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Your youngest members - especially recent graduates - probably have one thing predominantly on their mind:Mini-Champs 1 12 scale McLaren Honda MP4 4 Senna 88 unused item from japan 9J

Find. A. Job!

Job hunting can almost feel like a job itself. Researching different opportunities, reworking your resume to speak specifically to each, writing cover letter after cover letter, prepping for interviews...it takes a lot of time.

Consider providing these valuable services to help your young professional members on their hunt (and engage them along the way, too):MINICHAMPS 1 12 VALENTINO ROSSI HONDA REPSOL MOTO GP 2002 STANDING FIGURINE

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Silent auctions are a GREAT way to generate non-dues revenue for your association or chamber of commerce. But the success of a silent auction all depends on the interest and demand for the items you have available.

Minichamps 1 18 BMW M3 (E30) Team Fina Johnny Cecotto DTM 1992Now some items are pretty standard and always popular - wine and/or beer baskets, vacation packages, sports paraphernalia, etc. But what other items and offerings could you throw in there to not only switch things up, but really grab people’s attention? Here are three:

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Your website is the hub of online member engagement. It’s where your members go to access content, view and register for upcoming events, interact with other members - the list of benefits goes on and on.

So having a good website - one members find easy to use and valuable - is of utmost importance.MINICHAMPS 1 18 FORD CAPRI 1 RS 2600 - WINNER SPA 1971 107718022

But how do you know if your website is performing as it should be? How do you know how it’s being perceived by your members? Well...just ask! Consider sending a website evaluation survey with the following eight questions:

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More and more people are paying attention to the “carbon footprint” of the organizations that they interact with. That means your members - especially those in younger generations - are definitely noticing when you make an effort to be conscious of yours.Minichamps 1 18 Scale - 117 830001 Williams Ford FW08C K Rosberg Win Monaco 1983

One area to be particularly careful with? Your events. There are a lot of details along the planning, preparing, and executing journey that, with some care and attention, could make your event a whole lot more “green.” Start by getting in the habit of thinking about these things with each event you host:

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Have you ever thought of your online member directory as a place to actually prospect for new members?

Well if you haven’t, I’m here to tell you that you’re missing out!Minichamps 1 18 Scale 155 026007 - 1982 BMW 323i - Metallic Red

Believe it or not, your online member directory is a unique member acquisition tool. Not only is it a tangible example of membership value, but it can also help identify which prospective members you should consider reaching out to. Here’s how to leverage yours to its fullest:

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A major benefit of your organization is likely professional development: providing your members with educational opportunities to help them stay sharp and ahead of the curve.

Minichamps 1 18 Scale 155 841101 - Audi Quattro A2 Rally Of New Zealand '84Now for many organizations, a majority of those educational offerings center around hard skills, which typically require unique training (such as computer programming). Teaching those hard skills (and best practices related to those hard skills) is CRITICAL and a big reason why people join your organization.

But just as important - yet often overlooked - is soft skills training. Soft skills are a bit more subjective and rather difficult to quantify, but examples include:

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You’ve heard of email marketing calendars. You may even have an email marketing calendar. It’s a great way to plan ahead and get really strategic about your member and prospect communications.Minichamps 1 18 Scale Diecast - 151 121391 McLaren 12C GT3 orange 2013 (Plus, it’s a great way to ensure you’re not overdoing it. Or, just as dangerous, underdoing it.)

But here’s an idea for you that may also add some value: a handwritten note calendar.

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From webinars to conferences, educational events tend to draw a crowd.Minichamps 1 18 Scale Diecast - 530 133512 McLaren F1 GTR Adrelaline Program But whether that crowd leaves happy or not, well...a big part of that has to do with your event speakers. Did they deliver new, interesting, and/or helpful content? Did they cover what attendees were hoping they would?

Minichamps 1 18 Scale Model 151 111124 - Lamborghini Gallardo LP 600+ GT3Because so much of your event’s success depends on how well your speakers do, it’s worth taking some time to prep them effectively. In fact, here are three resources you may want to pass along:

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Recruiting members, planning events, managing benefits: MINICHAMPS 1 43 431020204 BMW 7-senes 2001 bluee MetallicYou have a LOT on your plate. If you could add a new, easy-to-use tool to help alleviate the headaches and give you extra time...would you?

If you didn’t already know, MemberClicks offers a number of tools beyond the membership management software you use - and they’re all designed to elevate your organization and the member experience, while saving you time and sanity.Minichamps 1 43 - Audi rs4 bluee

What are they? Here’s a quick rundown:

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