Color Me Impressed: The Smart Set for August 2011

Reid All About it

I searched for a local eyeglasses store with hopes they’d fix my glasses for a decent price without trying to hard-sell me into buying a new pair. What’s the old saying? For every three people who praise your business, ten others complain about you?

Membership Management Software + Social Networking

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. December 6th, 2011 | Posted in Social Media and Business Trends. Pricing. 1998–2011, YourMembership.com Inc. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs.

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Keeping the Energy Alive Post-Conference ? Friday Fix

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. December 9th, 2011 | Posted in Membership Management. One Comment to “Keeping the Energy Alive Post-Conference – Friday Fix” David Sieg says: December 9, 2011 at 4:40 pm. Pricing. 1998–2011, YourMembership.com Inc. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control.

The Future of Associations

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. December 21st, 2011 | Posted in Membership Management , Social Media and Business Trends. 2 Comments to “The Future of Associations” Jeffrey Cufaude says: December 28, 2011 at 5:11 am. Pricing. 1998–2011, YourMembership.com Inc.

Gamification: Before You Implement the Technology.

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Gamifiying your organization is not about technology. Pricing. 1998–2011, YourMembership.com Inc. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social.

Appreciating Failure

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. December 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Social Media and Business Trends. Pricing. 1998–2011, YourMembership.com Inc. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs.

Jumping Ship : Off Stage

Off Stage

20, 2011 - Jumping Ship. On January 19, 2011, Inman News carried a feature article by Matt Carter with the headline, “South Carolina real estate brokerage drops Realtor affiliation: Company maintains MLS membership. Maybe, in fact, the product was simply over-priced.

New Year, New Technology?

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. New Year, New Technology? It’s an excellent time to reevaluate the technology you’re using. The goal behind technology, as I’ve written in past posts, is to simplify your daily tasks. Sure, many of us choose to purchase technology because we want to be the first with some cool gadget or we find a device that allows us to play Angry Birds anywhere we want, but the primary goal should be making us more efficient.

Do Things Differently ? Friday Fix

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. December 16th, 2011 | Posted in Social Media and Business Trends. So my Friday Fix is this – regardless of whether you are plugged in to technology like it’s life support or you still need to carry around a bag with you so you can talk on your sat./cell Pricing. 1998–2011, YourMembership.com Inc. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs.

Eric Lanke: The Giant Hairball of Complexity

Eric Lanke

Monday, October 3, 2011. So when Netflix raised its prices 60% and then decided to split its DVD delivery service off from its video streaming service, you wouldve thought I would have had a strong negative reaction. 5 comments: David McKnight October 3, 2011 11:47 AM Good post Eric.

NTEN + Planet = Better Place

SocialFish

Just heard that my favorite association of all time, the Nonprofit Technology Network ( NTEN ), is having a SUMMER SALE on their membership dues. From their website: “ Join the Community and Put Technology to Work Today.

Why CX Matters: How does technology aid customer experience?

Association Success

In this second part of a series on CX at associations, turn to technology for answers. When you delve into putting a customer experience strategy in place, you’ll naturally start to think about technology that will enhance the customer experience.

Words Make Worlds - Part 2 - Membership vs Citizenship

Association Subculture

Tuesday, March 8, 2011. “Member pricing” is a sales technique not a philosophy. Dues structures and benefits will need to be revised, communications will need to change, pathways to involvement will need to be developed, technological solutions to handle additional influx into the system without increasing staff will need to be implemented. Besides, our fear of allowing a bad actor or two into our community comes at a very high price. ▼ 2011. (27).

What Technology Makes the Must-Have List?

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. What Technology Makes the Must-Have List? Working in a technology company means we have a lot of early adopters. I recently asked this group of experts what technology they couldn’t live without. Okay, so we also have some comedians at YourMembership.com but velcro is technology in the sense that technology is only a tool for helping you become more efficient. What technology (app, software, website, gadget, etc.)

