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Empowering Growth with Real Data

Join Casey Sclar, Executive Director of APGA, for a Virtual Discussion on Vital Member Data Collection

Oct 1, 2020 1:23:04 PM / by Maria Holler posted in Benchmarking Process, Benchmarking Analysis, Benchmarking Software Technology, Association Management, Association Surveys, Webinar

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Time-Saving Benefits could Equal Big Value for Association Members

Feb 26, 2019 4:30:00 PM / by Amanda Keiser posted in Benchmarking Process

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Do you feel like you have more than enough time to do everything you need to do? Do you feel like you have just the right amount of time to do what you want to do? If you are shaking your head no, you feel like most busy professionals. Not only are we feeling stressed about our lack of time, our members are too. I know this because I’ve talked with over 400 association members about the challenges in their professional lives.

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Creating Deeper, more Meaningful Comparisons with Peer Clusters

Jan 23, 2018 4:30:00 PM / by Sally Greene posted in Benchmarking Process

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Peer Cluster Filtering is an optional feature in Dynamic Benchmarking platforms that uses a group of named accounts as the comparison data set (an account contains the data supplied by a participant and typically represents an organization, facility, company, etc.).  Like criteria-based filters, peer cluster filter results are shown in the “aggregate” which means that no individual data points or responses are exposed.  Strict data minimums must be met for results to display, which ensures anonymity while still offering a unique way to select a comparison data set. This makes Peer Cluster Filtering a highly valued feature by many of our clients.

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Feature Focus: Understanding Your Admin Panel

Sep 29, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Holly Maki posted in Benchmarking Process

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How Completion Thresholds Improve Participation and Quality Studies

Jul 21, 2017 4:30:00 PM / by Linda Xavier posted in Benchmarking Process, Benchmarking Analysis

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WHAT ARE THRESHOLDS?

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How the Copy Prior Year Function can Improve Participation Rates

Apr 11, 2017 3:30:00 PM / by Holly Maki posted in Benchmarking Process

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WHAT IS COPY PRIOR YEAR?

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Three Ways to Drive Member Engagement using Benchmarking

Mar 5, 2017 3:30:00 PM / by Betsy Delfosse posted in Benchmarking Process

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Member engagement is the holy grail of association success. A highly engaged member base leads to greater member satisfaction which in turn leads to higher retention rates. Unfortunately, creating opportunities for positive and relevant member engagement is not always easy, even when it comes to clearly valuable member benefits like benchmarking. Convincing busy professionals to set aside time to collect and submit data has long been a challenge for associations. Even once that hurdle has been cleared, finding ways to share that data in a way that encourages members to engage with each other can still be difficult. Dynamic Benchmarking Chief Operating Officer, Betsy Delfosse, shares some tips for overcoming these challenges.

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4 Best Practices in Goal Setting for Your Benchmarking Study

Jan 23, 2017 3:00:00 PM / by News posted in Benchmarking Process

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It’s the time of year when energies are high and attitudes are positive, all charged with a renewed focus on fresh starts and resolutions to make this year THE year. What organization doesn’t want to be more effective? More impactful? Who doesn’t want to do better? Looking for ways to improve upon past performance is the keystone of strategic planning for most organizations. Making sure to include your benchmarking studies in your goals can be very effective in improving the data quality, participation rates and user engagement with your benchmarking studies, and should become an integral part of your benchmarking process.

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3 Steps to Effectively Promote Your Benchmarking Study to Your Members

Oct 25, 2016 12:15:00 PM / by Sally Greene posted in Benchmarking Process

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How are you promoting your benchmarking study results? Unlike the iconic Field of Dreams, unfortunately, just building a study does not necessarily mean your members will come! Even the most valuable tools and information need a little help in the marketing department, and benchmarking is no exception. Let’s take a look at a few important steps you should be taking to ensure that you’re not only gathering the best information, but also making sure it’s being utilized to its fullest advantage.

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Top 5 Ways to Ensure Project Communication Success

Oct 3, 2016 1:30:00 PM / by Holly Maki posted in Benchmarking Process

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Project management can be a tough job. Managing numerous stakeholders with varying priorities is not an easy task no matter how organized you are, and nothing is more frustrating than getting months into a project and realizing that the output isn’t meeting expectations. While there are many places for a project to go off track, typically, you can trace the trouble to a breakdown in communications somewhere in the early stages of the project. As a project manager, it’s my job to make sure communications go well, which is why I’d like to share with you my top five steps for ensuring project communication success. 

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