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3 Features To Increase Member Engagement at Your Association

Engagement, Association Tools
By Karen McCord
May 17, 2018
Generating ongoing member engagement for your association is about more than just giving your members a good experience. With increased engagement, you can boost renewal rates and attract new members. Since members primarily join associations to...
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How to Get More Members to Participate in Your Association’s Online Community

Community Manager, Collaboration, Engagement
By Karen McCord
May 14, 2018
When online communities are at their best, content is valuable, members are consistently engaged and everyone involved feels supported and fulfilled by the connection.
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How to Get More Members to Participate in Your Association’s Online Community

Engagement, Collaboration, Community
By Karen McCord
April 18, 2018
When online communities are at their best, content is valuable, members are consistently engaged and everyone involved feels supported and fulfilled by the connection.
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How to Make Your Online Community Your Most Valuable Member Benefit

Engagement, Community, Collaboration
By Karen McCord
April 16, 2018
The transition into the digital space has created both an opportunity and a challenge for members and associations. With in-person or other physical elements traditionally providing value to their membership packages, defining member benefits in...
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Expert Guide: How to Create an Active Online Community for Your Association

Engagement, Community, Community Manager
By Karen McCord
March 08, 2018
Since first appearing on the scene in the 1800’s, associations have been in a constant state of evolution. While first a means of networking at meetings, conferences and advocacy, the digital world provides an additional way for members to make...
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The Future of Online Communities: Curated Content

Community Manager, Engagement, Community
By Karen McCord
January 10, 2017
  There are both success and failure stories from membership organizations that have launched online communities over the past several years. If you’re still trying to figure out this puzzle for your organization and are concerned about how to...
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Expert Interview Series: Breezio's Karen McCord on Building Secure Online Communities

Community, Engagement
By Karen McCord
January 04, 2017
  Karen is CEO of a startup SaaS company called Breezio that specializes in building online communities. We recently asked Karen for her insight on how cloud computing encourages collaboration and how a strong and secure IT infrastructure is...
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5 Important Online Community Management Principles: Taught by Geese

Community, Engagement
By Chris Frew
October 20, 2016
  Every Fall our skies are filled with the honking sounds of thousands of migrating Geese traveling away from the frigid Canadian winter on their epic journey to the warm Southern United States. As soon as they take off they form the iconic...
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How to Increase Member Engagement By Turning Experts Into Fearless Beginners

Community, Engagement
By Hana Yen
June 23, 2016
  Beginner’s Mind What do all beginners have in common aside from the theme that they are novices? As intuitive as it may seem, beginners are often owners of beginner’s mind, a concept in Zen Buddhism called shoshin. Shoshin refers to an attitude...
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Four Steps to Increase Online Community Collaboration

Community, Engagement
By Hana Yen
June 06, 2016
  "The opposite of autonomy is control. And since they sit at different poles of the behavioral compass, they point us toward different destinations. Control leads to compliance, autonomy leads to engagement.” –Daniel Pink in Drive
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