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We help association professionals grow — smarter and faster.

At Sidecar, we create the professional development tools you need to grow your career and your purpose-driven membership organization. 

From interactive workshops to courses taught by experts both inside and outside the association industry, be part of a community that drives innovation and empowers you to be a change-maker wherever your career takes you.
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The skills you'll build in Sidecar Academy:

Strategic planning

Learn how to be better at strategy planning and execution.

Marketing and communications

Drive revenue growth by keeping up with the latest best practices.

Event management

Build and grow in-person, virtual and hybrid events.

Leadership development

Expand your skill set to become a better leader.

Governance and board management

Learn to strategically manage up inside your organization

Culture, diversity and inclusion

Be part of creating a more equitable organization.

Technology

Learn to implement innovative ideas and new technologies.

Membership

Recruit, engage and retain your members more effectively.

What our members are saying:

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If you’re ready to increase your membership organization’s revenue, connect with an entire community of purpose-driven leaders and grow yourself, we’re ready to help you do it.

Choose a level of membership

Individual


$30 per month

$297 per year

Save $60+

Team


Available for groups of 5+

Access to our Learning Library of resource downloads
Unlimited access to leadership courses inside Sidecar Academy
Access to our private online community to network with other purpose-driven leaders
Stream panel discussions, interviews and SURGE sessions in our video archive, the exclusive home for replays of our popular virtual workshops
Add and remove team users in your own dashboard
Share admin duties by designating fellow team leaders
Monitor your team’s course progress through a cohesive administrative dashboard

Individual

$30 per month

$297 per year (Save over $60)
Access to our Learning Library of resource downloads
Free registration for our online conference, SURGE
Unlimited access to leadership courses inside Sidecar Academy
Access to our private online community to network with other purpose-driven leaders
Stream panel discussions, interviews and SURGE sessions in our video archive, the exclusive home for replays of our popular virtual workshops

Team

Request custom team pricing

Great for groups of 5+
Access to our Learning Library of resource downloads
Free registration for our online conference, SURGE
Unlimited access to leadership courses inside Sidecar Academy
Access to our private online community to network with other purpose-driven leaders
Stream panel discussions, interviews and SURGE sessions in our video archive, the exclusive home for replays of our popular virtual workshops
Add and remove team users in your own dashboard
Share admin duties by designating fellow team leaders
Monitor your team’s course progress through a cohesive administrative dashboard
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What people are saying about us

“Timely and well-delivered content. Highly recommend!”

- Andria Marcus, California Independent Schools Business Officers Association

“The information shared combined with the tone of delivery makes for engaging, interesting, timely and relevant content. The best anywhere for anyone in the nonprofit world! Well done!”

- Peggy McElgunn, Global Professional Services PC

“Sidecar is always a trusted source of information for those in the association world and they do an excellent job of providing content that is relevant and useful.”

- Dawn Herman, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
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What’s in Sidecar Academy?

Your entire team will have access to more than two dozen (and counting!) professional development courses in Sidecar Academy, our online learning center, designed to help each person tackle problems, find creative solutions and engage your members.

This course has all the tools you need to plan a smooth virtual conference. You’ll learn the tech you need, how to avoid common pitfalls, how to attract sponsors and keys to ensuring diversity in speakers and attendees.
Creating Powerful Content
This course will provide you with practical tips and strategies to increase member engagement through content. With more options to access content, associations need to reassert their purpose and learn how to reconnect and engage in new ways.
This course has all the tools you need to plan a smooth virtual conference. You’ll learn the tech you need, how to avoid common pitfalls, how to attract sponsors and keys to ensuring diversity in speakers and attendees.
Maximizing Culture and Member Value
Business coach John Spence adapts his Formula for Business Excellence for associations to teach why it’s so important for organizations to carefully consider their culture — so they can make big improvements in serving their members.
Introduction to Business Analytics
Learn to accelerate change in the world by using data to influence your organization’s strategy and inform decisions that produce value and impact for your membership and beyond.
Introduction to Strategic Foresight
When your members aren’t satisfied, there is a short time when you can help them before others start generating solutions — that’s your opportunity window. This course will teach you how to be ready for it.
Piloting AI
Our Piloting AI course will give you a clear understanding of marketing AI, tips on how to identify quick-win pilot projects and steps to solve marketing challenges efficiently.
Cultivating a Dynamic and Strategic Board
It might be time to kickstart strategic leadership and dynamic thinking to avoid repeating the past and falling into old habits. This course will give you the tools you need to keep your board on track and think strategically while making decisions.
Making the Most of Your Minutes
There may never be enough hours in the day, but you can make the most of the ones you have. This quick course will give you tips and tricks for staying focused and productive at work. You’ll also find links to online tools you can use to help you stay on track.
Understanding the membership economy
What can we learn from companies like Amazon and Netflix that are turning to membership to help bolster the fandom of and loyalty to their brands? Plenty. This course will teach you how to thrive in the membership economy.
Engagement can be fruitful in building a community of highly satisfied members who will actively promote and recommend your association. In this course, Dave Will, the co-founder and CEO of PropFuel, shares his wisdom on how to use the voice of the member to drive intelligent engagement.
The Open Garden Organization
This course offers a step-by-step guide to help association leaders clarify and deepen their organization’s purpose, embrace a future of uncertainty by taking on small risks to experiment and learn, and shift their business model to embrace an inclusive and expansive audience beyond the scope of traditional membership.
…and we’re adding more courses all the time!Start your membership

Associations need fearless leaders. 

With our in-depth courses and training, exclusive tools and member-only discounts and a community of peers both in and outside the association industry to tap into for feedback, a Sidecar membership will help you grow a network that’ll power you through to the next step in your career.
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Our core purpose is to build badass leaders.

Sound a little wild? Maybe it is. But we know that no one ever got anywhere worth going without getting a little uncomfortable.

Badass leaders don’t accept complacency. They push the envelope and challenge the status quo. They don’t just rely on their own thoughts, but they seek diverse opinions and find the right solution to solve problems. Badass leaders ask why and aren’t afraid to experiment even if it means they might fail.

By helping the association industry, we hope to help the world.
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