- March 2017 Edition -
- The Latest Thinking & Doing - New Guest Blog Articles - New Insight Videos -
- New Conferences & Events - The Latest Online Discussion -
- Issue 68 -
Your March Newsletter...

Welcome to our March Newsletter. We have another bumper edition for you!

We kick this issue off by announcing that an incredible 240+ delegates have registered to attend our next one day membership best practice conference, Membership Excellence 2017 (in partnership with ASI Europe) on 27th April in London.

We're preparing for this to be our biggest national conference ever, so remaining places will be allocated on a first-come first served basis over the coming weeks. We provide further information about our extended 3 for 2 offer in this issue.

On 22nd February we launched our exciting new annual research summary report, Digital Excellence (2017), in partnership with Research by Design and ASI Europe, to an audience of 100 senior association/membership professinoals in London. The report is now available for you to download (completely free of charge from our website) and has already been downloaded an incredible 528 times in just two weeks! See below...

Our first Member Engagement Boot Camp on 30th March (London) is now completely sold-out, however a few places are available at the second event on 4th May. See below for further information.

In this issue we also update you on the new SAMP Induction Training Course, launch two new MemberWise Insights (featuring the Chartered Institute of Linguists and the British Medical Association) and we invite you to attend the next NetXtra Breakfast Club event in London (22nd March).

We also showcase the latest sector vacancies and preview the latest banter on our online professional networking group.

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

Richard Gott
Founder, MemberWise Network
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This year we celebrate 'Epic Failure'. Yes, really! 

- 27th April 2017
- Park Plaza London Victoria

MemberWise has long championed the celebration of membership success. It's what we do - right? However; what if (for one conference only) we celebrate our failures? We introduce Fail Fast Forward

The aim of this theme is to enable association and membership professionals to learn from each other's past mistakes (Fail) to ensure future failure risk is minimised, and the likelihood of future success is optimised (Fast Forward).

We'll explore some truly 'epic fails' that have led to major positive change/development in areas such as membership, CRM and professional development. Delegates will also be encouraged to share their stories.

This theme will run throughout the conference with two dedicated 'gloves off' sessions:

- Member Learning & Development: Effective Use of Online Social & Learning from Mistakes (Joni Tyler, Head of CPD, RIBA)

- MEMX Hack - Fail Fest - How to become flawsome! (Audience led)

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 31st March.

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

Latest Articles:  

- Neuroscience and CPD: Making new connections between Academia and Business (CPD Standards Office)
- Contextualisation is the key to delivering powerful digital experiences for members (Unified Solutions)  
- Celebrating failure? (MemberWise Network)

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...
Digital Excellence (2017) - The Research Summary Report

On 22nd February we launched our exciting new research summary report (in partnership with ASI Europe and Research by Design).

The report enables memembership organisations and associations to benchmark current and proposed future digital activity and is available to download completely free of charge now.

275 membership organisations and associations took part in this year's research and this means the results are statistically significant.

Online member engagement features as the sector's key goal and this is something the network anticipated.

In response we have also launched a dedicated Member Engagement Toolkit (in partnership with ASI Europe and Research by Design) and Member Engagement Boot Camps (in partnership with Silverbear). See the related article below.

In 2017 we will use the results to inform our activity and this will culminate with our new annual digital focused conference, Digital Excellence (2017).

- 31st October
- Park Plaza London Victoria

Thanks MemberWise Recognised Supplier, Ocean Design, for creating this year's handy info graphic which is a great resource for teams looking to plan/review current/proposed future activity. More...
Official Partners: 
Research by Design
Featured Event 
NetXtra invite you to join us for
The Breakfast Club 

08:00 - 10:30 on Wednesday 22nd March 
The Reading Room, 10 - 11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

A delicious breakfast followed by 3 informative seminars on
'Connecting with your Community'.

Please click here to find out more and book your free place by 14th March
Member Engagement Boot Camps receive a thumbs-up!

Last month we launched our exciting programme of new Member Engagement
Boot Camps. The first event (30th March) is now completely sold out and only a few places now remain at the second event (on 4th May).

We have opened an online waiting list for the first boot camp and you can express an interest in attending the second event via the link below.

Each Boot Camp will feature a guest speaker and we are pleased to announce that Kerrie Fuller, Head of Membership Development at the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (and former Member Engagement Strategy Lead at the Law Society) will explain her segmented approach to member engagement. She will also provide Recruits with her top tips on how to take a more solid approach.

You can view the full programme, meet the speakers and book your place(s) online HERE.

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

Official Partner: 
Silver Bear 
MemberWise Insight Videos - New Videos Released...

Each month we publish two new best practice videos that can help you to improve member recruitment, retention, value/engagement and growth. Here's our latest videos...

Keynote Presentation Insight
Rocket powering member recruitment - The BMA Story
Rocket powering member recruitment - The BMA Story

Insight Interview

Revitalising CPD - Chartered Institute of Linguists
Revitalising CPD
Chartered Institute of Linguists
Richard Sheret
Head of Commercial Development
Jane Galbraith
Head of Membership
Society of Association and Membership Professionals (SAMP) New Induction Training Course - a few places left!

Since we launched our new Induction Training Course I am pleased to advise that organisations including the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Ramblers will send new starters to our second course on 29th March.

The 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: 29th March 2017
Location: London (London)

Find out more...

Other dates: 23rd June & 22nd September (London) / 4 November (Manchester)
MemberWise Jobs Board - The latest sector vacancies...

New Local Government Network
Up to £40k

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
London - £45-£53K 
Royal College of General Practitioners
London - £35k

Recognised Supplier Information

Did you know that a quarter of our website visitors use our comprensive directory of over 110 suppliers providing great products and services to membership organisations and associations

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

Renewing Providers: Immediate Media

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 Annual Digital Conference today!
MemberWise Professional Networking Group

Association and Membership Professional Subscribers have access to our popular LinkedIn Group. We have highlighted some of the discussion topics below:

- Corporate membership models
- Opportunities for professional education provders in India
- What's in a membership body name?
- Recognising the skills of staff who organise trade association events/conferences
- Chartered membership - How does your organisation do it?
Conferences, Training and Events

- 29th March - New Staff Induction Training - SAMP  (London) - More...
- 30th March - Member Engagement Boot Camp (London) - More...
- 27th April - Membership Excellence 2017 -
- 6th April - CRM Select Seminar - More info to follow...
- 4th May - Member Engagement Boot Camp (London) -  More... 
- 4th May - Member Retention 'Social' - More info to follow...
- 23rd June - New Staff Induction Training - SAMP (London) - More...
- 22nd September - New Staff Induction Training - SAMP (London) - More...
- 31st October - Digital Excellence 2017 -
Express an interest...
- 4th November - New Staff Induction Training - SAMP (Manchester) - More...
- 16th November - Member Recruitment Social - More info to follow...
(c) MemberWise Network 2017