- March 2018 Edition -
- Latest News - Best Practice Advice - Networking Opportunities - Conferences & Events - Jobs -
- Here's your March Newsletter...
Let's kick off this issue with an important GDPR/Membership focused call to action...

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has asked MemberWise (in partnership with Member360 and the Trade Association Forum) to submit the sector's top 10 membership focused GDPR questions.

In response the ICO will answer these questions, consider our stand-point (as a secfor) and publish the answers on a dedicated membership FAQ page on their website.

Your call to action - Submit any outstanding membership focused GDPR questions or queries you may have by 5pm on Friday 16th March. Please also alert colleagues responsible for Data Protection/GDPR-readiness and/or share the following article via online social media.

This is a major development as it shows that together we can be recognised as a professional sector, we can respond collectively to critical issues that impact on the way we work, and proactively affect change that impacts on the way we work. However action is required now & we only get one shot at this!

In this month's newsletter we update you on developments linked to our forthcoming national membership best-practice conference, Membership Excellence 2018. Over 250 delegates are registered to attend 55 educational seminars that will be delivered by the sector's leading membership professional experts. Find out 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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Establish 165 Ways to Actively Improve 'Membership'

- 25th April 2018
- Park Plaza London Victoria hotel

We're now just 6 weeks away from our annual membership focused best practice conference, Membership Excellence 2018 and over 300 delegates have registered to attend!

It will be our biggest membership focused best practice conference to-date and will feature more membership professional expert speakers, more seminars and an incredible 165 membership focused educational learning outcomes/ways to improve membership.

Our 65 membership expert speakers are now preparing to deliver an incredible 55 sessions that will help you to improve new member acquisition, optimise existing member retention, increase member value and enhance member engagement and participation.

Other conference features include our popular audience led Hack seminars, Partner Showcases, new seminar tracks )that will focus on membership research and CPD/Governance) trade exhibition and professional networking drinks reception.

Offer: £55 off the Standard Association Professional Pass (Discount Code: 'MEMXEB')

The Latest MemberWise Guest Blog Articles...  
- 5 Practical Steps to make sure you don't become the next headline story (Professionalism Group)
- Collective licensing for membership organisations (i-Publishing) 
- Ever wondered what your members are really thinking? Quantifying the CIPD Brand 
- Member Engagement - Personalisation is the Key (ProTech) 
-There's a new Sheriff in town (or is there)! (Member360) 
- Where to start with Online Professional Communities (i-Publishing) 

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 

           Caravan and Motorhome Club - £44k - Sussex
           Royal College of Anaesthetists - £36k - London

           Cochrane - £40k - London/Flexible

Current Hunter Merrifield roles:

           £30-35k - London
           £25k - London
           £43k (pro rata) - London

Take a Look at the Latest Blog Article: Making your recruiter work for you

- 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...
Resource Signposting: The Member Engagement Toolkit

Each month we will signpost a MemberWise resource that can help you to drive membership focused change/development.

This month we will focus on the Member Engagement Toolkit. The free resource that has been downloaded over 5,000 times via the MemberWise wesbite since launch in January 2017.

The toolkit provides a structured process to review, plan, action and measure member engagement and was co-created by a group of 20 member engagement experts working for a range of leading membership organisations and associations.

The toolkit is located on the MemberWise Hub and will be soon complimented by our member value focused resource - Member Value 2025 Project (in partnership with Silverbear and Cantarus).

Optimising global membership engagement using digital technology - a reality or a dream?

Optimising global membership engagement using digital technology
 - a reality or a dream? (RCGP / WAGGGS)

Take a look at this month's 'hot topics' that are being discussed on the membership sector's online professional community, MemberWise Connect.

1) Net Promoter Score - How do you measure this? (7 Discussions) - RCoA
2) GDPR call to action + a great flowchart share - (28 Discussions) - BBSA
3) Membership Card Supplier - (3 Discussions) - CIM
4) After dinner entertainment @ a conference (5 Discussions) - SATRA
5) Introduce yourself (131 Introductions)

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

- 28th March- Select (CRM) Seminar (in partnership with Fonteva) - Fully Booked (Wait List Open)
- 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