- January 2018 Edition -
- Latest News - Best Practice Advice - Networking Opportunities - Conferences & Events - Jobs -
- Here's your January Newsletter...
Happy New Year and a big warm welcome to the January edition of our popular monthly newsletter! 

The Festive Break went all too quickly for most of us, however I hope that you managed to find some much needed down time!

In 2018 the MemberWise Network celebrates its 10th birthday and has lots of great initiatives planned. The first will be our next national membership best practice conference, Membership Excellence 2018. We provide you with an update below on what we think could be our strongest conference programme to-date!

In this issue we announce our next Female Leaders in Membership seminar, we become accredited as a Provider of Training Excellence, update you on our latest MemberWise Recognised Suppliers, feature some great MemberWise Guest Blog articles, communicate the latest sector job vacancies and provide some key dates for your diary!

I hope that you enjoy scrolling through the articles in this issue and I hope the network serves you well in 2018!
Richard Gott
MemberWise Network Founder
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#MEMX 2018 - Official Conference Launch

We're pleased to announce the official launch of our next one-day national membership focused best practice conference - Membership Excellence 2018 (25th April / London)

This year's conference programme will provide delegates with the unique opportunity to attend 58 educational sessions delivered by 55 membership professionals/experts.

Topics are more targeted than ever before via the introduction of a dedicated new member research seminar track, a CPD/Governance seminar track and 2 Showcase tracks that will provde delegates with the opportunity to horizon search the latest membership solutions.

Overarching themes include increasing member participation, optimising member value, improving member engagement/experience, increasing new member acquisition, enhancing existing member retention and enabling growth.

Our great speakers will inspire and enthusedelegates to return to the office and change/develop activity to drive membership value and growth. They represent the sector's leading membership organisations and associations (including The Woodland Trust, BAFTA, Unison, RIBA ad a wide range of membership organisations and associations).

Membership Excellence 2018 is delivered in partnership with 12 leading sector providers and thanks to their support we are able to provide access to the event from as little as £170 (excluding VAT), we can provide delegates with a 4-star experience and inclusive networking drinks after the formal programme closes.

You can view the full programme, establish educational learning outcomes, meet all our speakers and explore our membership solutions focused trade exhibition.
The Latest MemberWise Guest Blog Articles...  
- 4 ways for member organisations to streamline their cashflow 
- Should membership organisations trust apps? 
- Choosing the right CMS for your membership organisation

Could you be one of our next MemberWise Guest Bloggers? We invite membership/association professionals and providers to express an interest. 'Contact Us' for more information...
ProTech and Sungard AS Enable the College of Policing to Adopt 'Digital' First Approach to Professional Development in Policing.
ProTech's digital platform ProWeb, integrated with its specialist CRM software, captures and stores data for the College to support the highly secure dissemination of the College's knowledge, training and standards to more than 300,000 police officers and police staff across the UK. Find out more...
Latest Vacancies 

           Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland - £35k - London
           Committee on Publication Ethics - £24k - Home-based
           Energy Institute - £21k (pro rata) - London 
- Business Development Manager
           Huntress Search - £40k - London
          Huntress Search - £25k - London
          Huntress Search - £35k - London  
           Huntress Search - £48k - London  

Take a Look at the Latest Blog Article: CPD - focus your attention to futureproof your membership career

- Our jobs board enables you to raise awareness of your vacancies to over 4,500+ members who 'get membership'. You can manage postings via a convenient dashboard and select from a range of advert choices. Find out more...
Female Leaders in Membership Event - 22nd February - London

The network is pleased to announce our first Feamale Leaders in Membership event of the year!

Our keynote speaker will be Sarah Hernandez, Chief Marketing Officer, at the Key, a leading membership organisation in the education sector (consisting of more than 120,000 senior school leaders and governors).

Title: The value of diversity and helping women succeed

The event will also feature co-mentoring sessions where female delegates can discuss and share challenges, ideas and questions.

The event is delivered in association with High Flying Divas and is hosted by MemberWise Recognised Supplier, Bates Wells Braithwaite LLP

Note: Due to a limited capacity this event is exclusively for female members of staff employed by membership organisations and associations
In the run up to Christmas our online community seemed to be winding up rather than winding down! We provide a quick update below!

Since the community launched last March the community has hosted an incredible 2,335 content contributions and the number of users continues to grow each day!

Subscribers will know that the resource is providing quick responses to some pretty critical membership focused areas. This is great!

Here's our top 5 community contributers this week:

1) Chris Pateman, Chair of the Horticultural Trades Association
2) Owen Thomas, Digital Marketing Manager, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
3) Vicky Eaton, Membership Coordinator, Nace
4) Will Henley, Head of Communications, International Hydro Association
5) Allie Griffiths, Member Services Manager, BACP

Note: Membership of the MemberWise Connect community is exclusively for membership and association professionals.
Staff Induction Training Course (16th February 2018 / London)

We're preparing for our first induction training course of the year, created & delivered by the Society of Association and Membership Professionals (SAMP).

This great one-day training course provides new starters and returners (working within any department and at all levels/career stages) with the critical member focused knowledge and insight needed in order to 'hit the ground running'!

Learning outcomes:

- A clear understanding of 'membership' and its complexities
- Learn the skills/knowledge required to grow in confidence more quickly
- Improved consistency/quality of knowledge/insight/understanding of the sector
- Learn from professionals who have started their careers in a similar role/organisation
- Provide solid groundwork for future career within your organisation
- Meet/network other professionals working in similar organisations

Your call to action - Please signpost this information to colleagues responsible for staff training and/or your Human Resources (HR) department.

Find out more...
Recognised Supplier Information

25,000 visitors use our comprehensive directory of over 115+ suppliers providing great products and services to membership organisations and associations

- Helpful Categories / Free-Text Searches
- Exclusive Offers and Preferential Rates
- 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...  
MemberWise Accredited as Provider of Training Excellence!

The MemberWise Network is delighted to announce that it has obtained the Provider of Training Excellence (PTE) accreditation awarded by the Professional Development Consortium.

This formal accreditation highlights and acknowledges the quality and calibre of the training and events programmes that the MemberWise Network delivers. Most importantly it confirms that our content is of a high quality and it is developed via highly trusted sources (namely membership and association professionals!) and curated by Rich and his dedicated team.

MemberWise Network Conferences, Training and Events

- 8th February - Select (CRM) Seminar - FULL - (Waiting List Open)
- 16th February - Induction Training (SAMP) - Find out more...
- 22nd February - Female Leaders in Membership - Find out more...
- 4th April - Select (CRM) Seminar (in partnership with Silverbear)
- 30th May - Select (CRM) Seminar (in partnership with ASI Europe)
- 20th June - Select (CRM) Seminar (in partnership with SmartImpact)
- 22nd June - Induction Training (SAMP) - Find out more... 
- 25th April - Membership Excellence 2018 - Express an interest...
- 21st September - Induction Training (SAMP) - Find out more...
- 17th October - Select (CRM) Seminar (in partnership with Silverbear)
- 31st October - Digital Excellence 2018 - Register an interest now...
- 14th November - Select (CRM) Seminar (in partnership with ASI Europe)

(c) MemberWise Network 2018