Membership Resources: Articles & Guides


We’ve got you covered for all things membership-related - to help you build, connect and grow your organization. This section offers articles, guides, survey reports and checklists on topics from membership renewal letters and application forms to recruitment strategies and How to Start a Club.
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Since volunteers are an essential resource for most non-profits and membership organizations, we offer articles, guides and checklists on volunteer recruitment, retention, appreciation and management.
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Technology & Website

Your website and membership database are just two of the key technology tools you use to manage and grow your organization. This section offers articles and guides with information and advice on technology topics include: membership software selection, online payment services, search engine marketing, online survey tools and much more.
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Communications are critical for non-profits and membership organizations in recruiting, retaining and engaging your members or supporters. So we offer articles, guides and checklists on a wide range of communications topics such as: creating a blog, meeting minutes, annual reports, email newsletters, publicity, communications planning, and more.
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If your organization is involved in member or fundraising events, this section can help with articles, guides and checklists on: event planning, building event attendance, event promotion, and inspiring volunteers for event success.
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This section offers guidance on membership and non-profit leadership. Articles and guides include topics such as: Developing a Board Recruitment Process, Getting Boards to Address Critical Issues, board training and orientation and more.
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If your volunteers or staff are just getting started with fundraising, you might find the articles and checklists in this section helpful. We offer articles on: Getting Started with Email Fundraising, Online Fundraiser’s Checklist and more.
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