The Best Social Media Channels for Professional Associations and Advocacy Groups

With everyone from your accountant to your grandmother posting status updates, it seems like the whole world has mastered social media strategy. But social media is more complicated that it appears—especially for professional associations who are trying to build relationships, not just follower counts. Plus, many organizations feel like they need to play catch-up, when
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Conference Services: How They Can Improve Your Association Events

Today’s remote conferencing tools and virtual events are great for going green and reducing travel spend—particularly if your working groups, association executives, or Board members are geographically dispersed. But there’s no real substitute for in-person gatherings. When you need to unite key people in your association—for training, strategizing, or promoting new initiatives—professional conference services can
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How to Quadruple Your Association Membership in Four Years with Zero Marketing Budget

I figured this headline would draw some attention! Explosive membership growth – it’s the quest of nearly every association yet, unfortunately, the source of much frustration for most. A few years back I had the good fortune of serving as Managing Director for an association that went from 30 to 120 corporate members in less
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CXPA Caselet


Challenge

CXPA, a brand-new member association, needed to go from zero to full member service in under a year while delivering on its mission of connecting professionals and promoting best practices.

Solution

Virtual worked with the new Board to create a financial plan, start marketing the first annual event, provide member service, and create a brand identity and web site.

Result

CXPA has become the premier networking and education source for customer experience, with 2,000 members in the first year and a successful first annual conference.


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