The MemberWise Network
MemberWise Network eUpdate
Issue 15
August 2012
Dear Colleague 

Welcome to your August Issue!

The Olympics is now upon us as some of you working/living in the central London area will be all too aware! We hope that your membership organisation/association is managing throughout this somewhat 'unpredictable' period!

This month we launch our free-to-attend Legal 'Lunch and Learn' sessions, explore the social media stream at our forthcoming 'Harnessing the Web to Drive Membership Value and Growth' conference (3 for 2 promotion ending on Friday!) and ask you what you really think of our monthly eUpdates!

This issue is kindly sponsored by MemberWise Recognised Suppliers, Bates Wells and Braithwaite solicitors and Association Management Company, CJ Association Management.




Richard Gott

The MemberWise Network

In This Issue...
Free 'Legal Lunch and Learn' Invitation
Web Conference - Online Social Media Focus
New Advice - Top Press Release Tips
Free Association Management International Subscription Offer
Our Monthly eUpdate - 'Like'?
The Latest Online Discussion
Dates for the diary - September
And finally
Free 'Legal Lunch & Learn' Invitation

In July we announced a series of 'free to attend 'Legal Lunch and Learn' sessions and invited you to vote on your top 3 legal topics.  


Over 200 votes were cast and this has provided focus for our series of 3 'Lunch and Learn' sessions that will take place between September - November.

10 September
Top Governance Tips for Membership Organisations
Speaker - Thea Longly, Partner

08 October
Data Protection - The Basics
Speaker - Mairead O'Reilly, Senior Associate

12 November
Facing Up to Facebook
Speaker - Erica Crump, Associate

All of the above sessions will take place at Bates Wells and Braithwaite LLP headquarters, Central London (opposite St Paul's Cathedral), and will take the following format:

12:00 - Interactive Presentation
12:45 - Question and Answer Session
13:00 - Networking Lunch 


Book on to 'Top Governance Tips..' session...
Book on to the 'Data Protection...' session...
Book on to the 'Facing Up to Facebook' session... 

Sponsored by:

Bates Wells and Braithwaite LLP   


Note: Places are limited to membership and association professionals only due to capacity limitations. 

Web Conference: Online Social Media Focus

Social Media SeminarsIn less than 3 weeks over 60 membership organisations and associations have registered to attend our 'game changer' conference


One of our key themes will be the effective use of online social media. We have profiled the dedicated seminar titles for you below & hope that you will join us!


- ACCA's journey into social - Driving and Maintaining Member Engagement Online

- Social Media - An Obligation, An Opportunity or a Threat?

- Effectively Managing Your Online Social Network Presence - Tips Generator

- 7 Great Ways to Develop & Grow your Online Social Networking Presence

- Yes, Social is the New Norm, But is it Right for Membership Organisations?

- Twitter - Membership Engagement Essential or Waste of Time?

A limited number of 'Early Bird' passes are still available, however half of the places for the online social media sessions have now been reserved.

Please book your place now to avoid disappointment later.

Note: Our '3 places for the price of 2' promotion ends on Friday! 


Find out more...


Official Conference Partner: APT Solutions

New Advice - Top Press Release Tips

Introducing our latest advice sheet in association with

CJ Association Management:

Top Press Release Tips
Here are some top press release tips to create a positive perception of your organisation, generate membership enquiries and inspire loyalty among members.

This is our second PR related advice sheet and is located within the Advice Section of our website.

View advice sheet...


Free Association Management International subscription offer
Association Management International is a quarterly Publication for leaders of Trade Associations and other membership organisations throughout the UK and Europe. AMI
It exists to provide a communication medium, to share best practice, to stimulate, inform and challenge and to advance the profession of Association Management.

As an offical MemberWise support partner we are delighted to offer you a complimentary subscription to the publication simply by clicking on the link below and requesting your own free quarterly copy.

If you feel any of your colleagues or other contacts would benefit from receiving this informative publication please feel free to share the link with them.

Our monthly eUpdate - 'Like'?
Over the past year we have been sending our eUpdate to you on a monthly basis and we thought it was time to 'take stock' and find out exactly what you think to it!
We have maintained a similar format each month and every issue aims to provide you with a balance of articles focused on best-practice, network progress and initiatives/events that can help you to develop and grow your membership organisation/association.
Each issue is read by approximately 32% of subscribers and click-throughs are roughly the same.
The latest online discussion...

Our online professional networking group continues to provide you with a unique opportunity to network with fellow membership organisation and association professionals.

The group is hosted on popular online professional networking website, LinkedIn, and is only accessible to membership professionals, association professionals and recognised suppliers.


Take a look at our current 'top 5 discussion topics': 


Social networks logo1: Do you send e-renewals & how successful?

2: Going Mobile - Your opinion
3: MemberWise North West group launched
4: Get a room! - Promote venue hire
5: Harnessing the web group launched
6: New supplier profile - Sterling

7: Updated supplier profile - Sue Froggatt

Join in the conversation... 

Dates for the diary (September)

Date for the diary 

Check out the latest membership sector seminars, conferences and events via the MemberWise events listing.  



August appears to be a quiet month so we have profiled key September diary dates below: 



10 - Top Governance Tips for Membership Organisations - MemberWise Seminar (in association with Bates Wells and Braithwiate LLP), London

20 - Learn from Each Other conference, MemNet, London

25 - NFP Technology Exhibition, Conference House, London

27 - Communicating the Real Value of Membership, Sue Froggatt Training, London 


Find out more...   


And finally...

Here at MemberWise we really enjoy celebrating innovative ways of promoting membership!    


Towards the end of last month we signposted a Tweet from MemberWise Subscriber and renowned US membership speaker, Mark Levin.


Mark signposted a YouTube video created by the Technology Student Association (US) to promote membership. As you can imagine it is very whizzy but some serious food for thought here! We 'Like'!


National Technology Student Association Promotional YouTube Video
National Technology Student Association Promotional YouTube Video


We are always looking to develop and improve this e-update so if you would like to submit ideas/recommendations or enquire about sponsoring the next issue please get in-touch!


Yours Sincerely,

Richard Gott
The MemberWise Network

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