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Membership Hack: Conference Buddy System

Associations Now

The membership department created a conference buddy system that paired experienced members with new members, mainly student pharmacists and young practitioners. AMCP saw an uptick in meeting attendance after the conference buddy system was established. The post Membership Hack: Conference Buddy System appeared first on Associations Now How to hack it? Why it works?

Chapter Growth Paradox: A Systemic Response


There is a paradox of growth which occurs when a chapter reaches the size where incorporation is required to create an entity which can open a bank account

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Killing The Silo System

YourMembership Blog

The post Killing The Silo System appeared first on Social Media and Business Trends Tags: innovation , jamie notter , open , transparency Silos (in organizations, not on farms) allow for departmental knowledge and expertise. They create a go-to mentality within organizations; if you need X – you know where to go. There is a certain sense of pride that emanates from creating a knowledge silo and if you believe knowledge is power, your department gains a strangle hold [.] ( Read more. )

The Intersection of Systems and Network Leadership

Beth Kanter's Blog

Found when researching systems thinking. Rebecca Arno was doing some research on systems thinking, found this excellent, very friendly visual that defines systems thinking as: Looks at the big picture. Find the keys to a system. Looks for ways to help system work better, doesn’t blame. Such a friendly visual…telescopes, tents, and teddy bears.

Successful Learning Management System Implementation eBook

WBT Systems

Recently, eLearning Industry invited WBT Systems to contribute to the publication of a free eBook which addresses one of the biggest concerns faced by organizations – the complexity and difficulty of Learning Management System implementation. A new LMS implementation or migration to a new system can be quite disruptive to an organization. What types?

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6 Compelling Reasons to Consolidate Your Association’s Technology Systems


How many times have you heard someone say that they want to make a difference? Nurses, doctors, teachers, charity workers, and professionals from all generations long to love their work and make a difference in other people’s lives. It’s one of the most pervasive aspirations in our society, and its one that many people struggle to fulfill. That brings us to the topic of you. How lucky are you?

911 Outages Show Need for System Upgrades, Group Says

Associations Now

Accessibility Challenge The failure of many 911 systems to stay up to date has also created an accessibility problem: Many such systems are difficult for functionally deaf Americans to use, Mother Jones recently reported. The 911 system has had a rough couple of weeks, and the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) says it’s time for some critical upgrades.

Bad Systems Can Make Good People Leave

Effective Databse

In the past week I’ve met with two different associations who are struggling with their current AMS systems. That is, since the time the system was first implemented, many (if not all!) Did the staff leaving cause the system to break down (i.e., become less effective) or did the staff leave because the system was not working correctly? Bad systems can make good people leave. So when you’re calculating the cost of keeping your existing system or upgrading/replacing your AMS, be sure to include the cost of NOT doing so. Executive

Healthy Systems Embrace Tension and Conflict

Jamie Notter

So they sought to reduce backorders in the system, but the ALSO sought to reduce inventory at the same time. And this is how systems work. But setting up your improvement goals in this way reflects a clear understanding of how dynamic systems work. In Humanize, we cite the importance of systems thinking in becoming a more “open” organization. image credit.

WBT Systems’ TopClass maintains position as #1 LMS for Associations

WBT Systems

For the second consecutive year, WBT Systems’ TopClass LMS has been named the #1 Learning Management System for Associations in the Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards. ) – WBT Systems’ TopClass LMS has been named as the #1 Association Learning Management System for the second consecutive year in the Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards 2016.

Exhibitor Priority Points System that Rewards Loyalty

Velvet Chainsaw

Your Points System Should Influence Current Spend Decisions. Most trade-show organizers use a priority-points system to help determine the order of booth-space selection for next year’s expo and their system has been in place for quite a while. If your points system is collecting dust and having little influence on exhibitors’ spend decisions, consider a loyalty program that rewards the three R’s: Recency, Reoccurrence, and Revenue, and allows for a wild card, partnership. We recommend a three-year rolling point system that leverages recency. Recency.

My System for Getting Sh*t Done

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

I present to you: KiKi''s System for Getting Sh*t Done. As many articles tout the Pomodoro Technique and GTD , my own habits for increasing productivity and breaking through procrastination are downright crude. I have come to recognize that in the world of productivity tools, my ideas might seem dysfunctional, but at least they are all mine. At least, I think so. Cheap. Unhealthy. And good.

Would You ‘Yelpify’ Your Credentialing System?

