The MemberWise Network
Your MemberWise Network eUpdate
Issue 21
January 2013
Dear Colleague

Welcome to your January Issue!


We start by inviting you to the dedicated launch event of our 'Harnessing the Web to Drive Membership Value and Growth' survey summary report.

This free event, A Convenient Truth (sponsored by IndigoBlue), will be held at the RSA (London) on the evening of 12th February. See the related article below for more information.

In this issue we have some great articles for you!
We ask you to vote for your next free 'Lunch and Learn' seminar, announce our next conference topic, communicate a great free learning opportunity for CPD Professionals, explore the latest membership sector vacancies featured on our dedicated job website,, and catch-up with the latest online professional networking group banter.


This issue is kindly sponsored by our 2013 eUpdate Partner - Leading CRM provider, ASI Europe.

Let's get started!

Richard Gott

The MemberWise Network

In This Issue...
Web Survey Results Event Invitation
Lunch & Learn Topics - Vote now! - The latest vacancies
Next MemberWise Conference Topic Announced!
Calling all CPD Professionals!
The Latest Online Discussions!
And finally...
Invitation to 'Web Survey' Results Launch

In late 2012 we consulted with over 3,000 membership and associations to understand how the membership sector harnesses the power of the web to drive membership value and growth, and its plans for the future. 
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The results contained within this survey make for compelling reading and are both unique and statistically significant.  


Sponsors of the report, IndigoBlue and the MemberWise Network are delighted to announce an evening dedicated to the launch of the survey report.


This free event (to be held at the RSA, London) will provide you with insight into current and proposed usage of the web in driving online member value.


Richard Gott of MemberWise will present the report with insight provided by IndigoBlue's Managing Director, Rob Smith.  

The event will provide:

- Unique insight into the current use of the web within our sector
- An opportunity to benchmark current and proposed future activity
- An opportunity to network with membership/association professionals

The programme for the event will be as follows:

17.30 - 18.00: Registration and refreshments
18.00 - 19.30: Seminar and discussion
19:30 onwards: Refreshments, canapés & networking


Places are limited so please book now to avoid disappointment later!


Find out more & book your place online now...

Lunch & Learn Topics: Vote now!

Announcing our second series of free 'Lunch and Learn' sessions on 11th April and 19th September 2013 (sponsored by KingstonSmith LLP).

What is a 'Lunch & Learn'? Our popular lunch and learn sessions incorporate an educational seminar (led by a subject specialist), dedicated Q&A session and complimentary buffet lunch. 

You are in control of the topics that will be covered so we are keen for you to cast your vote now!

In 2012 we ran our first series of 3 'Legal Lunch and Learn' sessions (sponsored by Bates Wells & Braithwaite LLP) and 150 places were booked-up within just one week. If you vote now you will get priority booking! 

Here are your five choices:

1) Tax: Reducing your burden - Tax exemptions for membership organisations
2) VAT: Back to basics - Helping you to minimise the risk to your business
3) Governance: Interactive session providing practical advice using tailored toolkits
4) Membership: What's in it for me? How to deliver added value to retain and increase membership
5) HR:
Leading you through the employment law maze - Are you up to date? 

Only two of the above topics will be converted into 'Lunch & Learn' events (sponsored by KingstonSmith LLP) 

Cast your vote now...

Note: Due to capacity issues entry is exclusively for membership and association professionals only. - Latest Vacancies
MembershipJobs.comIn this new section of our monthly eUpdate we feature a selection of the latest membership sector vacancies featured on our dedicated job website -

At last. All the latest sector vacancies all in just one place.

Looking for your next career move? - You can search and quickly apply for great jobs (at all career stages) within the UK membership organisation and association sector, set-up Job Alerts that match your particular skills/interests, create a job seeker profile and/or upload your CV so that employers can find you.

A selection of our latest vacancies:
1) CPD Manager, Royal Veterinary College, Herts (£30-39k)
2) Development Manager, Federation of Small Businesses, Lincs, (£39k)
3) Account Manager - Professions & Membership, Sterling, London
4) Digital Communications Manager, Scout Association, London (£36k)
5) Policy Manager - Wales (FSB), Cardiff (£45k)
6) Director of the Faculty of General Dental Practice, London (£63k)
Find your next role...

