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How to Cultivate a Sense of Belonging

Early in my career, I was recruited to sit on a board of directors and asked to spearhead a priority initiative for the association. I was both humbled and ecstatic to take on such an influential role. Imagine my disappointment when I attended the first meeting and the initiative was…

Membership growth in a time of crisis

How to measure your association’s value Research shows membership is more likely to grow in times of crisis. This is because people are seeking solutions that a membership would typically provide. So…

Focus on what matters

Strategies to rely on in a time of crisis   The pandemic, like every crisis, is unfolding over an arc of time. Beginning, middle, end. What was, is, and will be.   For…

Should Organizations Worry About a Decline in Membership?

Wild Apricot turned to Sarah Sladek and two additional experts in the membership field to gather their thoughts on the challenges of growing membership and continuing to thrive through the…

Why your organization can’t afford to ignore virtual events any longer

Sarah Sladek is among the panel of experts in the nonprofit, association, and membership management space invited to provide additional insights and advice in response to Wild Apricot’s 2020 Virtual Events…

AuSAE Membership All Stars Webinar

Sarah Sladek joins Mary Byers and Sheri Jacobs for the AuSAE Membership All Stars Webinar. The panel discussed how membership will likely change in post COVID-19 world, what associations must…

Why Associations Need to Innovate to Survive

The global pandemic has rocked our world, and I’m gravely concerned about what this means for the future of our associations. Prior to the pandemic, research indicated the majority of…