A Game-changing Opportunity for MLS Survival : Off Stage

Off Stage

30, 2011 - A Game-changing Opportunity for MLS Survival. The Times observes: “This investment is no more than the price of large single-highway signage over a 10-year lease. 31, 2011 - RE: A Game-changing Opportunity for MLS Survival. 1, 2011 - RE: A Game-changing Opportunity for MLS Survival. Technology. Off Stage.

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Let There Be Lions : Off Stage

Off Stage

27, 2011 - Let There Be Lions. To me that suggests not only ‘raising the bar’ on our own members, but perhaps expanding the MLS decision-making body to include non-members who bring needed skills to the table—people who understand technology, investments, education.

63 people on GovLoop you should know

ChatterBachs

Bourne - Assistive Technology Director/Mass.Gov Chief Technology Strategist, Information Technology Division, Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Gwynne Kostin - Director Mobile, Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies, US General Services Administration. Megan Price - Manager, Partnerships and Events, GovLoop. If you liked this list you may also like my 111 Intriguing Chats for 2011. I have selected 63 people on GovLoop you should know.

Membership Marketing Blog: The End of Membership as We Know It

Membership Marketing

Thursday, September 29, 2011. Her fundamental thesis is that “three key shifts in our society have caused a decline in membership: economic rescission, demographic shifts, and rapidly changing technology. at Thursday, September 29, 2011. October 31, 2011 12:46 PM.

The Answer Site: a Social Media Tool for Successful Real Estate.

Off Stage

4, 2011 - The Answer Site: a Social Media Tool for Successful Real Estate Communities. Invariably I would be cornered by some member of the public with a real estate question (“What’s a good price for waterfront property?”) Technology. Off Stage.

Membership Marketing Blog: Building Your Membership on Solid.

Membership Marketing

Saturday, June 18, 2011. This type of foundation may explain why IBM is enjoying its 100th anniversary – an unusual feat in the rapidly changing technology world. “IBM’s secret is that it is built around an idea that transcends any particular product or technology.

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Membership Marketing Blog: The 25 Most Important Lessons in.

Membership Marketing

Monday, October 10, 2011. The surge of technology has caused a social media explosion that is difficult to keep up with and challenging to imitate. at Monday, October 10, 2011. Labels: 2011 Benchmarking Survey , Growing Membership , Quotes. October 13, 2011 3:54 PM. October 13, 2011 5:29 PM. Pricing Your Product, Service, or Membership. Does Wal-Mart Announce a Price Increase? ▼ 2011. (29). 2011 Benchmarking Survey. (9).

Membership Marketing Blog: Innovation through Collaboration

Membership Marketing

Monday, February 21, 2011. First in an article in the Technology section of the Washington Post , the case is made that much of the economic dynamism of technology companies comes from sharing talent and ideas. Greg Ferenstein, In a cutthroat world, some Web giants thrive by cooperating, The Washington Post, February 19, 2011. at Monday, February 21, 2011. February 22, 2011 6:48 AM. February 22, 2011 5:51 PM. March 2, 2011 6:17 PM. Price. (9).

Non Dues Revenue and Affinity Programs for Members

Membership Marketing

Thursday, December 22, 2011. Technology. at Thursday, December 22, 2011. December 22, 2011 6:59 PM. December 23, 2011 10:06 AM. December 31, 2011 11:34 AM. Pricing Your Product, Service, or Membership. Does Wal-Mart Announce a Price Increase? ▼ 2011. (29). 2011 Benchmarking Survey. (9). Price. (9). price testing. (5). Membership Marketing Blog.

Plexus Consulting Group?: What Can Be Done to Restart Growth

Plexus Consulting

Monday, December 12, 2011. If conditions are right, private-sector innovation and jobs will follow” · Meet the resource-productivity imperative: The steady decline in real resource prices enjoyed throughout the 20 th century has now reversed course. Three billion new middle-class consumers into the global economy has boosted demand for key resources and increased the risk of price spikes that could curtail global growth. ▼ 2011. (56).

Plexus Consulting Group?: Some Lessons from the 1930s

Plexus Consulting

Monday, November 14, 2011. Although the company’s price levels and sales fell by roughly 10 and 15 percent, respectively, that year, DuPont boosted R&D spending to develop the new technology commercially. ▼ 2011. (56). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Plexus Consulting Group® For health, education, workforce, finance and other non profit and public service organizations that want to leverage resources and strategically plan for U.S.

