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July 2016 (Issue 61)

Welcome to our July Newsletter!

The Summer months continue to be busy for me at the Law Society and I am nearing the completion of the relationship management review I embarked on in January. How about you? I hope you've managed to have a summer break!

This month our network activity has continued to amplify. We held a Select CRM seminar with Gordon Miles (CEO of the Royal College of Emergancy Medicine), previewed key content in our proposed member engagement toolkit at the Electorol Reform Service's Challenge 2020 conference, championed the initiation of the CPD Standards Office's 'Moving CPD into the Digital Age' project and will deliver a keynote session at the Silverbear Customer Forum on Friday. One word for you - PHEW!

In this edition we profile an exciting new bespoke networking meeting concept (we want your input!), introduce our Harnessing the Web 2016 keynote speakers and sessions, highlight some great new Guest Blog articles and a video Insight featuring long standing member and advocate, Clare Hodgson, Professional Development Manager, ACCA, on evolving CPD and their exciting new HQ move!

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 Harnessing the Web 2016...

This month we launch registration for our annual national web focused conference and start with offering 100 discounted Early Bird places!

This year see's the network deliver its most adventurous conference programme to-date featuring 5 seminar tracks delivering keynotes, seminars, audience-led Digital Hacks and a NEW Provider Showcase that will attract up to 300+ association and membership professionals.

Our theme: Members First. Technology Second

Keynote speakers/case studies include: Institute of Directors, Law Society, Girlguiding Scotland, Royal College of Midwives, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Chartered Institute of Public Relations and Hiive.

Keynote topics include: Digital Strategy & Transformation / Online Member Acquisition & Engagement / CRM Journeys & Transition / Online Content Sharing & More!

Ticket offers: Early Bird (50 off), 3 for 2 Group Discount and 1/3 off Team passes (4+).

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

MemberWise Blog - Latest Guest Blog Articles

DELETE - 50% of Member Removed to Increase Member Engagement - In this Blog Post by Beth Williams, Quality and Membership Officer at London Youth she explains why she did just this to dive member engagement and growth. More... 
Sharing Your Members' Personal Data with Trusted Outsourcing Providers? In this article I query if you have checked that your providers are registered on the Information Commissioner's Office Register of Data Controllers. You can check quickly online and if they are not registered, you need to ask for a full explanation, More...
Working and Meeting in a Secure Digital Workplace - Alexandrea Roman, staff writer at MemberWise Recognised Supplier, Azeus Convene, advises that although digital workspaces are proving increasingly popular and becoming widespread, the continuous testing and release of new features and functions means they can still be considered very much an emerging technology. 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.  
NEW - Social Meetings @ Home House Planned!

Our network has grown significantly (again!) over the past year. We've continued to raise our profile and scale of network activity. We're now in a much stronger position to meet your member-focused challenges and needs.

We're pleased to announce the introduction of a programme of exciting bespoke and targeted problem-solving/networking meetings (to be held later this summer) at our new meeting place, the prestigiuous Private Members' Club, Home House London.

We have some great topics planned, however we want your input before we publish the final programme:

Members - Would you like us to address a specific topic or challenge area? Contact Us.


Sector Providers - Express an interest in being an Official Host at one of our forthcoming meetings. Contact Us.

Research - Future of Membership

Last Friday MemberWise Founder, Richard Gott and Joe Lynch, Commercial Director at the YHA England and Wales attended the New Citizenship Project's launch of The Future of Membership (conducted by the New Citizenship Project).

The project was conducted with six leading membership bodies (including the NASUWT, National Union of Students, Soil Association and Tate) and focuses on participation in purpose (advocacy) rather than use of outputs (benefits/transactions).

Rich and Joe have been following the project over the past year with great interest and certainly recommend reading the concluding report (containing case studies, frameworks, a 3-principle model and how-to guides). We will be working with the New Citizenship Project to raise awareness of this great work. Read more...

NEW Insight Video - ACCA - CPD & New HQ!

A solid approach to unification and CPD (ACCA)

A Solid Approach to CPD & a New HQ! (ACCA)

Clare Hodgson, Professional Development Manager

Conferences & Events




Harnessing the Web 2016
Park Plaza Victoria, London


Member Engagement Lunch & Learn

Devonshire House, London



More to follow...

Trade Mark

Lunch & Learn

Queen Street Place, London



More to follow...

Membership Excellence 2017

Park Plaza Victoria, London



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