How to Create Your Association Technology Vendor Shortlist (by Cutting Through the Sales Speak)

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The salesperson aims to figure out what the buyer wants to pay monthly, while the buyer is looking at the total price. The buyer assumes the monthly payment works out to be the final price of the car but often they’re worlds apart. Buying a car can be a frustrating process.

Customer Engagement Takes Center Stage at INBOUND 2016

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Technology has made it possible for startups like Uber to explode, bringing you more competition and radically changing customer expectations. Method #2) Base Pricing on Customer Success. The pricing for all your products and services should take customer success into account as well.

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6 Compelling Reasons to Consolidate Your Association’s Technology Systems

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The problem is that most association technology only does one thing really well. To take care of all your needs, you need to make multiple technology purchases. Here are six of the top benefits that associations see when they consolidate their technology.

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Associations Reveal Industry Predictions for 2016

Associations Now

With a new year just getting started, associations of all kinds are sharing their predictions for what’s to come for their respective industries in 2016. From travel and meetings, to food and retail, associations have big ideas for 2016. Technology.

[White Paper] The Peer to Peer Fundraising Technology Landscape

SocialFish

As the Internet and technology have continued to evolve, peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns have become more sophisticated. Pricing. by Mark Becker, Founding Partner, Cathexis Partners. ————-.

How to Create Your Association Technology Vendor Shortlist (by Cutting Through the Sales Speak)

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The salesperson aims to figure out what the buyer wants to pay monthly, while the buyer is looking at the total price. The buyer assumes the monthly payment works out to be the final price of the car but often they’re worlds apart. Step #6) Discuss Pricing.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.28.16

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Back to business: If you haven’t yet participated in the Tagoras 2016 Social Learning survey , please do. The survey will help the association community better understand how membership organizations use or don’t use social technologies to deliver learning.

How Associations Can Transform Higher Education

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Right now, today, in 2016 is the best time to start up. Kevin Kelly, from his book, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future ). Not many, not at the prices charged by universities today.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.30.16

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Making Online Communities Work in 2016. Since technology has become such an integral part of everyday life, it’s more important than ever for organizations to find ways to connect with their members online. Joey Price, CEO, Jumpstart: HR.

Dynamic Communities Spurs Engagement and Conversation for Microsoft User Groups

Higher Logic

Also, Higher Logic offered fixed pricing, so Dynamic Communities would have predictable costs and not have to worry about paying more as membership increased or as more staff accessed the system. Dynamic Communities, Inc.

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Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

And then comes the price tag. Consider alternative delivery methods and new technologies. When I graduated college 16 years ago, times were different. I had a job before graduation and I never questioned the value of my degree. While I had an internship, the focus then on skills (vs.

Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

And then comes the price tag. Consider alternative delivery methods and new technologies. When I graduated college 16 years ago, times were different. I had a job before graduation and I never questioned the value of my degree. While I had an internship, the focus then on skills (vs.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.21.16

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Tagoras , a consulting and education firm specializing in the market for lifelong learning, invites you to participate in a survey that will help our community better understand how membership organizations use or don’t use social technologies to deliver learning.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

Key among these recommendations is that associations must be willing to consider alternative delivery methods and new technologies. Why Emphasize Technology for Association Education Programs?

Association Learning: Does your Story Inspire Members?

WBT Systems

“Harley Davidson bikes are twice the price of the same exact Honda bike but will outsell it 13-1 because of community” – Ken Schmidt #HLSF16. David Spinks (@DavidSpinks) November 14, 2016. Mertz, CAE (@DianaTMertz) November 14, 2016.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.22.16

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Discuss professional develop (PD) success stories and lessons learned from the 2016 ASAE Annual Meeting. Presenter: David DeLorenzo, CIO, DelCor Technology Solutions. Strategic Pricing for Educational Products. Pricing for education products is all over the map.

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Association Relevance Despite Market Turbulence

Potomac Core

KPMG’s 2016 report “Setting the Course for Growth: CEO Perspectives” underscores how today’s CEO is laser focused on staying relevant in a turbulent global market. Factors that include China, oil price volatility, a less than robust U.S.

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The Process of Recovery from a Disaster

Association Management

Services like Amazon Web Services, Office 365 and hosting providers can be your backup at a lower price point. Association Management Technology

AMCs Engaged!

YourMembership Blog

As ASAE Annual Meeting 2016 got started this year in Salt Lake City, it’s preceded by AMCs Engaged!, At YM, we’re always adapting as the voice of the customer changes, when our competitors shift, or when new technology and business models emerge. Are You Built for Speed?

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INBOUND Conference: A Sample Agenda for Customer Marketers

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HubSpot’s 2016 INBOUND conference is coming up fast and next week most of us will be hopping on a flight to Boston to attend. Here are our session recommendations for customer marketing professionals at Inbound 2016: Tuesday, Nov. Customer Marketing at Inbound 2016.

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What Will Association Management Software Look Like in 5 Years?

