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Five Reasons Membership Programs Fail—And What You Can Do About It

Launching a mission-centered membership program offers a terrific opportunity for nonprofits to rally a base of like-minded supporters around a cause, while creating an entirely new stream of recurring revenue. However, it can be more difficult to build a thriving membership program than many nonprofits expect.


How a Tech Solution Saved This Executive Director’s Membership Growth Strategy


*If you’re having a hard time growing your membership, you won’t want to miss a free webinar on Oct 27 or Nov 17 at 2PM EST, hosted by Wild Apricot.* In the webinar, you’ll learn how four recent tech trends have made it harder to grow membership these days and how one membership manager used software to fight back, reigniting membership growth by 25% in the first six months. Click here to learn more about the webinar and to sign up.

In the spring of 2014, a longtime volunteer of a sports massage association named Ray noticed something worrisome about his organization: after two decades of steady growth, membership had begun to slump. Ray, who owed much of his career success to the association, worried it would die off. So he decided to do something about it and became the Executive Director of the association, with a mission to turn it around. 


4 Common Website Problems that Cost You Members and Revenue


If you're not growing your membership or generating the kind of revenue you want, your website could be a major culprit. In fact, most membership organizations suffer from at least one major website problem. The good news is, fixing these website issues is probably a lot easier than you might think. To help you, I've put together this quick guide on how to diagnose your website for four common problems, and how best to address them.