Association Management Systems (AMS): 5 Software Strategies

Higher Logic

Your association provides your members with many different opportunities to develop as professionals and grow in their careers. As you get larger or want to offer more advanced programming, managing your membership through spreadsheets or disconnected databases just won’t cut it.

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You Might Need an Association Management Company If.

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Perhaps you’ve heard the term “AMC” before, short for association management company. Well, according to the AMC Institute , an AMC is “a for-profit business that manages associations to help them grow and prosper.”.

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Buying Association Management Software in 2019? Start Here.

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Before embarking on an association management software (AMS) selection this year, get clear on two things: Why you want a new AMS. Why is your organization considering new association management software? Is your association starting a new line of business?

How to Onboard to a New Association Management Software Platform

Association Adviser

Onboarding to new association management software can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be impossibly stressful. The post How to Onboard to a New Association Management Software Platform appeared first on Association Adviser.

AMC-Managed Organizations are More Stable than Standalone Organizations

Why do organizations managed by Association Management Companies outperform standalone organizations? This paper seeks to answer that question through the results of a study examining the rates of change in the length of chief staff executive tenure and changes in office locations of membership-based organizations between 2009 and 2015.

How your association can work smarter in 2019 

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Make 2019 your most efficient and effective year yet with these tips. But most legacy association management software (AMS) restricts your association staff to one version of a browser and makes it nearly impossible to access your member database through a mobile device or tablet. The post How your association can work smarter in 2019 appeared first on YourMembership.

Association Management: Investing in the Right Technology Stack

HighRoad Solution

Association ManagementIf you’re not familiar with the phrase “tech stack”, it might conjure up an image of something like a Jenga tower.

What is Association Management Software (AMS), and Does My Association Need It?

Association Adviser

A primer on what association management software is, and the top reasons why associations should consider using an AMS platform. The post What is Association Management Software (AMS), and Does My Association Need It? appeared first on Association Adviser.

Are Association Management Companies (AMCs) Jacks of All Trades or Masters of O-N-E?

Association Leaders

Some people think of Association Management Companies (AMCs) as just that – Jack’s of all trades but masters of none. Association’s that hire their own employees as staff (especially small to mid-sized associations) tend to ask their employees to be more “generalists” in association management than “specialists”. AMCs deliver professional services to associations in a number of areas. Remember the phrase “Jack of all trades and Master of none”?

Resolve to Maximize Your Association Management Software This Year

Association Adviser

This disconnect can be especially true for smaller-staffed associations, as it can be a struggle to balance a desire for sustainable growth with real-world restrictions on staffing and budgets. Nate Brown is a director of business development for SaaS solutions at Naylor Association Solutions.

Over 50 Beekeepers Associations Use This #1 Beekeepers Association Management Software

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Beekeeping Association Management Software is an all-in-one management tool to help you eliminate and streamline administrative tasks from your workload to save you time and money

What Association Management Software Platforms Does HighRoad Integrate With?

HighRoad Solution

The Association Management Software (AMS) can be found at the heart of every organization. It manages your member database, it handles subscriptions and member dues, it supports your website. Association Management

Association Management Software (AMS) vs. Marketing Automation Software

HighRoad Solution

If you’re new to the world of associations, you may not be familiar with the kind of software that’s commonly used in this industry. Association Management

Association Management Software (AMS) vs. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) System

HighRoad Solution

When an association installs new technology, they usually have two main goals: to acquire new members and to improve engagement and retention of existing members. Association Management

Association management: Does Your Marketing Team Have the Right Skills?

HighRoad Solution

Associations exist because we know that we’re stronger when we’re part of a team. Good things happen when talented people come together to share knowledge, compare best practices and make connections, which is why associations work so hard to acquire members. Association Management

Best Association Management Software | Our Top Picks

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The best association management software, or AMS, solutions are specifically designed to meet the unique needs of associations just like yours. Overview of this Association Management Software. Powerful event management features. Program management tools.

6 signs your association management software may be a dinosaur

Nimble AMS

Six signs your association management software may be outdated. . Is your association failing to keep up with technology? Just as your association grows and evolves, technology changes too. It’s newer to the nonprofit and association world.

Five things to consider when choosing new association management software

Nimble AMS

As you evaluate association management software, it’s important to think about your organization’s needs today. But don’t forget about how your decision will affect your association in the future. The AMS you choose today impacts the next generation of staff and members.

Four things to consider when choosing new association management software

Nimble AMS

As you evaluate association management software, it’s important to think about your organization’s needs today. But don’t forget about how your decision will affect your association in the future. The AMS you choose today impacts the next generation of staff and members.

Association Management Software vs. Mainstream Alternatives: Which is Best?

HighRoad Solution

For technology leaders working in association management, there’s one question that comes up again and again. Should we use dedicated association management software solutions, or can we switch to a generic mainstream alternative? Association ManagementAs with all tech-related decisions, the answer is: it depends on your circumstances.

Four Observations for Associations in 2019 - Moery Company

Moery Company

As you make your plans for 2019 – consider these long-term plays. #1 The American Boiler Manufacturers Association (ABMA) and the Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA) have launched their podcasting programs to great success. IStock/Credit:Rasica.

