Membership Insights, Trends, and Best Practices

    June 30, 2016

    Telemarketing – How to Make it Work for You!

    A brief one on one conversation with a current or lapsed member offers a customized and personal touch that you can’t get with direct mail and email. Believe it or not – even in 2016, a well-planned Telemarketing Campaign remains one of the best methods of growing your membership program.

    Topics: membership marketing, retention, acquisition, annual fund, lapsed, telemarketing

    April 18, 2016

    AMMC 2016 – Chicago Recap

    We just got back from our weeklong trip to Chicago, IL for AMMC 2016 and we had a great time! The American Museum Membership Conference is always one of our favorite conferences to attend. We were very excited for Membership Consultants to be a lead sponsor. At the Premier level of sponsorship, we are always happy to help out by making this and other conference possible for all to enjoy!

    Topics: Conferences

    February 01, 2016

    2016 New Year’s Resolution: Healthy Habits for Your Membership Program

    It’s the New Year, and we are all looking to start off on the right foot. We’re promising ourselves that we’ll exercise more and eat healthier. We resolve to keep better organized and get to those projects that we never seem to get to. While you’re getting organized and starting those fresh and healthy habits, we’d like to offer a few good habits to keep your membership program fit and focused throughout the year.

    Topics: Planning

    August 17, 2015

    Questions and Answers from our Digital and Social Media Webinar

    The following Q&A is from our recent Digital and Social Media for Membership webinar, originally aired on July 23, 2015

    Membership Consultants recently hosted a webinar entitled Digital and Social Media for Membership, with some great tips on how you can utilize digital and social media for your membership programs. This webinar was very well attended, with great participation and some very specific questions from our attendees. Here are a list of those questions and answers. Feel free to listen to a recording of that webinar and send us any questions that you might have. You can find an on-demand recording of the webinar by clicking here.

    Let us hear from you if you have digital projects that we might be able to help with. For more information about our digital marketing services,  please click here to send us a request.


    Q: What is a “Dark Post"?

    A: A “dark post” is an unpublished status update, link, video, or photo that is hidden from showing up on the organization’s Facebook page as an organic post. Rather, this type of post is only displayed as an ad.


    April 09, 2015

    Spring Break, Busy Summers and other Tales of On-Site Sales

    Are you ready for gung ho! Membership sales? Do you have a smiling team ready to greet and sell memberships to your visitors in your busiest seasons? If you answer yes, than check off everything that you are already doing that is listed below. If your answer is “NO” then get busy!

    January 06, 2015

    What If?

    You are at the end of the year, the end of your wits, and just a little bit delirious. The Membership Fairy makes an appearance, handing you a magic wand. So why not believe in what “could be” in the new year?

    April 18, 2014

    Membership Loyalty = Membership Renewal Success

    Membership health and growth is dependent upon keeping your Members and keeping your Members happy! With a healthy membership renewal rate, our programs have a much greater likelihood of achieving growth. So it is sometime the little details that are a BIG deal to our members, and in turn, help them decide what to do at renewal time.

    February 18, 2014

    100 Tips for Revolutionizing Your Membership and Development Program

    By Sheldon Wolf and Dana Hines

    December 19, 2013

    Coffee and Conversation – an end of year Membership chat

    Sit back. Get yourself a nice cup of hot coffee or tea. Or maybe pop a cork if you would like to celebrate. Let’s talk as you wrap up your membership year.

    July 10, 2013

    REcap of our Favorite AAM Sessions - 2013

    If you missed the 2013 round of conferences that address membership issues, let us bring you up to date on a few sessions and our thoughts on the topics and issues addressed. We were happy to participate in the AMMC conference in Atlanta in April and AAM in Baltimore in May. Here are a few highlights of the sessions we most enjoyed: