- April 2017 Edition -
- The Latest Sector Developments - New Guest Blog Articles - New Insight Videos -
- The Latest MemberWise Connect Discussions - New Conferences & Events -
- Issue 69 -
Your April Newsletter is here...

Welcome to our April Newsletter!

It's a big month for the network this month. We have a number of great announcements, new resources and learning/nettworking opportunities for you to scroll through!

Face-to-face - We've attracted a record number of delegates (400+) to our flagship national membership best practice conference, Membership Excellence 2017 (in partnership with ASI Europe). The conference takes place on 27th April 2017 at the Park Plaza London Victoria. More on this below (including our 3 for 2 offer) PLUS we announce a free Member Retention focused 'MemberWise Social' at Home House on 4th May (sponsored by Silverbear).

Online - This month we launch our exciting new association and membership professional online networking community, MemberWise Connect. We provide you with an update on progress below following our launch to over 4,000 Founding Members!

In this issue we also feature our regular Guest Blogs, review our first Member Engagement Boot Camp, second Induction Course (delivered by the Society of Association and Membership Professionals) and showcase the latest sector vacancies.

I hope that our growing network continues to provide practical help/support and please do forward to colleagues/friends.

Richard Gott
Founder, MemberWise Network
Issue Sponsor
We work with almost 120 membership organisations and are regarded as the market leader in membership marketing print/mailing. Meet us on Stand 21 at MEMX 2017

We have 'One Hell of a Day' planned! Joining Us? 

- 27th April 2017
- Park Plaza London Victoria

#MEMX2017 is the largest membership focused best practice conference in the association and membership sector and we're now only 3 weeks away! Over 400 senior professionals have registered to attend and we hope you can join us!

Speakers will represent a range of membership organisations and associations including: 
Arsenal Football Club, BABTAC,BAPM, BUFDG, CAMRA, CIPR, CITMA, CMI, Engineering Council, ICAEW, IMechE, IRSE, RIBA, RCGP, Society of Experimental Biology, The Key Support, UK Chamber of Shipping. 

This year's conference is delivered in partnership with ASI Europe and features the sector's largest membership solution focused exhibition

Ticket Offer: Our popular Group 3 for 2 offer reduces the ticket price to just £166 (excluding VAT) per place and is available (on a first-come first-served basis) until 21st April.

Read more... 
The Latest MemberWise Guest Blog Articles...

Latest Articles:  

- How to increase member engagement (ProTech)
- How to Boost Member Joining (Pedalo)
- Sharing your members' Personal Data with Outsourced Provider (MemberWise)
- Life after launch - how a website flourishes (Senior Internet)
- How can membership organisations offer more value? (CC Consulting)

Visit the MemberWise Blog...

Could you be one of our next MemberWise Guest Bloggers? We invite membership/associational professionals and providers to express an interest. 'Contact Us' for more informaion...
Featured Event...  
Free Member Retention Social - 4 May @ Home House

We're pleased to announce the launch of our first MemberWise Social of the year and to kick the series off in style we'll focus on optimising member retention (one of our major goals for the year) at Home House London. Fancy joining us?

MemberWise Socials provide members with a unique opportunity to benchmark/network with fellow membership/association professionals with similar interests in a more informal/social setting.

This event will include two roundtable discussions on practical ways to optimise member retention and will provide a great opportunity to share the latest thinking on this topic.

Thanks to Official Partner, Silverbear, we are pleased to host the event at the prestigious Private Members' Club, Home House London and the event will include a free networking drinks reception.

Topic: Fresh & Innovative Approaches to Optimise Member Retention

- 4th May
- 4pm to 7pm
- Home House London (Octagon Dining Room)

Places are strictly limited to 18 association/membership professionals and we expect demand to be high.

Commercial Providers: If you would like to host a MemberWise Social please Contact Us.

Official Partner: 
MemberWise launches the sector's new online community 

This month we launch our new online professional networking community exclusively for association/membership professionals - MemberWise Connect

4,000 Founding Members have already registered and are now taking part in some great discussions spanning event apps, member engagement, member value, mentoring, membership categorisation, CRM and more!

MemberWise Connect features our dedicated online community platform, Jobs feed and Guest Blog articles. Members can personalise their online professional profiles and message other members via secure online messaging. We think it rocks.

MemberWise Connect is delivered in partnership with  Official Online Communities Partner, Higher Logic.

Join MemberWise Connect...

Note: At present the community is exclusively available to association and membership professionals.
Latest MemberWise Insight Video...

Digital Transformation at the IoD

Digital Transformation at the Institute of Directors (IoD)

James Maunder
Director of Information
& Digital Services

Member Engagement Boot Camp #2

We launched our exciting programme of new Member Engagement Boot Camps last month and only a few places now remain at our second event on 4th May.

The first event was attended by representatives of high profile organisations including the Institute of Directors, The IET and the Royal College of Nursing who rated the event 4 out of 4.

View learning objectives & meet speakers...

Our second Boot Camp will feature guest speaker, Gareth Davies, Membership Recruitment Specialist, at the Royal Society of Chemistry. He will explain his top ten member engagement tips.

- 4th May
- UK Chamber of Shipping (London) 

Delegates already registered to attend will represent the IStrucE, Royal College of Pathologists, CILT (UK) and 17 other leading membership organisations and associations.

Note: Places are allocated on a first-come first served basis.

Official Partner: 
MemberWise Jobs Board - The latest sector vacancies...

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Institute for Physics
Up to £35k

Arts Related Membership Organisation
Up to £36k

Membership Assistant
Chartered Institute for Highways and Transport
London - Up to £22k   
Royal College of General Practitioners
London - £27-28k
Membership Manager
Association of Graduate Career Advisory Services
Sheffield - £39-50k
Society of Association and Membership Professionals (SAMP) New Induction Training Course - a great success!

In March we held our second Induction course. New starters represented leading organisations including the Royal College of General Practitioners and The Ramblers. In this article we outline when the next course will take place!

There was a strong concensus that everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and all came away with a better understanding of their organisations and great ideas to drive member focused change and development.

If you have any new starters or returners who need to 'hit the ground running' this course is for them!

This one-day course provides new starters and returners (from a wide range of membership organisations and associations) with critical knowledge and insight that will enable them to 'hit the ground running' in their new role.

This focused one-day course is for all levels of staff who are new to the association and membership sector and is also a great way for delegates to start to build their professional network!

- Provide individuals with 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.

Next training date: 23rd June
Location: London (London)

Find out more...

Other dates: 22nd September (London) / 4 November (Manchester)
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- 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 resource today...

Express an interest in our new Digital Conference today!
Key MemberWise Connect Discussions

In this new section of our newsletter we will keep you updated on key conversations taking place on MemberWise Connect. Here's an overview of some of the topics:

- Are you involved in mentoring?
- Event App. Recommendations
- Member Value Generator
- Not another bloody survey

- Silos - How are you tackling them?
- Preparing for GDPR
- Advice on CRM/CMS systems
- Volunteers and Insurance

Conferences, Training and Events

- 27th April - Membership Excellence 2017 - More...
- 4th May - Member Engagement Boot Camp (London) -  More... 
- 4th May - Member Retention 'Social' - More...
- 23rd June - New Staff Induction Training - SAMP (London) - More...
- 27th June - CRM Select Seminar - More to follow...
- 22nd September - New Staff Induction Training - SAMP (London) - More...
- 31st October - Digital Excellence 2017 -
Express an interest...
- 3rd November - New Staff Induction Training - SAMP (Manchester) - More...
- 16th November - Member Recruitment Social - More info to follow...
(c) MemberWise Network 2017