Associations Now

A yoga industry group recently built a credentialing system for yoga schools that relies on social ratings and reviews. See how it’s worked out so far and how such a system might be beneficial to other associations. In an age in which people can rate and comment on everything from their dining experiences to vacations to a doctor’s appointment, social rating systems are the new norm.

The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems


We’re seeing some interesting things going on in the association industry at the intersection of online communities and learning management systems (LMS). Just over half of respondents (51 percent) report using a learning management system (LMS) to deliver and manage education. This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. ————-. Here’s our take.

Membership Pros’ Love/Hate Relationship With AMS Systems

Associations Now

An association management software system can be a crucial tool for success in a membership organization—and also a possible source of frustration. The happiness of an association membership pro, perhaps more than staff from any other department, likely hinges day to day on the performance of a key IT system: association management software. A lot rests on that system.

Generations Are Part of a System

Jamie Notter

You need to keep your eye on the whole system and understand how the generations are relating to each other as they move through different life stages. Every 20 years or so, we get all flustered as a new generation enters the workforce. A few years ago (and continuing today) that was the Millennials, and back in the late 80s and early 90s it was Generation X. So do the Boomers.

Federal Contractor Groups Decry Clearance System Shutdown

Associations Now

The Office of Personnel Management, already reeling from major security breaches, announced a plan late last month to take its web-based system for handling security clearances offline to fix a vulnerability. PSC’s Soloway agrees, noting that OPM’s planned return to paper won’t even fully replace the web-based security clearance system.

No Paper Needed: Anthropology Association Builds New Review System

Associations Now

By building a new digital system intended to cut the time needed for academic reviews of books, the American Anthropological Association hopes to refine digital workflows and save money. The association’s new platform will be built on an existing open-source platform, the Public Knowledge Project’s Open Journal Systems. The Alfred P. “The Alfred P.

How Social Media Is Disrupting America’s Political System


An essay in 50 tweets by the insightful Clay Shirky. ——— ( photo credit ). Featured Debunking the Hype Social, In Theory

Full-Scale Navigation System Coming to Boston Convention Center

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The system, scheduled to launch in March, will provide meeting attendees with turn-by-turn navigation throughout the convention center, to meeting rooms and even specific booths in the exhibit hall. Last week, the MCCA board approved the installation of a full-building, real-time navigation system at the BCEC. Installation is expected to be complete by March. “We

Dial H for Hacking: Companies Fleeced by Phone System Theft

Associations Now

Premium rate fraud, a form of hacking that affects corporate phone systems, costs businesses billions each year—and if you’re not careful, you could find your organization on the hook for a big bill. ” The post Dial H for Hacking: Companies Fleeced by Phone System Theft appeared first on Associations Now Instead, call your IT department. Here’s how they work: 1.

5 benefits of video-based learning.

YourMembership Blog

Easily delivered through a learning management system, video is the most engaging way to hold your association members’ and learners’ attention. Video-based learning is a widely-accepted e-learning trend, and it’s gaining momentum. What makes it trendy now and soon a staple of learning is it’s shorter, crispier and engaging nature, changing the way your association […].

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WBT Systems Enhances Social Learning for Professionals with New TopClass LMS Release

WBT Systems

Major update to TopClass learning management system offers enhanced social learning capability for association, continuing education, and corporate training programs, with more rewarding and diverse learning experiences that increase engagement. The post WBT Systems Enhances Social Learning for Professionals with New TopClass LMS Release appeared first on WBT Systems.

Urban Institute’s Form 990 Online Filing System Hacked

Associations Now

The Urban Institute’s National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) discovered this week that one or more hackers had gained unauthorized access to its Form 990 Online and e-Postcard filing systems for nonprofit organizations. That information is stored on separate systems and was not accessible to the hackers. Part of a Pattern? based think tank to be targeted.

Amid March Madness, Gaming Group Calls for Regulated Betting System

Associations Now

Fans and leagues have shown interest, in part because a legal system would enhance the integrity of the game, and repealing PASPA would allow AGA members to offer sports books at casinos. Also, AGA research shows that people who place bets watch more games, so a legal system would lead to more viewers, the group says. Americans will wager $10.4 billion. The problem, according to AGA?

Social Media Roundup: How to Evaluate a Constituent Management System

Associations Now

A new white paper offers pointers on picking a new membership and donor management system. Advanced Solutions International (ASI) , which provides recruitment, measurement, and engagement solutions to nonprofits, has a new white paper that focuses solely on how to make the best decision when evaluating constituent management systems. The Battle of the Membership Software.

Online #learning exams and assessments.

