Your October eUpdate (Issue 42)

Welcome to Your October eUpdate!


October has been a busy month for the network! 

Our national web conference, Harnessing the Web 2014, attracted over 250 delegates and 90% confirmed they would return to the office and change at least one digital activity.

If you werent able to attend please watch out for our popular MemberWise video 'Insights' that will be launched over the coming weeks/months!

Before we dig into this months articles I wanted to signpost three items:

1) Our next free MemberWise Meet (Effectively using member data to increase member engagement) takes place on 30th October and a couple of places are still available. See article below...

2) Our online networking group (hosted on LinkedIn) continues to go from strength to strength. The group has a membership of 1,100+ professionals, so if you have not yet joined you can check out the latest banter below or request access here...

3) Our Optimising Member Engagement via Social Media training day takes place on 28th November in London. 3 places now remain. Find out more...

If you see an article below that is likely to interest a colleague please do  

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


Right, lets get cracking with this month's issue... 


Richard Gott

Chair, The MemberWise Network

In this issue...
Membership Excellence 2015 - Express an interest...
Membership Sector Blog - Seven Simple Rules for Contracts & 2014 - The Year Associations Improved 'Online Social'
MemberWise Meet - Using Member Data to Enhance Member Engagement
Video Insight: Membership Sector & Social Media (Deeson)
Cyber Security Focus - £5,000 grant available! - Competition Winner Announced!
Searching for a new venue for your events?
Onine Networking Group - The latest online banter! - The latest vacancies
Membership Excellence 2015 - Express an interest!

As a sector we're marketing the value of membership much harder than ever before.

Let's start off with some key membership body marketing facts:

- This year 13% more of us are now using email marketing tools
- 70% are now initiating segmented/targeted marketing activity
- 47% report positive results following targeted membership promotions

From a membership development/marketing perspective this all sounds positive, but are we taking a SMART approach? Is activity truely optimised? Could we be missing an elephant in the room?

Membership Excellence 2014 addressed these critical issues and provided the sector with a unique opportunity to get together and focus on what great membership marketing and development actually looks like in action.

Tickets sold-out 6 weeks before the event and feedback was so positive that we are pleased to announce the launch of Membership Excellence 2015!

- Membership Excellence 2015 (#MEMX2015)
- 12th March 2015
- Central London

The full programme will be published shortly, however you can express an interest (without obligation) and gain exclusive access to Priority Booking by visiting:

A limited number of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are now available. Please 'Contact Us'  for further information. 

Membership Sector Blog - The latest articles...
This month we publish more best practice articles for you to read on our popular Membership Sector Blog.

The Membership Sector Blog continues to gain momentum with more professionals requesting to write articles/posts and in the past three months a staggering 3,000 association and membership professionals have viewed our edcutational content.

Here's our latest articles: 

- 2014 - The year Associations Improved 'Online Social', MemberWise

- Seven Simple Rules for Contracts
Rob Smith, Indigo Blue

Interested in being one of our Guest Bloggers? We have featured articles from a range of organisations including the FIA, RIBA and leading sector providers including Loud Marketing and Silverbear.

If you would like to write a Guest Blog please Contact Us

MemberWise Meet - Member Data/Engagement
Introducing our next free MemberWise Meet that will focus on using member data to improve member engagement.

The 3rd in our popular series of monthly roundtable 'Meets' will provide association and membership professionals with a unique opportunity to discuss this important topic and network.

- Thursday 30th October 2015
- 5:30pm to 7:30pm
- 3 sessions & complimentary drinks reception
- London

Learning outcomes: 

1) Benchmark use of data to enhance member engagement
2) Learn new/innovative ways to use data without breaking the bank
3) Networking with association/membership professionals with an interest in this area.

Official Host: Crowe Clarke Whitehill LLP
Official Sponsor: ASI Europe

Register your place online...

Only 10 of 40 places now remain!

If you would like to host or sponsor a future 'Meet' please
Contact Us.

Note: Places strictly available to association and membership professionals due to limited capacity.

MEMX 2014 Video Insight - Social Media
The MemberWise Network provides information, advice, tools and resources to enable membership and association professionals to learn from other professionals, stakeholders and providers.

In the next of our series of video 'MemberWise Insight' videos we speak with Dominic Deeson, Chairman, Deeson.

In this Insight Dominic talks about the BIG Social Media audit. He identifies that a key issue is that membership bodies need to commit appropriate resource in order to have an effective online social media presence. Take a look...