Looking to fill a vacancy? - Our dedicated new job website is fast becoming the leading way to find the right candidate. We can communicate your vacancy to over 1,250 membership and association professionals. Over the past couple of weeks we have placed adverts for high profile membership organisations and associations including ACEVO, ICE and the RCGP.


Next MemberWise Conference Announced!  

We are pleased to announce the title of our first national conference ofMember Research Conference  2013!

Conducting Effective Member Research to Drive Membership Value & Growth  (in partnership with Research by Design) 

23rd May, One Whitehall Place, London


Why this topic?
In the current economic climate, delivering exceptional member value is a MUST. Conducting effective research to inform strategic and operational planning, development and change will help us to deliver member value in the most focused way.

Why should I consider attending?
Our conference will provide you with a unique opportunity to consider all of the research options available, review your current activity, benchmark with other membership and association professionals, and provide the knowledge/insight required to 'bullet -proof' future member research activity!

Who will be speaking?
We have partnered with 7 expert member research specialists (including Sue Froggatt, PARN and Research by Design) to deliver 8 sessions dedicated to this critical topic. Sessions will include best-practice case-studies, lively debate and an expert panel.  


How can I register an interest? 

You can register an interest (without obligation) and enjoy priority/discounted booking (including 3 tickets for the price of 2). 


Express an interest now...
Calling all CPD Professionals!  

CPD Futures is hosting a discussion seminar on 6th February 2013.

The purpose of the seminar is to discuss:

- What new forms of CPD appear to be emerging in individuals' CPD records, and how they might be recognised and validated.
- How feedback from CPD records might be improved to add value to professionals who have submitted records via audits or online logs.

With a variety of institutes attending including the Association of Project Management, the ACCA and the Royal College of GPs,
Places are limited and filling fast. Through lively discussion and examples, CPD Futures is aiming to:

 - Collectively improve the communication of feedback to professionals,
 - Improve general understanding on raising standards for the provision of 'traditional' and 'new forms' of CPD.
- Aid thinking with membership organisations about their CPD recording and audit processes.

If you are interested in attending, please email our colleague Diane Smith at


Interested attendees should note that we are asking for some examples of anonymised CPD submissions to be bought along by attendees, so that their contents can be reviewed and discussed against the session objectives.

Find out more about CPD Futures...

The latest online discussion...

Our online professional networking group continues to provide you with a unique opportunity to network with approximately 700 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 MemberWise Recognised Suppliers.

The group includes news articles, event information, online discussions/debate, supplier promotions and more.


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

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1: Member Research Poll - In-House or Outsource?
2: 2013 'Lunch & Learn' Live Voting
3: 16 Smart marketing resolutions for 2013
4: Could a membership 'happy hour' work for you?
5:  Going digital 'eBooks' 


Join in the conversation... 

And finally...

This month four leading membership organisations and associations are 'road-testing' the Membership & Association Professional (MAP) Framework.

The framework is a competency-driven tool (endorsed by the recent Hesletine Review) that we hope will enhance competence within the membership organisation and association sector.


Find out more...


We are always looking to develop and improve our monthly 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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Sponsored by ASI Europe, a recognised industry thought leader that focuses on helping associations increase operational and financial performance through the use of best practices, proven solutions, and ongoing client advisement.

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CPDonline provides cost effective means for membership organisations to record their many knowledge events...

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CHASE 2013

The Charities and Associations Exhibition will take place at the Business Design Centre, London N1 on 
12 & 13 February


This event is free to attend and will offer plenty to interest association managers responsible for a variety of disciplines.

We will be leading the following seminar with The Professionalism Group:

'Establishing what it takes for you and your association to develop and grow' 


Find out more...

MemberWise Events
Featured service
February (12th)
 A Convenient Truth - Web Survey Results Launch
April (11th)
Lunch & Learn Seminar
May (23rd)
Conducting Effective Member Research to Drive Membership Value & Growth Conference

Getting to Grips
with Direct Debits Training

September (19th)
Lunch & Learn Seminar
October (8th)
Harnessing the Web 2013

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