MemberWise Event eUpdate
Driving Membership Forward. Together.
September 2015
Issue No 51

Welcome to the latest issue of the MemberWise

I hope you had a great Summer and found the opportunity to take some well deserved 'time out'!

This month we focus on Data Protection - a critical  topic for all associations and membership organisations. The September issue is packed with related information/resources, and if you want even more detail/support and/or have a specific question or query on this topic, don't miss our free "Lunch & Learn" seminar on 6th October.

Preparations for our next national sector conference, Harnessing the Web 2015, are well under way with only 8 weeks to go! The event will take place on 4th November in Central London and 100 delegates have already registered to attend so far. If you missed our Early Bird promotion, don't worry as a subscriber you can still access this rate via the unique promotion code 'MWSUB15'.

I hope you enjoy reading this issue and I hope you can attend one of the forthcoming MemberWise events!

Richard Gott
Network News

Data Protection: Sector Insight 

The MemberWise Network has  engaged in an innovative sector specific collaborative research project with three leading MemberWise Recognised Suppliers: ASI Europe,  Kingston Smith, and Spotlight Market Research
The aim was to gain valuable insight on Data Protection related roles
; internal policies; perceptions and attitudes towards data protection; and staff training in organisations within the association and membership sector.

The full report (sponsored by ASI Europe) will be presented at the next MemberWise Lunch & Learn event on the 6th of October.

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Sector insight: Key Message
What the Law Says: According to The Data Protection Act 1998 an organisation processing  personal information must register their details with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) unless an exemption applies. Failure to register is considered a criminal offence.
to see if your organisation and 3rd party data processors/handlers are registered. E.g. Market Research Agencies employed to administer your annual membership survey or providers of cloud hosted member data storage solutions.
Congratulations! A £50 M&S voucher goes to Mrs Linda George from BHR University Hospitals NHS Trust. Thank you, Linda, for taking part in our survey!
International Associations Study Tour to Estonia, 6-8 October 2015
Representatives of international associations are invited to participate free of charge.  The trip is organised by Enterprise Estonia, Estonian Tourist Board together with Estonian Convention Bureau. 

Register your interest here...
Network Views

Password pitfalls, disk issues, SE,  hacking cases. Tony Mulcahy, Head of Infrastructure and Data Security at iFINITy plc,  shares his data security tips and stories: Read more...
Upcoming events


01 October - 17.30-19.30. Media/PR seminar:
Punching Above Your Weight - Raising the profile of a small membership body. (Rough House Media/British Society for Haematology). Join us for nibbles and drinks. Book your place here... 
06 October - 11.30-13.00. MemberWise Lunch & Learn: Avoiding a Data Breach Iceberg:  There's more to it than meets the eye! (ASI Europe/ Kingston Smith/Spotlight Market Research). Lunch provided. Book your place here...

19 November - 
11.30-13.00. MemberWise Lunch & Learn Managing complaints on social media. (Optimist Consulting/Association Of Optometrists). Save the date, booking will open soon.


15 September 18:15-19:45. Social Media Week London: How Social has Changed the Game for Membership Organisations. Book your place here... #SMWLDN

18 September 09.30-13.00. Free seminar/lunch: Recruit and Retain: Using CRM to achieve membership management goals. (Core). Book you place here..  
30 September 09.00-11.30. Free seminar:
Planning strategic membership transformation within your organisation. (E AND H & Optimist Consulting). Book your place  here...

16 April 2016 - Membership Excellence 2016
Spring Conference, Park Plaza Victoria Hotel, London. Save the date & express an interest in attending...

Network Insights 

 Digital Strategy: Bringing to life the experience of being a member 
Membership Body Digital Strategies (Deeson) 
An interview with Simon Wakeman, Director of Strategy and Marketing from Deeson digital agency and Official Supporter of Harnessing the Web 2015. Simon highlights the importance of organisation culture and flexibility when designing a digital strategy. Hear what Simon has to say... 
Network Resources
In This Issue
Featured Event:

Harnessing the Web 2015   

   4th November 2015
The Lancaster Hotel London

100 Delegates Registered!
50 Early Bird places now left
Limited 3 for 2 Group Booking

Topics include:
Digital Transformation, Enhancing Online Member Journeys, Improving Online Member/User Experience (Ux/Mx), Online Member Personalisation, Online Social Tool Selection for Member Events, Member Chat Functionality, Online Marketing and Campaigns, Online Accessibility, Increasing Participation in Online Social Networking Opportunities, Leveraging CRM and more!


Early Bird Discount Code*:

*Exclusively available to Membership and Association Professionals Only.
Featured Vacancy:

  Marketing and Communications Manager
Latest vacancies:

Regional Events Coordinator
The Royal College of Surgeons of England, £28k

 Accreditation Manager
The Energy Institute, £28-30k

Marketing and Communications Manager
The OR Society, £32-40k

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