Trade Association CEO Support: Event Planning Checklist

Trade Association CEO Blog

Thursday, August 18, 2011. · Sponsorship Chair (if applicable): sponsored items/prices, sponsor sales scripts, flyer, sales responsibilities, recognition, thank you notes · Event Chair: Coordinate other Chairs, manage location vendors, oversee on-site flow, timing, quality, bill-pay, photography, press release/newsletter notes, signage, handouts, chair and volunteer thank you notes/recognition (Source: Skip Potter, c6support). ▼ 2011. (12). ► May 2011.

The First Milepost for the 3-Way Management Team

Trade Association CEO Blog

Monday, June 20, 2011. When I resigned I asked the Board to consider hiring me in a new role: Executive Advisor, where I would continue to provide them that unique insight, motivation and talent of an ASAE Certified Association Executive without having to pay full price for it. ▼ 2011. (12). ► October 2011. (2). ► August 2011. (1). ▼ June 2011. (2). ► May 2011. (3). ► April 2011. (1). ► March 2011.

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Members Get Members. Staff? Not So Much.

Trade Association CEO Blog

Friday, May 27, 2011. I have always been jealous of those trade associations with a powerful membership hook, like a killer price on an insurance program or a government mandated certification that members must have for employment. Through the years I have progressed with responsibilities in membership development, member benefits, education, government affairs, international relations, chapter relations, database technologies and meetings/trade shows. ▼ 2011. (12).

Don't Get Left in Time

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. ” For technology enthusiasts this means a lot of things involving servers and data but to many users it means receiving new features immediately — no downloads, no installs, no waiting. Pricing. 1998–2011, YourMembership.com Inc.

Be Quick About it ? Friday Fix

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Culture, technology, television, social media…whatever you want to blame…has conditioned us to expect instant gratification. Pricing. 1998–2011, YourMembership.com Inc. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Company. News + Press. Customers.

Customer Service in Your Member Organization

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Today’s technology, can help us make our members feel special even those we only see once a year. Pricing. 1998–2011, YourMembership.com Inc. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Company. News + Press. Customers. Management Team. Partner Programs.

Attending ASAE Next Week? Don't Miss Our Social Media Contest!

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Pricing. 1998–2011, YourMembership.com Inc. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products.

2013: A Millennial’s Perspective

Association Adviser

Your pricing and member benefits need to reflect that. The 2011 ASAE Tech show featured a simpler app that contained just the schedule and a list of exhibitors.) This embrace of technology that makes association life easier should be applauded and further supported in 2014.

Content Recycling Tip

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Pricing. 1998–2011, YourMembership.com Inc. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products.

Storytelling Tip ? Capturing the Difference

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Pricing. 1998–2011, YourMembership.com Inc. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products.

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Win with Social Media at ACCE2012

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Pricing. 1998–2011, YourMembership.com Inc. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Company. News + Press. Customers. Management Team. Partner Programs. Corporate Responsibility. Inside YM. Careers. Contact. YourMembership.com Blog.

Is Your Member Organization Evolving? Don't Do It Alone.

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. But as these computers and software evolve, so must the apps, game consoles and companies that provide services or technology that use them. Pricing. 1998–2011, YourMembership.com Inc. Membership Software Association Management Software.

Mobile Trumps Smiling

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Pricing. 1998–2011, YourMembership.com Inc. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products.

The Ultimate Risk Member-based Organizations Face with SOPA

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Pricing. 1998–2011, YourMembership.com Inc. Tags: associations , content curation , Corporate Social Networking , Education & Alumni , fair use , nonprofits , permission , PIPA , SOPA , Technology.

Playing to Your Strengths: Friday Fix

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Whatever your strength be it location, new office, new technology, state-of-the-art conference facility, fascinating speakers – whatever it is, make sure your members know about it. Pricing. 1998–2011, YourMembership.com Inc. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products.