YourMembership Blog

Case Studies eLearning Industry News + Trends Product Information certification elearning learning management software learning management system online education online learning online learning assessment online learning exam online testing platform personalized learning professional development professional education young professionals

Eric Lanke: Leadership is a System Capacity

Eric Lanke

Leadership is a System Capacity. Heres the key passage, pulling directly on the work of Peter Senge, and again, the emphasis is mine: Leadership, paraphrasing Peter Senge, is defined as the systems capacity to shape its future. My single motivation in doing so was to help ensure a system-based approach to leadership. Leadership is a System Capacity. Eric Lanke. Pages.

Tapping the Potential of Big Data, The ‘World’s Nervous System’

Associations Now

Smolan was first introduced to the concept data several years ago by now Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who explained that the use and analysis of big data is akin to the world developing a nervous system. “It’s The post Tapping the Potential of Big Data, The ‘World’s Nervous System’ appeared first on Associations Now It’s like watching the planet wake up,” Mayer told Smolan.

7 steps to select the right LMS for your association, part I.

YourMembership Blog

eLearning Industry News + Trends Thought Leaders elearning learning management software learning management system LMS online learningThe following is a guest blog article originally published by Jeff Cobb of Tagoras, a leading expert in strategy, learning, marketing and technology to organizations in the business of lifelong learning.

Ban on “Issue” Ads in DC Metro System Blocks Popular Advocacy Channel

Associations Now

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, which has long allowed advocacy messages to be posted throughout its system, this week chose to ban all issue-related ads, rather than let an anti-Muslim group display cartoons of the prophet Muhammad on the city’s trains, buses, and stations. The controversial anti-Muslim activist Pamela Geller appears to be the reason for the shift.

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Study: Telecommuters May Work Harder to Prove They’re Not Gaming the System

Associations Now

The post Study: Telecommuters May Work Harder to Prove They’re Not Gaming the System appeared first on Associations Now If you think all telecommuters are slacking off, think again. A new study is adding fodder to the telecommuting debate. This time, research suggests that working remotely can increase teamwork and, in some cases, worker productivity.

5 learning tech trends for 2017.

YourMembership Blog

A snapshot from one expert of what associations can expect from learning management systems. At the start of every new year, Talented Learning CEO John Leh offers his take on learning technology trends to watch. This year, he focused on 15 predictions for learning and development professionals to keep in mind. John’s predictions come from […].

5 reasons everyone at your association needs to go to #Xperience17.

YourMembership Blog

Industry News + Trends Member Engagement + Retention Membership Management Product Information Revenue Solutions Social Media and Business Trends YourMembership News association career center association management software conference innovation leadership skills learning management system member engagement membership growthIt’s a chance to grow your skills in leadership.

After Feedback, Department of Education Backtracks on College Ratings System

Associations Now

Late last year, DOE said it was getting into the college-ratings system game as a way to help students find the right fit—and best value—in higher education. When a group of higher-education associations unveiled the framework for a system to track the long-term success of college graduates earlier this year , it did so on the heels of a major announcement by the U.S.

Understanding and Selecting Online Payment Systems

Wild Apricot Blog

We''ve just developed a series of articles and resources to help you better understand and select an online payment service. online-payment

ICANN Systems Infiltrated in “Spear Phishing” Attack

Associations Now

Key systems of the nonprofit group that governs internet names were attacked this month in a sophisticated hacking attempt. While emails and user information was accessed, ICANN’s most important system was never in danger. government’s blessing—manages the internet’s underlying infrastructure, announced on Wednesday that its internal systems had been compromised.

Association Pushes Strategies to Keep Domain System Healthy

Associations Now

And a trade group that supports domain owners is ensuring that the industry is doing what it can to keep the system working properly. The four main steps that the group plans to take, according to a statement , include: Addressing online security issues such as malware and phishing through a set of 20 voluntary practices designed to combat domain name system abuse.

7 steps to select the right LMS for your association, part 2.

YourMembership Blog

eLearning Industry News + Trends Product Information Thought Leaders elearning learning management software learning management system learning technology selection LMS online learningThe following is a guest blog article originally published by Jeff Cobb of Tagoras, a leading expert in strategy, learning, marketing and technology to organizations in the business of lifelong learning.

7 lucky reasons to attend Xperience 2017.

YourMembership Blog

A golden pot of educational and association industry-building opportunities await leaders and their staff in Orlando. The luckiest of all days is upon us, and if you haven’t yet registered, it’s just your luck I’ve put together 7 reasons why you should make your travel plans today to attend Xperience 2017—A Conference for Everyone. This […]. patrick's day