When your association thinks of member engagement, do you think of metrics like website logins or event attendance? Or do you think of member engagement as a broader effort to create a better membership experience? That’s how Amanda Kaiser of Smooth the Path wants more associations to approach their member engagement and retention plans. Through her work as a member engagement specialist, Amanda advocates for associations to connect with members in broad, intentional ways that end up improving your retention rates.
We talked with Amanda about how to make members feel valued by going back to the basics of what makes people feel like they belong to a group. We also discuss Kaiser’s annual New Member Engagement Study that provides valuable data about what works in a typical new member onboarding program, and which outdated practices associations can abandon.
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