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Five Steps to Building a Value Proposition

   4.26.17|

There was a lot to love about the recent Abila User and Developer Conference (AUDC) in Nashville, Tennessee: sharing what’s new in our business, celebrating our customers’ successes, discovering Goo Goo Clusters (yummy Nashville candy). But my favorite part was getting the chance to interact with our customers.

Sure, it sounds clichéd. “I like talking to …

Drive Engagement Among Small, but Mighty, Generation X

   3.7.17|

My name is Amanda and I’m a member of Generation X.

We’re the Regan-era latchkey kids who turned into flannel-clad slackers. We came of age in an analog world, then had to scramble to catch up at the dawn of the Digital Age. We started our careers at a time when pensions were disappearing, jobs were …

Take a Bite out of 2017: 3 Lessons Learned From Girl Scout Cookie Time

   2.10.17|

True confession: I recently had a Diet Coke and a box of Caramel deLite®/Samoa® Girl Scout Cookies for lunch. Okay, maybe more than once.

This year, some of the more than 1.9 million young women who are members of the Girl Scouts will come together to sell a projected 175 million boxes of delicious treats to …

Better Association Management: APIs

   2.1.17|

In plain English, application program interfaces (APIs) are the technology that let one application integrate with another. A complex phrase for something that, when in use, should actually feel really simple.

In our 2017 Association Predictions, we predict the free flow of data between software solutions will continue to gain importance across associations of all sizes. …

2017 Presents Opportunity for Advocacy Initiatives

   1.17.17|

Earlier today I found myself wandering around the internet when I stumbled upon a blog post from Abila Product Partner, CQ Roll Call, summarizing the results from its 2015 special report, Increasing Engagement: How to Keep Members Active When Your Issues Aren’t Hot. According to the report, two out of three respondents say it’s somewhat …

New Year, New You: 3 Resolutions to Help Association Leaders Dream Big in 2017

   1.13.17|

Today I find myself working from a hotel room in advance of tomorrow’s start of the New England Society of Association Executive Annual Management Conference. In addition to polishing my presentation, it’s also meant some quality time with television and the seemingly endless parade of commercials hoping to capitalize on the New Year. Get fit! …

What Trends Will Have the Biggest Impact on Associations in 2017?

   1.4.17|

We dusted off the old crystal ball and peered deeply into its depths to see what 2017 holds in store for associations. Education, technology, and advocacy take center stage.

To help demystify these trends and more, our Abila association experts have compiled our 2017 Association Predictions. Below is a sneak peek:

For a deeper look, download our 2017 Association …

Member Engagement: Good Brands Never Stand Still

   12.5.16|

We don’t often think of associations or nonprofits as brands. But, truth be told, they are. When you see the color pink in October, you know it’s breast cancer awareness, and probably think of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. When you see a red kettle in December, you immediately think Salvation Army. And, when you …

Medical Societies: Gain Opportunities with Growing Segment of Employed Physicians

   11.17.16|

Like many who suffer through the seasonal allergies that plague us in Central Texas, I recently found myself in a doctor’s office. But, this was a new experience for me. My doctor – a longtime sole practitioner with his own office – had recently formed a practice with a number of other physicians.

As it happens, …

Providing Alternative Options Is the New Normal

   11.7.16|

We’re staring down the barrel of Q4, and the end of 2016 is almost here. Maybe you’re starting to look at your numbers – how many new members you brought on board this year and how your retention efforts fared.

Not where you hoped you’d be? You’re probably not alone.

Business as usual, the traditional approach many …