Invest in You & Convention Countdown News
Invest in You & Convention Countdown News
  Member: This Is Your Need to Know News for May 19, 2023
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[2] Last Chance to Save: Early Bird Date Extended + New One-Day Rates

Great news! The early bird deadline for registration has been extended to Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - giving you more time to take advantage of significant savings. By acting fast and registering before the new due date arrives, you won't miss the opportunity to save on your Convention experience.

Other exciting new is that if your busy schedule is holding you back from this professional growth and networking opportunity, make the most of your limited availability by taking advantage of WSAE's new one-day Convention registrations. It's time to invest in your professional advantage without compromising your busy schedule.
Thurs., 6/8: Member Registration - $340 | Non-Member - $425
Fri., 6/9: Member Registration - $159 | Non-Member $259
For comprehensive information regarding the Convention, please visit WSAE's Convention webpage. 

[3] Member Journey Mapping: Walk a Mile in Your Members' Shoes

Source: Personify/MemberClicks
One of the many challenges that organizations regularly face is keeping member renewals and retention high. So how can organizations stem the loss of members and and maintain a high membership retention level? The first step is understanding your members. This is where a member journey map can help. Read more to examine the crucial components of a member journey map, its many advantages, and how to build one of your own. 

[4] Invest In You & Keep Your Career Advancement Momentum Going

With the new program year approaching, it is important to remember that renewing your membership is not just a one-time transaction. It is a commitment to a journey – your roadmap to excellence. Take the first step to continue your journey by renewing your membership today. Renewing your membership is quick and easy by logging into your membership profile. To make next year easy too, check out the new auto renewal option!

[5] Tips to Improve Your Association Staff Turnover Rate

Source: ASAE and Avenue M Group 
Improving employee retention is crucial for associations, and meeting employees’ needs and providing meaningful benefits can have a significant impact. In a recent poll conducted by ASAE and Avenue M Group in late March, association executives and HR professionals shared their 2022 staff turnover stats. Learn more about the poll's findings, what associations are doing to improve staff retentention, and how you can apply these strategies to your organization.
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