- September 2018 Edition -
- Network Update - Best Practice Info & Insight - Networking - Conferences & Events - Jobs -
- Welcome to your September Newsletter!
This month our theme is 'Go Large or Go Home' and we focus on the largest membership bodies within the UK membership and association sector.  
Featured content in this issue includes: 
Articulating Our Size and Scale - We kick off with two groundbreaking articles that articulate the scale of the membership sector, the largest 50 membership bodies PLUS the Top 10 Professional Bodies. This has never been achieved before and  a huge thank you to MemberWise Connect subscribers who helped us co-curate this. See below!
Learning from Large Membership Bodies - Our Digital Excellence 2018 conference will take place in London on 31st October and will feature a selection of the largest UK based membership bodies including the BMA, CIPD, Caravan and Motorhome Club, and the Federation of Small Businesses. All are delivering great member focused digital transformation programmes and we can learn a great deal from them. See our discounted Group Booking offer below. 
Large Membership Bodies & CRM - We signpost our next Select (CRM) Seminar that is specifically for membership organisations and associations with over 20,000 members. We have a few spaces left and representatives featured in our 'Largest 50' list are registering to attend now!

Large Membership Body Best Practice- This month we signpost the latest MemberWise Insight video that features The Woodland Trust and explores how they are delivering innovative and creative techniques to keep members engaged. Our video channel features over 100 similar videos and all are completely free to access.

Note; As always our content is relevant to membership bodies of all sizes and the above is directly transferable!
In this issue we also invite you to a free webinar on how to transform your membership solution with Subscribe 360 (powered by Microsoft Dynamics 365), we share the latest best practice blog articles, announce new and renewing MemberWise Recognised Suppliers, highlight the latest banter on MemberWise Connect PLUS the latest jobs on the MemberWise Jobs Board.
If this content will be of interest to a colleague please feel free to  
Happy scrolling!

Richard Gott
Chair & Founder
The MemberWise Network
This Issue is delivered in partnership with:

smartimpact is an Official Partner of Digital Excellence 2018 - come and have a chat with us on Stand No 5 to
understand more about the possibilities a tailored membership CRM system can uncover for your organisation. More... 
Find out how innovative assessment software, with the option of remote invigilation, can transform your certification processes, grow membership and simplify exam logistics. More...
Group Booking Offer (Only £177 Per Delegate)
- 31st October 2018  
- Park Plaza London Victoria hotel  
Over 200+ delegates have registered to attend the sector's annual member focused digital conference., Digital Excellence 2018
The majority of delegates have booked places via our popular subsidised group pass (enabling access to 3 places for the price of 2 or 1/3 off 4+ places).  
In real terms this means attendance for only £177 per person and only 20 group allocations are now available (to be provided on a first-come first served basis). 
A huge thank you to our Official Partners, Supporters and Exhibitors who enable this promotion to be made available.
Our theme this year is 'Digital Transformation to Exceed 21st Century Online Member Requirements' and topics include:
Optimising online member tools, Engaging with Key Member Segments Online (including Baby Boomers and Millennials), Taking a More Strategic Approach, Digital Content Focus, Engaging with Younger Members, CRM Journeys, Digital Member Participation, Digital Communications Strategy Development, Email Marketing, Video, Automation, Online Assessment, Artificial Intelligence, Cost Reduction, Online Member Communities, Virtual/Augmented Reality and Online Member Metrics. 
Please visit our dedicated conference website to view the full programme, meet all of our expert speakers, establish learning outcomes, explore our digital solutions focused trade exhibition and book your place(s) online today.  
*Promotions are only available to association and membership professionals only. 
MemberWise Announces Largest 50 Membership Bodies and Top 10 Professional Bodies!
For many years the UK membership sector's scale and reach has been underestimated and the network thought it was about time to set the record straight. In response we have published the following articles:

The articles outline the number of membership organisations based in the UK, the trajectory of membership organisations over recent years and lists the largest 50 membership bodies and Top 10 Professional Bodies.
The list is an evolving list and will be kept updated in response to updates/change. We are also considering extending the 'Largest' list to the sector's Top 100 Membership Bodies, so please do revisit to watch it grow over the coming months!
Call to Action: If your body features in either the Top 50 Membership Bodies or 10 Largest Professional Bodies please do ensure your senior leadership team is aware as this should be celebrated!
Membership Expert Speaker Call-To-Action

We're pleased to announce that our 16th annual national conference, Membership Excellence 2019 (#MEMX2019), will take place on Thursday 2nd May at the Novotel West London. We're now recruiting our team of expert speakers.

Our 2019 conference will be a game-changer. Why? Because it will be bigger, bolder,completely reformatted and better than ever before!

Last month we announced our new conference home (Novotel London West) that will enable us to welcome 25% more delegates. We hope this will ensure we don't have to close off registration early again due to popular demand!

We're now recruiting membership/association professional speakers to take part. Up for it?