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However, the past half-decade has been a time of refining ideas and streamlining technology. As costs come down, technology usage and capabilities have increased. Flying cars. Meals that spontaneously appeared after a machine was given an order. A shower that dressed you.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.6.16

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– MGI’s 2016 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report. Find out firsthand the latest association growth trends with the lead authors of the 2016 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report.

How the Computer in Your Pocket Has Changed Event Attendee Behavior

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Get to know the nooks and crannies of technology, including how it has changed your members’ behavior at live events. Google has started providing answers to questions, flight prices, and topic summaries on its search results page.

Why It May Be Time to Ditch Your Association’s Event Tools for Your AMS Software

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They’re inexpensive and the extra variety I get is worth the price of my occasionally overlapping options. Technology has never and will never be perfect. I have Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, and Netflix along with subscriptions to several premium cable channels.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.27.16

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Learn how to evaluate an Association Management Software based on 3 important, often overlooked criteria, avoid hidden costs you may not see on the surface, and attract next generation thinkers and staff with a strong technology platform. I’ve been thinking about morning habits, again.

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Can Associations Thrive in a Crowded Marketplace?

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If your association is in the same industry as any of these membership sites, then your members likely have more alternative choices when it comes to benefits and price. When my family played Monopoly, whoever got those two blue properties (Park Place and Boardwalk) usually won.

Attract Smaller Companies and Startups to Your Tradeshows

Associations Now

At its 2016 show, NRA selected 14 companies to take part. Companies that meet the criteria—those less than four years old with a product that’s launched in the last 12 months—can exhibit for a discounted price of $1,950, which includes a one-year membership valued at $549.

Report: Fliers Happier With Air Travel Experiences in 2016

Associations Now

Airlines are increasingly enabling their customers to choose the service offerings and price points that meet their individual needs.”. The post Report: Fliers Happier With Air Travel Experiences in 2016 appeared first on Associations Now

5 Factors that Can Make or Break Your Association Website Redesign

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Factor #5) Duration and Price. Website redesign costs vary widely from company to company, but base prices typically start between $15,000 and $25,000. A redesign done by your current technology vendor will often be cheaper because your association is already a valued client. Additionally, your technology provider is already familiar with your association and its website, which can make redesign work easier. There was wood everywhere.

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Luggage Tracking Evolves, but It’s Still Not Perfect

Associations Now

Tracking technology could quell their fears about checking their luggage, and it’s improving quickly. The technology will also be available to individual travelers, letting them know through push notifications and map functionality where their bags currently are.

Best Benefit Ever: Purchasing Power

Associations Now

The Advanced Medical Technology Association hopes to leverage its members as a way to reduce prices on common services and equipment. What is it?

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Why Does Innovation Challenge Associations So Much?

Associations Now

— Ernie Smith (@ErnieSmithAN) August 14, 2016. During this week’s ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Salt Lake City, a trend of discussion during different sessions was that innovation quite often requires quick work, something many associations are not known for.

The Case for a Sponsored Webinar

Associations Now

Most associations are offering their members technology-enabled learning opportunities like webinars, but they can be expensive endeavors. Technology has definitely infiltrated the sphere of learning. The Association Learning + Technology 2016 report found that a whopping 87.4

Tuesday Buzz: How Your Magazine Reinforces Membership

Associations Now

— SocialFish (@socialfish) March 28, 2016. Make sure you time the purchase well so you balance price with cutting-edge technology. An association magazine gives you the ability to highlight and double down on your business goals—particularly membership issues.

Is Syncing Your AMS and Accounting Software Necessary?

Association Adviser

Some AMS systems may offer complete, customized accounting functionality for a much higher price, but associations on a tech budget are stuck working with both an AMS and an accounting software system to cover their membership database and financial accounting needs.

Library Group Aims to Reeducate Public on Its Profession

Associations Now

One of the reasons behind hiring an innovation specialist in a school library is that a district can fill two jobs for the price of one. She said that school librarians are already receiving training and instruction on integrating this kind of technology in between the bookcases.

Why Millennials Join Associations and What Associations Can Do to Keep Them

Association Adviser

Many young people are in debt, and with endless free opportunities for social networking online, it is essential that associations set membership prices as low as possible and make joining worth our time and money. Learn to master social media and become technologically innovative.

Associations Help Lay Groundwork for 5G Wireless World

Associations Now

But FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler pledged that, in opening up this spectrum, the agency would not get in the way of the private sector’s attempts to bring this technology to the mainstream. The testing process may take some time and is expected to come with a significant price tag.

CES Highlights: Wi-Fi Alliance Tries New Frequency

Associations Now

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), put on each year by the Consumer Technology Association, is full of big announcements (as always), but the biggest might just be a new twist on a technology you use every single day.

Tuesday Buzz: Better Than a Whiteboard

Associations Now

How Microsoft’s Surface Hub, with its goal of juicing up meetings, became an unlikely hit, despite its high-four-figure price tag. Given its starting price of $6,999 for a 55-inch screen, Microsoft expected to sell just a handful of them to the corporations that demoed the devices.

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