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June 2016 (Issue 60)

Welcome to our June Newsletter!

We kick off this issue by announcing the launch a new online Member badge that has been developed in response to member demand. You can display it on your LinkedIn profile to show you're a member of our growing professional network. I hope you like it!

In this issue we invite you to our next free Select (CRM) seminar on 5th July (London), feature two great new Guest Blog articles on digital transformation and some solid advice on what to think about if you have international aspirations. We also signpost a LONG overdue benchmarking opportunity for professional bodies - Moving CPD in the Digital Age. 

This month we launch our latest video Insight featuring Natalie Owen (Contact Centre Manager at The Caravan Club) and provide you with updates on a range of network activity.

I hope you enjoy reading our newsletter and if you would like to submit or suggest any future content please do get in touch!

Richard Gott 
MemberWise Network Chair
Introducing the MemberWise Member Badge
MemberWise Member Badge
Following a request from a number of subscribers we have created an online badge that you can use to show your membership of the MemberWise Network.

What is it? The badge shows you are a Member of the MemberWise Network and part of our growing community of 4,000+ association and membership professionals.

Where can I use it? The badge can be added to your professional profile on LinkedIn and/or other media.

Where can I find out more? Click the appropriate link below.

Are there any terms and conditions? Yes. The badge should only be used by association and membership professionals. Provider organisations and their staff should use our new MemberWise Recognised Supplier badge.

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MemberWise Blog - Latest Guest Blog Articles
What exactly is 'digital transformation' and why should an organisation be doing it? In the latest Guest Blog by Jenny McTiernan, COO of ProTech, she explores this concept and questions if membership bodies really understand the concept. More... 
India, China or Norway - Where to start? In the latest Guest Blog by K2 Consulting we discuss evaluating your assets and what questions to ask, to help decide where you should start in your first, or next, steps towards international growth. More.. 
Could you be our next Guest Blogger? Perhaps you have strong thoughts on a particular subject or would like to share your knowledge/insight on a paticular membership body focused area? If so please Contact Us. 
Next Free Select (CRM) Seminar

4 in 10 associations/membership bodies are horizon searching for new CRM systems. In response we provide a free half-day CRM selection seminars that will help you to:
1) Understand CRM and how it can benefit your organisation
2) Explore statistically significant CRM focused sector research
3) Establish how members' online needs and CRM are linked
4) Learn how to take a robust approach to selection/procurement

Date: 5th July
Location: One Drummond Gate (Pimlico, London)
Case Study: Royal College of Emergency Medicine


- Gordon Miles, CEO, Royal College of Emergency Medicine
- Richard Gott, Interim Director, The Law Society/Network Chair
- Mark Glynn, Performance Improvement Specialist, ASI Europe

Sponsor: ASI Europe

Book your free place online now...

Note: Places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis and are exclusively for association and membership professionals. Commercial organisations can Contact Us for further information.
CPD Research - Moving CPD into the Digital Age

We have partnered with the CPD Standards Office to deliver a piece of research that is LONG overdue and it will focus on 'Moving CPD into the Digital Age'.

The CPD Standards office will kick this important project off with an interactive afternoon research consultation as part of its ongoing CPD Research on 11th July 2016 (Central London).

The consultation is now open to all professional bodies with an interested in enhancing and benchmarking CPD, professional development and lifelong learning.

The outputs from this project will be great if you are looking to evaluate your scheme, improve it and/or benchmark with similar professional bodies.
NEW Insight Video - The Caravan Club - WebChat
WebChat - Making life easy for your members (The Caravan Club)

WebChat - Making life easy for your members
Interview with Natalie Owen
Contact Centre Manager, The Caravan Club

The MemberWise Network provides association and membership sector with a range of staff recruitment related services
Candidates - Looking for a new role? We can help.
Employers - Looking to recruit? We can help.
Agencies - Looking for candidates? We can help

Visit our popular Jobs Board today...

To discuss your needs please contact our Jobs Board Manager, Luke-Stevens Burt -

We are pleased to report that the programme is nearly complete and online registration will open in early July. Initial stakeholders include a range of high profile membership organisations and associations and providers, including Official Partner ASI Europe.

This year we will focus on a range of topics including unification, digital strategy delivery, online engagement, UX, online member journeys and more. Our theme will be:

- Members First. Technology Second.

You can register an interest online now and save 20% off the full ticket price PLUS enjoy PRIORITY booking in advance of the conference launch.

Register an interest in attending...
Request stakeholder guide (commercial providers)... 
Society (SAMP) Steering Group Formed
We are pleased to announce the Society of Association and Membership Professionals has now created an independent steering group, formed of professionals from a range of associations and membership organisations. The group will ensure the Society is developed into a proposition that is fit for the profession & for the future. Read latest press release (11/06/16)...
Conferences & Events

Select (CRM)
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Harnessing the Web 2016
Park Plaza Victoria, London

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Useful Links

Video Channel
Our popular video channel features over 50+ interviews and best practice presentations.
All content is completely free to download and is seperated into two key sections:

Insight - View Our Presentations

MemberWise - Introducing Our Professional Network 
MemberWise - Introducing Our Professional Network

Delivering  Online Personalisation Content via User Experience (Ux) and Member Experience (Science Council) 
Delivering Online Personalisation Content via Ux (Science Council)

Introducing ChemNet & How It Enables New Member Acquisition (RSC) 
Introducing ChemNet & How It Enables New Member Acquisition (Royal Society of Chemistry)


Our online professional networking group on LinkedIn is one of the most active association and membership professional groups in the UK. We have had a busy month!

Current discussion topics:

- Winning back lapsed members
- Using video innovatively
- Member engagement toolkit
- Membership discounts query
- Anti-corruption statement
- Advice on implementing VAT
- Net Promoter Score query

Join in the discussion...

Note: Access exclusively for association/membership professionals and MemberWise Recognised Suppliers. 

Newsletter Archive
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Network Service Signposting
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