Why speak? The event provides a unique opportunity to showcase your organisation's recent member focused achievements and successes, show inspirational thought-leadership, practice your public speaking skills, add the experience to your CV and of course a complimentary ticket!

If you would like to express an interest in speaking please contact Associate Director of Engagement, Kerrie Fuller

Call-to-Action - If you would like to express an interest in attending and saving 20% off the ticket price. You can do so (without obligation) HERE...
The Latest MemberWise Guest Blog Articles...  
Featured Article:

'It's not just about the tech. Why Digital Excellence 2018 is a must attend event for all!' 

MemberWise Recognised Supplier Articles:
- Strategic Objective #1 - Do not lose governance mojo (Consort Strategy)
- Making Sure Membership is Worth the Cost (Cantarus)
- Why Engaging Today's Youth Will Secure Tomorrow's Membership (Silverbear)

Could you be one of our next MemberWise Guest Bloggers? We invite membership/association professionals and suppliers to express an interest. 'Contact Us' for more information...
Next Seminar exclusively for membership bodies with 20,000+ Members

4 in 10 membership organisations/associations are horizon searching for new solutions in 2018 and it is critical that we 'get it right'. 
In response we announce our next free half-day CRM procurement and selection focused seminar - 
- 17th October
- 10-11 Carlton House Terrace
- London 
Case Study: Royal College of Nursing 
This seminar will provide you with independent information, knowledge and insight required in order to horizon search, procure and select the right CRM provider.
The seminar will also include a preview of key CRM related results from the statistically significant Digital Excellence 2018/19 survey summary report. 
Places are exclusively available to membership and association professionals only. 
Delivered in partnership with:
Who Should Attend?
This event will be of particular interest to professionals working for organisations with over 20,000 members and looking to find out more about the Microsoft Dynamics Platform/Silverbear CRM solution  

Advertorial - Transform your membership solution (Webinar)

Join C2 Software for this exclusive free webinar on how to transform your membership solution with Subscribe 360, powered by Microsoft Dynamics 365.

C2 will explore the benefits of Subscribe 360 for Associations, Institutions, Societies and Charities offering membership. Subscribe 360's core features provide a full subscription and membership management solution that scales and adapts to meet the needs of the most demanding membership requirements.
MemberWise Network Conferences, Training and Events


- 13th Sept- Select (Digital Platforms) Seminar (with Cantarus) - Find out more...
- 21st Sept - Induction Training (SAMP) -
Find out more...
- 9th Oct - Select (Online Communities) - Higher Logic - Waiting list now open...
- 17th Oct - Select (CRM) Seminar (with Silverbear)
- Find out more...
- 31st Oct - Digital Excellence 2018 - Find out more...
- 15th Nov - Select (CRM) Seminar (with ASI Europe)
- Find out more...


- 2nd May - Membership Excellence 2019, London - Express an interest...

Latest Vacancies 

          £40k - Federation of Manufacturing Opticians - London  
          £27k - Security Institute - Warwickshire

Hunter Merrifield is currently recruiting:
   £45k - London
   c. £34k - London
   c. £24k - London
   £45-52k - London

- Our jobs board enables you to raise awareness of your vacancies to 5,000 members who 'get membership'. You can manage postings via a convenient dashboard and select from a range of advert choices. Find out more...
WATCH: The Woodland Trust / Topic: Member Engagement 
The Woodland Trust - Identifying innovative and creative techniques to keep your members engaged 
The Woodland Trust 
Identifying innovative and creative techniques to keep your members engaged
Recognised Supplier Information

Each year 25,000 website visitors use our comprehensive directory of over 120+ suppliers providing great products and services to membership organisations and associations.

- Helpful Categories / Free-Text Searches
- Exclusive Offers and Preferential Rates
- Membership body Client Case Studies / Videos

Looking for a new provider? Ensure the MemberWise Recognised Supplier Directory is your first port-of-call. Access this free online resource today...  
This month we announce the launch of a new Member Directory on MemberWise Connect that will enable members to better connect. We also feature the most popular discussions below:

1) The future of subscription based memberships (The IMI)
2) Direct Debit - Member Retention (RCGP)
3) Podcasts / member magazine content (BHS)
4) CRM/LMS solutions for a Centre and an Awarding Body (CIPD)
5) Using Website Statistics - RU Network

Note: Membership of the MemberWise Connect community is exclusively for membership and association professionals.
MemberWise Consulting Services

The MemberWise Network provides a comprehensive range of advisory services to leading membership bodies to help drive sustainable long-term member engagement, value and growth.

We help organisations to better review, plan, change, and develop the following critical member focused areas:

- Increasing New Member Acquisition
- Improving Existing Member Retention
- Enhancing Member Value
- Improving Member Engagement & Participation
- Optimising future long term sustainable growth

Popular consultancy services include Membership Scheme Review, Royal Charter Applications, Member Segmentation/Persona Creation and Member Journey Mapping.

(c) MemberWise Network 2018