2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks Associations

Here it is: Our 2018 eLearning predictions set in terms of Gartner’s hype cycle. As always, we try to use this blog post to speak from our experience as a learning technology partner to organizations that provide continuing education and professional development.

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Purchasing New Association Technology

Higher Logic

Purchasing new technology is a big undertaking. Ariel Brandt Lautman , Online Community Manager for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, has a list of questions to review before she purchases new technology.

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4 Hot Tech Topics to Watch in 2018

Higher Logic

New technology makes its way into our lives and businesses faster every year. Unsurprisingly, that will continue in 2018. The biggest privacy topic in 2018 will likely be GDPR, which goes into effect in May. The new technology and tools we see moving forward today are exciting.

Face Your Fear of Technology

Association Adviser

Technology (and the thought of it) sometimes elicits a similar response. I’ve worked with hundreds of associations and here are some of the responses I have gotten when asking about their take on “technology” or “new ways” of reaching and engaging their members: Do we have to?

DelCor’s Guide to ASAE’s 2018 Associations @ Work + Additional Resources


Don’t Get Ambushed by Cyber Security Attacks Monday, October 29, 2018 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Room: Independence FG | Content Leader: William Tanenbaum, Shareholder and Practice Co-chair, Polsinelli.

Best Practices for Monetizing Your eLearning Content

Blue Sky eLearn

Over the last few decades, the biggest driver of non-dues revenue has been technological advancements. Technology has paved the way for innovative methods of generating non-dues revenue while providing significant value to your members.

The Top 5 Reasons Your Members Aren't Renewing (and What to Do About It)

Higher Logic

Marketing General’s 2018 Membership Marketing Benchmark Report revealed fascinating statistics on why members don’t renew their association membership. Embrace engagement technology tools: Using tech tools like online community and marketing automation can help you get members involved.

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Best Practices for Selecting an LMS

Blue Sky eLearn

It’s important to have a budget in mind when you begin narrowing down the LMS providers you would like to evaluate, as pricing can vary widely. Selecting an LMS is a big decision. Check out our best practices for when you make your decision! Selecting an LMS is a big decision.

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Best Practices for Monetizing Your eLearning Content

Blue Sky eLearn

Over the last few decades, the biggest driver of non-dues revenue has been technological advancements. Technology has paved the way for innovative methods of generating non-dues revenue while providing significant value to your members.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.26.18

Reid All About it

4 million US jobs are expected to be disrupted by technology and other factors between now and 2026. Make Your Marketing Technology Resolutions for 2018. Learn about pricing confusion, what you can expect to pay for an AMS, and how you can keep costs down.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.7.18

Reid All About it

Mon 12/10 at 1 p.m.* – ASAE Gold Circle Awards – 2018 Winners Webinar: Marketing Edition. Hear the 2018 award winners detail the process of carrying out their project, challenges and successes, and what made them decide to submit for the Gold Circle Award.

Techsoup Canada: Technology for nonprofits and charities


As an association, technology can be a tremendous asset in achieving your mission. When an association has access to robust technology — as well as the knowledge and capacity to put tech to proper use — the impact can be transformative. Unfortunately, many associations has a fraught relationship to technology. These factors are compounded by real barriers to access; much of the tech that can help associations do better work is priced for the private sector.

New Technological Realities: What’s on the Market?

Association Success

Technology to send your association hurtling into the future. This is a trendy topic these days because these technologies are increasingly accessible in the market. They can be given away in gift bags due to size, price, and easy user experience.

3 tips to gain board approval for a new membership management software

YourMembership Blog

You’ve read white-papers, investigated pricing and discussed with peers, you know that membership management software will help grow your organization. Membership & Marketing Member Engagement Industry Trends New TechnologyYou’ve done your research. This will be one of the most important decisions your organization makes as it will impact members, staff, and the bottom line. An investment of a new (or first) membership management system will need to gain board approval.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.19.18

Reid All About it

One thing we can predict about the future: implementing new technology will never stop. A key ingredient for successful technology projects is collaboration. Mike Guerrieri at DelCor Technology Solutions explains how technology and collaboration can be a virtuous cycle.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.14.18

Reid All About it

Strategies for Pricing Customer Education. How should you choose the best price? Presenters: Johan Hammerstrom, President and CEO, and Matthew Eshleman, Chief Technology Officer, Community IT.

Customers for Life: Meet the Zenoss TechZen User Community [Case Study]

Higher Logic

John Boyle, Technology Alliances & Community, Zenoss. We caught up with John Boyle, in charge of technology alliances and community at Zenoss, to learn more about the TechZen launch and how community engagement has grown since the re-launch.

Rich Millington: How to Make Your Community Indispensable [Super Forum RECAP]

Higher Logic

Rich pointed out that this can be difficult, because so many things can influence retention rate, such as quality, price, or level of competition, which makes it difficult to base your whole community’s value on this one foundation. “Is your community indispensable to your organization?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.30.18

Reid All About it

I know how badly you want to put your technology project (and all that heavy drinking) behind you, but before you move onto your next big project, heed Gretchen Steenstra’s advice at the DelCor blog: before moving forward, do a technology project close.

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Daily Buzz: Do You Need an Online Community?

Associations Now

— Deirdre Reid, CAE (@deirdrereid) September 10, 2018. PGSB emphasizes the prices sponsors pay as a sign of sponsor value; it creates a hierarchy of perceived prestige across sponsors based on sales amounts. Gen Z grew up in the age of technological innovation.

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How Transformational Is Your Association CIO (or IT Leader)?


The role of the association CIO (or technology leader) is evolving before our eyes as associations adapt to a world full of disruption and change. But, associations aren’t the only organizations adjusting their approach to technology.

