The MemberWise Network
Your MemberWise Network eUpdate
Issue 30
October 2013
Dear Colleague

Welcome to your October eUpdate!


We start off by celebrating our latest conference, Harnessing the Web 2013, that attracted 240 delegates. The conference was our largest to date and you will shortly see key sessions streamed via the new MemberWise YouTube Channel shortly.

This month we announce the first of our legal 'Lunch and Learns' hosted by Bates Wells Braithwaite (see related article below):

Data Protection: Bulletproof ways to ensure you are doing it right!
19th November, 2-6 Cannon Street, London


In this issue we ask you to take part in the membership sector's largest web survey and in return you will receive our free 2013/14 benchmarking report as well as a VIP launch event (sponsored by ASI Europe) invitation. We also highlight the latest job vacancies, topical online banter via our online professional networking group and Susie's usual 'Think Piece'.


This issue is kindly sponsored by leading engagement management system provider, ASI Europe.

Let's get started!

Richard Gott
Chair, The MemberWise Network
In this issue...
Free Data Protection Lunch & Learn - Registration Open!
Harnessing the Web 2013/14 - Survey now live! - The latest vacancies
Harnessing the Web 2013 - 4 out of 5 'LIKE'
The Latest Online Banter!
And finally - Something to make you think...
Free Data Protection Lunch & Learn - Register now!
We are pleased to announce that booking for our next free Lunch and Learn (hosted by Bates Wells Braithwaite) is now open.
- Data Protection: Bulletproof ways to ensure you are doing it right!
- 19th November

- Bates Wells Braithwaite, 2-6 Cannon Street, London
This seminar will cover the basics of data protection from a practical perspective, focusing on some of the key issues that regularly occur in membership organisations including:
- Consent to use personal data - when do you need it and how can you get it?
- Sharing data with suppliers - the dos and don'ts
- The rights of individuals (including their right to access data)
- What to do if you get it wrong
11:45 - Registration
12:00 - Seminar commences
12:55 - Lunch and networking
13:25 - Close

You can also book your place on the following Lunch and Learn session:

Membership Disputes - How to turn things around! (30 January 2014)

Book your free place now...

Note: Places are strictly for membership organisation and association professionals due to limited capacity.
Harnessing the Web 2013/14 - Survey now live!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our 2nd national web benchmarking survey for the membership sector. The survey is live and we investigate why you should consider taking part! 
Harnessing the Web 2013
Our survey has already been completed by 159 membership and association professionals. The results will provide you with a unique opportunity to evaluate current (and proposed future) web activity within your organisation and benchmark with the rest of the wider membership sector. 

What's different from last year? This time last year we conducted our first survey and this provided a unique 'snap-shot' of web-based activity within the membership sector. Ultimately we didn't really know where we were. Hmm. 


One year on it is really important for us to take a 'deeper dive' and compare the results to see how we have developed, changed and evolved. This will enable us to enhance future member engagement, value and optimise member recruitment and retention.


The survey should only take 10 minutes to complete and as an added incentive to take part we are offering 2 50 John Lewis vouchers to two lucky participants!


The survey will close at the end of November and the results will be launched at a VIP survey summary report launch event (sponsored by ASI Europe) that will take place at 30 Euston Square on 26th February 2014. Add the date to your diary now and we will let you know when you can register an interest in attending.

Complete the survey...

Download our Harnessing the Web 2013 Survey Summary Report... - Latest vacancies
MembershipJobs.comAt last. All the latest sector vacancies in just one place. 


Latest roles:  

Marketing Manager
Institute of Fundraising, London (30k)

Chief Executive Officer
National Association for Special Educational Needs, W. Mids (70k)

Internal Communications Executive
Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique, London

Chief Executive
IT Services Management Forum, Reading (60-70k)


Find your next role...
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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 1,400 membership and association professionals via our growing network.

How much does it cost? From as little as 99 for a 30-day advert

Where will vacancies be advertised? Affiliated networks, MembershipJobs website, monthly eUpdate, monthly job alert, LinkedIn Group and Twitter.


Harnessing the Web Conference: 4 out of 5 'LIKE'!
Our national web conference, Harnessing the Web 2013, was hailed a great success by delegates and is the largest network national conference to-date.    

240 delegates attended a challenging web-focused day comprising of 36 web-themed educational sessions that included presentations from leading sector experts, membership organisations and associations including the RIBA, RCOG, FIA and RCGP.
Delegates rated content 4 out of 5 and 84% of attendees confirmed they would 'return to the office' and make at least one web-related change/development. This is great!
So what's next? The launch of a dedicated MemberWise YouTube Channel that will stream key sessions and interviews with leading sector influencers, thought-leaders, experts and membership/association professionals.
In preparation for the launch of this significant development we have featured 7 great YouTube videos that featured on the day. Although not membership sector-specific they outline why we need to harness the web to drive membership value and growth. We have highlighted our favourite (Online Social Media Revolution 2013) below and the rest can be viewed our YouTube Channel Play List. 

View our favourite YouTube video - Social Media Revolution 2013...
View the MemberWise YouTube Channel Playlist...

Express an interest in our Harnessing the Web 2014 conference...

Special thanks to Official Conference Partners, ASI Europe and Deeson Member Communications, and to our Official Supporters, Bottomline, IndigoBlue, Premier IT, THINK and to our great exhibitors.
The latest online banter...

Our online professional networking group continues to provide you with a unique opportunity to network with over 850+ senior 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 discussion topics':  

Social networks logo 

1: Harnessing the Web Quick Quiz
2: Dieticians using social media in a great way!
3: Suppliers to continue signposting white-papers? 
4: Big conferences to be replaced by local ones?
5: Know a CEO doing whizzy stuff via online social?
6: Are you effectively policing Post-Noms?


Join in the conversation... 

And finally - Something to make you think...

Our network is all about sharing so here is our regular 'Think Piece' article submitted by Susie Kay from The Professionalism Group.



As we reflect upon our attendance at the Harnessing the Web 2013 conference, it is worth taking a moment to think about what will happen next.

The speakers and people you met will, perhaps, have given you some ideas which might motivate you into thinking about making changes or decisions which could affect how you do things in the future. 

So now might be a good time to ask yourself how you will cascade what you've come back with and how you will explore the implications of possible changes.  How will you plan for these future changes?  Who will you include in those discussions - everyone or just a few key members of staff? 

Whichever way you choose to proceed you are going to need a planning tool which can be embedded for long term use in your organisation and can cope with any requirement.

That tool is Mind Mapping - the ultimate tool to assist with the most important and valuable activities in any organisation.  It can produce exceptional results for all planning processes, whether for those large scale creative discussions; quick and effective decision making; problem solving; innovation, countering challenges and future proofing; team and project requirements; through to individuals using it to organise their workloads.


If you simply need to find a better way to communicate internally or want to find a more efficient way to organise your planning, then arrange for a session on "Getting Organised with Mind Maps", a proven and incredibly effective in-house tool for you and your staff.

Find out more about The Professionalism Group...

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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