Posted by Kendra Lusty on Mar 17, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Scratch. Bills. Buckaroos. Smackers. Dough. Green. No matter what you call it, there’s just something about cold hard cash. People have more appreciation for items they purchased with cash rather than credit, according to psychologists. Hollywood loves to show suitcases full of benjamins or handfuls of dollars raining ...

Posted by Gary Toyn on Oct 1, 2019 10:58:00 AM

Researcher Gary W. Toyn has long investigated the challenges faced by organizations across the membership spectrum. In this study, Gary turns his attention to the central question of member expectations - and how recent data suggests a growing perception gap among the membership organizations that serve them. At Access...

Posted by Gary Toyn on Jul 24, 2018 7:54:00 AM

Let’s face it.  Many membership professionals have struggled with low engagement for so long, some may wonder if their program has been damned to membership purgatory. It’s not easy to build a successful membership organization. And it’s even harder to maintain sustainable membership levels, especially when so many oth...

Posted by Brandon Carter on Feb 19, 2014 12:23:00 AM

Being an association representative isn't easy. You can talk yourself blue about all the great things the organization does - lobbying, insurance, collective bargaining - and inevitably, the potential member's eyes start wandering off, or they pull out their phone to catch up on the latest Facebook has to offer. This i...