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January 2016                                                          Issue  N. 55

Dear ,

Welcome to our Relaunch Issue. I hope you had a relaxing Christmas break!

A New Year brings with it a completely new look, so in this relaunch issue I am delighted to introduce our new branding and the long awaited launch of our new website www.memberwise.org.uk

I hope you welcome these new developments and I would be delighted to hear your feedback.

I am also pleased to announce the launch of our next national conference, Membership Excellence 2016 (#MEMX16) to be held on 21st April in Central London, We launch with an allocatoin of 100 Early Bird places and discounted 3 for 2 group booking.

Finally, we have insightful contributions on our January monthly theme of membership staff recruitment. The importance of employer branding as well as the challenges of recruiting for digital roles resonates across the posts.  

I wish you a successful start into the new year and I hope that the network will continue to serve you well!

Richard Gott
MemberWise Network Chair
Network News
#MEMX16 - Online Registration Now Open!

1st April 2016, Park Plaza Victoria, London

The Membership & Association Sector's best practice conference dedicated to increasing membership value and growth.

Explore the full programme, meet our speakers, view our new HACK sessions and book your place.
HTWEB SURVEY 2015/2016
We are delighted that 357 association and membership professionals completed the Harnessing the Web 2016 survey, representing 276 separate organisations. Our response rate is 57% up on last year, demonstrating the continued interest and challenges faced by association professionals responsible for strengthening their web presence.

Congratulations to David Goulds and Susannah Haan, the draw winners who will receive John Lewis vouchers. 

Network ViewsNetworkViews
Candidate experience matters says Steve Othen FIRP, Head of HR & Projects @REC, yet 'The candidate strikes back' report shows 80% of job seekers were not asked for feedback during the recruitment process. Is it time for membership bodies to join the Good Recruitment Campaign? Read more 
What to consider for staffing digital development? Why key qualities, attitude, and the right  mind-set  are paramount for organisations pursuing technology transformation? This post draws from Purple Vision's experiences of supporting non-profits with technology choices. Read more  
How do you attract talent to your membership organisation during the recruitment process?  Anthony Haynes, Communications Director, shares tips by @ FJWilson Talent Services.
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What are the current recruitment trends in the membership sector? Kristina Preston, Senior Consultant @TPP Education & Training, shares TPP's recruitment insights. Read more
It is important to know the  legislation such as that governing discrimination when recruiting new staff.  An article by Croner provides an overview and guidance to ensure your recruitment process meets the criteria.  Read more
Gavin Allwood, Director @Ellwood Atfield, shares his headhunting experiences and  draws from  research findings on attributes of leaders in associations and membership organisations including Director Generals. Read more  

Launch of OpenEngage

Advanced NFP announces the availability of OpenEngage fast start, a newly launched software-as-a-service offering for membership organisations.
Offering templated core functionality of OpenEngage (previously called Integra), this fully hosted cloud-based version enables medium-sized NFPs to benefit from a fast start implementation. 

Go-live timescales can take as little as ten days, with monthly costs starting from 1,000 per month. To read more about OpenEngage
Upcoming Events
An overview of the latest network and sector events:

CRM Select Seminar

Science Museum, London

23  February
Membership Excellence 2016 conference

Park Plaza  Victoria, London

21 April
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A New Year - A Refreshed Network

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MemberWise Away Days  

This Friday we are pleased to facilitate the IPEM Strategy Day!

We have provided unique away day facilitation and support to a range of leading  organisations including the HFMA & RSC
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