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The Gardian Blog, featured in Alltop and Association Universe, serves as a rich content library that illuminates topics and issues of importance to the association community, particularly as they relate to professional development.

Maximize Your Revenue through Smart Pricing Strategies

Associations shortchange their pricing models far too often. As a result, they either leave money on the table or worse, lose market share. In this article, we provide associations with a primer on core pricing strategies.

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Partner vs. Sponsor: A Shift in Sponsor Philosophy and Sales Approach

This is the perfect time to time to evaluate your current strategy and shift from your traditional sponsorship philosophy and sales approach to a more individualized partnership concept instead - read on for the benefits of the approach.

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Now is the Time to Explore New Digital Non-Dues Revenue Streams

Associations have a unique opportunity to quickly evolve their communications approach to become more digital-centric. In turn, the addition of more digital communications allows you to open up more advertising opportunities, keeping your non-dues revenue streams flowing so operations can continue through the worst of this current crisis and prepare you for any that may come in the future. However, as you explore new digital communications your association can offer, keep these things in mind.

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By: John Bacon | Aug, 18 2020
Non-Dues Revenue

Draw from New Buckets to Fill Your Non-Dues Revenue Needs

Drive non-dues revenue while communicating effectively with your members, industry stakeholders, and advertisers and sponsors, by creating an overall communications strategy that pulls from each of the buckets found in this post - it allows your association to create diverse advertising offerings, customize relevant content for different member groups, strengthen your brand and emerge as an industry thought leader.

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Fundraising: A Viable Revenue Stream for Associations

As associations look to diversify revenue streams during unprecedented times, fundraising rises to the top as a viable option. Even for organizations that already seek donations annually from their members, it may by time to increase those efforts and develop a stronger fundraising campaign to make up for lost revenue from cancelled events and declining membership dues. Read on for some ways that associations are successfully collecting donations.

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Revenue Diversification: It’s Time to Spread Out Your Eggs!

It’s safe to say we are experiencing an extreme interruption in the normal course of business during the COVID-19 pandemic. And for many associations, this disruption is detrimental to the health of the organization. As we enter the fall, a time when many associations typically hold their annual conferences and launch membership renewal campaigns that bring in the majority of their revenue, COVID-19 is putting the brakes on these efforts and leaving many scrambling to find new revenue streams. Now more than ever, it is time for organizations to get creative and start distributing their eggs into different baskets.

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