warm referrals, and prospecting success, and • Stay abreast of trends that impact business and industry. Related Resources: BLOG: “How to Create […]

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On-Demand: “Grow Revenue & Stress Less” with Holly Duckworth

Yes, it IS possible to grow revenue and stress less. Membership professionals are struggling to keep their own sanity while serving their members with presence. Mindfulness expert Holly Duckworth shows you how to do both in “Grow Revenue & Stress Less.” As Holly’s gift to you, use this mindful mini-poster at home and at work to remind you how to be mindful in every moment: MINDFUL MINI-POSTER   Read Related Resources: [ON-DEMAND] “Chaos to Calm: Leading In A Crazy World” […]

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On-Demand: “Intentional Membership Growth” with Shari Pash

Is your association making the impact you want to make? As we move through 2022 in an ever-changing business environment, now is the time to secure a strong foundation for growth by creating a purposeful path of member engagement for your association. Learn how to maximize your member database as membership industry coach and trainer, Shari Pash, joins GrowthZone for “Intentional Membership Growth”.

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2022 Real Estate Association Survey Results

Every year, the Real Estate Association Survey Results report is our most downloaded document for real estate association professionals. Read the 2022 report to see how your real estate association compares: Membership growth, retention, and engagement New service offerings Non-dues revenue sources The report also provides comments, advice, and common lessons learned from real estate association professionals.

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On-Demand: “Sell Me This Pen: Pivotal Moments that Overcome Member Indifference” with Melynn Sight

Members have so many choices for products and services — how do you get them to choose you? In other words, if everyone sells pens, “Why should they buy YOUR pen?” Look at your business in a new way as Value Proposition Expert & Author, Melynn Sight, joins GrowthZone for “Sell Me This Pen: Pivotal Moments that Overcome Member Indifference.” This fast-paced webinar will get you laser-focused on how to use a value proposition as your strongest sales tool.

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On-Demand: “2022 Chamber Survey Results” Webinar with Frank Kenny

How does your chamber compare? See what over 500 chamber pros had to say.  Frank Kenny digs deep into the 2022 Chamber Industry Survey Results and discusses recommendations, ideas, and tips related to what you and your peers had to say about: – Operating budgets – Value propositions – Innovation/new services – Reinstatement strategies And a LOT more!

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2022 Chamber of Commerce Survey Results

Every year, the Chamber Survey Results report is our most downloaded document for chamber of commerce professionals. Read the 2022 report to see how your chamber compares: Membership growth, retention, and engagement Value proposition Non-dues revenue sources The report also provides comments, advice, and common lessons learned from hundreds of chamber professionals.

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