Cyber Security Focus - 5,000 grant available!
Cyber security is a hot topic and membership bodies need to take this matter seriously.

If your membership organisation or association wishes to focus on protecting new innovations, conduct a cyber-audit of existing processes and/or develop a technology strategy then we are pleased to announce that government funding is now available!

This important piece of information was signposted at our Harnessing the Web 2014 conference by Edward Williams, OFEC Consulting to MemberWise Recognised Supplier, Sue Froggatt.

MemberWise Founder, Richard Gott commented:

'Signposting important information of this kind is just what the MemberWise Network is all about! MemberWise subscribers should now consider signposting this information to their IT Departments.'

Find out more... Competition Winner!
This year exhibited at Harnessing the Web 2014. Jobs Board Maanger, Luke Stevens-Burt, was on hand to explain to delegates how they can use this great service to advertise vacancies and find their next role in our great sector! 

Over 24 other online solution providers also took the opportunity to showcase their products and services to over 250 delegates.

There was a real 'buzz' and this year the trade exhibition included a dedicated Twitter Wall that attracted an incredible 629 Tweets! An article on this will follow shortly!

Delegates were given the opportunity to enter a competition to winner a bottle of Tattinger Champagne and we are pleased to announce the winner:

- Natalie Creaney, Membership Officer
- Royal College of Radiologists

Find out more about

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Remember to quote 'MemberWise' to gain access to the best rates available to associations and membership organisations.

The latest online banter...

Our online professional networking group continues to provide you with a unique opportunity to network with over 1,100+ 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 discussion, debate, supplier promotions, the latest vacancies and more!


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


1: We've started so we'll finish.... Dealing with legacy projects
2: Membership survey company required - Recommendations - COPE
3: Community model of quality assurance? RCSLT
4: How do you do key account management? CO-OP UK
5: Associations failing to understand vanues - Really? MemberWise
6: Strategic planning session info from Helena W.  


Join in the conversation... - The latest vacancies
Looking for your next role or looking to fill a vacancy? We can help.

At last. All of the latest association and membership professional vacancies in just one place.

Browse the latest roles within our sector or if you are looking to fill a vacancy we can help.

You will find the latest roles on the right-hand side of this eUpdate, however we strongly suggest you sign-up to our job alert service so that you can hear about the latest roles as and when they are posted online. 


Looking to fill a vacancy?
- Our dedicated job website is fast becoming the leading way to find the right candidate within the membership sector.

If you would like to discuss your recruitment requirements with our Jobs Board Manager, Luke Stevens-Burt please contact him directly:


- (07738) 242338

How much does it cost?
From as little as 134 for a 30-day advert.

Where will vacancies be advertised? Affiliated networks, our dedicated jobsboard at, our popular monthly eUpdate, monthly job alerts, growing LinkedIn Group and on Twitter (@memberwisejobs).


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

eUpdate Partner
Why the Era of CRM is Over...

In this MemberWise Insight video, Niroo Rad of ASI Europe explains why the era of CRM is over and why members need to transition to single online solutions that enable access from any device, at any time and from anywhere

Niroo Rad, CEO, ASI Europe
Niroo Rad, CEO
ASI Europe

And introducing iMIS20...

See the future of engagement management in a 4-Minute Quick Tour and learn how iMIS 20 can simplify your technology needs, boost member engagement, and improve organisational performance.

New: Interview with Niroo Rad, Managing Director, ASI Europe


'Why the Era of CRM is Over' 


iMIS 20
Featured Roles:

 Assistant Education Director

Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists



Membership Officer

Energy Institute



Interim Membership Manager

Royal Institution of Great Britain



Application deadline today!

 Membership Manager

Royal Institution of Great Britain


 Membership Administrator

Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)





Find out more about these great new vacancies and over 205 others via our
dedicated Job Website -

MemberWise Events

Featured service

30th October
Using Member Data to Enhance Member Engagement (FREE)

Register online now...

20th November
Inpirational Ways to Drive CPD & Learning

11th December
MemberWise Christmas Drinks
and CRM Best Practice Session

March 2015
Membership Excellence 2015

Express an interest now...

 Recognised Supplier Scheme  

The MemberWise Network works with over 100 leading companies working within the membership sector.

Many providers display the Recognised Provider logo below on their websites, in presentations and on promotional literature.

For further information about the MemberWise Recognised Supplier scheme please 'Contact Us'.

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