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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 …

Starting a Nonprofit? If You’re a New Yorker, You’re in Luck!

   10.19.16|

Like any good reporter, I like to begin the process of writing blog posts with a little research. You’ll probably be amused, but not surprised, to know that when I Googled “start a nonprofit” alongside the word “headache,” our favorite search engine returned 1,720,000 results in 0.93 seconds.

Starting a nonprofit is tough, and managing through …

ASAE Special Report: Grow Your Membership While Raising Dues

   9.21.16|

Leading up to 2012, the International Coach Federation (ICF) found itself in the enviable position of having 17,000 members. Growth was strong, but starting to put a strain on the organization. And, the federation was looking towards global expansion and supporting the inevitable complexities that international membership can bring to daily operations.

In her ASAE Annual Meeting …

ASAE Special Report: Don’t Let Your Research Stagnate

   9.7.16|

We at Abila are big believers in the power of data. It can help organizations make informed decision, highlight untapped opportunities, and stop problems before they start. Many of the associations we serve value data too, not only as part of their commitment to reviewing and improving their own operations, but also as a unique …

ASAE Special Report: Strengthen Your Association Using Data as an Asset

   8.26.16|

I love data.

That’s not a secret in my neck of the woods, as I’m the product marketing person who forever has her nose buried in an industry report, fielded research, or pivot table, trying to ferret out any valuable tidbit of information.

So you’ll imagine my delight upon hearing about Strengthen Your Association Using Data as …

Hit the Bullseye Using Member Segmentation

   7.5.16|

Last week I hosted a webinar to discuss Abila’s recently released Member Engagement Study, in which we surveyed both association professionals and members. I was encouraged to see a lot of terrific questions from the audience, but noticed this one, in particular, in the chat window:

“I want to send targeted communications. How do I segment …

Are Members Saying “I Do” to Your Offerings?

   6.15.16|

It’s June and judging by my Facebook page that means lots of weddings and even more engagements. Everywhere I turn there are people pledging their love, taking vows, and making lifelong promises to one another.

And, this level of commitment isn’t just the domain of romantics. More and more associations are taking a long hard look …