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By Therese Umerlik | September 27, 2022

3 Tips for Promoting Your Mentorship Program

Help boost your association’s membership by showing how your mentorship program is sharing knowledge, building relationships, and fortifying the future of your industry.

By Therese Umerlik | September 13, 2022

3 Ways Your Association Can Guide Members Through Chaotic Times

Members turn to trade and professional associations for stability and leadership. Check out these ideas that help your association keep members’ needs first and fulfill your mission—even through the tumult.

By Therese Umerlik | August 30, 2022

3 Ways to Promote Your Association’s Credentialing and Certificate Programs

One of the most important benefits an association can offer its members is education programming that provides the credentials and certificates to elevate them professionally, according to a recent Community […]

By Samuel Hoffmeister | August 15, 2022

Case Study: Reimagining a Publication, Driving Growth

A publication, as the centerpiece of any great content strategy, should offer value that current and potential members simply can’t leave behind. With our help, one association truly delivered.

By Rachel Markey | July 20, 2022

7 Reasons Associations Need External Newsletters

Support your association’s stability, growth, and resiliency through focused and engaging communication.

By Rachel Markey | June 21, 2022

7 Reasons Associations Need Internal Newsletters

This internal tool could be more essential for your association than you realize.

By Therese Umerlik | June 7, 2022

Imposter Syndrome: What It Is and How to Respond to It

Associations can keep this crisis of self-confidence from getting out of control—internally and externally.

By Ashley Reid | May 24, 2022

YGS Boasts Major Wins

YGS and its association partners earn several prestigious industry awards

By Laura Gaenzle | May 9, 2022

Exploring New Revenue Sources in the Digital Age

More and more, associations are branching out into new online revenue streams and reaping the benefits of the internet age.

By Samuel Hoffmeister | August 15, 2022

Case Study: Reimagining a Publication, Driving Growth

A publication, as the centerpiece of any great content strategy, should offer value that current and potential members simply can’t leave behind. With our help, one association truly delivered.

By Ashley Reid | May 24, 2022

YGS Boasts Major Wins

YGS and its association partners earn several prestigious industry awards

By Ashley Reid | March 29, 2022

When an Audit Is a Good Thing

A communication audit can reveal valuable insights into what your members are looking for.

By Julia Berley | January 4, 2022

Association Publication Trends for 2022

Exploring 2022’s new and continuing trends in association publications and how associations can maximize their reach and the quality of their content in the new year.

By Samuel Hoffmeister | July 27, 2021

Introducing YGS ClicBook

For many years, YGS delivered a digital version of our clients’ publications through a partnership with an external vendor—no more! Say hello to our very own digital flipbook solution: ClicBook.

By Rachel Markey | June 29, 2021

A Publication Is Still an Essential Member Benefit

The value of an association’s publication is measured by more than direct advertising revenue; it is also a tangible and substantial member benefit with dividends that ripple throughout the association.

By Ashley Reid | June 23, 2021

The Results Are in: YGS Pubs Are EXCEL-lent

In recognition of their dedication to publication quality and excellence, YGS and its association partners received four AM&P EXCEL awards at a ceremony on June 16.

By Rachel Markey | March 25, 2021

EXCEL Award Win Inspires Us to Think Bigger and Bolder

NAESP and Crayola have collaborated for nine years to support art-infused education through the Champion Creatively Alive Children Grant. The grant program provided funding annually to 20 schools so they […]

By Rachel Markey | January 26, 2021

The Print Terms You Need to Know

By becoming more familiar with print terminology, you can better understand your options and communicate your needs.

By Ashley Reid | September 15, 2020

Planning Content in Ever-Changing Times

For many associations, the fall season means it’s time to plan content for the coming year. But how do you plan content several months in advance when the state of the world is changing so rapidly? Here are five helpful tips.

By Samuel Hoffmeister | August 4, 2020

More Than Just Award-Winning Design

YGS Senior Art Director Mike Vucic knows what it takes to create unique, stunning designs that not only exceed client expectations but also win awards. The latest example: a 2020 […]

By Craig Lauer | July 28, 2020

The Power and Profit of Sponsored Content

Increasingly, associations are enhancing revenue by offering sponsored content within their magazines and other content platforms.

By Ashley Reid | July 17, 2020

Excellence by (Re)Design

Now may be the time to revisit your content and design so your publication stays relevant, fresh, and engaging to readers and advertisers.

By Craig Lauer | July 17, 2020

Expanding Your Print Publication with a Digital Edition

Create the best experience for readers, greater opportunities for advertisers, and a platform for sharing the most current information.

By Craig Lauer | May 26, 2020

Publication Promotion Videos Can Boost Readership and Nondues Revenue

Publication promotion videos are the perfect opportunity to capitalize on already compelling magazine content.

By Craig Lauer | May 26, 2020

Reducing Print Publication Frequency Can Be Costly

A number of our advertisers recognize the need to maintain their market and brand presence to be best positioned for recovery.