- February 2018 Edition -
- Latest News - Best Practice Advice - Networking Opportunities - Conferences & Events - Jobs -
- Here's your February Newsletter...
Welcome to the February edition of our monthly newsletter!

We have had a busy start to the year and have lots to share with you as always!

Last week we delivered our first Select (CRM) Seminar of the year and 140 delegates have registered for Membership Excellence 2018 Early-Bird passes (available until 28th February).
We provide an update below and explain why this conference will be our most targeted and inspirational to-date!

In this issue we launch the online version of our great new online member engagement research report (in partnership with Higher Logic), share a great New Virtual Membership World Order themed Insight video by the YHA (England and Wales) and highlight the top 5 conversations on MemberWise Connect.

We also highlight some great new blog articles, signpost some great new membership and association professional vacancies, sector vacancies, the latest new and renewing MemberWise Recognised Suppliers and more!

I hope you enjoy scrolling through these articles and I hope the network continues to serve you well!
Richard Gott
MemberWise Network Founder
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#MEMX 2018 - Final Early Bird Places End on 28th February

In January we launched our popular annual conference and announced our most  targeted educational programme ever!

In less than 4 weeks we've welcomed over 140+ delegates who have each saved £55 off the full association professional pass price. We have 60 remaining Early Bird places available until 28th February, so you'll need to catch them whilst you can!

This year we deliver 7 interactive seminar tracks (containing 55 educational seminars) that will inspire and enthuse delegates on critical member focused best pratice topics. 

- Best Practice Keynote Lectures 
- Interactive Membership Seminar Track
- CPD/Governance Best Practice Seminar Track
- Member Research Best Practice Seminar Track
- Audience Led (Hack) Seminar Track
- Provider Horizon Searching Seminar Tracks 

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

You can view the full programme, establish educational learning outcomes, meet all our speakers and explore our membership solutions focused trade exhibition.
Online Member Engagement Research Summary Report Launched

This month we partner with Official Online Communities Partner, Higher Logic, to deliver a great new research summary report on the emerging topic of online member engagement.

Nearly all of the responding organisations indicate that it is an important focus, and two-thirds either already have an online engagement strategy in place or expect to have one within 18 months.

Larger organisations are more likely tohave a plan in place, but a majority of even small organisations are at least actively discussing this internally.

You can read the full report now on the MemberWise website
The Latest MemberWise Guest Blog Articles...  
- How to distribute your annual conference content like Hollywood? (Blue Sky eLearn)

- Member research methods: uncovering HOW and WHY - as well as WHAT members do  
(Ashridge Communications)

How to build trust with members online?  
(Unified Digital Solutions) 

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...
Latest Vacancies 

           Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland - £34k - London
           Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland - £39-49k - London 
           Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers - £competitive - Derbyshire
           Intensive Care Society - £36-40k - London
           Minor Metals Trade Association - £24-27k - London
           The British Psychological Society - £22k - Leicester
           CharityComms - £35-38k - London

Current Hunter Merrifield roles:

           £competitive - London
           Up to £25k - London
           £38k - 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...

A New Virtual Membership World Order - Should we scrap 85 years of real history?

A New Virtual Membership World OrderShould we scrap 85 years of real history?

Jon Smith, Head of Digital, YHA (England and Wales)

Female Leaders in Membership Event - 22nd February - London

Our first Female Leaders in Membership event of the year and 35 members have registered to attend.

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
Our online community, MemberWise Connect, continues to go from strength to strengh!

This month we 'keep it simple' and highlight 5 of the most popular discussions currently taking place :

1) EBSCO Alternatives?
2) How to split team resources between recruitment & retention
3) Personalised website members area
4) Trello - Like!
5) Changing structure of subscription rates

Note: Membership of the MemberWise Connect community is exclusively for membership and association professionals.
Staff Induction Training Course - Only 2 places left!

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.

Recognised Supplier Information

25,000 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
- 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 Network Conferences, Training and Events

- 16th February - Induction Training (SAMP) - Find out more...
- 22nd February - Female Leaders in Membership - Register...
- 28th March- Select (CRM) Seminar (in partnership with Fonteva)
- 18th April - Select (CRM) Seminar (in partnership with Silverbear)
- 25th April - Membership Excellence 2018 - Register...
- 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...
- 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