Tag Archive: Growth

Jan 02

Membership Renewal Does Not Stop After Sending a Dues Renewal

Most non-profits still depend on membership dues as a primary source of income. Yet sending a dues invoice and/or reminder is not the end. I am not going to go into how an organization should be/have been in contact with its members throughout the year so it knows who is solid when it comes to …

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Aug 08

MEMBERSHIP GROWTH COMES TO THOSE WHO PREPARE

My neighbor recently commented on my backyard. “How do you get all those plants to grow and flower? Your backyard has so much color and you are already harvesting vegetables and spices. My garden is struggling. How do you it?” “Preparation,” I replied. “Preparation.” So if you want 10% membership growth or 95% membership retention …

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Dec 10

ONE SIMPLE THING THAT CAN BRING SUCCESS

We have all been there. Those long unbearable long lines just standing at the move theatre, to be seated at a restaurant, to ride an amusement ride, go to through airport security. I am not sure exactly which of those I was standing in, but there I was, waiting with several dozens of my “closest” …

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Oct 07

NON-PROFITS NEED GARDENERS

There are all sorts of books and articles out there detailing the characteristics to look for when seeking leaders for non-profits. They list such things as business savvy, previous volunteer involvement or service to the association. But few, if any, mention one that is an overlooked important harbinger of success.: Excellent association leaders are those …

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