Maximum Impact on your Association's Twitter Account

Having your Twitter account aligned with your association’s goals is ideal, along with determining how Twitter can help you achieve these goals. Many associations tend to push out messages that start with verbs like: “attend, come, read or join”. Although these are great for engaging users, too much pushing can overdo your Twitter account. Finding the balance is crucial and there are a number of other techniques that can help engage your members and users.

Recognise Members and Industry Achievements

FMA Joins the Family

The Facility Management Association of Australia (FMA) joins the Member Evolution family. FMA Australia is the peak national representative body for the facility management industry. The association serves to further the objectives of facilities managers and the facilities management industry, through providing a range of member benefits and services including professional development and advocacy.

Growth of FMA

Association Government Privacy Principles 2014 Update

The Australian Government has introduced the new Australian Privacy Principles (APPs), replacing the National Privacy Principles, becoming effective from March 2014. The new Privacy Principles will apply to all organisations and agencies.

The 13 APPs are provided in the fact sheet for the 1st schedule of the Privacy Amendment which is to enhance the privacy protection Act 2013.

APP Privacy Policy

Don’t Leave your Members Behind – Go Digital and Embrace Technology

Gone are the days of associations communicating to their members via direct mail, as marketing dollars are being moved towards digital campaigns in a big way. This is where associations need to keep up with the changes and embrace the shift towards a more technology driven environment.

There are so many positive aspects to look at with the shift towards digital marketing, with tracking and reporting done almost automatically, and managers able to easily know exactly what return they are getting on their marketing efforts.

No More Direct Mail

How Associations are Utilising Technology to Enhance Education Programs

Associations are continually looking to the use of technology to enhance learning capabilities within their organisations. Members are the focus for all associations and delivering the most relevant and on-topic resources in the most efficient way is important. To do this, associations need to utilise the latest technologies to deliver and enhance learning among members.

Communicate with your Members Effectively with Integrated Newsletter Marketing

Sending emails and newsletters to your members, sponsors and committees should be an easy task for your staff and/or volunteers. Your staff members may not have the time during the week to spend half a day to send one newsletter out to members. If you haven't been sending anything other than renewal reminders and invoices then it may be time to start thinking about marketing additional useful information to members using newsletters.

Newsletter Templates

Employ a Membership Website Today and Reap the Benefits

Members and web users know when they are on a good website and the solution is easy. If users and members can easily navigate around your website finding the information they are looking for quickly, then you are on the right track. But how do you know if your members are having a positive user experience on your website? The answer is simple: if your association is getting regular website user interaction with SIGs, Q&As, news articles, new membership sign-ups and event attendance your membership website is having the desired outcome.

How to Get your Association or NFP Website Ready for 2014 before the Christmas Break

The end of the year is always the busiest period with Christmas parties and project deadlines. Amongst the chaos it's a good idea to take a quick look at your website and make sure everything is updated and ready for the New Year. As more people move towards an internet driven world, connecting with the rest of the globe has never been easier. It is important that your association's membership website is as up to date as possible.

Member Evolution has compiled a quick checklist to make sure you don't miss anything.

1. Update Events

Frustrated with Repetitive and Time Consuming Invoicing Runs?

Is your association or Not-for-Profit spending too much time on repetitive administration tasks and member related transactions?

It’s that time of year again when memberships need to be renewed and invoicing runs can be time consuming and resource intensive. Staff members are stressed and you need to find a better solution so your association is not in the same position this time next year.

Benefits of Automated CPD Software for Associations and NFPs

Continuing professional development (CPD) and continuing professional education (CPE) should be part of your association's culture. Each industry has their own standards and requirements along with the number of CPD points members are required to obtain every year for them to stay up to date with the latest knowledge, standards, requirements and more.