Stop throwing money at your old association management software

Nimble AMS

It’s the same with legacy member management software. It’s the same with your legacy association management software (AMS). Nimble AMS is the only enterprise-level association management system to offer continuous delivery.

Best Association Management Tools: What Combination of Technologies Do You Need?

HighRoad Solution

If you’re a tech leader at an association, you probably find yourself struggling with the same questions over and over. Questions like: How do I support the unique organizational structure of an association? Association Management

Catch Nimble AMS at the 2019 ASAE Technology Exploration Conference

Nimble AMS

2019 ASAE Technology Exploration Conference December 3-4 in Washington, DC. ASAE TEC 2019 ,?association Advancing the Association and Nonprofit Community through Technology Exploration,”?the to see a brief overview of how Nimble AMS can help move your association forward.

What to Look for in an Effective Community Association Manager

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The community manager is responsible for getting every message out and acts as the liaison between the community and the members. Able to Handle Issues Effectively The community can clearly see how issues are handled from within the association managers.

13 Things to Know Before Engage 2019

Membersuite

Do you have event data siloed in a third party event management system? Here are eight reasons why your organization should keep event data in your association management software (AMS

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Association’s Event

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For an association, hosting events like conferences, networking meetups, and learning sessions is an effective way to bring people who share a common goal or passion together. Plus, events are one of the ways that your association can raise non-dues revenue. . Data management.

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Seven Keys to Running a Successful Meeting

Association Leaders

Meetings are necessary to achieve consensus – especially in associations. should be a facilitator, not a dictator This is very important and is often a difference between for profit corporate leaders and successful association leaders. If you follow these seven simple steps your meetings will be efficient and will lead to successes for your association. Association Management Companies CM Services Leadership Meetings Uncategorized association management

Follow the leader to ensure your association management software’s code is covered

Nimble AMS

Understanding what code coverage is and what associations can learn from Salesforce. Here’s an overview of what it is and why your AMS should follow the code coverage guidelines set forth by Salesforce, the leader in customer relationship management.

Follow the leader for ideal upgrades to your association management software

Nimble AMS

What associations can learn by following the leading CRM, Salesforce. Does your AMS follow the ideal product upgrade model set forth by Salesforce, the leader in customer relationship management? The benefits of included product upgrades for associations. Member Management

Keeping Association Leaders and Staff Accountable

Association Leaders

Associations are no different – except that associations are led by volunteers. This is the biggest mistake we see associations make every day. Volunteers have “real jobs”; volunteers have families, volunteers have other interests AND volunteers aren’t getting paid to do their “Association job”. What are some things that can be done within the association framework to change this paradigm and create accountability?

Configure versus Customize: Which option is best for your association management software?

Nimble AMS

Association management software (AMS) systems typically include out-of-the-box functionality to support most of the organization’s basic processes. But what do you do when your association has a unique need that can’t be addressed through basic setup?

Advice for Associations to Succeed in 2020 – Ask the Hard Questions

Moery Company

Association management’s strategic planning is very different than that of traditional corporation. What is an association to do? It makes sense that an association will pick a lane and stick to it. I would like to challenge associations to ask the hard questions in 2020.

Creating an Effective Nominating Process for your Association

Association Leaders

It’s the time of year again when many associations are implementing their nomination and election process. Because associations are groups of people or companies in the same profession or industry there are many opportunities for conflict and other challenges as an association goes through its nomination and election process. . it is important that every association have a clear nomination and election process and that the process is followed each and every time.

No Silver Bullet for Association Success – It’s about the Members

Association Leaders

As a leading Association Management Company (AMC) we are often asked by prospective association client partners and volunteer leaders of associations, “What is the key to making an association successful?”. They, understandably, want a ‘silver bullet’ or ‘easy button’ answer – something they can easily implement to make their association successful. . The key to association success can be found in one word – Members. .

Choosing an Association Management System (AMS): Common Challenges and Questions

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By Megan Lopez, Senior Marketing Manager, Personify Earlier this month I wrote about how to master the art of identifying your organization’s wish list of requirements for selecting a new association management system (AMS) or constituent management and engagement.

SOS-Association Management Solutions Achieves AMC Institute Re-Accreditation

SOS Association

SOS-Association Management Solutions has recently been awarded re-accreditation by AMC Institute, the global trade association representing the Association Management industry. Among 500-plus Association Management Companies (AMC) worldwide, only 81 have achieved AMC Institute Accreditation , demonstrating the commitment and the ability to deliver the highest level of professional management services to association and not-for-profit clients.

The decade of CRM-based association management software

Nimble AMS

Enterprise CRM-based AMS systems have a lot to offer associations. Association management software has come a long way. Read on for a look at why today’s associations are turning to enterprise CRM-based AMS systems like Nimble AMS.

7 Creative Ways to Promote LMS Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

When launching a learning management system (LMS) for the first time, organizations need to take into consideration different ways to generate excitement and interest in their new platform. Integrate with your Association Management System.

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Success Stories: 9 Award-Winning Customers Highlighted at Super Forum 2019

Higher Logic

We’d like to take a moment to look back at the 2019 winners and share the tips and tricks they’re using to truly shine. Some impressive 2019 stats from their robust community: 28% increase of logins since 2018. ASPE launched their community in March 2019 to their 6,000 members.