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February 2016                                                          Issue  N. 56
Dear ,

Welcome to our February Newsletter!

The Christmas break now feels like a distant memory and the network is ramping up a wide range of activities to provide you with practical help, advice and insight.

This month our theme is continuing professional development and eLearning. We have some fantastic  Blog articles for you from the CPD Standards Office, our MemberWise Recognised Suppliers and a fantastic opinion piece from Dominique Lowenthal, Head of Professional Development at the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

In January we invited you to our first MemberWise Select (CRM) seminar and the response has been amazing. All places were reserved within 24 hours so in response we have arranged a second event with 20 places now available. See below for more information.

Over 100 delegates have registered to attend Membership Excellence 2016 and our Early Bird/3 for 2 group promotions close in 10 days.

I hope that you read this newsletter with interest and please do feel free to provide us with your feedback.

Richard Gott
MemberWise Network Chair
Membership Excellence 2016 Update
#MEMX16 - Early Bird Offer Closes in 10 Days!
21st April 2016 / Park Plaza Victoria / London

The Membership & Association Sector's leading membership focused best practice conference is back!

34 Educational Sessions / 30+ Expert Speakers / Hacks

100 delegates have registered to attend and only 20 Early Bird places now remain.

Update - We are pleased to welcome Official Supporter THINK and exhibitors, Page Lizard and Secure & Confidential Documents.

Further provider promotional opportunities are available.

Explore the programme, meet our expert speakers and book your place(s) online.

Network Views
Recruiting eLearning Professionals - There's currently a big focus on e-learning and e-assessment in membership bodies. Not only does an online education platform mean that an organisation is more "up to date", it also directly results in increased revenue and student numbers. Samantha Johnston, Consultant at MemberWise Recognised Supplier, TPP Education & Training, explains in her Blog Article. Read more...
The Future of eLearning for Employees and Members
Alike - In this blog article by Nikki Gilliland, (a new resident Copywriter at MemberWise Recognised Supplier Contentment), explores why you need to consider mobile eLearning solutions sooner rather than later.
Micro-learning - Amanda Rosewarne (Director of Accreditation and Research) takes us through this emerging type of learning to enable us to understand what it is and why it constitutes effective CPD for members.
The Personal is Professional - Changes in technology are driving changes in consumerism and with it, the way we prefer to work and learn. Caroline Walmsley, Managing Director of Brightwave Group, looks at what this means for the way we manage and deliver professional development. 
Top 4 shifts in continuing professional development
This month Dominique Lowenthal (Head of Professional Development at the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists) explains why professionals with an interest in adventure are well alligned to the current and rapidly changing CPD Landscape. Read more...

Introducing 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. Click here to find out more... 
Insight Video: Focus - Rebranding
How a clear focus on brand helps develop strategy and membership (HFMA)

How a clear focus on brand helps develop strategy
and membership (HFMA)

Considering a rebrand? Vicky Vine and Wendy Steele from the Association of Optometrists (AOP) will be presenting on their recent successful rebrand at our forthcoming conference, Membership Excellence 2016.
Event Calendar
An overview of the latest network events:

CRM Select Seminar

10  March
Membership Excellence 2016

Park Plaza  Victoria, London

21 April
In This Issue
Issue Sponsor
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CRM Provider
Featured Event
(Free MemberWise Lunchtime Seminar)   
  10 March 2016 
9.30am to 12.30pm 
Central London 
Advanced NFP, Hart Square and MemberWise invite you* to this free seminar.

*Places exclusively available to association and membership professionals.
Featured Vacancies
Membership Services Manager

Surrey Wildlife Trust
 Pirbright (South East)

CRM Data Manager

Competitive Salary

Find out more...
Director of Relationship Management
64,967 to 91,000

Executive Assistant
to CEO

For more vacancies visit

New MemberWise
 Recognised Suppliers
Renewed MemberWise
 Recognised Suppliers
LinkedIn Discussions
Great Governance - what are you waiting for?

MemberWise website - Insight Portfolio - What?

eLearning - I finally found a good provider

How to best manage bulk emails (help request)
Network Resources

Network Service Signposting
MemberWise Away Days  

 "The Royal Society of Chemistry derived great value from the day and would recommend this great outreach service provided by the MemberWise Network."

(Gareth Davies, Membership Development Specialist, Royal Society of Chemistry)

We have rencently provided unique away day facilitation and support to a range of leading  organisations including the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, Equality Challenge Unit & Royal Society of Chemistry

Learn more about this great new service...   

Next issue - March theme: Membership Excellence
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