Tips for Effectively Marketing Repackaged Content

Associations Now

Although this tactic—and then either selling it or extending it to members for free—isn’t new, it’s a good way to remind members and nonmembers about the relevance of the association, said Kara Adams, CAE, client success manager at learning technology company Blue Sky eLearn.

How to Scale Online Learning: B2B Market Strategies for Assocations

WBT Systems

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 – from 1-2pm ET. Develop effective pricing and marketing strategies. A fiercely independent LMS selection consultant and blogger, John helps organizations develop technology strategies that support learning initiatives – primarily for the extended enterprise.

Amazon’s HQ2: 3 Ripple Effects for Associations

Associations Now

Competition for business and personal space may heat up too: Amazon is widely expected drive up already-expensive real estate prices in the region, making both office space and housing harder to come by.

Put Your AMS to Work Earning Non-Dues Revenue

Association Adviser

Additionally, you can offer different pricing options for members, nonmembers, or different types of members. Pricing levels are typically configurable on a member-type basis. Features Revenue Technology AMS association management software non-dues revenue revenue

Why You Should Be Using Customer Reviews in Your Social Media Marketing Strategy


In another study headed by Google, 60% of participants said they read peer reviews when search for new business technology. By encouraging a culture of sharing among users, you’re helping customers and members build a community, while demonstrating that your service is worth the price.

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My Day as a Telepresence Event Attendee


It all started when I was helping Association Forum identify innovative technology displays for the Digital Depot at Holiday Showcase. The events industry should start thinking about telepresence attendees as this technology becomes more popular and accessible. I was a robot once.

Embracing Virtual Work: The Time Is Right

Associations Now

One Monday session, “ Productively Manage a Virtual Work Environment ,” covered technology tools like Slack and Dropbox, which enable close interaction among remote and onsite teams. In this technology world, there’s no such thing as the word ‘remote’ anymore.

Making The Common Conference Uncommon

Velvet Chainsaw

Registration discounts, tourist attraction locations, newly remodeled venues, the latest, greatest whiz-bang technology innovations and a jammed-packed schedule of speakers can quickly fade from one year to another.

Compare Association Management Software Platforms


Pricing available on the GrowthZone website and product demos available upon request. Pricing available upon request. Product demo and pricing available upon request. Product demo and pricing available upon request. Pricing available upon request.

3 Ways Texting Can Work for Your Members

Associations Now

Compare pricing and pick a subscription service that works best for your needs. As you would when you first use any new technology, it’s probably best to pilot a text-message campaign with a small or targeted group to see how it works and how your recipients react to it.

How to Create a Really Good LMS RFP

WBT Systems

Doing your own research using a variety of methods: website review, calls, conversations with peers and technology vendors, and peer review sites like ReviewMyLMS. It gives technology providers an opportunity to understand your association and its resources, goals, challenges, and core requirements. Staff resources : Technology vendors work with all kinds of associations. You finally got the budget to purchase a learning management system (LMS). What’s your next step?

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Where to Host Your eLearning Catalog and eCommerce: AMS or LMS?

WBT Systems

The AMS is the hub of your association’s technology ecosystem and contains master records for your members, customers, and prospects. The AMS authenticates the user as a member or non-member so the appropriate pricing and viewing permissions can be applied to their experience. Can you bundle or package products together for a lower price? For example, if your LMS is hosting, can non-members be prompted to purchase a membership and receive the lower member price?

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The Bots are Here: Leading With Our Humanity in the Age of Automation

Beth Kanter

Yeshi is part of the family of technologies we call “bots” that includes robots, artificial intelligence, cyborgs and virtual reality. As with all new technologies, bots represent significant challenges to how we relate to one another and to society.

New Pew Research Report: The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being

Beth Kanter

” Pew interviewed technology experts and scholars (including me) about the benefits and drawbacks of our digital lives. 15, 2018. Digital technology has a positive impact on aspects of life – family, work, and play.

Solutions Day Speakers Chart Paths to Success in Uncertain Times


Watching my kids dive fearlessly into the deep end of technology is always an inspiration. The following companies met that high bar: The American Association of Diabetes Educators for the DANA website—the online destination for all things related to diabetes technology. You can’t put a price on that amazing resource. Presenters who illuminated the future. Industry partners who are inventing tomorrow.

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Putting the Member at the Heart of Your Association’s Activities with a Modern AMS

Nimble AMS

Using business intelligence tools, they can draw on their huge volumes of data to pinpoint optimal pricing, products, content and engagement for a very personalized member experience. TechnologyMany membership-based organizations are moving to enterprise customer relationship management (CRM) platforms as the foundation for their association management software (AMS). And for good reason. It’s an approach that puts members at the center of an association’s activities.

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Questions Are More Important Than Answers When Evaluating Your Association’s Tech

Association Adviser

Changing up the technology or software systems your association uses is scary. Most tech comes with a significant price tag and an even more significant amount of time and effort required to train on it and become proficient at its use. The duo discussed their experience rebuilding the tech stack for AIA and developing best practices to ensure your association has the right technology in place to meet your operational and member needs. WHEN do you look at technology?

7 Myths about Career Center Networks Debunked

Association Adviser

Member and non-member pricing is at the association’s discretion. You want flexibility in pricing so you can operate your association and participate in a career center network but not at the expense of membership or revenue opportunities,” Aley explained. Careers Features Technology

7 Myths about Career Center Networks Debunked

Association Adviser

Member and non-member pricing is at the association’s discretion. You want flexibility in pricing so you can operate your association and participate in a career center network but not at the expense of membership or revenue opportunities,” Aley explained. Careers Technology